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Missing Something?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mo Trauen Feb 28, 2011. 11 Replies

There have been times that I have wondered if there could be the possibility that I am missing something... that perhaps I'm missing the antennae in my brain that picks up sky-man's signal or…Continue

Recent Bird and fish deaths. The faithful have put on their thinking caps...

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Rationalists of Think, please weigh in."When the term "dead fish" became a top …Continue

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Feb 28, 2011
Mo Trauen replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"The only thing you are missing is a desperate need to fit in--you don't have the mind of a sheep.   The fact is that "intelligent" believers are simply well-educated believers.  Being a believer actually makes it easier top…"
Feb 28, 2011
Becca replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"The only thing your missing is the ability to give yourself over to a delusion. That certainly isn't a bad thing in my book and you certainly are not suffering from a disorder... there is nothing wrong with you. I had the same feeling of…"
Feb 28, 2011
Yahweh replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"You have it better than everyone around you. These people around you live in fear that tomorrow may be the day of the rapture. You on the other hand can live happily knowing that there isn't such a thing. how fun is living life in fear?"
Feb 28, 2011
idcollapse Ra replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"Don't worry , you aren't the only one who feels so , at least you have the courage  to attack those ''thoughts'', personally I don't and I have no intention to tell anyone about my atheism ..? so don't…"
Feb 27, 2011
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"I can definitely empathise with the “Is it just me” syndrome. At various times I have wondered how so many people could hold these beliefs. If they were intelligent surely they could see through it all? It was confusing to me for a while…"
Feb 27, 2011
Galen replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"Sounds like the old argumentum ad populum is wearing you down.  Take comfort in the very important lesson that history teaches us:  Just because "everyone" believes something, doesn't make it true.  In fact, as a…"
Feb 27, 2011
Kirk Holden replied to Thew's discussion 'Missing Something?'
"The plural of anecdote is not data. If you asked everyone you knew to take a survey you would likely find less useless coersion by irrationality. You are reinforcing a cognitive bias that intellegent people are rational in all aspects of their lives…"
Feb 27, 2011

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Posted on December 30, 2010 at 3:30pm 16 Comments

I was raised in the "Deep South", where the existence of God isn't up for debate. It is beaten into your brain from the very beginning. If you have any questions, you should just keep them to your self. Despite all that, it's petty fair to say that my existence, up until the past couple of years, has been a see-saw of varying degrees of belief. Some years I would recognize that no evidence of a god existed and that prayer was 50/50 at best. Other years, I would…

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At 3:04pm on December 31, 2010, Paula said…
Thanks for the friend request!  It's so good to know there are more of us in the Southeast!
At 12:38pm on December 31, 2010, Bill said…
Thanks for the invite. I really liked the "your faith is a joke" video you posted!
At 10:19am on December 31, 2010, Gaytor said…
Hopefully one day the solution will be as simple as stints in strategic locations.

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