Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent. Full Story

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191022 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Don't be offended.
River posed a hypothetical about a high school student and a single mother.
It is to that I was referring to.
Other than the woman power issues, wrong with my post? Do you think society should be financially responsible for a person's fuckups?
The fatcats in the boardrooms love guys like you.

They also laugh at you.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191023 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Thanks, man.
Any time, Buck.

I'm here to help.

Since: Jul 12

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#191024 Dec 9, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. society is responsible for societal problems ..
.. you can't brush them under the carpet and pretend they don't exist ..
.. the federal government defunded mental hospitals and the burden shifted to state penal institutions ..
.. societies has always had unwed mothers and men who refuse to take responsibility for their sperm ..
.. the only thing that's changed is how we deal with it ..
Yes bit society is not responsible for a person's problems, especially when those problems are easily avoidable.

I agree with you about the whole sperm donor thing. I apologize, I should've added that in my post. They are both equally responsible for the baby to come. You and I aren't.

But it isn't the unwed mother that the problem, it's the underlying issue of handouts that is.

If there were no freebies because you get knocked up, there'd likely be a whole lot less unwed mothers and unwed fathers out there. Or at least they'd be financially stable enough to care for their own kid.

Since: Jul 12

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#191025 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Charging a fair fee is not greed.
And I opt for a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.
As for rent, a fair profit is not greed. And in any case, I'm told by other property owners that I could get more rent for my condos. I prefer to have a good tenant, who pays on time, takes care of the property, and doesn't cause problems for me or the neighbors.
Profit schmofit.

You're greedy. You like the money.

Don't try to pass it off as generosity.

If you were generous, you'd charge your clients and tenants a whole lot less.

Since: Jul 12

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#191026 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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The fatcats in the boardrooms love guys like you.
They also laugh at you.
Another question goes unanswered by Catcher1...

Since: May 10

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#191027 Dec 9, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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History has looked favorably on President Regan as also it has on President Ford. I was angry at Ford for the pardon he gave Nixon but looking back he did the right thing. A courageous act for the nation.
Our Dearly beloved President Carter has shown how astute a President can be once leaving office. A distinguished Naval Officer and a dedicated US President. However his policies were weak in dealing with Iran and the former USSR. The Economy was in shambles when he was in office.
President Regan understood economy because he was a degreed economist. The team he put in place worked to improve the economy. His presidency was not without controversy as we all know. But the overall picture is viewed favorably.
President Clinton also was running the ship when the economy was good. We have to give credit where credit is due. However his Presidency will always be marred by his lack of discretion with Monica Lewinski. Hillary came out the hero in that deal. Extremely longsuffering and forgiving I must say.
But all these Presidents believed in God and still do. They believe in freedom of religion and the right to worship the one true God. They had faith in God, all of them. So often we believers are belittled as being unintelligent for believing in God.
All of our Presidents were human and had had faults but they all believed in God.
Bill Clinton might believe in God. Who cares.

Evidence indicates he forcibly raped a state employee while Attorney General of Arkansas.

Hillary knew of his debauchery for years before Lewinski, and tolerated it for the sake of gaining power and status.

It has worked well for her so far.

A woman with the icewater blood to lie to grieving parents that their sons died because of a youtube video - would not get too exercised about a few affairs and a rape.

Since: May 10

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#191028 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Charging a fair fee is not greed.
And I opt for a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.
As for rent, a fair profit is not greed. And in any case, I'm told by other property owners that I could get more rent for my condos. I prefer to have a good tenant, who pays on time, takes care of the property, and doesn't cause problems for me or the neighbors.
I looked up "fair", and it was not specific as to what profit fits that.

Who gets to determine "fair"?

If you were working for me, I would call $0 fair.

You would probably call that "unfair".

So now what?

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#191029 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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A woman with the icewater blood to lie to grieving parents that their sons died because of a youtube video - would not get too exercised about a few affairs and a rape.
"What difference at this point does it make"

Hilary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign slogan

Since: Jul 12

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#191030 Dec 9, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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"What difference at this point does it make"
Hilary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign slogan
"Vote for me because I'm a woman."

That'll work.

"Vote for me, the black guy" worked for Hussein.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191031 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Another question goes unanswered by Catcher1...
What question?

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191032 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Profit schmofit.
You're greedy. You like the money.
Don't try to pass it off as generosity.
If you were generous, you'd charge your clients and tenants a whole lot less.
I am generous.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191033 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I looked up "fair", and it was not specific as to what profit fits that.
Who gets to determine "fair"?
If you were working for me, I would call $0 fair.
You would probably call that "unfair".
So now what?
You go your way, and I go mine.

BTW, what's with the multiple ad hominem posts?

You're better than that.

Since: Jul 12

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#191034 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
What question?
Do you think society should be financially responsible for a person's fuckups?

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#191035 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
I am generous.
OK.

There's little point in disputing that.

Let's just say I believe you and move on.

You can have the last word, if you choose.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191036 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"Vote for me because I'm a woman."
That'll work.
"Vote for me, the black guy" worked for Hussein.
This irresistible compulsion you have to be offensive is what gets you into trouble in your personal and work life.

You know that I know that you know that.

So don't argue with me.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191037 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Do you think society should be financially responsible for a person's fuckups?
You'll have to rephrase that question so I will know what you mean--"a person's fuckups" is insufficiently clear to me.

Perhaps you can use examples, if it's easier for you.

Since: Jul 12

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#191038 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
You go your way, and I go mine.
BTW, what's with the multiple ad hominem posts?
You're better than that.
What's with the Texas sharpshooter fallacy?

Since: Jul 12

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#191039 Dec 9, 2013
Fun factoid....

Modern historians dispute the popular misconception that the chastity belt, a device designed to prevent women from having sexual intercourse, was invented in medieval times. Most existing chastity belts are now thought to be deliberate fakes or anti-masturbatory devices from the 19th and early 20th century. The latter were made due to the widespread belief that masturbation could lead to insanity, and were mostly bought by parents for their teenage children.

"The Medieval Chastity Belt Unbuckled"
Stephen Harris

Since: Jul 12

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#191040 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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This irresistible compulsion you have to be offensive is what gets you into trouble in your personal and work life.
You know that I know that you know that.
So don't argue with me.
I don't get in trouble.

What are you talking about?

Since: Jul 12

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#191041 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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You'll have to rephrase that question so I will know what you mean--"a person's fuckups" is insufficiently clear to me.
Perhaps you can use examples, if it's easier for you.
Another question goes unanswered by Catcher1.

I don't know why I even bother with you.

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