In America, atheists are still in the closet

Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spiked

So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

Comments
44,461 - 44,480 of 47,724 Comments Last updated Sep 4, 2013

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46148
Jan 12, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, while the wise so full of doubt." Bertrand Russel
How many sides are there to a coin, Booby?

It takes not a wise man to count to two.
Thinking

Huntingdon, UK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46149
Jan 12, 2013
 
Great post. I've got an image of his teapot on my shirt.
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, while the wise so full of doubt." Bertrand Russel
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46150
Jan 12, 2013
 
Helping I figured Iraqi people wanted to thank me for help in Iraq. Cannot pick up Afghan USO station. GF008 Safer World 2013

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46151
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
A perfect example of the Excluded Middle fallacy - particularly amusing since you just admitted that there IS a "range of choices".

"...the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden."

Your words.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46152
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
And yet again, you acknowledge a range.
Thinking

Huntingdon, UK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46153
Jan 12, 2013
 
I always respect your reasoning but cu*ts like bsfoot don't do logic.

They don't like it.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>And yet again, you acknowledge a range.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46154
Jan 12, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>A perfect example of the Excluded Middle fallacy - particularly amusing since you just admitted that there IS a "range of choices".
"...the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden."
Your words.
No, darling.

Sweden is a monarchy. The United Kingdom is a monarchy.

"Heads".

The USA is not a monarchy. It does not have a king or a queen, our head of state is elected.

"Tails".

Now your coin may have the image of King Gustoff or King Manfred- I don't care- and the coin the Tommys have in their pocket may be of Queen Liz... but they are still "heads".

They are still monarchs.

English language.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46155
Jan 12, 2013
 
macumazahn wrote:
A perfect example of the Excluded Middle fallacy - particularly amusing since you just admitted that there IS a "range of choices".
Thanks again for posting this- p[roof that you are so desparate that you have to misquote (putting aside even as you tried to whittle down and take out of context as best you can) what I said.

(quote)
"There is no middle ground, there is no range of choices."
(/quote)

**NO** range of choices...

I shall save this so there is NO doubt when I say that the NotBot stock and trade is the misquote and the paraphrase.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46156
Jan 12, 2013
 

Judged:

1

macumazahn wrote:
And yet again, you acknowledge a range.
What I said:
"There is no middle ground, there is no range of choices."

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46157
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
No, darling.
Sweden is a monarchy. The United Kingdom is a monarchy.
"Heads".
The USA is not a monarchy. It does not have a king or a queen, our head of state is elected.
"Tails".
Now your coin may have the image of King Gustoff or King Manfred- I don't care- and the coin the Tommys have in their pocket may be of Queen Liz... but they are still "heads".
They are still monarchs.
English language.
"...the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden."

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46158
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks again for posting this- p[roof that you are so desparate that you have to misquote (putting aside even as you tried to whittle down and take out of context as best you can) what I said.
(quote)
"There is no middle ground, there is no range of choices."
(/quote)
**NO** range of choices...
I shall save this so there is NO doubt when I say that the NotBot stock and trade is the misquote and the paraphrase.
"...the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden."

That's neither a misquote nor a paraphrase, nor did I in any way twist your meaning.

Those are your exact words, and an admission that there is, in fact, a range of monarchies.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46159
Jan 12, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>"...the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden."
Yes.

So?

Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
Is Sweden a monarchy, yes or no?

Still looking for the apology for your deliberate misquote...

Thanks for confirming your are- above all other things- a deceitful liar.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46160
Jan 12, 2013
 
macumazahn wrote:
Your words.
Macasnoozum

What I said:

(quote)
"There is no middle ground, there is no range of choices."
(/quote)

What you claimed I said (and do notice the quote marks):
(quoted:)
A perfect example of the Excluded Middle fallacy - particularly amusing since you just admitted that there IS a "range of choices".

(/quote)

So- in the range of DELIBERATE deception, there is of course the paraphrase (which you employ all the time) and then there is THIS, where you edit a direct quote, and pull out one word to make it sound EXACTLY opposite of what I said.

Pretty low, Mack! Even for you!

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46161
Jan 12, 2013
 
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>"...the monarch of the UK has far more power than the monarch of Sweden."
That's neither a misquote nor a paraphrase, nor did I in any way twist your meaning.
Gosh, I put up your misquote... and you try to move it... to something else entirely.

Pull up your panties... again... you've been caught.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46162
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Macasnoozum
What I said:
(quote)
"There is no middle ground, there is no range of choices."
(/quote)
What you claimed I said (and do notice the quote marks):
(quoted:)
A perfect example of the Excluded Middle fallacy - particularly amusing since you just admitted that there IS a "range of choices".
(/quote)
So- in the range of DELIBERATE deception, there is of course the paraphrase (which you employ all the time) and then there is THIS, where you edit a direct quote, and pull out one word to make it sound EXACTLY opposite of what I said.
Pretty low, Mack! Even for you!
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!
Do you even know what you're talking about?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46163
Jan 12, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you even know what you're talking about?
To be fair, not knowing what you were talking about never kept you from posting... as we see here.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46164
Jan 12, 2013
 
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism describes only the lack of belief in a god, it is not an ideology.
so he's not an atheist he's a buddhist

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46165
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheist.
Theravada Buddhist

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46166
Jan 12, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
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
Buddhist
pol pot used buddhist ideologi for an excuse to kill people
++
Hint: Sweden = Democracy

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#46167
Jan 12, 2013
 
Mikko wrote:
Theravada Buddhist
Atheist.

Do try to follow the tread, Meatball.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

6 Users are viewing the Atheism Forum right now

Search the Atheism Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
Atheism requires as much faith as religion? (Jul '09) 54 min number four 224,018
The numbers are in: America still distrusts ath... 2 hr Liam R 12
Of Interest InTheNews 2 hr Reason Personified 2
Our world came from nothing? 2 hr Patrick 181
Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038 (Apr '12) 6 hr Patrick 21,376
20+ Questions for Theists (Apr '13) 8 hr Buck Crick 356
Science Disproves Evolution (Aug '12) 10 hr Thinking 831
•••
•••