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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#146352 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You changed from "intended" to "designed".
Try to be consistent.
Guns, except for purpose built, high precision, competition guns, are DESIGNED to kill.
They may well be, and are, bought for entirely different INTENDED purposes, such as plinking or target shooting.
But that in no way changes the fact that they are DESIGNED for killing.
And assault weapons, regardless of their INTENDED use, are DESIGNED for killing as many people in as little time as possible.
Guns are designed to fire a projectile.

Guns are intended to fire a projectile.

Period.

What one shoots the projectile at is not the design or intent of the gun.

Period.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#146353 Jan 1, 2013
WesTheDuck wrote:
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Few problems with the 2nd Amendment.
First, it was very likely intended for military. Not civilians. If the Founding Fathers wanted everyone to have the right to bear arms, they would have mentioned it in another, separate amendment. This is why for 200 years after the founding of our nation, it WASN'T considered a right to own a gun. Not until the mid 20th century.
Second, when it was written the only "arms" people had were inaccurate, single shot rifles. Using it as a standard for all modern weaponry is obviously outdated.
Owning something that has such a capability of damage should be a privilege. Not a right.
So you are a self proclaimed civics professor , I think not!

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#146354 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I bet you stuck out your tongue when you hit the "post" button.
lol

Thumbs in my ears, saying "neener neener neener!"

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

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#146355 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I'm all for gun registration, proper ownership & use. I don't know why you're preaching to the choir....
Your argument is that guns are made for killing, I say you're wrong.
A gun isn't made for killing no more than a car is.
Do you know what a neutron star is?

The reason I ask is...

Oh, never mind.

“I see quantum effects”

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#146356 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If we outlaw guns, then only outlaws wil have guns.
Reduced to quoting bumper stickers.

Perfect.
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#146357 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Of course not. Not without a legitimate purpose and all the proper credentials.
But I fail to see your point.
What exactly is it?
Oh, so now you would deny my right to recreational TNT?:)

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#146358 Jan 1, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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For once I agree with you but the laws here are A LOT tougher than you realise:-
1. You can only own a gun/s if you are a member of a gun club.
2. The gun/s must to be stored at the gun club.
3. Professional shooters can store their guns at home BUT the guns and ammo (and I think the bolts as well ) have to be store in separate locked safes.
4. Dumb-dumbs and AP are just out right banned.
5. All military 'style' weapons banned.
6. Saw off barrels banned.
7. Fully auto banned no matter the clip size
8. Silencers banned
Anything out side of this can get you jail time.
Does it stop people killing each; no but it does make it difficult.
That's a bit too stringent for me.

What about bows and crossbows?

“I see quantum effects”

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#146359 Jan 1, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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When it comes to making idiotic statements, it's very close between you and Pattiecake.
I think she wins.
But you come very, very close.
RR uses capitals and punctuation.

I think we have to give him credit for that.

And, he has a slightly better opinion of gays.

But that's as far as I'll go.

“Michin yeoja”

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#146360 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What about ole Bobblow?
I'm not sure what Bobblah writes. I've only read one of his posts. That was all I needed and I'm still not sure what it said.

“I see quantum effects”

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#146361 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"guns were quite obviously created for one purpose - KILLING"
Are you sure?
I think guns were created as a more efficient means of launching projectiles.
Where that projectile went is irrelevant to WHY the first gun was made.
I may have to retract that last post.

“I am but a humble duck.”

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#146362 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I know.
Your argument should be:
Guns can be weapons.
My argument is what it is. You haven't convinced me that they aren't weapons yet because you haven't convinced me that a gun isn't something designed or used for inflicting bodily harm.

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#146363 Jan 1, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Patriots do not try to change freedom, they defend it. Don't call yourself one clearly you are not!
Nice!

Three-points!

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#146364 Jan 1, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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Come on, give us all a break. A car is not designed to be a weapon. A gun is. It's really that simple.
Again you are establishing a singular intent where more terms and intents apply. Can you say the same about airplanes when the first sale of an airplane was to the Army who had a military intent.

So since the military has used the airplane since its conception to kill people you have to define airplane=weapon.
Islamist use commercial airplanes as weapons .

Airplanes were designed to be weapons.

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#146365 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Reduced to quoting bumper stickers.
Perfect.
God made man. Sam Colt made them equal.

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#146366 Jan 1, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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That's a bit too stringent for me.
What about bows and crossbows?
Bows and crossbows aren't designed to kill, they'll say.......

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#146367 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"guns were quite obviously created for one purpose - KILLING"
Are you sure?
I think guns were created as a more efficient means of launching projectiles.
Where that projectile went is irrelevant to WHY the first gun was made.
To get dinner and defend oneself period.
Of course everything that can be used to kill other people with...will be used to kill other people.
That's just how people are......

“I see quantum effects”

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In the macro world.

#146368 Jan 1, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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If you argue that firearms were only intended to kill and that is why we should not have them, then TNT was intended for removing stumps and boulders; why can't I buy TNT? I can buy gallons of gasoline! No one blinks an eye at that! How much damage is done with gasoline vs. TNT?
What gun control folks want to do is demonize firearms, demonize anyone who wants to own one, and will use any definition or reason to do so, ignore anything to the contrary.
I know that there are a number of ex-military on here and they all sacrificed part of their lives to preserve our rights. Owning firearms is a right.
Driving a car is not a right. Cars have killed far more than civilians with firearms. Can cars only do the posted speed limit? Damn few are even talking about making that happen.
If you care about life, I would start with the top killer.
Your argument seems bass ackwards to me.

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#146369 Jan 1, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I'm not sure what Bobblah writes. I've only read one of his posts. That was all I needed and I'm still not sure what it said.
foreverandever?

“I am but a humble duck.”

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#146370 Jan 1, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Patriots do not try to change freedom, they defend it. Don't call yourself one clearly you are not!
Patriots are people who love, support, and defend their country.

I am trying to defend my country from itself.

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#146371 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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RR uses capitals and punctuation.
I think we have to give him credit for that.
And, he has a slightly better opinion of gays.
But that's as far as I'll go.
Stop it.

You're getting all mushy.

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