Life Will Answer – The Book: Wars Without End? Pt. 2

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Dogmatic Christians also slide quietly around the fact that there’s no real test that what they believe is right. They simply believe it, on faith. – Robert Altemeyer, The Authoritarians

 

To abide by doctrines that cannot be questioned, against which opposing evidence cannot be posed, is to make oneself exquisitely vulnerable to despotic behavior. [1]

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Life Will Answer – The Book: A Simpler Rule

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Earlier this year I published an eBook entitled Life Will Answer. It’s an exploration of life, religion, and the tenuous connection one has with the other—at least as has been defined to date by the various theologies of past and present-day believers.
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Life Will Answer – The Book: Altruism Examined

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An interesting and occasional contentious online debate has been taking place over the course of the past few months * between Jerry A. Coyne [a professor of Ecology and Evolution at The University of Chicago and author of Why Evolution is True] and Damon Linker [author of The Theocons, and The Religious Test. He is also a senior correspondent at TheWeek.com, as well as a consulting editor at the University of Pennsylvania Press, and a contributing editor at The New Republic] on the respective merits and weaknesses of arguments supporting/disputing atheism and religion.
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Looking Left and Right: Unthinking Opposition

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It’s probably not too far beyond the scope of reasonable observations to state that for most of us, more often than not when given the choice between the familiar and the new, our first inclination would be to opt for the familiar. This is true in personal, cultural, social, political, and economic arenas. Continue reading