Atheism Gets the Darwin Award!

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  1. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    perhaps you could spell out exactly the “ world views” of your three examples. Not what you think their world views are but what they say their world views are!
     
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    Learn the meaning of “ strawman” and then try again. PS. I posted it for you. Of course maybe you have your own definition.
     
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    he also said in a previous post that atheism is a religion ( post #2). So if it is a religion and it is false it is a false religion which makes it not a religion.
     
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    And of all those great minds not one has been able to prove the existence of a god. Actually not even sure any of those “ great minds” have ever been able to define “ god”
     
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    "Prove" to YOUR satisfaction is what you mean but did not say. No proof would suffice for those of you who reject Nature's God, the Maker of heaven and earth.
    Tell us, how does one "define" the Creator of heaven and earth? He said "I am." That's as good a definition as it gets.
     
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    Most people who don't believe in God don't term themselves as atheist because of how controversial the term it. They will call themselves agnostic or just non-religious instead. If you look at the total non-religious, that percent is rising.

    In individual countries developed countries, the percent of the population that is non-religious keeps rising and is definitely not being weeded out. But these developed countries also have stagnant populations and are becoming a smaller and smaller percent of the global population. The developing countries don't have much of a rise in the non-religious and have expanding populations. So funny enough the percent of the global population that is non-religious is actually declining, the percent Christian is stable. and the percent Islam is growing very quickly.

    However, even developing nations are seeing slowing population growth and eventually this trend will stop. If they start seeing growing non-religious populations as well, then we might start seeing growing non-religiosity globally.
     
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    So in your mind, there is a nonzero probability that He doesn't exist?
     
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    :roflol:

    Please post "the evidence"...

    :roflol:
     
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    no what I said was prove as in supply actual evidence. And if making the earth is evidence then AGW proves man is god.

    And of course it is all irrelevant since apparently there is no definition of god that has any specificity. And of course any of us can say “ I am” and prove it by interacting with physical objects in the presence of others. God can’t even do that.
     
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    Atheists continue to derail the thread, the subject of which is "atheism gets the Darwin award."
    Dickey Dawkins stated that "the only purpose of any living thing is to make copies of itself."
    Atheists do a miserable job of this, and therefore get the Darwin Award for failing to propagate optimally.

    "A lion does not turn around when a small dog barks." - Nigerian Proverb
     
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    Even if all that were true, so what?
     
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    No need for that, as it's immediately accessible to everyone with a conscience.
     
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    A comforting conceit, no doubt.
    conscience?

    If that were all we had, it would be more than enough, obviously.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    My conscience is telling me that you've likely been massively duped, yguy...
     
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    Obviously you're confusing that...
    ...with the voices in your head that whisper sweet little nothings into your soul's itching ears.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Oh brother...

    The little voice in my head is telling me that you're very likely a dupe, yguy.

    Hate to trot my man Tice out yet again on this board … but perhaps he can help with your delusions...


     
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    Nobody gives a damn but you - and for that matter, you shouldn't either, as listening to voices in your head is dangerous.
    Hey, knock yerself out. I'll likely go to my grave not knowing who the hell that is.
     
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    His conceit is boundless, yguy.

    "Go from the presence of a foolish man."
     
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    many that say they are Christian or Muslim do so out of fear of retribution by society, not so much because they believe

    do you think Trump is really a Christian or just says he is to please Republicans?
     
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    theists have no evidence a God exists, if they did, everyone would not have to have 'faith' a God exists, as they would know

    someone said their God created the Christian God, they must be right, the Christian God would need a watch maker right?
     
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    Let's talk about Darwinism.

    Countries that are the wealthiest, most stable politically and socially healthy have the lowest birth rates and are the least religious. Poor countries that are unstable, that have weak or corrupt governments and social unrest are the most religious and have the highest birth rates.

    Two things could be going on. One is a difference in birth strategies common in the animal world. Quality vs quantity. The other is religion as a tool for survival.
     
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    Not to mention the fact, edna, that countries that are the dumbest (by average IQ) tend to be the most religious.

    Dummies are so much easier to DUPE... :mrgreen:
     
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    No, what is dumb is judging other culture's intelligence by western standards.
     
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    The tired Talking Point of you Leftists is that you're "smarter" than everybody else. Is that why universities are overwhelmingly socialist - because they're so "smart" they want scores of millions of citizens murdered by fascist socialists? Brilliant. No, really.
    BUT EVEN IF your pretentious, arrogant claim of intellectual superiority were correct (which it is not), it still fails. It is simply the Fallacy of the Argument From Authority.

    Heavier than air human flight is impossible. - Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society

    640K of memory should be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates

    The Unabomber - genius math professor at UC Berkeley. He resigned to live in a rathole cabin and kill capitalists with package bombs. He had a well-worn copy of Al Gore's book, Earth in the Balance, in his shack. Good "environmentalist" Theodore Kaczynski.
     
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    If other cultures don't like the way the West judges intelligence, perhaps they should quit swarming here. If a person is stupid by western standards, they will never contribute to Western civilization and will bleed resources. Look at parts of California which now resemble 3rd world countries with 3rd world diseases. That did not exist in America when I was born. Our idiot elites imported it.
     
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