Is the Internet the End of Religion?

Is the Internet the End of Religion?

There are 267 comments on the Religion Dispatched story from Jun 14, 2012, titled Is the Internet the End of Religion?. In it, Religion Dispatched reports that:

Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, half of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism," recently indulged an Oxford audience with an hour-long conversation about the "evolution" of religion.

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Since: Mar 11

Ft Mitchell, KY

#242 Jul 15, 2012
The Hotties are always more difficult to turn away. I stared down a JW chick's blouse for 15 minutes pretending to be interested in what she was saying.
Hellbilly 1 wrote:
Today I had a JW show up at my door. And I talked to her for a few mins. And the only reason it took me so long to blow her off is because she was HOT!!! There is just so much cruelty in the world. Why couldn't it have been like a bad porno?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#243 Jul 15, 2012
Hellbilly 1 wrote:
Today I had a JW show up at my door. And I talked to her for a few mins. And the only reason it took me so long to blow her off is because she was HOT!!! There is just so much cruelty in the world. Why couldn't it have been like a bad porno?
wow, that's a change. I thought they always came in pairs of teenage "elders." You sure she was the real deal?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#245 Jul 15, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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wow, that's a change. I thought they always came in pairs of teenage "elders." You sure she was the real deal?
Are you thinking of the LDS kids on mission? yes, for safety the seventh day adventists do usually travel in pairs also.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#246 Jul 15, 2012
The hottie at my door had a fellow JW but wasn't worth a second glance. I wonder how much those various door knockers get paid? Commission based I would imagine.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Are you thinking of the LDS kids on mission? yes, for safety the seventh day adventists do usually travel in pairs also.

Hellbilly 1

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#247 Jul 17, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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wow, that's a change. I thought they always came in pairs of teenage "elders." You sure she was the real deal?
Yep. She was the real deal because I've met her before through my brother. Unfortunately he is in the cult too.

Hellbilly 1

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#248 Jul 17, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
The hottie at my door had a fellow JW but wasn't worth a second glance. I wonder how much those various door knockers get paid? Commission based I would imagine.
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Would it have been rude to invite one in and tell the other to stand outside?

Since: Mar 11

Ft Mitchell, KY

#249 Jul 17, 2012
Most likely lol that would have been bad form and I was already staring at her yabos lol
Hellbilly 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Would it have been rude to invite one in and tell the other to stand outside?
Meat Drapes

Temecula, CA

#250 Aug 2, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Because it's shoved in our face daily. Seems that bothers even you, yet atheism isn't printed on your money or tacked on to your nation's original pledge.
Please name a time in Western history where legislation allowed for more "moral freedoms" I'm all ears.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#251 Aug 3, 2012
Meat Drapes wrote:
<quoted text>Please name a time in Western history where legislation allowed for more "moral freedoms" I'm all ears.
The civil rights movement

Since: Mar 11

United States

#252 Aug 3, 2012
And many religious people were against that.
-Skeptic- wrote:
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The civil rights movement

HugeKielbasa

Since: Jun 12

Poughquag, NY

#253 Aug 3, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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The civil rights movement
LOLOL!

Yeah the civil righs movement in the U.S took a state rights & corporate rights issue on Blacks & Women.

It then created a Federal reverse discrimination qouta against White males called Affirmitive action.

Which took away freedom from business owners & White males.

Civil rights took away freedom.

HugeKielbasa

Since: Jun 12

Poughquag, NY

#254 Aug 3, 2012
Sharkey wrote:
<quoted text>Because humans just hate each other too much...and all owver bullsh!t.
"Eww, no, because they're black..."
"Eww, no, because they're white..."
"Eww, no, because they're Muslim..."
"Eww, no, because they're Christian..."
"Eww, no, because they're too tall..."
"Eww, no, because they're too short..."
"Eww, no, because they're female..."
"Eww, no, because they're male..."
Nahh, we'd rather blow each other up then hug each other. Humans just suck that way.
Humans are a hostile species. It is what progresses us.

The Agricultral revolution was likely created to freed Hostile Human armies.

The first metal smelting was likely created to creat Hostile metal war weapons.

The first wheels even likely were in the name of war. To use wheeled wagons & chariots in war.

Countless modern technologies have been in the name of war including Satelites,Interet, Digital photography, Radar, Microwaves, GPS, Turbo jets & countless other technologies were invented in the name of war & or improved in the name of war.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#255 Aug 3, 2012
Leave it up to the microwave ghost believer to fill a post with so much fail.
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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Humans are a hostile species. It is what progresses us.
The Agricultral revolution was likely created to freed Hostile Human armies.
The first metal smelting was likely created to creat Hostile metal war weapons.
The first wheels even likely were in the name of war. To use wheeled wagons & chariots in war.
Countless modern technologies have been in the name of war including Satelites,Interet, Digital photography, Radar, Microwaves, GPS, Turbo jets & countless other technologies were invented in the name of war & or improved in the name of war.
Keys

United States

#256 Aug 3, 2012
JEHOVAH is GOD wrote:
The one true religion, Jehovah's witnesses will never be stopped. You can even read about the different ways Christendom has tried to stop Jehovah's witnesses, since 1914.
Despite persecution and hatred the witnesses are still obedient to Jesus as our heavenly King, no amount of interference will stop the preaching work, the telling of the good news of God's heavenly government.
It will be God's Kingdom that will destroy religion on this earth, for they are all teaching false doctrines. The book of Revelation the prophecy for our time, assures us that Jesus is in control. Daniel 2:44
Funny I thought the Bible was written by the Catholic Church? Hmmm so you are quoting from a source of information that was not written by your own belief. Look at another quote in that Bible of yours: Matthew 16: 18-19. The keys to the kingdom belong to the one true church, and its funny to me that other Christians keep quoting from the same Bible that states Peter as the Vicur of Christ and they believe that their sect is the right one. Its just basically saying I'm not a vegetarian but I don't eat meat.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#257 Aug 3, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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LOLOL!
Yeah the civil righs movement in the U.S took a state rights & corporate rights issue on Blacks & Women.
It then created a Federal reverse discrimination qouta against White males called Affirmitive action.
Which took away freedom from business owners & White males.
Civil rights took away freedom.
Looks like the failed racist woke up as soon as he heard the words civil rights. Lol.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#258 Aug 3, 2012
The Catholics wrote the bible? Oh the Jews may have something to say about that. The bible is such an ugly mishmash of rewritten legends that contradict each other humorously bad. Jesus was an epic failure on fulfilling old testament messiah prophecies. I especially love Matthew saying the prophets of old said the messiah would be called the nazarene! What a hoot find that on the old testament.:)
Keys wrote:
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Funny I thought the Bible was written by the Catholic Church? Hmmm so you are quoting from a source of information that was not written by your own belief. Look at another quote in that Bible of yours: Matthew 16: 18-19. The keys to the kingdom belong to the one true church, and its funny to me that other Christians keep quoting from the same Bible that states Peter as the Vicur of Christ and they believe that their sect is the right one. Its just basically saying I'm not a vegetarian but I don't eat meat.
Keys

United States

#259 Aug 3, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
The Catholics wrote the bible? Oh the Jews may have something to say about that. The bible is such an ugly mishmash of rewritten legends that contradict each other humorously bad. Jesus was an epic failure on fulfilling old testament messiah prophecies. I especially love Matthew saying the prophets of old said the messiah would be called the nazarene! What a hoot find that on the old testament.:)
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Christ was a Nazarene. You never heard Jesus of Nazareth? If you have no idea of why he is called the Nazarene you just have to look where Joseph and Mary are from. Christ parents came from Nazareth so it makes Christ a Nazarene. Just like if your parents came from Poland, it would make you then Polish.

Since: Mar 11

Ft Mitchell, KY

#260 Aug 3, 2012
Well in some parts it says they lives in Nazareth other parts say they lived in bethleham. Those two cities were 80 miles apart though. Pretty glaring error. As expected you lack the IQ to understand my question.

Matthew says the old testament prophets claim the messiah would be called the Nazarene. Find me th old testament passage that ever says such a prophecy. Hurry up now get to reading. Lol
Keys wrote:
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Christ was a Nazarene. You never heard Jesus of Nazareth? If you have no idea of why he is called the Nazarene you just have to look where Joseph and Mary are from. Christ parents came from Nazareth so it makes Christ a Nazarene. Just like if your parents came from Poland, it would make you then Polish.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#261 Aug 3, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Well in some parts it says they lives in Nazareth other parts say they lived in bethleham. Those two cities were 80 miles apart though. Pretty glaring error. As expected you lack the IQ to understand my question.
Matthew says the old testament prophets claim the messiah would be called the Nazarene. Find me th old testament passage that ever says such a prophecy. Hurry up now get to reading. Lol
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Nazareth did not exist as an identified place until centuries after the life of Jesus. The then-christian Romans named a place Nazareth to cover for the fact that despite the biblical accounts, there was no such place.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#262 Aug 3, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Well in some parts it says they lives in Nazareth other parts say they lived in bethleham. Those two cities were 80 miles apart though. Pretty glaring error. As expected you lack the IQ to understand my question.
Matthew says the old testament prophets claim the messiah would be called the Nazarene. Find me th old testament passage that ever says such a prophecy. Hurry up now get to reading. Lol
<quoted text>
Immanuel from Nazareth?

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