doesn't mean that you aren't* thinking for yourself.
Nearly half of Americans change their religious beliefs. They did the exact same thing the atheist did, but it didn't take them to atheism, it took them to a different religion. Even then I would be doubtful in saying that atheists or theists who change/have changed their beliefs came to that all on their own: I would not say they "gleaned all of their beliefs by themselves".
It's human nature to believe what you are told, but just because you believe in what your parents raised you to believe, or that you have never changed religions, doesn't mean you are thinking for yourself. You could have just come to the same conclusion.
No, that's the way most people are. They accept what they are told, and they follow it. Their beliefs are not their own, they are what they have been told from other people. Both theists AND atheists are equally as capable of doing this.
It is an extremely RARE person who is completely open to all evidence, who does not let bias stand in the way of truth. It is an extremely RARE person who gleans all of their beliefs by themselves.
No, this is not the way of the theist, this is the way of humans.
A lady with coarse language, apparently.
I've been walking home regularly since I was 12. And I walked home sometimes in elementary when my parents were going to be home early. But that's because I lived close to both schools. I think it depends on where the kids live and how paranoid their parents are. If I lived and a bad part of town, I know they wouldn't have let me walk.
Why is murder wrong? What is murder? When someone else decides they have the right to say who deserves to die, and kills someone. Murder is wrong because human life is sacred. Murder is wrong because we do not have say over the value of other people's lives. Life is important, life is not the property of humans to give and take.
That's the problem I have with the death penalty. I don't feel that human beings ever have the right to say someone deserves to die; now if killing someone is the only way to keep innocent people safe, like with certain terrorists and mass murderers, the life of the innocent is more important. But otherwise, killing murders and criminals back in the old days was mainly to keep people safe (not that punishment wasn't a big reason).
In many cases, there is also no undeniable evidence that someone was guilty. For all I know, they were set up. I don't want innocent people to die.
Just.making the point that that they're not synonomous.
Electronic music =/= techno. Techno is a subgenre. Dubstep is a subgenre. Breakbeat is a subgenre. Drum and bass is a subgenre.
Everyone is discriminated against to a degree. Some people more so than others (women>men, black people>white people, non-christians>christians) but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen and that we should stop having empathy for people.
I had a pixie cut and everyone thought I was a lesbian, even though I showed no interest in girls whatsoever. It's just people being rude and believing in stereotypes. How long is your hair?
I'm pretty sure I saw it first next to a picture of a duck or some kind of animal. But I could definitely be misremembering.
On a related note, when I saw FTW, I thought it meant f*** the what.
Differences create a lot more problems than they solve. Let's get rid of all of them instead of trying to be better people.
Doesn't news just stand for North, East, West, South?
No, not if that person was acting contrary to their beliefs, and without any remorse. It's one thing if I slap someone and I feel bad about it, it's another thing if I slap someone and I don't think I did anything wrong, which my religion clearly says is wrong (and if that's a major thing).