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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2012, 04:44:21 AM »
In the Atheist/Theist battle of ideas theists can use the aggressive angry approach of some atheists against us.

Look at those grumpy unhappy atheists.  We don't want to be like them do we my sheepy friends?  No, baaah, grumpy bad baaaah happy good baaaah.   Green=Pudding the theist shepherd mode.

I think it is the feeling of some here that we should avoid giving them such a weapon to use against us.
Others are repulsed by religion's ugly murderous past and reject associating us with such a thing, even in jest.

Well said, Magic Pudding. You're not just another pretty face wearing a stunning hat.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 05:18:25 AM by Recusant »
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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2012, 05:13:57 AM »
Well said. There's a reason it's called "Happy" Atheists
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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2012, 05:47:04 AM »
In the Atheist/Theist battle of ideas theists can use the aggressive angry approach of some atheists against us.

Look at those grumpy unhappy atheists.  We don't want to be like them do we my sheepy friends?  No, baaah, grumpy bad baaaah happy good baaaah.  Green=Pudding the theist shepherd mode.

I think it is the feeling of some here that we should avoid giving them such a weapon to use against us.
Others are repulsed by religion's ugly murderous past and reject associating us with such a thing, even in jest.

Well said, Magic Pudding. You're not just another pretty face wearing a stunning hat.

Hear, hear! ;D
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 05:51:01 AM by xSilverPhinx »
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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 05:50:44 AM »
Welcome!

You can start by reading everything you can that Carl Sagan wrote.

Your username brings up fond memories. Plains were full of hartebeests.

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) "

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 06:59:45 AM »
Welcome!

You can start by reading everything you can that Carl Sagan wrote.

Your username brings up fond memories. Plains were full of hartebeests.

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) "

-Carl Sagan (The Fine Art of Baloney Detection)



Carl "The Saganist" Sagan :-X

It's a start. Just how green are you?

Whats "green" mean?

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2012, 10:42:19 AM »
I don't understand the "protest".  ???
The General has informed me, all further discussions are classified, we may continue via private message, unless the General says otherwise :-X :-X :-X

In the Atheist/Theist battle of ideas theists can use the aggressive angry approach of some atheists against us.

Look at those grumpy unhappy atheists.  We don't want to be like them do we my sheepy friends?  No, baaah, grumpy bad baaaah happy good baaaah.   Green=Pudding the theist shepherd mode.

I think it is the feeling of some here that we should avoid giving them such a weapon to use against us.
Others are repulsed by religion's ugly murderous past and reject associating us with such a thing, even in jest.

i couldnt agree more. too many innoncent lives have been lost and i dont want to be a part of anything that tells one person they must die just because they dont agree with what i believe.
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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 10:45:46 AM »
Welcome!

You can start by reading everything you can that Carl Sagan wrote.

Your username brings up fond memories. Plains were full of hartebeests.

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) "

-Carl Sagan (The Fine Art of Baloney Detection)



Carl "The Saganist" Sagan :-X

It's a start. Just how green are you?

Whats "green" mean?

this is my intepretation; when a tree first begins to grow, its a teeny tiny shoot, very fresh and green. only through time does it grow big and strong, with a thick trunk and a massive root ball.
i personally am quite green, as in, i'm very new to atheism.
hope that helps.
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? (Douglas Adams)

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2012, 04:02:18 PM »
Welcome!

You can start by reading everything you can that Carl Sagan wrote.

Your username brings up fond memories. Plains were full of hartebeests.

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) "

-Carl Sagan (The Fine Art of Baloney Detection)



Carl "The Saganist" Sagan :-X

It's a start. Just how green are you?

Whats "green" mean?

this is my intepretation; when a tree first begins to grow, its a teeny tiny shoot, very fresh and green. only through time does it grow big and strong, with a thick trunk and a massive root ball.
i personally am quite green, as in, i'm very new to atheism.
hope that helps.


I'm a pale shade of magenta myself. But that's down to my fondness for port. Which also probably explains my gouty irascibility.
Some ideas are so stupid only an intellectual could believe them (Orwell).

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2012, 11:13:03 PM »
I'm not sure ??? is there some kind of quiz I should take?

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2012, 11:13:27 PM »
Welcome!

You can start by reading everything you can that Carl Sagan wrote.

Your username brings up fond memories. Plains were full of hartebeests.

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) "

-Carl Sagan (The Fine Art of Baloney Detection)



Carl "The Saganist" Sagan :-X

It's a start. Just how green are you?

Whats "green" mean?

this is my intepretation; when a tree first begins to grow, its a teeny tiny shoot, very fresh and green. only through time does it grow big and strong, with a thick trunk and a massive root ball.
i personally am quite green, as in, i'm very new to atheism.
hope that helps.

This. :)

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2012, 11:21:44 PM »
Welcome!

You can start by reading everything you can that Carl Sagan wrote.

Your username brings up fond memories. Plains were full of hartebeests.

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) "

-Carl Sagan (The Fine Art of Baloney Detection)



Carl "The Saganist" Sagan :-X

It's a start. Just how green are you?

Whats "green" mean?

this is my intepretation; when a tree first begins to grow, its a teeny tiny shoot, very fresh and green. only through time does it grow big and strong, with a thick trunk and a massive root ball.
i personally am quite green, as in, i'm very new to atheism.
hope that helps.

This. :)

*snaps fingers* Experience. Whaddaya got?




a thick trunk and a massive root ball :-*

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2012, 11:34:08 PM »
I find that somewhat difficult to believe (Sagan's made a skeptic out of me)
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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2012, 11:37:28 PM »
I find that somewhat difficult to believe (Sagan's made a skeptic out of me)


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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2012, 12:10:31 AM »
I find that somewhat difficult to believe (Sagan's made a skeptic out of me)

I honestly don't know how to measure my atheism ???

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Re: Joining the revolt
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2012, 12:38:10 AM »
I find that somewhat difficult to believe (Sagan's made a skeptic out of me)

I honestly don't know how to measure my atheism ???

What's your story?

I find that somewhat difficult to believe (Sagan's made a skeptic out of me)


Those with impressive dimensions do not need to mention them.

You're right, they get other people to mention it for them.

Not to get all cliché, but does who are insistant on mentioning them are over-compensating for something. ;D
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