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Re: Respecting the beliefs of others

ikory
May 12, 2013 02:54PM

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Real
Adjective
Actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed: "Julius Caesar was a real person".

God is imaginary.

Rotor,
That is way to serious. I think we need some beers or we need something to smoke to get out of this realist attitude.

"Quadricorn's are real"

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rotorhead
May 12, 2013 06:02PM

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E Pluribus Unum has never been considered controversial. The motto, which is Latin for "out of many, one," was adopted by the Founding Fathers in 1782 as part of the Great Seal of the United States, intended to represent the federal nature of the nation - out of many states, one country. The framers sharply disputed many issues in the formation of the nation, but E Pluribus Unum was not one of them.

Not so fast. The Religious Right, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and the Congressional Prayer Caucus (yes, our government actually has a Congressional Prayer Caucus), wants you to know that E Pluribus Unum is, well, almost un-American.

[www.psychologytoday.com]

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rotorhead
May 13, 2013 03:07PM

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Sharia law used in the United Arab Emirates to jail Australian woman after she was gang-raped.
[freethinker.co.uk]

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil—that takes religion. "
- Steven Weinberg

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blu4u
May 13, 2013 04:08PM

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Have your read "Under the Banner of Heaven" by john Krakuer (also wrote into thin air)?

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May 13, 2013 07:55PM

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iguanabanana
May 15, 2013 10:48PM

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This week's "Ask God"

AND NOW the answers to ASK GOD:

1. HUMAN: If the rainbow represents gay pride, and God invented the rainbow, does that mean god is gay and proud of it?

GOD: For the last time, I’m not gay! I’m not sure where you got that idea. I’m just omnisexual and I love gay people and I support gay marriage and I make new gay babies all the time.

2. HUMAN: Dear God, do you ever 'damn it' when I tell you to?

GOD: ALL THE TIME. Every single time you say ‘damn it!’ or ‘damn that!’ I immediately damn the living @#$%& out of that thing. I realize this will make you damn even more things…and I’m fine with that.

3. HUMAN: If you made man before woman, why do men have nipples?

GOD: At one point I tinkered with the idea of letting man dispense beer from his nipples. In fact, Adam had this ability at first. Unfortunately, ManNips Beer tasted like piss.

4. HUMAN: Who's name do you scream out during sex?

GOD: As I am the LORD, I don’t scream out during sex. But just to try it maybe next time I bang Barbara Walters I’ll scream out, “OH BABS!”

5. HUMAN: Is God's match truly waiting for me at Christian Mingle?

GOD: Because the LORD has been paid absolutely nothing, I make sure to smite all dates made through this dating website. To date this year, not a single marriage has occurred because of Christian Mingle. I’m quite proud of that record.

6. HUMAN: If Jesus could walk on water, could he surf without a surfboard?

GOD: Of course He can! Jesus has webbed feet.

7. HUMAN: Why did you never make Pokémon real?

GOD: Silly human, be careful what you wish for. Pokémon are real. Because you people love and believe in them so much, Pokémon materialized in the outer reaches of space about 10 years ago. Since then they’ve been taking over planets one by one. Soon you will all be Pokémon slaves. I hope you’re happy.

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iguanabanana
May 22, 2013 09:35PM

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thumbs upwow.

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics

"Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists."...

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iguanabanana
May 22, 2013 10:37PM

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It's Ask God Wednesday again, so I thought I would share... again. big grin

AND NOW the answers to ASK GOD:

1. HUMAN: God, what's it like hanging out with the other gods? Who's your favorite to hang out with, and who's the biggest douchebag of the lot?

GOD: I’m the GM of the Milky Way Galaxy. The other ‘gods’ (if you can even call them that) got promoted off this planet and rule over distant galaxies. I see them a couple times a year at Universe Corporate events. I enjoy hanging out with Ra…we had some good times back in the old days. Zeus is the biggest douchebag by far.

2. HUMAN: Zeus had like 100 kids and would sleep with women in the form of an animal. You have one son and never actually had sex with his mom. Are you gay?

GOD: NO! Why does humans keep asking Me that?!! I’m not gay, I’m just omnisexual. Which means I can have sex with anything and I often do. I have one son that you know of and I DID HAVE SEX WITH MARY AND IT WAS DIRTY AND WILD.

3. HUMAN: Hey God, got one for ya, if you believe that you have no creator, which obviously you don't, are you therefore an atheist?

GOD: Yes. I don’t believe in a higher power. I don’t even believe in Myself anymore. I’m easily one of the biggest and most famous atheists in the world. I never get any credit for that.

4. HUMAN: Why aren't the Flintstones mentioned in the bible?

GOD: Once again, humans wrote the Bible and therefore made numerous mistakes. The fact that the Flintstones are not prominently featured in the Bible is nothing short of an atrocity. They deserve at least two hundred pages.

5. HUMAN: Why can animals lick their privates and humans can't?

GOD: Was it the animals that betrayed the LORD in the Garden of Eden? No, it was the humans, which is why I took away your ability to lick your genitals. SMITE!

6. HUMAN: God, Pat Robertson said the people in Oklahoma could have prayed away the tornado. What other things can be prayed away? I have credit card bill that I'm itching to get rid of.

GOD: Pat Robertson says a lot of stupid things. Don’t listen to him. He is the scum of the Earth. The LORD has had terrible money problems over the millennia. I strongly advise you to pay your credit card bills on time.

7. HUMAN: Hi God. How frequently do you masturbate?

GOD: About as often as a volcano erupts on Earth. I spend a lot of time watching humans masturbate, so I know how silly it looks. That said, every few decades the LORD gets the itch.

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OldTart
May 23, 2013 09:39AM

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^^^ My morning "sigh" after reading the latest contribution to another thread has been relieved by this and given me my needed morning chuckle! Plop plop fizz fizz, Oh what a relief it is! big grin

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VT2VI
May 23, 2013 11:12AM

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3. HUMAN: Hey God, got one for ya, if you believe that you have no creator, which obviously you don't, are you therefore an atheist?

GOD: Yes. I don’t believe in a higher power. I don’t even believe in Myself anymore. I’m easily one of the biggest and most famous atheists in the world. I never get any credit for that.

Thank God that God is an atheist.

F-F-F-Freezing in the great white north

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LiquidFluoride
May 23, 2013 01:11PM

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thumbs upwow.

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics

"Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists."...

I can finally call my grandfater and tell him I'm saved!

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iguanabanana
May 23, 2013 01:40PM

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I KNOW. My mom already called to tell me how happy she was for me.

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iguanabanana
thumbs upwow.

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics

"Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists."...

I can finally call my grandfater and tell him I'm saved!

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noOne
May 23, 2013 02:05PM

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I have to say this new pope has impressed me. Much more down to earth than most people who participate in this sort of thing.

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rotorhead
May 23, 2013 02:33PM

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I have to say this new pope has impressed me. Much more down to earth than most people who participate in this sort of thing.

I'm waiting for him to say "Hahaha, it was all a joke, we made the whole thing up!" "We liked the Mithra stories so much that we renamed him Jesus, changed a few details and republished his stuff". Gotcha!

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noOne
May 23, 2013 02:44PM

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iguanabanana
May 24, 2013 01:07AM

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Doug Stanhope is organizing a fundraising drive for "the atheist girl" in Oklahoma. Just gave my $25. Takes bravery to come out in that part of the country, especially during such a prayer frenzied time. Check it out and donate if you can, fellow atheists.

Peace.

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LiquidFluoride
May 24, 2013 11:59AM

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Doug Stanhope is organizing a fundraising drive for "the atheist girl" in Oklahoma. Just gave my $25. Takes bravery to come out in that part of the country, especially during such a prayer frenzied time. Check it out and donate if you can, fellow atheists.

Peace.


I'm agnostic, but it starts with an A, so that counts right?

I'll toss a few FRN's (Federal Reserve Notes aka worthless paper with ink on it) her way

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iguanabanana
May 24, 2013 12:43PM

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Doug Stanhope is organizing a fundraising drive for "the atheist girl" in Oklahoma. Just gave my $25. Takes bravery to come out in that part of the country, especially during such a prayer frenzied time. Check it out and donate if you can, fellow atheists.

Peace.


I'm agnostic, but it starts with an A, so that counts right?

I'll toss a few FRN's (Federal Reserve Notes aka worthless paper with ink on it) her way

Wow. I was didn't mean to exclude anyone and realize now that I did. Sorry!! Last I checked they had raised $41,636 in 14 hours. I was so shocked with Wolf Blitzer asked such a jaw dropping question in the first place and then when I saw Stanhope's campaign I got really excited... should'a been more inclusive in my invite to donate.

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iguanabanana
May 24, 2013 06:31PM

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blu4u
May 24, 2013 07:36PM

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I would speculate that "porn-viewing" corresponds more closely with substance abuse rates than religousness.

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iguanabanana
May 25, 2013 12:09AM

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I would speculate that "porn-viewing" corresponds more closely with substance abuse rates than religousness.

No one is suggesting that correlation equals causation, though the correlation is very interesting. I personally don't find it surprising that areas more associated with high rates of sexual repression would tend to have high rates of private and anonymous forms of sexual gratification.

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rotorhead
May 25, 2013 12:48PM

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After Pope Francis told the world even atheists can go to heaven, the Vatican issued a correction: Atheists are still going to hell.
[www.examiner.com]

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May 25, 2013 02:04PM

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noOne
May 26, 2013 05:40AM

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I thought the Pope spoke the words of God and had final say?

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rotorhead
May 26, 2013 07:02PM

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I thought the Pope spoke the words of God and had final say?

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