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Why do abused spouses seek out abusers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose Jan 4. 1 Reply

Revelations by members here, a relative who had an abusive spouse, and (don't laugh) a Doctor Who episode "The Beast Below" all got together in my head and popped out an idea I'd like to bounce off…Continue

Tags: empathy, abuse

A Step in the Right Direction on Religious Tax Exemption

Started Nov 25, 2013 0 Replies

After reading the article about the drug induced atrocity I echoed the idea of another's comment about the article and went looking for better news. To my surprise I found some amazing good news. It…Continue

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Ward Cressin replied to Micah Armstrong's discussion 'Leaving Think Atheist Sooner Than I Had Imagined'
"Good news, bad news. All the websites I have visited so far have good people, arrogant people, religious people with some deserving more than one title. Many of the websites I've found are more contentious than here. There's…"
Apr 4
Ward Cressin replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Unmotivated, Depressed, Lost?'
"I have a variety of problems but always refused to get help - in part due to my issues. Depression and lack of self-esteem/self-worth are two of my problems and I haven't been able to deal with them on my own. So I finally started getting…"
Apr 4
Ward Cressin replied to Ryan Beatty's discussion 'ATHIEST vs AGNOSTIC - please read this. its why im here (sorta)...'
"You are right about the most honest answer being that we don't KNOW. But we are still human so things we feel certain about are given an elevated status. As for what there is after death: we have not found any evidence for a spirit / soul /…"
Mar 23
Ward Cressin replied to JamesWatts's discussion 'Why I Believe Atheists are Going to Hell'
"Almost none of what you say is correct. The errors don't start with the word "timelessly" but that fault was the one that really said to me that you haven't explored any of what you claim here. Or you have swallowed whole what…"
Mar 23
Ward Cressin commented on Physeter's blog post 'What’s a Physeter? A post about metaphors and prophecy'
"^^^ Yes, but it was happy to meet the "ground" - it's chosen name for the new possible friend rushing to meet it.  :D @Dr Bob How does what you wrote conflict in any way with what you quoted from Physeter's post? Those were…"
Mar 6
Ward Cressin commented on Aim's blog post 'The destruction of woo..'
"I struggle with several issues myself but my situation is not the same as his. I fight the suspicions with facts. Unfortunately sometimes there are no facts and for some of the conspiracy hypotheses you mention there aren't going to be good…"
Mar 6
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'Any people working in sales here? I have a question.'
"I'm not sure if the tone of my previous post came through as intended - I think the policies are somewhere between poor and downright bad, depending upon the company and boss. As for other possibilities: but that only works if those in charge…"
Jan 14
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'Hilbert's Hotel, where there's always a room even when every room is taken'
"If you use a high powered laser to remove them and have the hand locked into a device holding it absolutely still you might be able to get it down to 1 or 2, well, ok, 1 or 2 dozen if very careful and very precise. If you aren't perfect,…"
Jan 14
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'Hilbert's Hotel, where there's always a room even when every room is taken'
"I'd go with "yes" simply because there are examples of different infinities. Take the whole numbers - there is an infinity of them. Take all fractions - a larger infinity. All the real numbers is an even larger infinity yet. So, yeah…"
Jan 13
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'Hilbert's Hotel, where there's always a room even when every room is taken'
"@ RobertPiano Yeah, I guess if you "touch" fissionable material hard enough, BOOM! They would only be fissionable atoms if they are heavier than iron. Otherwise they would be just smashing each other to bits - and there is a…"
Jan 13
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'Hilbert's Hotel, where there's always a room even when every room is taken'
"It's not possible to cut a cake into zero pieces since 1 =/= 0"
Jan 13
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'Any people working in sales here? I have a question.'
"Consider for a moment that fundraising is a business like any other and the whole point of a business today is to maximize profit which means maximizing income. Giving what should be the easy sells to the experienced people gives the company the…"
Jan 13
Ward Cressin replied to Royal red's discussion 'Have you ever felt like there may have been a god because of a PURE feeling you had?'
"I have experienced wonder and awe at the beauty and vastness of nature and the universe. All without god. I did have a "born-again" experience or something very much like one. I was feeling quite alone in my beliefs and finally started…"
Jan 8
Ward Cressin commented on David Smith's video
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Richard Dawkins Vs. Creationist Wendy Wright (Complete)

"(2 posts due to character limit.) She has been trained very well to present otherwise intelligent points (meaning intelligent within the belief in biblegod and creation) but it is clear she has a huge blind spot regarding her own beliefs and lack…"
Jan 8
Ward Cressin commented on David Smith's video
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Richard Dawkins Vs. Creationist Wendy Wright (Complete)

"Notes I made while watching: She almost never directly answered Dawkins' questions. At about 24:00 her expression and laugh seem very brittle. I'm not good at noticing such things but even I noticed this one. (Unless I didn't…"
Jan 8
Belle Rose replied to Ward Cressin's discussion 'Why do abused spouses seek out abusers?'
"WOW Ward! Great discussion...I could probably write a dissertation on the topic... But....the shortest simplest answer I can give is that abusers have learned to live by exerting power and control over another person to satisfy their needs. On the…"
Jan 4

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realization that the creator could not be the petty tyrant of the bible - later realized there is no need for a creator
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At 11:34am on January 6, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Ward!

 
 
 

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