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I just published a draft blog post viewable to only my friends. I am inviting you view and comment before I post to 'that' thread. pointing out any weakness in my commentary would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Please don't go - if you do - the 'love is a dog from hell' people win. :^)
Look - I really don't buy into the supernatural myself. If it's real - then it is natural and we may, one day, discover it's validity. It's like Tim Minchin said - any form of 'alternative' medicine is either quackery ... or medicine.
Nevertheless, parsimony (see: Occam's razor) is an aesthetic since solipsism (perceptual experience) is inescapable.
By the way - the fact that Mykeru can't get out of the trap of perceptive reality any more than anyone else can, but insists that human consciousness is, somehow, individuated, relegated to utterly separate entities, and does not extend out as an attribute of the universe as a whole, is the cognitive dissonance that forces him (winky punctuation or no) to resort to fallacies such as ad hominem and assertion.
No need to be offended. He limits himself - not you. (If he even exists at all.)
BTW - My Mom and one of my brothers were born in Vancouver. That license plate of yours would be arrogant if not so true. I think that some people need to go out into the old forests of the Northwest (Southwest?) and tap into other forms of reality.
Also, I was the ninth baby born in what is now Labrador City, Newfoundland. I'm a Newfie, eh? What do I know aboat anay-thin'
OK. I am venting. My mother died two weeks ago. She was a “god fearing christian.” Before her death she refused all medical treatment. She wanted to be left alone. She even refused to speak with my brother who is a methodist minister. He is a pip, let me tell you! I suspect she did not believe, but a woman born in her time could not and did not state her actual beliefs. This is the opening salvo to all christians; FUCK YOU! I had so many people come and tell…
This probably should not have shocked me as much as it did (especially since I am in Texas). I actually thought my coworkers were playing a joke on me because they know I am an atheist. Sadly, this was no joke. This actually happened.
I work in a psychiatric hospital. The doctors who admit patients are general MDs. (Psychiatrists see patients after admission) Yesterday evening we received several calls from irate parents. A new doctor who was doing admissions yesterday actually…
No Jason Torpy it is you that should be banned for promoting atheism, a belief that has no foundation in reality and zero proof behind it. The letter was a mockery of your atheist beliefs. I request to the board here that they remove Jason for his unverifiable beliefs in atheism for which he has no proof other than his arrogance. The letter was a mockery of atheism. Atheism is stupid and it should be mocked and it…
for once you and I can agree on something. We should disrespect beliefs that are untenable such as the belief that there is no God. Indeed for me to respect you Jason, I cannot respect your belief in non-belief in atheism. Your atheism comes across as arrogrance, smugness, and self righteous. Indeed after reading "An Open Letter to My Religious Friends" I penned one…