Truth reason knowledge
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#21 Dec 16, 2012
well wrote:
Morals are not taught in the bible, obedience is. Dustin Rgnonti
There goes them republicans again...
Reality

Newport, NH

#22 Dec 16, 2012
A man`s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. -Albert Einstein
Trinity of Fools

Brattleboro, VT

#23 Dec 16, 2012
Hope wrote:
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate,
contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and
unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the
discomfort of thought."
-John F Kennedy
Kennedy was talking about myths like the ones atheists beLIEve in, such as the 'Big Bang' evolution theory, and the infallibility of their unholy Trinity of god-men; Darwin Dawkins & Hitchens
“The same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”– President John F. Kennedy, at his Inaugural Address which included “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You...”
“The West has finally achieved the rights of man, and even to excess, but man's sense of responsibility to God and society has grown dimmer and dimmer,”
“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia:“Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.”– both quotes from Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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More Than 2000 Children Are Murdered In The United States Every Single Day [but heartless sheeple don't care)
http://www.infowars.com/more-than-2000-childr...
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Is atheism linked to autism? Controversial study points to relationship between the two
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
People with 'mild' forms of autism are more likely to be atheists, according to a controversial new study - and more likely to shun organised religion in general.
The study, which looked at posts on autism forums, focused on people with high-functioning autism such as Asperger's.
Reality

Newport, NH

#24 Dec 16, 2012
I would argue that those who see god in everything are the ones who have a problem seeing life`s true value. They`re not able to see the enormous beauty in the immense improbability of our very existence. If god created us all for a purpose, we`re just doing a job, pawns in his cosmic game. But if we just happen be be here by random chance, then the lives we have are truly something to value, enjoy, and celebrate. -raabco
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#25 Dec 16, 2012
I hate this black and white shallow dialectic discussion where people try to make themselves right and the other guy wrong....
take it or leave it

Newport, NH

#26 Dec 16, 2012
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I hate this black and white shallow dialectic discussion where people try to make themselves right and the other guy wrong....
Well Mike the truth doesn't need you to believe in order to be true.

I am just trying to help you out here, you don't have to accept it. But in my opinion, if you want to be a good, moral person who changes humanity for the better, you have to begin with the truth. It is ultimately up to you to find it.
take it or leave it

Newport, NH

#27 Dec 16, 2012
take it or leave it

Newport, NH

#28 Dec 16, 2012
“...when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.”
― Richard Dawkins
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#29 Dec 17, 2012
well wrote:
<quoted text>
That wasn't celebration.
My god is bigger than yours!
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#30 Dec 17, 2012
take it or leave it wrote:
<quoted text>
Well Mike the truth doesn't need you to believe in order to be true.
I am just trying to help you out here, you don't have to accept it. But in my opinion, if you want to be a good, moral person who changes humanity for the better, you have to begin with the truth. It is ultimately up to you to find it.
But I am afraid of your chicken shit anonymous truth...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#31 Dec 17, 2012
I just don't believe in this world of facts and evidence.... a house of cards because the facts can't be trusted....

Well, as I have to trust the secondary facts presented by a second or third person view...

But believing in a god of no proof is the most beautiful thing there is in the universe...
Truth reason knowledge

Newport, NH

#32 Dec 17, 2012
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I just don't believe in this world of facts and evidence.... a house of cards because the facts can't be trusted....
Well, as I have to trust the secondary facts presented by a second or third person view...
But believing in a god of no proof is the most beautiful thing there is in the universe...
In this world of facts and evidence things can change when people discover new evidence and some people have difficulty accepting that change.

The true beauty of the scientific method in my eyes is that it is second, third and 9,247 person view. Even if we had got it wrong the first 9.246 times the 9,247th scientist can shift the whole foundation of scientific understanding to better explain the true nature of our universe.

Believing in a destructive superstition like god with no proof impedes knowledge, needlessly divides people, compels people to kill each other for no good reason and turns people away from the very truths that unite us as equals.

Lies like the concept of god are the least beautiful things in the universe.

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." -George Bernard Shaw
courage

Newport, NH

#33 Dec 17, 2012
Mike Mulligan wrote:
<quoted text>
But I am afraid of your chicken shit anonymous truth...
This man is one of those courageous people who shifted the very foundation of human knowledge and a true scientific hero:

Beautiful Minds: Richard Dawkins
courage

Newport, NH

#34 Dec 17, 2012
Science is populated with so many courageous people that selflessly search for the truths that unite us as equals:

Suni Williams
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/i...
courage

Newport, NH

#35 Dec 17, 2012
(longer)
Suni Williams
Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
courage

Newport, NH

#36 Dec 17, 2012
If no one ever had the courage to demand a better answer than "god did it" we would probably still be burying our children under our buildings because we thought it would keep god from knocking them down.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#37 Dec 17, 2012
Truth reason knowledge wrote:
<quoted text>
In this world of facts and evidence things can change when people discover new evidence and some people have difficulty accepting that change.
The true beauty of the scientific method in my eyes is that it is second, third and 9,247 person view. Even if we had got it wrong the first 9.246 times the 9,247th scientist can shift the whole foundation of scientific understanding to better explain the true nature of our universe.
Believing in a destructive superstition like god with no proof impedes knowledge, needlessly divides people, compels people to kill each other for no good reason and turns people away from the very truths that unite us as equals.
Lies like the concept of god are the least beautiful things in the universe.
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." -George Bernard Shaw
Oh, turning the scentist into a god makes you feel better?
courage

Newport, NH

#38 Dec 17, 2012
The scientist is not supernatural.

No the scientist is our equal.

When we use logic and reason to learn, as we all sometimes do, we are all scientists whether we recognize it or not.

Though admittedly, some amongst us have a much better understanding and respect for the logical methods we apply to learning.

Through our mutual cooperation, research, methods and rational debate, we know more than any supernatural god, or even all of them combined, ever has.
courage

Newport, NH

#39 Dec 17, 2012
“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
&#8213; Douglas Adams
courage

Newport, NH

#40 Dec 17, 2012
“We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.”
Carl Sagan

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