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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CunningLinguist

Howey In The Hills, FL

#232322 Jul 11, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Interesting Opinions.....
Science describes accurately the material word.
Metaphysical ideas can not be proved.
Thus each person decides for himself or herself
Philosophical issue tied to our common mortality.
Live a long life and help others
Trolls seem upset that their ideas are not accepted
I am an equal opportunity skeptic.

I find all religions to be nothing more than superstition.

I post my opinion and comment.

Those who need superstition in order to have a good "after life" I find amusing in the 21st-century.

Like Noah's ark heaven and hell are equally impossible.

Remember the Muslim martyrs that flew gleefully into the world trade centers were getting 72 virgins and going straight to paradise.

I wonder how the virgins felt about that ? They hang out in paradise waiting on a martyr to arrive... I doubt any Christian woman would call this paradise.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#232323 Jul 11, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Unfortunately your religion is imagination, and you could use a visit to the library.
However I will entertain you with something you can interpret - the Bible.
It all makes sense now.(dies laughing)
Gay marriage and marijuana being legalized on the same day.
Leviticus 20:13
"If a man lays with another man he should stoned".
We're just interpreting it wrong!
you could use a visit to a good Bible study to de-program you from doctrines of devils!

i just love the educational campaign "just read something, anything!"

sorry - no, there's more unclean and antichrist trash to read than there is not!;-)
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#232324 Jul 11, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
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I am an equal opportunity skeptic.
I find all religions to be nothing more than superstition.
I post my opinion and comment.
Those who need superstition in order to have a good "after life" I find amusing in the 21st-century.
Like Noah's ark heaven and hell are equally impossible.
Remember the Muslim martyrs that flew gleefully into the world trade centers were getting 72 virgins and going straight to paradise.
I wonder how the virgins felt about that ? They hang out in paradise waiting on a martyr to arrive... I doubt any Christian woman would call this paradise.
Noah's ark was made by an individual,
the Titanic was made by experts

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232325 Jul 11, 2014
Anon wrote:
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Not that corrupt? Force yourself!
hahaha! nice.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232326 Jul 11, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Noah's ark was made by an individual,
the Titanic was made by experts
The story of Noah's ark was made by an individual.

Fixed that for you.
Lab28

Anaheim, CA

#232327 Jul 11, 2014
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Cool! Silly insults have no affect on me, but you keep trying!! LOL!
Now I didn't mean it as a personal insult, just an insult to the point you were making. I think the distinction should be made, I have nothing against you, personally.
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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So, how would you know what Ham's sin was, unless you read what, "seeing someone's nakedness", meant? If you didn't read other parts of the bible, you would thing that seeing your father naked was an unforgivable sin.
I agree? The bible should be read holistically, and not taken in parts.
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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As would any believer.
>.< my point is that is what you're doing by refusing to give any credence to the epistles.
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Yes, I could cherry pick a history book and come up with a whole new history of the world, or cherry pick the law and make anything I did legal!
Or you could cherry pick a history book in order to better clarify certain historical events. Or you could cherry pick the law in order to find other charges a defendant may be guilty of, or if you're on the other side of the aisle, in order to see why you are innocent.
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I don't believe that. I think you know and you are just play games.
Inconsistency... Such as, You've read the entire bible but will not give any credence to anything Paul wrote, what about Acts? Does Acts count or was that also deemed apocryphal at the council of Blacksheepinae? You don't believe the bible is accurate at all, yet there are parts that are more accurate than others? The evidence that it was written by man is that you've read the entire book, people like me that believe it to be the word of God should only understand it in the way you deem fit.
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I will answer any question! Any question at all! The answer may very well be, "I don't know." or "that is none of you business", but I will answer. I do believe that some people who really care about this subject stop by and read a few posts to see what this site is about and if I answer honestly, that may send them off to check my findings, If they do that, then they will benefit and if they come back and share their findings, I may benefit. Unfortunately, we have to deal with a few trolls to get our messages out.
The question was: If I believe that I am merely a product of genetics why would I believe that people are equal?
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#232328 Jul 11, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Unfortunately your religion is imagination, and you could use a visit to the library.
However I will entertain you with something you can interpret - the Bible.
It all makes sense now.(dies laughing)
Gay marriage and marijuana being legalized on the same day.
Leviticus 20:13
"If a man lays with another man he should stoned".
We're just interpreting it wrong!
" if man lays with another man , as if he is ' with ' a woman , is anathema .

I'm willing to bet , you are one of those heathens who condemns the Bible for not opposing slavery and misogyny ..but , opposing gay sex..well , that's just beyond the pale ..!!
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#232329 Jul 11, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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No worries, I won't do anything until my job is secure.
Uhm...so...how are you?
...oh . you know me ..bitter and desperate ..

but , I appreciate that you asked ..
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#232330 Jul 11, 2014
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I don't believe that anyone here is a Christian, but even among the Christians I know, they only follow what their sect tells them. Much like the fake Christians here, they only follow what feel good at the time or what they can use to judge others.
..curious ,,??

Then , why ( may I ask ) do you heathens find Christianity to be so very difficult ..

from " your " description ...Christianity , sound pretty easy breezy ..
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#232331 Jul 11, 2014
No-Doubt wrote:
Which kind of faith lol
If you don't believe in god
So why faith
You don't believe in hell ve heaven
Why u tired u self to compete religion
Is that excuse to revert people
Lol
There is nothing interesting in being atheist
Drinkin wine and losing mind
Every thing is allowed no one know difference between good and evil
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
I don't see difference between rest religion and atheist
They allow both adultery, wine,...... etc
Gambling
Evil is mixed with truth
Gambling in Vegas is legal and main life source and people simply enter gambling places and end suciding
Watch how they sucide ;
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
There religion didn't make difference
Except islam
..Muslims , believe they are the instruments of God's holy judgment ...they , kill others for perceived blasphemies ...only ...God doesn't really need their help ..

Muslims use Quat , you are the biggest junkies on Earth

" You " smoke tobacco , all Muslims do ..my high school psychology teacher " taught " ..I " believe ' smoking kills '..people , who smoke are committing ' slow ' suicide ..they , wish to die ..they are unhappy ...

the Middle East , North Africa Muslims world wide ...like smoking ..

I say ..hey.."no doubt" ..can I offer you a cigarette ..??
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#232332 Jul 11, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Let's just clarify here. The Princeton Engineering Research Anomalies lab - located in ... Princeton, one of the top universities in the world - produces results that are significant, repeatable and measurable. I likewise have equations that can take their data and graphically represent it on a time + distance axis with undeniable fit. We can subsequently find exact brain waves that describe such information flow and we can model it via computers - and more.
You believe in a deity that has no evidence, has never been seen and is just something you grew up with.
And you're calling me "outlandish"?
That's awesome.
Funny that you say " grew up with " all children rebel against their parents , that they( children ) later take up Christianity .

Means something else , which you can not quantify , is a foot ..

Science is a joke now , they just want funding .

If you have the pelf , science will prove it, for you .

You've become nothing ' more ' than prostitutes ..

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232333 Jul 11, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>...oh . you know me ..bitter and desperate ..
but , I appreciate that you asked ..
I do understand those feelings!

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232334 Jul 11, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>Funny that you say " grew up with " all children rebel against their parents , that they( children ) later take up Christianity .
Means something else , which you can not quantify , is a foot ..
Science is a joke now , they just want funding .
If you have the pelf , science will prove it, for you .
You've become nothing ' more ' than prostitutes ..
"all children later take up Christianity"? Nope. That's crazy talk.

If science is a joke:

- don't buy new technology
- stay away from new medicines and just use prayer

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232335 Jul 11, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>..Muslims , believe they are the instruments of God's holy judgment ...they , kill others for perceived blasphemies ...only ...God doesn't really need their help ..
Muslims use Quat , you are the biggest junkies on Earth
" You " smoke tobacco , all Muslims do ..my high school psychology teacher " taught " ..I " believe ' smoking kills '..people , who smoke are committing ' slow ' suicide ..they , wish to die ..they are unhappy ...
the Middle East , North Africa Muslims world wide ...like smoking ..
I say ..hey.."no doubt" ..can I offer you a cigarette ..??
Their religion is as equally likely to be real as yours is.

Do you ever lose sleep at night b/c Muslims "know" that you are going to hell?
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#232336 Jul 11, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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The story of Noah's ark was made by an individual.
Fixed that for you.
Yep, Noah and his family.
Lab28

Anaheim, CA

#232337 Jul 11, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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"all children later take up Christianity"? Nope. That's crazy talk.
If science is a joke:
- don't buy new technology
- stay away from new medicines and just use prayer
Refusing to buy new technology and staying away from medicine is just a way of not having faith that God can operate in the mundane just as well as He operates in the extraordinary.

Just as long as you're not using all that new technology to better experience pornography, I believe you'll be okay.
Godspeakinginmyd reamslol

Augsburg, Germany

#232338 Jul 11, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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You are equating theism with religion, which is in error.
And you do not know whether theism or atheism is correct "for a fact", which makes you also a liar.
I have been shunned and physically attacked by religious people.
The attacks did not go well for them.
The attacks from non-religious didn't go well, either, but that's another story.
Canīt really put it in simpler terms than I already did for you. God is in your head. Atheism just means that we donīt believe the things we dream in our mind are actually existing in our universe. How hard is it to get that? I prove you god exists, when you prove me the dreams of an insane person too ok? Hope that was clear enough.
Godspeakinginmyd reamslol

Augsburg, Germany

#232339 Jul 11, 2014
Look up scientific experiments, where religious people were invited in to pray while their brain activity gets monitored. While they pray they have increased activity especially in the parts that are responsible for imagination.

Religion is still part of our lives because some people have trouble letting go and are too comfortable in their beliefs. Itīs not thanks to religion we went to the moon. Why didnīt god mention that, or the bible?

You have the proof that the earth is way older than religion says it is. You know it was made up. How hard is it to accept that the rest is made up too?
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#232340 Jul 11, 2014
“Adam,” being the first man, was a Zoologist/Biologist. He was the first scientist on the earth.

He was given the task of naming the animals.

A task that still remains in the hands of Biologist & Zoologist.

And to all those who claim there was no first man. All numbers ever generated are synonymous with the number one. All numbers always lead back to the number one.
“Adam,” being the first man, was a Zoologist/Biologist. He was the first scientist on the earth.

He was given the task of naming the animals.

A task that still remains in the hands of Biologist & Zoologist.

And to all those who claim there was no first man. All numbers ever generated are synonymous with the number one. All numbers always lead back to the number one.
Lab28

Anaheim, CA

#232341 Jul 11, 2014
Godspeakinginmydreamslol wrote:
Look up scientific experiments, where religious people were invited in to pray while their brain activity gets monitored. While they pray they have increased activity especially in the parts that are responsible for imagination.
Religion is still part of our lives because some people have trouble letting go and are too comfortable in their beliefs. Itīs not thanks to religion we went to the moon. Why didnīt god mention that, or the bible?
You have the proof that the earth is way older than religion says it is. You know it was made up. How hard is it to accept that the rest is made up too?
Have you considered that maybe the reason somebody uses their imagination while praying might be because they are considering what next to say to God?

Did they use scripted, well known prayers like the Lord's prayer? Or were they just invited to open up a dialogue with God in prayer. Is there any comparison with brain activity of somebody who is talking in a conversation?

Does God exist in the brain, and if he does can he be measured?

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