Agnosticism is not a set of beliefs. Even most atheists do not have a set of beliefs, so to group them all together as the other side of the same coin as Christians/Muslims/Jew/etc isn't correct.
Hubbard Joe makes his claim as "most people..." without any evidence of his folksy-rhetorical claim. He's pulling it out thin air and passing it off as credible. It's not, and his assumptions about wandering aimlessly are absurd, even if he doesn't realize his inherent assumptions.
There's nothing wrong with ridiculing religion. It's a foolish set of beliefs. One of the true biblical Christians just died in Topeka, were his beliefs absurd? I think so.
The thing with religious people is that they give these rhetorical analogies and pass them off as factual. The "common cold" an example of some god's check on human arrogance is a prime example of this. That entire phrase is nonsensical. I could just as easily claim that Zeus is the reason we get sick.
If religion makes a person act better towards others (which rarely is the case, then I see it as harmless. Just another way someone comes to grip with things they're incapable of handling, and no different than seeing a therapist. But, to make a claim that "well, you'll see when you die and meet your creator" is farcical. There's no proof of any of that. In the entire existence of mankind no god ever appeared. No angels, devils, etc. for that matter. That's why religion is self-help therapy for those too ignorant to see a shrink.
March 21, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
Walter, you're just mad because people like him show the true stupidity of religion.
March 21, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.
Let's not get too carried away with this. We're around 6% of the state's population, but we're only receiving 0.7% of the infrastructure funds. I don't really see this as our fair share.
March 19, 2014 at 6:16 p.m.
So much projection. So much hostility. So little reality!
For what it's worth, you did make for some nice conversation topics earlier tonight during St. Paddy's drinks.
March 18, 2014 at 1:01 a.m.
That's it! Time for a push-up contest! "You ever been in the military?!" Now that's gilded!
Dontbeafool's right, it's probably time for you to get a new handle for these message boards!
I will answer your one bit, though. I'd be happier if the O&G people never came. Since they did, I had to adapt, but I'm not pro-fracking at all. Big O&G are screwing people over, and Kasich seems to be fine with it. In the end, the landowners will get taken advantage of no matter how iron-clad a contract is had. The O&G workers don't respect landowners at all, and when you see the mess that has happened on some people's property, you learn very quickly that at least the "frackpots" aren't going to destroy land that has been in a family for generations.
As for the rest, you're still the guy pretending to be something he's not, so why would I answer any of your other questions?
March 17, 2014 at 7:54 p.m.
I'm done feeding the troll! But, I will say, I had not idea how interesting the Vindy would be when I originally came to the site today!
March 17, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.
^ This. Exactly!!!!!
March 17, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.
You think I'm going to give all my information out on a public forum?
See here's the difference between us. I actually own something, and I don't need to head to message boards and pretend to be something I'm not. I could answer all your questions if I wanted to, but what do I have to gain? I'm not someone trying to weasel my way into the whole shale play (you know exactly what I'm talking about). I know all about production units, different laterals, the various pipeline projects taking place. But, unlike you, I'm naturally involved in all of this because I own property (and a decent amount of it at that!).
So, while you were trying to scam your way into ownership of all those Youngstown mineral rights, my family's owned ours for over a century.
Face it, you tried to be someone like the guy who organized ALOV (I won't use his name here), but you're not. He was around in the community from the get-go, you jumped in when you thought you could get a quick buck. So how's that worked out for you?
March 17, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
Also, "shaleforum" isn't the same forum you used to brag about, now is it Utica? It appears like you're trying to give the impression that it wasn't true, and yet if I go to "go marcellus" there was clearly a threat entitled something along the lines of "Is (insert name here) banned?" And, lots of comments underneath appearing to confirm it.
March 17, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.
SMH, still writing in the 3rd person...
March 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.