Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70652 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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John

United States

#66494 Dec 30, 2012
You loons scream for evidence and have none to present. Further, you have proven incapable of quantifying that which you claim to seek. You are merely intellectually dishonest bigots with a forum about nothing.

My claim is simply a response to your agenda based attempts to marginalize believers. If you want to debate the evidences and reasons I believe in a prime mover vs any accountable position of your own you would take the challenge.

You can't. You have nothing. Nothing will never win. All the lies for nothing. Pathetic. Still no evidence, just an avoidance of your nothing. You don't believe in God so stop spending all your time fighting him. Bizzare.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66495 Dec 30, 2012
John wrote:
You loons scream for evidence and have none to present. Further, you have proven incapable of quantifying that which you claim to seek. You are merely intellectually dishonest bigots with a forum about nothing.
My claim is simply a response to your agenda based attempts to marginalize believers. If you want to debate the evidences and reasons I believe in a prime mover vs any accountable position of your own you would take the challenge.
You can't. You have nothing. Nothing will never win. All the lies for nothing. Pathetic. Still no evidence, just an avoidance of your nothing. You don't believe in God so stop spending all your time fighting him. Bizzare.
So ... the fossils are all a scam? Chemicals don't really exist? Electricity isn't the transfer or ions? Odd.
John

United States

#66496 Dec 30, 2012
What's odd is you ducking all the questions and presenting no evidence for your nothing. Hey, you have your silly wordplay when I don't reiterate the specificity of what type of evidence each and every post. Each and every year. You weren't saying?

So, atheists hate animals and the elderly. Odd.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66497 Dec 30, 2012
John wrote:
What's odd is you ducking all the questions and presenting no evidence for your nothing. Hey, you have your silly wordplay when I don't reiterate the specificity of what type of evidence each and every post. Each and every year. You weren't saying?
So, atheists hate animals and the elderly. Odd.
Again, it's you has nothing.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#66498 Dec 30, 2012
John wrote:
Nope. Drew lies and you lie. Just cut and paste these relevant answers. This is an atheism forum Rose not a q and a of what I believe. Your disbelief is not belief.
If you want to debate the evidences and reasons I believe in a prime mover vs any accountable position of belief you would have done that years ago. You have nothing of your own.
If Rose had a conscience she would have evidence of it.
There is no evidence Rose has a conscience.
Rose has no conscience.
More lies. More nothing. No evidence from the bigots.
Quit dodging.
Let's debate.
Do you agree with this statement or not?
"If god exists, there is evidence of his existence".
Notice, at this point I'm not talking about what would "count" as evidence, nor whether or not this evidence exists.
So, come on, debate!

Stump John, ask him to debate.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#66499 Dec 30, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
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Anyone believes they know the ultimate truth about how the universe came into being and what set off the big bang creation event is pushing a religious agenda. Science has no clue as to what started it all off. Atheism is no less a religion than is Christianity. Atheists even feel the need to spread their one true faith to humanity at large... just like the Christians and Moslems.
Why do people feel the need to claim atheism is a religion? It's not, it's just a lack of belief in gods. Any gods.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#66500 Dec 30, 2012

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#66501 Dec 30, 2012

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66502 Dec 30, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Wrong.
None of those links support "something from nothing".
You have weird beliefs.
So ... you didn't read any of them. I found them fascinating myself, why don't you read them?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#66503 Dec 30, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So ... you didn't read any of them. I found them fascinating myself, why don't you read them?
I have read them.

They fail to support Polymouth's claim.

But sufficient to fascinate you, I'm sure.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66504 Dec 30, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I have read them.
They fail to support Polymouth's claim.
But sufficient to fascinate you, I'm sure.
Really? How so?

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#66505 Dec 31, 2012
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:3
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#66506 Dec 31, 2012
Do remember to thank your god for making childhood leukaemia.
LucindaW wrote:
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:3
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
honest atheist

Des Plaines, IL

#66507 Dec 31, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Do remember to thank your god for making childhood leukaemia.
<quoted text>
And thank him for sharks,aligators,lions,tornado s,tidal waves,volcanos,the plague,the kardasians,and hiltons.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66508 Dec 31, 2012
honest atheist wrote:
<quoted text> And thank him for sharks,aligators,lions,tornado s,tidal waves,volcanos,the plague,the kardasians,and hiltons.
Gah, the Kardashians .... if there is a god, he's one sadistic twit.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#66509 Dec 31, 2012
John wrote:
You loons scream for evidence
Translation: John doesn't have any evidence for his claim.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#66510 Dec 31, 2012
John wrote:
My claim is simply a response to your agenda based attempts to marginalize believers.
By your behavior in this thread, you marginalize yourself.
postscriptt

Santa Fe, NM

#66511 Dec 31, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So ... rocks are aware?
Awareness is the universal property of "all" matter, and that includes rocks. Just because the existence of consciousness in all things is beyond your level of comprehension, or can't be tested using the scientific method, doesn't mean it is not true. Scientists assume that consciousness "requires" a complex brain. They use this assumption to formulate other assumptions, which are then presented as scientific factoids (something resembling a fact, but not verified). They reason that in humans at least, consciousness must be located somewhere in the central cortex of the brain. One would think that if huge portions of the cerebral cortex were missing, awareness would likewise be missing, but predictably when one deals in assumptions - one is wrong more often than not.

"Some hydranencephalic children - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydranencephaly - give every appearance of genuine consciousness, or awareness. They respond to people and things in their environment. When someone calls, they perk up. The children smile, laugh and cry. They know the difference between familiar people and strangers. They move themselves towards objects they desire. And they prefer some kinds of music over others. If some children with hydranencephaly are conscious, then the brain does not require an intact cerebral cortex to produce consciousness."

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/brainwave...

Research findings regarding other creatures challenge the scientific assumption that only complex brains are capable of possessing consciousness. Octopuses for example,- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus - are classified within the invertebrates in the mollusk family - and many mollusks, like clams, have no brain. Birds have more complex brains than an octopus yet these boneless, so-called mindless critters exhibit not only intelligence, but emotion and individual personalities. They can unscrew jar lids - they are escape artists finding clever ways to get out of aquariums - they can be trained to distinguish between different shapes and patterns - all examples of awarenss not dependent upon a complex brain. So much for scientific factoids, eh?
postscriptt

Santa Fe, NM

#66512 Dec 31, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Do remember to thank your god for making childhood leukaemia.
<quoted text>
Were you expecting utopia here on earth - a garden of Eden perhaps? The story of Adam and Eve is symbolic of the emergence of the ego "I". When man separated himself from nature, he separated himself from his own inner knowledge which includes natural healing among other abilities.
postscriptt

Santa Fe, NM

#66513 Dec 31, 2012
honest atheist wrote:
<quoted text> And thank him for sharks,aligators,lions,tornado s,tidal waves,volcanos,the plague,the kardasians,and hiltons.
Lions and tigers and bears - oh, my! For years, Jane Godall and Dian Fossey sat in the middle of chimpanzees and apes capable of tearing humans limb from limb and were never harmed. If you read the works of these women, you will find that they practiced a deep and abiding respect for nature.

As long as man's irresponsible gluttonous habits and insistence on engaging in a mindless global breeding spree push other living things to the edge of their natural habitats - to the edge of extinction in some cases - humans will pay the price. Tsunamis, tornados, and volcanos are natural events. As long as humans build on flood plains, live along coast lines, in tornado alleys, near volcanos - they will pay the price. Blaming a god, or even a devil for our own choices is a cop-out. The Kardashians? A fine example of our human proclivity to find something redeeming in sciolism.

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