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Author Archives: John Bremner

What is Ethical Atheism?

Although the words ‘ethical atheism’ seem self-explanatory, they are for some people a contradiction in terms. Many people of religion believe that there can be no such thing as ethical atheism because being an atheist makes a person evil. Without God, what can give us morals, rules to live by, incentive towards being good rather … Continue reading »

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Do Atheists have Superior Thinking Skills?

I would assert that not all atheists have superior critical thinking skills. Some, perhaps even the majority, are people who do not believe in any god because they’ve been brought up in a household where religion is never discussed: it’s just not on their agenda, so it is something they have not thought about. Many … Continue reading »

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Mormonism – The Sect.

I’m going to write more on religious sects, but today I want to focus on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism). Before I start, I would like to point out that everything below is supported by and documented in official Mormon Documentation, which Mormons hold sacred, namely, The BOOK OF MORMON, … Continue reading »

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Atheist Ethics and Abortion

Some atheists seem to have strongly held beliefs about a whole host of things that have nothing to do with the existence or non-existence any deity/god/supreme being. And they are not always as clear about the evidence behind  those beliefs as they could be.  For example, there is the ‘supernatural’. Most atheists do not believe in any form … Continue reading »

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Murder in the name of God

Our knowledge of human history is unfortunately very short, but as far back as we can look, in the ancient writings of all deity-based religions, we see death, torture, and destruction in the name of a deity. The Incas strangled virgins, and burned up to 200 children at a time to appease their gods. The Aztecs sacrificed more than 20,000 people a year. In India, an estimated 2,000,000 over the years were strangled by members of the Thuggee sect, as sacrifices to the god Kali… Continue reading »

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The Confusion of the Beautiful with the Divine

Some people say that beautiful things, including those in nature, must have been divinely inspired or ‘intelligently designed’ by their god. However, we evolved in a way that makes us find our children, aspects of nature, art, and music beautiful, in the same way that we evolved to find some members of our own species beautiful. We fall in love, mate, and protect our young and our mate, and all involved have a greater chance of survival. So we all have a feeling for beauty, and from ancient carvings, jewellery, and cave art, it appears that people have always had these feelings. Continue reading »

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23rd February 2010

“In religious matters, debates cannot take place, since one side claims privileged access to certain insights which it asserts to be evidence but which its debating partner does not share. This does not render the insights invalid or to the believer unhelpful; but it does remove them from the sphere of strictly intellectual discourse.” Michael … Continue reading »

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21st February 2010

“When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets a religious tax exemption instead.” Ronald de Sousa

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20th February 2010

“There is a book widely available in Britain that openly incites hatred of gay men. They are, it says, 'an abomination' and 'shall surely be put to death'. The book is Leviticus – a holy text for millions of people worldwide.” The Observer

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19th February 2010

“Human beings will find a balanced situation when they do good things not because God says it, but because they feel like doing them.” Olof Palme1927 – 1986

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