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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insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#11530 Feb 7, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
It's science working hard to save and conserve the planet and all life you babbling idiot.
Hey next time you are sick don't take that antibiotic ok? After all modern science made that and it may poison your god-stuff.
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I don't take prescribed medication. What you THINK can literally make you sick and can also make you well. What you THINK can have a greater influence on the outcome of an illness then the medication you take.

It is environmental groups, people who care about the earth who are pressuring science to find non-destructive, less aggressive, more benign sustainable ways to meet the exorbitant demands overpopulation creates.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#11531 Feb 7, 2013
You have never once had a vaccination, antibiotic, or OTC medication? You just use the power of thinking away the flu?

You are a liar who swallows too much god-stuff.
insidesecrets wrote:
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I don't take prescribed medication. What you THINK can literally make you sick and can also make you well. What you THINK can have a greater influence on the outcome of an illness then the medication you take.
It is environmental groups, people who care about the earth who are pressuring science to find non-destructive, less aggressive, more benign sustainable ways to meet the exorbitant demands overpopulation creates.

Since: Jun 07

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#11532 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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What concerns me is science's lack of ethics, its amorality.
Thou shalt not kill even in the pursuit of ideals. That's clear enough. In practical terms, this means science cannot kill animals in experiments or destroy ecosytems for the common good, i.e. to protect and preserve the commonly assumed "higher" order of human life.
Man has killed for the sake of his ideals at least as much as he has killed for greed, or lust or the pursuit of power. How can scientists who engage in the same unethical practices while accusing Christians of being immoral, expect thinking people to take them seriously? In particular, when science has the power to destroy an entire planet.
Science is a process of discovery. Tell me how a process of seeking knowledge can be unethical? It is because we understand how the body works that we can save lives today.

You cannot fault the pursuit of knowledge when it betters humanity.

Your quarrel is whether or not athiests have morals and this has nothing to do with science.

Since: Jun 07

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#11533 Feb 8, 2013
The fact is science is proven, and god is disproven today.

It is you, a human being with limited knowledge of science who has difficult accepting what the facts say.

This is not a problem with the universe - its just you.

Since: Jun 07

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#11534 Feb 8, 2013
Scientific discoveries are like pencils - they can cause great good or great harm.

But science is not to blame for how we use those discoveries - ultimately its people human beings.

Since: Jun 07

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#11535 Feb 8, 2013
Also many people forget that most of science is unapplied.

That means we know some stuff, but it has no real world use as yet - so we just don't see it out there in our lives.

But this stuff is just as important because it sets the foundations for new things being discovered.

Since: Nov 12

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#11536 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
You have never once had a vaccination, antibiotic, or OTC medication? You just use the power of thinking away the flu?
You are a liar who swallows too much god-stuff.
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You really want liberty, Gimme? Then don't allow science/medicine to trample on your right to self determination.

Since: Nov 12

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#11537 Feb 8, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
Scientific discoveries are like pencils - they can cause great good or great harm.
But science is not to blame for how we use those discoveries - ultimately its people human beings.
Congrats! You're just the sort of mindless idiot science needs to stay in business.

Since: Nov 12

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#11538 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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I don't take prescribed medication. What you THINK can literally make you sick and can also make you well. What you THINK can have a greater influence on the outcome of an illness then the medication you take.
It is environmental groups, people who care about the earth who are pressuring science to find non-destructive, less aggressive, more benign sustainable ways to meet the exorbitant demands overpopulation creates.
Pssst...these idiots haven't figured out that science kills more often than it cures.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#11539 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>Congrats! You're just the sort of mindless idiot science needs to stay in business.
You're just the kind of mindless idiot religion needs to stay in business.

Since: Nov 12

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#11540 Feb 8, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You're just the kind of mindless idiot religion needs to stay in business.
I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.

Since: Nov 12

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#11541 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.
Dishonest bigot?
Thinking

Poole, UK

#11542 Feb 8, 2013
Why?
BBSting wrote:
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I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.

Since: Nov 12

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#11543 Feb 8, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
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Dishonest bigot?
If I don't allow preachers or scientists to tell me how to live my life, why should I give that priviledge to an atheist?

Since: Nov 12

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#11544 Feb 8, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why?
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Simple. Atheist's practice the same intolerance, hate and bigotry they claim religion does.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#11545 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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If science did not feel a need to destroy nature in order to understand it, then it would not feel compelled to kill anything hoping to discover reasons for human diseases. Common sense dictates that if you want to know what human health is all about, you begin by studying humans who are healthy. Better to endeavor to understand the dynamics of being, the mind-body relationship then to destroy life.
Draining swamps, cutting down entire forests, degrading the landscape with strip mining, polluting the atmosphere, waterways and soil with toxic chemicals, and pushing species out of their natural habitats among other destruction, would not be necessary if human over population and gluttony weren't completely ignored.
Modern humankind unchecked is like a plague of locusts devouring everything in its path. Aside from reducing our numbers, we need to recover, and reclaim much more of the American wilderness. About 50% would be a fair and reasonable compromise. We have yielded too much too easily. It is time to start shoving cement, iron and machinery in the opposite direction before the entire nation, before the whole planet, becomes one steaming, stinking overcrowded high-tech ghetto.
So you are saying that killing a bacterium to cure a disease is immoral? Because, yes, bacteria do cause disease.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#11546 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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I don't take prescribed medication. What you THINK can literally make you sick and can also make you well. What you THINK can have a greater influence on the outcome of an illness then the medication you take.
It is environmental groups, people who care about the earth who are pressuring science to find non-destructive, less aggressive, more benign sustainable ways to meet the exorbitant demands overpopulation creates.
If you get bitten by a mosquito with malaria, what you *think* will be irrelevant. You are simply benefiting from the fact that disease is a LOT less common now than it was 100 years ago. And *that* is due to science.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#11547 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Pssst...these idiots haven't figured out that science kills more often than it cures.
Look at child mortality statistics from 100 years ago and make that same claim.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#11548 Feb 8, 2013
Every single post that bigot has made he has done so on the atheism forum. He is obviously one of our Christhole trolls who changed his screen name after being humiliated so many times on his old screen name.

I swear these Fundies change their screen names more than a cheerleader changes her clothes during basketball season.
polymath257 wrote:
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Look at child mortality statistics from 100 years ago and make that same claim.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#11549 Feb 8, 2013
So you admit you are bigoted towards people who do no believe in god. Sounds religious to me. No surprise there as you celebrate the states where atheists can not run for office.

Not so long ago we had bigots like you celebrating minorities not being able to vote let alone run for office. Or women not being able to vote or run for office.
BBSting wrote:
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I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.

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