In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

There are 51423 comments on the Spiked story from Apr 11, 2012, titled In America, atheists are still in the closet. In it, Spiked reports that:

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Henry

Lugau, Germany

#39913 Oct 7, 2012
Mike N wrote:
Of course they are. Because believers are a danger to them. Believers do unspeakable things to those who don't think like them. Its bad enough that some humans are unkind to others but its worse when those humans use dark age mythology to justify it. Hopefully one day religion will cease in this world and people will operate on logic. That alone will change the world for the better.
In the nuclear age we don`t have enough time any more for a change from capitalism to socialism. Sorry that is the truth!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39914 Oct 7, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
so saying that israel got nukes and wants to use them on iran is antisemitism ?
Barefoot has accused me of antisemitism several times in the past ... turn-a-bout is fair play.

But yeah, statements like that make a small, beleaguered place like Israel seem like a dangerously armed rogue nation, going against international law and conventions in preparation for raining death on it's innocent neighbors. Surely you can detect a hint of anti-something in there.

I certainly would not presume to know if Israel has nuclear weapons, how many nor their intended target. History has shown that the IDF does not need nuclear weapons to kick Arab butt. Their neighbors are far from innocent and possess an irrational hatred for the Jews the intensity of which, few Americans fully appreciate.

Of course, we all know that Barefoot's education, intelligence sources and political acumen put him in a unique position for analyzing and making sweeping statements regarding the international political scene.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#39915 Oct 7, 2012
Gods shoeshine wrote:
<quoted text>
hitler killed religious people he hated Christians and sent them to the camps
Hitler made deals with the pope. Hitler was a catholic. He never denounced his believe. The pope and the clergery prayed for the victory of the nazis.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#39916 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have to pretend I was talking about the House of Lords.
I have over a year history addressing the appointment of Lords Spiritual. I have never ever not once said they were members of the House of Commons.
Now we all know you are a habitual liar who takes forever to admit he is wrong, even when I make you look the fool you are.
Ultimately... the QUEEN makes these appointments (those that are not appointed... and these appointments were made ultimately by a monarch) and do correct me if I am wrong, the Queen is the head of the Church of England.
The Queen is one of the richest one at least in England.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39917 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
As you yourself noted: your lack of education has hurt you some.
It shows.
It is clear that whatever your education level, it has somehow left you stunted and bitter.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#39918 Oct 7, 2012
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama and Romney are the same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =zUAeB4FoxXwXX
Surely, Obama and Romney has the same "Lords"! The super rich one dirigate USA, no other ones. The murder of JFK and many other American presidents who did not dance after the pipe of the super rich got murdered. American elections are nothing else except a big fake for most of the American voters.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#39919 Oct 7, 2012
Gods shoeshine wrote:
Ww2 is an embarrassing period for America we put japs in concentration camps and after the war was over starved around 2 million pow's to death under orders of Gen Ike
Don`t forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki! This were the biggest war crimes for the US!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39920 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't come back.
Now that's just plain mean. I'm a veteran, a father and a (long-time) tax payer. Which of these things cause you to hate me so? Were you drummed out of the military? Been rejected by all potential mates? Perhaps you are a recipient, rather than a contributor to the public trough. It does serve to illustrate how quickly and willingly you depart reasonable discourse. I pity you.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39921 Oct 7, 2012
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
Surely, Obama and Romney has the same "Lords"! The super rich one dirigate USA, no other ones. The murder of JFK and many other American presidents who did not dance after the pipe of the super rich got murdered. American elections are nothing else except a big fake for most of the American voters.
I fear that you are close to the truth here, mein freund.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#39922 Oct 7, 2012
Gods shoeshine wrote:
Ww2 is an embarrassing period for America we put japs in concentration camps and after the war was over starved around 2 million pow's to death under orders of Gen Ike
And somewhat later made Eisenhower to US president.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39923 Oct 7, 2012
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
Don`t forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki! This were the biggest war crimes for the US!
Horrifying acts to be sure! I try to look at those two nuclear attacks as if I were a American Soldier, weary from a long Pacific Campaign and contemplating my chances of surviving an invasion of the Japanese Homeland. I would imagine then, that their use and the resulting capitulation and surrender were very good things.

In any case, the country that developed and delivered those weapons, the soldiers whose lives were saved by their use ... all dead now. The resulting "Baby Boomers" are even now suffering the pains of old age as we watch our country rot away around us. Punishment enough.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39924 Oct 7, 2012
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
And somewhat later made Eisenhower to US president.
Okay. We starved 2 million POW's to death under the orders of General Eisenhower? That's a new one on me and I'm afraid that such a statement qualifies for "extraordinary evidence" under the Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence rule.

I long for the days when our presidents were drawn from good, clean, military stock. Good leaders, men with courage and integrity ... where have all the flowers gone?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39925 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe you.
Lie to me once... shame on you.
Lie to me with every post: shame on me to believe anything you say.
You got me! Everything I say is a lie!!

<smoke and sparks begin to come out of Barefoot's ears>

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39926 Oct 7, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
so saying that israel got nukes and wants to use them on iran is antisemitism ?
Oh and did you NOT NOTICE the comparison of Israel with North Korea ... another dangerous rogue state? Yeah, Barfy ... along with the Arabs and a growing number of American manipulators and manipulatees have it in for poor, old Israel ... I'm really not that big a fan ... just smell something fishy, some "New World Order" mind-fuking going on. Not sure why or by whom but something ...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39929 Oct 7, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
so saying that israel got nukes and wants to use them on iran is antisemitism ?
I am saying you are an antisemite.

Why do you need translation of English sentences that aren't even ten words long?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39930 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmmmm ... it was either the Yom Kippur War or the year they released the preliminary script for the movie Wargames.
Ymmm.

I asked you a simple question:

Why did the USA and the USSR go to DefConIII in 1973?

If you had served in 1973, you'd remember DefConIII.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39931 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Barefoot has accused me of antisemitism several times in the past ... turn-a-bout is fair play.
You are an antisemite.

I don't care what you accuse me of.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39932 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
I certainly would not presume to know if Israel has nuclear weapons, how many nor their intended target.
You would be the only person on this planet who thought he could pretend that it doesn't, or that Israel didn't explode a weapon with the cooperation of South Africa, and you could not have served in 1973 when Israel threatened to use nukes on Cairo and Damascus while it was losing the Yom Kippur War.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39933 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
<History has shown that the IDF does not need nuclear weapons to kick Arab butt.
The IDF does not have problems when they concentrate their attack women and children and unarmed civilian populations- as they did when they broke the truce with the Palestinians and attacked the GAZA.

However, they do not do so well against armed forces- such as when the last time they broke international law and when into Lebanon, even though they still managed to kill tens of thousands they were repelled by Hezbollah.

And that is putting aside that do need billions of dollars from the US taxpayers to pay for the weapons they use- most illegally, and some in violation of international law, such as using white phosphorous on people and dropping cluster bombs on civilian populations (dropping them in cities).

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39934 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
You got me! Everything I say is a lie!!
<smoke and sparks begin to come out of Barefoot's ears>
No, coffee comes out of my nostrils: you are a joke.

You don't know what you are talking about, I am happy to point out your ignorance.

You keep stamping your feet, insisting how angry I am.

I'll continue sipping coffee.

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