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Theres not really any such thing as an atheist.


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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 02:10:29 BDT
F Cadell says:
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Posted on 22 Apr 2012 11:24:23 BDT
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"My comment CERTAINLY ADDS TO THE DISCUSSION because it actually threatens to take you out of a very narrow mindset."

No one is deaf in cyberspace.

And if shouting at anyone who doesn't agree with is your stock response, who's really feeling threatened and displaying a narrow mindset, here?

"They have!"

Name one.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 11:41:14 BDT
F Cadell says:
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Posted on 22 Apr 2012 11:44:46 BDT
"the Sabbath that God made for man"

Keep telling yourself that, but try not to be late. After all, you've harped on about scuttling off a few times, now.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 11:50:32 BDT
F Cadell says:
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Posted on 22 Apr 2012 12:01:08 BDT
"Better tell Amazon that that is the rule"

There's a fair few rules about posting here, and people who fail to respect them don't last long before they get deleted.

*Sigh*

Fetch me another zealot. This one seems to have broken.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 12:07:14 BDT
F Cadell says:
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Posted on 22 Apr 2012 12:10:31 BDT
Except the hissy fits against people who, shock horror, don't share your beliefs; that people who don't are, in your words, suffering from a 'terrible disease'; that the right to choose is 'drivel'; and the general resorting to sticking in your fingers in yours ears and going 'la la la la I'm not listening'.

Slight setbacks.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 18:23:28 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Stephanie-a very simple question. Worryingly so.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 09:28:21 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
Stephanie, my emphasis was on god, rather than love. As in, why not believe in love, rather than attaching love to a god?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 09:10:51 BDT
Stephanie, my point is that even moderate beliefs, held to a moderate degree can do great damage when held by a large number or when the content of that belief is particularly damaging.

Consider the damage caused to a child who fears, constantly, to some degree that her friend who died of cancer last month is burning in hell or is suffering some form of negative afterlife, or even simply missed out on a very positive afterlife.

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 13:12:30 BDT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 17:34:49 BDT
Shakepen says:
Spin: you are a clever rogue! You know RD means "moderate" as contrasted with "extreme," not strong or weak.

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 17:50:13 BDT
Tom M says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 18:09:11 BDT
Shakepen says:
Tom: I have to give you my begrudged admiration! If I may turn Shakespeare's quote just a bit: "And custom will never change your infinite variety." Though you receive the slings and arrows of rejection, you continue to slough along. One really has to admire your perseverance!

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 18:15:23 BDT
Or stupidity.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 18:30:05 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 18:36:06 BDT
No, I'm afraid one doesn't. Dogged insistance on being wrong is no admirable trait.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 18:54:10 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 19:18:02 BDT
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Posted on 25 Apr 2012 19:20:02 BDT
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Posted on 25 Apr 2012 19:22:13 BDT
Spin says:
This is what happens when you remove mind from reality...=)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 22:36:48 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2012 08:49:48 BDT
"I hope you have had a chance by now to have reviewed the exquisitely boring Oxford 'dialogue' with Dawkins "
Sadly, when I was intending to watch it, I was pointed towards an interesting play on the social condition hopelesness translated into the film "God on Trial". So I haven't seen it yet, I will find time to.

"Then you can begin to see how it is impossible to actually "be" an atheist.."
Ok, given that I am an atheist, and that Iknow other atheists, nothing in this debate could show that it is impossible to be an atheist. Before you have seen sufficient evidence and argumentation that a God exists, or before you have been convinced at a young age without reason, you are, by default, an atheist.

I'm not an atheist through predjudice, but if there is a good reason to believe in God, which I very strongly doubt, then I would be happy to change my mind and admit I had been an atheist through ignorance.

That said, I would then go to all the centres of atheist communities I know and present the argument to them directly so that others could learn from it, rather than just call them ignorant, but I guess that's just ebcause as a person, I care more about others level of knowledge than you do.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2012 06:26:07 BDT
Shakepen says:
Spin: Are you really going to make me resort to the continuum analogy regarding "extreme" beliefs? If so, it is going to appear "sophomoric" although accurate.
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