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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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66819 Jan 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Generalization
Why do you keep proving the generalization correct? If you don't want the generalization made, then prove it wrong.
John

United States

#66820 Jan 8, 2013
Atheism is responsible for more death than all of the religions combined. I prefer facts!

Focus on atheism now. This is an atheism forum.*crickets*
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#66821 Jan 8, 2013
Clearly you don't.
John wrote:
Atheism is responsible for more death than all of the religions combined. I prefer facts!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66822 Jan 8, 2013
John wrote:
Atheism is responsible for more death than all of the religions combined. I prefer facts!
Focus on atheism now. This is an atheism forum.*crickets*
Irony meter went blamm-o.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#66823 Jan 8, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
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Here is the bottom line, Ace. You believe in an invisible super-hero. And you are angry that some of us are not big enough suckers to share your belief. I suspect that the reason your post is so verbose is that you think that by piling up enough words, you can obscure the fact that, far from being a "rational freethinker", your are a superstitious dolt. Being pompous about it doesn't help. It just means you're a pompous, superstitious dolt.
(dusting off my hands) Ok, I'm done with you.
How about scientists who support the idea of Intelligent Design, are they also pompous dolts in your narrow minded world of bigoted opinions?

Nobel Prize Winners - Intelligent Design and Fine Tuned Universe:

ALBERT EINSTEIN, Nobel Laureate in Physics
MAX PLANCK, Nobel Laureate in Physics
WERNER HEISENBERG, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ROBERT MILLIKAN, Nobel Laureate in Physics:
CHARLES TOWNES, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ARTHUR SCHAWLOW, Nobel Laureate in Physics
WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Nobel Laureate in Physics
SIR WILLIAM H. BRAGG, Nobel Laureate in Physics
GUGLIELMO MARCONI, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ARTHUR COMPTON, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ARNO PENZIAS, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ALEXIS CARREL, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
SIR JOHN ECCLES, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
JOSEPH MURRAY, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
SIR ERNST CHAIN, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
GEORGE WALD, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
SIR DEREK BARTON, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
CHRISTIAN ANFINSEN, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
WALTER KOHN, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

http://atheismexposed.tripod.com/nobelistsgod...

Murray Eden of MIT, a mathematician, believes that life could not begin by "random selection," which is the basic pillar of evolutionary teaching. He said "that if randomness is set aside, then only "design" would remain, and that would require purposive planning by an Intelligence." He demonstrated mathematically that it would be impossible for even a single ordered pair of genes to be produced by DNA mutations in the bacteria, E. coli, with 5 billion years in which to produce it!

C.H. Waddington, a prominent British evolutionist, scathingly attacked neo-Darwinism, maintaining that "all it proved was that plants and animals could have offspring!"

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66824 Jan 8, 2013
Wrathbone wrote:
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How about scientists who support the idea of Intelligent Design, are they also pompous dolts in your narrow minded world of bigoted opinions?
Nobel Prize Winners - Intelligent Design and Fine Tuned Universe:
ALBERT EINSTEIN, Nobel Laureate in Physics
MAX PLANCK, Nobel Laureate in Physics
WERNER HEISENBERG, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ROBERT MILLIKAN, Nobel Laureate in Physics:
CHARLES TOWNES, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ARTHUR SCHAWLOW, Nobel Laureate in Physics
WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Nobel Laureate in Physics
SIR WILLIAM H. BRAGG, Nobel Laureate in Physics
GUGLIELMO MARCONI, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ARTHUR COMPTON, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ARNO PENZIAS, Nobel Laureate in Physics
ALEXIS CARREL, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
SIR JOHN ECCLES, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
JOSEPH MURRAY, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
SIR ERNST CHAIN, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
GEORGE WALD, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology
SIR DEREK BARTON, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
CHRISTIAN ANFINSEN, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
WALTER KOHN, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
http://atheismexposed.tripod.com/nobelistsgod...
Murray Eden of MIT, a mathematician, believes that life could not begin by "random selection," which is the basic pillar of evolutionary teaching. He said "that if randomness is set aside, then only "design" would remain, and that would require purposive planning by an Intelligence." He demonstrated mathematically that it would be impossible for even a single ordered pair of genes to be produced by DNA mutations in the bacteria, E. coli, with 5 billion years in which to produce it!
C.H. Waddington, a prominent British evolutionist, scathingly attacked neo-Darwinism, maintaining that "all it proved was that plants and animals could have offspring!"
Right off the bat, Einstein was not a creatard, he was a deist too, not a christian. I suspect the rest of that list is also a lie.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#66827 Jan 8, 2013
So John why should anyone accept god as anything more than the product of someone's vivid imagination?

Let the nothing continue as this question has stumped all the theists on here.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#66828 Jan 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So John why should anyone accept god as anything more than the product of someone's vivid imagination?
Let the nothing continue as this question has stumped all the theists on here.
Because atheism offers nothing better. The fantasy about the existence of no God is not only obtuse, but uninventive.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66829 Jan 8, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Because atheism offers nothing better. The fantasy about the existence of no God is not only obtuse, but uninventive.
Well, at least you pulled a new fallacy. I give you credit for being different.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#66830 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Right off the bat, Einstein was not a creatard, he was a deist too, not a christian. I suspect the rest of that list is also a lie.
You may have to explain deism to them.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66831 Jan 8, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>You may have to explain deism to them.
Seems they need too much explained to them, I just can't help stupid.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#66832 Jan 8, 2013
What a lame dodge! get your nothing out of here! Atheism just means you don't believe in deities. It has nothing to do with answering specific questions. And looking to your imaginary friend for answers is childish and low IQ.

Stop dodging and stalling why should anyone accept god as anything more than the product of someone's imagination?
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
Because atheism offers nothing better. The fantasy about the existence of no God is not only obtuse, but uninventive.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#66833 Jan 9, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
What a lame dodge! get your nothing out of here! Atheism just means you don't believe in deities. It has nothing to do with answering specific questions. And looking to your imaginary friend for answers is childish and low IQ.
Stop dodging and stalling why should anyone accept god as anything more than the product of someone's imagination?
<quoted text>
Is there really any sense in asking the same question when you have no intention of accepting an anwser? It's not only redundant but counterproductive.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#66834 Jan 9, 2013
Up till now nobody has answers the question or even attempted to. I have asked and all of you lot have ignored and cowered or insulted and ran. It seems to be a very troubling question for you. Still waiting for an answer!

Now either answer the question or get your nothing out here! Another day i ask this sinple question and another day of ineptitude from the believers in god! Stump a theist ask them why we should accept their god as anything more than a product of their imagination!
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
Is there really any sense in asking the same question when you have no intention of accepting an anwser? It's not only redundant but counterproductive.

Since: Jan 13

Largo, FL

#66835 Jan 9, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Because atheism offers nothing better. The fantasy about the existence of no God is not only obtuse, but uninventive.
First of all, atheism does not make any claim to offer anything better, at least not in the sense that you mean. You're like a five year old child who believes in Santa Clause, telling a 12 year old child who no longer believes in Santa, "Well your non-belief in Santa Clause offers nothing better." That's not the point.

If I see a guy who thinks he's Napoleon, and I tell him he's nuts, he might respond, "Well, your refusal to believe that I'm Napoleon offers nothing better." Is that really a valid reason for the guy to continue his delusion?

Since: Jan 13

Largo, FL

#66836 Jan 9, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
Is there really any sense in asking the same question when you have no intention of accepting an anwser? It's not only redundant but counterproductive.
Let's approach this another way. Tell me this BBSting, how much do you know about God? I don't mean just that he exists, I know you belive that. But what do you know about God, about his personality, his motives, etc.?
_postscript_

Albuquerque, NM

#66837 Jan 9, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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John's a resident troll. We've all had the experience of trying to have adult conversation with him. And all to no avail. Thought I'd let you experience him yourself before noting that is really does no good to feed this troll.
He's got a canned post that he'll put up once a week or so and that's all he's capable of. Been going on for over a year now that I know of.
Ahhh - the lurking censoring hedonist makes an appearance!

Removing my posts won't make atheists right. LOL! I am delighted to know however that my ideas and perceptions threaten your comfortable provincial world view enough to make you resort to such an ignoble forum tactic. Just goes to show that amoral atheists will stoop to any level to protect and preserve their particular "ism" which ironically - has no socially redeeming value.

Enlightenment belongs to the adventurous thinker not the prosaic mind imprisoned by its own limited thoughts, but don't let that stop you. By all means march onward, and VIA CON DIOS.:o
tagit

UK

#66838 Jan 9, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
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First of all, atheism does not make any claim to offer anything better, at least not in the sense that you mean. You're like a five year old child who believes in Santa Clause, telling a 12 year old child who no longer believes in Santa, "Well your non-belief in Santa Clause offers nothing better." That's not the point.
If I see a guy who thinks he's Napoleon, and I tell him he's nuts, he might respond, "Well, your refusal to believe that I'm Napoleon offers nothing better." Is that really a valid reason for the guy to continue his delusion?
Only the self righteous think they can decide what people should and should not believe.

Since: Jan 13

Largo, FL

#66839 Jan 9, 2013
tagit wrote:
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Only the self righteous think they can decide what people should and should not believe.
You're 100 percent correct. The religious nuts who decide that everyone believe in God are indeed self righteous.

I, on the other hand, will only decide what I will believe.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#66840 Jan 9, 2013
_postscript_ wrote:
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Ahhh - the lurking censoring hedonist makes an appearance!
Removing my posts won't make atheists right. LOL! I am delighted to know however that my ideas and perceptions threaten your comfortable provincial world view enough to make you resort to such an ignoble forum tactic. Just goes to show that amoral atheists will stoop to any level to protect and preserve their particular "ism" which ironically - has no socially redeeming value.
Enlightenment belongs to the adventurous thinker not the prosaic mind imprisoned by its own limited thoughts, but don't let that stop you. By all means march onward, and VIA CON DIOS.:o
Bearing false witness against me again.

I would not (and could not) censor anybody. Even the Topix moderators only censor the worst TOS offenders.

And you continue your hateful straw man caricature of atheists as a group. You are such a fine example of the bigotry which drives a lot of atheists to speak out and say we've had enough. Should I assume that this is typical of all Christians?

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