In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#25088 Jul 12, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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We Theists Think We All Have Evidences...Just Nothing We Can Use To Pursuade In A Scientific Method....Because Science Measures Reality.
Correct. You are making progress sir.

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#25089 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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I love all races of people. I'm not stupid enough to fall for racist propoganda.
That's great. I wish you a happy new life.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#25090 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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Easter Bunny is one culture & not sighted by millions of people across the world.
Spirits & U.F.O's are a worldwide issue sighted by millions of people with accounts going back thousands of years.
This is not a one culture thing that just started.
It is uniform across cultures for thousands of years.
That is something worthy of study.
Untrue.

PLENTY of people believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, etc.

If UFO's and ghosts are to be studied, they must be studied too!

To write off the Easter Bunny is to be a poor scientist

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#25091 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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Well yeah we have explained much of the "supernatural" by Science.
I think there is far more supernatural that needs to be explained by science.
The worldwide Ghost & U.F.O sightings for thousands of years across cultures?
It simply should be studied.
I understand why it isn't studied.
Simply the Government funds most scientists & with that funding Government gives scientists.
Gives Government a hand in shaping Scientific government.
It seems Government is just completely afraid of people knowing if Paranormal exists.
For then people would panic & act delusional & that would go against a logical money driven productive society.
Most people are too stupid to handle such things as Ghosts, Aliens , U.F.O's as being real.
They panic.
I personally can handle this knowledge. Most people are too weak & stupid.
Okay...

I didn't want to say anything before, for fear that the elitists in these threads will make fun of me.

But I have been aboard a mothership once.

I have visited Mercury, Mars and Uranus.

Uranus was godawful, believe me.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#25092 Jul 12, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Untrue.
PLENTY of people believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, etc.
If UFO's and ghosts are to be studied, they must be studied too!
To write off the Easter Bunny is to be a poor scientist
Easter Bunny & Santa Claus stem from a singular culture.

Spirits & U.F.O's developed in isolated cultures across the globe.
Including isolated tribes.

Very different.

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#25093 Jul 12, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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I have my own plane. I might even build a plane of my own someday.
How is that "expansion of the mind", whatever that means? Sure, i learned stuff, but I've learned lots of stuff.
Is that "mind expanding"?
I'm not following you here.
That is one consequence of expansion of mind. Now you may live a new reality. While the reality of others is never to fly, but rather drive, your reality includes the option of flight. It is not even in the dreams of others, let alone goals, yet you have it.

The expansion of the mind includes entails not only expansion of content, but more importantly context. A highly specialised doctor may be regarded as expanding in content, but not necessarily context. A non specialised general practitioner who has become a chef or an artist or musician however, has expanded his context. He can see the world differently, not only through the eyes of his profession, but through alternative thinking as well, through artists or musicians eyes. A genius would normally be specialised in one thing, while having an entry or mid-level understanding of everything else.

I don't know what experience you have had regarding mysticism, but from my experience, mysticism is a training to be aware of what you don't know, and then go and find out. Some people don't need mysticism or or any other equivalent, as the drive to expand comes naturally. Da Vinci was such a man. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. People think he was just naturally gifted, but the only natural gift he really had was the raging undying will to know everything. Everything. All of his acheivements were a result of this characteristic.

For the people who do not have this characteristic, mysticism is one of the ways to cultivate it. Seek knowledge even if you risk your reputation, even if it makes you foolish. Seek knowledge everywhere and all the time. From a class, from life, from others. Be fearless about it.

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#25094 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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Is the 3rd rule?
You must pull my Kielbasa?
No.

Can you show me the latest Neil Armstrong interview?

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#25095 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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Easter Bunny & Santa Claus stem from a singular culture.
Spirits & U.F.O's developed in isolated cultures across the globe.
Including isolated tribes.
Very different.
Cool. Do you have a Neil Armstrong interview?

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#25096 Jul 12, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Cool. Do you have a Neil Armstrong interview?

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#25097 Jul 12, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Untrue.
PLENTY of people believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, etc.
If UFO's and ghosts are to be studied, they must be studied too!
To write off the Easter Bunny is to be a poor scientist
When you consider all of the allegations and controversy, it is actually very difficult to determine if UFOs or aliens exist, unless one lands in your lounge.

It is difficult to determine whether a UFO is of alien origin, or just some government military experiment. Many skeptics of the government, particularly the U.S. government, have made claims that their government remains 5 to 10 years ahead of the public in technology. If the government wants its people to believe in alien invasion, they may be quite capable of staging the whole thing. It could possibly also be used as a coverup for plundering resources in other countries, if the "War on Terror" sales pitch ever fails.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#25098 Jul 12, 2012
Idk what a notbot is, a new character in the upcoming transformer movie? Anyways do show me the Atheist on here making threats of violence. Also if you think Atheists are superstitious, you obviously don't understand the meaning of the word puppet. Honestly that doesn't come as a surprise.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Indeed when you look at the hatred and threats that come from the NotBots on here it's easy to see the negative influence superstition has on their lives.

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#25099 Jul 12, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Okay...
I didn't want to say anything before, for fear that the elitists in these threads will make fun of me.
But I have been aboard a mothership once.
I have visited Mercury, Mars and Uranus.
Uranus was godawful, believe me.
You forgot to talk about how the aliens in the mothership experimented with you, sexually.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#25100 Jul 12, 2012
On a clear day he can get the entire cast of the wizard of oz! Lmfao! He should take that microwave to the Randi institute!!
River Tam wrote:
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As long as he doesn't have to use the microwave, it should be cool.

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#25101 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =rfCzUuA8M4UXX
Very good. Did you listen to his talk?

The first man to step onto a celestial body gives a speech. 30 years later?

Neil Armstrong says : I did what I did, now leave me alone

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#25102 Jul 12, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
On a clear day he can get the entire cast of the wizard of oz! Lmfao! He should take that microwave to the Randi institute!!
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I was hoping for Friends. That Jennifer Aniston chick is hot.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#25103 Jul 12, 2012
True Truth wrote:
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You forgot to talk about how the aliens in the mothership experimented with you, sexually.
___ This is of course i no way proof.
It is interesting how Boas got radiation poisoning after the case. There have been other U.F.O cases where radiation / cancers came about after U.F.O sightings.

Antonio Villas Boas was a Brazilian farmer claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in 1957. His claims were among the first alien abduction stories to receive world wide attention.

On October 16, 1957, 23-year-old Boas was plowing his farm with a tractor at night to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. He saw what he described as a "red star" in the night sky. This "star" approached him, growing in size, until he recognized it as an egg-shaped craft with a red light at its front and a rotating cupola on top. The craft landed in the field on three "legs". Boas then decided to run from the scene.

He first attempted to leave on his tractor but its lights and engine died so he decided to run on foot. However, he was seized by a five-foot humanoid wearing grey coveralls and a helmet. Its eyes were small and blue. It made noises like barks or yelps of a small dog. Suddenly, three similar beings joined the first humanoid in restraining Boas, dragging him inside their craft.

Inside the craft, Boas was stripped naked then covered from head-to-toe with a strange gel. He was then led into a large semicircular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it. He was later able to recall them [right]. Inside this room, the humanoid beings took samples of Boas' blood from his chin. He was then taken to a third room while some kind of gas was pumped into the room, making Boas become violently ill.

Boas claims he was soon joined in the room by a female humanoid. She was very attractive, and naked, the same height as the other beings, had a small, pointed chin and large, blue catlike eyes. The hair on her head was long and platinum blonde but Boas noticed her underarm and pubic hair were bright red. Boas said he was strongly attracted to the woman, and the two had sexual intercourse. During this act, Boas noted that the female did not kiss him but instead nipped him on the chin.

After having intercourse, the female humanoid smiled and rubbed her belly while gesturing upwards. Boas understood this to mean that she was going to raise their child in "up there" in space. Boas said that he felt angered after the encounter. He felt as though he had been used and was little more than "a good stallion" for the humanoids.

He was then given his clothing back and taken on a tour of the ship. He attempted to steal a small clock-like object as a souvenir his encounter, but was caught by the humanoids. He was then escorted off the ship and watched as it took off. When he returned home, Boas discovered that four hours had passed.

Following his abduction, Boas suffered from nausea, weakness, headaches and lesions on the skin. Dr. Olavo Fontes of National School of Medicine of Brazil examined the farmer and concluded that he had been exposed to a large dose of radiation from some source and was now suffering from mild radiation sickness.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#25104 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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I fail to see why so many British seem to express apathy towards their own ethnicity.
Openly support Multiculturalism to their own ethnicity.
It is dishonorable & disrespectful to ancestors who fought & died for your ethnicity.
What? I don't support White murderers. Only in certain cases. Yes I support the Russians who beheaded Muslims.
I don't support a White murderer who just wants to kill his wife or kill someone at the bank as he robs it.
Blacks make up the majority of murder in the U.S it is fact.
Our DNA goes back to primates, fish, algae etc etc
So I should stop shocking my pool to kill algae because apparently I am killing my poor superior ancestors of algae. LOLOL
I should stop eating fish because I am killing my poor ancestors LOL
You fail to see they upset your sensibilities, you are besotted with ignorance and riddled with hatred and so you are blind to facts,

Did I mention ethnicity? No did I mention support? No. my words were - You are quite willing to accept DNA evidence to convict a murderer but are unwilling to accent that same evidence that shows where you are descended from.

What’s it like to be descended from black ancestors and yet to pour so much hatred on the facts of life, on you ancestral heritage, it must be so confusing for you to hate your black ancestors with such spite, such vengeance, such inhuman emotion. There must be something seriously screwed up in your brain to harbour so much malevolence against your ancestors.

Colour does not change that fact that the majority of murderers and other criminals in US gaols are christian.

Our DNA goes back 47 million years, fish and fish and algae DNA contain the same nucleotides as all life but I know what you mean? However you fail to include the blacks of east Africa as the source of the human race, your ancestors.

Hi bro.

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#25105 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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___ This is of course i no way proof.
It is interesting how Boas got radiation poisoning after the case. There have been other U.F.O cases where radiation / cancers came about after U.F.O sightings.
Antonio Villas Boas was a Brazilian farmer claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in 1957. His claims were among the first alien abduction stories to receive world wide attention.
On October 16, 1957, 23-year-old Boas was plowing his farm with a tractor at night to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. He saw what he described as a "red star" in the night sky. This "star" approached him, growing in size, until he recognized it as an egg-shaped craft with a red light at its front and a rotating cupola on top. The craft landed in the field on three "legs". Boas then decided to run from the scene.
He first attempted to leave on his tractor but its lights and engine died so he decided to run on foot. However, he was seized by a five-foot humanoid wearing grey coveralls and a helmet. Its eyes were small and blue. It made noises like barks or yelps of a small dog. Suddenly, three similar beings joined the first humanoid in restraining Boas, dragging him inside their craft.
Inside the craft, Boas was stripped naked then covered from head-to-toe with a strange gel. He was then led into a large semicircular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it. He was later able to recall them [right]. Inside this room, the humanoid beings took samples of Boas' blood from his chin. He was then taken to a third room while some kind of gas was pumped into the room, making Boas become violently ill.
Boas claims he was soon joined in the room by a female humanoid. She was very attractive, and naked, the same height as the other beings, had a small, pointed chin and large, blue catlike eyes. The hair on her head was long and platinum blonde but Boas noticed her underarm and pubic hair were bright red. Boas said he was strongly attracted to the woman, and the two had sexual intercourse. During this act, Boas noted that the female did not kiss him but instead nipped him on the chin.
After having intercourse, the female humanoid smiled and rubbed her belly while gesturing upwards. Boas understood this to mean that she was going to raise their child in "up there" in space. Boas said that he felt angered after the encounter. He felt as though he had been used and was little more than "a good stallion" for the humanoids.
He was then given his clothing back and taken on a tour of the ship. He attempted to steal a small clock-like object as a souvenir his encounter, but was caught by the humanoids. He was then escorted off the ship and watched as it took off. When he returned home, Boas discovered that four hours had passed.
Following his abduction, Boas suffered from nausea, weakness, headaches and lesions on the skin. Dr. Olavo Fontes of National School of Medicine of Brazil examined the farmer and concluded that he had been exposed to a large dose of radiation from some source and was now suffering from mild radiation sickness.
Why are your posts always to f*cking long? What the f8ck is your problem, you racist spammer.

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#25106 Jul 12, 2012
What is the deal with HugeKelbasa, does nobody talk to him in real life or something?

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#25107 Jul 12, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
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___ This is of course i no way proof.
It is interesting how Boas got radiation poisoning after the case. There have been other U.F.O cases where radiation / cancers came about after U.F.O sightings.
Antonio Villas Boas was a Brazilian farmer claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in 1957. His claims were among the first alien abduction stories to receive world wide attention.
On October 16, 1957, 23-year-old Boas was plowing his farm with a tractor at night to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. He saw what he described as a "red star" in the night sky. This "star" approached him, growing in size, until he recognized it as an egg-shaped craft with a red light at its front and a rotating cupola on top. The craft landed in the field on three "legs". Boas then decided to run from the scene.
He first attempted to leave on his tractor but its lights and engine died so he decided to run on foot. However, he was seized by a five-foot humanoid wearing grey coveralls and a helmet. Its eyes were small and blue. It made noises like barks or yelps of a small dog. Suddenly, three similar beings joined the first humanoid in restraining Boas, dragging him inside their craft.
Inside the craft, Boas was stripped naked then covered from head-to-toe with a strange gel. He was then led into a large semicircular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it. He was later able to recall them [right]. Inside this room, the humanoid beings took samples of Boas' blood from his chin. He was then taken to a third room while some kind of gas was pumped into the room, making Boas become violently ill.
Boas claims he was soon joined in the room by a female humanoid. She was very attractive, and naked, the same height as the other beings, had a small, pointed chin and large, blue catlike eyes. The hair on her head was long and platinum blonde but Boas noticed her underarm and pubic hair were bright red. Boas said he was strongly attracted to the woman, and the two had sexual intercourse. During this act, Boas noted that the female did not kiss him but instead nipped him on the chin.
After having intercourse, the female humanoid smiled and rubbed her belly while gesturing upwards. Boas understood this to mean that she was going to raise their child in "up there" in space. Boas said that he felt angered after the encounter. He felt as though he had been used and was little more than "a good stallion" for the humanoids.
He was then given his clothing back and taken on a tour of the ship. He attempted to steal a small clock-like object as a souvenir his encounter, but was caught by the humanoids. He was then escorted off the ship and watched as it took off. When he returned home, Boas discovered that four hours had passed.
Following his abduction, Boas suffered from nausea, weakness, headaches and lesions on the skin. Dr. Olavo Fontes of National School of Medicine of Brazil examined the farmer and concluded that he had been exposed to a large dose of radiation from some source and was now suffering from mild radiation sickness.
Where do you find these silly stories? How do you know he didn't just get dragged into a field and gang raped by a bunch of Ukranains from Chernobyl? He must've been too ashamed to say, and so made up this story and those rapists got away because of it.

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