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Stalin was a militant AND an atheist as opposed to a militant atheist (i.e one who is militant as a result of being atheist or justifying their violence with atheism)
Hitler was in fact a self-proclaimed christian, albeit, not a good one- go ahead and look that up for yourself
Define a crusade against religion- it's not like we're waging a war or engaging in some sort of ethnic cleansing- we are making our opinions heard. One's beliefs are up to them and them alone.
Now as for the "Atheist mega-churches", those are really support groups to show solidarity among non-believers (as well as show some believers that atheism really isn't a direct attack on their culture)- I'm not going to deny the existence of radical groups, as those are bound to exist, but part of removing religion is filling the communal gap that's left over. It's nothing more than an affirmation of ideals that's been blown up by a consumer-media.
Saying Dawkins would be proud of his flock is the exact kind of behavior you're supposedly speaking out against.
Based on your comment, Knight, one could use your own logic to call you a religious extremist.
True. I'd still like to point out that atheists, although we may be a fiery bunch of people, don't tend to be violent. I'm not trying to justify this kind of behavior, but insensitivity isn't something that should be directly associated with ignorance- and ignorance, not insensitivity, is one of the attributes I see often in radical theists.
hehe... he called you a cowf*cker
So long as Evanp isn't physically hurting anyone or threatening to do so, I really don't care what he says- naturally it's up to debate and he should enter such verbal melees knowing he'll be treated in the same manner.
Now it seems to me that this was a private conversation, and it's between you and Evan- if you want to talk about 'atheist extremism', that's more than ok, as a matter of fact I encourage it, but by all means don't go around posting private conversations. Just use a stock image or something, we'll get the point.
And Evan, remember that verbal flame wars are all good fun, but they won't solve anything. They only go as far as deepening the disconnect between theists and atheists.
Would you seriously expect someone to rethink their opinion after being called a cowf*cker?
Now hold on- you're saying that as if it's disappointing or at all surprising- the "American dream" has always been the ability to be a moneywhoring slob- it's just said with different phrases and connotations.
Black Friday may not exist in other countries, but everyone has their own disgusting and abhorrent cultural traits- we aren't at all unique in that regard and a small minority of consumerist idiots is in no way a viable representation of the average American's character.
People can say what they want, but the US gets criticized for just about everything we do- many of these criticisms are well placed, but often people (this includes Americans as well) have a black and white viewpoint about us. Where do we get off criticizing a holiday about buying things? Who cares? What are we supposed to do, ban Black Friday? Should we not expect some people to go crazy over this stuff?
Between my last comment and now, I've done a bit of research-
I'm beginning to think this backlash regarding Black Friday is an overreaction. Is this really about having a critical voice on a broken society, or is it about simply finding affirmation among those who agree with us?
tl;dr Your comment got me to seriously think about this issue
I will- I'm not adding unfinished content to the modpage though- you understand
By attending black friday sales you inadvertantly consent to being trampled by greedy ********- it's pretty simple- do your shopping around black friday, all the ******** are certain to be absent.
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Quality work- will they have damage geoms/bumpmaps?
The mags are bakelite- the most widely used for this particular rifle. Polymer is for those dirty capitalist western pigdogs, Loner.
Seems we've got a lot in common here.
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The handguns are all loaded
Amazing- you should work on your mountains though, they're a bit awkward looking. You don't need to cage the player in
+The death penalty would be stupid to impose on politicians because other politicians could use the law to have their competitors rubbed out...
I think its fine as is
7 and I actually talked about this- we're all for it if we can get a 3p anim
Down karma'd that- just because Columbus was an *** doesn't mean people don't like the day off from school.
In all seriousness, embracing the twisted, 'evil', and creepy for one night is a good way (in my opinion) to come to grips with life's perversions and hardships- messed up stuff happens.
Every culture has their day of the dead, just be glad ours has candy.
boooo wendy testaburger booo
If minimum wage is bumped up to ~$9 families wouldn't be in a situation in which their kids had to work (I've done the math). That kind of family dynamic isn't the kind of thing we want to encourage- Granted, it's good for kids to have experience working, but it's a lot better for them to be working at internships or volunteering as they're at a pivotal phase of their moral/intellectual development.
Probably the most important part of that is raising taxes for everyone, not just the rich, poor, or middle class, EVERYONE.
Unfortunately Americans don't like paying taxes (for good reasons in some cases (NSA/wars))- It's a politician's worst nightmare to raise taxes, because once they touch the income tax, it starts raining sh*t. It's kind of sad actually.
Completely agree here. Large corporations can be good to a degree, but the way some of these companies such as mcdonalds have undermined labor makes me sick. Minimum wage needs to go up, f*ck prices.
Higher minimum wage will lead to less jobs that require no skill whatsoever, allowing slightly more power back to the workers.
Non-emancipated teenagers should have their pay cut substantially as well. Most of these kids already have parents bringing in an income and there's no reason why they should be earning what an unemployed man with a family and no healthcare needs- like I said, minimum wage->less jobs(but BETTER ones)->healthier workforce/economy.
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Come with Ivan little worm, we are not having much times left.
Human embryos and pig embryos don't look any different- imo life doesn't begin with the heartbeat, it begins with the formation of the conscious brain.
early abortion is fine. later abortion should (naturally) be illegal