Can a conservative be an atheist?
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10-08-2017, 06:04 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 05:57 PM)reeveseb Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 05:19 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Your beliefs about the environment are refuted by science.
http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-wa...YzqXVGGOM8
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/sci...Yzqh1GGOM8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_...ate_change
http://www.edf.org/climate/9-ways-we-kno...ate-change
http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-w...ediate.htm

How many people do you actually *know* who are "free-loading" on society, and if not, where do you get your information ?

I'm just stating my overall opinion. Ice ages did happen, therefore by necessity, warming happened. Else we would still be in an ice age. We also started off much hotter which would have necessitated cooling. I'm using my observations to form an opinion. Different from others I would certainly agree.

There is a difference between an uninformed opinion, and one intelligently formed on the basis of scientific research. The really conservative approach would be to inform oneself of the facts. You're no conservative.

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10-08-2017, 06:05 PM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2017 06:10 PM by reeveseb.)
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 05:56 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The oft spouted meme that we would be better off without less government involvement may or may not be true.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/10/...s-20110210
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/obs...-internet/

It's really hilarious he's posting on a government invented technology.

I'm not sure that the government made the Pixel I'm currently using. Or the Dell computer I used earlier to sign up for my Newbie status. Sure, government has it's place and I haven't disputed that. Just smaller and not so bloated and intrusive. Have you ever tried to collect on an invoice from DFAS for goods shipped? It's nearly impossible. And just because a civilian hired by the government invented the internet (as opposed to Al Gore), doesn't absolve them of their inefficiencies.

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10-08-2017, 06:06 PM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2017 06:12 PM by Lackluster.)
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 05:43 PM)ShadowProject Wrote:  Nope.
I can't stand ANY religion that dictates how I should act, dress, or behave because I have a vagina. But in the good old USA, we have homegrown right-wing religious fuckers who would love nothing more than to keep women silent, submissive and dependent.
And I never said there weren't. Just shining a light on the left's recent tendency not to be equal-opportunity criticizers when it comes to Islam. Criticism of problems within Christianity (especially white male) = progressive/enlightened. Criticism of the same types of problems within Islamic culture = racist/bigoted/"Islamophobic". Look no further than Justin "Hair Boy" Trudeau's attempts to litigate criticism of Islam illegal in Canada (bill M106), or Richard Dawkins' deplatforming at Berkeley for daring to bring up these issues within Islam. The left is slowly starting to eat itself with it's cultural-marxist bent. The far-left's ridiculousness, I believe, has been instrumental in the rise of Trump. You can't expose the absurdities of people like Trump and other ludicrous figures like him when your side is thinking and behaving 10-times more idiotic. This very opinion has been expressed by such public intellectuals Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Gad Saad, Jordan Peterson, and others.
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10-08-2017, 06:09 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 06:04 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 05:57 PM)reeveseb Wrote:  I'm just stating my overall opinion. Ice ages did happen, therefore by necessity, warming happened. Else we would still be in an ice age. We also started off much hotter which would have necessitated cooling. I'm using my observations to form an opinion. Different from others I would certainly agree.

There is a difference between an uninformed opinion, and one intelligently formed on the basis of scientific research. The really conservative approach would be to inform oneself of the facts. You're no conservative.

I tend to agree. I think my conservatism has been shriveling for years. There's also a difference in an informed opinion and an opinion formed by propaganda influenced information.

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10-08-2017, 06:12 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
I should have said I don't know how to selective quote.
Like pull out parts of someone's quote and not the whole thing.

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10-08-2017, 06:14 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 05:49 PM)Vera Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 05:33 PM)reeveseb Wrote:  And I love women.

I bet some of your *best* friends are women, aren't they? Drinking Beverage

Quote:is it really necessary to be so vitriolic all of the time?

Vitriolic? Oh, cupflakecake, aren't you precious...

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10-08-2017, 06:16 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
To be fair, most leaders of Christianity tend to be male and white. So it is logical to assume most criticism would be directed at white males.

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10-08-2017, 06:17 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 06:12 PM)ShadowProject Wrote:  I should have said I don't know how to selective quote.
Like pull out parts of someone's quote and not the whole thing.

Thanks, Vera Smile very helpful!

You're very welcome. Smile You can even split it in chunks, if you want to comment on different segments separately. You just put [ / quote ] after the first chunk. Then [ quote ] [ / quote ] around the next one and on and on you go, making sure you close each [ quote ] that you open with a [ / quote ] Basically, you envelope the words you want to quote in [ quote ] and [ / quote ], like a virtual hug (or shackles... depending Rolleyes )

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10-08-2017, 06:19 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 06:14 PM)reeveseb Wrote:  My wife and daughter, yup! And my mother and sister and grandmother. All respected and to whom I owe much for raising me to be a cis white male, entitled, with so much privilege that it's really making me feel guilty for being born this way. Mayhaps they should have covered my face with a pillow in my crib. Who knows?


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10-08-2017, 06:21 PM
RE: Can a conservative be an atheist?
(10-08-2017 06:05 PM)reeveseb Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 05:56 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The oft spouted meme that we would be better off without less government involvement may or may not be true.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/10/...s-20110210
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/obs...-internet/

It's really hilarious he's posting on a government invented technology.

I'm not sure that the government made the Pixel I'm currently using. Or the Dell computer I used earlier to sign up for my Newbie status. Sure, government has it's place and I haven't disputed that. Just smaller and not so bloated and intrusive. Have you ever tried to collect on an invoice from DFAS for goods shipped? It's nearly impossible. And just because a civilian hired by the government invented the internet (as opposed to Al Gore), doesn't absolve them of their inefficiencies.

Sorry. I didn't know they had to be perfect.
Do you have actually lines between enough and "bloated" ? I thought not.
Apparently the answer to the question in the OP is "yes".
Now he IS a real conservative, not just someone who's cranky in a generally pissed-off mood, and likes to piss and moan constantly about everything that annoys them.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/George-...id/596249/

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