In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#47829 Mar 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I have already given you the answer, Shug.
You gave us a "quote", and I pulled down your panties and I spanked you.
I don't have to provide proof that God exists or doesn't exist or if the sun rises in the East and sets in the west, I proved that you are wrong.
No one expects you to admit it.
Are you British?
I can see you are still engaged in your courageous battle with literacy and mental health.

Your wheel is still spinning but the hamster died long ago...

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#47830 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
Your wheel is still spinning but the hamster died long ago...
I see you are still trying to come up with an original thought.

Don't worry: in your case, it would be diminishing expectations.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#47831 Mar 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I see you are still trying to come up with an original thought.
Don't worry: in your case, it would be diminishing expectations.
You think you disagree with me, but you are mistaken.

You're simply experiencing an illusion caused by the limits of your comprehension.

If you were able to fully comprehend reality, you would agree with me.

What appears to be a difference of opinion is just you wrestling with your own defective brain.

And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.--Exodus 33:23
SupaAFC

Inverness, UK

#47832 Mar 26, 2013
I asked how I could be moving the goalposts considering the real, original question was located in the same post Barefoot takes his red herring from.

Barefoot's response:
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Four sources.
TTTH.
Not one person expected you to hold up to your end of the bet.
Not one.
In other words:

"I am going to keep lying about a strawman because I cannot answer what was actually asked".

So, Mr Exactly-Quotes, where is the quote of me agreeing?

What about the Facebook bet you lost?

What about that big long post of questions and arguments you cannot answer and/or refute?

In your own 80-posts-a-day time.
SupaAFC

Inverness, UK

#47833 Mar 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Nope.
It isn't up to me to prove.
It's up to you to disprove.
PS: you can pull up your panties, people are pointing and laughing.
We can add "negative proof fallacy" to Barefoot's argumentative deficiencies.

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#47834 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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You think you disagree with me, but you are mistaken.
Swallow, dear.

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#47835 Mar 26, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
"I am going to keep lying about a strawman because I cannot answer what was actually asked".
In other words: you are not bound by civil or moral behavior, and the only time you can find the quote from me you need is when you invent it.

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#47836 Mar 26, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
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We can add "negative proof fallacy" to Barefoot's argumentative deficiencies.
You don't know what "negative proof fallacy" is, StickyGums.

Wipe your face, you are a frightful mess.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#47837 Mar 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Swallow, dear.
Are you proud that you possess the manners of swine?
Whatever it is that is eating you, it must be suffering horribly.

Father Leo Booth explains in his book, When God Becomes a Drug:

"When, in the name of God, people hold black- and-white beliefs that cut them off from other human beings; when, in the name of God, they give up their own sense of right and wrong; when, in the name of God, they suffer financial deprivation; then, they are suffering from religious addiction."

"Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have
forgotten your aim."
~George Santayana
SupaAFC

Inverness, UK

#47838 Mar 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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In other words: you are not bound by civil or moral behavior, and the only time you can find the quote from me you need is when you invent it.
When your arguments consist of more than ad hominems and strawmen, we will talk about civil and moral behaviour.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know what "negative proof fallacy" is, StickyGums.

Wipe your face, you are a frightful mess.
So says the manchild who just demanded another poster to disprove the existence of God.
SupaAFC

Inverness, UK

#47839 Mar 26, 2013
List of points and arguments that Barefoot cannot refute or explain:

"The world still awaits for the quote where I agreed to a bet.

The world is also waiting for you to define democracy...

... and explain why things within an umbrella term are the same...

... and why things can only be defined by one word...

... and what the Weimar Republic was if it was not a democracy...

... and why you cannot admit that universities do indeed give out politics degrees...

... and why you cannot admit to losing a bet about a Facebook link being the Encyclopaedia Britannica...

... and why for a supposedly powerful monarchy, Parliament has not had a bill refused by the royals in over 300 years...

... and why a Constitutional monarchy "is a monarchy", but absolute and electives are "kinds"...

... and why a Constitutional monarchy requires one physical Constitution to be defined as such...

... and why, quite simply, everybody and everything else - academia, history, reality - simply ridicules your inane argument about Britain not being a democracy.

For a guy who stresses the importance of quotes and pasting as many source as he can, it sure is funny how you never really seem to answer anything."

Goes for the pawn, ignores the King.
SupaAFC

Inverness, UK

#47840 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Are you proud that you possess the manners of swine?
Whatever it is that is eating you, it must be suffering horribly.
It is called autism. Barefoot has the physical age of an adult yet the mental age of a six year-old.

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#47841 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Are you proud that you possess the manners of swine?
Glass houses... throw stones...

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#47842 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
Father Leo Booth explains in his book, When God Becomes a Drug:
Throwing quotes to see if something sticks, hon?

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#47843 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature." ~Thomas Jefferson
We should remember that you posted quotes before that turned out to be total cr@p so when one sees anything you post and attribute, he or she would have to check to see if it were valid... since... obviously you can't be bothered.

I guess we don't have to say you completely CREATED the "quote, as SuperFAG did (above and not for the first time).

Now why not for fun don't you explain what negative assertion is to SuperFAG- maybe if you do some research and learn what it is, and you are very careful, you can explain it to him.

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#47844 Mar 26, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
List of points and arguments that Barefoot cannot refute or explain:
It is almost as if Barefoot2626 refuses to respond to any of SuperFAGs loaded question.

We can all remember well when Barefoot2626 asked this of SuperFAG:

Is the United KING_dom a monarchy, yes or no?

Of course, this was before the bet that SuperFAG britished out of.

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#47845 Mar 26, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Are you proud that you possess the manners of swine?
PS: We only look at your handle to know exactly the kind of manners you have.

Wipe your chin, dear...

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#47846 Mar 28, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It is almost as if Barefoot2626 refuses to respond to any of SuperFAGs loaded question.
We can all remember well when Barefoot2626 asked this of SuperFAG:
Is the United KING_dom a monarchy, yes or no?
Of course, this was before the bet that SuperFAG britished out of.
Kingdoms can be democracies!

Since: Feb 11

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#47847 Mar 28, 2013
Mikko wrote:
Kingdoms can be democracies!
Sweden isn't one of them.

And neither is the UK.

Wipe...
Nashoune L

Chula Vista, CA

#47848 Mar 28, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
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When your arguments consist of more than ad hominems and strawmen, we will talk about civil and moral behaviour.
<quoted text>
So says the manchild who just demanded another poster to disprove the existence of God.
You know, one of the most interesting things about people who absolutely DEMAND that those who do NOT believe in God prove the non-existence of God is? They cannot prove God exists. If they could there sure wouldn't be an argument. Just because the non-believer cannot to the satisfaction of the believer prove that God does not exist that does not mean He does in fact exist. And just because the believer swears that all of the wonderful experiences in their life, to include what they perceive of as miracles, proves that God exists...it does not prove such a thing. Proof is unequivocal and does not take sides. It simply is proof. And, if the believer cannot provide proof as to the existence of God there is no necessity for the non- believer to prove anything.

If you as a believer feel that a non-believer really and truly must provide proof as to the existence of God you miss the reality that you are in the same boat of not being able to prove squat. So, it is okay that you prattle on and on about things of which you have nothing coming even close to being substantive proof as to the existence of anything but a lunatic book of myths borrowed from many other beliefs and religions, beliefs that have been horribly put together like a thrift store patch quilt gone very wrong.

There is nothing any non-believer can ever do or say to stop the absurd claims as to the existence of God or for proof as to the same that He does not exist. You cannot prove what does not exist. Non-believers understand this. If you wish to continue to waste your time demanding proof of the non-existent go right on ahead. No one will stop you. You are safe in the little fantastical religious cocoon you have made for yourself, so try, TRY to be a little more CHRISTIAN-LIKE in your approach to others and not sound so damn pissed off all the time. Aren't you supposed to be happy with your special salvation and God? Hummm? Be happy with that and move on. Stop demanding that everyone else share in your supposed happiness. You certainly DON'T sound so happy. Neither do you sound like a loving Jesus. Maybe you should study more of your story book.

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