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: Mar 11

United States

#67332 Jan 24, 2013
The problem is you lack the comprehension or education to understand the difference between fact and opinion. To say roses smell good is an opinion but you are trying to say it's a fact. As usual you are wrong.

Here let me help you retard. Say I think roses smell good or perhaps, many people think roses smell good. At that point you will be phrasing it with the ability of a 5th grade education! Hurray!

Glad to be of help. You're welcome.
Robert F wrote:
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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: Mar 11

United States

#67333 Jan 24, 2013
So you confess to being anti progress. Well that's more than many of your fellow Christholes. Throughout history your ilk has been anti progress. Don't build that telescope, you'll use it to look up god's skirt or see what he is beating off to in heaven! Don't you dare say the earth is round, does not the bible say the earth is square flat and resting on four pillars? Off with his head! Don't you dare mix those herbs with oils and try to cure a sickness or kill pain that makes you a witch! Burn the witch! Don't use stem cells to cure diseases! Jesus will weep at those frozen cells being harvested for good use instead of incinerated!

I could go on and on but you are simply following in the footsteps of the dullard Christians before you.
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.

Since: Mar 11

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#67334 Jan 24, 2013
Thank you kindly darlin :)
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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We need a "slam dunk" judge it icon.

Since: Mar 11

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#67335 Jan 24, 2013
Thank you and exactly! If a Hindu man raped his daughters after beating their mother and his his unconscious and then killed all of them he could later in prison become a Christian say run a dub dub Jesus and poof! He goes to heaven while his victims who never said rub a dub dub Jesus are burning in hell. Neato!

Seriously this is what Christians believe, some will begrudgingly admit it.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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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¬ô 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.
Henry

Germany

#67336 Jan 24, 2013
insideseacrets wrote:
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.
Yes, the bombs over Hiroshima to drop were ordered by the US president Harry Truman. He was never been made responsible for these war crimes!
Henry

Germany

#67337 Jan 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Expellius religitardus!
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Jesus Christ was not replaced by Harry Potter, Christ died a few thousands of years ago as a human being. He was never any god at all! There were never any gods among pseudo gods! They are all manmade!
Henry

Germany

#67338 Jan 24, 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
The US try to enslave th whole world with no sucess!
Henry

Germany

#67339 Jan 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Expellius religitardus!
<quoted text>
Jesus Christ died around 2000years ago as a human being. It was never a god at no time at all! Among the socalled thousands of gods there was not a single one. They were all manmade! Religions are all myths or even crimes!
Henry

Germany

#67340 Jan 24, 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
Mostly of East Germany are atheists and they stay atheists! The billionairs of US try to enslave the whole world, but with no sucess!
Henry

Germany

#67341 Jan 24, 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
The billionairs of the US were trying to enslave the whole world, but were unable to do so. In the nuclear age it is very dangerous for the human race!
Henry

Germany

#67342 Jan 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Expellius religitardus!
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The Bible belt in the South of the United States is one the most backward regions of this country!
Henry

Germany

#67343 Jan 24, 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.
The US has the biggest jail population of the world! How is that?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67344 Jan 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Those "overweight" kids score higher on intellectual tests.
Despite your assumption, computers are not synonymous with genius.
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#67345 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So you confess to being anti progress. Well that's more than many of your fellow Christholes. Throughout history your ilk has been anti progress. Don't build that telescope, you'll use it to look up god's skirt or see what he is beating off to in heaven! Don't you dare say the earth is round, does not the bible say the earth is square flat and resting on four pillars? Off with his head! Don't you dare mix those herbs with oils and try to cure a sickness or kill pain that makes you a witch! Burn the witch! Don't use stem cells to cure diseases! Jesus will weep at those frozen cells being harvested for good use instead of incinerated!
I could go on and on but you are simply following in the footsteps of the dullard Christians before you.
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giveme-whatever
uses the term

"..... Christholes....."

So much
for taking
this atheist seriously.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#67346 Jan 24, 2013
Robert F wrote:
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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....
Most atheists do have the *opinion* that roses smell good. But we also know the difference between an opinion and a fact. You don't seem to be able to comprehend the difference.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#67347 Jan 24, 2013
Yet unlike your god I have never commanded people to take slaves, rape children and put infants to the sword. All in all you should worship me instead.
Lincoln wrote:
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giveme-whatever
uses the term
"..... Christholes....."
So much
for taking
this atheist seriously.
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#67348 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
.......... All in all you should worship me instead.
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We Do

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67349 Jan 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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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.
Educational video programs are one thing. Violent video games are quite another. The old adage, "Violence begats violence" is just as true in the 21st century as it was in ancient times.

The American Psychological Association says playing violent games correlates to "children being less caring and helpful toward their peers" and for good reason. These killing games reward violent behavior and decrease empathy for others. Repeated exposure to virtual killing desensitizes a child because in the virtual world there are no MORAL consequences. If you shoot somebody in one of these games, you don't go to jail, you get extra points! Further, when the kid experiences anxiety playing these games and he will, instead of learning to rely on reason to calm himself, he will externalize his anxiety by attacking something whether it be an object, his parents and siblings, or the family pet. Violent video games have been linked to inappropriate disruptive behavior in children and teens i.e. disrespect, the use of foul language, and unnecessary overly aggressive reactions in real time situations. Research shows that violent video games do cause some vulnerable children to lash out at their fellow schoolmates hence the rash of school shootings. It doesn't take a genius to realize what the effect will be when kids spend too much time with violence simulators that glorify gang culture, celebrate brutality, lionize crudeness, and trivialize violence toward others.

There are other ways to develop hand eye coordination, critical thinking and the like that don't require becoming a digital killer! At an age when children should be learning to build strong social relationships, many of them lack the communication skills necessary because they spend too much time alone, engaged in video game playing. An addiction to video game playing, like an addiction to drugs often results in anti-social behavior and poor preformance at school.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67350 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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The US has the biggest jail population of the world! How is that?
We are the only society in the "free" world that has too many laws, and too many laws makes too many prisoners. If the Feds legalized drugs, that alone would reduce the number of inmates in our prisons by more than half. Treatment is the answer, not incarceration.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67351 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Yes, the bombs over Hiroshima to drop were ordered by the US president Harry Truman. He was never been made responsible for these war crimes!
I suppose you think that the scientists who created this horrific method of mass destruction are somehow exempt from all responsibility, right? They were fully aware of the devastating consequences. A scientist is not a robotic machine. He has a conscience. He need only to find the courage to use it.

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