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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Ray

Trenton, NJ

#166123 May 27, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Welcome to the forum Ray!
I am a Secular humanist.
My parents and most of my family were not religious. Religion seldom came up in conversation - And when did it was usually in a card game when Someone had a bad hand and mentioned 'God' as a expletive. ;)
After 911 things changed worldwide...
Not to mention the RCC's pedophilia problems, Again worldwide.
I live my life so that when my feet hit the floor in the morning Satan shudders, cowers in fear and says "OH For Christ's sake... he's awake!"
lol you are hilarious. i like a lot of your jokes, and i mean that litterally. you are very right, the RCC has to answer for the pedophelia, and the muslims have to answer for 9/11. and by answer i mean they must account for the actions and properly deal with these issues. im not particularly religious, although i am a christian. im here because i find very reasonable complants about religions, and i want to better myself by challenging my world view. even if i discuss with passion, im still here to be friendly and just increase my knowledge. by the way, i tweeted that jesus joke, it was pretty funny.
Ray

Trenton, NJ

#166124 May 27, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
The only thing that is consistent about theists that come in here, is that when they find out they've been following a myth all their lives...
...instead of admitting it and using the knowledge wisely, they CHOOSE to Lie, Attack, Slander, Belittle, Propogandise.
Its the only characteristic they seem to consistently show - dishonesty.
it seems to me like you may be consistantly lumping all your eggs in one discriptive basket. the generalizations you make rely heavily on the assumption that people cannot disagree honestly about important matters without without one party being dishonest in some way. this does little to describe anything more than your view on theists, but its not to say that that is the reality of matters.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#166125 May 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh.
Do you think striking a six-month-old is appropriate?
Only in performing a heart massage, maybe?

Since: Sep 08

Saguache, CO

#166126 May 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh.
Do you think striking a six-month-old is appropriate?
Do you beat your wife anymore?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#166127 May 27, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Only in performing a heart massage, maybe?
CPR?

I'll buy that.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#166128 May 27, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you beat your wife anymore?
Oh, Dave.

Bless your knotty little head - are you STILL trying?
xianity is EVIL

Walton, Canada

#166129 May 27, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> And you , a topix atheist, sit naked on your throne,pecker in one hand , liverwurst sandwich in the other. Have you considered going to New Zealand?
you reveal more about Yourself then you realize Dumbo...LOL
xianity is EVIL

Walton, Canada

#166130 May 27, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you beat your wife anymore?
why do you ask

wanna watch?
Bongo

Bronx, NY

#166131 May 27, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
you reveal more about Yourself then you realize Dumbo...LOL
Do tell , you insolent porcupine?
xianity is EVIL

Walton, Canada

#166132 May 27, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
atheism requiers no. belief,you silly

j
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
So you know that gods aren't real?
Huh... I thought that was your belief...
pay attention Bucko,,I know its hard for ya

Atheism requiers no belief ,I dont worship god,I dont believe in god,ergo atheist,,,

does some god exist,dunno.. ergo agnostic
btw
your god doesnt
www.evilbible.com/Impossible.htm

spread the word
xianity is EVIL

Walton, Canada

#166133 May 27, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Do tell , you insolent porcupine?
youre lonely masturbator without friends dreaming about some far away paradise..

your post is called a Projection,,google it LOLOLOLOL
Imhotep

Concord, NC

#166134 May 27, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods."
Albert Einstein
http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/38516.htm...
Topix atheists are marooned morons creating their own world from going stir crazy.
Ego is all they have.
I find you unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and quite proud of it.

You should've paid more attention Mr. Nelson.
Cherry picking Einstein is always a mistake.

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
Albert Einstein

- Albert Einstein, Out Of My Later Years:
"One strength of the Communist system ...is that it has some of the characteristics of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion."

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
-Albert Einstein

I particularly like this one - taken from a letter Einstein wrote shortly before he died....

"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
"No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

Another feeble attempt to associate Einstein with religion

Shall I explain for you?

Let's let Einstein do the talking shall we

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." ~Albert Einstein

"Thus I came...to a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true.... Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience...an attitude which has never left me." ~Albert Einstein

"I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it." ~Albert Einstein

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism." ~Albert Einstein

And I saved the best for last... LOL

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
-Albert Einstein

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#166135 May 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>No, Clownie.
It's a direct response to that quarter-wit's post.
Tell me, do YOU think striking a six-month-old is appropriate?
you should be ashamed! mac

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#166136 May 27, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you should be ashamed! mac
Okay.
Is striking a six-momth-old okay, or not?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#166138 May 27, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
xianity is EVIL wrote:
atheism requiers no. belief,you silly
j <quoted text>
pay attention Bucko,,I know its hard for ya
Atheism requiers no belief ,I dont worship god,I dont believe in god,ergo atheist,,,
does some god exist,dunno.. ergo agnostic
btw
your god doesnt
www.evilbible.com/Impossible.htm
spread the word
Atheist does to require a belief, the belief that deities don't exist.

Since that is NOT knowledge, it's belief, opinion, faith, trust, confidence, persuasion, credence, whatever you want to call it, it's not a fact that deities don't exist.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#166139 May 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Okay.
Is striking a six-momth-old okay, or not?
Yes.

But if course, the "striking" but been done very gently.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#166140 May 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Okay.
Is striking a six-momth-old okay, or not?
NEVER, but there are possible cases that it could be necessary. I pushed the baby out the way of the speeding car.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#166141 May 27, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
But if course, the "striking" but been done very gently.
You mean like nerf batting the hell out of you?

dun nuh na nah dun nuh na nah POW! BLAM!

Batman!

Since: Sep 08

Saguache, CO

#166142 May 27, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
I find you unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and quite proud of it.
You should've paid more attention Mr. Nelson.
Cherry picking Einstein is always a mistake.
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
Albert Einstein
- Albert Einstein, Out Of My Later Years:
"One strength of the Communist system ...is that it has some of the characteristics of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
-Albert Einstein
I particularly like this one - taken from a letter Einstein wrote shortly before he died....
"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
"No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."
Another feeble attempt to associate Einstein with religion
Shall I explain for you?
Let's let Einstein do the talking shall we
"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." ~Albert Einstein
"Thus I came...to a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true.... Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience...an attitude which has never left me." ~Albert Einstein
"I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it." ~Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism." ~Albert Einstein
And I saved the best for last... LOL
"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
-Albert Einstein
How many religions and sects of them are there? A rather large variety, right? They even fight each other.

How many versions of atheism are there? Including the one claiming "science" as it basis.

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
-Albert Einstein

You keep merrily marching on, now.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#166143 May 27, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> NEVER, but there are possible cases that it could be necessary. I pushed the baby out the way of the speeding car.
Ok, so which is it? "NEVER" or "when it's necessary"??

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