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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#191014 Dec 9, 2013
UdiotRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>wRONG, u using incorrect term not poor practices, try again .
Note not a lib or con! Actually not just all bush fault its is really aggregated of couple of Admins faults !
It was agregated of a couple of Admins.

I see.
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#191015 Dec 9, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
There was one aspect of the Reagan years that really got to me back then, being one each standard chivalrous male with an ingrained cultural imperative that women were to be protected.
The amount of homeless women that started showing up in Miami. Sleeping on bus benches. Wandering around with their bags. Especially the older ones.
WTF!!
You had your winos and bums, but this was something that never ever should have happened. These women weren't drunks and winos. They were mental cases, they were poor, they hit bad times, they were powerless. It was totally unAmerican and unChristian. It violated every civilized concept. Reagan's policies chunked them out on the street, literally. No nets, no guidance. Goodbye.
That revealed a lot about Reagan.
In addition, those were the cocaine cowboy days. All up and comers were coke heads. You couldn't touch a used $20 bill in Miami that didn't have coke residue on it. That was a fact. Drug money fueled the economy. It provided much of the wealth for the economic upswing that was claimed.
Reagan is really a poor icon.
Looking back the use of illegal drugs in the work place was one of the most dangerous times in American History. In Houston Texas, the Petro-Chemcial Complex of the world had at least 45% regular illegal drug users on the job including Engineers.

Mandatory drug testing came but almost too late. It had to be tested by the courts and finally the druggies had to let go of their contraband or be fired.

I admire your thoughts about the homeless. When I was younger I worked with our church in feeding homeless men in downtown Houston. Some of these men were well educated living on the streets. Alcohol and drugs nearly destroyed them. We were able to save a few and get them back on their feet.

In those days in the 70’s I didn’t see any homeless women. But they came later and they lived in cars, under boxes, just anywhere. Then came entire homeless families. Your right we could have done better as a nation to help homeless people find a way back into society.

There’re still good organizations they do what they can like the Salvation Army. I gave the other day as I left Wal-Mart. I hope everyone gives something even if it’s just spare change. The poor and destitute we will always have but we can do better in helping them.

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#191016 Dec 9, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not so much nasty as empty.
It doesn't mean very much without some context. If you combine this statement with the rest of the Bible, the context doesn't help at all. The context is contradictory.
We all know that you can love someone and still hurt them, so I'm not very impressed with a simple commandment to love your enemy. A commandment to simply "love everyone" would have been better. Still, that "love", unmanifested in beneficial actions, is just an empty platitude.
Of course you have "turn the other cheek", which I consider horrible advice, but the overall theme of Bible God's character is that of a monster of epic proportions.
Here's some of that context I was talking about.
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/donald...
Have you ever considered that the Bible might not be accurate?

If not, then God could be a great guy, right?

I don't think it would be possible to love, and have it result in no actions.

Even if so, the love would give a proper perspective as to how one relates to another.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191017 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh ya?
Then I suppose you don't charge your clients and tenants more than your operating costs, right?
Of course you do. You need your fancy cars.
Then brag about them.
Charging a fair fee is not greed.

And I opt for a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.

As for rent, a fair profit is not greed. And in any case, I'm told by other property owners that I could get more rent for my condos. I prefer to have a good tenant, who pays on time, takes care of the property, and doesn't cause problems for me or the neighbors.

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#191018 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be offended.
River posed a hypothetical about a high school student and a single mother.
It is to that I was referring to.
Other than the woman power issues, wrong with my post? Do you think society should be financially responsible for a person's fuckups?
.. society is responsible for societal problems ..

.. you can't brush them under the carpet and pretend they don't exist ..

.. the federal government defunded mental hospitals and the burden shifted to state penal institutions ..

.. societies has always had unwed mothers and men who refuse to take responsibility for their sperm ..

.. the only thing that's changed is how we deal with it ..

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191019 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a liberal. We already knew.
Have you ever had a UFO tell you to run for office?
Been attacked by a giant white rabbit on a lake?
The media didn't ridicule this. They ridiculed W. saying he talks to God.
None of that.

Which is why I said I agree with most, but not all of the stuff.

And I don't recall engaging in ridicule, even of Nancy Reagan.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#191020 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
It was agregated of a couple of Admins.
I see.
I have nofucking idea what he's talking about.

Can ya translate?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#191021 Dec 9, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not so much nasty as empty.
It doesn't mean very much without some context. If you combine this statement with the rest of the Bible, the context doesn't help at all. The context is contradictory.
We all know that you can love someone and still hurt them, so I'm not very impressed with a simple commandment to love your enemy. A commandment to simply "love everyone" would have been better. Still, that "love", unmanifested in beneficial actions, is just an empty platitude.
Of course you have "turn the other cheek", which I consider horrible advice, but the overall theme of Bible God's character is that of a monster of epic proportions.
Here's some of that context I was talking about.
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/donald...
Speaking of epic, have you truce the new Epic Burritos at Del Taco?

Yummy yummy for my tummy

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191022 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be offended.
River posed a hypothetical about a high school student and a single mother.
It is to that I was referring to.
Other than the woman power issues, wrong with my post? Do you think society should be financially responsible for a person's fuckups?
The fatcats in the boardrooms love guys like you.

They also laugh at you.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191023 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, man.
Any time, Buck.

I'm here to help.

“Ditat Deus”

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#191024 Dec 9, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. society is responsible for societal problems ..
.. you can't brush them under the carpet and pretend they don't exist ..
.. the federal government defunded mental hospitals and the burden shifted to state penal institutions ..
.. societies has always had unwed mothers and men who refuse to take responsibility for their sperm ..
.. the only thing that's changed is how we deal with it ..
Yes bit society is not responsible for a person's problems, especially when those problems are easily avoidable.

I agree with you about the whole sperm donor thing. I apologize, I should've added that in my post. They are both equally responsible for the baby to come. You and I aren't.

But it isn't the unwed mother that the problem, it's the underlying issue of handouts that is.

If there were no freebies because you get knocked up, there'd likely be a whole lot less unwed mothers and unwed fathers out there. Or at least they'd be financially stable enough to care for their own kid.

“Ditat Deus”

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#191025 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Charging a fair fee is not greed.
And I opt for a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.
As for rent, a fair profit is not greed. And in any case, I'm told by other property owners that I could get more rent for my condos. I prefer to have a good tenant, who pays on time, takes care of the property, and doesn't cause problems for me or the neighbors.
Profit schmofit.

You're greedy. You like the money.

Don't try to pass it off as generosity.

If you were generous, you'd charge your clients and tenants a whole lot less.

“Ditat Deus”

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#191026 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The fatcats in the boardrooms love guys like you.
They also laugh at you.
Another question goes unanswered by Catcher1...

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#191027 Dec 9, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
History has looked favorably on President Regan as also it has on President Ford. I was angry at Ford for the pardon he gave Nixon but looking back he did the right thing. A courageous act for the nation.
Our Dearly beloved President Carter has shown how astute a President can be once leaving office. A distinguished Naval Officer and a dedicated US President. However his policies were weak in dealing with Iran and the former USSR. The Economy was in shambles when he was in office.
President Regan understood economy because he was a degreed economist. The team he put in place worked to improve the economy. His presidency was not without controversy as we all know. But the overall picture is viewed favorably.
President Clinton also was running the ship when the economy was good. We have to give credit where credit is due. However his Presidency will always be marred by his lack of discretion with Monica Lewinski. Hillary came out the hero in that deal. Extremely longsuffering and forgiving I must say.
But all these Presidents believed in God and still do. They believe in freedom of religion and the right to worship the one true God. They had faith in God, all of them. So often we believers are belittled as being unintelligent for believing in God.
All of our Presidents were human and had had faults but they all believed in God.
Bill Clinton might believe in God. Who cares.

Evidence indicates he forcibly raped a state employee while Attorney General of Arkansas.

Hillary knew of his debauchery for years before Lewinski, and tolerated it for the sake of gaining power and status.

It has worked well for her so far.

A woman with the icewater blood to lie to grieving parents that their sons died because of a youtube video - would not get too exercised about a few affairs and a rape.

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#191028 Dec 9, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Charging a fair fee is not greed.
And I opt for a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.
As for rent, a fair profit is not greed. And in any case, I'm told by other property owners that I could get more rent for my condos. I prefer to have a good tenant, who pays on time, takes care of the property, and doesn't cause problems for me or the neighbors.
I looked up "fair", and it was not specific as to what profit fits that.

Who gets to determine "fair"?

If you were working for me, I would call $0 fair.

You would probably call that "unfair".

So now what?

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#191029 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>

A woman with the icewater blood to lie to grieving parents that their sons died because of a youtube video - would not get too exercised about a few affairs and a rape.
"What difference at this point does it make"

Hilary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign slogan

“Ditat Deus”

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#191030 Dec 9, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
"What difference at this point does it make"
Hilary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign slogan
"Vote for me because I'm a woman."

That'll work.

"Vote for me, the black guy" worked for Hussein.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191031 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Another question goes unanswered by Catcher1...
What question?

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191032 Dec 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Profit schmofit.
You're greedy. You like the money.
Don't try to pass it off as generosity.
If you were generous, you'd charge your clients and tenants a whole lot less.
I am generous.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#191033 Dec 9, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I looked up "fair", and it was not specific as to what profit fits that.
Who gets to determine "fair"?
If you were working for me, I would call $0 fair.
You would probably call that "unfair".
So now what?
You go your way, and I go mine.

BTW, what's with the multiple ad hominem posts?

You're better than that.

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