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Empathy exercise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Jan 6. 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

What do women want?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Mar 20, 2013. 242 Replies

This is what I need to know.  I don't want to comment, only listen. Continue

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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"True.  There's peripheral vision, and also, it's said that we never forget how someone moves. "
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Simon Paynton replied to ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's discussion 'Disorders of Sex Development'
"Everyone's a human being. "
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Simon Paynton replied to ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's discussion 'Disorders of Sex Development'
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"Yes Belle, keep on doing what you're doing, because you're a great inspiration to a lot of people.  I'm interested in your experience re: the staircase analogy (watch the video for those who don't understand).  What was…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"I didn't mean to be rude back there, I was just trying to get you to think, so I hope my rough tactics were of some benefit.  I think we should always listen to our feelings because they are there for a reason: to tell us something. …"
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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"I think that if I'd been in your situation, I'd have said "thank God" as well.  It's a figure of speech in the English language.  It's like the ultimate expression of "thank you" that we have. …"
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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"Belle - "what if I had looked over even 5 seconds later?"  - whatever happened, you were going to find him straight away.  I'm sure you were like a vigilant meerkat who got distracted for maybe 5 seconds.  If you had…"
Jul 15
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"It's happened to me.  I had to stop him climbing out of an upstairs window.  Think how bad you feel.  That's why you're a good mum. "
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"Since when did you meet a prostitute who doesn't have a drug problem?  I would have thought that not many men get to spend $1000 an hour on female company. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Power of Men'
"It sounds like you're having a really good time, Morghan. "
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Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Power of Men'
""voice their frustrations of not being recognized for being strong."  - I wonder if this is true, Belle.  A strong person knows they're strong, and they don't need a lot of recognition.  In my opinion.  What…"
Jun 29
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Power of Men'
"Nice post Belle, it's good to get a view of what women want from men. "
Jun 29
Simon Paynton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Power of Men'
"I sometimes feel under appreciated within my own family, but I'm not going to beef about it because I'm a man.  Suffice to say, sometimes women in a family like to gang up on and bully men.  It's a bit sad, but it's up…"
Jun 29
Simon Paynton replied to Physeter's discussion 'What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?'
"@Heather - "I don't, and neither do you."  - I promise you, I have.  I could name them right now.  "to quell your state of concern for dire circumstances because of a belief that you are protected by magical powers…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Physeter's discussion 'What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?'
"Tom - I just think it's good advice.  I like the look on his face too.  "
Jun 29
Simon Paynton replied to Physeter's discussion 'What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?'
"My meditation teacher says that if you can concentrate on your breath for 45 minutes, you're in a state of bliss.  It's for the same reason as with the Christians, I have concluded. "
Jun 28

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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 12:45pm on June 19, 2014, Karl Terrell Nightshade said…

Thank you, sir, for allowing it!

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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