Author Topic: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?  (Read 4382 times)

Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:44:25 PM »
Do we really need millions of mosques, synagogues, churches, temples and cathedrals?  Do we really need to debate whether schools should teach evolution or creationism?  Do we really need to struggle to try and ensure that abortion isn't outlawed?  Do we really need to fight for marriage equality?  Given that society's resources are scarce/limited... couldn't all that time, money, effort and energy be used in more valuable/productive ways?

If you're an atheist...isn't it a given that the outcome would be largely beneficial if we simply made it illegal for theists to vote/shop for themselves?  

If you're a theist...isn't it a given that the outcome would be largely beneficial if we simply made it illegal for atheists to vote/shop for themselves?

If you're an adult...isn't it a given that the outcome is largely beneficial because it's illegal for people who believe in Santa Claus to vote?  Doesn't it follow then that we would benefit even more if we made it illegal for minors to shop for themselves?  Couldn't all the money wasted on ice cream, candy and toys be better spent on more valuable things?

Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 06:50:23 PM »
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 07:03:16 PM »
Xero must be your IQ because it fits well.
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Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 07:06:12 PM »
Did this really need to be its own topic? Why not put it as a reply in your other topic?
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Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 07:25:21 PM »
Quote from: "Poison Tree"
Did this really need to be its own topic? Why not put it as a reply in your other topic?
Because I want you to explain to me why you, an atheist, firmly support theists shopping/voting even though the outcome is, from your perspective, detrimental.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 07:31:16 PM »
You've demonstrated a good deal of stupid. You should be rendered incapable of voting and shopping.

Next question! :)
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Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 07:34:24 PM »
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Offline Thumpalumpacus

Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2013, 10:51:55 PM »
I'm pretty sure you've already argued that everyone should be allowed to vote and shop, Zero.

I hope you're saving up for college.  The scholarship doesn't look to be in the cards.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2013, 10:59:04 PM »
WTF!  :roll:  Solitary
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Offline the_antithesis

Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2013, 11:00:31 PM »
Maybe if we don't allow theists to shop, they'll starve to death.

Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 12:50:03 AM »
Quote from: "Xerographica"
Do we really need millions of mosques, synagogues, churches, temples and cathedrals?  Do we really need to debate whether schools should teach evolution or creationism?  Do we really need to struggle to try and ensure that abortion isn't outlawed?  Do we really need to fight for marriage equality?  Given that society's resources are scarce/limited... couldn't all that time, money, effort and energy be used in more valuable/productive ways?

If you're an atheist...isn't it a given that the outcome would be largely beneficial if we simply made it illegal for theists to vote/shop for themselves?  

If you're a theist...isn't it a given that the outcome would be largely beneficial if we simply made it illegal for atheists to vote/shop for themselves?

If you're an adult...isn't it a given that the outcome is largely beneficial because it's illegal for people who believe in Santa Claus to vote?  Doesn't it follow then that we would benefit even more if we made it illegal for minors to shop for themselves?  Couldn't all the money wasted on ice cream, candy and toys be better spent on more valuable things?
I have no idea why you would advocate denial of a civil right or rights for anyone. I AM for taxing churches as they ARE a going concern. I also would apply the laws that are enforced on political action groups as all churches are political action groups! The tax disclosure alone would shut down most churches!

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Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 01:53:26 AM »
My reaction to this thread:


Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 03:39:47 AM »
Quote from: "Xerographica"
Do we really need millions of mosques, synagogues, churches, temples and cathedrals?  Do we really need to debate whether schools should teach evolution or creationism?  Do we really need to struggle to try and ensure that abortion isn't outlawed?  Do we really need to fight for marriage equality?  Given that society's resources are scarce/limited... couldn't all that time, money, effort and energy be used in more valuable/productive ways?

If you're an atheist...isn't it a given that the outcome would be largely beneficial if we simply made it illegal for theists to vote/shop for themselves?  

If you're a theist...isn't it a given that the outcome would be largely beneficial if we simply made it illegal for atheists to vote/shop for themselves?

If you're an adult...isn't it a given that the outcome is largely beneficial because it's illegal for people who believe in Santa Claus to vote?  Doesn't it follow then that we would benefit even more if we made it illegal for minors to shop for themselves?  Couldn't all the money wasted on ice cream, candy and toys be better spent on more valuable things?

This has been the natural outworking of atheism (i.e. tyranny and eventual death).  I'm not surprised to see these kinds of questions asked and seriously considered.
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Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 04:07:16 AM »
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This has been the natural outworking of atheism (i.e. tyranny and eventual death).
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Re: Should Theists Be Allowed To Shop/Vote?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2013, 04:12:33 AM »
Quote from: "gomtuu77"
This has been the natural outworking of atheism (i.e. tyranny and eventual death).  I'm not surprised to see these kinds of questions asked and seriously considered.

1. What on earth is 'outworking [sic] of atheism'? Is this going to be a 'but hitler was an atheist!!!!!!!!!11!1!1111!1!1!1!1!10!!!' retort?
2. If you LUARKED MOAR you'd see nobody takes Xero seriously, not even himself.
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