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Go to: How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth?

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I would like to see an image with a comparison to the droplet size required to flood the entire planet.

Tue, 15 May 2012 17:31:22 UTC | #941642

Go to: Locked Out: How the Church Responded to their Pastor’s Coming Out

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I feel your outrage and pain. You've been betrayed beyond belief (probably a pun in there somewhere if you dig for it). People with whom you've felt a deep connection have turned their backs on you, not for what you've done, but for the thoughts you hold in your head.

Now is the true test for you. You can reflect their hatred by behaving similarly toward them, or you can show them what kind of person you are, and how a person of true character should behave. You can show yourself what kind of person you want to be.

If you behave with love in your heart. Continue to help at church functions. Continue to visit the sick and those in need. Do it without expectations, and without the hope of proving a point.

Be the person you would be proud to know.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:59:13 UTC | #933602

Go to: ‘How do atheists find meaning in life?’

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I guess I'm the only one with a different opinion here. If we truly see through the B.S., and see how contrived every facet of life is, and how it's all just a fantasy we've created to endure our time until death, then a very logical and acceptable resolution to suffering through all the crap would be suicide.

Existence is pointless. You all say how meaningful this and that is, but it is fleeting and meaningless. Look at the cow in the field. It eats and sleeps. Each day is like the last. What difference would it make if it were to die after 5 years of life or 10?

If you truly understand that being dead is the same as how it was before you were born, then you know there are no regrets. You don't miss out on anything by being dead. You don't care if the world misses you or could have been better had you stayed longer. Because once you're dead, nothing matters. And we all die sooner or later.

It is easy to see why those who are content would not consider suicide, for them, the fantasy of this life is strong. But for those who suffer daily, why not?

For me, lately, it is only the thought that I would sadden others that keeps me around. And even that is an illusion, as I know I wouldn't care once I cease to be. I only care because I project a future consequence onto my consciousness, and it's the "now" me that doesn't like that future, and so avoids it.

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 04:00:49 UTC | #909699

Go to: [Update 5 Nov -Q&A added to “The Video”]The video! (Jerry Coyne & John Haught)

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Loved Jerry! This was my first time seeing him speak, and his points were excellent (he mumbled a bit, but he was speaking quickly).

Haught's whole premise was that there could be meanings to reality that are beyond our understanding. Yes, there could be but without evidence, why assume there is?

Using his monkey metaphor, maybe a book is just black markings on a white background. The only reason we know there is more to it is because we know there is more to it.

There COULD be a deeper meaning to the pattern of spilled coffee on my desk, but by what logic should I assume there is?

Sat, 05 Nov 2011 17:51:23 UTC | #887624

Go to: Believe It or Not

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I actually agree with his assessment of the book, 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists. I was disappointed in the lack of relevant substance in many of the essays, as well as the superfluous verbiage of some of the look-how-intelligent-I-am authors.

But I could not read past halfway through Hart's article. Ironic that his article suffers the same maladies as the book he's criticizing, but to a higher degree.

Thu, 13 May 2010 04:23:41 UTC | #469432

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