"That sounds like a good idea. I would send a few different copies of the e-mail to different people in the school. I would just pretty much say the same thing you did here and just try to say you are worried about people getting hurt but also bring…"
"That is really very dangerous, I have heard stories of frats doing the same thing and killing people by haveing them drink a gallon of X substance and not letting people pee. If I was you I would find out where she was takeing the class from and…"
"I don't know about that, I think as Humans we try to exert control over situations that we have not real control over. This naturally leads to some sort of super natural explanation for how things work so we feel we have some control over our…"
"I just saw a talk by Ron Lindsey the other day and he did a whole section on morality for the Godless. People across all cultures seem to have some basic forms of decency no matter what God they seem to think watches them. This leads to the…"
"My mom says that when I was 6 I told her "I don't believe in god, I believe in the big Bang" she thought I was just trying to be a rebel. Well she was wrong about that I always remember saying to my self something here is not right…"
"Turek has a debate on youtube with Hitchens where Turek essentially runs through his points from his book(and yes, it is the same old tired stuff). I thought Hitchens handled it pretty well and really pissed Turek off. You could see how frusterated…"
"That's very true. Almost every debate I engage in with Christians ends up being about the cosmological or teleological argument (or both). They'll usually throw Pascal's Wager in there somewhere for good measure. Eventually, after…"
"I think that in my case I first realised that: "God" makes no sense. Then I had to ask: so what does? Answer: science and rationalism.
You don't necessarily need to seek what does make sense, until after you accept that…"
"I've stopped trying to make sense of built-in christian responses some time ago. I can usually tell right off the bat if said person is going to actually process any thoughts I throw their way and comments like that are usually a red flag.
"Could also point out, Atheism is an acknowledgement of an absence of faith not a faith in itself though it is often confused as such by people who don't know what they are talking about.
Believers on the other hand of all stripes affirm belief…"
"I don't have enough faith to be an atheist""being an atheist requires to much faith"Maybe it is just me but it seems like I have been getting these responses a ton lately, I am curious what it is from and if this has been happening to any one else? I heard someone say it was from a book but I am not sure, could someone do you a solid and fill me in. Also what would be a good way of countering in it with a sort pithy answer? Thanks, Joe H.See More
"I think this all boils down to the idea, if you like to have your beliefs in line with what is demonstrably true. Most Christians do not and they see the constant revaluations of beliefs that I see most Atheists doing as being way to invasive and to…"
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