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    Default Re: Caliope on "spirituality" and "the soul"

    Caliope,

    (1) Describe your god
    (2) Prove it exists
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    Quote Caliope said View Post
    Well the last census indicated that 68% of people identified themselves as Christian.

    I don't know whether you guys accept the census results or not.
    Most of us look forward to the 2011 census results in Australia and similar countries, such as the UK, Canada and NZ (tho' NZ's has been postponed until 2013 b/c of the Chch earthquakes)

    Quote Caliope said View Post
    Australia is a Christian nation, it still holds Christian values.
    I've seen Christians refer to it as a post-Christian country.

    What are Christian values in plain English?

    [Do they include special pleading, right to discriminate, conflating faith with reason, seekers of theocratic rule, compulsory religious education, mysogyny, etc.]
    Belief means literally to love one's opinion more than the actual reality

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    Quote The Irreverent Mr Black said View Post
    Cal, it's time for you to provide some links to academically-accepted papers for those assertions you're making, before the idea becomes firmly entrenched that you're pulling things out of your backside and twisting them to suit you.

    Some proof that the governments you are naming actually declare themselves atheist: that would be a good start.

    Then, as you have failed dismally to do with China, you'll only need to prove that imprisonment, harassment, etc, is only done to the religious, and not to all dissidents.
    So you never use wikipedia as a source of evidence. I mean common knowledge should be enough to know that the Chinese government is officially atheist.
    But if you are even going to reject wikipedia, which has it's own rigorous vetting process then I don't know how you can ask for more evidence, seriously.

    It just depends on what you will accept as evidence.

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    I'm trying to answer all your questions, I'm sorry about my speed of reply.

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    Quote Caliope said View Post
    So you never use wikipedia as a source of evidence. I mean common knowledge should be enough to know that the Chinese government is officially atheist.
    But if you are even going to reject wikipedia, which has it's own rigorous vetting process then I don't know how you can ask for more evidence, seriously.

    It just depends on what you will accept as evidence.

    It is a start Caliope, but you can do better. Randomly asserting facts from Wiki, without fully understanding them, gets your face rubbed in them (them being the excrement referred to above).

    What I would love you to do is provide evidence of god (dog). Can you do it, yes or no?

    While your at it please detail the brand of dog you maintain is real. Define these terms clearly and succinctly.
    I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
    Mark Twain

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    Quote The Irreverent Mr Black said View Post
    Cal, if the Chinese constitution doesn't say the country's atheist, and if the harmful deeds are applied equally to dissidents regardless of belief, then I will have to say the case isn't proven.

    By their fruits, and all that, old chap.
    Well wikipedia has stated that Chinas government has been continually atheist since 1949.
    Do you believe this or are you skeptical?

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    Quote Caliope said View Post
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    It just depends on what you will accept as evidence.
    I won't accept the Bible as evidence.
    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; ..."

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    Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health."
    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it."

    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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    Quote Sieveboy said View Post
    It is a start Caliope, but you can do better. Randomly asserting facts from Wiki, without fully understanding them, gets your face rubbed in them (them being the excrement referred to above).

    What I would love you to do is provide evidence of god (dog). Can you do it, yes or no?

    While your at it please detail the brand of dog you maintain is real. Define these terms clearly and succinctly.
    Can atheists be civil, and charitable when they talk to people about their religion and God, or is this too much to expect.

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    Fuck.
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    Quote Caliope said View Post
    I'm trying to answer all your questions, I'm sorry about my speed of reply.
    There's no need to be sorry; I'm quite impressed with the speed of your responses to a barrage of questions.
    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; ..."

    "
    Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health."
    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it."

    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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