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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:31 PM
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Posted By madnak
Re: Case in Point...

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I've heard a few testimonials from westerners that lived in Saudi Arabia (or some comparably religious Muslim society) who, on the subject of Islamic treatment of women, insist that the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:29 PM
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Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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I don't understand this attitude that living things are somehow entitled to be free of suffering. That an injustince was done in that we were created incomplete. I have never felt...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:24 PM
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Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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When I read the ABC article I thought to myself the Pope can't be this stupid it must be the reporting. So I read what other news sources had to say. It turns out I was right. The ABC...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:22 PM
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Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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So you've given us your theory on the evil in nature (which the major religions agree with)

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Uh, the major religions believe that God created nature. Therefore, if this is...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By madnak
Re: \"Atheism for kids\"

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are you sure that the former statement is true?

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Nope.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:28 PM
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Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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I hadn’t realized he was so well published. I was responding to his post which I assumed from the context that it was based on this thread. Had he wished the reader to know that...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:18 PM
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Posted By madnak
Re: \"Atheism for kids\"

Good books. Philosophical. And that's a bad thing, by religious standards.

I love how most atheists are fine with their kids being exposed to Christianity, and have no trouble with the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:04 PM
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Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Nature causes both pain and pleasure. I don't see how it is easier for man to spread awful pain than to alleviate the suffering he causes.

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Then you're ignorant, or have...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:37 PM
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Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Technology does not make one happy.

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Technology provides food, warmth, and shelter, which are necessary for happiness (and which, largely due to religion and its effects...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:31 PM
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Views: 207
Posted By madnak
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 dumb. How...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21
Posted By madnak
Re: Maximum understanding

Totally impossible. Experts in their fields disagree on basically everything. I have hope for economics developing into a reliable science, but it will probably take centuries. Political science,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
Re: Case in Point...

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Anyone take my "Koran challenge" yet? Trip report?

Open this book up and read what it says. Seriously.

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Recommend a good online translation?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:51 AM
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Views: 92
Posted By madnak
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Also I'm suprised people think that the roots of this belief/practice are particularly religous.

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It's a chicken/egg problem. The roots of the belief go back thousands of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By madnak
Re: Personal Question: Stress and Success

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me who loves sitting at home watching cricket and listening to music etc etc.

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Does your firm have any openings?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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We assume it will be in the afterlife, where God is in direct control and man has no say anymore. But on earth, man has the free will to do what he wants within the confines of nature. To...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 04:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

In themselves, not in the human race. In an elite group of authorities with no real philosophical basis.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

Stalin and Mao wouldn't agree with me. Stalin and Mao came from completely different directions - they weren't humanists. We can only say so much about their motivations, but their principles were...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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Anyways if you want to blame God for the fact that all humans at some point succumb to the rigors of the ecosystem go right ahead. I don't but I'm the type of guy who doesn't blame the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
Re: Case in Point...

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Yet, he feels inadequate to opine on the Koran?

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Not having read the Koran implies not having read the Bible now? The Christians are in trouble - then again, they never...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 207
Posted By madnak
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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"The atheism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is -- in its origins and aims -- a type of moralism: a protest against the injustices of the world and of world history. A world...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
Re: Case in Point...

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LOL!! But seriously... How do you reconcile your current beliefs with such a passage? How do you think, "Well, that's BS, but this part is not,"?

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It's the New...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
Re: Case in Point...

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For they have been swayed away from their true calling by Allah, blessed be his name, and lead them straight into the arms of the dessert demons.

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My favorite kind of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
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Sounds like you’ve been reading Farenheit 451.

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Yeah, censorship is cool. That's what I'm always saying.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
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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 with this...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 92
Posted By madnak
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It doesn't matter. When a book actually says, "if she refuses to have sex with you, stone her to death," it's irrelevant that most worshippers think it really means this or...
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