Jake LaFort
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Funeral Protocol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake LaFort May 22, 2016. 38 Replies

This is a discussion inspired by Keeping my mouth shut.Issue: Once having been accosted by theists with religious rhetoric at a funeral in which you are the person closest to the decedent is it best…Continue

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Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"The tough part is finding something that is adult and reasonable. You just spout off endlessly and have no idea of what you speak."
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Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Nathaniel, STOP! Your ignorance is just beyond belief. Read books. Learn something first."
yesterday
Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Nathaniel, all kidding aside, you are ignorant and opinionated. It is an ugly combination. You did not come here to learn or to debate. You came here to pontificate. But you are speaking to your betters. You have a long way to come before you are…"
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Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Who but P. G. Tips could infiltrate this bastion of  reason with a diabolical scheme under the persona of the impossibly ignorant and cocksure theist? I see you, P. G...."
yesterday
Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Gay is prevalent in rest of animal kingdom so i am wondering whether nonhuman animals who are gay have a mental disorder. If so what did god intend in making animals that way?"
Monday
Jake LaFort replied to David Boots's discussion 'Innoculation against stupidity is possible'
"link does not work for me"
Sunday
Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"I will take that as a no.  My advice is to read a book by a famous atheist or anti-theist. An entire book.  If you had been convinced that an alien had visited you instead of a miracle would you just research UFOs and paranormal phenomena…"
Saturday
Jake LaFort replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Does Secularism make things worse?'
"If you read for shit you would not get a sniff. The mind-blowing article you adduce to promote your unsubstantiated claim is no better than used toilet paper.  I have indicated how narrow and lacking in probative value it is and also that the…"
Friday
Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"When you researched it did you look at the case against Christianity? If so, which authors have you read? If not, do you think it balanced and rational to consider only one side of an issue?"
Friday
Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"yes it does...you have revealed yourself"
Friday
Jake LaFort replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Christianity is totally dope... between talking snakes, original sin, virgin birth and all of the good things it promotes like homophobia, sexism, anti-semitism,  breeding like monkeys even where the adherents are too poor to afford kids,…"
Friday
Jake LaFort replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'The Bali Drugs Question'
"I would say it is mine if it is plausible to do so. The contents of the bag might make it implausible. "
Mar 23
Jake LaFort replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Does Secularism make things worse?'
"confirmation bias much? written by an orthodox author who fiddle-faddled some data to his advantage in writing a meaningless little defense of religious affiliation. no doubt another tendentious author from the contrary position could find data to…"
Mar 21
Jake LaFort commented on Beth's blog post 'Ghosts and Stuff'
"What would bigots do if they could not distinguish their victims by labeling? But at same time you are right that it is probably a bit of a salve for a person who feels they are alone and do not belong to have a label to attach to their orientation,…"
Mar 12
Jake LaFort commented on Beth's blog post 'Ghosts and Stuff'
"speaking of aromatic..was recently on stair master going all out when a guy getson machine next to mine who was anything but aromatic and flailing his arms spreading his aroma made my exercise a living hell! and hi Beth...but if there is all of this…"
Mar 12
Jake LaFort commented on Beth's blog post 'Ghosts and Stuff'
"So asexuals from what i have read are not sexual but are romantic. Are aromantics sexual but not romantic (not desiring long-term bond in relationship) Seems like a way of daydreaming with structure. Aint nuthin wrong wit dat. We all need escapism…"
Mar 12

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About Me:
A bit of a loner but enjoy the camaraderie of others similarly inclined.
Age
19-24
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Single
Why are you here?
to learn
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I left because I realized it to be a big lie.
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How does religion (fundamentalism) affect empathy?

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 12:56am 21 Comments

So I have not given this a lot of thought nor have i often encountered it in books or conversation. The knee jerk answer is (especially for theists who equate religion with morality and good character) that it enhances empathy.

My guess is that in general the greater the degree of fundamentalism the greater the degree of reduction in empathy. What say you?

They're Here

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 11:54am 20 Comments

Time of reckoning. Aliens have arrived. Superior beings are in charge. So much so that the cosmos is understood. All adults are compelled to take a stand as to whether god(s) exist(ed). Answer incorrectly and you are dispatched with extreme prejudice. 

Are you tied in knots and filled with fear? Or do you walk into the moment of truth confessional with aplomb?

Is the typical atheist as certain/carefree in giving her answer as the orthodox theist?

Memes

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 11:26am 1 Comment

Memes have becomes memes.

When i first read Darrel Ray's God Virus I was confused as to whether he was positing a real phenomenon or was drawing an analogy. And when i hear or read others expand on or elaborate about some meme or other i am similarly unsure as to what is meant.

So for anybody who is a proponent of memes are you making a metaphor or do you mean that there is some observable and measurable phenomenon. Is there a change at the molecular level once a person has…

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Disaster

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 11:22am 4 Comments

I have the over/under at 27.

Tell me where we can go with this now?

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At 3:28pm on March 4, 2017, Sharon Kline said…

Thank you for the candid advice.  I look forward to some healthy discussions with thinking atheists:)

At 10:44am on March 4, 2017, Sharon Kline said…

No not humor.  I'm a born again Christian.  Are we welcome here? 

 
 
 

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