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There Is No God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman Oct 12. 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. 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 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. 41 Replies

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MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is your "Personality Profile?"'
"I'm ESFJ - doesn't really seem to fit all that well. I would anticipate a better result if the answers were more than just "Yes" or "No". There were a number of questions I could have answered either way. A scale - from…"
Oct 15
Davis Goodman replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"This is mixing positive with negative claims. If you pick up a pen and drop it repeatedly throughout your life you can confidently make a claim that dropped pens will fall. That is a positive claim (though it is never 100% certain it is a scientific…"
Oct 12
MikeLong replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"Lol. Love it. Solved. :-) "
Oct 12
Pope Beanie replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"I'd encourage multiple approaches. Say, how about leaving the word probably in there, but crossing it out?"
Oct 12
MikeLong replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"I felt as though I was hijacking this discussion so I started a new one, "There Is No God". Unfortunately it didn't work. There are threads of the God/certainty topic in both discussions. Hard to follow. What did I do wrong? Is…"
Oct 12
MikeLong replied to Ken P's discussion 'What's gained by being an atheist (not religious)'
"Thanks Reg. I guess that explains me. But, in general, it seems advisable to  fight certainty with certainty. I have difficulty believing that our target audience is going to be swayed by "toothless equivocation". :-)"
Oct 12
MikeLong replied to Ken P's discussion 'What's gained by being an atheist (not religious)'
"Nice. But at some point it might come down to the measure of "consequential"? IIIiii consider God to be of little consequence, but, at this point, I guess I have to admit I'm the the minority. "
Oct 12
MikeLong replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"THIS is an example of silly word games."
Oct 11
MikeLong replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"I UNDERSTAND the metaphysical arguments. I'm talking about the WORDS we use the describe our universe.  Back to my original post, I can, do, and will say that, if I pick up a pen then release it, it WILL fall. I am simply contending that…"
Oct 11
MikeLong replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"abiogenesis = an inevitable accident - no creator"
Oct 9
Belle Rose replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"RE: That's MEEEE....awwwww you were such a cute baby!......so what happened? Lol ;)"
Oct 8
Logicallunatic replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"I think the focus on statistical probability is a mistake. It goes over most people's heads. Yes we can't be certain of the non-existence of a non-defined idea. But "probably no god" gives way too much credibility to the idea…"
Oct 8
Derek replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"Now by God I wonder by what definition. God considered a name for whatever singular or plural caused our existence, the Hebrew God, Christian God, Muslim God, Norse Gods, etc. I'm quite certain that it is idealogy meant to explain our…"
Oct 7
Simon Mathews replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"The point is making a statement about the REAL state of the universe (positive or negative - doesn't really matter). Karl Popper would disagree with you. He wanted all science to adhere to the principle of falsifiability for the reasons Davis…"
Oct 7
Davis Goodman replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
"No. Claiming that there is no point talking about God is not at all the same as claiming that there is no god with certainty. They are two very different mentalities. One is a case of avoiding time wasting. The second is claim of supreme…"
Oct 7
MikeLong replied to MikeLong's discussion 'There Is No God'
" Exactly. Much easier, more effective, and, for ALL practable purposes, equally true to simply state, "There Is No God"."
Oct 7

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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 7:26pm on March 15, 2013, archaeopteryx said…

RE: "I seem to have a rather singular ambivalence toward the Bible." - you might be surprised, as the title is misleading - you should at least take a minute and check it out.

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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