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Offline PostalGirl

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You are so right [#274]
« on: August 22, 2008, 06:16:47 PM »
Unfortunately, the believers have one fatal flaw.  They are believers.

Definition of believer

1. to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of
something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so:

So, the idiots that believe will continue to do so even while being faced
with the conclusion that they are wrong, so all the logical arguments in
attempt to make them not believe, will unfortunately not work.

Sad to say, but 60% of people surveyed recently believed that Divine
Intervention is a distinct possibility when dealing with a patient facing
complete morbidity (vegetative state, brain dead, spinal cord injury, etc)
so I feel very bad about the state of our society when belief in some Santa
Claus, invisible, Flying Spaghetti Monster is the pinnacle of logic for 60%
of people.

I appreciate your attempt to educate believers, but as I pointed out,  they
believe in the face of arguments that tell them not to. They really don't
even have any need to rationalize their beliefs, they just believe.

Hope you site turns even one of those brainwashed idiots into a rational,
non-superstitious, able to think instead of allow their "All-knowing God" to
guide them.

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Re: You are so right [#274]
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 06:18:48 PM »
Hope you site turns even one of those brainwashed idiots into a rational,
non-superstitious, able to think instead of allow their "All-knowing God" to
guide them.

I don't know about the site doing that all on its own, but i know for a fact that it has helped some tremendously and been a great impetus for reason among those willing to logically pursue rationality over vague myth-belief.

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Re: You are so right [#274]
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 06:22:38 PM »
I dunno man.  See that guy Vynn?  The dude that posted above me?  He converted to atheism after awhile here. 

I myself converted after seeing the website and doing some thinking.

I think we've won over at least a few converts.  And those few make it all worth it.
If we come together and do not fight over religion, class and borders then we hold the key to a peaceful world. There are two possible futures in store; either a March of power and greed or a March of a unified human race.

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Re: You are so right [#274]
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 06:27:52 PM »
halleluiah!

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Re: You are so right [#274]
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 06:53:32 PM »
Join up and share in the experience.
I am responsible with my actions NOW so I don't HAVE to be responsible for them later.

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Re: You are so right [#274]
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 06:05:24 AM »
Thanks for the message!

While you're probably right, slow steady pressure may help stem the tide of wilful ignorance.  It's anecdotal, but I've seen it impact my friends who hold some superstitious beliefs tied to religion.

There are other groups of people working on this issue as well, so if you want to drop by the forums I'll be glad to provided you with some pointers.
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

The history of religion is a long attempt to reconcile old custom with new reason, to find a sound theory for an absurd practice.  --Sir James George Frazer