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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    I have a crush on captainchick. Just thught I'd let that be known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
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    No need to fight. Things will work out the way they are supposed to. Just have a little faith.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    Where's the prejudice? What's negative? Why is it that everyone around here can say what they do believe in but when we atheists say we don't believe in any of those things it's like we just pissed on the Queen's shoes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    Where's the prejudice? What's negative? Why is it that everyone around here can say what they do believe in but when we atheists say we don't believe in any of those things it's like we just pissed on the Queen's shoes?
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryNTP View Post
    Things will work out the way they are supposed to. Just have a little faith.
    Interesting choice in words.
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    I don't think anyone has ever been received badly here for saying "I don't believe in any of those things." It's when they take it a step further and insult people who DO believe in any of those things that it becomes a horse of a different color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanan View Post
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    I'd request again for positive anecdotes of spiritual nature, and to keep the debate away from whether or not they seem believable.

    Their validity can be questioned in a different thread, if you'd like (and please feel free), but that's not the purpose of this thread.


    I see only a slight similarity... this one is about not derailing the thread. It is not designed to prohibit others from defending against insulting negative comments about them as it pertains to their beliefs/opinions or how they arrived at them. I know when I see prejudice, its pretty repulsive. Its pretty negative. ... whereas Jennifer was asking for "positives" .. certainly not an attack on anyone.

    The quote from Jennifer establishes that threads can have purposes. CC established the purpose of this thread in the OP. The issue of whether religious beliefs indicate a fatal lack of critical thinking on the part of believers came up as an immediate tangent, but I don't think it's automatically part of the purpose of the thread as stated in the OP. (And as an atheist, I debated against that particular tangent.)

    So the question is: Are believers going to reserve the right to shanghai the thread anytime they don't like a tangent or a comment?

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    CaptainChic will u except this proposal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Interesting choice in words.
    I liked "we just pissed on the Queen's shoes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    Where's the prejudice? What's negative? Why is it that everyone around here can say what they do believe in but when we atheists say we don't believe in any of those things it's like we just pissed on the Queen's shoes?
    However, I do not, because I cannot, i.e. nothing would lead me to believe that such a thing exists. I feel connected to others who, like me, cannot believe in the existence of a supernatural power as far as their common sense and use of logical reasoning dictate.

    Prejudice is pretty obvious in those statements and, for clarification, those believing otherwise lack common sense and/or logical reasoning abilities? I dare say most being called nonsensical or illogical would take at least a modicum of offense.

    I saw a later post in which the scientific method was mentioned... well, most scientists I've known.. though people of faith still, would say they were hallucinating if they saw a UFO land in their front yard. Its too much for their logical/scientific minds to wrap around. Sometimes thinking outside the box is required and, in those instances, what is familiar logically may not be recognizeable. But that's defending which I don't intend to continue as the thread's point is now obvious to me and a waste.

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