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"Offense" Could Be Too Sectarian For Scotland

jameshogg - 17 June 2011 20 Comments

The Bill can be viewed here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s4/bills/01-offbehfoot/index.htm It all seems to be disguised under the presumption that offensive behaviour "will cause public...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, LAW

'You Gotta Have Faith.'

jameshogg - 07 November 2010 36 Comments

This is a somewhat radical idea that keeps cropping into my mind, and I would enjoy some insight. Faith is often the card that is played by the religious as a justification of holding a belief...

TAGGED: PSYCHOLOGY, REASON, RELIGION, SCIENCE

Some Moral Questions..

jameshogg - 14 September 2010 20 Comments

I'm looking for some perspectives on these following insights. They revolve around our ability to live up to reasonable standards of morality, as opposed to 'what is moral'. Responses would be...

TAGGED: BEHAVIOR, MORALITY, PHILOSOPHY

If God Existed: The Ironies!

jameshogg - 30 June 2010 17 Comments

I don't know if this has been done before, but try to come up with as many potential ironies as you possibly can if God suddenly decided to show himself! (I'm thinking along the lines of a slightly...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, HUMOR, REASON, RELIGION

A Stance On Rational Awareness

jameshogg - 01 June 2010 2 Comments

I would kindly like some opinions on the following. I am working on a fictional project which delves into the question: Why do we believe what we believe? I would like to show the thoughts...

TAGGED: CRITICAL THINKING, IRRATIONALITY, REASON, RELIGION, SCIENCE