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21-09-2016, 01:23 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:14 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

Note to self: Remove photographs and personal information from forum so Tomasia doesn't show up at my doorstep to rape and murder me.

Aye. Seriously creepy.

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21-09-2016, 01:28 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:20 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(21-09-2016 01:14 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Shocking

Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

Note to self: Remove photographs and personal information from forum so Tomasia doesn't show up at my doorstep to rape and murder me.

Think I saw this on Criminal Minds. Or maybe it was Law&Order? Now I remember, it was Elementary. Think they called it "catfishing" or something.

How is that cat fishing, though?

I thought cat fishing was when you lie about yourself to manipulate others.
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21-09-2016, 01:31 PM (This post was last modified: 21-09-2016 01:39 PM by Tomasia.)
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:14 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Shocking

Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

Note to self: Remove photographs and personal information from forum so Tomasia doesn't show up at my doorstep to rape and murder me.

Curiosity why else?

Some guy you've talked to here, says he was in jail for 10 years for a crime he didn't commit. Links to his Facebook page in the same forum, you see his name, and you google it because your curious about a fairly intriguing story. Even more interesting now that you hear from him it was because he was accused of being a big time drug dealer. I'm surprised I'm the only person curious about this? Movies get made on such premises.

You on the other hand don't seem to have anything as interesting going on, that I'd care to know much of anything about you.

"Tell me, muse, of the storyteller who has been thrust to the edge of the world, both an infant and an ancient, and through him reveal everyman." ---Homer the aged poet.

"In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
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21-09-2016, 01:40 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
Impressive list...

(17-09-2016 03:55 PM)Randy Ruggles Wrote:  - Newton - Physics
- Galileo - Physics, astronomy
- Kepler - Physics, astronomy
- Boyle - Chemistry
- Bacon - Scientific method
- Linnaeus - Taxonomy
- Maury - Oceanography
- Pasteur - Biochemistry
- Mendel - Genetics
- Burnet - Geology

All were committed Christians whose faith drove their scientific research...

... except for one small detail: they're all dead, and none was alive this century—and some lived hundreds of years ago.
This fact obviously influenced their religious beliefs. So here's my shortlist of atheist scientists who are still alive:

Neil deGrasse Tyson
James Watson
Craig Venter
Leonard Susskind
Sir Roger Penrose
P Z Myers
Lawrence Krauss
Steve Jones
Peter Higgs
Stephen Hawking
Richard Dawkins
Brian Cox

I can't help but notice that whenever theists offer up a listing of scientists who believe in gods, the majority are invariably dead.
Which is easily explained by the exponential advances in the sciences during the past 100 years—and the decline of religion.

I'm a creationist... I believe that man created God.
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21-09-2016, 01:43 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:31 PM)Tomasia Wrote:  
(21-09-2016 01:14 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Shocking

Do you hear the words in your head as they fly off your fingertips? Why are you internet-stalking people?! That is really weird. Even if someone puts their name out there, it's beyond strange that you would put so much effort into digging up their past. Why do you want to know so much about the personal life of some guy on an internet forum?

Note to self: Remove photographs and personal information from forum so Tomasia doesn't show up at my doorstep to rape and murder me.

Curiosity why else?

Some guy you've talked to here, says he was in jail for 10 years for a crime he didn't commit. Links to his Facebook page in the same forum, you see his name, and you google it because your curious about a fairly intriguing story. Even more interesting now that you hear from him it was because he was accused of being a big time drug dealer. I'm surprised I'm the only person curious about this? Movies get made on such premises.

You on the other hand don't seem to have anything as interesting going on, that I'd care to know much of anything about you.

It's stalkerish. I understand people Googling names, especially when people put them out there on the internet so open, but the in depth search is bizarre. Talking about your findings -with a measure of disbelief, as if it's any of your business in the first place, just shows a lack of respect for privacy.

Yeah, I'm mundane. I live a dull, boring life. Stay the fuck out of my backyard. I got the cops on speed dial.
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21-09-2016, 01:45 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 12:08 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Yeah I considered just letting it go. But I felt the "check fraud" thing was too funny not to respond to. But no worries; I'm done.

Bein' Felicia, and all that. Laugh out load

You're not reading TommysAss right RocketDoc. Don't think you were here yet when I tried to explain to Tommyboy that 2+2=4 was not an objective truth. More than once. Still don't think he knows what a radix is. Whenever you read one of his posts remember that.

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21-09-2016, 01:46 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:28 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(21-09-2016 01:20 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Think I saw this on Criminal Minds. Or maybe it was Law&Order? Now I remember, it was Elementary. Think they called it "catfishing" or something.

How is that cat fishing, though?

I thought cat fishing was when you lie about yourself to manipulate others.

Don't confuse me woman.

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21-09-2016, 01:48 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:45 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  You're not reading TommysAss right RocketDoc. Don't think you were here yet when I tried to explain to Tommyboy that 2+2=4 was not an objective truth. More than once. Still don't think he knows what a radix is. Whenever you read one of his posts remember that.

Yes, and I think others have tried to teach you the difference between absolute and objective, apparently to no avail, since you continue to repeat the same nonsense.

"Tell me, muse, of the storyteller who has been thrust to the edge of the world, both an infant and an ancient, and through him reveal everyman." ---Homer the aged poet.

"In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
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21-09-2016, 02:06 PM
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:48 PM)Tomasia Wrote:  
(21-09-2016 01:45 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  You're not reading TommysAss right RocketDoc. Don't think you were here yet when I tried to explain to Tommyboy that 2+2=4 was not an objective truth. More than once. Still don't think he knows what a radix is. Whenever you read one of his posts remember that.

Yes, and I think others have tried to teach you the difference between absolute and objective, apparently to no avail, since you continue to repeat the same nonsense.

Here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about RocketDoc. I suppose I could find that confrontational if I could stop laughing long enough. That's how you read TomsAss posts.

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21-09-2016, 02:18 PM (This post was last modified: 21-09-2016 02:23 PM by Tomasia.)
RE: Feedback requested on a new hypothesis on the origin of atheism
(21-09-2016 01:43 PM)Aliza Wrote:  It's stalkerish. I understand people Googling names, especially when people put them out there on the internet so open, but the in depth search is bizarre. Talking about your findings -with a measure of disbelief, as if it's any of your business in the first place, just shows a lack of respect for privacy.

I think it's pretty normal. If someone claims they were in jail for 10 years for a crime they didn't commit, and were exonerated. I think curiosity would have bit. If your neighbor told you he was jail for 10 years, you might wanna look up why.

If I came in here saying I won the medal of honor, or was a sniper with one of the highest confirmed kills, I'm sure people would look me up. If someone indicated they were a professor at an Ivy League, I'm sure plenty of people would look them up. If you indicated your were rabbi at a major synagogue, or a holocaust survivor I'm sure people would look you up too. I doubt many people would think that such curiosity would be bizarre.

And it's no longer private when you share that information on a public forum. If your time in jail was supposed to be private, you probably shouldn't be sharing it in a public debate forum. Even less so when you start sharing of how you were convicted of being a big time drug dealer, and how your proudly sent three people to the infirmary.

Quote:Yeah, I'm mundane. I live a dull, boring life. Stay the fuck out of my backyard. I got the cops on speed dial.

Not sure how you ended up making yourself some victim here? Or how I became some aspect of your murder/rape paranoia, all based on looking up why some body was in jail for 10 years. If this is the sort of inconsequential shit that keeps you up at night, you must live your life in constant fear, especially of us dark skinned men.

"Tell me, muse, of the storyteller who has been thrust to the edge of the world, both an infant and an ancient, and through him reveal everyman." ---Homer the aged poet.

"In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
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