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Christian prison chaplain 'forced to resign' for condemning homosexuality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Nov 10, 2015. 15 Replies

What do you think about this? …Continue

How do you think clearly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt.clerke Nov 3, 2015. 40 Replies

It seems to me that everyone here is good at thinking.  I believe that thinking clearly is an essential life skill.  Truth is an essential component of morality.  Morality relates to the reality of…Continue

What does it mean to have integrity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Sep 21, 2015. 25 Replies

I'm putting together a little article about integrity.  Have a think about it.  What does integrity mean to you, and what does it mean not to have integrity? This is as far as I've got.  I think it's…Continue

Tags: morality, integrity

"The Four Tenets of Atheism"

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Apr 17, 2015. 228 Replies

1. The universe is purely material. It is strictly natural, and there is no such thing as the supernatural (e.g., gods or spiritual forces). 2. The universe is scientific. It is observable, knowable…Continue

Tags: worldview, tenets, Axioms

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Simon Paynton replied to Erin's discussion 'Teacher Fired For Using the word "Vagina": Censorship Gone Too Far?'
"I think they are kind of suggestive of vaginas, in an obviously deliberate way.  "
yesterday
Simon Paynton replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
""Does a rat have an afterlife? A chicken? A mosquito?"  - why not?  What about all those lions and tigers and lambs in the JW heaven paintings?  They must be in their afterlife.  But since they no longer need to eat,…"
yesterday
Simon Paynton commented on Kirk LeFou's photo
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Proof of the Easter Bunny

"What needs to be proved or disproved is something there's a question about. "
Thursday
Simon Paynton commented on Kirk LeFou's photo
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Proof of the Easter Bunny

"But if something's proven, it can't be disproved. "
Thursday
Simon Paynton replied to Erin's discussion 'Teacher Fired For Using the word "Vagina": Censorship Gone Too Far?'
"If it's against the rules then I think she should have got a warning instead of being fired.  I have a feeling she should have known better though given the climate at the school.  I support her right to talk about the issue with…"
Wednesday
Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'Science vs Religion'
"Sorry, they just look like a load of blobs to me. "
Wednesday
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"But as a professional, correct English usage looks good, so I think Dale was being properly helpful. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 10th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Peter Singer's doing his craperoony, but it's lame and half-arsed.  Apart from that, I don't see anyone else getting their hands dirty "
Apr 24
Simon Paynton replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
""i am still scared of all this silly hell thing haha..dont know why though"  - how about religion + clinical depression.  I guess you've grown up with the idea of hell.  But think of this:  what could you possibly…"
Apr 24
Simon Paynton replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 24th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks Reg.  I don't understand why Satanists call themselves Satanists, when Satan is the embodiment of evil, and Satanism "emphasize[s] positive, pro-social values".  I think they should re-name themselves. I live next…"
Apr 24
Simon Paynton replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Atheist Epitaphery'
"That's funny. "
Apr 24
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"It's no biggie, I'd be grateful to be corrected. "
Apr 24
Simon Paynton replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 17th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"You might be surprised to find what a valuable resource the religions are when it comes to moral philosophy.  Jesus came out with many useful and quotable remarks, so did Mohammed, and Buddha.  Also, their essential model is simple (what…"
Apr 23
Simon Paynton replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 17th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"I think this is the reason why religion is incoherent - there's no way to reconcile the two: 1) God's unconditional love and 2) God's judgemental conditional love.  They come from two separate sources: 1) from the living…"
Apr 23
Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'Science vs Religion'
"Oh man, look at the muppets you have to deal with.  This is where "thinking for yourself and not accepting bullshit" comes into its own. "
Apr 21
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"Huge congrats on getting a well paid job, and I don't want to piss on your fireworks, but I feel you should get out of there as quick as you can before your good name is tainted by this scandalous company [Judge Judy here we come].  I know…"
Apr 21

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Fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 7:56am 0 Comments

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

― Genesis 2:17



If we interpret this sentence in a certain way, it tells us almost everything we need to know about personal morality.

We normally talk about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Fruit = consequences.  

Good and Evil can be seen as Good and Bad ― Liking and…

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Mathematics of altruism

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

http://plus.maths.org/content/does-it-pay-be-nice-maths-altruism-part-i

Mathematical evidence that cooperation evolves naturally as a successful strategy.

This is one of the most interesting things I've read for a long time.  Don't worry, it's not too mathematical.  I recommend printing it out if you want to read it. 

I believe we need to know why these things…

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At 10:43am on October 8, 2014, Erock68la said…

Thanks for the friend request.

At 5:01pm on March 27, 2014, Justin said…

ok thanks for letting me know man

At 11:17pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request. Anyways, I was wondering, how did put a music playlist on your profile?

At 2:04pm on October 4, 2013, Keenan Fry said…

Thanks for the invite, happy to be on Think Atheist!

At 6:29pm on July 6, 2013, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

Thanks, these are the ones I have left.

At 11:52am on June 30, 2013, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

Thanks ((^_^))

At 7:51am on June 30, 2013, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

Thanks for the video , I share you some of my work

At 7:47am on June 30, 2013, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

interesting, thank you

At 12:10pm on November 28, 2012, Anne Guevarra said…

Thank you! :)

At 8:34am on November 28, 2012, Maya Komrik said…

I meant, HE studies your stuff

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