"Yes, the trick is not to rise to the bait and get mad - that is what they hope for, as they realise they have no reason on their side. Best to stay reasonable if you can. There is a great book called "But you kill ants" by John Waddell…"
"I like the first one, although I am puzzling over whether you are calling it transient or transcendent - these are quite different things. In other words, do you think atheism without study (which I think is what you are saying) is transient (a…"
"Wasn't it 10 children that Job had? Don't remember any wives - perhaps it was immaculate conception x 10. Anyway, as god would say "the devil made me do it!" Or was that Flip Wilson?
There's also the tale of Onan who was…"
"I'm just reading Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, who was no atheist. But on page 133 (of the Wordsworth Classsics edition) the illegitimate brother Smerdyakov, learning the scriptures, speaks out at last, like Balaam's ass (which is what…"
"Hello Des and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace.
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"Look forward to meeting up VA! There are a few vegans / vegetarians up here, but less than you would expect from the reputation of the place. No decent vegan restaurants for example (IMHO). Visiting Melbourne in the new year, and they have a great…"
"I'm in Byron Bay, northern NSW. Where are you?
I agree with your statement "stop the murder" and believe that a lot of the "normalisation" of society's dietary habits comes from the religious nonsense people are…"
"Surely the onus of proof is on those who do believe in something. If I claim to have seen fairies in the bottom of my garden, I cannot expect anyone to believe me unless I produce some proof - undoctored photographs, videos, interviews, third party…"