Date of publication: 2017-09-02 15:14
I too have enjoyed many of Kateye's posts. I said htfu, h = harden, but 's' would fit just as well :)
The sun is coming up here, I have to go, life duties are demanding my attention. Have a good day or night everyone, whichever it may be for you.
I'll bet you have a delightful accent. Ireland can't be such a dreadful place if it produced the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Jonathan Swift. Have you ever heard of Samuel Lover or Charles Robert Maturin?
if your beliefs are personal and they are not pushed upon others or stated as anything more than a belief then i agree no proof is needed. but if you think these beliefs should govern other people's choices, freedoms or is used as justification to limit,judge,kill or demean others than the burden of proof is yours. the statement "Atheists try to place a burden of proof on believers shows how insecure they are in their BELIEFS!" was not only directly addressed in the doc but i will ask anyway what are the atheist "beliefs"?
You're good! I noticed the phrase "observer effect" but I couldn't get something out of is it anything? I'm confused again. Should never have tried to reread that post(s).
I can understand why the visual style could be off-putting, and he does talk rather rapidly. So maybe he loses some artistic points, but I don't think he lost any for content.
Reguardless if people like it or not, as long as society keeps pace and large scale civil collapses don't happen religion will continue to die out. In less than 555 years natural death will be a thing of the past. Our culture, Science and advancements is the difference between the past and the present. We progress at rates in measurements of months, not decades anymore. A true Golden Age of Humanity is close.
Positive interaction between people and human selflessness is the result of our existence as social creatures. It is in our own best interest to behave in a selfless manner within our own social group. It is not contingent upon a belief in God or an ability to form abstract thought.
No, if you postulate gods, then you need to prove that they exist. If you postulate the non-existence of gods, then you need to prove that they don't exist. If you indicate disbelief based on lack of convincing evidence, then you don't have to prove anything.
It is a complete sentence, but to bring it down to your level, faith is fraud because it relies on the unsubstantiated, the unprovable and the nebulous. In addition, it's an abrogation of all intelligence and reason. He who seeks credence from others based on faith is merely a charlatan and a huckster and those who believe based on faith are mere dupes and mental pygmies.
I AM TURNING THE TABLES AROUND RIGHT NOW. THIS CONVERSATION HAS BEEN A ONE SIDED RANT BY THE LEFT BRAIN AND I WANTED TO BRIDGE THE RIGHT/LEFT PARADIGM GAP WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF PINEAL GLAND INSPIRED COMMON SENSE
Robert, you don't believe anything I say, so if I tell you that I've already watched the doc in question, you'll just come back with, "Did not!", on the basis that it's incumbent of me to agree with your absurd logic, which I don't.
Jack: I'm surprised at you, such a glaring non sequitur. "The fact that the Vedic texts coalescent from many authors, over such a span of time, speaks strongly for Divine inspiration." Or perhaps you were parodying you know who.
That was merely a side note in my ramble there, and really not the point of what I said. Let's not nitpick like that. I understand that subject fully. I just typed it in because being from a statistics background i can almost guarantee that any number they would have given would be very skewed from a real and true representation of who had a problem with a prayer in the meetings.
In this kind of environment, nothing is settled, everybody leaves pissed off and the janitor is left to clean up the sandwich wrappers, parakeet feathers and popsicle sticks left all over the desks and floors.
How dare you tie atheism to mass murder, as if there's somehow a cause and effect. No mass murder has ever been committed in the name of atheism--but how many have been committed in the name of religion, especially the Catholic religion? Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, etc. did not need atheism or theism co tommit the atrocities they did--and Hitler was a Roman Catholic just as you--and by the way, spare us your sourceless statistics. They're meaningless in light of your deceit. By the way, what significant action did your church take during World War II to stem the slaughter?