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

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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#771 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
terry......you are comparing the odds of the entire universe against the odds of shuffling one deck of cards??????? Come on man you can come up with something better than that. The odds against the universe randomly happening and evolving into this perfect structure are way worse than you winning the power ball. In other words, it didn't happen.
Really? And what are your assumptions in making this calculation? Please give specifics. Are you doing the conditional probabilities correctly? Looking at all the different alternatives? Which laws of physics are you using in making these calculations? And, when you say 'perfect structure', I assume you mean the entropy is zero, which is most definitely is not.

In other words, you are simply fabricating.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#772 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
well see you I can see you have no interest in the truth. You have been so brain washed its pitiful. If you are lucky enough to have some time before you know you are dying I'm pretty sure you will change your tune. If you aren't that lucky then you will be going to hell and its your own fault.
When you're brave enough to prove the god you're here to lie about, your opinions might matter more.
antiatheist

Seminole, OK

#773 Aug 3, 2013
ummmm skeptic.......apparently you consider one to be brave if they sit behind a computer and type insults anonymously. You are pathetic.....stop wasting all your time on here.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#774 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
ummmm skeptic.......apparently you consider one to be brave if they sit behind a computer and type insults anonymously. You are pathetic.....stop wasting all your time on here.
Says the liar with no proof of god.
LCN Llin

United States

#775 Aug 3, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Says the liar with no proof of god.
If there's no god, how come Reddit just downgraded the atheism subforum?

Reddit has announced a major shake-up in the way the site looks to new users, swapping out the "politics" and "atheism" subreddits with popular alternatives including "books", "earthporn" (pictures of beautiful places around the world) and "explainlikeimfive" (where users are tasked with explaining difficult concepts as though the listener were a five-year-old).

The change affects the default subreddits, which make up the front page for users who haven't logged in or have just created an account. Once an account is made, a user can change their front page at will, unsubscribing from subreddits they don't like and joining smaller forums for more niche interests, from r/economics to the notorious r/beatingwomen.

The addition of new subreddits - at total of five, with r/television and r/gifs making up the count - is relatively uncontroversial, but the removal of the politics and, particularly, atheism is more surprising. In her blog post announcing the change, Alex Angel, Reddit's community manager, explained their decision:

We could give you a canned corporate answer or a diplomatic answer that is carefully crafted for the situation. But since this is reddit, we’re going to try things a bit differently and give you the real answer: they just weren't up to snuff. Now, don't get us wrong, there still ARE good parts about them. Overall, they just haven't continued to grow and evolve like the other subreddits we've decided to add.

Both subreddits have become strongly identified with a particular niche in their overall community, with r/politics morphing from a stronghold of Ron Paul-supporting internet libertarians to one of equally fervent left-liberals and r/atheism being colonised by (and to a large extent creating the stereotype of) the sort of Dawkins-loving, Sagan-worshipping meme-creating atheists the Guardian recently characterised as "anti-theists".

Both groups have taken the shift relatively well, with a highly recommended post on r/atheism pointing out that "by removing this subreddit as a default, the admins of Reddit have done the right thing in creating neutral set of default subreddits which does not raise any particular view above another". Similarly, this comment catches the zeitgeist at r/politics:

I consider myself very liberal, fiscally and socially, and I hate this sub. I unsubscribed forever ago. This sub has become a joke and the personification of a stereotype, that until I came here, thought only existed in the minds of the extreme right. Hopefully this is a wake up call.

Nonetheless, this reshuffle poses a risk for Reddit. The organisation – owned by the same holding company as Condé Nast publications – has a huge interest in portraying itself as an entirely neutral platform, something more akin to Twitter or Facebook than anything else. That lets them wash their hands of responsibility for travesties like the aforementioned r/beatingwomen, as well as put off decisions like banning r/jailbait (a subreddit dedicated to sexualised photos of under-18 year olds) and r/creepshots (a subreddit dedicated to sexualised photos of women taken without their permission).

Even the default subreddits were, ostensibly, chosen impartially. They were the largest subreddits on the site at the time the idea of a default was introduced, and so when a bunch of them decided to block Gawker in protest at Adrian Chen's unmasking of the man who ran the above subreddits, even though the company had given them a degree of legitimacy, it still managed to argue it was entirely in the hands of its users.

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2013/07/i...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#776 Aug 3, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
If there's no god, how come Reddit just downgraded the atheism subforum?
Reddit has announced a major shake-up in the way the site looks to new users, swapping out the "politics" and "atheism" subreddits with popular alternatives including "books", "earthporn" (pictures of beautiful places around the world) and "explainlikeimfive" (where users are tasked with explaining difficult concepts as though the listener were a five-year-old).
The change affects the default subreddits, which make up the front page for users who haven't logged in or have just created an account. Once an account is made, a user can change their front page at will, unsubscribing from subreddits they don't like and joining smaller forums for more niche interests, from r/economics to the notorious r/beatingwomen.
The addition of new subreddits - at total of five, with r/television and r/gifs making up the count - is relatively uncontroversial, but the removal of the politics and, particularly, atheism is more surprising. In her blog post announcing the change, Alex Angel, Reddit's community manager, explained their decision:
We could give you a canned corporate answer or a diplomatic answer that is carefully crafted for the situation. But since this is reddit, we’re going to try things a bit differently and give you the real answer: they just weren't up to snuff. Now, don't get us wrong, there still ARE good parts about them. Overall, they just haven't continued to grow and evolve like the other subreddits we've decided to add.
Both subreddits have become strongly identified with a particular niche in their overall community, with r/politics morphing from a stronghold of Ron Paul-supporting internet libertarians to one of equally fervent left-liberals and r/atheism being colonised by (and to a large extent creating the stereotype of) the sort of Dawkins-loving, Sagan-worshipping meme-creating atheists the Guardian recently characterised as "anti-theists".
Both groups have taken the shift relatively well, with a highly recommended post on r/atheism pointing out that "by removing this subreddit as a default, the admins of Reddit have done the right thing in creating neutral set of default subreddits which does not raise any particular view above another". Similarly, this comment catches the zeitgeist at r/politics:
I consider myself very liberal, fiscally and socially, and I hate this sub. I unsubscribed forever ago. This sub has become a joke and the personification of a stereotype, that until I came here, thought only existed in the minds of the extreme right. Hopefully this is a wake up call.
Nonetheless, this reshuffle poses a risk for Reddit. The organisation – owned by the same holding company as Condé Nast publications – has a huge interest in portraying itself as an entirely neutral platform, something more akin to Twitter or Facebook than anything else. That lets them wash their hands of responsibility for travesties like the aforementioned r/beatingwomen, as well as put off decisions like banning r/jailbait (a subreddit dedicated to sexualised photos of under-18 year olds) and r/creepshots (a subreddit dedicated to sexualised photos of women taken without their permission).
Even the default subreddits were, ostensibly, chosen impartially. They were the largest subreddits on the site at the time the idea of a default was introduced, and so when a bunch of them decided to block Gawker in protest at Adrian Chen's unmasking of the man who ran the above subreddits, even though the company had given them a degree of legitimacy, it still managed to argue it was entirely in the hands of its users.
http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2013/07/i...
Liar with no proof of god who doesn't know its time to go back to his failed cult and tell them that he failed to convert any atheists in the topic forum!
antiatheist

Seminole, OK

#777 Aug 3, 2013
you think I came here to convert you? I came here to make fun of you and I succeeded beyond my wildest imagination.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#779 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
well see you I can see you have no interest in the truth.
What... "truth" would that be? Your delusions? Your horrid bible?

You make a statement-- then you wander off onto another topic...

... such as:
antiatheist wrote:
You have been so brain washed its pitiful. If you are lucky enough to have some time before you know you are dying I'm pretty sure you will change your tune. If you aren't that lucky then you will be going to hell and its your own fault.
Hateful and very personal attacks against people smarter and wiser than you.

Sad.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#780 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
ummmm skeptic.......apparently you consider one to be brave if they sit behind a computer and type insults anonymously. You are pathetic.....stop wasting all your time on here.
And?**YOU** consider it "brave" to THREATEN PEOPLE WITH INFINITE TORTURE.

.... WTF?

You are sick, bub.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#781 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
you think I came here to convert you? I came here to make fun of you and I succeeded beyond my wildest imagination.
Your Jesus would be **so**...

... NOT PROUD of you.

You just admitted that all you intended to do, is dump your hate onto non-christians.

What a credit to your cult-of-hate you are.
antiatheist

Seminole, OK

#782 Aug 3, 2013
bob I thought I told you to quit wasting your time. You don't listen.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#783 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
well see you I can see you have no interest in the truth. You have been so brain washed its pitiful. If you are lucky enough to have some time before you know you are dying I'm pretty sure you will change your tune. If you aren't that lucky then you will be going to hell and its your own fault.
REPLY BUTTON, Doofus!

If that was intended for me ........ Been there done that, I have been dead. It wasn't a big deal, last breath, last heartbeat, and then nothing. No light at the end of a tunnel, no pearly gates, no heated slides, no golden stairways. Not even darkness, just nothing at all.

Gods who have been beaten by iron chariots are not big enough to scare me.
Gods who would sanction the rape of children, are not morally fit to judge me.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#784 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
bob I thought I told you to quit wasting your time. You don't listen.
It's you who is wasting your time.

There is something you should be made aware of, and since you are new here, let me be the first to say it. You are in danger of being woke up. If you spend very much time here in our threads, you will be shown things from your holy books, that you will not be able to un-see.
It won't happen fast, but it will happen. Over and over, we will post how and why we became atheist, we will bare the filth that is your god-myth, we will make you see what you choose not to see. You will act out, and spew pure bile at us, and while you sleep (in those un guarded moments) our ideas, our words will find fertile ground in your mind, where they will root and grow. You will begin to question, you will try and prove us wrong, and you will find what we found.

You are in danger of becoming an atheist, and that danger is here whether you use the reply button or not, to interact with us.
antiatheist

Seminole, OK

#787 Aug 3, 2013
oh reason.......thanks for the good chuckle before I went to bed. You guys and girls are hopeless. Being an atheist must be such a sad life.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#788 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
well see you I can see you have no interest in the truth. You have been so brain washed its pitiful. If you are lucky enough to have some time before you know you are dying I'm pretty sure you will change your tune. If you aren't that lucky then you will be going to hell and its your own fault.
Believe what makes you happiest...I'll make sure to keep being a good person, and when I die, whether I go to dust or dirt or heaven or hell, I will at least know on my death bed that I have done my best in this world. I can guarantee that you will be no less nervous or unsure about things on your deathbed than I will be on mine. I've watched many 'o christian die while working in the nursing homes and there was not a one of them that were comforted by the thought of heaven. It's new to everyone until it happens which is always scary.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#789 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
you think I came here to convert you? I came here to make fun of you and I succeeded beyond my wildest imagination.
Lol...that's a matter of personal opinion darlin.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#790 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
bob I thought I told you to quit wasting your time. You don't listen.
Who died and made you boss lol

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#791 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
oh reason.......thanks for the good chuckle before I went to bed. You guys and girls are hopeless. Being an atheist must be such a sad life.
Nighty night you hateful little sprite... ;) It's actually really fantastic... you should try it :)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#792 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
bob I thought I told you to quit wasting your time. You don't listen.
Your Jesus would be **so**...

... NOT PROUD of you.

You just admitted that all you intended to do, is dump your hate onto non-christians.

What a credit to your cult-of-hate you are.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#793 Aug 3, 2013
antiatheist wrote:
oh reason.......thanks for the good chuckle before I went to bed. You guys and girls are hopeless. Being an atheist must be such a sad life.
Your Jesus would be **so**...

... NOT PROUD of you.

You just admitted that all you intended to do, is dump your hate onto non-christians.

What a credit to your cult-of-hate you are.

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