"If it's overtly Christian, it invariably repels me. But I say the same for any preachy (religions or otherwise) or overtly politicized songs. But subtle (political or spiritual) references don't bother me; it often heightens the poetry and…"
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (nearly finished)
Air-Conditioned Nightmare - Henry Miller (just started)
Sandman - Neil Gaiman (1/2way)
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood (technically just finished)"
Russ, "it depends" would have been my answer to nearly everything as well. I would have loved a short answer section for each question, lol.
Oh, and to that regard - that one…"
"I haven't read The Selfish Gene yet (although it is not officially on my reading list), so my opinion is just based on observation. With that in mind, I'd say that we are essentially selfish creatures. I always refer to small children for…"
A place for atheists to discuss morality issues. What shapes your morality? What new perspectives have you found since abandoning faith (if you ever had any)? Is there any merit to religious moral authority?
This is the place to post that hilarious irreligious YouTube video, an irreverent, anti-religious cartoon, or other humorous bit of media. Posts that do not reflect an atheist/irreligious theme will be deleted. (Don't make me go Old Testament.)See More
Greetings, Erin! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.