Archive for May, 2010

Hate mail

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form: f**k you guys.. kill yourself coz you people are dumb ;) A little constructive criticism is always nice before a long holiday weekend.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 5 Comments
In: Hate mail

Should People Be Held Morally Responsible for Not Rising Above Their Culture?

Statement America’s founding fathers were racist and therefore immoral. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you believe that morality can be, in some way, a product of culture. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you would not wish to be thought immoral by people who consider their morality to be […]

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 10:13 am by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: 2Q

Moral sense

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form and private correspondence: I have no reason to doubt that you are a moral person. But your having a moral sense is evidence that God exists. Where else could a moral sense come from? It could not evolve because there are many things (ie. Killing rivals) that are against moral […]

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Discussion, Evidence, Morality

Mind vs. brain

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form: Given, two things are only identical if they share all the same properties. Given, the mind and the brain do not share the property of self examination. Therefore, the brain is not the mind. If the brain is not the mind, then the mind is independent from the brain. Therefore, […]

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:48 am by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Evidence

A Wide Variety of Arguments

From a comment on “A Wide Variety of Arguments”: I still don’t have any clear answer from you about the creation of this universe and how we and other living bodies have Consciousness…..why elements and metal don’t have life and we or other animals have life.And how the genetic code came ( some say Aliens […]

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 6:01 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Discussion, Evolution

Should African Americans be paid restitution for slavery in the U.S.?

Statement The descendents of slaves in the United States should be paid restitution by the U.S. government for the wrongs done to their ancestors. Q1 Analysis This statement may be a Q1 violation if: You don’t always hold the present government responsible for the actions of the government in the past. You don’t otherwise think […]

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 10:12 am by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: 2Q

Am I against religion?

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form: Hi you say you are atheist does that mean you are against religions in general? Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity and nothing more. One can think religion is awful, think religion is beneficial, think religion is a mixed bag, or have no opinion on religion at […]

Posted on May 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: About atheism

Does free will prove God exists?

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form: “If there is no God everything is purely material, including ourselves. Material things do not make decisions, but respond in determined ways to prior physical events. They do not act, but simply react to prior physical factors. For any particular event there exists a series of prior physical events that […]

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Evidence

Should Hate Crimes Be Punished?

Statement A bigot who burns a house because Jewish people live there should be punished more than an man who burns a house because his ex-wife’s family lives there. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you don’t think that an individual’s thoughts or motivations should be legally punishable. It may also be a […]

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 10:11 am by ideclare · Permalink · 9 Comments
In: 2Q

Everyone Draw Mohammad Day

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Posted on May 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Uncategorized