• Isnt it rather odd that Princess Meghan is going to champion the rights of animals.?

    3 คำตอบ · Royalty · 3 เดือนที่ผ่านมา
  • Fundies: don't you think you need to change with the times?

    I know you want to "convert" people and save their souls, but seriously, do you really believe scaring others with hellfire still works on most people? Anybody with intelligence and common sense would just think you're psycho! people these days don't fall for those outdated "evangelical" methods anymore
    I know you want to "convert" people and save their souls, but seriously, do you really believe scaring others with hellfire still works on most people? Anybody with intelligence and common sense would just think you're psycho! people these days don't fall for those outdated "evangelical" methods anymore
    3 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • I recently heard the following comment made . Do you think it has merit?

    Regardless of what you believe, the wonderful thing about evolution is that it does not require your belief. If no one believes in evolution, evolution is still there. However, If no one believes in god then god disappears.
    Regardless of what you believe, the wonderful thing about evolution is that it does not require your belief. If no one believes in evolution, evolution is still there. However, If no one believes in god then god disappears.
    12 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • If it is true that "God is a supernatural being therefore He cannot be seen...?

    ...or His existence proven in this natural world".... then how can anyone POSSIBLY claim he exists? How does "It can't be proved therefore it must be true" make any sense to anyone other than a complete fool?
    ...or His existence proven in this natural world".... then how can anyone POSSIBLY claim he exists? How does "It can't be proved therefore it must be true" make any sense to anyone other than a complete fool?
    12 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Why do creationists seem to think evolution means we came from monkeys?

    Anyone with a brain knows the claim is not that we came from monkeys, but we share a common ancestor with them. Proof being DNA evidence. So why do so many creationists try and use the argument that we could not have come from monkeys? We never said we did. Do they even read anything about evolution before trying to disclaim it? Guess not.
    Anyone with a brain knows the claim is not that we came from monkeys, but we share a common ancestor with them. Proof being DNA evidence. So why do so many creationists try and use the argument that we could not have come from monkeys? We never said we did. Do they even read anything about evolution before trying to disclaim it? Guess not.
    25 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • After how many years do you think everyone will understand...?

    theory of evolution and stop asking stupid questions about it. and also what we can to make this process of educating/taking them out of darkness fast
    theory of evolution and stop asking stupid questions about it. and also what we can to make this process of educating/taking them out of darkness fast
    13 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Wouldn't a logical, omniscient creator understand that...?

    ...not providing evidence for 100% of the population would result in a group that was skeptical? @ NDMA: That is the dumbest cartoon I have ever seen...and my daughter watches Spongebob...
    ...not providing evidence for 100% of the population would result in a group that was skeptical? @ NDMA: That is the dumbest cartoon I have ever seen...and my daughter watches Spongebob...
    13 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • YEC's: Do you guys realize that even if you "debunk" evolution...?

    ...you will still need to provide evidence for your claims? I mean, it simply isn't "Evolution is false, therefore creationism is true!" Effort still needs to be put forth that exhibits how your beliefs are someone connected to reality. Of course, good luck "debunking" the mountains of evidence associated with evolution.... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    ...you will still need to provide evidence for your claims? I mean, it simply isn't "Evolution is false, therefore creationism is true!" Effort still needs to be put forth that exhibits how your beliefs are someone connected to reality. Of course, good luck "debunking" the mountains of evidence associated with evolution. xD Oh, and if anyone wants to say "What evidence? I see none!", here is a link that will take you to all the evidence available on the internet: https://www.google.com/search?noj=1&site=webhp&source=hp&q=evidence+for+evolution&oq=evidence+for+evol&gs_l=hp.3.0.0l10.1329.3919.0.4886.17.10.0.7.7.1.150.939.4j6.10.0....0...1c.1.32.hp..2.15.735.N8r7oqu1KWU Look at that! You guys click on a question, and I basically do all the leg work for you regarding evolution - what a lucky day for all you YEC's! xD *somehow, not someone @ NDMA: You ranting about your opinion regarding Common Descent adds nothing to this discussion. And if you can not tell the difference between your opinion, and reality, then I just feel sorry for you. "Indeed, you assertion there is no God is your opinion " That is not my opinion. Now you are just making baseless assumptions. "Your assertion there is no evidence for God is your opinion" No, actually, that one is a valid statement. There isn't any evidence for any gods. Period. Your interpretation of things, and equating them to some supernatural being, IS an opinion. Do you see the difference? "In science - scientific claims are opinions - true they are made based on evidence but they none the less are just opinions... Yet you call those opinions fact.." No, I don't. Once again, you make an assumption about me personally, and get it wrong. Why am I not surprised... "Looks to me like you are projecting " How does your false premise of me "look" like anything? You just made some sh*t up, labeled it "Alex" and then proceeded to knock it all down (horribly, I might add). Last time I checked, that was called STRAW MAN. Good job with the fallacy...moron...
    9 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Why is it that some women say that marriage is about love, not about money, but then they WANT THE MONEY?

    At first 'SOME' women say that marriage is about love and commitment and that money has nothing to do with it ('some' women, not all women). Guys these days are having a heck of a time trying to keep their jobs, or find new jobs, so money and finances are a matter of life and death for men, and they want to be with a woman who loves... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    At first 'SOME' women say that marriage is about love and commitment and that money has nothing to do with it ('some' women, not all women). Guys these days are having a heck of a time trying to keep their jobs, or find new jobs, so money and finances are a matter of life and death for men, and they want to be with a woman who loves them for them, not for their wallets. Almost ALL GUYS I know would gladly marry any woman if it meant that if a divorce came along then both him and her could each go their separate ways, with no Alimony or division of assets (paying for children is different, each should pay half the costs). But when guys meet a lady and they both love each other, and he says "sure I will marry you, but only if we both sign a prenuptial agreement so that if we split we won't ask for financial compensation, alimony, and half of each others stuff," when many of the women hear this they are mad as heck and don't want to even see the guy anymore. They begin to talk about what happens if he leaves, who will support her now, who will pay for her lifestyle she used to have? But I thought that those SAME WOMEN were talking earlier about how money is not important, it's all about LOVE; that's why people get married; for the love, not for the money. So why do 'SOME' women say that money is not important, but suddenly when the guy agrees to a marriage where she won't get any money when they divorce, then suddenly money to women IS VERY IMPORTANT? Why say one thing and do another? ( yes, totally agree that what they accumulate during the marriage should be split according to the levels of income of each partner had in the marriage. For example; if a guy marries a lady who is a Celebrity and she earns $10 Million per year and plows most of it into the family savings, but he's only a record manager earning $100 K per year, then why should she have to pay to him half of that $10 Million that she earned each year, wasn't it HER MONEY that she earned? When she spits, they should split the accumulation according to what each other put into the pot, to me that sounds fair, but others might disagree. ) If the lady is staying at home and working as a housekeeper, then that should be factored into the equation; it should be considered that she's earning an income similar to what a housekeeper would be paid, and usually that's close to what the guy is earning. That's fair. That way when they split their accumulated savings would be split about 50-50. I asked around and got a general consensus: If the median income in the state is $45K, and the lady stays home and he earns less than 45K, then they both are considered to earn $45K. If his income is MORE than 45K, then her income is considered to be $45K and his is whatever it is, and the assets should be divided in a ratio according to that level of income, calculated each year. WOW, that's complicated, but I guess it's fair.
    9 คำตอบ · Marriage & Divorce · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Christians, how does this sound to you?

    If you want to legislate your beliefs to the masses, and make your definition of "immoral" concepts illegal, all you need to do is prove your god is 100% real AND he agrees with your position regarding morality. If you want to abolish evolution and turn science class into "creation science" class, all you need to do is provide... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    If you want to legislate your beliefs to the masses, and make your definition of "immoral" concepts illegal, all you need to do is prove your god is 100% real AND he agrees with your position regarding morality. If you want to abolish evolution and turn science class into "creation science" class, all you need to do is provide irrefutable evidence that creationism is 100% fact. Just prove your god and I, personally, will get out of your way regarding these two issues. You guys can have the full-blown theocracy that makes your nether-regions all moist IF you just provide evidence for your god that can not be disputed. And FYI: the bible is not evidence of anything except that the bible was written. So line of Christians, and tell me the evidence that no one could ever claim to be false. xD @ Simple Jack: So...what you are saying is you have no evidence to provide...gotcha... Next! Wow...so all I have for responses are basically ad homs - FANTASTIC! xD
    8 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Why are Christians so arrogant?

    I literally don't understand why Christians are so arrogant, despite all the evidence, the stupidity of the bible, the flawed logic, the ignorant beliefs and rules, why do millions on Christians still remain Christian? I mean for example, many Christians try to fight against the theory of evolution by natural selection by giving all kinds of... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    I literally don't understand why Christians are so arrogant, despite all the evidence, the stupidity of the bible, the flawed logic, the ignorant beliefs and rules, why do millions on Christians still remain Christian? I mean for example, many Christians try to fight against the theory of evolution by natural selection by giving all kinds of absurd arguments, there is evidence from fossils, DNA and even after given reasonable answer, they still want to belive in a book which features a talking snake, an invisible person, a man who fed 1000 people with one fish, all written by highly superstitious people thousands of years ago with lack of how the world works. Christians would belive in that rather than present day science which can be tested and is backeds up by ample evidence. All the other religions share ample similarities with each other, I mean you would think that an almighty God make it more obvious that he is almighty instead of using the same techniques that other 'false' religions have used. So my questions are to Christians, why do you still want to belive, no matter how flawed the bible is? Why won't you think for yourself? I myself used to be a Christian until I realised all the evidence against the bible, and all the evidence for science.
    10 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • If it's so obvious that God exists, why would he demand that you recognise & believe in him on faith?

    Surely this is a desperate appeal to pass-off man's fraudulent attempt to create a God, and say that he has always existed this way? Only a paper mache effigy of God, on a scaffold, puppeteered by a host of clergy would demand to be recognised as, the one true God. But if God actually existed, he would make no such demand. Authenticity is... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    Surely this is a desperate appeal to pass-off man's fraudulent attempt to create a God, and say that he has always existed this way? Only a paper mache effigy of God, on a scaffold, puppeteered by a host of clergy would demand to be recognised as, the one true God. But if God actually existed, he would make no such demand. Authenticity is enough in itself; belief would not be necessary. @blueiss..."We could try and try to explain it to you but you just won't get it, friend" Friend... don't bother... I've had enough of Christian apologist crap attempting to muddy the waters to suit their own best interests. @Yun Dude, I don't even know what you're getting at. The Holocaust happened, there's evidence for it. Those who deny it are like Christians who deny that evolution is a fact, swimming against the vast tide of evidence supporting it. @Paul Cyp.... "When you were a child, did you have faith that your parents would take care of you? I did. Because of the evidence that they had always done so" Firstly, I didn't need "faith" that my parents would feed me, I had evidence, that if I cried enough at the top of my lungs, I'd get some attention. This metaphor sucks, because all of the parties here actually exist, whereas God doesn't. @Oscar "If it was so obvious there wouldn't be faith now would there?" So if it's not so obvious, they lay off the certainty bullshit, laying God out as a fact, when he is just a myth.
    15 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Creationists, if high schools started teaching comparative mythology, would that make you happy?

    Then they could teach ALL the creation myths, not just the bible's. Wouldn't that make you happy? Why not? Obviously, creation myths are not science, but they ARE mythology. So if we taught comparative mythology in high schools (already taught in colleges, that's where I learned), or even comparative religion, you'd get your... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    Then they could teach ALL the creation myths, not just the bible's. Wouldn't that make you happy? Why not? Obviously, creation myths are not science, but they ARE mythology. So if we taught comparative mythology in high schools (already taught in colleges, that's where I learned), or even comparative religion, you'd get your creationism into the schools. No good? Why not? You want it taught in schools just like science is... Oh, you don't want it called MYTHOLOGY? Why? That's what it is. No? Explain why this is not ok but "teaching the controversy" is. When you think about it intelligently, that WOULD BE "teaching the controversy"! Along with the hindu origin myth, the muslim origin myth, various native American and African origin myths, etc, etc... @Acetek~ I think you're missing the fun I'm having here, bro. Religion IS mythology. Haven't you heard?
    7 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • How can you all think this ?

    Well, it may be just me, for I am a self-confessed science nerd. However, with all the evidence that we have about evolution and the Big Bang, do you religious people ignore that? What proof do you have that there is a higher 'being'? Do they teach science in schools over there? (I'm from a non-Christian society in Australia , so I have... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    Well, it may be just me, for I am a self-confessed science nerd. However, with all the evidence that we have about evolution and the Big Bang, do you religious people ignore that? What proof do you have that there is a higher 'being'? Do they teach science in schools over there? (I'm from a non-Christian society in Australia , so I have to idea how American schools are run) What do you believe about the universe? Is it infinite? Finite? How does gravity work, or does your god/s just 'make us stick' What areas of science do you agree with ? Sorry for all the questions. I'm merely perplexed as to how religion actually works. I'm not insulting anyone's religion or saying your god/s isn't/aren't real. I am just asking a few questions in order to gather a broader understanding. Growing up in an athiest, science home I simply do not understand religion. Thank you in advance! Have a nice day :)
    5 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • What is your opinion of the following quote?

    “The president of the United States* has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive.” ― Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    “The president of the United States* has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive.” ― Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation ============== *Note - The POTUS he was referring to was GW Bush, but, the quotation is just as valid today.
    6 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • How come that some christians say to atheists not to blindly believe everything scientists tell us ... ?

    About evolution and other things, yet they blindly believe everything the bible says ? How crazy is that ? They actually try to teach us how to think criticaly *LOL* !!!!!! Don't worry, i for one, have questioned science, but sometimes i don't even need to, because science allways questions itself, and for that i have a huge respect, that... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    About evolution and other things, yet they blindly believe everything the bible says ? How crazy is that ? They actually try to teach us how to think criticaly *LOL* !!!!!! Don't worry, i for one, have questioned science, but sometimes i don't even need to, because science allways questions itself, and for that i have a huge respect, that does not come even close to religion ! I DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE YOU BLUE - An accurate process of science correcting itself, thanks for pointing that out ! Love - For every argument you pose against evolution, there is an official explanation based on tons of evidence, the theory stood up the test of time for more than 150 years through the same self correcting system, not something i can say about your religion ! Love - "says they can tell me how, but they cant tell me why" - That's why you have to invent an answer to the question "why" ! I DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE YOU BLUE - Excuse me, you claim that aliens created life on earth, and they manipulate DNA , yet you don't believe in evolution ? How is that ? Couldn't that the mutations in DNA they made resulted in millions of years of evolution ? Such a twisted belief you have there ! Booth - Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7tQIB4UdiY And explore this website: http://phylointelligence.com/combined.html NDMA - Cherry pick from science ? How come that ? I check the evidence that science presents, what integrity and credibility ? The evidence presented is objective, it's a matter of acceptance, i don't have to educate you, you can go and check those evidence for yourself, i accept those, i didn't come here to prove anyone anything ! Not something i can say about you and the bible ! You change the interpretation of that bible based on what science discovers every time, and that is wrong and undermines your credibility and consistency ! Love - You asked me to show you those tests ? I have presented you a website, go check it out, it's up to you if you accept it or not, but the fact that you haven't checked it shows you are not honest when you ask someone for evidence ! Love - You are ignorrant, i showed you this: http://phylointelligence.com/combined.html And take another one, a DNA test: http://evoanth.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/mutation-brain-evolve/ Do you really read what i write ? Or just skip over because you don't want to see the evidence ? You asked for some i gave you ! NDMA - The original question i posted was, why christians accuse me of not checking the evidence ? I do check it , get it ? And for me it's consistent ! It's not like i sit around blindly agreeing with all that scientists say ! But you say to me: "Naa, we only say you need to be consistent" - When in fact, this answer has nothing to do with the question (RED HERRING). Need to be consistent in what ? Only if i go to a seminar and have you all there explaining you evolution, that's when i need to be consistent. And second of all, i was reffering to the speciffic group of people who accuse atheists of such things ! NDMA - And hey, about "quantum woo" stuff, you need to have more evidence, you need to prove that the quantum peculiarities that happen when a counscious observer measures those particles. Happen in the macro scale too. That's really INFERENTIAL evidence. And you really accuse me of starting from a conclusion and cherrypicking what agrees with my view ? How come that ? Is there anything that disproves that evolution happened ? So far the pieces of the puzzle fit together, your only "inconsistency" that you allways point out the evidence presented are not enough. But so far no disproving evidence was presented ( A fossil from an animal which has no older fossils that shows a transition taking place, something like a PIG skeleton in the Jurassic time, that will be evidence AGAINST common descent for example, if you have a disproving evidence i will happily check it out ) Is there any evidence that disproves COMMON descent ? Something that does not fit to the pattern of evolution we observed and established ? That would be evidence against my worldview, and i didn't stumbled upon something like that so far, so had nothing to deny !
    14 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • So let me get this straight...?

    God is all knowing-therefore he had to know that man would sin before he even created him. There was never a choice in the matter, God created man in such a way that all his experiences up to the moment of sin would cause him to sin. God would have known all the experiences man would have-he would have known about the serpent. What does he do? ... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    God is all knowing-therefore he had to know that man would sin before he even created him. There was never a choice in the matter, God created man in such a way that all his experiences up to the moment of sin would cause him to sin. God would have known all the experiences man would have-he would have known about the serpent. What does he do? He turns his back knowing exactly when man was going to sin, and then proceeded to ask man why he covered himself (a rhetorical question). Let me put it another way. How can it possibly be the fault of a child who the father knows will drink the stuff under the sink at exactly 5:27 PM and get sick? What's more, this parent knows that another child will urge his child to do this. So rather than prevent this, he allows it to happen and blames the child for being sick the rest of his life. He put that stuff under the sink, knowing that it would be drunk by his child at 5:27 PM that day. If that is immoral, why isn't God?
    8 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • How can religious extremists possibly think that they are being unjustly persecuted?

    They are the ones persecuting anyone who does not follow their small minded "Morals". I dont care what denomination or religion, I dont like any religious extremism, whether its Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Eastern, Pagan or Atheist extremism. And I have no problem with the religions. They spend so much time showing hostility to... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    They are the ones persecuting anyone who does not follow their small minded "Morals". I dont care what denomination or religion, I dont like any religious extremism, whether its Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Eastern, Pagan or Atheist extremism. And I have no problem with the religions. They spend so much time showing hostility to homosexuals, with trying to create social hostility against them, and then try to pass legislation to police their lives. Yet they wail and cry when someone criticizes them for their anti-gay garbage. Lets see, homophobes cause harm to people doing no harm. Their critics are standing up to their oppression. They legislate beheadings and hand removal for "Sin" and "Heresy", but will get all angry if someone criticizes the system, like a cartoon or a novel. Oh poor them, their beloved torture systems are being ridiculed. I feel so bad. They intrude on college campuses and other places of "Vice" and picket, and insult everyone with a lot of commotion. And someone reacts to their nastiness, and they cry about how they are the only ones not getting a fair shot of expressing their opinion. When clearly, ranting like a loonatic and showing hostility to people different then them is not respectful expression of an opinion. Or all those psychiatrists who think they are entitled to drug, electrocute, and institutionalize people who dont behave like they think they should, while claiming legitimacy to do so under a phony "Science". But criticize them, they claim that they are doing such great while "Scientologists" are out to get them.
    10 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา
  • Does the religion section need a permenant F&Q section?

    What I mean by this is a section that people are forced to look at every time they come to this section that has the most common questions and the most common answers. I constantly see questions like "Why are atheists in this section?". It could have some fun facts like the big bang theory actually says the universe was hot and dense, then... แสดงเพิ่มเติม
    What I mean by this is a section that people are forced to look at every time they come to this section that has the most common questions and the most common answers. I constantly see questions like "Why are atheists in this section?". It could have some fun facts like the big bang theory actually says the universe was hot and dense, then expanded and cooled, allowing energy to convert to subatomic particles. It could also have a general over view of what evolution actually says. What do you guys think, am I crazy or is this a good idea?
    4 คำตอบ · Religion & Spirituality · 5 ปีที่ผ่านมา