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Taco John's and the "gaytard"

Started this discussion. Last reply by captain kingsway Sep 29. 1 Reply

"Tyler Brandt’s supervisor created and required him to wear a name tag…Continue

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Trooper Sean Groubert shoots Levar Jones: justified?

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A South Carolina state trooper was fired and arrested after a dashcam video showed…Continue

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"Nude" women's cycling team uniforms: indecent?

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The Women's Cycling Team of Columbia-- featuring cyclists Angie Rojas, Laura Lozano, Luz Adriana Tovar, Ana Cristina Sanabria, Argenis and Lina Orozco Dueñas--…Continue

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U.S. Air Force bans atheists from enlisting

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An atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was denied reenlistment for refusing to take an oath containing the words "so help me God". The Air Force refused to accept the unnamed airman's…Continue

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ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Five things to remember when talking with atheists'
"The answer to his first statement , just reflects ignorance. Making such a claim, only points out that he does not even understand what atheism actually is."
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"Lets start with #1 I really didn't need to read further because my irony meter is already in the red: "1. There are no atheists. Romans 1 tells us that unbelievers suppress the truth of God’s existence in unrighteousness (vs 8). They…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'What are some of your guilty pleasures'
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'What are some of your guilty pleasures'
"I think it's the appeal of the "popcorn movie". We watch movies like 'Guardians of the Galaxy' because they entertain, not for the sake of intellectual depth. It's the silver screen equivalent of a roller-coaster: we…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It is God's WILL to kill innocent children...again....'
"+1 Belle is one of TA's finest members: bright, curious, thoughtful, willing to explore any issue or controversy, and never afraid to rethink a conviction."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It is God's WILL to kill innocent children...again....'
"...while repeatedly illustrating with "his own" faulty logic that he doesn't know the difference between assumption and demonstration. The fact remains: most of the stances Virgil espouses, intentionally or not, are conservative.…"
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captain kingsway replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Taco John's and the "gaytard"'
"Hi there guys, that action taken by that supervisor is extreme discrimination against Tyler."
Sep 29
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'What are some of your guilty pleasures'
"Coffee. It's probably not a guilty pleasure (as it causes no harm) other than the time I put into it. Coffee is my only vice. I don't drink, smoke or use drugs, but I imbibe coffee with a vengeance. When I do, I want the very best cup I…"
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Taco John's and the "gaytard"

"Tyler Brandt’s supervisor created and required him to wear a name tag labeled “GAYTARD” while he worked at a Taco John’s restaurant in Yankton, South Dakota. Tyler was intentionally humiliated in front of customers and coworkers to the point that he felt he had no option but to quit his job. No one should have to face slurs in their workplace – no boss should be…See More
Sep 29
Gallup's Mirror replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Just an unfair advantage? Or a dangerous move by UFC?'
"I would be more concerned if you could demonstrate that Fox injures her opponents at a substantially higher and more severe rate than non-transsexual female MMA fighters. That's what I mean by "a record": not a single fight resulting…"
Sep 29
Gallup's Mirror commented on Serotonin Wraith's blog post 'Visit to a Mormon Church'
"Matt, I notice that you ignored my response in favor of crying foul that you're being treated unfairly and suffering from boredom. This is simply another round of evasion on your part. You only missed one point of mine, because I only ever…"
Sep 29
Gallup's Mirror replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Just an unfair advantage? Or a dangerous move by UFC?'
"I appreciate that Brent is acknowledging her lack of medical expertise as a reason not to engage in speculation. Fox might be the strongest opponent she has ever faced. But the fact remains: Fox has already been instigated thoroughly. Those who…"
Sep 28
Gallup's Mirror replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Just an unfair advantage? Or a dangerous move by UFC?'
"It sounds like 'Fox is setting the stage' is a euphemism for holding Fox responsible for any injuries inflicted by future transsexual fighters. That's not only unfair to Fox, it's also a slippery slope fallacy. If Fox had a…"
Sep 28
Gallup's Mirror replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Just an unfair advantage? Or a dangerous move by UFC?'
"It's a reasonable defense that (1) Fox's strength is comparable to that of a woman, (2) that medical science supports this position, that (3) her record doesn't exactly reflect an unfair advantage and (4) that Fox doesn't injure…"
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I'm an atheist. That tells you nothing about what I believe. It tells you exactly one thing I do not believe.

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This describes my atheism: God is unproved, not disproved.

Crackpot: God exists!
Me: Evidence, please.
Crackpot: There is none.
Me: I don't believe you.

That's it. That's all it is. The rest is just the crackpot employing some bit of dishonesty to obfuscate or deny it.

He'll shift the burden of evidence onto me. ("Prove God doesn't exist!").
He'll claim to have evidence when he does not. ("Lookee here! Purely abstract mathematics! That's evidence!").
He'll say he doesn't need evidence. ("God is too big for evidence!")
He'll completely ignore the request for evidence and won't respond at all. (This is very popular.)
He'll restate the request for evidence as an accusation or insult. ("You hate God!" "How dare you question my faith!")
He'll pin God to ignorance. ("You can't explain X so God is the only explanation!")
And on and on and on. Anything but evidence.

There is no case to be made for the existence of God. There is nothing to debate, nothing to consider: no evidence, no data, not a shred of the scientific whatsoever. The rest is just the outraged caterwauling of the crackpot, desperately insisting that any such "debate" over God exists at all.

That is why I am an atheist.
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2016 Presidential Election: Who do you think will run?

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm 18 Comments

The New York Times published the results of a poll today in which 64% of all American adults said they would like to see Hillary Clinton run for President in 2016. Among independent voters, 52% would like to see Clinton run. These percentages are nearly double those for the most-preferred Republicans; Ron Paul, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie. Clinton…

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Happy March Equinox

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Today, March 20, 2013, the day and night will be of equal length, an event which is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the southern hemisphere. For some reason, Christians like to celebrate this as the time Jesus rose from the dead, hungering for the flesh of the living, and longing to paint chicken eggs with vinegar dye. Or something like that. Anyway, enjoy it. It only happens twice every year. The equinox I mean, not the zombie…

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Happy 204th Birthday Charles Darwin

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 3:34am 2 Comments

Charles Darwin 

12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882

FFRF Attorney Andrew Seidel destroys Bill O'Reilly on Fox "News"

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:15am 3 Comments

I enjoyed watching Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel go on Fox "News" and destroy goon Bill O'Reilly on January 18, 2013.

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At 10:22am on September 11, 2014, Diedre Woolgar said…

Thank you Gallup - it was wonderful to be able to come to terms with my views on religion after a life time of questioning and doubt.   I look forward to exploring this site as I get the time.  

At 1:51am on June 19, 2014, Belle Rose said…
Thank you Gallup! I can't stay away! Lol
At 4:06am on February 28, 2014, Jamie Maclean said…

Thank you.

At 3:15am on February 28, 2014, Jane Sandler said…

Why thank you!

At 8:47pm on February 26, 2014, Tod Randall Bothom said…

I am very glad to be here and hopefully contribute something.

At 10:09pm on December 7, 2013, Diane said…

Hi there. I don't think we've interacted much, but I read a lot of things you've written.  Never a dull moment!

At 3:40pm on June 26, 2013, kris feenstra said…

Hi Gallup's Mirror,

I am following up on an issue reported to me as a moderator regarding the 'Fawn in a field on Summer Solstice' image. A user reported that their computer crashed and started back up while viewing that image -- oddly enough -- around the time you posted the following comment: "Hmmm. Joke crash. Joke reboot required."

I am double checking to see if your comment was strictly a reference to a joke not being received properly, or if you also experienced computer issues while viewing the image.

It seems highly unlikely that the image is relevant to that user's computer crashing, but I am compelled to check if it wasn't an isolated case.

Thanks,

Kris

At 10:16pm on February 19, 2013, Jen said…

Thank you... My loved one is in Rehab getting help they are Christian and Im obviously am not. I want the help in copeing with his alcoholism

At 4:58pm on January 2, 2013, Heather Spoonheim said…

But it always comes down to step 3, ha ha ha!

At 10:43am on December 28, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

Hey!  This cracker tastes like....people!!!

 
 
 

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