"The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity," Francis said. "This is something truly good, a gift from God." Beyond reason is the continuing theft of science by a...
by catphilposted: 28 Mar 2014
Tony Blair, writing in the Observer (26 Jan), said that religious extremism has become the biggest source of conflict around the world. Referring to wars and violent confrontations in places like Syria,...
by Pumpkin_Programmerposted: 23 Mar 2014
As someone with a naturalistic worldview, I have been interested in mindfulness meditation as a means of enhancing my experience of the world. Although I’m aware that meditation can be entirely divorced from mystical, woo-woo...
by knox.shikongoposted: 15 Mar 2014
Namibia (my home country) recently ordered a MANDATORY national prayer day (prayer against a surge in passion killings). Stores were forced to close for an hour, and employers were instructed to allow employees to attend...
by QuestioningKatposted: 15 Mar 2014
Why is the idea of perfection and the achievement of some sort of idealistic "heaven" so prevalent and motivating for many? Why do religions exalt Perfection? Perfection is preached as possible, usually as the experience...
by mmurrayposted: 12 Mar 2014
I just bought my second refrigerator. The first one lasted 28 years. I think they forgot the redundancy. The new one has something called Sabbath Mode. Someone on the internet suggested that means it plays...
by GDantriposted: 20 Feb 2014
Online video of the 2.5 hours debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI Bill Nye Embarrasses Ken Ham Even More on CNN Following Debate (VIDEO) http://www.forwardprogressives.com/bill-nye-vs-ken-ham-round-2-nye-embarrasses-ham-even-cnn-following-debate/ Bill Nye's Debate Victory...
by Kwaku Asanteposted: 19 Feb 2014
Witchcraft superstition has become a major problem in many African countries especially Ghana where witchcraft superstition and persecution is so high. The availability of witch camps in the country reflects the seriousness of the problem...
by markchapman289posted: 13 Feb 2014
The Sociology of religion? I thought that the problem with challenging religion was that it's irrationality may not just be vested in it's beliefs but also by the fact that various self interested parties depend...
by brainbrain75posted: 05 Feb 2014
Often some religious people mention, as a defense for the segregation of women, the repression of gay rights and the imposition of religiously inspired views on public life, concepts such as "tradition", "normality", "traditional natural family". How...
I've been a buddhist for 12 years ( sgi-uk Buddhist) and though not an intellectual at all, I've started to think that like other form of religions the chanting ( we chant nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo) which makes me...
by catphilposted: 01 Jan 2014
One recurrent theme in the debate between atheists and believers is whether deists/religious people tend have better morals or ethics than non-believers. “Arguments” from one side include Steven Weinberg’s famous “for good people to do...
by Ken Nardoneposted: 28 Dec 2013
To me, this tree represents the Tree of Life. I look at each branch and subsequent branch as a distinct species, illustrating clear traces back to their respective common ancestors. The pines on the branches...