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Obfuskation replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'You're going to prison for 10 years. You can however take TWO games with you. The ONLY two games you'll have access to for 10 years. What do you take?' in the group Atheist Gamers
"Easy 1. Go 2. a regular deck of cards."
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Obfuskation replied to Adam Weber's discussion 'Why Not Deism?'
"is the only appropriate response that I can imagine."
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"Its all in fun.  The admitted bait and switch from title to topic should show that this thread was a bit of a rigged parlay to begin with. I like Unseen's energy.  He keeps topics flowing."
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"I don't see it as an argument. It CAN work; I would just want some caveats included with that.  I've been discussing the peripheral argument because of two reasons. 1- Once a case is made that something CAN be done, it often is used…"
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"You chose to engage the additional parts of the post, so I enjoyed the nice little chat."
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"It gets checked, and it is found to be wrong.  That's the method that was used to determine that torture is unreliable. I'm not refuting your statement that "Torture CAN work".  I simply see it as too unreliable and…"
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"Correct.  They will take the option that covers their ass the best in the short term, regardless of right or wrong, and regardless of whether its effective or not.  That is part of what got us into the torture mess in the first place. The…"
Obfuskation replied to Jesus Christ's discussion 'The need for knife control'
"When I was married, my wife worked graveyard shift at a motel desk. There were a lot of freaks there, and she handled money.  We got her a license to carry, bought her a snub nosed .38, and I taught her how to combat shoot. Nothing ever…"
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"No studies that I know of have claimed that torture never works.  The arguments against it have consistently been that it is unreliable as a method, and immoral in practice. Strangely, all of the people who support it tend to use some version…"
Obfuskation replied to Gary's discussion 'In need of an believer to atheist "conversion kit"''
"Tell her to read the bible, word for word, cover to cover."
Apr 11
Obfuskation replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Men raising kids'
"It's an interesting topic.  If I get some time this weekend, I'll see if I can dig up statistics regarding parental involvement, and paternal vs. maternal parenting methods."
Apr 11
Obfuskation replied to Michael's discussion 'What Happen at the Loring Military Base?'
"Yeah, but Agents of SHIELD is fiction.  Flying chupacabra dwarves are totes for reals. "
Apr 11
Obfuskation replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Men raising kids'
"I think you'd have to apply specific criteria against a specific method of parenting.  I'm guessing it would involve a lot of trade offs depending upon what criteria are valued more.  For example, a parent who is more focused on…"
Apr 11
Obfuskation replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Men raising kids'
"For what it's worth, I grew up in a household where both parents worked, but my mother was the nurturer, and my father was the aloof disciplinarian.  However, it's not something I see with regards to friends and other parts of the…"
Apr 11
Obfuskation replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Men raising kids'
"     I would call these gross over-generalizations.  While there no doubt are men who are distant in their relationships with their children, there are also women who share that dynamic.       I…"
Apr 11

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Green Bay Bishop Tells Parishioners That They're Going to Hell if They Vote Wrong

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Bishop Ricken tells his flock to vote for candidates who follow Catholic teachings on life and family issues or risk putting their souls in jeopardy.


Time to start taxing the Catholic church.

More Thoughts on Ridicule

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:27pm 5 Comments

Ridicule mock: to reduce or dismiss the importance or quality of somebody or something in a contemptuous way.

A recent discussion has gotten me thinking more about a certain mindset that seems common in the online atheist community.  The discussion had a lot of bleed-over from a previous discussion, then I was offline for a few days and the conversation dissipated, so I'm throwing this out here.  The mindset that it is justified to ridicule those who have irrational beliefs.…


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At 11:23am on October 14, 2012, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…

Oh I still comment here and there but that thread is so active that my comments are getting buried. lol

At 4:42pm on April 19, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Mike! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!


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