Christopher Berman
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Berman May 26, 2010. 6 Replies

Hi all,My name's Chris. I'm a relatively recent deconvert to atheism, this last February. Grew up in a Christian household, went to a Christian middle school and high school, attended a Christian…Continue

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Christopher Berman replied to Andrew M.'s discussion Suicide
"Why would you want to overcome your own subjectivity?   If you think of life and the world in terms of mathematical logic, then there is absolutely no reason to select life over death, because there's no real room for evaluation at all.…"
Jun 14, 2011
Christopher Berman replied to Blade Of The Bunny's discussion Deal Breakers in the group Atheist Singles
"1) Must be dedicated to continuous self-education. I just can't respect someone as a potential, intimate partner if the only 'literature' they read is by Stephanie Meyer. 2) Must not be emotionally needy. I am, of course, not…"
Jul 30, 2010
Christopher Berman replied to Jezzy's discussion Emotions vs. Logic
"I haven't read every reply. I imagine a number of people will have already said this. Logic and emotion are not at odds. We are emotional beings, and we are rational beings. They are different, but not polar opposites. A purely logical life…"
Jul 30, 2010
Christopher Berman posted a blog post

The Afterlife and Its Implications

According to Gallup, as of May 2007, 81% of Americans believe in heaven, and 69% of people believe in hell ( Which is to say, the vast majority of Americans believe that, when they die, they will nevertheless continue and be conscious. It’s probably not too much to assume, either, that most of them believe that their memories and personality will, for the most part, continue on. Some…See More
Jul 30, 2010
Christopher Berman joined Katherine's group

Vegetarian/Vegan Atheists

This once-active group is now unmoderated, and discussions / interest have declined to almost nothing. The original group founder is long gone.Active moderation is needed, therefore comments and membership are now closed.For re-birth of a vegetarian atheist group, if you are willing to moderate the group, I invite you to submit a new group.  There have been some great discussions and I am grateful to have been involved.  I am vegetarian and atheist, among other things, and would love to be in…See More
Jun 13, 2010
Christopher Berman joined Ajita Kamal's group


Naturalism is the understanding that there is a single, natural world as shown by science, and that we are completely included in it. - Thomas W Clark
Jun 13, 2010
Jaume commented on Christopher Berman's blog post Euthyphro's Question
"Let's share the workload equitably: you write the book, I sell it."
May 27, 2010
Jaume commented on Christopher Berman's blog post Euthyphro's Question
"@John: I don't believe we really "think" about our choices to be altruistic. Neither did I, on the contrary I pointed out it could be a semi-conscious or unconscious process. Or, "you don't have to fully realize it [i.e.,…"
May 27, 2010
Jaume commented on Christopher Berman's blog post Euthyphro's Question
"@John: I don't like Rand either, but I note Rand herself used to qualify the kind of self-interest she was interested in as 'rational' and/or 'enlightened'. If self-interest was always driven by logic as you seem to suggest,…"
May 27, 2010
Christopher Berman replied to Daniel Horus's discussion Atheist from Florida
"Welcome Daniel. I too had a liberation moment (which, as you mention, is not unlike the 'born-again' experience that some Christian describe), and it is the most important thing that ever happened to me. Thanks for sharing your story!"
May 26, 2010
Christopher Berman commented on Christopher Berman's blog post Euthyphro's Question
"@Loren: Those commitments appear to work together in a way that makes a consistent morality; certainly not a bad system to submit to the theist who claims that morality is impossible without God. I would ask, though, what gives us the right/power to…"
May 26, 2010
Jaume commented on Christopher Berman's blog post Euthyphro's Question
"John D: Self interest implies that I contemplate logically what I want to do and then I do it. Then my definition of self-interest is just broader than yours. To me self-interest can involve semi-conscious (or even unconscious) processes as well as…"
May 26, 2010
Christopher Berman replied to Sinead Murphy's discussion Do YOU think you are superior to the religious?
"And let me know if you change anyone's mind through ad hominem. =)"
May 26, 2010
Loren Miller commented on Christopher Berman's blog post Euthyphro's Question
"Time for a variation on this theme: Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth. -- Robert A. Heinlein"
May 26, 2010

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The Afterlife and Its Implications

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 2:38pm 0 Comments

According to Gallup, as of May 2007, 81% of Americans believe in heaven, and 69% of people believe in hell ( Which is…


Euthyphro's Question

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 5:30pm 11 Comments

“If you don’t believe in God, then what keeps you from murdering people?”

This has probably been the most persistent question I’ve gotten since deconverting to atheism. The question is, essentially, how can one be a ‘good person’ (or act morally) if there is no deity in which morality inheres. Of course, belief in God, in itself, is not what is being questioned, but whether or not that entity exists. None of the persons I have met would (as far as I know) claim that all persons that… Continue

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At 11:24pm on May 25, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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At 4:50pm on May 25, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Christopher, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--as freethinking atheists do--that gods are phoney and religion is used so much to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 270 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
At 7:26am on May 25, 2010, Donna Darko said…
Hello, Christopher, and welcome to the Atheist Nexus.


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