It is the seventh most abundant chemical element by mass in the universe, but most of what was on earth has evaporated away.
People are accepted as prophets, it is a title given by the religious hierarchy. That the $deity does not exist (in any verifiable sense) does not really impact on their role in the religion. You need to be able to understand things as others see them, even if you do not agree with their point of view.
Please learn the definition of the word prophet. It is a person - separate from any deity that they speak for.
John Postel wisely said:
The same is true in human discussion. It is (generally) good to limit what you say to what will be acceptable (not overly offend) others, but at the same time accept that people may say things that you do not like. Being gratuitously rude about others and taking offence at trivia is the best way of starting fights.
That is not to say that there are people & ideas that do not deserve to have fun poked at, especially those that are intolerant of views other than their own or are hypocritical — this is the area that satirical magasines work in
I completely disagree with the pope claiming that religious ideas need special protection. They do not. Their effects on huge numbers of people means that their ideas should be strongly tested, not above criticism. But: given his position, there is little else that he can say.
Oh prophets exist, Muhammad being alive (well, at one point) is a historical fact and can be verified. Proof of the existence of the deity that these prophets speak for is what you should be asking to be shown.
All the more reason for these lectures to be delivered all over the country. They can't watch all of us
in discussion about him or his views ? I have a few suggestions, can you add some more: twat, stupid politician, brain-dead Maryland politician, moron with more money than sense, Voldemort (he who shall not be named), Muppet, Pillock, plonker, Wazzock, Berk, Maggot, arsehole, eejit, git,
Maybe all media should now only refer to him by one of the names above - I wonder what he would say then ?
Because usually when that happens there is a footnote acknowledging the original source.
2015 is only 100 years away, John Backus designed FORTRAN 57 years ago, so it is 1/3 of the way there and still going strong. I suspect that C will still be in use.
Oh, what do you mean spoken ?
They might like to have them to play with, few of the rest of us do. They are dangerous and expensive.
If they are really that important: there ought to be an interlock that means that they will only fly if there is a 5 star general strapped on board. If he is willing to give up his life as well as those that the missile will hit - then I will agree that it is important. Not otherwise.
Looking for a dish of dirty little secrets, but everything was clean!
our governments love bogey men, someone who they can point at and make us forget their own faults or to use as an excuse for more spending on the military/spy-agencies/... We have been here before, anyone remember how Saddam was supposed to have WMD (in spite of doubts from Hans Blix), Tony Blair's ''dodgy dossier''. Finding other examples is not hard.
Time will (probably) tell if it was/wasn't NK - but by then the difference will not make a story.
Ie what is the ping round trip time to the ISP's router ? With an interactive protocol/application round trip time is as important as bandwidth.
".. other content inappropriate for children"
Curiously they do not block web sites of places like http://www.catholic.org/, https://www.churchofengland.org/, http://www.jewfaq.org/index.shtml, http://www.islamreligion.com/
those being taken to court are those who have committed crimes that have been exposed by Edward Snowden; ie members of the NSA, high ranking officials in the USA government,