• Why do black people think they can go around living in luxury lofts, making white people uncomfortable?

    Best answer: Probably because they, in fact, CAN live in luxury lofts if they want and can afford it.
    Best answer: Probably because they, in fact, CAN live in luxury lofts if they want and can afford it.
    12 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Trump supporters,answer this please - What was the main religion in Germany, Italy and Japan during World War II?

    Best answer: Let's see... Germany -- Lutheranism and Catholicism were the main religions. Italy -- Catholicism Japan -- Buddhism and Shinto UK -- Anglicanism USSR -- while officially atheist at the government level, with the exception of Stalin's suppression from the 1925-1941, Orthodox Christianity was by far number 1. USA -- Most... show more
    Best answer: Let's see... Germany -- Lutheranism and Catholicism were the main religions. Italy -- Catholicism Japan -- Buddhism and Shinto UK -- Anglicanism USSR -- while officially atheist at the government level, with the exception of Stalin's suppression from the 1925-1941, Orthodox Christianity was by far number 1. USA -- Most Protestantism of various denominations. Religious observances in all of these countries was no less than average, except during the Soviet purge as noted from 1925 to 1941. I'm not sure what conclusions one could draw from this beyond testing how well people have absorbed Cold War era religious propaganda.
    12 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Are you guys okay with a non-white atheist america?

    Best answer: I'm not overly concerned about the demographic makeup of the country as long as I retain my freedoms, we can all live peacefully side by side.
    Best answer: I'm not overly concerned about the demographic makeup of the country as long as I retain my freedoms, we can all live peacefully side by side.
    14 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 2 days ago
  • Do you think there will be less religion in the 22nd century?

    Best answer: Yes. Religion barely survived the 20th Century. Even the most religious today are barely as religious as the mainstream was in the 19th Century. It is diminishing returns for religion when education spreads. Barring some disaster, religion will be all but extinct by the 22nd Century relative to today. You might have a few... show more
    Best answer: Yes. Religion barely survived the 20th Century. Even the most religious today are barely as religious as the mainstream was in the 19th Century. It is diminishing returns for religion when education spreads. Barring some disaster, religion will be all but extinct by the 22nd Century relative to today. You might have a few religious extremists that are more moderate than today's most progressive religious believers, but that's it. The rest of society will have moved on.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Most democratic states have deficit and most authoritarian states have surplus - dictators using state as banks have highest. Why is that?

    Best answer: Because politicians in democracies always figure out they can buy votes with other people's money. They keep doing it until the money runs out, then they borrow. When the borrowing runs out, they print money. It ends in hyperinflation and collapse. Dictators just enrich themselves and enough cronies to keep them in power. They... show more
    Best answer: Because politicians in democracies always figure out they can buy votes with other people's money. They keep doing it until the money runs out, then they borrow. When the borrowing runs out, they print money. It ends in hyperinflation and collapse. Dictators just enrich themselves and enough cronies to keep them in power. They don't need to do much beyond concentrating the wealth.
    5 answers · Politics · 11 months ago
  • What is the possibility of there being other intelligent life in the universe?

    Best answer: Unless there is some unknown factor preventing it... 100%. There is nothing we know of that is unique about biology or chemistry that would prevent life from being prevalent and intelligent life is possible everywhere that life can exist, if the conditions are right to favor it over other survival strategies. As for how it would... show more
    Best answer: Unless there is some unknown factor preventing it... 100%. There is nothing we know of that is unique about biology or chemistry that would prevent life from being prevalent and intelligent life is possible everywhere that life can exist, if the conditions are right to favor it over other survival strategies. As for how it would affect us, it would depend on many factors. It might bring us all together or it might cause us to self-destruct. There are a ton of unknowns with this sort of thing... Different aspects of society may act very differently and unpredictably.
    22 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • Do you find it sad that most atheists are in poverty?

    Best answer: Not in the slightest. The vast majority of people worldwide live in poverty. I am not and while not wealthy, I am quite comfortable.
    Best answer: Not in the slightest. The vast majority of people worldwide live in poverty. I am not and while not wealthy, I am quite comfortable.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Is religion really dying off?

    Best answer: Yes. The death blow was struck by Sir Francis Bacon in his 1620 book "Novum Organum Scientiarum," though no one knew it at the time (and as you can see from some of the answers here -- some still don't know it). The fact is that empiricism and religion simply cannot co-exist. Either you accept that things can be known... show more
    Best answer: Yes. The death blow was struck by Sir Francis Bacon in his 1620 book "Novum Organum Scientiarum," though no one knew it at the time (and as you can see from some of the answers here -- some still don't know it). The fact is that empiricism and religion simply cannot co-exist. Either you accept that things can be known through evidence and experiment or you wallow in ignorance. If you honestly follow the evidence wherever it leads without bias you will never get to ancient religious assertions unless those assertions are true AND there is evidence you can discover AND no other explanation for that evidence is possible. So far, everything that we have investigated using this method has only led to an explanation involving mindless natural forces acting predictably on matter and/or energy. There is NO example of anything for which we once thought we had a natural explanation that is now better explained by religion. Religion is being whittled away to nothing. The religious protest saying "but there are more religious believers now than ever! We aren't dying out or going anywhere! In fact, it is atheism that is decreasing as a percentage share of the population!" But they've missed the point. Yes, the religious are outbreeding atheists however, even the religious today are no where NEAR as religious as people were just a century ago. Theists will no doubt be surprised in the coming decades to find that their fellow theists have little to nothing in shared actual beliefs as science pulls everything they think they know to pieces and grinds it to dust under the weight of the evidence against their claims.
    24 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • How was the Noah’s Ark built?

    Best answer: It wasn't. Any engineer will tell you that a wooden ship of that size would not survive. Wood simply doesn't have the strength and it's own weight would tear it to pieces on calm seas in minutes, let alone 40 days of being storm tossed. The story is a myth.
    Best answer: It wasn't. Any engineer will tell you that a wooden ship of that size would not survive. Wood simply doesn't have the strength and it's own weight would tear it to pieces on calm seas in minutes, let alone 40 days of being storm tossed. The story is a myth.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Atheists, are you giving KAVANAGH the benefit of the doubt?

    Best answer: I am actually more convinced that the accusations are false after watching the coverage today. I have no idea what happened with Dr. Ford, but the constant delay nonsense from the committee members and the attempts to confuse the central issues strike me as them just using Dr. Ford for political gain. And Dr. Ford is the most credible... show more
    Best answer: I am actually more convinced that the accusations are false after watching the coverage today. I have no idea what happened with Dr. Ford, but the constant delay nonsense from the committee members and the attempts to confuse the central issues strike me as them just using Dr. Ford for political gain. And Dr. Ford is the most credible of the accusers... I see no objective reason to oppose the committee advancing his nomination to the full Senate. If the Senate does not confirm, so be it, but enough of the games.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you find it funny when some Christians are against each other?

    Best answer: Kinda. The fact that different groups can read the same material and come away with contradictory meanings to the point that they cannot resolve their differences of opinion should be a strong indication to anyone that they don't have any evidence nor truth to their claims.
    Best answer: Kinda. The fact that different groups can read the same material and come away with contradictory meanings to the point that they cannot resolve their differences of opinion should be a strong indication to anyone that they don't have any evidence nor truth to their claims.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Have you ever thought about converting to judaism?

    Best answer: No. I don't have anything against Jews, but I don't have any reason to want to become one.
    Best answer: No. I don't have anything against Jews, but I don't have any reason to want to become one.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Is Venezuela A Clear and Present Danger To The United States?

    Best answer: No. Drugs should be legalized and regulated and in doing so, all the cartels would either become legit businesses or else they would go out of business as legal drug makers and distributors entered the market.
    Best answer: No. Drugs should be legalized and regulated and in doing so, all the cartels would either become legit businesses or else they would go out of business as legal drug makers and distributors entered the market.
    5 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Athiests, what is one of Jesus' teachings you like, and what is one you don't like?

    Best answer: Matthew 7:12, the golden rule... That's good advice. Mark 7:1-15, washing your hands and plates and such before eating is a pointless ritual. Clearly, Jesus didn't know about germs. He could have saved many millions of people from death or illness in the ancient world by giving the opposite advice. Nah... Stick it to those... show more
    Best answer: Matthew 7:12, the golden rule... That's good advice. Mark 7:1-15, washing your hands and plates and such before eating is a pointless ritual. Clearly, Jesus didn't know about germs. He could have saved many millions of people from death or illness in the ancient world by giving the opposite advice. Nah... Stick it to those priests... They're haughty and need to be brought down a peg or two.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do people assume that anyone who is an atheist must also be an evolutionary biologist,a cosmologist and also know exactly how life began?

    Best answer: They seem to be under the impression that atheism is some sort of all-encompassing world view. They presumably got this impression from dishonest apologists who go up to random atheists and ask them detailed questions about these topics only to have them not be able to give an adequate answer so they can count it as a point scored for... show more
    Best answer: They seem to be under the impression that atheism is some sort of all-encompassing world view. They presumably got this impression from dishonest apologists who go up to random atheists and ask them detailed questions about these topics only to have them not be able to give an adequate answer so they can count it as a point scored for theism.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • Ok, why was jesus prosecuted by the jews?

    Best answer: It's quite simple really. The Bible makes it clear that it was Jewish religious laws that he had violated. If he had violated Roman laws, he would have been immediately executed, but the Bible shows the Romans going out of their way to NOT execute him (which is really out of character for the Romans, but no matter). Furthermore,... show more
    Best answer: It's quite simple really. The Bible makes it clear that it was Jewish religious laws that he had violated. If he had violated Roman laws, he would have been immediately executed, but the Bible shows the Romans going out of their way to NOT execute him (which is really out of character for the Romans, but no matter). Furthermore, if Jesus had been considered a criminal against Rome, his followers and early church would have been hunted to extinction when Jesus' body disappeared. The Romans wouldn't have accepted the resurrection claims, they would have just seen an executed criminal escaping justice. But that didn't happen either. Instead, a crowd of Jews demand responsibility for themselves and their descendants. Nevermind that the Romans would have simply dispersed such a crowd, arresting or killing any troublemakers. The whole story makes no sense unless you're a cult of Jews kicked out of the mainstream, find it convenient to blame them and trying not to annoy Rome.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • Why do creationists act like a theory is just a hypothesis?

    Best answer: They have no choice. If they followed the correct definitions and listened to the evidence, then they could not be creationists any more. Creationism is completely intellectually bankrupt and even a Christian, conservative judge appointed by George W Bush saw right through it in Kitzmiller v. Dover. They must lie, obfuscate or at... show more
    Best answer: They have no choice. If they followed the correct definitions and listened to the evidence, then they could not be creationists any more. Creationism is completely intellectually bankrupt and even a Christian, conservative judge appointed by George W Bush saw right through it in Kitzmiller v. Dover. They must lie, obfuscate or at least remain ignorant to maintain what they believe.
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Is Alcoholics Anonymous a cult?

    Best answer: Sort of. It's also no more effective than just quitting on your own. The idea that you can't quit without supernatural assistance actually impedes recovery. Secular therapy based alcoholism treatments are demonstratably more successful.
    Best answer: Sort of. It's also no more effective than just quitting on your own. The idea that you can't quit without supernatural assistance actually impedes recovery. Secular therapy based alcoholism treatments are demonstratably more successful.
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Is this video proof of the supernatural?

    Best answer: No, as you said, this would be trivially easy to fake, so it doesn't prove anything. People are extremely gullible.
    Best answer: No, as you said, this would be trivially easy to fake, so it doesn't prove anything. People are extremely gullible.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Careers that give enough time to have video gaming as a hobby?

    Best answer: I've never had a problem finding time. There are 168 hours in a week. Subtract 56 hours for sleep and 40 hours for a full time job. There's still 72 hours left over... That's almost TWICE as much free time as work time in a week. You can spend 40 hours a week gaming and still have 32 hours left for all the chores that... show more
    Best answer: I've never had a problem finding time. There are 168 hours in a week. Subtract 56 hours for sleep and 40 hours for a full time job. There's still 72 hours left over... That's almost TWICE as much free time as work time in a week. You can spend 40 hours a week gaming and still have 32 hours left for all the chores that need doing.
    13 answers · Video & Online Games · 1 month ago