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Religion In The News / Re: This Is More Than About Gay Marriage
« Last post by nogodsforme on Today at 10:03:56 AM »
Did someone actually say that "public officials are ministers of god"? Did Alabama suddenly turn into Iran when nobody was watching? I want a group of radical Muslims to write a letter of support for that windbag, and give him Quranic chapter and verse, or rather, sura, to show him how right he really is. Some of those people are just an hair away from forming a Christian version of the Islamic State. Oh, sure, they already have the KKK, but they need an organization that ignorant anti-gay bigots of all races can join.

People are so short-sighted and stupid sometimes. No wonder they want to destroy public education. Can't have people able to read the constitution and see how much Jesus and god are not in there. Not even a little hint of the Jesus or the bible.[1]
 1. And the stuff they think is supported by the bible is often not in there, either....like capitalism, not paying taxes, not having a welfare system, denying health care to people, social equality, democracy or freedom of worship.
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To clarify, if a real god ever shows up and he is a d!ck, what is everyone's response? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

If the real god turns out to be a cool dude just trying to do his best, like Slartibartfast,  I think we can all agree to give him at least a tentative thumbs up.[1]

Bowing down and worshiping-- that's another story. Honest, heartfelt worship (whatever that actually means) has to be earned, not just granted automatically for being powerful or scary or nice. Otherwise primitive societies were perfectly reasonable for worshiping sexy fertility symbols, volcanoes and thunder gods.
 1. As long as he is able to explain why his propaganda is so bad, why prayer doesn't work, why his followers disagree so much, and why he designed the universe to look like he didn't exist. Oh, yeah, and why he won't heal amputees. :?
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Excellent question. If god shows up and turns out to be as bad as he seems to us atheists, truly is a d!ck, will believers still say they love him?A simple yes or no answer.

And I have a followup question. If we ever prove that there is no god, will they still love him? I'll settle for any kind of answer. I'm not picky.

Of course they will! God is only an imaginary friend, like a small child sometimes has, so proving there is no objective reality will make no discernible difference to a believer.
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I do not understand what you mean by the word 'faith' in the above.
Okay.

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My guess is that you don't either.
Why?

Because it sounds like you don't understand what you mean with the use of that word in the context you're using it in.  You said it was a mysterious thing, but then provide no other explanation of what the word is beyond that.

I've heard that word in that context before from many a believer, and in the course of discussions, I've yet to get a clear understanding of what they mean by it.  So I'm extrapolating.

I could be wrong.  Could you help close the gap?  Explain what faith means, hopefully in a way that makes sense of the following:
Unbelievers are indeed the enemies of God.
Faith is a mysterious thing, and it is believed that God grants faith whomever he pleases to grant, because God looks at people's heart and knows who is lovers or haters of God.

So I must conclude that whoever hates God disbelieves God, not because of lack evidence but because of lack of faith, and whoever loves God believes in him, not because of evidence but because of faith.

Ideally, I'd like to see the above rewritten replacing the word 'faith' with other words that will hopefully make it more clear.
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Excellent question. If god shows up and turns out to be as bad as he seems to us atheists, truly is a d!ck, will believers still say they love him?A simple yes or no answer.

And I have a followup question. If we ever prove that there is no god, will they still love him? I'll settle for any kind of answer. I'm not picky.
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Religion In The News / Re: This Is More Than About Gay Marriage
« Last post by ParkingPlaces on Today at 09:29:51 AM »
When you don't get your way, the logical thing is to change how ways are gotten. Hence of course the idiots are going to want to get rid of the Supreme Court.

Except when they agree with the rulings. Then the folks sitting up there on high are frickin' geniuses.
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Once again with the problem of men being gay but not women. And the idea that without that awful court decision, there would not be all that gay nasty.

Gays can have sex without getting married, Spit. Just like hetero people. The body parts work fine without religion, laws, ceremonies or even cake. Or the approval of people like Spit.

Clearly marriage is about more than just sex, or else nobody would stay married when they get old or when one partner gets injured or sick. For many couples, those are the times when being married is the most important.
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Religion In The News / Re: This Is More Than About Gay Marriage
« Last post by screwtape on Today at 09:22:41 AM »
related to a linky regarding “fighting on” against the supreme court decision
http://www.lettersfromtexas.com/2015/06/dear-gop-windbags-dog-whistling-on-marriage-equality.html

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You have every right to whine and rant. We are a proud nation of whiners and ranters. I fully support your rantitude and your whinarrhea. It’s the American way.

But what you don’t get to do — and I’m talking primarily to you, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and US Senator Ted Cruz — is advise people to feel free to disregard a United States Supreme Court decision. It is unpatriotic, and it’s un-American.

... continues


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Religion In The News / Re: Hugs lead to sex!
« Last post by screwtape on Today at 09:19:34 AM »
About two years ago I implemented a personal policy of only hugging for a minimum of 20 seconds.  If you don't want to bond with Screwtape, then you don't get to hug Screwtape.

That's how I roll.
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Religion In The News / Re: No Gays Allowed
« Last post by screwtape on Today at 09:17:14 AM »
I really don't think I can do a convincing gay impersonation...

I wouldn't vamp it up.  I think going subtle makes the point better.  I don't think you want to perpetuate stereotypes. I like nogods' and Mrjason's ideas.

All you have to do is say you are gay or talk about how you and your husband have been together for 20 years, but just got married.  If you want to make it more obvious, maybe wear a black T shirt with a pink triangle on it.
http://a2.ocimage.us/pimg/23753_1-sil-death-blk.jpg

Or one with a rainbow flag.



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