Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70634 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: Nov 12

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#71731 Apr 30, 2013
You were responding to me going to church
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry.
Did it hurt? Or did you refuse to play along, and did not let them take your brains away, when you walked in the doors?
;)
I have to admit... I was impressed. The topic was violence in the bible. I remember thinking "oh boy here we go". Assuming i would hear the same stuff I read on pages like this and YouTube and such... But no... He started by asking who thought the Quran was a violent book.... After the response he asked them if they have read their bibles because if it was not more violent it was just as violent of a holy book.... Wow... Then continued to read the most horrible bible verses.... And talked about how they make him feel sick knowing they are in the book.... He eventually said briefly that good was good and we had to trust him... But he was very very focused on how much they confuse and disappoint him... I was glad i went!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#71732 Apr 30, 2013
Logic wrote:
Atheism is the result of darkness of mind. A true "dark" age.
The irony made me choke on my Pepsi .... Lol
Sorry... I don't mean to be mean... It was just funny.
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#71733 Apr 30, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Francis Bacon
“The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.”~Matthew Arnold

"My mission is to see things as they are. Exactly contrary of a mission." ~Emile Mihai Cioran

"The inspiration of the Bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it." ~Robert G. Ingersol

"Hands that help are far better then lips that pray." ~Robert G. Ingersol

“Human love is generous and noble. The love of God is selfish, because man does not love God for God's sake, but for his own.”~Robert G. Ingersoll

“If all the historic books of the Bible were blotted from the memory of mankind, nothing of value would be lost.”~Robert Ingersoll

“Every fact is an enemy of the church. Every fact is a heretic. Every demonstration is an infidel. Everything that ever really happened testifies against the supernatural.”~Robert G. Ingersoll

“A believer is a bird in a cage. A freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.”~Robert Ingersoll

“No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.”~Karl Popper

“You do not reason a man out of something he was not reasoned into.”~Jonathan Swift

“He who will not reason, is a bigot; He who cannot, is a fool;
And he who dares not, is a slave.”~William Drummond

“Every man, who reasons, soon becomes and unbeliever.”~Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71734 Apr 30, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
I'm sure you wondered where I went. My old email changed, so Topix no longer recognized me.....originally, I just made this account as a backup because I went somewhere else on vacation and set this one up....ironically, I found out that it would only let me log in under Kinu88 on....of all places, Internet Explorer.
So now, I'm stuck under this dull account, with no more 1,000 plus posts. TT I'm just trying to make it to 100 posts. What's with the points awarding system? It seems like things changed during the two or so years I was away.
Some of the threads (not Athiesm) have a point system--it's just for bragging rights as far as I can tell. I ignore it.

Obviously, your password on IE is cached-- if you wanted to, you could hack that password cache and recover it-- there are tools out there which do that. The encryption is not very strong, for IE.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71735 Apr 30, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
yup, still the same. Still annoying trolls, still debaters. Why not just get along? I'll bet you anything those two people I knew are still arguing....they were arguing for two+ years over religion.....
Sounds a little silly to me.
I find it amusing to poke a virtual stick and the Copy-n-paste-King, ole stump-jonnie.

But he is completely, and totally incapable of rational replies.

I offered to debate him-- I posted a list of what I believe-- he ignored all of that.

He's just here to make people turn away from Genuine Christianity™ out of sheer disgust, that he represents it.

:D

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71736 Apr 30, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
I often wonder if the religi-trolls even have lives outside their basements. It does not keep me up at night, but it is a curious puzzle, no?
I suspect that they do not. The likely attend a "church" which consists of one (1) broken-down "pastor" who cannot find employment in the real world (apart from a part-time janitor position), and between 10 and 50 "parishioners", who are so hateful and bigoted, that they are not welcome in any of the nearby mainline (and larger) churches.

It's likely they meet in a school, or the public meeting room of a library, or even in their own garages in rotation.

I've seen this-- too often, I've seen this. It's pathetic.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71737 Apr 30, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
This is old news by oracles predicted this days ago, With each spam, he validates my oracles.
Obama's comedy writers did a great job with his recent press conference funny stuff.
See the video
http://news.yahoo.com/video/obamas-top-moment...
Michele Bachmann line cracked me up
LOL! That was good enough--but too brief. Makes me want to see the whole thing, which I think I'll look up.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71738 Apr 30, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
You were responding to me going to church
<quoted text>
I have to admit... I was impressed. The topic was violence in the bible. I remember thinking "oh boy here we go". Assuming i would hear the same stuff I read on pages like this and YouTube and such... But no... He started by asking who thought the Quran was a violent book.... After the response he asked them if they have read their bibles because if it was not more violent it was just as violent of a holy book.... Wow... Then continued to read the most horrible bible verses.... And talked about how they make him feel sick knowing they are in the book.... He eventually said briefly that good was good and we had to trust him... But he was very very focused on how much they confuse and disappoint him... I was glad i went!
Ha! That's interesting-- how did he resolve the bible-evil in the end, or did he even bother?
John

United States

#71739 Apr 30, 2013
No they are fighting/lashing out at God. Most of them. This forum has gone on for years and it happens with or without me. You think simple disbelief has carried the forum in all its venom this long? The evidence speaks otherwise. Speaking of evidence. Do you have any in this arena you hold others accountable to?
I've already exposed your standard of evidence yet you want ME to provide YOU evidence in your forum. Let me guess you'll be the arbiter. Your forum insists on fighting God, you can't stay away from him. I've made it clear, apparently you don't read my posts that I don't debate nothing. God is merely an axe and diversion created by loons to mask their nothing agenda.
You've made the claim there is no God so prove it. That's your deal and problem whether its impossible or not. I've offered to debate the evidences/reasons I believe in a prime mover vs any accountable position of belief you want to make a case for. You have failed miserably. Not my problem.
Regurgitating tired nonpoints despite four years of me being clear makes it obvious you have no intention of doing anything other than projecting. Nothing certainly is not the answer.
Stump an antitheist! Ask them what they believe.%8

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71740 Apr 30, 2013
And the hamster gets another carrot!

Poor stumpy...
John

United States

#71741 Apr 30, 2013
Dance for me nothing puppet. My accountable position is a prime mover. Yours?

No matter what these loons post or claim to have done you will never see any evidence in this arena that meets their own criteria.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71742 Apr 30, 2013
And another... carrot!

That hamster is >so< going to get fat.
John

United States

#71743 Apr 30, 2013
.Another victory for the prime mover! March, march, hate, nothing, march,,

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#71744 Apr 30, 2013
John wrote:
.Another victory for the prime mover! March, march, hate, nothing, march,,
and John still has not figured out his prime mover has been proven to be a myth..

still doesn't know free thinkers are just promulgating that fact.

have fun with your cult, runaway johnny...
John

United States

#71746 Apr 30, 2013
Oh, I'll just take your word for it and disregard you brought the usual nothing. The same nothing since 2009. You loons make freethinkers cringe.

I contend the preponderance of evidence lies on the side of a prime mover vs any accountable position of belief in this arena. Claims, claims, everywhere. Evidence nowhere.

Sane, rational people would be embarrased to have a forum so exposed. You keep coming back though ok.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#71747 Apr 30, 2013
John wrote:
Oh, I'll just take your word for it and disregard you brought the usual nothing. The same nothing since 2009. You loons make freethinkers cringe.
I contend the preponderance of evidence lies on the side of a prime mover vs any accountable position of belief in this arena. Claims, claims, everywhere. Evidence nowhere.
Sane, rational people would be embarrased to have a forum so exposed. You keep coming back though ok.
actually, not one shred of evidence for you prime mover.

why is it you never show one teensy bit of this evidence you keep lying about/

why do you have to lie for your cult? i never have to lie about my world views...never...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#71748 Apr 30, 2013
John wrote:
Oh, I'll just take your word for it and disregard you brought the usual nothing. The same nothing since 2009. You loons make freethinkers cringe.
I contend the preponderance of evidence lies on the side of a prime mover vs any accountable position of belief in this arena. Claims, claims, everywhere. Evidence nowhere.
Sane, rational people would be embarrased to have a forum so exposed. You keep coming back though ok.
i have given you the factual, verifiable evidence that proves you cult god is a myth...

you have not given one shred o f evidence for your prime mover. not one shred.

run away johnny...run away...
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#71749 Apr 30, 2013
See robo Narcissistic poster in action

Observe mental illness first hand

- excellent case study material

Spam Soon appearing, in < 24 hrs
My oracles are never wrong ;)

It is best to Keep them off the streets - So we need to encourage them to keep posting - they must stay on the computer to keep up, Especially on Sundays

So deep is the need to copy paste it is like a drug - feed it a watch it respond.

It has been a successful case study for quite a while now

Call this a Exploration into the deluded mind

We are treated to a window to observe what is usually only found in mental institutions.

I prescribeThorazine 500mg

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71750 Apr 30, 2013
Poor, poor Johnie.

His hamster has died.

Now he no longer has a prime mover to feed carrots to....

... very sad.

Must've been the rancid carrots ...
John

United States

#71752 May 1, 2013
Absolutely. Right back at ya. Originally I simply asked the forum what they believed and noted that antitheism is in my experience all too often the default. Being a believer is/was irrelevant. I was accurate and antitheists showed their true colors, lashing out against a God they don't believe in and a God I was not attempting to shove down their throats.
Ruling out possibilities is not freethinking. We don't know what we don't know. Attacking/marginalizing belief isn't intellectually honest when nothing meets the repeatable and observable standard. Four years of no evidence in the atheism forum is enough for me to conclude this. I've asked the question hundreds of times and many claim to have provided it, but that's a lie. No sugarcoating it.
The conversation devolved quickly as (the way I see it) their was a group attack effort to bring this God they seem to hate into the equation. This did not dissuade me as I chose to stay on point. I was clear my intentions were not to make any claims, I was and am simply pointing out intellectual dishonesty.
I continued trying to get the "rules" for evidence after all attempts to get answers to legitimate questions failed. I sought these rules in response to the neverending attacks to further expose the forum. I offered to debate the evidences/reasons I believe in a prime mover vs any accountable position of belief that meets the criteria I was given. This challenge was not accepted. There will be claims otherwise but I guarrantee you won't find what I've asked. Now imagine doing this dance for four years simply because I refuse to debate nothing. I didn't set out to mock simple disbelief, that fine but this isn't that and I think you know it.
Name a subject I get to ask all the questions on and your job is to defend it, over and over and over and over again. How about science? Get my point? It's even more ridiculous considering I've exposed the standard. Remember my question regarding evidence quantification? Never answered relevantly.
Nonbelievers like yourself leave pretty quickly and they should. You may find it glib but what is the point of a forum about nothing? This is an agenda that stifles true freethought.
A simple I don't know...end forum would have sufficed. Now its a game to me to see how many years this forum will be intellectualy dishonest in their fight for nothing.
I appreciate your consideration but I've done this multiple times with decent folk like yourself. I won't debate in front of the kids without the reasonable prerequisites I've asked for. A simple no to my question should have been the response years ago LOL. Back to cut and paste. Yawn.
Reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
You weren't saying?2

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