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Sat Oct 18

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:43 AM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

...choosing to point out differences that might be religious, might be political, and might be situational.

1pg: In much of the ME there is no difference between religious and political. They are one and the same. You may argue [more]

Fri Oct 17

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:54 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

rmhj: "In the U.S. 100 years ago, women were property."

NW: Not that I agree, but I am talking about today.

The fact that they're not today is not due to any virtue in Christianity or its [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:52 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

sano: Basically, the dude is toast for speaking honestly.

Compare that to the daily invectives against people, countries and religions that non-muslims accept as just another person speaking their mind ; no harm, no foul.


The [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:39 PM

Re: privacy

1pg: As usual, tech firms (like MSFT) are constantly improving. In this case they are making encryption better. FBI is complaining they need a door to access the encrypted data.

They are improving, but the state-of-the-art of computer [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:34 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

Just how are they different?

1pg: I agree that we are steeped in our culture as much as they are in theirs. However, I would assert that Islam is more intertwined in theirs than Christianity is in ours.

This is true; [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:16 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

rmhj: "But they're *people*. Their culture is certainly very different than ours, but just as they're steeped in Moslem culture, we -- even those of us who are only nominally Christian -- are steeped in Christian [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:07 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

NW: Women in many of these countries are second class citizens, or even property. The idea that women should be equal to men in any way will be met with hostility from many Muslim women.

rmhj: "This is supposed to be different [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:55 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

NW: Sure. The difference is that I can be openly atheist without fear of being beheaded.

That is true of some Moslem countries as well.

While it's true that Sharia is not very decent towards atheists, apostates, and [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:04 AM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

rmhj: "Why do you think it's so different over there?"

NW: I am no expert, but from everything I have read indicates a vast distance between Islamic and western cultures. Islamic culture differs dramatically from western [more]

Wed Oct 15

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:20 PM

Re: sex slaves - ISIS

I agree with you concerning the wingnuts here. Over there, the religion is so intertwined with the culture, I am convinced that many - if not most of them - actually believe the insanity they are taught. That article I linked talked about this. We [more]

Mon Oct 13

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:33 AM

Re: Article: Can atheists be elected?

Yes. What I don't understand is how that one lonely old atheist is able to get all of this anti-christian legislation passed and all of those anti-christian judges nominated to keep outlawing the christian practices of the poor persecuted [more]

Sat Oct 4

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:02 PM

Re: Peak auto?

But you're right, the car in modern pop music is either a necessary evil or an ode to cool old cars.

Or an ode to growing up, a paean to the back seat/getting laid, a garage project, a means to get away, or a member of The [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:23 PM

Re: Peak auto?

I'm not sure that they shouldn't be. Here in IN, 84% of our electricity is generated by burning coal.* So unless people have solar charging stations at home, it's more than likely their EV is burning coal. Which means in IN, they should be paying [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:10 PM

Re: Muslims Love Obama

Yes, it seems that many "Christian"s hate Obama: he has all those Christian qualities they claim to admire and secretly loathe.

Gandhi would be entirely unsurprised.

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Tue Sep 30

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:09 PM

Re: It's a Scandal

It's a scandal all right.

The IRS was asking questions of would-be 501(c)(3)s because their names suggested their primary purpose was political, which is nominally forbidden. Nobody else is around to enforce this, and the IRS was asking for [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:01 PM

Re: return of the Black Death

It's endemic in squirrels and marmots in the Western U.S.. Definitely not a good idea to mess with small, strange-behaving critters.

Fortunately, it responds quickly and promptly to antibiotics.

Camus' 'The Plague' is a [more]

Mon Sep 29

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:38 PM

Re: Non-visible art

LorenCobb: He's a weird monkey, very funky, indeed. I didn't know anyone was making music like that anymore. Restores my faith in the music of the people, and in their sense of humor too.

Can you conjure up a Frank Zappa reincarnation
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Sun Sep 28

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:14 PM

Re: Non-visible art

LC: Before anyone gets too outraged over this, I would like to point out that invisible art has been extremely popular for at least the last 10,000 years, and more, in every culture, on every continent: it's called MUSIC.

This only [more]

Sat Sep 27

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:58 PM

Re: Non-visible art

Paul Rooney, Lana's agent, believes she might be the greatest artist alive working today: "When she describes what you can't see, you begin to realize why one of her invisible works can fetch upwards of a million dollars." said [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:29 AM

Re: Mortgage deduction

Umm: Politicians like to defend the mortgage deduction as supporting home ownership. This is a joke of course. If they wanted to support home ownership they would have a home ownership deduction. The mortgage deduction encourages [more]

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