Atheism Rising

Dec 5, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Houston Press

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

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#62 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I have pondered why they keep coming back for more reality abuse.:)
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It's that inability to learn thing, again.

:)

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#63 Jan 23, 2013
Reality is a cruel mistress for the believer.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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It's that inability to learn thing, again.
:)

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#64 Jan 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, all of are today. Are you simply not understanding what I am saying?
Let's do an analogy. A single penny is not a lot of money. But a hundred trillion pennies *is* a lot of money. Now, start at one penny and add pennies one by one. Which penny takes the total from 'not a lot of money' to 'a lot of money'?
the answer, of course, is that no single penny does this. The concept of 'a lot of money' is a fuzzy one with no clear boundary. In the same way, the concept of 'modern human' is a fuzzy one with no clear boundary. This is true even though everyone today is clearly a modern human just like a hundred trillion pennies is clearly a lot of money.
We read a lot of analogies in this forum, most of them both inept and inapt. It's refreshing to see on that fits its subject so well. Kudos!

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#65 Jan 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Once again, there was not a 'first modern human' because the concept of 'modern human' is fuzzy-it has no hard boundaries. or are you not listening to what I said?
So, when the biological text books says "first modern humans" it got it all wrong?

Have you informed them of this error?

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#66 Jan 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Well,*I* came into being because my mother and father had sex. Given the existence of artificial fertilization, not everyone has the same method of coming into existence.
Are you a modern human?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#68 Jan 23, 2013
Do you understand plurals?
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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So, when the biological text books says "first modern humans" it got it all wrong?
Have you informed them of this error?
Lincoln

United States

#69 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Reality is a cruel mistress for the believer.
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"Reality is a cruel mistress for the believer." :-)


Poetic, the believer in atheism has this cruel mistress as well ?
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#70 Jan 23, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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So, when the biological text books says "first modern humans" it got it all wrong?
Have you informed them of this error?
Look, we know you are just trolling, trying to waste people's time, etc.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#71 Jan 23, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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We read a lot of analogies in this forum, most of them both inept and inapt. It's refreshing to see on that fits its subject so well. Kudos!
Polymath is a certified genius after all.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#72 Jan 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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"Reality is a cruel mistress for the believer." :-)
Poetic, the believer in atheism has this cruel mistress as well ?
Why is this so hard for you to comprehend?

Oh, wait.. you're a True Believerô... I nearly forgot-- comprehension of simple concepts is literally beyond your abilities.

Too bad.

But for everyone else? Atheism is not a belief--it is a LACK of belief.

That's key to comprehending where atheists are coming from, too.

Pity that's more than you can understand, though.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#74 Jan 23, 2013
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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So, when the biological text books says "first modern humans" it got it all wrong?
Have you informed them of this error?
The first modern humans of the opposing genders were thousands of years apart. The entire timeline belies anything in the bible as well.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#75 Jan 24, 2013
Great idea tell the Christholes to stay off the atheism forums and arguments cease. Then you can let your imaginary friend sort everything out.
Fran W wrote:
I don't get into these religious arguments. Just let God sort it out. I believe in love and having fun, as you can see here: http://profiles.friendtown.us/fran-weston/

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#76 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Great idea tell the Christholes to stay off the atheism forums and arguments cease. Then you can let your imaginary friend sort everything out.
Is that like the mythical hominid birthing a human?

www.roysecitycoc.org

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#77 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Great idea tell the Christholes to stay off the atheism forums and arguments cease. Then you can let your imaginary friend sort everything out.
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They canít they have this inbred need to convert all to their dark side.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#78 Jan 24, 2013
It is the typical Christhole M.O. To barge in where they are not wanted or invited, blather on like idiots and when they get called on it scream about the indignation of it all.
Very Cynical Person wrote:
<quoted text>They canít they have this inbred need to convert all to their dark side.

Since: Jan 10

Royse City

#79 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>It is the typical Christhole M.O. To barge in where they are not wanted or invited, blather on like idiots and when they get called on it scream about the indignation of it all.
Last I checked there was freedom of speech.

No?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#80 Jan 24, 2013
Not a single Christian forum thread or poster there interests you. I love the control we have over you as you live in the atheist forums :)

Freedom of speech has to do with the government not impeding your speech it does not grant you a forum to do it and if you purposely go somewhere that you know your opinion is not wanted and force it anyways you can't complain when you get called out and treated harshly. Why? Because you brought it on yourself half wit.

Again you walmart door greeters need to look stuff up before making a jackass out of yourself so much.

You're welcome.
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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Last I checked there was freedom of speech.
No?

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#81 Jan 25, 2013
virgin mary a 12 year old child,your imaginary god sounds like a right child molester
HEATH - 72 wrote:
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Last I checked there was freedom of speech.
No?

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#82 Jan 25, 2013
Gillette wrote:
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Look, we know you are just trolling, trying to waste people's time, etc.
Yes, he's just spamming for his favorite website, because his posts and comments have nothing to do with his repeated link to the same old church website. I'm surprised he's not soliciting for donations.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#83 Jan 25, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Polymath is a certified genius after all.
:)
I wish. I've met some real geniuses and I am nowhere close to that category.

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