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« on: October 26, 2008, 12:50:19 PM »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7681914.stm

Ads on London city buses: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 05:26:49 PM »

Oh, those British . . .


at least they put the word "probably" in there.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 05:47:49 PM »

at least they put the word "probably" in there.

I would have left it out; seems kind of non-committal for atheists.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008, 05:50:26 PM »

They're actually humanists which means that they'll just say that they're right regardless of any given outcome.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008, 06:28:52 PM »

They're actually humanists which means that they'll just say that they're right regardless of any given outcome.

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 06:41:36 PM »

Sorry I typed that statement far too quickly. What I meant was that the use of the word 'probably' seemed to me to imply that they were hedging their bets on the existence of God, not declaring fully their position. I suppose that they mean to sound tolerant and broad minded rather than dogmatic.
 I was merely saying that I found Humanists (read the article) to be overly fond of sitting on the fence on moral and social matters, seeming to have a strong system of beliefs whilst really being more concerned with always being correct.

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2008, 06:56:57 PM »

Also called moderates; waiting to see who is ahead before deciding who's bandwagon to jump on. Though I think the application of moderate to humanists, though not by any means far-fetched, is a bit overly critical. I freely admit to being wrong, though; even though I'm always right. TeddyR
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2008, 08:54:19 PM »

I always find it funny that people argue about the existence of God, the only people your arguments work with are people who share your opinion on the subject to begin with. God is a matter of faith, if you have faith you believe and don't need proof, If on the other hand you're a nonbeliever all the proof offered by religious types is no proof at all. The best way to handle this type of situation is to agree that you disagree, not take what's said as a personal attack, and keep the discussion civil. The one thing I'm sure of is that whoever is right, there are a lot of people who get a big surprise when they die.
I feel I should add that I'm a believer in the Lord, and if you're not, or choose to believe in a different way than I do that's entirely up to you and none of my concern.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2008, 09:01:18 PM »

I've never made my faith a secret on this board, but on the other hand, I try not to beat anyone over the head with it.  My bottom line is that, while Christians are commanded to share their faith when they can, they are NEVER commanded to force faith on anyone.  I will answer any question or engage anyone in discussion/debate on the topic of religion and Christianity, but I will not attempt to force my beliefs on any of you. 


(Unless you fall into that odd school of logic that insists ANY mention of faith whatsoever means that someone is forcing you to believe as they do.  I've never understood that mindset!!)
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 07:41:03 AM »

I'm an atheist.  The way I look at it, you're either a good person or you're not.  If there's a system in place whereby wicked people can say prayers and go to heaven while generally good people who didn't say prayers go to hell, well, I guess I'm going to hell.
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 08:20:56 AM »

To quote the coachman from the film Purgatory, "The Boss may be tough, but He ain't blind."
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 08:41:26 AM »

I haven't prayed  or been to church at all since Dad passed on ~ I think I should go back soon. I've just been too angry and upset, I suppose.  Bluesad
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 03:50:01 PM »

"Now now, dear man, this is not the time to be making enemies." - Voltaire, on his deathbed, after being asked by a priest to renounce Satan.

I'm not liking the odds on the 'probably'.   Wink 
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 06:38:38 PM »

I'm an i-don't-care-ist.  To me it is something that is unknowable and there are many other things that command my attention like pretty chicks.
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2008, 07:52:55 PM »

And that, my friends, is what freedom of conscience is all about. Cheers
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