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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Bongo

Bayport, NY

#165213 May 12, 2013
mtimber wrote:
If "atheism" can only lift people to the level of a juvenile ad hominem, then what exactly is it that it wants to offer humanity?
Is there an intelligent atheist here?
Not really. The typical topix atheist is a pseudo intellectual. The definition of a typical topix atheist includes but is not limited to the following succinct description, a perfidious rote learned obstreperous prevaricator.

Since: Jun 07

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#165214 May 12, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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I suppose this behaviour is actually consistent with atheism.
With no basis for morality, why would you be required to be civil and polite?
You wouldn't.
Your behaviour does not need to rise above the level of an insecure animal that feels threatened.
So you are consistent with your stated beliefs by displaying this immature hostility.
You talk about civility because you are too cowardly to address the underlying point.

Since: Jun 07

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#165215 May 12, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Cmon folks, try presenting some intelligent arguments, other than this verbal juvenile vomit that is presented as discussion...
Juvenile theists spread the word of god, too cowardly to provide proof.

After all your stupid beliefs are that jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs probably.

Since: Apr 09

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#165216 May 12, 2013
mtimber wrote:
If "atheism" can only lift people to the level of a juvenile ad hominem, then what exactly is it that it wants to offer humanity?
Is there an intelligent atheist here?
So you're just looking for someone to argue with? Why?

Since: May 10

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#165217 May 12, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Great news , is the north east a suitable place for employment? We need an indigo child up in these parts.
It depends on the pay.

I can fix or drive anything.

And lift most things.

Since: Jan 13

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#165218 May 12, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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You talk about civility because you are too cowardly to address the underlying point.
What underlying point?

All I heard was:

Grrrrrr.... Me no like person....

Since: Jan 13

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#165219 May 12, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Juvenile theists spread the word of god, too cowardly to provide proof.
After all your stupid beliefs are that jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs probably.
Lack of intelligent discussion does no position any good, as you are clearly displaying.

Put your emotion aside and try to engage in the discussion.

As to my beliefs, I was not aware your last point was one of them...

Since: Jan 13

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#165220 May 12, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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So you're just looking for someone to argue with? Why?
Why is reasoned discussion between differing views wrong?

Your question implies that it is...

As to looking for a rational debate, yes.

But it seems I have come to the wrong place.

Rather than a place to engage in erudite discussion, this seems more a place for some to practice their internet forum mugging techniques...

Since: Jan 13

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#165221 May 12, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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What argument are you looking for? Atheism requires no faith. Just the opposite in fact.
Glad to help.
So every tenet of atheism is proven?

That is in interesting arbitrary claim you have made there....

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#165222 May 12, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Black holes have never been observed, only their supposed effects.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-...

Yes, By observed I meant the effects of black holes. Many phenomena in nature are not observed directly, but are confirmed by their effect on their surroundings, such as gravity

we can see the swirling gas around the black hole

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/public...

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/public...

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/public...
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#165223 May 12, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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It depends on the pay.
I can fix or drive anything.
And lift most things.
A man of your caliber can name his price buffered only by common sense. Ive got a 12x60 trailer on a job site that could be used as a dwelling.

Since: May 10

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#165224 May 12, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> A man of your caliber can name his price buffered only by common sense. Ive got a 12x60 trailer on a job site that could be used as a dwelling.
Do you need me to lift it?

I am flexible on pay scale.

I worked as an offensive lineman for the Bengals at a scale of $350K a year, and operated a forklift for Coca-Cola at $9 an hour...

...both in the same week.

Since: May 10

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#165225 May 12, 2013
...the forklift was a let-down, in more ways than one.

Since: Apr 09

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#165226 May 12, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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So every tenet of atheism is proven?
That is in interesting arbitrary claim you have made there....
There are no tenets of atheism. All atheism is is the lack of a belief in god.

Since: May 10

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#165227 May 12, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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There are no tenets of atheism. All atheism is is the lack of a belief in god.
NO, atheism is the belief that there is no god.

"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).

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#165228 May 12, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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NO, atheism is the belief that there is no god.
"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).
Clearly we aren't atheists then. Just call us nonbelievers.
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#165230 May 12, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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There are no tenets of atheism. All atheism is is the lack of a belief in god.
Wrong, atheists adhere to the doctrine of dishonesty and speciousness. That's just a small sampling of their tenets. You may have even noticed most typical topix atheists post responses using the word "we".
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#165231 May 12, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
...the forklift was a let-down, in more ways than one.
These days one Must have a forklift license . How would you fair up here in this rat race? Do you have to take any meds that may restrict you?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#165232 May 12, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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You live in California?
Chill, dude!

Surf's up and the chicks are hot.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#165233 May 12, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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It depends on the pay.
I can fix or drive anything.
And lift most things.
How about spirits?

Can you lift those?

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