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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Richardfs

Saint Marys, Australia

#233285 Jul 22, 2014
"infinite density"

Dave and Butt Cracks' brains.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#233286 Jul 22, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
"infinite density"
Dave and Butt Cracks' brains.
Always good to hear from Paranoia, Australia.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#233287 Jul 22, 2014
Lab28 wrote:
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He finds the nationalism behind it appalling and is quick to point out that the only reason I am rooting for USA and the other guy is rooting for Germany is because we were born there.
The above is exactly why you are a Christian and not any other religion. Because you were born in a Christian nation.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#233288 Jul 22, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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The above is exactly why you are a Christian and not any other religion. Because you were born in a Christian nation.
Some people born in America are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Scientologists, Atheists, Agnostics, Moonies, Newabbianists,...

Since: May 11

Reality, USA

#233289 Jul 22, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Some people born in America are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Scientologists, Atheists, Agnostics, Moonies, Newabbianists,...
It may have been said here before but as I have been perusing Topix today I feel the need to add -

No matter where we have been born geographically, we are all born atheists.
CunningLinguist

Apopka, FL

#233291 Jul 22, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
"infinite density"
Dave and Butt Cracks' brains.
Copy that!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#233292 Jul 22, 2014
USN Atheist wrote:
<quoted text>
It may have been said here before but as I have been perusing Topix today I feel the need to add -
No matter where we have been born geographically, we are all born atheists.
Nobody is born an atheist.

Atheism requires being confronted with a god-proposition and rejecting it.

You are full of crap, Universal Stock Number Atheist.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233293 Jul 22, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
How do you explain:-
e=mc^2
Try coming up with a more coherent question.

Better yet, try explaining to us just what that formula describes. Not a cut and paste, but your own words and description. I know you can't do it.
Patrick

United States

#233294 Jul 22, 2014
Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks.

Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.

The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark and a place of pilgrimage.

Christians have fled Mosul after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

Isis has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq and said last month it was creating an Islamic caliphate.

Mosul itself is now said to be empty of Christians.

The Mar Behnam monastery is run by the Syriac Catholic Church and is near the predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh, to the south-east of Mosul.
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Analysis by BBC Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher

Ancient landmarks like Mar Behnam show how deeply embedded Christianity is in the culture and history of Iraq. Just as in many other Arab countries, churches and monasteries are a timeless part of the landscape.

For years, though, Christians have been warning that their hold in parts of the Middle East is weakening. In Iraq, the lightning seizure of large parts of the country by Isis has been a frightening new threat. Thousands have fled Mosul, leaving it for the first time without a Christian community, after Isis gave them an ultimatum to submit to its authority or face death.

But if Iraqi Christians face penalties and discrimination under Isis, other religious sects are faring even worse. Yazidis and Shia Muslims risk being taken out and killed on the spot for their beliefs.
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A member of the Syriac clergy quoted the militants as telling the monastery's residents: "You have no place here any more, you have to leave immediately."

He said the monks asked to be allowed to save some of the monastery's relics but the fighters refused.

Local Christian residents told AFP news agency that the monks walked for several miles before they were picked up by Kurdish fighters.

Earlier this month, Isis issued an ultimatum in Mosul, citing a historic contract known as "dhimma," under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a "jizya".

"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.

Isis issued a similar ultimatum in the Syrian city of Raqqa in February, calling on Christians to pay about half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety.

Iraq is home to one of the world's most ancient Christian communities but its population has dwindled amid growing sectarian violence since the US-led invasion in 2003.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#233295 Jul 22, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks.
Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.
The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark and a place of pilgrimage.
Christians have fled Mosul after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
Isis has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq and said last month it was creating an Islamic caliphate.
Mosul itself is now said to be empty of Christians.
The Mar Behnam monastery is run by the Syriac Catholic Church and is near the predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh, to the south-east of Mosul.
line
Analysis by BBC Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher
Ancient landmarks like Mar Behnam show how deeply embedded Christianity is in the culture and history of Iraq. Just as in many other Arab countries, churches and monasteries are a timeless part of the landscape.
For years, though, Christians have been warning that their hold in parts of the Middle East is weakening. In Iraq, the lightning seizure of large parts of the country by Isis has been a frightening new threat. Thousands have fled Mosul, leaving it for the first time without a Christian community, after Isis gave them an ultimatum to submit to its authority or face death.
But if Iraqi Christians face penalties and discrimination under Isis, other religious sects are faring even worse. Yazidis and Shia Muslims risk being taken out and killed on the spot for their beliefs.
line
A member of the Syriac clergy quoted the militants as telling the monastery's residents: "You have no place here any more, you have to leave immediately."
He said the monks asked to be allowed to save some of the monastery's relics but the fighters refused.
Local Christian residents told AFP news agency that the monks walked for several miles before they were picked up by Kurdish fighters.
Earlier this month, Isis issued an ultimatum in Mosul, citing a historic contract known as "dhimma," under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a "jizya".
"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.
Isis issued a similar ultimatum in the Syrian city of Raqqa in February, calling on Christians to pay about half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety.
Iraq is home to one of the world's most ancient Christian communities but its population has dwindled amid growing sectarian violence since the US-led invasion in 2003.
Thanks, FatPrick
Patrick

United States

#233296 Jul 22, 2014
"Nobody is born an atheist."
LOL
Patrick

United States

#233297 Jul 22, 2014
Breaking News

"Some people born in America are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Scientologists, Atheists, Agnostics, Moonies, Newabbianists,..."

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233299 Jul 22, 2014
Patrick wrote:
"Nobody is born an atheist."
LOL
That is a more appropriate post for a venue like this where people just blather. This is not a news aggregation site, which would be links. The full blown cut and paste is not only a huge clutter that gets in the way of that blathering, but may also run afoul of copyright laws, according to the site copied from.

What I am trying to say is if you continue to paste those articles instead of voicing your thoughts on the matter, intelligent people will take you for a mindless Topix Atheist only capable of repeating the mental product of others, but just a bit more confused than the standard issue.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#233300 Jul 22, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text
What I am trying to say is if you continue to paste those articles instead of voicing your thoughts on the matter, intelligent people will take you for a mindless Topix Atheist only capable of repeating the mental product of others, but just a bit more confused than the standard issue.
Too late.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#233301 Jul 22, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Correct, FatPrick.
All these insults and STILL no evidence of the god they idiots lie about everyday.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#233302 Jul 22, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a more appropriate post for a venue like this where people just blather. This is not a news aggregation site, which would be links. The full blown cut and paste is not only a huge clutter that gets in the way of that blathering, but may also run afoul of copyright laws, according to the site copied from.
What I am trying to say is if you continue to paste those articles instead of voicing your thoughts on the matter, intelligent people will take you for a mindless Topix Atheist only capable of repeating the mental product of others, but just a bit more confused than the standard issue.
Another loudmouth idiot with no evidence of god to present.

Why do you people open your mouths when such proven garbage is all you speak?

Make the world a better place and learn to sit the f*ck down from time to time and stop ruining society with the ignorant mental illness you call a religion.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#233303 Jul 22, 2014
Do us all a favour and stop talking about god this and god that.

Grow some balls and prove this stupid fantasy you are lying to us about.

Atheists are tired of hearing your disproven mentally ill crap over and over again.

maybe you can't see yourself from the outside?

or maybe you actually know that god isn't real, and you're paid to spam the atheism forum with religious rubbish?

Either way, you are cowards who can't admit that there's no such thing as god, because it frightens you and reminds you about mortality.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#233304 Jul 22, 2014
There's no such thing as jesus or god - its your fantasy from the small village you come from.

Nobody outside of your cardboard box gives a f*ck about your personal god - the one you made up to comfort yourself when you were younger. or the one that your parents - force hallucinated upon you by abusing you psychologically.
marvinsims

Pittsburgh, PA

#233305 Jul 22, 2014

Amazing I grew some balls and I dont talk about God,no.I talk about EVE getting my balls.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#233306 Jul 22, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Breaking News
"Some people born in America are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Scientologists, Atheists, Agnostics, Moonies, Newabbianists,..."
More Breaking News:

ISIS moves into Iraq.

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