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The 1st amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." . it does not explicitly mention the right to practice no religion. Is such a right implictly included in the free exercise of religion ?in your answer, please indicate whether you are answering as the founders intended, or as you believe the Constitution should be interpreted today .
maximally excellent being - a being that is omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect
maximally great being - a being that is maximally excellent in every possible world
1. A maximally great being is possible (It is not logically incomprehensible)
2. A maximally great being exists in some possible world (P1)
3. A maximally great being exists in every possible world (P2; apply definition of maximally great being)
4. A maximally great being exists in the actual world (P3)
Could it? And by reform, I mean go through a complete personality change to ensure that it becomes much more tolerant of things it previously wasn't of (like the LGBT community and Atheism to name some)
I'll focus on Christianity. It's nothing more than campfire tales passed down through the generations. All the typical themes can be traced back to tracking the constellations and their patterns of movement. Jesus' birth with the three wise men? Astrological. Dying for three days and being resurrected? Astrological. It wasn't until emperor Constantine realized he could use people's beliefs as a tool of control that religion started to evolve. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jJSpujHhaGQ
I've noticed that some of the more vociferous/zealous believers come from very troubled backgrounds, or have had terrible life experiences. PI've met a number of former alcoholics who have used religion to fight their addiction, or elderly people to manage their anxiety of death. Do you feel guilty debating these folks online, as if you are kicking the crutch out from under them?
It has become increasingly common for women to not take their husbands name after marriage. If women are subscribing to the institute of marriage should this tradition be followed as well?
We can exclude hyphenation from the debate.
Can a Godless Nation prosper from absence of moral absolutes?
When a nation's faith is banished from the public square, can it continue to prosper from the vacuum of moral values once lifted up by faith in God? Can man lift up moral values when no man thinks alike? With lack of moral guidelines, can a society fall into an anythng goes self love culture?