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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Dec 9, 2012
 
swerty wrote:
Darwinism - Ruining dreams of retards since evolution began <quoted text>
LOL

Darwin has killed Dim's god.

You'll also find no anti-Semitism in the works of the great man.

Contrast that with Dim's belief system which is full of it.

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Dec 9, 2012
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
Hey... Uhmm seriously... No really... Are you still arguing for the invisible sky wizard creating everything?
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Lol!

It's what Dim lovingly refers to as the "abracadbra method of creation"

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Dec 9, 2012
 
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Just a partial list is enough to make a sane persons skin crawl in revulsion. They drink the substantiated blood of their dead zombie, how much more is needed, to call the Christain cult crazed?
Lol

Weird. Such a funny belief system.

You don't just get to drink your god's blood but you also get to eat him.

So funny.

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Dec 9, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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I recall the "white lie" lessons from the leaders every Sunday and every Seminary class before going to real school....The 12 bishops at the top wait their turn to be the next prophet, it's in order of when you become one of the 12, and when one dies the next living one is the new prophet.
It's not that complicated really.
Must be a different church you are talking about. We are taught honesty and we don't have "12 bishops at the top." There are 12 apostles that help the modern church function just as Christ had 12 apostles in His time to help operate His church.

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Dec 9, 2012
 
-Skeptic- wrote:
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You can be an intelligent scientist, but still stupid & fearful when it comes to gods that aren't really there.
The fact is you lying theists have no proof of god and you try to misrepresent scientists, without actually trying to apply any science to your claims.
The reason you don't apply science to your claims is because you know that you're actually lying about the god you claim is real.
When I have taught people about Jesus Christ as a missionary I invite them to follow the basic outline of the scientific method. It confirms truth when the tested hypothesis is correct.

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Dec 9, 2012
 
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Damn? 3 people!
Religious scientists don't "prove" religion just like atheists scientists don't "prove" there is no god. And if we are going to go with this logic, there are far, far more atheist scientists than there are religious scientists. Personal beliefs are personal beliefs.
Oh, sorry if it seemed like was trying to prove a religion exists with a scientist head count. I didn't mean for it to come across that way. I was responding to a statement by swerty who wrote:
"Religion is just for people who don't understand science."

My counter was that there are people who understand science and follow a religious belief.
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Dec 9, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
Hi Dim

You keep right on posting links that support purging Christianity of any subsequent additions after the Jesus myth. You hear?
I love the way the Atheist like puppet boy treat the the Theist as if we are the minority in the world simply because they out number on the atheist boards.

Lets take a look a reality.

Now pay close attention to the last entry and it name "Atheist" vs "non-religious"
2nd to last.

IF THEY WERE THE SAME THEY WOULD HAVE LISTED THEM THAT WAY!

The CIA World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.35%(of which Roman Catholic 16.83%, Protestant 6.08%, Orthodox 4.03%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.43%, Hindu 13.78%, Buddhist 7.13%, Sikh 0.36%, Jewish 0.21%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 11.17%, non-religious 9.42%, atheists 2.04%.

Wow. A whole 2.04% you guys are kicking some ass. LOL

Type all the lies you want survey after survey shows Atheist below 2.5%

They can seem to understand that we're here for the same reasons that people go to the Zoo. Something's you have to see to believe.
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Dec 9, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Catholic?

You mean mainstream Christianity?

I've heard they've got a new catch phrase......

"Pass me another altarboy; this one's split"
Atheist?

"Singer went on to explain that he is a “consequentialist.” For the benefit of the philosophically challenged let me explain “consequentialism” in a nutshell: If you like the consequences it’s ethical, if you don’t like the consequences it’s unethical. Thus, if you enjoy child pornography and having sex with children it’s ethical, if you dislike child pornography and having sex with children it’s unethical. In an article entitled “Heavy Petting,” Singer likewise gave his stamp of approval to bestiality. As a reward for producing such pearls of wisdom, he has been granted the privilege of teaching our children “ethics” at an Ivy League university. Moreover, he is by no means the only atheistic philosopher industriously engaged in greasing the precarious slope on which Western society totters. Hence, my “plea” to atheists, for the philosophical groundwork for the acceptance of pedophilia has already been put in place by such philosophers.

Joel Marks, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the U. of New Haven, who for 10 years authored the “Moral Moments” column in Philosophy Now, made the following, rather shocking about-face in a 2010 article entitled,“An Amoral Manifesto.”

“This philosopher has been laboring under an unexamined assumption, namely that there is such a thing as right and wrong. I now believe there isn’t…The long and short of it is that I became convinced that atheism implies amorality; and since I am an atheist, I must therefore embrace amorality…I experienced my shocking epiphany that religious fundamentalists are correct; without God there is no morality. But they are incorrect, I still believe, about there being a God. Hence, I believe, there is no morality.( http://www.philosophynow.org/issue80/An_Amora... )"
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Dec 9, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
Mainstream Christianity's Commandments:

http://www.algemeiner.com/2011/08/29/a-plea-t...

Thou shalt not question us. Ever.

Thou shalt respect, obey and, for ye highest amongst us, dutifully facilitate depraved, child-abusing clerics who after all are god's appointed ones.

Thou shalt, at our will, mutilate babies and children to appease our...ahem...child-loving god.

Thou shalt only apply thy troublesome Earthly laws to us when we say so.

Thou shalt not dare be born of a sexuality that will inhibit our congregation-building baby farming, nor protect thyself against spreading deadly disease should it have the same effect on our farming targets.

Thou shalt ignore our own god's bizarre concept of all people being equal in his eyes. Ha!

Thou shalt prolong the agony of dying loved ones for as long as is inhumanly possible.

Thou shalt not believe anything as inconvenient to us as that Jesus fellow’s so called 'Sermon on the Mount'. As if he'd have anything useful to inspire the likes of us!

Thou shalt fund our lovely, privileged lives whether you are one of our unthinking slaves or an eternally damned self-thinker.

Thou shalt accept as unquestionable truth whatever inhuman, illogical, barbaric, divisive, discriminatory or plainly ludicrous pronouncements we happen to utter.
"It is axiomatic that in the world of the atheist there is neither morality nor immorality, only a morality. This is often misunderstood to mean that atheists have no values. That conclusion would clearly be erroneous. To associate atheism with amorality is not to say that atheists have no values, they certainly do; amorality is a commentary, not on the existence of values, but on the significance of those values. Since in the atheistic worldview we are nothing more than upright walking primates, our value systems have no more significance than those of our jungle dwelling relatives. In the Darwinian view, the human is to the cockroach as the cockroach is to the paramecium. To imagine that we are something “more” is just that: a product of the human imagination."

"For the atheist, morality is simply a word that is used to describe the type of system that an individual or society subjectively prefers. Each society establishes, maintains, and modifies its values to suit its own needs.

“Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibalistic country.”(Samuel Butler)

Since these values are nothing more than reflections of the prevalent subjective preferences they obviously will shift and metamorphose to accommodate changing needs and attitudes."
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Dec 9, 2012
 
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>You try to do just that. You post beliefs with no interest in feedback. What do you call that? You're not in conversation. It's certainly not a discussion.
I enjoy reading them! Oh I guess you don't consider others that might be on this form. Hmmm self centered atheist. What else is new. Derek4 keep up the posting I enjoy reading them.
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Dec 9, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>I couldn't care less whether you read it, skim through it or ignore it.

Suffice to say we're not afraid to tackle your posts and disassemble them with consummate ease. You keep throwing them up - we'll just keep right on knocking them down.

Mind you, I couldn't help but notice your tacit approval of my post stating that you don't believe the Bible.

Good for you.
You think you're knocking them down!

LMAO

How do you spell delusional? Khatru
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#7990
Dec 9, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>You're on the idiot track, that's for sure.

How very like you to ignore the facts:

Facts that show you posting, running away and having your posts torn to shreds.

Facts that show how from your own posts we can see that you reject what the Bible says.
You talk like he's making all that stuff up, you are a fool! These post are factual and from very high quality sources.

So little old puppet boy really thinks that he and he alone has discredited sources like "The New York Time" or "Science Journal" etc

LMAO.
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#7991
Dec 9, 2012
 
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>I'm curious.

Do you have a life outside of topix?
Oh I'm not sure about derek4 but I don't!

LMAO.

You guys are better comics then the like of Bill Cosby or Tim Conway and Harvey Korman.

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Dec 9, 2012
 

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RHill wrote:
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The "point" of the news story was to cast Atheist's in a bad light. Who could object to children enjoying such a harmless diversion? ONLY the EVIL ATHEISTS OF COURSE!!! It's manipulation at a shockingly crude level ... Godbots lap it up. The "hidden message" of the story is that religionists will stoop to any level to draw children into their web of deceit. Way to go. Keep up the good work.
News is news. It tells it like it is.

You would never stoop to a level to cast Christians in a bad light, would you?

LMAO

Just as the city of Charlotte, N.C., gears up to host the Democratic National Convention, an atheist group is mounting a billboard campaign attacking the religious faiths of President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

The signs, paid for by American Atheists Incorporated (AAI) and appearing along keylocal highways, include messages such as: "Christianity: Sadistic God, Useless Savior" and "Mormonism: Magic Underwear, Baptizes Dead People, Big Money, Big Bigotry."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/22/si...

Talk about making a mistake everyone can see! Atheists in California have done a disservice to their own crusade to spread atheism by launching a new billboard campaign that ascribes a false quote to Thomas Jefferson. That's right, they've essentially become liars for atheism.
http://www.chicagonow.com/publius-forum/2011/...

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Dec 9, 2012
 
Aerobatty wrote:
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I'm curious.
Do you have a life outside of topix?
Although I'm not accountable to anyone for what I do or when I do it yes, I have a quite active life outside of topix.

Unlike many atheists who seem to be on the site all hours of the day, I generally check the site early in the AM, and spend an average of 15 minutes of my time if that long.

I generally revisit the site late in the afternoon or early evening, skim through what has come in, and spend another 15 minutes here.

So, an average of 30 minutes per day of my time is spent in the forum.

You atheists are all such marvelous people, and so likeable, I wish I could just spend the whole day with you, lol.

Glad to be of help.

Now - go out and try to find yourself a life.

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Dec 9, 2012
 
RHill wrote:
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I've a feeling the troubled parent, having seen "A Charlie Brown Christmas" as Charles Schulz intended it on TV a few bazillion times, objected to the Christianized version as presented in that House of Ill Repute. I doubt if the poor, scraggly xmas tree made glorious by love, was the central message there. Wanna bet?
I have no interest in your personal feelings on what may have transpired. I simply posted a news item.

Contact the web page and let them know you object. Maybe they'll change it to suit you, lol.

[Don't hold your breath waiting for them to acknowledge you.]

LMAO

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KJV wrote:
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I love the way the Atheist like puppet boy treat the the Theist as if we are the minority in the world simply because they out number on the atheist boards.
Lets take a look a reality.
Now pay close attention to the last entry and it name "Atheist" vs "non-religious"
2nd to last.
IF THEY WERE THE SAME THEY WOULD HAVE LISTED THEM THAT WAY!
The CIA World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.35%(of which Roman Catholic 16.83%, Protestant 6.08%, Orthodox 4.03%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.43%, Hindu 13.78%, Buddhist 7.13%, Sikh 0.36%, Jewish 0.21%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 11.17%, non-religious 9.42%, atheists 2.04%.
Wow. A whole 2.04% you guys are kicking some ass. LOL
Type all the lies you want survey after survey shows Atheist below 2.5%
They can seem to understand that we're here for the same reasons that people go to the Zoo. Something's you have to see to believe.
I admire your consistency in keeping these facts before us.

2.04%- a drop in the bucket.......

And of the extremely low percent of atheists in the world, how many of those want NOTHING to do with the repugnant atheists in this forum?

In other words, the ones in here don't even rate among their own kind, lol.

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#7996
Dec 9, 2012
 
The only atheism is the denial of truth.
Arthur Lynch

Arthur Alfred Lynch (16 October 1861 25 March 1934) was an Irish Australian civil engineer, physician, journalist, author, soldier, anti-imperialist and polymath. He served as MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as member of the Irish Parliamentary Party...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Alfred_Ly...

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Humanism or atheism is a wonderful philosophy of life as long as you are big, strong, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. But watch out if you are in a lifeboat and there are others who are younger, bigger, or smarter.
William Murray - son of Madalyn Murray O'Hair

[William Murray left his mother's hate-filled religion of atheism and converted to Christitanity, as do 70% of adult atheist offspring.]

The real attitude of sin in the heart towards God is that of being without God; it is pride, the worship of myself, that is the great atheistic fact in human life.
Oswald Chambers
(18741917) Scottish preacher, writer, and evangelist

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If there is no God, then all that exists is time and chance acting on matter. If this is true then the difference between your thoughts and mine correspond to the difference between shaking up a bottle of Mountain Dew and a bottle of Dr. Pepper. You simply fizz atheistically and I fizz theistically. This means that you do not hold to atheism because it is true , but rather because of a series of chemical reactions Morality, tragedy, and sorrow are equally evanescent. They are all empty sensations created by the chemical reactions of the brain, in turn created by too much pizza the night before. If there is no God, then all abstractions are chemical epiphenomena, like swamp gas over fetid water. This means that we have no reason for assigning truth and falsity to the chemical fizz we call reasoning or right and wrong to the irrational reaction we call morality. If no God, mankind is a set of bi-pedal carbon units of mostly water. And nothing else.
Douglas Wilson

Douglas James Wilson (born 18 June 1953) is a conservative Reformed and evangelical theologian, pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, faculty member at New Saint Andrews College, and prolific author and speaker. He is featured in the documentary film Collision documenting his debates with anti-theist Christopher Hitchens on their promotional tour for the book "Is Christianity Good for the World?".

Wilson earned a B.A. in classical studies and a B.A. and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Idaho. In addition to his role as pastor of Christ Church, he is a founder and Senior Fellow in Theology at New Saint Andrews College, founder and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, and founder of Greyfriars Hall, a three-year ministerial training program. He also serves on the governing boards of New Saint Andrews, Logos School (a Christian private school), and the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. Wilson was instrumental in forming the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches. He is married to Nancy Wilson and has three children, including N. D. Wilson, and 15 grandchildren.
[He's led a very productive an worthwhile life.]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Wilson_ (theologian)

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