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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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“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#175580 Aug 26, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>Dave Nelson: Human depressant.
Davey Downer.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#175581 Aug 26, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying?

Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, "Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?" Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I'm put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I'm a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanonei...
Yeah.

And Christians are always so polite and accepting if us when we DO dare to state our atheism.

Right?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#175582 Aug 26, 2013
chance47 wrote:
<quoted text>
One argument against 'spreading' atheism could be if the person in question is overbearing and obnoxious on the topic. But, then that would have more to do with the person than the message.
You could apply your above comment to any annoying person, then.

:p

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#175583 Aug 26, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Your stupidity alone makes me doubt evolution.
hahaha!

variation in the species!

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#175584 Aug 26, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree with you AND I have talked to atheist that agree. It is the online Atheist that ruin this conversation. With their lack of believe in what they are told which is just common conversation. This topic here is your turn after many shots at others. To prove yourselves. I am sorry but that cannot be done period.
Are you drunk? Can you restate that coherently, with some kind of point?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#175585 Aug 26, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
Could you keep it real. You die, you are worm meat. There are no parties worth going to. I could just imagine you'll share stories and conclude everyone is lying. The trust in marriage must be something.
Now you are getting it. Make your life worth living today.
It just sucks. Even if you were correct, who'd really want it.
So your belief is based on the fact that you cannot handle reality? That's quite infantile.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#175586 Aug 26, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying?

Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, "Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?" Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I'm put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I'm a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanonei...
Yeah.

And Christians are always so polite and accepting of us when we DO dare to state our atheism.

Right?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#175587 Aug 26, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying?

Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, "Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?" Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I'm put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I'm a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanonei...
Well, I skimmed that blog, and I can tell you outright, that I am still fairly afraid to state my atheism for fear of the repercussions from people that I generally like and get along with.

But when somebody tells me the earth is 6000 years old, I WILL tell then, in no uncertain terms, that they are wrong.

And when they tell me that god abhors homosexuals, may then tell them that their bible lies.

Does that make me smug?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#175588 Aug 26, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>... as is posting atheist posts ?
If you don't like discussing religion vs. atheism, what are you doing here?

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#175589 Aug 26, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>... as is posting atheist posts ?
Not really...you can get a response from an atheist post.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#175590 Aug 26, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>Your statements are just idiotic. 1 I do agree with him and many others. 2 For the Lord only knows how many time. This tread you have the burden of proof. 3 I admit I am a person of faith. You are so backwards you ask for prove after this admission, you are the one that needs to prove. 4 Don't even waste your time. I am sorry but you could hold Mr Hawking jock strap, not to mention many others that just concede. 5. If I did do the impossible. You would completely deny it. I have all the prove I need. There is a God.
You have the proof you need for you, and that is great, but there are other people who need more proof than you have.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#175591 Aug 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You assume a lot.
I won't dwell on this anymore. Everyone will have their own personal experience when the time comes. I have not preached any religion to follow. I have tried to present it as something to consider in your plans for the future, the possibility your inner being will just poof out may not be correct. Read your books and make your own decisions. It is not up to me to really give a shit what you do in the end. Was my personal experience I threw up for others to look at. Just a normal human thing to do.
But I will not refrain from helping Topix atheists look stupid, antisocial, and/or nutcases. It has its pleasurable aspects. I'm only human. For the time being. I wish to enjoy it for the rest of this term.:-)
No, you don't preach it as an option. You shout it out like those street preachers who keep on yelling long after the crowd has moved on.

You went through the typical NDA, what flourishing touches your grandiose ego added are but minor subjective details. Oh, and did you know that the people who've done "serious" studies on this have also noticed how the stories grow longer and more detailed as time passes? Much like.......yours.

I couldn't help but notice how your posts keep contradicting themselves, you've been everywhere and done everything and ALL at the same time, whew! You're a regular Jack the Giant Killer, aren't you? Lolol....I love compulsive liars, they're never smart enough to keep track of all the BS they brag about and keep tripping over their own fat mouths....so much for 'the dave' ;0)

Dismissed sonny boy.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#175592 Aug 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You managed to twist and distort what I posted so much there is no place I can enter to respond.
Get a dementia exam. You are that age.
Excellent dodge, you're really good at that. How convenient for you that you now don't have to respond to your foolishness. But I'm not letting you off the hook that easily. Please for me and those rereading this, point out exactly were I twisted and distorted what you wrote.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#175593 Aug 26, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>According to The United States of America and the Church of Atheism that could be found in Dallas, Los Angeles and other cities Atheism is a religion and it gets tax deduction. I am not complaining I am just saying. Don't you feel stupid. Please stop debating this with the Pagan from NJ and call your elected officials. Who's your daddy.
Neither the religious or the non religious should receive a tax break.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#175594 Aug 26, 2013
Roman Apologist wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a rational response:
What can be said of atheism?
Who cares?

Atheism is simply what's left when you REMOVE ALL FAITH IN GODS.

Atheism is not a cause.

Atheism is not a movement.

Atheism is not a government position.

Atheism is not a cult.

Atheism is not a worldview.

Atheism is just no faith in gods-- that's it.

All your "examples"? Are of **other** things-- not ATHEISM.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#175595 Aug 26, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
Here we go. They will deny the most obvious truth, then ask you to prove thoughts you put on paper. It is the most ridiculous combination I have ever read. They are delusional. It is just as clear as the nose on most living people's face, Atheism sucks.
None of those pathetic examples are ABOUT atheism.

Lying about it does not make it so.

But I'm not surprised YOU WOULD BUY THE LIE.

Lying is your only attribute to date.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#175596 Aug 26, 2013
chance47 wrote:
<quoted text>
One argument against 'spreading' atheism could be if the person in question is overbearing and obnoxious on the topic. But, then that would have more to do with the person than the message.
Don't forget, the sword cuts both ways.....
xianity is EVIL

Wheatley, Canada

#175597 Aug 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You managed to twist and distort what I posted so much there is no place I can enter to respond.
Get a dementia exam. You are that age.
judging form your loony posts,I know youre PROJECTING again
xianity is EVIL

Wheatley, Canada

#175598 Aug 26, 2013
Roman Apologist wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a rational response:
What can be said of atheism?
Well Karl Marx wrote that religion is the opium of the masses. And what did Marxism spawn? The atheistic states of communism. The Soviet Union with good old Joseph Stalin at the helm produced a genocidal legacy of 20 million people across Asia and Eastern Europe and that's not counting the casualties incurred by the Soviet Army in World War II.
http://www.ibtimes.com/how-many-people-did-jo...
Then we can look at Mao Tse Tung who surpassed genocide and made it to democide by being responsible for the deaths of nearly 45 million people. Mao was a deeply committed follower of Marxism.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainme...
Oh yeah then there's also Pol Pot. He was also a Marxist and killed 2 million.
Adolf Hitler was born of a Roman Catholic mother and an alcoholic abusive father. Hitler killed 11 million, some of whom were Christian. Hitler actually wanted to replace worship of Jesus Christ with Nazism. And his extermination of Jews was based upon race, not religion, although he did try to use religion as a propaganda tool.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/H...
And because I know you'll bring up the Crusades and Inquisition and Salem Witch trials as a rebuttal, I'll sweep the legs out from underneath that right now, with pleasure of course.:)
The Salem witch trials killed 19 people and was actually brought to a stop by a Christian who recognized the wrongful deeds of others, and held them accountable for their actions.
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials...
The Inquisitions killed between 800-20,000 people over 400 years.
http://www.medievality.com/spanish-inquisitio...
And the Crusades killed many thousands but was largely a battle for control within Christianity. In all of these cases there was tremendous and inexcusable loss of life, and no one can claim their side was innocent. But let's not get carried away and claim atheism is as intelligent and cultured as you make it out to be. Far from it.
atheism is just a lack of belief in gods,nothing more nothing less,

the behavior of atheists is determined by their parents upbringing and ,
so far most atheists here behave more mature and friendly then your religious folk,,
,xians are brainwashed into hating everyone else who doesnt share their delusions..
xianity is EVIL

Wheatley, Canada

#175599 Aug 26, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
Your statements are just idiotic. 1 I do agree with him and many others. 2 For the Lord only knows how many time. This tread you have the burden of proof. 3 I admit I am a person of faith. You are so backwards you ask for prove after this admission, you are the one that needs to prove. 4 Don't even waste your time. I am sorry but you could hold Mr Hawking jock strap, not to mention many others that just concede. 5. If I did do the impossible. You would completely deny it. I have all the prove I need. There is a God.
you can LIE to yourself as much you want,it only proves youre angry being UNABLE to prove god,

thats also the reason all the xians here are so full of Hate,

Truth hurts doesnt it,

www.evilbible.com/Impossible.htm

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