Why I’m no longer a Christian

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#462719 Jun 6, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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sista's with a sense of humor are the best kinda sista's there is. now, maybe i can talk to you without being ubber-flirtatious and/or trying to prove that i won't be dominated by a stuffy religious spirit. in other words, YOU WON thru being a humble and Godly person:-)
Angel is good people.

You are not.

And you still can't form a simple plural of a simple non.
Chess Jurist

Columbus, OH

#462720 Jun 6, 2013
Watamoose wrote:
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Is the question to tough for you? Tell us, please! Which gods are there?(but only if you really know)... <;o)
I'm not responsible for your education, fool.
Innuendo Police

Charlotte, NC

#462721 Jun 6, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Angel is good people.
You are not.
And you still can't form a simple plural of a simple non.
Folks, this is karma.
Innuendo Police

Charlotte, NC

#462722 Jun 6, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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I'm not responsible for your education, fool.
You don't have to sign every post "fool". We know you are.

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#462723 Jun 6, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Angel is good people.
You are not.
And you still can't form a simple plural of a simple non.
Thank you Mac... Your pretty cool yourself!
Innuendo Police

Charlotte, NC

#462724 Jun 6, 2013
Some people will swallow this shit whole...

A fossilised skeleton of a tiny creature with a long tail, sharp teeth and monkey-like feet has turned out to be the oldest-known primate – the group that includes gorillas, chimps and humans.
Scientists discovered the fossil in the solidified sediment of an ancient lake bed in China and have dated it to about 55 million years ago, about 10 million years after the demise of the dinosaurs and seven million years before the date of the previous oldest-known primate.
The researchers said it is one of the most exciting fossil discoveries in recent years because the animal – called Archicebus achilles – is the closest-known relative of the common ancestor to the entire “anthropoid” lineage encompassing monkeys, apes and man.
Archicebus grew no bigger than a modern-day pygmy shrew and from its relatively small eye sockets scientists believe it was active during the day rather than at night, feeding off insects and small invertebrates.
“Archicebus differs radically from any other primate, living or fossil, known to science,” said Christopher Beard of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, co-author of the fossil’s scientific description, published in the journal Nature.“It looks like a hybrid with the feet of a small monkey, the arms, legs and teeth of a very primitive primate and a primitive skull bearing surprisingly small eyes. It will force us to re-write how the anthropoid lineage evolved,” Dr Beard said.
Although Archicebus (which means “first, long-tailed monkey”) is close to the common ancestor of all anthropoids, scientists believe it was not a direct ancestor of humans but instead had begun to evolve along the alternative primate lineage that eventually gave rise to the tarsiers – a specialised group of small, nocturnal primates.
“This is not a direct ancestor of humans but for the first time it sheds light on this pivotal episode of primate evolution when two branches of primates – the anthropoids and the tarsiers – split apart,” Dr Beard said.
A farmer discovered the fossil in an ancient lakebed in China’s Hubei Province.
Chess Jurist

Columbus, OH

#462725 Jun 6, 2013
Innuendo Police wrote:
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You don't have to sign every post "fool". We know you are.
But I don't, goofy.

And no, you don't know.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#462726 Jun 6, 2013
Innuendo Police wrote:
Some people will swallow this shit whole...
A fossilised skeleton of a tiny creature with a long tail, sharp teeth and monkey-like feet has turned out to be the oldest-known primate – the group that includes gorillas, chimps and humans.
Scientists discovered the fossil in the solidified sediment of an ancient lake bed in China and have dated it to about 55 million years ago, about 10 million years after the demise of the dinosaurs and seven million years before the date of the previous oldest-known primate.
The researchers said it is one of the most exciting fossil discoveries in recent years because the animal – called Archicebus achilles – is the closest-known relative of the common ancestor to the entire “anthropoid” lineage encompassing monkeys, apes and man.
Archicebus grew no bigger than a modern-day pygmy shrew and from its relatively small eye sockets scientists believe it was active during the day rather than at night, feeding off insects and small invertebrates.
“Archicebus differs radically from any other primate, living or fossil, known to science,” said Christopher Beard of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, co-author of the fossil’s scientific description, published in the journal Nature.“It looks like a hybrid with the feet of a small monkey, the arms, legs and teeth of a very primitive primate and a primitive skull bearing surprisingly small eyes. It will force us to re-write how the anthropoid lineage evolved,” Dr Beard said.
Although Archicebus (which means “first, long-tailed monkey”) is close to the common ancestor of all anthropoids, scientists believe it was not a direct ancestor of humans but instead had begun to evolve along the alternative primate lineage that eventually gave rise to the tarsiers – a specialised group of small, nocturnal primates.
“This is not a direct ancestor of humans but for the first time it sheds light on this pivotal episode of primate evolution when two branches of primates – the anthropoids and the tarsiers – split apart,” Dr Beard said.
A farmer discovered the fossil in an ancient lakebed in China’s Hubei Province.
What is there to "swallow?" They have evidence, they present it for public scrutiny, and just because you don't have an education beyond 7th grade does not make the evidence false. So perhaps, you will be the first person on the planet to ever present .... evidence of your god's existence. Where is evidence that any god exists?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#462727 Jun 6, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Thank you Mac... Your pretty cool yourself!
:-D
Ta!

“Nature--The Only God We Need”

Since: May 13

Christianity :TheGreatest Evil

#462729 Jun 6, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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the only face i wanna 'spew' in here is yours, hon;)
And then you wonder why I think you're scum.

Thanks for showing once again what a filthy, shitty christian you are. I'm sure you're telling yourself that your jesus is so proud of you.

“Nature--The Only God We Need”

Since: May 13

Christianity :TheGreatest Evil

#462731 Jun 6, 2013
Innuendo Police wrote:
Any minute now, this place it's gonna be crawling with self-righteous atheists...
...to clean out hateful, shit-eating, self-righteous christians like you.

“Nature--The Only God We Need”

Since: May 13

Christianity :TheGreatest Evil

#462735 Jun 6, 2013
Innuendo Police wrote:
Some people will swallow this shit whole...
Swallow this, mofo.
Gut Stomper

Germany

#462736 Jun 6, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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But I don't, goofy.
And no, you don't know.
Yes, Rusty, we do.
Gut Stomper

Germany

#462737 Jun 6, 2013
Diana La Strega Regina wrote:
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Swallow this, mofo.
Sure, Mere.

“Nature--The Only God We Need”

Since: May 13

Christianity :TheGreatest Evil

#462738 Jun 6, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
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Sure, Mere.
Mangia bene, Scott.
Chess Jurist

Columbus, OH

#462739 Jun 6, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
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Yes, Rusty, we do.
See what I mean, goofy?

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#462741 Jun 7, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Angel is good people.
You are not.
And you still can't form a simple plural of a simple non.
did you really just judge me that i'm not a "good" person???

what/who gives you this right and what are the standards by which you come to such conclusions???

can/should you also be able to punish me according to your judgementalism???

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#462742 Jun 7, 2013
Diana La Strega Regina wrote:
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And then you wonder why I think you're scum.
Thanks for showing once again what a filthy, shitty christian you are. I'm sure you're telling yourself that your jesus is so proud of you.
hypocricy is unbecoming on you, kait. besides, i meant it as somewhat of a compliment:)
Innuendo Police

Maryville, TN

#462745 Jun 7, 2013
Diana La Strega Regina wrote:
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And then you wonder why I think you're scum.
Thanks for showing once again what a filthy, shitty christian you are. I'm sure you're telling yourself that your jesus is so proud of you.
Waaasssuuup isn't the reason you hate Jesus. Put the blame where it belongs... On your parents. Dearth did. Wiggles does. Nymph did. X did.
Man up , botch.

That's right Kait the Losing Liar... Mom and dad would stomp a mudhole in your butt and walk it dry if you talked to them liked you talk to people here.
Gut Stomper

Los Angeles, CA

#462746 Jun 7, 2013
More shit to shovel in for the "I'll eat anything crowd"...

Human Infants and Apes Utilize Same Gestures Descended From a Shared Ancestor 6 Million Years Ago

By Keerthi Chandrashekar / [email protected] | First Posted: Jun 07, 2013 10:26 AM EDT

Communicative gestures used by human infants, baby chimpanzees, and baby bonobos are all incredibly similar, asserts a new study, which also claims humans inherited gestures from a 6-million-year-old shared ancestor.

"The similarity in the form and function of the gestures in a human infant, a baby chimpanzee and a baby bonobo was remarkable," said Patricia Greenfield, co-author of the study published in the journal Frontiers in Pyschology.

Chimpanzees and bonobos (formerly known as pygmy chimpanzees) are the closest known relatives to humans in the animal kingdom. The study shows that gestures baby humans, chimps, and bonobos were all "predominantly communicative," according to Greenfield, and the same. For instance, all three exhibited pointing, and raising their arms to big picked up.



The team observed an 11-month-old female human infant until she was 18 months old, and 12-month-old apes until they were 26 months old. All three demonstrated the same pathway when developing their language skills. It was always gestures first, and then symbols, represented by words for the child and lexigrams for the apes. The human infant quickly outpaced the apes in the second half of the study, when symbols were introduced.

"This was the first indication of a distinctive human pathway to language," Greenfield said. "This finding suggests that the ability to combine gesture and vocalization may have been important for the evolution of language."

Through the study the researchers concluded that the similarities in gesture development indicate that the form of communication descended from a common ancestor between the three. The current fossil records points to an ancestor that lived 6 million years ago, whose evolutionary offspring eventually split into the humans, chimpanzees, and bonobos we see today.

"Our cross-species comparison provides insights into the communicative potential of our common ancestor," lead author lead author, Kristen Gillespie-Lynch said.

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