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Don't Christians have a far more relative sense of morality than humanists/atheists?

Christianity, context and moral relativism.

For this argument I am not claiming that moral relativism is a good or bad thing (its all relative XD) but Christian apologists frequently claim that is an atheist/humanist concept and inferior to an absolute morality that comes from the word of God?

However, Christians also frequently claim that atheists take the actions of the Christian god out of context when we criticize his advocacy of slavery, rape, child sex abuse and genocide…

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Added by Helen Pluckrose on September 24, 2012 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

An evolutionary psychologist's opinion on why children can be so infuriating.

Having had a particularly bad morning with my 8 year old daughter who, despite being the most intelligent, beautiful and lovable child in the history of humanity, does have a tendency to have some fairly unbearable moments, I emailed my favourite evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. I asked him why children should have evolved the fairly universal parental-insanity inducing behaviours of incessant talking about absolutely nothing, arguing with everything (for my daughter this morning…

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Added by Helen Pluckrose on June 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Religion and mental illness piece I wrote for Atheismandme.





Is there a link between religion and mental illness?

By Helen Pluckrose

I would argue that there is and intend to demonstrate this by showing the way children are raised in the Christian faith, giving statistical evidence of the correlations between  Christianity and social problems and detailing the mental illnesses which exist only in…

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Added by Helen Pluckrose on February 8, 2012 at 3:23pm — 6 Comments

Do we have a new contender for the title of 'Most ill-informed Question About Evolution?

Sorry,people I may do this a lot. If you have left Y/A R&S never to return because you couldn't take it anymore, you may wish to skim past my blogs!

 

I think this one has a real chance. Do feel free to rate it on spelling and grammar, incorrect terminology, willfull ignorance, genuine ignorance and gratuitous abuse of atheists. 

Did you know not all science is true?

Equations made after human understanding predict two silly…
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Added by Helen Pluckrose on September 10, 2011 at 7:00am — 27 Comments

Why do I bother arguing with fundamentalist Christians? Ridiculous 'debate' on Answers.

I had replied to a question where someone had said that belief in evolution was a religion and he messaged me.

Subject: Evidence for evolution has never existed

Message: If you…

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Added by Helen Pluckrose on September 8, 2011 at 1:22pm — 25 Comments

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