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One of the most brilliant, if not "The" most brilliant talk Sam Harris has ever done.
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+Joseph Heston​ Did you watch it? What did you think?
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Sameer Channar

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Can an atheist believe in the afterlife or soul of any kind? Do you?
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Yes, but i don't
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Yes, and i do
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No, and i don't
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No, but i do
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Good fucking comment, I tried to wreck it, but I couldn't figure out what I didn't like haha.
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my opinion is I dont trust him ill leave it there and I dont support Britain first but they did throwback everything he said 
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+Aria The Dark Goddess​ - The problem with quoting passages out of context from holy books is that the meaning of a verse depends heavily on the surrounding verses, and different believers have vastly differently interpretations. Verse 8:12 doesn't "literally" tell Muslims to kill anyone alive today. It tells Muslims living at the time of Muhammed to kill their enemies at the battle of Badr. Some Muslims quote it to justify killing non-Muslims today, and that's a very serious problem, but it's not what the verse itself says.
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cecilia FXX
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another case of abuse by christians.
this time under the name of "therapy" 
Life wasn’t easy for Hayley Baker before the rages began, but it was tolerable. She attended a small Christian college near her home in Folsom, Califor ...
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That is horrible. It seems like some kind of dystopian story, where they beat the individuality out of these girls. This is sickening.
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JR McCall, Arts

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"Christian or zen buddist..."

He cracks jokes but the reality in his info is striking.. Malloy is a good one!
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INCONDITIONAL..

I[ m afraid of it..
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Esteban Valiente

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If religion can be used as a weapon, then the general population must be protected from that weapon.

The question that should be on every job application for a public servant or any job paid with government or public funds.
"Would your religion or faith-based beliefs prevent or hinder you from performing any aspect of your duties or job as a public servant or medical provider?"

Contact you local representative and demand protection from faith-based discrimination. Faith and religion are personal choices that should not affect anyone but you.
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+Dusten Barker Precisely! "Would you allow your personal beliefs to impede the execution of your job?" Yes..."well, then work some place else."
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Fabiana Bueno

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The religiously unaffiliated, called “nones,” are growing significantly. They’re the second largest religious group in North America and most of Europe. In the United States, nones make up almost a quarter of the population. In the past decade, U.S. nones have overtaken Catholics, mainline protestants, and all followers of non-Christian faiths.
A lack of religious affiliation has profound effects on how people think about death, how they teach their kids, and even how they vote.  (Watch The Story of God With Morgan Freeman for more about how different religions understand God and creation.)
There have long been predictions that religion would fade from relevancy as the world modernizes, but all the recent surveys are finding that it’s happening startlingly fast. France will have a majority secular population soon. So will the Netherlands and New Zealand. The United Kingdom and Australia will soon lose Christian majorities. Religion is rapidly becoming less important than it’s ever been, even to people who live in countries where faith has affected everything from rulers to borders to architecture.
But nones aren’t inheriting the Earth just yet. In many parts of the world—sub-Saharan Africa in particular—religion is growing so fast that nones’ share of the global population will actually shrink in 25 years as the world turns into what one researcher has described as “the secularizing West and the rapidly growing rest.” (The other highly secular part of the world is China, where the Cultural Revolution tamped down religion for decades, while in some former Communist countries, religion is on the increase.)
https://richarddawkins.net/2016/04/the-worlds-newest-major-religion-no-religion/
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The phrase no religion can't be called a religion.
That's a contradiction.
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JR McCall, Arts

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Mr. H00die

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Someone's bashing atheism 
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Just the fact that s/he only made negative options available in the poll "insecure, hateful, pretentious, hypocrites, ignorant" make each option fit perfectly to the poster. Such irony!
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JR McCall, Arts

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Ireland ...101 regd. Faith vs secular..
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A Somewhat Amused British Guy

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What a horribly disgusting person
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+Aria The Dark Goddess Well, the average body temperature of humans is 98 degrees Fahrenheit, so I guess she's hot.
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OKAY I NEED ANSWERS WHY DO CARTOONS SOMETIMES PREDICT THE FUTURE!? 
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because important part of our minds resides in others people brains. We share part of consciousness with others, we are made by interactions with them and without them our personality crumbles into madness. 
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JR McCall, Arts

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Parallels indeed.
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Like gods to them.

Disgruntled Royalty, by DarkMatter2525.
14:23 minutes long.
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Darryl Perry

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This seems about right.  Using a robot to teach others how to be robots.
 
A Robotic Monk is Spreading Buddhist Teachings and Answering Questions About Faith http://buff.ly/1pJWrP0
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+Lee Douglas

Here's a reasonable thing for you to consider. This idea that the religious are robots is demonstrably false, is it your own? If so, you are wrong. If not you parrot another's words, do you not see the irony in doing that, given what you claim?


You talk as if I have no experience in the matter. You do realize that I've lived that life, right?

I live in the Bible belt and I have personal exchanges with the religious every single day. Not just Christians, catholics, or jw, but Muslims and Hindus as well. My kids have friends who are children of believers, and I get to hear the horror stories all the time. I'm told constantly how these kids parents who are believers, show more love of their children's faith, than their children themselves.

I work at a state facility where many number of many faiths come together. I work in IT and have to visit many departments on my campus. I've had to step around believers on their prayer mats in order to get to my task. So I know from personal experience of the behaviors of believers by observing them personally. It's not something I'm told. It's something I've experienced.
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Morris Tedd

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Are people on the Atheism, Humour and Memes retarded? Surely, even a simple mind can understand sarcasm, dallas tx or something. I can't believe an atheist forbids and blocks another atheist. Proves that you can be an atheist and a retard at the same time. Blaming religious people for sensorship and doing exactly the same. How dumb is that? Do you even understand what free speech is? I give up... 
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+Morris Tedd Where the fuck did i even talk about nuclear and made an analogy about that? Who is it that got a childish behavior here getting bend all out of shape when people point out flaws in your analogy?

Not to mention how you get bend out of shape and created this post, that you decided to move an old debate over to?

Fact is that mosquitos are killing more people than snakes. That you cannot see how flawed your analogy is, makes you appear to be exactly what you call others... retarded!
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A Freeman

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How religion wishes to interfere with your everyday life
A prayer for the EU referendum campaign, calling for "honesty and openness", is published by the Church of England.
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+Paolo Marc I agree it is a disgrace that unelected bishops can sit in the House of Lords, but how is this worse than the other unelected lords? Ultimately the House of Lords can only delay legislation. If the House of Commons  are determined to pass a bill then it will be passed
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Andrew Boulton

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Seem like some states need to have their state constitution reevaluated :-o 
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