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*Tin foil cap on* Do you think the Catholic Church made the bible so long to discourage people from reading it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Mar 27, 2012. 1 Reply

I know nothing about the creation of the bible, so I admit it's unlikely conjecture.  It was just a funny thought that occurred to me while pondering the fact that so many christians know so little…Continue

You know you're an atheist when...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skycomet the Fallen Angel Jan 28, 2012. 35 Replies

My friend and I came up with a few good ones today.  I googled the phrase, and only came up with Christians using it to (very poorly) mock atheism.  Let's show 'em how it's done.Continue

Kid has no train ticket, then gets thrown off by passenger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ash Pryce Dec 26, 2011. 4 Replies

Got into a bit of a debate over this video on another forum I visit.  You UKers might be familiar with this situation already.  Anyway, here's the video:So everyone agrees the kid here is acting…Continue

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Artists, what is your creative process like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Nomazlab Feb 28, 2012. 9 Replies

Firstly, what do you do?  Paint, sculpt, play music, write, photograph...? Secondly, if you want to create an artistic piece, do you force yourself to sit down and hammer it out? Do you wait for…Continue

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Nerdy Keith replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"Well most alcohol, I don't. But I do really love the taste of vodka. It still needs to be mixed with something. But the combination of that with a coke is very refreshing and amazing to me. MMMmm hehe "
Dec 12, 2013
Unseen replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"Alcohol in enough concentration to preserve anything probably came along with the invention of distillation. Salt and sugar (yes, sugar) functioned as preservatives long before alcohol performed that function. The alcohol levels in beer and wine…"
Dec 12, 2013
onyango makagutu replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"Interesting, very interesting"
Dec 12, 2013
Daniel (Not Dan) replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"Personally, I can't stand the taste of it. Every so often, I'll get some kind of bug up my ass and say, "What the hell, I think I'll pour myself some wine!" and, sure as I write this, I'll take a sip and viscerally…"
Dec 12, 2013
SteveInCO replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"It's often the case that the dose makes the poison."
Dec 11, 2013
Unseen replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"Let me put this as plainly as possible. I don't like beer, wine, or distilled spirits because my society conditioned me to. I literally ENJOY these things. And, yes, they do taste good to me. Also, while you did mention that alcohol is a poison…"
Dec 11, 2013
Tim replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"I grew up in a very Fundamentalist home - no smoking, no dancing, no swearing, and definitely no alcohol. (My mom who is 88 has never drank any alcohol.) I tried to drink when I was in my early 20's but I never could stand the taste of beer,…"
Dec 11, 2013
David Smith replied to erik112358's discussion 'Alcohol: do people genuinely 'like' the taste?'
"I do love the taste of a nice full bodied shiraz, that said, it was an acquired taste."
Dec 11, 2013
James Cox replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"Is this anything like a friend of mine telling his 'superior' at work, 'Well we could just wip it out and plop in on to the table to prove our points?' LOL"
Dec 9, 2012
paradigm_disturbance replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"ENTJ here,"
Dec 9, 2012
Strega replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"@ Marc Robert Plant, 4 1/2" extending to 7 3/4"Jimmy Page, 5" extending to 8"John Bonham, 5" extending to 8 1/4"John Paul Jones, 5 3/4" extending to 8 3/4"  (Big John)  "
Dec 9, 2012
Wraith replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"It's right cos society says it's right. Not because it's better for any other reason. Just because it's what social needs dictates, doesn't mean it's actually improving anything. Kill all dissenters, is good for…"
Dec 9, 2012
Wraith replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"Social behaviour is extroversion and while that might drive society onwards, introversion is what drives it upwards. Ex/social conformity, is what makes society keep working. Introversion and non conformity is what makes society progress."
Dec 9, 2012
Wraith replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"Ever tested your intro/extro personality profile? "
Dec 9, 2012
Diane replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"I go back and forth on the extroversion/introversion scale.  It is when I am most depressed that I am most introverted."
Dec 9, 2012
Wraith replied to erik112358's discussion 'Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?'
"So true. Most psych test fail under this association. Prior knowledge spoils the results."
Dec 9, 2012

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At 3:07pm on January 13, 2012, Gabriela Menicucci said…

Salutoni Erik!

At 3:29pm on January 8, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

Well I do stir the pot on Youtube, although I've never gone into a specifically Christian forum.  I actually love having theists come here and make asses of themselves -> it makes a good public record of just how corrupt their epistemology really is.

At 10:00pm on January 7, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

Thanks for the add - AND for the compliments.  That is a great little exchange and I'm kinda liking my stance there at the moment, :D

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Intellectual Convergence vs Divergence in Science and Religion

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 8:30am 1 Comment

So I was surfing youtube today, which included the usual cast of characters: Thunderf00t, Lawrence Krauss, Phil Hellenes, etc. And then, despite my better judgement, I decided to read the comments on a video. Of course, there wasn't anything of substance, but I did encounter a claim against science (not even "for god") that I hadn't come across before.  In a nutshell, the claim was this:  1) Scientists fall on both sides on whether global warming is natural or caused by people, 2)…

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The Ledge - review (spoilers clearly marked)

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 5:27am 0 Comments

I just saw this film tonight.  Originally, I was typing a response to this blog, but my reply snowballed enough that I'd like to get a more direct response. I'm also not a "blogger" or even LIKE to write very much, so don't expect this to be very profound.  Just hoping to start a good discussion about a good movie.  Also, I have clearly marked where I start talking about specific plot-points and grayed-out the…

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