Atheists on the march in America

There are 20 comments on the Aug 26, 2009, TurkishPress.com story 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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“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

Albuquerque, 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

Albuquerque, 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:
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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.

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

Louisville, KY

#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

Louisville, KY

#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™ 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

Bad Langensalza, 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

Bad Langensalza, 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

Bad Langensalza, 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

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#67339 Jan 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Expellius religitardus!
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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

Bad Langensalza, 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

Bad Langensalza, 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

Bad Langensalza, 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

Bad Langensalza, 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?

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