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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John

United States

#67310 Jan 23, 2013
Oh yes, your nothing has me in a trance. Nothing to see here folks!

Stump an antitheist! Ask them what they believe.
John

United States

#67311 Jan 23, 2013
The only forum on topic about nothing. Freethinkers lmao. Surely you jest. Seems to me you are encumbered by an agenda and constructing criteria for evidence. You do realize not once in the entirety of this forum has an example of evidence in this arena that meets your criteria been submitted. That must be inconvenient.

Liberty..pfft another useless word from a progressive. The bane of liberty and freedom. I'm sure you are against second amendment infringement.

Logical, reasonable, rational, natural.....nothing but noise.
You are nothing but bigots. No different than the kkk.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#67312 Jan 23, 2013
I believe in Tucker's Law.
John wrote:
Oh yes, your nothing has me in a trance. Nothing to see here folks!
Stump an antitheist! Ask them what they believe.
John

United States

#67313 Jan 23, 2013
Oh goodie. I bet it isn't an accountable position that meets your criteria for evidence in this arena. I'm intellectually honest. Make your case. It is your forum.

Are you still thinking? Let us know when you are done.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#67315 Jan 23, 2013
Are you very old?
You don't seem to understand how replies work.
John wrote:
Oh goodie. I bet it isn't an accountable position that meets your criteria for evidence in this arena. I'm intellectually honest. Make your case. It is your forum.
Are you still thinking? Let us know when you are done.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#67316 Jan 23, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Well, you failed to do that.
Rose Noho

(sigh)

I know. I think the only data that I have on the atheist position, from which I conclude, in which they all agree is that, they don't believe roses smell good....

And because of that I will try and keep roses away from any atheists I come across, and tell them why....

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#67317 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes we see.
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Givemeliberty

Well as your life flows to eternity, atheists soon lose sight of the stick in mud in the stream. I am slowing the pace and getting in your way, as a stick in the mud.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#67318 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Here's how it usually breaks down.
Sane poster: So anyways do you have any proof that this go is anything other than a figment of the imagination?
Believer: Hitler was an atheist!
Sane Poster: Uhhhmm wtf? No but anyways any proof that...
Believer: You worship science look at this scientists who was caught lying by other scientists haha!
Sane Poster: And? So anyways how is that observable evidence for...
Believer: Look at all the Christians in the world!
Sane Poster: Yes people can be easily deluded so anyways how do we observe evidence for this god chap?
Believer: Obama swore in on the bible not a copy of the god delusion!
Same poster: And? Look all I am saying is why is it a good thing to believe something on faith alone without a Hint of proof?
Believer: You believe a rock rolled into a puddle because of the Big Bang and then people and all the animals came running out of that rock and puddle!
Same poster:..... I have never heard such a thing but at least in that example we have proof of rocks and puddles so it's still more plausible than a god doing it right?
And on and on :)
<quoted text>
We need a "slam dunk" judge it icon.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#67319 Jan 23, 2013
BBSting wrote:
In an amoral society anything goes if the end justifies the means.
The ethical bankruptcy of secularism, as evidenced in the profitability and popularity of violent video games, is behind a rash of mass murders committed by desensitized kids who think killing sprees are a form of entertainment!
Spare me. There is only one reason we didn't have violent video games a generation ago. Morality had nothing to do with it. The technology didn't exist. Kids had toy soldiers, tanks and guns.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#67320 Jan 23, 2013
John wrote:
March, march, march...hate that God you don't believe in.
You loons create so many bullshit tangents to avoid your nothing its more incredible than something from nothing.
Atheistic regimes have been responsible for more death than all other religions combined. It isn't even close.
If you don't accept a historical Jesus you must also reject a broad range of other history.
Why? Can you give a real reason, some examples?
John wrote:
Moral relativism is a sickness. There is something beyond societal values and mores called the natural law.
This stumped you bigots three years ago, but you like to repeat bullshit until you believe it.
Do any of you have an accountable position to debate? Of course not you're just throwing irrelevant crappy against a wall hoping something sticks.
I've given my accountable position many, many times. But you won't even debate point 1!
1. If god exists, there is evidence for his existence.
By "god", I mean a god like one in the buy-bull. All knowing, all powerful, truthful, cares about what we do, and says he'll answer our prayers. If "god" can mean anything, there is nothing to debate. In fact, it seems to me, that if god existed, there would be some much evidence of his existence, we'd no more debate his existence than we would debate the existence of gravity.
2. There is no evidence of god's existence.
3. There is no god.

So, John, come on, debate!
John wrote:
Nothing is ridiculous. Atheists have both male and female genitalia. Atheists boil children in puppy blood. Is tgat how it works?
Still no takers willing to debate the nothing vs the something.
Why waste perfectly good puppy blood?
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#67321 Jan 23, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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If given a choice, today's computerfied kid will take a game controller over a book any day, and not just the Bible.
unsubstantiated generalization, amusing, may reveal more about the poster than kids

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67323 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
And boobies! You hate boobies as well right?
Violence? You can get all the violence you want out of the bible so I guess we must remove that violent book from our children's view.
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Brilliant!

And the BuyBull is also full of rape, slavery, forced-sex-brides, incest, murder, infanticide.

And these are just the actions of it's GOD! Nasty piece of work is the BuyBull.

Rated Triple-X, at the very least. Just for the rape scenes alone.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67324 Jan 23, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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If given a choice, today's computerfied kid will take a game controller over a book any day, and not just the Bible.
That is because the game controller lets him interact with the activity.

In direct contrast to the BuyBull where all you can do is read it and become a mindless drone.

Or, if you manage to keep THINKING while you read it? An atheist.

Either way-- in this case, there is little chance of a third outcome.

So it's a good thing kids are avoiding the evil BuyBull.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67325 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes indeed Harry Potter has replaced Jesus Christ and that's a good thing.
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Indeed it is--- Harry Potter teaches kids that it doesn't matter who you were born as--

-- what matters is HOW YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE.

Something that Genuine Christianity™ does NOT teach: it has the "always forgive no matter what" thing.

Meaning that even Voldemort could get into heaven-- simply by saying "Jewsus forgive me" at the last second.

Which teaches kids that they may do ANYTHING-- anything at all, and get away with it.

Not a good lesson to teach.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#67326 Jan 23, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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If given a choice, today's computerfied kid will take a game controller over a book any day, and not just the Bible.
Among other things, the level of education in America continues to decline compared to other developed countries. We are no longer number one in the world. U.S. students fall behind 31 countries in math proficiency and behind 16 countries in reading proficiency. And if that's not bad enough, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of 17 affluent countries in life expectancy. Unbelievably and despite our advanced medical technology, the U.S. is 34th in the world in infant mortality! And all because amoral secularism focuses on personal convenience and entertainment more than it does anything else.
insideseacrets

Santa Fe, NM

#67327 Jan 23, 2013
All religions are distortive, so is science. Both arrive at approximations, at best, of reality. Religions has been the cause of much prejudice and cruelty, but the bombs over Hiroshima were not dropped by God. Science is apt to turn into another religion, if it has not done so already. The distortions in religion and science have been truly disasterous. Atheists and the religious alike demonstrate that any fanaticism is vicious, one-sided, and limiting. causing a kind of tunnel vision that is dangerous.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67328 Jan 23, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Among other things, the level of education in America continues to decline compared to other developed countries. We are no longer number one in the world. U.S. students fall behind 31 countries in math proficiency and behind 16 countries in reading proficiency. And if that's not bad enough, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of 17 affluent countries in life expectancy. Unbelievably and despite our advanced medical technology, the U.S. is 34th in the world in infant mortality! And all because amoral secularism focuses on personal convenience and entertainment more than it does anything else.
No thanks to computer technology, America is growing a crop of overweight stupefied kids who don't know how to use their imaginations. You rarely see them playing outside of their own free will and volition. Instead they are planted in front of their game boxes munching bags of Doritos and downing soft drinks by the gallon. Parents, educators, and doctors are seeing creative and spontaneous play disappear in the wake of increased video game play time. In order to function well in the real world, children must experience “actual reality, not virtual reality".

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67329 Jan 23, 2013
Robert F wrote:
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Givemeliberty
Well as your life flows to eternity, atheists soon lose sight of the stick in mud in the stream. I am slowing the pace and getting in your way, as a stick in the mud.
So you admit that you have no other purpose than to try to stop humans from progressing.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67330 Jan 23, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
No thanks to computer technology, America is growing a crop of overweight stupefied kids who don't know how to use their imaginations. You rarely see them playing outside of their own free will and volition. Instead they are planted in front of their game boxes munching bags of Doritos and downing soft drinks by the gallon. Parents, educators, and doctors are seeing creative and spontaneous play disappear in the wake of increased video game play time. In order to function well in the real world, children must experience “actual reality, not virtual reality".
Those "overweight" kids score higher on intellectual tests.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#67331 Jan 23, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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If given a choice, today's computerfied kid will take a game controller over a book any day, and not just the Bible.
Well, let's look at the benefits of video games, shall we?

They aren't out doing drugs and shooting each other for real.
They learn hand-eye coordination that benefits them in any career.
They learn cooperation skills as well as advanced planning and critical thinking.
Because of these skills we have found a very good use for the video game player, they help us in chemistry and biology when dealing with three dimensional and spacial atomic structures.

Online they have access to more information than we ever dreamed even existed when we were their age.
They get exposed to various other cultures, increasing their international exposure will benefit any career in the future.
They often learn conversational levels of other languages simply because they need them to talk to their friends. I know a 12 year old Russian on IRC who is on there simply to learn English, and he's really good with the language, even better than most US christians.
Many kids are now even finding fame as their careers, through such sites as YouTube, and not even needing to work at fast food because of it.

Face it, you cannot outweigh the benefits no matter what you try. You just don't like the internet because it's where all religions come to die.

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