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Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Apr 9, 2014. 20 Replies

Even if you are an avid Christian, a rabid Muslim, or an Orthodox Jew you have to admit that OTHER people invent gods.  Nobody believes in the Roman gods (Apollo, Mars, Diana, Mercury, etc.), the…Continue

Religious Texts

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Dec 4, 2013. 7 Replies

On Religions and the Religious Christians have the Bible.  It tells them that they are blessed of God.  It tells them that God is on their side.  It tells them that God will help them make…Continue

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Gus Heist replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"An Atheist in Charleston, South Carolina??? You are my hero! I lived there for 7 years, never met anybody who wasn't a rabid Christian or Jew, and, despite the great weather, couldn't wait to get out of there. You have my sympathies,…"
Feb 1
Gus Heist commented on Steve's blog post Becoming Numb to Beliefs
"Steve: I didn't catch how old you are, but I agree with you in that if you don't want it done, it is abuse to force you to do it, and I think you might have to say something like that. I know avid Christians who put off being baptized, and…"
Sep 2, 2014
Gus Heist commented on Steve's blog post Becoming Numb to Beliefs
"I know how you feel. I think most ex-christians, ex-jews, and ex-muslims go through a period, often several periods in their life, when it is either impossible or extremely difficult to "come out" as a non-theist or atheist. I don't…"
Sep 2, 2014
Gus Heist replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"I was discussing this situation with another non-theist friend the other day, and he said, talking bout Australia and other more secular places, "I would love to live in a godless society". I reminded him that we all live in a godless…"
Aug 26, 2014
Gus Heist replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Why Atheists can't be Republicans
""Amen" (as some religionists would say) to Joan Denoo's list of what to stand up for . I am always amazed at how Republicans can rail against government intervention but demand that government get into our bedrooms, and even our…"
Jul 11, 2014
Gus Heist replied to Steph S.'s discussion Anyone recovering from being brought up religious?
"Fundamentalist, evangelical, Pentecostal, Holy Roller - Church Tuesday nights, Friday nights, and three times on Sundays until I went away to a pentecostal college where I had to go to "chapel" five days a week (they took attendance) and…"
Jun 6, 2014
tom sarbeck replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"Michael, I'm glad you added "...but for the most part this is not true." When I was in high school the family dog ignored the TV unless a cat was on screen. Then she sat maybe a foot away, looking at the screen like there was on one…"
Apr 8, 2014
Gus Heist replied to Mantiki Mjadili's discussion Do you have any unanswerable Biblical contradictions?
"Where the Bible Contradicts Itself!! CREATION:  Genesis 3:7 – Adam and Eve had their eyes opened, and saw that they were naked, and sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons, but Genesis  3:21 says that the Lord God made…"
Apr 7, 2014
Gus Heist replied to Mantiki Mjadili's discussion Do you have any unanswerable Biblical contradictions?
"Geneology of Jesus According   to Matthew According   to…"
Apr 7, 2014
Idaho Spud replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"I'm enjoying all the comments here, and especially Ted Foureagles'."
Apr 7, 2014
Grinning Cat replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"Why cats will never develop an organized religion: "
Apr 7, 2014
Luara replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"I had a dog who was extremely freaked out by a coiled-up fire hose :)  "
Apr 7, 2014
Luara replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"Surely researchers have done brain scans on humans when they are responding to religious symbols. I don't know about that, but I heard there's a brain area that will produce a "sense of presence" when stimulated - a feeling that…"
Apr 7, 2014
Ted Foureagles replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
""Anybody who has ever lived with other animals knows that in many ways they are more intelligent than we are. Maybe this is one of the ways - they don't invent things to worship." Well put Gus.  One of my best friends was a…"
Apr 7, 2014
Michael Penn replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"I've heard many people make claims about dogs watching TV, but for the most part this is not true. My parents did have one dog who watched TV. She would set there and watch TV with us, and you could tell it by the way her head moved slightly.…"
Apr 7, 2014
Idaho Spud replied to Gus Heist's discussion Do animals (other than humans) invent gods, too?
"Cute."
Apr 7, 2014

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70 years old - raised in a Fundamentalist household, Pentecostal - Taught so many stupid, foolish things that I started the trek toward nontheism - where I have been for about 10 years.

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At 10:07pm on December 15, 2013, k.h. ky said…

Welcome Gus.  It took you long enough to get here.  I believe you'll like it. 

At 1:33pm on November 17, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Gus   

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded people here.

We invite you to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 850 discussion topics and over 3900 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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At 11:07am on November 16, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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