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God's Will

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Chang Jul 25, 2012. 8 Replies

Now this has been the classic excuse to do evil throughout history. From The Crusades,to The Inquisitions, to The Salem Witch Trials, all the way to September 11, people tried to justify these…Continue

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Joseph Heston replied to SecularHumanBN's discussion Businesses who openly or covertly proselytize
"Definitely NASCAR. In fact, NASCAR always have a prayer to Jesus before each race. Just one more reason to be a Formula 1 fan."
Apr 3, 2014
Joseph Heston replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"If two of the Phelps' grandchildren can break away from the Westboro Baptist Church, then there is still hope that Virginia (or any other bible Belt state can flip), so hang in there."
Feb 8, 2013
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Oct 15, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to Gary C.'s discussion What is the best response to "Jesus loves you"?
"Or tell them that I have a restraining order. The order states that Jesus H. Christ is not to come within 200 feet of me."
Aug 8, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to Ezra's discussion What happens if science proves god's existence
"So God would exist, but that doesn't mean I'm going to worship him. My knee(s) will not be bowing."
Aug 4, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"You're right about Americans not standing for restrictions on their possessions even though the 2nd Amendment gives the states the right to regulate weapons."
Jul 25, 2012
Jonathan Chang replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"The funny thing about "God's will" is, supposedly, everything is God's will, so then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. People who claim to be acting on God's will don't realize that even if they do absolutely…"
Jul 25, 2012
Matt--Lukin replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"I want to post a Hindu's take on "enlightenment" that is interpreted through fatalism or "God's will." Basically, the idea that, by metaphor, the entire universe is akin to a movie burnt to a DVD, and the entire movie…"
Jul 23, 2012
John Aultman replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"Of course it was god's plan, a "real" christian living in Florida that could end up as a juror in Zimmerman's trial will see that immediately.  And of course his interview was with Faux I mean Fox News and as all…"
Jul 22, 2012
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"The underlying assumption is that nothing can be done to oppose God's will and that we must accept such things. Such an attitude helps people to face situations where they have little or no control. Of course Zimmerman did have control over his…"
Jul 22, 2012
booklover replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"I hope he tries to use that in court as his defense.  What a jerk!"
Jul 22, 2012
Arcanyn replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"It's basically the Nuremberg defense 'i.e. I was just following orders'. Strangely enough, nobody really thought that because the actions of the defendants there was a part of Hitler's plan, that this made them all okay. They…"
Jul 22, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to SuperNova's discussion In my country, we bless the roads to stop accidents.
"Maybe that's why there are many accidents on the road. The priest keeps blessing the road with holy water and the the cars aren't equipped with all-weather tires (after all, a wet road is harder to drive on)."
Jul 21, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Philadelphia, Pa."
Jul 20, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"You forgot Bob Eubanks."
Jul 20, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Joseph Heston's discussion God's Will
"Something that doesn't exist can't very well take action for itself ... so obviously, others have to do it for him! Simple as 3.1415926535897, right?  No???  Ohdarn..."
Jul 20, 2012

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At 5:51pm on December 30, 2011, Steph S. said…

Hi Joseph! Thanks for your comment on my page. I like all the series myself -- I love the original -- my favorite was Spock from Star Trek Original Series. Happy New Year!

At 9:52pm on December 29, 2011, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!
I am a big Star Trek fan myself! Cool!

At 6:26pm on December 29, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Joseph! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

At 5:53pm on December 29, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Joseph, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace.
True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom as freethinkers know well.
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 590 discussion topics and 3200 members.

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