"It all depends on what you mean by God. The broader the definition, the smaller the possibility of atheism. It's a directly inverse relationship.
You seem to define God as "motivation", so anyone not dead is pretty much a believer."
"I also might add another hypothesis about lawless societies depending more on the alpha/beta type of arrangement than civilized societies. Unless we create a larger system of laws, this kind of thing is there as a "natural" state.
"I tend to think humans (males and females) do have the alpha/beta thing wired in somewhere deep in our brains, but our higher function allows us to overcome it, specifically a more complex and nuanced sense of identity, empathy,…"
""Sometimes a minority fringe group needs to accept its plight as the hugely disliked and even feared tiny minority that it is, and keep it to itself and out of the public eye."
I thought this was about roving bands of laughing rapists…"
I don't mind that you're jaywalking, I do mind that you're jaywalking when my light turns green. Every &*^% day.
Also, people walking many abreast on the sidewalk and not leaving room for walkers in the…"
"Business Insider is copying a Washington Examiner item about Trump's campaign finances. Having made a huge deal out of paying his own way in the primary campaigns, it appears that his campaign people are making a pitch to get public money…"
"Spanish semi-translation. Native phrase "Colijolmanoc" phonetically rendered as "Carne Humana." Formally and legally the name of a Mexican Land Grant in Northern California.
Yep. Ranch of the Human Flesh.…"
"If you read the newspapers, you don't get enlightened, and you hate reading even more! :P
Lots of good suggestions here; I like them all. Why do you hate reading? My guess is it's work. It becomes less work the more you…"
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.
But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"