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Started this discussion. Last reply by proto-dan Oct 1, 2010. 1 Reply

“When you consider that God could have commanded anything he wanted—anything!—the Ten [Commandments] have got to rank as one of the great missed moral opportunities of all time.  How different…Continue

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Brian J Geisler commented on Omnipotent Poobah's blog post The Hell With Atheists After the Foxholes
"Well put...I was at Ft. Sill training in 2000...buff the floor or take an unsupervised trip across base to go to church. At first I stayed back to build raport with the Drill Sergeants, but after a few weeks, well lets just say, "I found…"
Dec 25, 2010
Brian J Geisler posted a blog post

An Interpretation of a View from Afar

We are the vultures.We certainly aren't the apex predators of the battlefield. We don't make the arrangements necessary for the death to occur, but we most certainly profit from it as it allows us to survive. Whether that stems from the fact that the person who would have driven a…See More
Nov 15, 2010
Brian J Geisler posted a blog post

Life for a Life? (By God!!! I think the nun wins!)

Gas ‘em, Poke ‘em, or Zap ‘em?Is the death penalty fair? Is it humane? Does it deter crime? Regardless of religion, political affiliation, gender, or race, American is torn on the subject of capital punishment. From the Salem Witch Trials to Timothy McVeigh, the argument has been raised and refuted. During the time of the Salem trials the problem arose—twenty innocent people had been sentenced to death. Shortly thereafter, it was too late to reverse the decision and the jurors admitted to their…See More
Oct 28, 2010
Brian J Geisler commented on Sarah Bova's blog post My "heaven" ...
"I think that regardless of whether you were raised by uber-Christians or Cheasters (only go to church on Christmas and Easter) you would still have arrived at this point because of your willingness to question the idea of faith or myth. Perhaps it…"
Oct 18, 2010
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Oct 18, 2010
Brian J Geisler commented on Sarah Bova's blog post My "heaven" ...
"Agreed Bee...reincarnation would be pretty cool. Maybe come back as a hawk, or a lion, or a king. On the other hand, you could come back as a fat guy's underpants, or a cancer victim, or a Mormon--which would suck. And as far as life after…"
Oct 18, 2010
Brian J Geisler commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"While most of my blogs are to be taken seriously...this one is more of a joke, don't get your underpants in a wad Matt...and don't assume I don't know what I'm critiquing. Regardless, thanks for the feedback. It's always…"
Oct 18, 2010
Matt VDB commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"Yep, which is why I usually avoid going down that path altogether. It doesn't go anywhere."
Oct 17, 2010
Pat commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"Matt saysActually, most Christians will simply fire back that this is the Old Law which has been replaced by Jesus' New Law, so the OT does not apply anymore in terms of law. And, he's right. Then, you can fire back with the New Testament…"
Oct 17, 2010
Matt VDB commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"To me? It doesn't matter to me either way considering I don't subscribe to either. I'm just pointing out that any Christian would laugh at these "questions" and grin at the ignorance of 'them silly atheists'. If…"
Oct 17, 2010
Glen Rosenberg commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"Old or new, why does it matter to you?"
Oct 17, 2010
Matt VDB commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"Actually, most Christians will simply fire back that this is the Old Law which has been replaced by Jesus' New Law, so the OT does not apply anymore in terms of law. Which renders your criticisms futile. It helps to know what you're…"
Oct 17, 2010
Glen Rosenberg commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Just A Few Questions...
"Brian, at least the fundamentalists have the facade of integrity. How are you going to buy into the holy book and believe it is a metaphor or not to be understood on a literal basis? You can use their text against them in myriad variations to…"
Oct 15, 2010
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Oct 15, 2010
Brian J Geisler commented on Sarah Bova's blog post Coming out to my dad ...
"Intriguing Bee. My family is very Roman/Irish Catholic. And from there, I have have born again cousins--even one who travels around in a van for some jesus juice drinking church and tries to convert teens to the path of christ. He could be a…"
Oct 15, 2010
Jim DePaulo commented on Brian J Geisler's blog post Letter From an Alien to the Human Race
"Brian, I agree with Glen, this could make a great SF short story. You should post this in the SF group."
Oct 14, 2010

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An Interpretation of a View from Afar

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments

We are the vultures.

We certainly aren't the apex predators…

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Life for a Life? (By God!!! I think the nun wins!)

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Gas ‘em, Poke ‘em, or Zap ‘em?



Is the death penalty fair? Is it humane? Does it deter crime? Regardless of religion, political affiliation, gender,…

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You Luscious Sin (a poem)

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You Luscious Sin…

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Just A Few Questions...

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 12:17pm 8 Comments

I’m not sure that the bible, or any religious book for that matter, should be rewritten; however, I do have some questions for those who interpret it to be “THE WORD.” You can’t rewrite Huck Finn because of the…

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At 9:15am on October 9, 2010, George said…
Just read your blog post, "A Financial Fiasco", very interesting commentary!
At 10:50pm on September 29, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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