20+ Questions for Theists
Patrick

United States

#415 Aug 7, 2014
Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.

Describing the threats against stranded Yezidi refugees as holding the potential for “genocide”, the president said he had authorised limited air strikes to help Iraqi forces, to assist in the fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there.

“When we face a situation like we do on that mountain, with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale and we have a mandate to help - in this case a request from the Iraqi government - and when we have unique capabilities to act to avoid a massacre, I believe the United States cannot turn a blind eye,” the president said in a late-night statement from the White House.

“Earlier this week, one Iraqi said no-one is coming to help. Well, today America is coming to help,” he said.

The delivery of humanitarian relief, in the form of air drops by US jets, took place after a day of intense debate at the White House over how to respond to an Isis army that has caused mass civilian displacement as it moves closer to the previously stable Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The air drops represented the first aerial mission over Iraq since 2011 for a purpose beyond conducting surveillance on Isis, providing long-scheduled military sales or transporting the extra hundreds of US special operations “advisers” that Obama ordered into Iraq to help Baghdad confront the threat from Isis. They marked the start of the deepest American engagement in Iraq since US troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.

The US military was already helping the Iraqi government co-ordinate air drops of vital supplies to at least 40,000 Iraqis, mostly from the Yazidi minority, trapped on top of Mount Sinjar in the northwest of Iraq after death threats from the Islamists who have overrun much of the region.

Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian city, was left all but abandoned as the jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) advanced through minority communities in the country’s north-west and towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil. Late on Thursday night the UN security council condemned the attacks and urged international support for the Iraqi government.

Obama said “targeted air strikes” could soon be used to protect American personnel in Irbil, and could also be used to protect Baghdad if it came under pressure. He claimed the steps were a necessary response to a deteriorating humanitarian situation, in which there were “chilling reports” of mass executions and the enslavement of Yezidi women.
religionislies

London, UK

#416 Aug 8, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.
Describing the threats against stranded Yezidi refugees as holding the potential for “genocide”, the president said he had authorised limited air strikes to help Iraqi forces, to assist in the fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there.
“When we face a situation like we do on that mountain, with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale and we have a mandate to help - in this case a request from the Iraqi government - and when we have unique capabilities to act to avoid a massacre, I believe the United States cannot turn a blind eye,” the president said in a late-night statement from the White House.
“Earlier this week, one Iraqi said no-one is coming to help. Well, today America is coming to help,” he said.
The delivery of humanitarian relief, in the form of air drops by US jets, took place after a day of intense debate at the White House over how to respond to an Isis army that has caused mass civilian displacement as it moves closer to the previously stable Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The air drops represented the first aerial mission over Iraq since 2011 for a purpose beyond conducting surveillance on Isis, providing long-scheduled military sales or transporting the extra hundreds of US special operations “advisers” that Obama ordered into Iraq to help Baghdad confront the threat from Isis. They marked the start of the deepest American engagement in Iraq since US troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.
The US military was already helping the Iraqi government co-ordinate air drops of vital supplies to at least 40,000 Iraqis, mostly from the Yazidi minority, trapped on top of Mount Sinjar in the northwest of Iraq after death threats from the Islamists who have overrun much of the region.
Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian city, was left all but abandoned as the jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) advanced through minority communities in the country’s north-west and towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil. Late on Thursday night the UN security council condemned the attacks and urged international support for the Iraqi government.
Obama said “targeted air strikes” could soon be used to protect American personnel in Irbil, and could also be used to protect Baghdad if it came under pressure. He claimed the steps were a necessary response to a deteriorating humanitarian situation, in which there were “chilling reports” of mass executions and the enslavement of Yezidi women.
You can't spam your way to salvation Creationist. Go home, you have failed to convert any atheists today.
religionislies

London, UK

#417 Aug 8, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.
Describing the threats against stranded Yezidi refugees as holding the potential for “genocide”, the president said he had authorised limited air strikes to help Iraqi forces, to assist in the fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there.
“When we face a situation like we do on that mountain, with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale and we have a mandate to help - in this case a request from the Iraqi government - and when we have unique capabilities to act to avoid a massacre, I believe the United States cannot turn a blind eye,” the president said in a late-night statement from the White House.
“Earlier this week, one Iraqi said no-one is coming to help. Well, today America is coming to help,” he said.
The delivery of humanitarian relief, in the form of air drops by US jets, took place after a day of intense debate at the White House over how to respond to an Isis army that has caused mass civilian displacement as it moves closer to the previously stable Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The air drops represented the first aerial mission over Iraq since 2011 for a purpose beyond conducting surveillance on Isis, providing long-scheduled military sales or transporting the extra hundreds of US special operations “advisers” that Obama ordered into Iraq to help Baghdad confront the threat from Isis. They marked the start of the deepest American engagement in Iraq since US troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.
The US military was already helping the Iraqi government co-ordinate air drops of vital supplies to at least 40,000 Iraqis, mostly from the Yazidi minority, trapped on top of Mount Sinjar in the northwest of Iraq after death threats from the Islamists who have overrun much of the region.
Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian city, was left all but abandoned as the jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) advanced through minority communities in the country’s north-west and towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil. Late on Thursday night the UN security council condemned the attacks and urged international support for the Iraqi government.
Obama said “targeted air strikes” could soon be used to protect American personnel in Irbil, and could also be used to protect Baghdad if it came under pressure. He claimed the steps were a necessary response to a deteriorating humanitarian situation, in which there were “chilling reports” of mass executions and the enslavement of Yezidi women.
Never been a god, only religious liars like Patrick, who spam the forum with religious nonsense.
Patrick

United States

#418 Aug 8, 2014
religionislies wrote:
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Never been a god, only religious liars like Patrick, who spam the forum with religious nonsense.
Hope you are enjoying life and thanks for dropping us a line from time to time
Patrick

United States

#419 Aug 8, 2014
The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other civilians fled in fear.

Many of America's allies backed the U.S. intervention, pledging urgent steps to assist the legions of refugees and displaced people. Those in jeopardy included thousands of members of the Yazidi religious minority whose plight — trapped on a mountaintop by the militants — prompted the U.S. to airdrop crates of food and water to them.

The extremists' "campaign of terror against the innocent, including the Yazidi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque and targeted acts of violence bear all the warning signs and hallmarks of genocide," said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. "For anyone who needed a wake-up call, this is it."

Underscoring the sense of alarm, a spokesman for Iraq's human rights ministry said hundreds of Yazidi women had been seized by the militants. Kamil Amin, citing reports from the victims' families, said some of the women were being held in schools in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul.
religionisillnes s

East Barnet, UK

#420 Aug 9, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Hope you are enjoying life and thanks for dropping us a line from time to time
Spam all you want - you just keep proving time and time again how desperate you are to lie for the mental illness you call a 'faith'.
Patrick

United States

#421 Aug 9, 2014
religionisillness wrote:
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Spam all you want - you just keep proving time and time again how desperate you are to lie for the mental illness you call a 'faith'.
Hope you are enjoying life!
Best Wishes for you and your family
Pece
Growupchildren

East Barnet, UK

#422 Aug 10, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Hope you are enjoying life!
Best Wishes for you and your family
Pece
You lie at being nice too. Go back to your cult of ignorance, there's no such thing as god.

If you two-faced religious could prove your god, the atheism forum wouldn't exist.
Patrick

United States

#423 Aug 10, 2014
Growupchildren wrote:
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You lie at being nice too. Go back to your cult of ignorance, there's no such thing as god.
If you two-faced religious could prove your god, the atheism forum wouldn't exist.
No interest in proving you right or wrong as have a life ...how about You?
Patrick

United States

#424 Aug 10, 2014
Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.

Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said the Sunni militants had also buried alive some of their victims, including women and children. Some 300 women were kidnapped as slaves, he added.

“We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar,” Mr Sudani said.
Patrick

United States

#425 Aug 10, 2014
Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to the violence in Iraq, where religious minorities are being persecuted and driven out by the militant group the Islamic State.

In his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said the news in Iraq "leave us in dismay and disbelief," citing "thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in a brutal manner; children dying of thirst and hunger."

"All this gravely offends God and humanity. Hatred is not to be carried in the name of God," the pontiff said. "War is not to be waged in the name of God."

The pontiff expressed confidence that an "effective political solution on both the international and the local levels may be found to stop these crimes and re-establish the rule of law."

Pope Francis' personal envoy in Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, will depart Monday "in order to better ensure those dear suffering populations of my closeness to them," he said.

Filoni — who acknowledged in a Vatican Radio interview that the region is difficult to reach — was the Vatican's ambassador in Baghdad during the Iraq War.

The pontiff also spoke about war in Gaza saying it "cuts down innocent victims and does nothing but worsen the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians."

Near the end of his blessing, Francis also offered prayers for the victims of the Ebola virus in Africa, where nearly 1,000 have died in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone since February.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#426 Aug 11, 2014
Didn't work.
Patrick wrote:
Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to the violence in Iraq, where religious minorities are being persecuted and driven out by the militant group the Islamic State.
In his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said the news in Iraq "leave us in dismay and disbelief," citing "thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in a brutal manner; children dying of thirst and hunger."
"All this gravely offends God and humanity. Hatred is not to be carried in the name of God," the pontiff said. "War is not to be waged in the name of God."
The pontiff expressed confidence that an "effective political solution on both the international and the local levels may be found to stop these crimes and re-establish the rule of law."
Pope Francis' personal envoy in Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, will depart Monday "in order to better ensure those dear suffering populations of my closeness to them," he said.
Filoni — who acknowledged in a Vatican Radio interview that the region is difficult to reach — was the Vatican's ambassador in Baghdad during the Iraq War.
The pontiff also spoke about war in Gaza saying it "cuts down innocent victims and does nothing but worsen the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians."
Near the end of his blessing, Francis also offered prayers for the victims of the Ebola virus in Africa, where nearly 1,000 have died in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone since February.
Patrick

United States

#427 Aug 11, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Didn't work.
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Long run?

Your buddy in London seems depressed.

Love London for the theaters and the pubs
religionisillnes s

East Barnet, UK

#428 Aug 14, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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No interest in proving you right or wrong as have a life ...how about You?
You have no proof of god - why continue with the lie?

Everyone can see you have NOTHING.
religionisillnes s

East Barnet, UK

#429 Aug 14, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Long run?
Your buddy in London seems depressed.
Love London for the theaters and the pubs
Creationism is a cult, and you work for it.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#430 Aug 22, 2014
religionisillness wrote:
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You have no proof of god - why continue with the lie?
Everyone can see you have NOTHING.
Sure there is no proof of God. But there isn't proof of the big bang or evolution either.
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#431 Aug 22, 2014
There is a lot of evidence for Evolution.

I know no compassionate all powerful god exists because we have evidence of avoidable suffering.
Carchar king wrote:
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Sure there is no proof of God. But there isn't proof of the big bang or evolution either.
religionisillnes s

Whetstone, UK

#432 Aug 24, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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Sure there is no proof of God. But there isn't proof of the big bang or evolution either.
Evolution is a fact and the big bang is a scientific theory based on REAL evidence.

You Creationist liars STILL have no evidence of god and you are an embarrassment to yourselves for STILL trying to lie.

Someone needs to smack you square in the face with a fossil so that you realise what hard evidence FEELS LIKE!

evidence ftw.
religionisillnes s

Whetstone, UK

#433 Aug 24, 2014
Proof of the big bang:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/1070...

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pro...

When your dumb cults can swallow their pride & collect £12m in their 'donation' trays & spend it on a telescope, please give the smart people of the world a call.
Andre

Cape Town, South Africa

#434 Sep 13, 2014
religionisillness wrote:
Proof of the big bang:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/1070...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pro...
When your dumb cults can swallow their pride & collect £12m in their 'donation' trays & spend it on a telescope, please give the smart people of the world a call.
You are misrepresenting facts - there is nor "proof", just evidence, when interpreted to suit a specific required end result. Evidence also suggests that the big bang could not have happened, and I think it is dying a slow death . Just a question - what exactly "exploded"? Nothing? That is grand - It just happened that absolutely nothing exploded.
But what science thus far suggests is that there was a "beginning", contrary to earlier "scientific fact" - and fully consistent with the Bible (In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth - time, space,matter)
Well the big bang is even contested in the secular science press (Evidence: Even though Big Bang is not yet a scientific claim where evidence is relevant, its supporters point to interpretations of observations including Redshift (the spectral line redshift distance correlation interpreted as meaning Universe expansion-).

Further (All the leading Big Bang models are ambiguous (a potentially fatal logical fallacy), lack fully defined fundamental terms, require up to half a dozen or more adjustable parameters, require undetected matter, forces, energy and phenomena, and have unstable claims or definitions (sometimes charitably called "dynamic" or "moving goal posts").-http://www.cosmo logyscience.com/glossary.htm

So you can see my friend, that your claim of ignorance of "dumb cults" is really without substance based on your own information.

Real science is fantastic and a recent article I read, actually flies in the face of "simple to complex" - I think a kind of standard requirement for evolution
http://www.icr.org/article/8342/

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