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I like to read logic, science, history, linguistics. Site looks nice!
anglophone comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Welcome to this site. :)
Is religious belief fueled in part by class prejudice and snobbery ?
anglophone comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Translation: "Why the fuck weren't you in the congregation?"
Default to Atheism - The Catholic Thing
anglophone comments on Sep 6, 2020:
I find that author's prejudices and ignorance to be writ large in his piece.
Why isn't there a better word for "miracle" that doesn't have religious connotations?
anglophone comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Try "unexplained event".
A PA District is Letting Christians Preach to Kids at a Remote Learning Site | Hemant Mehta | ...
anglophone comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Would the Church of Pasta get a tax break for doing the same thing?
I constantly watch/listen to this at least once a week.
anglophone comments on Sep 5, 2020:
Anybody who tells me that I am worthless because "[I am] without God" is flaunting not only their own defects of cognition but also their own defects of personality. I do not allow such cretins to make me feel shamed, for they merely shame themselves: I do not need their valueless approval to justify my own existence.
Catholic Man Sues to Overturn No-Fault Divorce Law After Wife Requests Divorce | Hemant Mehta | ...
anglophone comments on Sep 5, 2020:
Ladies and Gentlemen, there before you is the very reason that she wants to divorce him, and he is blind to that reason.
Michigan Christian School Rejects Science, Warns Mask Mandate Means ‘Satan Wins’ | Michael Stone
anglophone comments on Sep 4, 2020:
Should he be sued by everybody in the school who gets Covid-19?
Report: Trump Called U.S. WWI Veterans “Suckers’ And ‘Losers’
anglophone comments on Sep 4, 2020:
I see Donald Trump as a symptom of what might be termed "the American Problem".
Hello all.
anglophone comments on Sep 4, 2020:
For starters, I have no beliefs. This is because my world view is entirely evidence-based, and renders belief superfluous. Nobody has ever demonstrated the existence of ghosts and spirits, the latter with the exception of spirits that come out of bottles of cognac, whisky, whiskey, gin and armagnac (etc). Aliens may well exist or have existed. The current explorations of Mars may provide an answer in the next decade or so. Intelligent aliens would have more nous than to make contact with the warlike microcephalic goons (a.k.a. homo sapiens) that currently infest the planet Earth (a.k.a Sol III).
God's loophole
anglophone comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Goat's rectum
Can an atheist be a proud Secular Christian?
anglophone comments on Sep 3, 2020:
A Christian is atheist about the other 4,999 or so gods that are floating around.
Christian Host: Avoid Smart Women Since You Have to Consider Their Sexual Needs | Hemant Mehta | ...
anglophone comments on Sep 2, 2020:
It takes a dumb fuck to want dumb fucks.
New quantum paradox throws the foundations of observed reality into question
anglophone comments on Sep 2, 2020:
Karl Popper would be amused.
Well, that is a pretty wild hypothesis . . . []
anglophone comments on Sep 2, 2020:
From what I understand about the natural world, "if it can happen it will happen". I certainly would not dismiss it out of hand, but I would like to see more development of the hypothesis along with some supporting observations.
A good dose of the Philosophy pf Religion is enough to make anyone an atheist.
anglophone comments on Sep 2, 2020:
Welcome to the failure of the average Dumb Joe to use his (god-given!) brain.
Christian Group Seeks Removal Of Dinosaur From Tucson McDonald's | Tucson, AZ Patch
anglophone comments on Sep 1, 2020:
23,000 monster raving lunatics cannot be wrong!
Christian Booted from Alaska Walmart After Screaming About Satanic Face Masks | Hemant Mehta | ...
anglophone comments on Aug 31, 2020:
That man has severe anger management issues, and he is in urgent need of professional psychiatric help.
What determines whether a person is a Christian or not?
anglophone comments on Aug 31, 2020:
Best spoken with Midlothian accent: "The No True Scotsman fallacy!" ;)
Chew on this for a while, then tell us what you think. []
anglophone comments on Aug 30, 2020:
Gawd help America! On second thoughts, God doesn't exist, and America is beyond help.
Here’s a question.
anglophone comments on Aug 30, 2020:
Here's an answer. As an atheist, I do not "do dogma", nor do I have any "beliefs". One solution to "the meaninglessness of life" is to your own meaning to your own life. The nearest thing you will get to a "core philosophy" is the asking of the question "Where is your falsifiable evidence to support your existence claim of your particular god?", and not all atheists subscribe to that view. I regard *all* dogma as dangerous. "Belief" is an ambiguous word, which ambiguity is exploited by Bible thumpers. My world view is entirely evidence-based. Groucho Marx: "I wouldn't be a member of any club that would have me."
This from my fundie sister .
anglophone comments on Aug 28, 2020:
Her thinking processes are a cognitive disaster area. She fails to think analytically. She fails to think critically. She fails to think rationally. She fails to think dispassionately. I would see no point in trying to engage her power of cognition, as she "cannot think straight".
Why do Atheist like to talk about God so much?
anglophone comments on Aug 28, 2020:
Perhaps for exactly the same reason that God Mobsters try to convert atheists, Muslims, Jews, Pastafarians, Shinto, Confucians, Dreamtimers, Hindus and Mayans to their own particular flavour of Christianity.
Why do Atheist like to talk about God so much?
anglophone comments on Aug 27, 2020:
I don't talk much about god. (Which god, by the way?) However, I talk a lot about the cognitive deficiencies of Bible thumpers.
I recently watched Alex O'Connor's debate with two Muslims and as expected they used the usual ...
anglophone comments on Aug 27, 2020:
Such Muslims are no different to Christians who use the same arguments: they demonstrate cognitive failure. More specifically, they do not engage in thinking which is critical, analytical, rational and dispassionate.
Why I don't do casual sex.
anglophone comments on Aug 27, 2020:
Thank you so much for sharing all that.
A man changed member's replies to support his post. I objected.
anglophone comments on Aug 27, 2020:
One of the causes of such intellectual dishonesty is major, or perhaps even catastrophic, personal insecurity. Such people are to be pitied.
How many of you former xtians when leaving the church after listening to a sermon, shook the ...
anglophone comments on Aug 26, 2020:
I have a severe allergy to bullshit: the only church service I ever went to was once on board a ship.
Non God Believer
anglophone comments on Aug 25, 2020:
"There is no God but evil"? Yes, I can go with that as Evil seems to be the God of this World. (Sorry for messing with your words.)
Deconstruction Experience Question
anglophone comments on Aug 24, 2020:
"God will cast you into Hell if you even question His existence." I learned to think for myself, and I realised that my tormentor was a vile shit. It has also made me a vocal anti-theist.
Since God gives life, he can take life.
anglophone comments on Aug 24, 2020:
"Since God gives life, he can take life". By exactly the same reasoning, parents give life, so they are justified in murdering their own children. I have no time for anybody engages in such lunatic double-think.
21 Things Only Women With Thick Hair Understand
anglophone comments on Aug 22, 2020:
I sympathise. My own hair, when I allowed it to grow to its fullest, matched that of Charles II of England, and it was relatively easy to look after.
The antagonism to science, as it's ever increasing in our country, is taking us on a path to ...
anglophone comments on Aug 20, 2020:
Your post points up the issues of the willfully ignorant and of those who have been brain-damaged by their brain-damaged parents.
Why is modern religion so intoxicating for some people—the most fervent?
anglophone comments on Aug 16, 2020:
Modern religion is so intoxicating for some people because the rich and powerful of said religions have figured out how to manipulate the Idiot Brigade into handing over their hard-earned dollars.
Someone on Twitter said something snarky about Dolly Parton's recent admission that she thinks black...
anglophone comments on Aug 16, 2020:
I have tried in the past to get such people to use what few grey cells they possess, and I was permanently banned from Twitter as a result.
When is Jesus coming back? The question on the lips of almost every believer.
anglophone comments on Aug 15, 2020:
My brother's name is Jesus. He never left, so he cannot come back. God bless these imbeciles.
This is the explosive change of perspective that has happened for me, personally, after I became an ...
anglophone comments on Aug 14, 2020:
Welcome to your self-liberation. One minor point: your post is correct in every particular when it comes to the Abrahamic religions, but diverges from the Nordic religion, the Australian Dreamtime, and (as far as I can tell) the pre-invasion religions of South America.
Do you believe in what you don't see?
anglophone comments on Aug 12, 2020:
I have no beliefs. There are numerous things that I cannot see but of whose existence I know.
Okay, so how's about we have a little harmless fun here.
anglophone comments on Aug 11, 2020:
Glory, glory hallelujah, Teacher hit me a ruler I knocked her on the bean with a rotten manderine, And her teeth came marching out!
Thanks to Everyone that responded to my last post about red flags.
anglophone comments on Aug 11, 2020:
I commend @Tinocca's comment to you. And thanks for keep all of us informed.
This - from yet another social media discussion on Covid.
anglophone comments on Aug 11, 2020:
Such people are merely flaunting their irrationality. I have no time for them.
Someone shared this on my Facebook: πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™Truth!!! While at Walmart this morning I was ...
anglophone comments on Aug 11, 2020:
Such whackos cannot think. Their non-existent brains were given to them by their non-existent god, you see. ;)
Hi Everyone, I am working on trying to identify red flags.
anglophone comments on Aug 11, 2020:
I am about to declare one of my own "prejudices": I would not touch him with a barge pole. By way of explanation, I would say that if any woman said such things to me I would drop her instantly. A word to the wise: nobody remembers trivial details *precisely because* they are trivial. For what it is worth, (and here I am making a conscious effort to boost your self-esteem), I value your honesty and openness, and if circumstances were different I would invite you out for a coffee.
I am such a new member; it brings tears to my eyes to write this.
anglophone comments on Aug 10, 2020:
G'Day, G'Day from the Land of the Convict.
If I asked you "Who are you"? Would you know what to say?
anglophone comments on Aug 10, 2020:
Yes: "I am me. And who are you?".
. . . what sets a man on his road to Damascus?
anglophone comments on Aug 10, 2020:
It was the realisation that I had been systematically lied to by my elders and so-called betters about their favourite fictional gods.
Romantic relationship with a strongly religious person?
anglophone comments on Aug 10, 2020:
There is no way that I could have a romantic relationship with anybody who is sufficiently mentally defective to be a strongly religious person.
Is Belief in God Necessary for Good Values?
anglophone comments on Aug 9, 2020:
It is perhaps telling that this research appears to focus solely on the God of the Bible. Can I interest anybody in Guandi ?
I get the idea that people usually call themselves Agnostic out of fear that using the name Atheist ...
anglophone comments on Aug 9, 2020:
I have no issue with being obnoxious towards God Mobsters who are first obnoxious towards me.
Honest Question
anglophone comments on Aug 9, 2020:
I am atheist about both the God of the Bible and the God of the Torah because it is trivial to show that neither god can exist. In the strictest sense of the word, I am agnostic about all other gods because nobody has ever produced any falsifiable evidence to support the existence claims thereof.
While on a long drive recently, I was listening to a show on NPR about immortality and time.
anglophone comments on Aug 9, 2020:
The idea of living long enough for our Sun to grow into a red giant and swallow the Earth really does not appeal.
My three worst internet dates
anglophone comments on Aug 9, 2020:
Thank you for sharing. I totally fail to understand the mentality of those three men. Your tale begs an obvious question: What is the best Internet date that you had?
Scientists Disagree on the Universe’s Age, So Creationists Are Claiming Victory | Hemant Mehta | ...
anglophone comments on Aug 8, 2020:
Aw, bless their little Bible god given brains!
Florida pastor who prayed with trump " if you take vaccine you will die in a few years "
anglophone comments on Aug 6, 2020:
He is a dangerous lying wretch.
Why do his followers believe Trump's lies even when he's been caught red-handed?
anglophone comments on Aug 6, 2020:
Trump supporters have one thing in common with religious fundamentalists: an incapacity, for whatever reason, to use their brains.
The fuel stop from hell.
anglophone comments on Aug 6, 2020:
Link forbidden.
Why would a lifelong atheist suddenly decide to become baptized into Mormonism and be going on a ...
anglophone comments on Aug 5, 2020:
The cynic within me tells me that his gonads have overpowered his pre-frontal cortex. (Translation: he is now thinking with his balls rather than his brains.)
Who & What - U R - Not - U R - Not - just a - sentient - Individual - mammal - U R - Not - ...
anglophone comments on Aug 5, 2020:
You denial of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as being the Supreme Being speaks for itself. May His Noodliness have mercy upon your immortal pasta sauce.
Fox's Jeanine Pirro: “I don't want a vaccine” for coronavirus | Media Matters for America
anglophone comments on Aug 4, 2020:
Her suicide is her choice, and her death will raise the IQ of the human race.
What do you think are the reasons why some people believe in supernatural beings, some others don't,...
anglophone comments on Aug 4, 2020:
Some people are capable of thinking rationally. Some people are incapable of thinking at all. Yet others lie somewhere between these two extremes.
The perils and pitfalls of “doing your own research” about COVID-19 (or any other science) ...
anglophone comments on Aug 3, 2020:
It can get even harder in some cases. In my own case, I have the symptoms of idiopathic reactive hypoglycemia, which symptoms have been verified by no less than four independent doctors. The issue comes with the current state of medical research, in that there is as yet no common agreement between researchers about the time delays between food consumption and any subsequent hypoglycemia, and the levels of blood glucose to be used as a definition of hypoglycemia. Even two trained endocrinologists scratched their heads at what my body is doing. Essentially, I am on my own with this condition, and I need to train all relevant medical and ancillary staff that I encounter in any hospital.
NetWalker ransomware gang has made $25 million since March 2020 [zdnet.]
anglophone comments on Aug 3, 2020:
Such perpetrators need to be held in conditions of total sensory deprivation for the rest of their lives.
Did Jesus, the man, exist?
anglophone comments on Aug 3, 2020:
Jesus was a very common name in that place at that time. You must first define which Jesus you are talking about. If you mean any Jesus that was resurrected, then my answer to you is "no". By way of subverting your final question, my response is "I am not stupid enough to have beliefs. My world view is evidence-based, you see.".
Test your critical thinking.
anglophone comments on Aug 3, 2020:
He puts me in mind of Lord Kelvin's seemingly preferred hypothesis for the surface temperature of the sun: Nuclear reactions were not known in 1862.
I had TV on earlier, and just for the hellovit , I didn't change the channel when a holy-roller ...
anglophone comments on Aug 2, 2020:
The ravings of such pea-brained individuals make me smile.
Why is it that when something like a pandemic hits.
anglophone comments on Aug 1, 2020:
Such people are incapable of rational thought.
Just damn...
anglophone comments on Aug 1, 2020:
Yes, the correct god to thank is Ruohtta:
Religion bans a lot of things that apparently offend the Almighty One but why?
anglophone comments on Aug 1, 2020:
You should see the list of banned activities in the Pastafarium!
I'd like to know if others in this forum agree with me on this.
anglophone comments on Jul 31, 2020:
The primary purpose of the Roman Catholic Church is the perpetuation of the Roman Catholic Church, regardless of all the other claims that it makes. What you suggest is simply not going to happen.
Which verse are you smoking?
anglophone comments on Jul 30, 2020:
Genesis! It rots the brain. It shrivels the testicles. It stinks something rotten.
I received this in our local telegram chat and I'm taken aback by what this article says about ...
anglophone comments on Jul 29, 2020:
I would like to see that study replicated a few times before I could give it any sort of credence. I would also like to see the methodology that was used and have that methodology critiqued by an atheist psychologist.
Karens seem to have de-evolved, they remind me of apes throwing shit.
anglophone comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Karens cannot be happy unless they are making other people extremely upset.
What is your best two sentence Ted Talk?
anglophone comments on Jul 25, 2020:
Religitard: "The existence of natural laws proves the existence of a Law Giver, namely God!" Atheist: "Why did the Law Giver give us Snell's Law?"
Australia's chilling horror story. Fake christ, stolen [] children, abuse of children
anglophone comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Such evil is terrifying.
Did Mary have an affair?
anglophone comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Women have been having affairs for millenia. Or ... How did poor Joseph feel after Mary knew what it was like to have a God almighty fuck? Or ... The First Council of Niceae needed a woman's name to perpetuate a particular myth. Or ... King James' scribes needed a scapegoat. Or ... Or ... Or ...
What is your best two sentence Ted Talk?
anglophone comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Bible Thumper: "Prove that God does not exist!". Atheist: "There is no such thing as proof in science, grasshopper.".
Well the god thing definitely doesn’t work. []
anglophone comments on Jul 22, 2020:
None would appear to be worthy of a Darwin award, as all those that died were beyond child bearing age. Yet I feel sorry for those that brought their own early demises by their own willful ignorance.
I feel tired of memes. Your thoughts?
anglophone comments on Jul 19, 2020:
First up: the way you share all your feelings here I find to be wonderful. But to return to the matter of memes (and I will also add clichés to that): There are times a well worn theme, be it a meme or a cliché, adds a necessary nuance to my words precisely because it is hackneyed, so I have no hesitation in using them.
How to talk with / to Conspiracy Theorists - []
anglophone comments on Jul 18, 2020:
I do not suffer fools gladly, and I have no time for conspiracy theorists. By way example, I regard anybody who claims that 5G causes coronavirus as being willfully delinquent when comes to scientific matters: they are quite unable to explain how the former causes the latter and refuse to challenge their own assumptions.
MAGA Cultist Pastor: If Churches Don’t Open Their Doors ASAP, the Communists Win | Hemant Mehta |...
anglophone comments on Jul 18, 2020:
Crazy is as crazy does. Perhaps he was dropped head first onto a concrete floor at birth.
Days after hospitals were told to stop sending information to CDC, all the fears appear justified
anglophone comments on Jul 17, 2020:
He who controls the news controls the people.
Favorite famous Atheist?
anglophone comments on Jul 17, 2020:
Isaac Asimov.
13-year-old Pennsylvania boy charged as adult in shooting death of younger brother [msn.
anglophone comments on Jul 17, 2020:
It is symptomatic of the National Rifle Association's stranglehold on Congress that the parent is *not* charged with the following offences: - accessory to murder - the possession of an unlicenced firearm - failure to keep a firearm in a secure location - child neglect
This is a MUST READ for all Americans and those who wish to understand America. []
anglophone comments on Jul 16, 2020:
America as a country fails to see itself for what it is, and until it does it cannot see that it is the author of its own misfortune.
How about.
anglophone comments on Jul 16, 2020:
The screaming proselytizers are out to save your soul and grab your money, which is why they scream at the populace. I find that atheists tend not to fit that mould.
Robert Jeffress: We Allowed Atheists and Infidels to “Pervert Our Constitution” | Beth ...
anglophone comments on Jul 16, 2020:
He is a dangerous menace.
Even agnostics have a belief system.
anglophone comments on Jul 15, 2020:
I do not have a "belief system". I have a world view. "Belief" is an ambiguous word. In the context of religion, it means claims made which are devoid of supporting falsifiable evidence. My world view is built on falsifiable evidence. Religion exists, and believing the claims of religion appears to be essential for billions of people. I regard the word "spirituality" as being meaningless.
To the people who either didn't understand, or were confused about my previous post.
anglophone comments on Jul 15, 2020:
I will take you at your word. I will also commend to you all the comments that have so far been made in response to your post. I will now offer my own thoughts of you as a person. I have always found your posts to be insightful and thoughtful. I do not care about your physical appearance - your mind is *way* more important. ("Do not judge a man by the colour of his skin, but by the content of his character" /pace/ Martin Luther King.) If I lived in Wisconsin, I would suggest a meeting at a coffee house of your choosing. Go well, and please keep looking after yourself.
What kind of reaction do you have when you hear the word, "patriot"?
anglophone comments on Jul 15, 2020:
A patriot: a dangerous cretin.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Man Threatens to Kill “in the Name of Jesus” | Hemant Mehta ...
anglophone comments on Jul 14, 2020:
He should be confined to a lunatic asylum until he is no longer a danger to other people.
I now get opioid addiction.
anglophone comments on Jul 13, 2020:
I am sorry to hear about your accident, and I am delighted to hear of your recovery. I have a great fear of all such addictions. Curiously enough, I am allergic to one opioid (tapentadol) and it does nothing by way of pain relief for me - I find ibuprofen to be far more effective.
What started me on the path toward agnosticism was when I decided that if I was going to be a ...
anglophone comments on Jul 13, 2020:
I went into agnosticism at age 20, and came out the other side as an atheist at age 30. My own position is that the Scientific Method produces far more useful models of the natural world than does religion: a vaccine against tetanus is far more effective than "trying to pray away the disease". I do not, and cannot, understand the mentality of those who cling to religion like a drowning man. Me spending the rest of eternity in Heaven singing the praises of the genocidal maniac known as the God of the Bible? No, as that would be pure Hell. I also have an aversion to those who use religion as a way of fleecing other people of their hard-earned cash.
This popped up on a friend’s feed today...
anglophone comments on Jul 12, 2020:
That reminds me of Isaac Asimov: "Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived."
Its a Mosque! No its a church! My ancestors built it for Jesus 1500 years ago! U Arabs stole it 500 ...
anglophone comments on Jul 12, 2020:
To answer your question about when will we stop fighting about such things, the answer is simple: not for as long as the catastrophically mentally deficient remain in positions of power. See also the absurdity of the "Immovable Ladder" at .
Any body feeling more tolerant or less tolerant of religion after the last 6 months?
anglophone comments on Jul 10, 2020:
I am just as intolerant of religious claims as I was 6 years ago.
Daily search to find something to be offended about.
anglophone comments on Jul 9, 2020:
It is also ageist. Why are there no toddlers?
It would be sad if it wasn't so damn scarry.
anglophone comments on Jul 8, 2020:
The dumbing down of America is alive and well in the form of Faux News, The Tangerine Menace, and the Evangelical right wing lunatics who scream "We are a Christian Nation!".
If your work can be done from home, can't it be done from India/wherever ?
anglophone comments on Jul 6, 2020:
To answer your question, yes it can be done. I have worked for clients that have been 6,000 and 10,000 miles away.
Hello I am new and glad I found this site :)
anglophone comments on Jul 5, 2020:
Welcome to the asylum. I hope you enjoy your stay. :)
Any guesses what POTUS security code name is ?
anglophone comments on Jul 5, 2020:
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