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Old 10-23-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Mercury Cougar wrote:
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I would like non-atheists to learn to spell "atheist" correctly.
I remember back in grade school in the 1800's that a teacher made the statement "If two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking". In this case that's a true statement but the english language is so messed up that it's not always right. Consider the word "believe". In this instance when the two vowels went walking the second one did the talking!
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: South Africa
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Mercury Cougar wrote:

I remember back in grade school in the 1800's that a teacher made the statement "If two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking". In this case that's a true statement but the english language is so messed up that it's not always right. Consider the word "believe". In this instance when the two vowels went walking the second one did the talking!
The rule of i before e except after c is not totally true either
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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The rule of i before e except after c is not totally true either
That's just another one of those things disproven by "science!"
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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The "movement" of atheism wherein adherents believe in and follow an atheist worldview devotedly, as a point or matter of ethics or conscience, is a religion.
I think you have confused the following of secular law with a world wide “movement” of Atheist following a list of commandments carved on a silicon disk in MS Word. I am sure this is supported by the low ratio of Atheist in prisons (.2%) as opposed to Christians (83%), and their values which you would see as a superior morality; which in you view has to relate to a hidden organization and set of rules. In reality they are simply the legal code enforced by secular law, and in the best cases void of any religious mythical influence.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Just for the record, I happen to work for MTA here in New York. I've only seen those ads on one train to date...and the reaction to them was pretty much nonexistent. As I believe I observed earlier, most of the people riding on the trains are concerned more with where they're going (and when they'll get there), rather than the words on subway ads.

There's also a series of ads for the Marble Collegiate Church, to which I happen to object because I don't believe that any religion ought to be hyping itself on public transport. And people rarely react to those ads, either.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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The rule of i before e except after c is not totally true either
It's proof that English is one screwed up language!
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Mercury Cougar wrote:

I remember back in grade school in the 1800's that a teacher made the statement "If two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking". In this case that's a true statement but the english language is so messed up that it's not always right. Consider the word "believe". In this instance when the two vowels went walking the second one did the talking!
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The rule of i before e except after c is not totally true either
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It's proof that English is one screwed up language!
My 5 year old is learning to read, and I swear on a pirate fish if I have to answer why those silly rules only work about half the time I just may become a victim of spontaneous combustion.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I would like non-atheists to learn to spell "atheist" correctly.
LOL............that would be one of the three miracles you need for sainthood.....sorry, couldn't resist! - D
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I guess by this reasoning the Mormon church and other religious organization should have given money to the homeless instead of funneling it into California to defeat prop. 8 and now into Maine to overturn the gay marriage bill, right?
Or paying off victims of child molestation. Lots of funds have been shelled out for those unholy acts. Reckless abandon has cost some churches so much money they had to close their doors.

P.S. Not saying victims shouldn't be awarded large settlements, just saying molestation never should have been allowed to happen.

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Just for the record, I happen to work for MTA here in New York. I've only seen those ads on one train to date...and the reaction to them was pretty much nonexistent. As I believe I observed earlier, most of the people riding on the trains are concerned more with where they're going (and when they'll get there), rather than the words on subway ads.

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Money would be better spent posting such ads in say Oklahoma or Alabama. Some of the local reaction would be shrill, TV interviews would result and the ROI on the atheist ad would be astronomical. Those atheists have poor mareting skills - NY subway is a bad location.
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