In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#20681 Jun 26, 2012
IRYW wrote:
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SO because at 11 years old you couldn't think of a natural explanation that you concluded that it must be supernatural? Really? Do you realize you just claimed you have a logical mind? Re-read this carefully.
Actually this 1 U.F.O the first one I saw that I thought was a star but moved out behind a tree that i was looking which meant it wasnt' a star.

This was a summer I had off from college. so I spent entire nights out seeing If i could fiND U.F.O's throughout the summer.

all of the other U.F.O's i found during this period.

because I was constanty looutside at night looking to the skies.

I saw many U.F.O's

Since then I haven't eeven seen U.F.O's because I am not out all night looking at the sky to try & find them.

During this time spending nights outside i certainly found some other very weird shit.

so weird I can't even describe it right.

There was something really weird out there. You would hear flapping of wings. huge wings and hear this aweful shriek & hear this thing move with wings so fast through the trees.

It was not like an owl. I have seen owls at night & heard them.

this was so different. This semeed like 4 times the size of any owl.
with wings so much heavier.

A Shriek I can't even describe. Sometimes the shriek would come towards me with flapping wings

I don't know WTF this thing was but it sounds pretty close to the sounds of the Shrieks, Quick moving flapping heavy wings of the Jersey Devil reports.

I didn't even see this thing. But what ever it was was just very very weird.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20682 Jun 26, 2012
JEB wrote:
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Science is logical
and you seem all over the place with this post.
Vladamir Lenin
Felix Dzerzhinsky,
Joseph Stalin
Leon Trotsky with the Red Terror
killed three million souls between 1917 and 1923.
If you are not comfortable with this refute it without going to the Moon
These guys were not Eric Hoffer's True Believers
they were materialists and atheists.
I see you have brought your D game once again.

Did you not remember the lessons you were taught before?

Clearly not.

But that is the way of the True Believer™-- you are incapable of learning.

If you COULD learn? You'd be an atheist.

Naturally.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20683 Jun 26, 2012
JEB wrote:
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So that is your best answer?
Never Mentioned Jesus,
You are projecting.
Where is the science and logic in your post? Point!
No, I'm not projecting.

You are clearly a Genuine Christian™, who worships Jewsus like a mind-numbed little slave-bot.

Did you deny being a slave to Jewsus? No.

So clearly, you are--

-- why else would you choose JEB as your handle?

And more to the point? Why would you lie all the time?

Answer: it is what you Genuine Christians™ do best: lie all the time.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20684 Jun 26, 2012
JEB wrote:
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I am not a supporter of JEB Bush,
pathetic that you can't answer a simple post
Oh, but you clearly are-- or you'd choose something other than his name.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#20685 Jun 26, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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Yes because Rodent or Termite can cause a root to snap UP out of the ground causing dirt to fly UP out of the ground nearly 8 feet high & 10 feet away from where the root snapped.
When this happened I was maybe 11 yrs old.
Now I am 26.
Even at that age I knew this was out of the ordinary. I have always been a logical person even as a kid.
For me this was beyond a typical explaination.
So, you've decided then.

It was magic.

Okay.

It was nice talking to you.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20686 Jun 26, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You have enough problems speaking for yourself, BuckleBruce, let alone atheists, fat people looking for a job, Americans, or the rest of the world.
Those who know the facts in the case know the people to blame for the terrorist attacks are (and I know this is a long sentence and you have a short attention span... as other things):
the terrorists.
Specifically: Al Qaeda.
Try googling it... there are a couple million leads to peruse.
I see your passion for having hot gay sex with me continues unabated.

That's sad for you-- you are so not my type.

Apart from your gender issues, I do not date godbots.

Sorry to disappoint you so, but that is the way it is.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#20687 Jun 26, 2012
IRYW wrote:
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You are as far from skeptical as seems possible
You have a one track mind.
Like a chimpanzee.

You think that all there is in the world is all that you know & that is konwn.

You don't you think there could be more than you know even with countless witnesses to such events.

Instead you get in some one track mind frame that if you don't know it it doesn't exist.

You think that because you haven't experienced paranormal even though ALOT & I MEAN ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE.
That you haven't experienced it so you have the right to call everyone crazy?

You have a one track mind that is not capable of thinking like a human.
IRYW

Malvern, PA

#20688 Jun 26, 2012
JEB wrote:
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You might reread yours as well,
rather judgmental in a funny way.
Really? Here is a simple story (very sad but, unfortunately true). Two men were cutting a tree that had fallen down in their back yard after a heavy rain, roots pulling right out of the ground. One's son was playing in the hole left where the tree was. As the men cut sections of trunk from the top of the tree towards the back and got within a few feet of finishing all of a sudden the remaining stump sprang up with incredible force and crushed the little boy playing in the hole. WIth all their strength the men could not budge the little bit of remaining tree stump and the little boy died. Do you know what simple force caused the stump to spring up with such force and resist the efforts of two grown men to move it? The ROOTS you dumb f**k.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20689 Jun 26, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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B Q F = Big Queer Fellow
Yes, yes I know-- you want to have hot gay sex with me.

Sorry, I do not date godbots.

You'll have to get your gay passion somewhere else.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20690 Jun 26, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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There is also strong connnections of Mussolini to the Vatican / Catholic church.
Mussolini was an Atheist & actually originally a Marxist.
Mussolini was an Atheist but knew over 90% of Italy was Catholic & that the support of Catholics would be to his benefit.
It seems similar to Nazis.
Alfred Rosenburg created Nazis to be of a new religion.
That seems to be just what Nazis did.
Nazis took from many religions & beliefs. Like Mysicism, The Occult, Paganism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucious, Islam, Catholics & Protestants.
Including some things like Hollow earth theory & other things like Vril society, Thule society etc
In Hitler's final days, he wrote in his private journals, that he firmly believed he was doing "god's holy work".

Clearly, he died believing he was still a good catholic.

I've no doubt Mussolini did too-- I've seen nothing proving otherwise, apart from religious apologetics (which cannot be trusted).

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20691 Jun 26, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Stalin killed many innocent people!
In that, we are in agreement-- he killed anyone he thought was a threat to his personal power-base.

And that was pretty much his only motivation-- the maintenance of his power structure.
JEB

United States

#20692 Jun 26, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Yes, yes I know-- you want to have hot gay sex with me.
Sorry, I do not date godbots.
You'll have to get your gay passion somewhere else.
You post on crystal meth ?

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#20693 Jun 26, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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In Hitler's final days, he wrote in his private journals, that he firmly believed he was doing "god's holy work".
Clearly, he died believing he was still a good catholic.
I've no doubt Mussolini did too-- I've seen nothing proving otherwise, apart from religious apologetics (which cannot be trusted).
Yeah that is why Hitler & other Nazis are thought to have picked the Pagan holiday Walpurgis night to kill themselves.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#20694 Jun 26, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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So, you've decided then.
It was magic.
Okay.
It was nice talking to you.
I didn't say I WAS DECIDED.

What is with you Western Europeans & your one track mind frames?

I said I think it was likely Paranormal.

I never said that it WAS Paranormal.

Out of all explanations to me Paranormal seemed to fit the best.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#20695 Jun 26, 2012
IRYW wrote:
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Really? Here is a simple story (very sad but, unfortunately true). Two men were cutting a tree that had fallen down in their back yard after a heavy rain, roots pulling right out of the ground. One's son was playing in the hole left where the tree was. As the men cut sections of trunk from the top of the tree towards the back and got within a few feet of finishing all of a sudden the remaining stump sprang up with incredible force and crushed the little boy playing in the hole. WIth all their strength the men could not budge the little bit of remaining tree stump and the little boy died. Do you know what simple force caused the stump to spring up with such force and resist the efforts of two grown men to move it? The ROOTS you dumb f**k.
Yeah there was no rain, no wind or no tree or stump falling over.

I have seen trees fall over with the roots snap up out of the ground.

A tree falling over with it's roots snapping up in rain or wind is one thing.

A root randomly snapping up & dirt flying 8 feet up & 10 feet across towards someone in a graveyard grave stone is a little different.
imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#20696 Jun 26, 2012
No grown up needs a god to tell them how to live.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#20697 Jun 26, 2012
IRYW wrote:
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SO because at 11 years old you couldn't think of a natural explanation that you concluded that it must be supernatural?
Not supernatural. Paranormal.

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#20698 Jun 26, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>In all the years I was a Christian, I never believed that Jesus was God nor the exclusive and only 'son of God'.
And I understand the disagreement on that. I'm sure you get some of the same flack I got for that belief.
I do believe there is enough evidence (for me) to think that an itinerant Rabbi lived and walked this earth trying to teach the Jews how to use the laws of the Torah TO man's benefit rather than AGAINST man's benefit.
He was a Rebbe gone rogue, however, in his teachings.
A Rabbirouser?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#20699 Jun 26, 2012
JEB wrote:
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You post on crystal meth ?
I post on better stuff than that.

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#20700 Jun 26, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. you must know Yellodog ..
Maybe, but those clown shoes and that big red nose really ruin the effect.

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