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Re: Atheists.....a ?

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about 6 years ago

"What do you WANT the truth to be? " I think that statement explains the point of many religious views perfectly. The whole point of "truth" is that their is one option. You are mealy saying that you dont like reality so your going to substitute your own fantasy to replace your concept of reality ...

Re: How do you rank in (Moral Attitudes Results)

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about 6 years ago

Moral Attitudes Results Based on your answers to the previous questions, your overall score on a conservative/liberal dimension of moral attitudes--compared with the general population--puts your percentile at 77, with the 99th percentile indicating the most liberal possible rating. Another way of ...

Re: What is your favorite quote?

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about 6 years ago

"Oh, so they have internet on computers now!" - Homer Simpson "What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of “humility.” This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with ...

Re: should evolution be taught in 'public' schools

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about 6 years ago

Of course evolution should be taught in schools, the USA is probably the only western nation to promote religious dogma over science in a public school. as for evolution being a theory, of course its a theory, a theory with a huge amount of evidence to support it. creationism on the other hand ...