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There are 765 comments on the Houston Press story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Atheism Rising. In it, Houston Press reports that:

It's a warm fall morning near the Texas State Capitol's south steps, and there's a fight brewing.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Houston Press.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#236 Mar 18, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
They know their days are numbered man. That's the only reason they go after us so much. Of we really weren't causing them to bleed membership numbers they wouldn't bother wasting one second on us let alone write books, create websites, DVDs and recruit believers to go after us. The debate only helps us because we point out they have no proof not a shred a evidence.
And they know it.
<quoted text>
Indeed they do. It scares the shills-in-chief, too-- they'll have to go out and get REAL jobs....

... ones that make them have to work for a living, instead of steal from the poor/ignorant.

If I believed in Karma, I'd say she's a b*tch...

LMAO!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#237 Mar 18, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
The word is accept not except.
And you wonder why you are losing the debate so badly?
Nobody wants to stop you from believing in your silly delusion. Just don't try to force your religion, god or his so called rules upon others.
<quoted text>
Exactly right!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#238 Mar 18, 2013
Nonatheis wrote:
Atheism is silly and bites.
I'm so sorry for your loss...

... did it hurt, when they removed the last pieces of your brain?

Sad.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#239 Mar 19, 2013
Real work! No!!!

Lol :))
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Indeed they do. It scares the shills-in-chief, too-- they'll have to go out and get REAL jobs....

... ones that make them have to work for a living, instead of steal from the poor/ignorant.

If I believed in Karma, I'd say she's a b*tch...

LMAO!
Lincoln

United States

#240 Mar 19, 2013
Number of atheists in America is increasing alas the percentage decreasing.

With immigration from Latin America the Roman Church increasing as are fundamentalist protestant churches. Latin American immigrants
have large families and often church centered
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#242 Mar 19, 2013
Carpet? Carpet? Luxury!

We had 800 year old flagstones if we were lucky.

:)
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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I always wanted to live in a converted church myself.
I would find it quite amusing. And I'd love the open space that used to be the "sanctuary". It would make an excellent place to fly radio-control helicopters & airplanes.
I'd strip out all the nasty carpet, too-- a nice, hard floor for running radio control vehicles. With maybe some ramps going up to the platform, with a nice jump somewhere?
The kitchen in these is typically top-notch too: you know how those True Believers™ love to gorge on too much food.
:D
I'd have my pick of bedrooms-- any of the classrooms ought to work for that, quite well.
Yep-- converting a church to non-religious use is a very good idea.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#243 Mar 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Carpet? Carpet? Luxury!
We had 800 year old flagstones if we were lucky.
:)
<quoted text>
:D

The majority of churches built in the US are finished with carpeted floors throughout-- even in the kitchens!

I have even been in churches that had gyms, to help the younger set find a reason to come to church-- but, yes-- the gym would have some sort of "special" carpet on the floor too.

Pretty much eliminated playing basketball, in spite of the nets at either end...

;)

No doubt some salesman promised this carpet was... "special".:LMAO:

These people will believe anything...
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#244 Mar 19, 2013
To me, carpets in a building of worship implies a mosque!
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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:D
The majority of churches built in the US are finished with carpeted floors throughout-- even in the kitchens!
I have even been in churches that had gyms, to help the younger set find a reason to come to church-- but, yes-- the gym would have some sort of "special" carpet on the floor too.
Pretty much eliminated playing basketball, in spite of the nets at either end...
;)
No doubt some salesman promised this carpet was... "special".:LMAO:
These people will believe anything...
Siro

Melbourne, Australia

#245 Mar 19, 2013
One of the neglected dogs of Thinking wrote:
Meat? Meat? Luxury!
We had 80 day old carrots if we were lucky.
:)
<quoted text>
That message would have to come from an animal psychic as all of Thinkings dogs died from malnutrition and neglect
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#246 Mar 19, 2013
You're a post changing mess- and I've got to you.
Siro wrote:
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That message would have to come from an animal psychic as all of Thinkings dogs died from malnutrition and neglect

Since: Mar 11

United States

#247 Mar 19, 2013
They have to keep praying on those carpets until the carpet starts flying like in Aladdin!

Lmfao!
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>To me, carpets in a building of worship implies a mosque!
Siro

Melbourne, Australia

#248 Mar 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You're a post changing mess- and I've got to you.
<quoted text>
Dont worry about getting to me, get to the butchers before you pick up another victim from the pet shop
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#249 Mar 19, 2013
I'm as likely to abuse a pet as you are to use your dead granny's cu*t as a bong.

Oh hang on a minute, let's just stick to what we know: I don't abuse pets.
Siro wrote:
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Dont worry about getting to me, get to the butchers before you pick up another victim from the pet shop

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#250 Mar 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
To me, carpets in a building of worship implies a mosque!
<quoted text>
LOL!

Good point...!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#251 Mar 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I'm as likely to abuse a pet as you are to use your dead granny's cu*t as a bong.
Oh hang on a minute, let's just stick to what we know: I don't abuse pets.
<quoted text>
It's unlikely he had a granny... at least, not one that would acknowledge him as a descendant.
Jimmy

Yeovil, UK

#252 Mar 19, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Funny you say the same thing each day as if it was original.
Like prayer - biggest load of fail ever.
Lincoln

United States

#253 Mar 19, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden seems as if he’s been having a great time in Italy attending the installation of Pope Francis at the Vatican. On Monday, Mr. Biden expressed words of hope about the new pontiff, saying Pope Francis “shares a vision that all of us share, to reach out to the poor and the dispossessed.” Later Biden, a Roman Catholic himself, joked that “I’ll lose my soul” if late for a meeting with US cardinals.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#254 Mar 19, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Like prayer - biggest load of fail ever.
It's what he does best: fail.

;)

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#255 Mar 20, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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LOL!
Yes-- churches are dying in a big way here in Tulsa too.
Each day, I drive past abandoned church property. And even more, I see church property in serious need of major repair--but the congregation is clearly too poor to afford such, as they cling to a dying church.
Religion is on the wane; knowledge is on the rise-- the internet is to blame, I think.
The internet has allowed the real lies of True Believers™ to be exposed for all to see, and has allowed people with questions to find the answers they ask.
Real answers, not the "goddidit" lie so frequently told for so long.
It's a beautiful thing.
A beautiful thing indeed.

Tonight in a small Texas town, along side a major highway which re-invents itself to thread through the county seat as two lanes, lies a Baptist church which in bygone days had grown to cover four square blocks of downtown real estate.

I drove through that bit of nostalgia, at about 8:15 p.m., and that beacon to the downtrodden and the lost was lit up like a Christmas tree, with the marquee blazing out the words "Where will you be, when Jesus returns?", and out in the parking sat lot four vehicles, only four. In a town with no taxi's nor bus service, there were only four cars!

On a Sunday morning you can sometimes see as many as ten vehicles, except for that one Sunday of the year, when the roads are blocked solid on both sides for a mile.

Such is the real Christainity, LOL!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#256 Mar 20, 2013

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