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Sat May 28

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:52 PM

Re: Is Bernie competent enough?

He has been in public office for a long time so the record is there. What has he accomplished?

Made unpopular but correct votes on the Patriot act, the MDAA, DOMA, and many others.

To have to make decisions on the spot [more]

Wed May 25

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:22 PM

Re: Self-driving cars? Nobody wants one

Are we happy with no responsible person in the car any time soon?

There are tons of cars on the roads now without a responsible person in the car. I will be much happier with autonomous cars when I'm cycling.

Tue May 24

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benjd25 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:09 PM

Re: Prayer...

Guess you've never been in a foxhole.

I'm an ex-military atheist. None of the hairy situations I've been in have caused me to vanish into thin air or suddenly consider fictional characters real.

Stop with the 'no atheist in [more]

Wed May 11

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benjd25 posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:11 PM

Yet another free will experiment

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/bear-and...

Jerry Coyne describes it. He basically agrees [more]

Fri May 6

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:07 AM

Re: party is dying...

I know I'm replying late, but I forgot to check for replies.

You can't be tried for something that wasn't illegal when you did it. Bush made it legal, then they did it.

Bush didn't make it legal. To make it legal would have [more]

Thu Apr 28

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:16 AM

Re: party is dying...

He has at least *tried* to close Gitmo, he has made torture illegal

He has not made torture illegal. No torturers have been charged or tried.

Tue Apr 19

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benjd25 replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 5:37 AM

Re: a more empirical thread

How do you know suffering ends at death regardless of your world view.

Because I know the basics of how life works and how emotions happen.

Tue Apr 12

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:12 AM

Re: Things are getting better and better

You copied the shortened version of the link instead of the whole link.

Thu Apr 7

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:13 AM

Re: Scouts and UU, now official

And the Boy Scouts also compromised their purely theistic tradition.

No, they haven't. They are still banning atheist and agnostic members. One of the reasons they allowed gay people full membership was so that they could avoid [more]

Wed Apr 6

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:37 PM

Re: Scouts and UU, now official

It is bad. There is even less pressure on the BSA to admit atheists & agnostics.

The UUA just told its nontheist members they don't count as much as their theist members.

Sun Mar 27

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:00 PM

Re: More on Mother Teresa

To suggest that this behavior meets the very highest standard of Catholicism is just an unspeakable abomination.

Why? It's just Catholicism demonstrating its values. Those values are the abomination. The Catholics themselves are the [more]

Sun Mar 13

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:42 PM

Re: Vehicular arms race

A person clearly has a right to have a larger vehicle to promote their own safety, but should we also consider the greater risks that such large vehicles pose to other motorists?


We should also consider the greater risks that [more]

Mon Feb 29

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benjd25 replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 10:09 AM

Re: Libet revisited

Libet's experiments and those subsequent ones confirming the existence of the "readiness potential" was the single best empirical evidence against the notion of free will.

Not to me. I've never used the argument.

Fri Feb 26

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benjd25 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:50 AM

Nones as the swing vote

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/02/25/none...

The growth in the Nones population has been astronomical [more]

Tue Feb 16

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:46 PM

Re: Obama should nominate Albaby

Obama should nominate Albaby

Too soft on church - state separation for my tastes. :)

Sat Feb 13

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:57 PM

Re: Scalia found dead

What happens to the case if the Supreme Court ties 4-4?

I would think that the lower court ruling (whatever it was) would stand?

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