Epicureanism matters (something philosophical for Thanksgiving)

You have a choice. You can choose between an array of superstitions, or you can believe in a set of teachings that are rational and common sense. Modern humanism is one alternative, but ┬áit is a little dry as a belief system, skirts round what happens after death, and is less forceful about friendship and …

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Erdogon seems to be conducting a wholesale religious coup.

In Turkey, Erdogan , who does not believe in the equality of the sexes, is overturning the secularization of the country that followed the First World War. A bill is before Parliament which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the girl has been preliminarily backed by Turkish …

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Morality-based religions

“Pre-Christian religions did concern themselves with morality. Egyptians believed over 4000 years ago that the soul would be judged. But prehistoric hunter-gatherer religions did not concern themselves with sexual morality, since for them the paternity of a child did not matter. “When people settled and men amassed goods and assets- – which they wanted to …

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