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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:18 PM

Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings.

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Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings.

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Reply Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings. (Original post)
CousinIT Sep 11 OP
Grokenstein Sep 11 #1
NJCher Sep 11 #2
ShazzieB Sep 11 #3
dchill Sep 11 #8
FoxNewsSucks Sep 11 #4
SergeStorms Sep 11 #5
usaf-vet Sep 11 #6
Dreampuff Sep 11 #7
Act_of_Reparation Sep 11 #12
erronis Sep 11 #13
Act_of_Reparation Sep 13 #19
DFW Sep 13 #20
tecelote Sep 11 #9
GB_RN Sep 11 #10
Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 11 #11
Kid Berwyn Sep 11 #15
SergeStorms Sep 11 #16
Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 12 #17
SergeStorms Sep 12 #18
Kid Berwyn Sep 11 #14

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:54 PM

1. "Science is just another religion" was a common refrain during the climate change debate.

I suppose one could ask whose god is more powerful (especially in light of the televangelists v COVID-19 wrestling match), but the denialists are always supplied with fresh horseshit.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:08 PM

2. Whatta' find

I laughed my head off over that.

Imagine being that fool Copeland and having people make fun of you like this.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:21 PM

3. Imagine being dumb enough to believe anything that blockhead says. 🤪🙄

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:49 PM

8. They are legion. Unfortunately.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:42 PM

4. He probably thinks that makes him look powerful

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:22 PM

5. Science is factual.

Religion is fanciful.

Science should never be confused with religion.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:27 PM

6. WOW well said. I'm guaranteed to steal that. I even have selected persons in mind.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:36 PM

7. The televangelists are neither Christian or spiritual.

It's fools like those who make life difficult for those of us who are believers. How ironic that you posted this right now since I just got home from a nice walk where someone tried to pick a verbal fight with me and then hid behind God. People like him make me sick. I doubt God told him to go out and set people straight.

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Response to Dreampuff (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 04:08 PM

12. Yes, they are.

Neither "Christian" nor "spiritual" are so specific in their meaning as to be propositionally defined. A Christian is somebody who identifies as Christian. A "spiritual person" is somebody who identifies as a "spiritual person".

You don't get to kick these asshats off the religion bus just because you don't like what they do.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 04:26 PM

13. Your view is not mine. I'm an atheist, very skeptical of anything preached, yet

your opinion that a stated opinion (Christian, spiritual) is an absolute position is ridiculous.

I'm a "scientist". (Well, "computer". Could someone challenge me on my self-served calling? Of course. And I'd welcome it.

Lots of people walking around calling themselves republicons, democrats, liberals, conservatives. That doesn't make them so. They can be challenged and should be.

Labels are squishy and subject to change at a whim. That's how many people survive as their environment changes.

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Response to erronis (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 06:25 AM

19. Okie dokie.

What is a "liberal"?

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Response to erronis (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 06:32 AM

20. As the old saying goes....

"Walking into a church no more makes you a Christian than walking into a garage makes you a car."

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:49 PM

9. The Devil speaks the truth.

Who woulda guessed?

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:58 PM

10. Like All Talibangelists...

He's full of shit, and a scam artist/con man.

I hate these people.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 04:00 PM

11. Sometimes, the DU atheists get annoying.

I have seen plenty of posts saying that "religious belief is a mental disease" and similar crap. (BTW, if you go on the religion group and say "that is a bigoted statement", you will be slammed by the moderators. Stating that anti-religious bigotry is perfectly acceptable there, stating that it is bigoted is unacceptable. If I were to say, "being a Jew is a sign of inferior mentality", I would be slammed and rightly so, saying "being a Christian is a sign of inferior mentality" is just fine.)

The 9/11 hijackers were all Muslims, true. However, a large part of their motivation was purely political. That's the bit the DU atheists would prefer you ignore.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 04:51 PM

15. Lot of money in the oil.


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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:23 PM

16. What were the two words....

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yelled by each of the terrorists before they flew their airplane into a building, or pressed the button igniting their explosive devices?

We're they, "America's politics suck"? (3 words)

Or were they, "Allahu Akbar"?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 07:35 AM

17. As I said, they were all Muslims.

HOWEVER, you atheists want us to ignore any political motivations they had. You just want to spew your fear and loathing of religion.

You couldn't say, "yes, we atheists sometimes go a bit overboard".

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 09:25 AM

18. When was the last time....

a secular humanist (YOUR word is "atheist" ) flew an airplane into a building? When was the last time a secular humanist shot a Doctor who performed abortions for women who were raped? When was the last time a secular humanist went into a Mosque and killed dozens of people because he feared their religion?

Secular humanists seldom, if ever, "go a bit overboard". When are YOU going to admit that religion is the greatest breeder of hate on our planet?

I'm not going to engage in your little pity exercise any further. I imagine you'll want the last word, so have at it. Have a "blessed" day.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 04:29 PM

14. Great saying, that!

Science flies you to the moon.
Religion flies you into buildings.


Thing is, without a cosmos, there’s none of any of that: moon, buildings, religion, science, flying.

Answer where the universe came from and I might side with the materialists. Otherwise I take both reason and philosophy to heart and keep my mind open.

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