"I don't much care for 20, simply because it is a lot more cliquish, and there are no contests on 17m. As for the religiosity component, it's bad everywhere. I don't think there's much difference in that regard, but…"
"On PSK, the "God Bless" signoff is ubiquitous. I liked one response I saw the other day - "May the Flying Spaghetti Monster touch you with His Noodly Appendage" - I told the guy that, as a pastafarian, I greatly appreciated…"
"Might these statistics be slightly skewed. People less likely to suffer from suffer from depression are more likely to become atheists. Because admitting that your life is finite and relatively insignificant might worsen the conditions of those…"
"And that I will agree with. There are times when it is easy to be an atheist, but tough times will always come along. Too many can't resist that siren song of magical healing and eternal life, which of course does not exist. Yes Rose,…"
"Yes, religion or in fact belief in god is an antidepressant for those who are susceptible to depression. Atheist do not suffer depression because they are strong willed and capable of standing on their own feet."
I'm not sure how it happened but the discussion posted twice. Your answer is very interesting but as you can see from Dr. Meaden's answer in the other post he disagrees with you. (My position is that science does not know enough about the nature of life energy to say whether it can exist in the absence of a physical realm and that Atheism means only a lack of belief in gods.) I was wondering if you would post your answer to the latest discussion to see what other opinions it might generate.
Hello Scott, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers like you who recognise that gods are phoney and religion is nothing but a great fraud aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including especially defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.