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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by smrund View Post
    I'm an atheist, and my wife and her family are Christian. They're not really happy over this, but they know I'm a nice guy and they're happy my wife as someone to treat her well even if I'm not a believer. They're not dicks about it either, so that's cool.
    How do you feel about them believing you deserve enternal agony in hell after you die?
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  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by prwraith View Post
    Of course you can say it might not be real. That's never been in question. Just that the might not be true is probably like a 1% chance of being correct, doesn't make it any less possible to be correct though.
    Yeah, right, like it's even possible that your sarcasm meter is broken. Like that'd ever happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirishka View Post
    I'm sure that there's enough atheist assholes out there to fill a small country, but I can't say I've met many.
    Wonder what would happen if we rounded up all of the a-hole atheists and monotheists
    we could find and quarantined them on their own island... which we of course put cameras
    with live video feeds all over.

    OT: It's not really that shocking to me, equally yoked and all that. Personally, I'd prefer
    someone of some kind of faith similar to my own, but then again I'd prefer a smoking hot
    blonde woman with a hint of an accent and an affinity for historic and modern weapons-
    but I'll fall for whomever I will, don't make a huge difference in that regard.
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    You can't fight porn on the internet, you may as well declare war on something overwhelming like water on Earth's surface - or something ephemeral like "terror" (lol sorry, had to do it) - or something both overwhelming and ephemeral... like porn on the internet.

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    I don't really want to drag this out into philosophy, but if you'd like to take a position near to epistemological nihilism, be my guest. The simple fact of the matter is that whether or not it is the case, you can Pascal's Wager it and move past the ignorance to accept perception as mostly reflective of reality.
    What? I'm just talking about the claim that 49% of americans wouldn't date an atheist, based on the poll/study. I'm not just trying to raise the skeptical "do you really know" basic stuff, I actually wanted to know why your poll trumps anyone who wasn't polled. Because that's how you responded to that one guy that started off this discussion. (I don't get this 'epistemological nihilism' thing, if I'm nihilistic for raising a few questions, your belief in stats must be faith-based).

  5. #125
    It's rather simple. All sides just need to accept that the other exists. No matter how different they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    If someone's going to do that though, I'd like them to be very fucking consistent though. Don't bust out the know-nothing bullshit only when it's convenient. Be a know-nothing about everything. Ask how we know that there's actually a place called Mongolia. I mean, I haven't been there. I don't know anyone that's been there. Can I really know that, man? Ask if we know that China's an ancient country rather than a recent invention. Ask if we know if penicillin cures diseases. I mean, there's always the chance that we just happen to administer it right when someone's going to get better anyway.

    Basically, be a dick all the time.
    Pretty much. I think there's value to such arguments, but uh... at that point you're not even concerning yourself with shit like this and should be more worried about how you can say you even know what "knowledge" or any other word means or if you even exist.

  7. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    If someone's going to do that though, I'd like them to be very fucking consistent though. Don't bust out the know-nothing bullshit only when it's convenient. Be a know-nothing about everything. Ask how we know that there's actually a place called Mongolia. I mean, I haven't been there. I don't know anyone that's been there. Can I really know that, man? Ask if we know that China's an ancient country rather than a recent invention. Ask if we know if penicillin cures diseases. I mean, there's always the chance that we just happen to administer it right when someone's going to get better anyway.

    Basically, be a dick all the time.
    Or, the person who thinks he knows everything without reason is the dick. The person who arrogantly goes through life without any skepticism or questioning is not only a dick but foolish because you never really think for yourself. I don't see how a skeptical investigation into knowledge is being a dick, but hey, when you step on people's faith, they tend to get rattled easily.

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    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...on-in-america/
    http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/...erican-public/

    a poll of more than 10,000 adults between January and March of this year
    a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide
    So, "10000" people were polled. The population of the United States is estimated at around 319 million. 75-80% of that are adults. If you really want to believe that polling 10000 people can give an accurate representation of what 250 million people think, even within an error margin of 20%, then good luck.

    I mean, hell... People trust in TV show viewership numbers too, even though they're based on a handful of exemplars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    Yeah, right, like it's even possible that your sarcasm meter is broken. Like that'd ever happen.
    I'm sensing some anger in you today. why umadbro?
    Hate people who read https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ and immediately think they're debate kings.

  10. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by Stonecloak View Post
    It's rather simple. All sides just need to accept that the other exists. No matter how different they are.
    I don't think many people question that there are other people that think different things than them. Did you think this was profound?

  11. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    95% confidence interval according to the site.
    Which is by convention (arbitrary) if you've taken stats 101

  12. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by prwraith View Post
    I'm sensing some anger in you today. why umadbro?
    *shrug*

    That was supposed to induce a chuckle. Maybe it didn't. Such is life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    *shrug*

    That was supposed to induce a chuckle. Maybe it didn't. Such is life.
    Mine was too actually, I don't think our sarcasm is lining up today :P
    Hate people who read https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ and immediately think they're debate kings.

  14. #134
    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    I don't think many people question that there are other people that think different things than them. Did you think this was profound?
    If you've cared to actually comprehend the comments made. It's seems completely relevant. Not sure how simple=profound! but obviously you responded. Also knowing and accepting are two very different things.

  15. #135
    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    P values and confidence intervals don't real, shitlord. If you can't prove it like you can prove that 13 is a prime number, I can say it might not be true.
    13 is a prime number essentially by definition.
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    Look Batman really isn't an accurate source by any means
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    It is a fact, not just something I made up.

  16. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by prwraith View Post
    Mine was too actually, I don't think our sarcasm is lining up today :P
    Well, I can tell you there's no way my sarcasm meter broke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydänyö View Post
    So, "10000" people were polled. The population of the United States is estimated at around 319 million. 75-80% of that are adults. If you really want to believe that polling 10000 people can give an accurate representation of what 250 million people think, even within an error margin of 20%, then good luck.
    Yes. It works just fine with smaller samples too, though 10k will give you a pretty good degree of accuracy, at least barring any other problems with the poll.

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    How do you feel about them believing you deserve enternal agony in hell after you die?
    Whether that's true depends on their views regarding universalism.
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    Christians aren't permitted to marry non-Christians. Even with most Protestant Christians (almost half of the population of the US) blatantly ignoring not only the advice of Paul, but the explicit words of Christ in regard to marriage, the results of the survey are to be expected.
    And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
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  20. #140
    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    13 is a prime number essentially by definition.
    Dang, I really though the use of shitlord was a good sarcasm marker. I shall try harder next time.

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