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  1. This is what happens when you try film the police in Sweeden

    Something going around on the walls of Facebook at the moment...

    http://youtu.be/_61s62WKVio
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    Marriage is a religious notion. I think it should...

    Marriage is a religious notion. I think it should stay religious.

    Civil partnerships are, I think, superior, they do not invoke gods, they are pure and honest human constructs of devotion and all...
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    I understand what you mean but Mandela always had...

    I understand what you mean but Mandela always had good intentions for South Africa.

    He did originally approach the USA to help him find the vote for Black South Africans but the USA somehow failed...
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    Oh indeed, I started with that long ago. Why...

    Oh indeed, I started with that long ago.

    Why is it that I started with that years ago?

    Because we say that knowledge is justified true belief.

    A person must believe something for that...
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    Only a psychologist would be interested in their...

    Only a psychologist would be interested in their different beliefs.

    I am only interested in what epistemic claims they make. Since for every description of a god there are internal and external...
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    There is a difference between what something is...

    There is a difference between what something is and what it means to people. We have solar panels going up all over the place in the UK. For some it means environmental conservations. For others it...
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    Indeed, there is no proof and very likely could...

    Indeed, there is no proof and very likely could never be proof. Although a picture can be proof. What i mean by this is that one sat out in space in a space station not moving relative to the sun...
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    But you are equivocating. There is faith on...

    But you are equivocating.

    There is faith on the basis of logical proof (Pythagorus's theorem).

    There is faith based on enumerative experiential observation (People sitting on chairs).

    There...
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    But you have plenty of experiential evidence...

    But you have plenty of experiential evidence regarding chairs. The induction "All swans seen have been white therefore all swans are white" is akin to your faith in chairs - you are always very...
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    If there are spirits and other dimensions then...

    If there are spirits and other dimensions then these too are a part of the natural world.

    There apparently are many more that just the 3 dimensions and time. This is already a part of naturalism.
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    I do not say that any god does not exist. ...

    I do not say that any god does not exist.



    I did exactly that.



    We were not talking about existential statements - we were talking about definitions.
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    First you admit the limitations of the human mind...

    First you admit the limitations of the human mind but then next you want to imply knowledge of realms requiring minds much greater than a humans?

    This is grossly contradictory and even quite...
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    I do not believe there are dragons. Big lizard...

    I do not believe there are dragons. Big lizard things that can throw flames orally.

    I do not believe the universe was created. By created I mean a conscious deliberation.
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    You seem to think that unless one is able to...

    You seem to think that unless one is able to define precisely some concept then one would not be able to make any truth statements about it.

    This fallacy is called The Socratic Fallacy.

    No one...
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    How can you know that god does not exist? This...

    How can you know that god does not exist?

    This is not something that could ever possibly be known.
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    Well, I had no problem with the ooze before I was...

    Well, I had no problem with the ooze before I was born so I'm sure it will be just as much of a cruise when I return.
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    What in the Bible has science found to be...

    What in the Bible has science found to be "factual"?
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    Gosh, I read the bible through quite properly and...

    Gosh, I read the bible through quite properly and read much of the New Testament twice. This is a major contributing reason for my atheism - because I have actually read the bible.

    Perhaps you...
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    I don't know what any of that even means? ...

    I don't know what any of that even means?



    I take David Hume's position on the matter as the one best argued for. Theists kind of "hate" the man. Why? Well, because he castrated the theists...
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    I'm hoping there is something of an afterlife -...

    I'm hoping there is something of an afterlife - but I have utterly failed to believe there is a god.
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    Are you serious? The argument has just 2 short...

    Are you serious?

    The argument has just 2 short premises and a conclusion.
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    I believe there is common sense when it comes to...

    I believe there is common sense when it comes to morality and emotions.

    But when it comes to epistemology - well - common sense told us the sun orbit the earth, that heavier objects fall faster...
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    http://youtu.be/35WVf6Uvk8U

    http://youtu.be/35WVf6Uvk8U
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    Nope, there are those who say there is an...

    Nope, there are those who say there is an afterlife but no god.

    Some say a god but no afterlife.

    Many say both.

    The best argument for god is the Kalam Cosmological Argument. And so i build...
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    Remsburg summarizes: "For nearly sixteen...

    Remsburg summarizes:

    "For nearly sixteen hundred years Christians have been citing this passage as a testimonial, not merely to the historical existence, but to the divine character of Jesus...
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    If you choose not to admit the authority of...

    If you choose not to admit the authority of academics then - well - some people are fools and don;t even know it - what more can I do to help!
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    Hitler was a Roman Catholic - he started a...

    Hitler was a Roman Catholic - he started a political religion.

    But it is not religions that are the real problem.

    The real problem with religions both theistic and political, like nazism and...
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    So you are saying you have no sense of right and...

    So you are saying you have no sense of right and wrong and so instead need moral laws to follow?

    That is exactly why we condemn the Nazi's. They followed the laws for sure - but failed to...
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    Josephus's bits on the so called Christ are...

    Josephus's bits on the so called Christ are accepted by academics as a fraudulent later addition. Remove what he is supposed to have said about the Christ and his text suddenly makes sense again.
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    Could you treat that with Tarski's meta and...

    Could you treat that with Tarski's meta and object language analysis?

    one must differentiate between first order and second order claims - that is ethics and meta-ethics.

    Anyway - I have made...
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    The Muslims that butchered the British Soldier in...

    The Muslims that butchered the British Soldier in the streets of London the other day we subscribing to a higher power. Atheists commit no such acts.

    The problem with belief in gods is that any...
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    Where does he claim to be god?

    Where does he claim to be god?
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    Firstly - there are knock down arguments against...

    Firstly - there are knock down arguments against all the Abrahamic definitions of god.

    Secondly - in its most simple form I could say the god I have failed to believe exists would be some sort of...
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    That would then be a deviation from a the...

    That would then be a deviation from a the universal to the particular. As I said already - it's fair enough wanting to do for others what they want done to them but one still has to have a moral...
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    I have read much of ancient Greek philosophy and...

    I have read much of ancient Greek philosophy and Jesus simply plagiarized Helenistic thinking - particularly that of those Greeks we could consider skeptics regarding gods.

    I have come to the...
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    Further - even if I did do to others only what...

    Further - even if I did do to others only what they would want done to them - surely I must still ask whether anything they might want me to to do is moral.

    So again the golden rule requires that...
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    Confucius said "Never impose on others what you...

    Confucius said "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."

    As Stephen Law says...

    Suppose a fat man is on a diet. He wouldn’t want anyone to offer him a fattening meal. But...
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    In fact I would say Jesus, who I believe was an...

    In fact I would say Jesus, who I believe was an atheist, got it right - that we ought not subscribe to some book for our moral thinking but instead we should look into our hearts.

    You see, even if...
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    Murder is a particular kind of killing. ...

    Murder is a particular kind of killing.

    Normally considered unlawful.

    But I can think of occasions where I might not have a choice but to kill someone unlawfully - they would say there were...
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    There might be a moral law. But no one I have...

    There might be a moral law. But no one I have discussed the matter with has been able to come up with any useful universal moral law. Not one that anyone consciously follows. In fact ethical...
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    There are no Useful Universal Moral Laws

    An example candidate universal moral law is "Thou shalt not kill".

    But everyone easily recognises particular instances having defeating circumstances, for instance, killing as a double effect of...
  42. When is Christmas day. Just answer the question....

    When is Christmas day.
    Just answer the question.
    Don't dodge.
  43. Dodging from what. Even if I told you I still...

    Dodging from what.

    Even if I told you I still could not think of any reason why you would want to know precise dates - or semi-precise dates.

    I cannot imagine any point you might make if armed...
  44. Look it up. Look up "Ancient Greece" on...

    Look it up.

    Look up "Ancient Greece" on wikipedia. There is even a time line there.
  45. Told you, I do know, I even have books from the...

    Told you, I do know, I even have books from the period.
  46. I have quite a handful of books on the classical...

    I have quite a handful of books on the classical period - especially the Hellenistic period.

    I read Plato's entire works - but I also have Aristotle's entire works and so forth (Even on Kindle...
  47. Look it up. Search of Ancient Greece on...

    Look it up.

    Search of Ancient Greece on Wikipedia.

    Really, you need to learn to look further than the Koran - use this opportunity to look for possible answers or just plain facts in places...
  48. Look it up. You could infer the approximate...

    Look it up.

    You could infer the approximate years from all my previous post showing where in ancient Greek times they knew already what you thought the Koran told for the first time.
  49. Look it up - do you have access to google and...

    Look it up - do you have access to google and wikipedia in Iraq?
  50. A war against religion - any religion - all...

    A war against religion - any religion - all religion - but only any and all that demand special treatment and any and all that wish to establish anything like a theocracy - a war against blasphemy...
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