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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Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#67121 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
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Do you still think Obama reduced government? LOL
Give me Liberty LOL, that's as accurate a name as freethinker. An Obama voter shouldn't question my iq.
I would love to debate my something vs your nothing, but you kids,are afraid to dive in.
My accountable position of belief is a prime mover. Yours??? I've asked since 2009 by the way :)
Of course no prime mover is available. The reality is a different one. Why should there be a superfluos god? Religions are a restraining fact for the development of the human race
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#67122 Jan 17, 2013
postscriptt wrote:
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The distinction made was one of relevance, not popularity. If a majority of people believe something and have for centuries, it can't be attributed to imagination alone.
The propaganda of the ruling class is desastrous. The education does not come to an quick change in the population. Only in the age of nuclear ideology it is not very much time for an alteration. This may be too late for the survival of humanity!
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#67123 Jan 17, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why?
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Atheism must not be defended, he is the only fact in a sea of irrational religious chaos.
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#67124 Jan 17, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Prove it.
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You better get removed from religious myths and try science as an reiliable medium of our life!
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#67125 Jan 17, 2013
Note I was questioning another poster, not you.
My "Why" and "Prove it" questions were in reply to someone else.
Henry wrote:
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I am quite happy as an atheist with my life!
John

United States

#67126 Jan 17, 2013
After 70 years of nothing you are right where you began LOL.

Stop using the internet, you are contributing to the capitalist cause.

Feel free to explain your utopia. I will need some detail though. First we must topple capitalism though correct?
John

United States

#67127 Jan 17, 2013
I didn't catch your scientific, natural explanation for the universe. Do you have one? Don't skip steps.
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#67128 Jan 17, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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I'm sorry that you have no proof of god, but please don't take it out on science. After all it is thanks to science that you are able to post this boat load of anti-science horsesh*t propoganda,( that probably came from the discovery institute which wants everyone to believe th eearth is 6000 years old and fossils not being "real"), so hundreds of people can see what a lying ignorant creationist tool you really are.
Not creationism but evolutionism is tool of science!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67129 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
After 70 years of nothing you are right where you began LOL.
Stop using the internet, you are contributing to the capitalist cause.
Feel free to explain your utopia. I will need some detail though. First we must topple capitalism though correct?
I love capitalism, however, the market online operated under a completely different, and new, paradigm. It is true capitalism, not the corporatism we see in the rest of the world, and that is why many of us are very protective of the internet as a whole. You can thank me for helping to make sure you still have the right to spew your garbage online later, though.

Online commerce is entirely supply and demand driven, no one picks winners, people either succeed or fail online on their own merit.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67130 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
I didn't catch your scientific, natural explanation for the universe. Do you have one? Don't skip steps.
We don't have one ... yet.

Why do you want to accept the made up mythological one that gives you no answers or benefits instead of learning what you can about the real universe?
John

United States

#67131 Jan 17, 2013
I don't disagree this isn't near pure capitalism. The narrative has changed and the political will to implement what had been the best example of workable commerce on this scale isn't there. Why don't you stop advocating for the progressive side. We know that is a nonstarter. Yet, you march against your own words. Thank me for trying to remove your blinders.

I agree with you on the internet. Guess what Obama/progressives have their eyes on beside your pension. You can learn a lot from proposed legislation. Your actions aren't in sync with your words.

It's not difficult for me to agree with you on certain things. I'm intellectually honest. Try it sonetime. It's liberating.

When your yet is ready we can debate my belief. I don't debate nothing.

Do you believe in a historical Jesus? Let's test your intellectual honesty. You can do it. Break those chains!
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#67132 Jan 17, 2013
"I don't debate nothing" - atrocious!
John wrote:
I don't disagree this isn't near pure capitalism. The narrative has changed and the political will to implement what had been the best example of workable commerce on this scale isn't there. Why don't you stop advocating for the progressive side. We know that is a nonstarter. Yet, you march against your own words. Thank me for trying to remove your blinders.
I agree with you on the internet. Guess what Obama/progressives have their eyes on beside your pension. You can learn a lot from proposed legislation. Your actions aren't in sync with your words.
It's not difficult for me to agree with you on certain things. I'm intellectually honest. Try it sonetime. It's liberating.
When your yet is ready we can debate my belief. I don't debate nothing.
Do you believe in a historical Jesus? Let's test your intellectual honesty. You can do it. Break those chains!
John

United States

#67133 Jan 17, 2013
You fight hard for it though. This is a gun and evidence free zone. My sticker ensures that.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67134 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
I don't disagree this isn't near pure capitalism. The narrative has changed and the political will to implement what had been the best example of workable commerce on this scale isn't there. Why don't you stop advocating for the progressive side. We know that is a nonstarter. Yet, you march against your own words. Thank me for trying to remove your blinders.

I agree with you on the internet. Guess what Obama/progressives have their eyes on beside your pension. You can learn a lot from proposed legislation. Your actions aren't in sync with your words.
It's not difficult for me to agree with you on certain things. I'm intellectually honest. Try it sonetime. It's liberating.
When your yet is ready we can debate my belief. I don't debate nothing.
Do you believe in a historical Jesus? Let's test your intellectual honesty. You can do it. Break those chains!
Um, I know most of them the moment Google does. ;) We missed one recently. >.> One that gives other countries the power to essentially get all your information from your ISP, as well as the federal government, all in the guise of "protecting intellectual property," Obama signed the treaty. But if you think the Republicans would not do that, think again, they're both trying to control the internet. But we will not make it easy, the internet is the last fair and balanced place in the world where we have most freedom of speech.
As for the Jesus, there were a lot of street preachers in that time, and Jesus was a very common first name. As for the bible stories, they are ripped off from other stories, and there is zero evidence supporting that the new versions of those stories, the ones in the bible that is, are any more real.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#67135 Jan 17, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
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And the evidence for any of this is...?
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Quantum mechanics doesn't say that you can't observe an electron. It says only that you can't identify the electron's *exact* location.
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But if one has no evidence for the existence of the mountain, on what rational basis can one claim that the mountain exists?
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Why not?
Heisenberg was speeding along the highway, and a cop pulled him over. The cop asks, "Do you know how fast you were going?"
And Heisenberg says, "Not exactly, but I can tell you exactly where I was."
:)

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#67136 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
I don't disagree this isn't near pure capitalism. The narrative has changed and the political will to implement what had been the best example of workable commerce on this scale isn't there. Why don't you stop advocating for the progressive side. We know that is a nonstarter. Yet, you march against your own words. Thank me for trying to remove your blinders.
I agree with you on the internet. Guess what Obama/progressives have their eyes on beside your pension. You can learn a lot from proposed legislation. Your actions aren't in sync with your words.
It's not difficult for me to agree with you on certain things. I'm intellectually honest. Try it sonetime. It's liberating.
When your yet is ready we can debate my belief. I don't debate nothing.
Do you believe in a historical Jesus? Let's test your intellectual honesty. You can do it. Break those chains!
Do I believe the Jesus character in the Gospels existed? No.
I believe it's possible there is a person or people behind the Jesus myth, like there is a person behind the Santa myth. I also believe it's possible Jesus it a totally fictional character. If I had to put money down, I'd bet Jesus is based on a real person.
John

United States

#67137 Jan 17, 2013
The Google whose CEO frequents the White House and was touted for a position within the Obama administration? One outcome for the lawsuit in Europe, another in the US. Why do you give cover to Obama? He is wrong on steroids regardless of what the Republican Party is. Obama loves treaties relinquishing our freedoms and soveireignty. That's unconstitutional by the way. Maybe that doesn't matter to you.

What should matter is progressives take away freedoms. If you say you want more of it you should oust these vermin. They now control what at one time was a mostly reasonable Democratic party. Mccarthy was correct. Libertarian, Constitutionalist,,are reasonable viewpoints.

The time for choosing sides may be close. Maybe you will see some crossover from the fairness doctrine.

Come on K, there is plenty of evidence from non-Christian sources of a historical Jesus. The biblical Jesus. That just makes you look silly.

I disagree with the last part of your post as well, but you know that. Of course you are free to do so. For now.

Perhaps you shouldn't stand on the sidelines when the progressives in here spout off. I'm closer to a friend of your freedom then they ever will be. My belief and your disbelief notwithstanding.
John

United States

#67138 Jan 17, 2013
How appropriate. Rose posted as I was. Do you really want to be a dishonest loon like Rose? Rose tell K how Obama reduced government.

Do your own homework guys I'm not going to do it for you. Okay, I take that back I will do some if Rose apologies for her lie that Obama reduced government size and spending.

K, I'm going to hang onto the tiny glimmer of hope I have for you. Are you presently an Obama supporter?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67139 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
The Google whose CEO frequents the White House and was touted for a position within the Obama administration? One outcome for the lawsuit in Europe, another in the US. Why do you give cover to Obama? He is wrong on steroids regardless of what the Republican Party is. Obama loves treaties relinquishing our freedoms and soveireignty. That's unconstitutional by the way. Maybe that doesn't matter to you.
What should matter is progressives take away freedoms. If you say you want more of it you should oust these vermin. They now control what at one time was a mostly reasonable Democratic party. Mccarthy was correct. Libertarian, Constitutionalist,,are reasonable viewpoints.
The time for choosing sides may be close. Maybe you will see some crossover from the fairness doctrine.
Come on K, there is plenty of evidence from non-Christian sources of a historical Jesus. The biblical Jesus. That just makes you look silly.
I disagree with the last part of your post as well, but you know that. Of course you are free to do so. For now.
Perhaps you shouldn't stand on the sidelines when the progressives in here spout off. I'm closer to a friend of your freedom then they ever will be. My belief and your disbelief notwithstanding.
Obama is a twit, and Google's corporate staff have been spearheading all efforts to stop his encroaching on the internet.

I still have seen nothing but hearsay, without a body, actual grave, or some real markers, at least something that everyone agrees on and doesn't suffer from serious ambiguity would be nice. But that's the problem when you piece together a story from many other stories, you wind up with no evidence to support it and a ton of "this could be ..." It's just not convincing at all. That's ignoring all the fraudulent claims around the bible's other stories as well, which really hurts the entire case for anything in that book. I simply cannot accept such vague evidence.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#67140 Jan 17, 2013
John wrote:
How appropriate. Rose posted as I was. Do you really want to be a dishonest loon like Rose? Rose tell K how Obama reduced government.
Do your own homework guys I'm not going to do it for you. Okay, I take that back I will do some if Rose apologies for her lie that Obama reduced government size and spending.
K, I'm going to hang onto the tiny glimmer of hope I have for you. Are you presently an Obama supporter?
Do you fundies get a quarter every time you type "Obama" in a forum?
I have no idea what you are talking about with the "size of government" thing. Must be just another excuse for you to type "Obama".

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