Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#213275 Feb 19, 2014
lightbeamrider wrote:
http://www.whale.to/a/shelton_ sy.html
Syphilis sounds a lot like AIDS arguments today.
<quoted text>
1962???

What. The. EFF, man!

This is 2014. Get with the program, you ignorant moron.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#213276 Feb 19, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>1962???

What. The. EFF, man!

This is 2014. Get with the program, you ignorant moron.
It seems to be a phenomenon online, godbots are retreating further and further into the past.

Awwww, they can't kill people who oppose them anymore, boo hoo.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#213277 Feb 19, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not talk to wife beaters or pedophiles (that would be you--both times)
Pedophile?!

That's a new development of the Topix Atheist! Against the Mighty RR.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#213278 Feb 19, 2014
Cvvl wrote:
<quoted text>
I imagine a similar sort of debate occurring when Kodak first made photography accessible to the general public by releasing easy-load push-button cameras and doing the post processing. There will have been those who exclaimed that all of the artistry and creativity was being stripped away in favour of mass-produced imagery.
Of course, today the vast majority of photos taken are dismissable snapshots, but there is also an unquestionable photographic art - appreciated alongside other visual media, but never in competition or comparison.
I agree that the accessibility of electronic devices allows (even encourages) anyone to produce unsophisticated electronic burps and farts, but isn't it possible that electronic music will develop as its own distinct acoustic art form with its own masters of the medium? Perhaps it already has - though none come to mind.
The artistry in photography was choosing the right subject, capturing a special moment, focusing on the values of light and dark, capturing just the right shadings, not in the actually processing of the film, that was "grunt" work made easier through technology.

You can't use electronic music and the word acoustics in the same breath, in music there is a clear distinction between electronically produced sounds and sound generated by "acoustic" instruments.

It seem's I'm being painted into the position of reject all technological advancements, and nothing could be further from the truth. I fully realize electronic music as a viable medium, the college I teach at has an electronic music department, and I know many of the professors, so I understand the medium.I might add that this major is not well attended, and most of the students that take these courses do so in conjunction with film scoring.

It may well develope into an art form, it hasn't as yet, and the "masters" will most likely be computer programers with an interest in music. The sounds will be there own, and any attempt to duplicate the sounds of real acoustic instruments will always fail.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#213279 Feb 19, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Ah yes. Catcher's "civilized" people.
Not anyone in "dusty" Riverside....
Not anyone in black neighborhoods.
Not anyone who sweats for a living.
Not mechanics.
Not farmers.
Just wine drinking, vacationing, sports car driving "civilized" people.
No thanks.
Catcher1 wrote:
You left out reading and writing, and avoiding violence.
Oh shit, I'm sorry.

I forgot that you're bigoted against illiterate people, too.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#213280 Feb 19, 2014
KiMare wrote:
Are you talking about the gay pedophiles desecrating the Priesthood?
I think he's talking about a pedophilic priesthood desecrating children.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#213281 Feb 19, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<
And even one from YOUR camp agrees with ME:
" http://www.christianpost.com/news/divorce-rat... ;
No it doesn't.

"The group reports that 33 percent of all born-again Christians who have been married have gone through divorce compared to 34 percent of non-born-again adults."

Instead of posting news blogs, try posting some actual data.

What percentage of the US is Christian? How many people is that?

What percentage of the US is atheist? How many people is that?

How many atheist marriages are there in the US?

How many Christian marriages are there in the US?

How many of either end up in divorce?

Figure out those numbers, then you might have some ground to stand on.

“I Am *All* Of You!”

Since: Jan 14

And I Live In Your Sock Drawer

#213282 Feb 19, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he's talking about a pedophilic priesthood desecrating children.
It's the fault of all those sexy children, you know, who keep seducing those poor priests and pastors.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#213283 Feb 19, 2014
lightbeamrider wrote:
AIDS is not a medical mystery.

It's God's wrath on the sexual deviant and immoral.

There is only one cure for it; be sexually moral.

You'll never even worry about contracting it or any other STD.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#213284 Feb 19, 2014
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
Now that was a good essay. When I read the Quran, what struck me was how many of the stories are similar to the ones in the Bible. Yet the 2 religions have been @ each others' throats, right back from the time of the Crusades...and it goes on.
Thanks, Rosa.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#213285 Feb 19, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Faith is a beautiful thing. What a great way to make important decisions.
Have you ever seen a religious billboard with a message like this?

"With faith, anything is possible."

How intellectually constipated do you have to be to think that's a good thing?

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#213286 Feb 19, 2014
Sock Puppet Master wrote:
<quoted text>It's the fault of all those sexy children, you know, who keep seducing those poor priests and pastors.
This poster is a christian.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#213287 Feb 19, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Oh shit, I'm sorry.
I forgot that you're bigoted against illiterate people, too.
Not at all.

But I am a strong proponent of literacy.

But yes, you are one very sorry person.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#213288 Feb 19, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>AIDS is not a medical mystery.

It's God's wrath on the sexual deviant and immoral.

There is only one cure for it; be sexually moral.

You'll never even worry about contracting it or any other STD.
Yet AIDS stats are highest in predominantly christian nations.

“I Am *All* Of You!”

Since: Jan 14

And I Live In Your Sock Drawer

#213289 Feb 19, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
AIDS is not a medical mystery.
It's God's wrath on the sexual deviant and immoral.
There is only one cure for it; be sexually moral.
You'll never even worry about contracting it or any other STD.
i knew there was a good reason for all those children dying of AIDS. it's their fault for being sexually deviant and immoral.

praise jeebus.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#213290 Feb 19, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever seen a religious billboard with a message like this?
"With faith, anything is possible."
How intellectually constipated do you have to be to think that's a good thing?
I had faith that Ellen Page was gay.

Woohoo !!!

When we hooked up in NY last year I thought she was bi.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#213291 Feb 19, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Hey, I can't help it if people like "Snake Boy" choose not to read the entire Bible...
I can't help it if Topix Atheists! don't, either.
You and almost every other theist believes what they believe by faith. You and Snake Boy have a faith based belief about what the Bible says.

The Topix Atheists! don't have such faith based beliefs.

You are arguing, as is typical for a faith based believer, that your version is correct, while another is incorrect, with no justification greater than that of your opposition. You both believe by faith.

What does that tell you about faith?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#213292 Feb 19, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems to be a phenomenon online, godbots are retreating further and further into the past.
Awwww, they can't kill people who oppose them anymore, boo hoo.
Yes-- that must really grate on their nerves, that they can no longer burn "witches" at the stake, or impale heretics.

So they sling feces instead.

It's kinda sad to witness, really-- the level of cognitive dissonance required to maintain such a warped view of reality.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#213293 Feb 19, 2014
River Tam wrote:
I had faith that Ellen Page was gay.
Woohoo !!!
When we hooked up in NY last year I thought she was bi.
That's a hypothesis. Repeated experimentation may be necessary.

Do you have a lab coat?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#213294 Feb 19, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Pedophile?!
That's a new development of the Topix Atheist! Against the Mighty RR.
I do not talk to wife beaters or pedophiles -- and you are both-- you've admitted as much.

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