Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70631 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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#67712 Feb 7, 2013
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Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#67713 Feb 7, 2013
Backed up by pictures and videos on my Facebook page of my charity work and as has been stated before you have not offered a shred of reasoning to say it's not true.

Thanks for making me look good and yourself like a jackass.
Langoliers wrote:
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Givemeliberty wrote:
I am especially proud of my volunteer work and donations to the humanist cause. Every year I go to the Philippines and spend thousands on food,water, clothing and medicine for the needy there. After a horrific typhoon and flooding there I was there amongst others 14 hours a day handing out supplies, giving life saving injections and treatments to those who lost their home. I stood and watched as homeless children lined up easily 3 miles deep for a package of crackers sandwich fruit and bottle of water. Unwanted children who were born because the Christian ran theocracy light government makes it nearly impossible for a woman to obtain birth control. My wife is in pre-med classes and wants to practice medicine there free to help those poor children. Here in the states I collect donations for running in marathons with the money going to children's charities and cancer or HIV awareness programs.
I have seen first hand time and time again the damage and heart breaking situations brought on by theists. The same theists who come crawling to us to help fix their mess! Oh but while we are fixing it are we thanked? Nope. We barely get the figurative broom in hand and they are shrieking at us for not believing in their imaginary friend.
Honor? I guess it is a relative term. The dozen of urban low income students I assist for free with their biology and pharmaceutical homework at two different colleges locally would probably say good ole KJ is an alright dude.
Now if coming on topix and giving the theists a little taste of backbone, the theists who try to intimidate and silence non believers because they think we should all be meek and humble and tolerate their abuse and repeated logical fallacies makes me vile, Without reason, Disrespectful, In someone's opinion? So be it, hmmm I will chuckle about how vile And disrespectful I am Friday at U of L for the 6 hours I am assisting the students there as a volunteer. Or perhaps this summer as I am passing out thousands of dollars worth of free medicine and other essentials trying to save some more homeless from dying. Yes I was walking by a group of people there and they were huddled together praying loudly and crying. I looked in and a young girl was on the ground dying of dehydration. Instead of getting her water and rushing her to the hospital they stood there holding hands and praying! I grabbed my cell phone and called for an ambulance and started trying to get her to drink. Slowly she sipped the water as the praying continued. The ambulance came after almost an hour and reluctantly took her to the hospital, the paramedic said she was good as dead and best leave it in the hands of Jesus same thing the crowd thought. She died 18 hours later. They didn't even know her name and couldn't figure it out.
I guess I'll somehow deal with being called disrespectful.
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"I semi-retired except for collecting and inspecting my rental properties. I live comfortably off my stock dividends, porn sites I own, early retirement from work and rental properties here in the states and in the Philippines. "
OMG. It's getting better all the time!!!
You're retired except for Porn and your wife is still in school!
Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!
Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#67714 Feb 7, 2013
Science corrects itself and progresses whereas religion does not.
insidesecrets wrote:
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And scientists thought there were canals on Mars. As I said before, Professor Braindead....most of what we call science is no more than verified but inferential knowledge, grounded on unverifiable assumptions. "If this...then that" A likely story. Probably true, but by no means, certain. That sort of indecisiveness isn't going to change. One would be a fool to accept the doctrines of science as gospel truth. Why betray common sense for the sake of any theory, or doctrine? Why deny the truth of living experience out of deference to some body of nebulous scientific knowledge, no matter how complex, coherent and conclusive it might seem to be? I hurl this truth in the teeth of Copernicus, Laplace and Newton and all their dutiful, unquestioning, leaden eyed, successors...that daisy chain of white smocked clones. What's the gain in your campaign to rid the world of Judeo-Christian theology if you merely and meekly accept another vague ideology in its place?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#67715 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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And scientists thought there were canals on Mars.
Nope, an idiot theist interpreted what journalists interpreted and wrote up from a press release by Nasa is what happened.

You wouldnt know what science was if you picked up a textbook and willed yourself to read, because you a) stupid. b)willfully ignorant & c) a proven liar, lying about god.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67717 Feb 8, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Nope, an idiot theist interpreted what journalists interpreted and wrote up from a press release by Nasa is what happened.
You wouldnt know what science was if you picked up a textbook and willed yourself to read, because you a) stupid. b)willfully ignorant & c) a proven liar, lying about god.
I can see why Darwin's fables appeal to you. You're proof positive that manure can sprout legs and walk.:O
Thinking

Poole, UK

#67718 Feb 8, 2013
Straw man.
BBSting wrote:
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I can see why Darwin's fables appeal to you. You're proof positive that manure can sprout legs and walk.:O
John

United States

#67719 Feb 8, 2013
I notice there are links and claims@ from you loons. Nothing knows why. It's clear you have no accountable position or evidence that meets the criteria you hold others to. You are cowards and bigots.

My something vs your nothing? I don't blame you for not taking the challenge.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#67720 Feb 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Guess who made those laws?
LOL you have no concept on what a creator means.
Yes, of course I have an idea what it means. It's a pretty simplistic idea, after all. But the fact is that you haven't *proven* the existence of a creator. You make claims that some creator made the laws of physics, but you have not shown how that is possible, or whether it actually happened. You have shown no way to distinguish between a universe that simply has natural laws and one that has been created to have laws. In the absence of such a difference, it is simpler to take the known existence of natural laws as fundamental.

And even with your assumptions, your claim that a crystal of salt is designed is false.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#67721 Feb 8, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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And scientists thought there were canals on Mars.
Mars is notoriously hard to observe from ground-based observatories. The proposed canals were 'observed' when there was no photography and were at the limit of the resolution of the telescope. They were doubted by the scientific community at the time, but the idea was picked up by the press and became a popular sensation.

Lesson: don't get your science from a sensational popular press.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#67722 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Science corrects itself and progresses whereas religion does not.
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to be fair...religions have changed the "word of God" many times to suit their needs and to keep from becoming absolutely irrelevent to society...
sickofit

Hayfield, MN

#67723 Feb 8, 2013
Time to take this nation back from the uber religous nazi pigs....Time to get this nation back in the hands of WE THE PEOPLE....No more religous control.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#67724 Feb 8, 2013
Why?
John wrote:
I notice there are links and claims@ from you loons. Nothing knows why. It's clear you have no accountable position or evidence that meets the criteria you hold others to. You are cowards and bigots.
My something vs your nothing? I don't blame you for not taking the challenge.

Since: Mar 11

Salem, IN

#67725 Feb 8, 2013
Their god has been reduced to lighting his Farr to create the Big Bang.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>to be fair...religions have changed the "word of God" many times to suit their needs and to keep from becoming absolutely irrelevent to society...
Henry

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

#67726 Feb 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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They have and it's called the Bible.
Very funny,how could a manmade scripture proof the existance of a god??

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#67727 Feb 8, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Very funny,how could a manmade scripture proof the existance of a god??
it works like this...

i created cold fusion.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#67728 Feb 8, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Very funny,how could a manmade scripture proof the existance of a god??
Religious people read 1 book and think they have all the answers. Thinking people read hundreds of book and always have more questions.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#67729 Feb 8, 2013
if you want proof i created cold fusion, see my previous post that proves it.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#67730 Feb 8, 2013
Lighting his fart lol! Wtf iPhone!
Givemeliberty wrote:
Their god has been reduced to lighting his Farr to create the Big Bang.
<quoted text>
John

United States

#67731 Feb 8, 2013
Are you loons still fighting a God you don't believe in? Fight him! Call him names. No one will notice your insanity. Trust me.

Still no evidence or accountable position in the atheism forum. They have rules, but no evidence lmao.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#67732 Feb 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the bible proves that the bible is true? seriously? i know you are not lame...
The Bible is evidence (not proof) that there is a God.

Then there is this.

"The best evidence for design can be seen in the nature of the universe and how it came to be. The process of discovery continues, since one of the fundamental properties of the universe, dark energy (or the cosmological constant), was discovered late in the last century. New studies continue to add to our knowledge about the universe and its extremely unlikely makeup.

The Big Bang
The Big Bang theory states that the universe arose from a singularity of virtually no size, which gave rise to the dimensions of space and time, in addition to all matter and energy. At the beginning of the Big Bang, the four fundamental forces began to separate from each other. Early in its history (10^-36 to 10^-32 seconds), the universe underwent a period of short, but dramatic, hyper-inflationary expansion. The cause of this inflation is unknown, but was required for life to be possible in the universe.

Excess quarks
Quarks and antiquarks combined to annihilate each other. Originally, it was expected that the ratio of quarks and antiquarks to be exactly equal to one, since neither would be expected to have been produced in preference to the other. If the ratio were exactly equal to one, the universe would have consisted solely of energy - not very conducive to the existence of life. However, recent research showed that the charge ½parity violation could have resulted naturally given the three known masses of quark families.1 However, this just pushes fine tuning a level down to ask why quarks display the masses they have. Those masses must be fine tuned in order to achieve a universe that contains any matter at all.

Large, just right-sized universe
Even so, the universe is enormous compared to the size of our Solar System. Isn't the immense size of the universe evidence that humans are really insignificant, contradicting the idea that a God concerned with humanity created the universe? It turns out that the universe could not have been much smaller than it is in order for nuclear fusion to have occurred during the first 3 minutes after the Big Bang. Without this brief period of nucleosynthesis, the early universe would have consisted entirely of hydrogen.2 Likewise, the universe could not have been much larger than it is, or life would not have been possible. If the universe were just one part in 10^59 larger,3 the universe would have collapsed before life was possible. Since there are only 10^80 baryons in the universe, this means that an addition of just 10^21 baryons (about the mass of a grain of sand) would have made life impossible. The universe is exactly the size it must be for life to exist at all.

Early evolution of the universe
Cosmologists assume that the universe could have evolved in any of a number of ways, and that the process is entirely random. Based upon this assumption, nearly all possible universes would consist solely of thermal radiation (no matter). Of the tiny subset of universes that would contain matter, a small subset would be similar to ours. A very small subset of those would have originated through inflationary conditions. Therefore, universes that are conducive to life "are almost always created by fluctuations into these 'miraculous' states," according to atheist cosmologist Dr. L. Dyson.4

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