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    Nor did I accuse them of homicide.

    They weren't charged with killing Epstein. They were charged with falsifying records and conspiracy to falsify those records. Their crime was to try to cover up their lazy negligence. Not...
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    Meme goes viral. One week later, two people...

    Meme goes viral.

    One week later, two people are charged in Epstein's death.
  3. It's not that I don't like him, it's that he's...

    I don't agree with Pete on a lot of things, but I think he is well intended and the smartest and most articulate of the lot of 'em.[/QUOTE]

    It's not that I don't like him, it's that he's...
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    Cuts out explanatory comments from post, then...

    "Truth of beliefs" and "existence of God" are different issues. [/QUOTE]
    How so? The primary belief for theists that all their other beliefs rely on is the belief in the existence of god.[/QUOTE]
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  5. An enormous error. I'm very concerned that this...

    An enormous error. I'm very concerned that this might be our guy.
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    "Truth of beliefs" and "existence of God" are...

    That's not the same thing as proving God's existence, though.[/QUOTE]

    There are several meanings for words in the English language. The fact that people constantly change which meaning they are...
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    That's not the same thing as proving God's...

    That's not the same thing as proving God's existence, though.
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    I agree with your characterization of...

    Hm. I'm not sure. I know a few fellow-atheists who don't frequent online forums and my impression is that they just....lack belief. They're not generally as 'angry' as the online ones. As to whether...
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    Because everyone knows that they don't.

    Because everyone knows that they don't.
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    The OP is very specific though. They did not ask...

    I don't pray.

    But, what I was implying was that you were relying on a slightly narrow and formal definition of the word proof. Widen it a bit and I think your point would not be so true. See what...
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    I realized long ago that online atheist...

    Online atheists do appear to be somewhat obsessed about it. I'll give you that. Possibly less than the average believer. :)[/QUOTE]

    I realized long ago that online atheist communities, like any...
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    Oh? What, pray tell, am I defending? I don't...

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    Watch out folks, poli is on the defensive........again. :)[/QUOTE]

    Oh? What, pray tell, am I defending? I don't agree with the OP, certainly. But neither do you, so the...
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    This seems to me like a much more plausible claim.

    This seems to me like a much more plausible claim.
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    Well, sure. But the complaint in the OP is that...

    That makes sense because the whole notion of such magical creatures does not lend itself to proving something. If someone claims to have a god that is an axiomatic statement for all intents and...
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    When did Paul, Peter, or James write one word...

    I note that most believers don't give two shits about proving that God exists, especially outside of the context of being obliged to take a introductory philosophy class in college where it is always...
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    I don't think you're ever going to come to an...

    I don't think you're ever going to come to an understanding of Dr King's theology by collecting numbered lists. :D He was a mystic; he met his faith "at the mountaintop", not in writings.

    And that...
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    I note that most believers don't give two shits...

    I note that most believers don't give two shits about proving that God exists, especially outside of the context of being obliged to take a introductory philosophy class in college where it is always...
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    Your response does not make sense to me. What...

    Your response does not make sense to me. What legal code has ever existed that did not need to be interpreted through some system of jurisprudence? No matter how "clear" a law is, HaRaAYaH's comment...
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    War secretary?

    Dude: please don't tell me that you're not nominating Tulsi for most anti-war? I'm sure due to that little war in Syria that you aren't![/QUOTE]
    Being antiwar? That seems to be the main thing that...
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    I am not a political nihilist. I just don't like...

    It's not what I desire, it's just what always happens.[/QUOTE]

    I wonder why! It's too bad we, the voting population, have absolutely no power to change the fact that our elected leaders tend to be...
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    It's not what I desire, it's just what always...

    It's not what I desire, it's just what always happens.
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    You're not wrong.

    What else would one want? I hate monarchy, figureheads are fine if we must have anything at all.[/QUOTE]

    lol. We are fucking doomed as a species.[/QUOTE]

    You're not wrong.
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    A nest of conspiracy theories is better than a...

    A nest of conspiracy theories is better than a living witness. No one takes conspiracy theories seriously, just look at this thread.
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    Well, he's pro gay marriage...

    Name one left-wing policy of Pete's.[/QUOTE]

    Well, he's pro gay marriage...
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    What else would one want? I hate monarchy,...

    What else would one want? I hate monarchy, figureheads are fine if we must have anything at all.
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