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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#10147 Jan 4, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, I am very familiar with what math is. So please explain to me how those are 'blown out of the water' by math. In particular, if you are computing probabilities, please give detailed reasons for thinking events are independent if you multiply the probabilities. Otherwise, you are simply doing the math incorrectly.
Uh-oh

Is that the sound of KJV sneaking out of here?

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#10148 Jan 4, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Try to pay attention, read with comprehension. Move your lips if you need to ...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
The post you linked to proves nothing about God, but it definitely proves that you need assistance in Bible study and reading the Bible with comprehension.

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#10149 Jan 4, 2013
In 2006, Anil Potti, Joseph Nevins and their cohorts in fraudulent science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, falsely reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that they could forecast the progression of lung cancer using expression arrays, and determine which chemotherapy would work best for lung, breast or ovarian cancer.

However, serious flaws in their work were later discovered by the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, led by Keith Baggerly and Kevin Coombes.

It isn't known how many patients may have suffered as a result of Potti and Nevins' bogus work.

http://www.economist.com/node/21528593

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#10150 Jan 4, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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An article written by someone who's not a scientist which attempts to make assumptions and assertions of a scientist's life. How dishonest.
Right - you're not a scientist, so you are dishonest and unqualified to comment on it.

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#10151 Jan 4, 2013
Atheism had a surge of public interest from 2004 - 2007, but the interest wasn't sustainable. No significant amount of new adherents to atheism was gained in the United States.

In 2008, USA Today reported the failure of the atheistic publicity campaign.

Additionally, public interest in evolutionism is now declining and global atheism is shrinking in adherents.

http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/07...

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#10152 Jan 4, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Now, I was somewhat less miserable or inattentive in Biology class (though not by much) where the "Theory" of Evolution was aptly demonstrated in a Petri dish. It's a "theory" in name only, unlike your religion which exists solely within the minds of it's practitioners.
I'm just cast'n my pearls, you can take 'em or leave 'em.
I haven't seen any pearls or gems of wisdom you've dropped yet.

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#10153 Jan 4, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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You don't earn the right to criticize science until you're proven the god you're lying to us about.
The last thing I need on earth is any "right" you may bestow.

LMAO

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#10154 Jan 4, 2013
Rogeberg writes about the prevalence of errors, fraud and cheating in science, and barriers faced in fighting the problems, often with high personal costs to whistle blowers, and the negative attitude towards criticism within scientific communities.

Mr. Rogeberg gives examples of how uncooperative science is at dealing with fraud and cheating.

http://andrewgelman.com/2012/08/scientific-fr...

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Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10155 Jan 4, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Atheism had a surge of public interest from 2004 - 2007, but the interest wasn't sustainable. No significant amount of new adherents to atheism was gained in the United States.
In 2008, USA Today reported the failure of the atheistic publicity campaign.
Additionally, public interest in evolutionism is now declining and global atheism is shrinking in adherents.
Protestants are no longer a majority in the US.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22150...

Due to the rising number of those with no religion!!

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#10156 Jan 4, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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You say that science isn't self-correcting?
So who corrects it then?
Oh, Khatru, how you adore fraudulent science.

I like the good old legal correction when government watchdogs catch corrupt scientists and throw them into the slammer instead of waiting on science to “self correct”- there isn't time to wait 40 years for that. Too many lives have already damaged by fraudulent science.

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#10157 Jan 4, 2013
Father Raymond de Souza writes in the National Post how atheist Christopher Hitchens was full of hate.

Christopher's own brother, Peter Hitchens – former atheist, confirms it.

Christopher exhibited the same self destructive hate as Richard Dawkins and Madalyn OHair.

Surely these undesirable characteristics cannot be admired in anyone.

http://www.cpedley.com/news-of-the-world/athe...

Christopher Hitchens ---“gone but not forgotten”, lol.

He is remembered forhis joyless life and his legacy of hate.

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#10158 Jan 4, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Protestants are no longer a majority in the US.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22150...
Due to the rising number of those with no religion!!
Have you been keeping up around the world, Adam?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/st...

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#10159 Jan 4, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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So then, we can count on you to use the computers and internet that religion produced?? Any time now, M'kay?
That's the funniest post today. Which scientist (or scientists)“produced” the internet? LMAO

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#10160 Jan 4, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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You don't use genuine science websites either.
How do we tell genuine science from fake science?

Do we ask the peer-review groups that failed us?

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#10161 Jan 4, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Protestants are no longer a majority in the US.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22150...
Due to the rising number of those with no religion!!
“In 2010, there were 2.30 billion Christians in the world, an increase of 300 million from two billion in 2005.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_popula...

I'd like to see the statistics on the explosive growth of atheism as it takes over the world. Can you help us with that, Adam?

Also, we would appreciate some statistics from you on how many millions of people were killed by communistic atheist regimes in our world history.

Thanks for your cooperation.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10162 Jan 4, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Right - you're not a scientist, so you are dishonest and unqualified to comment on it.
Where have I once stated I knew what a scientist does in their personal life? It's your article that does that, not me, I just pointed out the assumptions made in the article. I do know a bunch of scientists who do a ton of research "off the clock," they're on YouTube, often posting videos of their personal research.

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#10163 Jan 4, 2013
Since it's been awhile, I would like to again thank our self appointed judge who is grading my posts with bad marks. As I've said before, I enjoy seeing those kinds of marks, since they remind me I'm right on track as long as the atheist community is opposed to me.

However, I'm disappointed in you for your negligence in missing some of my posts. Please insure you have graded all my posts with bad marks.

Thanks for your usual fine cooperation.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10164 Jan 4, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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How do we tell genuine science from fake science?
Do we ask the peer-review groups that failed us?
Genuine science has evidence. Fake science makes assertions without evidence then seeks the evidence to support those assertions. Pretty easy actually, if they present evidence, and that evidence always produces the same results, it's valid.

So where is the evidence of your god?

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#10165 Jan 4, 2013
Here's another link just for you, Adam:

“... an explosive growth in Christianity may be transforming the officially atheist regime.”
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/20/chris...

And don't forget to research about the growth of Christianity in Japan.

I'm glad you've started looking things up, lol.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10166 Jan 4, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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“In 2010, there were 2.30 billion Christians in the world, an increase of 300 million from two billion in 2005.”
Most of these are Christians in name only. For example in the uk I believe >50% call themsleves Christian, but only 5% go to church on a Sunday.

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