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All atheists are ______ and all Christians are ______ and everyone else is ______


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Initial post: Jun 26, 2012 3:52:45 PM PDT
Karen T. says:
So there!
:o)

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 3:57:35 PM PDT
Andre Lieven says:
1) rational, evidence based inquirers of reality
2) irrational fantasy hugging fraidy cats about reality
3) bored.
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 3:57:47 PM PDT
Rev. Otter says:
"people" x3. done!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 3:58:22 PM PDT
All atheists are [lacking a belief in the existence of Deities] and all Christians are [holding a belief in the existence of a particular Deity] and everyone else is [holding a belief in some other Deity or Deities].

Philosophical Mad Libs

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 4:23:45 PM PDT
Alpha,

No atheists are not________ and no Christians are not_________ and no one else is not________.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 4:31:02 PM PDT
All atheists are (nothing consistently) and all Christians are (nothing consistently) and everyone else is (breathing a sigh of relief).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 4:50:09 PM PDT
Charles,

I was going to post that, except for the last --- I'd call them nothing consistent too.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 4:50:23 PM PDT
Tero says:
...and everyone else is having shrimp cocktails.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 4:51:27 PM PDT
Lao Tzu says:
All atheists are [working hard to accept reality as they find it, in spite of their fears] and all Christians are [choosing emotion over reason, security over reality] and everyone else is [probably smarter because they are dropping the whole mess and rather out getting laid].

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 5:41:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 5:41:57 PM PDT
Karen T. says:
Thanks for chiming in, everyone!
I wonder what the psychology is behind the joy some people seem to get from making sweeping generalizations about whole groups of people... it's fascinating to me. I have a theory about it all - I've not done any research on it or anything - but my theory is that those who really enjoy making judgments on others are themselves insecure. Maybe putting others down somehow makes them feel better about themselves? I do not know. I know you'll find open-minded, amicable people amongst both atheists and Christians, though - and amongst everyone else, too. And I know you'll also find the elitest, country club I'm-better-than-you mentality amongst both atheists and Christians - and everyone else, too. I think it's hard to make a generalization about snobbery - you'll probably find it in every group of people.

Karen

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 5:55:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 5:56:13 PM PDT
I happen to know rational, well educated, scientifically thinking theists and even Christians and completely irrational atheists who seem willing to accept anything without sound evidence as long as it sounds plausible and as long as it supports their atheistic worldviews. I also know very irrational theists willing to accept any dogma without much thought, and even if in some cases they have to force themselves to believe things which deep down they know are not true. To sum up generalizations are just that; generalizations.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:05:26 PM PDT
Karen T. says:
Nicely articulated, L. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:43:50 PM PDT
Irish Lace says:
All atheists are _free of the god delusion_ and all Christians are _believers in a god (or possibly 3 of them)_ and everyone else is _also a believer in god but maybe some other god or gods_.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:44:59 PM PDT
Irish Lace says:
All atheists are _as good looking and smart as I am_ and all Christians are _entirely too fond of casseroles_ and everyone else is _watching TV_.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:46:29 PM PDT
Irish Lace says:
"I happen to know rational, well educated, scientifically thinking theists and even Christians"

Yeah, me too. Karen is one example.

"...completely irrational atheists who seem willing to accept anything without sound evidence as long as it sounds plausible and as long as it supports their atheistic worldviews."

Just one example? I'm just curious.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:49:44 PM PDT
Bubba says:
What do you have against casseroles? You can tell a Christian because their casserole dishes have their name on the bottom.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:59:43 PM PDT
Karen T. says:
Cracking up.
Thank you, Irish. :)
(I might say that all Christians are as smart as I am, but I'm afraid that might be kind of insulting to some of the Christians I know.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 7:00:00 PM PDT
Karen T. says:
Awww... shucks...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 7:05:48 PM PDT
Human, human and human.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 7:15:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 7:19:03 PM PDT
Irish Lace says:
"I happen to know rational, well educated, scientifically thinking theists and even Christians"

Yeah, me too. Karen is one example.

"...completely irrational atheists who seem willing to accept anything without sound evidence as long as it sounds plausible and as long as it supports their atheistic worldviews."

Just one example? I'm just curious.

LB. One of the reasons I have come to these forums is to investigate or at least get some idea of various people's beliefs. I'm not going to name names but this is a short non exhaustive list of things atheists believe and which are either completely false or else there is sound evidence to the contrary in orthodox science.

1. Matter is made of little balls that orbit other little balls.
2. Atoms have objective existence independent of measurement or observations.
3. Wavefunction collapse is effected by a physical cause.
4.Dechorence means that a physical system obeying the laws of quantum mechanics can cause a collapse and that collapse can be induced by the environment.
5. Anything which is not experienced with the senses or registered by an apparatus does not exist.

On top of all that there are these reckless assumptions:

1.Evolution proves that the universe is a result of purely accidental processes, and that therefore there is no God.
2. Science has PROVED that god does not exist.
3. God is an old man in the sky and since there is no evidence for such a being there must be no God.

There are many other but I have not got the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 7:20:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 7:21:41 PM PDT
ErikR says:
"On top of these there are reckless assumptions like these:
1. Evolution proves that the universe is a result of purely accidental processes, and that therefore there is no God.
2. Science has PROVED that god does not exist."

Please provide quotes that show anyone on these forums making these claims. (specifically atheists, there are plenty of theists claiming that atheists claim these things)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 7:40:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 7:42:41 PM PDT
I could name one but I have chosen not to because I feel it will embarrass him and I don't have the time to search through these forums picking out quotes. The bottom line is this; atheists are very quick to label theists irrational and unscientific when many beliefs they hold are equally unscientific. I remember when I first came to these forums and suggested what I though everyone who had studied science beyond primary school should know, namely that matter is NOT made of little balls and that the Schrodinger wavefunction does not describe a concrete reality but only probabilities and I had atheists tearing into me left right and center, like I had committed some kind of travesty or blasphemy by even suggesting it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 7:50:44 PM PDT
Funky Fred says:
1) lost
2) found
3) lost

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:03:50 PM PDT
fools in denial
saved
confused

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2012 4:39:34 AM PDT
No, AlWin Karen,
That is an HYPOTHESIS!

When you've measured it a thousand times, then let hundreds of other people independently measure it, THEN it would be a THEORY!

This is my crusade in life - disseminate the definitions of hypothesis and theory.

Aaaaaarrrgghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
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