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.

Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11273 Jan 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Do you pay taxes in the UK to the Christian Church?
Christianity more popular in the US than in England.
Peace
Churches here are funded by worshippers. I was one of the flock, or is that fleeced? for four years.

Christianity is on the decline everywhere incl the US its just not officially acknowledged.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#11274 Jan 14, 2013
A 2008 interest story about something some random artist wanted to build but never did. Idiot you really need to have someone smart read you these mindless spam posts you clog the thread with.

So anyways why should we accept your god as anything more than the product of someone's imagination?

Stump a theist! Ask them why we should believe!
derek4 wrote:
Did you atheists attend the worship services Sunday at the first temple of science worship?
No? Why didn't you go? Too lazy?
Don't let it happen again. Get on your knees to the science god (whose name is never capitalized).
The included link provides you the details.
http://io9.com/5049671/call-to-worship-at-the...
No copyrighted material was reproduced in this post.
Lincoln

United States

#11275 Jan 14, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Churches here are funded by worshippers. I was one of the flock, or is that fleeced? for four years.
Christianity is on the decline everywhere incl the US its just not officially acknowledged.
How will we determine "an official acknowledgment" ?

President of the US is a Christian as is the VP.

President Obama most likely add

"So Help Me God" and the end of the oath.

Atheist Michael Newdow tried to take the issue ("so help me God") to court but was refused a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

Cheers
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11276 Jan 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So anyways why should we accept your god as anything more than the product of someone's imagination?
Stump a theist! Ask them why we should believe!
<quoted text>
Cause we believe whatever crap we are brought up to believe however crazy. Wait... thats not a very good reason!!
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11277 Jan 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President of the US is a Christian as is the VP.
This all depends on how your define Christian.

To me a Christian has to believe the tenants of the religion, such as believing the trinity and jesus being God. Does Obama believe a man walked on water, rose from the dead and ascend to heaven on a cloud. Believers will sing eternal praises to yahweh and disbelievers burn in hell. I seriously doubt it.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11278 Jan 14, 2013
You see Linc, most people who call themselves Christians today are not Christians. They are cultural christians, or christians in name only. They dont understand or take seriously basic church teachings.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#11279 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
<quoted text>
When you choose to remain in ignorance, like Khatru, you diminish yourself. Ask Khatru if there is room on her pedestal for you to sit with her (him).
The Christian God is traditionally capitalized.
Until he proves himself to exist, uncapitalized is more appropriate.
Lincoln

United States

#11280 Jan 14, 2013
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
This all depends on how your define Christian.
To me a Christian has to believe the tenants of the religion, such as believing the trinity and jesus being God. Does Obama believe a man walked on water, rose from the dead and ascend to heaven on a cloud. Believers will sing eternal praises to yahweh and disbelievers burn in hell. I seriously doubt it.
You might write as ask the President his beliefs.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#11281 Jan 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
There's that cheap Christian forgiveness on demand. And no, Mr. Haggard's hypocritical homophobia is not forgiven. I don't forgive it, and I doubt too many other skeptics do, either. I hold the good reverend accountable whether he mutters demands at his ceiling fan or not. And not for snorting illicit powders off of the nut-sack of his man-whore in a motel, but for being a hateful and hypocritical homophobe like his god, and teaching others to be as well.
Lincoln wrote:
Are there too many uses of " I" in this post?
No.

Good question, though. http://blog.newsok.com/television/files/2009/... [image]

==========

Are you Lincoln? Here's my favorite quote said to be from you:

"Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica."

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#11282 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Christianity wins, evolution fails.
Dead church walking.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11283 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
<quoted text>
Please let me know which newspaper published your proof of evolution so I can look it up. I haven't seen any creditable proof of evolution.
You're really living up to your name today, Dim.

The Theory of Evolution is not proven. However it's about as close to a fact as we can get; it represents our best explanation based on the evidence we have. Of course, there is so much evidence available now, more so than Darwin could ever have dreamed of. This absolute mountain of evidence leaves not one single scientific alternative to explaining why life evolves.

It leaves you and your ilk floundering so much that the best explanation you have for the way life on earth has developed is one that relies on the use of magic.

Magic

That's the abracadbra method of life development.

LOL
Lincoln

United States

#11284 Jan 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
You're really living up to your name today, Dim.
The Theory of Evolution is not proven. However it's about as close to a fact as we can get; it represents our best explanation based on the evidence we have. Of course, there is so much evidence available now, more so than Darwin could ever have dreamed of. This absolute mountain of evidence leaves not one single scientific alternative to explaining why life evolves.
It leaves you and your ilk floundering so much that the best explanation you have for the way life on earth has developed is one that relies on the use of magic.
Magic
That's the abracadbra method of life development.
LOL
Roman Catholics embrace Intelligent Design
Lincoln

United States

#11285 Jan 14, 2013
Roman Catholics Don't embrace Intelligent Design!- Correction.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#11286 Jan 14, 2013
catholics accept Evolution.
Lincoln wrote:
Roman Catholics Don't embrace Intelligent Design!- Correction.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#11287 Jan 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>Roman Catholics embrace Intelligent Design
Pope John Paul Paul II told the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1996 that “new scientific knowledge has led us to the conclusion that the theory of evolution is no longer a mere hypothesis.”

In the main atrium in Notre Dame’s new Jordan Hall of Science, there is a plaque that reads: "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."

In fact --

The Church of England, 2009:“Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still."

Baylor University, the largest Baptist University in the world and arguably one of the finest Christian Schools in America has stated: "Evolution, a foundational principle of modern biology, is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence and is accepted by the vast majority of scientists. Because it is fundamental to the understanding of modern biology, the faculty in the Biology Department at Baylor University, Waco, TX, teach evolution throughout the biology curriculum. We are in accordance with the American Association for Advancement of Science's statement on evolution. We are a science department, so we do not teach alternative hypotheses or philosophically deduced theories that cannot be tested rigorously."

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11288 Jan 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
catholics accept Evolution.
<quoted text>
Dim and his masters accept magic.

Of course, there are many thousands of mysteries that science has now explained, and you know what?

Not one single explanation has relied on magic.

No wonder Dim hates science so much!

Scientist: "At constant pressure, the volume of a given mass of an ideal gas increases or decreases by the same factor as its temperature on the absolute temperature scale."

Dim: "WTF do you know? You're just a scientist. Let's see what the Bible says."

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#11289 Jan 14, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
Pope John Paul Paul II told the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1996 that “new scientific knowledge has led us to the conclusion that the theory of evolution is no longer a mere hypothesis.”
In the main atrium in Notre Dame’s new Jordan Hall of Science, there is a plaque that reads: "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
In fact --
The Church of England, 2009:“Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still."
Baylor University, the largest Baptist University in the world and arguably one of the finest Christian Schools in America has stated: "Evolution, a foundational principle of modern biology, is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence and is accepted by the vast majority of scientists. Because it is fundamental to the understanding of modern biology, the faculty in the Biology Department at Baylor University, Waco, TX, teach evolution throughout the biology curriculum. We are in accordance with the American Association for Advancement of Science's statement on evolution. We are a science department, so we do not teach alternative hypotheses or philosophically deduced theories that cannot be tested rigorously."
Great post and one that shows how the vast majority of the world's Christians have seen the real light.

Perhaps Dim needs a candle.
KJV

United States

#11290 Jan 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Another great site would be for Chris Langan to retake his IQ test this time under a controlled accurately observed setting. His self proclaimed score is questionable at best especially when you see how he floundered on 1 vs 100 :))

Regardless even if and that is a HUGE IF his score is accurate all that argument is doing is appeal to authority logical fallacy, nothing more. Langan is a DI licking reject.
"Christopher Michael Langan (born c. 1952) is an American autodidact whose IQ was reported by 20/20 and other media sources to have been measured at between 195 and 210"

Believes in God.
KJV

United States

#11291 Jan 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Let's look at that again.

We've found small campfires from Homo Erectus dating back thousands of years.

Yet we can't find a single site around a specific area (Mount Sinai) where 3 million Jews, 600,000 goats and sheep, 300,000 cattle and about 10,000 wagons were camped?
"We've found small campfires from Homo Erectus"

Oh so now you're one of the camp fire hunters? LOL

Was there little brass plaque saying Homo Erectus built this camp fire?
KJV

United States

#11292 Jan 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I do, it's whatever translation of the Bible you can select that's most suitable for you.
Does your believe of what I believe bother you?

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