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Chance or Design

Chance or Design
(01-06-2024, 08:32 PM)Charlie24 Wrote: I know i'm a sinner from my God-given conscience, so don't tell me I don't know this!

You have chosen to deny that fact over and over again until your conscience no longer works properly.

If you think your conscience "works properly," with your drooling subservience to a torturer-god, your daft acceptance of wild-ass tales that are arrant nonsense, and your in-the-toilet self-esteem that relies on a human sacrifice to ease the pain, then it troubles me to imagine what you think a non-functioning conscience is. Dunno
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Every bit as real as Charlie's fucking jesus...... which is to say, not at all!
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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(01-07-2024, 12:12 AM)Astreja Wrote: ... it troubles me to imagine what you think a non-functioning conscience is ...

For Charlie24 that is no mystery.  Any conscience not in perfect agreement with his is dysfunctional by definition.  The more important question is:  why should anyone care?
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Still waiting on the proof that your book is legitimate.

You keep avoiding the question.

Show me proof that jebus died for my sins. Proof without quoting that useless fucking scripture you are so fond of.
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Time to be moving along now.

I enjoyed the conversations, Lord willing, we will have further conversations in the future.


May the Lord bless you and keep you,

The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26
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What a coward.
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When trolls promise to run away they rarely keep their word. Hope this one will go back to it's cave and stop polluting this place with drivel.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.


Socrates.
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(01-07-2024, 07:30 PM)Charlie24 Wrote: Time to be moving along now.

I enjoyed the conversations, Lord willing, we will have further conversations in the future.


May the Lord bless you and keep you,

The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

Take care, Charlie.
Mountain-high though the difficulties appear, terrible and gloomy though all things seem, they are but Mâyâ.
Fear not — it is banished. Crush it, and it vanishes. Stamp upon it, and it dies.


Vivekananda
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(01-07-2024, 07:30 PM)Charlie24 Wrote: Time to be moving along now.

I enjoyed the conversations, Lord willing, we will have further conversations in the future.


May the Lord bless you and keep you,

The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

TTFN

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The average IQ of the board just jumped several points.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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Amazing how this coincides with the clarification of the rules concerning proselytizing. It's almost as if one caused the other.
Mountain-high though the difficulties appear, terrible and gloomy though all things seem, they are but Mâyâ.
Fear not — it is banished. Crush it, and it vanishes. Stamp upon it, and it dies.


Vivekananda
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(01-07-2024, 07:30 PM)Charlie24 Wrote: Time to be moving along now.

I enjoyed the conversations, Lord willing, we will have further conversations in the future.


May the Lord bless you and keep you,

The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26
F.ck you too.
And may the sun shine out of my ass, while I am farting in your general direction.
R.I.P. Hannes
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Which Lord are you speaking of Charlie24? The House of Lords in England, our second parliamentary chamber, where I live, has hundreds of members. The King James bible incorporated the word "lord" to make the peasants obey the local "lord" of the shire, and thus make peasants subservient. True fact. Are you subservient Charlie24? I hope not.
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(01-07-2024, 07:30 PM)Charlie24 Wrote: Time to be moving along now.

I enjoyed the conversations, Lord willing, we will have further conversations in the future.


May the Lord bless you and keep you,

The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

Are you actually going to stop annoying us atheists now?  

Glory, glory, and Hallelujah!  About damn time you stopped trolling us.
Never try to catch a dropped kitchen knife!
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(01-03-2024, 08:52 PM)Charlie24 Wrote: Evolution has no "obvious designer" therefore it is by "chance."

So highlighting this - Evolution is a "process" that is still happening now, it is [normally] very slow so you don't actively 'notice' anything in your life time.It can even be observed in species that breed very fast, [I beleive many experiments are done with fruit flys for example].

When it comes to "chance" its a yes/no type of deal - as the process overall happens regardless of if its a good thing or bad thing for the organism. Those that live with any changes will pass those changes on, and those with changes that make their chances of reproducing any lower, will basically die off and that genetic mutation will not be passed on any further.

An example: Giraffes and their food.

Giraffes used to have short necks. We know this thanks to fossils records etc, but what is important to note is that their food source [the trees they eat from] also used to be shorter. As each organism evolved, each slowly adapted over time - so in this case, the trees that were taller lived longer and managed to reproduce more. The giraffes basically had the same gradual change - as the ones with longer necks could reach the food. And so on and so on until we get Giraffes as we know them today and their food source also being in very tall trees.

Worth noting is that during this time there would have been organisms on both sides that were probably "smaller" as well, via mutation of the genes, but will have died off once the food source disappeared as it had been eaten before it could reproduce etc.

So its not "completely random" but more a % of the next generation that will live on and pass that change onto their decendants etc, while everything else dies away. And again even then those "random changes" aren't beneficial at all. And its not in the sense of "of the organism just went *poof* and changed into somehing else/had the thing it needed" - in most species it takes millions of years over multiple generations for this to get to where we see it now - and again its constant process at that.


At the end of the if you don't "believe" evolution is real, you never will. However, as with anything in science, a Theory [in the scientific sense and not the colloquial "well its only a theory" sense] means that using ALL the data we have from hundreds of years of study and of course the fossil records etc, means we have come to the conclusion that this is 99.99% fact. If you have another hypothesis, then do please show your work and submit a paper - all of science will be happy to review.
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