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David Yonge-Mallo

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In some parts of the Muslim world, suppression of sex leads to religious fanaticism (mostly among young men), which in turn leads to more suppression of sex, in a vicious cycle. An op-ed in the NY Times outlines the issue.

What can be done realistically and constructively to break this cycle?
We act as though sex doesn’t exist, and yet it determines everything that’s unspoken. Sex is everywhere. Especially after death.
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You can't even report your rape in a Gulf state without fear of being thrown in jail for adultery. 
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Darrel Johnson

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Oh, yeah. This is a GREAT idea.
What with New Hampshire primaries and Zika scares and Syria deals, you might have missed that it was also a big week for “religious liberty.” In West V ...
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Man, the theocrats are really on the offensive these days. It's a good thing one of the central tenets of my own personal religion is to immediately murder Republican lawmakers. If this bill passes, they're obligated to respect my beliefs... 
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At 3pm EST. Should be an interesting discussion.
 
Today is the inaugural episode of +Helena Handbaskit​​'s book discussions. At 3pm EST, we will be discussing the first chapter of Silvermans book "Fighting God" which starts off presenting a case for redefining (or restoring the definition depending on how you see it) of atheism. 
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David Yonge-Mallo

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<It’s because the core ideology of the United States isn’t capitalism, or American exceptionalism, but something even deeper: _People are bad_. People are so bad that they have to be constantly controlled and threatened with punishment, and if they get a moment of freedom they’ll go crazy and ruin everything.>

Moore apparently doesn't draw this connection, but this idea clearly derives from the Christian doctrine of original sin.
A new documentary from Moore coyly attacks the American idea that regular people need to be controlled by punitive laws and restrictive norms.
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I general keep an open mind and allow others viewpoints in. But I can't stomach Moore. I won't even say anything bad about him best I can do is ignore it.
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Nathaniel Chattoo

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Wonder if my landlord will take prayer in lieu of rent?
Diocese agrees to pray for the health of claimants in debt case.
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"the fruits of their prayers, as prosperity indicators for both the company and its employees are growing." Data or fake. 
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Patrick Smyth

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Looks like the Russian Orthodox guy wins the battle of the hats.
Is it just me or is that a look of envy on the Pope's face?
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill call for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cuba.
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Yes but that's a bit like saying getting shot to death is better than being poisoned
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David Yonge-Mallo

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It's usually theists who compare atheism to murder, but in a comment thread to my post, an atheist compared atheism to murder. I just don't understand that. Does anyone else think atheism is comparable to murder? (See the comments in the linked thread.)
<The 23 and 21 years old two members of the Iranian metal band called “Confess” arrested in accusation of “Blasphemy; Advertising against the system;… - David Yonge-Mallo – Google+
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What happened to Germany has no bearing on the UN, which didn't exist at the time. 
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Can anybody understand him? His logic is hard to follow 😕


(So is it religion that atheists have a problem with or God himself, his existence for that matter? These are two entirely different matter. Deists as I know believe in the existence of God but do not associate themselves with any religion. In the same token that you accused me of ignorance about atheism, let me also say that you have a very generalized concept about Christianity, and therefore limited bordering on prejudice, shall I say. Most, of what you have mentioned belong mostly to Christian fundamentalists. People who take the bible as the sole ruler of faith, and therefore must be interpreted precisely to the letter. But are we dscussing religion yet or atheism? :b)

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+James Scott​​
As an engineer
I study structures and marvel at how those before me, reconciled numerous conflicting needs and draw lessons from it.

My fellow atheists scientists look at how design 'evolved' in nature and draw lessons from it.

Deists marvel at gods creation...

Each of us learns from, gains inspiration in the above examples and becomes a better person as a result of it.

We don't believe God wandered off.
We believe the real world is the next one, which is not much different from physicists now postulating that we are living in a simulated world. (Cue some deists swapping out I.D. with Simulationisim, when they catch up with science.)

Most Religions have certain core overlap, do good, respect nature, accountability, death is not final, we are all connected ...etc

For religions we came because God said ... "Be!"

There is a story about prophet Abraham who asked God to show him how he creates life. God response was don't you believe, to which Abraham says I want to see, it will increase me in belief...

We don't respond uniformly to the same stimulus, we draw individual conclusions, we often get it wrong, the followers often have more certainty in the positions taken by leaders than the leaders ever expressed or intended.

Quite often religious leaders demonstrate remarkable adherence to scientific principles. At the same time some militant athiests have taken a position that is closer to preaching.
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Crysek S

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I'm going completely Insane in this post!

Do you know the feeling when somebody is so ignorant and stupid that you want to strangle them and worse....
 
Why don't you Atheists just give up already and accept Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior?
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Just about every theist reminds me of Cypher from the Matrix... They will fight for it even when they know it's not real! 
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Crysek S

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Anyone wants to replie?
 
PART OF THE ICE WALL  WHICH EVENTUALLY LEADS TO AND STOPS AT THE BOTTOM SECTION OF THE DOME (FIRMAMENT) THAT "NO" HAS BEEN ABLE TO PENETRATE EVER!!! 
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It's like humanity is dividing into two separate parts, on one side you have those who marvel at the discovery of the higs boson, gravitational waves, probes reaching Pluto, the astounding age of discovery we are living in... On the other side, you have these retards. 
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Poised Atheist

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Hmm. Novo . I'm an atheist. Not a member from a group.
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John Saseen

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Church uses women to harm men and boys and to scrub up their bloody mess, yes.
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Darrel Johnson

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The relationship between the Zika virus and a sharp increase in the number of children born with microcephaly in Brazil seems probable but as yet unproven. However, it has resulted in various health warnings to women in Latin America about becoming pregnant. This poses a significant challenge to ...
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Mario R

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Hoping for a speedy recovery for Mr. Dawkins...
Author of The God Delusion suffered ‘minor stroke’ in UK and is now recuperating at home
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If he dies, i hope he does it calling a creationists a cunt on twitter
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Beyond Psychology

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(Demystifying spirituality/religions and giving some of its concepts more respectability) (we are one biosphere and universe; I can scientifically explain all of this) (the concept of a soul is ridiculous; here is very powerful evidence)

I came up with this theory independent of the world of curriculum. I am an autodidact and this theory is at the core of some of my philosophy of science concepts. This theory is extremely important. I recently acquired a friend who is a microbiologist/researcher.

We were having a conversation and he mentioned this right as I was typing this to him and we both hit send at almost the same time..... so validating! ;-) ("I" and more individualism blah blah blah) Here is the statement I was making and I regularly say this to people and have been for 5+ years.

We are not individuals; that is an oversimplification of our state of existence. More accurately, we are a mass of microbiological symbiotic consciousness in an unyielding process of transmutation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FQmAnmLZtE
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+Mario R assuming comprehension of statement, very much like that attitude.
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Edgar Brown

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The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.

- Abraham Lincoln 
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When the kids go to bed and the PC is free I'll dig into it a bit. Finding the text he referenced might be problematic.
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Julio Castañeda

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Brazen sexism is pushing women out of America’s atheism movement

http://flip.it/yJxlu
As an ardent atheist—and feminist—I am shocked by the misogyny running rampant among atheist leaders today.
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+AsDeadAsDillinger So you don't think there is a problem with sexism in the atheist movement at all and no room for improvement? 
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Havokx18

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The reason why I became an atheist all long time ago. Never told anyone why, but this is a start.
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Yeah.
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