Do atheists have souls like other human beings? If you, as an atheist, don’t think you have a soul, you probably don’t. Beethoven was deaf but he could still hear, see, and feel music with his soul and cranked out some great stuff. If atheists can’t see, hear, or feel like normal or even handicapped humans, it’s logical to assume atheists simply lack souls.<quoted text>
Well ... we either all got one, or none of us ... right? Or is it only the anointed, special, selected, enlightened, chosen, egotistical ones?
Good example of tortured logic. Is that what you were shooting for?<quoted text>"Great composers" are a relatively small percentage of the population and 'atheists' are a relative small percentage of the population. Great Composers are smarter than the average bear ... Atheists are smarter than the average bear. It's really not Rocket Science. One minute we have a "soul" and the next we're just a bunch of brain chemicals ... you got to decide, Pal ... which is it?
LOL Even your revisionist history of the Inquisition can’t support your claim that ANY atheists were ever killed or harmed in any way. The Roman Catholic church had a long documented history of eliminating dissent by executing dissenters beginning with the Council at Nicea circa 327 AD. Its targets were ALWAYS religious folks, not atheists. And, it was THOUSANDS, not millions, executed during the Inquistion.<quoted text>Historically there have been a great many 'heretics' tortured and executed. I presume declaring one's unbelief would be considered heretical. The Inquisition alone accounted for the deaths of (perhaps) millions. There's only the flimsiest of veils keeping most modern 'bots from getting 'all medieval' on us today.
Since it is now common knowledge that Zionist Jews control the global media in general and the US media in particular. In this article, David Horowitz justifies and rationalizes Jewish controlled media:<quoted text>
My custom Yahoo home screen has space for 7 'world news headlines'. I noted yesterday that 5 of the 7 were headlining Islamic atrocities. Rational fears are not phobias. Islam is absolutely everything BAD about religion amplified, condensed and pumped up with steroids.
It is also common knowledge that the Israeli agenda is to saturate media outlets and internet discussion boards with Islamophobic “hasbara”, i.e. propaganda:
No surprise that you would drink their koolaid. Peddling Islamophobia in the US is a cash cow for Jewish atheists like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, David Horowitz, Alan Dershowitz, etc. If you are a non-Jew regurgitating their poison on Topix for free....why?
What “something”‘primitive?<quoted text>
All music clearly appeals to something 'primitive' in all of us and you can't get more 'primitive' than our African Genesis. Anything else ain't "roots" ... it's branches from a tree already sprouted.
There’s no empirical evidence that music developed in Africa. The oldest archaeological evidence for human music is a bone flute found in a Neanderthal campsite in Slovenia dated to 50,000 BC. The distance between the second and third holes of the flute is twice that between the third and fourth holes, which is consistent with the whole and half-tones of the diatonic scale. The earliest known musical score is Sumerian, dating to approximately 1400 BC. It was decoded and played in the 1970’s--diatonic scale and sounds like a melody from an American folk song or lullaby.