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Vincent M. Wales

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Expertise

Skeptic and atheist for more than three decades.

Experience in the area

Living as a non-believer in an increasingly religious nation... and writing about it.

Organizations

Atheists and Other Freethinkers (Sacramento)
Freedom from Religion Foundation
(founder of) Freethought Society of Northern Utah

Education/Credentials

Not really applicable.

What do you like about this subject?

I think it's important to go through life without blindly accepting something without evidence to support it. I think we are stronger people without relying on the crutch of faith.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To encourage as many people as possible to stop accepting things on faith, to question everything. Liberating oneself from the shackles of faith is an enlightening experience, one that cannot be explained, only felt.


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Recent Answers from Vincent M. Wales

2016-11-07 life:

Mohd:    Well, here's the thing. You talk about having a deity to rely on and supernatural help, but I don't accept that such things exist.  Even when I did believe in a deity, I never really saw any evidence

2016-11-01 changing morals followup2:

I think the problem you're having is that you're insisting that everything be black and white, when the reality is that very few things in life are.    Is theft immoral? Easy to say yes, it is, because

2016-10-25 changing morals - followup:

Once again, your initial question was about morality. And I stand by my statement that fear is not a moral guide. Fear of losing your job is not a question of morality, but of pragmatism. Same for fear

2016-10-17 changing morals followup:

Don't confuse legality with morality. There are plenty of things that are illegal that are not immoral. And there are things that many people consider to be immoral that are not illegal.    For example

2016-09-06 changing morals - followup:

One of the problems that always creeps into a discussion of morality is the tendency to conflate terminology. You initially brought up morality and ethics. Invariably, however, the topic of law creeps

 

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