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Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Are you referring to the work of Israeli archaeologist Israel Finkelstein? Though I have to add that most archaeologists working in the Levant share his views on the The Bible's general lack of historicity.  Lewis Black does an…"
Aug 21
Jay Stride replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
"Hi Ceil. Don't take the Satan thing too seriously. I was just being facetious to lighten the mood. Being Canadian & polite what I often tell believers is "Sorry, but I just don't share your beliefs" & leave it at that. If…"
Aug 9
Jay Stride replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
"You can always tell them that you belong to The Church of Satan."
Aug 7
Jay Stride replied to eric stone's discussion house whip sends bible to every member of congress - let's send him all our hotel bibles
"I recommend sending every member of congress a copy of Darwin's On The Origin Of Species and then quiz them on it afterwards."
Aug 7
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"In his lengthy diatribe  Huseyin DENİZ has accused us of, among other things, "delirious raving". As this thread includes anti-theism I will say that most of the "delirious raving" is coming from the authors…"
Aug 5
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Huseyin, the veracity of the Quran depends, to a degree, upon the veracity of the biblical Old Testament. As this has been shown by modern scholarship & archeology to be mostly mythical it is evident that the Quran also contains myth &…"
Aug 5
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Brilliant. Now I'm going to have buy a nanny cam to make sure my fridge isn't cavorting around my apartment while I sleep."
Aug 2
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"The religious mental model is like a computer simulation. I can play Mech Warrior but I would really be deluded if I thought I could actually steal a Madcat & go rampaging through a city. It's only software which is the product of the all…"
Jul 23
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Social support for a reality paradigm. Hadn't thought about it this way. It makes good sense. One could say that Christians & Muslims are feeling threatened because their consensus realities are being eroded through exposure to different…"
Jul 23
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Trying to think & act consistently using a mental model inconsistent with realty. That's a big of a challenge. I'm not up to it. I'll stick with reality. "
Jul 23
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"People make up fictional characters; mental models of non-existent people. Matter in our brains is rearranged to encode information about our models. This matter exists. Remove the part of the brain in which the encoded matter is found &…"
Jul 22
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"I define "god" as an imaginary friend. Please define what you mean by the term "god". I would call myself an Atomic Realist. Our day to day world is really made up of atoms. "God" is an arrangement of atoms in…"
Jul 21
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"I live in an apartment complex that is kind of a way station for people coming into Canada. My neighbours are Hindu, Catholic, Muslim, Zoroastrians, Evangelical Christian, Buddhist, anything you can imagine. Some worship gods & goddesses that I…"
Jul 21
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"I saw it spelled "Gawd" on some post. Now, when I use this form I always hear some preacher with a southern drawl who takes about 3 seconds to actually say the whole word. For example: G…a…w…d! Wants you to be…"
Jul 20
Jay Stride replied to Rick Springfield's discussion If the probability of evolution is zero the sun will not shine in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Interesting post. Perhaps quantum biology is the next frontier in life sciences. Personally, I think self replicating proteins are the place to start in the investigation of abiogenesis. Finally, when creation apologists conflate evolution with…"
Jul 20
Jay Stride replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
""Good enough for government work." was one of my engg. prof's favourite expressions. I think we have a practical measure of certainty here that we can work with. Actually, there are enough inconsistencies within both the New & Old…"
Jul 19

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At 5:41pm on July 1, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Jay    
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3860 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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