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The Way I See It: Can I Still Be A Christian If...?

The Way I See It: Can I Still Be A Christian If...? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Being a Christian seems really confusing in this day and age and I have some legitimate questions. I know at least some of my morals will conflict with mainstream Christianity, so I'm hoping they will make a few compromises and still accept me. This is an open letter extending to any Christian or atheist who wishes to reply and shed some light on these questions.

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craigolson01's comment, February 26, 2012 8:16 AM
It's really an issue of who is boss. Do I want to access the benefits of Christianity while maintaining sovereignty over my own life or do I want to yield to the sovereignty of God who created me and knows what is best for me? God is sort of like the parent who says, "You can do it your way if you want, but I know the outcome and you won't like it."
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Religion In Childhood: Evil Beyond Measure.

Religion In Childhood: Evil Beyond Measure. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A staggeringly low percentage of parents raise their children in a secular household, especially in North America. Whether its ghosts, alien conspiracies, or (worst of all) religion, they all share the same groundwork of ingraining the notion of supernatural forces on Earth- none of which have any validity.

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Morality is modified in the lab

Morality is modified in the lab | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses.
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Tolkien and Atheists

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There's nothing about being an atheist that would cause a person to be "militant" in the "denial" of Tertius' god, although it is true that some atheists are. But when you have people (say, people like Tertius) who spend a lot of time trying to tell atheists how they can't be moral, how they can't enjoy life, how they can't understand what "real love" is, and so forth, it's only to be expected that some atheists will get pretty annoyed and start spending a lot of time returning the "love" and attacking back.

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Is the Bible a Reliable Moral Guide?

Is the Bible a Reliable Moral Guide? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
What, then, are those who read the Bible to do? Shall we just pick and choose the laws and commandments that appeal to us and disregard the others?
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Anti-bullying legislation passes state Senate

Anti-bullying legislation passes state Senate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it


The Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that requires school districts to develop anti-bullying policies, but the father of the boy for whom the bill is named says he has strong objections to language inserted at the last minute.

One of the reforms will require school districts to have procedures in place to address bullying complaints. But the bill now also has language that says requirements don't "prohibit a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil, or a pupil's parent or guardian."

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Richard Dawkins: Morals Come From Enlightened Secular Values, Not Religion

Richard Dawkins: Morals Come From Enlightened Secular Values, Not Religion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Morals aren't begotten from religion, but secular moral philosophy, jurisprudence and dinner table conversation, renowned atheist Richard Dawkins recently argued at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India.
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‘How do atheists find meaning in life?’

‘How do atheists find meaning in life?’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Life cannot be meaningless so long as we have the capacity to affect the well-being of ourselves and others.
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10 Reasons Atheists Are More Moral Than Religious Fundamentalists

10 Reasons Atheists Are More Moral Than Religious Fundamentalists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

While most atheists are faced with answering how they can be moral without a god, I have a list of 10 reasons that the irreligious are morally superior to religious fundamentalists.

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Responding to the strawmanning of secular morality

Responding to the strawmanning of secular morality | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you have ever searched the internet for a section of text from Darwin’s writings you will have noticed that most of the links that come up are to creationist websites and blogs. What we are seeing is simple dishonest quote mining. Somebody makes a claim about evolution, Darwin or Darwinism, attaches a mined quote – and the quote then has a life of its own. It gets repeated ad nauseum by the creationist echo chamber – with hardly any of the users bothering to check the quote against the original for accuracy – let alone context.

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As atheists know, you can be good without God - USATODAY.com

As atheists know, you can be good without God - USATODAY.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Human morality is instinctual and fits into the evolutionary paradigm. In fact, morality without faith might be the best option of all.
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Gingrich Says Atheists Can't be Trusted, Disregards 50 Million Secular Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Secular Coalition for America condemns Newt Gingrich’s statements attacking secularists in government and public office. Gingrich made the anti-atheist statements Tuesday night at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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