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"any metal heads in the house \m/,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m7njvwB-Ks"
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"I'm not familiar with the Hungarian Rhapsody, but at 6:08 there's a bit that very much reminded me of "Closer, my dear come closer.  The nicest part of any melody, is when you're dancing close to me." at 0:36  from…"
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Christopher Cosgrove commented on James Yount's blog post Mom, there's an alien in my closet.
"This reminds me of the Woody Allen joke about a superior race coming to earth to get their laundry done. If a race had the ability to get here, dealing with the puny human race would be neither here nor there to them. Very hard to take seriously or…"
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Luara commented on James Yount's blog post Mom, there's an alien in my closet.
"Aliens are a possibility, but there is zero proof of them at this time. We tend to make them up just like we did God. It makes us feel important and not alone.` One also needs to consider the plausibility of the skeptical explanations.  How…"
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Michael Penn commented on James Yount's blog post Mom, there's an alien in my closet.
"Aliens are a possibility, but there is zero proof of them at this time. We tend to make them up just like we did God. It makes us feel important and not alone. Belief also sells books and videos. Human:  "Hey, Splitfoot, are you…"
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Luara commented on James Yount's blog post Mom, there's an alien in my closet.
"Be careful what you label "woo" though.  That label is a cognitive shortcut like other labels and it has a peer pressure aspect, so it's not a shortcut to truth.  There aren't any shortcuts to truth that I know…"
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Stephanie Morgan commented on James Yount's blog post Mom, there's an alien in my closet.
"I believe there could be aliens, but as with most things, I need proof, some kind of actual sound proof, as far as I know, there is none, at least not of intelligent biological forms."
Aug 18, 2013
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on James Yount's blog post Mom, there's an alien in my closet.
"Atheist Nexus is specifically for nontheists, but being a religious skeptic is often just one aspect of a skeptical outlook. Most of us have a low tolerance for woo as well."
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Mom, there's an alien in my closet.

Well, religion is fun to trounce but there are also other extraordinary and unsubstantiated claims out there.  Aliens is a big one these days.  From the History Channel's "ancient alien theorists" to your Billy Bob abductees and even some politicians.  Take this guy:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-0Ebn3qrBE  Are we skeptics only where religion is concerned?See More
Aug 17, 2013

Types of agnosticism

Agnosticism can be subdivided into several categories. Variations include:

Agnostic atheism
Agnostic atheists are atheistic because they do not have belief in the existence of any deity, and agnostic because they do not claim to know that a deity does not exist.
Agnostic theism
The view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still believe in such an existence.
Apathetic or pragmatic agnosticism
The view that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of any deity, but since any deity that may exist appears unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic.[16]
Ignosticism
The view that a coherent definition of a deity must be put forward before the question of the existence of a deity can be meaningfully discussed. If the chosen definition is not coherent, the ignostic holds the noncognitivist view that the existence of a deity is meaningless or empirically untestable.[17] A.J. Ayer, Theodore Drange, and other philosophers see both atheism and agnosticism as incompatible with ignosticism on the grounds that atheism and agnosticism accept "a deity exists" as a meaningful proposition which can be argued for or against.
Strong agnosticism (also called "hard," "closed," "strict," or "permanent agnosticism")
The view that the question of the existence or nonexistence of a deity or deities, and the nature of ultimate reality is unknowable by reason of our natural inability to verify any experience with anything but another subjective experience. A strong agnostic would say, "I cannot know whether a deity exists or not, and neither can you."
Weak agnosticism (also called "soft," "open," "empirical," or "temporal agnosticism")
The view that the existence or nonexistence of any deities is currently unknown but is not necessarily unknowable; therefore, one will withhold judgment until/if any evidence is available. A weak agnostic would say, "I don't know whether any deities exist or not, but maybe one day, when there is evidence, we can find something out."
Spiritual Agnostic
Agnostics who follow a devoted practice to traditionally religious spiritual practices in the absence of the knowledge of God while being irreligious.

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Mom, there's an alien in my closet.

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 7:00pm 6 Comments

Well, religion is fun to trounce but there are also other extraordinary and unsubstantiated claims out there.  Aliens is a big one these days.  From the History Channel's "ancient alien theorists" to your Billy Bob abductees and even some politicians.  Take this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-0Ebn3qrBE…

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Ignorant and Hateful Quotes from Religious Leaders

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 8:09pm 4 Comments

I would like to compile a list of quotes from overrated religious leaders that highlight their ignorance and hateful theologies, any help?…

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You're a sinner, but it's ok because God loves you...

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:54am 5 Comments

An ex-friend wrote this in his blog.  Do you think he comforted this girl?  What real answers does he give her?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thinking About Gay Stuff.

It's 5:03 in the morning.

I was just laying in bed, about to sleep and feeling tired finally after a nights work and mental stimulation. I was comfortable and I was ready to sleep. However, I couldn't stop thinking about a conversation that I had with someone while at work…

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Did Jesus Rise from the Dead Debate

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

This debate perfectly illustrates the difference between the Christian short sighted emotional appeals and atheist reason and free-thought. I hadn't heard of Dr. Richard Carrier before, but I'll definitely be watching more of his stuff.  Enjoy.

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At 7:20am on January 25, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for the comment. It's good to know our future is in good hands. Now if only we can get rid of those damn Republicans in D.C.!

At 11:36am on August 15, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hey James!

Love that picture! Thanks!

School starts here in a week too.

Getting everything ready. Books and stuff.

Have a good one.

Hugs

Steph

At 10:18am on August 15, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hey James!

I got a dog picture for you!

How are things going?

Does school start soon for you?

Have a great day!

Hugs

Steph

At 3:09pm on July 30, 2012, James Yount said…
Man, I could really go for a Chic Fil A sandwhich. :)
At 6:31pm on July 28, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hey James!

Thanks for the cool picture!

Very hot today - like 100. So trying to stay cool.

I love the Goth Kids from South Park - thanks!

Hope you have a good weekend.

At 10:41am on July 27, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hey James!

How's it going!

Hope you have a great weekend!

At 11:12pm on July 16, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hey James! How are you doing?

Thanks for the wonderful quote on my webpage and thanks for the comment on my Furby cat.

How's your summer going?

I've been buying and playing video games. : )

At 5:43pm on July 13, 2012, Steph S. said…

At 5:42pm on July 13, 2012, Steph S. said…

Thank you James for the wonderful pictures you posted on my webpage. How's your summer going? Steam has just started the Summer Sales - so there are tons of cool games to buy.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I just love your music group!

Cheeers!

Steph

At 10:50pm on July 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Ning's group search sucks. If you spell it slightly differently, such as plural instead of singular, it's "not found." I've had much frustration over that. I find the generalized search along the right margin above Latest Activity can be helpful sometimes.

 
 
 

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