Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#167 Apr 27, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
Bill Maher is beginning to see the light. There is still hope for the liberals/seculars/atheists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WjwMWfWnd1kXX&feature=pla yer_detailpage
Bill Maher is beginning to see the light. There is still hope for the liberals/seculars/atheists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Imhotep

United States

#168 Apr 27, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Bill Maher is beginning to see the light. There is still hope for the liberals/seculars/atheists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WjwMWfWnd1kXX&feature=pla yer_detailpage
Dream on Paulie

Sinking to cherry picking Bill Maher? disgraceful
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#169 Apr 27, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Dream on Paulie
Sinking to cherry picking Bill Maher? disgraceful
Do you know what this thread is about?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#170 Apr 27, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Bill Maher is beginning to see the light. There is still hope for the liberals/seculars/atheists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WjwMWfWnd1kXX&feature=pla yer_detailpage
This:
" http://alamoministries.com/content/english/An... ;
" http://emperor.vwh.net/vatican/cpix.htm" ;
" http://www.nobeliefs.com/Hitler1.htm" ;

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#171 Apr 27, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Do you know what this thread is about?
It is about how you pedophile Catholics will eventually be eliminated from the planet.

So far? Your cult is losing.
Imhotep

United States

#172 Apr 28, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Do you know what this thread is about?
A more appropriate question would be do I care!

It is you Paulie I find interesting

I study delusional people as a hobby and you're one of my 'lab rats'(No offense intended).

I have no inclination whatever to convert you to Secular humanism

The Catholic Church is in disarray, Not only in United States, but worldwide they have a serious pedophile problem.

I am certain that a person of your character is appalled by this behavior.

The surprise and why you are one of my study objects is why you follow this religion - why you don't question - why you blindly accept what you're told... that's what I don't understand.

The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the RCC advises all apologies will sound very sincere.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#173 Apr 28, 2013
I don't follow people, but God. The whole world can go astray but I will stay faithful to my God and Creator. The Catholic Church was instituted by God and she contains the treasure of faith given us by God. I will not be judged on what others have done but only on what I have done or not done.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#174 Apr 28, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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A more appropriate question would be do I care!
It is you Paulie I find interesting
I study delusional people as a hobby and you're one of my 'lab rats'(No offense intended).
I have no inclination whatever to convert you to Secular humanism
The Catholic Church is in disarray, Not only in United States, but worldwide they have a serious pedophile problem.
I am certain that a person of your character is appalled by this behavior.
The surprise and why you are one of my study objects is why you follow this religion - why you don't question - why you blindly accept what you're told... that's what I don't understand.
The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the RCC advises all apologies will sound very sincere.
Are you one of those deluded people who says: "islam is a relgion of peace."?
Imhotep

United States

#175 Apr 28, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Are you one of those deluded people who says: "islam is a relgion of peace."?
Thanks for the incisive comment Paule
I see you recognize Islam
Herein lies the fun for me
Is the Muslim God and the Jewish God the same exact, identical god as yours?

A simple yes or no will suffice!

If YES..you have a one in three chance you have been worshipping a false, or at least the wrong 'true' God

Each cult teaches a heaven, this means you and the 9/11 muslim martyrs will be buddies in heaven.

If NO... Then the RCC cult is already in dire jeopardy. Of the 2 billion Christians on the earth, 50% are not Catholic.

There are 1.5 billion Muslims do the arithmetic

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#176 Apr 28, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Are you one of those deluded people who says: "islam is a relgion of peace."?
Islam, just like Christianity, claims to be a religion of peace. They both lie.
Imhotep

United States

#177 Apr 28, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Islam, just like Christianity, claims to be a religion of peace. They both lie.
With the advent of the information age and the Internet, religions as they have been known for ages, will eventually fail.

The extraordinary amount of information is now available worldwide.

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.

Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written.

And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all;

who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.
Isaac Asimov
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#178 Apr 28, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Islam, just like Christianity, claims to be a religion of peace. They both lie.
Can you prove the human conscience does not exist independent of the brain? There is growing evidence that it does.

You believe in a materialistic world and yet 96% of the universe you believe in is called dark energy/matter. There is much we do not know of this universe for you to make the claim you know there is no God and that He has never communicated with human beings.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#179 Apr 28, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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A more appropriate question would be do I care!
It is you Paulie I find interesting
I study delusional people as a hobby and you're one of my 'lab rats'(No offense intended).
I have no inclination whatever to convert you to Secular humanism
The Catholic Church is in disarray, Not only in United States, but worldwide they have a serious pedophile problem.
I am certain that a person of your character is appalled by this behavior.
The surprise and why you are one of my study objects is why you follow this religion - why you don't question - why you blindly accept what you're told... that's what I don't understand.
The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the RCC advises all apologies will sound very sincere.
Why do people persist in belief even after the foundations for it have been discredited? Another case in point is Mormonism. Quite some time ago--decades?--the founding documents were shown beyond any reasonable doubt to be fraudulent, fabricated by its equally fraudulent founders. When this came out, I expected to see a mass exodus from that faith. None came. No river, not even a trickle. Mormonism continued to grow at a pace surpassing most other faiths.

PaulWV has helped me to understand this puzzling phenomenon. His stubborn insistence on believing in "miracles" that had been thoroughly discredited and defending them with timeworn fallacies and deliberate misrepresentations of genuine research made it clear that lifelong faith creates a psychological state that, while hard to fathom, is nonetheless very real. It's a view of the world through faith colored glasses and inhibited by intellectual blinders. Their self-imposed "otherness" presents an impossible barrier to real communication. It's as though they speak a different language, but one with the same words and grammatical structures, but with different definitions scattered throughout the lexicon.

It is passing strange. Stranger still is that while the size of the blinders varies along with the tinge of the lenses, at least half of the general population seems to wear similar glasses, which makes those who have cast them aside look like the weird ones.
Lincoln

United States

#180 Apr 28, 2013
New information from a 12-year old study at a German University has many psychiatrists and psychologists throughout the world wondering if atheism is a sign or warning of a more serious mental illness already present or in the process of developing. 

Until a neurotransmitter or a definitive brain anomaly can be identified and positively identified as a trigger, Dr. Zimmer and his colleagues have given this condition a temporary name —“The Atheist Misfit Syndrome”.

“The Atheist Misfit Syndrome” as we have described it in our literature that has yet to be published, is actually a profound psychosis in and of itself,” said Zimmer. It’s baffling.”
In the 12-year study has also concluded that latent athiests are not interested in discussing their non-belief simply because they are either unaware of it or the part of the brain that causes the Misfit Syndrome does not exert any influence over their thought processes.   The overt atheist, or those who are believed to be suffering from The Atheist Misfit Syndrome, may carry a genetic defect — and that’s the rub. 

Where, and what is it — or does it exist at all?
Imhotep

United States

#181 Apr 28, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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Why do people persist in belief even after the foundations for it have been discredited? Another case in point is Mormonism. Quite some time ago--decades?--the founding documents were shown beyond any reasonable doubt to be fraudulent, fabricated by its equally fraudulent founders. When this came out, I expected to see a mass exodus from that faith. None came. No river, not even a trickle. Mormonism continued to grow at a pace surpassing most other faiths.
PaulWV has helped me to understand this puzzling phenomenon. His stubborn insistence on believing in "miracles" that had been thoroughly discredited and defending them with timeworn fallacies and deliberate misrepresentations of genuine research made it clear that lifelong faith creates a psychological state that, while hard to fathom, is nonetheless very real. It's a view of the world through faith colored glasses and inhibited by intellectual blinders. Their self-imposed "otherness" presents an impossible barrier to real communication. It's as though they speak a different language, but one with the same words and grammatical structures, but with different definitions scattered throughout the lexicon.
It is passing strange. Stranger still is that while the size of the blinders varies along with the tinge of the lenses, at least half of the general population seems to wear similar glasses, which makes those who have cast them aside look like the weird ones.
Let me address each paragraph

http://www.texemarrs.com/112012/mormonism_exp...

Yes Mormonism has been exposed - if you noticed Mr. Romney carefully avoided Mormonism during his 47% botched election. Kolub comes to mind. The GOP is in disarray. Never have so many convoluted minds come together.

Mormonism is more like a business enterprise to me. Taxes exempt no less

2nd paragraph

Paulie is a terrific case study into the lifelong effects of RCC brainwashing. Mother Teresa wasted her life and in the end Lost or doubted her faith.

I imagine the fear of damnation - The imagined immortality - Provide a powerful drug, For the weak minded And fearful.

Organized religion preys upon these weaknesses.

3rd paragraph

Yes it is strange but fascinating to me
I had the benefit of never being exposed to religion as a child. In college I dabbled with looking at the world religions mainly because the girls I dated wanted to drag me into their church or synagogue, And I wanted to get laid!
Imhotep

United States

#182 Apr 28, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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Why do people persist in belief even after the foundations for it have been discredited? Another case in point is Mormonism. Quite some time ago--decades?--the founding documents were shown beyond any reasonable doubt to be fraudulent, fabricated by its equally fraudulent founders. When this came out, I expected to see a mass exodus from that faith. None came. No river, not even a trickle. Mormonism continued to grow at a pace surpassing most other faiths.
PaulWV has helped me to understand this puzzling phenomenon. His stubborn insistence on believing in "miracles" that had been thoroughly discredited and defending them with timeworn fallacies and deliberate misrepresentations of genuine research made it clear that lifelong faith creates a psychological state that, while hard to fathom, is nonetheless very real. It's a view of the world through faith colored glasses and inhibited by intellectual blinders. Their self-imposed "otherness" presents an impossible barrier to real communication. It's as though they speak a different language, but one with the same words and grammatical structures, but with different definitions scattered throughout the lexicon.
It is passing strange. Stranger still is that while the size of the blinders varies along with the tinge of the lenses, at least half of the general population seems to wear similar glasses, which makes those who have cast them aside look like the weird ones.
If you have the time to take a long look at Osiris in Egypt. Ra etc. The book of the dead is quite interesting.

My best guess is the entire foundation of Christianity is a copy of the Egyptian religion

Unlike the Christians the Egyptians recorded their faith in stone which is damning evidence to any
Christian

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#183 Apr 28, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
New information from a 12-year old study at a German University has many psychiatrists and psychologists throughout the world wondering if atheism is a sign or warning of a more serious mental illness already present or in the process of developing. 
Until a neurotransmitter or a definitive brain anomaly can be identified and positively identified as a trigger, Dr. Zimmer and his colleagues have given this condition a temporary name —“The Atheist Misfit Syndrome”.
“The Atheist Misfit Syndrome” as we have described it in our literature that has yet to be published, is actually a profound psychosis in and of itself,” said Zimmer. It’s baffling.”
In the 12-year study has also concluded that latent athiests are not interested in discussing their non-belief simply because they are either unaware of it or the part of the brain that causes the Misfit Syndrome does not exert any influence over their thought processes.   The overt atheist, or those who are believed to be suffering from The Atheist Misfit Syndrome, may carry a genetic defect — and that’s the rub. 
Where, and what is it — or does it exist at all?
As far as I can tell, the only source for this is a site called The Damien Zone http://thedamienzone.com/2012/08/17/atheism-a... It comes from "work" at the University of Hamburg that is unpublished, perhaps because no reputable journal will accept it, nor can any links be found for any of the obvious keywords to the University. Morover, the name of the researcher is purported to be Hans Zimmermann, not Zimmer, and the name of the syndrome is "the Misfit Syndrome," not "The Atheist Misfit Syndrome." Lincoln has altered an already questionable source to the point of complete fabrication. How can he expect anyone to take him seriously when he presents garbage like this?
Lincoln

United States

#184 Apr 28, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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As far as I can tell, the only source for this is a site called The Damien Zone http://thedamienzone.com/2012/08/17/atheism-a... It comes from "work" at the University of Hamburg that is unpublished, perhaps because no reputable journal will accept it, nor can any links be found for any of the obvious keywords to the University. Morover, the name of the researcher is purported to be Hans Zimmermann, not Zimmer, and the name of the syndrome is "the Misfit Syndrome," not "The Atheist Misfit Syndrome." Lincoln has altered an already questionable source to the point of complete fabrication. How can he expect anyone to take him seriously when he presents garbage like this?
Everyone "comes down" on a bit of creativity :-)

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#185 Apr 28, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Can you prove the human conscience does not exist independent of the brain? There is growing evidence that it does.
Actually, there is a growing amount of evidence that all NDEs are simply the result of a brain under stress. In fact, many people have 'Near Death Experiences' that are not even close to death!
You believe in a materialistic world and yet 96% of the universe you believe in is called dark energy/matter. There is much we do not know of this universe for you to make the claim you know there is no God and that He has never communicated with human beings.
I do not make such a claim. I simply say that there is no reliable evidence for such. There *is* reliable evidence for dark matter and dark energy.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#186 Apr 28, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Can you prove the human conscience does not exist independent of the brain? There is growing evidence that it does.
In case you want a reference:

http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences...

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