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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“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#164681 Apr 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Did your god walk with Adam and Eve? Did he wrestle with Jacob and even injure his leg while rolling on the ground with him? Does he not speak to people and have back and forth conversation with them? Show his glory to them?
I could go on but obviously you have idea what I am talking about as your bible knowledge is elementary at best. So yes there are several passages stating your god is a supernatural being or entity.
So god is an entity not a mere emotion, unless you disagree with the bible?
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Before we can continue this, you're gonna hafta demonstrate where I said anything similar to "god is an emotion".

Go.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#164682 Apr 30, 2013
psalms 23 wrote:
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Wow,, thats a very young age to be aware of religion.. So you dont see a difference between having religion as to having a relationship with God?
I do, and if I believed there was a God, I'd pursue it. But I've lived a rather long time now, and looked for God in more ways than would even occur to most people. I honestly believe that if one existed, I would have found it. I hope you don't think you're going to enlighten me. Not gonna happen.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#164683 Apr 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Childish argument that I am surprised any adult would stoop to.
If a rambling man on the street said to give him all your money to build a weapon because giant ninja turtles will come and take over your city would you do it? If you said no and he shrieked that they exist unless you can prove they don't would you waste your time doing so? Of course not. Assertions made without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. Sorry that's just how the real world works.
Why not just show proof that your god exists it is your claim so either back it up with observable evidence or the atheist in on solid ground.
If unable to I accept your surrender.
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HA HA !!

You talk about ME being childish then you bring up ninja turtles?

Dude...

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#164684 Apr 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So eagle is also langoliers? Hmmm not surprised.
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Yes, he is.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#164685 Apr 30, 2013
When you made the god/love comparison.

You really suck at this don't you ditch digger?

Oh well thanks for the laughs!:)
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Before we can continue this, you're gonna hafta demonstrate where I said anything similar to "god is an emotion".

Go.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#164686 Apr 30, 2013
I brought them up as a delusion that you would not waste your time in trying to disprove to a shrieking lunatic on the street yes.

Thank you for validating my point. Apology accepted.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>HA HA !!

You talk about ME being childish then you bring up ninja turtles?

Dude...

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#164687 Apr 30, 2013
Rather sad how people need to make up dozens of screen names like that.

They take this little forum way too seriously.
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, he is.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#164688 Apr 30, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If you're implying that I'm for any kind of amnesty for illegals, you're wrong.
Make up your mind!

Yesterday you even discussed the details of the immigration reform that would satisfy you. Now you're not in favor of "any kind" of reform.

Is it something in the air over in Riverside? Or is your last cylinder pooping out?
Thinking

London, UK

#164689 Apr 30, 2013
Well... who do you think disagreed with discussing the square root of minus one?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Because Mac said fundies "don't know the first effin' thing about their bible. Or science. Or debate."
That's a baseless claim

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#164690 Apr 30, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Well... who do you think disagreed with discussing the square root of minus one?
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you're dumb

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#164691 Apr 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I *really* hope you are joking. Yes, we went to the moon. The technology was there. The desire was there. The build up was there. The direction of the signals was there. The infrastructure was there.
Let's face it. If the moon landings were faked, the Soviet Union would have touted that to the world. They would have been able to tell from the direction of signals, just as *amateur* radio operators were.
Speaking of I learned in the early 60s the Russians bounced radio signals off the moon to fool us into thinking they had people orbiting the moon , and that they may have sent some cosmonauts to their death in the first attempts to put men in space
because they had no idea how to make a reentry work.
They say they even went as far as air brushing some of them out of pictures to cover it up. Brave Russian died and got not even the credit for it.
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#164692 Apr 30, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What 'negative' would you like me to prove?
READ, the post again, and this time REALLY try and pay attention. I NEVER asked you to prove a negative!!!! Remember just how important COMPREHENSION is!!!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#164693 Apr 30, 2013
psalms 23 wrote:
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Really, that means you spent tones of money on it then. According to your religious background'(s)..
What you posted here is pure projection.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#164694 Apr 30, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What 'negative' would you like me to prove?
Prove leprechauns do not exist.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#164695 Apr 30, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Prove leprechauns do not exist.

Heck I wish I could prove one did exist!
I have lots of straw :) lol

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#164696 Apr 30, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Heck I wish I could prove one did exist!
I have lots of straw :) lol
That would be so cool. Rumple- however you spell it, I forgot.
Lincoln

United States

#164698 Apr 30, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Prove leprechauns do not exist.
Might be an atheist pastime?
Expert in all things

Redding, CA

#164699 Apr 30, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Prove leprechauns do not exist.
But they do exists.

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD;”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#164700 Apr 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I would say that the starting point is the observation that there is a consistent sequence of layers and a corresponding consistent sequence of fossil animals, plants, molds, pollens, etc. Also, the observation that certain plants, animals, and/or chemical properties only appear in certain layers.
It is the consistent sequence that gives the *relative* dates: which things are older and which are younger. So even without absolute dates (exact ages), we can still see how species change over time, how geological processes work, etc. We can even use the characteristic fossils to get relative dates.
The absolute dates typically (not always) come from radioactive analysis of igneous layers. We can then use the relative dates obtained from the sequencing to get ranges of absolute dates for the other layers.
Now, a person working *today*, after all the hard work of finding the sequences, finding the characteristic fossils, finding the absolute dates, etc has been done, can look at a particular layer and the fossils in it and get a pretty reliable date. More accuracy can be had if there are local igneous layers that can be dated more accurately.
So during this research, do you guys find any signs of evolutionary transition taking place with the fossils?

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD;”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#164701 Apr 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Of course there is a difference: having a religion is having a set group of people that tell you what to do. Having a relationship with God is having an imaginary friend.
I agree with your first statement, but of course we will just have to agree to disagree with your last one...:)

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