Don't dictate beliefs

Don't dictate beliefs

There are 11180 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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Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9875 Jan 1, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Those who object to God caused the removal of ceramic tiles at Columbine school. The objection was to painted messages on the tiles which said “God is love”. The school removed the tiles because they were found objectionable, and freedom of speech was therefore infringed upon by those who would dictate their beliefs against God.
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Perhaps they realised that "love" is not consigning billions of people to everlasting.

Or perhaps it was because they decided that "love" is not manipulating to arrange for the death of your son.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9876 Jan 1, 2013
Correction:

Perhaps they realised that "love" is not consigning billions of people to everlasting pain.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9877 Jan 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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You only care about that law because it opposes scientific research. If it was say, a person who bombed an abortion clinic in the name of your religion, you wouldn't care, would you?
Well look at that:
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/pl...
So trying to help scientific advancement is bad for you, even when no one is harmed in the process, but bombing, and killing, for your religion is meh. Nice double standards there ... or is it a complete lack of standards?
We all know what Dim's religion thinks about scientific research.

Just look at the way Christians dealt with Galileo and his findings.

They're trying (and failing) to do it again with Darwin, but here we are over 160 years on and Darwin's great theory goes from strength-to-strength.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9878 Jan 1, 2013
KJV wrote:
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They can't get that it's bad science that we would like to stop. As far as good science no problem. Just stop selling out the truth to keep your dreams alive.
Evolution has billions stuck into it trying to keep it a float. That ship is sinking and the sooner science jumps ship and abandons evolution the better off we all would be.
Unfortunately for you, the chances of thousands (possibly millions) of pieces of evidence being abandoned in favour of superstitious mumbo jumbo are non-existent.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#9879 Jan 2, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Jim Jones, yes. There is no need to be bashin' on Manson.
So you are a believer in Manson's religious nonsense?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#9880 Jan 2, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>So you are a believer in Manson's religious nonsense?
No. I don't think that he believed it either. Much like L.Ron Hubbard didn't believe the trash that he put out.
I see that you haven't developed a sense of humor yet.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#9881 Jan 2, 2013
Khatru wrote:
Correction:
Perhaps they realised that "love" is not consigning billions of people to everlasting pain.
Or the alternative, everlasting jubilation and praise. Just as bad!
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#9882 Jan 2, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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but here we are over 160 years on and Darwin's great theory goes from strength-to-strength.
Agreed. I wish these fundies would read the evidence for evolution. Such as Richard Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth". But they are too afraid too.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9883 Jan 2, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>No. I don't think that he believed it either. Much like L.Ron Hubbard didn't believe the trash that he put out.
I see that you haven't developed a sense of humor yet.
You've got the haughty arrogance part down, now its time to work on your intelligence.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#9884 Jan 2, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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You've got the haughty arrogance part down, now its time to work on your intelligence.
I have the haughty arrogance down? lol.
I see your sense of humor is starting to develope.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#9885 Jan 2, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Per the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, religious discrimination has doubled in the American workplace in only 13 years.

Isn't religious freedom protected by the Constitution?

It's SUPPOSED to be, but apparently not lately ...

Maybe atheists who dictate their own beliefs have something to do with that.

So why are atheists accusing Christians of dictating beliefs?

http://www.christianpost.com/news/religious-d...

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I didn't see anything about atheists.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#9886 Jan 2, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Those who object to God caused the removal of ceramic tiles at Columbine school. The objection was to painted messages on the tiles which said “God is love”. The school removed the tiles because they were found objectionable, and freedom of speech was therefore infringed upon by those who would dictate their beliefs against God.

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp...

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Public school?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#9887 Jan 2, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Judy Mikovits was locked up and refused bail. She's allegedly responsible for falsely trying to show that a virus could be the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Judy was running from the law because she removed data from the files of her former employer, Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Diseases in Reno, Nevada.

Judy isn't considered very “reputable”, lol.......to say the least.

But then, she may be a typical scientist, who knows?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fug...

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"However, subsequent attempts to replicate the findings by other researchers failed to establish any link with chronic fatigue syndrome."

Science wins again.

You just don't get how this game is played, do you.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#9888 Jan 2, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>They can't get that it's bad science that we would like to stop. As far as good science no problem. Just stop selling out the truth to keep your dreams alive.
Evolution has billions stuck into it trying to keep it a float. That ship is sinking and the sooner science jumps ship and abandons evolution the better off we all would be.
You can't stop bad science unless you know good science, which you obviously don't.

You don't stop anything.

Science takes care of itself.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#9889 Jan 2, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>In whose window?
His own.

I'm wondering who tried to arrest him and what the charge was.

I also wonder how many people have been arrested for their Jesus-in-a-bathtub displays.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9890 Jan 2, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Or the alternative, everlasting jubilation and praise. Just as bad!
What a nightmare!

An eternity spend doing little more than pandering to an enormous ego with constant praises and hosannas.

Perhaps Dim and KJV will get bored doing this and hatch a plot to rebel against their deity.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9891 Jan 2, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Agreed. I wish these fundies would read the evidence for evolution. Such as Richard Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth". But they are too afraid too.
You're right, they're terrified.

Terrified of the facts that support evolution and even more terrified of their invisible sky pixie, whose book tells believers that they must fear their god.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#9892 Jan 2, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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"However, subsequent attempts to replicate the findings by other researchers failed to establish any link with chronic fatigue syndrome."
Science wins again.
You just don't get how this game is played, do you.
Lol

That's about the size of it.

Every anti-science post that Dim makes is actually a testament to the proven reliability of science.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#9893 Jan 2, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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You wrote a lot to say so little.
Science gave me my home, lol? No, I bought my home.
There were many fields of labor and talent other than science that went into the making of my home, as well as most of the rest you mentioned.
And I thank God for making it all possible.
Also, my health is fine – with zero credit due science. I take no medications from science. When and if I ever do, I hope they won't be produced by FRAUDULENT scientists. Sadly, there are many cases in litigation due to bad medications.
God provides the very air you breathe. Try going without it for 5 minutes and see how well you do, lol.
Wow. You really don't seem to have a clue. Were you raised in some kind of 'compound' or something? Has anybody ever explained to you 'why' you are healthy? Would there be any point? Do you REALLY think everything in your life comes from 'magic'? Surely you have SOME doubts.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#9894 Jan 2, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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You will make many mistakes in the new year, just as you did in the old year. How you phrase your sentences is the least of them. You have serious issues, but you won't learn.
What?!?!? Secular Humanism is all about learning (and unlearning).

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