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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
Hello everyone, I'm new here. I feel like when ever churchable people find out that i don't ...
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2017:
That doesn't even make sense. If there isn't a God or Heaven this life is all you have, so why would you want to end it? If there is a God and Heaven and Heaven is so much better than Earth, it makes perfect sense to kill yourself and start enjoying life in Heaven. Give them that argument and let us know what reaction you get.
I have a neighbour who just moved in next door, and he asked me what denomination I was. I said none...
BD66 comments on Oct 11, 2017:
Paul, It sounds like you are far too nice to let someone like that impose on you. How about next time he comes over, tell him you would like for him to watch some youtube videos by George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Neal de Grasse Tyson, then you want to discuss the content of that material. You can have the videos all queued up on your computer. If he refuses to watch them, politely ask him to leave your home and never discuss religion again.
I'm not a psychologist but I sure wish I knew what's inside the mind of the average trump supporter!...
BD66 comments on Oct 11, 2017:
How many Indiana Trump supporters are like this guy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkCifM0kDd0 Hopefully not too many or it might be time for a move.
Why are citizens of the US so against socialism when countries like the Netherlands are so ...
BD66 comments on Oct 9, 2017:
The mean GDP per capita is higher in the USA than it is in the Netherlands, and the median GDP per capita is also higher in the USA than it is in the Netherlands, and those numbers are understated. I've been to the Netherlands, and I was instructed to bring back T-shirts for everyone in the family. The cheapest t-shirts I could find were 28 US Dollars. https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2016/05/giving-and-global-inequality/
I thought this was suppose to be a community of like-minded people. So why are many calling others ...
BD66 comments on Oct 9, 2017:
Human nature described perfectly by the Monty Python group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WboggjN_G-4
My dads entire life he was an Atheist. He battled cancer for several years and upon his death bed ...
BD66 comments on Oct 9, 2017:
It didn't do any harm.
What's your best atheist joke?
BD66 comments on Oct 9, 2017:
Here's a good one: Q: What does a dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac do? A: Stays awake all night wondering if there really is a Dog.
I've been puzzling for years over how to create more, and better communities for atheists. I love ...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
That's a problem for us non believers. Steve Martin summed it up with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogta8alHiU
How do you feel about the $700 billion dollar military budget?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
We should follow the Swiss model for self defense. Every able bodied male must own a sniper rifle, and spend a couple weekends per year honing his marksmanship skills. With 120 million trained snipers, we could cut our "defense" spending from $700B to $70B
Is hate/offensive speech free speech?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Anything short of shouting "fire" in a crowded theater or making bomb threats is free speech.
What book or author has been helpful in your transition from religion to non-religion?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
The Bible.
Lines and scenes from drama and suspense movies that you find funny?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
"Liberty Valence is the toughest meanest man in the whole territory, next to me"
Who is your favorite author?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Kurt Vonnegut and James Michner.
as an atheist i tend to know the bible better than the believers trying to indoctrinate me. how many...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Reading the Bible is the best cure for religion. Watch "Letting Go of God" on youtube.
When and how to talk about religion on a date?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Ask your date "Do you believe a talking snake tricked a rib-woman into eating a magic apple?"
How far would you be willing to go for love?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Chicago.
My 7 year old son has said on occasion that he doesn't care if he dies because he will go to heaven,...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
When he gets a little older (11 or 12) show him this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE
How to let your children find their own way?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Have her read the book of Genesis. If she can think rationally, she will conclude it's all a bunch of Jewish fairy tales.
I often am frustrated by the lack of events in my town WITHOUT some kind of religious affiliation. ...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Yes.
When at a family dinner, and somebody wants to say grace, what do you do?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Do not close your eyes. Do not bow your head. Wait patiently until the nonsense is over.
Why are there more male than female atheists?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
I think with respect to Christianity, many women find the idea of a male figure that loves them and will look out for them to be comforting. I think that idea gives many men the creeps.
Has anyone else helped a person leave religion or god belief?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
The best thing to do to convert them is to ask them to read to book of Genesis and ask them if they believe: 1. Humans came into being a few days after the universe was created. 2. A talking snake tricked a rib-woman into eating a magic apple. 3. Humans once lived for 1000 years, but god changed the number of telomere pairs in every cell of their bodies to reduce their life spans to 100 years. 4. There was a global flood that left absolutely no evidence behind.
Lack of STEM and the downfall of American dominance...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
As long as we maintain our freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, and the government doesn't spend us into a sovereign debt default, the USA will still be an attractive place for immigrants trained in STEM.
Are we alone in the universe?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Most likely not. There are almost 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars out there. If one in a trillion of them supported life, that means there would be life on a trillion other planets. The spacing of planets around the sun is almost in proportion to a fibonacci sequence. It's likely that that is the case in other solar systems too. That means a significant fraction of solar systems will have a planet at the "sweet spot" between freezing and boiling which would support life as we know it. Plus the fossil data shows that life sprung up pretty quickly on earth. We should expect the same on many other solar systems.
Yo, who else loves mexican food?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
I do. I lived in Santa Barbara, CA for 6 years. That's when I was first exposed to high-quality authentic Mexican food.
Have you boycotted certain businesses based on your (non) religious principles?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Chick Fil A makes an incredible spicy chicken deluxe sandwich. I usually get a craving for one on Sunday, then I'm disappointed that they are not open.
What's the last good book you've read? Why?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. Ted Williams was a childhood hero of my father. My father passed away, and reading the book reminded me of a lot of the stories my father had told me about him. Also, Ted's mother was a hardcore bible thumper, and Ted was an atheist. That's right, the best hitter who ever lived didn't believe in God.
What is the best way to get rid of someone preaching to you?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Did you hear the following joke? One day two people rang my doorbell and when I answered they gave me a blank pamphlet. I said "This doesn't have anything on it" One of them responded "I know, we're atheists"
What nerdy activities do you enjoy? (gaming, cosplay, sci-fi)
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Playing video games with my 11 year old son.
Are atheist as racist as religious people?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Most of my closest friends are either atheist or agnostic, and well over half of them are involved in interracial marriage where one spouse is Asian and one spouse is of European descent.
Should I baptize my kids to appease my mom?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
No! Do everything you can to support them in rational evidence-based thinking.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle.
Anyone else slightly obsessed with documentaries? I watch so many of them, mostly dealing with drug ...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Well made documentaries are so much better than most of the garbage on TV today. I'm a big fan of Ken Burns documentaries, and there are a lot of good documentaries on public TV. I'm also a big fan of documentary movies. Two of my all-time favorites are Hoop Dreams, about two high-school basketball stars in Chicago, and Racing the Rez. about two different high schools on Indian reservations in Arizona, that dominate cross-country running in the state of Arizona.

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