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Sep 22 2014
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It sounds vaguely like OCD behavior, but the key is does it bother you? It sounds like it doesn't. Everybody has quirks but it only matters if it's troubling to you.

Aug 4 2014
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from what I understand a lot of the prophesies about the messiah were fit into the narrative of Jesus's life. ( for example, most scholars don't believe that he was really born in Bethlehem, but that was put in to fit the prophecy.) Read more

Aug 4 2014
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again, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that if someone is a humanist i can have a basic idea what they believe. Read more

Aug 3 2014
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it comes from independent observation that we are all connected, plus the golden rule, which is expressed in a lot of religions and philosophies. My relationship to religion is hard to describe.

Aug 3 2014
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because I truly believe that having meaning and purpose is a basic human need, that we have evolved to seek meaning.

Aug 3 2014
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Because if you're just vapor, who cares what happens after that? I know there are a ton of answers, which fascinates me.

Aug 3 2014
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I've never thought of it that way. For me, it's not that there's a sky daddy keeping charge but that if death is final than nothing has meaning. I know many disagree with that..

Aug 3 2014
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no, just that I don't know their moral code. If someone is a Buddhist or Hindu I can tell more or less where they're coming from. Secular humanism has a set of ethical beliefs. Read more

Aug 3 2014
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yes, I know that. But you said yourself that atheism means no dogmas, and that tells me nothing about their ethics.

Aug 3 2014
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that's something as a non atheist and non scientist that I just don't get. Dawkins wouldn't tolerate an English professor making statements about biology, why is he allowed to speak outside his field?

Aug 3 2014
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I wish more people would adopt secular humanist as a descriptor. Secular humanism suggests to me a different thing from atheism.