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Does Atheism make sense?
#91
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
The key word you used was "shit" Wink
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#92
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
(22nd December 2011, 19:28)Jaysyn Wrote:
(22nd December 2011, 18:42)padraic Wrote:
(20th December 2011, 23:20)Stimbo Wrote: The bible can have many uses. All those nice, soft, absorbent pages.



Yes ,but far too thin for toilet paper.However, they make excellent paper for spliffs.

The ink however, doesn't.

Yes, I'd forgotten it was full of shit already. How about presoiled toilet paper for those days when one is too busy to go for their own shit?
'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

'Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man.'
-- Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll
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#93
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
I don't get the 'largest' part either. Geographically? or demographically? I wonder what percentage of the world population is Christian anyway. It ranks number one with 2200 million followers just behind Islam which has 1300 million followers (wikipedia). These stats have no bearing on truth.
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#94
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
True. If we import "densest" as the operating adjective, jiminez could qualify for countryhood.
Trying to update my sig ...
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#95
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
For a response to your argument, why don't you take a look at my signature.
"Sisters, you know only the north; I have traveled in the south lands. There are churches there, believe me, that cut their children too, as the people of Bolvangar did--not in the same way, but just as horribly. They cut their sexual organs, yes, both boys and girls; they cut them with knives so that they shan't feel. That is what the Church does, and every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling. So if a war comes, and the Church is on one side of it, we must be on the other, no matter what strange allies we find ourselves bound to."

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#96
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
There's a reason why arguments for Christianity are stupid. They don't actually exist. If an argument is illogical it's not actually valid or worth listening to, in my opinion. Come on man! Think about it! Read the Bible and tell me you would believe it if someone on the street came up to you and told you those stories randomly! Use your brain, you have one!
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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#97
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
(23rd December 2011, 23:20)AthiestAtheist Wrote: For a response to your argument, why don't you take a look at my signature.

Slavery was a huge theme in the bible. Of course, im sure you dont choose to read the passages that command slave masters to be generous in every way. The bible also commands the slaves to be obedient to their good masters. If everyone did as the bible instructed; slavery would not have turned into the ugly thing that it is known as today.
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#98
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
(7th January 2012, 22:48)organiccornflake Wrote: Slavery was a huge theme in the bible. Of course, im sure you dont choose to read the passages that command slave masters to be generous in every way. The bible also commands the slaves to be obedient to their good masters. If everyone did as the bible instructed; slavery would not have turned into the ugly thing that it is known as today.

As I discussed with another unfortunate theist, this isn't quite true.
You see, the bible only says to treat certain slaves well - family and the children of israel pretty much. It doesn't say much on the rest other than make sure they don't die on the same day as whatever you did to them that could cause death and don't maim them in certain ways.

It's otherwise okay to take, rape, or do whatever else to slaves.
Slavery (and rape) have been discussed here: http://atheistforums.org/thread-3207.html
I didn't really enter the fray until about the 14th page, but I back all my claims up biblically.
If today you can take a thing like evolution and make it a crime to teach in the public schools, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools and next year you can make it a crime to teach it to the hustings or in the church. At the next session you may ban books and the newspapers...
Ignorance and fanaticism are ever busy and need feeding. Always feeding and gloating for more. Today it is the public school teachers; tomorrow the private. The next day the preachers and the lecturers, the magazines, the books, the newspapers. After a while, Your Honor, it is the setting of man against man and creed against creed until with flying banners and beating drums we are marching backward to the glorious ages of the sixteenth centry when bigots lighted fagots to burn the men who dared to bring any intelligence and enlightenment and culture to the human mind. ~Clarence Darrow, at the Scopes Monkey Trial, 1925

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#99
RE: Does Atheism make sense?
It really makes no difference if there are bits that tell slave owners to be nice. The mere fact that slavery - the ownership of a human being by another as property - isn't condemned as immoral in the book that is held up as a standard for morality is obscene.
'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

'Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man.'
-- Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll
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RE: Does Atheism make sense?
Thank you TheDarkestOfAngels and Stimbo, you are the first people to show some form of civility, you represent your belief well.
Now time for my response.
Response to TDOA: It is reasonable to be assumed that the slave laws for the Jewish to be applied to every slave. The bible simply just referred to the Jews because they were the biggest example going on at the time.

Response to Stimbo: The bible just promotes the importance of authority and a chain-of-command. "Slave" is a very subjective and relative term. The lesson is that leaders shouldnt abuse their power, and followers should obey.
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