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Remembering Leonard Nimoy ('Mr. Spock' on Star Trek)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Clouse Mar 2. 16 Replies

Star Trek actor and director Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83. Are you a fan of Star Trek? Did Star Trek or the Mr. Spock character have any influence on your life? If so, in what way? Please…Continue

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Pope Francis condemns Charlie Hebdo killers, then adds a 'but'

Started this discussion. Last reply by _Robert_ Feb 16. 1 Reply

Pope Francis, speaking about the recent terror attacks in France, defended free speech but said there are limits and people should not make fun of other people's faith.Is the Pope making the right…Continue

New: Richard Dawkins reads his hate mail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Feb 15. 6 Replies

Did you laugh when you watched this video? I did.I think partly it's because of Dawkins' deadpan delivery but mostly it's because the comments are so sincere in their animus, stupidity and impotence.…Continue

Should 'personal belief' vaccine exemptions be allowed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Humphrey Feb 13. 25 Replies

"Responding to an outbreak of measles that has infected more than 100 people, two California lawmakers said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to end the right of parents in the state to…Continue

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Gallup's Mirror commented on Andy Hoke's blog post 'Non-traditional Marraige'
"I've been reading up on the subject. One thing I find interesting is that the existing terminology on polygamy may be inadequate. Polygyny refers to a man with multiple simultaneous wives (where the wives are married to the husband but not to…"
Gallup's Mirror commented on Andy Hoke's blog post 'Non-traditional Marraige'
"I've heard enough 'slippery slope' arguments against same-sex marriage over the years to feel wary of such correlations. (Gallup, if we let LGBT people marry then we'll have to legalize marriages between dogs and cats too!!!) But…"
Gallup's Mirror replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 24th 2015' in the group Sunday School
"The entire event-- the National Day of Prayer-- is deluded. The U.S. government, which is prohibited from preferring one religion over another, officially urges all Americans "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". Note how the federal…"
Gallup's Mirror commented on Pope Beanie's blog post 'The Purpose of Atheism'
"I can agree with that. As American Atheists puts it: "We [atheists] are as unique as our fingerprints.""
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Gallup's Mirror commented on Reg The Fronkey Farmer's blog post 'YES'
"+1 I'm pleased to add that The United States, leader of the free world, is following Ireland in assuring fair and equal treatment for all citizens. That is, maybe. The Supreme Court seems poised to strike down bans on same-sex marriage in every…"
Gallup's Mirror replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 24th 2015' in the group Sunday School
"Number 3. Do I win?"
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"That point is not in dispute (except by Mo Tauren, who says anyone would choose prison over death and that exceptions are mythical)."
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"I meant to go back and address this in more detail before I posted my original response. I forgot. That's where you trip (by plugging in the wrong values). Again, my statement used specific values (not variables) and the ones in question remain…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"The error (and liberation) is yours. I think it's an honest mistake, which seems more mitigating than liberating."
May 24
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"Death is non-being: the termination of consciousness. Death is the end (of everything, including punishment). Death is nothingness. That is a fact of medical science. Death = zero.  I presume you won't rebut with religious-like claims…"
May 23
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"Yeah, actually I am. (Note that if you're acknowledging this was my meaning it's a tacit admission that I was not attempting to declare that opinions are facts.) Criminal law measures crimes by how punishable they are. For instance,…"
May 22
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"'Better or worse' in the context I used it means 'more or less (punishment)', or 'more or less (prison time)', 'more or less (severity)'. I described units of measurement on a punative scale. Which is better…"
May 22
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"It's no great loss, considering your inability to think and reason clearly."
May 21
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"...unlike execution, which deprives him of spending 22 more years in a cage before making the same trip to oblivion."
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This describes my atheism: God is unproved, not disproved.

Crackpot: God exists!
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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!").
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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.

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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…


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…


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 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!!!

At 5:07pm on December 15, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Sorry just saw your reply. Yes Tom Morello is in both bands.



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