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Are There Any Universal Beliefs And Truths?

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What Can Atheism Learn From Religion?

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"I felt so lucky to be Catholic and I loved the Catholic school and I loved the nuns ... then when it came to the belief part of it I was always a little bit skeptical" — Julia Sweeney James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Does A Person Go From Believer To Atheist?

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What's The Difference Between Belief And Faith?

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Are We Happier When We Have More Options?

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Where Does General Tso Chicken Actually Come From?

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How Can Deserts Turn Into Grasslands?

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