A Prayer for Boston and For Us All
Amused

Lowell, MA

#43 Apr 17, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
It is still
a free country.
It is. Thus the President is entitled to indulge in his superstitions and engage those of his subjects. The original poster is free to post prayers in an atheist forum so he can enjoy the reaction he provokes. And, the member of this forum are free to call him out for his hypocritical exploitation of the suffering of others to advance his superstitious cult. And you can do whatever you think it is you are trying to do.
Thinking

Sheffield, UK

#44 Apr 17, 2013
I think if we all posted as christians on this forum, Lincoln would suddenly take an Atheist stance.

Lincoln's full of it.
Amused wrote:
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It is. Thus the President is entitled to indulge in his superstitions and engage those of his subjects. The original poster is free to post prayers in an atheist forum so he can enjoy the reaction he provokes. And, the member of this forum are free to call him out for his hypocritical exploitation of the suffering of others to advance his superstitious cult. And you can do whatever you think it is you are trying to do.
KJV

United States

#45 Apr 17, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>Why would i pray to your bad guy invented by your religion ?
Because he owns your soul like it or not.
Thinking

Sheffield, UK

#46 Apr 17, 2013
So you believe there is no free will and that your god can't and/or won't intervene.
KJV wrote:
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Because he owns your soul like it or not.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#47 Apr 17, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Because he owns your soul like it or not.
There is no such thing as a soul!

a nothing can not own nothing
KJV

United States

#48 Apr 17, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>So you believe there is no free will and that your god can't and/or won't intervene.
Nope
KJV

United States

#49 Apr 17, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as a soul!

a nothing can not own nothing
I know you pray you're right.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#50 Apr 17, 2013
KJV wrote:
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I know you pray you're right.
i have never prayed (atheist all my life)
Lincoln

United States

#51 Apr 17, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Boston. What happened on Monday was a reminder that in times of crisis here in America, we respond with courage, grit,selflessness and Prayer .
Thinking

Sheffield, UK

#53 Apr 17, 2013
OK. So you've proven yourself to be a stupid cu*t.

But I already knew that.
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#54 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Boston. What happened on Monday was a reminder that in times of crisis here in America, we respond with courage, grit,selflessness and Prayer .
Prayer = do nothing
Lincoln

United States

#55 Apr 18, 2013
An atheist/agnostic forum is fun for all.
Original poster seemed a religious nut case.:-)
Without someone disagreeing with atheist/agnostics they might feel they have support in society?
Repeating the same attack on God, daily, seems a sign of insecurity?
Amused wrote:
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Proselytizing in an atheist forum is deliberately provocative in exactly the same way ridiculing belief on a christian or muslim forum would be. If you do it, you should expect a reaction. No doubt the poster intended to provoke a reaction.
Whether the president prays is irrelevant to anything and anyone except his own conscience. Although, I suspect that if we had a commander in chief who didn't believe in eternal life after death, perhaps fewer servicemen would be placed in harm's way by a commander in chief who had a deeper appreciation of the depths of the sacrifice he was asking them to make.
Study of the founding fathers suggests that they were not unanimous in belief in the efficacy of prayer. Some were frankly atheist or agnositic, some were devout believers, and a fair number were deists. In any event, what is the relevance of what the founders believed? That was over 200 years ago. Human knowledge has made vast strides since then, and prevailing beliefs change with increased knowledge. It is called "progress". Even a scant fourscore and seven years after the founding of America, we had a President named Lincoln. You may have heard of him. Some of his views on religion:
"My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them."
"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession."
Amused

Burlington, MA

#56 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
...
Without someone disagreeing with atheist/agnostics they might feel they have support in society?
...
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Atheists are grounded in reality, and we are certainly well aware that we are a minority and that the believers who make up the majority tend to irrationally hate and fear those whose beliefs are different.
Amused

Burlington, MA

#57 Apr 18, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Because he owns your soul like it or not.
1. Prove the existence of this 'satan' you claim exists.

2. Prove the existence of the 'soul'. Is it a physical object? If so, how come no doctor or anatomist has ever located one in any human body? What are its properties? How can a 'soul' be detected, measured, distinguished from other phenomena? Or is it just another bit of your goddidit magic?
Lincoln

United States

#58 Apr 18, 2013
Amused wrote:
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Atheists are grounded in reality, and we are certainly well aware that we are a minority and that the believers who make up the majority tend to irrationally hate and fear those whose beliefs are different.
Have to love the word "reality" So many definitions. ;-)
Interested in philosophy and free thought.
Reading "The Power Elite" by C. Wright Mills in the 1950s.
America seemingly has become a plutocracy in 2013.

Atheists, Christians and Jewish people all welcome in the big tent of the Democratic Party.
Amused

Burlington, MA

#59 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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...
America seemingly has become a plutocracy in 2013.
Atheists, Christians and Jewish people all welcome in the big tent of the Democratic Party.
People with money are welcome in both political parties. People without money, not so much.
Lincoln

United States

#60 Apr 18, 2013
Amused wrote:
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People with money are welcome in both political parties. People without money, not so much.
Democratic Party is the party of atheists, aganostic, Christians, Jews, Gays, Black and Latinos.
Republicans not so much.
Our Democratic club for Obama's reelection; 8 atheists and three believers, all friends good friends
Lincoln

United States

#61 Apr 18, 2013
Obamacare a move toward Medicare for all.

Ayn Rand opposed Medicare for others
but enjoyed being on Medicare herself.
Ayn Rand did love herself...
others not so much
Amused

Burlington, MA

#62 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Obamacare a move toward Medicare for all.
Ayn Rand opposed Medicare for others
but enjoyed being on Medicare herself.
Ayn Rand did love herself...
others not so much
Ayn Rand is the hero of Paul Ryan and the inspiration of his budget. As well as an outspoken atheist. Many "tea Party" republicans/libertarians proclaim their admiration for Ayn Rand's social philosophy, while proclaiming their christianity. I wonder if they ever ask themselves, "whose social security would jesus cut?"
Amused

Burlington, MA

#63 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
An atheist/agnostic forum is fun for all.
Original poster seemed a religious nut case.:-)
...
He did seem so to both of us. But then, we atheists draw the line on who is a "religious nut case" in a very different place than theists do. Some of us think "religious nut case" is redundant, or a tautology.

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