ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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Comment by Susan LaCroix on January 17, 2009 at 7:49am
If you read his member page, you'll see that he's using his humor to point out the flaws in religion, not to encourage it. BTW, thingsgodhates.com is his website. I think it's hysterically funny, you should check it out.

Everything doesn't have to be so serious all of the time. Some of the discussions here can get intense at times and could use a bit of levity to remind us that we're here because we have at least one thing in common, athiesm. Some of us just express our thoughts on the subject in different forms because we all have unique, (and sometimes quirky), personalities. Let's try to enjoy each others company and not rush to judgement so quickly:)
Comment by Marc Draco on January 17, 2009 at 6:11am
I can see that - but I rather think that whoever is posting here as God is trolling - or exhibiting troll-like behaviour. I can't fault your description of Yawn Yahweh.
Comment by Richard Healy on January 17, 2009 at 6:07am
Marc, I don't think God is a troll.

If it's the same person, then they run the sometimes funny but always wickedly sarcastic, "Stuff God hates" blog. Their persona is the god straight out of the old testament. Sometimes it's not enough to tell theists that god is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully" - sometimes you have to show them.
Comment by Marc Draco on January 17, 2009 at 5:36am
I don't see the point in engaging with them, Dr Meaden. The easiest thing to do with Trolls is ignore them.
Comment by God on January 16, 2009 at 9:21pm
I don't make anyone atheist. I would never. That's just plain dumb.

I also cannot be an atheist. That is also completely asinine.

Idiots desperately need to feel like they are clever.
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on January 16, 2009 at 6:20pm
To Marc Draco
Of course yes, I agree with you. It was just that I was wanting to throw something simple and quick at the GOD fellow, below, as you saw. Cheers.
Comment by Marc Draco on January 16, 2009 at 5:54pm
"God is an atheist, since he does not believe in a higher power!"

There are so many things wrong with that argument - and I'm an atheist! Straw man applies I expect as will several others such as the Red Herring. My brain is addled though.

"God made me an atheist. Who are you to question his wisdom?”

This is just a non-sequitur.

Perhaps I'm being a pedant, but we should be careful to recite little quotes like this without actually following the logic (or lack of it). If we're going to pose flawed logic, beware of the intelligent theist who can see right through it.
Comment by Mario Romero on January 16, 2009 at 4:45pm
If there's one remark that I find somewhat anoying, is that: "Are you an atheist thaks to god?" I find particular weird that although it is repeated over and over again, every single time is treated as a new ans specially ingenuous joke, and just after it is said, the person starts laughing. Sometimes I retort with a quotation from the bible and add to the very end: yeah, you might say that.

Most of the times that same person remains silent. Not too often, but enough times to make my day :)
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on January 16, 2009 at 10:59am
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"God is an atheist, since he does not believe in a higher power!"

---an original post by AtheistAdvocate on Atheistweb on January 14th, 2009 at 1:59
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on January 15, 2009 at 6:25pm
"God made me an atheist. Who are you to question his wisdom?”

This is by an unknown author, and was re-posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 on Atheistweb's "Quote of the Day. " q.v.
 

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