Lincoln

United States

#4803 Jun 7, 2013
PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WYFF)- A school district under pressure to keep prayer out of meetings and gatherings got an unexpected delivery from one high school valedictorian.

Saturday, at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum, Liberty High Valedictorian Roy Costner IV took his speech to the podium, and in front of the crowd, tore it up.
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John Eby, Pickens County School District spokesman, said, "They write their speeches. They send them to someone on staff to have them approved."

But Costner clearly had something else in mind.

After speaking for a few minutes, he thanked his parents for leading him to the Lord at a young age, and then he said, "I think most of you will understand when I say,'Our Father, who art in heaven…" as he began to recite the Lord's Prayer.

Much of the crowd broke into tentative applause that then grew into cheers that nearly drown out Costner's voice as he continued the Lord Prayer
-Skeptic- wrote:
Evidently God still needs Christian trolls to spam their way into reality...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#4804 Jun 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Too many people buy into catch phrases just because it makes them "feel good" without ever considering what such a phrase even means. It's wonderful to want world peace and all, for example, but that's just not possible, you cannot get every species to stop fighting, not even humans. Another is "treat others as you would be treated," yeah, nope. A sadomasochist would want to be tortured, is that really a good philosophy for them to carry out? Not to mention there is no way every person could need the exact same things one person needs, just not possible. Nothing but catch phrases, and we can thank superstitious nonsense for them all. Nothing in the world is really simple, and every time someone says "all you need is love," I just want to knock their teeth in and take their money to add insult to injury. There is only one thing that has a simple solution, eliminating superstition, and the simple solution for that is education ... but then, that's not so simple either, is it?:P
Agreed-- it is far from simple.

More to the point, there is quality education and then there is the shit as taught by religious institutions.

I wouldn't call it education myself, but it does fit the broad definition well enough.

Unfortunately, what is taught in religious institutions isn't factual...

... which is more like abuse, than educating.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#4805 Jun 7, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Well said and great points.
May I just mention as a side note how hard it is not to bust a gut laughing when a wingnut wants to lecture others on peace and treating people better?
I can't tell you how many times I was screamed at by their ilk while at protests against the shrub.
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Yes-- they want "peace" or so they say.

What they REALLY mean, is for everyone to simply give them what THEY want...!

Sick f**ks.
Lincoln

United States

#4806 Jun 7, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Agreed-- it is far from simple.
More to the point, there is quality education and then there is the shit as taught by religious institutions.
I wouldn't call it education myself, but it does fit the broad definition well enough.
Unfortunately, what is taught in religious institutions isn't factual...
... which is more like abuse, than educating.
Warmed over Dawkins trip.
LOL

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4807 Jun 7, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WYFF)- A school district under pressure to keep prayer out of meetings and gatherings got an unexpected delivery from one high school valedictorian.
Saturday, at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum, Liberty High Valedictorian Roy Costner IV took his speech to the podium, and in front of the crowd, tore it up.
MOREAdditional Links
John Eby, Pickens County School District spokesman, said, "They write their speeches. They send them to someone on staff to have them approved."
But Costner clearly had something else in mind.
After speaking for a few minutes, he thanked his parents for leading him to the Lord at a young age, and then he said, "I think most of you will understand when I say,'Our Father, who art in heaven…" as he began to recite the Lord's Prayer.
Much of the crowd broke into tentative applause that then grew into cheers that nearly drown out Costner's voice as he continued the Lord Prayer
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Thanks for proving my point that god is not all-powerful as you claim and still needs dishonest christian trolls to spam the atheism forum in vain.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#4808 Jun 8, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S olipsism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =L45Q1_psDqkXX
How Do You Know?
Here's the problem with Solipsism:

If the world I perceive is all in my mind, does that not make me God?

After all, everything is a creation of my own mind.

And if I die because of an accident, did I/God commit suicide?

Perhaps.

But here's a more damning bit of evidence why you should kill the Solipsist me/God:

Turn on the TV.

If the commercials or crappy shows don't incite you to murder God, well... maybe you deserve the hell I/God created for you.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4809 Jun 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Warmed over Dawkins trip.
LOL
No, that was not, that was an observation based on facts which many people have made. But, if Dawkins said it too, he's demonstrating his observational skills better than I thought.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#4811 Jun 10, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Here's the problem with Solipsism:
If the world I perceive is all in my mind, does that not make me God?
After all, everything is a creation of my own mind.
And if I die because of an accident, did I/God commit suicide?
Perhaps.
But here's a more damning bit of evidence why you should kill the Solipsist me/God:
Turn on the TV.
If the commercials or crappy shows don't incite you to murder God, well... maybe you deserve the hell I/God created for you.
Who mentioned god..? Oh yeah, that was you.
Solipsism it just taking the egocentric predicament a few steps farther.
The egocentric predicament can not be disputed.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#4812 Jun 10, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Who mentioned god..? Oh yeah, that was you.
Solipsism it just taking the egocentric predicament a few steps farther.
The egocentric predicament can not be disputed.
Meh.

I knew you would say that as everything is just a creation of my mind. After all this time, the me God likes to play tricks on myself just to be entertained.

Do you have any idea how boring it is to be eternal and omniscient?

Maybe I should have Jim Jones come back just for kicks. That should entertain me for about a nanosecond...
Siro

Sydney, Australia

#4814 Jun 15, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Theists lie when they say god is all powerful. He wasn't powerful enough to make me a theist.
Nope....it was because he couldnt be bothered polishing a turd like yourself.

Or to put it in your language.....
F%&#*$*$ F#%K^NG $^%&*%$#@ and %&^*&^$% yo moma yo %&#&^*$^*$!!!!

Hows it going at the halfway house you loser?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4815 Jun 15, 2013
Siro wrote:
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Nope....it was because he couldnt be bothered polishing a turd like yourself.
Or to put it in your language.....
F%&#*$*$ F#%K^NG $^%&*%$#@ and %&^*&^$% yo moma yo %&#&^*$^*$!!!!
Hows it going at the halfway house you loser?
Where have you been? I'm guessing jail, even the criminals in your country think you're a criminal.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#4817 Jun 15, 2013
She's been using the EZ screen name.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Where have you been? I'm guessing jail, even the criminals in your country think you're a criminal.
Siro

Australia

#4818 Jun 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
She's been using the EZ screen name.
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You continue with your stupidity I see......
You dirt rolled cracka

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4819 Jun 16, 2013
Siro wrote:
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Nope....it was because he couldnt be bothered polishing a turd like yourself.
Or to put it in your language.....
F%&#*$*$ F#%K^NG $^%&*%$#@ and %&^*&^$% yo moma yo %&#&^*$^*$!!!!
Hows it going at the halfway house you loser?
Is that your lie / excuse for your god not being "all-powerful" enough to able to convert atheists?

You need to try harder. Try telling the truth, I can educate you about that.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4820 Jun 16, 2013
Siro wrote:
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You continue with your stupidity I see......
You dirt rolled cracka
No proof of god, all you can do it throw out weak ad homenems.

What else can a liar with no evidence for his cult being true do?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#4821 Jun 16, 2013
Long as you swallow c@nt it's all good.
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>You continue with your stupidity I see......
You dirt rolled cracka
Siro

Australia

#4822 Jun 16, 2013
Yeah yeah yeah internet tough guy.
You pussfagslut

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4823 Jun 16, 2013
Siro wrote:
Yeah yeah yeah internet tough guy.
You pussfagslut
Good comeback, weasel with no proof of god.
Lincoln LCN

United States

#4824 Jun 16, 2013
First Amendment Case which may influence behavior in the USA

Justices Take Case on Prayer at Town Board Meetings, and a Patent Dispute
By ADAM LIPTAK

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide cases concerning prayers at the start of town meetings and a patent dispute over heart monitors. It also issued an important administrative law decision that said the Federal Communications Commission was entitled to deference in determining the scope of its own jurisdiction.

LEGISLATIVE PRAYER The case concerning prayers, Town of Greece v. Galloway, No. 12-696, came from Greece, N.Y., a town near Rochester. For more than a decade starting in 1999, the Town Board began its public meetings with a prayer from a “chaplain of the month.” Town officials said that members of all faiths, and atheists, were welcome to give the opening prayer.

In practice, the federal appeals court in New York said, almost all of the chaplains were Christian.

“A substantial majority of the prayers in the record contained uniquely Christian language,” Judge Guido Calabresi wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel of the court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.“Roughly two-thirds contained references to ‘Jesus Christ,’‘Jesus,’‘Your Son’ or the ‘Holy Spirit.’”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4825 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
First Amendment Case which may influence behavior in the USA
Justices Take Case on Prayer at Town Board Meetings, and a Patent Dispute
By ADAM LIPTAK
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide cases concerning prayers at the start of town meetings and a patent dispute over heart monitors. It also issued an important administrative law decision that said the Federal Communications Commission was entitled to deference in determining the scope of its own jurisdiction.
LEGISLATIVE PRAYER The case concerning prayers, Town of Greece v. Galloway, No. 12-696, came from Greece, N.Y., a town near Rochester. For more than a decade starting in 1999, the Town Board began its public meetings with a prayer from a “chaplain of the month.” Town officials said that members of all faiths, and atheists, were welcome to give the opening prayer.
In practice, the federal appeals court in New York said, almost all of the chaplains were Christian.
“A substantial majority of the prayers in the record contained uniquely Christian language,” Judge Guido Calabresi wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel of the court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.“Roughly two-thirds contained references to ‘Jesus Christ,’‘Jesus,’‘Your Son’ or the ‘Holy Spirit.’”
Lincoln's failed creationist spamming returns as he gets desperate

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