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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#10677 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, Huckleberry Finn does require a highschool level to comprehend the basics ...
Actually, Huckleberry Finn does require a highschool level to comprehend the basics ...
I'm sure you would find “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” way over your head, but it's strange you would just come right out and admit that to us. Did you already forget that Mark Twain said “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”?

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#10678 Jan 8, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Hoyle's fallacy.
We must make that the official name of it. Anyone second that?

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#10679 Jan 8, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You won't find too many "non religious evangelists".
But haven't you and our other friendly atheists told us the atheists are growing in numbers? And they do have churches. Here's a video on one of them:

http://yourhappyplace.yuku.com/topic/54211/At...

Let me know if you need information on an atheist church in your area, and I'll try to help you find one.

It's refreshing to know you're recognizing your atheism for that it is - a religion. Of course, it's a false religion, but it's still a religion.

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#10680 Jan 8, 2013
Why do atheists form organizations to promote their “no belief”, lol?

Why would anyone want to belong to an organization of “nones”?

When someone says he is an agnostic, he generally means he doesn't know it there's a God – he just isn't sure.

But when someone says he's an atheist, he is saying he is sure there is no God, which means he believes he has some kind of “proof”(or “evidence”) there is no God.

BUT... he cannot demonstrate his “proof”, nor does he have any credible “evidence”, so all he has really proven to all of us is his own dishonesty.

One atheist billboard says “A million New Yorkers are good without God”

Good for what?

http://www.examiner.com/article/atheists-prov...

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Seattle

#10681 Jan 8, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Actually, Huckleberry Finn does require a highschool level to comprehend the basics ...
I'm sure you would find “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” way over your head, but it's strange you would just come right out and admit that to us. Did you already forget that Mark Twain said “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”?
Yet, you do that with every post, removing all doubt of your idiocy.

It is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.- Mark Twain (bible)

When one reads Bibles, one is less surprised at what the Deity knows than at what He doesn't know.- Mark Twain (bible)

Who's next? Asimov? I like Asimov too.

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#10682 Jan 8, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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The “prosperity gospel” does not line up with Christianity, nor the Bible.
No true Scotsman fallacy again.

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#10683 Jan 8, 2013
Meet Green Locust ...

Green Locust says he can prove with codes, math, and numbers that the devil exists.

Locust tells us how at this link:

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index...

Note that there are other comments after the Locust post, so you can decide for yourself if the devil exists.

I didn't put much confidence in either poster, lol.

However, I've always found it interesting that atheists constantly ask for proof of God, but they don't seem the least interested in asking for proof of the devil.

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#10684 Jan 8, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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We don't have to deal with it since it doesn't exist.
We read the Bible, and when “religion” doesn't match up to what the Bible teaches, we recognize it as religious heresy, not Christianity, and we reject it.
Thank you for demonstrating this to us in your post 10590, where you refer to “religious fraud”, which isn't Christianity.
A masked no true Scotsman fallacy, how cute.

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#10685 Jan 8, 2013
Read about “Atheistic Satanism” at the included link below.

These kind of atheists follow the nine Satanic statements in Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible.

They are a special kind of atheists who admittedly align with their spiritual father, Satan, who reigns over all atheists.

http://deck16.net/post/4338299532/atheistic-s...

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Anton LaVey was founder of the “First Church of Satan”

Mr. LaVey's sad last words:

"What have I done, there is something very wrong".

Were any atheists present to comfort Mr. LaVey in his final moments?

I wonder if Khatru wrote another verse to a hymn just for Mr. LaVey.

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#10686 Jan 8, 2013
Atheist fans of Aleister Crowley, Ayn Rand, and Friedrich Nietzsche, will cherish their abiding influence on Anton LaVey's philosophies.

Atheists and Satanists are amicable bedfellows, and neither group requires proof that the devil exists.

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

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“I Am No One Else”

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#10687 Jan 8, 2013
KJV wrote:
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You seem to forget a very important item. Once a failed attempt is tried nature does not cross it off the list, every go around starts at zero all over again. After 300 chances your odds hasn't changed one bit.
Actually, it does, in a manner of speaking "cross it off the list."

“I Am No One Else”

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#10688 Jan 8, 2013
KJV, my calculations for the odds were not based on the reality of the situation, I did them using your own failed concept of the method of natural selection. That would be the odds if it "started from scratch" each time, since natural selection isn't random it doesn't do that, so the odds for success are much, much, much higher.

Here's why:

Suppose you have three doors, behind one is a great prize, you don't know which one. The announcer asks you to pick one, and you do. Your odds are 33% of choosing the correct one.

Then the announcer shows you one of the two doors you didn't pick, which don't contain the prize. Your odds of having chosen the correct door are still 33%... but then he let's you change your choice.

What are your odds of selecting the correct door if you change your decision? It's a simple answer. So ... what are your chances now?

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#10689 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yet, you do that with every post, removing all doubt of your idiocy.
It is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.- Mark Twain (bible)
When one reads Bibles, one is less surprised at what the Deity knows than at what He doesn't know.- Mark Twain (bible)
Who's next? Asimov? I like Asimov too.
Mr. Twain would have done well to confine his remarks to subjects about which he was informed, lol. Like you, he isn't respected for his expertise on the Bible.

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#10690 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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A masked no true Scotsman fallacy, how cute.
We will continue to look forward with great anticipation to the day you may eventually make a meaningful post to our forum, but we shall not hold our breath waiting.

LMAO

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#10691 Jan 8, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Meet Green Locust ...
Green Locust says he can prove with codes, math, and numbers that the devil exists.
Locust tells us how at this link:
http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index...
Note that there are other comments after the Locust post, so you can decide for yourself if the devil exists.
I didn't put much confidence in either poster, lol.
However, I've always found it interesting that atheists constantly ask for proof of God, but they don't seem the least interested in asking for proof of the devil.
Numerology of that sort is always garbage.

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#10692 Jan 8, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Mr. Twain would have done well to confine his remarks to subjects about which he was informed, lol. Like you, he isn't respected for his expertise on the Bible.
It's not the parts of the bible he didn't understand that worried him, it was the parts he did understand that disgusted him, and I agree.

He knows more of the smut you call the bible than you want to admit because you think you can trick naive children into following your command and buying your snake oil. The real reason you can't stand us atheists is because we work to prevent you from taking advantage of the naive minds, perverting them with your twisted lack of logic, destroying their wills to accomplish greatness just so you can pretend you know everything while you lack even basic comprehension of facts. Your level of intelligence is that of a gnat, stuck on a window pane, caught in the web of lies that your religion is made of. You know you're an idiot, so you must attempt to convince others to become as stupid as you so you don't feel like a total idiot. You are self centered and arrogant, yet unlike me, you did not earn that arrogance. You are a conman, a serpent charmer, and nothing more.

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#10693 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, Huckleberry Finn does require a highschool level to comprehend the basics, beyond the basics you need a college degree to actually understand the social nuances and very valid points against prejudice and racism in that book.
The bible is more akin to Dr Seuss, if Dr Seuss wrote smut. The bible was intended to be for illiterate idiots.
It's not exactly smut, but the religitard world would consider it so. It is an adult book, that my children loved.

Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family by Dr. Suess. "The Seven Lady Godiva's, is a beautiful story of love, honor and scientific achievement.

I've had a "every body get's to thumb through this one" copy in my living room for over 20 years, and another mint copy hidden away.

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Lady-Godivas-Conc...

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#10694 Jan 8, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>It's not exactly smut, but the religitard world would consider it so. It is an adult book, that my children loved.
Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family by Dr. Suess. "The Seven Lady Godiva's, is a beautiful story of love, honor and scientific achievement.
I've had a "every body get's to thumb through this one" copy in my living room for over 20 years, and another mint copy hidden away.
http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Lady-Godivas-Conc...
Great, now I have to figure out a more accurate descriptive of the bible. Maybe it's like Mr. Roger's writing smut ... erm ... that won't work either, would it? lol

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as a reasonable person

#10695 Jan 8, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Irrelevant.
Ten cubits across, and 31 cubits, two hands around. No fractions are needed to specify those dimensions.
WTF is a cubit?

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#10696 Jan 8, 2013
First, why should anyone care about what the bible says? It's words have been changed more than a porn star's boyfriend.
Second, why should anyone accept god as anything more than the product of someone's imagination?
KJV wrote:
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Yes there is. One item of evidence is the Bible.
I do know how life started its right there in the first few pages of the Bible.
Just because you can't get it to work your way doesn't mean we don't know how it really happened.

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