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Old 30th September 2010, 09:44 PM
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Oh hai Troy! I have no convictions and a quick check with Vic Police will verify that

I trust you enjoy your stay at the AFA forums, brief as it may be.

Here's a clip you might find helpful in preparing for your debate with the Ballarat Atheists.



We look forward to hearing how it goes.
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Old 30th September 2010, 10:30 PM
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Black: I'm guessing that was like the Y2K panic I remember back in those days? When the toasters would no longer function, cars would no longer start up, food in the freezer would thaw and become spoiled, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera?

Not that I haven't seen Y2K compliant toasters and irons before...
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Old 30th September 2010, 10:31 PM
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Troy have you, in the Australian vernacular, piked?
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Old 30th September 2010, 10:31 PM
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Hello Troy
Have you got a date for that debate?

Perhaps your church doesn't allow dating.

I'm dating a rock tomorrow. I'll let you know whether or not it supports the Biblical model for the age of the Earth.

Seriously, when's the debate?
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Old 30th September 2010, 10:45 PM
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Dear Noah,

We could have sworn you said the ark wasn't leaving till 5.

Sincerely, Unicorns.
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Old 30th September 2010, 10:54 PM
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My diagnosis:
Googled: ballarat + aethist
Saw this page link
Made an account and trolled.

On another note, if there is actually a debate in Ballarat I would very much like to know, anyone got any details?
Finally Troy who do you mean by "we"?
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Old 30th September 2010, 11:49 PM
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No wonder Troy came to visit here - he needed some company, that other forum looks like a mighty lonely place

Is there really only one thread/post (yours) or are my interwebz skillz deficient?
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Old 30th September 2010, 11:54 PM
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That is so funny, of the people in that church atheists out number believers 2 to 1. I just checked and they have 3 members.

1) Black
2) Protium
3) Troy

http://heritage-baptist-church.95518...le&node=970863
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Old 1st October 2010, 07:20 AM
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I'm glad I've stirred up such a hornets nest. It's rather easy to claim the high ground when it's about 30 to 1 isn't it, hope you enjoy your numerical superiority, it won't help...

I'll be glad to debate who appears to be your "atheist champion" bring it on.

It's interesting that the first thing most of you did was go off and google all you could to find out my background, well done, I hope you had so much fun doing that, from the first post here it's actually been like entering question time in parliament, a whole lot of attempted dirt digging and name calling, great effort...

As for some of your observations and conclusions from your research we haven't even debated God yet however I already see the typical characteristics of atheist thinking coming out, pre-supposition, inference from limited facts, self contradictory reasoning and the list goes on..

I'll respond to a few points before I leave to catch my train to work

1. The debate challenge has been put forward, a response has not been received yet, once it has I'll let all you wonderful people know all the grisly details of where, when, how and so on

2. The forum you have taken great delight in drubbing is very new, I have only just finished completing the set up of our church website very recently and the initial forums were integrated as part of an overall test, the fomal launch of te site only took place about a week ago and what you see in the forums was content from people that were helping us test out functionality and structure, so scoff all you like....

Additionally, it has mainly been set up for our internal use, I will be adding a more open forum for external use around apologetics in the near future and you can gong away on that one to your hearts content

3. I will respond to the debate challenge, however as I have a sermon this weekend at our church to give so I will only make an initial response later today and then will not post again until early next week as I will be very busy in preparation over the next two days, so don't ake my absence in that time as not being able to respond, as I said, bring it on...

4. By the way (I can't remember who posted) yes you'll be pleased to know Carol is well and truly saved now and is a life transformed, doing great now, thanks for your genuine concern...mmmm

5. Thanks for all the lovely name calling and dirt digging, mature stuff, keep up the great work

Well, signing off for now - will give my initial response to the debate challenge later today, oh I'm looking all so forward to it, and no I won;t be using this forum for a publicity stunt, I intend to be a thorn in your side considering the wonderful welcome I have been given.. see you all soon

Troyster...my Aussie nickname...
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Old 1st October 2010, 07:53 AM
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Well Troy I will leave the comment about limited facts and self contradiction alone, as we generally learn that from the bible (one more reason to confine it to literature teaching).

So, while we are on the topic of "typical atheist," what is a typical atheist? Is it a person who happily spouts a mutli facted stream of information that religion is lies. Or is it a person who lives a good life, without bothering to believe (because it doesn't make any sense) or is it a vile stalinst type character who has unlimited capacity to destroy etc etc etc?

I have gotten a little off topic, please let us know when the debate will be. Also, I am sure others here will ask that this debate not turn into the hostile debacle that was endured with the Western Sydney Muslim Association. The behaviour of some of the members of the god bothering side was so deplorable they were removed from the audience and the atheists were escorted from the University to ensure their saftey (much to the embarrasment of Western Sydney Muslim Association).
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