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This Should Be Stickied
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:08:57 PM »
Or even better shoved up the ass of every theist who comes down the pike.

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Here are the top 10 reasons I don’t believe in God

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But “Does God exist?” is a valid and relevant question. Here are my Top Ten reasons why the answer is a resounding, “No.”

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In a comment on my blog, arensb made a point on this topic that was so insightful, I’m still smacking myself on the head for not having thought of it myself. I was writing about how believers get upset at atheists when we reject religion after hearing 876,363 bad arguments for it, and how believers react to this by saying, “But you haven’t considered Argument #876,364! How can you be so close-minded?” And arensb said:

“If, in fact, it turns out that argument #876,364 is the one that will convince you, WTF didn’t the apologists put it in the top 10?”

Why, indeed?



The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails.

-- H. L. Mencken

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Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 09:30:49 PM »
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The number of times humankind has said, “We used to think (X) was caused by physical cause and effect, but now we understand that it’s caused by God, or spirits, or demons, or the soul”?

Exactly zero.
That's a big one for me.  Al the time, people come up with supernatural explanations for stuff.  Other people look into it, and the end result is always a resounding negatory.  None of this stuff is ever substantiated.  If I go to someone's house and they show me legit demons in the basement, that's a gamechanger.  If I go to someone's house and they show a cheeto shaped kinda sorta like Jesus (Cheesus Christ), I'm way less impressed.

Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 10:30:27 PM »
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That's a big one for me.  Al the time, people come up with supernatural explanations for stuff.  Other people look into it, and the end result is always a resounding negatory.  None of this stuff is ever substantiated.  If I go to someone's house and they show me legit demons in the basement, that's a gamechanger.  If I go to someone's house and they show a cheeto shaped kinda sorta like Jesus (Cheesus Christ), I'm way less impressed.

But, but ... y'all think there are demons in the White House etc ;-)
𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎌𐎀𐎍𐎎𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀𐎟𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎁𐎀𐎍𐎉𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀
luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 12:01:59 AM »
No.  There's a fuckhead in the White House.  Nothing supernatural about him.  He's a classic mob boss.
The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails.

-- H. L. Mencken

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Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 01:37:03 AM »
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But, but ... y'all think there are demons in the White House etc ;-)
Just ignore Baruch and his ramblings. He's the non-extreme-conservative version of pr
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 02:54:37 AM »
Oddly enough, Baruch's cultural and personal traits that make him conservative also prevents him from going to extreme.

Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 05:58:36 AM »
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No.  There's a fuckhead in the White House.  Nothing supernatural about him.  He's a classic mob boss.

Like JFK?  Irish Mafia vs Italian Mafia.  Lost to LBJ, Texas Mafia.
𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎌𐎀𐎍𐎎𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀𐎟𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎁𐎀𐎍𐎉𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀
luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2018, 06:02:19 AM »
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Just ignore Baruch and his ramblings. He's the non-extreme-conservative version of pr

Thanks.  No, pr126 may just seem paranoid.  I think he is more ... annoyed.  That is why he pretends to be "trigger" happy about every nutty thing (which is probably not important enough to worry about).  Some French version of him is complaining right now ... about the protesting Mariannes of France being braless.  But I am not complaining ;-)

And yes, I am sympathetic to pr126 and Munch (who isn't paranoid or even annoyed).  I could't be, if either of them were Corbin Labor supporters.  In that case I would treat them like President Maduro of Venezuela.  I am also sympathetic to the "raw fear" people have of government, however partisan it may manifest.
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luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 06:05:02 AM »
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Oddly enough, Baruch's cultural and personal traits that make him conservative also prevents him from going to extreme.

I may mock, I may satire ... and that isn't being either PC nor Pollyanna.  I don't like politics in general, and extreme politics in particular.  And personally I have no problem with gays or atheists.  But it isn't because I am a follower of Alinsky.  And I am curious and sympathetic to people from other cultures, including Muslims.  I am overly annoyed at Americans ... but that is a family fight.
𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎌𐎀𐎍𐎎𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀𐎟𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎁𐎀𐎍𐎉𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀
luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2018, 06:30:42 AM »
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I may mock, I may satire ... and that isn't being either PC nor Pollyanna.  I don't like politics in general, and extreme politics in particular.  And personally I have no problem with gays or atheists.  But it isn't because I am a follower of Alinsky.  And I am curious and sympathetic to people from other cultures, including Muslims.  I am overly annoyed at Americans ... but that is a family fight.

You have no idea how PC and Pollyanna you are from a reversed angle. :)

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Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2018, 06:51:34 AM »
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You have no idea how PC and Pollyanna you are from a reversed angle. :)

We all think we are unique, even if not eunuch.  I am a special snowflake too.
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luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2018, 09:44:08 AM »
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No.  There's a fuckhead in the White House.  Nothing supernatural about him.  He's a classic mob boss.
That's the message I've been giving my family for years.  He sees himself as a godfather and his children are his lieutenants.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 09:56:45 AM »
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That's the message I've been giving my family for years.  He sees himself as a godfather and his children are his lieutenants.

Trump or your own pater familias?  And if Trump, I didn't know you knew him and his family personally ;-(  Are you sure you aren't projecting your own inner Fuhrer?
𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎌𐎀𐎍𐎎𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀𐎟𐎍𐎜𐎜𐎟𐎁𐎀𐎍𐎉𐎀𐎀𐎚𐎀
luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2018, 12:49:58 PM »
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Like JFK?  Irish Mafia vs Italian Mafia.  Lost to LBJ, Texas Mafia.


No like John Gotti, Vito Genovese and Joe Profaci mafia.  You don't build anything in New York or run a casino in Atlantic City without the mob owning a piece of you.
The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails.

-- H. L. Mencken

Offline PickelledEggs

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2018, 12:57:00 PM »
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Trump or your own pater familias?  And if Trump, I didn't know you knew him and his family personally ;-(  Are you sure you aren't projecting your own inner Fuhrer?
You're de-railing the thread, Baruch.

Go make a post in the "political" section if you want to ramble incoherently about this
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
"I have an open mind, but not so open that my brains will fall out" -James Randi
"One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another." - NGE

 

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