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125 Responses to Religion Is Like A Peen? [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Link: Religion Is Like A Peen? - When you put it in these terms, it`s true...
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    KeePay Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:09 am
    Brilliant. Absolutely bloody brilliant.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

    WOO WOO WOO WOO
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:17 am
    What a bluntly put yet phenomenal argument.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:18 am
    good advice to follow
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:21 am
    Everyone with one thinks his is the biggest and the best.
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    wko Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:22 am
    LOL WIN!
  8. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:30 am
    It`s a damn shame that people think of religion like this. What If I want to wear my Salvation Army T-shirt ? What If I want to listen to my Christian rock in the park ? What if I want a Jesus fish on my car`s rear bumper ?

    We have freedom OF religion in America, Not freedom FROM religion. Religious advertising is no different than any other, If you don`t like it change the channel or ignore it.
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    Jaedon Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:31 am
    If it wasn`t shoved down children`s throats then noone would believe it. xP
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 8:38 am
    #CrakrJak: There is a difference between small displays of your own faith that people are free to ignore, and trying to force religion on children through things like the public education system. There`s also a difference between a Jesus-fish bumper sticker and standing on a street corner with a bullhorn telling children they`ll burn in hell if they don`t follow what your specific branch of Christianity teaches.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Oystah approves this message.
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    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:48 am
    lol... so true.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:49 am
    @ Jaedon that is just sic on so many levels

    @ Yaezakura where in the heck do you live? perhaps you should consider moving.

    @ CrakrJak OMG we have found common ground!
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    Wundt Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:50 am
    Everyone with one thinks his is the biggest and the best.

    Nice one BoredFrank
  15. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 8:52 am
    Yaezakura: If your referring to having "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, As shoving religion down kids throats. I`m afraid the Supreme Court disagrees, It recently decided that the phrases "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on coins and currency are both constitutional.
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:09 am
    CrakrJak, that`s not what he`s referring to and you know it. He explained what he`s referring to: the annoying bible thumping bastards on large college campuses and crowding busy downtowns screaming at people who are just trying to go about their day.

    Furthermore, I do object to the pledge of allegiance for more than just the "god" reason, and haven`t said it in a good 7 years. It`s not illegal to have it in the pledge, but it sure is stupid.
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 9:11 am
    CrakrJak: Just because the Supreme Court made a bad decision doesn`t make it right. Yes, the edited version of the Pledge (the original, written by a religious man no less, made no mention of god, and this was in fact not added until the 1950s), is unconstitutional. "Ceremonial Deism" is still advocating belief over non-belief. The same is true of the national motto "In God We Trust" on our currency.

    The truth is, the Supreme Court is not impartial. In a perfect world they would be. But they are human, and have their own views. Most of them are highly religious.
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    unlk Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:11 am
    haha awesome!!
  19. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:20 am
    Yaezakura: The Supreme Court has final say and says it`s constitutional, Thus it is. You can say it`s a `bad decision` in your opinion, But it`s not in fact `unconstitutional` because of your opinion. The founding fathers that wrote the constitution were religious men, They didn`t all believe the same way, But they did believe that we have all have the right to believe in God and that that right should not be taken away by the state.
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:26 am
    CrakrJak: And most would be sickened to see the US today. Yes, they did believe that everyone had the right to believe in god in their own way. They also believed that the government should be kept far, far away from any and all religious matters.

    The Supreme Court`s word is law, yes. For now. In the future, with a more unbiased-towards-religion court, things will likely change. Like it or not, the government endorsing anything related to god is in fact unconstitutional. Even the tax exemptions for religious institutions are unconstitutional, though you`d be hard pressed to get the current SC to vote that way.

    They are, by and large, religious men and women. And thus are predisposed to favor religion over non-religion.
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    FriskyRonnie Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:26 am
    noooo don`t mention religion on IAB, it just causes arguments

    my god it`s already happening
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:29 am
    @CrakrJak: Actually, many of the founding fathers weren`t very religious, but they still understood that people should have the right to believe what they want to believe.
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:38 am
    I`m ok with this.

    But people forget the same can often be said of atheism as well.
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    Jaedon Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:51 am
    @edena42 All I was saying is if they weren`t taught it as children they wouldn`t believe in it as adults. *shrug*

    Good quote to use though, there`s a difference in freedom of speech and just plain brainwashing.
  25. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Yaezakura: Not true. "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams

    "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?" - Thomas Jefferson

    "Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us." - John Hancock

    "Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshiped." - Benjamin Franklin

    I can quote many more.
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    eezle Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:02 am
    and stop trying to convince everyone yours is better
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    Justeazy Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:07 am
    @Yaezukara: God isn`t the name of God, but rather just what we call who/what you/anyone else believes in. Think of it this way, you only see God as "God" because you are shortsighted. In reality, the Christian "God", the Muslim "Allah", the Hindu "Mishra" can be all condensed under the same thing, the God of your religion, not "God" (by name) but rather God by belief status.

    Therefore, if you believe in science, science is God (to you), not "God". On our money, and in the pledge, it refers to God as that which we believe in, not only the Christian "God". To put such would be unconstitutional, and to argue such a point is only redundant and hypocritical.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:14 am
    This is true enough for anyone`s spiritual or political beliefs.

    Though...relating anyone`s beliefs to a penis will never go over too well lmao.

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    bleong Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Perhaps if we ignore these posts, they`ll go away.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:30 am
    when you think of it...it really is, isn`t it?
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    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:33 am
    im going to literally hunt down and kill anyone who takes part in mass debating (hehe) about whether god exists or doesnt or how he does or might exist or whatever!

    GOD MAY OR MAY NOT EXIST SO STFU AND GTFO!!!!
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    Penelopi Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:39 am
    *golf clap* well played.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Also applies to atheism...
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:53 am
    and the only people who make a big deal about religion are cuunts and arseholes....wow
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:10 am
    yeah, religion is like a big, dumb, smelly penis.
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    miarty Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:17 am
    It applies to both religion and atheism. End of.
    p.s. neither side has proof either way, so stop arguing and open your minds.
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    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:17 am
    Think with your brains,not with your balls.
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    teampink27 Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:24 am
    man I wish I could post this in my moms room...
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    LouDogg Female 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:30 am
    ahahahahahaha
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    swiftshiv Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:52 am
    i have this as one of my FB prof pics. cheers
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:53 am
    "It applies to both religion and atheism. End of.
    p.s. neither side has proof either way, so stop arguing and open your minds."

    Actually we`ve dis proven more bible bullshat than you guys have proven, sooooo. Yeah, your religion is false.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:54 am
    As a devout Lutheran, I can actually say... This makes total sense. Actually, this is brilliant.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    TKD_Master - you`re the kind of @$$hole that gives non-religious people a bad name. Go F yourself. I might not believe in religion but I wont tell someone their religion is wrong. Just because we`ve disproven a fair amount, we haven`t disproven all of it, and we haven`t proven one way or another that God/whoever exists or not. And I agree, it applies to all forms of religion, whether that`s actually religious or non-religious. So, shut up.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Sometimes I think people, and we all know who, ignore the link (pic or vid) all together and just come to the comment section with their predetermined comment in mind and just go at it, completely missing the point of the link itself.

    Point being - Keep it to yourself.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm

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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    True.

    No one likes having sh*t shoved down their throats. :3
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    DaBigMachine Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    This could just as easily have substituted `Atheism ` instead of `Religion`.

    I quite frankly don`t want Atheist waving their hate for my beliefs around and trying to cram their point of view down my kids throats with passive aggressive BS notes on "humor" sites.
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    Heureux Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    "Point being - Keep it to yourself. "

    Ironically, it is a point that the link doesn`t live up to. The sign is a case of `whipping it (an opinion or belief) in public and waving it around.

    Guess atheists are just as capable of being hypocritical control freaks as anyone else.

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    Heureux Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    "Actually we`ve dis proven more bible bullshat than you guys have proven, sooooo. Yeah, your religion is false."

    Actually, no. The most atheists have done is construct false versions of Christianity - strawman arguments - and then disprove their own fantasy.

    You cannot disprove the existence of God for two reasons - one, God existences beyond the material, physical universe, and thus beyond science. Science is constrained by the "box" of physicality, God exists both within and outside of that constraint.

    and two - science cannot know everything about every particle of the physical universe - most of the universe is forever so far away that light from its galaxies will never reach earth - you cannot ever know what is there.

    Further, you cannot prove that the life experience of billions of human beings are wrong. You can only prove that you refuse to believe those people, and therefore, cannot ever be believed or trusted in return
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Isn`t it weird that when a person learns that his-her life is limited and the countdown to leaving this earth is a reality...they seem to get more religious. (From my witnessing anyways.) I feel lucky so far as i have 20 pills aday, oxygen machine that blows air into my lungs during sleep,oxygene bottles for when i leave the house, specialistes who i see here at home and some i have to meet at the hospital. My youngest is 11 and is now living with his father. Ya know what? I was born roman catholic put stopped attending mass in my teens. I had my 3 boys baptized and am now preparing my litte one for his first communion. What`s different for me now is that i study the bible...yep...thats new but if feel a need to understand things about my life and my savior. It ain`t a bad read ya know...and i go on the web if i need clarification about a passage. I pray every day now...and it helps me to keep focused on the good things in life and not all my medical problems. Yep....knowing death..hm
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    p.s I`d find it realllllly cool if my savior welcomed me with all you can eat spaghetti and meatball noodleness...hahaha...i`m sure God has a sense of humor too!
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    OMG, I`m Christian, and I hate when other friends at church talk this crap about the lord exists. Whatever. Keep that stuff to yourself. I`m sick of hearing it all day, every day. Makes me want to stop believing!
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    togoth Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    @Heureux
    just like to point flaw your argument, you say science is confined to the physical world so it can not undestand or disprove god because he exist out side this `box`. yet you later say that he exist both in out of the physical world, so if god does exist he must have some effect on the physical world and,if this as you say is the realm of science then surely science should detect this effect? Im unconvinced.

    All ideas of god are all fair enough and interresting, but its no more real then european folk lore that talks of faeries living underhills! the only place god exists is in your head, although that can in its self be powerful, just look at any scipsothrenic patient. that always makes wonder why christians are considered @sane@.
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Religion is something humanity created because they wanted answers to questions we don`t have and will NEVER have answers to. I think atheists are the smart ones here because they don`t let a book dictate what they can and cannot do and they don`t waste their time following a "god" that may or may not exist; only to have people tell them that they have to have "faith". Faith still doesn`t prove God is real. It`s just false hope.
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    ACTIONjakson Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    all i know is that gods existence cant be proven or disproven, like shrodinger`s cat in the box there is nothing we can do but assume that he both exists and does not exist, by this i mean we dont have to believe in god, but we can at least go by some of the morals they preach, because honestly a lot of those morals make sense to follow, and all of those who argue one extreme or the other miss the point of this post altogether
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    @PUDDING1961: I just hope you thank the people who help you everyday, instead of thanking God, as many other people would do...
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    @kummi90...Yes, yes i do..very good question on your part. I allways give a heartfull handshake to the professional or the spécialist that i meet every time. This means that the appointments i have are often positive and i feel that a whole team of people are there to help me. We sometimes laugh and have interesting conversations. I have nearly 10 medical spécialists on my case and all are very kind. Even if sometimes the medical news are not good, i manage to show my docs that i appréciate greatly their implication in helping me to live a little longer with a better quality of life. And...also...i pray....lollllll
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Actionjakson- Well put. I hope to banter with you one day. But today, I sleep. :)
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Now if people could only follow this, I wouldn`t have a problem with christianity!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    lolz
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    genericuser Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    @ NotTHATbored -because absolutely no christians follow it now. that would be ridiculous.
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    kendough808 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    heheh. Penis.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    ""Point being - Keep it to yourself. "

    "Guess atheists are just as capable of being hypocritical control freaks as anyone else. "

    Like I said, keep it to yourself...it applies to everyone. Dont try and force your religious or political ideologies on me and I wont force mine on you. Thanks for playing Heureux, grab some pine, have a gatorade.
  64. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    @genericuser - Maybe a few Christians follow these guidlines but certainly not most. Sorry it`s true. Look at how many americans object to gay marriage for religious reasons! Yet if you ask them for a legal reason why gays shouldn`t be able to marry they can`t give you one. Christians bring their religion into the public sphere all the time for a million different reasons and they always feel that their god justifies it!
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    This is the same for ANY beliefs.

    INCLUDING Athiesm.
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    @NotTHATbored: I totally agree. I thought that the State and the Church were meant to always be separate, according to the constitution or something?
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    jib Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    @notthatbored
    So what if some people decide that they don`t want to allow gay marriage. It`s not about religion, it`s the fact that they don`t want it. Apparently, alot of people want to keep it that way which is why such few states allow gay marriage
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    "This is the same for ANY beliefs.

    INCLUDING Athiesm."

    Atheism is a belief if bald is a hair color.
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    hoodafakizit Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Religion should be more like boobies then...er... except for the "children" bit!
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Atheists should be out telling religious folk that they are misguided and believing in false gods and profits.

    Religous people should be out telling people they are sinning and will go to hell.

    If you genuinely believe either you are an arsehole if you dont care enough about your common man to save them.
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    DDJay Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    for the most part the moral teachings of religion are what should be seen as common sense. surely we should know that treating others badly is wrong. stealing. murdering. are these things that relgious people would be doing if they didn`t have faith? i get that belief in a higher power brings comfort to a lot of people, i really do. i wish i could bring myself to that belief on occasion. but i can not. how about we have a little faith in our fellow human beings to do the right thing, not because they will get punished if they dont, but because they are good people. which i think, mostly, people are.
  72. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    "Atheism is a belief if bald is a hair color."

    Actually the better analogy would be if "black" is a hair color. Because it isn`t technically a color (it is the absence of color), but acts in every way shape and form as if it is one.

    This analogy works in many ways. Yours has too many disconnects. After all there are many types of atheistic worldviews, but only one bald. (Unless you include various levels of baldness, in which case they have hair color just the same).
  73. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Gortrok: Actually gortok that not what the constitution says. It says that the government can`t promote any specific type of belief. The congress opens it`s days with a prayer from a revolving group of priests, pastors, reverends, rabbis, imams, etc... The president swears his oath of office on a bible and there are several references to God on many of America`s monuments.
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    DoomCookie79 Female 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    AAAAHAHAHA! This is just great!
  75. Profile photo of Justeazy
    Justeazy Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    CrakrJak: And where is your proof that this God is the Christian "God" and not just an umbrella term to mean "that which you believe in"?

    To all the close minded individuals on EITHER side(s) of the argument: Quit being such a douche, nobody appreciates it, and you`re only making yourself, and what you represent (Christianity/Atheism/etc.) bad for it.

    To everyone being openminded: Thank you for not being such a douche, not criticizing others for their views` differences from yours.

    To everyone keeping to themselves: Thank you for not being such a douched, not shoving your views into anyone`s faces.

    @Everyone: If someone wants to know what YOU believe and why you believe it, they`ll ask. If not, don`t tell them they`re wrong, and don`t get but hurt when they tell you you`re wrong in retaliation.

    Thank you, and have a nice day. :-)
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    ha10g0d Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    "WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW!?"
    "little jimmys throat from the looks of things"
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    So all women should be Atheists.
  78. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    "Atheism is a belief if bald is a hair color."
    A better analogy would be: "Atheism is a belief if not playing chess is a hobby."
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    Never before has the truth been clearer.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    To all those that go all crocker about "LEAVE RELIGION ALOOOOONE!" I`d like to give you some reminders!






    And as for atheists!





    All it takes a is a few rotten eggs to make something irrelevant. Belief is not the same as religion.
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    zilius Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    likes this.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    yarrrpirate, I think I might be in love with you, hope you`re cool with that.

    Reminds me of the old troll adage: "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings".

    Yeah, I know. Tell me how wrong I am (again).
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm
    Justeazy: I didn`t specify any particular religion regarding `God` in the pledge of allegiance, on our money, on our monuments, etc... Neither does the constitution, Which is the point I think, America has welcomed people of many religions without explicitly promoting one over a another.
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    dumbassbufet Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    and don`t stick it anywhere near ground zero
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:54 pm
    I didn`t specify any particular religion regarding `God` in the pledge of allegiance, on our money, on our monuments, etc... Neither does the constitution, Which is the point I think, America has welcomed people of many religions without explicitly promoting one over a another.
    Yep, all religions in equality, peace and love, unless it`s a mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Then all bets are off, right, CrakrJak? Right, I`m off to play some xbox, you kids have fun.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2010 at 12:17 am
    yarrrpirate: Atheists have committed some violent atrocities as well.

    By the way, Just so you know, Both Neil Armstrong And Buzz Aldrin the first men to walk on the moon are Christians and Buzz Aldrin even took communion on the moon.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2010 at 12:27 am
    davymid: It`s not the governments role to get involved in the ground zero mosque debate. But Mayor Bloomberg has been very involved in promoting it and Obama has praised it as well. Neither of them should have got involved it. Instead they`ve taken sides and that has 9/11 survivors very upset.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 12:45 am
    @CrakrJak, the moon landing wasn`t done in the name of religion. Nor was any other scientific discovery or achievement. That`s key, right there. The only thing religion has been good for is showing science how things aren`t done.

    @ Davymid. Ah, but I was just about to post that!




    The only reason I didn`t, before, was because I was busy going to my university to study for my master`s degree in astronautics, which I am doing instead of beating my back with a whip, rocking back and forth in front of an inanimate wall or avoiding pork.

    Tomorrow, I`ll learn about nuclear rocket propulsion and orbital mechanics instead of spending most of my Sunday listening to a tape recor... Uh, preacher blabbing about sci-fi fantasy.
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    Hitaki318 Female 13-17
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    September 4, 2010 at 12:58 am
    As soon as I saw the word "Religion" in the title, I could hear the religious quarrels.
    Why don`t they make it so that the word religion is replaced with kitten or something..
    Although I`m sure the comparison between that and a kitten isn`t very pleasant either. o.o
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 1:43 am
    The difference, in this case, is that atheists don`t tend to cram their beliefs down other people`s throats.

    Sure, you may go to youtube and look at a clip of Dawkins telling religious people that they are misguided.

    Sure, you may go into a debate with an atheist, and he will surely call you misguided.

    This is all true, but this is not the issue. These things are easily avoided. What isn`t so easily avoided is people standing in the corners, carrying signs telling you that you will go to hell if you don`t believe as they do. What isn`t so easy to avoid is people actually managing to have Intelligent Design presented as a scientific theory in schools.

    On a related note, the main reason why atheism is not a religion is that it says absolutely NOTHING about how to live your life, or what morality is, or, in fact, answers any philosophical question. All it says is that there isn`t a god. Atheism isn`t a religion, it`s the opposite to religion.
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    acknex32 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 2:30 am
    I don`t visit this site all that often, but man, oh man can I see the trend of religious argument.

    I always know when I see something that involves the old "religion vs. atheism vs. agnosticism vs. whatever" argument, there`s gonna be a LONG-@$$ debate in the comments...and yet it`s like I have this sick curiosity to know what`s being said. O_o...

    As for me, I don`t really know what my beliefs are. Still rather confused. I`d like to believe there`s something beyond our current life experience, but I`m not really sure what. I do know that I don`t believe there`s an omnipotent man in the sky that makes things happen, though. However, at the same time, materialist atheism (the idea that there is nothing beyond the physical) is depressing to me. IMO it`s kind of like saying that life is meaningless (but it`s not nihilism). Like I said, it`s rather confusing for me... :-\

    *ducks and hides from ensuing argument*
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    Selfluminous Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 3:44 am
    @yarrrpirate: about the 2 pictures you used to describe religion and the other picture for atheism: your brain makes associations in such a shallow manner.

    @ whoever said "Atheism is a belief if bald/black is a hair color": i have a better analogy "Atheism is a belief if atheists have ball(s) to admit that there is something they believe in" no offense, just a bit sarcastic.

    For people who like the idea of religion as a penis, so what is it like to have no religion?

    And finally, who else realizes that this article is actually making fun of atheists ?
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    WWEdeadman Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2010 at 4:52 am
    TRUE!
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 5:01 am
    @ Selfluminous: I`m going to dodge your ad hominem and strawmen, just in time to question you referring to an article, when the post in question is actually a picture. Either you have mental associative issues, or the picture is part of an article, that you have failed to link to (maybe it`s in a previous comment?).

    I say you are the one who is shallow, dropping such a heavy statement without explanation, making it meaningless. My point, had you interpreted my final sentence (after the 2 pictures) correctly (sorry if I was unclear!) is that while religion is nice and can have benefits, the bad overshadows the good, and a utilitarist says no no. It would be a cute and lovely thing to have if everyone could get along, but like a 5 year old with his dad`s shotgun, Humanity is just too dumb as a species to handle it.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 5:05 am
    Again, kids: belief is not the same as religion. You can`t ban faith, as it happens on the inside of a person`s mind (sci-fi!). When people who take their faith to ridiculous and psychiatrically ill proportions gather, they form a cult. When they convince others to their cause either by persuasion, lies or violence (or all three *Gasp!*), they form a religion.

    So, to sum up, faith != religion.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 5:07 am
    Also, in case anyone wants to decay out of safe rhetorical orbit (pun intended!) and go with the "Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were totally Christians!" argument, remember this: they didn`t put themselves on the Moon, over 300 years of accumulated scientific achievement did.
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    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2010 at 8:19 am
    yes, please don`t
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    GCW Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Homosexuality also works under this criteria
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    J_Action Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 9:05 am
    i agree, despite it being a weird analogy
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2010 at 10:33 am
    yarrrpirate: 300 years of science may have helped, But it took a cold war with an atheist oriented communist Russia to push America to plant it`s flag on the moon. It was the biggest `First!` in the history of mankind and was not merely done in the name of science alone, It was a propaganda win that America still enjoys the spoils of today.
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    I like this a lot :D I might print it out and give it to that guy who reads the bible in the middle of town.
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    jib Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    Wow yarrpirate, you mind chilling the drat down? You`ve got some serious issues man, bad experience with the town priest or something?
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    Zeofar Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Yarrrpirate, you appear to have cited the Crusades, Muslim terrorists, and, in general, religious war as an argument against religion. Did you ever stop to consider what exactly war would be like without the influence of religion(and philosophies that resemble religions), especially common religions? If Europe hadn`t been settled down by a Christianity you can bet it would`ve been just as bad as the worst of the crusades, the Norman invasions (Not religiously motivated for the most part, but that`s part of my point), or most any other senseless, murdering, genocidal hell of which you can think. The same goes for most parts of the world. As much as you say that religion`s downfalls exceed its benefits, you don`t seem to really consider what a world without religion might have been.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    September 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    Nowadays, it`s the atheists who are intent on cramming their religion (yes, atheism is a religion) down other people`s throats.
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    TheTrees Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Ugh God I hope this isn`t another Catholic joke... it is isn`t it?
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    Oh sorry about that bordo. Us Atheists are pretty blatant about tossing around all those facts. We forget how that dose of reality gets stuck in your throat and prevents you from inhaling all that sweet, sweet ignorance.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    September 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    Hey NottaSpy, you can present all the facts you want. I`m talking about things like forcing, under threat of law suit, Los Angeles to change its official seal because it has a cross that covers less than 3% of the whole on it, acting like nuns being forced to watch gay porn every time there is a reference to belief in God in the schools and doing everything you can do to wipe out all acknowledgement of religion from the public square.
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    Harleq Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    >Nowadays, it`s the atheists who are intent on cramming their religion (yes, atheism is a religion) down other people`s throats.

    That`s akin to saying not collecting stamps is a hobby.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    Or that black and white are colors.

    CrakrJak, I don`t respond to strawmen, sorry.

    @ Zeofar: So much better!!! While there would be wars without religion, scientific progress would probably end them eventually, and they wouldn`t be so arbitrary.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    Also,




    The fun part about this is if I were to sneak this into a bunch of illustrated bibles, put them in all in a vault and then wait till WW3 wipes out civilization, future Humans will definitely think Jesus had a pet dinosaur, and religions will be based entirely on the concept of Raptor Jesus. That`s why it`s entirely arbitrary. Why don`t you believe in Baal? Because you happened to be born today.

    My point is, religion is arbitrary and can therefore spin out of control (and it has). Science has some form of self-control and at least some degree of absolute fact, which is why it`s preferable. Also, what good has religion brought to the world that any other organized effort couldn`t have done?
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    rickpat Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2010 at 12:24 am
    yarrrpirate

    That is A good plan but i see one flaw
    how are you guna get it in to bibles
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 12:32 am
    Well, with the amazing power of printing presses and Photoshop!
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 1:30 am
    bordo, you don`t have a very deep understanding of things do you? It is amazing how wrong you can be in so few words.

    The L.A. seal and public schools are paid for by the government, which means (according to the Constitution) they shall not favor a religion. Has nothing to do with Atheism, or 3%, or 100%, or .000001%, or the Christian Cross, or a Satanic Pentagram, or the Muslim Crescent.

    Would you like me to explain why Atheism isn`t a religion? Maybe you can explain to me why you think my taxes should pay for your Christian Cross on the L.A. seal? Unless you`d rather explain your disdain for the U.S. Constitution? My guess is that you will pick none of the above and choose instead to spout some more of your not-very-well-thought-out ideas.

    While you can probably point me to Fox News (the likely source of your regurgitated opinion), I`d be happy to point you to actual court decisions that back me up!
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2010 at 8:39 am
    The same mantra could easily be said for opinions (especially anti-religious ones). Please stop trying to shove your hate of religion down my throat. Once you do we`ll BOTH cease being hypocrites!
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    I must have come over to your house and forced you to read IAB, and that must be why you think I am "forcing" anything down your throat.

    No, you could not say the same about my opinion (that it is regurgitated). I have formed my opinions by keeping an open mind and thinking for myself. You and bordo respond straight out of the conservative playbook and it is easy for any rational person to tear holes in it.

    I defy you to find any news channel, anywhere, that has taken up the Atheism banner. I can find you hours upon hours of Fox News clips that "inform" people as to what their opinions are without giving them any idea as to why they should believe it.

    But if you think I`m a hypocrite, then please quote me saying one thing and then doing the opposite.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    September 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    @NottaSpy: I think I`m in love with you!

    seriously, very few well-thought out and well formed opinions seen anywhere on the net. i applaud you and your intellect.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    yarrrpirate: Keep your day job, Because your trolling is really sub par.
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    September 6, 2010 at 4:42 am
    LOL!
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    OMG i love this!!! holy hell!!
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    snidwid Male 13-17
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    September 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Wait you`re not allowed to do the last one uh-oh.
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    ACTIONjakson Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2010 at 12:01 am
    LTimeLurker- thx bro, least someone got it
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    ForAllThSin Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2010 at 6:53 am
    atheism has become a religion, don`t you see your hypocrisy?? "LOOK AT ME, I`M ATHEIST!!! YOU ALL ARE DUMB IF YOU DON`T BELIEVE LIKE ME"

    how is this different than what you complain about??
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    Tiger86 Male 18-29
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    October 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    Yarrrpirate, you`re right in your example that people will believe because they don`t know any better, but people will believe even when they do know better.

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