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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Star Press.

KJV

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#10982 Jan 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, string theory is going out of favor for exactly these reasons. Once again, the essence of a scientific theory is the ability to predict new observations. String theory has been given a lot of rope, but has produced very little except a few frayed results.

Are you thinking there are no alternative theories out there?
No there is a theory out there that will replace Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Not uniting them but replacing them both. That's my thoughts.

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#10983 Jan 11, 2013
KJV wrote:
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No there is a theory out there that will replace Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Not uniting them but replacing them both. That's my thoughts.
you don't have thoughts, you're a creationist.
KJV

United States

#10984 Jan 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>No he hasn't. Because you're lying.
Posted earlier by derek4

Study: Atheists Have Lowest 'Retention Rate' Compared to Religious Groups

Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.

There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.

Continued:

Gray also noted that, "of those raised as atheists, 30% are now affiliated with a Protestant denomination, 10% are Catholic, 2% are Jewish, 1% are Mormon, and 1% are Pagan."

Jehovah's Witness, congregationalist and holiness churches had the next lowest retention rates at 37 percent, 37 percent and 32 percent, respectively. Thirty-eight percent of those who grew up with no particular religious faith or belief system remained that way.

Hindus had the highest retention rate at 84 percent, followed by Jews (76 percent), Muslims (76 percent), Greek Orthodox (73 percent), Mormons (70 percent) and Catholics (68 percent).

Baptists had the highest retention rate of the Protestant Christian categories at 60 percent, followed by Lutheran (59 percent) and Pentecostal (50 percent).
http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-athei...

[Right; NO thinking people don't want to be atheists.]

From: Deseret News / Salt Lake City, UT

July, 2012

“Atheists abandon their beliefs more often than people in other religious groups, study finds”

A new study has found that people raised in an atheist home abandon those beliefs as adults more often than people raised with other religious belief systems, putting atheism at a 30 percent retention rate. Conclusions and interpretations of the study are that atheists are more often "made" as adults rather than "raised." The highest retention rates are in the Hindu faith, which holds onto about 84 percent of adherents.

Those who grow up in an atheist household are least likely to maintain their beliefs about religion as adults, according to a study by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).

Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.

There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589392/...

[Who would want to be an atheist? LOL]
KJV

United States

#10985 Jan 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>7+ posts in a row gets you another "Cuntard of the Day" award.

Way to go, cuntard!
Way to respond with nothing AGAIN!

Aturd of the Day!
KJV

United States

#10986 Jan 11, 2013
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting. I was also a believer when I first went on topix.
So the twisting of scripture by Satan's little helper and their all out lies about it has halted your believe? I guess you really didn't know what you believed anyways. Enjoy your life!
KJV

United States

#10987 Jan 11, 2013
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>Not necessarily attractive. Just a question of chosing REALITY over fanasty.
Please explain spontaneous life.

REALITY LOL.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

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#10988 Jan 11, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Please explain spontaneous life.
REALITY LOL.
Please explain "God of the Gaps". I hear he gets smaller every day.

Since: Nov 11

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#10989 Jan 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
I, for one, will reply in this forum. You can ignore the posts if you really want to, but the discussion can happen here even if you don't participate.
What an amazing expression of insecurity when you feel the need to announce your plans.

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#10990 Jan 11, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, an atheist could live in a hut and never, ever even care about science.
You lose.
Lose what? We're not playing the lottery here, lol.

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#10991 Jan 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
That article didn't even rise to the level of bad science. It was simply wrong in most particulars (which we know you wouldn't understand).
Remember to share your dubious expertise with the web page publishers, lol.

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#10992 Jan 11, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I have said before we atheists should be able to use this forum as a tax wrote off for all the teaching and council we give to the theists.
Surely this counts as volunteer work?
<quoted text>
Tax advantages are reserved for churches where values are taught.

You have nothing to offer.

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#10993 Jan 11, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Posted earlier by derek4
Study: Atheists Have Lowest 'Retention Rate' Compared to Religious Groups
Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
Continued:
Gray also noted that, "of those raised as atheists, 30% are now affiliated with a Protestant denomination, 10% are Catholic, 2% are Jewish, 1% are Mormon, and 1% are Pagan."
Jehovah's Witness, congregationalist and holiness churches had the next lowest retention rates at 37 percent, 37 percent and 32 percent, respectively. Thirty-eight percent of those who grew up with no particular religious faith or belief system remained that way.
Hindus had the highest retention rate at 84 percent, followed by Jews (76 percent), Muslims (76 percent), Greek Orthodox (73 percent), Mormons (70 percent) and Catholics (68 percent).
Baptists had the highest retention rate of the Protestant Christian categories at 60 percent, followed by Lutheran (59 percent) and Pentecostal (50 percent).
http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-athei...
[Right; NO thinking people don't want to be atheists.]
From: Deseret News / Salt Lake City, UT
July, 2012
“Atheists abandon their beliefs more often than people in other religious groups, study finds”
A new study has found that people raised in an atheist home abandon those beliefs as adults more often than people raised with other religious belief systems, putting atheism at a 30 percent retention rate. Conclusions and interpretations of the study are that atheists are more often "made" as adults rather than "raised." The highest retention rates are in the Hindu faith, which holds onto about 84 percent of adherents.
Those who grow up in an atheist household are least likely to maintain their beliefs about religion as adults, according to a study by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).
Only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This "retention rate" was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
There were 1,387 atheists (weighted) in the survey. Four-hundred thirty-two weighted respondents said they were raised atheist. Of those, 131 self-identified as atheist.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589392/...
[Who would want to be an atheist? LOL]
Thank you for re-posting that. Atheist parents bear a lot of grief since most of their children leave their godless religion.

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#10994 Jan 11, 2013
Scientists express “bewilderment” about how many living molecular machines in our cells work, let alone how they “supposedly” evolved. They look designed. That's because they were.

http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhm...

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#10995 Jan 11, 2013
The concern is increasing that most scientific research findings that get published are false.

With all the fraud and retractions we see, that concern is justified.

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/...

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#10996 Jan 11, 2013
It's time to take another look at fraud scientist Hwang Woo-suk, from South Korea.

Wow, what a name!

Dr. Woo-suk faked data in stem cell research.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/03...

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#10997 Jan 11, 2013
Here's a video from Fox News on junk science and scientists involved in political corruption:

www.video.foxbusiness.com/v/4159451/top-five-...

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10998 Jan 11, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Scientists express “bewilderment” about how many living molecular machines in our cells work, let alone how they “supposedly” evolved. They look designed. That's because they were.
http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhm...
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You do realize that irreducible complexity was already debunked, and has been many times over, right?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

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#10999 Jan 11, 2013
derek4 wrote:
It's time to take another look at fraud scientist Hwang Woo-suk, from South Korea.
Wow, what a name!
Dr. Woo-suk faked data in stem cell research.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/03...
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If Hwang Woo-suk discredits all of science, then Ted Haggard discredits all of Christianity.

Check and mate.
KJV

United States

#11000 Jan 11, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>you don't have thoughts, you're a creationist.
Septic tank runneth over.
KJV

United States

#11001 Jan 11, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>Please explain "God of the Gaps". I hear he gets smaller every day.
Please explain spontaneous life.

REALITY LOL.

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