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Anyone ever got through to a theist and helped them reconsider?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Jul 5, 2012. 11 Replies

I have not but am feeling good at the moment cos been talking to an American girl who was already questioning  her faith and recommended some books which she said really helped. She'd posted a…Continue

Should I teach my daughter to be respectful of religious beliefs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Longsine Jan 29, 2013. 54 Replies

I am in the UK where RE is broadly Christian and my daughter's school is taught by a vicar and a Christian and stories about floods and rivers of blood and killing the first born sons caused her to…Continue

SOS British Atheists!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dec 17, 2011. 1 Reply

I am sure you will be aware that today the Prime Minister said that politics need God.'Mr Cameron said: “I have never really understood the argument some people make about the church not getting…Continue

My father believes I should pretend to be a Christian?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Pluckrose Nov 13, 2011. 7 Replies

I am in the UK and was raised by atheist parents. Despite this I became a Christian due to RE lessons at school and was then terrified that my parents would go to Hell. I spent my childhood being…Continue

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I was harmed very badly by religion in schools.I was raised atheist but believed my teachers and was terrified. My 7 year old daughter has now been taught that God turned rivers into blood and killed the first born children and has been very worried. I want religion out of British schools. I do not want my daughter affected by Christian beliefs in a God who kills children in a good way and sends people to Hell to be tortured for all eternity. I want all of society to realise these are not healthy beliefs and have no place in the education of a young child.
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Don't Christians have a far more relative sense of morality than humanists/atheists?

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 8:32am 1 Comment

Christianity, context and moral relativism.

For this argument I am not claiming that moral relativism is a good or bad thing (its all relative XD) but Christian apologists frequently claim that is an atheist/humanist concept and inferior to an absolute morality that comes from the word of God?

However, Christians also frequently claim that atheists take the actions of the Christian god out of context when we criticize his advocacy of slavery, rape, child sex abuse and genocide…


An evolutionary psychologist's opinion on why children can be so infuriating.

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Having had a particularly bad morning with my 8 year old daughter who, despite being the most intelligent, beautiful and lovable child in the history of humanity, does have a tendency to have some fairly unbearable moments, I emailed my favourite evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. I asked him why children should have evolved the fairly universal parental-insanity inducing behaviours of incessant talking about absolutely nothing, arguing with everything (for my daughter this morning…


Religion and mental illness piece I wrote for Atheismandme.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 3:23pm 6 Comments

Is there a link between religion and mental illness?

By Helen Pluckrose

I would argue that there is and intend to demonstrate this by showing the way children are raised in the Christian faith, giving statistical evidence of the correlations between  Christianity and social problems and detailing the mental illnesses which exist only in…


Do we have a new contender for the title of 'Most ill-informed Question About Evolution?

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:00am 27 Comments

Sorry,people I may do this a lot. If you have left Y/A R&S never to return because you couldn't take it anymore, you may wish to skim past my blogs!


I think this one has a real chance. Do feel free to rate it on spelling and grammar, incorrect terminology, willfull ignorance, genuine ignorance and gratuitous abuse of atheists. 

Did you know not all science is true?

Equations made after human understanding predict two silly…

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At 7:32am on February 10, 2012, Mo Trauen said…

Hi Helen,

I just wanted to stop by to tell you that I love your surname.  I don't think anyone from your family ever came to America because I haven't heard it before.

At 1:50pm on January 8, 2012, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

Thank you for adding me to your friends, Helen -- totally makes me happy. Nice to meet you!

At 6:45pm on December 10, 2011, Bo Fowler said…

Thanks Helen :)

At 8:47pm on November 25, 2011, KaraC gave Helen Pluckrose a gift
I am so many things that even I get confused, Helen!
At 8:27pm on November 25, 2011, KaraC said…

Antibiotic resistant bacteria have evolved in the last 60 years. Your tormenter is not interested in proof, he wants a time machine.

At 9:48am on September 27, 2011, clay harshbarger said…

Thanks for accepting my friends request. I hope your dealings with the school system over religious education go well.


Yes I like John Lennon and the Beatles too. My dog’s names are Penny Lane and Lucy Diamond. But I just call them Penny and Lucy.

At 6:55pm on September 14, 2011, Rick said…

I’m now addicted to Yahoo answers!

At 5:58pm on September 7, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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At 3:39pm on September 4, 2011, Garrett Taffer said…

Welcome to TA, Helen!

At 8:00am on September 4, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the Think Atheist community Helen!

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