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Go to: Attempted rescue of pro-life poster child is deeply misguided

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@ #18 that is a bold face lie. The hospital offered to transfer joseph to his home and disconnect his life support there so he could die at home with his family just as his father claims he wanted. Baby josephs parents rejected hat option and would not settle for anything less than the tracheotomy.

The only reason he went ahead with the "I only want him to be able to die at home" lie was to elicit sympathy for his position (mostly from bible thumping "death panel" americans) and shame the hospital into giving him what he wanted. He never even denied that fact just made a stink because he thought the hospital would not be able to tell people they made the offer. He apparently thought he would be able to lie with impunity.

My initial sympathy for these people have all but disapeared they are a very selfish lot, my sympathy is now reserved for baby joseph alone.

http://www2.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=1a014ab1-70c6-477c-94e3-64b465138ff0

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:33:21 UTC | #605617

Go to: Chimps' emotional response to death caught on film

Go to: Believe It or Not

Dustin14's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Dustin14

I have been searching for twenty years for "at least one logically compelling, deeply informed, morally profound, or conceptually arresting argument" FOR believing in God. My inability to find one is why I am an atheist.

I had to laugh at this line as well. "...it soon collapses under the weight of its own baseless presuppositions." Pot, meet kettle. Does the author not understand that the entirety of religious faith rests upon baseless presuppositions?

What his claim seems to boil down to is the tired argument that atheists can't prove their is not a god or more specifically provide what he thinks are convincing arguments for their not being a god. Which has been addressed countless times, The onus to provide evidence is not on us it is on you as you are the ones making truth claims.

Christians cannot disprove the existence of the flying spaghetti monster therefore it's logical to believe in it, right? I put it to any theist out there can you provide evidence or a "logically compelling, deeply informed, morally profound, or conceptually arresting" argument for the non existence of the flying spaghetti monster? Or the god or gods of any other faith which you do not believe in?

He also seems to throw in the standard "baseless presupposition" that rejecting his particular religion mean rejecting morality. Again nonsense, religion get's it's morality from us we do not get our morality from it. We are fully capable of renouncing the fatuous myths of Christianity and all religion without losing anything but childish tawdry beliefs in the supernatural. The morality that we have come to on our own without the help or need of any god will remain intact. In fact will likely improve faster without Dogma and blind adherence to ancient bigotry holding us back.

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:03:00 UTC | #461778

Go to: [Update] A Murder of Crows

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For those outside Canada try youtube proxy it's what I use whenever I want to watch videos restricted to the UK or U.S.

https://youtubeproxy.org/default.aspx?prx=http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/The_Nature_of_Things/ID=1385855962

Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:11:00 UTC | #432149

Go to: Attack on Canada, U.S is attack on Muslims: imams

Dustin14's Avatar Jump to comment 61 by Dustin14

if enough people mark his comments as "troll" do they not go to the alternate comment thread automatically? if not it would be something to consider so that these kind of spam comments can be removed more quickly without having to wait for a moderator to move/delete them.

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 11:55:00 UTC | #430423

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