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Perhaps JennieDar is busily actually writing a post in response to replies in this thread. She has logged in at least a couple of times and presumably seen those replies, but hasn't bothered to post anything. Ah well. In another thread I've posted about recent speculations that are relevant to the "fine-tuning" hypothesis.
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I'm not reading this.
You must have started to know you wouldn't :D

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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?
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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?

How long do you wait to decide its a "shit and run"?  Or do you decide so on first scan?

Yeah, it had the symptoms, but can be good exercise to look around then shout, "PLAGIARISM!"
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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?

How long do you wait to decide its a "shit and run"?  Or do you decide so on first scan?

Yeah, it had the symptoms, but can be good exercise to look around then shout, "PLAGIARISM!"

With a bit of experience you can spot a 'Shit and Run.' 80% of the time on the first post.
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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?

So they can brag about having "left the atheists speechless with their logic".  After all, if they never come back, for all they know it's true.
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I don't have to point this out I'm sure. Religions don't operate with logic. Belief and logic are oft times enemies.
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I don't have to point this out I'm sure. Religions don't operate with logic. Belief and logic are oft times enemies.

Well, belief in supernatural influences that cannot, by any logical or scientific means, be substantiated - yeah! That the Sun will rise tomorrow morning is a statically logical belief. Whether of not we are here to see it depends on there not being an X-ray burster or supernova happening in our local bit of the galaxy during our local night. We won't see that 'til it hits us! An existinction-event asteroid would be spotted.

Whether or not I survive the night to see that sunrise personally has nothing to do with it, my belief will cease with my death but the universe will just trundle on regardless.
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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?

So they can brag about having "left the atheists speechless with their logic".  After all, if they never come back, for all they know it's true.

I am both annoyed and amused when a Shit and run person posts here.  It is, for them. similar to going to a gun fight armed only with a stick.

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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?

So they can brag about having "left the atheists speechless with their logic".  After all, if they never come back, for all they know it's true.

I am both annoyed and amused when a Shit and run person posts here.  It is, for them. similar to going to a gun fight armed only with a stick.

If it makes them feel better and they gtfo I don't care if they post a huge ugly penis on the forum.

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Looks like a shit and run. Why do people bother?

So they can brag about having "left the atheists speechless with their logic".  After all, if they never come back, for all they know it's true.

I am both annoyed and amused when a Shit and run person posts here.  It is, for them. similar to going to a gun fight armed only with a stick.

Or leaving a recording of themselves shouting at a rally they oppose.
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There are methods to treat the validity of the theory that a God exists

I don't know why any one would have a problem with that statement.
I agree there are methods and here is one:



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