Don't dictate beliefs

Don't dictate beliefs

There are 11177 comments on the The Star Press story from Sep 5, 2012, titled Don't dictate beliefs. In it, The Star Press reports that:

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

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KJV

United States

#8069 Dec 10, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>You're a fine one to talk about morals.

Sorry, my mistake. what you're doing here is letting someone do your thinking for you. Be careful though, as you may end up condoning genocide, incest, slavery, subjugation of women, etc.

Sorry, my mistake again. I see that you already do.

So, in essence...

Your religion means defending genocide and infanticide. It means you approve of the murder of homosexuals, as well as anyone else who wishes to exercise religious freedom.

Furthermore, you base your whole moral system on an unproveable supernatural being. You've already demonstrated that this means you're prepared to kill for those morals.

You'll excuse me if I prefer the foundation of good solid non-belief for building my ethics. My morals can be based on verifiable common interests, known causes and known consequences.
If there is no God then it's a majority rules on morals.

Sodom and Gomorrah for example.
KJV

United States

#8070 Dec 10, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>How do I spell delusional?

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-I-T-Y
Do you really say dash between each letter? LOLNN
KJV

United States

#8071 Dec 10, 2012
derek4 wrote:
Re-posting a little known fact about the lovely and charming Madalyn O'Hair:

MADALYN MURRAY O'HAIR WAS NOT AN ATHEIST!

An atheist by definition is: Someone who denies the existence of God. From O'Hair's own statements, it is clear that she DID believe in God, very much so, and she hated Him with a passion...

"We find God to be sadistic, brutal and a representation of hatred."
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religi...

[Madalyn – can a god who doesn't exist can be all those things?]

[Madalyn's son left atheism and became a Christian. She couldn't even keep her own son on her side.]
Atheist love trying to add as many as they can to their little tiny group. I see now the want Satanists included to their group. Still trying to get their numbers above 2.5%. LOL
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#8072 Dec 10, 2012
No, but christianity is crammed full of negatives.
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you really say dash between each letter? LOLNN
KJV

United States

#8073 Dec 10, 2012
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>Thank the universe for the mouse scroll wheel...
Oh did the scroll wheel evolve from the rubber tree? Or something else along those lines?
KJV

United States

#8074 Dec 10, 2012
Khatru wrote:
Continued..

It was, of course, full of lies.

We were too smart to fall for it but not so the stupid and gullible...
Derek4 did not write the article. He did not lie and I've seen no proof from you or anyone that Dawkins did not say those things.
KJV

United States

#8075 Dec 10, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Here's Dim's link

http://mileswmathis.com/atheism.html

All the quotes that Dim claims came from Richard Dawkins actually came from Miles Mathis.

This also serves to demonstrate that Dim does not believe what the Bible says.
Yes I like this part

"The theist does not say he knows that God exists, he says he believes it. Faith is a belief whereas knowledge is a certainty. This gives the religious person some wiggle room. He doesn't need to talk of proofs, since a belief is never based on proofs. Belief and faith are built mainly on willpower. Atheists will say that such a foundation is quicksand, and I tend to agree, but atheists stand in even waterier mud. The atheist claims to be quite certain that there is no god, and he claims to be contemptuous of unsupported belief, so he must provide us with some firm foundation for his “knowledge.” This he can never do"

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8076 Dec 10, 2012
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
You know that's a very strange thing.
I use an iPhone and when I paste the article it looks fine. I click post and go back and it's changes to the odd characters. So anyone with in site as to why this is or how to correct it I would appreciate it.
It's a unicode to ascii conversion. Likely the database used by Topix stores the unicode letters, which browsers cannot translate unless they know which encoding is use so they default to ascii. Ascii characters in unicode are represented by a 00##, so to convert to ascii it just ignores the 00 characters, since extended characters have a number there it displays both bytes as if they are ascii, thus a 3205 becomes a space and some funny character, depending on the ascii chart used by the computer displaying the information.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#8077 Dec 10, 2012
Actually, I prefer to give you two fingers from my MacBook Pro's trackpad.
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh did the scroll wheel evolve from the rubber tree? Or something else along those lines?
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#8078 Dec 10, 2012
What things?
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Derek4 did not write the article. He did not lie and I've seen no proof from you or anyone that Dawkins did not say those things.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8079 Dec 10, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
How do I spell delusional?
C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-I-T-Y
I don't think they can spell delusional.
KJV

United States

#8080 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>It's a unicode to ascii conversion. Likely the database used by Topix stores the unicode letters, which browsers cannot translate unless they know which encoding is use so they default to ascii. Ascii characters in unicode are represented by a 00##, so to convert to ascii it just ignores the 00 characters, since extended characters have a number there it displays both bytes as if they are ascii, thus a 3205 becomes a space and some funny character, depending on the ascii chart used by the computer displaying the information.
So are there particular characters I should notice and correct before hitting post?

Thank you.
KJV

United States

#8081 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, I prefer to give you two fingers from my MacBook Pro's trackpad.
Would that be on the same evolutionary branch?
KJV

United States

#8082 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think they can spell delusional.
Ya that would explain the original post.

"KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
You think you're knocking them down!
LMAO
How do you spell delusional? Khatru"

Oh wait there it is the word we don't know how to spell!

Maybe is should have read
How do you spell delusional? Atheist.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#8083 Dec 10, 2012
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Would that be on the same evolutionary branch?
Your problem is that you can't get over the fact that god isn't real.

Debating people who don't believe in your hallucinations isn't going to suddenly make them real...

Maybe you should question why you are trying to convert intelligent people who can see through your proven religious fraud?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8084 Dec 10, 2012
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
So are there particular characters I should notice and correct before hitting post?
Thank you.
Actually, no, in the copy-paste buffer the browser sees them as unicode and renders them as such, it's a communication between the server and database that needs to be addressed. Not really something you can do, and it's a real pain to correct so I don't see them bothering anytime soon. The problem is that you can't always tell now, a lot of the characters in the unicode system are also available in the ascii just using different codes, so they'll render correctly in your system dependent browser widgets until you hit submit.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#8085 Dec 10, 2012
Hand.
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Would that be on the same evolutionary branch?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8086 Dec 10, 2012
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Would that be on the same evolutionary branch?
Technology cannot evolve, yet. As it doesn't self replicate, we still have to instruct it to replicate which removes the possible replication errors. Therefore, your lame attempt at a failed analogy is just that, a failure.
KJV

United States

#8087 Dec 10, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Your problem is that you can't get over the fact that god isn't real.

Debating people who don't believe in your hallucinations isn't going to suddenly make them real...

Maybe you should question why you are trying to convert intelligent people who can see through your proven religious fraud?
Convert? I sure hope I've done nothing that would make you question your faith. I don't bring the kiddies to the Zoo to try and convert the Monkeys to become more human like. We go to the zoo for entertainment nothing more. So it is here.
KJV

United States

#8088 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, no, in the copy-paste buffer the browser sees them as unicode and renders them as such, it's a communication between the server and database that needs to be addressed. Not really something you can do, and it's a real pain to correct so I don't see them bothering anytime soon. The problem is that you can't always tell now, a lot of the characters in the unicode system are also available in the ascii just using different codes, so they'll render correctly in your system dependent browser widgets until you hit submit.
Well thank you. And to all those that are having troubles read those post I apologies.

Don't you just hate these civil conversation? LOL

Ok back to beating each others head in. LOL

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