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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 2:52 PM
So you cannot have real faith and be religious at the same time?
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 1:23 PM
Blind, i.e., religious, faith is a hindrance to success (both individually and socially), not a help. You cannot deal with reality, if you don't look at reality but rather cover your eyes with faith instead.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:44 PM
Not even a majority (or supermajority) can vote to change reality. Wishing and/or voting won't make it so. Even a unanimous vote that the law of supply and demand should be repealed, for instance, would not make reality magically change.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:41 AM
It was a great achievement by the Founding Fathers to keep their RELIGION -- whatever it was -- OUT of the political picture so that they could establish a secular nation, based on the recognition of individual rights.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:35 AM
In the first place, rights come from nature, not God. In the second place, America was not founded as a "Christian nation," but rather as a free country. God is a fictional character. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are not fiction.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 11:32 PM
There is no proof that there is anything supernatural anywhere -- not even the slightest hint of a possibility. Given that fact, it would be absurd to call for "proof that there is no supernatural."
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 11:09 PM
Mankind doesn't need God to survive. God is more like a slap in the face than a helping hand.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:44 PM
Don't forget that God is only a fictional character.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:44 PM
Don't forget that God is only a fictional character.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:42 PM
Not only is religion NOT "the only solid basis of good morals," religion is actually a hindrance to good morals -- since religion promotes faith over reason. Reason is the only solid basis for good morals -- IF you want to put morality on the job of the pursuit of happiness.
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Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:31 PM
Have you ever tried to talk an avalanche into stopping? Doesn't reality have the "binding power" to indicate to you that you SHOULD get out of the way of the falling rocks?
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