Archive for November, 2010

Should I Have My Child Vaccinated?

Statement I don’t need to have my child vaccinated since vaccines are risky and pretty much everyone else has their children vaccinated, so my child is not in danger. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you are either avoiding vaccinations for a reason other than those stated (fear of needles, for example) or […]

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should Humans Play God?

Statement Cloning is wrong — humans shouldn’t play God. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you cannot define what constitutes "playing God." Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 violation if you would not consider immoral actions that other people might consider exclusively the domain of God. Discussion If there are certain […]

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Would a Human Clone Have Human Rights?

Statement We should clone people and use the clones for spare parts. Q1 Analysis Assuming that by "clones" we mean genetic duplicates of humans, this is a Q1 violation if you believe human clones are morally equivalent to humans. Q2 Analysis Since a clone would not necessarily know it was a clone, this statement violates […]

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Should Genetic Manipulation of Embryos Be Allowed?

Statement Genetic engineering shouldn’t be used to make changes to unborn children. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation if you think that genetic engineering for any reason is wrong or you think that any non-natural attempt to effect an unborn child’s health is wrong. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you […]

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Hate mail

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form: this sites bulls**t atheism isnt your little list of s**t we can and cannot do this is just our own version f**k off Thus proving that it isn’t just religious people who write blathering, incoherent e-mails.

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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How immature I am

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: I have a question to ask you. Have you ever realized how immature your humor is? And those responses to questions of how to respond to those anti atheist? Do you even know why those non atheist even try to talk to people about their beliefs? It’s because they want […]

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Should Organ Recipients Be Chosen on Merit?

Statement If a school teacher and a murderer are both on an organ-recipient waiting list, the teacher should receive an organ, even if the murderer has been on the list longer. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you do not have consistent criteria for deciding among multiple candidates for a donor organ. […]

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should It Be Legal to Sell Your Body?

Statement It should be illegal to sell your organs. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think there should be no limits on how people use their own bodies or you think that government should not interfere in the free market. It also might be a violation if you would consider selling […]

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Why Should I Avoid Sin If I’ll Be Forgiven?

Statement The blood of Jesus has paid for my sins, so I can do anything I like without worrying about the consequences. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you believe that some things are wrong whether or not you will be punished for doing them, if you are wilfully misrepresenting your religion, or […]

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should I Pay for Something If I Don’t Have To?

Statement If I can get something for free, there’s no reason I should pay for it. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think that some forms of "voluntary" payment are not really voluntary. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you would ever expect someone to voluntarily pay you for […]

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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