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This article is designed to be a soft primer for the community view of religion, atheism, and like topics.
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This article is designed to be a soft primer for the community view of religion, atheism, theism, spirituality, and sacredness.
  
==Overcoming Bias==
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'''Religion''' is a complex group of human activities — involving tribal affiliation, [[belief in belief]], supernatural claims, and a range of shared group practices such as worship meetings, rites of passage, etc.
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/11/an-alien-god.html An Alien God]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/08/religions-claim.html Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovable]
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==Blog posts==
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/07/belief-in-belie.html Belief in Belief]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/02/second-law.html The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Engines of Cognition]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gv/outside_the_laboratory/ Outside the Laboratory]
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/01/outside_the_lab.html Outside the Laboratory]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hv/third_alternatives_for_afterlifeism/ Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i4/belief_in_belief/ Belief in Belief]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i8/religions_claim_to_be_nondisprovable/ Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovable]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/kr/an_alien_god/ An Alien God]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/o5/the_second_law_of_thermodynamics_and_engines_of/ The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Engines of Cognition]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/o4/leave_a_line_of_retreat/ Leave a Line of Retreat]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/oy/is_humanism_a_religionsubstitute/ Is Humanism A Religion-Substitute?]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/r/no_really_ive_deceived_myself/ No, Really, I've Deceived Myself]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2d/talking_snakes_a_cautionary_tale/ Talking Snakes: A Cautionary Tale] by [[Yvain]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/57/the_sacred_mundane/ The Sacred Mundane]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/5r/crowley_on_religious_experience/ Crowley on Religious Experience] by [[Yvain]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/9n/the_uniquely_awful_example_of_theism/ The uniquely awful example of theism] by gjm
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/a3/how_theism_works/ How theism works] by [[ciphergoth]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/11m/atheism_untheism_antitheism Atheism = Untheism + Antitheism]
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==External links==
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*[http://yudkowsky.net/rational/the-simple-truth The Simple Truth]
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*[http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/18501 BHTV: Yudkowsky & Adam Frank on "religious experience"]
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==See also==
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*[[Groupthink]], [[Affective death spiral]]
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*[[Belief in belief]], [[improper belief]]
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*[[Epistemic hygiene]]
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*[[Truth]]
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*[[Rationalization]], [[self-deception]]
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*[[Magic]], [[fake simplicity]]
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*[[Absurdity heuristic]]
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*[[Third alternative]]
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*[[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]]
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[[Category:Concepts]]
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[[Category:Problems]]
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[[Category:Positions]]

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