"Well, it's not so much religion itself, as there are a lot of other topics that can work people into that same fervor (politics for example, though that is almost the same thing in many people's case). If you challenge anyone's…"
"If your ideas are so pathetically bad, that they do not hold up to scrutiny, then they deserve to be criticized and mocked. If your beliefs were in fact, the perfect word of an all knowing, and all powerful god, then it would not matter who said…"
"Her certainly did not think that one through all the way, or maybe it was just a polite wording for what her really meant,'Why not say I believe, if they are wrong, then I lose nothing, and this way they will not torment and maybe kill me…"
"It is less likely, by a large percentage, but if the parent with brown eyes, is a recessive carrier, then that trait can be passed on along with the one from the other parent, and make a child with the repressive color, or other trait. No mutation…"
"The old Pascal's Wager, they never for a second even consider that the religion they chose to put that faith in, is only one of thousands upon thousands, and picking the wrong one is as good as picking none at all, except with all the…"
"Would it just be that those who share more things on a genetic level, probably just have similar traits, and are more likely to be friends or at least friendly...?
This strikes me as a big 'duh' moment. I suppose that it's kind of…"
"Mathew 19 "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven."
Mathew 22 "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will…"
"I know many people too poor to get the discounts, and not qualified for their state's medicaid program, if I had not moved here in the last decade, I would have been too. But you are wrong about one thing, if you fell through the cracks, IE you…"
"Yup, one more reason to call religion a pox on humanity. Treating other groups, women, and other races/groups, as 2nd class citizens or worse, property.
Religion is evil, and this is just one more example."
"Agreed, the 88 was soda head (a largely right wing site), and the 160 was another right winger claiming Chris Mathews said it. I assume they both have about the same credibility, which is to say, none.
Gingrich-care, Romney-care, Heritage…"
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"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. XD
Talking snakes and rib ladies are far more extraordinary than anything I see in science, which mostly has such proof. Stopping at fiction that disproves itself and never starting on reality seems…"
"Honestly I do not recall, it was a comparison between the two, it's been more than 6 years, and I can not find any current source for it that is credible either (that one may not have been, but it fits what I see). (though I have seen people…"
"It's not what I think, this was published back in the election. You have to keep in mind, 120 IS pretty smart, that is the top 90-95%. 100 is average and most people fall in this area, I have a 146, and that puts me in the top 99.9%.
"Exactly! Even the most well established laws of the universe may not be that well understood yet, we are starting to rethink things like Gravity, you just never know. That is why we stop at 'theory', as even the known is somewhat…"
"My idea is that if there is 'a' god (or many), then they should have been more clear about what they wanted (if anything). If just being the best person I can be, trying to help as many people as I am able, and so on is not enough, then…"
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