In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#46057 Jan 9, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Using a dictionary to argue Monarchy is amusing.
Last nail in Wiki
In November 2004, McHenry wrote an article for Tech Central Station (later renamed TCS Daily) in which he criticized Wikipedia, a free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. In essence, McHenry's main criticism was that Wikipedia was operating on what he believed was a false premise; that allowing anyone to edit articles, whether or not they were knowledgeable, would lead to evolution of article quality. Belief in the ability of Wikipedia to succeed, he argued, required a faith that "some unspecified quasi-Darwinian process will assure that those writings and editings by contributors of greatest expertise will survive". A secondary criticism was that editors were being self-indulgent, because they spent time on minor alterations while leaving important factual inaccuracies in place, and thus were disregarding the needs of the readers.[20] In a later article about Wikipedia, following the Seigenthaler incident, McHenry restated his earlier objections, and added a criticism that the Wikipedia organisation had been unable to respond adequately to the event.[21]
Fascinating. So, surely there exists other online encyclopedic resources whose content has not been so severely compromised. I personally have never experienced anything overtly 'wrong' in a Wiki article, a reflection, no doubt of my own ignorance. I would think anything on the Internet, presented in HTML is ultimately editable and therefore susceptible to compromise by a determined misinformationist. Can we not trust ANYTHING? Oh, what are we to do?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#46058 Jan 9, 2013
Hey! I know! If we could just get Barefoot to review and sign off on every article, accuracy would be assured. LOL

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46059 Jan 9, 2013
RHill wrote:
I personally have never experienced anything overtly 'wrong' in a Wiki article,
You haven't looked hard enough.

Since: Feb 11

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#46060 Jan 9, 2013
RHill wrote:
Hey! I know! If we could just get Barefoot to review and sign off on every article, accuracy would be assured. LOL
Why don't you start with finding out if Wikipdia thinks the United KING_dom is a monarchy, yes or no.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46061 Jan 10, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Swallow, Skanque.
Bad taste/bad impression, it seems.
Sailors, eh?
It seems that you know, please tell us what sailors taste like?
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
And you will always have the memory of exactly what it tastes like, eh?
In real life, of course...
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
As I have pointed out before: being a bigot is the first qualification of being a NotBot.
Please explain what is bigoted about you chickening out of catholicism when you got suckerd by the JW door knocking god botherer

It seems that you know, please tell us what a NotBot?
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I think it's funny how NotBots jump up and down and demand proof of "God" yet they run away from proof when they make these assertions... or even funnier, they use the same religious texts as "proof" of these silly notions.
PS: No woman pope.
Please feel free so supply such proof as you have, I eagerly await you actually verifying your BS

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46062 Jan 10, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Stalin was an atheist for most of his life, certainly, an atheist when he began killing people.
Stalin was raised christian and tipped for the priesthood before taking the job as national despot. He saw sense and dropped his religious upbringing but there is no doubt that he did what he did having been educated in and influenced by christian traditions.

Atheism does not teach murder whereas christianity does teach everything from beating and slavery, rape, subjugation, basic murder, child murder, mass murder and genocide. Hey the first mass murderer ever recorded is the abrahamic god himself…Think about it.

Later in his dictatorship Stalin reinvigorated the churches by reopening and encouraging church membership. He re-established the patriarchate in Moscow.

Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Anders Behring Breivik, Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and of course your buddy Adolph Hitler were christian when they began killing people

So what are you trying to say here?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46063 Jan 10, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You haven't looked hard enough.
Proof please or are you just rabbiting your bigoted and pedantic opinion yet again

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46064 Jan 10, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you start with finding out if Wikipdia thinks the United KING_dom is a monarchy, yes or no.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom

Opening sentence reads

This article is about the sovereign state. For the Island, see Great Britain.

With the facts box stating

Anthem: "God Save the Queen
Capital: London
Official languages English
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy –
Monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron MP
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP

All of which seem to be accurate
Notice the Government entry - Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
And notice the MONARCH entry - Queen Elizabeth II

And take a look at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_ (disambiguation)

Opening sentence reads

The term United Kingdom usually refers to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a sovereign state to the north-west of mainland Europe

Wioth the naming conventions described as :-
Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801) is also sometimes called the United Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1922–present)

Again, pretty accurate descriptions of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The word Kingdome appears in ALL three designations

Simply because you do not understand the politics of the UK does not mean that Wiki is inaccurate it just means that you don’t understand the politics of the UK

May I suggest you read the articles yourself you moron before opening you mouth and sticking your foot right in it

Since: Feb 11

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#46065 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems that you know, please tell us what sailors taste like?
You have had it in your mouth, Skanque.

In real life.

Last night, dear?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46066 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick of as you have, I eagerly await you actually verifying your BS
You have had it in your mouth, Skanque.

In real life.

Last night, de

Since: Feb 11

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#46067 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Please explain what is bigoted about you chickening out of catholicism
So now I'm Catholic, Skanque?

You have had it in your mouth, Skanque.

In real life.

Last night, dear...

Since: Feb 11

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#46068 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Please explain what is bigoted
Please tell us why you have a problem with people who are black, bigot.

We already know you have problems with Christians.

What does it taste like, bigot?

In real life?
sickofit

Owatonna, MN

#46070 Jan 10, 2013
Most atheist are open about it..Only in like deep south and midwest religous havens do athesit still hide...

Since: Feb 11

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#46071 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Atheism does not teach murder
You are a bigot, Skanque.

You have proved it *HERE* that you have problems with blacks as well as people who have penises which clearly you have tonsil massaged.

Christianity does not teach murder, Tonsil Queen: it teaches exactly the opposite: thou shall not murder.

Maybe you did pay attention in your state run church class?

Since: Feb 11

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#46072 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Opening sentence reads
This article is about the sovereign state. For the Island, see Great Britain.
Boy, you sure showed me!

United KING_dom is a monarchy, Skanque.

Since: Feb 11

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#46073 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy –
Ah... so the United KING_dom is a monarchy... at ;east according to your source... "source"...

I thought so.

Since: Feb 11

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#46074 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Prime Minister David Cameron MP
Who was appointed by Queen Elizabeth.

So so far.. I said that United KING_dom is a monarchy (check) and that the prime minister is appointed by the monarchy.

What is it you are trying to prove, dear?

Besides when it comes to drippydicks you have had a very clear view of them.

In real life.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46075 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Simply because you do not understand the politics of the UK
Let's review: I said and have said that the United KING_dom is a monarchy and to prove me wrong you have posted proof that the United KING_dom is a monarchy.

Hard to get the taste out of your mouth, eh? Skanque?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46076 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Anders Behring Breivik, Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and of course your buddy Adolph Hitler were christian when they began killing people
So what are you trying to say here?
They all have eyeballs, Skanque. Maybe it is people who have eyeballs that kill.

If Christians are taught to murder, it seems to me there would be more murders and murders would not be unlawful.

SKANQUE... hard to forget the taste of the drips,eh?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#46077 Jan 10, 2013
Interesting that Stalin left church school because their fees were too high and they would not support him.
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Stalin was raised christian and tipped for the priesthood before taking the job as national despot. He saw sense and dropped his religious upbringing but there is no doubt that he did what he did having been educated in and influenced by christian traditions.
Atheism does not teach murder whereas christianity does teach everything from beating and slavery, rape, subjugation, basic murder, child murder, mass murder and genocide. Hey the first mass murderer ever recorded is the abrahamic god himself…Think about it.
Later in his dictatorship Stalin reinvigorated the churches by reopening and encouraging church membership. He re-established the patriarchate in Moscow.
Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Anders Behring Breivik, Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and of course your buddy Adolph Hitler were christian when they began killing people
So what are you trying to say here?

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