10 biblical-era discoveries of 2018 + If sci & relig are at war, sci is winning

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(Dec 28, 2018 02:03 AM)Syne Wrote:
(Dec 28, 2018 01:29 AM)Magical Realist Wrote:
Quote:Are you saying that the mere fact that people are religious must mean they find it more pleasurable than things they abstain from?

Yes..I just said that. And I'm not going to repeat my point endlessly while you deny it either. Comforting beliefs give people alot of pleasure and peace of mind. It's all part of the faith package--believe in what makes you feel good, even if it means denying yourself other more transient pleasures.

Then, again, why didn't you find it comforting?

I don't answer personal questions from you anymore. You only use that information to attack and belittle me.
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(Dec 28, 2018 02:20 AM)Magical Realist Wrote:
(Dec 28, 2018 02:03 AM)Syne Wrote:
(Dec 28, 2018 01:29 AM)Magical Realist Wrote:
Quote:Are you saying that the mere fact that people are religious must mean they find it more pleasurable than things they abstain from?
Yes..I just said that. And I'm not going to repeat my point endlessly while you deny it either. Comforting beliefs give people alot of pleasure and peace of mind. It's all part of the faith package--believe in what makes you feel good, even if it means denying yourself other more transient pleasures.

Then, again, why didn't you find it comforting?

I don't answer personal questions from you anymore. You only use that information to attack and belittle me.

Then I can only assume the reason undermines your own point. One would think that, with the number of people who don't find religion to be comforting enough to forego other pleasures (often including religious people who don't abstain from anything), you'd be able to make some generalized argument, perhaps merely informed by personal experience, as to why all these people don't belie your point. But seeing as you aren't, won't, or can't, I'll just assume this a capitulation.
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Not like I wasn't expecting Biblical era findings. There's more holes in the ground in the affected areas than craters on Mercury. No doubt in my mind that the Bible has some historical significance, so I'm not surprised. Maybe one day they'll dig up Satan or God, that'll get my attention.
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