"I have to say, I'm not a fan of restricting basic human rights even in the name of science.
If anything is in the name of anything I immediately get a bad feeling and start questioning the necessity and purpose. I love the fact that there is…"
"I grew up as a catholic and was forced to take confession at 8 years of age. I remember thinking 'why do I have to do this?' and trying so hard to think of things I thought I did wrong. I think I ended up confessing something along the…"
"It's funny how people pick and choose when 'God has a plan' - sometimes all they can say is 'God is with you'. I find that's said in the exceptionally bad cases where even the religious cannot see that their all…"
"Lol, I never take it seriously. I hardly think they will remember to pray for me in most cases anyway. They'd be too busy praying for the bigger issues in their life than for someone they bumped into etc.
I do like how you've put some…"
Hi and welcome to this splendid, international site and its thousands of bright people like you (we "dislike religion" too)
who recognise that religion is a fraud and gods are nothing but fictions inside the brains of the credulous.
Terry Meaden originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 230 discussion topics.
I also want to make sure that you've heard about the Rise of Atheism Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne next March. It's going to be huge with over 1000 tickets sold already. Speakers will include Richard Dawkins, Peter Singer, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Phillip Adams and more.
As you're already in Melbourne I hope you will join us there.