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I am Secular. Let the theists embrace their negative identities & anti-secularism. They do not define me.

There are have been many attempts to label the secular community and its members.  I use the words "community" and "members" advisedly, sin…

Started by Daniel W

2 May 27, 2015
Reply by sk8eycat

Dr. Daniel Dennett - Breaking the Spell - Lecture

Children learn what they see, hear and experience. If they grow up in a religious community, they learn ancient stories told and retold thr…

Started by Joan Denoo

3 May 18, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

Spaceship Earth as seen by Buckminster Fuller

Spaceship Earth as seen by Buckminster Fuller Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to live on a space ship, moving through space…

Started by Joan Denoo

0 May 12, 2015

Who created the creator?????

I had a conversation with a friend the other week. He’s not devoutly religious and to my annoyance he chooses to take parts of the ‘Good Bo…

Started by Scooter

44 Apr 23, 2015
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Morality for Cows and Humans

I’ve almost finished The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris and like allot of SH’s other work it is thought-provoking and if this train of thoug…

Started by Mark Arellius

6 Apr 21, 2015
Reply by Mark Arellius

Epicurean Philosophy app in Java

NEW: Web version, see replies below for more information. This is still a work in progress, however I've recently created a philosophy-bas…

Started by Nonconformist

2 Apr 2, 2015
Reply by Nonconformist

Doctors' oaths, and who must doctors serve?

This topic came up on the LGBT forum, and I thought it was of more general interest.  It also came up on Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist fo…

Started by Daniel W

1 Feb 21, 2015
Reply by Dyslexic's DOG

Reading Anselm's Proslogion

Anselm’s argument seems to simply be “god exists because I say so.”  He engages in a lot of the definition of terms that Plato was fond of,…

Started by Jacob Dreiling

1 Feb 12, 2015
Reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark

My gravesite inscription

“I was not. I have been, I am not. I am so grateful to have participated in life!” A beloved cousin died yesterday and we, at a Johnson/Smi…

Started by Joan Denoo

95 Jan 28, 2015
Reply by Freethinker31

'Meaning' As An Emergent Property

The responses to the question “As An Atheist, Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?”, are quite varied.   Some say that the only ‘purpos…

Started by JP Carey

1 Jan 25, 2015
Reply by Hiram

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