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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

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“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#3402 Nov 8, 2013
Joy wrote:
<quoted text>
Mankind has been murderous since the beginning. Self-proclaimed? Standing in the middle of a church doesn't make you any more of Christian than standing in the middle of a garage makes you a car.
We're talking about Christianity's past and how history repeats itself. Read Christianity's 2000 year bloody history. Religious mass hysteria kills.
No Deity Required

United States

#3403 Nov 8, 2013
I especially enjoy telling religious people I don't need religions or dieties while their little brainwashed children are listening to the conversation. It plants a seed of doubt that may sprout, grow, and possibly even blossom someday into a free thinking mind.
Jon

United States

#3404 Nov 8, 2013
Tweet from former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan:

@Dylan Ratigan
I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC. Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thanks Mr. President

6:43 p.m. 7 Nov 2013

Koolaide anyone?
Jan

United States

#3405 Nov 8, 2013
Obama was absolutley correct on one point. He is good at killing.
Bud

United States

#3406 Nov 8, 2013
Jon wrote:
Tweet from former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan:
@Dylan Ratigan
I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC. Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thanks Mr. President
6:43 p.m. 7 Nov 2013
Koolaide anyone?
Guess our atheist friends don't follow Dylan, lol. Just goes to show everyone including the liberal socialist are getting nailed by ObamaCare.

They're the only ones surprised!

Good luck dumbasses...wife and I are headed to Belize LMAO
juddleman

Donora, PA

#3407 Nov 8, 2013
youtube.com/watch... ……
Amazing

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3408 Nov 8, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
Your are so dense it's amazing.
References to burning people are only sarcasm
that you can't recognize.
Very religious people only kill so that the sinners
can get to heaven sooner. Perfect logic for
the deeply religious mind.
Don't think too hard. It may hurt.
Your post sounded **exactly** like a True Believer™.

You did not indicate sarcasm-- and I don't know you, nor do I recognize you as a regular poster.

So I presume you are just another godbot, trolling.

If you are not? Perhaps you might wish to be a little more clear, and a little less acerbic.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3409 Nov 8, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Religious belief is nonsense, but I think attitudes and behaviors should be tolerant and the issue kept in perspective. The aim should be to end discrimination and sectarianism, not indulge in it. A 2012 poll indicated that only 54% of USAmericans would vote for an atheist president. As a non-believer, I don't wish to be thought equally bad and ignorant...
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
I think it is a matter of overcoming tradition and dated ideas. The USA has largely overcome prejudice against blacks, women and now gays. We want to end prejudice against non-belief too, not create two sides in a conflict.
I look forward to a time when USAmericans in general reject all superstition and prejudices based on color, race or gender and drop the silly idea of 'belief systems' altogether. Having religious faith is a discredited notion and no substitute for thinking.
I was listening to a History bit the other day-- about the US history just post-1865 and all that.

What I found remarkable? Was that the white supremacists simply could not envision a world where one or the other of the races were in a position of supreme power over the other race.

They actually believed that the blacks--if given power-- would act just as the white supremacists did in retaliation.

It is as if they could not conceive of anything **but** a system where an elite few were in power over all the rest.

What tiny minds they had-- sad, little tiny minds.
LCNLin

United States

#3410 Nov 8, 2013
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>We're talking about Christianity's past and how history repeats itself. Read Christianity's 2000 year bloody history. Religious mass hysteria kills.
Or is it that atheism on exists on threads?
1.6% of Americans are professed atheists
LCNLin

United States

#3411 Nov 8, 2013
Or is it that atheism *only* exists on threads?
1.6% of Americans are professed atheists

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#3412 Nov 8, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
You have special religious superpowers !!
Who could know without divine help.
Can you read minds too ?
Start tying with dogs.
Reasonable Man will save us all.
Observation alone, answers those questions, It's as simple as accepting what you see, as what it is. Not that you are at all capable of that.
Zane

United States

#3413 Nov 8, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I was listening to a History bit the other day-- about the US history just post-1865 and all that.
What I found remarkable? Was that the white supremacists simply could not envision a world where one or the other of the races were in a position of supreme power over the other race.
They actually believed that the blacks--if given power-- would act just as the white supremacists did in retaliation.
It is as if they could not conceive of anything **but** a system where an elite few were in power over all the rest.
What tiny minds they had-- sad, little tiny minds.
History teaches us absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Skin color is like judging the square footage of a room by whether it' blue or green. The color has nothing to do with the square footage does it? The color isn't relevant to the equation. White, black, brown, yellow skin tones are exactly like the 'color' differences in the room example. The root empirical evidence lies within mankind itself. Absolute power will be abused regardless of the skin color.
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#3414 Nov 9, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>
Observation alone, answers those questions, It's as simple as accepting what you see, as what it is. Not that you are at all capable of that.
You indicated you were omniscient.
"I know things and you can't imagine how".

Super Reasonable Man has lost touch with
reality. Talk to someone who seems
stupid to you, they can help.
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#3415 Nov 9, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post sounded **exactly** like a True Believer™.
You did not indicate sarcasm--

Perhaps you might wish to be a little more clear, and a little less acerbic.
I like this post. Good work Bob.

First you can't recognize sarcasm.
And then blame me for your shortcoming.
Don't tell people of your problem.

I may be acerbic. I don't know.
But I'll furnish a small sample in
a bottle if you wish. My test samples
have always been clear.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#3416 Nov 9, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Or is it that atheism on exists on threads?
1.6% of Americans are professed atheists
Atheism's based on facts, not on popularity. Ask americans about the 1960s civil rights and see how useful popularity is as an indicator of morals.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#3417 Nov 9, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Or is it that atheism *only* exists on threads?
1.6% of Americans are professed atheists
If atheism only exists on threads, then you creationists would not be sh*tting your pants as much as you are about it.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#3418 Nov 9, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
I like this post. Good work Bob.
First you can't recognize sarcasm.
And then blame me for your shortcoming.
Don't tell people of your problem.
I may be acerbic. I don't know.
But I'll furnish a small sample in
a bottle if you wish. My test samples
have always been clear.
Next time use a bottle instead of using the forum.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#3419 Nov 9, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
You indicated you were omniscient.
"I know things and you can't imagine how".
Super Reasonable Man has lost touch with
reality. Talk to someone who seems
stupid to you, they can help.
When you can prove your god, you will look a lot less mentally ill to smart people.
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#3420 Nov 9, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
When you can prove your god, you will
look a lot less mentally ill to smart people.
God is a faith thing, Dilbert.
You're either infected or not.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#3421 Nov 9, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
God is a faith thing, Dilbert.
You're either infected or not.
There's no evidence of god, and faith is a mental illness.

Atheists are not infected and that is a good thing.

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