• Computer programmer questions?

    Anytime you create/design anything, it is with a purpose/function in mind. In other words you begin with the end in mind and things begin to naturally fall into place for getting to that finished product. All languages work the same, meaning programming is a method that works the same regardless of what language you use. It's like asking for a... show more
    Anytime you create/design anything, it is with a purpose/function in mind. In other words you begin with the end in mind and things begin to naturally fall into place for getting to that finished product. All languages work the same, meaning programming is a method that works the same regardless of what language you use. It's like asking for a hamburger, it does not matter the language as long as the interpreter knows you are asking for a hamburger. Computer languages are for humans since all computers speak only one language so each language is designed for a certain type of person such as Cobal for business professionals or Fortran for engineers. I don't keep up with trends, I set them. Meaning I custom design software for my own needs and desires and know what I need to accomplish this. I will google for functions/libraries so I don't have to waste time programming from scratch, but I have written plenty of functions/libraries from scratch, either because it is quicker than looking it up or because I could not find exactly what I was looking for.
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 3 hours ago
  • Why am I too smart to believe in God?

    Not only are you smart, but rational as well. There are plenty of smart irrational people. Look at the the liberals, many are highly intelligent but also highly irrational.
    Not only are you smart, but rational as well. There are plenty of smart irrational people. Look at the the liberals, many are highly intelligent but also highly irrational.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 hours ago
  • Is it true that atheists on R&S are just a group of attention-seeking morons?

    I can only vouch that I am not attention seeking.
    I can only vouch that I am not attention seeking.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 hours ago
  • Atheists, is it true what this guy say that you Atheist: Dont Respect Religious Beliefs?

    I respect the person's right to believe whatever nonsense they desire, not the nonsense itself.
    I respect the person's right to believe whatever nonsense they desire, not the nonsense itself.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 hours ago
  • Dear Atheists, Are you Political Atheist or just a Homely Atheist ? I m a non-political simple Agnostic.?

    Homely. Life on this planet grants a "real" possibility of other life to be agnostic about. I am not sure what "real" possibility people have for granting agnosticism of magical super Beings?
    Homely. Life on this planet grants a "real" possibility of other life to be agnostic about. I am not sure what "real" possibility people have for granting agnosticism of magical super Beings?
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 hours ago
  • Bandwidth vs Latency?

    If we were talking plumbing, bandwidth is how many gallons of water per minute a pipe can support where you cannot push a million gallons of water per minute through a straw. Latency is how long does the water take to get from the source to the destination, is it a straight shot, is your pipe constricted, etc. It would be like watching the news... show more
    If we were talking plumbing, bandwidth is how many gallons of water per minute a pipe can support where you cannot push a million gallons of water per minute through a straw. Latency is how long does the water take to get from the source to the destination, is it a straight shot, is your pipe constricted, etc. It would be like watching the news where if the reporter is far enough overseas, there is a delay from when the question is asked on our end, to the time it is heard and responded to at the other end. The information, once it arrives is at regular speed so the only time latency is a problem is if you are attempting to control something in real time, such as in online gaming.
    5 answers · Computer Networking · 8 hours ago
  • Could Trump have ever won if he hadn't appeared from no where with a hidden past?

    Absolutely. Your choices for Republicans were your typical politician puppets or Trump. Trump easily won that part. Next, he was matched up against Hillary, a notorious crook and liar that makes other politicians look like choirboys. The corrupt politicians all but handed the Presidency to Trump and now they are nervous he is going to drain the swamp. show more
    Absolutely. Your choices for Republicans were your typical politician puppets or Trump. Trump easily won that part. Next, he was matched up against Hillary, a notorious crook and liar that makes other politicians look like choirboys. The corrupt politicians all but handed the Presidency to Trump and now they are nervous he is going to drain the swamp.
    12 answers · Politics · 11 hours ago
  • Atheists what do you think of this statement "Fear is born out of love"?

    I think that statement is incorrect. Fear might be born out of insecurity but not love. Real love does not include insecurities.
    I think that statement is incorrect. Fear might be born out of insecurity but not love. Real love does not include insecurities.
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 12 hours ago
  • Atheists: what would you do?

    Pride has nothing to do with having good reasons to know Gods are impossible. The problems with miracles is that people do seek religious healers or any kind of healers for that matter only for success to be very random and not in favor of a healing.
    Pride has nothing to do with having good reasons to know Gods are impossible. The problems with miracles is that people do seek religious healers or any kind of healers for that matter only for success to be very random and not in favor of a healing.
    28 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 12 hours ago
  • What does God is Love mean?

    It means some people don't understand love is word to describe a certain emotion, not a magical super Being.
    It means some people don't understand love is word to describe a certain emotion, not a magical super Being.
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 19 hours ago
  • How can atheists continue to do good without God?

    How do theists continue to do bad with God?
    How do theists continue to do bad with God?
    32 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 19 hours ago
  • How can we not exist, then exist, then not exist again?

    The proper ingredients came together to naturally form life, even though the ingredients are eternal, the process that is you can only function temporarily until you either wear out or break. You could think of it like a light bulb and the switch that provides power to activate the light. When the switch breaks or wears out, the material that is the... show more
    The proper ingredients came together to naturally form life, even though the ingredients are eternal, the process that is you can only function temporarily until you either wear out or break. You could think of it like a light bulb and the switch that provides power to activate the light. When the switch breaks or wears out, the material that is the light bulb is still there, but the light emitted (you) is gone for good if nobody can fix the switch. Your awareness and what makes you you, is in the form of a magnetic field generated by your brain. Even when alive, there are moments that "you" are gone as your brain is not emitting that magnetic field as when sleeping sometimes or if unconscious for any reason. Upon death, the exact magnetic field that is you can never be generated ever, even if your body could be cloned from DNA.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 21 hours ago
  • What verifiable evidence supports the claim that the Christian god is real?

    The bible is primarily the go to source for supporting Christianity where the search turns to outside of the bible to see if the events are believable or not. Many christians believe many of the prophecies have been fulfilled, which would indeed be miraculous if that were true. Other christians take the outside evidence confirming certain events... show more
    The bible is primarily the go to source for supporting Christianity where the search turns to outside of the bible to see if the events are believable or not. Many christians believe many of the prophecies have been fulfilled, which would indeed be miraculous if that were true. Other christians take the outside evidence confirming certain events indeed happened but biasly accept the magical bits just because the event was proved historical. There is certainly a case to be made for christianity or there would be no christians, but it involves squinting your eyes and staying in the shallow pool of reasoning to see and accept that case. I find it interesting that religious scholars who read and study many of the religious holy books including the bible, are unconvinced by the bible to become christians themselves.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • What's the real issue here?

    The real issue are the crooks running Washington and not liking an outsider (Trump) cleaning house. The crooks turn to their propaganda games and attempt to create a witch hunt and rally their supportive base with lies in hopes of keeping others from supporting Trump and hopefully have current Trump supporters believe the lies and abandon their... show more
    The real issue are the crooks running Washington and not liking an outsider (Trump) cleaning house. The crooks turn to their propaganda games and attempt to create a witch hunt and rally their supportive base with lies in hopes of keeping others from supporting Trump and hopefully have current Trump supporters believe the lies and abandon their support. The problem is that we are seeing real success with Trump in office and if Washington can't force Trump out soon, everyone will begin to see the corruption of Washington and rally behind Trump to continue to clean house.
    11 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • What are common misconceptions about your beliefs?

    You just described a bunch of misconceptions of what atheism is and covers. Atheism is not antitheism. Atheism literally means not theist. There are various reasons for not being a theist (God believer), since theism has to be taught if you never heard of theism then you are not one. Atheists don't ponder Gods, we ponder the "claim" of... show more
    You just described a bunch of misconceptions of what atheism is and covers. Atheism is not antitheism. Atheism literally means not theist. There are various reasons for not being a theist (God believer), since theism has to be taught if you never heard of theism then you are not one. Atheists don't ponder Gods, we ponder the "claim" of Gods made by theists. Atheism at the very minimum claims to be unconvinced that the claim holds any merit, which is how you described yourself as in not knowing one way or the other. The reason you get lumped into atheism is because most agnostics are in fact not theists, meaning they don't actively declare they believe a God might be possible, otherwise they would declare themselves agnostic theists as you sort of did, but your description still matches an agnostic atheist who is open to the possibility if it can be demonstrated or reasoned but is reluctant to grant belief until such a rational and reasonable path can be established. While theism is the irrational view that you have good reason to form a belief that a God is real, agnosticism is also an irrational view that usually grants the "possibility" of these magical super Beings because they can "imagine" such a possibility. Whereas an agnostic atheist understands that a "real" possibility must be demonstrated or reasoned to be rationally and reasonably agnostic of a claim. Life on this planet grants the "real" possibility of other life to be agnostic about. I can "imagine" magical fairies, so would it be rational to be agnostic of their existence? I don't think so. Since most agnostics are not convinced into theism, they are in fact not theists, hence atheist.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Have black people become less popular after Trump?

    No, the liberals are just running out of steam.
    No, the liberals are just running out of steam.
    7 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • What do you think happens in the afterlife?

    I can only tell you that meaning is what events "mean" to you. Riding a roller coaster is going to have a different meaning depending on whether you like roller coaster rides or not.
    I can only tell you that meaning is what events "mean" to you. Riding a roller coaster is going to have a different meaning depending on whether you like roller coaster rides or not.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Is there hope of salvation for a narcissist, or sociopath? Can they become born again and enjoy life serving God?

    I have come to believe that salvation is not from God but from ourselves. There is no serving God, there is only serving our notions of God, which includes using man made holy books as a guide. While we are all in our physical bodies, we will all be delusional about the reality of it all. Our biochemistry basically intoxicates us from a clear mind... show more
    I have come to believe that salvation is not from God but from ourselves. There is no serving God, there is only serving our notions of God, which includes using man made holy books as a guide. While we are all in our physical bodies, we will all be delusional about the reality of it all. Our biochemistry basically intoxicates us from a clear mind where there are exaggerated cases in narcissists and sociopaths.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Why do so many atheists here call me and other fundamentalist Christians names instead of addressing the actual arguments?

    I believe both occur. The problem is that most christians are a joke and atheists sometimes respond to the expectation of irrationality from christians rather than fully hearing the individual out. I agree that christians do offer their evidence and reasoning for their conclusion. The problem is in the "reasoning" of the evidence by... show more
    I believe both occur. The problem is that most christians are a joke and atheists sometimes respond to the expectation of irrationality from christians rather than fully hearing the individual out. I agree that christians do offer their evidence and reasoning for their conclusion. The problem is in the "reasoning" of the evidence by christians. Christians attempt to build a case for a historical Jesus by using a list of people who were all born "after" the supposed death of Jesus. Based on the events described in the bible at the time of the supposed crucifixion, the event could have occurred no later than 33 a.d. where the earliest writer Josephus was not even born until 37 a.d. meaning everyone who wrote after the fact were writing about the legend of Jesus rather than a historical Jesus. There were actual historians who lived in the vicinity of where Jesus supposedly walked who say nothing about him. Then there is the NT itself, where the writers did not actually know a historical Jesus but instead use other written sources to create their stories. Paul/Saul who is the earliest writer claims to have met the spirit of Jesus, but Paul never provides us with any of the sayings of Jesus, even in spiritual form. Paul also walked the same supposed region as Jesus but never bothers to ask the locals about the historical Jesus or do the locals he is preaching to ever bother to mention a Jesus who supposedly had already walked among them. When christians ignore this, it gives the appearance of deceit, willful ignorance or just plain irrationality. On the larger scope of God in general, we have both intelligent creations and natural formations. Christians like to ignore the natural formations and just assert "everything" is created despite the excellent case that it is not. There is also a natural order to existence, which is from simple to complex over time that would make it impossible to "begin" with the finished product of a complex, magical super Being as any kind of real starting point. Christians will never be able to argue a good case for any God much less that the christian God is that God. Atheists understand the reality that these atheists vs. christian debates are not an intellectual debate, they are impossible debates of rational vs. irrational, where intellectual argument have no weight with christians. It becomes an irrational game of christians believing they are intellectually examining their beliefs, when the reality says otherwise.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Why do stupid atheists say God doesn't exist...?

    There are certainly no good reasons to suspect any exist and actually some good reasons to know that they don't and can't.
    There are certainly no good reasons to suspect any exist and actually some good reasons to know that they don't and can't.
    51 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago