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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Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169785 Jun 23, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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My view is that it's a pejorative term, used by religitards like you.
I wouldn't dignify it with a response on the merits.
I don't suffer fools, Dave.
Not enough room in your skin for another one.

Lovely first sentence. Really compliments your "objective" views.

You are getting more subtle in your comedic attempts. Keep it up.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169786 Jun 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I've already told you.
There are many questions that science cannot answer that are still interesting and important: do I like tomatoes? which art do I enjoy? What literature is good?
Also, all mathematical questions are outside of the realm of science.
The difference is that science provides knowledge about reality. The first class of questions are matters of opinion and not knowledge. mathematics is knowledge, but it is abstract knowledge, not knowledge about reality.
You didn't tell me before or now.

Knowing "reality" is a very long ways off. So you stay dumb until then. Which means scientists now are dumb, which means dumb scientists are teaching us "reality" now.

Improve your scientific method. We are running out of time.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169787 Jun 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did you give his nonsense credence by posting a response to it?
"So what is your view on scientism?"

You consider that a nonsensical question?

Very impressive something or other you have there.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#169788 Jun 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't tell me before or now.
Knowing "reality" is a very long ways off. So you stay dumb until then. Which means scientists now are dumb, which means dumb scientists are teaching us "reality" now.
Improve your scientific method. We are running out of time.
So this provides the perfect example of how lacking in education you are. Your entire concept of reality is what you made up, nothing in it challenges your fears, nothing in it challenges your mind. You have made existence itself meaningless by replacing it with religious superstition instead of attempting to study it, attempting to understand it.
LNC Llin

United States

#169789 Jun 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So this provides the perfect example of how lacking in education you are. Your entire concept of reality is what you made up, nothing in it challenges your fears, nothing in it challenges your mind. You have made existence itself meaningless by replacing it with religious superstition instead of attempting to study it, attempting to understand it.
"Reality is a crutch for those who do not use drugs"

For get which movies this is from.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#169790 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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"Reality is a crutch for those who do not use drugs"
For get which movies this is from.
I recognize it, but alas I too cannot recall it's origin. It is apt.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#169791 Jun 23, 2013
I first heard it in a Lily Tomlin standup routine, waay back innaday...

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169792 Jun 23, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
All creationists are bitter liars with no proof of god.
Your genital warts are affecting the way you think.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169793 Jun 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So this provides the perfect example of how lacking in education you are. Your entire concept of reality is what you made up, nothing in it challenges your fears, nothing in it challenges your mind. You have made existence itself meaningless by replacing it with religious superstition instead of attempting to study it, attempting to understand it.
You are the one reciting from textbooks, sweetness. You don't find much of that in my posts. That means I think and analyze on my own. Try it sometime if you get the urge to break out of your comfort bubble within reality.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169794 Jun 23, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
I first heard it in a Lily Tomlin standup routine, waay back innaday...
The proper quote.

"Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
Lily Tomlin"

http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/629.html

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#169795 Jun 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Not enough room in your skin for another one.
Lovely first sentence. Really compliments your "objective" views.
You are getting more subtle in your comedic attempts. Keep it up.
Prove your god or f*ck off its that simple you ignorant creationist troll with no morals.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#169796 Jun 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You are the one reciting from textbooks, sweetness. You don't find much of that in my posts. That means I think and analyze on my own. Try it sometime if you get the urge to break out of your comfort bubble within reality.
Full of sh*t creationist troll with no proof of god who doesn't know when to f*ck off back to the discovery institute / creationist museum where all his liars friends hang out.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#169797 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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"Reality is a crutch for those who do not use drugs"
For get which movies this is from.
Creationists in denial are passive aggressive twits that will be permabanned.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#169798 Jun 23, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>Your genital warts are affecting the way you think.
Its hard to take a clown seriously.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#169799 Jun 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Then you don't understand Christian thinking,
That's easy, regard all atheists as fools without ever having met them, pretend to be polite when you do, and then secretly judge them when their backs are turned.
That is your mighty christian morals.

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#169800 Jun 23, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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That's easy, regard all atheists as fools without ever having met them, pretend to be polite when you do, and then secretly judge them when their backs are turned.
That is your mighty christian morals.
I would say this is likely the most accurate thing I know you have ever said .
This single statement can cover an expanse greater than measure.
And it reflects something laRGER , than life.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169801 Jun 23, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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That's easy, regard all atheists as fools without ever having met them, pretend to be polite when you do, and then secretly judge them when their backs are turned.
That is your mighty christian morals.
Skeptic, I meet you and others on here and I'm not polite.

What's your beef with me?

Got your message. Is that "we" that has my IP you and your gerbil, a Topix atheist gang, or the intelligent people of the world like you?

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#169802 Jun 23, 2013
Very very well said.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>So this provides the perfect example of how lacking in education you are. Your entire concept of reality is what you made up, nothing in it challenges your fears, nothing in it challenges your mind. You have made existence itself meaningless by replacing it with religious superstition instead of attempting to study it, attempting to understand it.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#169804 Jun 23, 2013
Several societies were by far more civilized and intelligent than the Christian/Roman/ Greek one at the time.

Not to mention humanism doesn't say to bring non humanists before them and chop off their head as Jesus did.

So as usual your example fails.

No sweat we are used to that by now Dave, you are after all here for our amusement.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Your assumption is that Greeks and Romans originated such, That is only because those were the writings that survived the times containing such that became part of Western education.

Many of man's perceptions are common and independently arrived at. Your education trains you to think in a linear fashion about such things.

Intelligence in man is proclaimed to be universal. Thus the logics and perceptions are apt to be similar. The Greeks and Romans were a small minority of the world's population.

A bush man squatting in the dirt is as capable of deep thoughts as a collector of previous recorded thoughts in a university. Perhaps even deeper. Less baggage to sort through.
bongo

Farmingdale, NY

#169805 Jun 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Then you don't understand Christian thinking,
It is apparent most Topix atheist on here don't either. Blatant displays of emotional reaction to the perversions of ideas by those who use it for personal advancement, ignoring the underlying messages. Humanism and every other social/religious/political thought suffers from the same thing. Charlatans and demagogues. Topix atheists just jumped from one group to another. Hardly "free thinkers". Emotional reactionists. Putty in the hands of those that know how to mold them.
Those typical topix atheists provide tons of entertainment.

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