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  1. Wow. I totally forgot about that last week. That would have been a great one to learn about I'd say.Ummmm.....cause Jesus said so. F*&^^ing loons, man. That is child abuse, pure and simple.
  2. That is some sick ****. Let's examine why-What if I killled a child I knew was being abused and raped? I knew it would continue if someone didn't do something about it, so I killed the child who would then get to spend eternity in Heaven with God. I'd go to jail and rightly so. It's expected that I would try to help the child, not end the child's life, and again, rightly so!God is omnipotent and all-powerful, God could stop this torture and rape VERY easily, if the Christian doctrine is to be believed. But he may not have, in this scenario, he killed the child. Sound thought processes LM
  3. Ooooh, that's hot. Sometimes I taser my own genitalia, for fun.
  4. Wow. Just wow. If that really is an accurate depiction of the Christian God, and I am in fact wrong about the lack of deities in the world, I will go to hell just to stay away from him.Of course, it's really just Lois's sick imagination and interpretation, although, after reading the Bible, it's not hard to see how he could come up with that.
  5. I live in the Dover, PA school district, maybe you've heard of it. Your ridiculous little fairy tales most definitely DO effect all of us, whether you want to believe so or not. That was an intrusion into science, and I became very active in confronting religious people after that, but it's surely not the only way I'm effected. 9/11 has had an effect on everyone in this country, and to me, it was another tragic example of irrationality paired with religion, and gone terribly wrong. My cousin is currently stationed in Anbar province in Iraq, fighting a war the president stated that he had a
  6. As an atheist, and someone who values the truth, I have to tell you Zeatrix that no one has been able to confirm that GHW Bush said that. It was widely reported by atheists for a long while, however, the original source who it was attributed to has denied he/she ever heard Bush I say that. Unfortunately, at this moment I don't remember who that was but I'm sure you can verify this yourself if you'd like. It's false.
  7. Crow has hit it on the head. Many keep their beliefs very open ended and loose, wisely. But the Big 3 religions are anything but in their doctrines. The argument from Biblical non-literalism and metaphor is a fairly recent development, and certainly wouldn't have happened for most had science started focusing the picture of our reality.Virgin births, geocentrism, resurrection, ascendance to Heaven, these are all scientific claims to knowledge, and should be treated as such.As far as Dr. Collins claims, he's clearly in a minority of elite scientists that believe in God. 40% of "working" sci
  8. Oh, and let's not forget this countries first great philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, an avowed humanist and atheist-Andrew Carnegie spent his last years as a philanthropist. From 1901 forward, public attention was turned from the shrewd business acumen which had enabled Carnegie to accumulate such a fortune, to the public-spirited way in which he devoted himself to utilizing it on philanthropic objects. His views on social subjects and the responsibilities which great wealth involved were already known from Triumphant Democracy (1886), and from his Gospel of Wealth (1889). He acquired Skibo Ca
  9. Wow. I even went through the trouble of posting the interviews and excerpts. Certainly your not trying to say that they are theists, or moreover, Christians , are you?And yes, that's only two examples, but I just account for $75 BILLION of charitable giving by just starting at the top of the food chain. Yes, it must be me who doesn't know what he's talking about.Newsflash, we're less than 10% of the population of the USA, of course you give more. But don't try to say that Christianity makes a person more morally fit. It's hogwash.
  10. I love watching Christian get backed into a corner using their own silly books. Strike that, cause it's not the part that I really love.It's the mental gymnastics that LMD and others will surely be here to perform just shortly. Twisting and contorting themselves while trying to reason their way out of this. Amazing.
  11. What's the alternative if you don't believe? It's hell right? So he gave us a choice.....believe in and worship me, or spend the rest of your life in eternal damnation.TURN OR BURNDoesn't sound like much of a choice, does it? Sounds like an ultimatum. Kind of like little Billy Hoyle from my third grade class. That ******* said this kind of stuff to me almost everyday, extorting my lunch money for the favor of not beating me up at recess. Very ethical.
  12. So, Bill Gates doesn’t go to church on a regular basis, doesn’t believe much in the specific elements of Christianity, doesn’t think there is any evidence for souls, doesn’t know that there is any god, and doesn’t consider religion very efficient. Bill Gates is definitely irreligious and is definitely agnostic. He may or may not be an atheist, but he is also definitely not the sort of person whom religious believers have in mind when they claim that religion is necessary for charitable work. Bill Gates is thus an effective demonstration that charity is possible without religion playing any rol
  13. He did not subscribe to his family’s religion. Even at a young age he was too mathematical, too logical, to make the leap of faith. He adopted his father’s ethical underpinnings, but not his belief in an unseen divinity.” --from Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein (Doubleday, 1995), page 13. Gates was interviewed November 1995 on PBS by David Frost. Below is the transcript with minor edits. Frost: Do you believe in the Sermon on the Mount? Gates: I don’t. I’m not somebody who goes to church on a regular basis. The specific elements of Christianity are not somethi
  14. OK, I'm not going to even look at his link. It sounds like not a good example. But I have a few you might be interested in.Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. $90 Billion dollars of wealth between them, 85% of which has been allocated to charity within the next 5 years. Bill Gates has sidestepped religious questions of atheism, although he is most definitely irreligious. Warren Buffet is an out and out atheist.Over $75B to charity in the next 5 years.
  15. I help because my Mom told me she wasn't buying me any candy if I didn't.
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