Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

There are 238911 comments on the Webbunny tumblelog story from Jul 18, 2009, titled Atheism requires as much faith as religion?. In it, Webbunny tumblelog reports that:

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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Webbunny tumblelog.

blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#164692 Apr 30, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
What 'negative' would you like me to prove?
Prove leprechauns do not exist.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#164695 Apr 30, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
Prove leprechauns do not exist.
Might be an atheist pastime?
Expert in all things

Redding, CA

#164699 Apr 30, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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...:)

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD;”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#164702 Apr 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Yes of course i was joking.. it was sarcasm toward the rude and non-civil poster...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#164703 Apr 30, 2013
psalms 23 wrote:
<quoted text>
So during this research, do you guys find any signs of evolutionary transition taking place with the fossils?
Yes.

All species are transitional.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#164704 Apr 30, 2013
Who would win in a fight to the death Jesus or Q?
psalms 23 wrote:
<quoted text>So during this research, do you guys find any signs of evolutionary transition taking place with the fossils?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#164705 Apr 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Who would win in a fight to the death Jesus or Q?
<quoted text>
Gandalf.
Expert in all things

Redding, CA

#164706 Apr 30, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
All species are transitional.
Then why can't the smartest in science create an offspring between species that can reproduce?

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD;”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#164707 Apr 30, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
All species are transitional.
Hmm, ok.

Are they documented records of this transition? As in fish to land animal, etc etc... You know the ones Darwin spoke of?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#164708 Apr 30, 2013
Expert in all things wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why can't the smartest in science create an offspring between species that can reproduce?
Huh?

Is that some sort of requirement?

Sez who?

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD;”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#164709 Apr 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Who would win in a fight to the death Jesus or Q?
<quoted text>
If Jesus and Q are the same?, then both would loose..

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#164710 Apr 30, 2013
Not one of the options although that would be a good fight between two fictional characters :)
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Gandalf.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#164711 Apr 30, 2013
But they're not so answer the question which fictional person would win in a fight to the death Jesus or Q?
psalms 23 wrote:
<quoted text>If Jesus and Q are the same?, then both would loose..
Expert in all things

Redding, CA

#164712 Apr 30, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Huh?
Is that some sort of requirement?
Sez who?
The ones that try to make the argument that if you can't quantify, test and reproduce it in a lab, then it is just hot air!

That's who!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

NCAA Basketball Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 6 min RoxLo 1,231,916
What role do you think humans play in global wa... (Sep '14) 2 hr Patriot AKA Bozo 5,549
News Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision (Jan '08) 4 hr State the Obvious 309,849
News UCLA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Neuheisel says Prince w... (Sep '10) 5 hr tom wingo 29,760
News Kecoughtan High teacher resigns after drug charges (Nov '07) May 17 tom wingo 84
News Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex ma... (Aug '10) May 15 Pietro Armando 201,808
mark moel loan house is here for you to uptain ... (Sep '13) May 12 jay 7
More from around the web