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  1. Most religious nonsense fills the knowledge gap. But as we learn more, the religious nonsense fills less and less, shrinking deities are not that impressive.
  2. It's not the imaginary God that hurts, discriminates, or persecutes us. It's his very real followers.
  3. Skepticism is what I should have said. I don't believe in a deity because there's insufficient evidence. I don't believe in an afterlife for the same reason.
  4. In opposition, the atheist promise is sweet Oblivion. Nothing after death, we prefer life before death.
  5. My state is one . Cop cars, plate stickers, not sure what all. It's Georgia.
  6. No taxation without representation should also include the reverse. No representation without taxation. But we still put in God we trust on the cop cars don't we?
  7. I sometimes wonder if Christian's ever stop and listen to themselves spinning the religion so it's acceptable... and think "something is wrong here if I have to spin it to be acceptable"
  8. I don't hate Shintoism, asatru, Wicca, Judaism...why hate something you don't believe? It's the followers that are loathe some, and the things they do in the name of their religion. And even that is a minority of followers. Most are content to mind their own business.
  9. I mow my yard in a pattern. I've learned from others and experience and observation. I've adapted over the years and added my own thoughts to the pattern. My yard is not identical to others and my tools are different too, so I do what works for me. I don't worry about others yards nor what they think of my pattern. Same with religion and philosophy.
  10. Which of the more than 34000 versions is your accepted truth, Dan? What if you're wrong? Odin might be pissed at you when you get to Valhalla... you should repent now just in case.
  11. Understandable. Didn't mean to imply you weren't allowed, my bad.😀
  12. Again, are debating morality with someone who thinks bear mauling is a good thing for 'little children' arent going to get there friend.
  13. And if it was inspired by the devil, it would be full of contradictions, confusion and inaccuracies... with a truth or two to make it believable... Wait a minute...
  14. Arguing morality with someone who thinks its good to punish ANYONE with bear mauling is a waste. It's NEVER acceptable punishment, and proves the doer is immoral...but especially against 'little children' for mockery.
  15. I think deity is our ego personified and so there are as many definitions as egos.
  16. When a person can argue"little children" into young men, they really don't need a book anymore. Might as well just admit to making it up.
  17. 2 Kings 2:23-24 King James Version (KJV) 23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. 24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. Little children...the kjv you use dan. It doesnt say young men. It doesnt specify they knew he was a prophet. It says he cursed them in the name of the lord who sent bears. Is it blasphemy to mock a guy walking down the street, when there isnt knowledge of his protected status? Even if it is, god is supposed to be more advanced than i am. I certainly know its wrong to maul 'little children'(quit paraphrasing to suit dan, changing the words of the bible could be blasphemy)...god should know better.
  18. Yep. You clearly have no right to judge anyone else's moral standards.
  19. I only imagine Zeus waking up after a few thousand years and coming back to see if his faithful deserve reward...
  20. Wouldn't a lot of people be surprised to find zoroaster at the end of it all
  21. I would maintain my morals, ethics and virtues just the same. I would reevaluate my belief system in light of the new evidence, and decide based on which God...if I were willing to change to their notions.
  22. And so I can not accept your morals and values as a result. Pretty simple.