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2013-04-26 05:46:44 PM  

johnny queso: NostroZ: Inflatable Rhetoric: Religion does more harm than good, and always has. Adults need to think like adults, not believe in magic sky fairies. How does belief in god(s) differ from belief in the Tooth Fairy?

As for being rude, how is that to be avoided when a grown human yammers on about imaginary friends? And, I don't have to disprove god unless you can disprove the Tooth Fairy.

This is the last time, since I don't have to prove anything to you...  as a favor to a fellow human, I will take time out of my day to explain to you why religion is NOT the same as the Tooth Fairy.  If you still want to continue this "everyone is stupid, except me" line of discourse, I will have to place you on the ignore list.

Religion is a set of beliefs about the way the world works, morality, and overall universe.  It provides a compass on how to live one's ENTIRE LIFE.  The Tooth Fairy is a single event make belief character.

A belief in religion is not a belief in an imaginary friend... Buddhism does not have ANY view of a being that watches over us and judges us.  For you to simplify it to such a ridiculous notion shows your disdain for people of faith.

I hope this helps.
(Or you just trolled me... congrats)

why do you need religion as a compass?


Well, it wouldn't be much good as a sextant.
 
2013-04-26 05:48:31 PM  

jso2897: johnny queso: NostroZ: Inflatable Rhetoric: Religion does more harm than good, and always has. Adults need to think like adults, not believe in magic sky fairies. How does belief in god(s) differ from belief in the Tooth Fairy?

As for being rude, how is that to be avoided when a grown human yammers on about imaginary friends? And, I don't have to disprove god unless you can disprove the Tooth Fairy.

This is the last time, since I don't have to prove anything to you...  as a favor to a fellow human, I will take time out of my day to explain to you why religion is NOT the same as the Tooth Fairy.  If you still want to continue this "everyone is stupid, except me" line of discourse, I will have to place you on the ignore list.

Religion is a set of beliefs about the way the world works, morality, and overall universe.  It provides a compass on how to live one's ENTIRE LIFE.  The Tooth Fairy is a single event make belief character.

A belief in religion is not a belief in an imaginary friend... Buddhism does not have ANY view of a being that watches over us and judges us.  For you to simplify it to such a ridiculous notion shows your disdain for people of faith.

I hope this helps.
(Or you just trolled me... congrats)

why do you need religion as a compass?

Well, it wouldn't be much good as a sextant.


dude, they have gps now, god-based positioning system.
 
2013-04-26 05:52:29 PM  
As someone how has tried to kill themselves because of religion and believing god hated them this article is complete bullshiat
 
2013-04-26 05:55:07 PM  
I think humans are designed and or evolved to have spiritual beliefs.  I think believing in a spiritual realms/God/gods, etc is a perfectly normal, natural, healthy part of the human psyche...

Just my random 2 cents worth of opinion...
 
2013-04-26 06:06:27 PM  

NostroZ: Farking Canuck: As for an insulting statement ... well I suppose some may find the truth insulting but that will never stop me from stating it.

Who's truth?
Your truth...  which is an opinion.

An opinion which is insulting is not truth, it's simply rude.


That believing in the supernatural without evidence (i.e. having faith) is being superstitious.

I notice you did not take me up on the challenge of presenting differences between theism and other superstitions.

P.S. It is possible for superstitions to be correct.
 
2013-04-26 06:19:33 PM  
Belief in God can

... cause farkers to whine at no end.
 
2013-04-26 06:28:06 PM  

NostroZ: FloydA: Hmmmm... I wonder why people ALL OVER THE WORLD have religions... I wonder if there's something GOOD to it.

People all over the world have herpes and stinky armpits too. That's not necessarily a good recommendation for something.

I believe you're confusing a SOCIAL TOOL (religion) for BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION of the human body and interaction with bacteria.

You're comparing apples to oranges, friend.


You suggested that since religion is common worldwide, religion must be "good."  I pointed out that this was not a logical argument.  Many things are common but are not good.

Also: the phrase "comparing apples to oranges" does not mean what you think it means.  I made no "comparison" at all.

Also, also: in my experience, anyone who uses the word "friend" the way you just did, usually turns out to be an extremely unfriendly and generally unpleasant person.  If you hate me for pointing out your logical fallacies, just be honest about it.  Don't call me "friend," it makes you look duplicitous.
 
2013-04-26 06:30:04 PM  

OnlyM3: Belief in God can
... cause farkers to whine at no end.


Quite obviously, but you're welcome here anyway.
 
2013-04-26 06:38:45 PM  
Horseshiat.

/Christian
//Depressed
///yourenothelping.jpg
 
2013-04-26 06:47:04 PM  
Sometimes I wish I believed in the comforting lies of religion(s), but I think actually having a clue how the world REALLY works is better.
 
2013-04-26 06:53:05 PM  

hitlersbrain: The Billdozer: I'm just acknowledging a man among the mindless children who fear the confusing and the dark. I'm grateful that such a supreme intellect used a moment of his precious finite time to even formulate a response to me, as your ability to destroy religious beliefs is better suited elsewhere. I beg a thousand pardons for even involving you in my utterly meaningless primordial and unenlightened thoughts.

I not sure but I sense just a titch of sarcasm in your comments.


Never!
 
2013-04-26 07:24:51 PM  

Infinite Entropy: Sometimes I wish I believed in the comforting lies of religion(s), but I think actually having a clue how the world REALLY works is better.


No you don't. Do not wish to be ignorant. If you need comforting buy a dog.
 
2013-04-26 08:50:29 PM  

cman: Religion does have its psychological pluses on people.

Belief that there is a reason to this chaotic thing called "life" comforts people.


That can't be allowed! Everyone must wallow in the emptyness I feel in life! fark them for their comfort!
 
2013-04-26 11:03:08 PM  
Uh huh.

Theist to family: Life sucks, I'm going to kill myself.
Family: Don't do it or you'll suffer whatever torment our sect believes in.
Theist to self: Like I care. *kills self*

Atheist to family: Life sucks, I'm going to kill myself.
Family: Let's get you the help you need.
*doesn't kill self*
 
2013-04-27 12:41:32 AM  

Cytokine Storm: Man I want to believe in a deity, an afterlife, anything!  Most days I'm ok but sometimes late at night when trying to sleep, my stupid brain turns to thoughts of mortality followed by a sinking feeling of despair as I realize that before I know it, I'll be winked out of existence.  I'm actually jealous of religious people in that regard, the comfort it must bring the to know that there is something after, that it's not the end.  I'm not even that old, I've still got half my life left (hopefully), but I keep imagining myself in my twilight years clinging and fighting tooth and nail to stay alive one more day.

Oh well, I figure I'll eventually adapt and cope, my brain will just reach acceptance and all that.  Either that or maybe the dementia that runs in my family will make it so I don't even realize what's happening.


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2013-04-27 12:48:56 AM  

Novart: That can't be allowed! Everyone must wallow in the emptyness I feel in life! fark them for their comfort!


Most atheists do not begrudge the fact that theists' imaginary friends bring them real comfort.

The issue is when we have to suffer with laws based off their cave-man morals. Our children's science classes being corrupted with their religions. And we have to listen to them spewing their crap trying to "save" us.

If the religious did not inflict their delusions on the rest of us they would not hear from the rest of us.
 
2013-04-27 12:54:42 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Horseshiat.

/Christian
//Depressed
///yourenothelping.jpg


Good.  I'm not weird then

/that's a lie
//knowthatfeelbro.png
 
2013-04-27 09:20:18 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: vabeard: Katolu: cman: Religion does have its psychological pluses on people.

Belief that there is a reason to this chaotic thing called "life" comforts people.

That's reasonable. If religion gets a person through life and keeps them mostly sane, there's no real harm.

True.  My mother, a very rational woman, was also very strong in her faith.  Of course we are Episcopalians.

/free will and moral choice.

Word. If I was still a Christian, I'd be Episcopalian. The fun ritual and pomp of Catholicism without all the guilt!

/plus wine!
//stupid Baptists


Isn't Episcopalian just diet Catholicism?

Farking Canuck: Novart: That can't be allowed! Everyone must wallow in the emptyness I feel in life! fark them for their comfort!

Most atheists do not begrudge the fact that theists' imaginary friends bring them real comfort.

The issue is when we have to suffer with laws based off their cave-man morals. Our children's science classes being corrupted with their religions. And we have to listen to them spewing their crap trying to "save" us.

If the religious did not inflict their delusions on the rest of us they would not hear from the rest of us.


This SOOOOO much! If you people with religion would just leave all your bullshiat in your churches instead of trying to force it into our schools and government, and gleefully down our throats, you wouldn't be catching shiat about it!

You happen to believe in all the dogma that goes with your particular god/religion, fine, don't eat pork or don't bathe except on Saturdays or always hop up and down the aisles in church to prove you have the "HOLY SPIRIT", whatever... just stop trying to force those of us that DO NOT believe in your dogma to pretend we do to make your crazy azzes feel a better about yourselves for "SAVING" us from ourselves!

Some of us do just fine without having a god or religion, I know you guys have a REALLY hard time believing that, but most of us have been exposed to religion and have rejected it for whatever individual reasons we have.

Believe what gives you whatever comfort you need, that's cool. Try to legislate me with your beliefs, very not cool!
 
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