"So I'm coming out atheist to my parents tomorrow. We've invited then to come to a meeting at our local ethical society, where we have recently started to attend. I don't expect to be disowned or anything like that, but I do expect…"
"I definitely agree about violence being heavily influenced by your environment.
I think that the problem is beyond just government help (although it could assist some). Boys aren't generally taught how to handle their feelings. And in…"
"A couple of things. It's definitely beliefs and culture, probably mildly exacerbated by testosterone. But without the culture and beliefs, it'd just be a bunch of guys that are way too into board games.
Second, if your testosterone is so…"
"The minister can probably call himself moral because he believes what he is saying 100%. He is backward, to be sure, and those who recognize that he is trapped in a fantasyland know it is a terrible thing that he is doing. But not likely than not,…"
"Oh, I know. It always seemed silly to me that dice were gambling but another device that delivered a more or less random result was ok. It's just another example of the complete lack of critical thinking."
"We have to break the cycle of brainwashing and give people a safe place to speak and think freely. As isolated as I feel, I know that a great many people think similar thoughts and are afraid to talk about it here.
I, for one, will be teaching my…"
"I think it's terrible. I grew up with that crap. My grandparents are members of a real fire'n'brimstone sort of establishment that is against everything from dice to dancing (my grandfather made my father play Monopoly with a…"
"My parents explained the truth of Santa Claus to me by saying that we did things in the spirit of Santa. That is, he is a metaphor for joy, giving, and love (and apparently police state surveillance and behavioural intervention using fear).