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Which one came first, anyway?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jul 11, 2013. 2 Replies

While listening to one of my favorite bands - and one of my favorite lyrics - I realized something that, while it's occurred to me before, the gravity of it just hit me as an 'aha!' moment.  Before I…Continue

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Alright freethinkers, time to put your marketing caps on and come up with a thoughtful, rational, and perhaps humorous one-liner that would fit on a bumper sticker. This is only for fun - no prizes…Continue

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Sentient Biped replied to Edison Sullivan's discussion Which one came first, anyway?
"Here is some info about origins of religion in the paleolithic age. And in the neolithic age. I don't have a reference, but I've read that religion was a major factor in shaping the modern evolution of Homo sapiens.  I've also…"
Jul 11, 2013
Pat replied to Edison Sullivan's discussion Which one came first, anyway?
"I tend to disagree. Religion, or the belief in the supernatural, has been around a lot longer than the domestication of plants and animals, or the wheel. Pick up an anthropological study on non-technological ("primitive") societies. They…"
Jul 11, 2013
Edison Sullivan posted a discussion

Which one came first, anyway?

While listening to one of my favorite bands - and one of my favorite lyrics - I realized something that, while it's occurred to me before, the gravity of it just hit me as an 'aha!' moment.  Before I get to that, here are those lyrics: Now the pale morning sings Of forgotten things. She plays a tune for those to wish to overlook The fact that they've been blindly deceived By those who preach And pray and teach, But she falls short And the night explodes in laughter.- First Aid Kit, "The Lion's…See More
Jul 10, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to David Stephens's discussion So, how did you do it?
"I admire how you went about this.  The Star Trek analogy is very clever and explains your point well. I have not yet come out to my entire family.  My wife has known from the start my doubts about god and religion.  My mother, like…"
Jul 10, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion top researchers are going the way of religious fundyism being 'mental illness' hello where were you at 1980!?!?
"Which would explain why it is so socially acceptable.  It seems quite plausible - although I haven't researched this - that fear of the unknown is genetically ingrained so that we don't do certain things that could kill us, such as…"
Jul 9, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion top researchers are going the way of religious fundyism being 'mental illness' hello where were you at 1980!?!?
"Loren, when responding to your post about what religion is and isn't, I posed the following: Religion is not about prayer; it is about carrying the childhood phase of having an imaginary friend into adulthood using socially acceptable…"
Jul 9, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to dharmaprija's discussion Are ALL Xians condescending & arrogant?
"I wonder, if someone told her that they once had a heterosexual marriage, but now are in a homosexual relationship, would she respond by saying "You were never REALLY straight in the first place"?"
Jul 8, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to dharmaprija's discussion Are ALL Xians condescending & arrogant?
"Wow... Someone needs to fix HIS attitude adjustment!  Haha!"
Jul 8, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Daniel Gat's discussion Getting Attention
"I would even go one step further than your friend, since the idea of God is more of a hypothesis than a theory.  And a failed one at that!"
Jul 8, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Daniel Gat's discussion Getting Attention
"I also agree with you Matthew.  Atheism is not a religion, and as such it has no business being 'spread'.  In fact, one of the biggest reasons I came to the conclusion of atheism is the observation that, for most who continue to…"
Jul 7, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"I don't worry about life having meaning, or finding some single purpose.  I have found that the beauty of atheism is not having to center my life around some central idea, or within the boundaries of some abstract construct.  My only…"
Jul 7, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Mordie's discussion Came out to wife, but not to kids - Help!
"Hi Mordie, The way I see this, continuing with the status quo offers a greater chance of you losing your family than being honest with your children.  There is a strong likelihood that animosity and resentment between you and your wife over…"
Jul 7, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Loren Miller's discussion What Religion Is and What It Isn't
"This one is really good - sums things up nicely."
Jul 6, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Loren Miller's discussion What Religion Is and What It Isn't
"Hi Joan, I apologize for the delayed response, if you were replying to my post directly.  If so, by all means please include them.  :)"
Jul 6, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to david's discussion Praise God, He only missed by 2"
"Each and every one of us will eventually succumb to something more than we can handle.  It could be disease, despair or simply time, but in any case it will be more of something than our bodies can handle. If a gross of bibles were dropped on a…"
Jun 29, 2013
Edison Sullivan replied to Loren Miller's discussion What Religion Is and What It Isn't
"Religion is not about you; it is about me. Religion is not about life; it is about the denial of death. Religion is not about the conservation of morality; it is about excusing immorality. Religion is not about history; it is about His…"
Jun 28, 2013

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At 12:49pm on March 7, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Edison 
Good to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3800 members.
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At 5:35am on March 7, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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