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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By RJT
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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I thought this was interesting,

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From Article - (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3935043)

But in his second encyclical, Benedict also critically...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By RJT
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Similarly, we're discussing the quotes posted in this thread and in the article. We can do so without knowing anything about the Pope. Calling him an idiot based on one blurb might be a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By RJT
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Pretty harsh. I can only imagine what you would call people who opine after reading an 8 paragraph news article of a 76 page text.

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Hey! You're being awfully...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 343
Posted By RJT
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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I dont see much to discuss here, the pope is an idiot.

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Pretty harsh. I can only imagine what you would call people who opine after reading an 8 paragraph news article of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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But I'm being serious. Surely you've seen the posts by theists wanting to know where we atheists derive our morality from. They claim it's impossible without the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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Are you sure about this? Don't you follow the God of Abraham? I thought giving away one's daughter was pretty routine in the biblical days.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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Are you sure about this? Don't you follow the God of Abraham? I thought giving away one's daughter was pretty routine in the biblical days.

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The Bible's rife...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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But I'm being serious. Surely you've seen the posts by theists wanting to know where we atheists derive our morality from. They claim it's impossible without the bible. Why don't we...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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<font color="blue"> We can’t “own women”. What are the rules of atheism? </font>

No, but you can stone her to death on her doorstep upon learning she's not a virgin before you marry...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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<font color="blue">Right. But, if one is knowledgeable of Islam, one can give an opinion whether or not this is a correct interpretation of the Koran. </font>

Ahh. So you use your...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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Right. But, if one is knowledgeable of Islam, one can give an opinion whether or not this is a correct interpretation of the Koran.

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It doesn't matter. When a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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Hence the word "opinion".

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So we agree. A moderate follower of any cult can't judge the morals of someone from another cult when the claim for the morality...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

Hence the word "opinion".
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

Right. But, if one is knowledgeable of Islam, one can give an opinion whether or not this is a correct interpretation of the Koran.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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Also, to have an opinion on how another Religion should interpret its text is beyond my knowledge. So, really I’d rather not give an opinion on Islam tradition/laws.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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There are a few issues here.

1) The religious law itself – she was in an unrelated man’s car.
2) The punishment for said crime – lashing.
3) Whether or not anyone should...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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<font color="blue">We posters aren’t going to do anything about this. </font>

I feel I'm doing something (albeit all to little), by merely trying to bring attention to this atrocity...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

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<font color="blue"> 1) I don’t have an opinion on this. If one wants to believe in this (if that is what a correct interpretation of Islam says) then, oh well. </font>

I can't...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 146
Posted By RJT
Re: The Best Poster in SMP

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chezlaw is the coolest for sure.

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If I can't be Mick Jagger when I grow up, then I want to be chez. Somedays it is just chez (I don't think I have the energy to be Jagger...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 132
Posted By RJT
Re: Case in Point...

There are a few issues here.

1) The religious law itself – she was in an unrelated man’s car.
2) The punishment for said crime – lashing.
3) Whether or not anyone should care.


1) I don’t...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-28-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 56
Posted By RJT
Re: Mountaineer Trip Report- WV

You mean even over in the sports book where they guys watch the races at the tables with the tvs, they can’t smoke? That’s bs.

As far as the smoking – the only problem is near the ashtrays at the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 183
Posted By RJT
Re: family issue, and personal philosophy

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Personally, I think the problem is your NEED to find a religious belief as the only thing which will give your life meaning, but it's people like you why religion is a $$billion a year...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 50
Posted By RJT
Re: The start of a hand?

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Just what do you mean by "the hand has started"?

Can you buy chips after "the hand has started"? If you ask that question, most people would not consider the beginning of the shuffle to...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 50
Posted By RJT
Re: The start of a hand?

Home games happens alot. And yes, usually the less than halfway decent players ask.
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 50
Posted By RJT
Re: The start of a hand?

I was thinking mostly for home games. I thought I had read this somehwere - wonder why I was under this impression?
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