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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    I say, "thank God." Could you imagine a world where ducks were 200 lbs???
    Then you would have Obama including obese ducks in the health care law.
    Liberals are proof that evolution is only a theory. Nothing that stupid could evolve past a monkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    we have many atheists.
    I prefer "nontheist".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    I can assure you that there are extremely few leftist sites that tolerate anyone with actual Christian faith. Most conservative sites are welcoming of all faiths, as long as noobs are reasonably polite and able to discuss issues. (Not all posters will be polite in return, there is a price for being new. )
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    If you are a Christian it seems there is only one brand of Atheist; if you're an Atheist it seems there is only one brand of Christian. Each position is oversimplified.

    Most Christians will consider me an Atheist. But I'm not, really. It's just that my vision of the nature, power and form of God is greatly different from theirs. Still, to me the teaching of The Bible are irrelevant and that's where Christians - at least most of them - draw the line.

    So for purposes of discussion I align myself with the Atheists, but then as soon as the Atheists argue for the nonexistence of God I find myself in disagreement again.
    Once in a while someone will throw a rock at me around here, but not often and not a very large rock. I don't mind. Sticks and stones, and all that, you know..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I was banned from FR for saying that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a charity.
    You should have known better-there are some very serious Catholics over there. Not the kinds of Catholics I know, but ones who literally believe in transubstantiation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    That's pretty much my position, with the added caveat that I recognize that the legacy of Judaism/Christianity has been far more beneficial to mankind than any other religious tradition, and that while I remain agnostic on the spiritual basis of the benefits, I cannot argue with them practically.
    Can't argue with that, although what the two stand for in cultural terms has changed quite a lot over the course of their existence, unlike Islam - for instance, the Jews pretty much gave up on genocide after the Canaanites, and the Christians gave up on conversion by the sword after the Age of Exploration.

    Atheists set themselves up for an impossible task in claiming their beliefs are 'Scientific,' since there is and inescapable 'Proof of a negative' logic flaw in any argument for their position. "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyCommunistYouKnow View Post
    What are your thoughts on atheists?
    They've become quite annoying and overzealous in recent years. Not all of them, of course, but some very loud members like to stoop down to the level of other extremist groups and put up billboards.

    What I don't get is that to a true atheist, a religious symbol would have no meaning--it would be just a stone or piece of carved wood. A true atheist hiking on public land should not be bothered by a 50-year-old symbol of someone else's belief because to a non-believer it's just a piece of wood representing another culture or belief system.

    Also, their legal attacks on religious symbols are obviously designed to be a dickish annoyance. If you know anything about architecture, most public buildings are covered with religious symbols. The buildings themselves are symbols of a Western culture belief system. Should we tear down every spire or gothic arch? Should we go through every publicly funded museum and remove religious paintings? The atheists who go on these crusades are just being dicks. If they really believed what they say, a Nativity Scene would just be quaint representation of some other culture, like a totem pole.

    Notice they never go after totem poles or the star of David on a publicly funded Holocaust remembrance., just Christian symbols. Dicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingBig View Post
    They've become quite annoying and overzealous in recent years. Not all of them, of course, but some very loud members like to stoop down to the level of other extremist groups and put up billboards.

    What I don't get is that to a true atheist, a religious symbol would have no meaning--it would be just a stone or piece of carved wood. A true atheist hiking on public land should not be bothered by a 50-year-old symbol of someone else's belief because to a non-believer it's just a piece of wood representing another culture or belief system.

    Also, their legal attacks on religious symbols are obviously designed to be a dickish annoyance. If you know anything about architecture, most public buildings are covered with religious symbols. The buildings themselves are symbols of a Western culture belief system. Should we tear down every spire or gothic arch? Should we go through every publicly funded museum and remove religious paintings? The atheists who go on these crusades are just being dicks. If they really believed what they say, a Nativity Scene would just be quaint representation of some other culture, like a totem pole.

    Notice they never go after totem poles or the star of David on a publicly funded Holocaust remembrance., just Christian symbols. Dicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyCommunistYouKnow View Post
    What are your thoughts on atheists? Most leftists are atheists,
    That's because Communisum and Socialism brainwash people into believing that there is no higher power than the central government.


    however those with religious faith are welcome.
    They're welcome as long as you're willing to totally ignore whole sections of the bible that that don't square with your Libtard beliefs.



    There are some more hardcore people that think religion should be destroyed however, that is only a small amount. So how are atheists treated here? Are they welcomed or shunned by the community?
    They are welcome here. They are intergral parts of this forum. However...where they differ from Libtard mouth breathers like you...is that they don't go around wearing their disbelief in God in their sleeve or use it as a political statement...despite the Liberal meme you folks repeat ad nauseum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingBig View Post
    They've become quite annoying and overzealous in recent years. Not all of them, of course, but some very loud members like to stoop down to the level of other extremist groups and put up billboards.

    What I don't get is that to a true atheist, a religious symbol would have no meaning--it would be just a stone or piece of carved wood. A true atheist hiking on public land should not be bothered by a 50-year-old symbol of someone else's belief because to a non-believer it's just a piece of wood representing another culture or belief system.

    Also, their legal attacks on religious symbols are obviously designed to be a dickish annoyance. If you know anything about architecture, most public buildings are covered with religious symbols. The buildings themselves are symbols of a Western culture belief system. Should we tear down every spire or gothic arch? Should we go through every publicly funded museum and remove religious paintings? The atheists who go on these crusades are just being dicks. If they really believed what they say, a Nativity Scene would just be quaint representation of some other culture, like a totem pole.

    Notice they never go after totem poles or the star of David on a publicly funded Holocaust remembrance., just Christian symbols. Dicks.
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