The universe is now officially 14,000,000,020 years old instead of 14,000,000,000 years old.
I can't believe that in a room that includes someone who had his own uncle executed via anti-aircraft gun... our president is the most laughable.
Your god can alleviate suffering but chooses not to.
Are you implying that by having a rule of law, democracy, and good work ethics, coupled with a compassion and tolerance for others, it raises you as a country out of the barbaric middle ages and brings you "the money and the power"?
It is debatable whether homosexuality is ultimately chosen or not. Please see my other thread on that topic.
Nonbelievers, by which I mean me, don't 'assume there's no god', we merely don't see evidence for one.
Considering your plagiarizing, you probably made those quotes up.
I'd argue that we do have access to God, specifically through Jesus Christ. But you do have the right to your opinion, and I'll respect that.
No spoiler here, but I'm confident that you'd love The Man in the High Castle, especially the last 2-3 episodes.
What does the topic being discussed have to do with computer programming? I am a professional programmer, don't hesitate to explain your point.
The O.T. thrown out in favour of the N.T. = liberalism.
If I thought you were actually interested, I might take the time to explain. Since I know your only interest is to find something to shoot down and ridicule. I have better things to do with my time. Have a nice day.
She's intelligent from what I can tell.
We were High school seniors and went to different collages so IDK.
Take New York and California out of the equation
Some people die instantly in car cashes and other accidents. They don't have time to contemplate death. Does that make a difference? As the only atheist in my entire family, I am sure that the religious members will come to my deathbed looking for a sign that I converted to Christianity at the last minute. That is how desperate they are for validation. I could be high on medication and not in my normal state of mind. But any signs under any circumstances will do. I am a confirmed atheist and have been for at least fifty years, But they have not accepted it. I just laugh at them.
Religion should be taught as part of anthropology and history. No where else. Why we condemn people to the lessons of the dark ages is beyond my understanding. People don't even understand why they are reading Dantes Inferno these days.
Look at you!! All motivated and stuff!!
It's my Friday, since we don't work on Friday in the district. For the last two days the campuses have been on soft lock down. Some idiot with a gun is walking around town threatening to shoot his ex and kids. No, they have not arrested him. Yeah, I could probably drive around and find him and report him. Not that anything would happen...
His favorite source.
This is actually a good topic, TFCC. I'm glad you posted it.
Surprised he didn't give it to her in a shake/food or something so she wouldn't be able to connect the dots so easily. Dumb move on his part.
None of that is an argument for slavery. People have been paying each other to do work since the invention of money, and people who get paid for their work do better work than people who don't. Slavery is actually quite costly, as Adam Smith pointed out in "The Wealth of Nations." It's a hell of a lot easier to pay someone to do work for you and then let them go on their merry way than it is to simultaneously provide for their basic needs but control all their movements and decisions. Slavery originated as a punishment for defeated captives, not because it had any economic advantage over wage-labor.
The "views" of the writers of scripture [in the Bible] are not their views, but God's Word. Their views would not be considered
What makes you think
I think it's safe to assume that the universe will continue to operate as if there is no god. As long as that is the case, there's no point in speculating whether one exists. A non-involved god is completely irrelevant and useless, so who cares?