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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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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 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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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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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Gila Guerilla replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Arrogant Atheism
"I agree Bony. As the article says, we can't respectfully ridicule, but it is valid to say that some aspects of religious belief are ridiculous, and ridicule might be appropriate. In addition to this, I think that outspoken atheists need to…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Tony Jiang's discussion free will and athiesm
"The proposition: "if atheism, especially the naturalistic version, was true that freewill cannot exist" is simply based on falsities. On the other hand, many people will say that free will is an illusion, and indeed does not exist. The…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Bobby LUCIFER Doshi's discussion Lets Discuss various Reasons why GOD does not Exist ........
"So many variants of "God" are a `strong indicator that they are human made-up conceptions. One must be specific about the nature of any god, before one can examine its supposed attributes, and determine whether or not they are logical and…"
Dec 20, 2013
Gila Guerilla replied to Milo's discussion "Well you're not really an atheist, you're just agnostic"
"Agnostic = atheist Atheist ~= agnostic, (though it may do) . . . An agnostic is atheist. An atheist may or may not be agnostic. An agnostic does not believe in "God", but does not deny the possibility of "God". An atheist does…"
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"It shows what courage and hardships it can cause to be an atheist. Of course the levels of such social problems, and the consequent hardships and courage depend on the particular society in which one lives. It seems like Egypt and Pakistan would…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to James M. Martin's discussion Raptor Jesus
"See . . . dinosaurs and humans did co-exist, and in the same body! And you've supplied a photo' to PROVE it, James."
Aug 20, 2013
Gila Guerilla replied to Fanghur1123's discussion An absolutely brilliant refutation of presuppositional apologetics
"I got around to watching this series of videos, and although I enjoyed it, it seemed to be a little beyond my complete comprehension. I'll need to watch it again, and try to understand it better. One thing I did note, is the author's claim…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Philip Jarrett's discussion Why can't you prove a negative?
"By a negative, it means the complete absence of a particular "thing" from the universe, typically "God", or the flying spaghetti monster or unicorns, ie. it's non-existence. This is only true if the "thing" has no…"
May 30, 2013
Gila Guerilla replied to Homo Erectus's discussion Richard Dawkins - Flying Horses & Splitting The Moon
"I think this is what you want:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUSC6-dhTJU"
May 6, 2013
Gila Guerilla replied to Pat's discussion Faith - The Immoral Evil That Clings To Humanity's Backside
"I think you present your position in a most reasonable and sensible way, Pat. Besides, faith is belief without well founded evidence. My guess is that knowing your son well, and on concrete personal, physical, historical and psychological grounds,…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Steph S.'s discussion Richard Dawkins - Why religion makes him angry
"Yes, but note that: "the fact that it can be used for the bad makes me want to cut it off at the roots", does not mean the same as: "the fact that it can be used for the bad means it should be cut off at the roots". It's…"
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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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