"Agree. If we teach people to think analytically outside of the conflictual context of Religious beliefs, people are less likely to feel threatened as well. It appears that often when I am criticizing a relgious stance, people feel that I…"
"I agree. It is necessary to speak up when we see unjustice and falsehoods promoted.
Generally, I am unabashed to mention that I am a non-believer. If someone references God or faith in a casual conversation, I give my take…"
"A couple of athiest friends of mine are thinking about starting "The Church of the Do-ers. Youd ont need God to do good. Athiests in action".
It basically consists of getting together on Sundays in matching T shirts to do good works (a…"
"I choose to attend the class, so I feel no need to debate. If the spiritual philosophy of yoga were to be pushed into public policy, school classrooms...that would be a different matter. I do yoga (hatha) and enjoy the physical results'"
"Oh thank you--that's very nice! But I assure you my approach is completely selfish. Its based on self-preservation rather than any sort of kindness, or wisdom, for that matter.
When I think about the…"
"Linda -- The Solomon Ashton experiments I was referring to are here. They are funny! I have sent them to some religious friends who recognized the relationship between Religious group think and the experiments right…"
"Great cites Joan! Thanks for sharing.
Linda -- The Solomon Ashton experiments I was referring to are here. They are funny! I have sent them to some religious friends who recognized the relationship between Religious…"
""On a matter of self reflection as a group I would like to discuss the idea of us calling anyone inferior or superior based on religion, race, gender, sexual orientation" - as they’re all share the same medal of racism.
"I think it is important to recognize, though, that religion alone is not the cause of the destructive behavior you describe. Rather, it is the "immutable" claims, the "unquestionable", "infallable" character of the…"
"Not much to add to the great insights discussed by former posters. This discussion does bring to mind a terrific RSA Animate presentation: The Empathic Civilization. For those of you who have not already seen…"
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