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3/8/2013 5:57:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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3/8/2013 6:45:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/8/2013 6:19:47 PM, Rusty wrote:
Oh wait, you're kohai?

Yes
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"I have doubts that anti-semitism even exists" -GeoLaureate8

"Evolutionists think that people evolved from rocks" -Scotty

"And whats so bad about a Holy war? By Holy war, I mean a war which would aim to subdue others under Islam." -Ahmed.M

"The free market didn't create the massive wealth in the country, WW2 did." -malcomxy

"Independant federal regulators make our capitalist society possible." -Erik_Erikson
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3/9/2013 9:40:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think Wiplock made 1 of these threads once.

Seeing that no one is asking, I'll start:

What is the meaning of life (besides 42)?

& what are atheists favorite ice cream flavor?

Do all atheists know each other?

Are atheists in cahoots with Satan?

Why is Dawkins & friends, on a holy crusade/jihad against religion?
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bladerunner060
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3/10/2013 2:41:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The intention was, I think, for folks to follow the link and submit their questions, as the blog post asks, using the "contact us" form.
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3/10/2013 2:56:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/10/2013 2:34:06 PM, unitedandy wrote:
Well, what the heck.

Is there any objective reason to value human life over animal/plant life? If so, what?

Nope.
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3/10/2013 2:56:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/10/2013 2:41:13 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
The intention was, I think, for folks to follow the link and submit their questions, as the blog post asks, using the "contact us" form.
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3/10/2013 3:00:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Why is the burden of proof always on anyone you disagree with?

Is there a secret handshake for Atheists, do you get a Minion Card?

When you have an orgasm, do you yell "Oh Science, oh science, oh science"?

If a tree falls in the woods and crushes an Atheist but nobody is there to see it, is it still funny?

If peanut butter is made from peanuts, then why are there still peanuts?
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3/10/2013 4:37:29 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/10/2013 3:00:52 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
Why is the burden of proof always on anyone you disagree with?


No.

Is there a secret handshake for Atheists, do you get a Minion Card?

No.


When you have an orgasm, do you yell "Oh Science, oh science, oh science"?

No.


If a tree falls in the woods and crushes an Atheist but nobody is there to see it, is it still funny?


Loaded question, never was.

If peanut butter is made from peanuts, then why are there still peanuts?

There aren't.
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DoubtingDave
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3/11/2013 8:48:36 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/10/2013 8:05:03 PM, drafterman wrote:
I thought you were Jewish.

Err, no.
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"I have doubts that anti-semitism even exists" -GeoLaureate8

"Evolutionists think that people evolved from rocks" -Scotty

"And whats so bad about a Holy war? By Holy war, I mean a war which would aim to subdue others under Islam." -Ahmed.M

"The free market didn't create the massive wealth in the country, WW2 did." -malcomxy

"Independant federal regulators make our capitalist society possible." -Erik_Erikson
BigSky
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3/11/2013 9:09:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/10/2013 2:34:06 PM, unitedandy wrote:
Well, what the heck.

Is there any objective reason to value human life over animal/plant life? If so, what?

Yes, but I'm guessing you're an atheist so from your perspective not really. If I can show God exists, then human life can be valued above animal/plant life.
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3/11/2013 10:05:46 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/11/2013 9:09:07 AM, BigSky wrote:
At 3/10/2013 2:34:06 PM, unitedandy wrote:
Well, what the heck.

Is there any objective reason to value human life over animal/plant life? If so, what?

Yes, but I'm guessing you're an atheist so from your perspective not really. If I can show God exists, then human life can be valued above animal/plant life.

Because God said it should be? How do you know the God's motives and beliefs and why should such a being have the final say on the value of life?
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3/12/2013 12:11:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. Is there some kind of a book an atheist can swear to tell the truth on in Court?

2. Does an atheist need to say anything when somebody sneezes?

3. What things are appropriate at an atheist funeral?

4. If somebody wanted to put a symbol as a memorial on the side of the road where an atheist was killed in a car accident, what would it be?
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3/12/2013 1:04:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/12/2013 12:11:04 PM, qopel wrote:
1. Is there some kind of a book an atheist can swear to tell the truth on in Court?

An atheist can swear to tell the truth on any book.


2. Does an atheist need to say anything when somebody sneezes?

No more so than anyone else.


3. What things are appropriate at an atheist funeral?

That's determined by the cultural-social norms of those mourning the deceased.


4. If somebody wanted to put a symbol as a memorial on the side of the road where an atheist was killed in a car accident, what would it be?

Whatever they wanted it to be.
RoyLatham
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3/13/2013 3:33:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/10/2013 4:37:29 PM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
At 3/10/2013 3:00:52 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
Why is the burden of proof always on anyone you disagree with?


No.

Is there a secret handshake for Atheists, do you get a Minion Card?

No.

Just because you don't now the secret handshake doesn't mean there isn't one. The burden of proof is on those who deny the handshake. And we can't talk about the Card.
FREEDO
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3/13/2013 3:38:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/8/2013 6:45:09 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
At 3/8/2013 6:19:47 PM, Rusty wrote:
Oh wait, you're kohai?

Yes

So many people have changed their accounts, I can't keep track anymore.
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bladerunner060
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3/19/2013 3:30:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The first post is up, btw folks. And full disclosure: I'm the one writing the column...though if it becomes a "thing" I'll probably get guest answerers and such.

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