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"The Four Tenets of Atheism"

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Apr 17. 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

Empathy exercise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Jan 6, 2014. 2 Replies

I've come up with this handy empathy exercise.  I wondered if anyone has any thoughts on it or how it could be improved. …Continue

Tags: practical, empathy

New theory of atheist morality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Dec 22, 2013. 36 Replies

I've developed a "new" theory of atheist morality.  I wondered if anyone would like to have a go at critiquing it.  The first two principles, 1 and 2, are the most important parts: …Continue

Tags: old, religion, new, theory, morality

Jesus died for our sins

Started this discussion. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jul 5, 2013. 325 Replies

This idea can have logic and great value even for an atheist.   Not that long ago I offered for some angry people to kick my head in, to prove a point about how men should treat women (i.e. don't…Continue

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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Sexy Lingo - Let that inner sex kitten ROAR!!!' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"In fact, I would have thought they would enjoy explaining what something meant, partly just to talk dirty, and partly to build a "professional" relationship with you.  And Brits love American chicks.  Have you seen that song by…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Sexy Lingo - Let that inner sex kitten ROAR!!!' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"Or you could try just asking.  I don't think that would kill the mood. "
15 hours ago
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Sexy Lingo - Let that inner sex kitten ROAR!!!' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"Like Unseen says, have the Urban Dictionary to hand.  I've never come across any slang that wasn't in there. "
15 hours ago
Simon Paynton commented on innerspaceboy's blog post 'The Return of The Classy Bastard!'
"Hey innerspaceboy, I still have these feedback/noise masterpieces from a limited edition 1984 cassette by The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign (from Morpeth, Northumberland).  Or The New Vortex Blockaders Campaign.  I don't know if…"
17 hours ago
Simon Paynton commented on Belle Rose's blog post 'Fear - a thought observed'
"It's great to hear that, Belle.   :-)"
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"Explain it to me.  I never heard it first time around.  "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"What do they disallow?  Why?  "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"And would know that at some point, was going to change from one to another. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"But surely He would be choosing from all possible courses of history, and would know them all. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"Why could God not change the course of history, if He is both omnipotent and omniscient? "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"Why's that? "
Sunday
Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
""are immutable. Simple as that."  - but if you're God, you can change the past, present and future. "
Sunday
Simon Paynton replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School June 28th 2015' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks for a great Sunday School as always.  "The damage caused to society by the abandonment of reason."  - I think David Niose, the author, is a bit of a dumbass.  He says "it is only our aversion to reason as a…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"Well, I presume he could transcend time.  Stuff like that would not apply to him.  It's interesting that things require time in which to happen - or maybe things happening creates time. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"I see another flaw in your argument.  "God is bound by his future acts and has no free will"  - but what about God's actions outside the universe, where time does not exist?  I'm talking hypothetically. "
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Simon Paynton replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
"It's true @David, there's nothing to stop an atheist from doing what they like.  Nothing to stop you either.  Both ways, we have to take the consequences.  Out of interest, what is the motivation for a Christian not to do…"
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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…

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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!

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

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

Thank you! :)

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

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