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#68 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Maybe you should blow up the Vatican to show that you're serious.
Don't worry, you shouldn't be compared to Al-Qaeda too much.
All in due time, my friend. All in due time.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#71 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>You lose.
Atheism is a religion
Many of the leaders of the atheist movement, such as the evolutionist and weak atheist/agnostic Richard Dawkins, argue for agnosticism/atheism with a religious fervor.
Roderick Ninian Smart, a Scottish writer and professor, defined a seven-part scheme of understanding both religious and secular worldviews[18]. These can be understood as narrative, experiential, social, ethical, doctrinal, ritual and material.
English Pastor Daniel Smartt defines atheism as a religion, using Ninian Smart's seven dimensions of worldview as a list of criteria. It is not necessary in Smartt's model for every one of these to be present in order for something to be a religion.[19]. However, it can be argued that all seven are present in the case of atheism.[20][21]
Please see: Atheism: A religionand Atheism and Atheism is a religion.
Atheism is a religion and its legal implications relative to the teaching of evolution
Atheism is a religion and naturalistic notions of origins are religious which has legal implications relative to evolution being taught in public schools.[22][23][24]
John Calvert, a lawyer and intelligent design proponent declared:
“ The Seventh Judicial Circuit of the Court of Appeals of the United States held that atheism is a religion. Therefore, it cannot be promoted by a public school. Currently, public schools are often unwittingly promoting atheism through a dogmatic and uncritical teaching of materialistic theories of origins
Repetition of a previous argument does not increase the validity of the argument.
Calling atheism a religion, except in very limited legal contexts, really is a semantic stretch.
I think that most sensible people, religious and otherwise, would recognize the term "atheistic religion" as an oxymoron.

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#72 Nov 24, 2012
Tavita wrote:
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Repetition of a previous argument does not increase the validity of the argument.
Calling atheism a religion, except in very limited legal contexts, really is a semantic stretch.
I think that most sensible people, religious and otherwise, would recognize the term "atheistic religion" as an oxymoron.
Hims is just a wittle troll boi.

Hims don't understand.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#75 Nov 24, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Hims is just a wittle troll boi.
Hims don't understand.
Brilliant riposte.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#77 Nov 24, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Hims is just a wittle troll boi.
Hims don't understand.
Wikipedia defines "troll" as one "who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off topic messages in an online community".
I don't see how my comments fit any of those criteria.
After reading some of your previous posts I expected better of you.

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#78 Nov 24, 2012
Tavita wrote:
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Wikipedia defines "troll" as one "who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off topic messages in an online community".
I don't see how my comments fit any of those criteria.
After reading some of your previous posts I expected better of you.
Well, I was talking about the troll, not you....so

“To Eff The Ineffable”

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Wailuku

#81 Nov 24, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Well, I was talking about the troll, not you....so
My sincere apologies, TWB, now it all makes sense.

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#84 Nov 24, 2012
Tavita wrote:
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My sincere apologies, TWB, now it all makes sense.
No problem.

I should have introduced you to the Troll of Many Names.

He's a sociopath, as I'm sure you can see.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#85 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, you are wrong, the scientific method is exactly that, to repeat a previous argument, until it is disproven, so since you have not, then here it is again.
You lose.
Atheism is a religion
Many of the leaders of the atheist movement, such as the evolutionist and weak atheist/agnostic Richard Dawkins, argue for agnosticism/atheism with a religious fervor.
Roderick Ninian Smart, a Scottish writer and professor, defined a seven-part scheme of understanding both religious and secular worldviews[18]. These can be understood as narrative, experiential, social, ethical, doctrinal, ritual and material.
English Pastor Daniel Smartt defines atheism as a religion, using Ninian Smart's seven dimensions of worldview as a list of criteria. It is not necessary in Smartt's model for every one of these to be present in order for something to be a religion.[19]. However, it can be argued that all seven are present in the case of atheism.[20][21]
Please see: Atheism: A religionand Atheism and Atheism is a religion.
Atheism is a religion and its legal implications relative to the teaching of evolution
Atheism is a religion and naturalistic notions of origins are religious which has legal implications relative to evolution being taught in public schools.[22][23][24]
John Calvert, a lawyer and intelligent design proponent declared:
“ The Seventh Judicial Circuit of the Court of Appeals of the United States held that atheism is a religion. Therefore, it cannot be promoted by a public school. Currently, public schools are often unwittingly promoting atheism through a dogmatic and uncritical teaching of materialistic theories of origins
The scientific method is to test the argument in as many different ways as appropriate, and to repeat the tests as necessary, in an attempt to either prove or disprove the validity of the argument without preconceived expectations. Mere repetition of arguments is not a test. It cannot validate or invalidate an hypothesis.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#86 Nov 24, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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No problem.
I should have introduced you to the Troll of Many Names.
He's a sociopath, as I'm sure you can see.
He leaves so many temptations to embrace the dark side; the descent to trolldom.
Oh,God...I've just taken a step in that direction haven't I.

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#87 Nov 24, 2012
Tavita wrote:
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He leaves so many temptations to embrace the dark side; the descent to trolldom.
Oh,God...I've just taken a step in that direction haven't I.
I don't take him seriously. There isn't a conversation to be had with him.

I do a fair bit of trolling. It's not necessarily a bad thing.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#88 Nov 24, 2012
Right and wrong, "Post" Master. As taught by the buddha there is no necessity of god(s). As Buddhism spread and was accepted in various places it merged with local religious traditions, including their gods. These denominations or sects are certainly religions, but the practice of only the teachings of the buddha himself are not.

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