Dang Martin

  • Dang Martin replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    @Dang I’m not answering you. You’re not worth my time. And you don’t deserve an explanation.

    I’ve stayed OFF your threads, out of a minimum form of respect. When you step onto my thread, I will address you.

    You have no worthy explanations, and I don’t care what you have to say. Good luck leaving Nazi Germany, and I hope that…[Read more]

  • Dang Martin replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    1. Dang, dang, you are kinda mean, gratuituously so…

    2. Does it occur to you that Belle is bonded with people here and in turn others may be bonded with her?

    3. You speak for all of the members in saying she does not benefit anyone here?

    4. All you do is pick with fights and declare yourself a victim? That is hyperbole.

    5. Why b…

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  • Dang Martin replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    So fuck it. Why bother.

    And yet, you’re bothering, for some mysterious reason.

  • Dang Martin replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    ….so no need to try to convince anyone that it’s real.

    You’re right. I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything. I’m not going to pour my heart out to have it dragged through the mud. Deal with it.

    Then there is a serious question that must be answered.

    What the hell are you doing here? What are your goals? What do you get o…[Read more]

  • Dang Martin replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    I have seen prayer work. But I’m sure you’ll disagree

    How can I disagree, when you’ve provided nothing for this conversation, including nothing for your own argument.

    When did you see it work?

    What happened?

    How do you know that a supernatural being intervened?

    How do you know WHICH supernatural being intervened?

    How do yo…[Read more]

  • Dang Martin replied to the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    That’s one reason why I’m here. I have no idea on what it is that “we” agree about, beyond the idea that there does not seem to be a good reason to belief in any gods, regardless of whether or not they are commercially-available for purchase. The other reason is to be as offensive as possible, or so I’ve heard.

    I probably told the story before…[Read more]

  • Dang Martin started the topic The Power of Prayer in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    Although I’ve never believed, there was one time when I was willing to give it a try.

    The majority of the kids at school were Christian, and had already turned their backs on me. But there was this one girl, Leah, who told me in the third grade that she wanted me to “witness the power of prayer.” She told me about how…[Read more]

  • Someone told me that they find comfort in the idea that our brains can be “backed up” into a computer.

    Unless it’s moved, then it is only being copied, which suggests that the original is still slated to die.

  • Please be careful with this kind of talk. People get in big trouble for suggesting someone kill anyone…let alone a political figure.

    In the 90s, I was a regular at the gun range and this guy [also a regular] had some home-made Bill Clinton pistol range targets. He offered me one for free, but I declined.

    He abruptly was not seen a…[Read more]

  • Dang Martin replied to the topic Right, Wrong, and Killing in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    This thread went all over the place, but that’s okay because it opens the floor to more things. Besides, it’s just a thread. No big whoop.

    When it comes to a college education, it’s important to remember that “Ds get degrees.” My aunt went to college for six years to get her Master’s in Political Science, and she’s not even the best waitress at…[Read more]

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    The Misconception: When your beliefs are challenged with facts, you alter your opinions and incorporate the new information into your thinking.

    The Truth: When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.

    I don’t consider my position of non-belief to be a “deep conviction.” It’s a n…[Read more]

  • I just saw a story about a man who is suing the state of Alabama for not recognizing his marriage to his laptop.

    Chris Sevier is a man who is lawsuit-happy, to say the least. He sued A&E for “religious persecution” because they dropped Phil Roberts from a program for anti-gay comments. He sued Apple because his device did not…[Read more]

  • Over the past 50+ years, I’ve met a number of different type of religious believers. There are those few who appear to take it seriously, and knuckle down to do the work to which they are tasked. My first thought goes to a man with whom I worked at a food bank for the homeless. There are those who appear to take it both seriously AND literally,…[Read more]

  • But if you think you made the wrong decisions do you now think you could go back in time and make a better decision. Probably not.

    With my grandmother’s situation, the one requiring the active decision, I think that I was in a place where the right decision was impossible, because my son’s presence was the wild card. It came…[Read more]

  • Ah, yes. People do say things.

  • I’ve heard it many times the words should be…… shalt not ”murder”.

    It might depend on which version of the bible is reference.

    For King James Version, the most popular version in America, in Exodus 20:13 – Thou shalt not kill.

    The source below also references non-English versions, and gets into some points about this,…[Read more]

  • Today, I learned that there is “a time and a place” for murder. This does leave me with two burning questions: When, and where?

  • Assertions are cheap and easy to make. The hard part is backing up one’s claim. Those who try to back it up, regardless of whether they are right or wrong, have earned my respect, for their efforts show that they are trying, and that they are willing to learn.

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  • Now I wonder why so many American “Christians” own guns, and are all about “stand your ground.”

    When I hear that “Jesus would not raise a fist,” I cannot help but imagine him with a double-edged sword coming out of his mouth. I know, the mouth is not a fist.

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