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  1. Ever heard of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot? Atheists and some of the worse mass murderers this poor planet has ever seen. I'm tempted to throw Hitler in that pile too even though he was supposed to have been raised as catholic. Yet a bit of research should reveal to anyone that at best he was a pagan but all he really believed in was himself and his own power. So you might want to put that self rightous high horse your riding back in the stable buddy because atheists can be just as evil as anyone else. Stalin, Mao, & Pol Pot were political leaders of countries and did whatever they could to crush their enemies and stay in power. Just like most of the "god fear'n" leaders did. Down here on the "non-historical figure" level atheists in general don't blow up clinics or burn people at the stake. I could go on with crusades and holy wars but the list is far too extensive down through the last couple thousand years for me to list. Calling me self righteous is a hoot, I don't wear my non-religion like a badge, stickers on my car, jewelry, etc. I don't call people out because they say merry christmas to me, or march in protest. I don't think I'm one bit better or more aware than anyone else because I don't believe. I sure as hell step up and respond though when faced with prejudice and ignorance. Here on this very forum people post religious rhetoric all the time. I have seen posts where people blame atheists for the decline of the entire country! I have Jewish friends, christian, etc. It's never a problem because their educated enough and have enough social skills to discuss it rationally and can understand that only YOU can reach your own conclusions. They don't think your morally bankrupt or are a lost soul and angry at the world because you haven't reached the same conclusions they have. One little jibe here, it has been shown in study after study that the less educated are the most fevered believers. How many scientists that belong to the Academy of Sciences believe in gods & devils? How about the greatest minds of modern times? You already know the answer. In a way you prove my point exactly. No matter what you call yourself, you have absolutely no moral high ground over anyone else. And therein lies my problem with religion, that somehow after you choose one of the hundreds of religions or sub-sects of religions that you feel you're somehow "enlightened" and have a "duty" to spread the "truth". You've never seen me start a religious attack thread, I just respond. :angel: You asked the question, it isn't my fault if you don't like the answer. Yes, they were political leaders but it was the everyday average ones who carried out their will wasn't it? The "non-historical figure" level type guys and gals, well educated ones as often as not, who were the trigger pullers. They blew up churches and schools, conducted inquisitions and pogroms. They built and staffed "re-education camps" and gulags. They were believers too and part of that belief is that their is no god, no deity, only science and nature. They believed that the rational, scientific mind relieved of the burden of religious thought would improve society. They have also waged war to spread their beliefs. They were atheists, and they did horrible things as bad or worse than any inquisition, witch trial, crusade or jihad. They proselitize too you know, spreading their beliefs. As often as not it is by supporting "revolutionary movements". Groups like the Shining Path, PLO, Baader Meinhoff, etc, etc, etc. Just some everydayaverage folks who happen to have as a central part of their philosophy a complete rejection of a belief in deity or the supernatural. Oh, that last jab of yours proves my point. Have fun riding that horse brother, don't fall and hurt yourself.
  2. Ever heard of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot? Atheists and some of the worse mass murderers this poor planet has ever seen. I'm tempted to throw Hitler in that pile too even though he was supposed to have been raised as catholic. Yet a bit of research should reveal to anyone that at best he was a pagan but all he really believed in was himself and his own power. So you might want to put that self rightous high horse your riding back in the stable buddy because atheists can be just as evil as anyone else.
  3. Shep

    S12 and Home Defense

    Not worried one bit about using the S-12 for HD. As long as it's a good shoot the local law around here would just give me an 'attaboy and that would be the end of it.
  4. Shep

    Slings on the 12

    No sling on mine. It's a house gun, there to deal with those annoying bumps in the night. I've found that when moving through a darkend house, the sling can sometimes catch on things so I ditched it.
  5. 1. name something you use in the shower? Water 2. Name something a football player wears under his uniform? Tape, lots of tape (prewrap too) 3. Name something people hate to find on their windshield? Bodily fluids 4. Name something a man might buy before a date? Edible underwear 5. What is another word for blemish? Scratch 6. What is something you cook in the microwave? Burritos 7. Name a piece of furniture people need help moving? King size bed 8. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman? Experience 9. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner? Craps on the neighbors lawn while they are looking. 10. A kind of test you cannot study for? Life 11. Name something a boy scout gets a badge for? Shooting 12. Name a phrase with the word home in it? Home sweet home 13. Name a sport where players lose teeth? Smear the queer 14. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a student's day? Announce how well you connected with your feminin side in your last book report. 15. Name a bird you wouldn't want to eat? Shitbird 16. Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it? A body stocking 17. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it? My bank account
  6. God speed your stepdad to his rest and bless you and yours.
  7. Jeez, sorry to hear this Will but glad you're OK. Take care and hope you have a speedy recovery.
  8. What they are talking about in that article reminds me of one of the major storey themes for Spiderman 2. Remember the fusion machine created by Doctor Octavius that he was unable to control? Yeah, create your own little pet sun to provide cheap energy to the world. Even used lasers to get it going.
  9. That was weird. Probably just the camera but when they get that kind of thing in the field for real that's probably what it will look like.
  10. Shep

    Mans best friend...

    My buddy Jack. 95 lbs of happy Labrador/Border Collie.
  11. Cool. Thanks for the testing and posting your results!
  12. I went to work and ignored it.
  13. Bun-Bun, after the switch-blade toting rabbit in Sluggy Freelance.
  14. Geez Corbin! How's that hand today? I know the docs can work some impressive surgery magic but man, that looks pretty grim.
  15. Adding you and your wife to my prayer list lastlagh. One of my brothers and his wife went through this same thing several times and each time it broke their hearts. Today though they have two beautiful and healthy little girls. God bless you and be with you.
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