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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“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214901 Feb 25, 2014
OG Kush wrote:
Speaking of quotable quotes...
Scriptures: the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.~Ambrose Bierce
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.~George Bernard Shaw
“The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.”~ Lynn Lavner
“More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.”~ Harvey Milk
"Why would God give every man two heads, but only enough blood supply to use one at a time?" ~ Robin Williams on Intelligent Design
"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand."

--Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain)

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214902 Feb 25, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>I hate to be a doom-sayer, but I don't suspect it will endure as is. Interestingly enough, one of the common themes in the constitutional and ratification debates was that democracy with universal suffrage was impossible on such a large scale (and at that time they hardly envisioned a nation spanning the continent). I suspect those folks were prescient.
But I don't dwell on it. Que sera, sera, sang the pretty lady.
The sad thing in the HC debate is that a universal system would save everyone money. Witness them whining now about increased premiums. The rise in taxes to pay for universal HC would be far below what we're paying. But we're so hung up in an ideologically driven mindset that says "distrust gov't", we'd rather pay through the nose than do something that smells "socialist!" It's amazing - private insurance is nothing but a "socialist" concept with profit motive attached. We're satisfied with that - paying for bankrupting total costs, and if we have the audacity to actually get seriously ill, being rejected by a faceless bean-counter is Capitalism, Baby! Suck it, Commies! >coff coff<
Bloom County, IMHO, was a great cartoon. Here is an early cartoon on the subject of liberals...

http://www.caracarn.com/bc/000421.gif

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214903 Feb 25, 2014
cup of coffee wrote:
<quoted text>
That's also due to a higher number of atheists in each state of high crime rates. Now understand, as soon as the cheap cowards kill someone, they then go claiming they are Christian so their jail /prison term is reduced. The stats of Christians in prisons are skewed way, way too high.
99% go in due to being atheists, then they lose their brash arrogance once arrested. It's the typical coward in an atheist. It's the "Bob" effect. To lie.
So basically, you are saying that our Judicial system is highly skewed?

And that our Judges are so besotted with religion, that any false claim of being religious automagically makes these **religious**(and obviously **stupid**) Judges go easy on them?

Wow.

You are even dumber than I thought-- and I really thought you were dumber than a box of rocks...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214904 Feb 25, 2014
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah? Well your mother has a mouth in the back of her neck and she chews like this...(wait4it)
Now that was funny chit there!
Yes you are my 8!tch...
Who Would Jesus Asfuck, expert?

Hmmm?

I bet you know-- and I bet you drool every time you fantasize about your Jewsus giving it to you.

LMAO!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214905 Feb 25, 2014
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Awe, you got butt hurt?
Nope.

I just laugh and laugh at you-- you are doing so much more than I could **ever** do, to drive people away from religion.

THANKS!

You are a credit to your hatecult!

Keep up the evil -- erm -- "good" work.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214906 Feb 25, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. How many syllables in Cthulhu?
The group of eight of us that went to dinner recently were instructed to write a Valentine's Day themed poem. Here was mine, which I had actually written a few years earlier, but thought was perfect for the occasion:
With stuffing in hand,
Arm elbow deep in turkey,
Her memory haunts.
This is one that I wrote a few years back...

Axioms imply
Logic flows like watered silk
An abstract beauty

As for the number of syllables in Cthulhu...I usually hear it pronounced Cu-thool-hoo, so three. At least, that is what I use.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214907 Feb 25, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Of all the religions in Denmark, the most prominent is Christianity in the form of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark, the state religion.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_De...
Christianity is the predominant religion of Switzerland (72.1% of total resident population). 20.1% of the total population are irreligious.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Sw...
As of 2012, about 67.5%[1] of Swedish citizens are members of the Church of Sweden
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Sw...
Dumb ass.
Yet? In those same countries-- church attendence is so low, that they have had to close the doors on many, very old buildings.

It appears that the population is "christian" IN NAME ONLY-- and do not meet your criteria of Genuine Christholes™.

This is hardly surprising -- christianity is on a sharp decline, world-wide.

Did your Jesus tell you to call me a "dumb ass"?

Hmmm?

I bet your Asfucking Jesus told you to, didn't he?

LMAO!

Give my regards to your AsfuckingJesus, the next time you are taking one for the team.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214908 Feb 25, 2014
cup of coffee wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load of crap.
Yes-- every thing you say is a load of crap.

Your AsfuckingJesus would be **so* proud of you!

give him my regards, the next time you take one for the team!

LMAO!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214909 Feb 25, 2014
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Beeatch! Go cook me a chicken pot pie!
No.

Abuser.

Give your AsfuckingJesus my regards, though-- did your Jesus bother to use lube?

No?

That figures.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214910 Feb 25, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. How many syllables in Cthulhu?
The group of eight of us that went to dinner recently were instructed to write a Valentine's Day themed poem. Here was mine, which I had actually written a few years earlier, but thought was perfect for the occasion:
With stuffing in hand,
Arm elbow deep in turkey,
Her memory haunts.
I have heard haiku defined as 3 lines with a total of 17 syllables. I prefer the stricter definition of 5-7-5 syllables. It looks like you do as well.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#214911 Feb 25, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Satan likes it that you think it's silly.
Just sayin....
<quoted text>
.. hi ya Chris ..
.. humans are akin to three-headed dragons with the middle head having to make the ultimate decisions ..
.. the left head (Satan if you will) says, "Go ahead, it will be fun" ..
.. the right head (Higher Self if you will) says, " That's wrong, don't do it" ..
.. and, there you sit, caught in the middle of the drama, both dragon heads yowling instructions ..
.. what to do, what to do ??..
.. does this daily drama have anything to do with belief or unbelief? Or, is it simply a manifestation of the human condition ??..
.. anyway, when it comes to sex, my left head always wins. Can I blame it on Satan ??..
Nah , it don't matter how many times he knocks on your door...you wont let him in.:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214912 Feb 25, 2014
cup of coffee wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet it hounds you day and night with fear and uncertainty. You know you are a lying bastard.
Your are really showing a sickness. I think you need to go to the doctor and be checked for atheism. Even your blood tests will show you are a psychotic lying topix moderator.
Oh, Siro/Rio/etc/etc....

Your hate has revealed you for who you are-- and I'm so going to get this sock banned too.

Enjoy it while you are able-- you'll be gone, soon enough.

LMAO!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214913 Feb 25, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Hispanics commit three times the crimes than whites.
Blacks commit 14 times times the crimes than whites.
Your color is irrelevant if you did the crime.
Based on?

Or are you pulling this out of your oversized azzhole?

Do you leak back there, after the AsfuckingJesus has had his way with you?

Sad.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214914 Feb 25, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Louisiana does not have the highest murder rate by firearm, California does.
In 2011, LA had 402 murders by firearm, CA had 1,220.
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in...
You don't know that actual gun ownership rates. People who have illegal guns don't register them...
Incorrect. You are conflating "rate" with "total". California, with its huge population, would be expected to have a high total number of murders by firearm.

However, "rate" is calculated by "total divided by population". This puts Louisiana, with its much smaller population, as having a higher murder RATE than California.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214915 Feb 25, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. to dismiss the historical man known as Jesus, you must ignore all gospels including Gnostic writings dismissed by Constantine ..
.. why would so many people write of such a person if he was not real? That simply doesn't make sense to me ..
.. the historical Jesus was most likely a rebel, a mystical rabbi who angered both Jews and Romans ..
Indeed-- I do dismiss all ***religious** so-called "documents".

For the simple reason that they each have an agenda-- and accurate history didn't make the list.

Just as I would dismiss all **religious** so-called "documents" about Zeus, or Thor or Imhotep.

But it's much worse than you portray: there is not a single document written during Jesus' alleged life-- not even a **religious** one!

The various "gospels" we have-- including the ones not canon, are all written several generations after the alleged events.

That fact is the most damning of all-- there never was a historical Jesus.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#214916 Feb 25, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
Yes, but was it a "good touch" or a "bad touch"?
<quoted text>
You lie.
You're exposing yourself as a liar, Catch.
Many people reading this know that I've said God touched me on the head.
(here comes the perverted, sexually depraved and deprived Topix Atheist! comment of "which head?")
But which head?

Or were you touched IN the head?

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#214917 Feb 25, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Nevertheless, take the state of Georgia, for instance. It has a population of 9,920,000. Multiply that by 4, you'll get 39,680,000(a population approximate to California), then multiply by 4 the deaths attributed to guns in Georgia, you'll end up with 1504.
So.
California has 37,253,956 in population with 1257 gun murders.
Georgia(adjusted to reflect population size) would be:
39,680,000 in population with 1504 gun murders.
Georgia has very permissive gun laws(easy to acquire concealed carry, open carry, minimal gun purchase restrictions, no ammunition purchase limits etc...), and almost twice the number of population that does own a gun, percentage wise, based upon population, compared to California statistics.
I understand the California/Georgia comparison, based upon the adjusted numbers in population can't be considered a 100% accurate forecast or indicator, but you can do that with essentially every state that has relaxed gun laws, compare the adjusted population rates to California and the numbers come out very similar each time. Even leaving the population and statistics just as they are, comparatively, they equate in relatively similar terms.
Which, in the final analysis, tends to show that increased gun law restrictions don't necessarily decrease gun crime rates, but I don't think you can assert or infer that a >decrease< in gun law restrictions result in less gun related crime. At least not in the United States. Maybe you can point out where my reasoning or logic is flawed.
As far as DC goes, I'm not sure much can be drawn from the statistics there, since it's surrounded by states that have fairly liberal gun laws, and it's surrounded by states that have fairly high gun related murders(based upon the map and data from the theguardian @
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/inte...
And here.
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011...
DC is also listed on the Wikipedia site and it clearly shows the murder rates there, so I'm not convinced that it's something that is avoided, as far as media coverage.
To be honest, I'm somewhat neutral on the issue in the sense that I don't think increased or decreased gun laws or restrictions on firearms make a huge difference when there are so many guns already owned long before the laws were relaxed or tightened, depending on the state.
The U.S. just has a whole bunch of fncking guns, and I don't think anyone really disagrees with that observation.
This is what makes sense.What matters most is population density.
This is where Atlanta pushes the comparison with other large cities.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214918 Feb 25, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:
.. why would so many people write of such a person if he was not real? That simply doesn't make sense to me ..
The same reason people write of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness beast, or Alien abductions?

Answer: people are stupid, and are prone to lying to make themselves "special" in the eyes of their neighbors.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214919 Feb 25, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:
.. the historical Jesus was most likely a rebel, a mystical rabbi who angered both Jews and Romans ..
Never existed-- not even close.

The **oldest** material we have that refers to this character, is **always** showing him to be a pure spirit, angelic or heavenly being.

***NEVER** as a human being.

That comes several generations later-- much too late, really.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#214920 Feb 25, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I always defended the kid being bullied.
Liar.

You never defended me-- when I was being bullied by your fellow Genuine Christholes™.

You joined in in the bullying, in fact.

You lie.

It's how you roll, I guess.

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