Yes, that was my understanding about the origin of the term, which arose in the USA. I am not really talking about atheists per se, but those who campaign against religion, which is quite a different set. And yes, definitely the "street epistemologists" and Boghossian (who says what I think are rather alarming things about religion, linking it to mental illness for example, with nothing like adequate evidence, or (in my opinion) understanding of religion)- they're free to do it, but they can't be seen as just neutral, non-dogmatic. The problem lies, in my opinion, with equating faith to epistemology rather than to its time-honoured sense of commitment and trust.
Sounds like this sap doesn't appreciate what he had. 2nd chance maybe, but he's blown that already. Probably never change. Get out.
If you observe a mountain from a mountain soy distant removed how many houses would you see?
Careful. You're dangerously close to suggesting that easy availability of rapid-fire weaponry might contribute to higher frequency and scale of mass shootings! O_O
"Why not consider...Goddidit once more?"
How about righteous anger? Getting angry at the horrible things that are happening these days, and letting that anger drive you in a way, to change them.
Actually, I should watch your attempts to rewrite history.
That's the good conservative talking now. Sort of like Muslims, they would take your dick for this kind of thing too.
We do know how life evolves, we may not know everything, and new things are being discovered but to say we don't know how it works is a bit much.
what's the eh about. the war, or the other part.
Whoops, mood swing!
The 24% for trump set a high water mark for Republicans if my memory is working.
Talk to a Canadian sometime. They LOVE their socialized medicine and shake their heads in amazement that we in the US don't have it.
I would let my friends choose, because we are alike in a lot of ways, and we know what makes each other tick. My mother would have me with someone old as dirt, or short....and I already wish pestilence and famine on all but two of my coworkers, so...no. LOL
Wow, so sobering to read, yet the truth behind what many of us suspected. It's not because of any dogma or belief system in Atheism that's breaking these kids, but it's actually the removal of all hope and purpose. What Atheists think is setting them free, is actually binding them into despair.
Isn?t it interesting?
Thank you I sure hope so.
No Spanish - merely failed attempts at writing in English.
Oh; i'm familiar with the 'free will is illusion' idea.
The conservative mindset is that there is a level of punishment suitable to be able to alter human behavior, like having sex, or being poor...
What is this evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ? The Bible? Because outside of that there is not one contemporary account that mentions such a person. The elephant in the room for you is that none of the supposed apostles are mentioned by anyone contemporary or otherwise. No mention of Paul preaching from Mars Hill or anywhere else. No mention of Peter bringing new doctrine to Rome. No mention of any disciples being martyred by anyone other than the World's largest fabrication factory, the Christian Church. And I can list at least twenty scholars who have said that Jesus Christ never existed. Archaeological data have confirmed that camels were not domesticated at the supposed time of Abraham. The story is an obvious fairy tale written by men to get other men to follow them blindly. And so you do. Blind as a bat.
Good to see you! I was just about to send out the hounds. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
I believe you both are getting paid...in rubles.
Your question is incredibly stupid, and informs us of your lack of information and experience in this topic. While I appreciate your right to speak, I do not respect your absolute lack of anything intelligent to say in this topic. You could easily answer people's questions before raising your own points, as is customary in conversation. Instead you ignore challenging questions.
That's a valid point. But if Christians who make excuses for themselves (or others) for their iniquities, aren't Christians, what are they?