I was wrong. I used to think that ignorance of the scientific origins of the universe, life and mankind was behind the faith of the believers. And I used to recommend to my fellow atheists &…Blog Why are the religious folks disturbed by non- 3 Likes New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? (Bill Maher) Lead bullets? Asbestos?!? Rolling back mileage requirements that the automobile industry had already agreed to??? Such moves aren't just stupid or pandering to the corporate state, they are, to pu… Discussion New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? (Bill Maher) 3 Likes Eviscerating Language Trump’s word-piles fill public space with static. This is like having the air we breathe replaced with carbon monoxide. It is deadly. This space that he is polluting is the space of our shared reali… Discussion Eviscerating Language 2 Likes Don't let teens mix alcohol and caffeine Energy drinks and alcohol are 'like cocaine' for teenagers: Caffeinated cocktails trigger exactly the same brain reaction as Class A drug, study reveals Purdue University study found adolescent brai… Discussion Don't let teens mix alcohol and caffeine 1 Like Precut bagged salad fosters Salmonella Pre-Cut, Bagged Salad May Actually Contribute To Growth Of Salmonella And I'm cooking pre-trimmed french beans right now for supper. <groan> ... we’ve repeatedly seen how pre-cut, bagged salad… Discussion Precut bagged salad fosters Salmonella 1 Like Grover's Corners and Dancing in Hurricanes
Back in college, I was invited to participate in a production of Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town, which was being put on by the drama department of Notre Dame College. It was a nice…Blog Grover's Corners and Dancing in Hurricanes 3 Likes Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials… Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias? I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords… Discussion Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials… 2 Likes Study Contends There Are Twice as Many Athei… Article: Big Think An interesting result from an interesting method of polling. A recent study at the University of Kentucky finds a lot of what they call “closet atheists." Researchers Will Gervai… Discussion Study Contends There Are Twice as Many Athei… 3 Likes Some antibiotics increase miscarriage risk Use of certain antibiotics early in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for spontaneous abortion, the authors of a new study report.Macrolides (except erythromycin), quinolones, tetracycli… Discussion Some antibiotics increase miscarriage risk 1 Like Happiness. Positivity. Avoiding Negativity.
Over and over again in life, things happen. Things that don't make us happy today, and won't make us happy tomorrow, or probably, ever. Hearing about those things, or reading about the…Blog Happiness. Positivity. Avoiding Negativity. 1 Like Testosterone has negative correlation with c… Down side of testosterone: Sex hormone connected with greater reliance on gut instincts and less self-reflection ... the hypothesis that higher levels of testosterone increase the tendency in men to… Discussion Testosterone has negative correlation with c… 1 Like
WHY PRAYER "WORKS"
Prayer is a unique combination of meditation, wishful thinking, simple greed, conscience-clearing and a desire for peace of mind. It’s all rolled into…Blog Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of 2 Likes Why even Smart People Believe Religious Claim
Of course it is true that some highly educated people believe religious claims. Why is that?
Permit me to offer some explanations.
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In the endless and tiresome bickering/debating over god's existence why is it that theists are not attempting to substantiate their claims by finding heaven and hell?
Am wondering whether…Blog LOCATION 1 Like