Let's Talk Religion

Feel free to discuss openly any topics related to religion and to agnostic and atheistic perspectives. All positions and topics are open. I would like to learn about religious issues, non Western religions, ancient religions, and atheistic and agnostic positions.

Of course questions about faith and non faith are encouraged as well.

It would be great for me personally to learn from discussions about the diversity of beliefs and non belief.

April 12, 2012 update: When you join the group you are also invited to add pictures to the Group Picture gallery. I try periodically to rotate through the gallery to change the group profile picture, to reflect the various insights of group members. I think it is fun.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Hobby Lobby, Religious Freedom Laws--Just the Beginning? II93 unread / 93margd, Tuesday 9:54am
Recognising religious diversity in physics2 unread / 2librorumamans, Friday 2:31pm
Does anyone laugh in scripture?37 unread / 37SandraArdnas, January 7
How Do Jews Go to Heaven18 unread / 18-pilgrim-, November 2020
Religions and the Evolution of Societies, Cultures20 unread / 20librorumamans, November 2020
Jupiter-Saturn Conunction, Dec 21 sunset for 1 hr4 unread / 4margd, November 2020
Any interest in a "mysticism" group?4 unread / 4alexanme, August 2020
Plain vs allegorical exegesis9 unread / 9John5918, May 2020
Richard Dawkins, the champion of logic and reason, fails Logic 10178 unread / 78LolaWalser, February 2020
Is the "Mindfulness" Movement a dangerous new cult religion?133 unread / 133proximity1, February 2020
Homelessness and the Gospel6 unread / 6librorumamans, December 2019
Advent1 unread / 1Arctic-Stranger, December 2019
The Gospel Economy16 unread / 16John5918, December 2019
The Golden Rule14 unread / 14margd, November 2019
Religious Robots & AI1 unread / 1margd, September 2019
What does it take...2 unread / 2librorumamans, August 2019
A good book on the complexities of tolerance?3 unread / 3paradoxosalpha, August 2019
The resurrection of 'new atheism'8 unread / 8tommyarmour, July 2019
Song of myself4 unread / 4John_A_Johnson, February 2019
Guest appearance by god on Colbert. Hilarious.2 unread / 2zangasta, August 2018
Young-Earth Creationism is Cruel14 unread / 14zangasta, July 2018
There is no such thing as "religious experience", only experiences deemed religious41 unread / 41zangasta, July 2018
Religion is funny - psychotically funny. Argue otherwise if you can.14 unread / 14JGL53, July 2018
Science and religion meet at the top of the mountain.1 unread / 1JGL53, July 2018
Pascal's Wager 2.0104 unread / 104Tid, May 2018
Hobby Lobby, Religious Freedom Laws--Just the Beginning?351 unread / 351margd, February 2018
Do religions share the same concern?48 unread / 48JGL53, July 2017
Religion and the 2016 US Presidential Election6 unread / 6LolaWalser, July 2017
Blaise Pascal to be beatified?1 unread / 1Dilara86, July 2017
Has UK hit ‘peak secular’?3 unread / 3JGL53, May 2017
'How to defeat terrorists? True extremism'5 unread / 5JGL53, January 2017
currently reading: On Religion193 unread / 193librorumamans, January 2017
Is science part of human nature?41 unread / 41southernbooklady, December 2016
Religious dating sites must make gay matches44 unread / 44timspalding, December 2016
Atlantic: The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife37 unread / 37Tid, November 2016
Fear of Isaac15 unread / 15richardbsmith, August 2016
Inerrancy8 unread / 8JGL53, July 2016
NYT: A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife132 unread / 132timspalding, June 2016
What's wrong with graven images?11 unread / 11quicksiva, June 2016
Scientology2 unread / 2JGL53, June 2016
God made us23 unread / 23Jesse_wiedinmyer, June 2016
Can there be religion without the supernatural?94 unread / 94margd, June 2016
Paper: "How Good Is the Samaritan, and Why?"2 unread / 2John5918, June 2016
Did Augustine read the bible literally?41 unread / 41quicksiva, May 2016
Introduction to Talmud1 unread / 1richardbsmith, May 2016
Bad theology?62 unread / 62John5918, May 2016
Second Coming12 unread / 12quicksiva, April 2016
Latest Pew: Highly religious people…35 unread / 35zangasta, April 2016
Robert Frost14 unread / 14rrp, April 2016
What matters in your faith?27 unread / 27hf22, April 2016
Limits of Expression?513 unread / 513southernbooklady, April 2016
God Is a Question, Not an Answer5 unread / 5rrp, April 2016
René Girard on The Scapegoat1 unread / 1librorumamans, March 2016
Good introductory book(s) on islam?17 unread / 17zangasta, March 2016
Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy?23 unread / 23rrp, March 2016
Original Sin80 unread / 80richardbsmith, February 2016
edx series: Religions and their Scriptures1 unread / 1richardbsmith, February 2016
What is Satanism?10 unread / 10paradoxosalpha, February 2016
Is Why? a theological question?18 unread / 18richardbsmith, January 2016
Kentucky is not just about basketball anymore2 unread / 2JGL53, January 2016
Anglicans suspend Episcopal Church over same-sex marriage45 unread / 45richardbsmith, January 2016
Being Gay in the Islamic State5 unread / 5margd, January 2016
Is God all-fair?19 unread / 19JGL53, January 2016
Mudderfokker! Tell it, brother!3 unread / 3JGL53, January 2016
What does it mean to say that Muslims and Christians worship the same God?81 unread / 81JGL53, January 2016
Heaven does no speaking - Confucius22 unread / 22richardbsmith, December 2015
'What scares the new atheists'71 unread / 71JGL53, December 2015
A man climbing must scrape his knees - Levertov2 unread / 2margd, December 2015
Does atheism have to be anti-religious?189 unread / 189JGL53, December 2015
New Pew Survey: America's Changing Religious Landscape (2015)24 unread / 24JGL53, December 2015
Essentially the same or Fundamentally different?6 unread / 6richardbsmith, December 2015
"If Israel accepts the Torah, you will continue to exist"4 unread / 4MarthaJeanne, December 2015
"A tiny minority"? My ass.33 unread / 33JGL53, November 2015
Oppen "Psalm"62 unread / 62richardbsmith, November 2015
Well I'd say that pretty much sums it up.11 unread / 11JGL53, October 2015
Doesn't all religion form (except etheism) seek the same thing?....27 unread / 27jburlinson, October 2015
Atheist tribalism poisons everything6 unread / 6JGL53, October 2015
Pope Francis' Remarks to Congress8 unread / 8John5918, September 2015
Bad News Reporting in Religion4 unread / 4timspalding, September 2015
Thich Nhat Hanh remains in coma7 unread / 7Mr.Durick, September 2015
Religion and Politics: When to get involved?127 unread / 127John5918, August 2015
'Extremist is the secular word for heretic'6 unread / 6John5918, July 2015
Francis Defends Evolution And Big Bang: ‘God Is Not A Magician’13 unread / 13zangasta, June 2015
I dedicate this thread to Nathaniel Campbell.1 unread / 1JGL53, May 2015
Should we thank God for civilzation?21 unread / 21timspalding, May 2015
Orthodoxy: does it matter? Who has it?29 unread / 29nathanielcampbell, April 2015
The Future of World Religions: 20501 unread / 1John5918, April 2015
Death in the name of God, again7 unread / 7nathanielcampbell, April 2015
Joy100 unread / 100vy0123, March 2015
Atheists fear a higher power16 unread / 16rrp, March 2015
ignore this1 unread / 1rrp, March 2015
Evolution and creation both right, says pope256 unread / 256rrp, March 2015
Atheism, Religion, and Violence225 unread / 225nathanielcampbell, March 2015
Muslims fasting for Lent3 unread / 3timspalding, February 2015
Islamic Theology of the Islamic State4 unread / 4John5918, February 2015
David Carr on religion2 unread / 2LolaWalser, February 2015
Depicting the Prophet Muhammad82 unread / 82keylawk, February 2015
Religion, Brainwashing, and Food50 unread / 50jburlinson, January 2015
The myth of religious violence93 unread / 93southernbooklady, January 2015
Will religion ever disappear?169 unread / 169binders, January 2015
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