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CRITICAL THINKING, SCEPTICISM & ATHEISM

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CRITICAL THINKING, SCEPTICISM & ATHEISM

SECULAR SANCTUARY

This Group is specifically for those who prefer to apply Critical Thinking rather than follow blind faith, those that are natural Sceptics, and true Atheists.

Members must be approved.

Administrated by Alannah and Pagan

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/criticalthinking.skepticism.atheism/
Location: Global
Members: 8
Latest Activity: yesterday

FOR ALL SERIOUS THINKERS

CRITICAL THINKING:

The mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. 

SCEPTICAL:

Inclined to question the truth or soundness of accepted ideas, not easily convinced.

ATHEISM:

The disbelief in the existence of god or gods. From the Greek, atheos - a 'without', theos 'god'.

This Group is to all intents solely for those that fall into the above three definition areas. It is not a place for Non-Atheists to debate with Atheists, rather it is a secular meeting place and for those of a like-mindedness to discuss freely their thoughts and ideas pertaining to these things in an atmosphere of acceptance, camaraderie, fellowship, and mutual respect. It is to protect these ideals that membership in this group is either by invitation or by approval.

Thank-You.

Discussion Forum

The Barnum Effect

Started by Pagan Trillanie on Tuesday. 0 Replies

The Barnum effect is named after P.T. Barnum, the showman who declared "there¹s a sucker born every minute." He found many ways to separate "suckers", as he called gullible people, from their money.The Barnum effect in psychology refers to the…Continue

Tags: psychology, magicians, healers, faith, psychics

The stigma of being an atheist in the US By Aleem Maqbool

Started by Alannah. Last reply by Alannah on Saturday. 2 Replies

The stigma of being an atheist in the USBy Aleem Maqbool BBC News, Columbus, OhioAtheists in the US are rallying together, launching a new TV programme and providing support for those who go public with their beliefs."Sometimes things need to be…Continue

Tags: Atheist-Activism, Church-&-State-Separation, Atheist, Atheism

Why Karma Is The New Hell by Michael Foster

Started by Alannah. Last reply by Alannah on Saturday. 4 Replies

Why Karma Is The New Hell by Michael FosterKarma… karma, karma, karma,…Continue

Tags: Hell, Karma-is-bullshit, Karma

Atheism Has Health Benefits

Started by Pagan Trillanie. Last reply by Pagan Trillanie Nov 13. 2 Replies

"Why is leaving religion good for your health? Jon Fortenbury explores that…Continue

Tags: religion, non-belief, health, Atheism

Conspiracy Theories

Started by Pagan Trillanie. Last reply by Pagan Trillanie Nov 12. 2 Replies

What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and why do they tend to proliferate? Why does belief in one conspiracy correlate to belief in others? What are the triggers of belief, and how does group identity factor into it? How can…Continue

Tags: skeptic, Pat Linse, Michael Shermer, Conspiracy theories, "Pat

Determining the Attributes and Effects of Gods by Tracie Harris

Started by Alannah. Last reply by Pagan Trillanie Nov 8. 3 Replies

Determining the Attributes and Effects of GodsSo, I was on The Thinking Atheist the last two weeks with Matt. And before going on the final night, the show’s host, Seth Andrews, submitted a very long, well organized e-mail that he’d received from a…Continue

Tags: Conceptual, Tracie, Harris, Attributes, Deities

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CRITICAL THINKING

Started by Pagan Trillanie. Last reply by Pagan Trillanie Nov 8. 2 Replies

"Just because you are intelligent or have great knowledge does not mean you can think critically. A profound genius may have the most irrational of beliefs or the most unreasonable of opinions. Critical thinking is about how we use our intelligence…Continue

Tags: beliefs, opinions, guide, critical-thinking

What Sacred Cow do YOU most want to turn into Hamburger ???

Started by THE LIAR. Last reply by Pagan Trillanie Nov 7. 2 Replies

I will start this off with the most obvious of sacred cows, the Queen Mother…Continue

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Comment by Pagan Trillanie on Tuesday

Godless Thanksgiving: Do Atheists Have Anyone to Thank?

There's a popular belief among some American Christians that the American Thanksgiving holiday is necessarily religious. Aside from the apparent desire to turn everything into an expression of their religion, the primary reason behind this seems to be the idea that the whole point must be to give thanks to their god - not any other gods, just theirs, thus making it a Christian holiday too. If this is true, then it makes no sense for non-Christians, or at least non-theists, to celebrate Thanksgiving.

It is undeniable that non-Christians and non-theists all over America participate in Thanksgiving observances. This proves that the insistence on the religious or Christian nature of Thanksgiving is false. It simply can't be true, but this doesn't tell us why it isn't true. For that, it must be shown that giving thanks to God is unnecessary, or senseless, or that there are others to whom we can give thanks to, or preferably all three.

Continue reading here: http://atheism.about.com/od/religiousholidays/tp/GodlessThanksgivin...

To those celebrating. I hope you have a nice holiday and be careful travelling on Black Friday. 

Comment by Alannah on Saturday

You asked for a Mary Magdalen one marK, and its been provided for LOL, a wee selection of various ones here ;-)

Comment by Alannah on Saturday

LOL Pagan and marK, some nice additions there with he Jesus channeling his Chuck Norris side lol. "Good Guys Get Nailed to a Cross" as the follow-up to "Good Guys Wear Black" possibly knowing Norris's far-right Christian beliefs perhaps?

Comment by THE LIAR on November 19, 2014 at 10:24am

@ Pagan

I think most Christians NEED an enemy ( Atheists) to validate their wasted lives.

Comment by Pagan Trillanie on November 19, 2014 at 9:33am

This story gave me a chuckle this morning. Actually it felt good to hear from others living outside America and their views. 

American Bible-Thumper Travels To Scandinavia, Freaks Out After Discovering How Secular They Are

https://richarddawkins.net/2014/11/american-bible-thumper-travels-t...

Comment by Pagan Trillanie on November 19, 2014 at 8:59am

LOL And here's another one I found. Perfect for the collector ;-) or atheist friend. 

Comment by Pagan Trillanie on November 17, 2014 at 2:55pm

I'm ready for the Fightin' Jesus action figure and Ken on a stick doll.  Perfect for my collection. :-) Looks like Jesus was working out a little bit. LOL

Comment by THE LIAR on November 17, 2014 at 2:22pm

FIGHTIN' JESUS !!!!!  " He's back and he's MAD AS HELL !!! "

Comment by THE LIAR on November 17, 2014 at 2:16pm

RE Jesus action figure

       Just in time for the Feast of Conspicuous Consumption it's the SON 'O GOD action figure !!!! I want one !!! LOL  That is perfect and pretty much sums up the " real " meaning of Christmas .  Do they have a Mary Magdelen Barbie too ? Too freakin' much.

Comment by Alannah on November 17, 2014 at 11:49am

 
 
 

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