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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River Tam wrote:
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An atheist is simply somebody who does not believe in gods. That would include babies.
That's not what you previously said. Are you confused or just changing your mind?

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A tree stump doesn't believe in Gods. That makes a tree stump an Atheist.
A pile of horse sh*t, fresh or old, doesn't believe in God. That would mean a pile of horse sh*t is Atheist.
A fly maggot doesn't believe in God either. That makes a maggot an Atheist.
In fact if you are right, it takes no higher thought or reason to be an Atheist including a freaking earth worm.
I use earth worms when I go fishing. That means I'm putting an Atheist on the hook to catch an Atheist fish.
You're being ridiculous.

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That's not what you previously said. Are you confused or just changing your mind?
Topix atheists are like a certain type of non-conformist that have been with man since time began. Beatniks, hippies, counter-culture, etc. They believe this non-conformity makes them appear more intelligent than they are, or feel.

So they put on the uniform of the latest fad of non-conformity and go parading around in it.

Little Tammy's definition of an atheist, as of other Topix atheists, is someone that just doesn't believe in gods. Just like those tree stumps you mentioned. However, tree stumps, or even maggots, do not jump up and down screaming "I'm atheist!" and your god sucks. They aren't quite as passive as those atheists are, nor do they realize taking a stance commits one to a belief.. They have identity issues.

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Topix atheists are like a certain type of non-conformist that have been with man since time began. Beatniks, hippies, counter-culture, etc. They believe this non-conformity makes them appear more intelligent than they are, or feel.
So they put on the uniform of the latest fad of non-conformity and go parading around in it.
Little Tammy's definition of an atheist, as of other Topix atheists, is someone that just doesn't believe in gods. Just like those tree stumps you mentioned. However, tree stumps, or even maggots, do not jump up and down screaming "I'm atheist!" and your god sucks. They aren't quite as passive as those atheists are, nor do they realize taking a stance commits one to a belief.. They have identity issues.
So you refer to tree stumps as someone?

Do all Christians have some sort of brain damage? Your arguments seem to confirm that assessment. Take it from someone who was a teenager earlier this year.

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A tree stump doesn't believe in Gods. That makes a tree stump an Atheist.
A pile of horse sh*t, fresh or old, doesn't believe in God. That would mean a pile of horse sh*t is Atheist.
A fly maggot doesn't believe in God either. That makes a maggot an Atheist.
In fact if you are right, it takes no higher thought or reason to be an Atheist including a freaking earth worm.
I use earth worms when I go fishing. That means I'm putting an Atheist on the hook to catch an Atheist fish.
He said an atheist is SOMEBODY who... that means a PERSON. You clearly didn't get that part.

But, interestingly you bring up the point that every non-human fails to believe in a god. I posit a fair conclusion from that would be that gods are a human-only construct.

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Why Evil?
No concept of “evil.” Reasons for wrongdoing are explored through scientific methods, e.g. through study of sociology, psychology, criminology.
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Those comments above came from your home boy, Imhotep.
So if someone sticks a gun to his head,(Imhotep). He needs to explore through the scientific methods and through the study of sociology, psychology and criminology if it is an evil act.
I don't think its necessary to try to evaluate if someone is "evil", or bad...especially if they have a gun to my head. That was not my first thought. See I'm not religious so I wouldn't call a person evil...I would just simply say that are a bad person. It seems to me like a pretty silly argument.

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Oh boy another canned answer from the Atheist Coke Machine.
“You don’t know anything because I know everything.”
[rolling eyes] Oh brother…………..
Oh I see now... you are just another troll lol... go on about your way then, and do your evil works. If I were religious I would just say "Get behind me Satan" lol.

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Oh I see now... you are just another troll lol... go on about your way then, and do your evil works. If I were religious I would just say "Get behind me Satan" lol.
I think the descriptor 'evil' is not exclusive to religious meanings.

Go ahead and call it evil when you see it!

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Off the shelf canned Atheist answer.
Lol...yes...that's because it's factual information. Something that you have already heard a billion times, but still come back to argue about. I find it amusing that you expect different answers to certain questions. Seems that you would have better things to do with your time... don't you have any church functions or troll meetings to attend?

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Hello there :-)

I hope all is well with you.
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Topix atheists are like a certain type of non-conformist that have been with man since time began. Beatniks, hippies, counter-culture, etc. They believe this non-conformity makes them appear more intelligent than they are, or feel.
So they put on the uniform of the latest fad of non-conformity and go parading around in it.
Little Tammy's definition of an atheist, as of other Topix atheists, is someone that just doesn't believe in gods. Just like those tree stumps you mentioned. However, tree stumps, or even maggots, do not jump up and down screaming "I'm atheist!" and your god sucks. They aren't quite as passive as those atheists are, nor do they realize taking a stance commits one to a belief.. They have identity issues.
Your words are so true and they don’t try to abridge freedom either. Thanks……….

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There’s no “IF”???
Well cowboy you may be spending time in the library but if the paper you’ve been holding is soft and round. You just might be in the wrong library. We call that the sh*tter from where I’m from. You might want to switch libraries. Be sure to pull the paper out of your @ss when you do.
There is no if... the facts are the facts. Although I understand where you are coming from since it's not uncommon or unusual for a religious follower to want to make their own interpretations of history and or historical facts. ;)
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He said an atheist is SOMEBODY who... that means a PERSON. You clearly didn't get that part.
But, interestingly you bring up the point that every non-human fails to believe in a god. I posit a fair conclusion from that would be that gods are a human-only construct.
Atheism is an ideology that is chosen by choice. It’s not a default so many of you proclaim. A infant is neutral and has not developed the mental cognizance to make that kind of decision. But what the heck, Atheist believe in a world of make believe so go ahead believe as you wish.
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River Tam wrote:
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You're being ridiculous.
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Of course I’m being ridiculous. That’s because the very thought a infant is born as an Atheist is ridiculous.
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I_see_you wrote:
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Oh I see now... you are just another troll lol... go on about your way then, and do your evil works. If I were religious I would just say "Get behind me Satan" lol.
Hey Homey, you just said, "See I'm not religious so I wouldn't call a person evil."

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River Tam wrote:
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An atheist is simply somebody who does not believe in gods. That would include babies.
I believe in babies.

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Eagle 12 wrote:
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A tree stump doesn't believe in Gods. That makes a tree stump an Atheist.
A pile of horse sh*t, fresh or old, doesn't believe in God. That would mean a pile of horse sh*t is Atheist.
A fly maggot doesn't believe in God either. That makes a maggot an Atheist.
In fact if you are right, it takes no higher thought or reason to be an Atheist including a freaking earth worm.
I use earth worms when I go fishing. That means I'm putting an Atheist on the hook to catch an Atheist fish.
Dude, River said "somebody."

Trees, shit, maggots, earthworms are not "somebodies."

Please.
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I_see_you wrote:
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There is no if... the facts are the facts. Although I understand where you are coming from since it's not uncommon or unusual for a religious follower to want to make their own interpretations of history and or historical facts. ;)
lol, Did you win a Pulitzer award for that one?

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Eagle 12 wrote:
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Atheism is an ideology that is chosen by choice. It’s not a default so many of you proclaim. A infant is neutral and has not developed the mental cognizance to make that kind of decision. But what the heck, Atheist believe in a world of make believe so go ahead believe as you wish.
Chosen by choice, eh?
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So come on in to the conversation.
Do you think babies are born Atheist?
theism |&#712;&#952;&#275 ;&#716;iz&#601;m|
noun
belief in the existence of a god or gods, esp. belief in one god as creator of the universe, intervening in it and sustaining a personal relation to his creatures.

atheism |&#712;&#257;&#952 ;&#275;&#716;iz&#6 01;m|
noun
the theory or belief that God does not exist.

A baby is born with NO belief in God or Gods, so by definition, all babies are Atheists.

Atheism is NOT an ideology, it is simple the lack of belief due to the absence of sufficient evidence. Atheism is NOT a world view, nor is it a POSITIVE position.

If you BELIEVE in God or Gods you are a THEIST, If you DONOT believe in God or Gods, you are an ATHEIST. It's really very simple.

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