In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44660 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Yes.
The United KING_dom has an ESTABLISHED OFFICIAL STATE CHURCH: Church of England.
And the head of state is the head of the state religion.
Oh, good.

We agree.

Go away.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44661 Dec 12, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Yes indeed.
Levels of non-belief and atheism that America just doesn't have. Well, not yet anyway.
Give them time and I have no doubt they'll get there.
I have the oddest suspicion that the reality is a bit bigger than the poll numbers suggest...

Hi, Khat.
dr fill

Des Plaines, IL

#44662 Dec 12, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Did you see the England and Wales 2011 Census results? "No religious affiliation" up 83% on 2001.
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Thats because the human race are smarter than they were before.They now know the bible was written by dehydrated goat herders that were spaced out of their minds from the desert heat.Now we need hands on proof not dreams and fairytales.

“Move into the light.”

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#44663 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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About 1.61 times more USD BS as GBP BS
LOL

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#44664 Dec 12, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
How much bull shit do you get to an English pound vs the American dollar?
Over here, bullshit is free.

And plentiful.

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#44665 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Your experience and your drippydick does not concern me
They shouldn't: you are the one with the complete oral experience here.

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#44666 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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It work out that christianity is down 18% in 10 years, wonít be long now
Maybe you can start by revoking the law that requires religious worship in tax-funded schools?

Something which would be banned over here in the USA.

But of course: the majority of SUBJECTS in the United KING_dom are Christian, still, I guess you read into the numbers what you want to read.

PS: I see followers of Jedi outnumber Atheists 6 to 1, with the atheists coming in at a fraction of one percent.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#44667 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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They shouldn't: you are the one with the complete oral experience here.
He barfy butt breath I am not the one sporting a drippydick, tell me how do you reconcile your guesswork and lies with your JW god Jehovah watching every thing you do?

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#44668 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Second more than 50% of US schoolchildren are required by state law to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, rabbiting on that they are part
The pledge has the words "under God" in it.

So?

Tell me: out of the tens of millions of children who recite the pledge, how many have been arrested in the history of time for not reciting it?

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#44669 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
First there is a law but it is not upheld
Ah... now I guess after posting the law fifty times you acknowledge that the law exists.

As I pointed out 49 times, it matters not that SOME schools do not obey the law, just as it does not matter that most people exceed the speed law when I say the law exists.

In comparing the religious influence of the church, the FACT that your STATE church has enough influence on legislators and of course the head of state being the head of the state religion approving the law goes to the comparison to the US constitution which BANS such influence.

US... having a constitution...

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#44670 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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He barfy butt breath I am not the one sporting a drippydick,
Between the two: you are the only one that has had one in her mouth.

Okay, Honey?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#44671 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Maybe you can start by revoking the law that requires religious worship in tax-funded schools?
Something which would be banned over here in the USA.
But of course: the majority of SUBJECTS in the United KING_dom are Christian, still, I guess you read into the numbers what you want to read.
PS: I see followers of Jedi outnumber Atheists 6 to 1, with the atheists coming in at a fraction of one percent.
No need, the law is more or less defunct anyway

Why do you lie? Pledge of allegiance ring any bells?

Yes and down 18%, isnít life great.

And 25% of the population are now non religious.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The pledge has the words "under God" in it.
So?
Tell me: out of the tens of millions of children who recite the pledge, how many have been arrested in the history of time for not reciting it?
Yes so, what happens if you donít happen to believe in any god does that mean you have to lie to be American?

Tell me how many British children have been arrested for not attending ďcompulsoryĒ worship?

You want comparison then compare apples and apples

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#44672 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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He barfy butt breath I am not the one sporting a drippydick, tell me how do you reconcile your guesswork and lies with your JW god Jehovah watching every thing you do?
I imagine the same way you managed to get through your day praying to your lord Satan help guide you with what decisions you make.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#44673 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Ah... now I guess after posting the law fifty times you acknowledge that the law exists.
As I pointed out 49 times, it matters not that SOME schools do not obey the law, just as it does not matter that most people exceed the speed law when I say the law exists.
In comparing the religious influence of the church, the FACT that your STATE church has enough influence on legislators and of course the head of state being the head of the state religion approving the law goes to the comparison to the US constitution which BANS such influence.
US... having a constitution...
WTF is wrong with you, I have always acknowledged it exists, I have also acknowledged that it is not implemented but hey if you want to argue about what I said and what I didnít say thatís just fine. Go got it

Influence? Yehhh, rightÖ With 760 lords and almost 650 in the commons (thatís just over 1400 members) I donít think 25 lords spiritual will have too much influence, now be honest, do you?

And again you show your ignorance of the British constitution, the monarch is above politics and has no influence on political decisions
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Between the two: you are the only one that has had one in her mouth.
Okay, Honey?
Prove it cocksucker. Thatís what I like to see, more barfy butt face lies to destroy what little credibility you have left yourself

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#44674 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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No need, the law is more or less defunct anyway
Amended in 2010.

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#44675 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Why do you lie? Pledge of allegiance ring any bells?
The sun rises in the east. School children in the US recite the ledge of allegiance.

I can tell you from personal experience, when 30 children bleat "under God" in the morning, the sky does open up and a light fall down from the heavens.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#44676 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The sun rises in the east. School children in the US recite the ledge of allegiance.
I can tell you from personal experience, when 30 children bleat "under God" in the morning, the sky does open up and a light fall down from the heavens.
The same sky opens, the same light falls whether it's children or sheep. Only the ego of Godbot's makes it into a special show, put on by the Creator of the Universe for your personal enjoyment. What an ego!
SupaAFC

Sheffield, UK

#44677 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Is the United KING.......dom a monarchy, yes or no?
Have you stopped raping children? Yes or no?

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#44678 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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WTF is wrong with you, I have always acknowledged it exists
I'm not the one who is insisting the sun doesn't rise in the east.

I'm the one who said the United KING_dom is a monarchy, and you (et al.) are the ones insisting otherwise.

You want to pretend that uttering the words "under God" is some kind of Christian patronage in the USA but you live in a country that has a LAW requiring Christian worship in 'public' schools -actual PRAYER- and a country that has a STATE religion and a country whose head of state is the head of that state religion.

It's hard to take you seriously, Skanque.

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#44679 Dec 12, 2012
RHill wrote:
What an ego!
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