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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 10:39 AM
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11. Man has evolved
into a self worshipping clod.
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  -The beauty of religion Modem Butterfly  Aug-25-05 10:16 AM   #0 
  - I prefer to think of it as everybody being right  Walt Starr   Aug-25-05 10:17 AM   #1 
  - how about feeling better than everyone who believes in a religion  jsamuel   Aug-25-05 10:18 AM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-05 10:23 AM   #4 
  - huh? Are you saying that not believing can't make someone feel better  jsamuel   Aug-25-05 10:24 AM   #5 
     - I think that I should stay away from this type of post...  zanne   Aug-25-05 10:27 AM   #6 
        - ok...  jsamuel   Aug-25-05 10:30 AM   #7 
  - No, it's not a kind of religion. But it is a kind of smug.  Inland   Aug-25-05 10:31 AM   #9 
  - i see, but disagree  jsamuel   Aug-25-05 10:33 AM   #10 
  - Why would people believing in invisible things make me feel better?  mondo joe   Aug-25-05 11:15 AM   #15 
     - Do you believe in oxygen? How about hydrogen?  StayOutTheBushes   Aug-25-05 11:22 AM   #16 
     - you can prove that oxygen and hydrogen exist. nt  jonnyblitz   Aug-25-05 03:16 PM   #20 
     - I believe in those things which are evidenced.  mondo joe   Aug-25-05 03:31 PM   #25 
        - you just killed tink-  Bluerthanblue   Aug-25-05 03:58 PM   #31 
           - Why is that? Helen Keller could evidence things.  mondo joe   Aug-25-05 04:06 PM   #37 
     - Believing in one's own superiority makes one feel better.  Inland   Aug-25-05 03:10 PM   #19 
        - I think Pat Robertson is a nutjob, does that make me smug?  jonnyblitz   Aug-25-05 03:24 PM   #22 
        - Depends. How does that make you superior to anyone but  Inland   Aug-25-05 03:28 PM   #23 
        - What's smug or superior about believing in things for which there  mondo joe   Aug-25-05 03:32 PM   #26 
           - In itself, nothing at all.  Inland   Aug-25-05 03:44 PM   #28 
           - I think it's interesting that anyone could believe in a salvation that  mondo joe   Aug-25-05 03:50 PM   #30 
              - how can you pretend to know  Bluerthanblue   Aug-25-05 04:03 PM   #33 
              - Who said anything about YOUR heaven? It's not all about you.  mondo joe   Aug-25-05 04:05 PM   #36 
              - Well, if you are interested,  Inland   Aug-25-05 04:05 PM   #35 
           - nothing smug- but sometimes  Bluerthanblue   Aug-25-05 04:00 PM   #32 
  - And everybody else is going to Hell.  zanne   Aug-25-05 10:22 AM   #3 
  - But the polite people keep the smug feelings private.  Inland   Aug-25-05 10:30 AM   #8 
  - Man has evolved  salinen   Aug-25-05 10:39 AM   #11 
  - No, that's the beauty of secular democracy.  mixedview   Aug-25-05 10:45 AM   #12 
  - Don't know about that. I certainly don't feel smug about being  NCevilDUer   Aug-25-05 10:59 AM   #13 
  - I compromised and went for liberal "religion". I get to think and  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-25-05 11:09 AM   #14 
  - All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster!  ZombieNixon   Aug-25-05 11:29 AM   #17 
  - All Mores, and all Folkway  CityZen-X   Aug-25-05 11:43 AM   #18 
  - You enjoy starting religious flamewars don't you?  nini   Aug-25-05 03:18 PM   #21 
  - Yeah! Miss Butterfly needs to stay offa my turf!  Thtwudbeme   Aug-25-05 03:30 PM   #24 
  - An invitation to join the church of flying green teddy bear squid-lips...  hunter   Aug-25-05 03:37 PM   #27 
  - The beauty that semantic dissonance  sweetheart   Aug-25-05 03:48 PM   #29 
  - One can just make shit up?  mitchum   Aug-25-05 04:05 PM   #34 
  - As a pagan I never think everyone else is wrong  lildreamer316   Aug-25-05 04:07 PM   #38 
  - Locked.  Moderator   Aug-25-05 04:08 PM   #39 

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