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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hundreds of years ago there was no proof or method to prove the earth was spherical, yet now we know it is. Who knows what we'll discover in several hundred more years.
    Yes, there was. It would have been easy to conceive of a conclusive test. Keep traveling and if you find the edge, it is flat, if you end up where you started it ius round. We just did not have the capacity to perform the test.

    There is no way to falsify God and never will be because the definition is not falsifiable. How would you test it in a way that would make it falsifiable?

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    rolleyes Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    They also said a black person was only 3/5 of a person. The Founders were after all, only people, not deities.
    :roll

    They did not say they were 3/5ths of person and slavery would have ended much sooner if they had said they were 0/5ths of a person for purposes of representation.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    I know it's not hurting anything. People can pray to their cat, house, money, garbage disposal, mailman. In my opinion, it's just silly.
    It's not that im trying make fun of peoples beliefs, it's just, i can not fathom why people believe in a "god" that does not exist.

    Why do christians get so defensive when people oppose their "god"? Are they not secure in their religion?
    They don't believ in a god that doesn't exist. They believe in a god they believe exists.

    And, people are just funny that way. If you don't believe me, try telling the black community that MLK was overhyped, or rock fans that the Beatles provided no influence on music, or democrats that Obama is an idiot. Are you going to claim that if they get defensive that they must not be secure in their beliefs?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    Yes, there was. It would have been easy to conceive of a conclusive test. Keep traveling and if you find the edge, it is flat, if you end up where you started it ius round. We just did not have the capacity to perform the test.

    There is no way to falsify God and never will be because the definition is not falsifiable. How would you test it in a way that would make it falsifiable?
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    They don't believ in a god that doesn't exist. They believe in a god they believe exists.

    And, people are just funny that way.
    and that's why i think it's funny (or silly) for that matter.
    I have a hard time taking religion seriously because logic is tossed out the window.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    They also said a black person was only 3/5 of a person. The Founders were after all, only people, not deities.
    And that was how they acted. They said that slaves were 3/5 a person and treated them as such. If they had meant their words to exclude religion from all aspects of government, that is how they would have acted.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    They also said a black person was only 3/5 of a person. The Founders were after all, only people, not deities.
    Nope, this is false. If you have an interest in the truth, I suggest you do a little background reading on this.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    and that's why i think it's funny (or silly) for that matter.
    I have a hard time taking religion seriously because logic is tossed out the window.
    I get where you're coming from (because I used to think the same) Sorry, I know that sounds condescending, it's not meant to.

    I'm an atheist, but from talking to a lot of my religious friends it seems to be that a lot of people don't "toss out logic" as one might think. Their standard of evidence is just different (less perhaps) than ours.

    It also has a lot to do with how you feel. Some people are aware of the evidence but they just feel very strongly that there is a god.

    It's like when a guy tries to get in a girl's pants. He can use logic to tell her all the benefits. It increases endorphins, it's good for her cardiovascular system, it relieves stress, etc. Bottom line, if she's not "feeling it"... no amount of logical evidence is going to persuade her.

    Much to my frustration :-)

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    and that's why i think it's funny (or silly) for that matter.
    I have a hard time taking religion seriously because logic is tossed out the window.
    Recognizing that god cannot be proven is not tossing logic out the window.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    :roll

    They did not say they were 3/5ths of person and slavery would have ended much sooner if they had said they were 0/5ths of a person for purposes of representation.
    The result was the same.

    Article I, Section. 2 [Slaves count as 3/5 persons]
    Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons [i.e., slaves].

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