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by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

My last comment would be... if you choose not too decide, you still have made a choice. Peace. Out.
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 13088

Re: Religion

Aren't we all. :-)
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 13088

Re: Religion

I succomb to your cold, hard logic.
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

Bogey wrote:Of course he is trolling.
Et tu, Bogey? :)
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

OK... Yes, Joe. I am a troll. Atheism is not a belief, it is not a faith. Really?! From Webster's Dictionary: athe·ism noun \ˈā-thē-ˌi-zəm\ Definition of ATHEISM 1 archaic : ungodliness, wickedness 2 a : a disbelief in the existence of deity b : the doctrine that there is no deity Disbelief in a dei...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

So an atheistic view in your estimation is what? The only scientific rational view possible? As far as trolling... you are the one resorting to name calling. Pot calling the kettle black... 99% of the people in the world realize atheism is a typified peoples who do not believe in God. What does that...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 13088

Re: Religion

What about cultures that follow religions that are not your own? Like Mohandas Ghandi? He was cool... on a very strong faith driven path. Very good role model. And I think you'd have a hard time convincing any secular person that Indians aren't as moral as Christian Americans) 14 When Gentiles who ...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

The racial beliefs of the Nazis were never more than biased pseudoscience, and were mostly fueled by xenophobia. There is no scientific basis that any one race of people is better than the other, and the subject is almost entirely subjective. Plus, real scientific subjects such as genetic drift and...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

Atheism isn't a religion or a culture. Atheism is simply the lack of belief in a god. I disagree with that view... mine would be that it is a "belief system" ...it is a faith. It is a religion. To view atheism as more fact based than Christianity is untenable in my estimation -- as the absolute pro...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

Perhaps I am mistaken, but I had thought that the term had not been coined until the 16th century. I do realize that there like-minded ideas from the Vedic period and classical antiquity though in human history -- I'm not really sure how developed and organized atheism as a culture became. I would n...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 13088

Re: Religion

But you were arguing that societies that reject religion aren't able to last as long as societies that are founded on religion. Now it kinda sound like religion doesn't matter. I would say that man would be dependent to excel beyond his capacity aided by an enlightened path (i.e., religion). And th...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

not sure if that's directed at me but if so you don't get the point. i don't know how i can explain it in simpler terms than i already have but i'll give it one more shot some people are immoral - they will be immoral whether religious or not some people are moral - they will be moral whether relig...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

...given atheists and religious people, both groups are going to have a similar percent of immoral people, because humans are humans. I completely agree with that. ...but religious people then have "moral" people doing immoral things in the name of god, and atheists don't do that. so religious peop...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

...but the approval/forgiveness of god, which the atheists don't get, allows the religious to be extra immoral. I have no idea what religion you might be referring to here... it boggles the mind. The proper application of Christianity would require cessation of a given forgiven sin; and God's forgi...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 9707

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

Hmmm... my own view would be that people cause themselves to do immoral things... ones actions are driven from what the heart craves. Christianity can be boiled down to two tenets - the former deals with God (to love God -- let's not dwell on that for the benefit of our atheistic friends). And the o...