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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

It's CONSERVATIVE-LIBERAL!!! The order is very important. Liberal-Conservatives should all be taken out and forced to watch Oprah reruns.  (10 hrs ago | post #7281)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Oh and ... has anybody here seen me "claim to be half way intelligent"? I think not. I'm blue-collar, uneducated and dumb as a rock. In a diploma or degree waving contest I'm a clear LOSER! I put in a 'special-request-c hit' for a life do-over and have been assured that I will be a Dung Beetle next go around. I'm actually looking forward to it. Basically I'll be doing the same thing I'm doing now, but at least it will be outdoors.  (15 hrs ago | post #7275)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Yeah. Pray in a closet ... in private. Advice from Jesus his own self which so few 'bots heed, makes you wonder why they even put it in their holy book.  (16 hrs ago | post #7274)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Research what? The Bible? No thanks. Read enough of the Bible to last me the rest of my days. Analyzed plenty of it in Church and Sunday School with the help of devoted, life-long xtians. Conclusion: nobody really can make much sense out of it. Result: modern 'versions' in modern syntax are produced adding yet another degree of separation from whatever hogwash the original authors were peddling. I think it is inspiring that Atheist and 'bot alike can support their arguments from the same book! Something for everybody!! You can make whatever you like out of it ... sort of like Alphabet Soup. Which, perhaps, best describes your 'Operating Manual for the Planet Earth'. It's "instructions " have certainly helped screw this old world up. 'Bout as useful as those poorly translated 'assembly manuals' that come with children's toys. Knock yourself out.  (16 hrs ago | post #7273)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

So those verses don't mean what they say? The actual meaning is hidden and needs to be explained? What is the context? Does an earlier verse say 'Heed not what follows, it is really here to confuse people thousands of years from now."? Okay ... makes sense when you look at it like that!  (Yesterday | post #7259)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Obama? No, I didn't vote for him. Prolly will if he gets a third term. LOL Maybe the Republicans can dredge up a decent candidate. Starting to seem rather unlikely.  (Tuesday | post #7239)

Atheism

'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

The illusion that a omnipotent being is somehow concerned about you and/or protecting you. The illusion that the political machine is concerned about you ans/or protecting you. Am I insecure? Yes. Am I concerned about it? Not particularly.  (Tuesday | post #7238)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

No. But I do think most politicians "con" you guys. The vast majority of people don't give it that much thought. Not 'illusion' like seeing shimmering angels ... an illusion of security. I already have snapped out of it.  (Tuesday | post #7233)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

How does it feel to be part of the herd? Secure? Safe? It's an illusion ... you know that, right? You're part of the massive flow of Humanity that has laid waste to the planet, bathed in blood. For what? Who will know in a hundred years? How in tune are you with the 'bots who shuffled off into obscurity from early last century? They prayed to the same god and awaited the same End Times. Mattered not a penny's worth. Take what comfort there is in knowing you are made of Star-stuff and will someday return your atoms to the crucible that may form new worlds. Maybe better ones.  (Tuesday | post #7226)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Don't get in his head!!!!  (Tuesday | post #7216)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

What difference does it make? Do the glowing symbols impinging you optic nerve and tingling your visual cortex make sense? Do they have the ring of truth about them? Or do they seem the sad bleetings of one of the 97.6% ... those sheeple who have been fooled or can't seem to make up their minds? Does it matter what bit of paper they grasp or what books lay dusty upon yon shelf? In your hast to judge the people you've lost your ability to tell truth from lies.  (Tuesday | post #7215)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

A church for the dispossessed! Inevitable I guess. Can't have all those people spending their Goodness Juju overseas. As long as they're in a Church and worshipping SOMETHING ... keeps 'em off the street!  (Tuesday | post #7214)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Hmmm. That would make sense ... they're pretty good at fulfilling their own prophesy. Wooooo ... spooky. That's why I don't like the thought of Born-Agains in missile silos. I wonder if they get weeded out somehow?  (Tuesday | post #7213)

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'Good without a god': Faces of atheism in Oklahoma

Personally, I would never claim to be rich on the Internet. Might as well hang a 'ATHEIST' sign around your neck and go to a JW Camp Meeting.  (Monday Apr 14 | post #7191)

Q & A with RHill

Headline:

Blue Collar Philosopher

Hometown:

Texas, USA

I Belong To:

My family, my friends, my country, my employer, myself ... not necessarily in that order.

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm on FB or over-the-counter medications.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

I may be the least insane person you'll ever meet.

I'm Listening To:

Several giga-bytes of Mozart

Read This Book:

State of Fear, Catch-22

Favorite Things:

Watching documentaries, fresh clean air, fishing, camping, horses, animals, beer drinking, scifi movies.

On My Mind:

Toilet paper that does not form Klingons.

I Believe In:

Freedom of speech, thought, freedom from religion, love, joy, happiness, life, knowledge.