User Profile: Lucretius

Lucretius

Member Since: June 13, 2013

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  • October 25, 2014 at 11:54am

    J…here I created an email account just for you :) Ask away…. Lucretiuschrist@gmail.com.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 5:58pm

    I was a Christian for 25 years…my family is still very devout. You don’t realize how much you are surrounded by the talk of the supernatural/god until you step outside the box. It is everywhere. I don’t wear my non-belief on my sleeve out in the real world like I do here. That doesn’t mean I falter on my principles, if asked directly I will tell the truth. But I am very much a product of my surroundings. Call me weak…I might agree with you but I like to think that I’m not Since becoming an aware atheist I have heard co-workers, family, friends, and others speak of the supernatural and their disdain for people like me. Like I said…it is something you won’t understand unless you are outside of the box…and I don’t mean that disrespectfully only as a matter of analogy.

    Again, all I need is evidence that the second horse will win or is going to win. Until then I will keep betting on the one that has…every single time up to this point in history.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 5:56pm

    “I am puzzled by some of the ‘non-believer’s’ disdain for what passes for supernatural.”

    I don’t have disdain for what passes for the supernatural…I just don’t have any evidence for it. Do you have disdain in “believers” of Hinduism?

    “There is a lot of the natural realm that is not understood that can (and perhaps should be) be considered supernatural as it seems to go above the normal or accepted understanding of how things work.”

    Why? If one horse has won a race a billion times and another has lost a billion times…why would you place a bet on the second horse? Because you really really like that horse?

    “There is a lot for instance in the study of particle interactions (I don’t remember the actual name for some of this) that seems to defy reality.”

    Whose reality? Humans, right? We are but an organism “on a mote of dust suspended by a sunbeam”. Before the scientific method, before we were able to successfully distinguish between our wants and intuition…volcanoes and electricity defied our reality.

    I am willing to enter into a conversation…that is why I come here. I like to see both arguments and test mine against my peers.

  • [17] October 24, 2014 at 12:59pm

    Did you have a point, other than making mine?

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 10:55am

    “And it should be pointed out nobody was forced to take part”

    Yeah because teenage boys in a team environment being led by adult authority figures are always so easily able to stand up for themselves. What planet do you live on?

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  • [53] October 24, 2014 at 10:53am

    I wonder what the reactions would be if the headline was “Atheist football coach leads 3 players to deconversion”

    You know, after football practice they read experts from “God Is Not Great” while they all sat in a circle like that…and the coach tweeted a picture of it saying “Three deconverted after practice Thursday. Building critical thinking to realize a supernatural kingdom is just an ancient myth!!”

    Only in my dreams would a crackpot atheist do that so we can all watch 90% of the atheists remain consistent and 90% of the theists on this site flip flop.

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  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 9:16am

    You’re right J…I have evidence for magic and how it works….nothing supernatural about it. I think I was using magic in the sense that it used to be considered supernatural. So replace the word magic with supernatural.

  • [6] October 23, 2014 at 8:45am

    You can be humbled by this experience on earth and the immensity of the universe without thinking it had to be magic.

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  • [1] October 20, 2014 at 12:35am

    How did I know this comment thread was going to give me a good chuckle?

  • [25] October 16, 2014 at 9:50pm

    World’s Hole Oceanographic Institution

    its…Woods hole

  • [1] October 16, 2014 at 9:24pm

    “I will readily grant that your ‘reality’ doesn’t include the spiritual side of life, but the atheist’s denial of something that most certainly does exist is like looking at a black and white movie and insisting that Technicolor doesn’t exist.”

    I don’t “deny” it, there is no evidence for it. If you have evidence like the evidence for technicolor then lets hear it.

    “The realities of life take on a much greater meaning and perception when one embraces the Almighty. You should try it sometime.”

    I did for 20 years. My life is filled with great meaning and grand perception but thank you. I know it is important for you to believe that life can only truly be meaningful if people believe as you do, it reaffirms your own belief, but that is just not…well again…reality.

  • October 16, 2014 at 10:03am

    @RJJ

    “You in particular seem to often display your said problem here with such stories, to speak out against Christianity and religion in general. So again, why do you often display your problem with us here?”

    Well someone hasn’t been paying attention.

    This is comment section on a political/faith website…I discuss political and faith subjects with people I disagree with.

    The only time I have a problem is when your misinterpretation of reality(belief) bleeds over into…well…reality.

  • [5] October 16, 2014 at 8:18am

    Why would an atheist have a problem with this?

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  • [1] October 15, 2014 at 10:46pm

    I refuse to believe people like you exist. Lol…or at least know how to use a computer and write a paragraph.

  • [-3] September 27, 2014 at 1:35pm

    Hahahahahahahahahahah….yeah. I will be shocked if a president who is socially conservative ever wins the presidency again.

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  • [2] September 24, 2014 at 1:42pm

    @Wild

    Well there is a slight difference to having incorrect ideas about the economy and politics, to believing the world is run by a secret race of lizard people from outer space and speaking about it publicly.

    .

  • [-5] September 24, 2014 at 9:37am

    “religion created by Satan”

    Yes, crazy people have a hard time holding down jobs. Especially when they are crazy in a public and try to get a public job.

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  • September 18, 2014 at 3:11pm

    @foment

    You should read about(if you already haven’t) the New Caledonian Crow tool making.

    Same species, but the northern crows make a different style tool than that of the population in the south. Culture…in birds. Pretty cool.

    Oh, and does foobared ever make sense to you? I assume he is talking about my Avatar but I don’t think I have ever seen him make a cogent point.

    After I read his post I’m usually just staring at the screen for a minute and just end up saying “Um…*shrug* ohhhkkkay??”

  • [-1] September 18, 2014 at 11:17am

    Well, now you know how we feel.

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  • [1] September 17, 2014 at 5:48pm

    @git

    Consent does not make it ok in every situation. But when we are talking about legal consent between two adults it does. So, you can see no difference between two people consenting to engage in mutual sexual activity and someone raping an animal?

    Dictionary wars! Lol. This part of our conversation doesn’t matter…gay men and women can have sexual intercourse…as the term is used in 2014. Usages of words and definitions change. I’ll stick with Merriam-Webster. :)

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