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Go to: "Our Lady of Sorrows (Ariz.) baseball team forfeits state title rather than play against team with a girl"

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 69 by MilitantApatheist

Damn, I wonder what they did when "A League of Their Own" came out.

Thu, 17 May 2012 11:34:18 UTC | #942010

Go to: Advice for an Angry Gay Atheist

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 46 by MilitantApatheist

Hating religion is like hating to pick the wrong answer on a multiple choice question. The answer the professor just put in for giggles.

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:58:31 UTC | #930722

Go to: Let's take the gender out of "God"

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 59 by MilitantApatheist

It would be strange that a monotheistic God would have a gender. A gender implies that there is more than one of them.

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 06:11:13 UTC | #929535

Go to: The "So" meme

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Richard Dawkins: I was defining memes before most of you were born.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:13:18 UTC | #926851

Go to: What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 125 by MilitantApatheist

I try to avoid all conversations with people who believe in a "personal God." You cannot win an argument with those people, because they don't play by the same rules as logical people. Yeah, you will objectively win the argument, but they will come out thinking that they are the winners, because they are morons. However, I do converse with people who either believe in a form of "Einstein's God" or a deist God. Although I do not believe in this form of God, because there isn't enough evidence to believe in it, the concept of a God whose only job was to define the laws of physics or God simply being the laws of physics, is much more plausible than a God who impregnates bronze age Jews. Those forms of God are plausible hypotheses to me. I don't believe in those hypotheses, because there is no evidence to support them. Therefore, I consider myself an atheist.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:09:27 UTC | #926849

Go to: Biology test omits creation theory, complains Kentucky educator

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 36 by MilitantApatheist

Calling him an educator is disrespectful to education.

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:48:25 UTC | #899120

Go to: Babies Picky About Who They Imitate

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by MilitantApatheist

I don't mean to be picky, but shouldn't it be "whom they imitate?"

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:33:34 UTC | #898588

Go to: Can theists be convinced by reason?

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by MilitantApatheist

It is impossible to argue with a truly religious person. They build an impenetrable force field around their faith and defeat you with pure stamina. How can you argue with someone who doesn't use logic in a debate? It is like playing chess against someone who won't follow the rules of chess.

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 09:56:19 UTC | #897464

Go to: [Update: Catholic League takes down their contact link] “Adopt an atheist” campaign begins

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Can I adopt a Catholic Schoolgirl? At the age of consent, of course.

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 01:26:53 UTC | #897345

Go to: The Electronic Three Wise Men - Be a Secular Santa

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The Wise Men probably didn't exist, in the way the loch ness monster probably doesn't exist, but "if" they did, they were not very wise...at least two of them. One guy brings gold. The other two bring incense and bubblegum (Myrrh). I see one wise man, a stoner, and a shitty gift-giver.

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:34:33 UTC | #895823

Go to: UBC study finds believers distrust atheists as much as rapists

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by MilitantApatheist

I see this as a positive. The religious followers trust us as much as some of their priests.

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:24:01 UTC | #894815

Go to: Let's talk about evolution

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by MilitantApatheist

The worst part is that most Americans would see this statistic as a positive.

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:22:05 UTC | #894814

Go to: The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by MilitantApatheist

Really???

Comment 6 by Starcrash :

I'm not very sarcastic, and I wonder if that's because I do so much of my communication through writing. It's very hard to imply tone, especially sarcasm, through the written word.

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:01:31 UTC | #891347

Go to: First Teeth Grew on Outside of Body

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I love this article. It is something you can really sink your teeth into.

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:36:04 UTC | #891331

Go to: God as leader

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If God existed, he'd probably be a lawyer for Bernie Madoff

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:18:02 UTC | #890159

Go to: Forced into irrationality

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Kids are wired to believe what parents and authority figures tell them. Even though they realize that religion is irrational, the indoctrination is so strong that it almost makes them schizophrenic. I think that is why we have so many smart people who still believe in religion.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:10:18 UTC | #890056

Go to: What are you agnostic about?

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I'm agnostic about nuclear holocaust. We came so close in the Cold War, and many evil regimes currently have nuclear weapons or the capability to build them. I think its likely in the next 1,000 years or so. It almost certainly will happen eventually. If there is only a 1 in 1000 chance for a nuclear holocaust in a given year, then the chances that it will happen at least once in the next 1000 years is 63%.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:51:49 UTC | #890040

Go to: The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 49 by MilitantApatheist

How about "top 50 overrated people of all time"

Comment 33 by hyde1886 :

I'm not sure I trust a list where Ayn Rand is in the top 50 of any category.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:31:16 UTC | #890017

Go to: The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 48 by MilitantApatheist

Good point, but I think Brainz chose her because she was "brilliant" at philosophy, and not because her cult following.

Comment 28 by Red Dog :

Comment 23 by MilitantApatheist :

If you actually read what Ayn Rand believed, you wouldn't call it brilliant.

Keep in mind they had the following caveat:

"and we use the term "brilliant" to mean "brilliant at their craft" - not just pure brainiacs" so if you categorize Ayn Rand's "craft" as being a huckster and con woman for gullible fools, similar to L. Ron Hubbard I would say she was brilliant in that sense.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:30:01 UTC | #890016

Go to: The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by MilitantApatheist

If you actually read what Ayn Rand believed, you wouldn't call it brilliant.

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 20:48:06 UTC | #889878

Go to: Miraculous events: how to argue with them?

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by MilitantApatheist

This has got to be the funniest I've ever heard:

1) Friend was attracted to this girl who had a boyfriend.

2) Friend prayed that she would stop dating her boyfriend and date him

3) Boyfriend comes out as gay the next day.

4) Friend asks out girl a week later

5) Girl comes out as a lesbian-leaning bisexual.

6) Friend asks out different girl.

7) Friend prays for threesome with lesbian girl and different girl

8) Threesome happens a few days later.

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:02:01 UTC | #889801

Go to: Miraculous events: how to argue with them?

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by MilitantApatheist

I know a woman who survived breast cancer and she attributed it to Jesus. I asked her what stage of breast cancer she had when it was caught, and she said that it was IIB. Apparently, the chances of surviving breast cancer in that stage is 74% (5-year survival rate). It often doesn't even come down to the probability of the event, they are taught that Jesus "saves" them and they think that he literally "saves" them from disease, as well.

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 14:52:21 UTC | #889800

Go to: Secular/Atheist Choral Music

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 31 by MilitantApatheist

This isn't really a suggestion, but I thought it would be really sweet if there was a piece written about evolution. The piece would parallel evolution by a gradual increase in complexity. For example, the piece would start out with a simple melody with one instrument and gradually increase the complexity of the melody and add instruments over time.

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:35:51 UTC | #889654

Go to: Pristine Big Bang gas found

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by MilitantApatheist

Because they are 12 billion light years away and light travels faster than the speed of light?

Comment 9 by some asshole :

Clearly, those gas clouds are less than 10,000 years old. Ask me how I know.

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:25:08 UTC | #889651

Go to: Pristine Big Bang gas found

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by MilitantApatheist

I wouldn't be surprised if Answers in Genesis answered this by saying, "Well, it is just God farting. He made us in 6 days and he had to fart one time in that period." And people would believe it, because they are morons.

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:36:47 UTC | #889632

Go to: Mississippi's "Personhood Amendment" fails at polls

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 51 by MilitantApatheist

"Life begins at the moment of inception."

-Some pro life person told me that.

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:21:48 UTC | #889120

Go to: Children's cartoon tackles cults

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by MilitantApatheist

Closet Clown, although the ending might confuse children into thinking that it is acceptable to bash gays (people who like rainbows). You have to take the ending in the context of the episode to get the satire. The whole episode is about Mr. Bighead's desire to be a clown, but he is afraid of "coming out" because it is strange. Here's a link to the episode on Youtube if you have 12 min http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IN9d7aeaO4.

Comment 7 by InYourFaceNewYorker :

I love that show but it's been years since I've seen much of it. When did they tackle homosexuality?

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:34:17 UTC | #888439

Go to: Children's cartoon tackles cults

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by MilitantApatheist

Yes, the episode Schnit-heads ( Heffer falls into a sausage-worshiping cult.) The series also wonderfully satirizes things like superstition, authority, and the bigotry against homosexuals, which was very uncommon in America in the early 90's.

Comment 5 by InYourFaceNewYorker :

Did Rocko's Modern Life tackle cults? I don't recall that.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:15:00 UTC | #888435

Go to: Naturally offensive

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by MilitantApatheist

If you find anything about breastfeeding as "sexual" then you are the offensive one!

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:47:19 UTC | #888424

Go to: Children's cartoon tackles cults

MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by MilitantApatheist

Rocco's modern life is a good one as well, and it is actually more entertaining for adults than children.

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:43:26 UTC | #888422