Larry Wallberg

Larry Wallberg

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461 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - The Typical Indulger · 2 replies · +1 points

Amusing how the problem lies in ignorance over wtf the word ignorance actually means.

Ignorance is merely not knowing about something. All of us are ignorant about some subject. But what you and I -- and many other so-called rationalists -- object to is willful, even proud ignorance: a person's smug refusal to learn. That's what drives "faith." Which is why education in any subject not linked to "spirituality" is discouraged by every major religion on Earth.

As the Easterners say: You must empty your mind of all thoughts to find the truth! In Christianese, that translates as: Invite Jesus into your heart.

462 weeks ago @ Baby Boomer Going Like... - Sale Tax Holidays at W... · 1 reply · +1 points

I want to know three things about your trip to Whole Foods:
(1) Did they sell any partial items?
(2) Was the tax holidy extended to include Entermann's Chocolate Donuts?
(3) What potential earworms were being piped throughout the store to help get you in the mood for food shopping?

462 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - The binky: love it, le... · 4 replies · +1 points

Shit, I hope that some idiots don't respond with a Darwin binky.

Actually, if I wanted to put a saying on one of those things, my preference would be: "You suck.."

464 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - Why I'm Not An Atheist · 2 replies · +1 points

Topic suggestions:
* Atheists have no purpose in life
* How can atheists possibly be moral?
* The worst totalitarian governments have been atheistic.

465 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - More of Momma Chief's ... · 1 reply · +1 points

For still others, like Momma Chief, it’s as simple as a wave of the hand and a “I don’t believe it.”

I've been waving my hand and saying "I don't believe it," ever since I was about five years old. You've been doing that for a long time, too. So perhaps, Momma Chief is well on the road to becoming a de facto atheist. If you could only get her to stop barbecuing chicken on the afternoon of a big game, she'd probably be just like you. God forbid.

466 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - Damn, I'm agreeing wit... · 1 reply · +1 points

All that hate stuff is not for public consumption; it's only for the faithful. Anything tending to show that a specific cult is not a religion of love is dangerous to the authorities. Hence, Howell's dismissal for pointing out that the Pope had no clothes.

Most religious leaders refuse to censure, or even criticize, the hateful parts of their traditions. Instead, they try to keep that shit a secret. Howell was the theocratic equivalent of a "whistle-blower." Naturally, he had to go.

466 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - Pick Your Poison · 1 reply · +1 points

Well, it they're not designed for me, then who are they designed for?
I'll take a Bud Lite, thanks. Do you have any Cheez Whiz and Saltines to help wash it down?

466 weeks ago @ You Made Me Say It! - Pick Your Poison · 3 replies · +1 points

You didn't include the reason guy's corollary:

I think everything happens for a reason.
- I think you're an adult and don't need to play pretend any more.
So you're saying that nothing ever happens for a reason?

467 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Happened to the H... · 0 replies · +6 points

I suppose ratings and ad sales trump any sort of educational mission.
Yes, the American public doesn't care much for history, or science, or literature, or ... oh, anything that smacks of "intellectual elitism." We're probably the only country in the history of the world in which the majority of the populace has been proud to proclaim its stupidity.

But I forget the simple explanation: America is a Christian nation, right?.
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468 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Upcoming Books on Atheism · 0 replies · 0 points

Well, given your criteria, I might well visit Amazon to check out a book that sounded quite good to you. But probably only if it had pictures.

Of the supermodels, that is -- definitely not of the old, broke, balding guy. I can see him every day simply by looking in the mirror.
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