Can the US Army accept atheists?

Can the US Army accept atheists?

There are 969 comments on the BBC News story from Feb 2, 2012, titled Can the US Army accept atheists?. In it, BBC News reports that:

When Justin Griffith was a child growing up in Plano, Texas - a place he describes as the "oversized, goofy buckle on the Bible belt" - he would bring his bible to science class and debate his teachers on the finer points of evolution.

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“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#859 Jun 12, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
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Okay,... prove God is false.
Prove him to be real.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#860 Jun 12, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
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No. Queers are an abomination, a perversion, unto God. You can suck them if you want, Christians won't. God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
As a queer, I am not a abomination.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#861 Jun 12, 2012
illegals suck wrote:
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My evidence is the bible and faith. That's all anyone needs.
Which is, profoundly stronger than your non-existant proof that God is fake.
The bible is not proof nor is your faith. Smart people don't just believe in what they are told.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#862 Jun 12, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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False.
Eve was a CLONE of Adam-- she was (according to your fairy tale) made from a rib of Adam's.
Meaning?
EVE HAD XY CHROMOSOMES!
Eve was a MAN, genetically of course.
Which explains why they only had sons... it took Cain going elsewhere for an actual female wife, before babies could be born.....
<laughing>
.... seriously, your bible is literally insane.
You are killing me, man. LOL.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#863 Jun 12, 2012
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>As a queer, I am not a abomination.
Well, if that's you in your avatar, you are a nearly perfect specimen of humanity.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#864 Jun 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Well, if that's you in your avatar, you are a nearly perfect specimen of humanity.
Not me, but thanks anyway.

Since: Feb 09

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#866 Jun 13, 2012
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>The bible is not proof nor is your faith. Smart people don't just believe in what they are told.
I've already posted the story on Einstein's belief in God. Perhaps he wasn't smart, according to your definition. Got it.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#867 Jun 13, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I've already posted the story on Einstein's belief in God. Perhaps he wasn't smart, according to your definition. Got it.
Einstein was a deist, he did not believe in your god.

Since: Feb 09

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#868 Jun 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Einstein was a deist, he did not believe in your god.
Wrong- I've seen the transcripts.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#869 Jun 13, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong- I've seen the transcripts.
No, you read some apologetic website. If you can't be honest, then why do you try?

Since: Feb 09

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#870 Jun 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Einstein was a deist, he did not believe in your god.
I did some crosschecking (a little deeper than last time) and it appears i errored and you are more correct, here's some of it:
Einstein on Ethics & Morality
8. Einstein Quotes on Mystery: How are Religion & Science Driven by Mystery?
Albert Einstein is often cited as a smart scientist who was also a religious theist, but both his religion and his theism are in doubt. He denied believing in any sort of traditional, personal god and he also rejected the traditional religions built around such gods. On the other hand, Albert Einstein expressed religious feelings. He always did so in the context of his feelings of awe in the face of the mystery of the cosmos. He saw the veneration of mystery as the heart of religion.

I'm not sure i would have liked to have a long conversation with the man. i think Mark twain would've been more to my liking.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#871 Jun 13, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I did some crosschecking (a little deeper than last time) and it appears i errored and you are more correct, here's some of it:
Einstein on Ethics & Morality
8. Einstein Quotes on Mystery: How are Religion & Science Driven by Mystery?
Albert Einstein is often cited as a smart scientist who was also a religious theist, but both his religion and his theism are in doubt. He denied believing in any sort of traditional, personal god and he also rejected the traditional religions built around such gods. On the other hand, Albert Einstein expressed religious feelings. He always did so in the context of his feelings of awe in the face of the mystery of the cosmos. He saw the veneration of mystery as the heart of religion.
I'm not sure i would have liked to have a long conversation with the man. i think Mark twain would've been more to my liking.
Mark Twain was anti-christianity. One of his famous quotes, which I ascribe to, is something like: It's not the parts of the bible I don't understand that I have a problem with, it's the parts I do understand.

Twain was an agnostic, and ascribed to not specific god. It's nice to see you are willing to learn though, I will attempt to remain civil with you on matters because of that.

Since: Feb 09

Alexandria, VA

#873 Jun 14, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Mark Twain was anti-christianity. One of his famous quotes, which I ascribe to, is something like: It's not the parts of the bible I don't understand that I have a problem with, it's the parts I do understand.
Twain was an agnostic, and ascribed to not specific god. It's nice to see you are willing to learn though, I will attempt to remain civil with you on matters because of that.
I've remained civil throughout this forum. Bob attempts to paint me as a "bully" simply because i disagree with him, and since I know what I'm talking about in regards to the military and he doesn't, it irks him. Since we're making observations about each other, it's nice to see that YOU have a mind of your own and don't let bob tell YOU how to think- that's refreshing.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#874 Jun 15, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I've remained civil throughout this forum. Bob attempts to paint me as a "bully" simply because i disagree with him, and since I know what I'm talking about in regards to the military and he doesn't, it irks him. Since we're making observations about each other, it's nice to see that YOU have a mind of your own and don't let bob tell YOU how to think- that's refreshing.
There's the thing, no one can tell me how to think. ;) I allowed my mother to do that for the first 15 years of my life, she was a christian zealot though, so I have an itchy finger for those with religious beliefs, but I try to give them the benefit of the doubt as much as I can. I do have one serious flaw though, I must correct people when I know they are wrong, it's just a bad habit I have.

Since: Feb 09

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#875 Jun 15, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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There's the thing, no one can tell me how to think. ;) I allowed my mother to do that for the first 15 years of my life, she was a christian zealot though, so I have an itchy finger for those with religious beliefs, but I try to give them the benefit of the doubt as much as I can. I do have one serious flaw though, I must correct people when I know they are wrong, it's just a bad habit I have.
I don't see that as a bad habit, especially when the error is a matter of safety. I was driving to Camp Shelby several years ago when a giant, overloaded SUV blew by me- with a tire nearly flat. I had to run 85+ to catch up to the middle-aged woman driving and FINALLY got her attention as to her soon-to-be-tragedy. Don't like doing that. My point is that sometimes it isn't the pointing out the error that's the flaw, it's the method and the delivery. "Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest things in the nicest way."

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#876 Jun 16, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Let's go back to you proving anything you say about me- you haven't proven a single thing yet, i doubt you ever will. You're still that toothless bear that people poke.
The sum of your bigoted, hate-filled and Genuine Christian Bully™ posts are all the proof anyone needs.

Anyone with a >>working<< brain, that is.

It's a sad and pitiful tale about yours, though...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#877 Jun 16, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>We're thousands of miles apart, dummy, I'm not giving him permission, I'm endorsing his choices and reasons. Again, learn the difference.
Your condescending attitude of him >>needing<< your pathetic endorsement is duly noted.

Thanks!

You proved my comment was spot-on.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#878 Jun 16, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Got it- you don't believe in or follow any part of the Bible, but you propose to tell others how to interpret it. Can you spell "h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e"?
Yes-- the correct spelling of "hypocrite" comes in many forms:

1) Genuine Catholic™
2) Genuine Christian™
3) True Believers™

and last, but not least:

4) justagi

Good of you to notice!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#879 Jun 16, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Got it- you talk to house plants. In keeping with you're mindset, I'll bet some of them are plastic.
None are plastic.

But.

Plastic tableware has more self-awareness that you demonstrate, Mr Roboto.

Your continued clinging to that ancient and superstitious myth Genuine Christianity™) is all the proof anyone needs.

You are the very definition of godbot.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#880 Jun 16, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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If you have to interpret it, then it can be interpreted to mean anything anyone wants.
Correct.

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