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Old 09-26-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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Most educated people are skeptical.
Does that mean that most educated people are atheist?
I'm missing your logic.
No, that is like saying all theists and spiritual people are Christians. Most educated people are not skeptical, most educated people believe what they read. Intelligent people, do their own testing and form their own opinions based on their own discoveries.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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You believe it, but have you actually done your own experiments or experienced it yourself. If you are simply believing what you read, how does this make you any different than most Christians who believe what they read in the bible?
Yes, you'll find that the mantra of "Question Everything" is somewhat misleading. It's very selective.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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Yes, I agree.

Although atheists are skeptical of more than religion.
I know this.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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No, that is like saying all theists and spiritual people are Christians. Most educated people are not skeptical, most educated people believe what they read. Intelligent people, do their own testing and form their own opinions based on their own discoveries.
On the contrary ALL people are skeptical of some things. Some more so than others. We would be pretty confused if we believed everything we are told or have read, now wouldn't we.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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The denial of anything beyond our strictly sesnsory-based world is the fullest expression of atheism. Anything beyond pure physics and chemistry.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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Yes, you'll find that the mantra of "Question Everything" is somewhat misleading. It's very selective.
That is what I am coming to see on this forum. I strongly believe that if people would actually go out and do their own research and experimentation that their opinions would be different. However, if you go into it completely set on what you are going to find, that is what you will find in most cases.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Earth
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No, that is like saying all theists and spiritual people are Christians. Most educated people are not skeptical, most educated people believe what they read. Intelligent people, do their own testing and form their own opinions based on their own discoveries.
So you're saying that atheists are more intelligent than christians.
I'm asking you for your logic, but I see that you are unable to provide it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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So you're saying that atheists are more intelligent than christians.
I'm asking you for your logic, but I see that you are unable to provide it.
I don't know many atheists or skeptics that actually do their own studies and experiments. So, I would say no. Same goes for most Christians.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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I don't know many atheists or skeptics that actually do their own studies and experiments. So, I would say no. Same goes for most Christians.
Then what are you trying to say with this thread.
It really makes no sense. You keep moving the target all over the place. Initially you said that "atheists are" ... now you're saying that you don't know many atheists or skeptics...
I'm really terribly confused by your comments.

What are you trying to say?
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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Then what are you trying to say with this thread.
It really makes no sense. You keep moving the target all over the place. Initially you said that "atheists are" ... now you're saying that you don't know many atheists or skeptics...
I'm really terribly confused by your comments.

What are you trying to say?
I don't know many that do their own studies. I know plenty that say question everything, but when the read say a skeptic magazine, article or book they don't question anything. They buy into what they read and don't do what they tell others to do.

I am well versed in these types of tactics. Skeptics and atheists alike try to discredit the author or posts and books. They do this because they can't do it to their work. You are now trying to discredit my with these tactics. Nice try. Keep trying.. what's next? Pointing out my grammatical errors...
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