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Do you think there is a "God" gene?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Christian Jul 20, 2011. 5 Replies

Do you believe that through our social and biological evolution, we have become "hard wired" to believe in gods, the supernatural, life after death, etc, as a means of coping with our own…Continue

"Lets go to the stoning"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Merrell May 10, 2011. 7 Replies

How many "offenses" from the bible can we list which demands a good healthy stoning? I'll start, hmmm, let me see; Working on SundayTeens sassing their parentsEating "unclean meats" or shell…Continue

Have atheists misinterpreted the word “omniscient”?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dogly May 19, 2011. 18 Replies

I cant remember my bible stories well enough to know how many times God has createdlife on earth only to distroy it all because he didnt like the way things turned out. I can only remember the great…Continue

Are you a "closet" atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by George hawkins Apr 14, 2011. 5 Replies

How many people have you met who never go to church, never pray, and seldomespeak about religion?How many people do you suppose were raised to believe in the bible, went throughall the motions, said…Continue

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Shane Christian replied to Stanley Post's discussion Do you think there is a "God" gene?
"I often say that humans evolved a dependency on the, "God Delusion".  Fifteen years ago I was discussing religion with a Jewish intellectual named Levi who put it this way. "The God concept was designed to provide an escape…"
Jul 20, 2011
The Doubter replied to Stanley Post's discussion Do you think there is a "God" gene?
"  Hi SP, Although my comments do not strictly relate to the god gene i have read the following: 'Personality - What makes us the way you' are by Daniel Nettle The book mentions that two genomes have now been identified that can…"
Jul 19, 2011
John Jubinsky replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"It is possible to prove the negative of the existence of a Biblical god as follows:   1.) A Biblical god is good - by definition of a Biblical god.   2. A Biblical god wants to be worshiped - by definition of a Biblical god.   3.)…"
Jun 16, 2011
John Jubinsky replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"I am not going to spend a lot of time on this because the proposition is actually simple and is explained in detail in the definition of a being that I presented in the disproof.   To acknowledge that something exists as the word is used in the…"
Jun 16, 2011
Ockraz replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"Technically, I would try to avoid getting into a situation where I'd have to defend an argument that god doesn't exist.  I think that it is technically possible that god could exist.  It is also technically possible that I am the…"
Jun 16, 2011
Ockraz replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"I'm not clear about what "acknowledge (in the absolute sense)" entails.  Descartes' position was, to the best of my understanding, that one cannot have knowledge of the existence of god.  Of course, the definition of…"
Jun 16, 2011
A3Kr0n replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"I don't argue for the non-existence of God. I don't argue for the non-existence of the invisible pink unicorn, which is incredibly pink, yet invisible at the same time. I don't go down the street, and think to myself "that woman…"
Jun 16, 2011
Johnsky replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"Basically, I look at statistical data. With that said, everything falls within statistical norms...   IF there was a god, and that god interfered in any way with this world, it would show up as a glowing statistical anomaly... basically what…"
Jun 15, 2011
John Jubinsky replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"Implicit in the statement that a being is a perceiver that cannot know whether its perceptions have anything to do with an external reality is that there might not be one. In this it is impossible for a being to acknowledge (in the absolute sense)…"
Jun 15, 2011
Ockraz replied to Stanley Post's discussion The best arguments for the non-existence of God
"If I were a believer concerned about proofs and disproofs of the existence of god,  I would question the move from, a being is "a perceiver who cannot know whether its perceptions have anything to do with an external reality" to…"
Jun 15, 2011
Dogly replied to Stanley Post's discussion Have atheists misinterpreted the word “omniscient”?
"Title: Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamAuthor: Omar KhayyamTranslator: Edward Fitzgerald LXXII. And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die, Lift not your hands to It for help—for It As impotently…"
May 19, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Stanley Post's discussion Have atheists misinterpreted the word “omniscient”?
"Consider as well that if god is not omniscient, he is also not omnipotent.  The ability to see into the future would be the result of knowing all things at the present, and being able to manipulate all things in the present would still give the…"
May 19, 2011
Dennis Louis Santos replied to Stanley Post's discussion Have atheists misinterpreted the word “omniscient”?
"""all knowing", which does not necessisarily mean knowing what will happen in the future." - Sorry, but that sounds like a cop out. Reminds me of that scene in Starwars where Luke is complaining to Obe One's ghost that he…"
May 19, 2011
Lorryslorrys replied to Stanley Post's discussion Do you think there is a "God" gene?
"Chapter 5 of the God Delusion it pretty relevant to your question. I don't usually think it's a acceptable to answer people's question with "go read this book", but you've not asked a easy question, the chapter…"
May 15, 2011
Grace Fitzpatrick replied to Stanley Post's discussion Do you think there is a "God" gene?
"For FFo   I think some people are more able to feel religious euphoria than others.  I have often wondered if people are more likely to become atheist after an injury or illness that alters their brain chemistry.  Just like some…"
May 15, 2011
Jameer Logan replied to Stanley Post's discussion Do you think there is a "God" gene?
"In response to the statement that there is no "gay gene" that is actually incorrect one article states that the same "gay gene" in males cause increased fecundity in females. So it's a hit or miss kind of thing where its…"
May 15, 2011

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At 12:06pm on January 13, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Hi Stanley.

 

Thanks for the f/r!

 

Welcome to A|N. 

 

Drop by my page anytime for a chat - see you around!

At 1:01pm on January 12, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Stanley.
Welcome to this wonderful atheistic world, free of belief in superstitions and those fictional gods.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2200+ members.
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At 3:04am on January 1, 2011, Atheist Princess said…
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