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Old 01-29-2013, 10:09 PM
 
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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god apparently loves newts more. They can grown limbs back.

Last edited by Aeroman; 01-30-2013 at 11:51 AM.. Reason: If I ever loss a limb I hope a witch will turn me into a newt
 
Old 01-30-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Double-arm transplant vet 'getting a second chance' - Health - Men's health | NBC News

So far only 7 people in the US have had this surgery, but what a fantastic scientific advance it is.
Death and disease fill the world through materialism in the first place.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Death and disease fill the world through materialism in the first place.
What is that supposed to mean? Death and disease predate materialism, and one consequence of materialism is the development of modern medicine which has done more to arrest disease and prolong life than any non materialistic ventures.

If it wasn't for greed, humans would have made less progress, not more. Would you refuse to take a life saving drug because it was developed and distributed by a corporation which was motivated by profit?
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Death and disease fill the world through materialism in the first place.
Death filled the world from the beginning and so did diseases. We have more cures and more ways of keeping people alive now than we did before science was so successful.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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Death and disease predate materialism,
Materialism brought death and disease in the first place (study and apply what's in the bible for more on that).
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Death filled the world from the beginning and so did diseases. We have more cures and more ways of keeping people alive now than we did before science was so successful.
You are allowed to drain water from a burgeoning hole in the hull. Materialism tears and there's an attempt to pump.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Materialism brought death and disease in the first place (study and apply what's in the bible for more on that).
Oh, that's right, because several thousand years ago man knew just about everything there was to know about the nature of reality, the origin of man, and the structure of communicable diseases, weather patterns, and the often sorrowful pain of existence. As time has gone on and we examine humanity through great works of literature, we unlock the mysteries of the universe with scientific endeavors, and we use technological advances to further the prosperity of humankind, we've slowly begun to forget that all this would be unnecessary if it weren't for our pesky fruit-biting ancestors.

You're going to have to do a lot better than referencing an erroneously translated, out-of-date book written by barbaric fools and pieced together by misogynistic men with no understanding or conception of how the world works. A fourth grader could be closer to explaining the nature of reality than the book you're trying to use as an argument.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Materialism brought death and disease in the first place (study and apply what's in the bible for more on that).
Define materialism for us.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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What the hell does this have to do with atheism?
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