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    To be atheist is to be skeptical, therefore to be...

    Misattribution means you're thanking the wrong person. You did the behaviors to become healthier. Including God into the story is like walking the dog and then saying "Thank you God for walking the...
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    For total human needs like toilet flushing,...

    For total human needs like toilet flushing, washing, cleaning, cooking, and drinking you need at least several gallons a day.

    Add to that industrial needs, then add agriculture.

    Saudi Arabia...
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    Oy Vey! That is actually a very good point....

    Oy Vey! That is actually a very good point. Christians read the bible and recite versus as if the Hebrews were stiff stoic cardboard cut outs. Like Charles Hesston as Moses in the movie 10...
  4. Feint memories of the womb?

    Feint memories of the womb?
  5. Humans did not evolve with any a priori...

    Humans did not evolve with any a priori knowledge. To say earlier humans were stupid or idiots really makes no sense.

    Russians and Americans are waving phallic nuclear misses at each other, if...
  6. A poetic way of looking at things. Nothing wrong...

    Yes. "Object" is maybe a social construct that wouldn't quite translate into an animist worldview. But I agree with the general point. I think they had their way of explaining why nature's phenomena...
  7. We see it today. civil - Christians as the...

    We see it today.

    civil - Christians as the defacto state religion want o see it reflected in government. Part of daily life.
    natural - professional theologians as in the Vatican
    mystical -...
  8. Animism is a belief in a spirit as part of an...

    Animism is a belief in a spirit as part of an object. Today 'animism' is science. That which makes carbon carbon is the Atomic structure.

    Animism, spirits, was a way of explaining characteristics...
  9. Correlation is not causation necessarily. Humans...

    Correlation is not causation necessarily. Humans stared out as hunter gatherers. Doesn't mean that is the causation for religion.

    There is a culture that keeps the dead around. One culture buries...
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    Those of us in the powerless masses have always...

    Those of us in the powerless masses have always eat, drink, and make the best of it. It seems like the inertia of social and economic forces began back at the beginning of it all.
  11. Lectures IV and V. The Religion of...

    Lectures IV and V. The Religion of Healthy-Mindedness.
    In these lectures, James outlines what he calls healthy-minded religion. Healthy-minded religion is one branch of James's two-fold typology of...
  12. The Varieties Of Religious Ep[erience

    t should be available on the net without copyright.

    Nothing new under the sun. The same basic debates going back to the Greeks.
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    I never said or would say religion has no...

    I liked my old group identity. Getting out, sometimes getting drunk with the lads trying to look macho in front of the ladies after a few. Although one good thing now is, I don't try or care anymore,...
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    Maybe he got married.

    Maybe he got married.
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    Not out to debunk as you probably infer. All...

    https://talkfreethought.org/showthread.php?20372-Why-do-people-believe-in-hell/page25

    (Post # 248. list was so long I put the link above)

    So many...which one do you suggest? Perhaps I or...
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    Not so much counter arguments. Theist make an...

    Not so much counter arguments. Theist make an affirmative declaration with proofs hat do not pass muster in ay fashion.

    Atheists do not need apologetics. We reject theism without reservation or...
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    We cerate our haven and hell Chant 'it is all...

    We cerate our haven and hell

    Chant 'it is all in my head...it is all in my head...'

    Good lick on your journey to discover the truth.
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    The debate over biblical sound bites on hell...

    The debate over biblical sound bites on hell illustrates the fundamental problem with Christianity.

    The bible contains references to what different people allegedly said centuries apart in time....
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    Atheists believe in many things supernatural...

    I don't know for certain but in theory the AIs/intelligences would be made from earlier AIs or humans or other type of intelligence.


    I'm not saying I've proved this - it is just a framework or...
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    I will not likely be around as it starts to...

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    I will not likely be around as it starts to really worsen affecting water and food...
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    It is not altogether uncommon for parents to be...

    It is not altogether uncommon for parents to be charged for leaving kids in a car. Every once in a while deaths are reported, usually in summer.
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    What you are putting fort is essentially the...

    What you are putting fort is essentially the Christian Intelligent Design theory. It says looking at the universe there must be an intelligent designer. It was developed to counter scientific...
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    Did you make it back?

    Did you make it back?
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    Hell has to be as 9ntimidating and fear inspiring...

    Hell has to be as 9ntimidating and fear inspiring as p[ossible.

    It would not have much value if the biblee said you spend eternity some place but it isn't too bad. It can get warm but there is no...
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    Now you tripping, you are loosing focus and...

    Now you tripping, you are loosing focus and slipping into unrelated topics and possibly saying something about your self. What do Jews have to do with anything on this thread?

    You are getting a...
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