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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Except no one is saying......well with the exception of one guy here that atheism should be banned. What we are saying is "don't be a bunch of dicks and respect those religions choosing to celebrate the holidays".
    Preaching constantly that your religion is the true one and we atheists are going to hell for not believing in your particular imaginary friend. Not dickish.

    Telling you that you, and all the other people who believe in imaginary people are slightly off your rockers. Dickish.

    It's like a schizophrenic patient telling his doctors that they're crazy for not hearing voices.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

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    Preaching constantly that your religion is the true one and we atheists are going to hell for not believing in your particular imaginary friend. Not dickish.
    And in true Hatuey form we have the OP personified. Openly attacking and mocking someone's beliefs is being a dick, period. Whatever excuses you want to polish it with it's still a turd.

    Telling you that you, and all the other people who believe in imaginary people are slightly off your rockers. Dickish.
    RFirst off, treating people as if they are stupid for holding their beliefs is twofold. One, it makes you look like a dick, and two it makes you look equally foolish since it requires scientific proof which is sorely lacking in key areas. Hate to break it to you but consciousness, the true provable origin of the universe, and physics are still and possible always will be mostly theoretical. So one must have faith in those as well.

    It's like a schizophrenic patient telling his doctors that they're crazy for not hearing voices.
    I'll say this, one day you may be as informed as you think you are. Currently all you are doing is being an apologist for people who pulled a dick move because you agree with their cause. Yet again typical Hatuey.

    Last point, if a religious person went to an atheist convention and screamed "you're all going to hell" that would be a dick move, mocking people who have done absolutely nothing wrong to you personally is equally a dick move. End of discussion.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    And in true Hatuey form we have the OP personified. Openly attacking and mocking someone's beliefs is being a dick, period. Whatever excuses you want to polish it with it's still a turd.
    Appeal to pity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    First off, treating people as if they are stupid for holding their beliefs is twofold.
    I don't treat them as if they're stupid. My daughter holds silly beliefs. She thinks Santa is real. It doesn't mean she's stupid. It means she's not educated enough to tell the difference between fiction and reality.

    One, it makes you look like a dick, and two it makes you look equally foolish since it requires scientific proof which is sorely lacking in key areas.
    This is a fallacy. The burden of evidence is on you to prove your beliefs. Not on me to disprove them.

    Hate to break it to you but consciousness, the true provable origin of the universe, and physics are still and possible always will be mostly theoretical. So one must have faith in those as well.
    Ignoratio elenchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'll say this, one day you may be as informed as you think you are. Currently all you are doing is being an apologist for people who pulled a dick move because you agree with their cause. Yet again typical Hatuey.
    And you are attacking their supposed "dick move" because you disagree with their cause. Typical midrighter?

    Last point, if a religious person went to an atheist convention and screamed "you're all going to hell" that would be a dick move, mocking people who have done absolutely nothing wrong to you personally is equally a dick move. End of discussion.
    If they went to an atheist convention, whatever the hell that is, they'd be laughed out of the place. I don't even know what an atheist convention would entail. What? A bunch of people getting around and saying "No such thing as gods, fairies, imaginary friends or Santa" - that would be a pretty boring and short convention.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Last I knew a person has the option of not watching the channels that those TV evagelists are on. Was there a memo I didn't get?

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    Apparently you didn't get your memo.

    For some, it's just hard to pass up watching a good fiction. For others, the same people who stopped to read the sign in the manger and were soooo offended are the same folks who can't help using TV to reinforce their superstitions. Who knows?

    Let's see. Last I remember atheist make up between 5 and 8% of the population. Now that is scary, huh? What power they most hold over the other 92%. I know, their kids are being kidnapped and taken to Atheist Boot Camp.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If they went to an atheist convention, whatever the hell that is, they'd be laughed out of the place. I don't even know what an atheist convention would entail. What? A bunch of people getting around and saying "No such thing as gods, fairies, imaginary friends or Santa" - that would be a pretty boring and short convention.
    You tell us....

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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .....This made me lol.
    I wish I had the wit of Chesterton, who could make such a defence genuinely funny and yet shatteringly insightful.

    “My first and last philosophy ... I learnt in the nursery... The things I believed then, the things I believe most now, are the things called fairy tales... They are not fantasies: compared with them other things are fantastic... Fairyland is nothing but the sunny country of common sense. It is not earth that judges heaven, but heaven that judges earth ... I knew the magic beanstalk before I tasted beans; I was sure of the Man in the Moon before I was certain of the moon.
    I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, which was created in me by the fairy tales, but has since been meekly ratified by the mere facts.”

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    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/chesterton/orthodoxy.vii.html
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Except the Athiest display is not really a belief. It is mocking and belittling someone else's belief.
    I wouldn't say that exactly. Atheism is a an affirmation, a claim about the world and knowledge. Just reading this poster you tell a lot about the way these people think, or don't.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Appeal to pity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    I don't treat them as if they're stupid. My daughter holds silly beliefs. She thinks Santa is real. It doesn't mean she's stupid. It means she's not educated enough to tell the difference between fiction and reality.



    This is a fallacy. The burden of evidence is on you to prove your beliefs. Not on me to disprove them.



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    And you are attacking their supposed "dick move" because you disagree with their cause. Typical midrighter?



    If they went to an atheist convention, whatever the hell that is, they'd be laughed out of the place. I don't even know what an atheist convention would entail. What? A bunch of people getting around and saying "No such thing as gods, fairies, imaginary friends or Santa" - that would be a pretty boring and short convention.
    Whatever you say Hatuey, you're always right, except when you aren't, seems to be kind of frequent around here.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Whatever you say Hatuey, you're always right, except when you aren't, seems to be kind of frequent around here.
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    Re: Atheist messages displace CA park nativity scenes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You tell us....

    American Athiests
    So it consists of people coming out of the atheist closet? I didn't know we were like gay people.
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