Does religion make you dumb, or are d...
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#44 Mar 31, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Along with all Canadians. It seems to be a regional thing.
How are things in California numb n*tts? Hear it's a little hard to even collect on a tax return now days. That must be from all the smart moves the smart people make in California.

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#45 Mar 31, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Read This Book:
The God Delusion
Most people that promote Dawkins and start post with offensive titles such as you did are Dawkins worshipers whether they like to admit it or not. Now if you are intelligent enough to see that Mr. Dawkins is truly bent on an angry agenda then good for you.
I disagree that the title is offensive. Scientific studies have come to a general consensus that there is an inverse proportionality between degree of intelligence and degree of religiosity. I'm just asking, which came first: the chicken or the egg? Does stupidity make people religious, or does religious make people stupid? It's a legitimate question begged by empirical evidence gathered and analyzed by people all over the world.

And I'm not sure why you think advocating that people read a book about psychology is worship of its author. Do you worship the almost universally anonymous authors or the Bible?

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#46 Mar 31, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Along with all Canadians. It seems to be a regional thing.
You're saying the candidates for the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency in 2008 who raised their hands in defiance of evolution, whether to win the religious vote or because of personal convictions, are Canadians? Or, are you just stupid, too?

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#47 Mar 31, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Both. Did you mean abiogenesis?
Define "abiogenesis." Please be specific.

Since: Mar 09

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#48 Apr 1, 2009
LowellGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree that the title is offensive. Scientific studies have come to a general consensus that there is an inverse proportionality between degree of intelligence and degree of religiosity. I'm just asking, which came first: the chicken or the egg? Does stupidity make people religious, or does religious make people stupid? It's a legitimate question begged by empirical evidence gathered and analyzed by people all over the world.
And I'm not sure why you think advocating that people read a book about psychology is worship of its author. Do you worship the almost universally anonymous authors or the Bible?
I am not smart enough to answer this. I will ask some of my Christian friends who are retired Professors for their opinion. But only if they can stop drooling long enough.

Since: Mar 09

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#49 Apr 1, 2009
LowellGuy wrote:
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You're saying the candidates for the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency in 2008 who raised their hands in defiance of evolution, whether to win the religious vote or because of personal convictions, are Canadians? Or, are you just stupid, too?
Obviously you have a reading comprehension problem (read dumb)so let me help you out. First one person implied all Christians are dumb. Then someone stated all Republicans are dumb. Then I posted all Canadians are dumb to show how ludicrous such statements are. If you still don't get it, ask an adult for an explanation.

Since: Mar 09

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#50 Apr 1, 2009
LowellGuy wrote:
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Define "abiogenesis." Please be specific.
Do you own a dictionary?

1noteasilyfooled

“Fundie SMACKER..”

Since: Mar 08

Sunshine city, St Petersburg

#51 Apr 1, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>I am not smart enough to answer this.
We know, you arent smart enough to answer much of anything..

Since: Mar 09

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#53 Apr 1, 2009
1noteasilyfooled wrote:
<quoted text>We know, you arent smart enough to answer much of anything..
Well apparently you are only smart enough to post little icons than ever say anything intelligent.

1noteasilyfooled

“Fundie SMACKER..”

Since: Mar 08

Sunshine city, St Petersburg

#54 Apr 1, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Well apparently you are only smart enough to post little icons than ever say anything intelligent.
Sorry to bust your little bubble, but never have and never will do the little 'icon' thing..
you however are a master at it.. pathetic people normally are. Especially the one that 'think' they are such a tough guy..
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#55 Apr 1, 2009
LowellGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
You're saying the candidates for the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency in 2008 who raised their hands in defiance of evolution, whether to win the religious vote or because of personal convictions, are Canadians? Or, are you just stupid, too?
Thanks Lowellguy.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#56 Apr 1, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously you have a reading comprehension problem (read dumb)so let me help you out. First one person implied all Christians are dumb. Then someone stated all Republicans are dumb. Then I posted all Canadians are dumb to show how ludicrous such statements are. If you still don't get it, ask an adult for an explanation.
If that was your real intent, than you to have a comprehensive problem. When you replied used the canadian comment, I was referring to republican presidential candidates, all but three. I never included all of one group.

Since: Mar 09

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#57 Apr 1, 2009
1noteasilyfooled wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry to bust your little bubble, but never have and never will do the little 'icon' thing..
you however are a master at it.. pathetic people normally are. Especially the one that 'think' they are such a tough guy..
Do you ever tell the truth?
evn

Houston, TX

#58 Jun 27, 2011
You say without god we're a bunch of mindless chemicals walking around without any beliefs, that public schools are atheist breeding grounds.
Why is it impossible for a species (humans) to develop a conscience on it's own.. a sense of morality, code of ethics, judgment of right and wrong, and most of all "treat others the way you would want to be treated" (which should have been the first commandment in the first place). Our "souls" are shaped by family, friends, surroundings, emotions, and overall experiences that we came across through in our lifetime. And on the flip side religious parents screw up their child's programing at an early age, basically telling a weak minded child that if they think for themselves out side the box and don't believe in scripture and a invisible being, then they'll burn forever in hell...Nice going, then you might as well tell them if they don't believe in Santa then they'll have the flu everyday of their lives, or the Easter bunny will bit off their fingers.
On another note -public schools just put out the facts, not fairy tales...which is the reason why religion makes people stupid in the first place!

“Facts exist, even when ignored”

Since: Feb 07

Somewhere in Indiana

#59 Jun 27, 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, we have now have proof of God. this thread was dead for over 2 years, and has been resurrected!

;-)
Hey

Tullahoma, TN

#60 Dec 2, 2012
Roadie wrote:
Ladies and gentlemen, we have now have proof of God. this thread was dead for over 2 years, and has been resurrected!
;-)
Indeed it has.
kimsland

Greensborough, Australia

#61 Jan 13, 2013
Does religion make you dumb, or are dumb people religious?

Religion is dumb.

The end.:)
David

Austin, TX

#62 Apr 10, 2013
Adin wrote:
You may disagree with me and you have every right, but remember if there is no higher power no soul than all we are is chemicle reactions with no free will or power to think independintly from a predetermined path.
If that is the case, than the debate is worthless.
Do I have free will? To paraphrase a wise person: I have no choice! We are thrust into this world with no explanation. Humans have survived tens of thousands of years without Jesus, and were able to have worthwhile lives. We are just chemicals, otherwise, show me a part of you that isn't. We are aware, and this awareness has breed curiosity. We use debate to achieve some sort of dialectic, a way of refining knowledge and feeding our curiousity. I can think, so can a primate. Neither I, nor the primate requires a soul for this. I can't wait for all Heaven seekers to get their wish, the sooner the better.

Since: Dec 09

Chicago, IL

#63 Apr 10, 2013
David wrote:
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Do I have free will? To paraphrase a wise person: I have no choice! We are thrust into this world with no explanation. Humans have survived tens of thousands of years without Jesus, and were able to have worthwhile lives. We are just chemicals, otherwise, show me a part of you that isn't. We are aware, and this awareness has breed curiosity. We use debate to achieve some sort of dialectic, a way of refining knowledge and feeding our curiousity. I can think, so can a primate. Neither I, nor the primate requires a soul for this. I can't wait for all Heaven seekers to get their wish, the sooner the better.
David: "We are just chemicals,..."

No we're not. Bodies are just chemicals, awareness isn't. We exist in BEING. Our BEING in awareness is not chemical.

David: "We are thrust into this world with no explanation."

But David, that could only be true if we existed prior to being thrust!

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#64 Apr 10, 2013
janeebee wrote:
<quoted text>
David: "We are just chemicals,..."
No we're not. Bodies are just chemicals, awareness isn't. We exist in BEING. Our BEING in awareness is not chemical.
David: "We are thrust into this world with no explanation."
But David, that could only be true if we existed prior to being thrust!
Our awareness is nothing more than an electrochemical reaction. Indeed, we are nothing more than chemicals, and the emergent properties thereof.

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