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.

Thinking

Poole, UK

#11550 Feb 8, 2013
Why the possessive? Did you omit a word?
BBSting wrote:
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Simple. Atheist's practice the same intolerance, hate and bigotry they claim religion does.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#11551 Feb 8, 2013
In case you've not see this already, it's a great teaching tool.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00cgkfk
polymath257 wrote:
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Look at child mortality statistics from 100 years ago and make that same claim.

Since: Nov 12

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#11552 Feb 8, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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So you are saying that killing a bacterium to cure a disease is immoral? Because, yes, bacteria do cause disease.
It's an excercise in futility. Killing bacteria doesn't cure disease.

Since: Nov 12

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#11553 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
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.
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Who are you kidding! You have more identities than Imelda Marcus had shoes! LOL! There is no mistaking your trademark (BHAAAAAAAAA) or your bigoted style. Ranting like a drama queen under different aliases about some fictitious war with woo practitioners doesn't make you right, it makes you an intolerant flamer.

Since: Nov 12

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#11554 Feb 8, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Look at child mortality statistics from 100 years ago and make that same claim.
More than likely medical propaganda. List your sources.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#11555 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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More than likely medical propaganda. List your sources.
Why not go find your own sources? Afraid you won't like the answer?
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#11556 Feb 8, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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If you get bitten by a mosquito with malaria, what you *think* will be irrelevant.
By the same token, when children are injured or killed by vaccinations, the medical hype touting the benefits of this practice is of no consequence to their parents
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>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.
What diseases specifically? Cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases (COPD), and diabetes have all increased over the last 100 years.

Our digestive system is filled with millons of bacteria that provide crucial assistance in digesting food. The problem with science's solution (antibiotics) is that is kills bacteria indiscrimately both good and bad, causing a host of other problems. Subsequently, there are many new diseases and threats to human health due to science's interference with biological processes it doesn't understand.

"Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem, but it has worsened dramatically in the last decade. During that time, the pace of development of new antimicrobials has slowed down while the prevalence of resistance has grown at an alarming rate. The increase in the number of drug-resistant bacteria is no longer matched by a parallel expansion in the arsenal of agents used to treat infections.

In this situation, doctors and their patients are more and more helpless. All age groups are affected. The elderly, the very young, the chronically ill and people whose natural defences are weakened by disease or medical treatment such as surgery are at greater risk of drug-resistant infections, but healthy people in the prime of life can also be attacked. Resistance to antibiotics and other drugs means that people with infections are ill for longer periods, and are at greater risk of dying, and that disease epidemics are prolonged.

Staphylococci, which can contribute to skin infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, food poisoning and other serious disorders, have developed resistance to all antibiotics except vancomycin. If vancomycin-resistant strains were to emerge, some of the most prevalent hospital-acquired infections would become virtually untreatable."

http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/dise-cn.htm

Since: Jun 07

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#11557 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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By the same token, when children are injured or killed by vaccinations, the medical hype touting the benefits of this practice is of no consequence to their parents
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What diseases specifically? Cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases (COPD), and diabetes have all increased over the last 100 years.
Our digestive system is filled with millons of bacteria that provide crucial assistance in digesting food. The problem with science's solution (antibiotics) is that is kills bacteria indiscrimately both good and bad, causing a host of other problems. Subsequently, there are many new diseases and threats to human health due to science's interference with biological processes it doesn't understand.
"Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem, but it has worsened dramatically in the last decade. During that time, the pace of development of new antimicrobials has slowed down while the prevalence of resistance has grown at an alarming rate. The increase in the number of drug-resistant bacteria is no longer matched by a parallel expansion in the arsenal of agents used to treat infections.
In this situation, doctors and their patients are more and more helpless. All age groups are affected. The elderly, the very young, the chronically ill and people whose natural defences are weakened by disease or medical treatment such as surgery are at greater risk of drug-resistant infections, but healthy people in the prime of life can also be attacked. Resistance to antibiotics and other drugs means that people with infections are ill for longer periods, and are at greater risk of dying, and that disease epidemics are prolonged.
Staphylococci, which can contribute to skin infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, food poisoning and other serious disorders, have developed resistance to all antibiotics except vancomycin. If vancomycin-resistant strains were to emerge, some of the most prevalent hospital-acquired infections would become virtually untreatable."
http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/dise-cn.htm
There's no such thing as god. Just give up.

We all know how this plays out. Everyone ends up taking apart your creationist propoganda and makes you look like a fool - then you attack the atheists and call them names.

Just go back to your cult, ask them why they can't prove god even though they've had centuries to do it, and do something with your life.

Since: Jun 07

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#11558 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.
You mean you're a d*ck. Just use the correct word.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

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#11559 Feb 8, 2013
Did someone let a mosquito in the room?

I hear that faint annoying little buzzing.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#11560 Feb 8, 2013
I have one screen name, what other screen name are you suggesting I have? Fess up you were humiliated on your other screen name and switched up to take the heat off. You are getting destroyed on this one as well so you are a few weeks out max of switching and ditching this one yes?
BBSting wrote:
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Who are you kidding! You have more identities than Imelda Marcus had shoes! LOL! There is no mistaking your trademark (BHAAAAAAAAA) or your bigoted style. Ranting like a drama queen under different aliases about some fictitious war with woo practitioners doesn't make you right, it makes you an intolerant flamer.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#11561 Feb 8, 2013
If you could go back in time and let's pretend Jesus actually existed. Would you kiss his hand?

I wouldn't even shake his hand he would have wiped his @ss with his bare hands!

Isn't it neat that if Jesus existed he was 96% chimpanzee?

:)
BBSting wrote:
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It's an excercise in futility. Killing bacteria doesn't cure disease.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11562 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.
Well, I am sure the Voodoo priests appreciate that, as do the Satanists. But please stay away from newborns and infant humans, for they are the purest of all atheistic people, not a one has been indoctrinated into any theistic dogma.

We non-believers choose not to believe in any of the many gods, but I for one, am happy that you haven't turned on the worshippers of the tens of thousands of gods that you choose not to believe in.

Maybe you should be a Sunday school teacher, they are the ones who indoctrinate all those little atheist. Tell those babies that Jesus loves them, but don't tell them that bible god will make their Mommy and Daddies cook and eat them, that is for later when they stop paying their tithes.

Since: Nov 12

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#11563 Feb 8, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I am sure the Voodoo priests appreciate that, as do the Satanists. But please stay away from newborns and infant humans, for they are the purest of all atheistic people, not a one has been indoctrinated into any theistic dogma.
We non-believers choose not to believe in any of the many gods, but I for one, am happy that you haven't turned on the worshippers of the tens of thousands of gods that you choose not to believe in.
Maybe you should be a Sunday school teacher, they are the ones who indoctrinate all those little atheist. Tell those babies that Jesus loves them, but don't tell them that bible god will make their Mommy and Daddies cook and eat them, that is for later when they stop paying their tithes.
That piece of parroted nonsence was completely delusory. Next time, make yourself useful, toss your computer out the window.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11564 Feb 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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That piece of parroted nonsence was completely delusory. Next time, make yourself useful, toss your computer out the window.
My words can hardly be parroted by myself, and as for you, truth tends to make you uncomfortable does it?

Knowing thine enemy would prove to be your most salient step in futhering this silly task you've set for yourself. Claiming yourself to be anti atheist, while having no concept of who it is you are opposed to is classic religitard. The letter "a" in the word atheist, defines that word's meaning as "not theist".

That is all, simply >> not theist <<. It is the "not theist" that you have chosen to pit yourself against. The Satanist is like you, a theist, so is the Vodun, but the newborn human of any grouping, is atheist.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#11565 Feb 9, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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I'm not religious. I'm anti-atheist.
Do you believe in a god?

Since: Nov 12

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#11566 Feb 9, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>My words can hardly be parroted by myself, and as for you, truth tends to make you uncomfortable does it?
Knowing thine enemy would prove to be your most salient step in futhering this silly task you've set for yourself. Claiming yourself to be anti atheist, while having no concept of who it is you are opposed to is classic religitard. The letter "a" in the word atheist, defines that word's meaning as "not theist".
That is all, simply >> not theist <<. It is the "not theist" that you have chosen to pit yourself against. The Satanist is like you, a theist, so is the Vodun, but the newborn human of any grouping, is atheist.
Study all religions, philosophies and ideologies but be a believer in none.

Since: Nov 12

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#11567 Feb 9, 2013
Very Cynical Person wrote:
<quoted text>Do you believe in a god?
I don't know.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11568 Feb 9, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Study all religions, philosophies and ideologies but be a believer in none.
Kind of contradictory isn't it? Your stance is that you are anti-atheist, yet you are not willing to choose your own theistic bent, so that would make you anti-you.

Since: Nov 12

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#11569 Feb 10, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
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.
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Poor persecuted atheists. So misunderstood and vilified! Everybody picks on you. Waaaaaa! Surveys show that the majority of Americans don't trust atheists. You're going to have to work hard to improve your public image if you want to run for office. Gathering on forums like this to vent your spleens only serves to showcase the reason for your unpopularity. See richarddawkins.net . He had to shut down his forum because of too many vulgar, bigoted atheist flamers. You don't need inquisitors to vindicate atheism. If given enough rope, you will hang yourselves! LMAO!

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