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Phat
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Message 841 of 845 (904853)
01-09-2023 10:04 AM
Reply to: Message 840 by Theodoric
01-09-2023 9:57 AM


Re: Say What?
It's just that I feel a degree of intellectual arrogance here that is, in my opinion unearned. Why must I be the outlier?? I'm every bit as intelligent as any of you. Emotionally I'm a bit immature which is why, I suppose, this stuff even bothers me.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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ringo
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Message 842 of 845 (904862)
01-09-2023 10:53 AM
Reply to: Message 834 by Tangle
01-08-2023 3:26 PM


Tangle writes:
ringo writes:
The little greenn dots disagree with you.
​I'm beating you on this page 4 to 2.
Don't try to pull that with me. We were talking about the troll pages, not this one.
I have gotten lots of cheers for slapping the trolls, so your claim that is not a good spectator sport is clearly false.

Come all of you cowboys all over this land,
I'll teach you the law of the Ranger's Command:
To hold a six shooter, and never to run
As long as there's bullets in both of your guns.
-- Woody Guthrie

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Theodoric
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Message 843 of 845 (904870)
01-09-2023 12:28 PM
Reply to: Message 841 by Phat
01-09-2023 10:04 AM


Re: Say What?
If you are as intelligent than show it. Intelligence requires a curiosity. You have no curiosity. You just suck in whatever fits your belief set whether it is bullshit or not.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Phat
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Message 844 of 845 (904876)
01-09-2023 3:56 PM
Reply to: Message 843 by Theodoric
01-09-2023 12:28 PM


Re: Say What?
I am curious about God. You seem either blessed (or cursed as it were) with no such curiosity. You are more preoccupied with humans and secular humanism. Thus we differ.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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Theodoric
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Message 845 of 845 (904878)
01-09-2023 5:16 PM
Reply to: Message 844 by Phat
01-09-2023 3:56 PM


Re: Say What?
I have been very curious about a god and religion my whole life. That is why I have studied and researched many religions. I have not taken anything for granted. You are only curious about fortifying your beliefs, not challenging them. Big difference.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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