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Is scientology a religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Feb 2. 13 Replies

I am often asked my opinion of scientology: is it a “REAL” religion?  My answer: “Who cares?”  It’s just another of a couple of thousand preposterous belief systems in the world, none of which have…Continue

hypocrisy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Lansing Jan 29. 10 Replies

It turns out that most, if not all of the Rockettes will be refusing to perform at the inauguration in order to express their disdain for a man who boastfully objectifies and demeans women while…Continue

Why America?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Dec 19, 2016. 11 Replies

So why is it that America is by far the most religious developed country in the world?  And why is the rest of the world rapidly abandoning religion in favor of scientific progress?Simply put, the…Continue

Does life exist elsewhere?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman Nov 6, 2016. 39 Replies

I have no way of knowing, for sure, of course, but I don’t believe that life exists anywhere in the universe but on earth.Behind my house in the forest, there is a creek that runs through my…Continue

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Pope Beanie replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"It didn't start out as a religion, but once it was making big money and had to pay a lot of taxes, the org applied for religious status, replied to all the questions with the right answers, and got their (increasingly valuable) tax exemption.…"
Feb 2
Mike Lansing replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'hypocrisy'
"'Nature is not opposed to invention, invention being part of Nature itself. Nature is opposed to myth.' (Gilles Deleuze)"
Jan 29
Mike Lansing replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'hypocrisy'
"The history of the Mormon pathology includes their refugees at Clay County, Missouri. As Zizek has stated, the most important 9-11 was the coup of Allende, 11 Sept 1973, the day after Operation Unitas. Closeby, Gentry County, Missouri is the link to…"
Jan 29
_Robert_ replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'hypocrisy'
"Yeah and Jacob Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nevada, teamed with Levi Strauss to create riveted-for-strength workwear made of true blue denim. On May 20, 1873 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants patent #139,121 to Levi Strauss & Co. and…"
Jan 29
Mike Lansing replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'hypocrisy'
"Hmong opium farmers being rewarded with Wisconsin real estate isn't exactly the pornographic image sought when opposing the delirious copulations of church and state.  Capitaloislamochirstiana morphing, Canada now flaps its msm lips to…"
Jan 29
Dale Headley replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'It's hard to know where to start'
"   How dare you support vaccination when that great scientist, Jenny McCarthy, opposes it?  And wasn't one of the Ten Commandments "Thou shalt not vaccinate!"?  So if Jenny is allowed her absurd theory; how about…"
Jan 13
TJ replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"The government itself doesn't care about what you believe as far as religion goes...unless you don't pay taxes or hold kids hostage for sex, or break other laws, etc. If the organization can satisfy the requirement for being considered a…"
Jan 11
Strega replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"Yep, atheism is non-prophet"
Jan 11
Tom Sarbeck replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"Like all religions, Scientology is a for-profit business. Does the government ignore religions until their founders apply for 501c3 tax exemptions?"
Jan 11
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"In order to improve the quality of my “auditing” sessions I have decided to purchase the Mark Super V11 Quantum E-Meter as it is only costing me €4650. Read all about it!! As Scientology preys on the weak by selling them bullshit it…"
Jan 10
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"As an ordained member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Church I agree with you Matt. "
Jan 9
matt.clerke replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"I do find it amusing that our governments get to decide what bat shit nonsense is a religion and what isn't."
Jan 9
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"There are also a few links on Scientology in this weeks' Sunday School."
Jan 9
Doc Feral replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"It comes across, to me at least, as a 12-step pyramid scheme.."
Jan 9
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"“Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man wants to make a million dollars, the the best way would be to start his own religion.” L. Ron Hubbard."
Jan 8
Jake LaFort replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Is scientology a religion?'
"well said Dale. Well said Dale. I always think that any claim to knowledge that relies on religious faith is shit. And the underlying beliefs get the same respect from me. None"
Jan 8

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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.
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71-76
Why are you here?
I would like to share my disrespect for all religions, but most especially my extreme distaste for Christianity.
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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 16 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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