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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“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#180611 Oct 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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You'll just have to get over it. It's a dominant theme in Western culture at this time, and the purpose of these threads. You seem to disapprove. I can easily imagine why, but I'll let you speak for yourself if you care to.
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You've said that before - just before you rejected my claim that I advocate for democracy, political freedom, peace, and tolerance, and lumped me with brutal authoritarians.
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Why point that out? Who's requesting you or anybody else to go down my road? Choose whatever road make sense to you. What I do is help others make better decisions in that department by pointing out the failuresand hypocrisies of Christianity.
In regards to your last response. Please stop acting so stupid. Why else would you want to challenge someone after they confessed they have faith not absolute proof. It makes all else you say so under handed. See you go beyond being anti-religion when you do that. Now you are trying to persuade, attempt to claim the absolute proven answer. That my friend is a religious movement. It is exactly why I would understand someone being anti-religion. In my book you offer the worse part of religion, without any of it's good. That is why I would never vote for someone of your sort. When you know what hits the fan, your sort will not be able to maintain their populist. You bitch about GW, and I never voted for him, but now you could see how good of a job he did keeping his populist quiet.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#180612 Oct 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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In what sense? Don't you reject science's position on the evolution of the universe and the evolution of life on earth?
You appreciate science the way I appreciate Christianity.
You are assuming I do believe in evolution and it does not prove that there is no God. The truth is the best answer is, the human race was created by an advance race. This could be so hard on some fans of science, that they deny there is a God period.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#180613 Oct 19, 2013
EdSed wrote:
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And
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Page 8662.
An atheist is simply someone who believes in one fewer god than you.
Not really. 1st off. You could be anti-religious and believe in God. 2nd I do believe in every single God, therefore which God is the one you don't believe in?

Perhaps you do worship a God. It is the soul crusher. An effort to evolve into a lesser being without a soul.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180614 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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You are assuming I do believe in evolution and it does not prove that there is no God. The truth is the best answer is, the human race was created by an advance race. This could be so hard on some fans of science, that they deny there is a God period.
As usual, defeated creationists have a lot of ignorant opinions to share, but NO proof of god.

When will these bitter losers realise that opinions never convert anyone but FACTs do?

And the fact is that you're liars with no proof of god. It always comes back to this undeniable fact.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180615 Oct 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I patronize?
Are you serious?
You are describing yourself, you egotistical, self righteous product of indoctrination. I know you can't help it, but you should really try harder to be a real and caring human being instead of a morality mouther for profit.
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Creationist loser who wants us all to believe that jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs while keeping a straight face.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180616 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Not really. 1st off. You could be anti-religious and believe in God. 2nd I do believe in every single God, therefore which God is the one you don't believe in?
Perhaps you do worship a God. It is the soul crusher. An effort to evolve into a lesser being without a soul.
There is no such thing as anti religious, because there is no such thing as god in the first place.

Atheists are not anti-religious - we just ignore the mentally ill ramblings of disproven crap which you've been peddling for years with ZERO results and evidence.

You find the truth insulting because your cult has brainwashed you into believing you are right, when you have no evidence whatsoever and are lying.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180617 Oct 19, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
I do know that the bible is the number one seller, but of course one has to take into consideration the fact that every hotel room in the world contains a Gideon Bible.
Not, if I've been there, it don't... I always take those ugly books for re-use as other stuff.

Common uses for a Gideon bible
(Warning! Do not read it-- it will make an atheists out of you)

## propping up a crooked table leg-- an adjustable prop, simply discard any excess pages until it's the perfect thickness

## propping up Junior at a table, so he can reach his plate-- it's also absorbent, in case of any accidental "spills". Use two or three if needed (duct tape them together so they don't slip)

## as a handy step-up to get to things on the high shelves-- use two if needed, interlace the covers to help keep them from slipping

## as emergency toilet paper-- I recommend keeping a couple of gideons in the bathroom, on the top of the tank, just in case you run out of the regular kind. Hint: if you rip out the pages, then crumple them up, then re-smooth, then repeat? It softens the pages, and makes them more absorbent too.

## as rolling papers for your friends who like to make their own tokes

## as emergency note-paper-- you can typically write in the margins-- useful for those last minute list-making, or emergency license plate write-downs (especially after you've just been hit-and-run by a car sporting those warning-fish symbols-- those are the worst)

## as an excellent source of craft paper for your paper machiae projects. The super-thin paper really conforms to your project's needs, especially when saturated with glue.

## those pages really make for the most excellent paper airplanes-- super light, but take folding quite well.

## Isn't it time you took up Origami? The super-thin rice paper in those gideons is perfect for those intricate paper-folding projects

## emergency liquid absorbers-- see the one about emergency toilet paper for tips on how to make those gideons even more absorbent

## shims-- when installing new windows or doors, who remembers to buy those thin wooden shims, to center the window/door in the frame? Use pages from an old gideon instead--it's perfectly customizable for the exact thickness needed. And the holding nails go right through without a problem.(irony noted)

## Roof patches-- bothered by sudden punctures in your roof? But it's raining, and you cannot safely patch the hole? Tear out several pages from a gideon, and roll it into a sharp cone-- force that into the hole, to temporarily stop the rain.

## emergency diapers for Junior-- out and about, and you run out of diapers for Junior? And you need a quick substitute? Simply tear out pages from that old gideon, and use that to wrap Junior's neither parts, use his regular (outer) pants to hold it all on, until you get home. Be generous-- there are plenty more gideons where that came from.

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These are just a few suggestions for re-purposing those old bibles.

Just don't READ it-- reading it'll make an **atheist** out of you!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180618 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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You are assuming I do believe in evolution and it does not prove that there is no God. The truth is the best answer is, the human race was created by an advance race. This could be so hard on some fans of science, that they deny there is a God period.
Atheists don't deny god, because denial assumes you've already proved your god, which you haven't.

This lie is your favourite one. Even though its been explained to you that atheists don't deny, they disbelieve in your lying cult crap. And with good reasons.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180619 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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You are assuming I do believe in evolution and it does not prove that there is no God. The truth is the best answer is, the human race was created by an advance race. This could be so hard on some fans of science, that they deny there is a God period.
Evolution is a fact - the people that deny the fact of evolution are deluded fools who are scared of going to their doctor to get DNA evidence in their faces.

Your god myth is no substitute for years of hard evidence showing evolution to be true and undeniable - or at least among mentally well people.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180620 Oct 19, 2013
chipped nails wrote:
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It took a proctologist with a nutcracker to find your brain.
At least I **have** a brain...

... you?

Not so much.

I guess it was too much Jesus what damaged your brains.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180621 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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I do have solid proof of God
Not only is this complete bullsh*t, but you know it too and know that you are lying about this - completely shamelessly, with not a shred of evidence.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#180622 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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In regards to your last response. Please stop acting so stupid. Why else would you want to challenge someone after they confessed they have faith not absolute proof. It makes all else you say so under handed. See you go beyond being anti-religion when you do that. Now you are trying to persuade, attempt to claim the absolute proven answer. That my friend is a religious movement. It is exactly why I would understand someone being anti-religion. In my book you offer the worse part of religion, without any of it's good. That is why I would never vote for someone of your sort. When you know what hits the fan, your sort will not be able to maintain their populist. You bitch about GW, and I never voted for him, but now you could see how good of a job he did keeping his populist quiet.
Your ignorance is at best astonishing and at worst, willfully deceptive.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180623 Oct 19, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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No book has ever outsold the Bible in the history of Print.
Lie.

It's a lie that is easily refuted, too.

For example: the Harry Potter series? Easily outsold all the bibles in all the languages, in all the versions, for many years in a row.

And the #1 DIFFERENCE?

People bought the Harry Potter books.... to READ.

In contrast to the bibles, of which 90% were purchased to put into pews unread, or to be given away (again--unread) or to lie gathering dust on someone's shelf (unread).

The ***majority*** of bibles printed? WERE NEVER-EVER EVEN READ BY ANYONE.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180624 Oct 19, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Agree
Some are entertaining, others bizarre, some are hate filled and blame us for societies ills.
I cannot - take serious... Gods.
'Our' theists add trouble, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. ;)
Simple LOGIC seems to annoy them.
They yearn for immortality yet fail to really consider paradise problems.
Hmm
Toilets in heaven?
Who cooks the food?
Those that renounce their earthly evil ways but get free admission... Provided they beg forgiveness PRIOR to death.
What a 'steaming pile of dogma'.
The Religious-Right wants to keep deformed fetuses and vegetable state victims alive while they approve of the killing of innocent women, children, and men in their "moral" wars, and thorough their cutting of social services.
Harrumph!
These religious institutions are in irreversible decline. They are ruled by moral and intellectual trolls. They have become arrogant and self-absorbed. Their sins are many. They protected criminals. They pandered to the lowest common denominator and illusions of personal fulfillment and surrendered their moral authority. They did not fight the corporate tyrants who have impoverished us. They refused to denounce a caste of Christian heretics embodied by the Christian right and have, for their cowardice, been usurped by bizarre proto-fascists clutching the Christian cross.
They have nothing left to say. And their aging congregants, who are fleeing the church in droves, know it. But don’t think the world will be a better place for their demise.But it's a good start!
Indeed.

The modern Tea Party, for example?

Everything they stand for-- is the exact opposite of the Traditional Bible's Jesus.

The exact opposite.

Yet?

If you ask a typical tea-bagger if he follows Jesus? He will tell you he does-- and at length, with side-paragraphs too.....

.. wait... what...?

It's sad that these people demonstrate such cognitive dissonance.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180625 Oct 19, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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I could not agree more.
I use formulaic(canned) posts replies often.
I have something for everything from facts to humor to insults if attacked.
'Turning the other cheek' only get you two black eyes instead of one.
Indeed.

Yet-- I have failed to see even **one**(1) example of a Genuine Jesus Follower™ turn the other cheek...

... in fact?

It's quite the opposite...!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180626 Oct 19, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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There are over 450,000 churches in the United States according to Premier Tourism Marketing's website and a few others.
“Simple LOGIC“????
You use simple LOGIC?
As in simpleton?
“arrogant and self-absorbed,” Oh you mean like yourself?
“who are fleeing the church in droves,”
I guess that’s why a church purchased the “Summit” in Houston Texas. Their crowds were getting so small.
On the world stage? People are quitting the churches in record numbers.

In Germany, for example, so many churches are now empty, that they are being sold off-- they cannot afford the upkeep. And these are properties that had been church for 300 years and more.

Here in the USA? Pick any random city-- and within it, you will find countless abandoned properties belonging to former churches. There are 5 within easy distance of my house, for example. Oh, sure, there is still 3 that are barely clinging to life, but more abandoned buildings than ones still in use.(and I know the 3 are barely hanging on: due to the near-total lack of paint on their exposed wooden surfaces...)

So yes-- people are leaving church in droves.

You are too self-blind to recognize this fact.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#180627 Oct 19, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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It's brainwashing.
Innocent children, scarred, some of them for life.
And you don't get it, because you yourself were victimized and ended up a godbot.
Exactly!

But, due to the recent innovations of social media, via the interwebs?

More and more kids are finding that being a godbot is not permanent-- there is a cure.

And the cure, as with many things, is facts.

The internet really is the death-knell for religion.
Imhotep

Sevierville, TN

#180628 Oct 19, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Why do you have to be so damn unlikable?
A mean spirit is what you have.
I like David. He is pure comedy fodder.

I nuttier, the better!
Topix is only entertainment for me.
I have no agenda to promote.

I enjoy reading their posts, then throwing in the proverbial 'monkey wrench' and watch the usual squirming around.

Scripture posters are especially funny. My favorite!:)
I give them the SAB to level the playing field. A fighting chance so to speak. Few have ever read their bibles.

There are, of course, many sins one can commit in the eyes of religion. Among the greatest is the sin of having an original thought. Religion disapproves of original thought the way Dracula disapproves of sunlight.
Imhotep

Sevierville, TN

#180629 Oct 19, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed.
Yet-- I have failed to see even **one**(1) example of a Genuine Jesus Follower™ turn the other cheek...
... in fact?
It's quite the opposite...!
Me either, you take the time to address point by point. I applaud that and always find you're posts interesting.

I've written many pieces over the years and just c/p them as warranted by the content of the post.

When they get insulting... my evil twin emerges, to taunt them, the madder they get, the harder I laugh. Do I stop annoying them? NEVER!

I am Ultra-Liberal, Skeptical, Cynical, Sarcastic, and do care what one mammal on this planet thinks about it.

Am I evil?
nah... some doofus god created that!
Imhotep

Sevierville, TN

#180630 Oct 19, 2013
chipped nails wrote:
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It took a proctologist with a nutcracker to find your brain.
Bob found your're brain X-ray on the internet, wonderful post!!
How proud you must be not to use a proctologist.

http://www.thebluething.com/media/Homer-Simps...

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