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A happy median?

Started by Noh Name. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Jan 23. 9 Replies

I've tried not to be hostile towards theism, not that I think it is something to be tolerated or protected, but bc I once was a theist.  I know that if an anti-theist like Hitchens would get going I…Continue

My new Youtube channel "Saving You From Your Religion"

Started by Shane Starr. Last reply by Tonya Wynn Dec 19, 2013. 2 Replies

So I had a run in with one of those bible thumping "I'm going to save the world for jesus" types today in a restaurant and after much debate I decided to start a YouTube channel to vent some of my…Continue

Atheist v Anti-theist

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Good blog to read feel it’s time I clarify…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2018 at 9:39pm

20 Great Colleges for Atheists and Agnostics

University of Miami to Hire World's First Chair of Atheism Studies

"Lack of belief doesn't necessarily mean lack of anything to study."

The Department of Secular Studies

"Studying nonbelief is as valid as studying belief, [professor Phil] Zuckerman said, and the new major will make that very clear.

“It’s not about arguing ‘Is there a God or not?’ ” Mr. Zuckerman said. “There are hundreds of millions of people who are nonreligious. I want to know who they are, what they believe, why they are nonreligious. You have some countries where huge percentages of people — Czechs, Scandinavians — now call themselves atheists. Canada is experiencing a huge wave of secularization. This is happening very rapidly.

Well, here is a start. Some of them sound very interesting. 

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2018 at 5:06pm

Do any Universities offer study about  (the history of) Atheism?

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2018 at 4:41pm

Interesting links Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2018 at 12:31pm

I've not been impressed with any religion or philosophy that has no scientific evidence to back it up.  The violence resulting from most of them is a very good reason to be not only unimpressed, but anti-.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2018 at 4:11am

"Sikhism has a concept of the Just War. It's called Dharam Yudh, meaning war in the defense of righteousness."

Buddhism and violence: "in Myanmar, avowed Buddhist monks have led a “new trend that largely disregards the basic beliefs and practice of Buddhism.” Ethno-religious civil strife in Myanmar has taken on an especially ugly character as a result."

Jainism and violence:

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2018 at 2:43am

I agree that a civil war should be fought out by the ones in civil war, except for the suffering caused by war. families are torn apart, homes and communities wrecked, infrastructure damaged, and for what? Wars to end slavery have not ended, even in the U.S. The subordination of women continues, even after mighty struggles. 

Oppression and domination have to be confronted wherever it occurs, even if people don't like to have their peace disturbed. 

"Peace without justice is tyranny."

- William Allen White

"There can be no justice without peace and there can be no peace without justice."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2018 at 11:34pm

I agree Andrew.

India and other parts of Asia are  in the midst of  religus wars.

I've heard people say that Islam needs to go through a reformation such as Christianity did.    Islam is going through a reformation right now.    I think it would be best if the West wasn't involved in the Islamic civil war.

Comment by Andrew on January 25, 2018 at 10:37pm

Chris, your point is well taken that some schools of thought are inherently more peaceful than others. However, if I'm not mistaken, I have read accounts of  violence perpetrated by Sikh followers. The point is that any dogma is subject to manipulation that creates victims, whether by violence or otherwise.

Patricia, that video clip is hilarious!

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2018 at 12:06am

Some religious philosophies are less dangerous than others.

For example have you ever met a Sikh, or a Jane that proselytized?

Comment by Patricia on January 23, 2018 at 5:42pm

I did we know......

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