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Comment Re:Some people... (Score 1) 621 621

It's not that there cannot be definitive proof. It's that there is no proof. None at all. Nothing. In the entire history of mankind there has never been an event recorded that has even hinted at the existence of a creator in a quantifiable way. That's where most atheists got off the train, when someone said a bunch of shit happened with no evidence and contrasted that shit with the much simpler alternative theory that we just don't know.

Comment Re:Implicated? Yeah, and then what. (Score 1) 281 281

You may have never met a smoker that didn't want to quit, but believe me when I say we are out there. I won't lie, there are days when I think 'hey, I could be doing better things with the money I spend on cigarettes.' Then I light up a cool, refreshing American Spirit Full Flavor Cigarette and I remember: Smoking is a lot of fun. It's just an enjoyable activity. You don't have to do it, and you should really try being less self righteous toward the people that do.

You're not smarter than me because you don't smoke, you're just a religious fundamentalist whose parents forbid it. So, congratulations on believing everything every authority figure you've ever been exposed to told you.

Yes, there are health risks, and it's my right to decide if I chose to accept those risks or not, not yours.

Comment Re:Yay for common sense (Score 0) 612 612

That is simply not true. Myself and my circle of friends tend to be either high school drop outs or people who barely graduated. All of us work in IT in some form, and all of us have managed to keep up with the times in our fields.

You don't need a college professor to teach you how to teach yourself. All you need is the will to do it.

1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1.