Not to mention the fact that I did not insult him, and I was answering
a post in which he distorted what I had written. So many start out
with a pose of being reasonable and tolerant, but they fall apart so
Calling a fairy tale a "fairy tale" is in no way offensive.
These religious mind infections generate that reaction in their hosts
in order that they can propogate successfully.
The belief has manipulated your mind to generate this entirely false
reaction to the reality of your condition.
I have agreed with you that you have a right to believe what you want,
and you call me a fanatic. You also ignore what was the main point of
my above quoted post. Here it is again: You have presented your
beliefs in a public forum. I have every right to comment on those
beliefs. I have not insulted you, in my opinion beliefs in the
supernatural or magical are (without objective evidence, which I have
never seen; and you have conceded does not exist) the same as beliefs
in fairy tales. Please remember that many of the events related in
fairy tales have also once been common beliefs. In any event your
beliefs are not above criticism, and criticizing them does not make me
It could be because: they ARE superstitious!
Believing something that you know ain't so, is the acme of
Trusting an effect that has failed all tests since recorded history,
I am not sure why anyone would possibly think otherwise, unless they
have been so effectively brainwashed to exclude certain select
categories of superstitions from the definition.
Chirstians think that native animist beliefs are superstitious (but
Christianity is not), and the natives think that Christianity is
superstitious, (but their beliefs are not)!!!
It is quite laughable, when seen from the outside.
On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 10:18:00 -0400, "Samuel W. Heywood"
That's nothing. Water can create mighty valleys, waterfalls and
deltas. It is around us, it penetrates us and binds the galaxy
together. Let the force be with you. Live long and.. oops sorry
When 'cool' water can make beautiful icicles and mighty glaciers.
When 'hot' it can disappear and just 'float away into clouds'.
Now that's real cool man.
Wonderfully creative yer water is. Yet not one single brain
This post was inspired by a thunderstorm that is fast
approaching as I type. It sounds quite agitated too.
YORKSHIRE - The White Rose County
OK, please continue. You had a point to make? What you've written so far
describes something I see variations of all the time at my rural home.
Beautiful, interesting, and natural but not magic or supernatural.
So, how *exactly* do you get a god, whatever that is, from a spider and
it's web? Offer something other than warm, fuzzy prose. I like that stuff
and it has it's place, but not as proof of what you suggest it proves.
Once upon a time in alt.atheism, dear sweet ZenIsWhen
( snipped-for-privacy@MYOB.com) made the light shine upon us with this:
They certainly have one over on my daughter. A tiny little spider can make
her scream her lungs out. I tried to explain, out of the many thousands of
species of spider, only two are poisonous and one of those cannot tolerate
the climate where we live. Didn't help.
A few months ago, I was taking a train uptown to see my friend. The
train slowed down as it approached the first stop and stopped halfway
into the station. Another train was stationary on the down track short
of the end of the platform.
Eventually we pulled fully into the station and passengers were able to
embark/disembark. The train left the station, but soon after, it
stopped in a tunnel for 15 minutes. The current had been turned off,
the driver explained, because of an 'incident' at the previous station.
Later it transpired that the down train had had a 'jumper'. Well, a
sitter, in fact. He'd climbed down just before the train pulled in and
sat on the track far too late for the inevitable to be prevented. The
current on the down line had to be turned off for 4 hours while
tranport police looked for the sitter's head, which a fox had ran off
Once upon a time in alt.atheism, dear sweet Victor Faraday
( firstname.lastname@example.org) made the light shine upon us with this:
You sound like that video with Kirk Cameron and his sidekick explaining how
bananas were created to perfectly fit into a human hand. LOL. I can name
a few other things that were probably not created to fit into a human hand,
but nonetheless do.
My dad, who is a chemical engineer, had a hard time believing in God. Then
he started studying quantum physics, and other complex sciences (he has a
PhD). He has turned extremely religious. Claims there is no way that
'accidents' created the things that he studies - especially things on atomic
levels. As a matter of fact, this is not so uncommon amongst scientists.
They somehow get a lot more religious the deeper in science they get. Very
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