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Proud to be American?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jan 13. 100 Replies

INCARCERATION RATES  (per 100,000 population) AMONG WESTERN NATIONSNorway - 72Denmark - 73Netherlands - 82France - 98Italy - 106Belgium - 108Canada - 118Luxembourg - 102Portugal - 136United Kingdom…Continue

holy verses

Started Jan 19, 2013 0 Replies

Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that illustrate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God.  Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure.  If you only have…Continue

Tags: hypocrisy

For Christians only

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Willoughby Dec 3, 2012. 65 Replies

Hey, Christians;I have a single, simple question for you.  It may at first seem frivolous, but I assure you that I am dead serious and consider its implications profound and its answers revelatory of…Continue

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Christian websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Nov 7, 2012. 50 Replies

It has occurred to me that perhaps some of you out there could help me.I have appreciated the opportunity afforded me by this website to express my opinions so freely, being the opinionated sort that…Continue

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Dale Headley replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Crazy people in every country sometimes manage to get guns.  But, since it’s more difficult in most countries and so easy in the U.S., the following is true:   France has approximately 127 intentional gun homicides per year, BECAUSE…"
Jan 20
Dale Headley replied to John Jennings's discussion 'Please allow me to introduce myself'
"“Cult”: the other fellow’s religion."
Jan 17
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"Like I said."
Jan 13
Davis Goodman replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"Human rights watch's estimates aren't exact but they still do thorough ground work and indirect research as they do with all countries. I suppose their margin of error is  China is more transparent about it's arrest record than…"
Jan 13
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"China? I assume we're relying on either China itself or someone's best guess for information on incarceration there."
Jan 13
Davis Goodman replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"I've never known there to be any. Is there? Interestingly enough, at least in the Western World there is somewhat of a correlation between gun ownership and incarceration (though that doesn't imply causation). There is also a correlation…"
Jan 13
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"You said, "It's in their own best interests that crime and incarceration increases every year," which those charts clearly show to be false. I'm guessing that what is beginning is the peeling of the layers of the onion of…"
Jan 13
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"That's nice."
Jan 13
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"You mean you haven't (already) done your research? ;)"
Jan 13
Adam replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"What is the correlation between Population size and incarceration rate?"
Jan 13
_Robert_ replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"I didn't say the rate was increasing. I said it is in the best interest of the crime industry if the rate is increasing. It doesn't matter: The cost per prisoner is going up. The cost per prisoner is higher than the median salary.…"
Jan 12
Tom Sarbeck replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"Who says revenge isn't sweet? U, the European Charter and the So. African Const. are on line. "
Jan 12
kris feenstra replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"I see. Well, turnabout is fair play, as they say."
Jan 12
Davis Goodman replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"Kris...this is a humerous reference to when unseen utterly refused to give us an example of what he claimed was totally obvious (so obvious he couldn't give an example) expecting me to go to my own research or that he isn't my research…"
Jan 12
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"An increasing crime rate? After World War II, crime rates increased in the United States, peaking from the 1970s to the early 1990s. Violent crime nearly quadrupled between 1960 and its peak in 1991. Property crime more than doubled over the same…"
Jan 12
kris feenstra replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"Generally, we are expected to support our own positions. Naturally, you are under no obligation to answer his request, but it's part of your homework, not unseen's."
Jan 12

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Atheist
About Me:
I am a retired teacher. I taught science. I taught evolution. I never met another teacher who either taught or understood evolution. I never met another PERSON who understood evolution. But I've met plenty of people who believe there's an old white, bearded man in the sky who controls their lives. Go figure.
Age
71-76
Why are you here?
I would like to share my disrespect for all religions, but most especially my extreme distaste for Christianity.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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scriptural favorites

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:50pm 1 Comment

I am occasionally asked to explain when I became an atheist.  I have several stock answers, but one of my favorite is, “When I read the Bible.”  

Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that pretty much explicate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God.  Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure.  If you only have the energy to choose one, I recommend my favorite:  2 Kings 2:23-24. 

Or if you’re too lazy to bother looking them up at…

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flawed education

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:42pm 18 Comments

Here is a question many of you would probably consider a bit whimsical, if not heretical; but I assure you, it has a dead serious intent.  If you were education czar, what would YOU require be taught (or not taught) in American schools?

Let me get you started.  Here are three things that I believe SHOULD be taught but AREN’T: metric system; evolution; critical thinking.

And here are three that ARE being taught, but SHOULDN’T: spelling; long division; propaganda.

My full…

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Making God

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:59pm 10 Comments

Imagine that there is no God.  So your species has a meeting and decides it wants or needs at least one god.  What kind of god would you propose?  What would be its attributes?  Its powers?  Its motivations?  I have definite ideas about that, which I may post here later; but the purpose here is not to debate MY conception of an ideal god, but to give you the opportunity to describe yours.  Details, please!  

the ultimate prayer

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 3:49pm 3 Comments

   I just read Richard Raymond's atheist prayer.  Here's mine, verbatim.

   Dear God.  Kill me.  Please!  I have lived a full life with no (well, a few small ones, maybe) regrets.  I'm ready to terminate my existence.  I'm waiting, God.  Nothing's happening.  I'll try a little harder: please, please, pretty please, oh great God.  I know you have the power to kill me; so why don't you?  It shouldn't be too hard; after all, I'm 75 years old. You could just give me a heart attack.  God,…

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At 7:43pm on June 5, 2011, Stephen Charles said…
Hey Dale, all I was saying is that it saddens me greatly how people can still get away with dishonouring the bill of rights in the western world. Especially when it's children. I mean, I thought beating and restraining a child in an uncomfortable position as well as subjecting them to mental and verbal abuse was illegal, but maybe that's just me.
 
 
 

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