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20-05-2016, 08:10 AM
University of Miami Approves Chair for study of Atheism
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/us/...okRSQ&_rdr

I'm on my phone so I hope this link works.

This should be interesting.

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20-05-2016, 08:20 AM (This post was last modified: 20-05-2016 02:11 PM by Bucky Ball.)
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(20-05-2016 08:10 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/us/...okRSQ&_rdr

I'm on my phone so I hope this link works.

This should be interesting.

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20-05-2016, 12:01 PM
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I hope this study is the first of many and it does have positive outcomes, I see many studies over and over that prove secular morality is not only superior to religious morality but it's actually a lot more common, even in religious communities. I think we all know many of the rules of the Bible are ignored because they simply make no sense in a modern world. Once this realization becomes more mainstream perhaps we will see a rejection of religious laws since right now it seems everyday there is a new one popping up in some red state where they think their God is the only thing that matters.

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20-05-2016, 12:15 PM
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(20-05-2016 08:10 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/us/...okRSQ&_rdr

Excellent news. And also good news is the fact that "Younger people are even less religious, with 35 percent of millennials saying they identify as atheist, agnostic or with no religion in particular".

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21-05-2016, 11:26 AM
RE: University of Miami Approves Chair for study of Atheism
(20-05-2016 08:10 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/us/...okRSQ&_rdr

I'm on my phone so I hope this link works.

This should be interesting.

How the hell does one study atheism? There is nothing to study!

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21-05-2016, 11:30 AM (This post was last modified: 21-05-2016 11:44 AM by DLJ.)
RE: University of Miami Approves Chair for study of Atheism
Well! That's a surprise.


Miami has a university. Who knew?

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EDIT:

Disappoint.

Had it been Rationalism instead of Humanism ... The ARSE department.

Quote:... first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.”
... Mr. Appignani said he rejected a last-minute proposal from a dean to call it a chair in “philosophical naturalism.” Instead, he and the university leaders worked out the title, broadening the scope by including humanism and secular ethics.

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21-05-2016, 11:48 AM
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(21-05-2016 11:30 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Well! That's a surprise.
Miami has a university. Who knew?
They research gold lame slippers for elderly people, shiny dog leashes, sun blocks, and really bad plastic surgery outcomes.

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21-05-2016, 11:49 AM
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I'm excited about it.

This is what it means to me:
Educated format for learning what atheism is. (So many people know nothing or have it wrong.)
Lends validity to the concept. (Again, so many don't know or even give credence to the concept of no god beliefs.)
Gives a legitimate place for the ideas about atheism to be discussed away from controlling parents. (I love this.)
Could be a start for more universities to take up this subject.
All the southern states need this in every college.
Will help create on-campus support for free/critical thinking.

I really see no down side here unless the christers try to take over or shout it down.

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21-05-2016, 01:33 PM
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(21-05-2016 11:49 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  ...
I really see no down side here unless the christers try to take over or shout it down.

How's that a down side?

Only if they succeed would it be a down side. Displays of christian petulance adds to the discourse / dialectic.

That can only be a good thing.

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21-05-2016, 01:50 PM
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Congrats!!
Nobody has to shut you down. We live in a beautiful country - the USA.
The Constitution protects you!!!!!!!!!!!

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