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I promise to look at the documentary.
re. "Hey atheists, why are you so threatened by a symbol you consider meaningless?" Some aren't. Here is an intriguing interesting article provocatively titled: "As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God". Matthew Parris, The Times, December 27, 2008 www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/matthewparris/article2044345.ece (reprinted elsewhere if you cant read the original.) I live in the part of Africa he speaks of. He leads with, "Missionaries, not aid money, are the solution to Africa's biggest problem - the crushing passivity of the people's mindset." He is frank & his description of the predicament rings true.
They rail against belief in God, but not unicorns. The reason: they see common societal belief in God as having a deleterious impact on society, whereas there is no serious societal impact by Unicorn believers.
That is curious, isn't it?
True enough, but those are all descriptions of psychological states of the believer, but says nothing of the external reality / unreality of the object of the belief.
I do not know for certain that Jesus really resurrected to physical life after really being dead, yet I believe it quite strongly, based on considered evidence. Athiests can believe quite strongly God does not exist based on the evidence that they have considered. They can be as solidly athiest as I am Christian w/o absolute knowledge. As C.S. Lewis puts it, there are other psychological factors that get in the way of objective rationality that, in any given instance can yield 4 outcomes, with gradations: - belief because we want it to be true. - disbelief because we don't want it to be true and perversely (I wont elaborate here): - belief because we don't want it to be true. - disbelief because we want it to be true. The above applies to Christian or Atheist Believers alike. And none of the 4 has any bearing on whether the supposed fact believed/disbelieved is really, objectively true or not.
It's also a true record of the history of the event.
I wrote off SP as a major league player when she quit her day job as governor when the going got tough.
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The King of Bryan College

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 3:32 AM
I applaud Dr. Adams impartiality in measuring his Christian allies by the same ruler he uses to measure his ideological opponents.
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Impeachment!

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 3:12 AM
Shut up about impeachment. It just gives Ds a reason to vote in November. If Rs win the Senate, reopen the debate.
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Menstrual Activism

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 1:29 PM
vulvar wyman with mysntrual issues.
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