Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#171066 Jul 6, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you're ignorant! it don't make sence to you because you are lost! fact according to my bible you are a FOOL! once again Bro. Clownie rubs dung on the face of a dummy
But you know nothing... Dung is what your book contains. It speaks to you but not to anyone with any serious intelligence. It's painfully obvious you've never read nor do you understand it.

What isn't boring in that book is sadistically cruel, rabidly misogynic and just plain primitively stupid.

But even more important, the Bible is supposedly the guide to morality, inspired by a deity.

Why is any of that awful stuff included in such a supposedly wonderful document?

Why does anyone have to make excuses for the filth in it? The "context" argument does not hold.

There is no moral context into which murdering babies, for example, may be inserted.

One of the most conspicuous blind spots Christians display is regarding Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount."

Snippets of it are cited repeatedly and even nonbelievers know some of them.

That sermon begins in Matthew 5:3. Some of its better known "beatitudes" include: Verses 3 through 5 - "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Also Verses 7 through 9 - "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

Yeah, yeah... But. But. But...

What makes this so ironic is that a mere eight verses later, in the same "Sermon on the Mount" Jesus says this: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-19) And again, "For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?" (John 5:46-47)

There you have it. Jesus is unambiguously talking about Old Testament Law!

Jesus, the supposedly "gentle carpenter" from Galilee, as part of the Christian Triune God, participated in every single Old Testament atrocity.

Get it now dummy?

PS: It is wise to read a book before you comment on it.
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#171067 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
SE Colorado now. Long ways from casinos and cheap cigarettes.
I didn't go for the gambling, I went for the buffet. Don't think I ever spent more than $10 on the machines, even in Vegas. I was a penny machine player. I bleed slow.
But I have a sad story to tell today. Picked up a quick pick lotto ticket at the store a couple of days ago and plumb forgot about it until today. The drawing is tonight. Haven't got a clue where I put it or what I did with it. Of course it would've been the big one.:-)
Central Florida here but i travel quite a bit.

We've squandered thousands on slot machines over the years. Not one large win ever. ;(

we were in Amsterdam in a very small casino - we're talking closet here - 10 slot machines and one person watching them.

My wife slides a few euros into a machine - hits some kind if Jackpot - we have no idea how much because we don't read Dutch!

It turned out she had bet the max, and it paid €1800! Frankly Dave we were stunned and thrilled. Ironically this is the only time we ever won a lot of money on a slot machine.

It's permitted us to extend our visit and do more high-speed rail travel.

Good luck on your ticket ;)
I would say a prayer for you but you know me...

Passez une bonne soirée.À demain

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#171070 Jul 6, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you have to prove GOD don't exist...
I already did.

Hey T-T!

Missed you lots and lots and lots!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#171071 Jul 6, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Says the Clown who believes that jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs, that fossils aren't "really there" & that water can magically turn into wine.
Yes, I'm the crazy one clown boy...try again and see if I become creationist this time?
Hey Skeptic! Still fighting the good fight!

Nice to read you :)

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171072 Jul 7, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>I remember when you posted you had been getting it on with your
girlfriend and her twin. I posted "How can you tell them apart?" you posted "Her brother's got a mustache. YO
i have no girlfriend bozo i've never had one

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171073 Jul 7, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you have to prove GOD don't exist...
just did

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171074 Jul 7, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text>you made a specious assertion, you should control yourself from doing that. Your claim put the burden on you. Are you a flunky topix atheist erring like that?
nope try again

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171075 Jul 7, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> ask some of your topix atheist elders why your claim is an atheist sin. flunky.
atheism isn't a religion and sin doesn't exist

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171076 Jul 7, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. You are.
You are lying so much that your tongue is black

“The King of R&R”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#171077 Jul 7, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Les escargots sont bons, mais ils ont besoin de beaucoup d'ail
Bières belges sont aussi bons. Dans le village voisin pour nous, c'est un Irlandais qui a récemment ouvert une brasserie irlandaise, bien stout
Not sure of the word for brewery, brassiere does not look or feel right but three different sources say it’s correct
Pour le déjeuner, je suis finissais le dernier d'une curry thaï que j'avais emballé sous vide par un chef merveilleux qui est un nouveau et bienvenu plus de notre village en France
http://www.fabricelechef.fr/En/welcome.html
Situéà 100 mètres à partir de la route du Petit Paris
http://www.le-petit-paris.fr/
et à la fois dans les 2 minutes à pied de ma maison, que pourrais-je rêver?
In Disneyworld in '78 we did partake of snails and Frogs Legs. The French may have "seeming unusual" foodie faves, but they were delish, from what I remember.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#171078 Jul 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Not surprising. You exhibit little ability to think.
However, you are very good at emotional and irrational blurtations.
Again...you completely ignored a question.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#171079 Jul 7, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>Because the authors read "Topix Atheist Forum"??
He's baaaaaaack!

You get paroled again?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#171080 Jul 7, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text>you made a specious assertion, you should control yourself from doing that. Your claim put the burden on you. Are you a flunky topix atheist erring like that?
Aaaaaand..

Bongo's back too.

What happened?

You and buck throw Dave out of your love nest?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#171081 Jul 7, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>I already did.

Hey T-T!

Missed you lots and lots and lots!
It's a reunion!
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#171082 Jul 7, 2013
Favorite Adversary wrote:
Check this out ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6niWzomA_SoXX
Good find!

I found this rather compelling and poignant...

Dear Allah – A Poem

Written by Hassan. A narration by Nesrin.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#171083 Jul 7, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
I already did.
Hey T-T!
Missed you lots and lots and lots!
WOW long time!!! Its always a joy to see ya on here!!!!!!! BIG WET ONE TO YOU

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#171084 Jul 7, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
i have no girlfriend bozo i've never had one
So you date yo hand!!!! OK

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#171085 Jul 7, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
atheism isn't a religion and sin doesn't exist
sin don't exist?????? look @ the front page of the news! watch some TV and post another lie!!!!

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#171086 Jul 7, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
<quoted text>
Again...you completely ignored a question.
you get that alot huh?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#171087 Jul 7, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
I already did.
Hey T-T!
Missed you lots and lots and lots!
Hey HFY!!! How you been?

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