"This sort of thing is just so silly. It's ridiculous on its face, before you even look into it, because if we were afraid of hell-fire, we would be Christians. That's one of the major points of irrationality on his side of the…"
"She still wins by several orders of magnitude, in any comparison to any of the Republicans. It's a sad day, when Lindsay Graham and Chris Christie are the reasonable candidates.
Well, maybe Pataki. I don't know the first thing…"
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"300 years for us to colonize other planets? Jeeze, I hope not. I hope it doesn't take that long for us to get our shit together. The disaster within 10,000 years sounds like a possible thing.
The general point he's making…"
Basically, it's the same sort of scenario as it was with the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. People HATE the Accordable Care Act/Death Panels. They love each of the changes that it makes, on a point-by-point…"
"I dunno, man. The Republicans have almost screwed themselves with their nonstop rhetoric. After screaming 'socialist' at every single Democrat, for the last 8 or 9 years, I think the impact of the word has worn off a bit.…"
"Err, wouldn't pigs already be able to pass the Turing Test, given that they're alive and probably self-aware? We just need to establish a functional means of communication for complex ideas between our species."
"About the same here, in regards to Clinton. She's mostly on my side, on the social issues, but I don't trust her one bit, on the economic side. I mean, she'll largely put together a tax plan that benefits the poor and…"
Hi Joseph. Thanks for the comment. I have always been an atheist. I have been researching life extension this year. The other day I saw some shows (Vlogbrothers and Adam Ruins Death) that said we will probably not extend life and never live forever. I don't want to die and I don't know how to cope with that.
Hey Joseph, thanks for the comment a while ago. To get back to you, no there's not any atheist/agnostic sort of clubs at my high school. I was raised Catholic too, and there are many Catholics in the area, but my generation seems to have a lot more atheists/agnostics (maybe its just because were teenagers) but nevertheless, it is helpful to talk to some of my peers about it.
Hey joseph, thank u for the welcome :) i hope we can share a lot of thoughts about atheist in the future. Yes u r right, Indonesia is known as religion country and i can say it's illegal to be an atheist. It's a must to put your religion in your ID card, and whenever you know new people, being friends, they'll ask u about your religion, most of them is not open minded when i told them i'm an atheist, so sometimes i dont bother tell them, i tell them i am a christian.
I haven't met any atheist in my country but i believe there's plenty here. :)
Hello Joseph and thank you for the welcome. You're right about Greenville,Sc not being a great place for atheist support. I actually graduated from a christian university here, North Greenville University, which is where I lost my faith halfway through being there. I still have a few friends from there but most of them are still Christian. It's hard to really open up when you're surrounded by them but I managed to tell a friend that I didn't believe any of it anymore, to which she replied, I'll pray for you. haha...I said you can do what you want. Prayer won't affect me.
So, a bit about me, I grew up in a christian home. My dad was the pastor of a Baptist church. So I was brainwashed from birth to believe in the nonsense and not question anything. It wasn't until university that I began to think for myself and realise it is INDEED all nonsense, and started to look for things that did make sense in reality. I went through a depressed period and I still have bouts of depression, but I had a new peace of mind when I started to think for myself.
Now my parents are missionaries in Vietnam, so they're far away and don't bother me, but my dad kind of knows now that--well to him I'm "rejecting God". but for me, I've given up that crutch.
Thanks for the welcome. I live on my own, so no worries about that. I just don't know how my mom would take it. She's an every Sunday Christian (southern baptist). I just don't know any other atheists in Nashville & just want to find ppl to talk to about my non-belief.