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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Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Not for a diety. As Ians would say, youre no more than a blade of grass or a shrimp.
Thank you for confirming that you worship a monster. Even if it is an imaginary monster.
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<quoted text> Those zoo officials were credentialed academics. God got rid of some clay pots he didn't approve of. I think you better check with Buck on your stats.
I wonder what God could have disapproved of fetuses, little babies and innocent children?

I have given no "stats" and buttcrack is the last person I would check with on anything. Why would someone check with anyone who is obviously criminally insane?

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Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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What made the former Yugoslavia really bad is that you had 3 major religious groups...Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Muslims...all intermixed. And all claiming the others were the spawn of Satan. Hatreds there go back centuries.
Just to point out, Yugoslavia was not under the thumb of the Soviet Union. It had a rather milder form of Communism. It did not, however, put up with sectarian violence.
Believe me, the Red Army provided various assistance and guidance with the liberation of Belgrade and withdrew after the war was over. In 1946, the new constitution of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, modeled after the Soviet Union, established six republics, an autonomous province, and an autonomous district that were part of SR Serbia. The federal capital was Belgrade.

The religious demographics of Yugoslavia changed dramatically since World War II. A census taken in right after the war showed that 99% of the population appeared to be deeply involved with their religion and practices. With postwar government programs of modernization and urbanization, the percentage of religious believers took a dramatic plunge. Connections between religious belief and nationality posed a serious threat to the post-war Communist government's policies on national unity and state structure. After the rise of communism, a survey taken in 1964 showed that just over 70% of the total population of Yugoslavia even considered themselves to be religious believers.

The post–World War II Yugoslavia was in many respects a model of how to build a multinational state. The Federation was constructed against a country which had been dominated by the Serbian ruling class; and a war-time division of the country, as Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany split the country apart and endorsed an extreme Catholic Croatian nationalist faction which committed genocide against the Protestant Serbs. A small faction of Bosniak (Muslim) nationalists joined the Axis forces and attacked Serbs while extreme Serb nationalists engaged in attacks on Bosniaks and Croats.

The internal ethnic violence was only ended when the multiethnic Yugoslav Partisans took over the country at the end of the war and banned nationalism (founded on religious identity) from being publicly promoted. Overall relative peace was retained under Tito's rule, though nationalist protests did occur, but these were usually repressed and nationalist leaders were arrested.

In the late 80's, coinciding with the Soviet Union Glasnost, ethnic tensions resurfaced in Yugoslavia as each province made their claim to greater autonomy as religious nationalism was re-introduced with no limitations.

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Buck Crick wrote:
I compliment your tone. I recall when it was not this way.
Thanks, Buck.
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But I still don't like Grateful Dead.
I've never stopped enjoying it. The music is diverse but always melodic, and the lyrics are among the best. This is what I call a spiritual song:

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand then whos to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.

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Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> In the name of religion? Thou mewling prevaricator .
Yes, "in the name of religion". That is not a prevarication.

For example, the abuse of young women by Catholic nuns in Ireland, and the systemic abuse of orphans by a Catholic orphanage in Australia. Both of these cases lasted decades and have only recently been revealed.

These are only two examples. There are far far more than just these, and in far more branches of Christianity than just Catholics. And if one includes all other religions, then the abuse in the name of religion skyrockets.

But you would rather wear blinders than confront the truth.
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Feb 13, 2014
 
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism is a REJECTION of Theistic claims. Nowfuckoffyoupatheticloser
Wheres your ballbag blagoon? Just say it, your belief is that there is no God.

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River Tam wrote:
Speaking of abilities: It appears that Alanis Morissette has won gold in the women's downhill race in Sochi.
http://binaryapi.ap.org/1c8faaa4956d48bfb0f6b...
I wish I could have seen those two going down... the hill.

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Feb 13, 2014
 
Buck Crick wrote:
Did you know about this cure for cancer?
http://www.rifeenergymedicine.com/difference....
It sounds vaguely familiar, but I'd have to answer no. The link suggests that it kills microbes:

"The fundamental point to understand is that every microbe that Rife worked with had at least one frequency of mechanical vibration (sound/ultrasound) that killed it very easily using very low intensity sound/ultrasound."

You suggest that it kills cancer cells.

If either of you is correct, I would be concerned about the effect it has on healthy human cells.

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Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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naaahh.... you're just mostly harmless (to quote Douglass Adams).
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It aint necessarily so wrote:
I saw the image of that beautiful creature dead on the ground and refused to watch that story.
And I'm sorry to read such a comment from you. Why did the human herd need trimming?
But I know why you post such things. I saw the first half hour of the recent Darwin special on HBO this morning, and saw an orca flinging a seal through the air while they were discussing things Darwin saw on his voyages.and how they made him question the idea of our world being the creation of a loving god.
Then we see Ken Ham saying that if Darwin had learned Christian theology properly, he would have understood that that was his god's reaction to the disobedience of a couple of undisciplined young people subjected to temptation.
Then they switch to somebody named Rose Rose (seriously) who can only say that her god is mysterious, and all of that suffering and misery must be some form of godly love that she cannot fathom.
These are the things that frustrate me about religion, and why I want our world to be rid of it.
I know a Richard Richardson, but he goes by Penis.
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blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder what God could have disapproved of fetuses, little babies and innocent children?
I have given no "stats" and buttcrack is the last person I would check with on anything. Why would someone check with anyone who is obviously criminally insane?
Its no different then your disapproval of vermin or caterpillers and their fetuses. You just posted 5 dubious stats. Buck has been re habilitated and if he gets outta line ill pummel him into bolivian.

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I saw the image of that beautiful creature dead on the ground and refused to watch that story.
And I'm sorry to read such a comment from you. Why did the human herd need trimming?
But I know why you post such things. I saw the first half hour of the recent Darwin special on HBO this morning, and saw an orca flinging a seal through the air while they were discussing things Darwin saw on his voyages.and how they made him question the idea of our world being the creation of a loving god.
Then we see Ken Ham saying that if Darwin had learned Christian theology properly, he would have understood that that was his god's reaction to the disobedience of a couple of undisciplined young people subjected to temptation.
Then they switch to somebody named Rose Rose (seriously) who can only say that her god is mysterious, and all of that suffering and misery must be some form of godly love that she cannot fathom.
These are the things that frustrate me about religion, and why I want our world to be rid of it.
I was astounded to see one of the creationists say that if the Bible were to say "2 + 2 = 5", he would believe it and make his worldview conform to it.

I would hate to see his checkbook.

And along with Ken Ham's statements (as well as other creationists) that no amount of real world evidence would ever convince them shows how intellectually bankrupt religious fundamentalism is.

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Feb 13, 2014
 
Bongo wrote:
. As Ians would say, youre no more than a blade of grass or a shrimp.
Would I say that? I did say something similar to the shrimp thing once, but you may have misunderstood me. I was referring to embryos.

Do you know the reductionist fallacy? It's the same one that says that the works of Shakespeare are nothing but letters, spaces and punctuation. On the molecular level, we're no more than grass and shrimp. But that's not the level of experience, at which the differences become evident.

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Some say if you think you need a supernatural explanation for a predictive future, then it needn't to be a god.
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Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Yes, "in the name of religion". That is not a prevarication.
For example, the abuse of young women by Catholic nuns in Ireland, and the systemic abuse of orphans by a Catholic orphanage in Australia. Both of these cases lasted decades and have only recently been revealed.
These are only two examples. There are far far more than just these, and in far more branches of Christianity than just Catholics. And if one includes all other religions, then the abuse in the name of religion skyrockets.
But you would rather wear blinders than confront the truth.
Its not approved of by God. Its not in the name of religion but it is perpetrated by wrong doers.......... 45"But if that slave says in his heart,'My master will be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; 46the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers.…
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Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Its no different then your disapproval of vermin or caterpillers and their fetuses. You just posted 5 dubious stats. Buck has been re habilitated and if he gets outta line ill pummel him into bolivian.
Haha ha ha , you keep digging the hole deeper and deeper.....God puts vermin and caterpiller's on the same level as human fetuses, babies, and innocent children. I alway knew this myth you believed in was evil, but this just confirms just how thoughtless and capricious it really is.

Caterpillers do not reproduce using a fetus, are you really that scientifically ignorant?

What is "bolivian?"

I posted NO stats, I submitted information on your Gods genocidal character via your holy book. Is the information that is contained in your holy book dubious?

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Bongo wrote:
In the name of religion? Thou mewling prevaricator .
How about a near synonym for mewl that rhymes with it: pule - plaintive whimpering.like an infant working up to a full bawl.
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River Tam wrote:
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Speaking of abilities: It appears that Alanis Morissette has won gold in the women's downhill race in Sochi.
http://binaryapi.ap.org/1c8faaa4956d48bfb0f6b...
oooh RT, good morning little school girl
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blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, point by point:
1.) Man's inhumanity towards man is indeed horrific, and it occurs for many reasons, but you can't avoid the fact that is some, not all cases, religion was the cause, as in the crusades people roamed for 40 years. Conclusion.........The exodus never happened, just another fictitious story in your holy book.
“Man's inhumanity towards man is indeed horrific”

Thank you my good Doctor for speaking the truth. You Sir are a man of means. Meaning you have probably traveled throughout the world. Most high rise hotels, buildings you have been in have a fire escapes.

Often times it’s printed on a map on the wall of the building in various locations. Chances are most people including you don’t bother to count the doors from where you are staying to the fire escape.

Why is that Doctor? The answer is simple. You don’t believe there’s going to be a fire. But the fact remains you have a way to escape if you so choose. That plan was placed in the design by the building designers.

In Noah’s day those who believed were saved. Because they knew and believed in the escape plan. The non-believers drowned because of their unbelief. They could have escaped but they didn’t believe.

On the other point you make about Moses laying waste to a entire city. I must assume you are talking about the Passover? Those who had the blood of the lamb upon their doorpost were saved. As in Noah’s flood, God gave the believers a way to escape.

Point #3 There’s evidence that Hebrews were held as slaves. You just choose to ignore the evidence.
http://www.jewishjournal.com/passover/article...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roger-isaacs/pa...

http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2009/08/...

On the issue of Hitler.

Only a fool would believe Hitler was a Christian. Next time you need life saving surgery. Go find an Actor that played the part of a MD on TV.

Playing the part and actually being a real Doctor is not the same. The same could go for lawyer. Next time you need a lawyer just find a Actor that played a lawyer. Reality versus fiction.

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Feb 13, 2014
 
Bongo wrote:
In Mexico you disappear in a barrel of acid.
Oh. I've lived here continuously for almost five years now, with no disappearances. I'll keep my eye peeled for that.

I just read about this:

"Mass Grave, 1,000 Bodies, Found On College Campus (Video)"
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/02/...

You don't suppose that these were all Mexicans dissolved in acid and then planted in Mississippi, do you?
Bongo wrote:
do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
I knew that. The righteous won't do much better.

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