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There Is No God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman Oct 12, 2014. 36 Replies

Something has been bothering me for years - since I heard the news of a billboard proclaiming, "There is probably no god". "What's with this 'probably'?", I thought. "Of course there is no God. The…Continue

Tags: Philosophy, Certainty, Atheism, Theism

The Right to Discriminate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Mar 4, 2014. 76 Replies

I wrote a letter to the NY Times in reply to Gail Collins' piece on Arizona. It was published but, of course, even though the point of the letter was to ask for an explanation, there were no…Continue

Tags: law, Discrimination

The Right to Discriminate

Started Mar 2, 2014 0 Replies

I wrote a letter to the NY Times in reply to Gail Collins' piece on Arizona. It was published but, of course, even though the point of the letter was to ask for an explanation, there were no…Continue

Tags: law, Discrimination

Finally - An Economist Who Makes Sense

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg R Thomas Feb 4, 2014. 41 Replies

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MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'I don't get people who want to waste their vote on Stein or Johnson'
"It's really quite beyond you to engage in a civil conversation, isn't it? Fuck you."
Aug 1
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'I don't get people who want to waste their vote on Stein or Johnson'
"My son summed it up pretty well in an email to me: I tend to agree. In the current situation, fewer people are voting because "what's the point - nothing will change". Voting for HRC simply embeds that. Voting HRC says, "The…"
Jul 31
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Corporate Bulldogs'
"1. don't get into it. Your boss is right! [unless] 2. My usual response to sales schemes is cynicism. I hope I'm wrong but this could actually be their standard business practice - let the underlings do all the grunt work then the managers…"
Jul 19
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"Clearly not analogous: "about to get bit by a good sized rattler". The rattler was very lucky you didn't have a gun. I would have shot the rattler if it was "about" to strike. The rattler is stupid unlike the ape The…"
Jun 26
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"PERFECT! Try this. Google "killed by a foul ball". LOTS of hits. If it was YOUR kid killed by a foul ball, you'd think that ANY precaution would be worth preventing that and protecting YOUR child. If public policy were decided by…"
Jun 20
MikeLong commented on Jazmine Nicole Robertson's blog post 'Me, myself, and what the hell am I doing?'
"Lovely post, Jazmine. We are in a similar position. I'm the only atheist in a very large family of Catholics. I can't say my opinions are respected, but I am still loved. It's like I'm retarded and my family thinks my views are…"
Jun 5
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"As you intimated, your unnecessary "full of shit" slur triggered the first insult that came to mind. I'll take more time to consider in future. Just because our opinions differ doesn't mean we need to automatically revert to…"
Jun 3
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"Nice one, Jake. You're calm, polite, and pertinent discourse has done what no one else has managed - mute Unseen. MODS! Should we have a discussion about a potential new descriptive name for the site? I suggest:    "Unseen Posts…"
Jun 3
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"A valid question. Let's take it ad absurdum. Say that, in a similar circumstance, a severely deformed orphan with no mental capacity were being threatened by this gorilla. I think MOST people would say that doesn't change anything -…"
Jun 3
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"Race baiting!!! I hadn't even noticed that the boy was black. Are you saying that that fact should have been taken into consideration wrt this question?"
Jun 2
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"As can anyone. It doesn't suffocate or poison - just incapacitates (most). What I can do that most can't is not cough. I'm not alone, either. You will have seen protesters on TV picking up tear gas canisters and hurling them…"
Jun 2
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"You just don't get it, Unseen. Life is never black-and-white - EVER. I let my child walk to school alone. They could get hit be a car or goodness knows what else. You "play the odds" each time they take a breath - they might catch the…"
Jun 2
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"Don't know about the Army (just kidding), but in the Marine Corps we were trained to shoot accurately when people are shooting back. BTW 10 - 20 yards is child's play. I qualified "Expert" at 500 yards with an M14. You went off…"
Jun 2
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"But that doesn't account for the gorilla's free will. (Sorry. Jokes don't do well around here these days.)"
Jun 2
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"Agree on every point. But some here are always black and white. Either the boy dies or the gorilla dies. No middle ground. Despite the history of such events, a "considered" solution where both live is just ridiculous to such…"
Jun 2
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"The gun nut says, " blow its head off". What a surprise."
Jun 2

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Atheist
About Me:
Sincerely wondering how I EVER bought this supernatural nonsense.
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65-70
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To propagate the fact.
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Catholic
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At 5:05am on September 16, 2013, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

Thank you <3

At 10:13pm on March 20, 2013, Morgan Matthew said…

Hi MikeLong, you just have to have a popular topic. It will organically (Automatically) move it's way up or down the "Whats new today" side bar.

At 6:16pm on March 14, 2013, Real Life James Bond said…
Lol, I'm not perfect, sometimes it needs to be done. I don't hold grudges about stuff like that :)
At 8:58pm on May 31, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Thanks, Mike - I've been called easy before, but never in that context.
At 6:58pm on May 31, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Thank you for the well thought, and poignantly written, response to Sassafras.  He actually called another veteran an 'unpatriotic coward' even after knowing the man was a retired intelligence officer.  I do hope that he eventually takes the time to question his belief-set, if even only to doubt it for an instant.  In any event, I'm pleased to have your input on this site on all issues - although this one in particular is distinctly pleasing.
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