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    Thread: Jan. 6 Committee
Post: RE: Jan. 6 Committee

(June 9, 2022 at 11:57 pm)LadyForCamus Wrote: (June 9, 2022 at 10:06 pm)Alan V Wrote: Too many people are far too cynical about this. Facts matter.  Upholding the Constitution matters.  "Boring" ...
Alan V Politics 105 3410 June 10, 2022 at 7:51 am
    Thread: Jan. 6 Committee
Post: RE: Jan. 6 Committee

Too many people are far too cynical about this. Facts matter. Upholding the Constitution matters. "Boring" or "political theater" or "useless" all miss the point in my opinion.
Alan V Politics 105 3410 June 9, 2022 at 10:06 pm
    Thread: Maximizing Moral Virtue
Post: RE: Maximizing Moral Virtue

(June 6, 2022 at 10:39 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: The problem with abrahamic religion is not that people pretend to know good from bad...they actually do...  It's that they conflate maximal evil wit...
Alan V Philosophy 144 4421 June 7, 2022 at 6:34 am
    Thread: Maximizing Moral Virtue
Post: RE: Maximizing Moral Virtue

(June 4, 2022 at 5:49 am)h311inac311 Wrote: Atheists talk about how good they are without religion but in all honesty I don't see all that much fruit. I've been talking with atheists for over 15 yea...
Alan V Philosophy 144 4421 June 6, 2022 at 10:21 pm
    Thread: Can God be objectively good despite criticism against Him/Her/It?
Post: RE: Can God be objectively good despite criticism ...

(May 5, 2022 at 9:40 am)Angrboda Wrote: I could say the same about your response. You are correct that I am not frustrated with you in particular but with people in general. I see over-generalizing...
Alan V Religion 80 2656 May 5, 2022 at 7:09 pm
    Thread: What's everyone up to right now?
Post: RE: What's everyone up to right now?

My wife and I visited the Academy of Natural Sciences in downtown Philadelphia this afternoon, to see the dinosaur bones and dioramas again.
Alan V Lifestyle & Personal Matters 52562 2564247 May 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm
    Thread: My Almighty VS your argument against it
Post: RE: My Almighty VS your argument against it

(May 4, 2022 at 9:24 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: At it's best religion can be a description of deeply held (communal?) normative beliefs. More typically, religious displays are varieties of virtue sign...
Alan V Atheism 43 1432 May 5, 2022 at 8:17 am
    Thread: Can God be objectively good despite criticism against Him/Her/It?
Post: RE: Can God be objectively good despite criticism ...

(May 4, 2022 at 8:18 pm)Angrboda Wrote: (May 4, 2022 at 4:45 pm)Alan V Wrote: That's called loaded terminology, which is most often used in thought-control systems. "Wise men speak because they ha...
Alan V Religion 80 2656 May 5, 2022 at 6:25 am
    Thread: Stupid things religious people say
Post: RE: Stupid things religious people say

(May 4, 2022 at 7:16 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: You're thinking of superstitious beliefs.  Religions are the things superstitious beliefs are (otr at least have been) commonly draped in.  They're no...
Alan V Religion 311 11210 May 4, 2022 at 7:19 pm
    Thread: Stupid things religious people say
Post: RE: Stupid things religious people say

"No one has ever been tricked into a religion." (I was lied to by apologists and regretted believing any of it.)
Alan V Religion 311 11210 May 4, 2022 at 6:58 pm
    Thread: My Almighty VS your argument against it
Post: RE: My Almighty VS your argument against it

It seems to me that half the problem is that religious people trick others into thinking of meaning only from their own religious or spiritual perspectives. For them, "meaning" is a loaded term. For...
Alan V Atheism 43 1432 May 4, 2022 at 4:57 pm
    Thread: Can God be objectively good despite criticism against Him/Her/It?
Post: RE: Can God be objectively good despite criticism ...

(May 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm)Angrboda Wrote: The  Judeo-Christian god is the ultimate good by definition.  This isn't complicated. That's called loaded terminology, which is most often used in thought-co...
Alan V Religion 80 2656 May 4, 2022 at 4:45 pm
    Thread: Can God be objectively good despite criticism against Him/Her/It?
Post: RE: Can God be objectively good despite criticism ...

(May 4, 2022 at 1:48 pm)Ahriman Wrote: I mean, I know I've said some pretty harsh things about God (in real life), but perhaps God is above all forms of criticism? And acts like the one truly object...
Alan V Religion 80 2656 May 4, 2022 at 1:58 pm
    Thread: My Almighty VS your argument against it
Post: RE: My Almighty VS your argument against it

(May 4, 2022 at 1:03 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: @Won2blv Are you gonna respond to the things folks have said in your thread? Angrboda asked for some clarity on exactly what you mean, and that's wher...
Alan V Atheism 43 1432 May 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm
    Thread: My Almighty VS your argument against it
Post: RE: My Almighty VS your argument against it

(May 4, 2022 at 10:12 am)Ahriman Wrote: (May 3, 2022 at 11:19 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: I don't get how does God give someone meaning in life? Is it because they think they would kill themselves if t...
Alan V Atheism 43 1432 May 4, 2022 at 10:30 am
    Thread: Stupid things religious people say
Post: RE: Stupid things religious people say

"If we get visited by aliens in physical space crafts, then I'm a Deist. Conversely, if I witness humanity changing from their evil ways and killing the Devil themselves, then I'm a Polytheist."
Alan V Religion 311 11210 May 4, 2022 at 9:32 am
    Thread: My Almighty VS your argument against it
Post: RE: My Almighty VS your argument against it

(May 3, 2022 at 6:24 pm)Won2blv Wrote: "If there is no God, then there is no meaning" Meaning, all meaning is a delusional construct carried out by a narrative we tell ourselves why we do the things...
Alan V Atheism 43 1432 May 3, 2022 at 7:29 pm
    Thread: Stupid things religious people say
Post: RE: Stupid things religious people say

"My question is this, will being an atheist cause little children in Africa to die if we become an atheist country like Great Britain?"
Alan V Religion 311 11210 May 1, 2022 at 5:40 pm
    Thread: How many of you would punish religious people for being religious?
Post: RE: How many of you would punish religious people ...

(April 16, 2022 at 6:59 pm)Ahriman Wrote: (April 16, 2022 at 4:55 pm)Mermaid Wrote: What would make an atheist arrogant to you? If he/she thought science was provably superior to religion, and if ...
Alan V Off Topic 222 7142 April 16, 2022 at 7:24 pm
    Thread: Free Will Debate
Post: RE: Free Will Debate

(November 23, 2021 at 4:24 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: @ Alan V I get that…but the different vantage point the author provided was terminally silly.  An example of how a person might be brilliant at...
Alan V Philosophy 82 1749 November 23, 2021 at 8:50 pm