Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70629 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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Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#67266 Jan 22, 2013
Robert F wrote:
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Rose NoHo
I tend to agree. Such persons are apatheists.
Similarly, atheists often act as if a person states they do believe in God, they are then obligated to come up with an explanation for...well, everything.(Note: A believer in God does not know everything, and because their God does know everything, does not mean that they know everything.)
The explanation people who believe in god give for everything is "god did it", or "god works in mysterious ways".
I'm just asking for evidence god exists.
Got any?

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#67267 Jan 22, 2013
Robert F wrote:
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Rose Noho
Pluto is a planet
Pluto is not a planet.
Are they both opinions? Are they both facts? Does a fact change into an opinion?
A rose smells good.
A rose does not smell good.
Do you have a point?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67268 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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You are projecting the idea that I am introducing God.
Atheists have a bad 20th century record of deciding what was right and wrong in East Germany.
Berlin Wall and people shot in the back an example of atheists in power?
No, I was not projecting.

That was christian power.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#67269 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>in a materialist society?
Quantitative evaluation seems to question qualitative evaluation?
Problems with atheism is "now that God s dead anything is possible "
LOL. Same game, different field.
Which god decides what is right? The one who said you should kill people who work on Saturdays? The god who said that's not the rule anymore?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67270 Jan 22, 2013
John wrote:
Bob of quantum nothing is back LOL. You must have some evidence. Surely you just aren't here to attack believers instead of bringing something of your own.
What did Bob learn in six months? Nothing. Bigotry stifles learning and is decidely not freethinking.
Anyone notice the antitheists duck anything substantive. Of course they have. Atheism exposed 101.
You what a list of proof you are lying?

I do keep track of all the times you've been REFUTED.

Here ya go:

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Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#67271 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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You are projecting the idea that I am introducing God.
Atheists have a bad 20th century record of deciding what was right and wrong in East Germany.
Berlin Wall and people shot in the back an example of atheists in power?
Were they shot in the name of atheism? If not, their being atheists is a non issue.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67272 Jan 22, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Did your pastor let you in on the new things he learned about you? Maybe he's just setting you up for a fall. How did summer camp go this year?
>:]
I have no "senior pastor", silly bigot.

And I did not go to "summer camp" either.

You are truly losing it here-- but your personality is still as ugly as it was before.

Sad.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67273 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Atheists would be happy if any of you could demonstrate your god is anything more than your imaginary friend.
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Indeed we would. Pity they cannot show their god to be anything other than mushroom-induced dreams.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67274 Jan 22, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Were they shot in the name of atheism? If not, their being atheists is a non issue.
Yep. True Believers™ have trouble with that, it seems.

Must be because to them, everything is black or white.... sad

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#67275 Jan 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Justice and morality is all subjective as well. You just choose a morality that can justify hatred instead of being accountable for them. Society chooses what is just.
KittenKoder

Justice can be subjective if in a vacuum. But since justice must operate with the other virtues to conform to circumstances, this is what allows a society to choose what is just.

One can say their society is just and it is just.
One can say their society is just, but it is not....

(Example Nazism, had justice, but it was not just.)

The other virtues prudence, fortitude, temperance, if not applied to justice then make a society "hateful".)

That include the individual and religions as well....
tagit

UK

#67276 Jan 22, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Wankers trashing Dawkins' site is old news (2010).
I write "cu*t" in hotel bibles for balance.
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Doesn't make the fact that atheists are snarky, argumentative loonies any less truthful.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#67277 Jan 22, 2013
Robert F wrote:
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Rose Noho
Pluto is a planet
Pluto is not a planet.
Are they both opinions? Are they both facts? Does a fact change into an opinion?
A rose smells good.
A rose does not smell good.
Not at all the same. In the case of Pluto, the matter was one of definition: by some definitions of the term 'planet', Pluto qualifies and by some other definitions it does not. The point is that the term 'planet' is a word that we use to help us understand the universe and picking the best definition is, in part, a matter of opinion. But once the definition is determined, so is the answer to the question of whether Pluto is a planet.

Part of the problem is that we have discovered quite a lot of balls of ice orbiting the sun and Pluto is not the largest. Pluto is also in a very strange orbit compared to the 'standard' planets. We also have to consider manner of origin and a number of other factors.

The question of whether a rose smells good is not simply a matter of definition. It is something that can vary from person to person. So it is a matter of *opinion*.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#67278 Jan 22, 2013
tagit wrote:
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Doesn't make the fact that religious people are snarky, argumentative loonies any less truthful.
There fixed it for you.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#67279 Jan 22, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Do you have a point?
Rose

A rhetorical device to show our definitions are presumptive, therefore the outcomes are opinions.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#67280 Jan 22, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Not at all the same. In the case of Pluto, the matter was one of definition: by some definitions of the term 'planet', Pluto qualifies and by some other definitions it does not. The point is that the term 'planet' is a word that we use to help us understand the universe and picking the best definition is, in part, a matter of opinion. But once the definition is determined, so is the answer to the question of whether Pluto is a planet.
Part of the problem is that we have discovered quite a lot of balls of ice orbiting the sun and Pluto is not the largest. Pluto is also in a very strange orbit compared to the 'standard' planets. We also have to consider manner of origin and a number of other factors.
The question of whether a rose smells good is not simply a matter of definition. It is something that can vary from person to person. So it is a matter of *opinion*.
polymath257

Glad you got the point.

If a planet is a definition, voted on as an opinion and declared a new definition, which displaces Pluto,
then the smell of a rose is "always" an opinion of an old definition.(To always have an opinion of something, without it changing, makes it subject to individual interpretation, but not its "always".)

Sort of like infinity plus one is still infinity, or infinity minus one is still infinity....

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#67281 Jan 22, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
Rose
A rhetorical device to show our definitions are presumptive, therefore the outcomes are opinions.
Well, you failed to do that.
tagit

UK

#67282 Jan 22, 2013
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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There fixed it for you.
Gee gosh....your cleverness knows no bounds! Hold on. I take that back. Not original. Switching the words of other's post is a gimmeliberty gimmick. Hmmm...maybe you are gimmeliberty operating under one of many aliases.
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#67283 Jan 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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No, I was not projecting.
That was christian power.
East Germany -DDR- was atheism in power, and dangerous.

Atheism may be a pure idea until the get power to enslave as in USSR

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67284 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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East Germany -DDR- was atheism in power, and dangerous.
Atheism may be a pure idea until the get power to enslave as in USSR
LOL!

You are completely delusional. Seriously-- seek help.

The USSR was about power--not about disbelief in gods.

It did >>nothing<< in the name of disbelief in gods, you ignorant baboon.

LOL!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67285 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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East Germany -DDR- was atheism in power, and dangerous.
Atheism may be a pure idea until the get power to enslave as in USSR
No, it was a political system that was in power, one engineered by christians.

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