"I asked a religious zealot about the Newtown kids, he said "god works in mysterious ways". It was all I could do not to use my power drill and let some of the pressure out of his head because something is clearly wrong in there."
"Very good points.
However, in my experience it is rare that arguing the sensible points with extreme theists is a lot like trying to teach a 2 year old algebra. They simply do not have the capacity to absorb the simple logic of it all. It is usually…"
"True. As with any flimsy "as seen on TV" product there has to be a "But Wait!" to sweeten the deal. How can you sell something that gives you nothing in return. People don't just make car payments unless they get a car in…"
"True that Bro. The moment the science does not match the belief it simply requires a further defining of the "original truth" to adapt it so it becomes part of god's plan. There is no point in going there."
"What leaves me in awe about the children in Africa, or for that matter all over the world, is that organized religions can certainly seem to afford is gigantic places of worship, record profits, massive payrolls, no taxation and free product…"
"I understand your curiosity as it is certainly baffling how full grown thinking adults can believe so fervently in fairy tales. It boggles the mind (or at least mine). It took me personally a long time to come to my conclusions. I think in part…"
"I think as atheists we need to not only live our lives, but perhaps respect others choices as well. There seems to be a growing need within our group to "convert" others to our way of thinking. This, in my humble opinion, is only necessary…"