"I like hearing about other people's dreams. It is one of the few times you get a glimpse of another person without all of the filters that are normally in place. I admit that there is still a filter involved in the telling. I…"
"I was thinking along the same lines. The only thing that gets the ok for me is that this action was a reaction to an earlier breach of etiquette . I would not like to see this done on a regular basis."
" For a long time, I would have considered looking for a philosophy that optimizes how to live one's life. I have given that up, because no philosophy will cover all of the contingencies of life. Each…"
"Words carry ideas. By making certain words taboo, a group of people can implicitly get a consensus that there exist ideas that are bad to even consider. Usually, the profanity is tied to a specific action or way of identifying people. The religious…"
"A minute ago, I was going to say that "I wish there was something to say to make you feel better." But on rethinking this, it it is good to feel a large loss when someone close dies. The sense of loss is usually in proportion…"
"I think I would fall under the category of strong atheist (a 7 on the Dawkins scale). But, I can't discount that the universe that we can perceive might have been the result of a particle experiment done in a universe that is scaled…"
"I have found that I generally make better decisions by postponing the decision. This is most easily accomplished with a "no" for the moment. Later, the "no" may be followed up with a compromise or possibly a total reversal.…"
"From my limited understanding of martial arts, Katas are practiced ad-nauseam so that an effective counter may be delivered in the least amount of time.
In a similar manner, I prefer to react succinctly to any religious argument. I…"
""I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." should suffice for any witness giving testimony. As a juror, I don't think any such statement is required of you. If there was some objection…"
"It's a mighty big universe out there and there is a lot of time both past and present. I can't discount that there might exist something that would appear godlike to us. As for the abrahamic god, I am most certain that it…"
"You might try Meetup to find any local groups in your area. That is how we formed our group in Amarillo Tx. Also if there is a university near by you can check if there is a Secular Student Alliance associated with the college."
"Kentucky is a very pretty part of the country. I liked the Cincinnati area a lot because of all of the fun things to do there. Count your self a lucky person in getting to raise your kid with a like minded partner. I have seen…"
"I hate to admit this, but my first reaction has always been flight. Usually it is followed by ambush. I can't bring myself to fight a fair fight. I like winning too much(especially if it means living). Unfortunately it…"
"Living forever is not what it's cracked up to be. I'm not sad, but I do get tired more often. Imagine how sad and tired you would be after a few hundred years of singing praises and hosannas with God. Maybe it wouldn't even take that…"
"I agree with Two Cult Survivor. The theist already knows that he is correct, and he has the evidence, the Holy Bible - the "word of God." The theist puts it on YOU to show evidence that God is non-existent and he walks around talking to…"
"@blue pashima. The woman being interviewed by Blitzer has a TON of class!
@Randall. I tend to agree about rednecks. Personal bias on my part, but the sound of Country and Western music is, to me, the equivalent of a knife scraping against a…"