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Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3003 Dec 12, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I can't help being honest, my dear....
Even if it hurts.
Calling names isn't honesty, it's merely a childish way of handling frustration when things don't go your way. You remind me very much of my own boys....when they were about 8 or 9.

Perhaps it's only the anonymity of the computer that takes off the restraints we would normally take when talking face to face.

BTW, I couldn't help but notice "In God We Trust" on your avater. That was put on our money during the early 50's by General/President Eisenhower in the fervor of after war relief. Your god was given the credit for all the boys that came home, he was also revered as the final destiny of all the boys that didn't come home. Talk about a win/win situation;0)

Talk about a win/win situation, likeable Ike had Mamie at home and Kat Summersby as his personal secretary during WWII. Another cafeteria christian;0)

Yep, hurts don't it?

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3004 Dec 12, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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When it comes to atheists, Douglas Adams is probably my favorite.
His humor regarding faith in some invisible superbeing is priceless.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
“Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”
“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
Thank you! I will have to learn more about him. Instead of this endless bickering, it's refreshing to have some fun.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3005 Dec 13, 2012
albtraum wrote:
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Thank you! I will have to learn more about him. Instead of this endless bickering, it's refreshing to have some fun.
Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is the only book I have ever read and truly LOL'd.
In his books he doesn't lecture you on the reasons for the non-existance of deities: he entertains while showing you how preposterous it is to believe in imaginary superbeings.

For instance: God's final Message To His Creation is written in fire in letters thirty feet high on the far side of the Quentulus Quazgar Mountains in the land of Sevorbeupstry on the planet of Preliumtarn, which orbits the star Zarss, which is located in the Grey Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine. The long path to the message is lined with souvenir stands at spaced-out intervals.
The message:“We apologise for the inconvenience.”

Gotta love the guy. Brilliant AND funny.
He is on my "top 5 people I would have lunch with if I could pick anyone, anytime, anywhere" list.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3006 Dec 13, 2012
albtraum wrote:
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Calling names isn't honesty, it's merely a childish way of handling frustration when things don't go your way. You remind me very much of my own boys....when they were about 8 or 9.
Perhaps it's only the anonymity of the computer that takes off the restraints we would normally take when talking face to face.
BTW, I couldn't help but notice "In God We Trust" on your avater. That was put on our money during the early 50's by General/President Eisenhower in the fervor of after war relief. Your god was given the credit for all the boys that came home, he was also revered as the final destiny of all the boys that didn't come home. Talk about a win/win situation;0)
Talk about a win/win situation, likeable Ike had Mamie at home and Kat Summersby as his personal secretary during WWII. Another cafeteria christian;0)
Yep, hurts don't it?
If your 8 or 9 yr old know that Hitchens is a socialist pig, then they're pretty smart.

Thanks for the lesson in "In God We Trust". Go ahead & pat yoursf on the back for telling me something I already knew.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#3007 Dec 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If your 8 or 9 yr old know that Hitchens is a socialist pig, then they're pretty smart.
Thanks for the lesson in "In God We Trust". Go ahead & pat yoursf on the back for telling me something I already knew.
I understand what socialism means, but why in your opinion was Hitchens a "pig?" Is it because he opposed the idea of people harboring false beliefs? Or because he realized the very real danger than organized religious poses to society? Or maybe its because his logic and reason trumps the wish thinking mentality of the Theists. "Pig" usually has a negative connotation to it, Why do you think Hitchens was wrong in what he stated? Yeah, I know, reason and logic are difficult things to deal with when you hang your hat on myths and magic.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3011 Dec 13, 2012
Christians gleefully point to "in god we trust" to *prove* that the United States is a "Christian" nation.
However, "god" is only a job description.

Many people have many gods of various names...Allah, Shango, Isis/Osiris, Vishnu, Wendego, Zeus/Hera....www.godchecker.co m lists more than 3,700 names of gods/goddesses.

But you know what it DOESN'T say on US currency?
It doesn't say "In YAHWEH we trust," does it?
It leaves room for everyone to pick their own particular deity..not JUST the Christian one.
Unfortunately it ignores a large(and growing) chuck of the population...the atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, the "no religion" (or areligionists as my son calls them), etc.

And keep watching...I expect that little phrase will be coming off in the next few years.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3015 Dec 14, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is the only book I have ever read and truly LOL'd.
In his books he doesn't lecture you on the reasons for the non-existance of deities: he entertains while showing you how preposterous it is to believe in imaginary superbeings.
For instance: God's final Message To His Creation is written in fire in letters thirty feet high on the far side of the Quentulus Quazgar Mountains in the land of Sevorbeupstry on the planet of Preliumtarn, which orbits the star Zarss, which is located in the Grey Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine. The long path to the message is lined with souvenir stands at spaced-out intervals.
The message:“We apologise for the inconvenience.”
Gotta love the guy. Brilliant AND funny.
He is on my "top 5 people I would have lunch with if I could pick anyone, anytime, anywhere" list.
Now you've done it. I had heard of the book but couldn't recall the author or come across the book.....now I'll have to acquire it!

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3016 Dec 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If your 8 or 9 yr old know that Hitchens is a socialist pig, then they're pretty smart.
Thanks for the lesson in "In God We Trust". Go ahead & pat yoursf on the back for telling me something I already knew.
No, you're just trying to rationalize your boorishness, something xtians have lots of practice at just trying to explain that rediculous book in a hopefully believable matter.

BTW, where was your god while the massacre was going down at Newton, CT today??? Let's hear all the prayers to bring those poor dead children back or relieve their parent's suffering. The first time I hear some babbling idiot say "thank god my child was spared" I'm going to puke. Bullets don't shiv a git.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3017 Dec 14, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
Christians gleefully point to "in god we trust" to *prove* that the United States is a "Christian" nation.
However, "god" is only a job description.
Many people have many gods of various names...Allah, Shango, Isis/Osiris, Vishnu, Wendego, Zeus/Hera....www.godchecker.co m lists more than 3,700 names of gods/goddesses.
But you know what it DOESN'T say on US currency?
It doesn't say "In YAHWEH we trust," does it?
It leaves room for everyone to pick their own particular deity..not JUST the Christian one.
Unfortunately it ignores a large(and growing) chuck of the population...the atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, the "no religion" (or areligionists as my son calls them), etc.
And keep watching...I expect that little phrase will be coming off in the next few years.
My vote is for the original latin phrase that Ben Franklin successfully campaigned to be inscribed. It meant "mind your business" and what else is money for?
Anon

Cleveland, OH

#3018 Dec 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Figures. I'm not surprised you quote a socialist pig.
Vote for Hussein did ya?
You couldn't possibly comprehend Hitchen's brilliance. Coherent thought is not nor ever will be your forte.

Just Results

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#3020 Dec 14, 2012
I blame 100% on what happened today in Connecticut on ATHEISM. Atheism is why this horrific crime happened.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3021 Dec 15, 2012
Just Results wrote:
I blame 100% on what happened today in Connecticut on ATHEISM. Atheism is why this horrific crime happened.
Christians are so quick to assign BLAME.
The unknown "someone" must be responsible (because Christians never kill people, do they?*eyeroll*).
You blame those that you fear...atheists, gays, communists, foreigners, Catholics, Buddhists...all those people "not like" you.
And then of course, there is always "Satan/the Devil/Evil" to blame.
I notice the governor picked that one right up.

The man who did this had a mental illness.
A sane person does not do what he did.
If you want to place blame, blame his brain.

Or blame your "just and loving" god....who (if it existed) would be neither as evidenced by its actions.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3023 Dec 15, 2012
Just Results wrote:
I blame 100% on what happened today in Connecticut on ATHEISM. Atheism is why this horrific crime happened.
No one is commenting on a motive yet (unless there is an update I haven't heart yet) and the young man was purported to have a mental illness. What is your reasoning (or total lack thereof) for your lame brain conclusion sparky?

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3024 Dec 15, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I understand what socialism means, but why in your opinion was Hitchens a "pig?" Is it because he opposed the idea of people harboring false beliefs? Or because he realized the very real danger than organized religious poses to society? Or maybe its because his logic and reason trumps the wish thinking mentality of the Theists. "Pig" usually has a negative connotation to it, Why do you think Hitchens was wrong in what he stated? Yeah, I know, reason and logic are difficult things to deal with when you hang your hat on myths and magic.
"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. "

Albert Einstein, Letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, January 3, 1954

I love it when xtians point to Einstein as a believer, they twist his quotes out of context and ALWAYS mention how much smarter he was than anybody else....they do not even comprehend the basis of his philosophy....rank amateurs, lol.

Just Results

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#3025 Dec 16, 2012
albtraum wrote:
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No one is commenting on a motive yet (unless there is an update I haven't heart yet) and the young man was purported to have a mental illness. What is your reasoning (or total lack thereof) for your lame brain conclusion sparky?
This guy was an atheist and he got caught being evil. This proves I'm right about their evil intents and he got what he deserved.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3026 Dec 17, 2012
albtraum wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you're just trying to rationalize your boorishness, something xtians have lots of practice at just trying to explain that rediculous book in a hopefully believable matter.
BTW, where was your god while the massacre was going down at Newton, CT today??? Let's hear all the prayers to bring those poor dead children back or relieve their parent's suffering. The first time I hear some babbling idiot say "thank god my child was spared" I'm going to puke. Bullets don't shiv a git.
Typical athitard.....

You ewant to blame God for all the wrong doings but refuse to give Him credit for the good deeds...

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3028 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Typical athitard.....
You ewant to blame God for all the wrong doings but refuse to give Him credit for the good deeds...
For the moment we'll ignore that fact that atheists don't BLAME your invisible friend for anything because he is not real.

We are pointing out how ridiculous it is that YOU "give him credit for all the good deeds" but refuse to acknowledge that an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent superbeing HAS GOT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE BAD STUFF TOO.

You DO know the definitions of omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, don't you?
You DO claim that your fantasy friend is all of those, right?

You DO see the hopelessness of your position?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3029 Dec 17, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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For the moment we'll ignore that fact that atheists don't BLAME your invisible friend for anything because he is not real.
We are pointing out how ridiculous it is that YOU "give him credit for all the good deeds" but refuse to acknowledge that an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent superbeing HAS GOT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE BAD STUFF TOO.
You DO know the definitions of omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, don't you?
You DO claim that your fantasy friend is all of those, right?
You DO see the hopelessness of your position?
You don't understand the ignorance of your position.

Just as God wasn't responsible for Eve biting that apple, He wasn't responsible for the CT shooting, either.

He's given us ALL free will. You have it. I have it. We all have it.

Thank you, Lord!
Tony

Seal Beach, CA

#3030 Dec 17, 2012
On the issue of the school shooting, it was a total and complete tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to the families of the victims.

Maybe all schools need to know what the schools in the bad neighborhoods have already known. I have a friend, from the Philippines, who taught in Compton, California, for twenty years, and she carried a gun the whole time in her purse.

And every school should have armed security guards.

At home many of the kids have armed body guards, the kids call them "Mommy," and "Daddy."

All of the very best,

Tony V.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3031 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You don't understand the ignorance of your position.
Just as God wasn't responsible for Eve biting that apple, He wasn't responsible for the CT shooting, either.
He's given us ALL free will. You have it. I have it. We all have it.
Thank you, Lord!
Your "god" isn't responsible for ANYTHING.
It isn't real.

But just for the fun of argument...

So you are saying that Yahweh started his little experiment in "free will" and then sat back to see what happens?
He DIDN'T KNOW what would happen? Really?
He DIDN'T KNOW that most of his creations would have to burn in eternal torment for not worshipping him? Really?
Well, there goes omniscience out the window...as well as a "loving and caring" deity.

If we have "free will," then Yahweh CAN'T INTERFERE AND CHANGE THINGS?
Hmmm, not omnipotent either.

If Yahweh is omnipresent, how can there be a place called "Hell" unless he is there also?

You Christians are so silly.
But carry on...I know you are happy in your delusion.
However, don't expect the rest of us to join you.

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