Who is an atheist?

Who is an atheist?

There are 9352 comments on the The Sydney Morning Herald story from May 30, 2010, titled Who is an atheist?. In it, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that:

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9586 Aug 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
One viable theory of the universe:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/study-all-of...
</sarcasm>
Heresy!

The correct value is Last Tuesday, 9 am, when the universe was created by the Invisible Pink Unicorn.

We know it was 9am, because the IPU is a fan of Judge Judy, which starts at 9am in her locality.

;)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9587 Aug 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
To quote Iron Man 2?

Or more specifically, the character of Tony Stark?

"Here I am in my 40's, and you're still taking me to school"

:)

"Here I am in my 50's and Polymath is still taking me to school"

:D

Since: Aug 13

Crawley, UK

#9588 Aug 27, 2013
nah

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#9589 Aug 27, 2013
spider wrote:
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Your posts are fascinating and as an average guy I offer no opposition to your data,,,, however as I understand things and according to some of the reading I have done in the past,, this all changes in the event that a black hole is introduced,,, do you care to comment or give an explanation.
What is said still applies to black holes. Someone deeper in the gravity well is seen by those farther out as having slower clocks. Crossing that event horizon makes a difference as to whether they can see you at all, though.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9590 Aug 27, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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What is said still applies to black holes. Someone deeper in the gravity well is seen by those farther out as having slower clocks. Crossing that event horizon makes a difference as to whether they can see you at all, though.
Indeed. But hanging out right at the event horizon? Could be a sort of forward-only time machine.

Provided you can figure out how to escape later.

:)

There was a whole series of SciFi books written around this idea, the Heechee by someone or other (I forget who---it was a while ago).

Here we go: Wiki to the rescue! It was Frederik Pohl.

" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heechee" ;
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#9592 Aug 27, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
One viable theory of the universe:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/study-all-of...
</sarcasm>
thanks, I love the onion.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#9593 Aug 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Heresy!
The correct value is Last Tuesday, 9 am, when the universe was created by the Invisible Pink Unicorn.
We know it was 9am, because the IPU is a fan of Judge Judy, which starts at 9am in her locality.
;)
I certainly hope the invisible pink unicorn decides to become visible some day and explain things to us all. A nice creator would do that, especially if it is a pretty one, as I assume a pink unicorn would be - depending on the shade of pink. Hot pink might be a bit much. also assuming it looks more like a horse than a goat.

Do you think this request could also be addressed to alternate possible creators, or would we be scared to death if we saw the real one and heard from it what it is really up to? I would have more optimism regarding the pink unicorn, though perhaps a flying horse type would be less threatening.
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#9594 Aug 30, 2013
All american Illuminati presidents
Doctor REALITY

United States

#9595 Aug 30, 2013
Atheists KNOW that the Lord is REAL! But men have CHOSEN to run from the Lord in exchange for the soul-damning pleasures of sin!!
spider

Littleport, UK

#9597 Aug 30, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Atheists KNOW that the Lord is REAL! But men have CHOSEN to run from the Lord in exchange for the soul-damning pleasures of sin!!
When you die you will find there is nothing else, fortunatley for you, you wont now about it.

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#9598 Aug 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Atheists KNOW that the Lord is REAL! But men have CHOSEN to run from the Lord in exchange for the soul-damning pleasures of sin!!
As opposed to you who knows that Thor is real and yet "have CHOSEN to run from the Lord in exchange for the soul-damning pleasures of sin!!"
Normand Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Canada

#9599 Aug 31, 2013
--- atheist are beings who reject THE WAYS OF GOD and therefor they reject GOD... "THE WAYS OF GOD" ARE "THE BEST"...

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#9601 Aug 31, 2013
Benjamin Frankly wrote:
<quoted text>
As opposed to you who knows that Thor is real and yet "have CHOSEN to run from the Lord in exchange for the soul-damning pleasures of sin!!"
I see someone has judged my post, anyone care to own up and explain why they judged it harshly?
LCNLin

United States

#9602 Aug 31, 2013
Albert Einstein called himself an agnostic, while disassociating himself from the label atheist, preferring, he said an "attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9604 Aug 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Atheists KNOW that the Lord is REAL!
You are truly clueless: atheist means does not believe in god.

This means we do not know either.

Your desperation is showing, though.
Doctor REALITY wrote:
But men have CHOSEN to run from the Lord in exchange for the soul-damning pleasures of sin!!
Nope. I'd be and to the same things either way-- I have not sinned.

But clearly, you are just jealous.
spider

Soham, UK

#9605 Aug 31, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Albert Einstein called himself an agnostic, while disassociating himself from the label atheist, preferring, he said an "attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.
HE WAS A VERY CLEVER MAN. In his time it paid to be cute where religion was concerned,, he encouraged people to ask questions of themselves,,, we are still doing so. Do you honestly think there was any doubht in his mind ???
spider

Peterborough, UK

#9606 Aug 31, 2013
spider wrote:
<quoted text>
When you die you will find there is nothing else, fortunatley for you, you wont now about it.
I dont believe it,,,, some complete moron has juged my post as clueless,,,,,, what a stupid arse,,,, come on sunshine,,, where is your proof in any way shape or form ?????????
Friend of all

Edinburgh, UK

#9608 Oct 9, 2014
T Leary wrote:
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I take it you to will not address my questions about ERV's. Until you do it is obvious you are ignorant in the subject of DNA and evolution.
humanity is one family at war with itself if you read Alan Watts "The Supreme Identity" it will show how everything is part of everything else
I am not a man of expertise in DNA I only know that the war created by some religions is wrong and anti-peace
I am a learner without a monopoly I do not accept that hate can ever be justified by a belief in any God
it is only out of my interest in the good in life I write anything.
Patrick n Angela

Pompano Beach, FL

#9609 Mar 20, 2015
Christians, Jewish People and Agnostic/Atheists usually all get along with tolerance for each others ideas
thetruth

London, UK

#9610 Mar 21, 2015
LCNLin wrote:
Albert Einstein called himself an agnostic, while disassociating himself from the label atheist, preferring, he said an "attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.
STOP LYING:

" The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

Albert Einstein

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