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Thu Aug 28

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:33

Re: The devil

Karl Marx, a man that apparently never held a real job or ever ran a business

What qualifies as "a real job" and how is it relevant?


Calling it the opiate of the masses, Marx and his atheist band of [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:15

Re: The devil

If someone has faith in a God, that means the party, the government, the temporary political whim of the day, is secondary to those of faith. That is something a control freak has a big issue with, so they must stamp it out. This faith in a God [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:10

Re: The devil

Some people who are atheists can be, in their deeds, better people than those that claim to be Christian.

That's fine. Previously you were saying that they are more Christian than those who claim to be Christian.

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:09

Re: The devil

I am not really sure what your point is, but my only point was is that some that are atheists can in their deeds be better Christians than those that claim to be Christian.

They're not better Christians. They're more moral people. [more]

Tue Aug 26

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 09:23

Re: The devil

Let me say that some atheists can act as better "Christians" than some people who claim to be Christians.

This proves my point. You are using the word "Christian" when referring to morality. Christianity is defined [more]

Mon Aug 25

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 12:16

Re: The devil

If an atheist gives to the poor, helps his neighbor, does right by his fellow man, he or she is being Christ like. Of course, they do not recognize it, but to me it means the same thing.

But they are not the same thing. Christianity [more]

Fri Aug 22

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DirtyDollie replied to the Jokers Corner board. 16:13

Re: Change of plan

I was going to have lessons but went to the pub instead.

I was off-piste.

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 16:12

Re: Does "Civilisation" prevent "Evol

Sorry evil - I didn't actually address the main point!

Anyway, it got me wondering, Dawkins is an Evolutionary Biologist so surely the point of evolution is that beneficial genetic defects have preference and non-beneficial genetic [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 16:02

Re: Does "Civilisation" prevent "

Evolution continues despite what small spanners man tries to throw into the works

Absolutely. Will humans be exactly the same umpteen generations down the line? No. Therefore we will have evolved.

How will we evolve? [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 15:59

Re: Does "Civilisation" prevent "Evol

Evolution takes millions of years of tiny changes

Not necessarily. Evolution takes place any time there is a genetic change that does not get bred out of a population.

Often this takes place by small changes over many [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 15:40

Re: Relative merits of tax and charity

The problem is that you think that is evidence for your argument, instead of mine.

Let's look at the evidence I presented.

personal tax allowances: gives everyone a minimum income on which they do not have to pay tax. This [more]

Tue Aug 19

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DirtyDollie replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 20:43

Re: 60t airship

Negative weight?
Are you serious?


The University of Texas agrees with me, as evidenced by my link.


This is Pedants' Corner you know?

What's your point?

Mon Aug 18

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DirtyDollie replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 17:40

Re: 60t airship

There is no such thing as negative mass.

I agree. Was there a point to your comment? It doesn't address my previous comments about negative weight.

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 17:33

Re: Relative merits of tax and charity

An amazing amount of faith from an atheist. You look at my faith in God like I do yours in government.

Except I have evidence. There's things like personal tax allowances, tax credits, benefits, higher rate taxes for high earners.

Sun Aug 17

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 19:56

Re: How much to give to charity

Environmental charities were against nuclear power when I last looked.

All of them?

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 11:34

Re: Relative merits of tax and charity

Is a pound to the exchequer worth more or less than a pound to charity?

It depends on the charity and on your moral priorities. The government's main priority is to the wellbeing of its constituents. Yours may differ. The government [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 11:28

Re: 60t airship

And those who do not even have a physics degree may learn from a discussion.

And those who do have one can learn as well! I take more joy from being proved wrong than I do from being proved right because it means I have improved my [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 11:22

Re: 60t airship

I don't need any lectures in physics, thank you very much - I have an honours degree in the subject.

As do I. UCL. I also have a PhD, although not in physics.

I prefer evidence over appels to authority. I gave evidence and [more]

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DirtyDollie replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 11:13

Re: How much to give to charity

They may be part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

In what way?

Sat Aug 16

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DirtyDollie replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 14:26

Re: 60t airship

I don't think helium has a negative weight

It doesn't have negative mass but in the atmosphere the buoyancy gives it uplift which is effectively negative weight. Similar effects can be seen in this example:

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