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Poll: What is your specific Atheist level?
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Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
#21
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
It's kind of like someone telling me to fold because they have five kings. Now:

1) That's not a legitimate poker hand
2) There's only four kings in the deck
3) They've said they have that hand every single time
4) I've called them every single time, and they refuse to show me their cards but still claim they "won anyway"
5) Poker doesn't work like this; learn the rules, and give me your money
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#22
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
Garden variety. Possibly variegated.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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#23
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
(2nd January 2017, 08:59)mh.brewer Wrote: Garden variety. Possibly variegated.


Can I get it variegated and shorter growing so that no staking is necessary?
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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#24
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
(2nd January 2017, 08:50)robvalue Wrote: It's kind of like someone telling me to fold because they have five kings. Now:

1) That's not a legitimate poker hand
2) There's only four kings in the deck
3) They've said they have that hand every single time
4) I've called them every single time, and they refuse to show me their cards but still claim they "won anyway"
5) Poker doesn't work like this; learn the rules, and give me your money

Well, it is possible to get a hand of five kings, if the game allows wild cards. The trouble is, theists depend on the wild card to the exclusion of all else. Without it, they're lucky to be able to show a pair of treys.

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'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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#25
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
Indeed yes. Generally the poker-theist is the only person aware that wild cards are being used in the current game, and is unable to produce them as promised either.

"Science can't explain every poker hand."

Q3: The gay waiter.
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#26
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
(2nd January 2017, 09:02)Whateverist Wrote:
(2nd January 2017, 08:59)mh.brewer Wrote: Garden variety. Possibly variegated.


Can I get it variegated and shorter growing so that no staking is necessary?

Of course you can. Understand that your request won't change my pith.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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#27
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
You'd better change your pith or might stake you anyway.
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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#28
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
Labels don't matter to me. I'm an atheist. Show me a reason to believe, then we can talk. So far, no convincing reason has presented itself; at least none that stands up to the slightest bit of criticism, anyway.
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#29
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
What is my specific level of atheism?

Depends which God we're talking about. Some gods are logically impossible, some are close to 0% improbable.
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
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#30
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
Actually, all gods are improbable, but not all equally. Improbability shouldn't be a problem for any real god. There has yet to be one demonstrated to tick that box.
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