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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: Religion without God

I thought atheists trusted evidence-based reason, not superstition.

Many do. But the label 'atheist' refers only to lack of belief, not the method used to arrive at that point. Raelians are atheists too.

How & when [more]

Wed Dec 24

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:10 AM

Re: Ethicality debate on E-Bay

I lean more toward Mickey. It doesn't seem like there's anything wrong with it to me.

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benjd25 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 11:29 AM

Re: Thank you, 'skins!

I remember that game. The Cowboys had lived dangerously all year with a lousy pass defense and the Lions (smartly) opened the game passing and not featuring Barry Sanders.

Go Cowboys!

Wed Dec 17

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:06 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

The comparison to the present budget is not really valid or relevant. If the new program is brought on-line so would whatever taxes (revenues) are needed to pay for it. So, yes, the state budget MUST increase. That's obvious. As long as the cost [more]

Tue Dec 16

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 8:34 PM

Re: Atheist's Wager

There's also this one:

http://infidels.org/library/modern/richard_carrier/heaven.ht...
The following argument could be taken as tongue-in-cheek, if it [more]

Sun Dec 14

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benjd25 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 3:09 AM

Re: A simple but important driving lesson

Fairly or unfairly, the cops can ticket you even if you are driving at the speed limit in the passing lane.

Agreed, and I have no problem with it. I drive the speed limit and rarely venture away from the right lane. However, I do [more]

Sat Dec 13

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benjd25 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 7:48 PM

Re: A simple but important driving lesson

If you are driving the speed limit, you better be in a school zone or in a culdesack. If you are on a freeway you are causing a traffic jamb and hazzard.

Seriously! Similarly, don't you dare be the one who isn't looting / rioting / [more]

Tue Dec 9

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benjd25 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 9:48 PM

Re: Seattle and the playoffs

http://espn.go.com/nfl/standings/_/type/playoffs/sort/confer...

Dallas has the weakest strength of schedule in the entire NFC? I knew [more]

Sat Dec 6

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 5:34 PM

Re: Feels odd

It feels even odder when you combine it with "And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell" from Matthew 5:22. :)

Wed Dec 3

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benjd25 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:45 PM

No, I am not OK

A report from the leader of a Humanist congregation in St. Louis:

I’ve become skilled at hiding my more troubling emotions, and presenting a happy mask to the world. I don’t want to add to other people’s troubles. I’m the happy [more]

Mon Dec 1

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 9:51 PM

Re: Supernatural

That's not a leap. Lot's of sentient folks around a lot bigger in terms of intellect than I am.

That's not the leap you are making apoc. Those smart folk evolved on this planet, just like I did. They didn't predate Earth, they didn't [more]

Sun Nov 30

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benjd25 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 6:05 PM

Re: Bengals-Bucs mystery

I didn't watch it, but here is the full play by play:

(Scroll down to the bottom for the 4th quarter)

[more]

Mon Nov 24

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:40 PM

Re: Supernatural

>The default, natural state can only be eternal if we never leave it.

This will probably trigger a head slap, but I agree.

You're right, it does. You think we will be in an endless cycle of attaining and losing [more]

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benjd25 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 2:53 AM

Re: Finally....

I never want to watch that Odell Beckham circus catch again.

Sun Nov 23

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:34 AM

Re: Gabby - way t'go!!

CNN....Aaaarrrgh.

Giffords crossed the finish line of El Tour de Tucson riding a recumbent bike, which has three wheels and puts the rider in a reclining position.

That would be a recumbent trike/tricycle- which are [more]

Sat Nov 22

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 5:33 PM

Re: The marriage pledge

Ideally, weddings should take place in the context of a regular communion service, no special wear it once clothing, photography at a minimum, ideally outside the service unless there is gear already in place at the church.

That [more]

Fri Nov 21

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:53 PM

Re: Supernatural

I start with what I think I know, and that is that we all long for something better. As far back as we can look in recorded history, we all want fairness; for all humans to be treated equally, for all life to be safe and content.

I [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:37 PM

Re: Supernatural

I was going to write a long post in reply to the idea of 'a larger version of eternal energy / matter that thinks' being possible, especially combined with 'everything not forbidden is compulsory.' This post actually changed my understanding of [more]

Thu Nov 20

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 8:17 PM

Re: The marriage pledge

*Christian* ministers getting out of the civil marriage business.

I'm in favor...

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