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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“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#214785 Feb 24, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Link me to that statistic.
From what I'm seeing, the 10 states with the most murder per capita, by firearm, have some of the more liberal or most liberal gun laws in the country. States such as Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Arizona. Mississippi has a a 55% gun ownership rate based on population. Louisiana - 44%.
Louisiana has the highest murder rate, by firearm, of all the states, and 44% of the population owns one or more firearms.
In DC there illegal

District of Columbia pop 601,723 pop density10298 murders 131 gun murders 99 gun ownership 3.6% murders per 100k 21.8 1gun murders per 100k 6.5

New Orleans is a International freeport, lot of influx of drug traffic.

But typically the places where the gun laws are strictest , have the highest rates.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#214786 Feb 24, 2014
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, every day, you post more and more things that make you look so monumentally stupid.
Math just isn't your friend, is it?
Let's see if I can lead you to the water...
Can you think of any other reason why California might have more gun deaths than any other state?
Hint: focus on these words "more than any other state"
You can do it....
Dude, you're posting to the Redneck.

The Redneck says he's been "touched" by a god, so he knows there's a god or how could he touch you?

And the Redneck says he's absolutely convinced that Satan is out there, right now, corrupting the minds of our citizens.

And that's without even mentioning his criminal behavior.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#214787 Feb 24, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
In DC there illegal
District of Columbia pop 601,723 pop density10298 murders 131 gun murders 99 gun ownership 3.6% murders per 100k 21.8 1gun murders per 100k 6.5
New Orleans is a International freeport, lot of influx of drug traffic.
But typically the places where the gun laws are strictest , have the highest rates.
I'm not seeing that from the information I'm reading.

I say that as an owner of numerous firearms. I'm not going to give an exact number of what I personally own,, but I'll say this, between my brothers and I, we collectively own around 40+ firearms.

hahaaa.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214788 Feb 24, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Dude, you're posting to the Redneck.
The Redneck says he's been "touched" by a god, so he knows there's a god or how could he touch you?
And the Redneck says he's absolutely convinced that Satan is out there, right now, corrupting the minds of our citizens.
And that's without even mentioning his criminal behavior.
Yes, but was it a "good touch" or a "bad touch"?

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#214789 Feb 24, 2014
<quoted text>
Link me to that statistic.
From what I'm seeing, the 10 states with the most murder per capita, by firearm, have some of the more liberal or most liberal gun laws in the country. States such as Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Arizona. Mississippi has a a 55% gun ownership rate based on population. Louisiana - 44%.
Louisiana has the highest murder rate, by firearm, of all the states, and 44% of the population owns one or more firearms
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Link me to that statistic.
From what I'm seeing, the 10 states with the most murder per capita, by firearm, have some of the more liberal or most liberal gun laws in the country. States such as Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Arizona. Mississippi has a a 55% gun ownership rate based on population. Louisiana - 44%.
Louisiana has the highest murder rate, by firearm, of all the states, and 44% of the population owns one or more firearms.
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
In DC there illegal
District of Columbia pop 601,723 pop density10298 murders 131 gun murders 99 gun ownership 3.6% murders per 100k 21.8 1gun murders per 100k 6.5
New Orleans is a International freeport, lot of influx of drug traffic.
But typically the places where the gun laws are strictest , have the highest rates.
scaritual wrote:
I'm not seeing that from the information I'm reading.

I say that as an owner of numerous firearms. I'm not going to give an exact number of what I personally own,, but I'll say this, between my brothers and I, we collectively own around 40+ firearms.

hahaaa.
I wanted to clarify a bit more.

My point being, is that when populations are considered, and gun ownership rates are also looked at as well, there seems to be no benefit to a state having very strict laws, or permissive laws, and the percentage of a states population that does own guns, doesn't appear to factor in being a deterrent to crime.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#214790 Feb 24, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but was it a "good touch" or a "bad touch"?
The Redneck hasn't disclosed the location of the touch.

Or his response to the touch.

I think he'd be well advised to take the Fifth.

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#214791 Feb 24, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not seeing that from the information I'm reading.
I say that as an owner of numerous firearms. I'm not going to give an exact number of what I personally own,, but I'll say this, between my brothers and I, we collectively own around 40+ firearms.
hahaaa.
So how many of them did you kill?
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#214792 Feb 24, 2014
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like I said, coward!
It would appear that it is you who is the coward, its is your claim that Jesus existed, therefore YOU shoulder the burden of proof, to shit the burden of proof is an argument from ignorance which is a logical fallacy.

Your claim, your assertion, now stop being a coward and produce your evidence, otherwise put your tail between your legs and screw!!

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#214793 Feb 24, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Link me to that statistic.
From what I'm seeing, the 10 states with the most murder per capita, by firearm, have some of the more liberal or most liberal gun laws in the country. States such as Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Arizona. Mississippi has a a 55% gun ownership rate based on population. Louisiana - 44%.
Louisiana has the highest murder rate, by firearm, of all the states, and 44% of the population owns one or more firearms
<quoted text>
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
In DC there illegal
District of Columbia pop 601,723 pop density10298 murders 131 gun murders 99 gun ownership 3.6% murders per 100k 21.8 1gun murders per 100k 6.5
New Orleans is a International freeport, lot of influx of drug traffic.
But typically the places where the gun laws are strictest , have the highest rates.
<quoted text>
I wanted to clarify a bit more.
My point being, is that when populations are considered, and gun ownership rates are also looked at as well, there seems to be no benefit to a state having very strict laws, or permissive laws, and the percentage of a states population that does own guns, doesn't appear to factor in being a deterrent to crime.
Sure it does, they used to not put that in the news, but lately they do. Lots of people saved their own life lately in the news.

The one thing that means more than anything else is population density, in all areas where there are more than 250,000 gun crimes go up, the more people the more violence.
Nothing will change that, not even eliminating guns will. DC is proof of that.
But the murder rate in DC is even higher than in anywhere, something they don't want you to know.

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011...

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#214795 Feb 24, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks man, that means a lot.
Dream on, RR.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#214796 Feb 24, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol. Hey Rosa :-)
Gday mate.
:-)

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#214797 Feb 24, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
"Ooh, you're a girl!"
-kimaremad
"OMG, that's like, so third grade. Do ya flip your blonde pony tail when you say it?
That's about it's level. Playground insults...

Oh and that thing's got a total obsession with blondes, can't stand the fact that plenty of them are smarter than it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#214798 Feb 24, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>Is that in the OT Laws about hygiene?

I'd love to learn more.

SMile.
Smile. Smirk snicker.

Seriously?

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#214799 Feb 24, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
<quoted text>That's about it's level. Playground insults...

Oh and that thing's got a total obsession with blondes, can't stand the fact that plenty of them are smarter than it.
I'm not a blonde but that's neither here nor there.

The patriarchal zombies get offended by the mere thought of a woman having brains and they positively foam at the mouth in the presence of women who are more intelligent than they are.

Boo frikken hoo.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214800 Feb 24, 2014
A man needed to paint his house, but only had one gallon of paint. His solution? He mixed the paint with 10 gallons of water and was able to cover the entire house.

But as soon as he was finished it started raining heavily and washed away all of his work.

The moral of the story? Repaint, and thin no more.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#214801 Feb 24, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, the existence of Jesus has not been historically proven.
Historicity of Jesus is established..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_J...

Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed, and most biblical scholars and classical historians see the theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted.[1][2][3][8][9][10] In antiquity, the existence of Jesus was never denied by those who opposed Christianity....[24] According to New Testament scholar James Dunn, nearly all modern scholars consider the baptism of Jesus and his crucifixion to be historically certain.[5][42] He states that these "two facts in the life of Jesus command almost universal assent" and "rank so high on the 'almost impossible to doubt or deny' scale of historical facts" that they are often the starting points for the study of the historical Jesus... Bart D. Ehrman states that the existence of Jesus and his crucifixion by the Romans is attested to by a wide range of sources, including Josephus and Tacitus.[36]
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Ehrman puts people like you in the same category as holocaust deniers.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bart-d-ehrman/d...

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In a society in which people still claim the Holocaust did not happen, and in which there are resounding claims that the American president is, in fact, a Muslim born on foreign soil, is it any surprise to learn that the greatest figure in the history of Western civilization, the man on whom the most powerful and influential social, political, economic, cultural and religious institution in the world -- the Christian church -- was built, the man worshipped, literally, by billions of people today -- is it any surprise to hear that Jesus never even existed?

That is the claim made by a small but growing cadre of (published ) writers, bloggers and Internet junkies who call themselves mythicists. This unusually vociferous group of nay-sayers maintains that Jesus is a myth invented for nefarious (or altruistic) purposes by the early Christians who modeled their savior along the lines of pagan divine men who, it is alleged, were also born of a virgin on Dec. 25, who also did miracles, who also died as an atonement for sin and were then raised from the dead.

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Stop your denial of reality. It makes you look foolish. Even with folks in your own camp.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#214802 Feb 24, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
No.
It's not my claim to support-- it IS YOURS.
It IS up to YOU to prove the history of your alleged jesus character.
Get busy!
All you need?
Is One (1) document that is provably written by your guy.
What's that?
Your Jesus NEVER WROTE ANYTHING?
Wow...
... was he illiterate or something?
It was a valid question since you go against majority scholarship on this one. Name one contemporary historical account of any person who lived in the time of Jesus? You are the one who denies historicity of Jesus because there is no contemporary writings from His time affirming His existence.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#214804 Feb 25, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
Brutal. Laboring for peanuts; watching my talents waste away. Trust yours was better.
Sorry, amigo.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#214805 Feb 25, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Christianity debases culture and impedes its progress.
And it has contributed nothing of value to moral theory. You can't point to the Old Testament, which the Christians stole from the Jews, including "Thou shalt not steal." So let's look at the New Testament. What valuable contribution to moral theory that first appeared to the world in the New Testament can you point to to rebut that claim? And what good laws has Christianity inspired? Thou shalt not kill, steal, cheat on your husband or wife, or bear false witness? That's from the Jews. No beer or wine purchases on Sunday?
tricki wrote:
"And it has contributed nothing of value to moral theory" liar
Good rebuttal.

Your faith seems to have equipped you with the same intellectual and character assets that so many other theists posting here bring to the discussion.

Did you or any other theist care to offer a counterexample, or are you content to just belch out an unsupported insult and then belly up? You might as well be.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#214806 Feb 25, 2014
KiMare wrote:
BS. Here we go again with the atheist hypocrisy... You were the very one promoting Removing religion. Now, you are turning sissy when the time comes to put your money where your mouth is. What's the matter, can't find a atheist country that you'd be proud of? Smirk.
You're not equipped for this discussion. Yes, I am promoting the disempowerment of the church sufficient to disentangle it from the lives of unbelievers, meaning weakening its political and social influence.

I don't know what an atheist country is. I envision a wholly humanistic culture, one which is compassionate, and which celebrates reason and the human potential. Christianity offers an ideology of despair, human failure, dependence, angry judgement, and retribution.

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