"Yes, and it was a terrible tragedy that a 6 mile-wide meteor struck the earth 66 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs. But if that hadn't happened, we may not be here at all. We'd be sentient lizards, if anything."
"I've been meaning to ask my former pastor if he doubts the existence of God. I saw him at the gym recently, and ever since that day I've been wondering where he stands on this.
Pastors are in a prime position to question the existence of…"
"It turns out that emotions are more central to our minds than we thought 20 years ago. We humans generally make decisions with our emotions, and then we use our rational minds to invent plausible reasons for our decisions. That's why a…"
"Her certainly did not think that one through all the way, or maybe it was just a polite wording for what her really meant,'Why not say I believe, if they are wrong, then I lose nothing, and this way they will not torment and maybe kill me…"
"Pascal was an arsehole. But then, in his age, he could not be expected to show the courage of a Nietzsche, or for that matter, that of a Voltaire. He had a failure of nerve is all. Perhaps all hope of an afterlife had faded only after his time.…"
"The old Pascal's Wager, they never for a second even consider that the religion they chose to put that faith in, is only one of thousands upon thousands, and picking the wrong one is as good as picking none at all, except with all the…"
"I think some people prefer to stay in the safe zone , they think if they can stay religious there will be nothing to lose, and what the benefit of being atheist.
atheism my open lots of unanswered questions like what the…"
"Mathew 19 "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven."
Mathew 22 "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will…"
That's not what I meant by falling through the cracks. I explained in my blog post. I fell through the cracks because of having medical problems that aren't cut and dried. So what doctors have prescribed for me…"
"I know many people too poor to get the discounts, and not qualified for their state's medicaid program, if I had not moved here in the last decade, I would have been too. But you are wrong about one thing, if you fell through the cracks, IE you…"
"Yup, one more reason to call religion a pox on humanity. Treating other groups, women, and other races/groups, as 2nd class citizens or worse, property.
Religion is evil, and this is just one more example."
"Then we need to press them with the question: if your god can't or won't perform, then how can we tell if your god is the real god if every other religion can hide behind the same "god doesn't need to perform"…"
"@Dorian: this won't do. Daring the believers to get God "to do anything." Their holy books are replete with instances of non-believers making such a request, both to O.T. heroes and New. In the New Testament, for example, Satan is…"
"What I would like to see is health care that respects the decisions of doctors.
The problem with mandating health insurance coverage is that insurance companies dictate health care, by taking it upon themselves to decide what's medically…"
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