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Atheist Stereotyping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steph S. May 22, 2012. 6 Replies

I've noticed while reading through some of the discussions around here that there are at least a few people who try and point out that we should not stereotype the religious just as we don't like to…Continue

Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TNT666 Jun 9, 2012. 18 Replies

There are plenty of applications where religion could be considering as psychologically damaging. I am interested in discussing the different ways it damages.For one, I think it is not healthy to…Continue

Atheism Rant

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisC May 8, 2012. 7 Replies

Hello everyone,My name is Michael and I am about to start Nursing school in North Carolina.Originally from New York City, I was shocked when I discovered the sheer number of Christian churches around…Continue

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TNT666 replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"I've even felt that sensation towards my lovers."
Jun 9, 2012
Steph S. replied to Michael A's discussion Atheist Stereotyping
"Wonderful story Jonathan! I think it is great that you are friends with a theist(s) and you both are accepting of each other."
May 22, 2012
Michael A replied to Michael A's discussion Atheist Stereotyping
"That's a great point. I think for many, religion is passive enough in their lives where they don't feel the need to think critically about it.  Often times, everyone around them believes the same thing and there's simply no…"
May 22, 2012
Michael A replied to Michael A's discussion Atheist Stereotyping
"Thanks for recommendation. I downloaded a sample of the book on my iPhone and it seems interesting and relevant. I'll check the video later."
May 22, 2012
booklover replied to Michael A's discussion Atheist Stereotyping
"I agree with you Michael, but what about when people are grown-up and have heard reason and rationality and learned about science.  How can they STILL ignore all that and believe in the crazy?  I still stereotype them in my head…"
May 22, 2012
John Aultman replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"I agree Loren.  Men like Worley and the ignorant bigots that populate the pews of his church  get their permission to hate from their mythical, ignorant, bigoted, misogynistic, child murdering, rape condoning, slave…"
May 22, 2012
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Atheist Stereotyping

I've noticed while reading through some of the discussions around here that there are at least a few people who try and point out that we should not stereotype the religious just as we don't like to be stereotyped by them (as angsty, whiny people rebelling against god, or perhaps as morally depraved people who have a skewed idea of right and wrong).I decided to take an introspective look into how I have misused stereotypes without even knowing it.For example, "the religious are so because they…See More
May 22, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"The problem with that video was as much the apologist who came on after as it is Worley.  He wants to allege that Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 are being taken "out of context" and that the bible is supposed to be about love when the…"
May 22, 2012
John Aultman replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"Here is an example of a typical Fundamentalist Christian Minister (Baptist) giving his Sunday Sermon in North Carolina. Notice that the Minister needs a lesson in English grammar and listen to the "amens" from…"
May 22, 2012
John Aultman replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"Yes some can such as David Koresh and his followers or Jim Jones who's followers committed suicide on his orders or the Catholic Church which hid and protected pedophile priests for decades and blamed the victims or the…"
May 22, 2012
Stuart Jeremy Oxley replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"Religion is psychologically damaging if you realize the truth. With me, it lead to bitterness and an intense hate of religious belief. It leaves the same wound as if you had been conned out of your life savings, that is if you were a devoted…"
May 21, 2012
Ramon Martorell replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"No Michael... religion, per se, is not unhealthy, I believe it is the other way around, religion attracts people that are psychologically unhealthy... No basically healthy mind, this is inquisitive and thoughtful, will keep itself in the…"
May 19, 2012
toriauru replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"I believe that religion is unhealthy in the messages that some preachers send out:  snap those wrists of boys that are showing "signs of gayness".  Slap those daughters who are acting like tomboys.  Shun those who are…"
May 19, 2012
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"indeed. 'but the kids gotta believe' dumbest cop out shit i ever heard... from an exsatanist go figure; honest!aaaaanyhewthis is gonna be a doozie!https://www.facebook.com/events/454273177919888"
May 19, 2012
Michael Black replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"I don't think anyone really believes that their god is watching them 24/7.  If they did, there would be a lot less despicable behavior.  It is mostly lip-service given by people that are terrified by the complete cessation of…"
May 18, 2012
booklover replied to Michael A's discussion Isn't religion psychologically unhealthy?
"Maybe!!! ;) "
May 18, 2012

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At 2:21pm on May 7, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Michael! Glad you could join us. :D It's good to see that you're alsready in three groups.

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At 7:33am on May 7, 2012, Steph S. said…
Your welcome Michael! I hope you enjoy the site!
At 5:02am on May 7, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:15am on May 7, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Michael
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well in being an 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 nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 10:50pm on May 6, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Michael! 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. 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.

 
 
 

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