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dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
I don't want anyone coming to my door telling me what to think! Remember it is suppose to be a personal matter.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
how about thinking for yourself? asking questions that others may not want to give the answers to because it might mean admitting the whole show is made up and means little to nothing in the overall scheme of things.


This is yer problem. You think you have all knowledge. I realize I do not. And I've seen lots of sh#t in many different countries. This is the best deal going.

And you appear to me to be full of sh#t. I mean that kindly. But you are full of sh#t.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
I agree with Dave G, et al!

I think it is bad form to go to ones home/private residence to preach, evangelize & whatever else (not sure what JW's & Mormons call it). It's an evasion of privacy, imo! Out in public you can approach people or hand them something if you want, but their home is their castle and should be respected as so!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
This is yer problem. You think you have all knowledge. I realize I do not. And I've seen lots of sh#t in many different countries. This is the best deal going.

And you appear to me to be full of sh#t. I mean that kindly. But you are full of sh#t.


 Actually blah, I don't know sh#t. What's more is I know I don't know sh#t. Give me any christian who is willing to admit that to themselves and I'll show you one that might be trusted with a penny. Until then, christians fail in that they tend to say they know the mind of god (the imaginary friend many of them seem to have)

As if you would know the difference
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
Right on splitter.

Being agnostic I am very open minded and like to converse on the subject. My experience is that religious folks want to tell me what is right and wrong, and are not willing to operate on a two way street. It's always their way or the highway!


Blue- you are a classic example of this!!!!

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:51pm PT
You KNOW what's weird? Me/you hi-5's in heaven , bra!!!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
Hey, Dave. I don't give a f*#k.

You have to choose. not me.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
I always thought a person's personal beliefs were a strictly personal affair, and once they became about the other guy, we were hurled out of the personal and into a tug of war. The metaphor for this is two bald guys arguing over a comb.

JL
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
Yeah, you probably don't care! But you do get worked up easily. You should get outside and stay of ST as it would be good for your blood pressure.

And no I don't need to choose! When I am dead the choice has already been made. It will either be the after life, or worm dirt!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
I love it when Mormons come to my door. I see the young men coming up my driveway in their unmistakable "uniforms"...

When my front opens in response to their knock, they come face to face with a rough old man, a fiercely psycho look on his face and an even more psycho attitude - AND A REALLY BIG HANDGUN IN HIS HAND, HANGING DOWN AT HIS SIDE, BUT CLEARLY VISIBLE.

I peer at them over the top of my glasses with a crazy Jack Nicholson look on my face... and they scurry away.

I have such a good laugh after they leave!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
For example, I've always wondered why folk get so bent about gay people being gay and doing what they do - and lest we straight peeps stop them, they will cheapen marriage, corrupt the unwitting and draw the weak directly into buggery and bushwhacking.

They call that 'fighting the gay,' and some Clergy and Congressman seem to swing for the fences on that one.


bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
I like John's libertarian view of things.....

Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Dec 1, 2012 - 02:04am PT
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Here's one of the better ones...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3lwG4MytSI&NR

Feel it, the wind of change?
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Another reason... In the atheist life, you’ll find people just like yourself struggling with life and the problems it poses, e.g., regarding meaning and purpose, injustices and such, and struggling to come to grips with beliefs - theirs and others - in the space-time of history.

(Not to mention struggling to push far far beyond the antiquated Judeo-christian-islamic sensibilities on sex, women... and boobs.)

A few days ago, the “Room for debate” section of the New York Times published a series of six short pieces under the title “Is atheism a religion?”

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/22/is-atheism-a-religion

Here's Penn Jillette's take:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/22/is-atheism-a-religion/atheism-should-end-religion-not-replace-it

Change is hard but it's coming around. 20 years ago, no way NYT would have published this piece.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The JREF does not involve itself in the testing procedure, other than helping to design the protocol and approving the conditions under which a test will take place. All tests are designed with the participation and approval of the applicant. In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform a relatively simple preliminary test of the claim, which if successful, will be followed by the formal test. Preliminary tests are usually conducted by associates of the JREF at the site where the applicant lives. Upon success in the preliminary testing process, the "applicant" becomes a "claimant."

To date, no one has passed the preliminary tests.

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
^^^

And Hemmingway, Zappa, Kubrick, Thomas Edison, Warren Buffet, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Woody Allen, Marie Curie, Hellen Keller, Freud, and George Orwell.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:55pm PT
some of the greatest mass murderers and modern enslavers of all time

Hey, let's leave the Popes out of it.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
"What should we be worried about?"

This year Edge asked 155 people with very good minds to ask themselves this question.

http://www.edge.org/annual-question/q2013


The earlier post by Donald Thompson reminded me of this entry:

Psychology professor Douglas T. Kenrick fears that idiots are about to take over the world and make it into an idiocracy run by numbskulls.

.....

Food for thought:

If China aggressively pursues eugenics... should the U.S? Should this force the U.S. to also? Is this going to be the next worrisome evolutionary arms race?

Btw, do only evolutionists know what an "evolutionary arms race" is? :)

Welcome to modernity, fasten your seat belts.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 25, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
The topics change too fast for me :)

A few posts up by HFCS:

Is atheism a religion?

There is an interesting comment in the discussion section by CS:

There is a difference between Atheism and being non-religious. Being non-religious sets aside the god issue. Atheism asserts there is no god. The two are commonly confused. Because there is no empirical means for establishing the existence or non-existence of god, Atheism is a faith. It is the belief in the non-existence of god.

I would argue that Atheism is no more faith than “Adragonism”. There is no more evidence for the existence of dragons than god(s). Atheists are not religious, we are just rational.

Edit: The next subject:

If China aggressively pursues eugenics... should the U.S?

You mean like allowing only selected individuals to procreate or like ethnic cleansing? Since either of them is unlikely to happen in China (or rather not at the level that would have an impact on general population), I am not worried about the USA.

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