20+ Questions for Theists
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#41 Apr 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Yep. I love your Huxley one, though--
-- few religious folk are aware of just how complex things are, at the nano-scale level. It would literally blow their pea-brains to mush.
The latest thing? It's currently only a hypothesis, but Dr Tyson commented that there is some quantum-physics study that seems to indicate that at the quantum-physics level, there's a kind of checksum going on-- you remember I'm sure, that a checksum is a very simple method of redundancy to verify binary data.
But this latest finding is pretty cool: it seems that there is kind of a checksum engine going on at the very smallest of sizes.
Note-- this is string theory, which is still "just a theory".:D
The video includes a question by Dr Tyson.
" http://www.youtube.com/watch... ;
Yes the Huxley quote is classic so is this one ;)

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”~Saul Bellow

Thank you for the video very interesting
I can never get enough of science and the latest discoveries or theories

Science moves us forward religion retards our progress

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#42 Apr 10, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Yes the Huxley quote is classic so is this one ;)
“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”~Saul Bellow
Thank you for the video very interesting
I can never get enough of science and the latest discoveries or theories
Science moves us forward religion retards our progress
Indeed-- the explosion of innovation in human culture, could not begin until the anchor-weight of religion was removed.

It started with the Renaissance, when the fundamental questions formerly held exclusively by religion, begin to give away to actual inquiry.

I liken it to a group of primitives sitting around the night time camp fire, listening to the noises in the outer darkness.

Religion's "answer" to the question of what those noises were, was to fabricate fantastic, imaginative but impossible stories that loosely fit what was heard.

But a few-- a scant few-- brave persons refused to swallow such an obvious lie. They grabbed up a flaming torch from the fire, jumped over the earthen barricades surrounding the camp, and went out to see.

True, some failed to return. Venturing into the world of the unknown has it's risks. But those that did return?

Came back with tales that made the imaginary sh7t from religion seem... like childish stories fraught with fear.

For the truth is-- the unknown, when revealed to be what it is, all too often is far, far weirder and more wonderful than all the petty and tiny-minded sh7t that religion had to offer in it's place.

And that is still true even today.

:)
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#43 Apr 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed-- the explosion of innovation in human culture, could not begin until the anchor-weight of religion was removed.
It started with the Renaissance, when the fundamental questions formerly held exclusively by religion, begin to give away to actual inquiry.
I liken it to a group of primitives sitting around the night time camp fire, listening to the noises in the outer darkness.
Religion's "answer" to the question of what those noises were, was to fabricate fantastic, imaginative but impossible stories that loosely fit what was heard.
But a few-- a scant few-- brave persons refused to swallow such an obvious lie. They grabbed up a flaming torch from the fire, jumped over the earthen barricades surrounding the camp, and went out to see.
True, some failed to return. Venturing into the world of the unknown has it's risks. But those that did return?
Came back with tales that made the imaginary sh7t from religion seem... like childish stories fraught with fear.
For the truth is-- the unknown, when revealed to be what it is, all too often is far, far weirder and more wonderful than all the petty and tiny-minded sh7t that religion had to offer in it's place.
And that is still true even today.
:)
It sure is

I know how you enjoy quotes ;)

From the pen of the great orator Robert Green Ingersoll.

The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation, and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be relieved only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance called 'faith'.

If a man would follow today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly, the teachings of the new, he would be insane.

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.

Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains.

I say that about sums it up!

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Lincoln

United States

#44 Apr 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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It sure is
I know how you enjoy quotes ;)
From the pen of the great orator Robert Green Ingersoll.
The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation, and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be relieved only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance called 'faith'.
If a man would follow today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly, the teachings of the new, he would be insane.
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.
Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains.
I say that about sums it up!
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Ben Franklin advanced his beliefs while acknowledging possibility of error.

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Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#45 Apr 11, 2013
Siro wrote:
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It depends on what they expected from believing in God, if they expected a life long gravy train without any effort then maybe their gravy train dream was derailed by their laziness or sense of 'entitlement'. If you want something you should work at getting it regardless if you think you are going to get it from God.
God is not your sugar daddy.
I beg to differ .. anything you ask in his name, anything. It shall be done, no ifs, ands or buts, no qualifiers, it "SHALL" be done ... and that is why not a single buybull thumper has ever died, and not a single buybull thumper has ever lost a child, a job, a fortune, a lottery chance. Not a single buybull thumper has been sick or been poor. You have the god's word on it, it shall be done!
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#46 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Ben Franklin advanced his beliefs while acknowledging possibility of error.
Oh really?

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." ~Benjamin Franklin

"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence." ~Bertrand Russell

“Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do.”~Bertrand Russell
Lincoln

United States

#47 Apr 11, 2013
...if their is a God, He hides from "Militant Atheists" the revelation that
they are often
a bore :-)

Peace to all
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#48 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
...if their is a God, He hides from "Militant Atheists" the revelation that
they are often
a bore :-)
Peace to all
What do you mean if?

I haven't seen any gods yet And neither have you or anyone else.

come on now you know better Lincoln

Don't be afraid of death is nothing to fear

It's a Permanent nap from which you will not awaken

you are not going to be immortal there isn't a heaven there isn't a hell these were all created, By men not gods, to control people

Science rules faith drools
Lincoln

United States

#49 Apr 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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What do you mean if?
I haven't seen any gods yet And neither have you or anyone else.
come on now you know better Lincoln
Don't be afraid of death is nothing to fear
It's a Permanent nap from which you will not awaken
you are not going to be immortal there isn't a heaven there isn't a hell these were all created, By men not gods, to control people
Science rules faith drools
Evangelistic atheists, when presented with contrasting ideas, often attempt to put down their opponent's religion
not realizing that their atheistic drama,
is no more or less valid or provable than the other guy's belief that there is one.:-)

Green Eggs and Ham...
Peace
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#50 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Evangelistic atheists, when presented with contrasting ideas, often attempt to put down their opponent's religion
not realizing that their atheistic drama,
is no more or less valid or provable than the other guy's belief that there is one.:-)
Green Eggs and Ham...
Peace
I don't see this as being an opponent view
Religion itself is ludicrous it's out of place in the 21st-century

It is truly irrelevant whether your Jew Muslim Christian all of it is fantasy

Look at the charlatan Faith healers on TV with her pompadour hairdo soliciting money for Gene Kelly get any more ridiculous

You have people of faith who are willing to become martyrs for these imaginary deities in the world is full of it

faith may not move mountains but it can move skyscrapers

Heaven is all the same for all beliefs and anyone going here in this going to have to share some space with the Muslim martyrs and their 72 no longer versions

;)
Peace
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#51 Apr 11, 2013
Gene Kelly! God the devil made me type that mistake!

It's soliciting money for Jesus
Seed money so to speak money for the charlatans of course
Lincoln

United States

#52 Apr 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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I don't see this as being an opponent view
Religion itself is ludicrous it's out of place in the 21st-century
It is truly irrelevant whether your Jew Muslim Christian all of it is fantasy
Look at the charlatan Faith healers on TV with her pompadour hairdo soliciting money for Gene Kelly get any more ridiculous
You have people of faith who are willing to become martyrs for these imaginary deities in the world is full of it
faith may not move mountains but it can move skyscrapers
Heaven is all the same for all beliefs and anyone going here in this going to have to share some space with the Muslim martyrs and their 72 no longer versions
;)
Peace
The 21st century is young.
History shows how shallow are "most" secular and materialist fantasies.
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" TV show an illustration :-)
Atheism is "often" relegated to sophomore year at university and chat rooms :-)
Peace

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#53 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
...if their is a God, He hides from "Militant Atheists" the revelation that
they are often
a bore :-)
Peace to all
Until you prove god is possible, there is no "if"

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#54 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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The 21st century is young.
History shows how shallow are "most" secular and materialist fantasies.
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" TV show an illustration :-)
Atheism is "often" relegated to sophomore year at university and chat rooms :-)
Peace
Theism is so shallow it doesn't even bother to prove the main thing it claims is real.
Lincoln

United States

#55 Apr 11, 2013
Canadian atheist complains to human rights commission that he is a victim of religious bigotry because his co-workers said a prayer before they ate when he was at the table. :-)

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#56 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Canadian atheist complains to human rights commission that he is a victim of religious bigotry because his co-workers said a prayer before they ate when he was at the table.:-)
Religious drivel from the theist with no proof of god.
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#57 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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The 21st century is young.
History shows how shallow are "most" secular and materialist fantasies.
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" TV show an illustration :-)
Atheism is "often" relegated to sophomore year at university and chat rooms :-)
Peace
Apparently you've missed the news that religion across the world is in decline right here United States it is in decline

It should be harmless but people take it to extremes which we saw on 9/11

Few atheists have any problem with religions in general

we ignore them Let's like a Star Trek convention, but when it rears its ugly head, inserts it's dogma into law, then we draw the line

you've crossed the line and gone way too far with your fantasy

I want I want my home And property to be tax-free just like the church

If Walmart opens a chapel in every one of their outlets can they gain tax-free status?

;).
Peace
Lincoln

United States

#58 Apr 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Apparently you've missed the news that religion across the world is in decline right here United States it is in decline
It should be harmless but people take it to extremes which we saw on 9/11
Few atheists have any problem with religions in general
we ignore them Let's like a Star Trek convention, but when it rears its ugly head, inserts it's dogma into law, then we draw the line
you've crossed the line and gone way too far with your fantasy
I want I want my home And property to be tax-free just like the church
If Walmart opens a chapel in every one of their outlets can they gain tax-free status?
;).
Peace
Move your money to the Cayman Islands :-) is the Republican solution.
76% of statistics are made up.:-)
US is more religious than Europe.
Only atheists think Hitler was a Christian.
Thinking

Bolton, UK

#59 Apr 11, 2013
What a load of old bollocks you do talk.
Siro wrote:
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But you can observe souls reacting with souls in the physical realm by things such as instant attraction or instant dislike with no physical explanation to outside observers.
Imhotep

Parrish, FL

#60 Apr 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Move your money to the Cayman Islands :-) is the Republican solution.
76% of statistics are made up.:-)
US is more religious than Europe.
Only atheists think Hitler was a Christian.
Only theists deny it. The ultra bad boy of Christianity.with the full support of the Vatican
the truth is overwhelming you should know better

You should also know that Pope Benedict recently fired from the Vatican nee Cardinal Ratzinger Was a former Hitler Jugen.

Is a picture worth 1000 words

http://alamoministries.com/content/english/An...

On a lighter note however
Two cannibals walking through the jungle meet on a path

I need some help cooking

What's the problem

The last missionary was tough

How did you cook it

Oh you know the usual get the water to boil couple bay leaves some vegetables

What was the missionary wearing

The same as the last one you know kind of a brown frock with white lace, Very little hair

Ha ha I know what your problem is
You're cooking it wrong

Wait for it... ;)

Never boil a friar!

This was on the David Letterman show as told by Harrison Ford yesterday

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