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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    I haven't seen Christians beat them in a debate either.
    Being crazy is the "okami code" of debate. Everyone's had that one nightmare neighbor that neither the landlord nor the police could do anything about because nobody had a contingency plan for their level of crazy.

    In debate, it's like that one guy in the abortion forum who says that any woman who takes birth control should be strapped to a rocket and shot into outer space while all her family and friends are summarily executed. There's nothing you can really say to that.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    In debate, it's like that one guy in the abortion forum who says that any woman who takes birth control should be strapped to a rocket and shot into outer space while all her family and friends are summarily executed. There's nothing you can really say to that.
    That's because religion is a special kind of crazy where the normal rules don't apply. The guy above would be carted off by the men in white coats if he said that without claiming it was his religious views.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    If you read the article you would see they in fact do have a religious section. And under your premise, since they aren't a bookstore, they would feel the need to label fiction and non-fiction and that would be it? If they aren't a bookstore, why not just label them books and be done with it?

    Everything you are doing is trying to cause an issue instead of letting people live their lives. If they believe in a book how does that negatively or positively effect you? It doesn't. You are just trying to put your labels on them. Let people live their lives free from your judgment.
    Books would work as well. Im not doing anything except defending the classification of a bible as fiction, as it logically is.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's because religion is a special kind of crazy where the normal rules don't apply. The guy above would be carted off by the men in white coats if he said that without claiming it was his religious views.
    You're liable to anger some Muslims with this kind of talk.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    In debate, it's like that one guy in the abortion forum who says that any woman who takes birth control should be strapped to a rocket and shot into outer space while all her family and friends are summarily executed. There's nothing you can really say to that.
    That nonsense should be labeled under 'Fiction' as well.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You're liable to anger some Muslims with this kind of talk.
    Couldn't care less. Screw Islam.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I never claimed any of that is untrue. However, if you where to read the bible you would discover it makes many more claims than just those.
    Yes, and nonbelievers who try to interpret the Bible just make a mish-mash out of it. (And some believers do that as well.)

    As I said, any apparent contradictions between scripture and the physical world are due to a lack of understanding.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Hogwash if it is irrelevant when creationists are attempting to set education standards.
    Hey, I disavow any connection with those bozos.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    are those in anyway equivalent?
    In terms of showing a lack of respect, yes.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It doesn't matter what believers believe, it only matters what they can prove and when it comes to proving much about the Bible, believers almost always fail miserably. There are people who believe that reptilian aliens are running the government too, but these people deserve to be insulted for having stupid beliefs, just like Christians and Muslims and Jews and Buddhists and Hindus and all the rest do. If you can't back up your claims, then your claims are foolish.
    Nope. Believers have all the proof they need. They don't care about other proof.

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