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Tue Sep 30

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benjd25 replied to the Christian Fools board. 10:01 AM

Re: Public School Prosthelytizing?

What really gets me about this one is the underhandedness of the flyer. Removing the words "church" and "Creation Museum". Despicable.

It's par for the course for church-state violations.

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Wed Sep 24

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benjd25 replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 8:55 PM

Re: Cyclist arrested for riding on roadway

The shoulder is not a traffic lane. You can be ticketed for driving on the shoulder.

The shoulder is part of the highway. It is not part of the roadway.

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benjd25 replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 5:57 PM

Re: Cyclist arrested for riding on roadway

Why was she ever getting ticketed? She should have actually known this and threatened to file a lawsuit against them if the police continued harassing her.

The summary of the law isn't the law itself. The law itself says highway [more]

Mon Sep 22

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benjd25 replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 7:33 AM

Re: Cyclist arrested for riding on roadway

What if she were riding a mini-bike, or a golf cart, or such, should such vehicles be allowed to systematically slow down traffic and create a ruckus in that manner?

On a non-limited access highway? Absolutely.

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Sun Sep 21

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benjd25 replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 9:35 PM

Re: Cyclist arrested for riding on roadway

drivers don't like cyclists and if someone doesn't hit her maliciously, she's going to get clipped by accident. In a car vs bike incident the cyclist loses. Best to bite back your annoyance with drivers and be defensive.

In her [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 3:58 PM

Re: question for 1A

You're comparing two fundamentally different type of being. One is necessary, one isn't.

God isn't necessary. If we get to include the beliefs where we have a very significant dispute, I reply:

We're comparing 2 [more]

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benjd25 replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 3:13 PM

Re: Cyclist arrested for riding on roadway

she's going to get hit by someone.

Not in her judgment. And if the drivers are driving at unsafe speeds such that they will hit traffic in front of them, then they are the ones who should be cited.

the shoulder appears [more]

Fri Sep 19

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benjd25 posted to the Bicycling Fools board. 4:05 PM

Cyclist arrested for riding on roadway

Cherokee Schill is a single mom of 2 teenagers. She doesn't own a car and cycles primarily between Nicholasville and Lexington in Kentucky. She was ticketed multiple times for riding on the roadway instead of the (arguably unsuitable) shoulder. Now [more]

Wed Sep 17

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:50 PM

Re: Atheist denied from Air Force reenlist

The Air Force is finally following the Constitution:

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Tue Sep 16

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 12:15 PM

Re: question for 1A

I guess I've struggled (some may say not enough) with the question "Why am I here?" enlarged it to "why are any of us here?" and can not accept that the answer is "aimlessness".

OK. Why is God here?

Mon Sep 15

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:36 PM

Re: question for 1A

I think Ben is saying that facts are aimless, so God's existence (if it were true) would be an aimless fact, even if God is not aimless.

I'm keying off this statement:

If I've learned anything from those who challenge [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:22 PM

Re: question for 1A

God's existence would be a brute, aimless fact.

> Unless God acted with intent.

Huh? People, part of the universe as a whole, act with intent. Does this give the universe as a whole, of which people are only one part, an [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 2:59 PM

Re: question for 1A

If I've learned anything from those who challenge my thinking, it's that within some versions of "how things are", there is no primary aim.

How could there be? Aims are subjective, existing only in thinking subject's [more]

Wed Sep 10

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:47 PM

Re: Atheist denied from Air Force reenlist

Congress requires a particular oath for our soldiers under statute and that oath is imprinted on our enlistment contracts. Crossing off "So help me God" because I'm an atheist is no more legally valid than crossing off [more]

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 1:52 PM

Re: Ben's Question

If I repeat myself on this board, I would be silly to expect a response that differs from the predictable "There's no way that this self-described schizophrenic and antisocial God of the Bible can just be misunderstood."

So I [more]

Thu Sep 4

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 7:58 PM

Re: Ben's Question

What makes atheism's stopping point for morality non-arbitrary and adequate?

I think it is arbitrary - humans are important to humans but ebola viruses are not, for example. Our morality looks to enhance human well being and lessen [more]

Tue Sep 2

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benjd25 replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:14 PM

Re: Ben's Question

Interesting....reading....

I can't really understand it either. He says that under theism, all reality is subjective in the sense that it is mind dependent - nothing would be objective... then he says that the distinction should be based on [more]

Sun Aug 24

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benjd25 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:53 AM

Re: Ever seen a liberal shot a rifle?

Nice job, 2 jokes in one! The "Have you ever seen a conservative write a coherent subject line?" joke is a little more subtle but much funnier.

Tue Aug 19

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benjd25 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:47 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

There are rumblings about gangs and the kid being a gang-banger. There are also rumblings the FPD is racist and out of control (moms teaching their kids how NOT to get shot when the police stop them, etc).

Could be both...the Henry [more]

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