Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#445 Apr 1, 2013
Educated What wrote:
Many things change and right now it's only a prediction. What atheists aren't considering is the fact that Hispanics will eventually be the majority. That being said, most Hispanics are religious. So let atheist believe what they wish, I feel religion will stay forever. Like our dollar bill says, "In God We Trust" and of course our pledge, "One Nation under God".
Will the rise in Hispanic Americans result in the USA becoming a Roman Catholic nation?a
Amused

Bridgewater, MA

#446 Apr 1, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh looky here the puppet is back.
And he's talking to himself.
Mr. Pot, this is Mr. Kettle. Mr. Kettle, please meet Mr. Pot. You two should get along famously. You have a lot in common.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#447 Apr 1, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Billy Graham saved lives? That's news to me.
Mother Theresa? I guess you're not one of those Christians who say that Catholics aren't Christians.
Mother Theresa wasn't in the business of saving lives. She set up "Homes for the Dying" and she insisted that suffering was good because it brought people closer to Jesus because it was "beautiful for people to participate in the suffering of Christ"
Pain killers weren't used and modern health care methods were ignored.
<quoted text>
That's not what the scripture says. It says "there is none that doeth good."
Looks like your god thinks that saving millions of lives is not a good thing. Do you agree with that?
Here's a question. How did earth get created, and don't get dust involved. Dust can't create itself.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#448 Apr 1, 2013
By natural observable processes. If you educated yourself with real observable science you would know this.

Anything else I can help you with?

You're welcome.
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>Here's a question. How did earth get created, and don't get dust involved. Dust can't create itself.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#449 Apr 1, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a question. How did earth get created, and don't get dust involved. Dust can't create itself.
That's easy....

"Before this time (which is believed to have stared at midday in Hinduism) began, there was no heaven, no earth and no space between. A vast dark ocean washed upon the shores of nothingness and licked the edges of the night.

A giant cobra floated on the waters. Asleep within its endless coils lay the Lord Vishnu. He was watched over by the mighty serpent. Everything was so peaceful and silent that Vishnu slept undisturbed by dreams motion. From the depths a humming sound began to tremble, Ohm. It grew and spread, filling the emptiness and throbbing with energy.

The night had ended, Vishnu awoke. As the dawn began to break, from Vishnu's navel grew a magnificent lotus flower. In the middle of the blossom sat Vishnu's servant, Brahma. He awaited the Lord's command.

Vishnu spoke to his servant:'It is time to begin.' Brahma bowed. Vishnu commanded:'Create the World.' A wind swept up the waters. Vishnu and the serpent vanished.

Brahma remained in the lotus flower, floating and tossing on the sea. He lifted up his arms and calmed the wind and the ocean.
Then Brahma split the lotus flower into three. He stretched one part into the heavens. He made another part into the earth. With the third part of the flower he created the skies.

The earth was bare. Brahma set to work. He created grass, flowers, trees and plants of all kinds. To these he gave feeling. Next he created the animals and the insects to live on the land. He made birds and many fish. To all these creatures, he gave the senses of touch and smell. He gave them power to see, hear and move. The world was soon bristling with life and the air was filled with the sounds of Brahma's creation.

The earth was created from the interaction between ether, one of the gross elements, and sound. This universe which is one of many has three parts, the heavenly planets, the lower worlds, and the earthly realm."

It's the truth and you can't disprove it.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#450 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
By natural observable processes. If you educated yourself with real observable science you would know this.
Anything else I can help you with?
You're welcome.
<quoted text>
I'm so uneducated, I'm really dumb, I made it into university with a average of over 80%, yes only uneducated people achieve that.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#451 Apr 1, 2013
Lol! When you lie about going to college could you at least polish your grammar up a little? You couldn't fool a 5th grader posting like that I must say!

:))
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>I'm so uneducated, I'm really dumb, I made it into university with a average of over 80%, yes only uneducated people achieve that.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#452 Apr 1, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Will the rise in Hispanic Americans result in the USA becoming a Roman Catholic nation?a
Don't know, there are different types of religion. How are you Khatru?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#453 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Lol! When you lie about going to college could you at least polish your grammar up a little? You couldn't fool a 5th grader posting like that I must say!

:))
Educational barrier.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#454 Apr 1, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Don't know, there are different types of religion. How are you Khatru?
I'm fine, thanks.

Life isn't bad, despite the hard times.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#455 Apr 1, 2013
NumberOneSon wrote:
I just uploaded a new video challenging the Christian notion that their god is a loving father. Let me know what you think!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4BbY6t0gsiwXX
Maybe some other time.

Right now, I'm busy scratching my ass.

But I promise I'll go back and look at it.

Wouldn't miss it for the world.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#456 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
By natural observable processes. If you educated yourself with real observable science you would know this.
Anything else I can help you with?
You're welcome.
<quoted text>
Really, GiveMeLiverwurst?

You have observed universes being created?

I bet that was a rush, huh?

Did you film it?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#457 Apr 1, 2013
Have you observed your god doing the same? Have you observed your fatass on a treadmill?

We unlike you have observable scientific data that is researched and tested each day by thousands. No word games needed when you have facts.

Look into what those green leafy vegetables could do for you Buck.:)
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>Really, GiveMeLiverwurst?

You have observed universes being created?

I bet that was a rush, huh?

Did you film it?

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#458 Apr 1, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, GiveMeLiverwurst?
You have observed universes being created?
I bet that was a rush, huh?
Did you film it?
Actually, yes.
Any other questions?

Hey, when you get out of sixth grade, you won't have to ask such simple questions.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#459 Apr 1, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Pretty much all atheists brag about their intelligence. Maybe you are right, it's probably the exact opposite. Many say the don't lie, maybe I should believe the exact opposite. Some day they are rich and own porn sites, maybe I should believe the exact opposite. I guess it goes both ways. You believe it's a privilege to speak with you, that is definitely the exact opposite. Check mate!
It's not quite so simple. We all think we are at least a little smarter than most--that's just a part of the normal human psyche, and when people feel a little threatened or insecure, we tend to boast and posture. Some of us grow out of that as we leave adolescence or early adulthood, some never do, but maturity and intellect are surprisingly independent of each other as far as I can tell.

And beyond egoistic posturing, there's really no more need to assess other people's education and intelligence--or one's own--than to compare penis sizes. Bickering and posturing can only serve to distract us from exploring the ideas at hand in any depth or detail. Some of us are here more for the latter than for the former. I, for one, get tired of wading through pages of pissing contests in search of a single idea worth thinking and writing about.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#460 Apr 1, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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You really are stupid. There is no such thing as HIV medicine, it's like saying, Have you ever had Aids before.
No? then explain this:

http://www.ucsfhealth.org/conditions/hiv/trea...
KJV

United States

#461 Apr 1, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism isn't, it will lose.
"Atheism is spreading,"

NOT

"atheist percentage of the total population seem to be DECLINING"

LOL

" http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism#sectio...

A 2010 survey published in Encyclopedia Britannica found that is atheists at about 2.0%.

Another study assessing religiosity among scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that "just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power.

Sociologist Philip Schwadel found that higher levels of education are associated with increased religious participation and religious practice in daily life.

According to a 2012 report by the Pew Research Center, people describing themselves as "atheist" were 2% of the total population in the US.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_o...

According to the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, an academic journal, "about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day."

Another survey attributed to Britannica shows the population of atheists at around 2.4% of the world's population

While there are more atheists than ever before as global population continually increases, the atheist percentage of the total population seem to be declining

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religi...

Sources outside of Wikipedia give differing estimates:

The CIA's World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%(of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, atheists 2.01%

persecution. A 2006 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota involving a poll of 2,000 households in the United States found atheists to be the most distrusted of minorities,

In 2012, an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:

In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty—4.5% of the globe’s population. By 2012 atheists’ number is estimated at 137 million. That’s a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists’ share declined to less than one-in-fifty—under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world! Atheism is in decline."
KJV

United States

#462 Apr 1, 2013
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>Mr. Pot, this is Mr. Kettle. Mr. Kettle, please meet Mr. Pot. You two should get along famously. You have a lot in common.
How Amusing.
KJV

United States

#463 Apr 1, 2013
The serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, yes.
Any other questions?

Hey, when you get out of sixth grade, you won't have to ask such simple questions.
The serpent was right maybe once -
You are most definitely WRONG!

Is Beavis your brother?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#464 Apr 1, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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Atheism isn't, it will lose.
I don't think so. Right now, I think that atheism is still in the process of transitioning from an unacceptable minority point of view to an acceptable one here in the U.S., and the current gains are part of that process. Once that process is complete, new and more substantial gains seem likely as many who are Christians in name only let go of their religious identifications altogether, perhaps in favor of cultural or professional ones. We've seen that in other developed nations with atheism even becoming the predominant identification in some, and I expect we'll see it in other nations as they transition to higher levels of development.

The process could take many decades, though, and at every step of the way, believers will predict its reversal. But they will be wrong.

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