Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby BigJohn » 06 Mar 2011, 16:00

sandman wrote:
Dafter than a box of hair!

The HELL is daft about a box of hair? :s


Try talking to one. Then you'll understand the expression better.
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby dashgalaxy86 » 06 Mar 2011, 16:06

I see now the distinction; fair enough.
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby sandman » 06 Mar 2011, 16:11

BigJohn wrote:
sandman wrote:
Dafter than a box of hair!

The HELL is daft about a box of hair? :s


Try talking to one. Then you'll understand the expression better.

Talk to one? Why the hell would anyone want to talk to an underpants-stuffer? NOW who's daft?
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby dashgalaxy86 » 06 Mar 2011, 16:15

sandman wrote:
BigJohn wrote:
sandman wrote:
Dafter than a box of hair!

The HELL is daft about a box of hair? :s


Try talking to one. Then you'll understand the expression better.

Talk to one? Why the hell would anyone want to talk to an underpants-stuffer? NOW who's daft?


In light of this lovely subplot to our thread...
OK, I guess I'm done until someone else says something worth looking at.
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby Deuce Dropper » 06 Mar 2011, 16:21

dashgalaxy86 wrote:First of all, I recently discovered this section of Forumosa, and I posted comments in a few threads sharing my opinions and beliefs, but felt that given the topic it wasn't the right time or place for that. It's been a while since I've been stimulated on this subject, so I'd like to invite fellow Forumosans on either side of the fence to participate in this discussion, though it cannot be called a debate because online forums never really have endings for threads like these.

I'd like to keep it civil and as straightforward, as possible. I apologize if I took a bitter tone in the other threads I posted in on this subject. That won't happen in this one (unless someone else takes a tone first).

I will state my position to avoid confusion:
Atheist/Agnostic. I lean toward atheist, but you'd have to be a total idiot to close that door 100%.


I really struggle with this.

Most religious people believe in stuff that is in direct conflict with common sense and their better judgment.

Atheists are essentially a non-religious version of the above, cocksure despite not really knowing.

Agnostics are just indecisive pussies who are too afraid to pick a team.

I wish there was another column.
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby BigJohn » 06 Mar 2011, 16:26

sandman wrote:
BigJohn wrote:
sandman wrote:
Dafter than a box of hair!

The HELL is daft about a box of hair? :s


Try talking to one. Then you'll understand the expression better.

Talk to one? Why the hell would anyone want to talk to an underpants-stuffer? NOW who's daft?


I say box of hair, and you think underpants-stuffer? You're weird!
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby sandman » 06 Mar 2011, 16:30

Deuce Dropper wrote:
dashgalaxy86 wrote:First of all, I recently discovered this section of Forumosa, and I posted comments in a few threads sharing my opinions and beliefs, but felt that given the topic it wasn't the right time or place for that. It's been a while since I've been stimulated on this subject, so I'd like to invite fellow Forumosans on either side of the fence to participate in this discussion, though it cannot be called a debate because online forums never really have endings for threads like these.

I'd like to keep it civil and as straightforward, as possible. I apologize if I took a bitter tone in the other threads I posted in on this subject. That won't happen in this one (unless someone else takes a tone first).

I will state my position to avoid confusion:
Atheist/Agnostic. I lean toward atheist, but you'd have to be a total idiot to close that door 100%.


I really struggle with this.

Most religious people believe in stuff that is in direct conflict with common sense and their better judgment.

Atheists are essentially a non-religious version of the above, cocksure despite not really knowing.

Agnostics are just indecisive pussies who are too afraid to pick a team.

I wish there was another column.

There are plenty of atheists who are not "cocksure despite not really knowing." I'm pretty sure I'm not an exceptional case. Believing something doesn't make it so, but its what I believe nonetheless. Blah blah blah about whether I'm right or not is just so much white noise, to me. I'm not even remotely interested in what you think of my beliefs. They're mine, not yours.
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby tommy525 » 06 Mar 2011, 16:38

Most people have no trouble realizing the existence of Evil but fail to recognize the existence of God.
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby Fortigurn » 06 Mar 2011, 17:47

I see a considerable amount of frenzied banter has been going on since I was last in here. Are we done now?
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Re: Theism vs. Atheism: Civil Discussion

Postby Got To Be Kidding » 06 Mar 2011, 19:04

Fortigurn wrote:I see a considerable amount of frenzied banter has been going on since I was last in here. Are we done now?


No, dearie. The children went off to have a time out.

I think that we just saw a theological falling-out among athiests.

It was like, Atheism - Baptist Style.
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