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Really, God?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jennings Feb 2. 4 Replies

The popular British actor/comedian/writer/atheist, Stephen Fry, was asked on a BBC interview show called, “The Meaning of Life,” what he would do if he died and found himself standing before God. …Continue

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

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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

Tags: hypocrisy

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Dale Headley replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"I’ve always been a bit squishy about the big bang.  This one has no more proof than the big bang, yet, but neither does it have less.    The big question is whether human intelligence will ever be capable of grasping all the…"
Feb 18
Dale Headley replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Should 'personal belief' vaccine exemptions be allowed?'
"   People’s “personal beliefs,” insofar as they hurt society and the health & safety of other people should never be given even the slightest respect.  And that includes religious beliefs."
Feb 9
Dale Headley replied to CAPTAIN OBVIOUS's discussion 'Column by David Brooks...thoughts?'
"It’s nice to know that there are a few thoughful, reasonable, thinking conservatives around."
Feb 7
Dale Headley replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?'
"You could make a case that, if somebody started killing religious people because of their beliefs, as Christians have always been wont to do to non-believers for the past 1800 years,  it would amount to killing in the name of a non-belief…"
Feb 7
John Jennings replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"This is my favorite Stephen Fry speech.  It's at a debate with the title, "Is the catholic church a force for good?".  He is very articulate and passionate.  This is just his part of the…"
Feb 2
onyango makagutu replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"I love Stephen Fry"
Feb 2
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"This is from tomorrow Sunday School: Stephen Fry thoughts on God in a recent interview the "Johnny Carson" of Irish television."
Jan 31
Strega replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"Cackles, I bloody love Stephen Fry."
Jan 31
Dale Headley posted a discussion

Really, God?

The popular British actor/comedian/writer/atheist, Stephen Fry, was asked on a BBC interview show called, “The Meaning of Life,” what he would do if he died and found himself standing before God.  Fry said he would ask him, “Bone cancer in children?  What’s THAT all about? How DARE you create such misery in the world that’s not our fault?  Why should I respect an evil, capricious, mean-minded god who created a world that is so full of injustice and pain?”  Couldn’t have  put it better, myself. …See More
Jan 31
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

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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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I would like to share my disrespect for all religions, but most especially my extreme distaste for Christianity.
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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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