"For me, this is a case of Evangelicals running scared. They are losing more and more young people. Their political influence is in jeopardy, and in some on the non-religious areas of the country even their very tax exempt status is in…"
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"You are not 'forced' to get the insurance. You are more than welcome to pay the fine. The 'insurance' portion of this act is not the major thrust of the legislation, however. We need to remember that the title…"
"Sorry Luara - but you are being a bit confrontational here about a matter of semantics. The term 'higher power' means something a bit different to different people. The belief in a higher power, as stated by Beverly, certainly…"
"It has been quite exciting to see what is happening across America, not only in terms of legally eliminating bigotry towards the sexual minority, but also in becoming more religiously tolerant. I am hopeful of the day, however, where we do not…"
"Hey Gene - Actually, years ago I did study this exact topic. I will need to scrounge up the cited studies, but basically it was fascinating to read about how religious music is often written to induce a feeling of euphoria amongst the…"
We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
"Actually the Trinity is specifically three-in-one. The Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus are all the same. They come in different forms, correct, but they are not 'gods'. Not even close. All three forms in the Trinity are…"
"Laura - I understand what you are saying here - but there is a clear delineation to be made between 'higher power' and the plural of 'gods'. Ancient civilisations had many gods - nearly a god for anything under the sun.…"
"Peter - Most fascinating discussion here - kudos to you for proposing this though provoking issue. As a self-designated 'reformed atheist', I thought I could understand why people believe in the presence of a higher power. I…"
"In actuality, I do not think such an event could possibly happen to us. As Atheists, we believe strongly that no such occurrence has ever manifested itself in the existence of humanity that would lead us to believe in a higher power. As…"