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    No, not an angry man, I just happened to have...

    No, not an angry man, I just happened to have found the picture where I found the others I posted...
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    "Doth not even nature herself teach you, that, if...

    "Doth not even nature herself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?" 1 Corinthians 11-14
  3. No, but because they are bereft of the most basic...

    No, but because they are bereft of the most basic elements of critical analysis. For instance, what would you say is faulty, on the example students part, with the example scenario I gave?
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    Party pooper !!

    Party pooper !!
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    Lol, I'll leave you to work that one out on your...

    Lol, I'll leave you to work that one out on your own - angry man.
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    You're just angry and clearly very unhappy. Why...

    You're just angry and clearly very unhappy. Why do you always have to belittle me. Yeah, maybe I do keep getting my reasoning screwed up. Maybe nothing I say makes any sense. Maybe I can't provide...
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    Philosophy has issues with religion and science....

    Philosophy has issues with religion and science. Science listens to philosophy and benefits in doing so. Science has no issue with religion as such but religion has a problem with science and...
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    I tell you one thing - this dude needs to get a...

    I tell you one thing - this dude needs to get a hair cut man!

    I'm sure the bible actually states that long hair - in this dude's day - was a sin or as much as a sin?
    ...
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    With any expected respect that I might also...

    With any expected respect that I might also happen to accord, Sir, the recipe is little but the misguided words of man and so too a mere cult - Carbo Delightism and Pastafarianism are in fact a...
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    http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb48/glennac8/s...

    http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb48/glennac8/securedownload.jpg
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    This one's a bit of drip. ...

    This one's a bit of drip.

    http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb48/glennac8/Obama.jpg
  12. I believe it more likely that you are mistaken in...

    I believe it more likely that you are mistaken in your understanding of the situation. You are likely unwittingly misrepresenting the situation.
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    Them who submit to other Gods may be cheap suits...

    Them who submit to other Gods may be cheap suits but not me. I have a personal relationship with the Spaghetti Monster. And the mysteriously beautiful attributes of our close relationship is...
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    Very Good!

    Very Good!
  15. Indeed. What, however, if Hugh's daughter was...

    Indeed.

    What, however, if Hugh's daughter was studying philosophy or psychology and she starts to explain a conservative view that religious based psychotherapy institutions should be better...
  16. Perhaps, for the others in this thread, you could...

    Perhaps, for the others in this thread, you could give an example of what expressed conservativism is.
  17. I doubt that everything they are tested on comes...

    I doubt that everything they are tested on comes down to a matter of opinion. If, however, her opinions are conservative, in the way your own theistic based views are, then I agree whole heartedly -...
  18. No.

    No.
  19. My position is very clearly stated in my reply...

    My position is very clearly stated in my reply which you have quoted. I have reread it and conclude that you are seeing what you see because that is all you are capable of seeing or at least what you...
  20. One reason is that I see the god delusion...

    One reason is that I see the god delusion resulting from an inherently necessary deprivation - self afflicted too - of reasoning skills as regards truth, logic and language, or the bewitchment by...
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    Quite right, when it comes to the technical stuff...

    Quite right, when it comes to the technical stuff - I don't know nothing !!
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    This is quite possible. Although Feynman was...

    This is quite possible. Although Feynman was quite a boaster - before and after his Nobel Prize.

    I like what Ayn rand says about boasting...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzGFytGBDN8

    However,...
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    Too true, firstly, since the concept of...

    Too true, firstly, since the concept of intelligent design has nothing to do with the scientific method, and in fact as an example of the scientific method in reverse, where a conclusion is drawn and...
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    Indeed, science, or the discipline of letting...

    Indeed, science, or the discipline of letting repeatable observations reveal to you the rules of the universe that permit us to predict inductively aspects of the universe, by necessity agrees with...
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    Oh gosh, you got me there. I admit that at this...

    Oh gosh, you got me there. I admit that at this point I reach the end of my intellectual abilities. If I cannot prove the non existence of the Spaghetti Monster then the Spaghetti Monster surely must...
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    I lecture Mondays and Tuesdays. I consult Wed,...

    I lecture Mondays and Tuesdays.
    I consult Wed, Thur and Fri.

    There are two people on this forum who have worked with me - next to me - on numerous occasions - ask them whether they think I teach...
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    He he, according my MBTI results, attached in PDF...

    He he, according my MBTI results, attached in PDF format, I am actually an architecht of change. I am of that tiny minority of the worlds population that influences positively, for the better,...
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    You invoking the fallacy of equivocation to make...

    You invoking the fallacy of equivocation to make it seem I have erred. This is what dictators do.

    Indeed, I do mean that I can teach Robo, and you, how to think as opposed to WHAT to think. When...
  29. I doubt that everything they are tested on comes...

    I doubt that everything they are tested on comes down to a matter of opinion. If, however, her opinions are conservative, in the way your own theistic based views are, then I agree whole heartedly -...
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    Well, actually, I could teach you how to think,...

    Well, actually, I could teach you how to think, Robo.
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    Be careful there, Robo, you are departing from...

    Be careful there, Robo, you are departing from the realm of Blindness and entering the realm of philosophical enlightenment by analytics.
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    Marcus Aurelius covers the concept of good and...

    Marcus Aurelius covers the concept of good and evil quite adequately. Essentially there is absolutely no such thing as good and evil. Nothing but nothing at all is outside of nature. There is...
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    http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/pershing.h...

    http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/pershing.html
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    You keep your evil God to yourself, Boet :) ...

    You keep your evil God to yourself, Boet :)

    "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving...
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    Well, look, I accept that it is always possible...

    Well, look, I accept that it is always possible that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is entirely outside of the bounds of perception available to man. If none of the "6" senses are capable of...
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    I must have missed that too?

    I must have missed that too?
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    Ridiculous, you have no evidence of a spaghetti...

    Ridiculous, you have no evidence of a spaghetti monster!!
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    Another very enjoyable read :) It's Pavlov's...

    Another very enjoyable read :)

    It's Pavlov's Dogs of course (Plural). The Joke is "Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?" :)
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    When I read your bible I know that my intellect...

    When I read your bible I know that my intellect far exceeds that of your God. Your God to me is nothing more than primitive Bronze age desert thug somewhat tamed by Greek philosophy forced onto it by...
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    Morals are entirely decided and agreed upon by...

    Morals are entirely decided and agreed upon by man. Not a single moral code comes from any one of the thousands of gods past.



    Christians are welcome to share discussion, approval and...
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    There is no other means possible to man to...

    There is no other means possible to man to acquire knowledge of god other than by the senses. There is no empirical evidence of God and apart from knowledge of tautological sorts man has only...
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    Islamists, Christians, Communists, Nazis etc...

    Islamists, Christians, Communists, Nazis etc would all be welcome at my table too. They just need to be prepared to face no holds bared reasoning.
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    Give just one example of where non believers...

    Give just one example of where non believers "belittle believers"?



    That's a poor analogy. So poor it cannot even be used to explain the origin of any God.
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    Sounds Socratic - good on you :)

    Sounds Socratic - good on you :)
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    Oh, absolutely, I put my life on it 100%. You'd...

    Oh, absolutely, I put my life on it 100%. You'd have to become enlightened to know what mean.
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    Indeed, in fact the issue is even more...

    Indeed, in fact the issue is even more substantial - I contend that you have no point at all. At least nothing that can be verified and therefore nothing that has any meaning.
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    Pay attention :)

    Pay attention :)
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    I have no argument with its utility. Only the...

    I have no argument with its utility. Only the truth value of the claim that there actually is a god. There is enormously overwhelming conclusive evidence for the utility value of the belief in God....
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    Lol, when my degree students hand in their next...

    Lol, when my degree students hand in their next assignments, which will be to argue for the merits of natural ventilation in multi-story buildings, I will give them all fails and remark that a fail...
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    It is not funny how emptiness manifests - look at...

    It is not funny how emptiness manifests - look at how the emptiness of people turns them to religion. They do so because their own selves otherwise are empty. It is a failing of a person if their...
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