Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#211820 Feb 9, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
AND btw the influx of Latin people from south the border....
Are highly religious folks as much as our parents generation. The majority of them are Christians.
The same thing is happening here in Mexico. Young Mexicans are increasingly irreligious. Mexico is growing rapidly in education and sophistication. I know only three young Mexicans well enough to tell you their religious perspectives, and they're all atheists.Two are "living in sin" together, the third a lesbian. That's not much data, but all three tell me that their generation tends to disregard the pope.

A fourth that has not shared her religious views with me - is an artist in her late twenties and living unmarried with a young American photographer who is definitely not religious.

A fifth has not discussed his religious views with me either, but he named his now 6-year old daughter Akari - Japanese for light - after her mother Luz, which is Spanish for light. Religious people tend to choose names like Maria. Akari sounds pretty progressive and New Agey to me.

So, my very limited view of life for young Mexicans is very positive. They're wealthier and more worldly than their parents were, and they seem to look to the modern world for ideas, not their parents or the past..

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#211821 Feb 9, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
This is stupid on so many levels.
There's a reason the guy lies under the Catcher white sheet.

Actually, there are several reasons.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#211822 Feb 9, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>You're in your thirties, aren't you Juice? If so, you'll likely see more than I will.

You've learned a lot in the year-plus that I've been posting with you.
Yeah, mid thirties.

I agree, I've learnt a lot, mainly that I have much more to learn and it will be nice to see, hopefully, changes for the better.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#211823 Feb 9, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>For you, membership is on the house.

But you do have to do a little dance around the pews.
Any particular kind of dance?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#211824 Feb 9, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
This is stupid on so many levels.
That's our Eagle...

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#211825 Feb 9, 2014
An interesting documentary...

Atheist in the Bible Belt

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#211826 Feb 9, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
As a skeptic you have doubts but I also have some serious doubts. Especially about your 40+ years as being a committed Christian.
I would be willing to bet that you couldnít even name a fourth of the books of the Bible in person. I would also be willing to bet the average 8 year old in a Christian School would kick your *ss in a scripture quoting contest.
Itís too bad we could gather an audience in real life and put your claims to the test. That would indeed be a entertaining moment. But the chances are that you wouldnít even show up.
I just want to let you know you may have bamboozled those who are already fools. But not everyone accepts your claims as being factual. If the facts be known you may have been a Christian 40 + years in title only but committed? Thatís in very serious doubt.
Thank you for writing a nice piece about being a skeptic and doubts. Because thatís exactly the reaction your have achieved from me.[tipping hat]
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
If the facts be known you may have been a Christian 40 + years in title only but committed?
Christianity is a mental illness. Should they all be committed? Probably not. Serious therapy is in order though.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#211827 Feb 9, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
Any particular kind of dance?
The Holy Church of Catcher is not prudish, if that helps.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#211828 Feb 9, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>The Holy Church of Catcher is not prudish, if that helps.
http://youtu.be/i8mz9uOvFQA

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#211830 Feb 9, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
This is yet another example affirming the claim that the church has no right to claim it has anything whatsoever to do with love or empathy. It's all about imposing ancient, irrational, pointless ideas onto lives without any concern for the love it tires to kill or the lives it hurts. Love and empathy have nothing to do with this pointless, divisive and destructive system of beliefs.
I hope your friend can have the courage to see that and abandon the church. It does not respect either of you. Nor does it have her interests or yours at heart.
The church abandoned her. I've always been an outsider there. I understand that. I expected no more or less. I paid for the new roof on their building because it needed one and I'm in love with one of it's (now former) members. It was an anonymous donation. I don't regret that.

They were all very nice people and they treated me well. I was the "welcomed visitor". I played with their children. They were fascinated by my leg. I was never accepted and never will be. That's fine with me but to shun one of their own because of me? Because we love each other?

That's an illness that needs to be cured.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#211831 Feb 9, 2014
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>The church abandoned her. I've always been an outsider there. I understand that. I expected no more or less. I paid for the new roof on their building because it needed one and I'm in love with one of it's (now former) members. It was an anonymous donation. I don't regret that.

They were all very nice people and they treated me well. I was the "welcomed visitor". I played with their children. They were fascinated by my leg. I was never accepted and never will be. That's fine with me but to shun one of their own because of me? Because we love each other?

That's an illness that needs to be cured.
Agreed.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#211832 Feb 9, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
Any particular kind of dance?
The River Dance.

I would recommend working out first.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#211833 Feb 9, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
The marketing people at the Holy Church of Catcher will be interested in this possible approach for increasing the size of our congregation.

We can combine the dancing with our happy hour.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#211834 Feb 9, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
As a skeptic you have doubts but I also have some serious doubts. Especially about your 40+ years as being a committed Christian.
I would be willing to bet that you couldnít even name a fourth of the books of the Bible in person. I would also be willing to bet the average 8 year old in a Christian School would kick your *ss in a scripture quoting contest.
Itís too bad we could gather an audience in real life and put your claims to the test. That would indeed be a entertaining moment. But the chances are that you wouldnít even show up.
I just want to let you know you may have bamboozled those who are already fools. But not everyone accepts your claims as being factual. If the facts be known you may have been a Christian 40 + years in title only but committed? Thatís in very serious doubt.
Thank you for writing a nice piece about being a skeptic and doubts. Because thatís exactly the reaction your have achieved from me.[tipping hat]
And there we have the classic theist non-response - a lengthy post devoid of a single rebuttal on point. When faced with a challenge requiring some knowledge of the subject, they feel impotent to respond, instead resorting to ad personum marginalization tactics. Why does he feel so threatened, one wonders?

Soooo, you don't know of any prophecies come true either, huh? I'll tell ya what, Skippy - if your faith is so weak as to feel threatened in an anonymous discussion board, it might be best for ya not to trot it out in public. I'm just sayin'.......

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#211835 Feb 9, 2014
River Tam wrote:
The church abandoned her. I've always been an outsider there. I understand that. I expected no more or less. I paid for the new roof on their building because it needed one and I'm in love with one of it's (now former) members. It was an anonymous donation. I don't regret that.
They were all very nice people and they treated me well. I was the "welcomed visitor". I played with their children. They were fascinated by my leg. I was never accepted and never will be. That's fine with me but to shun one of their own because of me? Because we love each other?
That's an illness that needs to be cured.
It will be cured. It is inevitable.

-------

I'm listening to some Garbage tonight.



http://www.youtube.com/watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#211836 Feb 9, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
It will be cured. It is inevitable.
-------
I'm listening to some Garbage tonight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =O6vJgRr6ixgXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
River hasn't quite become Cameron yet but it's getting pretty fuckinclose. I have the leg for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#211837 Feb 9, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>The marketing people at the Holy Church of Catcher will be interested in this possible approach for increasing the size of our congregation.

We can combine the dancing with our happy hour.
Lmao.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#211838 Feb 9, 2014
River Tam wrote:
River hasn't quite become Cameron yet but it's getting pretty fuckinclose. I have the leg for it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Cs8OJrDVVacXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

"Summer is coming."

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#211839 Feb 9, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dnQ9Vp4fV4IXX
"Summer is coming."
Disabilities are what we make of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#211840 Feb 9, 2014
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Disabilities are what we make of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-FFW0JdgRLoXX
We all have disabilities. Some just think they can hide them. Others turn them into assets.

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