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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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178135 Sep 22, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Spoiler Alert a pointless blog from little red Bobbing Hood is coming.
Oh, your jealousy is showing again.

How cute.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178136 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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They will get new ones, they might be made out of carbon fiber.
No thanks to your god's efforts.

**ALL** thanks to modern science, which can fabricate missing limbs for people.

If we left it up to the bible? All we'd have would be wooden sticks... perhaps they could be made of that magic Gopher Wood?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178137 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Oh it is so good to hear from you. I will always love you.
I can’t speak for other religions since I’m not a international world traveler that studies such things.
But I did hear of one such miracle. A cow patty in Texas suddenly showed the image of the virgin Mary. They took it and people from all over came to look at it.
Then they decided to send it to the Pope. When the Pope opened up the box and saw it he said,“Holy Sh*t.”
Just kidding Hiding,[lots of hugs]
LOL!

That's actually pretty funny.

:)

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#178138 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Let’s do some more comparisons.
The Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam has sold 200,000 copies.
The Bible: 6 Billion copies sold and or distributed.
Dude!

Catcher here.

Cool it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178139 Sep 22, 2013
christINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
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you must have bought it twenty times huh?LLL
bible may be most printed book but doesnt even come close to being a best seller
best selling books of all time
Do keep in mind that the list makes a distinction between "most published and distributed" and "best selling."
That eliminates contenders like the Bible, the Qur'an, and Quotations from Chairman Mao. Too, sales figures for individual Harry Potter and Twilight books are, for some reason, said to be so unreliable that they are not included in the list (although the Potter series is estimated to have sold more than 450 million copies in total, and the Twilight series, some 116 million copies).
If we accept these standards, the best selling single-volume books of all-time are said to be:
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - 1859 - 200 million copies +
Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 1943 - 200 million
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien - 1954-1955 - 150 million
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien - 1937 - 100 million
Dream of the Red Chamber - Cao Xuequin - 1754 - 100 million
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie - 1939 - 100 million
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis - 1950 - 85 million
She - H. Rider Haggard - 1887 - 83 million
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - 2003 - 80 million
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill - 1937 - 70 million
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger - 1951 - 65 million
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho - 1988 - 65 million
Steps to Christ - Ellen G. White - 1892 - 60 million
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - 1955 - 60 million
Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning - Johanna Spyri - 1955 - 50 million
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care - Dr. Benjamin Spock - 50 million
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maude Montgomery - 1908 - 50 million
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse - Anna Sewell - 50 million
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco - 1980 - 50 million
The Eagle Has Landed - Jack Higgins - 1975 - 50 million
Watership Down - Richard Adams - 1973 - 50 million
The Hite Report - Shere Hite - 1976 - 48 million
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White - 1952 - 45 million
The Ginger Man - J. P. Donleavy - 1955 - 45 million
The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter - 1902 - 45 million
I've read quite a few on that list, but not all.

Hmmmm... I may give some of the others a re-look.

:)

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#178140 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
“Christianity is dying,” so we have been told by Atheist for years. The church is dying, the pews are empty, and people are leaving by the millions.
Is that really true? Not if you take into account the Bible is one of the hottest free downloads ever. It seems modern technology has brought a resurgence to the number one seller of all times.
SAN DIEGO, August 14, 2013 –“The Bible is the world’s best selling book, with an astonishing six billion copies sold since its first official print publication date.
So perhaps it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that one of the best selling smartphone apps of all time is also based on the Good Book. The Bible App by YouVersion has made history, reaching 100 million downloads. It’s been among the top 100 free apps for three consecutive years according to Apple’s iTunes charts.”
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighb...
They give bibles away in motel rooms. I have a collection. I don't pay for the motel room either.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178141 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Bible- six billion, or 6 billion
Jethro Bodine needs to brush up on guzentas and add-N.
Since it's simply bases on number of copies printed?

The weekly Wal-Mart advertising has long since out-stripped your bible.

Moreover? Which **version***-- there are hundreds, many of which contradict the others quite extensively.

I would have thought, since it's so all-fired important, that there would be a single copy--ever.

Or, at worst, one per language...

... hmmm.

Apparently there is no guiding force behind the bible at all...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178142 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Let me help you,
Which is more? 200 million or 6 Billion?
Actually? Your figure is ... not quite honest.

6 billion? Seriously?

How many copies never made it out of the wrapping, and were destroyed completely unread?

How many copies languish on a shelf-- unread and covered by a thick layer of dust?

How many copies were placed into pews-- to never be read again until they are so worn from being shifted here or there, they are tossed unread?

How many copies were sent overseas, to people who did not want them, never could even read them, and tossed them without bothering to open the boxes?

How many copies were give as "gifts" to people who tossed them into a back corner, ignored?

----------

Let's compare the above, with the Harry Potter series: which is considered to be one of the **most** read books in modern history.

That is? These books were purchased to be *read*. Not as gifts. Not as "missionary" packages. Not to be put on display in a pew, or on a coffee table. But to be **read** by the purchaser.

In that case? The Potter books beat your bible 100 to 1 or better...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178143 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Lol, Lies about what?
That 6 Billion is more than 200 million?
6 billion is a dishonest figure, and you know it.

What is the percentage of bibles bought TO BE READ?

Less than 1%? I think 1% would be grossly generous...

.. more likely, the value is less than 1 in 1000 was actually purchased to be **read**....

... how many of the millions of Gideon bibles in motels, are actually ... read?

As compared to the many who are taken to be used more creatively, such as toilet paper, rolling papers, notepaper, wrapping paper, etc....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178144 Sep 22, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Let’s do some more comparisons.
The Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam has sold 200,000 copies.
The Bible: 6 Billion copies sold and or distributed.
I've never read your atheist book. Who wrote it? It sounds interesting.

But I **have** read the bible, cover-to-cover, 100's of times.

How on **earth** do you think I lost all my faith in gods?

By reading the **bible** of course.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178145 Sep 22, 2013
christINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
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learn the diff between printed ,distributed and best SELLING,
here read it again,,then talk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-sel...
Indeed.

I would wager than out of every 100,000 bibles printed? Less than 20 are actually read by anyone, to any great length.

The rest? A single verse here or there, then put away.

Or even worse? Nobody opens it at all-- they are purchased to give away to others, in hopes of prosylitizing.

Think of the millions of gideon bibles in hotels the world over-- nobody reads those things.

But I have known people who loved them as rolling papers.... that rice paper is so thin, you see...
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178146 Sep 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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That is some nice story-telling.
But it fails to explain why your god refuses the endless prayers of parents and nurses, to save the lives of infants who are dying.
Why does your god make seemingly random "miracles" here and there, but refuses to help the most innocent of lives?(infants)
So you are asking why doesn’t God circumvent death for children and babies when prayed for?

First let me say it is always acceptable to pray for the dying and the sick. That it’s never out of order in my opinion.
God will heal whom he desires to heal and take whom he wants to take. The decision is Gods.

Having said that all living things die. As I said before death is part of life. That is a scientific fact and biological fact. It is also a biblical fact.

Mark Chapter 10:13-16
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and [his] disciples rebuked those that brought [them].
14 But when Jesus saw [it], he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put [his] hands upon them, and blessed them.

Since I have answered your question twice it’s my turn to ask you a related question. What has atheism done in particular as a unified group to help advance medical science and healthcare for babies and children?

Is there an Atheist Cancer Hospital for children or an Atheist sponsored world renown children’s medical facility?

Or is this pretty much what Christians do with our hospitals?

Psalm 48:14

For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178147 Sep 22, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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They give bibles away in motel rooms. I have a collection. I don't pay for the motel room either.
Emergency toilet paper?

;)
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178148 Sep 22, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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They give bibles away in motel rooms. I have a collection. I don't pay for the motel room either.
The have bed bugs too, and you don't have to pay for those either, lol. They just come home with you.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178149 Sep 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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I've never read your atheist book. Who wrote it? It sounds interesting.
But I **have** read the bible, cover-to-cover, 100's of times.
How on **earth** do you think I lost all my faith in gods?
By reading the **bible** of course.
:)
You can download it on your Kindle. I have one on mine. Yes I own the Atheist Manifesto.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178150 Sep 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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6 billion is a dishonest figure, and you know it.
What is the percentage of bibles bought TO BE READ?
Less than 1%? I think 1% would be grossly generous...
.. more likely, the value is less than 1 in 1000 was actually purchased to be **read**....
... how many of the millions of Gideon bibles in motels, are actually ... read?
As compared to the many who are taken to be used more creatively, such as toilet paper, rolling papers, notepaper, wrapping paper, etc....
I missed the NFL game this evening between Dallas Cowboys and the St Louis Rams.

But I did look up the score and it was reported Dallas 31 and the Rams 7.

Now I retrieved that score from the internet just like I retrieved the information on the number of bibles printed and or sold.

Note: It has been my observance in life the team that loses never likes the score. And my team the Rams lost today, lol.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178151 Sep 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed.
I would wager than out of every 100,000 bibles printed? Less than 20 are actually read by anyone, to any great length.
The rest? A single verse here or there, then put away.
Or even worse? Nobody opens it at all-- they are purchased to give away to others, in hopes of prosylitizing.
Think of the millions of gideon bibles in hotels the world over-- nobody reads those things.
But I have known people who loved them as rolling papers.... that rice paper is so thin, you see...
Rolling papers for weed? Hope not in a non smoking room.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178152 Sep 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed.
I would wager than out of every 100,000 bibles printed? Less than 20 are actually read by anyone, to any great length.
The rest? A single verse here or there, then put away.
Or even worse? Nobody opens it at all-- they are purchased to give away to others, in hopes of prosylitizing.
Think of the millions of gideon bibles in hotels the world over-- nobody reads those things.
But I have known people who loved them as rolling papers.... that rice paper is so thin, you see...
I don’t know if you ever wear cowboy boots. I love them but can’t wear them because they hurt my feet.

But there’s nothing like smelling a fresh new pair of boots still in the box. The same for nice leather bibles. They have smell that is sooooo good.

It’s better than sniffing Freon and it won’t hurt you either, lol.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178153 Sep 22, 2013
good night my loving Atheist. Work tomorrow!

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#178154 Sep 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Emergency toilet paper?
;)
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