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by bockedy
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Good and Evil
Replies: 124
Views: 27533

Re: Good and Evil

If I may rephrase the OP's question slightly - is is possible to be a good person without God? I had a doorstep debate with a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses about this topic recently. Great fun. From my own perspective - of course it is. I think I behave morally most of the time. There is nothing wro...
by bockedy
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Is Atheist becoming just an other religion?
Replies: 172
Views: 32703

Re: Is Atheist becoming just an other religion?

<snip> Do I expect a proper and serious rebuttal of the above? Well, we'll see what happens. Don't bother replying if it's just an irreverent response or some nit-pick at a trivial point ignoring the main argument, because I won't be drawn in. Blockedy You sound like the fish in the sea looking for...
by bockedy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Is Atheist becoming just an other religion?
Replies: 172
Views: 32703

Re: Is Atheist becoming just an other religion?

A "salad-bar" Cristian is still a Christian, where as an atheist who says " I don't know if God exists " is in fact not an atheist at all. In my opinion, any self-describing atheist who says he/she is absolutely certain there is no god is being irrational. It is impossible to prove existence or non...
by bockedy
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Who is the biggest purveyor of woo woo for 2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5017

Re: Who is the biggest purveyor of woo woo for 2009

Does it have to be an Irish person or be connected with Ireland? If not then I'd nominate Jim McCormick, the guy who sold millions of pounds sterling worth of bomb dowsing devices to Iraq. The direct impact of "woo-woo" on the Iraqi people's lives cannot be more stark.

BBC Newsnight report
by bockedy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: US military weapons inscribed with bible references
Replies: 86
Views: 16147

US military weapons inscribed with bible references

From abcnews today: http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=9575794 From the article: Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found. The sights ar...
by bockedy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Stop A Christian Their Tracks
Replies: 315
Views: 52735

Re: Stop A Christian Their Tracks

Another question is, why is "Belief" a prerequisite to get into heaven? Why would your god-thing require belief, over not believing because you're skeptical about the lack of any evidence and because you just live a good life anyway, without any biblical carrot or stick? Why isn't that just so incr...
by bockedy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Stop A Christian Their Tracks
Replies: 315
Views: 52735

Re: Stop A Christian Their Tracks

Another question is, why is "Belief" a prerequisite to get into heaven? Why would your god-thing require belief, over not believing because you're skeptical about the lack of any evidence and because you just live a good life anyway, without any biblical carrot or stick? Why isn't that just so incre...
by bockedy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 15
Views: 3854

Re: What is Consciousness?

That's a really interesting question, and in my youth my ignorance of the possibilities led me to think that my personal experience of consciousness was perhaps evidence of a supernatural "soul". My own guess, based on what I've read in Edelman's "The Remembered Present" and Deacon's "The Symbolic S...