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Thomas Paine: Possibly the greatest Brit in history

The world possibly owes the enlightenment and the USA owes its independence from Britain to Paine.Paine was also a deistic man of science w…

Started by Dyslexic's DOG

13 Feb 16
Reply by Dyslexic's DOG

Using The Scientific Method Protects Us From The Religious Method

For instance, in Sex and the Constitution, Geoffrey Stone writes: “[Augustine] postulated that while in Paradise, Adam and Eve had never su…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

3 Jan 27
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Science Is at War with Religion. They Are Not Non-Overlapping Magisteria.

Ancient Greeks fought religion with words. Religion fought back with centuries of violence. Stephen Jay Gould, wanting the violence to end,…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

20 Jan 18
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

I Wasn’t Born An Atheist. I Was Born A None. I Came to Atheism and The Journey Took Too Long.

What inspired this discussion? What inspired, or fomented, it are the claims I’ve seen here that some were born atheists. Why so impossible…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

39 Oct 14, 2018
Reply by Joan Denoo

Belief in god did not work for me. Why?

Thrown Out to Witness"\ "I did try to evangelize several relatives, one aunt in particular, but (perhaps unsurprisingly) that didn’t go so…

Started by Joan Denoo

13 Mar 16, 2017
Reply by Joan Denoo

Americans Are Wise to Suspect Science.

 Is That Heresy? No! It's Democracy. Briefly, scientists want to do science; too few are engaging the American people. In political languag…

Started by tom sarbeck

4 Feb 13, 2017
Reply by BenGee

Changing Dogmas Is Easier Than Giving Up The Need For Dogma, OR Former Theists May Be Less Cognitively Able To Understand Science

Inspired in part by the ancient Chinese curse: May you live in a time of change. The cognitive ability of former theists depends on at leas…

Started by tom sarbeck

7 Nov 2, 2016
Reply by tom sarbeck

How-to Books Paved the Way for Science and Secularism -- An Essay by William Eamon at Aeon

This essay could go into science or atheism threads, but it seems of general interest too. Its author says that when the first ‘how-to’ boo…

Started by tom sarbeck

3 Jul 11, 2016
Reply by Joan Denoo

How we're taking back the solstice

In our family we celebrate the solstice as a way of having fun, teaching science and showing others just where the winter holidays come fro…

Started by eric stone

6 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by eric stone

Our freethought display for solstice 2015

The Rossmoor Atheist Club today erected their annual freethought display (see attached) on Rossmoor Parkway as part of our winter  solstic…

Started by eric stone

28 Dec 18, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

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