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26  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 17, 2014, 02:45:02 PM
I said that because I read it in the CIA World Fact Book.  No need to get your panties in a wad over it.

do you understand that what you posted from the CIA World Fact Book not only does not support your claim of "mostly christian" but proves it is wrong.   If you're now going to say that we can't trust the sources you post then all that does it leave you without any evidence to support your claim

The weird part is that you've already admitted you were wrong but now seem to feel the need to back track

Virtually everything I've seen (some of which I've posted) put's christians at around 30-33% which I guess I need to point out yet again is not "mostly christian"



How do you know for sure that your sources are 100% accurate?

Why does it matter when you made the statement?  That is still your personal belief, isn't it?  

Why do you keep dodging my questions?

not only is it still my personal belief but I've responded to it the two times you posted it in this thread

Why are you not capable of seeing that?

I just responded to it a few minutes ago thanking you for posting it again and pointing out that you're providing proof of my belief by your posts on this thread  
27  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 17, 2014, 02:09:46 PM
How do you know for sure that your sources are 100% accurate?

It wouldn't scare me one bit even if Christians were the world's minority today.  Christianity started with just one man and his twelve disciples.  If Christians are the majority today, then great!  If we aren't, then we evangelical Christians need to step it up.

Either way, atheists have always been and will always be the world's minority.  Deal with it and move on.

Why does it matter when you made this statement?  It is your personal belief still today, isn't it?


this is ridiculous

you posted a claim that ~ 33% of the population is Christian as support for your statement that the "world population is mostly christian"

if you have some proof that the world population is mostly christian then post it or just admit you fucked up

btw - thanks again for posting my 7 year old quote.   You're pretty much proving my point about fundamentalist religious types being mentally ill with your recent posts on this thread
28  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 17, 2014, 01:37:21 PM
Maybe, maybe not.  How do you know for sure that my original statement is definitely incorrect?

Why does it matter when you made the statement?  It is what you believe still today, isn't it?

you're joking right

now all you've got left is questioning the veracity of the stuff you post

You're the one who posted this info

I'm going by this.  Sorry, it's all I got.

Religions:
Christian 33.39% (of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, non-religious 9.66%, atheists 2.01% (2010 est.)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

Various source show that Christians account for around 30% of the world population so your claim below is just FALSE

Christianity started with one man 2,000 years ago, and it grew to the point that today's world population is mostly Christian, and even greater is the percentage that is theist if you include all religions.

deal with it and move on

http://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/
29  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Protein bars today are sub par on: April 17, 2014, 10:01:38 AM
This is the only protein bar I like these days

https://epicbar.com/products.html
30  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' Obama on: April 16, 2014, 07:13:37 PM
O-TWINK needs a little romper room of his own  - hw I a fag, a baby, a twink, a bottom, a punk, and not worthy of his position

jesus you f'ng queer

for the last time please leave your gay fantasies to yourself or share them with your friends down at the bath house
31  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease. on: April 16, 2014, 07:01:59 PM
Of course it's Warrior. Knew it all along.

Seems like only Joe "sees" Chris Duffy

32  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' Obama on: April 16, 2014, 06:57:02 PM
The book except apparently says the White House wanted him to apologize.  The message was sent through the organizers.  That is exactly how it works.  The president isn't going to pick up the phone and call him.    

Same thing happened a while back when someone had the audacity to write something that was entirely positive about the First Lady.  Someone from the White House (or affiliated with them) contacted the paper.

"the White House" does not mean the POTUS or FLOTUS were personally involved

you'd think that wouldn't need to be explained

33  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' Obama on: April 16, 2014, 06:54:45 PM


Possibly.

We know he's not leading.


We know he doesn't know what the hell goes on in his own administration.

We know he can't talk without a teleprompter.

Hey, organizing those hunts might be keeping him busy.

come on man

leave the trolling bullshit to certain unnamed losers on this board
34  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Fox News: Bundy Ranch Militia Considered Using Women As Human Shields on: April 16, 2014, 06:30:56 PM
i watched the video last night.  it really was women on the front line.  and the protesters weren't protesters - they were instigators - begging for a fight.

no doubt about it.  You know protesters... they hold signs, chant some lame phrases, and stay in one spot.  This crowd was clearly advancing, with yes, the women in the front line, just begging the BLM workers to do anything so they could fall on the ground and cry about federal brutality.

Seeing as they were blocking the road - already they deserve an ass-whooping. I'm sorry, but ANYONE who blocks a road to protest deserves to be run over by a car, I dont give a shit which party you're for.  Protest on the side of the road.  We can still see you, and you dont have to prevent people from getting where they're going.

I lost a lot of respect when I saw the video.  Feds trying to just stand still as the protesters were literally kicking a dog, with women up front, aggressively pushing at feds while blocking roads, begging for a beatdown so they could wear their scars on Hannity like they're some kind of heros.

Get.  The fuckk.  out of the street.  Seriously.  Protest 12 inches off the road so people can get home.  it's not all about you.

exactly

that's the video that I saw too

35  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 16, 2014, 06:25:23 PM
Of course this is not representative of all atheists, but it's funny as heck anyway.   Cheesy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyKAr-gxxFE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyKAr-gxxFE</a>

actually not representative of any atheists

he does represent a point of view that christians have about some atheists

is that what you were going for?
36  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease. on: April 16, 2014, 06:20:06 PM
GetBig on the cover  Wink

LOL - I didn't even notice that until you mentioned it
37  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 16, 2014, 05:15:00 PM
Of course this is not representative of most Christians, but funny as hell anyway...

http://topekasnews.com/oklahoma-protesters-threaten-secdee-union-neil-degrasse-tysons-cosmos-cancelled/

Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to “Secdee” From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos is not Cancelled

Saddlebridge Township, Oklahoma – Furious parents and citizens of Oklahoma took to the streets early Thursday, protesting against Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos.  Protesters allege the show is blatantly promoting an anti-Creationist agenda and is ‘standing against the Judeo-Christian moors and values of the Saddleback Township community and others nationwide.”
The first protests against Cosmos in the community took place some two weeks ago, after a local paper claimed an airing of Cosmos in a school caused several children to experience ‘demonic possession’.  Parents cite one kid became completely enamored with the show during a terrifyingly supernatural event linked with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s narrative explaining the “God of the Gaps” theory.

Several weeks ago, citizens accused Tyson of using his Cosmos program to forward other agendas, not limited to a ‘homogay’ agenda, wizardry/haroldry, astrology and other vehemently anti-Christian teachings.


Concerned parents have accused Neil DeGrasse Tyson of ‘Ra’ worship and iconography, going as far as saying the titular narrator may be involved in a Wiccan Sun occult.
Delores Simmons, whose child was involved in the prior airing of Cosmos that precipitated the anti-science scare in Oklahoma, claims petitions are already going about to elect pro-Creation candidates for upcoming elections.

“If we allow this Tyson to keep publicly airing his beliefs, God just may strike us down with a cosmic meteor this summer.  That would be ironic justice if you ask me, so we should just take this show off now before that happens.”

Other citizens in Oklahoma agree.  The latest Rasmussen polls on the subject show that over 64% people in Oklahoma feel Cosmos is dangerous and carries a strong anti-theist and Creation message.

SaddleBridge Township Petition to Remove Cosmos From Local Television Affiliates

Cosmos is a dangerous television program with strong ties to the Satanic Ra occult.  The show veils itself under the guise of ‘inspiration science’, but unveils its wolf teeth every time Neil DeGrasse Tyson spouts anti-Creationist rhetoric that possesses the minds of Oklahoma’s children.

The parents of the Saddlebridge Community continue to feel Cosmos is inappropriate material for television and therefore must be removed from all programming within the state.  Following are examples of the dangers presents by Cosmos:  A Space Journey.

I guess it never occurred to these idiots to just change the channel

38  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Happy Tax day: $100K-Plus Earners Pay 72% of Federal Income Taxes on: April 16, 2014, 05:13:18 PM
commercial, residential, and undeveloped property....all mixed in, and equipment/work vehicles for A-V. And I have a nice home but NOT an estate by any means.

Look into SEP IRA's to shelter and anything 179 Deductible

I max out the SEP every year (or very close)

The SEP reduces income tax but not SE Tax
39  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Happy Tax day: $100K-Plus Earners Pay 72% of Federal Income Taxes on: April 16, 2014, 04:29:29 PM
must be west coast cali or northern states NY, PA, NJ, NH etc?

I'm in CA but our property tax rates are not that bad (IMO) though not nearly as good as some states like CO

My family members all live in TX and their property tax rates are much higher although there is no state income tax

40  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Happy Tax day: $100K-Plus Earners Pay 72% of Federal Income Taxes on: April 16, 2014, 04:13:31 PM
commercial, residential, and undeveloped property....all mixed in, and equipment/work vehicles for A-V. And I have a nice home but NOT an estate by any means.

OK, so multiple properties and work equipment, etc..

the 9k for me was just personal residence
41  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease. on: April 16, 2014, 04:09:12 PM
no it's hellwig, he's also in the book along with steve borden aka sting the rassler.

I forgot about that guy

This book came out in 86 and I remember buying it when i was in college (completely naive about how these guys actually trained and more importantly what magic "supplements" they were taking)
42  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Happy Tax day: $100K-Plus Earners Pay 72% of Federal Income Taxes on: April 16, 2014, 04:07:07 PM
I get raped on property taxes...over 50K a year (combined) over 60K with ad valorem

Damn, is that a commercial property or do you live on an estate?

BTW - thanks for making me feel better.  I appreciate it

I only paid ~ 9k in property tax last year
43  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease. on: April 16, 2014, 04:03:31 PM
Pretty sure it's Chris Duffy

It's Hellwig

Maybe you've got Duffy on your mind
44  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Happy Tax day: $100K-Plus Earners Pay 72% of Federal Income Taxes on: April 16, 2014, 04:02:19 PM
I wrote a check for 34k yesterday and that's after having paid 16k in estimated payments

SE Tax is where I got hammered

45  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' Obama on: April 16, 2014, 03:53:28 PM
maybe Obama was one of the  prayer breakfast organizers that called.   That is reasonable in order to make the stretch the article did.

you think Obama spends his time organizing events like this (or any event)  ?

Are you kidding man

Maybe you think the POTUS personally organizes the White House Easter Egg hunt too

My guess is that the actual people who organized this who invited Carson (obviously he would have had to be invited to be a the key-note speaker) were embarrassed (and perhaps also offended) by his comments and felt bad (or likely pissed) that the guy they invited to be the key note speaker chose that venue to attack the direction in which he thought the country was going.   These people  (the actual organizers which Carson refers to) were the ones who did this

i.e

Exactly as Carson said which Bum posted

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“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson wrote in the book.

“But within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”



46  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease. on: April 16, 2014, 03:33:42 PM
Juliette Bergman, inset.

yep.

the funny part is that neither one trained using Dardens "super high intensity" technique

I think Bergman was a chain smoker too
47  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease. on: April 16, 2014, 03:27:16 PM
Anyone remember this book

I think this is Hellwig on the cover

48  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 16, 2014, 03:15:17 PM
How do you know for sure that it's definitely incorrect?

How is what the atheists were doing different than what the theists are doing?  The theist stand there with their Bibles and students can take one if they wish.


you're suggesting that the source that you yourself posted is not correct ?

I'm going by this.  Sorry, it's all I got.

Religions:
Christian 33.39% (of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, non-religious 9.66%, atheists 2.01% (2010 est.)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

Thanks for bumping my post from 2007

Six years later neuroscientist are speculating the same thing that I proposed in 2007

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/kathleen-taylor-religious-fundamentalism-mental-illness_n_3365896.html

Religious Fundamentalism 'May Be Categorised As Mental Illness & Cured By Science'
49  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' Obama on: April 16, 2014, 12:05:43 PM
Does not surprise me one bit.  Amazing how the most powerful man in the world can be so insecure. 

Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' Obama
Published April 15, 2014
FoxNews.com

Conservative sage Dr. Ben Carson is claiming the White House was offended by his now-famous keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast and asked at the time for an apology call to President Obama -- which he didn’t make.

The anecdote is found in Carson’s upcoming book “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future.”

Carson, who became a conservative sensation after the address, was highly critical of the direction of the country though he never blamed the president, who was sitting just a few feet away.

“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson wrote in the book.

“But within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

The passage was verified Tuesday by publisher Sentinel, a division of Penguin Group (USA).

Carson, a former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, also suggests in the book he has no plans to run for president in 2016 unless called by God. However, he has placed third in two recent straw polls and is being courted by the well-funded National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/15/carson-wh-says-his-prayer-breakfast-speech-offended-obama-asked-for-apology/

from what you posted it doesn't appear that this request came from Obama
50  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 16, 2014, 12:03:50 PM
Okay then, I do admit that my statement saying today's world population is mostly Christian is "probably" incorrect.

My statement should be rephrased as saying today's world population is mostly theist, and will always be.  Atheists will always be the minority, unless they start popping as many babies as theists do.  So I do understand why these atheists passing out literature at schools are so afraid.

not probably incorrect but definitely incorrect

btw - the atheist were not "passing out literature"

From the article in the first post in this thread

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As with the Gideons, actual group members were not allowed to contact students, but the books were left for interested students to pick up and peruse.

and no one, other than you, has made the claim that atheist are "afraid" of christians or anything

that is just another one of your weird assertions based on nothing but your own beliefs

given your posts on this thread you seem to be the only one that feels threatened by any point of view that is contrary to your own
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