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Christian prison chaplain 'forced to resign' for condemning homosexuality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Nov 10, 2015. 15 Replies

What do you think about this? …Continue

How do you think clearly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt.clerke Nov 3, 2015. 40 Replies

It seems to me that everyone here is good at thinking.  I believe that thinking clearly is an essential life skill.  Truth is an essential component of morality.  Morality relates to the reality of…Continue

What does it mean to have integrity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Sep 21, 2015. 25 Replies

I'm putting together a little article about integrity.  Have a think about it.  What does integrity mean to you, and what does it mean not to have integrity? This is as far as I've got.  I think it's…Continue

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"The Four Tenets of Atheism"

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Apr 17, 2015. 228 Replies

1. The universe is purely material. It is strictly natural, and there is no such thing as the supernatural (e.g., gods or spiritual forces). 2. The universe is scientific. It is observable, knowable…Continue

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Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'My life in the middle east'
"In my opinion it's not the people who are bad, it's the society which often seems intent on crushing people's happiness, and the way people have been brought up.  After all, everyone on Earth (even Isis in their crazy-ass way)…"
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Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'My life in the middle east'
"@proudAtheist, all I'm saying is there's multiple influences going on, and perhaps you have been switched off from the good ones which are apparent to me at least.  It seems like a godawful society in many ways, and the insane bully…"
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""I ended my relationship with my long distance girlfriend who I loved so much because I was too scared my family finding out that."  - that's a terribly sad thing.  What problem would your family have with that…"
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Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'My life in the middle east'
""I think it is more than a strategy used by them when being a minority, because when they are few in number, they start acting cute and cuddly lol, they try to prove the non Muslims otherwise,"  - I don't know, that would have to…"
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Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'My life in the middle east'
""wake up,go to university,get back home,study,laptop and sleep,repeat,"  - that's great, but you can't live like that the whole time, you need to be able to kick back and relax and have fun sometimes, even if you are…"
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"@pA - we could use some paragraph breaks. "
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Simon Paynton commented on proudAthiest's blog post 'My life in the middle east'
"I imagine that the people in Canada are more warm, friendly and relaxed than in the UK, and I don't even need to ask, I'm sure they've got legal weed, that's just the government giving the people a big kiss and telling everyone…"
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"@proudAtheist - I don't blame you for exploding, but you know that's just going to get you in trouble and wreck everything.  Why don't you find a place where you can explode safely, like a rave, or the boxing ring, or the gym, or…"
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""ten different professors of philosophy or ten different sources will give ten different explanations on how the two are differentiated"  - it's true - there is no generally accepted definitive distinction.  For me,…"
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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. 

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At 10:43am on October 8, 2014, Erock68la said…

Thanks for the friend request.

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…

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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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