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blinknight

Member Since: January 17, 2013

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  • November 27, 2014 at 10:55pm

    @JGrahm

    Faith is belief in things without evidence and the usual tripe of having to believe something first before you can ‘see it’ is just comical. The reason you might find explaining things to me ‘difficult’ might just be because engaging in the cognitive dissonance required to actually type out the silly and often contradictory things you type out is hurting your brain.

    As I said, curing one person is fine, but curing another violates their free will. You can’t have it both ways but the reason you try to is because you need some kind of stupid excuse to explain away an impossible situation.

    You haven’t listed a single miracle yet. You’ve listed things you think are miracles because that’s the explanation you want to accept. You have no proof or evidence that these things are miracles and to date not a single solitary miracle has ever been objectively verified and proven. It’s always ‘a miracle because we said so’, which is all you can really ever do.

    A supernatural explanation is at its core little more than saying ‘I can’t explain something, therefore I can make up an explanation’ or ‘I can’t explain something therefore I can explain it’ and you wonder why nobody takes that seriously.

    Did it ever occur to you that your ‘believe first then get evidence’ dogma just might be clouding your judgment and give you confirmation bias? No of course not but I bet you have no problem seeing it when other faiths do it.

  • [2] November 27, 2014 at 10:43pm

    You mean running false flagging campaigns, down voting campaigns, and such is wrong?

    Boy have the Christians got a lot to answer for then because a few years back they did that sort of thing to such an extent that to this day some atheist videos put up legal reminder that criticism is in fact allowed.

  • [2] November 27, 2014 at 5:36pm

    @burning

    The vast majority of atheists feel that way I assure you as the vast majority of atheists know more about the Bible than Christians do.

  • [2] November 27, 2014 at 5:35pm

    @Fruen

    Actually, the tests did not confirm that to be living flesh. Sorry, you’ve been lied to.

  • [2] November 27, 2014 at 5:34pm

    @Paine

    I believe most Christians are closeted atheists. Too afraid to admit that the things they claim cannot be proven. Many just seek acceptance, like painesman. Others just want the sense of community that goes with a church. I find it amazing they go along with all of the poisonous rotten things that religion brings to the world, like discrimination and mistreatment of women. Never hear them actually acknowledge those things however. Hypocrites.

    What I just said was not terribly accurate, but it was a lot closer to the truth than what you came up with.

  • November 27, 2014 at 5:29pm

    @Fred

    Right, we just don’t ‘know about it’, that’s must be it.

    @JGraham

    Would you listen to yourself twist yourself in to knots trying to explain away why curing one persons problem is a ‘miracle’ and yet curing another persons problem is a violation of their free will. It’s almost as funny as ‘gods plan’ nonsense when combined with ‘free will’.

    You’ve ‘heard’ of a lot of things, so have the practitioners of every religion in history. They, like you, have nothing to actually show for it. Nothing they can prove. Nothing they can hold up and say ‘this is evidence of the supernatural’.

    @stifroc

    There are anecdotal accounts you mean? There are anecdotal accounts of a lot of things, from alien obstructions to ghosts to giant monsters. There is however no actual verifiable or testable evidence for any of these things. Your claim that a miracle happened is no more valid than the guy claiming to have been to another planet on an alien space ship.

  • [4] November 27, 2014 at 12:09pm

    So in 750 somebody claims a piece of bread turned in to a piece of flesh and sure enough when tested centuries later it was actually flesh.

    Tell me if you see a minor flaw here, cause I have some steaks in my fridge that used to be rocks, really, they used to be rocks, but if you test them now you’ll find out they’re real cow flesh. Must be a miracle.

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  • [2] November 27, 2014 at 12:04pm

    @RRFlyer @OldGuy

    As usual.

    It is because people understand your god that they don’t believe in him.

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  • [6] November 27, 2014 at 12:01pm

    Having an open mind does not mean a willingness to accept anything that is told to you. Scientists are among the least closed minded people in the world, they have to be, as if they were not open to new ideas and new ways of thinking science would never move forward.

    As the saying goes: Science is a self correcting process, religion is not.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 11:59am

    “do those teachings represent a workable and just social structure?”

    No, which is why we abandoned it a long time ago.

  • [5] November 27, 2014 at 11:58am

    ‘The evidence is not on your side’

    The evidence for miracles is not on anyone side, because there isn’t any. There’s a reason that in spite all of these claims nothing ever happens in a way that can be verified, such as people getting better without explanation…

    Except: People get better without explanation all the time, they also get worse without explanation all the time too.

    The unexplained is just that, unexplained, not an indicator of super natural power. This might have worked to explain away things a thousand years ago, after all what else could cause a disease when you don’t know about bacteria? Epilepsy must be demonic in nature, what else could it be? These days, somebody who was sick got better, what else could it be?

    And as much as the ‘it’s a miracle’ shouters kick and scream when you point out the obvious: Does got hate amputees? Because apparently there has never been one in the entire world worthy of having a limb regrown.

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  • [-1] November 26, 2014 at 6:44pm

    You really don’t have to edit anything to make Kirk Cameron look like a complete idiot.

  • November 26, 2014 at 6:42pm

    If we’ve always been here you might want to figure out why “we” don’t appear anywhere in the fossil record before about 200,000 years ago.

  • [2] November 26, 2014 at 6:41pm

    @hi

    Yes, the closed system come back is going to work because in spite of what your stupid talking point from the creationist website tried to tell you, that is how it works.

    The earth is not a closed system as it gets heat and light from the sun. To put it simply, in deference to you and whatever creationist nonsense you’re spewing, any system in to which no energy is applied will enter entropy and start to ‘fall apart’.

    You seriously think you know more about this than PhD level physicists who will happily tell you that’s not how it works? I’m sorry but whatever youtube video or website that you got your talking points from isn’t going to be getting the Nobel Prize this year for proving that the 2nd Law works differently than advertised.

    Trying to play ‘god of the gaps’ doesn’t help your cause by the way, you can’t sit back and say ‘you can’t explain X and therefore god did it!’, that’s not an answer, that’s just ignorance that goes back centuries. Everything ‘unexplained’ from shooting stars to volcanic eruptions must be ‘god dun it’ because that’s the only possible explanation to people unable or unwilling to find a real explanation.

    But please, regale us with more tales of why you think you know this stuff better than people who have spent their who lives studying it, I await your ground breaking research paper on the 2nd Law that proves all those silly scientists wrong.

  • [2] November 26, 2014 at 6:31pm

    Your incredulity on evolution does not invalidate it no matter how much you sit around crying that it can’t be true.

    In order to believe what you just typed you must seriously think that hundreds and hundreds of thousands of scientists from many different cultures, many different belief systems, and many different areas of expertise are all collectively lying to you or are ‘wrong’ based on your clearly superior knowledge.

    ” Evolution goes against several scientific laws which makes it even more unbelievable.”

    Name a single one.

  • [2] November 26, 2014 at 4:15pm

    Do you know what a theory is in science?

    Apparently not.

    A theory is as good as anything gets in science, there is no ‘higher’ status for something to be ‘upgraded’ to no matter how much evidence there is. Scientific theories are, put simply, the best explanation we have based on the available evidence and barring any further evidence that contradicts what we already know, a theory remains a theory forever.

  • [3] November 26, 2014 at 4:11pm

    There’s already religious based home school curriculum poisoning the minds of children.

    Just type in ‘creationism worksheet’ in to google image search.

  • [10] November 26, 2014 at 2:36pm

    Seriously? This is looking more and more like a case of HL not wanting to let anyone actually see the curriculum before hand. What, we have to implement the curriculum to find out what’s in it?

  • [3] November 26, 2014 at 2:13pm

    ‘Everyone else can make a class too!’

    Let me translate that for you…

    ‘That will never happen because people will be too afraid to let their children sign up for these classes’

  • [10] November 26, 2014 at 2:11pm

    Sorry, the days where you can use violence against atheists to shut them up are long past, I know that upsets you.

    These days Christians have to resort to threats of violence.

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