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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How come every time I prove an atheist wrong, he or she calls it "pedantic"?
Why do you always claim you prove the opposition wrong when you are plainly talking out of your butt crack? Stomping your foot and saying “I am right because I have a home school PhD in pedantic stupidity” does not mean you prove anything

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The term atheism originated from the Greek atheos, meaning "without god(s)",

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Buck Crick wrote:
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Atheism is the belief that no god exists.
That's what it means. If you don't mean to say that, use a different word.
Atheism is without gods

If you don’t understand words then don’t imply that you do

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http://www.afp.com/en/news/who -warns-hiv-exploding-among-gay -men-urges-preventive-drugs
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It is the progressive way to do things.
Hi, Dave.

As you can see, we still have those trying to argue atheism is not belief.

I know you know it is.

You likely also know why they make this argument.

(Because they are too weak and chicken-shit to accept a burden of proof, and want atheism to be a default position)

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átheos,“godless, without a god” I guess the word, "Belief" is implied.
You left out the suffix "ism".

"atheos" = no god + "ism" = the belief that there is no god.

It's not complicated.
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ChristineM wrote:
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Hi Dave, can’t say I missed you but hey, hello stranger...
So you stopped having heterosexual sex when gonorrhoea and syphilis became rampant in the 40s, 50s and 60s? Or did you hope and pray not to get caught out and if you did then there was always an antibiotic to help out...
Do you still smoke? Lung cancer should be a pretty powerful preventative but it does not stop people does it?
Or are you just having a go because the subject is gay people and you don’t like gay people so feel you must put your 2 cents of hatred in – right?
The article showed up this morning. What do you not understand about the public health issues of this sort of behavior, lovey? It is a communicable and fatal disease. An innocent wife can be killed by the indiscretion of a husband that gets excited by the sight of a*sholes.

This is too difficult posting on my smartphone, which is my sole link to the net now. Damned thing won't let me edit.

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Buck Crick wrote:
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Atheism is the belief that no god exists.
That's what it means. If you don't mean to say that, use a different word.
and religion means believing your imagination as reality. We can speak in those terms too.

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Buck Crick wrote:
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You pulled that out of your ass.
Here are the legitimate sources:
Atheism, from the Greek a-theos ("no-god"), is the philosophical position that God doesn't exist. It is distinguished from agnosticism, the argument that it is impossible to know whether God exists or not (Academic American Encyclopedia).
Atheism, system of thought developed around the denial of God's existence. Atheism, so defined, first appeared during the Enlightenment, the age of reason (Random House Encyclopedia).
Atheism is the doctrine that there is no God.(Oxford Companion to Philosophy).
Atheism (Greek, a-[private prefix]+ theos, god) is the view that there is no divine being, no God (Dictionary of Philosophy, Thomas Mautner, Editor).
Atheism is the belief that God doesn't exist (The World Book Encyclopedia).
Atheism, commonly speaking, is the denial of God. Theism (from the Greek theos, God) is belief in or conceptualization of God, atheism is the rejection of such belief or conceptualization.In the ancient world atheism was rarely a clearly formulated position (Encyclopedia Americana).
Atheism, the critique and denial of metaphysical beliefs in God or spiritual beings. Atheism is to be distinguished from agnosticism, which leaves open whether there is a god or not, professing to find the question unanswerable, for the atheist, the non-existence of god is a certainty (The New Encyclopedia Britannia).
According to the most usual definition, an atheist is a person who maintains that there is no god…(rejects eccentric definitions of the word)(The Encyclopedia of Philosophy).
Atheism is the doctrine that God does not exist, that belief in the existence of God is a false belief. The word God here refers to a divine being regarded as the independent creator of the world, a being superlatively powerful, wise and good (Encyclopedia of Religion).
Atheism (Greek and Roman): Atheism is a dogmatic creed, consisting in the denial of every kind of supernatural power. Atheism has not often been seriously maintained at any period of civilized thought (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics-Vol II).
Atheism denies the existence of deity (Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia-Vol I).
Nope I pulled it out of reference material, you don’t like it that’s just tough – see also

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Atheism
Atheism entails the absence of belief in the existence of God or other deities.

You are so utterly predictable, it usually takes 3 or 4 days for you to cherry pick from encyclopaedias etc and guess what your are doing 3 says later

And I guess within a few hours of now you will be flooding the thread with cherry picked snippets that conform to your sensibilities while deliberately ignoring those that don’t.
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Buck Crick wrote:
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Hi, Dave.
As you can see, we still have those trying to argue atheism is not belief.
I know you know it is.
You likely also know why they make this argument.
(Because they are too weak and chicken-shit to accept a burden of proof, and want atheism to be a default position)
Welcome back.
Too hard posting on my cellphone. This is a drive by.

They are idiots and will find any excuse, however absurd, to portray themselves as intelllectuals. They evolved from monkeys, and stopped developing. So they try to emulate real people. They succeed only in being comic relief.
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Buck Crick wrote:
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Nonsensical bluster.
Explain infinite distance traveled - which is impossible to travel. Explain how it's possible to travel an impossible distance to travel.
Explain how "abstract modeling of physical reality" is physical reality.
Explain how "as predicted" is physical reality.
This is your problem. You don't understand what physical reality is.
Physical reality IS NOT abstract modeling and predicting.
I am arguing with a person willing to substitute imagination for physical reality, then calls it physical reality.
Your argument is lost.
You post as a joke?
Nothing to do at home and no friends?
Enjoy your comic comments

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Buck Crick wrote:
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Hi, Dave.
As you can see, we still have those trying to argue atheism is not belief.
I know you know it is.
You likely also know why they make this argument.
(Because they are too weak and chicken-shit to accept a burden of proof, and want atheism to be a default position)
Welcome back.
You are so narrow minded –‘I believe in gods therefore [....]’ fill in the banks

Atheism is a belief like not collecting stamps is a hobby

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Buck Crick wrote:
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Nonsensical bluster.
Explain infinite distance traveled - which is impossible to travel. Explain how it's possible to travel an impossible distance to travel.
Explain how "abstract modeling of physical reality" is physical reality.
Explain how "as predicted" is physical reality.
This is your problem. You don't understand what physical reality is.
Physical reality IS NOT abstract modeling and predicting.
I am arguing with a person willing to substitute imagination for physical reality, then calls it physical reality.
Your argument is lost.
Since you obviously can't travel an infinite sum of time or distance, you can never succeed in making it to the target, because it is at infinite distance. That's the whole point Buck it us beyond the event horizon and will remain at infinity.
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Buck Crick wrote:
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You left out the suffix "ism".
"atheos" = no god + "ism" = the belief that there is no god.
It's not complicated.
When Santa Claus is more real than your religion, no more words really need to be said. Some people will just die ignorant.

Atheism can´t disprove pink unicorn you imagine in your head. Still doesn´t make them real though.

Atheism have most faith of all, but you didn´t even answer me how much faith your religion requires. Because you can´t quantify your imagination. You people love being ignorant in your lifes, because it´s so much easier to follow others like cheep than thinking on your own.

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The article showed up this morning. What do you not understand about the public health issues of this sort of behavior, lovey? It is a communicable and fatal disease. An innocent wife can be killed by the indiscretion of a husband that gets excited by the sight of a*sholes.
This is too difficult posting on my smartphone, which is my sole link to the net now. Damned thing won't let me edit.
I know you missed me.
Oh I understand the issues, I just find it all that a prolific smoker can bitch about some ones else’s personal habits
So you bought a new pair of socks too. You needed them for sure.

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ChristineM wrote:
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Atheism is without gods
If you don’t understand words then don’t imply that you do
"atheos"(greek)= no gods + "ism"(latin)= belief that there are no gods.

I understand perfectly.

So do the people who publish academic definitions:

"Atheism, from the Greek a-theos ("no-god"), is the philosophical position that God doesn't exist. It is distinguished from agnosticism, the argument that it is impossible to know whether God exists or not" (Academic American Encyclopedia).

That leaves someone who does not understand.

Let's see if you can guess who it is.

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Out of the darkness wrote:
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Too hard posting on my cellphone. This is a drive by.
They are idiots and will find any excuse, however absurd, to portray themselves as intelllectuals. They evolved from monkeys, and stopped developing. So they try to emulate real people. They succeed only in being comic relief.
Such a nasty mind you have, you must be a godbot who gets all confused and has a real hard time finkin’ after the thought that god dunitwiv magic out of nuffin (void) like wot it says in the babble book

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Godspeakinginmydreamslol wrote:
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When Santa Claus is more real than your religion, no more words really need to be said. Some people will just die ignorant.
Atheism can´t disprove pink unicorn you imagine in your head. Still doesn´t make them real though.
Atheism have most faith of all, but you didn´t even answer me how much faith your religion requires. Because you can´t quantify your imagination. You people love being ignorant in your lifes, because it´s so much easier to follow others like cheep than thinking on your own.
I don't have a religion.

Do you have something relevant to say to me?

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Patrick wrote:
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You post as a joke?
Nothing to do at home and no friends?
Enjoy your comic comments
He’s in nick so not home and no friends (except in the shower block). They recently let him out of solitary for being a good wimp for a whole few months, which is why we are blessed with his presence now.
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Buck Crick wrote:
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No shit? Thanks for pointing that out, even though I have posted it dozens of times.
Do you know what happens to the greek "atheos" when you add the Latin suffix "ism"?
Here's a hint, you fucking little idiot:
"In Late Latin, the -ismus suffix became the ordinary ending for names of religions and ecclesiastical or philosophical systems or schools of thought,"
Game, set, and match.
Welcome to Buck School. Have a seat in the back next to Aunt Mythra, who claims something has reached unreachable distance.
Buck you are completely delusional, seek help from a doc. Mental illness specialist. Can you just tell me how much faith your religion needs, so we can stop that useless flamewar.

I can´t disprove your shit all the time, you only come back with more. It´s the only way religions can fight against logic.

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Aura Mytha wrote:
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Since you obviously can't travel an infinite sum of time or distance, you can never succeed in making it to the target, because it is at infinite distance. That's the whole point Buck it us beyond the event horizon and will remain at infinity.
If the distance to the target cannot be traveled, how did the target get to the target?

"Infinite distance" is self-contradictory in physical reality.

Do you also know married bachelors?

You have lost this argument multiple times in multiple ways. If you are unsatisfied by the number of ways you have lost it, I am content to let you find more ways to lose it.

Still, there is only a finite number of ways you can lose it, even though you have exhausted many of them.

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Buck Crick wrote:
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You left out the suffix "ism".
"atheos" = no god + "ism" = the belief that there is no god.
It's not complicated.
Yes, I quoted the source and forgot to add the "ism"! Thanks.

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