• Talk to invisible beings?

    In what sense is an invisible entity who's existence cannot be justified something that one could expect answers from?
    In what sense is an invisible entity who's existence cannot be justified something that one could expect answers from?
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • Anti-nuclear Iran or anti-climate change?

    Should developing countries develop nuclear power subject to inspections? Or should we force them all to keep burning fossil fuels until the world runs out, and then attack?
    Should developing countries develop nuclear power subject to inspections? Or should we force them all to keep burning fossil fuels until the world runs out, and then attack?
    1 answer · Current Events · 5 years ago
  • Now that Charles Colson, the leader of the Watergate Conspiracy has passed?

    Given that he supervised the largest domestic crime operation ever originating from the White House, what do you think St. Peter will say to him?
    Given that he supervised the largest domestic crime operation ever originating from the White House, what do you think St. Peter will say to him?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why are there Holocaust denial laws in Europe?

    Isn't freedom of expression important in those countries?
    Isn't freedom of expression important in those countries?
    2 answers · History · 6 years ago
  • Why do atheists on YA try to isolate Christians?

    With a whole world of Polytheists and Monotheists to choose from, why don't we ask questions of Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, etc. who believe that theirs is the one true faith?
    With a whole world of Polytheists and Monotheists to choose from, why don't we ask questions of Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, etc. who believe that theirs is the one true faith?
    25 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Where have Democrats and Republicans come together remarkably on policy this weekend (3/3/12 and 3/4/12)?

    I turned on the TV tonight and there was Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal talking about their agreement on which important but controversial area of American politics?
    I turned on the TV tonight and there was Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal talking about their agreement on which important but controversial area of American politics?
    2 answers · Government · 6 years ago
  • Do you think atheists must avoid criticizing religion?

    I'm an atheist and I'm often careful to say things the right way to avoid disappointing a religious friend, acquaintance, or relative. But do you think that the feelings of the religious deserve special attention from the law? http://news.yahoo.com/penn-judge-muslims...
    I'm an atheist and I'm often careful to say things the right way to avoid disappointing a religious friend, acquaintance, or relative. But do you think that the feelings of the religious deserve special attention from the law? http://news.yahoo.com/penn-judge-muslims...
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why are Republicans so stupid?

    Republicans apparently believe that conservative Catholic Bishops, and other religious administrators, have the right to protect their scruples against the demands of their clients by refusing portions of health coverage to women. Apparently, Republicans who are not even Catholic believe this. I can't believe this level of stupidity would extend... show more
    Republicans apparently believe that conservative Catholic Bishops, and other religious administrators, have the right to protect their scruples against the demands of their clients by refusing portions of health coverage to women. Apparently, Republicans who are not even Catholic believe this. I can't believe this level of stupidity would extend to an entire political party, but it seems to have occurred. Can you explain it to me?
    17 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Casey said she witnessed her father's crime?

    There is now more information available from the Court-appointed psychiatrist's depositions: Casey said she witnessed her dad with Caley's body. Why didn't he go on trial? http://abcnews.go.com/US/casey-anthony-r...
    There is now more information available from the Court-appointed psychiatrist's depositions: Casey said she witnessed her dad with Caley's body. Why didn't he go on trial? http://abcnews.go.com/US/casey-anthony-r...
    5 answers · Other - News & Events · 6 years ago
  • If Kim Jong-Un is the third in the geneological line of rulers does that make the DPRK a monarchy?

    After his grandfather, Kim Il-Sung gave the presidency to his father, Kim Jong-Il, one could say that was a pretty spoiled thing to do, but now that it has become an unbreakable pattern, why even bother calling thee DPRK Communist? Why not just accept that it's a Monarchy now?
    After his grandfather, Kim Il-Sung gave the presidency to his father, Kim Jong-Il, one could say that was a pretty spoiled thing to do, but now that it has become an unbreakable pattern, why even bother calling thee DPRK Communist? Why not just accept that it's a Monarchy now?
    3 answers · Government · 6 years ago
  • Is it moral to take some one else's job if they left work?

    If it is legal and moral to organize a union and strike, is it equally moral to replace strikers with less demanding workers, or to take the strikers' positions if they are offered?
    If it is legal and moral to organize a union and strike, is it equally moral to replace strikers with less demanding workers, or to take the strikers' positions if they are offered?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 6 years ago
  • Did the Egyptians ever report the Jews missing?

    We all know the charming story of exodus, when the Jews said they were responsible for 12 deadly plagues on Egypt and stole all the jewelry, but have any Egyptian Hieroglyphics been discovered that corroborate this story?
    We all know the charming story of exodus, when the Jews said they were responsible for 12 deadly plagues on Egypt and stole all the jewelry, but have any Egyptian Hieroglyphics been discovered that corroborate this story?
    7 answers · History · 6 years ago
  • Isn't Absolutism the same as Nihilism?

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel called it, "the night in which all cows are black". Doesn't Absolutist thinking wear down Science in general? How has it affected you in your private life?
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel called it, "the night in which all cows are black". Doesn't Absolutist thinking wear down Science in general? How has it affected you in your private life?
    2 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago
  • What is your Religion?

    And how does it affect your views on Science, and World-view? How does it affect your daily life? P.S. Leave out the tracts here; just the facts, Mam!
    And how does it affect your views on Science, and World-view? How does it affect your daily life? P.S. Leave out the tracts here; just the facts, Mam!
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • How can Science succeed, when Religion already has such a firm foothold?

    Or does Science represent new-style, where Religion represents old-style?
    Or does Science represent new-style, where Religion represents old-style?
    12 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago
  • What is the difference between supporting a belief, and being religious?

    Is religion a belief in supernatural objects, or is it a habit of mind? If you think that religion is a habit, beyond religion, how could you tell if you are being scientific, and not religious in supporting your own point of view?
    Is religion a belief in supernatural objects, or is it a habit of mind? If you think that religion is a habit, beyond religion, how could you tell if you are being scientific, and not religious in supporting your own point of view?
    9 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago
  • What is Rational? Can you Unthink?

    Is it possible to not think about anything? If it is, are there really stupid people around, whom are actually thoughtless? Or is this just how our judgment and our ego is telling us we don't agree with them? If there is a "Rational mind", can you prove there is also an "Irrational mind", or are there only,... show more
    Is it possible to not think about anything? If it is, are there really stupid people around, whom are actually thoughtless? Or is this just how our judgment and our ego is telling us we don't agree with them? If there is a "Rational mind", can you prove there is also an "Irrational mind", or are there only, "Irrational thoughts", which are simply ones we don't agree with?
    2 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago
  • Is this all about You, or all about Us?

    I'm getting a little confused. I'll accept that you're the one doing most of the thinking here, but what role do the rest of us play?
    I'm getting a little confused. I'll accept that you're the one doing most of the thinking here, but what role do the rest of us play?
    8 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago
  • Is Science simple or complex?

    What does it mean, to miss the forest for the trees?
    What does it mean, to miss the forest for the trees?
    6 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago
  • Which is more powerful, a nuclear bomb, or understanding how to make one?

    'Fess up. What, to you, is the most important power in the universe? Is it the atom, or the human mind?
    'Fess up. What, to you, is the most important power in the universe? Is it the atom, or the human mind?
    10 answers · Philosophy · 6 years ago