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by Ben W.
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/mar/28/benefit-cuts-monday-defines-government?CMP=share_btn_fb David Cameron strikes me as being the mean and stupid bully who keeps poking a feral dog with a stick, betting his equally mean and stupid friends that said dog will never take a liking to hi...
by Ben W.
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Of course I can disagree with Allen. We are here, now, with things to do, experiences to enjoy. We have a choice. Feel gloomy that we can't keep doing all these wonderful things forever or immerse ourselves in the wonderful things. What makes them less wonderful because you only have a short while ...
by Ben W.
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

You guys tell me when you see an "excess of reason" out there. Wouldn't mind seeing that at least once! I don't think we share the same understanding of the term. I'd be happy to cite the Marquis de Sade or Unit 731 as examples of the final endgame of faith-free thought. But oddly enough,...
by Ben W.
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

"How dare you leave us with nothing!" As if you're under any obligation to embrace my ideas. I'm not under any obligation, no, but it's apparent that any kind of contradiction on my part will result in swift and decisive group retaliation in this particular thread. Rest assured, any rage ...
by Ben W.
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Jeez, for a Christian that Ben W. sure is a butthole. runz So apparently, everyone on this board has traded insults at one time or another. But according to Ezra's logic, I'm the only perpetrator who should be actively reprimanded. I guess it just doesn't make any sense to me because I'm a deluded ...
by Ben W.
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Including this one? I note that you've consistently insulted atheists in your posts while I have merely asked what seem to me to be perfectly appropriate questions. I will submit to the judgement of my peers here at the BB on this. Have I attempted to humiliate or eviscerate anyone? I've endeavored...
by Ben W.
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

I think this kind of consideration---"give them something to hope for"---has the same social and psychological utility as funerals. It's not for the one in the casket, it's for everyone standing around going through whatever emotions they're going through in the aftermath of the loss. The...
by Ben W.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

What is interesting, Ben, is how you seem to generalize from a particular example. One post and now all atheists are humorless and glum. I can only assume your animus towards my kind is the result of one unbeliever you once encountered with bad manners. But why do you keep avoiding the real issue? ...
by Ben W.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Which came about through human intervention. So...? ...so obviously my attempt to introduce a little more levity to an intense thread was for naught. It's interesting how atheists make wisecracks about believers until the cows come home, but when a person of faith occasionally returns the favour, t...
by Ben W.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

What compelling reason do you have to believe that a god exists?


Basset hounds.
by Ben W.
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Lori, you are more Christian than you let on. . When did reason, compassion, love, kindness, beauty, nature, other humans become the sole property of Christianity? "Reason" and "nature", maybe, but I rarely find the other qualities in atheists I've met online and in real life. L...
by Ben W.
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

All: Ben's most recent post is an example of one of the things that seriously pisses me off when it comes to religion. Despite who or what encouraged him to stay alive it was ultimately his choice to do so. Why is it that god gets credit for everything good in my life but I have to take the blame f...
by Ben W.
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

In its strongest form, faith is indistinguishable from willful blindness. No. If not for faith, the odds are I wouldn't be talking to you right now. Odds are I'd be dead, because there are times when reason only leaves the worst kind of desolation and despair in its wake. That's all I want to say o...
by Ben W.
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Not sure what happened to my previous post. A whole paragraph got gobbled up by cyberspace. Anyway, THE NINTH CONFIGURATION is one of those kind of movies that's almost too personal for me to successfully articulate to another human being. In some ways, it's a pseudo-sequel to THE EXORCIST, but ther...
by Ben W.
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 841777

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Anyone else here seen THE NINTH CONFIGURATION?

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