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Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

olddoc4444 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:33 AM
I don't believe in Atheists. That level of certitude that there is no God is no less a leap of faith than belief is.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:45 PM
Not believing in God does not require certainty there is no God, anymore that believing in God requires certainty there is. Most atheists are agnostic atheists: don't know, don't believe.
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:08 PM
Yes, it is quite the leap of faith to think there there is no magic omnipotent being that can't be seen or heard and has the ability to read our minds and watch our every action.
Anominus Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 1:48 PM
It is just as much a leap of faith to say that such a being definitely does not exist, which is why atheists should be laughed out of the office when they attempt to use the government to force their religious views on everyone else.
dkeane Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:35 PM
Huh? Atheists believe in observable reality, and they should be laughed out of office? Also atheists say they "believe" no such being exits, not that they "know" such a being does not exist. I'm done with this thread, as Mark Twain once said "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
BK22 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:04 PM
I can see why you left then...stupid is as stupid does...and don;t let the door hit you in the a## on the way out....

Merry CHRISTmas. :)
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:49 PM
Which is why you rarely hear an atheist saying such a being definitely does not exist...on the same grounds that it's hard to find one that says leprechauns definitely do not exist. Some atheists aren't so particular about epistemology and say leprechauns definitely don't exist, but when you pin them down they'll usually admit that just because believing something silly would be silly, that doesn't mean an unfalsifiable proposal is definitely not true.
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:50 PM
Oh noesss! The Merry Christmas! It burns!

You sure got him.

Merry Christmas. :)

The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every winter when they see a child wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs.

My other non-believing buddies who weren’t the robust Hemingway types were usually heady stoners who were into physics, Pink Floyd and Frisbee and were...