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Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vangelis Stamatopoulos Feb 4, 2011. 116 Replies

The Atheist Foundation of Australia defines Atheism as: "the acceptance that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable…Continue

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What's going on with African Americans???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vangelis Stamatopoulos Jan 22, 2011. 14 Replies

I'm an Aussie so I find this stuff difficult to understand. This is what I found in the section on "Race distribution" here:…Continue

Bad Science

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Mar 31, 2011. 88 Replies

I find it rather disappointing sometimes how most atheists dispel statements/beliefs/arguments simply because the scientific research has not proven it. It's one thing for research to conclusively…Continue

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Lorryslorrys replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Bad Science
"The placebo effect is even more exciting than that. Check out (Plug) http://www.badscience.net/category/placebo/"
Mar 27, 2011
Michael Fulton replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Bad Science
"It just sounds like a stress related disorder was encouraged by a diagnosis of a doctor, then alleviated by the assurances of an alternative health care provider, which reduced the stress and alleviated the symptoms."
Mar 27, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"oh....  Well I guess you're right.  Even though we know that thoughts are caused by neurons firing in the brain, and EEG's monitor those firing neurons...  I guess according to that explicit definition anyone who believes in…"
Feb 3, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"I've read all of Harris' works, but I don't really think the outrage in here about some of his writing is justified.  When we talks of meditation, it more "prolonged self-introspection" not a form of prayer; so, is…"
Feb 3, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"It seems as though you are completely missing the point of Mr. Meyer's post.  He is railing against those people who are trying to limit the definition of the 'atheist' movement to its strictest sense~ no gods, when the movement…"
Feb 2, 2011
Chris G replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"The difference betwen God, Santa Claus, and Humpty Dumpty is all in the mind"
Jan 31, 2011
Park Bierbower replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
Jan 31, 2011
TNT666 replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"Sheer weight of numbers, in matters opinion, means very little (as opposed to in matters of science). So I feel no force compelling me to limit myself to what a couple of scholars think of this. Are people not allowed to have informed opinions that…"
Jan 31, 2011
TNT666 replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"all those are adjectives, they pretty much all are applicable to gods. If one wanted to see the noun "god" mentioned in those definitions, we'd also need to see unicorns, ghosts, fortune-tellers, aliens, .... note how they are all…"
Jan 30, 2011
TNT666 replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"No more ridiculous than saying Atheists reject only god and not anything else. That would imply that atheists are but godless Christians or godless Jews or godless Muslims. Being an atheist in reality implies much more than simply the rejecting of…"
Jan 30, 2011
Chris G replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"noun ( the supernatural) manifestations or events considered to be of supernatural origin, such as ghosts.   supernatural adjective 1 supernatural powers paranormal, psychic, magic, magical, occult, mystic, mystical, superhuman, supernormal;…"
Jan 30, 2011
TNT666 replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"I disagree with that splitting of hairs. Raelian gods are just a little different. You take a very limited stance on the god definition. You limit 'god' to a some white dude with a beard, gods are any being, supernatural or not (sun god…"
Jan 30, 2011
David Nicholls replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"Well, no, of course you haven't.  You've just shifted the goal posts from wonderful definitions made by clever persons and lots of money to why not ask the clever persons to change the definition. That's enough for me, I can only…"
Jan 29, 2011
David Nicholls replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"Addendum: Mentioning is not cherry picking, as you know I don’t accept the definition anyway and neither should you. Just thought it was interesting coming from one of those scholars spending all that money on definitions. Not addressing my…"
Jan 29, 2011
David Nicholls replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"Vangelis, Here are some definitions in part for Atheism from common dictionaries by the learned persons you have mentioned. Word Web lack of belief in the existence of God or gods. Oxford Concise dictionary disbelief in God or…"
Jan 29, 2011
TNT666 replied to Vangelis Stamatopoulos's discussion Sam Harris is not an Atheist according to the AFA
"How is idolising a supernatural extra-terrestrial being atheist????????????  What is god but a supernatural extra-terrestrial being?   It really annoys me when evidently non-atheists anoint themselves atheists... sheesh"
Jan 29, 2011

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It's life Jim but not as we know it!

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 4:18am 1 Comment

Atheism is often portrayed as being materialistic so when I came across a debate on life or life essence or life force or whatever you want to call it, I was immediately intrigued. Here were two enigineers, one based in the US and the other in Jordan discussing the nature of life. The two "protagonists" are Libb Thims an American chemical engineer, electrical engineer, and thermodynamicist known for his work and research in the development of the newly emerging sciences of human chemistry,…
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The Hijacking of Atheism in Australia

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 12:43am 34 Comments

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The Atheist Foundation of Australia has taken it upon themselves to redefine the meaning of atheism thereby hijacking the atheist agenda in Australia in order to exclude those that don't fit their "unique" criteria. One of those groups that are excluded by the AFA is Buddhists. As a Buddhist I must respond to this distortion of atheism for their own agenda and show that the AFA is not in fact an atheist… Continue

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At 12:52am on November 2, 2010, DistroMan said…
I'm no longer active on AFA because the sheer blah blah blah got to be too much. Everyone has their own views as to what they are willing to accept and not accept into their lives and we all have to make decisions what forums etc we participate in. As much as I respect some of the posters there, it was all just too much wasted time. I have better things to do. Things that interest me more than 'toeing the line'.
At 12:23am on April 18, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
hi, im not really sure were you can find the definition of atheism here officially, as it is different to everyone. to me atheism is just the relization that there is probably no supernatural deity that has created or controls life here on earth! but if u want to get a bigger feel for the definition, i recomend u start a discussion here http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/atheistnews asking ppl what they veiw atheism to be
hope this helps
At 5:53pm on April 15, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise that gods are all phoney and religions are frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 11:18pm on April 14, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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