Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#133 Jan 29, 2013
I am an atheist speaking about an atheist website on the atheism forums on topix. Anything there seem out of line to you retard?
digitaldan wrote:
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If you don't want opposition to you rendition of "free thinking", why not make your forum private? You have that option. That way you can preach to the choir.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#134 Jan 29, 2013
So long story short there is no factual difference between your god and say Luke Skywalker. I agree. Both are fictional mythological characters you just pray to one even though he doesn't have a cool light saber.

Whereas I just recognize them as works of fiction.
digitaldan wrote:
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You might be another Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
Myths have been a part of human societies since the dawn of history. You don't understand why myths exist and how they are used to further man's comprehension of himself in relation to the universe.
There are mysteries that we sense but cannot put into words. Mythology, which is a poetic way to comprehend these mysteries is by neccessity metaphorical. It has been said that mythology is the penultimate truth, penultimate because the ultimate cannot be objectified. Even science has its mythology which is allowed expression in Sci-fi comic books and video games.
The symbols of myths whether in the tangible form of images or in the abstract form of ideas, are necessary for they release the deepest centers of motivation in all of us. In this way, myths are far more important than facts.
Those who understand metaphorical mythology are aware of an inner world, or a mystical region of essential experience. Those who characterize metaphors as insubstantial have, to one degree or another, dulled themselves to the poetry of existence. Without heros and villians, or catalogues of gods and demons, man would not find the courage to transform himself, to push against the self-created boundaries of his own suppositions.
The psychological dangers for example, through which the religious are guided by the symbols and spiritual exercises of their mythological inheritance must be faced alone by the atheist for whom all gods and devils have been rationalized out of existence. It is only when these symbols are taken literally that they can become obstacles to enlightenment rather than doorways.

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#135 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I am an atheist speaking about an atheist website on the atheism forums on topix. Anything there seem out of line to you retard?
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It is a PUBLIC forum, which means anybody can comment (pro or con) even those who are not atheists. Simple enough for you, dimwit?

Since: Mar 10

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#136 Jan 29, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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You're just making stuff up.
"Are there things in the Universe that we cannot know in the usual way of observing and measuring, but that we can know in some other way -- intuition, revelation, mad insight?
If so, how can you know that what you know in these non-knowing ways is really so? Anything you know without knowing, others can know only through your flat statement without any proof other than 'I know!'
All this leads to such madness that I, for one, am content with the knowable. That is enough to know." ~ Isaac Asimov
The atheist's creed.

Asimov was the hero of his own story. You are the hero of yours. Is your life a myth?

The very thing atheists seek (meaning) in their quest for facts only, they deny themselves! The atheist would drown in the same mythical waters in which the mystic swims with delight.

Atheists are so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that they forget the inner value, the joy that is associated with being alive! In the final analysis, that's all that really matters.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#137 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So long story short there is no factual difference between your god and say Luke Skywalker. I agree. Both are fictional mythological characters you just pray to one even though he doesn't have a cool light saber.
Whereas I just recognize them as works of fiction.
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Every myth is psychologically symbolic. The ancients prayed to many mythical gods for guidance.

Where is the guide for secular scientific atheists, that fond virgin, an Ariadne, to supply the simple clue that will give them courage to face the monsters in their lives, the Minotaurs, and the means then to find their way to freedom when the monsters have been met and slain? You must let go of the life you've have planned around facts, in order to accept the one that is waiting for you. Discovering your inner myths is vital. Your whole physical system knows that this is the way to be alive in this world and the way to give to the world the very best that you have to offer. There IS a inner path just waiting for you and once on it, doors will open that were not open before and would not open for anyone else.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#138 Jan 29, 2013
I noticed you avoided my question. Not surprising in the least from a Christhole. I am an atheist, posting about an atheist website on the atheist forums. Do you see anything out of line there? YOU were the one who said I needed to create a forum to discuss that, yet I am an atheist on the atheist forum and YOU are a Christhole trolling.

So why would I, the atheist leave the atheist forum?

The ignorance and arrogance of the believer, vast as the universe.
digitaldan wrote:
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It is a PUBLIC forum, which means anybody can comment (pro or con) even those who are not atheists. Simple enough for you, dimwit?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#139 Jan 29, 2013
You are just babbling now retard. Many of the greatest fiction writers are non believers. We can enjoy myth and fiction just as well as you mouth breathing half wits do. We just enjoy the splendor and majesty of reality without the need of allowing a delusion like your invisible sky wizard called god direct our life.
digitaldan wrote:
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Every myth is psychologically symbolic. The ancients prayed to many mythical gods for guidance.
Where is the guide for secular scientific atheists, that fond virgin, an Ariadne, to supply the simple clue that will give them courage to face the monsters in their lives, the Minotaurs, and the means then to find their way to freedom when the monsters have been met and slain? You must let go of the life you've have planned around facts, in order to accept the one that is waiting for you. Discovering your inner myths is vital. Your whole physical system knows that this is the way to be alive in this world and the way to give to the world the very best that you have to offer. There IS a inner path just waiting for you and once on it, doors will open that were not open before and would not open for anyone else.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#140 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I noticed you avoided my question. Not surprising in the least from a Christhole. I am an atheist, posting about an atheist website on the atheist forums. Do you see anything out of line there? YOU were the one who said I needed to create a forum to discuss that, yet I am an atheist on the atheist forum and YOU are a Christhole trolling.
So why would I, the atheist leave the atheist forum?
The ignorance and arrogance of the believer, vast as the universe.
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It's that religious based privilege that they are so used to, yet is in decline, that makes them feel threatened.

Since: Mar 10

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#142 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I noticed you avoided my question. Not surprising in the least from a Christhole. I am an atheist, posting about an atheist website on the atheist forums. Do you see anything out of line there? YOU were the one who said I needed to create a forum to discuss that, yet I am an atheist on the atheist forum and YOU are a Christhole trolling.
So why would I, the atheist leave the atheist forum?
The ignorance and arrogance of the believer, vast as the universe.
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What part of PUBLIC forum don't you get? It doesn't matter what you are or what the topic is. If you want to avoid confrontation, keep your forum private. That way, you don't have to censor the opposition by deleting their posts.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#143 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
You are just babbling now retard. Many of the greatest fiction writers are non believers. We can enjoy myth and fiction just as well as you mouth breathing half wits do. We just enjoy the splendor and majesty of reality without the need of allowing a delusion like your invisible sky wizard called god direct our life.
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Myths are not meant to entertain. Your level of comprehension leaves a lot to be desired.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#144 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
The website is for free thinkers. I can see why that would upset and disgust a closed minded Christhole like yourself. Not to worry though! I am sure your preacher has several creationist and church sites for you to visit.
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I don't have a preacher, you moron.

Go sit on a street corner with your hand out and see how long it takes the cops to run you off.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#145 Jan 29, 2013
digitaldan wrote:
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What part of PUBLIC forum don't you get? It doesn't matter what you are or what the topic is. If you want to avoid confrontation, keep your forum private. That way, you don't have to censor the opposition by deleting their posts.
Him and his buds are hypocrites. They jump on a variety of forums and start anti-religion rants, then narc on their opponents' posts. They've trashed many a political thread with their hate speech.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#146 Jan 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I noticed you avoided my question. Not surprising in the least from a Christhole. I am an atheist, posting about an atheist website on the atheist forums. Do you see anything out of line there? YOU were the one who said I needed to create a forum to discuss that, yet I am an atheist on the atheist forum and YOU are a Christhole trolling.
So why would I, the atheist leave the atheist forum?
The ignorance and arrogance of the believer, vast as the universe.
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First of all, you can say nothing of my religion for it is known to my God and myself alone. I will tell you however, that it is quite different than the malignant anti-Christian perversions you try to pass off as truth.

Once again, I said you needed to make your public forum private if you cannot handle opposing opinions by non-atheists.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#147 Jan 29, 2013
Reason is anti-Christian. Regardless of how you wail and pout I have no reason to do as you have suggested as I am an atheist who posted about an atheist group on the atheism forum. This thread I in it's proper place thank you.

Now we shall be returning to the focus of this thread which is the brave Filipino men and women who are working hard for a separation of church and state in the heavily theocratic Philippines. This is where the discussion will pick up at and continue. Any further trolling or thread jacking will be appropriately reported.

So do stick the subject or more along.
digitaldan wrote:
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First of all, you can say nothing of my religion for it is known to my God and myself alone. I will tell you however, that it is quite different than the malignant anti-Christian perversions you try to pass off as truth.
Once again, I said you needed to make your public forum private if you cannot handle opposing opinions by non-atheists.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#149 Jan 30, 2013
So I see the Filipino free thinkers have made Wikipedia :)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_Freet...

Keep up the great work! You are doing something so important for yourselves and the future of your people.

Bravo Filipino Free Thinkers!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#150 Jan 30, 2013
digitaldan wrote:
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First of all, you can say nothing of my religion for it is known to my God and myself alone. I will tell you however, that it is quite different than the malignant anti-Christian perversions you try to pass off as truth.
Once again, I said you needed to make your public forum private if you cannot handle opposing opinions by non-atheists.
You can stop lying about a god you have no proof of thanks very much.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#151 Jan 30, 2013
digitaldan wrote:
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Atheists are so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that they forget the inner value, the joy that is associated with being alive! In the final analysis, that's all that really matters.
Ridiculous theist with no proof of god making sh*t up about atheists. No surprises there...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#152 Jan 30, 2013
digitaldan wrote:
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In the final analysis, that's all that really matters.
*Yawn* Atheists don't respond very well to imaginary threats on a non-existent afterlife.

You seem like a smart person, so you probably know you're spreading propoganada and lies about your faith being real.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#154 Jan 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Reason is anti-Christian. Regardless of how you wail and pout I have no reason to do as you have suggested as I am an atheist who posted about an atheist group on the atheism forum. This thread I in it's proper place thank you.
Now we shall be returning to the focus of this thread which is the brave Filipino men and women who are working hard for a separation of church and state in the heavily theocratic Philippines. This is where the discussion will pick up at and continue. Any further trolling or thread jacking will be appropriately reported.
So do stick the subject or more along.
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Appropriately reported? That's a joke. Topix TOS reads like a litany of disclaimers designed to excuse the administrators from all responsibility and liability for user comments including yours. As a paid Topix troll (otherwise known as a moderator) you will have to resort to the usual censoring troll tactic, and delete comments yourself.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#155 Jan 30, 2013
Thread jacking, trolling and spamming.

Reported.
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