Atheists on the march in America

There are 70657 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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#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

North Hollywood, CA

#67281 Jan 22, 2013
Robert F wrote:
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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

United States

#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.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#67286 Jan 22, 2013
Atheists hate Christians? Proof or you made it up. Dawkins is far from abrasive and so he has stated that people on his forums will need to abide by the terms of service and this proves what exactly? You do know many if the posters there are Christians just like many of the posters on the topix atheism forums are Christians.

Wow you really didn't think that one through did you retard? Go pray to your retarded god and maybe you'll do better next time?
BBSting wrote:
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The hatred of atheists towards Christians in general has turned its proponents into a pack of foul mouthed screeching monkeys, which even the abrasive Dawkins finds disturbing! He was attacked by a torrent of abuse from outraged fans over plans to rid his popular atheist internet forum of foul language, insults and frivolous gossip. Therapists say that rage is the flipside of helplessness. It seems to me, that the priority among atheists would be anger management just to avoid killing each other before they launch their campaign to save the world in the name of secularism. LMAO!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/7322...

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#67287 Jan 22, 2013
Yes we see.
Robert F wrote:
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Givemeliberty
lol..I am slow.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#67288 Jan 22, 2013
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 :)
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed we would. Pity they cannot show their god to be anything other than mushroom-induced dreams.
tagit

UK

#67289 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Atheists hate Christians? Proof or you made it up. Dawkins is far from abrasive and so he has stated that people on his forums will need to abide by the terms of service and this proves what exactly? You do know many if the posters there are Christians just like many of the posters on the topix atheism forums are Christians.
Wow you really didn't think that one through did you retard? Go pray to your retarded god and maybe you'll do better next time?
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It proves your dyslexia has gotten worse.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#67290 Jan 23, 2013
So no evidence for god or that a historical Jesus even existed? That's what I thought.

Why do you theists spend so much time on atheism threads and forums? Why do you care so much that we don't believe in your retarded god? Just believe in your invisible sky wizard and of others don't just leave them be, why dedicate so much time and effort?
tagit wrote:
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It proves your dyslexia has gotten worse.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67291 Jan 23, 2013
tagit wrote:
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It proves your dyslexia has gotten worse.
Aaaand another hategodbot posting as a cowardly grey boxer.

Typical.

Nothing substantial here--no facts, no proof.

Next!

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#67292 Jan 23, 2013

Interesting.
.Conspiracy Road Trip: Creationism .

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#67293 Jan 23, 2013
tagit wrote:
<quoted text> Switching the words of other's post is a gimmeliberty gimmick.....
It is a common ploy of these flametards.

Since: Nov 12

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#67294 Jan 23, 2013
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!
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#67295 Jan 23, 2013
Morality predates religion.
Morality doesn't need religion.
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!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#67296 Jan 23, 2013
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.
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!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67298 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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If given a choice, today's computerfied kid will take a game controller over a book any day, and not just the Bible.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#67299 Jan 23, 2013
Book sales for children are growing.

Don't judge everyone by your low standards.
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.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#67300 Jan 23, 2013
Actually keyboard Mmorpgs are dominating the gamin industry.

http://www.cracked.com/funny-212-boobs/

Boobies! Something else you hate! Yes safe for work :)
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.

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