In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#46119 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Theravada Buddhist
east - west sun ...
Atheist.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#46120 Jan 11, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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a·the·ist
[ey-thee-ist]
noun
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.
No evidence.
Ergo, no reason to believe.
Ergo, no belief.

Too complicated for you?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46121 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Theravada Buddhist
east - west sun ...
Actually, he does have a point there, on rare occasions even the resident troll gets one right. Many atheists are Buddhists, it's not uncommon, since there is no inherent belief in a deity, it's atheist.

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#46122 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
No evidence.
Ergo, no reason to believe.
Atheist.

I know: English isn't your strong point.

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#46123 Jan 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, he does have a point there, on rare occasions even the resident troll gets one right.
In your case, no, you haven't gotten anything right that I am away of.

Maybe you can check with your other alias?

Except of course when you are forced to agree with the dozens of things that I have posted where I am of course absolutely right... looking the fool otherwise...

E.G.: sun in east, Sweden & UK monarchies... etc.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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#46124 Jan 11, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Atheist.
I know: English isn't your strong point.
Stomp away, son. That's no way to get off the ground.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#46125 Jan 11, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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In your case, no, you haven't gotten anything right that I am away of.
Maybe you can check with your other alias?
Except of course when you are forced to agree with the dozens of things that I have posted where I am of course absolutely right... looking the fool otherwise...
E.G.: sun in east, Sweden & UK monarchies... etc.
Yes, the Sun rises in the East.

Yes, Sweden and the UK are cosmetically monarchies.

You're the only effing halfwit who's ever said otherwise.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46126 Jan 11, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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a·the·ist
[ey-thee-ist]
noun
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.
Theravada Buddhist

east - west sun ...

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46128 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, the Sun rises in the East.
Yes, Sweden and the UK are cosmetically monarchies.
You're the only effing halfwit who's ever said otherwise.
And both countries are democracies

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46129 Jan 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, he does have a point there, on rare occasions even the resident troll gets one right. Many atheists are Buddhists, it's not uncommon, since there is no inherent belief in a deity, it's atheist.
Buddhism have a foundation and is an ideology

Atheism doesn't have a foundation and isn't an ideology

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46130 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Buddhism have a foundation and is an ideology
Atheism doesn't have a foundation and isn't an ideology
Atheism describes only the lack of belief in a god, it is not an ideology.

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#46131 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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And both countries are democracies
Just so.

Barfy still has not recognized the difference between a constitutional monarch and an absolute monarch.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#46132 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Just so.
Barfy still has not recognized the difference between a constitutional monarch and an absolute monarch.
HI guys. Back briefly.

Yes, Barefoot is one of those two-state thinkers that are so prevalent among fundamentalists. In their view, there exist only two states...the two extremes. So in Barfy's mind there is a monarchy and there is a democracy. Never the twain to meet.

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#46133 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Stomp away, son. That's no way to get off the ground.
Oh Sweetie: I'm not the one who has to stomp.

I am the one who is, again, right.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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The Borderland of Sol

#46134 Jan 11, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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HI guys. Back briefly.
Yes, Barefoot is one of those two-state thinkers that are so prevalent among fundamentalists. In their view, there exist only two states...the two extremes. So in Barfy's mind there is a monarchy and there is a democracy. Never the twain to meet.
Fallacy of the Excluded Middle.

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#46135 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
Yes, Sweden and the UK are cosmetically monarchies.
You're the only effing halfwit who's ever said otherwise.
Monarchies.

And I am far from the only one who has said otherwise.

And to say that they are "cosmetically" monarchies would of course belie the fact that the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden.

PS: I haven't moved a fraction of an inch.

That would make me right.

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#46136 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Theravada Buddhist
east - west sun ...
Atheist.

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#46137 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Buddhism have a foundation and is an ideology
a·the·ist
[ey-thee-ist]
noun
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.

++

Do Buddhists believe in a supreme being, yes or no?

Hint: the Kingdom of Sweden

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#46138 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Fallacy of the Excluded Middle.
The fallacy of the Dumb Azz.

Either the United KING_dom IS a monarchy or it is NOT a monarchy.

There is no middle. It is either *A* or it is *B*. there is no B-; there is no B+ and certainly there is no C.

A person is pregnant or a person is not pregnant.

There is no middle ground, there is no range of choices.

So we know there is yet something else you know nothing about.

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#46140 Jan 11, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Just so.
Barfy still has not recognized the difference between a constitutional monarch and an absolute monarch.
Macasnoozum still hasn't recognized that both are monarchies.

True or false: a constitutional monarchy is a monarchy.
Barefoot2626 says: true.

True or false: an absolute monarchy is a monarchy.
Barefoot2626 says: true.

PS: there are other types of monarchies.

Do let me know if you want my opinion on those.

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