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Harvard study: education increases religious attendance

cixelsyd5 - 08 August 2011 11 Comments

Christians are hijacking a 2001 study done by the Harvard Institute of Economic Research, which shows (to my amazement, bafflement and surprise) that religious attendance rises greatly the more an...

TAGGED: EDUCATION, RELIGION

Religious indoctrination of children - what should we do?

cixelsyd5 - 09 May 2011 47 Comments

Teaching children that they will burn in hell if they don't believe in god is, as we all know, simply abusive. Most of the members of this site will agree on this. However, no one ever really states...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, RELIGION

HELP With Starting A New Student Organization.

cixelsyd5 - 17 April 2011 17 Comments

Hello Everyone, Three of my colleagues and I are wanting to start a new student organization for reason and science at our university. We are only in the early stages of development but I come to...

TAGGED: EDUCATION, REASON, SCIENCE

A GREAT resource for dealing with arguments for God

cixelsyd5 - 02 April 2011 12 Comments

Here is a link to a PDF that can be downloaded that deals with 36 different arguments for the existence of god. This comes from a website for a novel by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein from Round...

TAGGED: DEBATE POINTS

Why the world (especially the United States) is in desperate need of proper science education.

cixelsyd5 - 22 November 2010 47 Comments

A recent article from the Institute for Creation Research claims that recent studies in mutations contradict Evolution. The amount of ignorance in this article is astounding. I cannot begin to...

TAGGED: ABUSE, CHILDREN, CREATIONISM, EDUCATION, RELIGION, SCIENCE

Laughable Creationist Videos Claim Evolution Is Impossible.

cixelsyd5 - 12 September 2010 84 Comments

Here are two links to a youtube channel that contains a plethora of videos claiming to prove Evolution is impossible and so on. One can only imagine what children in faith schools (of which Richard...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, EVOLUTION, REASON, RELIGION, SCIENCE

Doubting Science

cixelsyd5 - 29 August 2010 44 Comments

Before I begin I must make something clear for people who might be inclined to hate and rant at me. I am a believer in evolution and an atheist. Now for the subject at hand. As a child I was...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, EVOLUTION, REASON

Manly P. Hall: Legit or Rubbish?

cixelsyd5 - 30 July 2010 14 Comments

I have some friends who continue to tell me that I need to read Manly P. Hall due to his incredible teaching and philosophical ideas ect... There is not much information about him on the internet...

TAGGED: BOOKS, PHILOSOPHY, REASON, SCIENCE

Proof of a Human Soul??

cixelsyd5 - 28 June 2010 58 Comments

Every month (I wish it happened more) me and several friends and colleagues gather at a friends house to discuss philosophy, science, religion, and pretty much anything related to these subjects. In...

TAGGED: CRITICAL THINKING, DEBATE POINTS, PHILOSOPHY, REASON, RELIGION

Where Does Homosexuality Fit In The Evolutionary Process?? (PLEASE HELP!)

cixelsyd5 - 06 June 2010 93 Comments

The main reason I am going to ask the following question is because I am gay and through my so far short but continuing study of evolution and science I seem to be finding that homosexuality looks...

TAGGED: DARWIN, EVOLUTION, RICHARD DAWKINS, SCIENCE

A Rebuttal To Richard Dawkins' Quote. (Please Help).

cixelsyd5 - 27 May 2010 40 Comments

I recently posted this quote by Richard Dawkins on my Facebook page: "Scientific truth is too beautiful to be sacrificed for the sake of light entertainment or money. Religion is an aesthetic...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, REASON, RELIGION, RICHARD DAWKINS, SCIENCE

The Anthropic Principle (Needs Help).

cixelsyd5 - 23 May 2010 18 Comments

I wish to preface this post by saying that I commend Richard Dawkins in his genius and truly groundbreaking arguments against religion in his book, "The God Delusion." I am currently in chapter 4,...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, EVOLUTION, RICHARD DAWKINS, SCIENCE