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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Kz Dec 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Have you joined the Atheist Census? Go to:- http://www.atheistcensus.com Numbers matter. Be Counted. The Atheist Census is a project of Atheist Alliance…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gila Guerilla Sep 28, 2009. 12 Replies

Hi to you all.I am a long time non-theist, (atheist). I am also a member of: Freethought and Rationalism; Reason Project; Richard Dawkins net; Sam Harris org; and Talk Rational. BTW my user name is…Continue

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Gila Guerilla replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Chopra uses the term consciousness with liberal abandon. He doesn't seem to pin down exactly what it is. It is some vague and mystical concept. But science is making early inroads into understanding consciousness, and the mind and freewill, as…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Laura: this theologian is  saying exactly what he means by "God" ". . . to speak of God is to use symbolic language, hallowed by long tradition, in order to refer to the mystery of the universe, to the origin of life, to the…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Sky God's discussion Atheist purpose for living without God
"Hear, hear. It is not necessary to have a purpose. We can just enjoy the ride. However, we may find something of value, which we deem worthy of calling a purpose - an atheist doctor, for example, might find purpose in understanding human beings, and…"
Oct 11
Gila Guerilla replied to Rick P's discussion Demons
"M. Penn: {This was one of the few times in his life that he seemed logical} I'd say it's logical either way. (a) If you believe you're off to heaven, to be with Jesus and your past-dead loved ones, going there would be appealing, and…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion The Unanswerable
"As well as being omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent, "God" is, (supposedly),  Eternal, and Unchanging. And "God" "made" the heavens and the earth. "He" "made" the land and the waters…"
Jul 27
Gila Guerilla replied to MagetheEntertainer's discussion A World Without Christianity
"Christianity has suppressed much which would have progressed and benefitted us. So, yes, it is possible that we'd be 1000 years more advance, (and probably better of), without having had Christianity. But I can't know what else might have…"
Jul 18
Gila Guerilla replied to Dustin Roy's discussion Islam and Nazism
"Try this link => Gott mit uns images <= click here."
Jul 10
Gila Guerilla replied to Anne's discussion father's day post on FB that posits that atheists had missing or abusive fathers
"It isn't necessary to "Out yourself", as such. You could just "Tell it like it is". In other words, challenge ideas on evidential, logical and philosophical grounds. For example, on the issue of a poor father-experience and…"
Jun 15
Gila Guerilla replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion The End of Humanity
"Of course, if 'we had never left the trees', you would not be in a position to appreciate what might have been, and what might have been lost, (which, as things are, you do)."
May 8
Gila Guerilla commented on Loren Miller's blog post My Response to the Cancellation of "Atheist America"
"Please note that I am not an American - I am an Australian. Americans are mentioned in the letter a few times. I'd still like to vote. The Smithsonian should not be just for Americans, neither should it reflect any particular religious or…"
May 3
Gila Guerilla replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Smithsonian drops Atheist exhibit
"I would sign to. Give an account of any progress in this thread, so I'll know where to look. GG"
May 1
Gila Guerilla replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Atheists Who Act Like Shit slinging Monkeys
"And yet atheism is really juut an absence of belief in any gods. This can exist in a person without any thought on their part whatsoever."
Apr 28
Gila Guerilla replied to Alan's discussion The reason why the United States has such a higher rate of religion compared to the UK
"As I understand it, many of the early settlers from Europe to America were trying to escape religious persecution back home. In their countries of origin, people being from a non-aligned religious sect was frowned on, and led to persecution. This…"
Apr 15
Gila Guerilla replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Free Will and Determinism Provide Philosophy Professors with Job Security. Free Will Provides Religionists with...
"I don't specifically remember being told that we have free will. Society certainly treats people as if they have free will. Christians use the concept of free will to justify certain things - like "God" allows evil to exist, so that…"
Apr 9
Gila Guerilla replied to Brittney Bailey's discussion Would this Upset you?
"Well he is wrong. Atheists are not all the same. Atheists don't believe in a god. Buddhists are atheist. Are all atheists like Buddhists? No! Seem atheists say that there is no god. Other atheists say that they simply cannot find any evidence…"
Mar 31
Gila Guerilla replied to Gregory Phillip Dearth's discussion Two Analogies for the Christian God
"If there is a god, as in the Bible/Quran etc., and if that god is omniscient,  omnipotent and infinite, then it knew everything, before it made the universe. It knew all of the future down to the tiniest detail. Compare this to a man who…"
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At 8:44pm on April 29, 2010, Gila Guerilla said…
I have lived in England, Germany (BFO), Hong Kong (BFO), Zimbabwe, Zambia and Australia. In those countries I have noted, guerilla spelled with a single 'r'.

I figure a good source to see if guerilla is "acceptable" spelling, would be the London Times newspaper:-

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sitesearch.do?x=36&y=9&query=guerilla
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I also looked up the word's etymology, at Word Origins:-

http://www.word-origins.com/definition/guerilla.html

guerilla

Word History

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Date of Origin 19th c.
Etymologically, a guerilla is a ‘little war’. English acquired the word during the Peninsular War (1808–1814) from Spanish guerrilla, which is a diminutive form of guerra ‘war’ (a word ultimately of Germanic origin, related to English war). In Spanish it still means ‘skirmish’, and until well into the 19th century it was used in English for a ‘war characterized by irregular skirmishing’ (the famous Times war correspondent William Russell, for instance, reported on 18 March 1862 that ‘Arkansas is now the theatre of a large guerilla’). The first recorded use of the word in its present-day sense is by the Duke of Wellington, the British military commander in Spain, in a despatch of 1809: ‘I have recommended to the Junta to set the Guerillas to work towards Madrid’.

When you plug in the word "guerrila" at the Word Origins website, this is what you get:-

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Simply because a word was derived from another language does not mean that its spelling need necessarily be kept. Try the origin of the word "pyjama" in the Word Origins site. It tells us that the word was derived from Hindi pāejāma; the word "dolphin" yields Greek delphís.
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I'll stick with the guerilla I have always known, thanks.
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At 4:35pm on February 22, 2010, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Gila! Just a follow-up to my previous invitation to you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists Group. 2010 is going to be an exciting year for Australian atheism and joining the group is a great way to stay in touch.
At 4:37am on September 25, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Gila - Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I'm Kris from Queensland. I'd like to invite you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists group. It's a great way to keep up to date with what's happening in atheism in Australia.
 
 
 

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