Atheists on the march in America

Aug 26, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TurkishPress.com

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>And if there was no traumatic event regarding an OOBE?
possibly
http://recordofawakening.com/2012/04/21/relea...
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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.

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You believe in spirit mediums as well?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
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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.

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After you go to church you watch football you mean.
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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.
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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.

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<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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 have been a reasearch mathematician for the last 25+ years. I am trained in physics and have worked as a physicist at an accelerator lab. I discuss the ramifications of various experiments on the different hypotheses that are current. My main interest is astrophysics, but there are also applications to accelerator physics in what I have done.

Try again.

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Such a bold assertion, yet no evidence of it. Funny that, you love those assertions without evidence.
That's all metaphysics ever is: bold assertions without evidence.

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That's all metaphysics ever is: bold assertions without evidence.
Wrong again, Infinite Donut Guy.

Infinite quantites in reality - now that's less credible than metaphysics - and you have claimed it numerous times. It's less credible because it's impossible.

There is an abundance of "evidence" for what is considered "metaphysics".

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

You are a fucking liar, by the way.

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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.
Yes, I do have something.

And no, it is not a first.

And no, it has not been demonstrated to be a scam. Ask scientists privately what they think. It's a different answer.

You don't know what you're talking about.

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Loss of oxygen to the brain in any way is traumatic for the brain.
Not after a while.

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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.
It scares them shitless.

They would have to admit something might exist that they cannot measure. Their measurements have advanced to the point they think nothing else can exist. Hence - the arrogance.

They want to assume for us all - to be the official gatekeepers of knowledge. Besides, the ones on Topix are full of shit anyway.

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