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Author Topic:   Problems with being an Atheist (or Evolutionist)
saab93f
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Message 100 of 276 (550767)
03-18-2010 2:47 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by Straggler
12-03-2009 2:51 PM


"Debating with deists." Precisely so.
For me the greatest challenge has been to not go berserk when confronting the ultimate ignorance that most theists portray.
Im having hard time accepting that majority of members of my very own species are willfully denying anything and everything the world has to offer just because of camel-riders campfire stories.
Then there are ultimate examples like Kurt Wise who leaves me just speechless. That is what faith and religions do to people.

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saab93f
Member (Idle past 1508 days)
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From: Finland
Joined: 12-17-2009


Message 102 of 276 (550883)
03-19-2010 2:39 AM
Reply to: Message 101 by New Cat's Eye
03-18-2010 1:39 PM


Most of theists believe that an omnipotent "thing" is watching their every move and expecting worship. To me that is ignorance of reality.
If one sums up the numbers of adherents of Abrahamic religions then that equals to a majority. Abrahamic religions have their roots in Middle-East campfire stories (previously told by Sumeritans et al.).

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saab93f
Member (Idle past 1508 days)
Posts: 265
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Message 104 of 276 (551071)
03-20-2010 4:46 PM
Reply to: Message 103 by New Cat's Eye
03-19-2010 10:04 AM


Thanks for the welcome.
Wrong I may be as well as mis-spoken (or should this be mis-written) as English is not my mother tongue.
Any way the entire idea of there being a god is plain weird to me. Majority (a generalization once again) of believers are capable of choosing parts of the Bible that are allegorical and parts that are literal but on what grounds? Who gets to say that the snake didnt really speak or the bush didnt actually burn?
Thanks for replying anyway.
P.S. Try googling my screen name Saab 93F

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saab93f
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Message 107 of 276 (565152)
06-15-2010 1:55 AM
Reply to: Message 106 by Artemis Entreri
06-14-2010 10:24 AM


Okay, I stand educated. However, if nitpicking is your best defence when theism is questioned...well, some defence.
My point still stands, if one is willing to cast aside everything science has given us instead of ancient (precisely so because the Bible as we know it was first put together in the Council of Nicea in 318 and ancient history ended in 476) scripture. I do not know ignorance if that is not it.
Thank you for your adding my knowledge in the history of Mesopotamia.

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saab93f
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Message 111 of 276 (565563)
06-18-2010 1:23 AM
Reply to: Message 110 by Granny Magda
06-17-2010 11:25 AM


Thank you for enhancing my store of knowledge. I am utterly sorry that I do not share the intimate knowledge in Klingon as some others do.
I understand that it would make conversation easier if all parties were on the same level of knowledge but I just havent been able to make up my mind on which story Id specialize in - LOTR, Star Wars, Harry Potter or Bible.

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