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Is it appropriate to publish an article in a scientific journal where Hawking is said to be "the leading and outspoken atheist and Professor Dr. Hawking"? Or is the title of an atheist still a shameful thing?
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Is it good:
You might say: ``To know everything that means spanning infinity, so,
it would be impossible for such a being to exist.''
No, it is possible, because you are not sure.
If you are perfectly sure, only then it...
Question: Would you recommend the Alpha Course?
(Here is the wikipedia page that's about it)
(Here is its official website)
I'd recommend it
For those of you who don't know what it is, basically it is a course about Christianity aimed at people who are open and interested about Christianity but who don't consider themselves Christian
As a young man I got a chance to do it when I was at University but I turned it down as I was an atheist and truth be told, a bit of a snob:
I now wish...
Since there is no limit to study things and to the accumulation of knowledge
and skills, but at the same time it is impossible to know everything, there is
a being [perhaps on a distant planet]
that knows absolutely everything except for one thing. For example, out of
the answers to 100 hypotheses, it knows 99 answers and does not know
just one answer. And this is just as impossible as
it is to know all 100 answers in full. But this situation does exist in
reality: any reasonable being...
Pushing the limits of your own being may not be a good idea. This line come from a friend of mine
It was something he said during a discussion we had, and it stuck in my mind. Watching my own spiritual journey. To me, it means that as a practitioner of Sufism, it is a fine line between practicing correctly and safely and going into the extreme both ways. Not too lazy and not too much force into the extreme and very difficult part of seclusion, only being alone and so on.
I’ve wondered why God of Israel commanded circumcision. I know it’s a sign of the covenant between Abraham and God, but what does circumcision do? People in the present day often say that circumcision is immoral.
I think the purpose of circumcision is to promote sexual purity. I think the process of being circumcised is similar to neutering ones dog. When you neuter a dog, you take care of some behavioral issues that a tame animal shouldn’t have, right? Perhaps not the best comparison but...
Do you know a religion or cult that suppresses free speech?
If cult leader would say to you, "we reduce ignorance by not allowing all to speak", would you think it is reasonable or not?
I think limiting free speech increases ignorance, because then people will know less. Do you agree with this, or is there some good reason to think the opposite?
I apologize in advance if there has been similar threads on this question.
Being raised Christian, I was taught that the only way to save your soul was through accepting Jesus’s blood as your personal salvation. This requires knowledge of Jesus. So what about those who never heard of Jesus? What is their fate when they die?
Columbus didn’t sail the ocean blue until 1492, so did all the Native Americans who never had a chance to hear about Jesus go to hell?
Or let’s look at the Natives of...
Does humanity exhibit goals and purposes? or Are humans mindlessly made with every function of a human being is arbitrary and signifying nothing?
How do you justify your position?
Some very reasonable people consider the idea that meaning and purpose is apart of the universe. That somehow life is special.
I agree with the argument in the video.
For me it is apparent that life,and in particular, humanity exhibits goals and purposes in their form and function.
The argument puts forth...
I thought of this after reading @Spiderman 's thread on masturbating. What's the strangest thing you ever offered or done as a devotional act to a deity? I've heard some very strange ones. Like I've heard of folk who masturbate as an offering, some who give semen, tears from crying, dead roaches, banging someone as a devotional act, and even offering feces to a deity. The weirdest item I've ever given was a protection jar with one drop of menstural blood to a deity.
Edit after @Rival 's...
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