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Do children come up with God on their own?

VitruviannMan - 02 August 2011 46 Comments

I've read that in multiple places (including the God Delusion) that humans have an inclination to assign purposes to objects, which probably was advantageous for our evolution. I've also read that...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, RELIGION

Houston Judge backs down from offering offenders Bible study

VitruviannMan - 30 March 2011 16 Comments

A newly-elected judge who told offenders to read a bible study book if they wanted to avoid community service has been forced to abandon his controversial idea. Lawyers and the American...

TAGGED: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE, LAW, SECULARISM, SOCIETY

Glenn Beck: Japan's earthquake might be a "message" from God

VitruviannMan - 15 March 2011 74 Comments

"We can't see the connections here," he said on his show Monday. "I'm not saying God is causing earthquakes - well I'm not not saying that either!" "What God does is God's business," Beck...

TAGGED: -, RELIGION

Supreme Court allows anti-gay protests at military funerals

VitruviannMan - 02 March 2011 28 Comments

A Kansas church that attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members has won its appeal at the Supreme Court, an issue testing the competing...

TAGGED: LAW, MORALITY

Extremism is threatening global civilization

VitruviannMan - 21 February 2011 6 Comments

If you haven't caught these on the news, here are some eye opening facts about current events. You can find the full article here about the radical Muslim cleric who'll lead a Washington rally for...

TAGGED: ISLAM, LAW, POLITICS

3 A's of Awesome

VitruviannMan - 28 January 2011 40 Comments

In case this wasn't already posted here and you haven't already seen this, definitely check out this new TED talk 3 A's of Awesome . This might by far be the best demonstration of the beauty of...

TAGGED: SCIENCE

Engaging the religious in their own websites and forums

VitruviannMan - 24 January 2011 51 Comments

I've started doing this recently and wanted to know (i) if anyone else does it and (ii) what does everyone think about it? I love the discussions here and can see that there are many of us out...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, RELIGION

Emotional arguments against religion

VitruviannMan - 20 January 2011 66 Comments

I have been thinking about this for awhile, and I saw some ideas bouncing back and forth in one of the previous threads about another issue. I think it might be very helpful to gather some examples...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, CRITICAL THINKING, RELIGION

How can atheists give condolences about someone's death?

VitruviannMan - 13 January 2011 67 Comments

The stories I've been reading about the shootings in Arizona made me realize that almost everyone uses religious language when giving condolences: "Our prayers are with them" "She's a little...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, FAMILY/FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES