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Forum: General Discussion 16-05-2014, 13:02
Replies: 1,217
Views: 29,402
Posted By grantus_max
Nope. It's considered to be people being under...

Nope. It's considered to be people being under the mistaken illusion that a deity is communicating with them.
Forum: General Discussion 16-05-2014, 13:00
Replies: 1,217
Views: 29,402
Posted By grantus_max
You're confusing the criticism of what theists...

You're confusing the criticism of what theists say they're god has said or done, with some sort of emotional attachment to an entity they don't believe in.

Plus a bit of Pascal's Wager for good luck.
Forum: General Discussion 16-05-2014, 09:53
Replies: 119
Views: 9,524
Posted By grantus_max
"Won't somebody please think of the children" ...

"Won't somebody please think of the children" ...yawn


Or alternatively, just let adults get on with what adults do without dredging up some 'think of the children' non-argument.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 11:16
Replies: 157
Views: 4,219
Posted By grantus_max
I'm currently reading 'Trick or Treatment',...

I'm currently reading 'Trick or Treatment', co-written by Simon Singh and Edzart Ernst which goes through the main categories of alternative medicine in detail, examining the cases made for and...
Forum: Pets 30-04-2014, 10:29
Replies: 38
Views: 2,349
Posted By grantus_max
I had a pet fiddler crab called Barry who used to...

I had a pet fiddler crab called Barry who used to hop along the bottom of the tank taking the odd swipe at some of the fish he shared it with.

I was most distressed one morning when I found his...
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2014, 17:26
Replies: 114
Views: 6,052
Posted By grantus_max
Says the person who has just effectively...

Says the person who has just effectively announced that he/she is better placed to establish scientific facts than the vast majority of experts in the field.
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2014, 17:22
Replies: 114
Views: 6,052
Posted By grantus_max
I don't think many people would be so naive as to...

I don't think many people would be so naive as to suggest that governmental organisations don't engage in criminal activity, but I can't see any of them being competent enough to stage a cover up of...
Forum: General Discussion 23-04-2014, 20:24
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By grantus_max
Yep - my team manager swears every so often, but...

Yep - my team manager swears every so often, but usually in a well-timed comedy stylie rather than a genuine rant at something/someone. He's good at it, and no-one's fussed in our office anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2014, 21:32
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
You sound like my wife... :blush:

You sound like my wife... :blush:
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2014, 21:19
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
Ooh... atheist brownies. Now there's an idea....

Ooh... atheist brownies. Now there's an idea. Lots of chocolate and no added god :)
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2014, 21:15
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
To be fair, there wouldn't be much of one if I...

To be fair, there wouldn't be much of one if I didn't.
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 16:01
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By grantus_max
I'm not surprised. I'd be utterly ashamed of...

I'm not surprised. I'd be utterly ashamed of myself as well if I'd completely lost it and committed a heinous murder against an elderly lady who's only crime was to fall asleep, albeit with tragic...
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 15:32
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By grantus_max
And then you'd tell everyone on an internet...

And then you'd tell everyone on an internet message board so they all know you're not a person to be trifled with.

Pfft...
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 15:04
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By grantus_max
Yep. That would certainly show everyone how much...

Yep. That would certainly show everyone how much better a person you are then her.

*sheesh*
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 15:02
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By grantus_max
Yeah whatever. Being a contrarian still pretty...

Yeah whatever. Being a contrarian still pretty much amounts to the same thing.
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 13:24
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By grantus_max
I think some people need to take a good healthy...

I think some people need to take a good healthy dose of 'there but for the grace of God...'
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 13:13
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By grantus_max
Ah yes - Anjuna market. Remember it well from a...

Ah yes - Anjuna market. Remember it well from a good few years back.

Funny to hear you talking back to the locals in their own accent. Did you realise you were doing it?
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 13:09
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By grantus_max
Bollocks - of course you are.

Bollocks - of course you are.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 21:58
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
The fact that lots of people believe in things...

The fact that lots of people believe in things that don't necessarily stand up to scrutiny is not unknown to me. Yes, there's a lot we don't know, but there's also a lot we get wrong because of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 16:39
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
You *say* they exist, but without any tangible...

You *say* they exist, but without any tangible evidence, there's no way for anyone to be able to test your assertion to see if you're correct.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 16:36
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
Quote away. Just make sure the reason you're...

Quote away. Just make sure the reason you're quoting him is sound otherwise you'll be picked up on it.



That's kind of the point. If you can't demonstrate it, or even define what you mean by it,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 16:11
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
Possibly. Just not from a deity.

Possibly. Just not from a deity.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 16:10
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
First demonstrate that the thing some people call...

First demonstrate that the thing some people call a soul exists in the way some people think it does.

Any matter and energy that makes up our bodies dissipates after death. It doesn't disappear, it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 15:36
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
If this mortal life is the only one we have, then...

If this mortal life is the only one we have, then that makes it infinitely more precious to each and every one of us and it is beneficial to us all to make the absolute most of it for ourselves and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 15:34
Replies: 6,232
Views: 128,927
Posted By grantus_max
Lack of tangible evidence for anything else.

Lack of tangible evidence for anything else.
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