Author Topic: This Should Be Stickied  (Read 615 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2018, 01:41:55 PM »
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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.

Of course.
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Offline Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2018, 01:42:19 PM »
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You're de-railing the thread, Baruch.

Go make a post in the "political" section if you want to ramble incoherently about this

Thanks.
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Offline SGOS

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2018, 02:03:58 PM »
Excellent read.

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2018, 05:52:34 PM »
The word "God" is not well defined. With such a vague term people can believe many different things and still say they believe in God.

Quote from: Charles Bradlaugh
The atheist does not say," There is no God", but he says, "I know not what you mean by God"; the word God is to me a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation.
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If something cannot logically exist due to incompatible properties, then it does not exist. The God of the Bible has such incompatible properties, and so it does not exist.    You are not allowed to view links. Register or Loginο»Ώ

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2018, 06:56:44 PM »
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β€œThe agnostic does not simply say, "l do not know." He goes another step, and he says, with great emphasis, that you do not know. He insists that you are trading on the ignorance of others, and on the fear of others. He is not satisfied with saying that you do not know, -- he demonstrates that you do not know, and he drives you from the field of fact -- he drives you from the realm of reason -- he drives you from the light, into the darkness of conjecture -- into the world of dreams and shadows, and he compels you to say, at last, that your faith has no foundation in fact.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll
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 Baruch

Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2018, 07:06:18 PM »
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If one is trading on the fear and ignorance of others, then one is an American businessman, politician or both.  This applies to more than just religion.

Did Ingersoll make any money off his writing?  If so, then he is guilty of Capitalism!  The Sans-Cullottes should be around with the trundle shortly.
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Re: This Should Be Stickied
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2018, 09:02:40 PM »
IIRC Ingersoll was more of an orator.  He gave speeches to admiring crowds.  I imagine he was paid to do so.

I think later on his speeches were collected by editors.
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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