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A group for those who actively rebel against religious bullshit. Religions harm our society, poison our mind and threaten our mental health. This is an Anti-Religions-Group! No discrimination against a certain group of imbeciles, but all of them

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Strong atheist input on "Prayer Rape"

Started by Ian. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Jan 2. 8 Replies

A great talk by PZ Myers.

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Apr 18, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Lilac on June 24, 2017 at 1:09pm

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Comment by Idaho Spud on May 8, 2017 at 1:10pm

Yes, it is an interesting thought.  I think many would like a virtual reality world.

Myself, I enjoy learning about reality and growing things so much that I wouldn't want virtual reality.

Comment by Felix Duesenburg on May 8, 2017 at 12:00pm

I like this man's take on religions as virtual reality and how he spans over time with it, saying today's or tomorrow's VR isn't really something we don't already have since forever. Interesting thought.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/08/virtual-reality-...

Comment by Lilac on May 6, 2017 at 1:31pm

@ Idaho Spud,

I just HAD to post it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 6, 2017 at 5:40am

I like your post Lilac.

Comment by Lilac on May 5, 2017 at 7:10pm

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Comment by Keith Sewell on December 18, 2015 at 6:59pm

Bertold,

Your little paragraph quote by David Silverman is absolutely spot on. The sad answer to his 'How can they do it?' is that they've been carefully trained to do it from birth. And the even sadder addendum comment is that from our starting point (subjective/emotional 'reptilian' and 'old mammalian brains being in executive control) the kind of analytical confusion and moral duplicity involved in doing it has actually been adaptive throughout most of our species' history. We haven't really had a hope of solving the problem until about our past 100 years. We actually could solve it now, but 99.999% of us are still too deeply convinced that that's impossible. 

I've attached the link to a little essay here, sparked by the recent Paris and San Bernardino horrors, which I think at least introduces my point and proposed solution. If you read then let me know how you get on.

All the best,

Keith 

A%20Different%20Response%20to%20the%20Paris%20Atttacks.docx

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 17, 2015 at 6:10pm

. . . if theism facilitates hate, terrorism, and reinforces bad behavior with a false morality, then how can a moral person be apathetic toward religion? How can one not care that we, as a society and as a species, are being endangered in real ways because people are too reverent to the liars and victims who run religion out of nothing more than tradition and political correctness?

--David Silverman, Fighting God

Comment by Keith Sewell on July 9, 2015 at 7:47pm

Comment for Joan Denoo:

Joan, I'm not too enabled with social media. I've just found your very kind Jan. 24 comments now! I'm not sure how to post in the Discussion format, but am sure could figure it out. If you have - and have read - 'Leaving Truth', then would you agree that I should post its first short essay 'A Chemical Analogy'?  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 29, 2015 at 9:20am

Just got Leaving Truth on Kindle; can't wait to read it.

 

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