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  • Understanding Free Will

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    by tardisride posted: 19 Jan 2013 Category: Atheism 177

    As a fairly recent de-convert, I am trying to wrap my head around the concept of free will versus no free will and would like to appeal to the wisdom of the RDF...

  • Have you ever "doubted" your atheism?

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    by Boomerang Nebula posted: 18 Jan 2013 Category: Atheism 76

    Hi.I know this question is strange since atheism is all about doubt, but have you ever wondered if you were wrong?  Particularly if you come from a religious background, do you have any residual religious...

  • Looking for Graphic Presentation

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    by Astinscience posted: 17 Jan 2013 Category: Education 15

    Hey everyone,I'm an 8th grade science teacher. We will be coming up in a couple of months in my curriculum on geologic time and evolution. I have been looking for some sort of a graphic...

  • End time stories

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    by mikenlynn posted: 12 Jan 2013 Category: Religion 11

    I was wondering what other world religions, besides Christianity, has an end-time narrative?  It doesn't have to be apocalyptic. It can be anything that is a course of events which culminates in the world as...

  • How to make the UK a secular state

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    by RobertCallan316 posted: 11 Jan 2013 Category: Politics 27

    There's not many things that I can say that I'm not proud of being a British citizen. This country has done me well as a 19 year old athiest, but the one thing that deeply saddens me...

  • Conservative Laestadianism

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    by Halla posted: 10 Jan 2013 Category: Religion 41

    Hi everyone.First off, I want to apoligize for my relatively weak english.I'm a 17-year-old female high school student in Finland. When it comes to religion, I'd say that out of all the young finnish people...

  • Global Free Higher Education

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    by Shawn Warren posted: 10 Jan 2013 Category: Education 23

    It is possible to have free higher education (with many other improvements in the civic enterprise).  We do not have to suffer under the current system of institutions (universities/colleges), governments (federal/state or province) and unions...

  • Homosexuality and science

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    by Jc Pierre posted: 09 Jan 2013 Category: Science 54

    Hello everyone,I'm a new user and a admirer of Richard Dawkins for a long time, and I really love this website. Very complete, and very enriching. First of all, I must warn you : I am French,...

  • Pro evolutionary Islam

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    by TheRationalizer posted: 08 Jan 2013 Category: Religion 36

    Many of you may already be familiar with Usama Hasan, a UK Imam who received quite a negative response for suggesting to a Muslim audience that humans share a common ancestor with modern apes.Seemingly undeterred...

  • Are pinnipeds "living transitional" animals?

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    by draymunoz posted: 05 Jan 2013 Category: Science 23

    I have a question. Would an animal like a pinniped (seal) be considered a living transitional animal? That is to say an animal that harbors physical traits of two vastly different species, in the seals case...

  • Atheism, Divorce, and Choices

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    by Jogre posted: 01 Jan 2013 Category: Religion 11

    I shall endeavour as much as possible to keep this topic on point, avoiding all unnecessarily heavy descriptions that seem to ask you to be 'free psychologists' (although I am fairly certain that some among here...

  • 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...

  • Are live debates worthwhile?

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    by TyroneAByrne posted: 30 Dec 2012 Category: Atheism 33

    Hi, my name is Tyrone Byrne. I am making this to try and spur discussion of what I believe is a big issue in the way in which the arguments for atheism are presented to...

  • 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...