Don't dictate beliefs

Sep 5, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Star Press

No one else can say otherwise? That is basically saying those who do "believe in God" are better? Hardly.

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Oct 5, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>You've had lots of chances to refute me and you've failed everytime.

You're a typical xtian fundie.
If I see a fool running towards a cliff I stand pat and watch the entertainment

Keep on running Khatru! Coast is clear!

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Oct 5, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Coward.
Cow pie

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Oct 5, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't matter.

I know you're a Muslim.
"I know you're a Muslim."

Let see your proof.

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Oct 5, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Stop talking to yourself.
Are you hearing voices?

Lol

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Oct 5, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe it.

However, xtians do.

This of course means that they deeply love all the killings that the Bible says their god has carried out.
xtian
Abbreviation of Christian.

Often used by atheist who participate in online debates and can't be bothered to keep writing "Christian". They often have too tough of a time spelling large words.

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Oct 5, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>You're another sock.

It shows the paucity of your arguments when you feel you have to use so many socks to support them.
Dude you're the puppet. Lol

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Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Save your apologetic nonsense. Jesus failed to fulfill a single meaningful prophecy. Best he could do was was into town on a jackass, which actually some ancient Torah scrolls say it would be a horse young and strong so even in that he failed.
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It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>Your post confirmed his:

His post: "3500 — 4000 churches close their doors each year."
Your post: "3500 churches will close their doors"
There is a net GAIN of 500 churches per year.

Is that math to hard for you?

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Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>Your very first post to me and this is how you start?

Thank you for beings such a fine example of a true Christian. You church should be so proud of you.

I get so very tired of Christians who just posts on the Atheism forum threads to so everybody how vile and hateful they are. And it's all of them, which must mean that this is the attitude and demeanor of 100% of the Christians in America, the rest just hide their hatred and bigotry better.
Ok let me get this straight. You sit on these threads and post hundreds of vile post against Christians and their faith but I'm not allowed to attack on my fist address straight to you? Read below
God gives us a command to rid the earth of the like of you and your pet dog!

""Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt"

Now you know why we must attack you and the horse you rode in in!"

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Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Where did I say that hate speech is a crime? Or are you just making things up as you go along?

My post was flagging up the fact that the Bible contains hate speech - a fact that you obviously accept.

Is inciting people to kill others a crime?
Being a stupid Dolt like you should be a crime.

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<quoted text>Touchy, aren't you? Please try to keep some semblance of dignity and self control. I'm concerned about your health because that anger of yours is going to raise your blood pressure. And think about how your pulse shoots way up when you have outbursts like that! You don't want to have a stroke, do you?
He can just take a science pill, that should save him. After all he is only alive today because scientist that invented the medication he is on were atheist. LOL

No Christian scientist ever contributed anything to medicine.

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Oct 5, 2012
 
From: Scientific American:

Are Believers Really Happier Than Atheists?

Who is better off: the religious or atheists? Cultural values determine the answer

Alain de Botton, a prominent writer and outspoken atheist, has a grand vision to nurture a truly secular society. He foresees awe-inspiring monuments dedicated to nature. Museum and hotel designs would encourage contemplative thought and self-improvement. Psychotherapists would occupy offices in accessible yet glamorous boutiques, providing easy opportunities for supportive interactions with others.

Although such a radical transformation of civic life—religion for atheists, as he calls it—is unlikely to make it beyond the blueprints, de Botton is on to something. Atheists miss out on a lot of great perks that come automatically with belonging to a faith. As a religious person, you gain a community of like-minded individuals, many of whom are eager to welcome you into their social circle. During tough times, this network softens your fall. When it comes to happiness,“there appears to be something special about having friends at church,” says sociologist Chaeyoon Lim of the University of Wisconsin.

In Brief
Being religious is often linked with greater well-being. New research suggests that the effect is culture-specific. A strong predictor of a person’s religiosity is the condition of the society in which he or she lives. Finding communities and social groups that align with your beliefs can improve life satisfaction.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...

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Langoliers wrote:
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He can just take a science pill, that should save him. After all he is only alive today because scientist that invented the medication he is on were atheist. LOL
No Christian scientist ever contributed anything to medicine.
Right on.......

But he won't last more than 2 minutes with or without any medication unless he first breathes the air God gives him.

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From: The Telegraph:

'Believers are happier than atheists'

People who believe in God are happier than agnostics or atheists, researchers claimed yesterday.

A report found that religious people were better able to cope with disappointments such as unemployment or divorce than non-believers.

Moreover, they become even happier the more they pray and go to church, claims the study by Prof Andrew Clark and Dr Orsolya Lelkes.

The research, presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference, echoes academic studies that have found religion can improve people's sense of wellbeing.

Using data from Britain and Europe, the study found believers enjoyed higher levels of satisfaction and suffered less psychological damage from unemployment, divorce or the death of a partner.

However, it also found that religious people across Europe tended to be more socially conservative and opposed to Government intervention in areas such as employment.

Believers, for example, were less likely to look for a new job if they were out of work.

Countries with a more religious electorate had lower unemployment benefits.

The study, Deliver Us From Evil: Religion as Insurance, found that less than a sixth of churchgoers in Britain believe it is better to divorce than stay in an unhappy marriage.

The authors of the study said: "Religion tempers the impact of adverse life events."
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Einstein on God and Science

“Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a Spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a Spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.”
...Einstein 1936, as cited in Dukas and Hoffmann, Albert Einstein: The Human Side, Princeton University Press, 1979, 33

You accept the historical Jesus?

Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.”
...Einstein, as cited in Viereck 1929; see also Einstein, as cited in the German magazine Geisteskampf der Gegenwart, Guetersloh, 1930, S. 235).

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Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Any supreme being who thinks that Pi = 3 isn't for real.
"1 Kings 7:26
And it was a handbreadth thick; and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily; it held two thousand baths.

This suggests that the bowl was not paper-thin; it was a handbreadth thick. My dictionary simply defines a "handbreadth" as "the breadth of the hand - from 2 1/2 to 4 inches." I measured my own handbreadth - thumb to pinky with the hand laid flat, measured perpendicular to the arm - this is also hard to measure, made even harder by how tightly I place my fingers next to each other, but mine is about 4 inches.

But what if the circumference had been measured from the inside of the bowl, and the diameter from outside? Then the diameter of the inside is 10 cubits minus two handbreadths. Using my measurements, the circumference is 30 cubits times 18.5 inches per cubit equals 555 inches, the diameter of the inside is 177 inches: 185 inches (10 cubits times 18.5 inches) minus 8 inches for the two handbreadths. In this case Circumference / Diameter = 555 / 177 = 3.135593 (which is itself rounded), but this is much closer to what we think of us as the true value of pi."

http://jerry.praxisiimath.com/pi.html
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Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Stop talking to yourself.
derek4,

Did you know that you and me and Langoliers are the same person!!

I guess we're the holy trinity!!

LOL you can't make it up!

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From: The British Journal of Psychiatry

How reliable are scientific studies?

Summary
There is growing concern that a substantial proportion of scientific research may in fact be false. A number of factors have been proposed as contributing to the presence of a large number of false-positive results in the literature, one of which is publication bias. We discuss empirical evidence for these factors.

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http://www.google.com/url...

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#2348
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From: Discover Magazine

Why Scientific Studies Are So Often Wrong: The Streetlight Effect

Researchers tend to look for answers where the looking is good, rather than where the answers are likely to be hiding.

A bolt of excitement ran through the field of cardiology in the early 1980s when anti-arrhythmia drugs burst onto the scene. Researchers knew that heart-attack victims with steady heartbeats had the best odds of survival, so a medication that could tamp down irregularities seemed like a no-brainer. The drugs became the standard of care for heart-attack patients and were soon smoothing out heartbeats in intensive care wards across the United States.

But in the early 1990s, cardiologists realized that the drugs were also doing something else: killing about 56,000 heart-attack patients a year. Yes, hearts were beating more regularly on the drugs than off, but their owners were, on average, one-third as likely to pull through. Cardiologists had been so focused on immediately measurable arrhythmias that they had overlooked the longer-term but far more important variable of death.

The fundamental error here is summed up in an old joke scientists love to tell. Late at night, a police officer finds a drunk man crawling around on his hands and knees under a streetlight. The drunk man tells the officer he’s looking for his wallet. When the officer asks if he’s sure this is where he dropped the wallet, the man replies that he thinks he more likely dropped it across the street. Then why are you looking over here? the befuddled officer asks. Because the light’s better here, explains the drunk man.
http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/29-w...

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derek4 wrote:
From: The British Journal of Psychiatry
How reliable are scientific studies?
Summary
There is growing concern that a substantial proportion of scientific research may in fact be false. A number of factors have been proposed as contributing to the presence of a large number of false-positive results in the literature, one of which is publication bias. We discuss empirical evidence for these factors.
continued:
http://www.google.com/url...
And ancient myths are more reliable how, dummy?

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