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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Apr 19, 2013
 
English please? You're girl can gargle my coco puffs and rod if you have doubt about my gender. I'll even leave a generous amount of thick DNA on her face for you to test fair enough?

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Bongo wrote:
<quoted text>pshawww. and youre the one who is gender challenged in addition to being scared of what will happen upon your demise.

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Apr 19, 2013
 
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes. A drawing shows that someone had the idea of the image in that drawing. So a drawing of a unicorn proves the existence of the *idea* of unicorns. It does not prove unicorns, only the idea of unicorns.
Yes, counting proves the existence of the *idea* of 5. The difference is that 5 *is* the idea. So someone counting to 5 shows that the *idea* of 5 exists.
In the case of unicorns, the unicorns do not actually exist (as far as we know), but the *idea* of unicorns definitely exists. But the number 5 is *only* an idea.
It takes a special gift to give serious and thoughtful answers to truly stupid questions. Kudos!

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Those "scientific estimates" are very likely to change, as they have so much in the past.

"scientific estimates" used to claim the Milky Way is the universe.

"scientific estimates" used to say the universe is infinite.

Then "scientific estimates" changed to say the universe is finite.

Then "scientific estimates" changed it back.

Don't get all hot & bothered over current "scientific estimates"....
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Just watch the squirming when you simply try and pin down what they believe vs. what the correct definitions
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As humans have progressed so has our knowledge our testing methods improved, our understanding.
The way your going on is as if science hasn't gotten anything right. look at the world around you. Mass amounts of Estimates, trials, going back to the drawing board, scrapping, restarting have gone into your world. Will you believe in science if you get some horrid disease? they get medical science wrong too. But look at all the right.
Average people don't have Science Illustrated, delivered to their door.
As with religion you can tell people anything and they believe, maybe they are fooling us!

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Apr 19, 2013
 
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Nobody is selling dumbass. If I offer you a gift and you refuse it, who does it belong to? Now get back to await your fate.
First, nothing is free, there is always a cost that must be paid. Second, you are selling, you want blind agreement in exchange for your "gift." Not to mention that .... what if you're wrong and the Aztecs were right? Replace Aztecs with any of the other millions of religions and billions of gods.
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Givemeliberty wrote:
English please? You're girl can gargle my coco puffs and rod if you have doubt about my gender. I'll even leave a generous amount of thick DNA on her face for you to test fair enough?
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Youre jizznasty swine. Your incessant posts are nothing but vapid rants of a madman.
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First, nothing is free, there is always a cost that must be paid. Second, you are selling, you want blind agreement in exchange for your "gift." Not to mention that .... what if you're wrong and the Aztecs were right? Replace Aztecs with any of the other millions of religions and billions of gods.
Listen porky, you cant do better than the strawman argumaent? Take up your faithlessness with your creator, youre a smart gal, right?

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Apr 20, 2013
 
:) I love making these puppets dance.

Now now to the crowd :)
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<quoted text>Youre jizznasty swine. Your incessant posts are nothing but vapid rants of a madman.

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Apr 20, 2013
 
Oops I forgot to say... The word is you're and in this case you need to put an a after you're.

You're welcome my slow witted puppet.
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<quoted text>Youre jizznasty swine. Your incessant posts are nothing but vapid rants of a madman.
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"Scratch and atheist and out pops an agnostic..."
Philip Winter

old adage seems valid
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Lincoln wrote:
"Scratch and atheist and out pops an agnostic..."
Philip Winter
old adage seems valid
Seems is correct but these are better

“Religion is the original pseudo-science.”~David Rand

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.”~Delos B. McKown

“A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.”~James Feibleman

“Gods always behave like the people who created them.”~Zora Neale Hurston

"By the year 2000, we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God." ~Gloria Steinam

“Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a religion and he'll starve to death praying for a fish.”~Judith Bandsma

ONE MO! Lol

“The Romans killed Jesus on the cross. His death on the cross saved us from our sins. Therefore, we should worship the Romans.”~Earle Jones

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Apr 20, 2013
 
NightSerf wrote:
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It takes a special gift to give serious and thoughtful answers to truly stupid questions. Kudos!
I've been a math professor for the last 27 years. Answering stupid questions is an essential part of my job.
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polymath257 wrote:
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I've been a math professor for the last 27 years. Answering stupid questions is an essential part of my job.
So as a math professor, do you believe that infinity exists in reality?

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Apr 20, 2013
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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First, nothing is free, there is always a cost that must be paid. Second, you are selling, you want blind agreement in exchange for your "gift." Not to mention that .... what if you're wrong and the Aztecs were right? Replace Aztecs with any of the other millions of religions and billions of gods.
Not to mention that his "gift" requires absolutely nothing from him.

It's kind of like bringing your trash to a neighbor and saying, "Here. This is my gift to you. No need to thank me."

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polymath257 wrote:
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I've been a math professor for the last 27 years. Answering stupid questions is an essential part of my job.

Welcome back!
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Aerobatty wrote:
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Not to mention that his "gift" requires absolutely nothing from him.
It's kind of like bringing your trash to a neighbor and saying, "Here. This is my gift to you. No need to thank me."
Anyone want to defend this post as being a rational, logical or a scientific statement of fact?

or maybe it is just ignorant mockery?

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Expert in all Things wrote:
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Anyone want to defend this post as being a rational, logical or a scientific statement of fact?
or maybe it is just ignorant mockery?

GASP! You may assume that, the opinion of your opinion will vary.
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Aura Mytha wrote:
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GASP! You may assume that, the opinion of your opinion will vary.
Well, let's wait a few minutes to see if someone is going back up your BS claim.

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Expert in all Things wrote:
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So as a math professor, do you believe that infinity exists in reality?
As a math professor, I have no position. Math is an abstract study whose contact with reality is not required.

As a *physics* student, the answer depends a bit on what you mean. It is *possible*, for example, that space is infinite. It is also possible that time is infinite into the past. Neither of these possibilities are known to be true and there is at least some evidence that time may be finite into the past. The flatness of space suggests that it is infinite in extent, but we do not know that for certain as yet.

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polymath257 wrote:
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As a math professor, I have no position. Math is an abstract study whose contact with reality is not required.
As a *physics* student, the answer depends a bit on what you mean. It is *possible*, for example, that space is infinite. It is also possible that time is infinite into the past. Neither of these possibilities are known to be true and there is at least some evidence that time may be finite into the past. The flatness of space suggests that it is infinite in extent, but we do not know that for certain as yet.
When one thinks of the known existing, or previously existing, "things" that exist(ed), but some of them are billions of light years apart (which to me is way too big to even attempt to get my brain to see), it would seem unlikely that if it were possible to get to where the very furthest away item is, that after that would be nothing. I can't even imagine what that would look like, if it were possible to see, but because the edge of it would be many billions of light years apart (one item from the next) it would likely not be possible to see the edge anyway in any manner that humans could see it.

If space too is flat, then it must have an upper and a lower limit. But how would that be? If there is nothing above or below that flatness, what does nothing look like, if one could describe it?

Even though the numbers, distances, and times are just way too big for a human mind to conceive of, I feel most comfortable with thinking that there is no beginning and no end of 'something', though each individual, for example, human or other animals, definitely has a beginning and an end, though the basic elements making up those entities were likely always existing in some form.

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#163778
Apr 20, 2013
 
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Listen porky, you cant do better than the strawman argumaent? Take up your faithlessness with your creator, youre a smart gal, right?
Erm, straw man? Do you know what a straw man is? It seems not. Your chances of being correct are far less than mine, because I'm not buying anyone's junk without evidence first. Imagine you die and face the god you actually chose and say "I said I believed just so I wouldn't be punished even though I didn't actually believe you existed." Yeah, that will make it happy.

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