Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70650 comments on the TurkishPress.com story from Aug 26, 2009, titled Atheists on the march in America. In it, TurkishPress.com reports that:

When South Florida atheists held their first meeting, they were just five friends, having a beer at a bar.

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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#65889 Dec 13, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
How exactly do you distinguish between your *subjective* evidence and a vivid imagination?
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I'm asking *you*.
How exactly do you distinguish between your *subjective* evidence and a vivid imagination?
You don't know?
of course not. For PS, the two are the same thing. A vivid experience *is* reality for that mindset.
postscriptt

Santa Fe, NM

#65890 Dec 13, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
How exactly do you distinguish between your *subjective* evidence and a vivid imagination?
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I'm asking *you*.
How exactly do you distinguish between your *subjective* evidence and a vivid imagination?
You don't know?
One is a tool, the other is reality.
postscriptt

Santa Fe, NM

#65891 Dec 13, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Is that what you think happens? Then you really have no idea what it takes to be a scientist. You have to put your neck on the line, making *testable* predictions of new phenomena or providing *testable* explanations of unexplained phenomena. You don't get to simply sit back and be passive like you do with metaphysics. Instead of sitting and gazing at ones navel, you actually ask nature what is going on. if you ask in the right way, you might get an answer.
But it really is so much easier to just sit and dream. i tis much harder to actually attempt to understand.
You're not a scientist. You are a follower of science. You don't have to do anything but nod your head in agreement.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#65892 Dec 13, 2012
postscriptt wrote:
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YOu have demonstrated a peculiar mental denseness and I suspect it's because of an information overload from all the googling you do.
Now you enter into conspiracy nuttery.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#65893 Dec 13, 2012
postscriptt wrote:
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You're not a scientist. You are a follower of science. You don't have to do anything but nod your head in agreement.
There you go with more assertions yet no evidence to back them up.
postscriptt

Santa Fe, NM

#65894 Dec 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Now you enter into conspiracy nuttery.
And this from a nutball who needs fables and fantasies and all those white coated scientists selling pretty packaged lies.
obama sucks

Denver, CO

#65895 Dec 13, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Changing your screen name doesn't boost your IQ. Your preacher is the guy who gives sermons on Sunday and tells you about NDEs being proof for God.
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I watch football on sunday. dingus.

Since: Mar 10

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#65896 Dec 13, 2012
postscriptt wrote:
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And this from a nutball who needs fables and fantasies and all those white coated scientists selling pretty packaged lies.
Trying to explain metaphysical concepts to a bunch of clueless atheists is like trying to explain the combustion engine to a tribe of Toulambi villagers.

Since: Mar 10

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#65897 Dec 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, I can' as do many neurologists who I have talked to, developing AI requires a bit more understanding of the brain than working in a Burger King like you. Thinking is a result of chemical reactions within the organ called the brain, which is a collection of stable cells called neurons. These neurons process information much like our computers, but with a slightly more dynamic thread system that we cannot, as of yet, emulate perfectly in digital formats. The neurons, when starting out, all contain random weights, values, as one path of neurons results in positive results those weights increase accordingly, when they result in negative results they decrease accordingly. The scale of how much of an increase or decrease occurs is based on the total response of the complete complex organism, each cell is itself and organism you see. For example, a sociopath brain will not weigh in emotional responses, while an empathic brain will always weigh them in. A balanced brain weighs them in when appropriate. Then when the same situation arises the brain fires a shot through the neural pathways, the weights of each "guide" the direction of that information to, what it hopes, is the best resulting neurons to produce a response for the complex organism. Because the brain is a learning engine, these responses are not always going to result in desirable, or accurate, reactions, however, because it is a learning engine it adapts, should the complex organism survive.
Anymore stupid questions?
Research continues to bring new insights in the new brain millennium. Neurons have a cell body, which contains extensions called axons that pass a message through an electrical impulse generating neural signals in split components. Encased in a protective skeletal structure, the sensory column segragates motor neurons that can alter amnesia in rats.
Does this make any sense? Neither do your comments. That's what happens when you cobble information from a web site and try to put it in your own words, fool!

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#65898 Dec 13, 2012
postscriptt wrote:
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Yes. DMT: The Spirit Molecule. I read that book. Fascinating! I also read the Scole Experiment, a five year investigation into life after death.
I think that OBE, NDE are just the brains way of dealing with traumatic events.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#65899 Dec 13, 2012
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I think that OBE, NDE are just the brains way of dealing with traumatic events.
And if there was no traumatic event regarding an OOBE?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#65900 Dec 13, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>And if there was no traumatic event regarding an OOBE?
possibly
http://recordofawakening.com/2012/04/21/relea...
DMT through Meditation

Since: Apr 10

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#65901 Dec 13, 2012
Matthew 6:19-24 - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

If I was an atheist and had nothing to live for, I'd be a glutton about amassing material things too. They want to get as much as they can before it's all over.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#65902 Dec 14, 2012
You believe in spirit mediums as well?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
postscriptt wrote:
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But you are stupid enough to be unwitting hypocrites. Conventional science arose out of a religious world filled with "witchcraft". It began as a protection from, and a defense against some of the mysteries of the natural world. It has since found itself denying the realities it was designed to tame. It worships skepticism, until skepticism is applied to its hypotheses, procedures, or methods, that is. Hypocrisy.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#65903 Dec 14, 2012
After you go to church you watch football you mean.
obama sucks wrote:
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I watch football on sunday. dingus.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#65904 Dec 14, 2012
Listen this metaphysical nonsense is childish. I still have a certificate stating I am a hypnotist. I used to hang with lots of you metaphysical junkies I have seen and heard it all.

I have a whole shelf of books going on and on about this.

Bottom line there is nothing to any of it. It's make believe for adults nothing more.
digitaldan wrote:
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Trying to explain metaphysical concepts to a bunch of clueless atheists is like trying to explain the combustion engine to a tribe of Toulambi villagers.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#65905 Dec 14, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>And if there was no traumatic event regarding an OOBE?
Loss of oxygen to the brain in any way is traumatic for the brain.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#65906 Dec 14, 2012
digitaldan wrote:
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Trying to explain metaphysical concepts to a bunch of clueless atheists is like trying to explain the combustion engine to a tribe of Toulambi villagers.
All things labeled as "metaphysical" have been demonstrated to be scams. Do you have something that can actually produce the same results almost every time? Because that would be a first in all of known history.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#65907 Dec 14, 2012
digitaldan wrote:
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Research continues to bring new insights in the new brain millennium. Neurons have a cell body, which contains extensions called axons that pass a message through an electrical impulse generating neural signals in split components. Encased in a protective skeletal structure, the sensory column segragates motor neurons that can alter amnesia in rats.
Does this make any sense? Neither do your comments. That's what happens when you cobble information from a web site and try to put it in your own words, fool!
Such a bold assertion, yet no evidence of it. Funny that, you love those assertions without evidence.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#65908 Dec 14, 2012
postscriptt wrote:
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You're not a scientist. You are a follower of science. You don't have to do anything but nod your head in agreement.
Keep believing that.

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