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Topic: Kongregate / Exciting big time news! Kongregate's been acquired by GameStop!

Oh no… This was a good site. Until now.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Has the GOP become the party of "NO"--sense?

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Topic: Serious Discussion / How much brutality is to much?

Originally posted by Iggyshark:

For God’s sake they were running from the policeman at one point. That’s resisting arrest. That means he has the right to take them down with non-lethal force. He could have legally used a tazer, these kids were not getting it nearly as rough as possible.

Please cite the sections that authorize the force used. And the sections that would authorize the use of a tazer.

I couldn’t name the sections, but I do have a father who was a policeman for 15 years.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are Atheists persecuted against?

Originally posted by unproductive:

Here’s something I know, it’s sort of common knowledge. You’re allowed to be an Atheist but not a Christian in China. ;)

Funny how so many things that are ‘common knowledge’ are actually wrong.

I think I’m going to laugh myself to death now:

Religious restrictions

The Government restricts legal religious practice to government-sanctioned organizations and registered religious groups and places of worship, and seeks to control the growth and scope of the activity of both registered and unregistered religious groups, including “house churches.” Government authorities limit proselytism, particularly by foreigners and unregistered religious groups, but permit proselytism in state-approved religious venues and private settings.34
In 2008, the Government’s repression of religious freedom intensified in some areas, including in Tibetan areas and in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Unregistered Protestant religious groups in Beijing reported intensified harassment from government authorities in the lead up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Media and China-based sources reported that municipal authorities in Beijing closed some house churches or asked them to stop meeting during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. During the reporting period, officials detained and interrogated several foreigners about their religious activities and in several cases alleged that the foreigners had engaged in “illegal religious activities” and cancelled their visas. Media reported that the total number of expatriates expelled by the Government due to concerns about their religious activities exceeded one hundred. Officials in the XUAR, the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), and other Tibetan areas tightly controlled religious activity. The Government sought the forcible return of several Uighur Muslims living abroad, some of whom had reportedly protested restrictions on the Hajj and encouraged other Muslims to pray and fast during Ramadan. Followers of Tibetan Buddhism, including those in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region and most Tibetan autonomous areas, faced more restrictions on their religious practice and ability to organize than Buddhists in other parts of the country. “Patriotic education” campaigns in the TAR and other Tibetan regions, which required monks and nuns to sign statements personally denouncing the Dalai Lama, and other new restrictions on religious freedom were major factors that led monks and nuns to mount peaceful protests at a number of monasteries on March 10, 2008. The protests and subsequent security response gave way to violence in Lhasa by March 14 and 15.35
“Underground” Roman Catholic clergy faced repression, in large part due to their avowed loyalty to the Vatican, which the Government accused of interfering in the country’s internal affairs. The Government continued to repress groups that it designated as “cults,” which included several Christian groups and Falun Gong.36

I’ve known missionaries there. The government makes it virtually impossible to get any kind of legal permit for teaching Christianity.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Has the GOP become the party of "NO"--sense?

Directly to you considering your rather condescending nature. You can either stop treating people like they’re idiots for thinking differently, or I will not get involved in this debate.

I think for myself. I won’t deny that this field hasn’t been the focus of what I’ve looked up, but I know a bit more than you seem to give me credit.

If you honestly believe it’s not possible for the president to screw with the records you’re kidding yourself. Pretty much every president has in one way or another.

Sensible merit? Hah. Today’s politics are a joke, the presidency is nothing but a popularity contest with the ability to push a little red button to launch missiles any more.

USA Today? Oh God…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are Atheists persecuted against?

Okay, so, if I say “Your beliefs are false and you’re acting the part of a fool for believing what you’re believing so I’m going to throw you in to a stereotype and judge you just because you believe what you believe” that isn’t the same thing? Riiight.

There’s a law preventing Atheists from getting a position in the government?

What are you on about? Atheists are distrusted with children… Either a psycho over-protective parent or there is another reason.

H.W. Bush… Yeah, right. Sometimes even though he’s the classic cool old man (skydiving for his birthday) I think it was a mistake for him to be elected. You won’t find me trying to defend that.

Here’s something I know, it’s sort of common knowledge. You’re allowed to be an Atheist but not a Christian in China. ;)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Has the GOP become the party of "NO"--sense?

Originally posted by Iggyshark:

Why hasn’t he shown his birth certificate?

http://msgboard.snopes.com/politics/graphics/birth.jpg

He has.

So I take it Republicans are complete and utter idiots in your eyes then?

See above.

That would work… If it didn’t have a redirect loop.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Has the GOP become the party of "NO"--sense?

So I take it Republicans are complete and utter idiots in your eyes then? Nice…

I’m not going to get nit-picky, but I would like to ask something. Why in the name of Mary mother of Jesus do you not need a background screening to be elected for president? Why hasn’t he shown his birth certificate? You need it to get in to the green berets, but you don’t to become the leader of the free world and the most powerful nation on the face of the planet Earth?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are Atheists persecuted against?

Atheists persecuted? Hah! Never in America, never in Europe, never have I seen an Atheist who’s been persecuted, ever. I have no question there has at some time, but I have never heard of such a scenario. What’s ironic that you play the victim card, and yet I have two ads at the top of my screen: “Dismantle Christianity, Find out the truth” and “Your Religion is False, the funniest book ever written about why your religion is false”

I don’t think so.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How much brutality is to much?

For God’s sake they were running from the policeman at one point. That’s resisting arrest. That means he has the right to take them down with non-lethal force. He could have legally used a tazer, these kids were not getting it nearly as rough as possible.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do people think Atheists are sinners?

Oh Kongregate SD forum… What’s happened to you while I was away? (again)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by Guo12345:
Originally posted by Hallucent:

I see nothing that absolutely disproves the existence of a God. My faith is not shaken

Yup..i expected a lot of Christians to say that and not even read the site. Or just ignore the proof and go on believing…

Or in my case just flame me even though I read the site. It sucks. Metaphors, metaphors, don’t forget metaphors.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / In my simplicity, I may have figured out why Intelligent Design deosn't work (at least for me)

Frankly this post seems to be nothing more than a rant against religious people holding up scientific progress. No offense intended.

First of all: I believe in Darwinism and Intelligent design. I believe the idea that God set up all these things to happen, the question is indeed how? Many Christians are happy with “God did it”, but I am not.

Proving God is the same as disproving God, it doesn’t happen.

Like I said before, sure, I believe there’s an intelligent designer, but he set up the events to happen that way, this is why I love science, it’s the method game. How did He do it?

If you don’t believe in some form of logic, you don’t believe in any form of morality. (Regarding “Good” vs. “Evil” scientists)
Reason:Without the reasoning of logic, you can not come to the conclusions of what is for the betterment of mankind, and what makes a situation worse. That is what morality is, the abiding of courtesy and kindness.

‘If’ being the key word of course.

Cute comic strip.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by Jabor:

So water floats into ships? I was pretty sure that when you cut a hole in a hollow thing such as a big boat and it’s in the bottom, I thought that water didn’t come into the ship if it was thick enough… Could be wrong.

If the area that’s “holed” is in contact with the atmosphere, gravity will equalize the water levels in and outside the ship.

It’s only if the “holed” area is otherwise airtight (in which case, it’s kind of useless for waste disposal) that air pressure will prevent the water level from equalizing.

Well, thanks for clarifying.

I always keep my eyes open to learn.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by Jabor:

D. It was a damn flood. I think the fish were fine.

You clearly don’t know fish.

Too much salt kills freshwater fish. To little salt kills saltwater fish. Just how salty were these floodwaters?

And you do know that if they cut a hole in the bottom, water wouldn’t rise from there so long as it wasn’t capsized.

Nor fluid dynamics.

Excellent question. I have no idea.

So water floats into ships? I was pretty sure that when you cut a hole in a hollow thing such as a big boat and it’s in the bottom, I thought that water didn’t come into the ship if it was thick enough… Could be wrong.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Also: Sorry about not posting sooner, I accidentally pressed the refresh button after writing all that out.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by JohnRulz:

1. So predestination?

2. And tell me, why would that be bad? What makes you say there is free will? Say you are a Jew during the holocaust. The Nazis are taking away your children on trucks. You chase after the trucks, screaming “give me my boys!” The officer stops the trucks for a moment and ask “which one is your’s” You point out your boys, and the officer says “They are handsome boys. I’ll tell you what, you can keep one.” Your children hear this, holding out their arms, begging to be saved. Tell me, Where is your free will? God took away your free will, and gave it to the Nazis.

That is from god on trial.

B. God can break that rule, he is omnipotent. He can destroy the devil at any time, chooses not to, and you say he is benevolent?

3. Adam and Eve never existed.
4. Why did god eliminate this magical wood?

B. Pangea existed over 100 million years before man.

C. Google “29+ evidences for macroevolution”. Sorry I cannot link right now.

D. But they all require Different environments to survive. What happened to the freshwater fish?
F. Not that easy.

I know you didn’t respond to the enthre document, but you are the first person that I actually debated against that even read it, and I applaud you for that.

Now, tell me. What did the people do to deserve such wholesale slaughter? What could they have done? And all the animals unlucky enough to not be choosen for the ark? Could he have just gave all of the truly evil people heart attacks?

1. You could call me that. Though I do not believe in traditional Predestinationalism.

2.Worst example I have ever heard for free will. Ever.

B. Man was created “To put on a show for the power and principalities of the air.” I don’t mean a dog and pony show, he doesn’t bend the will of any sentient beings, so he had to show the other angels exactly why he needs to destroy Satan.

3. We’re in No Man’s land on this point, neither of us gain any footing on this point.

4. The word here is Extinction. It would be a fair point for you to ask about other plants, but, I believe that the leftover plants from the herbivorous creatures could have been the next generation.

B. So? I already said I don’t believe the Earth to have been created six million years ago, I believe the Earth is four.six Billion years old. I believe that it quite possibly could have been 100 million years ago, I can believe that.

C. I don’t think you quite understand my definition of micro evolution.

D. It was a damn flood. I think the fish were fine.

F. Why not? If they had I’d say no more than about three hundred types of animals, so long as they had a decent system they could take care of the waste. And you do know that if they cut a hole in the bottom, water wouldn’t rise from there so long as it wasn’t capsized.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by zer0point:

You can have a hole cut in the bottom of the ship

There seems to be a problem with this idea, but for the life of me I can’t work out what it might be.

So water floats magically in ships then?

What I meant, and I apologize for not making it clear at first, is that they would saw the hole after the rain stopped, after they were fully stable.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by JohnRulz:

1. Not quite. My point was that you “burn in Hell” either way

Then why try?

2. There are certain rules that God and Satan follow for “Rules of engagement” if you will

Why do they follow these rules?
Why did god make Satan?

3. The part about Jesus laying down his life because God cannot allow Sin into Heaven wasn’t clear enough?

So as long as you are sinless you may go into heaven? In that case there is no need to accept Jesus as our savior, seeing how he just reinforces the idea of not allowing sin into heaven.

4. Those who followed what God requested went to the same place. Ex.: Noah, he was the only righteous man that God saw in the time right before the flood.

Noah didn’t exist, nor did the flood.

Isn’t it weird that god no longer directly request any of us to do anything anymore? And why did god do nothing to save the people before the flood

1. You don’t try, you do or you don’t.

2. If they don’t then there would be no “Faith complex”, people make up their own minds, and direct contact would force them into a decision.

B. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

3. As the theory goes, you can’t be sinless as man is imperfect and was born imperfect due to the idea of Adam and Eve.

4. Who said it wasn’t a form of now non-existent wood?

B. Pangaea, what I believe to have been the case was that the Earth was once one big continent, in other words all the plants that exist now may have been grouped far closer than we would think.

C. two by two, it doesn’t mean that they were spaced eight feet apart. Plus there were far fewer species (I believe in Micro evolution) Before you say how can I believe that the Earth is six thousand years old and micro evolution, I don’t believe it’s only six thousand years old.

D.The size issue goes under the same thing, the basic level of animals was represented on board.

E. Pangaea.

F. Waste you say? You can have a hole cut in the bottom of the ship, train the animals, good to go.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by zer0point:

The reasoning is that Sin must not be in the realm of Heaven, if it is it would cause a rift of corruption leading to the destruction of Heaven

Is this reasoning actually in the Bible, or did you get it from somewhere else?

I thought it up myself. Of course it could be wrong.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

Originally posted by JohnRulz:

1. First of all, the seven deadly sins were added later on, not part of the Bible, though they are mentioned in the Bible, it never says “The seven deadly Sins”

They may not be mentioned by name, but you still burn in hell for all eternity for committing them, so the point stands

2. Secondly, The reasoning is that Sin must not be in the realm of Heaven, if it is it would cause a rift of corruption leading to the destruction of Heaven, and as such all people who were “Saved”

Couldn’t god just rid us all of corruption before entering heaven, saving us all?

the specific reason why we cannot just go to Heaven is that there are other sins as well, not just the Seven deadly sins, and as outlined above, you can see why smaller sins cannot be allowed into Heaven. That’s where the intermediary of Christ comes in, laying down his life for others.

Still does not explain why we must believe in god or accept Jesus as our savior to get into heaven.

4. Those who followed the Abrahamic laws were in the other half of Sheol (The Pit)

Why did he wait so long to give Abraham the laws? What happens to the good people before Abraham?

1. Not quite. My point was that you “burn in Hell” either way.

2. There are certain rules that God and Satan follow for “Rules of engagement” if you will, one of those is that they don’t just appear to people directly saying “I’m Satan, I’ll give you pie if you worship me” (This is after extreme amounts of research of supernatural and paranormal activity on my part)

3. The part about Jesus laying down his life because God cannot allow Sin into Heaven wasn’t clear enough?

4. Those who followed what God requested went to the same place. Ex.: Noah, he was the only righteous man that God saw in the time right before the flood.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Smart People in the Forums

I’m on this forum to debate and know what I’m talking about with religion. The smartest Atheist arguments I have ever heard are on this forum, it’s the best way I could think of to learn more about logic, my own beliefs, the way others think, and so on.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Very disturbing conversation not based on any facts, overheard.

Originally posted by Iggyshark:

At the same time my statement was to the apparent train of thought that all people who watch FOX are idiots.

That isn’t what the discussion was about at all. It’s about people making statements without regard to fact and believing they are fact.

Are we reading the same thread?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you're atheist, what if you die then see God?

John, I am going to answer those: But first: This isn’t a debate thread. Or at least it wasn’t…

1. First of all, the seven deadly sins were added later on, not part of the Bible, though they are mentioned in the Bible, it never says “The seven deadly Sins”

2. Secondly, The reasoning is that Sin must not be in the realm of Heaven, if it is it would cause a rift of corruption leading to the destruction of Heaven, and as such all people who were “Saved”, the specific reason why we cannot just go to Heaven is that there are other sins as well, not just the Seven deadly sins, and as outlined above, you can see why smaller sins cannot be allowed into Heaven. That’s where the intermediary of Christ comes in, laying down his life for others.

3. Same thing.

4. Those who followed the Abrahamic laws were in the other half of Sheol (The Pit) After Jesus was crucified and resurrected, the theory is that he led those in that half of Sheol to the newly formed Heaven.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Very disturbing conversation not based on any facts, overheard.

Originally posted by zer0point:

People who watch it and accept everything it says without question are.

I certainly agree with you there.

At the same time my statement was to the apparent train of thought that all people who watch FOX are idiots.