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  •  They may NOT eat you alive: (0+ / 0-)

    If you happen to have a doctorate in Theology with further education in Philosophy, Classics, the Humanities and classical languages and Hebrew. Be prepared: these people might be worshippers of the the FSM but I'll bet you they know a whole hell of a lot more than you do about WHAT THE BELIEVE.

    Be ready.

    If the Virgin Mary were alive and pregnant and living in Texas today, Rick Perry would find a way to deny her WIC and Medicaid. equalitymaine.org

    by commonmass on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 03:21:22 PM PDT

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    •  I've had enough philosophy to know that (1+ / 0-)
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      if someone has created their entire reality based on the axiom "God Is" there is no argument I can make.  Axioms are only changed by extreme pressures against them.  I would not and/or could not provide such pressure.

      •  You also can't prove God does not exist. (0+ / 0-)

        Upon which, I assume, your entire philosophy is based.

        If the Virgin Mary were alive and pregnant and living in Texas today, Rick Perry would find a way to deny her WIC and Medicaid. equalitymaine.org

        by commonmass on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 04:23:00 PM PDT

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        •  well then you assume too much and it appears (2+ / 0-)
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          your constant assumptions have proved the old cliche.

          No one can prove a negative but that doesn't mean we must embrace a notion of god.  It also does not mean that one must root their belief on whether or not god exists.  However, the self identification and embrace of a religious label generally does indicate a belief system rooted in and contingent on the belief of god.

          •  Look, I have contributed too much now to a (0+ / 0-)

            diary which I find offensive. That pains me. Why? Because this COULD have been an interesting discussion. I would love this started in an environment that does not include the graphic equivalent of an incindiary device. I would love to host it on Anglican Kossacks, with some atheists and some theologians. In a really safe space, where people are considerate. Myself included.

            If the Virgin Mary were alive and pregnant and living in Texas today, Rick Perry would find a way to deny her WIC and Medicaid. equalitymaine.org

            by commonmass on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 05:22:52 PM PDT

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