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Old Today, 05:55 PM   #3641
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Originally Posted by The Big Dog View Post
You interpreted an absolutely clear sentence in such a way as to make it absurd, and then came back to share that with us?
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If I was an atheist? I would be horrified by Stalin. Pol pot, Castro, et al
You didn't write that you were horrified; you wrote that you would be horrified if you were an atheist. I'm not even the first person who pointed this out.

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Why?
Why what? If your "Why?" means why now, I hadn't visited this thread recently and didn't know you had responded. If you meant why did I originally respond to your post, it's because absurdities like that capture my attention.

IMO some "atheistic" dictatorships might more accurately be called "idolatrous" - in thrall to cults of personality, ideology, extreme nationalism etc. That's just my opinion, after some reflection - not responding to anything you've said.
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Old Today, 06:19 PM   #3642
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
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You didn't write that you were horrified; you wrote that you would be horrified if you were an atheist. I'm not even the first person who pointed it out .
Yeah, It ain't that difficult. If I say that, for example, "if I was an atheist, I'd be horrified at what a catastrophe this thread has been for atheists" that does not mean that as a skeptic I am not horrified at what a catastrophe it has been.

Pretty straightforward. Just focus on the words next time.

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Old Today, 06:25 PM   #3643
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Originally Posted by The Big Dog View Post
Pretty straightforward. Just focus on the words next time.
Always.
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Old Today, 06:28 PM   #3644
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
Always.
Well except for that post where you assumed all that stuff that wasn't there.
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Old Today, 06:30 PM   #3645
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As an atheist, I'm horrified - well, mildly irked - no, simply bemused - at what a train wreck of a discussion a dog can make.
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Old Today, 06:34 PM   #3646
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Originally Posted by Peregrinus View Post
As an atheist, I'm horrified - well, mildly irked - no, simply bemused - at what a train wreck of a discussion a dog can make.


Dogs are very good at making messes.
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Old Today, 06:58 PM   #3647
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As an atheist, I'm horrified - well, mildly irked - no, simply bemused - at what a train wreck of a discussion a dog can make.
Huh, I'm not surprised at all.
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Old Today, 07:06 PM   #3648
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If I were a carpenter
And you were a lady
Would you follow me anyway
Would you have my baby?

See, I read the lyrics above to mean Person One isn't a carpenter and Person Two isn't a lady, either. Which would tick me off, if I was/were female (which I am).

Hey, it's the subjunctive. I didn't invent it.
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Old Today, 07:13 PM   #3649
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
If I were a carpenter
And you were a lady
Would you follow me anyway
Would you have my baby?

See, I read the lyrics above to mean Person One isn't a carpenter and Person Two isn't a lady, either. Which would tick me off, if I was/were female (which I am).

Hey, it's the subjunctive. I didn't invent it.
There is a problem with your reasoning. It is quite obvious.

See if you figure it out.
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