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Being Human 2008

Being Human 2008

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Published by Jaakko J. Wallenius
61 essays from he Being Human blog at http://beinghuman.blogs.fi
61 essays from he Being Human blog at http://beinghuman.blogs.fi

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Published by: Jaakko J. Wallenius on Nov 13, 2012
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Table of Contents
Being Human.......................................................................................................................................................1Do we really need religions for spiritual experiences?....................................................................................2Why have I never believed in any religion?......................................................................................................6Are Scandinavian women enjoying greater equalitythan any group of women in the whole humanhistory?..............................................................................................................................................................13
Feedback for Post "Are Scandinavian women enjoying greater equality than any group of womenin the whole human history?"...............................................................................................................16
Feedback for Post "Why did Jacob Bronowski hate dogmatism?"........................................................23
How good and caring people can end up defending horrible violence?.......................................................24WhatΘs so special about death, after all?.......................................................................................................28Was building of the pyramids a terrible waste of society's resources?........................................................31
Feedback for Post "Was building of the pyramids a terrible waste of society's resources?".................35
Can religions just slowly wither away in Western Europe?.........................................................................38Are European Protestants already forgetting the Biblical dogmas?............................................................42What are the best basic lectures on atheism in YouTube?...........................................................................45
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Are there any good videos in the YouTube on the very basics of atheism?................................................50
Feedback for Post "Are there any good videos in the YouTube on the very basics of atheism?".........52
Is YouTube-atheism still going strong?..........................................................................................................53
Is religious dogmatism the biggest threat to science?....................................................................................57
Feedback for Post "Is religious dogmatism the biggest threat to science?"..........................................62
Why is Kurt Vonnegutso important for me?................................................................................................63Should we stillread the Bible?.........................................................................................................................66
Why was Christopher Hitchens such a controversial figure?......................................................................72
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Why do religious communities still flourish inmodern secular societies?..................................................89
Feedback for Post "Why do religious communities still flourish in modern secular societies?"..........93
Should we stone the adulterer?........................................................................................................................95Why the early scientists were so often Christians?........................................................................................99Did the 9/11-attacks trigger the current wave of atheism?.........................................................................103
Is 'God is not Great' still the best introduction to the dark side of religions?..........................................114
Feedback for Post "Is 'God is not Great' still the best introduction to the dark side of religions?".....117
Why should one not start reading Michel Onfray late at night?................................................................118Why are the ideas of Epicurus still worth a good look?..............................................................................121Why being richand famous is not enough?..................................................................................................125
Feedback for Post "Why being rich and famous is not enough?"........................................................129
Could there be such a thing as 'The Garden of Epicurus ς The House of Debate'?................................135
Feedback for Post "Could there be such a thing as 'The Garden of Epicurus ς The House of Debate'?".............................................................................................................................................140
Is there any scientific evidence for god or gods out there?.........................................................................148
Did Richard Dawkind write 'The God Delusion' as an act of self-defense?..............................................157
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