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robert mcbean replied to pat's discussion 'seperation of church and state' in the group Them Canadians!
"sorry, didn't notice this was an old thread."
Apr 19, 2012
robert mcbean replied to pat's discussion 'seperation of church and state' in the group Them Canadians!
"i live in alberta. in one public school i know of the school starts the day with communal reciting of the lords prayer. in another school district public secular education is not available, just the catholic schools.  (alberta is required…"
Apr 19, 2012
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Them Canadians!

A group for all atheists currently residing in C-eh-N-eh-D-eh
Apr 19, 2012
robert mcbean commented on Tammy's blog post 'Noticing all these things recently.'
"that was funny.  my family mostly ignores me.  i was the fundy, now i'm an atheist. they probably wonder what's coming next. all we can do is be true to ourselves."
Apr 19, 2012
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"muslim cracks under pressure - issues death threat. http://ning.it/j2d9BD (twitter)"
Jun 19, 2011
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"listening to a condescending creationist on twitter explain how koala bears got from mt. ararat to australia."
Jun 17, 2011
Sin commented on robert mcbean's blog post '"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."'
""If there existed an omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent entity, it would be an atheist" That is of course not logically sound, but these people don't seem to be much into logic."
Jun 17, 2011
Graham commented on robert mcbean's blog post '"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."'
"The statement doesn't stand up to logic. It isn't worth the electronic paper it's written on. Either God exists or doesn't. Whether god (any god) exists or not, I am still an atheist, and I certainly do exist, as do many others…"
Jun 17, 2011
oneinfinity commented on robert mcbean's blog post '"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."'
"agree with rose and gold guy's points. to rephrase gold guy's point about "belief": without theism there would be no atheism."
Jun 16, 2011
Gold Guy commented on robert mcbean's blog post '"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."'
"The most generous reading I can give to that saying is that it is confounding the belief in something with the subject of belief. In the sense that it is true that if there were no concept of god, there would be no atheists. OTOH, even that would…"
Jun 16, 2011
Rose commented on robert mcbean's blog post '"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."'
"A beautifully crafted example of circular reasoning. Meaning it's absolute drivel. ;D"
Jun 16, 2011
Steve commented on robert mcbean's blog post '"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."'
"Thank God for making me an atheist   And no, there isn't really a point to answering"
Jun 16, 2011
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"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."

I hear this now and again from religious people, especially Christians. It was going around on Twitter today. Apparently a few people found it pretty profound.   It's superficial and designed to sound clever, esoterical and wise. It's also, indirectly an argument from authority. God exists and that's that.  Of course it's has no logic and is pure nonsense.  It might better be inverted to say Atheists wouldn't need to exist if there was a God.  I sometimes wonder if there's any point responding…See More
Jun 16, 2011
robert mcbean commented on robert mcbean's blog post 'Minnesota Archbishop: Opposing Marriage Equality Is Not Anti-GayMinnesota Archbishop: Opposing Marriage Equality Is Not Anti-Gay'
"Marriage is an outdated notion, and rooted in religion.  The problem is the state is still involved in deciding who can marry and who cannot.  Not to mention all the many legal complications of family law."
Jun 14, 2011
Arcus commented on robert mcbean's blog post 'Minnesota Archbishop: Opposing Marriage Equality Is Not Anti-GayMinnesota Archbishop: Opposing Marriage Equality Is Not Anti-Gay'
""Homosexuality refers to your preference of gender in partner selection, not your ability to reproduce." Here's a far left field thought: If you don't find people of the opposite sex attractive enough to breed with, you probably…"
Jun 14, 2011

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"If God didn't exist, Atheists wouldn't exist."

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 5:32pm 6 Comments

I hear this now and again from religious people, especially Christians. It was going around on Twitter today. Apparently a few people found it pretty profound.   It's superficial and designed to sound clever, esoterical and wise. It's also, indirectly an argument from authority. God exists and that's that.  Of course it's has no logic and is pure nonsense.  It might better be inverted to say Atheists wouldn't need to exist if there was a God.  

I sometimes wonder if…

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Minnesota Archbishop: Opposing Marriage Equality Is Not Anti-GayMinnesota Archbishop: Opposing Marriage Equality Is Not Anti-Gay

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 3:19pm 15 Comments

Via ThinkProgress:



Archbishop John C. Nienstedt: “The Minnesota Catholic Conference, made up of the seven Catholic bishops from the state, support this amendment not for prejudicial or political reasons, but rather for reasons that are theological, biological and pastoral.”





(Original news item.)



Lets assume for a second that the…

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