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Occam's Razor. What are you thoughts on this? Definition of Occam's razor : a scientific and ...
BD66 comments on Dec 18, 2017:
Business related emails are another perfect example. You need to know exactly what you want to say and get to the point as soon as possible, otherwise you lose the attention of the recipients.
The Art of Being a Victim. Worldwide, no matter what religion, no matter whether atheist or ...
BD66 comments on Dec 18, 2017:
I wish I could hit "like" ten times.
A Doctor Built a Machine That Helps People Die - Tonic
BD66 comments on Dec 18, 2017:
I think it might make sense if you were afflicted with a painful terminal illness like bone cancer. I'm hoping to go out like my late wife's grandfather. He was perfectly healthy and had a clear mind until age 97, then he had a massive stroke and he was dead before he hit the floor.
How do you deal with people who don't respect facts in a discussion?
BD66 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
Avoid them.
Shouldn't we be having some kind of a "1st to reach level 8" celebration for @silvereyes ?
BD66 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
She got a pretty late start too.
Any reaction when you see the religious "fish" symbol on the back of a car or in an ad for a ...
BD66 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
I love to see the fish with legs: http://www.understandthetimes.org/images/c122b.gif
Non-Male Atheists (female / trans / NB / etc.) If you are an active and open atheist, involved in ...
BD66 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
One other interesting possibility for a difference between straight men and straight women is that women might find the idea of an imaginary male friend (God/Jesus) who watches over them and looks out for them and loves them to be comforting. Speaking as a straight man, the idea of an imaginary male friend who watches over me, looks out for me and loves me, is a little bit creepy.
Non-Male Atheists (female / trans / NB / etc.) If you are an active and open atheist, involved in ...
BD66 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
I can think of one possible difference. Men tend to socialize more over sports while women tend to socialize more over religion. You can be an Atheist man in a largely Christian community and still go to Buffalo Wild Wings with the guys to watch football. For a lot of women I know the majority of their socializing comes from attending church on Sundays and their "small group" bible study groups during the week. An Atheist woman would not have those opportunities to socialize with other women.
Do you have to be religious to believe in the soul?
BD66 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
There are millions of stories of ghosts, people being "visited" by dear friends or family members just after they passed away, etc. Those stories all share enough similarity to make the probability nonzero that they are true. You can believe those stories might be true and still not believe: The universe was created in 6 days. A talking snake tricked a rib-woman into eating a magic apple. An omnipotent being that created a universe of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars 15,000,000,000 years ago decided to knock up a teenage Jewish girl 2000 years ago.
Are the 10 commandments a bucket list for Atheist?
BD66 comments on Dec 15, 2017:
I'll have to admit I've coveted a lot of neighbor's wives.
My wife is Christian and speaks mostly Spanish. I'd love it if someone who was religious before ...
BD66 comments on Dec 15, 2017:
I think it could work. If you sent me your email address, and we could do a net meeting with Google Translate on the screen.
My wife is Christian and speaks mostly Spanish. I'd love it if someone who was religious before ...
BD66 comments on Dec 15, 2017:
I've only had 2 years of high school Spanish, but I'd be willing to give it my best shot using Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/?tl=it
Freaky Friday: If you had to body swap with someone else, who would it be?
BD66 comments on Dec 15, 2017:
Myself at age 17 again. I would have a lot more fun at college than I did the last time around.
Should U.S. candidates be required to release tax returns as public knowledge?
BD66 comments on Dec 15, 2017:
They should have to release their tax returns and all of their college transcripts. We have too many politicians who are clueless when it comes to Economics, History, and Science.
90 percent of the points are owned by the top 1%. This is a yuge problem.
BD66 comments on Dec 13, 2017:
Silvereyes is selfishly hoarding all the points for herself! We can't let this greed stand! Her points should be taken from her and distributed to the needy!
90 percent of the points are owned by the top 1%. This is a yuge problem.
BD66 comments on Dec 13, 2017:
Time to tax the top 1% and distribute those points to the middle class.
Recently my atheist/Jewish wife was about to have an operation. Some of her FB friends said that ...
BD66 comments on Dec 13, 2017:
That's a very good question, but you're asking the wrong crowd. :-)
If you are going to date a Christian, are you normally better of with a nondenominational date, ...
BD66 comments on Dec 13, 2017:
I'm about to date someone who grew up Catholic, was raised in a Catholic school, and still attends a Catholic church. I'm hoping that she is just doing this out of habit, and it doesn't mean anything to her, but we'll see. I think someone who makes a conscious decision to attend a nondenominational mega-church where they chant a mantra like "God is good" over an over to electric guitar music will likely be much worse.
Can Someone Explain the Economics of Socialism To Me?
BD66 comments on Dec 12, 2017:
“If socialists understood economics they wouldn't be socialists.” ? Friedrich A. Hayek
Can Someone Explain the Economics of Socialism To Me?
BD66 comments on Dec 12, 2017:
Nice to see a few people on this site with a basic understanding of Economics.
Can Someone Explain the Economics of Socialism To Me?
BD66 comments on Dec 12, 2017:
It doesn't. It fails every time. Look at Venezuela. Largest oil reserves in the Western Hemisphere, and the people are living in extreme poverty.
Wouldn’t it make far more Capitalistic sense for tipped personnel to, instead, receive a living ...
BD66 comments on Dec 12, 2017:
From a Capitalistic sense, if you set a minimum wage at $15/hour, you are denying the right to work for people whose labor is worth less than $15/hour. You are also denying people the right to hire help for tasks that are worth less than $15/hour. You are also creating an underground economy where people who have tasks that are worth less than $15/hour hire people whose labor is worth less than $15/hour, but nobody reports the transaction. If you are trying to solve the problem of "What do we do to help all of these people whose labor is worth less than $15/hour" probably the best answer is the earned income tax credit. People should be allowed to hire and work at rates driven by supply and demand, but for work less than $X per hour, the US Government should provide some form of tax credit of $Y per hour so the people working for very low wages receive more pay for their work. As far as tipping goes, I don't mind paying a tip after I have received my meal and my service at a restaurant. What drives me nuts is when you stand in line to order at a counter, you order your food, and then they put an IPAD app in front of you that defaults to a 20% or 30% tip. Let me sample your service first, let me eat your food first, then I'll decide whether I will provide a tip.
As you know, the secular community is a marginalized one. Some of us reside in Bible Belt areas ...
BD66 comments on Dec 10, 2017:
Work out. Get plenty of sleep. Eat Right. Get massages. Spend time with people you enjoy being around.
Have you noticed how people are bringing their pets into religion? Saying things like when they ...
BD66 comments on Dec 9, 2017:
If you believe you will see your family again in heaven, it's not much of a stretch to believe you will see your pets as well.
Religion is nothing but a security blanket for people who can't cope with the fact that they're not ...
BD66 comments on Dec 9, 2017:
It's also Santa Claus for adults.
A short lesson in economics. I'm going to make it very simple, there is a limited amount of money ...
BD66 comments on Dec 7, 2017:
That's not true. Look at Japan, and look at Russia. Japan has far fewer resources per person than Russia does, but the average Japanese person has a much higher standard of living than the average Russian. Technology lets us use those resources more efficiently than we have in the past.
What one thing have you not done ,that you really want to do
BD66 comments on Dec 5, 2017:
I always wanted to be a massage therapist for female Olympic track athletes.
Christmas movies that aren't shithouse! Office Christmas Party Bad Moms 2 Daddy's Home 2...
BD66 comments on Dec 5, 2017:
Christmas Story Christmas Vacation Home Alone 1 Home Alone 2
What is the worst X-mas song ever? I'll go first.
BD66 comments on Dec 4, 2017:
Santa Baby is my favorite.
Ignosticism, anyone? The basic idea that it's pointless to argue the existence or non-existence ...
BD66 comments on Dec 3, 2017:
Almost every religion clearly defines their god(s), and it's easy to rule out the existence of each one because there are usually mountains of evidence showing the stories associated with the god(s) are false and no evidence showing the stories associated with the god(s) are true.
Why do I find people who believe in the bible so unattractive?
BD66 comments on Dec 2, 2017:
There are all kinds of pretty girls/women who are religious. The problems don't occur until you get into a relationship with a grown adult who believes in ridiculous fairy tales.
What religion were you originally steeped in? I was raised Mormon.
BD66 comments on Dec 2, 2017:
Methodist.
For those that qualify.... What's your favourite thing about being single?
BD66 comments on Dec 1, 2017:
No longer getting calls from my credit card provider asking whether my card has been stolen every time my wife goes shopping in Chicago.
If you could be a bird for a day, what kind of bird would you be? Why?
BD66 comments on Nov 28, 2017:
A peregrine falcon. I'd love to dive at 240mph.
How best can Socialism come about in my life time?
BD66 comments on Nov 28, 2017:
It already has. You have everything from Canadian socialist medicine to a full-on Communist dictatorship in North Korea. You can take your pick how much socialism (and misery) you want to live under.
Should the US stop its Imperialistic meddling in the Middle East?
BD66 comments on Nov 28, 2017:
Sounds more like Missionary meddling that Imperialistic meddling. If it were good old-fashioned Ipearialistic meddling, we would put the natives on reservations and take all of their oil.
Dating through this site
BD66 comments on Nov 26, 2017:
I'm having a hard time finding any atheist or agnostic women that live anywhere near me. Evidently all the women nearby go to one of the many megachurches in this area. I am enjoying the discussions though.
How many regular church goers do you reckon are closet agnostics? I think there's a bunch of ...
BD66 comments on Nov 25, 2017:
For a majority of churchgoers, trying to get a definite answer out of them is a little bit like trying to hit Muhammad Ali when he was at his peak in the mid 60's. They will duck and dodge every attempt to get a straight answer out of them. If you ask them "Do you think the Universe was created in 6 days?", they will say "I'm really more focused on the New Testament" If you ask them "Do you think a being that created 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars made a teenage Jewish girl pregnant", they will say "I'm really more focused on Jesus's message" You can then point out that "Jesus's message is just a hodgepodge of other similar messages that were around before him", and they will fall back to "My faith is important to me" At that point they will usually try to cut off the conversation, because they don't like where it is going.
I try to teach my daughter critical thinking. She is showing herself to be intelligent enough to ...
BD66 comments on Nov 25, 2017:
I had my 10 year old son read a kids version of the bible, and asked him to identify the parts he believed and the parts he did not believe. He immediately picked up on the "Universe was created in 6 days" nonsense, and "The Star of Bethlehem" nonsense. As he gets older, and learns more about science, he will likely identify more and more ridiculous things in the Bible.
Ex Mormons?
BD66 comments on Nov 25, 2017:
My PhD Advisor's PHD Advisor was a man named Glen Wade. He was a great guy. His father was a Utah Supreme Court Justice. He became a tenured professor at Stanford, Cornell, and UCSB. He was very active in the LDS church, and he never ever believed any of the Old Testament, New Testament, or Mormon nonsense was true. When he retired he sent a bunch of letters to the leadership of the Mormon church. They replied to the first few, then they realized he was a lost cause, and they stopped replying to him. He spent the last 15 or so years of his life hosting get togethers for non believers in his home.
Anyone ever wonder why they have to exist. I mean we don’t make the choice, yet we have problems ...
BD66 comments on Nov 24, 2017:
Pure random chance. We were just one of 100,000,000 sperm who happened to fertilize the egg at just the right time, so we have already beat the odds of 99,999,999 to 1 in order to be alive. We might as well appreciate it and make the best of the life we have.
What do you guys think can be done about the global environmental issues of climate change and ...
BD66 comments on Nov 22, 2017:
What is your estimate of global CO2 levels and change in global mean surface temperature when all the fossil fuels have been burned? I believe global CO2 levels will be between 600 and 700ppm I believe the global mean surface temperature will be 2 to 3 C hotter than it is today. At that time, the CO2 levels and the temperatures will be the least of our problems. Our #1 problem will be "We don't have any more fossil fuels"
What's your take on this evil bloody money grubbing c Joel Olsteen?
BD66 comments on Nov 20, 2017:
I'm with you 100%. I do wish I know how that scumbag can stay looking so young. Probably plastic surgery.
Does anybody as an atheist ever feel that we have to fight for our sanity?
BD66 comments on Nov 20, 2017:
Get out of Oklahoma and move to California. The Christian/Non-Christian ratio is much better there (and the weather is better too).
WHAT'S YOUR POSITION ON ABORTION ?
BD66 comments on Nov 19, 2017:
I base my decision on science. Prior to 5 months, the baby could not survive on its own, so it's up to the mother whether or not to have the abortion. After 5 months, the baby could survive on its own, so at that point it becomes murder. Mothers who decide after 5 months have the option to deliver the child and give it up for adoption.
What about Thanksgiving? I see alot of posts about Christmas, but how do you guys feel about ...
BD66 comments on Nov 18, 2017:
Any time you can get together with your family and have a good meal, it's a good thing. I'm more than willing to sit through a minute of nonsense (saying grace).
The western liberals feel ashamed of their ancestors who enslaved the Africans and killed the native...
BD66 comments on Nov 18, 2017:
My great, great, grandfather walked off his farm at age 50 with his 2 sons to fight with Sherman's army because he thought slavery was so wrong. One of his sons died in battle, another died later of wounds he suffered in battle, so I have nothing to be ashamed of with respect to my ancestors. I'm certainly not ashamed, nor do I feel any guilt for what the ancestors of other white people did during that time just because they were white and I am white. That's every bit as crazy as being ashamed of what the Nazi's did in Germany because they were white and I am white.
Street preaching
BD66 comments on Nov 18, 2017:
That's all part of free speech, and free speech is a very good thing.
Why do we have the arrogance to call ourselves intelligent, when most of our species is at one time ...
BD66 comments on Nov 18, 2017:
We are the only species we know of that builds intelligent robots, then builds a transportation system to get them safely to other planets to explore and send back information of what they have discovered on other planets. I'd say that's enough to call ourselves "intelligent".
How do you answer theists who say "science can't explain the complexity and order of life.”
BD66 comments on Nov 16, 2017:
Science does a better job explaining the complexity and order of life every year. Be patient.
How much longer do you think the human race as a whole will exist?
BD66 comments on Nov 16, 2017:
Most likely millions of years. We were down to a couple thousand 80,000 years ago. If we have a nuclear apocalypse that kills 99.9999% of all humans, that will still leave about 7200, and we'll come storming back to dominate the planet within 100 years.
What's an example of UnIntelligent Design?
BD66 comments on Nov 16, 2017:
An Octopus's alimentary canal goes right through the middle of its brain.
Anyone else watch atheist channels on YouTube? I like Tj Kirk (aka The Amazing Atheist)
BD66 comments on Nov 16, 2017:
"The Atheist Experience" is pretty entertaining.
Fk Phelps
BD66 comments on Nov 10, 2017:
When I read the headline, I thought you had something against Michael Phelps.
Since we are in favor of equality should we not have an equal number of women in our government as ...
BD66 comments on Nov 9, 2017:
Men are bigger, stronger, and and faster than women. That's why you see so few women in the NFL. The fact that you see more men than women in politics probably reflects positively on women and negatively on men.
Have you had a 'near death' (or 'like death') experience?
BD66 comments on Nov 7, 2017:
Twice: I almost drowned when I was 4 years old. I was almost blown off the top of a 12 story building when I was 33 years old.
OK you religious believers. In regards to this Texas massacre, why didn't "DIVINE INTERVENTION" ...
BD66 comments on Nov 7, 2017:
"The Lord works in mysterious ways." That's their catch-all answer for everything.
Happy to have discovered this group...in south texas where I live there are not many like-minded ...
BD66 comments on Nov 6, 2017:
Same here in Central IL.
It would be good if atheists were instantly recognisable, both by fellow-atheists and by... those ...
BD66 comments on Nov 5, 2017:
How about big capital "A" tattoos on our foreheads?
When will the anti-theist community have our "Stonewall?"
BD66 comments on Nov 5, 2017:
Nobody is carting us off to jail for being nonbelievers.
Why do you think the USA is more religious than other developed nations?
BD66 comments on Nov 5, 2017:
I saw a great documentary by Niall Ferguson. His thesis is that it's all about the competition. Most countries have state religions, so you have a choice to either practice the state religion or practice nothing. The United States allowed religious freedom from day 1, so churches were allowed to innovate and morph their bullshit stories to gather in the most people to their church.
How Many Writers In This Group?
BD66 comments on Nov 5, 2017:
I write a quarterly newsletter for my clients.
Fun Fact: The prayer position actually originated as a submissive slave stance, offering one's hands...
BD66 comments on Nov 4, 2017:
I never knew that. It makes sense.
What do you like to do to relieve stress?
BD66 comments on Nov 3, 2017:
Walk, Swim, Lift Weights, Get a massage.
Can we just eliminate the phrase " our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their ...
BD66 comments on Nov 3, 2017:
I agree with you, but what's a better replacement phrase?
Why is it when there is a disaster such as a plane crash or earthquake and there are a few survivors...
BD66 comments on Nov 2, 2017:
What I don't get is every time someone wins a football game, tennis match, golf match, boxing match, they say "First I want to thank God". I'm still waiting for the loser to say "It was all God's fault! I would have won but God intervened for the other guy!"
With the USA's soaring debt, is it possible for the country to go bankrupt?
BD66 comments on Nov 2, 2017:
Of course. It happens all the time. Here is a list of several hundred sovereign debt crises: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_debt_crises
Is there such a thing as a stereotypical atheist?
BD66 comments on Nov 2, 2017:
I think this web site proves atheists and agnostics are a pretty diverse group.
What religion scares you the most, and why?
BD66 comments on Nov 2, 2017:
Islam has more violent extremists than any other religion.
What Other Things Can You Think of to Prove Humans are Insane?
BD66 comments on Nov 2, 2017:
The Judeo/Christian/Islamic Old Testament examples are hard to beat. With the Universe being created in 7 days, Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, etc. The New Testament which starts with a being that created 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars impregnating a teenage Jewish girl, then putting The Star of Bethlehem above Jesus's house to guide people to it. However there are many other things that just don't make any sense. For me, one of my favorite examples is fundraising. Let's look at how that evolved: When I was a kid, our little league team would have bake sales. We would actually create something of value (cookies, brownies, dinner rolls, etc.) then sit outside and sell the thing of value to people and give the proceeds to our little league. There are plenty of similar things that go on today like massage therapists giving free massages at fundraising events and asking people to donate funds to charity. That all makes sense. You take one step further, and you get things like the St. Jude Cancer run, and walks to raise funds for cancer and other diseases. The person making the donation is not getting anything of value, but the person asking for the donation is putting out considerable effort in an activity that is good for them. What makes no sense at all are things like the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, where people strip down to a speedo in January and jump into ice cold water in order to get people to donate to charity. What started as "I'm going to make something of value, sell it to you, and donate the proceeds to charity" has evolved to "I'm going to do something insane and bad for me, so therefore you should donate money to charity" But (in my opinion) the pinnacle of ridiculousness was the "Ice Bucket Challenge" Someone is challenged to do something ridiculous (dump a bucket of ice water on their head) and film it. And if they do that, they DON'T have to donate anything to an ALS charity. However if they refuse to do the ridiculous thing, they feel compelled to donate funds to the ALS charity. If they are really concerned about ALS, why don't they just write a check to the ALS charity? Anyway, that's my take on it, any better examples out there?
Why do you say that you're only 99.9% sure that god doesn't exist? I'm not currently in my ...
BD66 comments on Oct 30, 2017:
I said something like 99.9999999%. But here's another take on it. I'm 100% certain the Judeo Christian god described in the Bible does not exist, but there is a non-zero probability that some beings who are much more advanced than we are are exerting control on our lives. We are the most advanced beings on Planet earth, but we're only about 50,000,000 years more advanced than mice. It would be easy to design a scenario where one of could control a mouse for his entire life, and keep him completely in the dark about whether we exist or not. The Universe is 14,000,000,000+ years old, so there is a nonzero probability that other beings out there are 50,000,000 years farther along than we are in intellectual evolution. Those beings could be controlling us without our knowledge.
Got Podcast? So the current administration has driven me completely away from news. I got sick of ...
BD66 comments on Oct 30, 2017:
I stopped watching network news when the Election came down to The Donald vs. Hillary. I'll have to say I've been much happier since I stopped.
does sanders have a chance in 2020?
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
No. He will be way too old, and he's way too far left to get elected President.
After 'Choosing Donald Trump,' Is The Evangelical Church In Crisis? : NPR
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
If you can believe that a talking snake tricked a rib-woman into eating a magic apple, you can believe that Donald Trump is doing a good job representing Christians.
Hey everyone thx for answering my first question. My next my next question is, after doing 3 tours ...
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
It's ironic that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all subject to the same Old Testament nonsense. They spend their time hating each other when they should all be seeking psychiatric help together.
Why are minorities in the U.S. so religious?
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
I've noticed quite a few African Americans in this group. That was a welcome surprise.
I was raised a fundamentalist from a young age. At ten, I was baptized into the ...
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
Must feel good to be so powerful.
Should Jesusween replace Halloween? Because Christians haven't stolen enough holidays from pagans...
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
Makes sense. It's a religion based on a zombie.
Why do so many Atheist believe in Ghosts?
BD66 comments on Oct 23, 2017:
I worked with a guy who told me what I thought was a crazy story. His uncle died in a car crash, and at that exact same moment his grandmother woke up and started screaming "My baby is dead." I went home and told my family about the crazy story I had just heard, and there was a long silence while my father, my brother, and my mother all looked at each other, then they told me my father and my brother had had similar experiences. On the night two of my father's fishing buddies died, they "visited" him in the middle of the night. On a night an old family friend had died, my brother had a conversation with him in his dreams (and my brother had probably not seen the guy for 3 years). My father and brother are two of the most sane people I have ever met, so I give their stories a great deal of credibility.
What are your thoughts on holey jeans, jeans with holes in them as fashionable. I think it's ...
BD66 comments on Oct 23, 2017:
It looks like a lot of people just lost a fight with a bobcat.
What do you think about tattoos and body piercings?
BD66 comments on Oct 20, 2017:
I wouldn't get one, and I don't find them attractive on women.
In your opinion, why did Christianity not 'stick' with you? A definition of Christianity" ...
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2017:
What's interesting is to look at the scientific knowledge we have today vs. what they had in the year 1 A.D. If you thought the Earth was the center of the Universe, and the stars were just points of light rotating around in the sky, the idea that God created Earth and focused all that attention on it could potentially make sense. Now that we know we are just one tiny planet rotating around one of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in a Universe that was created ~14,000,000,000 years ago, you would literally have to be insane to believe the Old Testament stories.
Would you call yourself a sci-fi/fantasy fan?
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2017:
Game of Thrones is the big exception to the rule.
"In America we worship God, not Government."-Trump. Scary?
BD66 comments on Oct 18, 2017:
At least Trump is half correct.
if Alliens make contact with earth, who should represent the human race?
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
Dennis Rodman. If he can get along with Kim Jung Un, he can get along with anybody.
How do you deal with Door-knockers?
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
Take their pamphlet. Tell them you are very busy and need to get back to work, then politely shut to door on them.
Anyone got any tips on how to meet other non-believers in the Bible Belt?
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
Do things in public on Sunday mornings. The people you meet are not at church for a reason. Sunday morning is a fantastic time to visit the health club. It's almost empty here in this bible-thumping town.
I'm a musician and this lady asks me in a Bar, have you taken Jesus Christ as your personal lord and...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
That nice thing about Christian women like that is they advertise they are crazy from the get go. You have to worry about the ones that hide it until they are married.
I was 11 or 12 and was re-reading the Genesis story of creation when I suddenly had a flash insight ...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
Same as me. 12 years old. I think at that point you have had enough science education that you can recognize that the majority of what's in Genesis is crazy.
Recently I heard a minister expound about creation. His statement was wasn't it wonderful that god ...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
This is one of the craziest verses I ever read in the Bible: 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. God creates a universe with 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, creates a man and then brings 3,000,000 species to the man to see what the man he created would name them. I thought this was 100% bullshit when I was a 12 year old boy.
Is there room on this site for Apatheist? It's not just that I don't believe in a god. I just ...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
I used to call myself an Apatheist in college. Welcome to the group!
Any conspiracy theorists here?
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
What about the Clinton Body count? https://www.thoughtco.com/the-clinton-body-count-4056792
Assuming you're an apostate, how often does someone attempt to "reconvert" you?
BD66 comments on Oct 16, 2017:
My mother attempts to get me to go to church about every other week.
The best approach I've seen yet regarding sex education for kids was simply saying, "if you're not ...
BD66 comments on Oct 15, 2017:
This conveys the whole message in 41 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNDuzdanepw
How do you respond?
BD66 comments on Oct 15, 2017:
Smile and say "Thank you"
How many agnostics, atheists are out there who actually want to date another agnostic/atheist?
BD66 comments on Oct 14, 2017:
I think right now it is a community, but if the number of people grows above a certain number, it can function as a dating site. Right now I can't find a single woman close my age within 100 miles, but I'm enjoying the discussions.
Who is your favorite atheist comic?
BD66 comments on Oct 14, 2017:
George Carlin.
Are you in favor of capital punishment?
BD66 comments on Oct 13, 2017:
There are a lot of contradictions here. I'm going to stereotype just to make a point. Please forgive me. Conservatives don't trust the government to do much of anything, except decide who is capital crimes. Liberals are fine with killing unborn children, but not murderers. I have personally seen the government bungle almost everything, so I have very little confidence the judicial branch can separate the guilty from the innocent. And think about the jury process. How would you like to be falsely accused of a capital offense and have a jury full of people who believe in angels, fairies, demons, Adam and Eve, Noah's ark, etc. It's not a comforting thought.
How many and which languages do you speak?
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2017:
English, Spanish, and a very very tiny bit of Mandarin.
New Bus Campaign?
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2017:
How about this simple test that will easily fit on the side of a bus: "Did a talking snake trick a rib-woman into eating a magic apple?" Yes: National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) No: www.agnostic.com

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