"There actually has been research done on this. It's been a couple of years since I've read anything new about it so I don't have a link to hand, but I didn't make it up. It may not have been expressed exactly the way I worded it,…"
"The Mormons aren't going to kill us.
For one thing, they're a minority. They are looked upon as insane by most Christians. They do not wish to call attention to themselves as a violent sect. And they are not growing at any appreciable…"
"Sorry I'm so late to the party.
I'm wondering if anyone is addressing the actual problem. Human relationships are sometimes complicated, but also they sometimes have problems that are common.
There's this thing called hormones.…"
"I've read a couple of Hancock's books, though it's been a long time ago. He's been trying to connect civilizations all over the world into a single source, and one of his rather strange conclusions was to do with Pharaohs flying…"
"To David Sensei - it sounds as if you're channeling Graham Hancock. He's a bit of a whack job, what with the Orion theory and so on. He leaps to fantastic conclusions based on little evidence.
He has no formal training in archeology. His…"
It was not a mummy that Joe translated, it was a funeral scroll, and it's referred to as the Book of Abraham. There were also mummies in the traveling exhibition. Of course, it has nothing to do with Abraham, being only…"
"When some priest wants me to call him, 'father,' I can only laugh. He's not my father. And the honorific is ludicrous. Here's a man who's celibate and who wants to be called by something he could, or should, never…"
"I'm encouraged by all the good things that are happening, at least until I realize how much hate and vitriol people have for non-believers. They can tolerate those who believe in something else, but not believing is more than they can…"
"And yet, every Christian who thinks they need to defend their faith has anecdotes about how God proved himself to them. One more obvious example was a forumite who told me that he knew God was real because God told him what songs would be on the…"
"I've been atheist so long that, to me, it's just become silly to keep pretending that some way, somehow, there could possibly be some kind of god somewhere. Reminds me of the movie Jake Speed where he's telling the love interest how…"
"I'm actually pretty certain that there are no gods. My position is that not only are all the gods I've ever heard of irrational, but that it's impossible that gods could exist.
Victor Stenger's books are good for the science-ey…"
""When we first started as a species" doesn't seem quite the right way to put it. We didn't start all that science and stuff until about 8,000 years ago. Even the famous Greek philosophers didn't begin to emote until around…"
"I've done a lot of studying about Mormon, since I live in the middle of Mormonland. Calling them happy may be a mistake. There is more prozac use in Utah than anywhere else in the country. (USA) I guess that might make them happy. But Morg…"