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Re: Atheists

Postby The Beav » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:30 am

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Seems legal.


Of course it's legal. Snyder just signed the repeal of the helmet law recently.
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Re: Atheists

Postby Andy » Wed May 02, 2012 5:51 am

Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun.

As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own.

But don't tell that to the good people of Waco, who were "visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence," according to the Waco Tribune.

Nye was in town to participate in McLennan Community College's Distinguished Lecture Series. He gave two lectures on such unfunny and adult topics as global warming, Mars exploration, and energy consumption.

But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars."

The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector.

At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled "We believe in God!" and left with three children, thus ensuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they'd always suspected.

This story originally appeared in the Waco Tribune, but the newspaper has mysteriously pulled its story from the online version, presumably to avoid further embarrassment.

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/ne ... llnye.html


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Re: Atheists

Postby gullycanyon » Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 am

Shit. Good thing, that he didn't break the news about the little green apples and the rain in Indianapolis in the summertime.
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Re: Atheists

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Wed May 02, 2012 8:54 am

Maybe the part about the moon being a reflector was lost in the translation from the original Hebrew into English?
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Re: Atheists

Postby Mulligan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:36 am

Irreligious heathens are growing apace, with one-fifth of all American adults now claiming no religious affiliation at all. The same is true of one third of under-30s. That's the highest proportion of non-religious types ever polled.

Since 2007, the number of Americans claiming no religion has shot up from 15% to 20%, and includes 13 million atheists and agnostics, and 33 million who simply say they have no religion at all.

However, of those, 37% claim to be "spiritual" and 68% believe in an unspecified deity, and most of the non-religious have a positive view of churches and other religious groups as beneficial to society.

As the unreligious sector has grown, Protestant numbers have dropped from 53% five years ago to 48% today. As Pew remarks, it's the first time Protestants have fallen below the halfway mark within the US population.

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/2423- ... o-religion
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Re: Atheists

Postby pdtpuck » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:31 pm

Mulligan wrote:
Irreligious heathens are growing apace, with one-fifth of all American adults now claiming no religious affiliation at all. The same is true of one third of under-30s. That's the highest proportion of non-religious types ever polled.

Since 2007, the number of Americans claiming no religion has shot up from 15% to 20%, and includes 13 million atheists and agnostics, and 33 million who simply say they have no religion at all.

However, of those, 37% claim to be "spiritual" and 68% believe in an unspecified deity, and most of the non-religious have a positive view of churches and other religious groups as beneficial to society.

As the unreligious sector has grown, Protestant numbers have dropped from 53% five years ago to 48% today. As Pew remarks, it's the first time Protestants have fallen below the halfway mark within the US population.

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/2423- ... o-religion

So, not being affiliated with an organized religion/church makes you "irreligious" or "unreligious?!?"

And I guess being/feeling "spiritual" makes you "unaffiliated?!?"

I suppose I'll hafta renew my membership in the Methodist church so I can feel validated. Whatever.

Churches must be feeling the economical slump, too, I guess.
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Re: Atheists

Postby middle aged female » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:24 pm

pdtpuck wrote:
Mulligan wrote:
Irreligious heathens are growing apace, with one-fifth of all American adults now claiming no religious affiliation at all. The same is true of one third of under-30s. That's the highest proportion of non-religious types ever polled.

Since 2007, the number of Americans claiming no religion has shot up from 15% to 20%, and includes 13 million atheists and agnostics, and 33 million who simply say they have no religion at all.

However, of those, 37% claim to be "spiritual" and 68% believe in an unspecified deity, and most of the non-religious have a positive view of churches and other religious groups as beneficial to society.

As the unreligious sector has grown, Protestant numbers have dropped from 53% five years ago to 48% today. As Pew remarks, it's the first time Protestants have fallen below the halfway mark within the US population.

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/2423- ... o-religion

So, not being affiliated with an organized religion/church makes you "irreligious" or "unreligious?!?"

And I guess being/feeling "spiritual" makes you "unaffiliated?!?"

I suppose I'll hafta renew my membership in the Methodist church so I can feel validated. Whatever.

Churches must be feeling the economical slump, too, I guess.

That Was my take on it too. It's just so much crap that because one isn't affiliated with a religion they are a heathen. Many are better so called Christians than their tithing brethren. Just more spin for the political season,huh comrades?
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Re: Atheists

Postby pdtpuck » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:43 pm

middle aged female wrote:
pdtpuck wrote:
Mulligan wrote:
Irreligious heathens are growing apace, with one-fifth of all American adults now claiming no religious affiliation at all. The same is true of one third of under-30s. That's the highest proportion of non-religious types ever polled.

Since 2007, the number of Americans claiming no religion has shot up from 15% to 20%, and includes 13 million atheists and agnostics, and 33 million who simply say they have no religion at all.

However, of those, 37% claim to be "spiritual" and 68% believe in an unspecified deity, and most of the non-religious have a positive view of churches and other religious groups as beneficial to society.

As the unreligious sector has grown, Protestant numbers have dropped from 53% five years ago to 48% today. As Pew remarks, it's the first time Protestants have fallen below the halfway mark within the US population.

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/2423- ... o-religion

So, not being affiliated with an organized religion/church makes you "irreligious" or "unreligious?!?"

And I guess being/feeling "spiritual" makes you "unaffiliated?!?"

I suppose I'll hafta renew my membership in the Methodist church so I can feel validated. Whatever.

Churches must be feeling the economical slump, too, I guess.

That Was my take on it too. It's just so much crap that because one isn't affiliated with a religion they are a heathen. Many are better so called Christians than their tithing brethren. Just more spin for the political season,huh comrades?

My grandmother was the most Christian person I have ever met. She lived the life and loved others the way most professed Christians can only talk about. What a woman. Sang with a big band in the 30's (was asked to tour with Guy Lombardo (I believe it was), and her mother would not have her traveling the country with those "heathen musicians"), and lived most of her childhood in a donated railroad boxcar after a tornado wiped out her entire town. And kids today cry & complain about not having the latest gaming system.
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Re: Atheists

Postby Mulligan » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:29 pm

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Re: Atheists

Postby Heywood McCrakin » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:59 am

The Beav wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:Image

Seems legal.


Of course it's legal. Snyder just signed the repeal of the helmet law recently.


In fairness, there are very few Jewish technicians...
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Re: Atheists

Postby guest » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:42 am

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Re: Atheists

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:00 pm



Maybe this got posted here before but as the nation goes more and more apeshit religious crazy, I find myself drawn to this repeatedly to remind myself that not everyone is a fucking lunatic.
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Re: Atheists

Postby James Scott » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:18 pm

Ansel Rakestraw wrote:

Maybe this got posted here before but as the nation goes more and more apeshit religious crazy, I find myself drawn to this repeatedly to remind myself that not everyone is a fucking lunatic.


That video is one fine example of rational thought.
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Re: Atheists

Postby Brad Lexington » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:11 am

Christian radio host, accused of child sex assault, 'no longer affiliated' with WCSG

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - John Balyo, a host with WCSG Radio arrested for allegedly paying for sexual encounters with children, is “no longer affiliated with the station,” an official said Saturday.

WCSG General Manager Chris Lemke is to address the Balyo’s arrest on the station’s morning show at 7:30 a.m. Monday, according to Kelli Cottrell, a spokeswoman for the Christian station.

Balyo, 35, of Caledonia, was arrested in Gaylord Friday – after an investigation involving Homeland Security, the state police and Battle Creek police – on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

WCSG is operated by Cornerstone University.

According to a statement issued by HSI, Balyo "allegedly paid a defendant, who is the subject of a separate HSI child-exploitation investigation, to arrange sexual encounters with minor victims."


http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/ ... sed_o.html

I wonder how many times this "Good Christian" child molester denounced gays on his show for their immoral lifestyles.
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