Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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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.

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blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#140564 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Damn, blacky..... I agree!
(holy crap did I just say that?)
lol
But seriously, I know that America is too soft on its criminals. I attribute that to the weak liberal agenda p_ssies.
Yeah you did, and I actually said I agreed with you.......holy shitcakes the worlds gonna stop spinning!!!!!!!!

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140565 Nov 24, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Except we have higher rates of crime than countries that have outlawed capital punishment. It's barbaric to put people to death. It accomplishes nothing except sate the societal blood lust. It's predicated on archaic concepts of justice - eye for an eye, that sort of nonsense.
This is terrible & I'm offering a preemptive apology, but....

Let's say your mother gets raped & murdered and the criminal is found guilty by law and is convicted to death. Wod you not want him dead? Would you picket outside the prison on the day of his execution?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140566 Nov 24, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>IMPOSSIBLE. Prohibition does not work - our rates of drug use have gone up. Countries that have decriminalized have lesser rates of drug abuse than we do.
And if we legalized drugs, the black market would disappear. Would people rather go to their doctor or the clinic for the fix, or that shady guy in the alley? Exactly. The black market would no longer be necessary if we gave a better alternative to the drug consuming market.
You'd want your local meth heads to be able to go down to WalGreens and pick up a "prescription" of their weekly dose of methamphetamine?!?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140567 Nov 24, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I'm a parent and never had to command my children to love and honor me. I treated them with love and understanding. Show them the difference between right and wrong, and most important I treated them with respect. I listened to their ideas and didn't try and put mine into their heads.I guided them when they needed guidance, and was firm with them when they veered of course. Consequently I EARNED their love and honor, I didn't have to dictate it to them as your God does in the frost 4 commandments.
I didn't have to tell my children over and over again, I explained why something was wrong or unacceptable, and they understood. 1+2=3 was never "beaten" into their heads for years of schooling, what kind of backwards school system do you have anyway?
Seeing as how I've never met God, nor have most of us, we need His written commandments AND His written words to understand Him.

Of course, by "beaten", I meant "repetitively".

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140568 Nov 24, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah you did, and I actually said I agreed with you.......holy shitcakes the worlds gonna stop spinning!!!!!!!!
I know. What the f_ck, man. I just got used to disliking you....

Send me back.

Since: Sep 11

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#140569 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't fear a SWAT team breaking down my door. Why would I? They'd very quickly realize they've got the wrong house. Then I'd get a brand new front door.
I am very "hoo-raw", thanks. I don't think for a second that any SWAT team in America Indy breaks into innocent people's houses. Does it happen? Yes. But it's very uncommon.
They would? Tell that to the many people who have been shot or killed by the swat team for no reason.

Look it up. It happens often enough to be a problem. One wrongful death is too many for such a stupid, impossible cause - drugs.

Since: Sep 11

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#140570 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
This is terrible & I'm offering a preemptive apology, but....
Let's say your mother gets raped & murdered and the criminal is found guilty by law and is convicted to death. Wod you not want him dead? Would you picket outside the prison on the day of his execution?
Of course I would want him dead. I would want to kill him myself, and probably would if given the chance.

That's why we don't do vigilante justice anymore. We leave the justice in the hands of impartial observers.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#140571 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't fear a SWAT team breaking down my door. Why would I? They'd very quickly realize they've got the wrong house. Then I'd get a brand new front door.
I am very "hoo-raw", thanks. I don't think for a second that any SWAT team in America Indy breaks into innocent people's houses. Does it happen? Yes. But it's very uncommon.
They don't give refunds on doors man.
You would be doing good with a oops...sorry.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#140572 Nov 24, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Of course I would want him dead. I would want to kill him myself, and probably would if given the chance.
That's why we don't do vigilante justice anymore. We leave the justice in the hands of impartial observers.
Right. Then rescind your comment about capital punishment.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140573 Nov 24, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>They would? Tell that to the many people who have been shot or killed by the swat team for no reason.
Look it up. It happens often enough to be a problem. One wrongful death is too many for such a stupid, impossible cause - drugs.
"Going to the wrong home is an extreme rarity," said Mark Robbins, a law enforcement professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. "It's just unfortunate that when it does, it often ends up in violent and even tragic incidents."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,317398,00...

Since: Jan 11

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#140574 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
"a success" would imply that they're done. They're not so thats a difficult question to answer. I'd say the Allies campaign in WWII a success, I'd say the war on pneumonia is a success. I can't say about the war on drugs.
And you never will be able to say it. That's because the war on drugs is a failure. But it's not just a failure. It's been a quagmire that has cost this country more than I can possibly list. It certainly hasn't done anything to quell drug use. It's higher than ever. Wasn't that the point? FAIL.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I think that if we stopped trying to eliminate drug use & distribution, there'd likely be an uprise of anarchy, which would benefit no one except the old drugs lords & the new drug lords, the gov't.
If we abruptly decriminalized all narcotics, drug lords and gangs would be upset. They might revolt. So? Are they an unstoppable force? Don't we want to arrest them? They're the real criminals. Let them get pissed off, or adapt, or whatever.

It wouldn't be a benefit to them. They can only operate and turn a profit because narcotics are illegal. The war on drugs created them, and keeps them in business.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I have no problem with people partying & playing around with drugs. I say have a good time. The problem is that too many people ate weak & become addicted to very dangerous drugs.
They will do that regardless of whether drugs are illegal or not. If you're willing to inject yourself with a dangerous drug, how worried are you about jail? I'd estimate that your thoughts are elsewhere.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
It's not like getting addicted to tobacco or gambling or video games.
It's just like getting addicted to tobacco, similar to gambling addiction, and I've never heard of an addiction to video games. That's an obsession or manifestation of some other problem.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
They can be very destructive inwardly & outwardly.
Jerry's final thought? Keep drugs off the street by any means necessary.
I don't think Jesus would be with you on this.

Where do you get your morals from?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140575 Nov 24, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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They don't give refunds on doors man.
You would be doing good with a oops...sorry.
Cities are responsible for paying for wrongful damages. It's the law. I'd get a new front door :)

Since: Jan 11

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#140576 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Tide, I think you can answer this.
Why is the beer can always empty? sup wit dat?
Because you're an alcoholic?

I'm just guessing, put down the broken bottle.

It's okay...it's okay.

Calm. Breath.

Since: Jan 11

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#140577 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't fear a SWAT team breaking down my door. Why would I? They'd very quickly realize they've got the wrong house. Then I'd get a brand new front door.
I am very "hoo-raw", thanks. I don't think for a second that any SWAT team in America Indy breaks into innocent people's houses. Does it happen? Yes. But it's very uncommon.
How many totally unnecessary deaths is justifiable?

I want a number, Jerry.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#140578 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Cities are responsible for paying for wrongful damages. It's the law. I'd get a new front door :)

You are guilty of something , they will make sure of it.

Since: Sep 11

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#140583 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Right. Then rescind your comment about capital punishment.
No... What? Did you not read my post? I said that's why we leave justice to impartial observers, because if we let the emotions of the victims come into play we'd be killing each other all the time. I would want to, that doesn't make it ok.

Since: Sep 11

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#140584 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
"Going to the wrong home is an extreme rarity," said Mark Robbins, a law enforcement professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. "It's just unfortunate that when it does, it often ends up in violent and even tragic incidents."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,317398,00...
I said it was rare. Also, don't quote fox news. Bad form.

No matter how rare, one death is too many. Funny you are trying to defend the murder of innocent people in the pursuit of an impossible goal.

Since: Sep 11

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#140585 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>No love, huh? But, that was not you, so how does her rape effect you? Since the rapist was born a rapist and that was her orientation, why wouldn't you just accept her.
I hope you find happiness one day, troll.

Since: Sep 11

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#140586 Nov 24, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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How many totally unnecessary deaths is justifiable?
I want a number, Jerry.
As many as necessary to eradicate drugs!

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#140590 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>I hope you find therapy one day, gay troll.
Look gay dude, a true story:
Last year, I was at a business convention in Las Vegas. I happened to pass a blackjack table on the way to my room. I noticed this mentally retard male playing BJ. He was acting like a 8 year old child, whining and pouting. He was with 4 guys who seemed to his family or friends. I could not help wonder, why are they letting him out. He would knock over his chips and whine. He was actually winning, but it was so bad, that the supervisor told him that it was time to leave and cash out. The casino supervisor asked the guys at the table if they knew if the guy stayed in that casino. I was shocked, no one knew. The guy said that he did. The other 4 guys who had been helped him and treated him kindly said that they did not know him.
After the guy left, I found out that the guy was drunk and the 4 guys said he was gay and had tried to hit on them all night. Not one of the guys accepted homosexuality, but they had treated this guy like family. They then said that the gay guy was rude, was farting all night long and smelled like crap. The telling thing was that this guy was gay, drunk and his drunkenness caused him to act like an 8 year old.
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Sorry folks, this is a true story and every gay knows this story is told every week, many different gays but same results.
This is the big thing. If you had seen how these 4 guys treated him, you would have thought they were family and the gay guy was their mentally underdeveloped family member.
If you would have heard them describing him, simply relaying what happened, you all would have called these four gentlemen homophobes and gay haters.
TRUTH IS NOT WHAT YOU NEED IT TO BE, IT IS WHAT IT IS.
I find it interesting that you attempt to inject homosexuality into everything. We weren't even talking about that. Why does it concern you so much?

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