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Forum: Religion 18 May 2013, 10:21 PM
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Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon05 Because those codes are not caused by...

Because those codes are not caused by "justification" then they can't be changed at all? I can't follow that leap of logic. Because the only goal of indoctrination and missionary work is to change...
Forum: Religion 06 May 2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon24 Why would I ever want to? As a recovering...

Why would I ever want to? As a recovering skeptic, I need to argue about what actually exists like I need a hole in my Bigfoot suit. I'll always be a skeptic but, like I've been told about alcohol...
Forum: Religion 05 May 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, yeah; You have to wait for the part where...

Well, yeah; You have to wait for the part where they say "speak now or forever..." Then you can shout "Mermaids and unicorns are not for real!"
Forum: Religion 03 May 2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Psychic Alright but only if you allow that everyone...

Alright but only if you allow that everyone believes nearly all the virtually infinite permutations of "I don't believe _____."
Forum: Religion 03 May 2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Psychic This reminds me of the thread where we joked...

This reminds me of the thread where we joked about people who say "I have no accent or dialect!" (Not that I disagree with you but I'm really weird. I don't believe there are such things as beliefs -...
Forum: Religion 03 May 2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, again, speaking for myself, no. Even when I...

Well, again, speaking for myself, no. Even when I was an ardent monotheist or animist or Atheist I didn't expect or want or in any way care whether someone else respected my beliefs. I find it hard...
Forum: Religion 02 May 2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Roll eyes Riiight. Human sacrifices anyone? Or shall we...

Riiight. Human sacrifices anyone? Or shall we just subjugate half of our members, make them cover their bodies head to foot? I will defend anyone's right to believe anything they want but when...
Forum: Religion 02 May 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
So... Might makes right? I wonder how the early...

So... Might makes right? I wonder how the early Christians would have felt about that.
Forum: Religion 02 May 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
I just think human beings should be respected. As...

I just think human beings should be respected. As for their ideas, not so much. People should be 100% free to say what they want. Yet, I don't see the point of most intentional disrespect, except...
Forum: Religion 02 May 2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Reading Are the details of the history and contents of...

Are the details of the history and contents of the Holy Quran equally important or only the Bible? (I don't even live in a Christian country. I have no idea what I would even do with that supposedly...
Forum: Religion 02 May 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
I don't know of any evidence that either of these...

I don't know of any evidence that either of these claims is true.
Forum: Religion 02 May 2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Maybe this should go in the things you shouldn't...

Maybe this should go in the things you shouldn't have to tell people thread: 1) Two wrongs don't make a right and 2) All people of some class (believers) shouldn't necessarily be blamed for the...
Forum: Religion 01 May 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
I not going to lie; sometimes mocking others can...

I not going to lie; sometimes mocking others can be cathartic, too. I don't think there's anything wrong with mocking people for things they do. But mocking them for what (supposedly) goes on in...
Forum: Religion 01 May 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, frankly, yes. All those things have...

Well, frankly, yes. All those things have happened under practically every religion and no religion. There isn't any evidence that they wouldn't. Even animals do those things. I'm pretty sure it's...
Forum: Religion 01 May 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon401 Exactly. Speaking for myself, the times I've...

Exactly. Speaking for myself, the times I've mocked others don't stand out as highlights of my excellence to others.
Forum: Religion 01 May 2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Reading Almost certainly no better at all. People who...

Almost certainly no better at all. People who read the thing (or believe it or whatever measure you wish to take) don't behave any worse on average than people who don't.
Forum: Religion 30 April 2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
None of which are beliefs or lifestyles, IMO, but...

None of which are beliefs or lifestyles, IMO, but actions and words.
Forum: Religion 30 April 2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, I doubt you'll find many people here who...

Well, I doubt you'll find many people here who would say religion shouldn't be mocked. As for whether "we" mock others "often" for their beliefs or lifestyles, speak for yourself. I try not to but I...
Forum: Religion 30 April 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 90,092
Posted By ganzfeld
Read This! Hey, I'm on you're side, Damian, at least as far...

Hey, I'm on you're side, Damian, at least as far as I think the OP question is of dubious relevance to... well, anything, really. But your argument's a bit weak if you equate urban legends with...
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