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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Hebrews 13:8
God is the same yesterday and today and forever.
I agree completely. God never has, does not now, and never will, exist.

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Much like scientific assumptions, eh? They are real not because they are, but because science says they are.
No they are real because observational evidence and multiple experiments prove it.

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How strange. You label everybody, including scientists who disagree with you as mentally disturbed. Has it ever occurred to you that you might be the one who is unhinged?
lying sack of manipulative creationist sh*t with no proof of god.

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How strange. You label everybody, including scientists who disagree with you as mentally disturbed. Has it ever occurred to you that you might be the one who is unhinged?
Nope, never occurred to me in recent years as I have nothing to feel insecure about.

99% of the population is mentally disturbed in some way, though it's often a simple delusion that some imaginary thing talks to them and tells them how to live.
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Then why don't you jump off the top of a very tall building, thus proving that Professor Verlinde is correct?
Velinde is not saying you can't fall down, he's saying that science is looking at gravity the wrong way. Read the article.
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lying sack of manipulative creationist sh*t with no proof of god.
You are proof positive that the prejudiced always think in extremes.
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Nope, never occurred to me in recent years as I have nothing to feel insecure about.
99% of the population is mentally disturbed in some way, though it's often a simple delusion that some imaginary thing talks to them and tells them how to live.
Those who feel secure don't require constant affirmation and validation as you have demonstrated time and again.

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Velinde is not saying you can't fall down, he's saying that science is looking at gravity the wrong way. Read the article.
The "wrong way?" So then the "right way" is "angels hold things down?"
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The "wrong way?" So then the "right way" is "angels hold things down?"
Angels? Where did that come from - your delusional state of mind?

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Nope, never occurred to me in recent years as I have nothing to feel insecure about.
99% of the population is mentally disturbed in some way, though it's often a simple delusion that some imaginary thing talks to them and tells them how to live.
That's an intersting point. If a person went around claiming that they have an invisible friend that they can communicate with, and that their invisible friend is the final word on justice, morality, and truth, that person would probably be sent to a mental hospital for observation.

And yet, by simply calling himself "Christian", such a person is considered perfectly sane.

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Those who feel secure don't require constant affirmation and validation as you have demonstrated time and again.
Erm, what? Are you hallucinating?

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That's an intersting point. If a person went around claiming that they have an invisible friend that they can communicate with, and that their invisible friend is the final word on justice, morality, and truth, that person would probably be sent to a mental hospital for observation.
And yet, by simply calling himself "Christian", such a person is considered perfectly sane.
Thus why the vast majority of the human population is delusional. ;)

Not just christian, but any religion. Religious belief gets a free pass, and yet they are delusional,
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That's an intersting point. If a person went around claiming that they have an invisible friend that they can communicate with, and that their invisible friend is the final word on justice, morality, and truth, that person would probably be sent to a mental hospital for observation.
And yet, by simply calling himself "Christian", such a person is considered perfectly sane.
Is worshipping science a perceptible indication that one is sane in your world? Not much difference between an invisble friend and a superhero.
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Thus why the vast majority of the human population is delusional. ;)
Not just christian, but any religion. Religious belief gets a free pass, and yet they are delusional,
You are engaging in stereotypical thinking. "If one is agin science, one must be fer religion, right?" While such an interpretation may be satisfyingly simple, it's also nonsense and another indication that you are prone to unhinged thinking.

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I'm not wasting time here. This is very productive time. I'm learning, teaching, and having fun. It's so much fun that I am here whenever I have time and there are more posts that I haven't read yet.
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[1] Learn from one another. This is atheist school, and we have many gifted minds here.
[2] Sway any possible uncommitted lurkers or future readers.
[3] Practice formulating better and more cogent arguments.
[4] Practice writing skills.
[5] Observe the parade of theists - I'd pay for that
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What's to learn about "being" an unbeliever"? Either you are one or you are not; ideology is a concept not a skill.

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Thus why the vast majority of the human population is delusional. ;)
Not just christian, but any religion. Religious belief gets a free pass, and yet they are delusional,
So you aren't confused at all about that gherkin under your skirt?

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<quoted text>So you aren't confused at all about that gherkin under your skirt?
Still trying to get away with lying, I see. So ... where is your evidence again? You still haven't shown any that your assertions are based on reality.

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You are engaging in stereotypical thinking. "If one is agin science, one must be fer religion, right?" While such an interpretation may be satisfyingly simple, it's also nonsense and another indication that you are prone to unhinged thinking.
I said nothing of the sort, you are putting words into my post. I stated, based on the definition of delusion, that religious people are delusional. That is not because they disagree with anything, but because they assert something is reality while lacking any evidence to demonstrate it.

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Is worshipping science a perceptible indication that one is sane in your world? Not much difference between an invisble friend and a superhero.
You make the same idiotic argument that many "believers" make. When did I ever say I "worship" science? Again, you are trying to drag me down to your level. I don't think there is anything magical about science. It's just that science and math are based upon fact.

Let me explain to you the diffrence between worshipping, and stating facts:

When you get down on your knees and thank God for your many blessings, or beg him to cure your illness, you are worshipping.

When I say that ice is cold, or that 2 plus 2 equals 4, I am stating facts.

See the diffrence?

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Obfuscation will get you nowhere. Erik Verlinde, professor of Theoretical Physics says gravity is an illusion:
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/11/...
Actually, Verlinde has proposed that gravity is not fundamental, but is a result of the other forces and of thermodynamics (the Entropic theory of gravity). This happens in a similar way to temperature. Temperature does not make sense when there is only one atom, so it is not a fundamental concept. Instead, it turns out to be related to the *average* kinetic energy of the atoms in the sample we are taking the temperature of.

It should be pointed out that things still fall (or orbit) and that the Einstein equations for gravity are an incredibly good approximation, even if Verlinde is correct. Of course, the real question is whether Verlinde can make any testable predictions using his model. That, at yet, has not happened.

Oh, even in Verlinde's theory, the universe was once much hotter and denser than it is now: so the basic Big Bang scenario still holds. Any modifications would be at times before the inflationary epoch.

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