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Has anyone noticed that most atheists…

Started this discussion. Last reply by Humble Pie Jan 12, 2013. 66 Replies

Seem to criticize religion from a Christian or western religious perspective? In other words, those religions which have their basis in Hebraism, Judaism, and Islam; the so-called "Abrahamic…Continue

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Matt--Lukin commented on TRIAL NERROR's blog post BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST RELIGION OR EXISTENCE OF GOD
"Well, perhaps you've heard of Perennial Philosophy of the sort espoused by authors such as Aldous Huxley. Perennialists argue that although the sacred scriptures of the world religions are undeniably diverse and often superficially oppose…"
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Matt--Lukin commented on TRIAL NERROR's blog post BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST RELIGION OR EXISTENCE OF GOD
"You know, it is possible from the perspective of some eastern religions for all religions to be "right." For instance, if you take into account Buddhism, from a Buddhistic perspective it could be said that all religions are correct,…"
Apr 14
Matt--Lukin replied to roland707's discussion Dreamless sleep and the 'soul'
"I'm not sure if you're familiar with Dr. Rick Strassman's work, Sentient Biped, but he speculates that N,N-DMT may be the endogenous neurotransmitter that is responsible for our dreams. It is produced in the pineal gland, and this…"
Feb 2
Matt--Lukin replied to roland707's discussion Dreamless sleep and the 'soul'
"Well, these states, such as REM, dreamless sleep, etc., are quite trivial in our culture today, but these states were once of great value and insight in ancient India. For instance, if you look into Hindu philosophy, you will find a vast cornucopia…"
Feb 2
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I'm not sure how you jumped to the conclusion that free will is true simply if you can believe in things that are false. It may be that you were destined to believe in false things. Why assume that just because you believe in false things, that…"
Jan 21
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Isn't this part of that ol' question posed about homosexuals, "Is it something they're born with or is it a choice?" I've sort of thought of a few examples that we, of course, couldn't perform in the real world…"
Jan 15
Matt--Lukin commented on Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Debating Theists, A Bit Of Fun, Though I Would Appreciate Input, Brainstorming???!?
"Your comment about Buddhism, I think, doesn't necessarily apply to atheism. This state of no thought or no consciousness isn't equated to atheism, and although it is said to be our natural state, Buddhists call it nirvana. Hindus call it…"
Dec 19, 2013
Matt--Lukin commented on Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Debating Theists, A Bit Of Fun, Though I Would Appreciate Input, Brainstorming???!?
"It's an interesting way to think about it, theism being nothing more than a passing phase in human cultural evolution, but the same could be said of atheism. Alan Watts once called atheism an intellectual fad. Sir Francis Bacon once said,…"
Dec 17, 2013
Matt--Lukin replied to Ernst Hansen's discussion Naive question: Why religion?
"Well, yes, I posted it prior to my previous post."
Nov 20, 2013
Matt--Lukin replied to Ernst Hansen's discussion Naive question: Why religion?
"This is a common conclusion most atheists come to, but I think there's more to it than that."
Nov 14, 2013
Matt--Lukin replied to Ernst Hansen's discussion Naive question: Why religion?
"She's great, isn't she? Everyone loves Cristina. @Joan Denoo Hmm.. Perhaps I was misunderstood. In the context that I'm using "mystical experience," I'm not referring to an experience like watching a sunset or the…"
Nov 9, 2013
Matt--Lukin replied to Ernst Hansen's discussion Naive question: Why religion?
"I'm not going to type the question out, but I'll link you to the episode uploaded to YouTube. I'm linking to a specific portion of the video where Cristina Rad, the YouTube blogger, gives her take on why she believes religion or the…"
Nov 8, 2013
Matt--Lukin commented on Atheist Exile's blog post Free Will Without Dualism
"Okay, now you're not even making sense! The entirety of my recent post was aimed towards your "OP." It seems that you cannot come to terms with the fact that your model is malarkey, so now in order to cope, you respond in pure non…"
Oct 30, 2013
Matt--Lukin commented on Atheist Exile's blog post Free Will Without Dualism
"The problem I have is in the case of the Big Bang theory, Theory of Relativity, and the rest you've listed is that they're actually backed by scientific studies. The Big Bang theory is now hammering home as a very widely accepted theory…"
Oct 30, 2013
Matt--Lukin commented on Atheist Exile's blog post Free Will Without Dualism
"I have to assume that section that you wrote... Is what you're referring to. If so, it doesn't directly address my question unless you're implying "high-order mental process" to somehow also include "consciousness…"
Oct 30, 2013
Matt--Lukin commented on Atheist Exile's blog post Free Will Without Dualism
"-_- Smh. What do you think I'm doing? Would you answer the question? Aren't you basing your model on the conjecture that consciousness is an emergent property of physical activity of the brain? Why do you keep avoiding that…"
Oct 29, 2013

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