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Honor, Dignity, Victim A Tale of Three Moral Cultures


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/IocUJZ0lB6w/ Sociologists Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning have produced the first systematic theoretical analysis of the moral culture of “victimhood” emerging on university campuses. Central to their interesting and thought-provoking investigation is the claim that moral cultures tend to take one of three forms: honor cultures, dignity cultures…

God's Muddled Message to Mankind


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/5VZ06-4R-0c/gods-muddled-message-to-mankind.html By Michael Runyan ~ So, after waiting 200,000 years after modern humans evolved, God decides to deliver an important message to mankind. You would think it is essential that all of the people on earth receive this vital message and that it is clear and unambiguous. After…

eSkeptic for February 14, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/wxsrF9ewWFU/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Feature: Honor, Dignity, Victim: A Tale of Three Moral Cultures Excerpt from Heavens on Earth: Near-Death Experiences MonsterTalk # 149: Winchester’s Cathedral: Interview with Colin Dickey In this week’s eSkeptic, Kevin McCaffree reviews the forthcoming book The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe…

Eight Philosophical Questions We’ll Never Solve?


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/13661 Years back George Dvorsky wrote a popular article at io9 titled “8 Great Philosophical Questions We’ll Never Solve.” It’s interesting because all eight are triggers for the same cognitive biases sustaining irrational theistic belief. Is it true we’ll never solve them? What do we mean by “solve”…

The Christian Romance Fairy Tale


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/SAPBHbjHiUI/the-christian-romance-fairy-tale.html By Tania ~ There are the stories of Cinderella, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid...and, of course, the men they fall in love with and -- depending on which versions of the stories you happen to read -- live with happily ever after. And there is the…

What We Understand


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/eYpfcBKTjZ4/what-we-understand.html By Carl S ~ I have a son from my first marriage. His name is Emmett. My wife and I went to his wedding reception, and all of us have gone out to restaurants together. Although we live far apart, we keep in touch regularly. You won't…

Tactics: How to Change Minds (including our own)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/02/13/tactics-how-to-change-minds-including-our-own Activists Matt Dillahunty, Sarah Haider, Anthony Magnabosco and Kavin Senapathy join Seth Andrews for a conversation about how to best engage religious people in discussions about God, faith, facts, knowledge and atheism. Matt Dillahunty: http://www.mattdillahunty.com Sarah Haider: http://www.exmna.org Anthony Magnabosco: http://www.streetepistemology.com Kavin Senapathy: @ksanapathy on Twitter VIDEO…

Pixie dust works! Right?


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/WmqfaWCMVpU/pixie-dust-works-right.html By John Draper ~ Right out of the chute as a Christian, God saw fit to put me in a Bible study with a bunch of guys who had a weakness for bare-naked ladies. It was sort of a practical joke on His part.All of us were…