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5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Now, the below does NOT apply to all DDO Atheists. Many I find are very reasonable is their arguments, and not just all out anti-theists.

Now to my point.

This mainly applies to the current atheists that just randomly post threads of videos or pictures that make fun of theists, with the only obvious result being a flame war.

What really bugs me about this is after the fact, they insist that they as atheists, merely by being atheists, have taken the high road, and are not like us foolish, simple-minded theists.

My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.
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5/24/2012 11:13:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Bump....
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5/25/2012 6:14:52 AM
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Bump......
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5/25/2012 6:29:05 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Now, the below does NOT apply to all DDO Atheists. Many I find are very reasonable is their arguments, and not just all out anti-theists.

Now to my point.

This mainly applies to the current atheists that just randomly post threads of videos or pictures that make fun of theists, with the only obvious result being a flame war.

What really bugs me about this is after the fact, they insist that they as atheists, merely by being atheists, have taken the high road, and are not like us foolish, simple-minded theists.

My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

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5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.
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5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.

You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o
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5/25/2012 7:35:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.

and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts,
'I challenge this statement.' I challenge you to debate that: A Atheist knows more about the Bible than a Christian.
If you do not accept your previous staement is hog-wash. And simply untrue.
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5/25/2012 7:39:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:35:03 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.

and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts,
'I challenge this statement.' I challenge you to debate that: A Atheist knows more about the Bible than a Christian.
If you do not accept your previous staement is hog-wash. And simply untrue.

Ha! Prepare to be slaughtered. You just challenged the #1 debater on the site, and she doesn't back down from challenges :p
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5/25/2012 7:41:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:39:07 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:35:03 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.

and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts,
'I challenge this statement.' I challenge you to debate that: A Atheist knows more about the Bible than a Christian.
If you do not accept your previous staement is hog-wash. And simply untrue.

Ha! Prepare to be slaughtered. You just challenged the #1 debater on the site, and she doesn't back down from challenges :p

Good then. I got another too. That homosexuality has virtue. ill debate both!
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5/25/2012 7:51:51 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:39:07 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:35:03 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.

and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts,
'I challenge this statement.' I challenge you to debate that: A Atheist knows more about the Bible than a Christian.
If you do not accept your previous staement is hog-wash. And simply untrue.

Ha! Prepare to be slaughtered. You just challenged the #1 debater on the site, and she doesn't back down from challenges :p

Either one is open for you to debate as well!!
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5/25/2012 7:53:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Another thing - theists constantly use religion to promote intolerance. They can justify their bigotry because allegedly their god doesn't like homosexuality (for example). Well what if I INSISTED that my vehement racism was due to my faith in Santa's holiness (and we know that Santa didn't like minorities - hence why he didn't give the ones concentrated in the ghetto cool presents). Wouldn't you think it was absolutely ridiculous that I could say in all sincerity that my faith in Santa gave me a free pass to not only believe such idiocy, but expect others to abide by it and even legislate in its favor?

It's hard for me personally not to resent an institution that fundamentally rejects so much of what I stand for. Not only does it contrast most of my philosophical belief derived from research, logic and analysis, but it infiltrates my life through the silly traditions my family imposes upon me, and more importantly the influence it has in politics and society in general. Religion honestly grosses me out. Spiritual curiosity is one thing; abiding by dogma that has shown to be a contrived, manipulative tool regurgitated and amended to oppress and appease the masses throughout history is something I cannot take seriously. And it's not like I haven't tried.
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5/25/2012 7:54:36 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o

Likewise! Oyrus makes me smile and you make me nod lol.
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5/25/2012 7:57:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:35:03 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
'I challenge this statement.' I challenge you to debate that: A Atheist knows more about the Bible than a Christian.
If you do not accept your previous staement is hog-wash. And simply untrue.

If you insist, sure. Send me a challenge.
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5/25/2012 7:59:12 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:54:36 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o

Likewise! Oyrus makes me smile and you make me nod lol.

O.o

Thanks!
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5/25/2012 8:01:00 AM
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At 5/25/2012 7:53:37 AM, Danielle wrote:
Another thing - theists constantly use religion to promote intolerance. They can justify their bigotry because allegedly their god doesn't like homosexuality (for example). Well what if I INSISTED that my vehement racism was due to my faith in Santa's holiness (and we know that Santa didn't like minorities - hence why he didn't give the ones concentrated in the ghetto cool presents). Wouldn't you think it was absolutely ridiculous that I could say in all sincerity that my faith in Santa gave me a free pass to not only believe such idiocy, but expect others to abide by it and even legislate in its favor?

It's hard for me personally not to resent an institution that fundamentally rejects so much of what I stand for. Not only does it contrast most of my philosophical belief derived from research, logic and analysis, but it infiltrates my life through the silly traditions my family imposes upon me, and more importantly the influence it has in politics and society in general. Religion honestly grosses me out. Spiritual curiosity is one thing; abiding by dogma that has shown to be a contrived, manipulative tool regurgitated and amended to oppress and appease the masses throughout history is something I cannot take seriously. And it's not like I haven't tr

Quit crying. Maybe your parents try to get you to accept Jesus Christ because they care about your soul because you obv. do not.
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5/25/2012 8:02:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:57:14 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:35:03 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
'I challenge this statement.' I challenge you to debate that: A Atheist knows more about the Bible than a Christian.
If you do not accept your previous staement is hog-wash. And simply untrue.

If you insist, sure. Send me a challenge.

When I am ready I will do just that. A few days. If you have any requirements then please be sure to inform me. Thanks.
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5/25/2012 8:11:08 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 8:01:00 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
Quit crying. Maybe your parents try to get you to accept Jesus Christ because they care about your soul because you obv. do not.

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5/25/2012 8:11:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 8:01:00 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:53:37 AM, Danielle wrote:
Another thing - theists constantly use religion to promote intolerance. They can justify their bigotry because allegedly their god doesn't like homosexuality (for example). Well what if I INSISTED that my vehement racism was due to my faith in Santa's holiness (and we know that Santa didn't like minorities - hence why he didn't give the ones concentrated in the ghetto cool presents). Wouldn't you think it was absolutely ridiculous that I could say in all sincerity that my faith in Santa gave me a free pass to not only believe such idiocy, but expect others to abide by it and even legislate in its favor?

It's hard for me personally not to resent an institution that fundamentally rejects so much of what I stand for. Not only does it contrast most of my philosophical belief derived from research, logic and analysis, but it infiltrates my life through the silly traditions my family imposes upon me, and more importantly the influence it has in politics and society in general. Religion honestly grosses me out. Spiritual curiosity is one thing; abiding by dogma that has shown to be a contrived, manipulative tool regurgitated and amended to oppress and appease the masses throughout history is something I cannot take seriously. And it's not like I haven't tr

Quit crying. Maybe your parents try to get you to accept Jesus Christ because they care about your soul because you obv. do not.

Tripe like this is exactly why nobody with half a brain believes you.

I am a Godless heathen, and I am proud of it. I am probably a much nicer and more moral person than the vast majority of theists in the United States.

I respect three theists on this site: Mestari, Popculturepooka, and Reason_Alliance. They are the only ones who attempt to use intellectual argumentation to convince people instead of quoting a book that I don't believe in at me.
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5/25/2012 8:12:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 8:02:35 AM, ScottyDouglas wrote:
When I am ready I will do just that. A few days.

K I'll hold my breath.
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5/25/2012 8:16:10 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o

*cough*
I seem to remember being called a suck up or something similar in a certain mafia game.

Now look at you. >:)
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5/25/2012 8:19:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 8:16:10 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o

*cough*
I seem to remember being called a suck up or something similar in a certain mafia game.

Now look at you. >:)

I'm not being sycophantic. I just admire the fact that she is bold enough to post things that are gutsy, correct, and brilliant at the same time. I wish I could do that.
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5/25/2012 8:25:17 AM
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At 5/25/2012 8:19:41 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/25/2012 8:16:10 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o

*cough*
I seem to remember being called a suck up or something similar in a certain mafia game.

Now look at you. >:)

I'm not being sycophantic. I just admire the fact that she is bold enough to post things that are gutsy, correct, and brilliant at the same time. I wish I could do that.

Oh dear.
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5/25/2012 8:45:08 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 8:19:41 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
I just admire the fact that she is bold enough to post things that are gutsy, correct, and brilliant at the same time. I wish I could do that.
May your wish come true.

Amen.
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5/25/2012 8:51:18 AM
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@ OP - Recent thread on men being the superior sex lol need I say more? Brainwashed... er, religious people need only rely on something claiming to be "the word of God" and then all of a sudden accept it 100% with little to no scrutiny... you know, because it's from God. Because the book says so. You know, it validates itself. Very logical stuff. Anyway, if you tried to use anything BUT religion to justify certain things, it'd look a lot differently. Just look at how Conservatives cannot come up with a single legitimate argument against gay marriage when not relying on scripture (you know because we live in a theocracy where religious ideals should dictate our politics...).
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5/25/2012 9:12:24 AM
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At 5/25/2012 8:51:18 AM, Danielle wrote:
@ OP - Recent thread on men being the superior sex lol need I say more? Brainwashed... er, religious people need only rely on something claiming to be "the word of God" and then all of a sudden accept it 100% with little to no scrutiny... you know, because it's from God. Because the book says so. You know, it validates itself. Very logical stuff. Anyway, if you tried to use anything BUT religion to justify certain things, it'd look a lot differently. Just look at how Conservatives cannot come up with a single legitimate argument against gay marriage when not relying on scripture (you know because we live in a theocracy where religious ideals should dictate our politics...).

You do realize that was from an Atheist right?
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5/25/2012 9:17:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 9:12:24 AM, OberHerr wrote:
At 5/25/2012 8:51:18 AM, Danielle wrote:
@ OP - Recent thread on men being the superior sex lol need I say more? Brainwashed... er, religious people need only rely on something claiming to be "the word of God" and then all of a sudden accept it 100% with little to no scrutiny... you know, because it's from God. Because the book says so. You know, it validates itself. Very logical stuff. Anyway, if you tried to use anything BUT religion to justify certain things, it'd look a lot differently. Just look at how Conservatives cannot come up with a single legitimate argument against gay marriage when not relying on scripture (you know because we live in a theocracy where religious ideals should dictate our politics...).

You do realize that was from an Atheist right?

He is actually Gnostic.
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5/25/2012 9:30:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 9:12:24 AM, OberHerr wrote:
You do realize that was from an Atheist right?

Sure, ignore everything else I said in this thread :)

I'm talking about the responses to what he said (on the first page). I never mentioned the author but rather the thread itself. Religious people tend to cling to their primitive and beloved gender roles, thanks in part to sheer brilliance like this:

Ephesians 5:22-24 ----> Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

I'm sure there are even more great passages to choose from though I don't care enough to look. Of course people can always choose to "interpret them differently" as society progresses. It's my favorite religious loophole :D But my point that religious people tend to be more socially intolerant stands, and is so blatantly obvious that I don't have to waste my time or yours by invoking a plethora of evidence. Look at the FLDS cults. I mean seriously.

K I think I've sufficiently responded to your original question.

tldr: Theists believe some ridiculous sh!t and don't think evidence, logic or otherwise other intelligible credibility is important. Atheists will call them out on it. Oh well.
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5/25/2012 9:49:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
This mainly applies to the current atheists that just randomly post threads of videos or pictures that make fun of theists, with the only obvious result being a flame war.

What really bugs me about this is after the fact, they insist that they as atheists, merely by being atheists, have taken the high road, and are not like us foolish, simple-minded theists.

My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?:

Needless hectoring is not necessary, and people like the rabid atheist we banned earlier this year (I'm drawing a blank on his name right now, weird o.0) are not met receptively. I have the same problem with people like Dawkins who spends inordinate amounts of time debunking things he claims doesn't exist in the first place.

It's not the content but the method of delivery. That said, there are fundies on DDO and elsewhere who act every bit as arrogant as the flame war atheists. I have no compunction with opening up a giant can of whoop @ss and putting them in their place.

The point is, it goes both ways.
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5/25/2012 3:55:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/25/2012 7:23:51 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/25/2012 7:19:10 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I'm pretty sure whatever videos people post are meant to spark or facilitate discussion.

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's the same reason people lol at Geo: the arguments are absurd and/or lack remotely enough evidence to make such extraordinary claims. It'd be like someone coming on here and saying they REALLY believe in Santa. It's hard to take seriously. Sometimes it seems like theists are trolling. Then I remember... they're not :(

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

You shouldn't say things like "we" because there are plenty of theists (DATCMOTO) who just spam the forums - or used to - posting Bible verses as if atheists remotely care about what some storybook says.

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

No such thing - that would defeat the purpose of this site. We're supposed to debate (not to be confused with mock) here, though sometimes opposing positions seem so ridiculous that we are all a little guilty of some form of ridicule regarding other people's beliefs.

Also, studies show that atheists tend to be smarter ( http://www.sciencedaily.com... ) and more educated on matters of religion ( http://www.npr.org... ) than their theist counterparts, yet studies also show that they are the most hated and distrusted minority ( http://newsjunkiepost.com... ). So much for "tolerance" and taking the high road. I could see why theists would be threatened and want to shut atheists up: they're more knowledgeable, probably more intelligent and theists want to plug their ears, close their eyes and scream LA LA LA LA whenever atheists bring up a good point lol.

You have no idea how much I admire your posts O.o

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5/25/2012 4:04:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/24/2012 10:43:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Now, the below does NOT apply to all DDO Atheists. Many I find are very reasonable is their arguments, and not just all out anti-theists.

Now to my point.

This mainly applies to the current atheists that just randomly post threads of videos or pictures that make fun of theists, with the only obvious result being a flame war.

What really bugs me about this is after the fact, they insist that they as atheists, merely by being atheists, have taken the high road, and are not like us foolish, simple-minded theists.

My question is, why do you do that? Why do you just post random videos that don't actually contribute to discussion, and only make people mad?

I get if you dislike theists, I can understand that, just why do you feel the need to constantly trample us over and over, laughing the whole time?

It's not like we're doing these things, why do you feel the need to?

Basically, what I'm asking is for you to take the high road.

You mean the funny ones, or the generally stupid ones?
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