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  1. If you really want an unbiased, expert view, you should ask a theology professor. I have no idea what kind of assignment this concerns, so it may be a bit overkill, but if you want to learn something, this is in my opinion a very good option. Seek out the website of your nearest university or go there yourself. I'm sure that a university professor would love to help someone out for an assignment in his/her area of expertise. He might even recommend you some online articles on the subject.
  2. Wow, this is a hard assignment. Points two and four are in my opinion very valid points and I applaud your creativity in finding them. Point one, though, is something I think is untrue. The Roman paganism wasn't limited to rich men. Even though animal sacrifice was not performed by Roman women 1, there actually was a holiday for women only, the Bona Dea2. As to point three, the Church wasn't prominent until 313 AD, when the Edict of Milan proclaimed religious toleration throughout the Empire. As far as I know, before that year they were kind of an underground movement. Not smart to promote an
  3. Lacuna Coil covered Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence really well, even though I'm not a huge fan of that band. Other than that: Megadeth - Anarchy in the UK (original artist: Sex Pistols) Judas Priest - Diamonds and Rust (original artist: Joan Baez) Anthrax - Got the Time (original artist: Joe Jackson)
  4. Good point. But the fallen tree is observable, whilst God isn't. That's what faith is all about, right? If a tree has fallen in a forest, but nobody has observed the fallen tree, you can't say for sure it fell, but you can believe it fell. Believing in a God I feel is quite comparable to this analogy. I have a couple of questions. I don't want to be nasty with these, I am merely interested to see how these questions are answered, as they are seemingly contrary to beliefs, yet often supported. Question number one is for anyone who believes in a benevolent, all-powerful, omniscient God. Why does
  5. Wow, there are both great posts. Both are very true. Scientifically justified post for the win! But yeah, global warming may have existed without our interference, but first of all, that is counterfactual thinking and quite useless for our current situation and secondly, we have certainly caused the strong rise of the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere through industry and transport. I honestly don't know how bad it is, but that's okay, I trust the overwhelming majority of experts on that.
  6. Interesting research, but I'm highly sceptical. There may be alternative answers to the question of faster neutron decay rates. To conclusively prove the existance of multiple universes, we'd have to be in one ourselves. But yeah, a lot of natural phenomena seem to be explained by the sheer existance of Lady Gaga, whatever she (or he/it?) may be.
  7. У Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ ÑÐµÐ³Ð¾Ð´Ð½Ñ Ð·Ð° домашнее задание времени не хватало. I haven't had time for homework today. Russian.
  8. I'm very anti-prejudice, so I try to value people based on their behaviour towards me, not based on their belief in a higher power. But I'm guessing you won't be satisfied with this answer (I know I wouldn't) so here you go. I think that people who do follow a belief system should do that if they choose that, but they should be very careful not confuse belief with truth. You can't go and claim something is true just because the Bible says so. Having said that, I strongly oppose teaching creationism in schools (any school), because evolution has been proven correct. I think strict religious sc
  9. It'd be difficult without my friends, my beloved music, my guitar and my family.
  10. When dealing with answering questions, (for example: why did X happen?) I prefer to review and use the available evidence for either (or every, if there are more than two options) answer, the available knowledge on the topic and a critical mind as base to extend knowledge, using logical reasoning to come to conclusions. I think this method makes sense simply because it works. After all, most of our knowledge is based on this, except for mathematical laws. And yeah, it is obvious to me, and I think to many, many other atheists, that the best way is through respect and kindness for eachother. I'
  11. I myself, being an atheist, have no holy book that I adhere to, but Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist who has also written books on his own beliefs concerning the existance of God, is one of my main inspirations, philosophically speaking. There are also some people on YouTube making imo quite valid points, although YouTube does seem to be the breeding ground for trolls and flamers, both religious and atheist. As for personal truths, I don't think you've defined truth correctly: in the way that if something works, it's true. More than one thing may work in different situations, but tha
  12. I am necroing this thread, because I seem to be the first atheist that posts in this particular subforum. If anyone wishes to ask me about my beliefs or wants to know what I think of something that a religion says particularly, then fire away. Ask anything, and I really do mean anything you like.
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