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Does God Exist? (Part II)

Statement God does not exist. Q1 Analysis This statement may be a Q1 violation if you have "spiritual" or other supernatural beliefs or do not define "God" rigorously. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation so long as you would allow someone else to draw other conclusions about God’s existence using the same reasoning […]

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Does God Exist?

Statement God exists. Q1 Analysis This statement may be a Q1 violation if you are convinced that God exists by evidence that you would not allow in a discussion of something other than God. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation so long as you would allow someone else to conclude that a deity […]

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Can Atheists Celebrate Christmas?

Statement Atheists have no right to celebrate Christmas because they are not Christians. Q1 Analysis This statement does not violate Q1 unless you participate in celebrations that have religious or cultural roots but are not part of your religion or culture. Q2 Analysis This statement is a Q2 violation if you would object to someone […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Should Atheists Disrespect Religion?

Statement If you’re an atheist, then there’s no reason to respect other people’s religious beliefs and practices. Q1 Analysis This statement is a Q1 violation if you think there sometimes is reason to respect other people’s beliefs and practices. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation unless you would object to your beliefs and […]

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should Religion Be Off-Limits in Public School?

Statement Nothing religious should be allowed on public school grounds. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if: You would make an exception for your religion, It contradicts your position on free speech, or You are not defining "religious" rigorously. Q2 Analysis This statement does not seem to be a Q2 violation, but may […]

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Should the Bible Be Taught in Public School?

Statement Bible appreciation should be taught as a public high school elective. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation unless you believe that religion should be completely off-limits in public schools. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation unless you would not allow other religious texts to be taught in the same way. […]

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Should Religion Be Made Law?

Statement Our legal system should comply with Christian morality. Q1 Analysis This statement is likely a Q1 violation if you do not think that you should have to conform to Christian morality, you believe in the separation of church and state, you believe in freedom of religion, or there are some purely religious issues you […]

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should No-Fault Divorce Be Legal?

Statement Couples shouldn’t be allowed to get a divorce without a really good reason. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think the government shouldn’t have a say in whether you get a divorce or not, you want to avoid situations where people may be tempted to lie in order to comply […]

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 9:52 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

Statement Marriage should be between one man and one woman. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think certain moral or religious opinions shouldn’t be written into law, you think that law should not be based on tradition, or you consider choice of spouse to be a private matter. Q2 Analysis This […]

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Is Homosexuality Moral?

Statement Gay people are immoral. Q1 Analysis If the statement is based on the belief that homosexual sex is immoral, then it may not be a Q1 violation, depending on your reason for this belief. But if the statement reflects a belief that someone who is emotionally homosexual is immoral regardless of whether they engage […]

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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