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This wiki Supports Naturalism Philosopher Paul Draper, wrote that naturalism is "the hypothesis that the physical world is a 'closed system' in the sense that nothing that is neither a part nor a product of it can affect it." More simply, Naturalism denies there are real supernatural causes. Naturalism is therefore the direct opposite of supernaturalism as naturalism rejects the idea that supernatural events, supernatural forces, or supernatural beings are real.
(…) if a disease is caused by microbes, we can learn more about how microbes interact with the body and how the immune system can be activated to destroy them, or how the transmission of microbes can be contained. But if a disease is caused by demons, we can learn nothing more about how to stop it, as demons are said to be supernatural beings unconstrained by the laws of nature (unlike natural causes). Definition of Naturalism
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Definitions: Atheism is
People often assume that Atheism is a religion, which it is not. Saying that atheism is a religion is rather like saying not collecting coins is a hobby. Atheists are often associated with scientific thinking and Critical thinking, while religions demand belief without supporting empirical evidence. Scientists such as Richard Dawkins have shown how scientific thinking leads to atheism.
The term "Atheism" comes literally from the prefix "A" which means "without" and "Theos" which means "God" which gives you "without god".
Atheism does not lead inevitably to any particular moral position though Humanist morality is popular among atheists. Christians frequently like to imagine that human beings only want to be moral if they’re afraid some supernatural father figure will punish bad behaviour. Frankly people are better than that. We’ve evolved so that we care about our relatives, we care about other people from our group, we can care about humanity and about sentient beings generally. When others do well we ourselves feel better and when others suffer we feel worse. Cultures with memes that encourage helpfulness survive better than uncooperative cultures so we work to make out culture into a culture where we and others can survive or we work to maintain our culture that way.
Do we need religion for ethical behaviour? How many immoral acts have been committed in the name of a religion or god? Some examples of this behaviour include the Inquisition, the Crusades and more recently the murder of abortion doctors in the United States by fundamentalist Christians. So which is better of the two below?
Perhaps you feel like reading the two articles before deciding.
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Here’s a science fiction story about an alien called Xenu, I didn’t write it, someone called L. Ron Hubbard wrote it. Why is it important? All too often advertisements paid for by Scientology turn up on the Internet and some are obviously Scientology but others talk about Dianetics or just promise you ethical happiness etc without making the source clear. Well Scientology doesn’t look very ethical and many reasonable people say they’re more likely to empty your bank balance and make you less happy and less healthy than before. So if you find advertisements
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