AtypicalAtheist's Blog (3)

How much are we alike?

Basically I wanted to create a short questionnaire asking questions to determine how close everyone here is to my beliefs in philosophy, religion, ethics, politics, etc. Please fill this questionnaire out so that everyone can get a feel of what everyone else thinks.

(Please choose the most clear and short answers possible, in less than two short sentences. Interpret each question as you would normally or how you think might generally be interpreted by most… Continue

Added by AtypicalAtheist on March 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Is faith justified pragmatically?

Do feelings have any relevance when it comes to belief? Many theists argue that they believe what they believe because they "feel" better doing so.

A Christian says "I believe in Jesus because this belief helps me through life and comforts me and gives me strength."

Even though this is technically not a scientific argument for belief in Jesus, does this argument have any pragmatic grounds or philosophical grounds? It is true that belief in something which does not exist… Continue

Added by AtypicalAtheist on March 8, 2009 at 12:16am — 7 Comments

A call to action!!!

Currently in the United States "Non Religious" people make up about 20% of the population.

This includes Atheists, Agnostics, Secular non affiliated, No preference, etc. Jews consist of less than 2% of the population of the United States. Mormons less than 2%, Muslims less than 1%. These are the religious groups that the non-religious out number, yet why is it that we are lucky to get 1 or 2 congressmen to represent us? The truth is that essentially every congressman or woman in congress… Continue

Added by AtypicalAtheist on February 25, 2009 at 10:45pm — 15 Comments

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