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  • Deconversion and Family

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    by tardisride posted: 31 Dec 2012 Category: Religion 41

    Just this year a personally sad event caused me to acknowledge my absolute rejection of the fundamental Christianity of my parents, and to seek understanding and knowledge partly through forums like these. In the last eight months...

  • Grieving as an Atheist

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    by Kimberly Danner posted: 27 Dec 2012 Category: Religion 27

    Death, Funerals, Church, and Loss by Suicide.Experiencing the whole process of loss and death is quite different as an Atheist. The obvious difference is we do not believe in an "afterlife" whether it be good...

  • Oxfam unwrapped

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    by jasonmannell posted: 26 Dec 2012 Category: Religion 13

    I was wondering if Oxfam is a good charity to donate to. I am not sure of their affiliations to religious organisations. I have read some negative comments about their "Oxfam unwrapped" program ( http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/4180/ ). Do...

  • Would you admit you are an atheist??

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    by voiceofarabi posted: 06 Dec 2012 Category: Religion 110

    Majority of people on this website seems to be well informed and pioneering, which drove me to ask a question thats burning inside of me...   here goes.If you lived in a country were rejecting your...

  • Would you admit you are an atheist?

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    by voiceofarabi posted: 06 Dec 2012 Category: Religion 2

    The majority of people on this website seem to be well informed and pioneering, which drove me to ask a question thats burning inside me. Here goes.If you lived in a country where rejecting your...

  • Religion and the presidential election.

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    by Daniel Williams posted: 12 Nov 2012 Category: Religion 14

    Obama has just won the presidential election and as expected many republicans are blaming hurricane Sandy.However by all accounts, including the republicans blaming the hurricane for the loss of the election, it was an "act of...

  • Tom Holland live with Q&A

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    by TheRationalizer posted: 12 Nov 2012 Category: Religion 3

    Tom Holland is the author of In the shadow of the sword and producer  of the recent Channel 4 documentary Islam - The untold story.Tom will be a guest panelist on The Jinn And Tonic...

  • Religion as child abuse

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    by FredSki posted: 12 Nov 2012 Category: Religion 25

    I live in the Netherlands and many many years ago I had a coworker who was deeply religious. I used to have long discussions with him about religion. One day I told him children should be...

  • The argument that brought me out of my faith

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    by stewman_phil posted: 31 Oct 2012 Category: Religion 60

    Hello, My ultimate objective here is to obtain constructive criticism and likely religious counter arguments to the argument that brought me out of my Christian faith. The following paragraph gives a bit of my history. If one wishes,...

  • The Historical Jesus

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    by ger posted: 05 Oct 2012 Category: Religion 155

    Just wondered if any confirmed atheists out there have read Bart Erhman's new book on the existence of the historical Jesus?  If so, does the possibility of such a historical character advance and/or make a difference to the...

  • Samaritan's Purse: evangelizing children

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    by AliceShortcake posted: 05 Oct 2012 Category: Religion 6

    Some of you may remember the controversy surrounding this evangelical outfit's campaign to send shoeboxes of toys as Christmas presents to needy children overseas.  The catch was that the toys couldn't be collected until the...

  • Young man arrested for satirical Facebook page (Greece)

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    by CrysP posted: 25 Sep 2012 Category: Religion 16

    I know internet petitions only rarely work (if ever), but I wanted to turn your attention to something happening in Greece. Unfortunately, my country's constitution has yet to abolish anti-blasphemy laws and a young man...

  • German Catholics lose church rights for unpaid tax

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    by PY posted: 25 Sep 2012 Category: Religion 30

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19699581'A German bishops' decree which has just come into force says anyone failing to pay the tax - an extra 8% of their income tax bill - will no longer be ...

  • Driving Religiously

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    by Rosbif posted: 25 Sep 2012 Category: Religion 8

    Has anyone considered the similarities between driving and religion in our culture?To some, driving is almost a religion and it is possible to afford oneself rights and privileges above the law because of a belief...

  • Debating Christianity vs. debating Islam

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    by black-maze posted: 25 Sep 2012 Category: Religion 29

    Having been born a Muslim, I was generally taught how to debunk Christianity in the light of Islam, which was equally ridiculous. After leaving Islam with a history of conversions and theology research, I started wondering why...

  • Time to call for investigation of the Catholic Church?

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    by Simon Tuffen posted: 18 Sep 2012 Category: Religion 30

    In its editorial comment today, The Independent on Sunday newspaper apologised for its part in the failure of the British press over the past 23 years to bring the authorities to account for the Hillsborough tragedy....

  • A psychological basis for religion?

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    by Potslife posted: 04 Sep 2012 Category: Religion 111

    Does anyone have a good handle on psychology/neurology and religion? It seems to me that the Paternal nature of an imagined god, must often come from some very real childhood experiences.I wonder if its possible that...