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Mahatma Coat replied to Scott Bidstrup's discussion Analytical thinking erodes belief in God in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Agree.  If we teach people to think analytically outside of the conflictual context of Religious beliefs, people are less likely to feel threatened as well.  It appears that often when I am criticizing a relgious stance, people feel that I…"
Apr 27, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to James M. Martin's discussion Preaching to the Choir and the Moral Imperative of Preaching in Public
"I agree.  It is necessary to speak up when we see unjustice and falsehoods promoted. Generally, I am unabashed to mention that I am a non-believer.  If someone references God or faith in a casual conversation, I give my take…"
Apr 27, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Scott A. Hunt's discussion Should we be more social?
"A couple of athiest friends of mine are thinking about starting "The Church of the Do-ers. Youd ont need God to do good. Athiests in action". It basically consists of getting together on Sundays in matching T shirts to do good works (a…"
Apr 23, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Jacob's discussion Parents force me to go to church, read Christian "literature". What should I do?
Apr 22, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Dre Smith's discussion Create a Quote (Pro-Atheism, Anti-Theism, or Maxim)
"I need to believe in God in order to be good, like I need to believe in Santa Claus in order to be generous."
Apr 22, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to matthew west's discussion Are Yoga: Appropriate for non theists or not?
"I choose to attend the class, so I feel no need to debate. If the spiritual philosophy of yoga were to be pushed into public policy, school classrooms...that would be a different matter. I do yoga (hatha) and enjoy the physical results'"
Apr 22, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Réunion Island (near Madagascar)"
Apr 18, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Alice's discussion Contentious issues in the atheist community in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Oh thank you--that's very nice!  But I assure you my approach is completely selfish.  Its based on self-preservation rather than any sort of kindness, or wisdom, for that matter.    When I think about the…"
Apr 18, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Alice's discussion Contentious issues in the atheist community in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Yes, compassion is the key! "
Apr 16, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion ORIGIN OF ATHEIST PRIDE in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Linda --  The Solomon Ashton experiments I was referring to are here.  They are funny!  I have sent them to some religious friends who recognized the relationship between Religious group think and the experiments right…"
Apr 16, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion ORIGIN OF ATHEIST PRIDE in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Great cites Joan!  Thanks for sharing.   Linda --  The Solomon Ashton experiments I was referring to are here.  They are funny!  I have sent them to some religious friends who recognized the relationship between Religious…"
Apr 16, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Alice's discussion Contentious issues in the atheist community in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
""On a matter of self reflection as a group I would like to discuss the idea of us calling anyone inferior or superior based on religion, race, gender, sexual orientation" - as they’re all share the same medal of racism.   Hello…"
Apr 16, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Scott Steele's discussion religion as a necessity for tribal success in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I think it is important to recognize, though, that religion alone is not the cause of the destructive behavior you describe. Rather, it is the "immutable" claims, the "unquestionable", "infallable" character of the…"
Apr 15, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Kaila G's discussion I recently became an atheist, anyone willing to help me out? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I like this very short video of Bertrand Russell.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asvg5Kf97Hw"
Apr 14, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Scott Steele's discussion religion as a necessity for tribal success in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Not much to add to the great insights discussed by former posters.   This discussion does bring to mind a terrific RSA Animate presentation:  The Empathic Civilization.   For those of you who have not already seen…"
Apr 12, 2012
Mahatma Coat replied to Rogi Equality Riverstone's discussion Death of YouTube Atheism? in the group Female Atheists
"If more women were leaders in the Atheist movement, this macho Ram Bucking Ram Horns approach that she is criticizing would go away."
Apr 12, 2012

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At 1:23pm on April 22, 2012, annet said…

Love your name! 

At 12:08am on April 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:40pm on April 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Mahatma!  Yeah, me too. Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Geek and Nerd HavenAtheists who love Science! and Atheists in the Physical Sciences. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 12:36pm on April 11, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Bonjour Mahatma Coat, et Bienvenue
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you will know being atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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