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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"Pointing out hypocrisy is not an attack."
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"So, you want to give the AFA any feedback. Which means you don't want them to improve. You are not  trying to point out areas of improvement. That was all lies, right?"
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"If you feel "gagged" by the AFAf forum, there is here - http://atheistfoundation.org.au/contact/ And here - https://www.facebook.com/atheistfoundation/ And here - https://twitter.com/AtheistAus And here…"
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"So, let's summarise: 1. you have an issue with the AFA; 2. you recognise that no-one but the AFA can answer the issue; 3. you say that you want the AFA to improve; BUT 3. you refuse to use a ready means to tell the AFA."
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"Relevant joke:I was walking home, and I saw a bloke under a streetlight, bent over the gutter."What's up?" I asked."I've dropped my car keys."We searched a while in vain. I decided to try and narrow the odds a…"
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"Vabgelis you said that "...'m not sure if anyone can answer this question except for the AFA itself ..." You have an open profile on the AFA forums ready to use to post this question. You have direct access to the AFA to ask as many…"
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"Vangelis - why not come back to the AFA forums and discuss this with AFA directly? Maybe we can clear it up. The invitation is open."
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"Vangelis - your claims were addressed in the first comment. You have done well keeping this grudge going for 7 years. How is your magical thinking going, as a buddhist?"
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"If, as this proves (http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/member.php?u=1198), you are a resident of fantasy island, you have been doing some magical thinking. Pot, kettle, black."
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Justin Murray commented on Vangelis's blog post Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!
"Where is link to the AFA making such a statement? That which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. Are you a member of the AFA? Why do you think you have a right to comment on their "antics"? Disclosure: I am…"
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The Argument from Incorporeality

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 10:00pm 10 Comments

The Argument from Incorporeality



So, I have been using this counter-apologetic for a while now on Twitter:



1. A being is a thing has the ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human (including consciousness and sentience).



2. All known beings exist in time and space.

3. If the theist claims that god is immaterial (outside time and space).

4. Therefore, god cannot exist.



What do you…

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My atheism is about a lack of need for gods, not just a lack of belief in gods.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:56am 2 Comments

As a sociologist, I can not rely on naturalism or materialism (especially methodological naturalism).



The study of social life would be impossible from any of those positions.



Thus it is important to understand the epistemological and ontological basis of all worldviews, even if they do not lead to truth. It is enough that people believe them to be true (because sociology is not about truth, but about how people make sense of the world.



Having said that:…

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Is religion a form of abuse?

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:48am 4 Comments

Having recently spent quite a bit of time looking closely at the doctrines of a wide range of religions, I have come to the conclusion that most follow the same pattern:



1. An authority figure makes a claim that the individual is in some way flawed or dependent on a supernatural entity;

2. The authority figure make the claim that only they have special access to that supernatural entity;

3. The individual is thus convinced they are incomplete without the authority…

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Everyday Religious Practice 5: The Power of Ritual in the Catholic Mass and a Sense of Place.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

"...if not for the women of this church, it would be poorer. So we acknowledge the role of these women who serve us with enthusiasm.” Different man in many layers

 

Again I let go of my skepticism about gods and let the power of the ritual of the Catholic Mass surround me.

 

I meet a skinny man who had been going to this church since 1961. Not this exact building, but the same precinct. The building in which we chat now has been a school chapel, a school house and…

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At 5:40pm on August 17, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Justin

A big welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know in being a  non believer and freethinker like us.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 7:01pm on August 14, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Justin! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

You might also like Atheists who love Science! and Geek & Nerd Haven. I also recommend Eco-Logical, since the climate is changing so drastically.

At 5:00am on August 14, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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