In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

There are 51437 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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#40151 Oct 10, 2012
Saint Augustine wrote:
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Brain damage.
I noticed.

Take your meds, it may not cure you, but it may help.

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#40152 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I noticed.
Take your meds, it may not cure you, but it may help.
You may pretend all you want.

It's what Christians do best, eh?

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#40153 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I noticed.
Take your meds, it may not cure you, but it may help.

Drain Bamage

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#40154 Oct 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Drain Bamage
OK. My error.

“Live Love Laugh”

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#40155 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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What makes you a bad person, Chubby, is you started it and you dish it out, and then you cry about it when it gets tossed back in your face.
It makes you a huge lame hypocrite, Chubby, and as a human being: dishonest.
I haven't cried or whined a single time. But you keep believing you have the power to make me do so. I realize you need something else to make you feel good about yourself.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

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#40156 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I haven't worked for "most companies" and therefore my statements are drawn from personal experience with the few (several) that had reason to lay people off. Of course, I've only worked in technical capacities. Bean counters and wannabe execs are probably a dime-a-dozen.
Then you haven't worked for any large corporations.

“Live Love Laugh”

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#40157 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I haven't worked for "most companies" and therefore my statements are drawn from personal experience with the few (several) that had reason to lay people off. Of course, I've only worked in technical capacities. Bean counters and wannabe execs are probably a dime-a-dozen.
Or, you haven't been near enough to the top to be counted as important enough to get rid of.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#40158 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Do you really think they're that smart? I envision the world screwers living high-on-the-hog in Switzerland or maybe Austria.
Or at least having Swiss and Cayman Island bank accounts.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#40159 Oct 10, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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Romneys Plan Was At The State Level.....Not The National
And I Believe It Was Voted In...Not Mandated.
You Could Move, If You Chose Not To Comply.
Obamas Plan Hands Out Penalties And Fines For Non-Compliance, Even If It Goes Against A Persons Religious Beliefs. Two Uncontitutional Attacks By The Socialist.
Those penalties and fines were removed as they were deemed unconstitutional and unfair. Stop telling lies.

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#40160 Oct 10, 2012
Saint Augustine wrote:
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You may pretend all you want.
It's what Christians do best, eh?
I fail to see the difference between the most rabid Christian and NotBots such as yourself- perhaps, you being more hypocritical and certainly more ignorant.

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#40161 Oct 10, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't cried or whined a single time.
You haven't stopped... except when you and your aliases went on vacation.

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#40162 Oct 10, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
I realize you need something else to make you feel good about yourself.
NympHO want a hankie?

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#40163 Oct 10, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> Those penalties and fines were removed as they were deemed unconstitutional and unfair. Stop telling lies.
No they haven't you will be required to purchase heath insurance or pay a fine under his plan. Congress voted it was legal as a tax , so its not insurance...it's a tax.
But the curious part is they exempted themselves from it.
Congress the senate and the president are not liable to be "taxed"
for healthcare. Sound fishy to you?

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#40164 Oct 10, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> Those penalties and fines were removed as they were deemed unconstitutional and unfair.
Try again.

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#40165 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I fail to see the difference between the most rabid Christian and NotBots such as yourself- perhaps, you being more hypocritical and certainly more ignorant.
This made more sense before you posted it, eh?

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#40166 Oct 10, 2012
Saint Augustine wrote:
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This made more sense before you posted it, eh?
I know sentences longer than five words throw you.

Whoops!

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#40167 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I know sentences longer than five words throw you.
Whoops!
Don't get angry; get good.

Since: Aug 12

Waverly, TN

#40168 Oct 10, 2012
We should tax the top 90% at 100$ so we can pay for 40% of our spending on war

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#40170 Oct 10, 2012
Gods shoeshine wrote:
We should tax the top 90% at 100$ so we can pay for 40% of our spending on war
100$ is way too cheapo.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40171 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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As has been pointed out to you SEVERAL times, the 47 percent includes:
American military working on the front line of Afghanistan, in combat zone
More than 60 percent of the 47 percent work full-time, just at poverty level
Over 20 percent are seniors collecting SSI
As you say: you are ignorant of the facts, it just that you continue to dwell here in your ignorance.
Since you failed to source or link your data ... I'm no better off than when I started. I've heard it "bandied about" from more than one person that we are nearing 50% working and 50% collecting various entitlements ... that is, not working. Some people, such as those in the armed forces are certainly more entitled than others. Presumably, when we cross the 50% threshold, the system will become unsustainable. Regardless of how many times it is pointed out to me, references such as your offering above are not really dripping in reliability. You are someone who thinks I'm some kind of fraud, although how and more importantly why the details of my mundane experience are so unbelievable baffles me. I'm sorry, but Topix would bore me to tears if I had to have a Google window open to verify facts or a Wall Street Journal open for handy reference.

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