I just looked at the entry for Christmas on wikipedia. I don't remember it being so thoroughly sectarian as it is now, asserting flatly that the holiday is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus. …Continue
"Well, but remember that movie CONTACT based on the Carl Sagan book where the protagonist played by Jodi Foster is asked to prove that she loved her father. Just because something is entirely subjective doesn't mean it doesn't…"
"Leibniz once postulated that everything the brain does might be emulated with gears and pulleys and other mechanical stuff. And then he asked if you could wander about in such a machine would you ever see a mind or consciousness."
"Well, ... I guess you could be since atheism only refers to lack of belief in god(s). Someone who had no belief in god(s) could still believe in other supernatural stuff and I have met atheists who do believe in other kinds of…"
"Any diet that consists of fewer calories going in than you are burning off will cause weight loss. Some people find one or another such diet to be easier to adhere to, probably having to do with their food preferences. BUT Atkins, Zone,…"
"Some atheists have other beliefs that need to be challenged, esp health-related delusions. I have met atheists who are anti-vaxxers, believe that AIDS was created by the CIA, and the stories of promoters of quack diets like Sears, Atkins…"
I just looked at the entry for Christmas on wikipedia. I don't remember it being so thoroughly sectarian as it is now, asserting flatly that the holiday is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus. There is no mention of Mithra at all. And, over on the Mithra entry there is no mention of December 25th being Mithra's birthday.What's next? Will it be asserted flatly that "goodbye" means "God Be With You" with the implication that anyone who says it is at least a theist if not Christian?See More
"Jesus was not a paragon of virtue, even with respect to how to treat others. If he was, then why did he call the Samaritan woman a dog, which was - and remains - a huge insult in the Middle East? Why did he overturn the…"
"OK, so President Obama just solved the problem with the Catholic Church and contraception by requuring insurance companies to give free contraception to those who work for Catholic organizations who want such services. Easy peasy."
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d2239780-4d4e-11e1-8741-00144feabdc0.html>> Atheism in AmericaBy Julian Baggini. Photography by Jason Andrew and Brandon ThibodeauxGodlessness is the last big taboo in the US, where non-believers face discrimination and isolation Point, Texas (pop. 792) is not the easiest place for a single lesbian to raise her child. But neither her sexuality nor her unwed parenthood are…See More