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The guy cannot even argue for himself, he relies on videos of other people to do his arguing for him. And expects us to all wade through that to respond to it.
Just because one lazy individual post multiple hours of video arguments with little actual arguing oneself (other than brief regurgitated descriptions of the video,) does not mean you won the argument because people won't respond to it. It means those people know how to spot a looney and wont waste their time spending hours watching videos posted by the looney :)
Well, that's not entirely true. But truth was never a strong point with atheists.
Have no idea who you are talking to. Were you responding to my post above yours? If so your response makes no sense.
Bullwinkle "Well, that's not entirely true. But truth was never a strong point with atheists."
What is it with religious apologists and execrable grammar? If he really is a teenage boy as I suspect, his English teacher ought to be shot.
Did a strawman say something?
What was it Sheldon said about an English teacher being shot? Chimes can't even understand enough English to realize some person DID say something to him...
It's no surprise to me you still don't know what the term straw man means, and it''s two fucking word you illiterate moron.
The last of the atheist strawmen opposition withers away...
While you are talking to yourself narrating your own version of events that pleases you outside the realm of reality, why not give yourself a pat on the back and say: "I am the bestest arnt I mum!"
Hey why stop there, in your own fantasy world why not make yourself the ultimate ninja warrior, and go free all of North Korea from Kim Jong-un single handedly. And where all the prettiest girls just melt at your manliness and just throw themselves at you.
And then you realize your tremendous vast intellect means you are wasting your time on these boards talking to people that obviously to you: have no idea what they are talking about, and are obviously greatly inferior to you in every possible away, and you instead can go tell all of your 1000's of imaginary fans how great you are all day.
Don't worry I wont tell anyone, you totally were smart enough to come to this idea all by your impeccable, perfect self.
Bullwinkle "The last of the atheist strawmen opposition withers away..."
Like your brain...
So much for the facile idea there are no bad students. There are of course, though it's un-PC to call them morons nowadays.
Now is the time: hear what Nostradamus says about things that *MUST* happen:
“For God’s mercy will be poured forth only for a certain time, my son, until the majority of my prophecies are fulfilled and this fulfillment is complete. Then several times in the course of the sinister tempests the Lord shall say: Therefore I shall crush and destroy and show no mercy; and many other circumstances shall result from floods and continual rain of which I have written more fully in my other prophecies, composed at some length, not in a chronological sequence, in prose, limiting the places and times and EXACT DATES so that future generations will see, while experiencing these inevitable events, how I have listed others in clearer language, so that despite their obscurities these things shall be understood: When the time comes for the removal of ignorance, the matter will be clearer still.”
"Nostradamus foresaw the calamity, and other stupid urban myths
The famous, and dead, oracle has been suspiciously active on the internet lately
"A great deal of tosh has been written in the past seven days. Nothing has been toshier, nor more drearily predictable, than the assertion that the terror attacks in New York and Washington were predicted by Nostradamus.
This following rubbish is being peddled round the internet:"
"In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures,
the great leader will succumb,
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning"
"Two brothers" = World Trade Centre towers. "The third big war" = we're all doomed. Geddit?
There are, however, two rather inconvenient flaws in the prophecy. One is that in 1654 Nostradamus had been dead for 88 years. The other is that the lines were written, not in the 16th or 17th centuries, but within the last decade."
*Morons with no critical thinking abilities and myths are like peas and carrots, they just naturally go together.
"The nonsense appears to have started in an internet essay by one Neil Marshall, a student of Brock University, in Canada. He was out to prove - very successfully, as it has turned out - just how easy it is to dupe the gullible."
Who could they be talking about, Bullwinkle? Only gullible morons swallow this kind of conspiraloon bilge.
This guy sounds and posts like the notorious and rather pathetic Dennis Markuze The posts are identical. Admins? can you check this?
Yeah it does seem similar. Here is a short blurb I found...
Dennis Markuze (aka "David Mabus," "Prophetofrevenge", etc.) is a notorious, prolific religious crank and serial cyberstalker from Montréal, Québec.He first became notorious for writing harassing letters to James Randi claiming that he'd somehow won the Million-dollar challenge, and has since taken up a life of stalking atheist bloggers such ...
...At least in the part highlighted...
And another sign of Chimes lack of intelligence.
He does not even realize he can go back and edit the thread's title and correct the spelling of loony.
Again the last atheist stawmen are completely oblivious to the danger they are in...
***looks out window***
***steps out on front deck***
***steps out on back deck***
Nope I don't see any coyotes, wolves, or bears. No danger...
@Arakish Re: "Nope I don't see any coyotes, wolves, or bears."
In that case, you must have missed all the lions and tigers and bears. OH MY!
ROFLMAO. I never realized how similar that was to the Oz thing...
Wow, he got something right. Then again it's impossible not to be oblivious of non-existent danger.
And now for some preliminaries:
THE ARGUMENT FROM FIRST CAUSE:
From “Why I Am Not A Christian”
by Bertrand Russell, 1927.
“Perhaps the simplest and easiest to understand is the argument of the First Cause. (It is maintained that everything we see in this world has a cause, and as you go back in the chain of causes further and further you must come to a First Cause, and to that First Cause you give the name of God.) That argument, I suppose, does not carry very much weight nowadays, because, in the first place, cause is not quite what it used to be. The philosophers and the men of science have got going on cause, and it has not anything like the vitality it used to have; but, apart from that, you can see that the argument that there must be a First Cause is one that cannot have any validity. I may say that when I was a young man and was debating these questions very seriously in my mind, I for a long time accepted the argument of the First Cause, until one day, at the age of eighteen, I read John Stuart Mill’s Autobiography, and I there found this sentence: “My father taught me that the question ‘Who made me?’ cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question `Who made god?'” That very simple sentence showed me, as I still think, the fallacy in the argument of the First Cause. If everything must have a cause, then God must have a cause. If there can be anything without a cause, it may just as well be the world as God, so that there cannot be any validity in that argument. It is exactly of the same nature as the Hindu’s view, that the world rested upon an elephant and the elephant rested upon a tortoise; and when they said, “How about the tortoise?” the Indian said, “Suppose we change the subject.” The argument is really no better than that. There is no reason why the world could not have come into being without a cause; nor, on the other hand, is there any reason why it should not have always existed. There is no reason to suppose that the world had a beginning at all. The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our imagination. Therefore, perhaps, I need not waste any more time upon the argument about the First Cause. ”
Probably the best they got, and he is not convincing. He just decides to duck the question by not wasting any more “time” on it. Unlike the gang of New Atheists we present here who keep asking the same useless questions over and over again.
He just seems to be missing one possible cause – GOD?
AND THIS MONSTER IS NOT CONVINCING AT ALL!
Well SPEAK N DIE got it wrong. Apparently only “scientists” know how the universe operates.
Bullwinkle "He just seems to be missing one possible cause – GOD?"
Do you even read your own cut and pastes? Right here...
I (Russel) there found this sentence: “My father taught me that the question ‘Who made me?’ cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question `Who made god?'” "
That's the end of all first cause arguments, as apologists end up using a special pleading fallacy for the rule they're trying to create, namely that everything must have a cause.
But what is your point?
You need to relearn your ABC s
@Chimes Re: "You need to relearn your ABC s"
Wouldn't it be better to learn to mind your P's and Q's? At the very least, take precautions to avoid STD's. Otherwise, WTF is the point of trying to have fun. Just make sure you RSVP. And if you don't have enough for the party, simply write an IOU to your buddy. However, you should pay him/her back ASAP. If you try to stiff your friend, though, that would be FUBAR (IMO). Then your friend would likely be PO'd, which would likely cause a bunch of FB posts about how big a POS he/she thinks you are. Naturally, that would cause me to LMAO. Just a little FYI for you.
Just as well as I was only decanting my evening shiraz when I read that....
You mean like this?
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Thanks to Old Man, we can now look at Chimes being the infamous David Mabus aka Dennis Markuz. And if it ain't him, it is one of his "friends." See the thread in the "Site Support" section.