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Ramesh Kumar

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Smart Atheist
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Paul Brown

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How will AI view religon.Having no bias and unlimited access to both sides of the arguement, no emotional attachment or chemically produced response.How do you think will respond. You know somebody is going to ask it.
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There isn't really any stereotypical AI. That's a misconception. We will see highly emotional AI, cold calculating AI, logical AI, irrational AI, and a thousand shades in between.
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King

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The Debaters
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Nero of Rome

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So apparently 40 sexual assaults were committed, and Muslims were the ones behind each and every single one of them, at a music concert. This isn't surprising to me what so ever.
Video: Robert Spencer on Black Lives Matter and the Leftist/Islamic Alliance UK: Justice ministry rejects plan to ban Friday prayers in prisons to curb jihad activity
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+Keith McKissick Muslims are people who actively worship the abhorrent, bigoted tenets of Islam, so why is it wrong to point that out? Fucking idiot.
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Atheos Nous

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This week's creation - Hitchens, Samba, Umbanda.
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I always wonder why god can't just speak for himself without appointing one or another illiterate pedophile to do it for him.
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The Mind Voyager

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BILL OH'REALLY??? along with Ken Ham and Kent Hovind is one of my favorite comedians of all time. "Tide goes in, tide comes out and YOUUUUUU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT!!!" Hahahahahahahahahahaha... Oh Billy boy, so so funny! :D
[4:02] Bill O’Reilly’s Arguments is Demolished by The Atheist scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson. [Source: Atheist Debate YouTube link] Comments
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I remember this video.
Im sure everyone in the production booth was laughing their heads off when he stated that.
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rataflechera

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Do you agree on banning any religious signs, or just those from Islam.
 
What is it so offensive in the picture in the left, that is not offensive in the right?

Why should burkinis  be banned, while scuba diving suits are not?
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+Richard Taylor :)
Thanks for the welcome and the feedback. So where are you in France or England? Somewhere else...you're social anthropologist? What are your interests? People/geographic areas/time periods? An actual educated academic...I'm in awe at just my assumptions of your experiences.

I think the activities of the adherents in troubled ares like Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and now Turkey sparked a fire in Muslims living in the Western world that kindled curiosity and a desire to be a part of something deeper than previously experienced. I think that the Bush/Cheney decision to take down Saddam fanned the flames (or is my timeline off and its the other way around)? Additionally, our decadence when viewed by such a morally divergent culture only gave the aggressors more righteous high ground and the wanna be's (sorry if that offends) more determination.

As brutal and incomprehensible to our modern sensibilities, ISIL has managed to make themselves emotionally and spiritually attractive to a broad swath of Muslims whether or not they join the group, support it, or vicariously feed off of the "Power to Islam, we are the chosen" vibe.

Add a drooping to bottoming out economy, no real progress or purpose in the lives of late teens through 30's and a general sense of nothing to come and we get mass adoption of fundamental ideals across the globe. I know that here politics has evolved past any semblance of by, of and for the people and while everyone is feeling disenfranchised to some extent, even if consciously they think they support the latest madness.

I hate to see such a thing in any religion but the very nature of Islam requires conflict and takeover or conflict and methodical, purposeful inroads to establishing Islamic culture and practices in secular countries. I don't foresee the participants changing their mind about the direction/goal of their efforts and I can't begin to figure out what Muslim/Other relations are going to look like in 5 years. I'm not hopeful. I was hoping we could get the women and kids our of Syria and just bomb the damn place literally off the map. Yay America. There's always the possibility tho that Putin will do something extravagant and deadly tho.
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Compared to other apes and indeed all other mammals, humans are practically bald, and this may have allowed our species to thrive
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Cameron Rowan

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I thought a lot of good points were brought up here in this video
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Very good points and agree with him. Though more than a few prefer making cheap points to prove themselves right than making progress.

This is not a war and Christians are not the enemy. In many cases they are victims.
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Brad D

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This sums up much of my philosophy quite nicely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFRM4oJwLdc
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That Cyclops Gamer

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HOLY FUCK KILL ME
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Missed an opportunity there. If you dont stick it so squarely in his face he might have learned something. 
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Tony Jordan

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Science is a systematic and logical approach to discovering how things in the universe work. Scientists use the scientific method to make observations, form hypotheses and gather evidence in an experiment aimed at supporting or contradicting a theory.
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Tony Jordan

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This is what religion does. This is the result of faith.

The following is taken from the book Faith vs Fact , by Jerry Coyne.
"_For many, the transition from religion to nonbelief, from faith to rationality, is an awakening. Although that awakening may bring a sense of freedom and self-determination, it is sometimes catalyzed by tragedy and accompanied by regret for a life spent in servitude to superstition. Such was the case of Russ Briggs._
Briggs was a member of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon, a sect that rejects medical care. He and his wife lost two boys shortly after birth, within a year of each other...After the deaths, Briggs left the church in 1981. When trying to rejoin later, he was rebuffed and ostracized by his family and other Followers, one of whom publicly called him "a liar and a whoremonger...
Briggs later accepted conventional medical care and produced two healthy daughters. Let those who see faith as a virtue ----an attitude that allows Follwers to escape legal responsibility for child abuse----ponder what Briggs said when recalling how his religion killed his sons: "It's only when you no longer have that belief that all of a sudden it comes to you: How could I ever have done that ?"

http://www.rawstory.com/2014/11/idaho-christian-faith-healers-12-kids-have-died-since-2011-and-nobodys-doing-anything-about-it/
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It's hard to decide which is the most despicable these days - islamists who are quite happy to kill you if you don't swing their way or christians who are quite happy to let their children die slow painful deaths - because god. Fuck 'em all.
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Alan Richards

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Also, not lobbying to make it a national holiday would have helped.
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Anonymous Atheist

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I just posted this video discussing want some Christians cannot be reasoned with I wanted to share it with you guys https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=duMMwEcWiU8
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2+2= God
Christian logic
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photeek chondro

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Quote from the script of "The God Thing" - a Star Trek movie, that was never realized.
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Also ironically, Leonard Nimoy in life was a devout Conservative Jew (doctrinally, not politically).
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cecilia FXX
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"A great day for secular law, and a bad day for its enemies."
So farewell then Anjem Choudary. At least for a few years. Britain’s biggest loudmouth Islamist has finally been convicted in…
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Poised Atheist

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God has no clue how to be a good parent. Judges 10 is simply another example of this horrible 'parent' who should be locked away for child abuse.

https://thepoisedatheist.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/judges-chapter-10-tola/
Let’s see. Thus far in Judges God punishes the Israelites, hardens the hearts of others to oppress the Israelites, then helps the Israelites rise up to defeat the oppressors that God forced into o…
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A good parent would actually be there for the child too, instead of just leaving a sadistic rule book and letting the world have fun with them. But I suppose you can't be there if you're fiction, so don't marry Luke Skywalker.
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Religion.. Thank you for the past, but farewell old friend..Take care!

Evolution is great! At least putting up a dogged fight for survival, however, it's like the genius who... [CLICK THE LINK FOR MORE]
[5:00] Religion.. Thank you for the past, but farewell old friend..Take care! Evolution is great! At least putting up a dogged fight for survival, however, it’s like the genius who flunked school at times. No formal education but has magical properties in unconventional, and often erratic ways that produces the amazing! Evolution helped our brain create irrational yet appropriate faith based beliefs and overall I just wonder if that was a str...
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