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Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 12-31-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 11,768
Posted By Kamikaze189
Oppression requires a decision, and nature has...

Oppression requires a decision, and nature has none. The man in the water isn't "oppressed" yet, just conventionally "about to die".

The guy on the shore has alternatives and he can choose between...
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 12-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 11,768
Posted By Kamikaze189
Hmm. I asked: We agree it's voluntary; how...

Hmm. I asked:



We agree it's voluntary; how isn't it oppressive?
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 12-30-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 11,768
Posted By Kamikaze189
Yes, actually. The student isn't learning for the...

Yes, actually. The student isn't learning for the benefit of the teachers or the school. They learn for their own benefit.



Because the voluntary agreement was oppressive?



So you advocate...
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 12-30-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 11,768
Posted By Kamikaze189
Hypothetical situation, here. Tell me how this is...

Hypothetical situation, here. Tell me how this is not oppressive: You are drowning in a river, and I tell you that only by giving me all your money and doing everything I say will I save you. You can...
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 12-30-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 11,768
Posted By Kamikaze189
I don't support central planning either. Workers...

I don't support central planning either. Workers should manage themselves.



But he wouldn't be a hero if he stole from a CEO to help the poor?



Both sides are better off when an agreement is...
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 12-30-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 11,768
Posted By Kamikaze189
From a left-anarchist perspective, libertarians...

From a left-anarchist perspective, libertarians on the right hold a lot of positions I can't agree with or even sympathize with. Ayn Rand and co. certainly seem to be unable to understand that purely...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 10-20-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 157,593
Posted By Kamikaze189
Ex Atheist, you've been asking for proof/evidence...

Ex Atheist, you've been asking for proof/evidence that atheism is the correct position. I gave this to you in a previous post that you seemed to have ignored:



Added to this, there's no reason to...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 10-15-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 157,593
Posted By Kamikaze189
As I wrote before, the words "God exist" are...

As I wrote before, the words "God exist" are either superstitious or meaningless. They can refer to a powerful, bearded man floating in the clouds -- a god that exists in the same way as you and I --...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 10-14-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 157,593
Posted By Kamikaze189
I argue that position, that no god exists. And I...

I argue that position, that no god exists. And I understand a bunch of people have responded to your posts, you have more than enough to reply to, but I figure I'll answer your questions since they...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 10-13-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 157,593
Posted By Kamikaze189
Hello, David. I'm glad that you are willing to be...

Hello, David. I'm glad that you are willing to be rational, to believe in the evidence as you see it. For many Christians, and many famous ones, that's been a blind spot. You'll recall that Luther...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By Kamikaze189
http://www.amazon.com/Critique-Religion-Philosophy...

http://www.amazon.com/Critique-Religion-Philosophy-Walter-Kaufmann/dp/0691020019/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285437638&sr=1-1

This is one of the best books on religion. It compares them in terms...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 09-25-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,834
Posted By Kamikaze189
Reconciling god with science is impossible. All...

Reconciling god with science is impossible. All definitions of god I've ever heard/read are either ambiguous and meaningless or outright superstitious. Theists today seldom believe in the type of...
Forum: Sciences 08-04-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By Kamikaze189
It's hard to name people who don't like violent...

It's hard to name people who don't like violent media. There are those Flanders like people, but they're quite rare. Most of us draw the line somewhere, though. We agree to watch an action flick with...
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 08-03-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Kamikaze189
I don't know what these cost, but here are some...

I don't know what these cost, but here are some games you might look into:

Left 4 dead. (And Left 4 dead 2, of course)

Arma 2.

Any of the games in the Total War series. Rome: Total War seems to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,394
Posted By Kamikaze189
Low self-esteem. Also: is wanting to see people...

Low self-esteem.

Also: is wanting to see people die really something we need a thread for? Seems rather Christian to me.
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 07-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 34,787
Posted By Kamikaze189
Regarding atheists in foxholes: obviously you...

Regarding atheists in foxholes: obviously you will find them there. The Christian soldiers would trust all the bullets to miss them, by the will of god, miracles, and so on, without any...
Forum: Does God Exist? 05-17-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,235
Posted By Kamikaze189
Almost everyone on the forum is familiar with the...

Almost everyone on the forum is familiar with the above perspective. We have been Christians ourselves, some of us even little fundies as children. I suspect you know this.

What you offer is the...
Forum: Does God Exist? 04-23-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 477,826
Posted By Kamikaze189
The interesting aspect to eye-witness talk is how...

The interesting aspect to eye-witness talk is how the average Christian argues it in their favor. If there are even two accounts, decades after the fact, by members of the religion with ulterior...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 04-17-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,538
Posted By Kamikaze189
Sam Harris seemed to have laid out the assumption...

Sam Harris seemed to have laid out the assumption in his TED talk that humans consider morality, at its base, to be about human well-being. He mentions religious views, but mostly writes them off as...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 04-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,557
Posted By Kamikaze189
I love when people go Freudian when it isn't even...

I love when people go Freudian when it isn't even called for. "Militant" atheists are unhappy and therefore reject god -- I would love to see this explained. How would unhappiness possibly lead to...
Forum: Separation of Church and State 03-12-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,233
Posted By Kamikaze189
Having any pledge at all is repulsive. It's the...

Having any pledge at all is repulsive. It's the kind of activity you see in countries like North Korea, where the government couldn't get people to support it by its merits.

If the American Gov....
Forum: Does God Exist? 03-10-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,715
Posted By Kamikaze189
Scientismists is an invention, a form of special...

Scientismists is an invention, a form of special pleading in religion's favor. It says, science is great so long as it explains and builds computers. So long as it makes new medicine. So long as it...
Forum: Open Mic and General Chat 03-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 34,487
Posted By Kamikaze189
I'm not a grammar nazi, jobee, but I think you...

I'm not a grammar nazi, jobee, but I think you should reconsider the number of hyphens you put in your posts. It'd make your posts easier on the eyes.

I also understand your frustration about...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By Kamikaze189
I went to atheist church.

I spent Sunday morning at a place called the Ethical Society, at their St. Louis location. I’d never heard about ES until taking the religion class I’m in. And ES’s location here is one of the...
Forum: Sciences 11-25-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 19,798
Posted By Kamikaze189
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf07e5h8474 Check...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf07e5h8474

Check out the same guy's other vids, too.
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