Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

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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Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#190076 Dec 6, 2013
Noddy made it to France, but the joke doesn't translate because Big Ears became Potiron (pumpkin).

http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Non-non-oui-...

This is my favourite Noddy joke.

It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I had to research that to get your joke. I hadn't heard of Noddy or Big Ears before your post. As far as I know, this story never got to the States.
No comment:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ID1HJDRGf7w/UTWFY3V...
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#190077 Dec 6, 2013
IKEA giveth... and IKEA taketh away.

(Although I suspect you may have got your furniture from somewhere nicer)
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
There will be quite a lot of it to do, I have not even checked my garden furniture, for all I know it could be in Sweden now.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#190078 Dec 6, 2013
I move in nicer circles.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I am quite familiar with drugs and druggies.
Bongo

Patchogue, NY

#190079 Dec 6, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not a fact.
There is no law except physical law governing the behavior of matter, psychological and moral imperatives governing self-behavior, and man made rules governing the behavior of individuals in societies.
There is no such thing as sin in in the religious sense - the violation of divine law - if there is no god giving laws. Religious law is merely the rules of priests posing as gods, and as such, has no authority over those not choosing to submit to it.
<quoted text>
What kind of justice is that?
What damage does such a belief do if people first learn justice from such a model?
If I understood him correctly, Buck told us that he thought that the Christian model damaged his sense of self-worth. Do you think that might have had an ill effect on his future? I was raised outside of religion, and was gifted with a strong sense of self-worth. It was a huge asset as I went through early life making choices.
How about children learning mercy from a model that describes a god that banishes people to hell forever without chance of forgiveness as merciful? Would you like such people on a jury judging you?
How about them learning love from this model, one that that defines love in terms of forgiving them for being human if they worship the perpetrator and victim of a blood sacrifice?
Could such ideas damage a nation if tens of millions of people are raised learning them first? Could they make people violent, vengeful, quick to judge, slow to forgive, and unsuccessful in their love relationships?
I realize that you have been taught to revere all of this, and consider these ideas sacred, inviolable, and beyond question.
But I was not, and I can look at this stuff critically. If you could, I suspect that you would see all of this as I do, and you would feel the way I do about it all: These are all very bad ideas that do a lot of harm to individuals and damage a culture.
so, those tendentious bastards caused a domino effect of complicated issues and human behavior?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190080 Dec 6, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>

Yes well tell that the people it KILLED
Tell the dead people?

They can't hear it.
Bongo

Patchogue, NY

#190081 Dec 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
So you did not live in a womb?
No wonder you're odd.
Were you hatched directly from an egg?
Is this another one of your "undisputed facts"?
Maybe he germinated from a legume? He s very gaseous too

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190082 Dec 6, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Yes, it costs a lot. Families are devastated.
And it costs the nation a lot. For example, it kind of makes a mockery of the phrase "land of the free."
Were you aware that they've begun privatizing corrections? People are now making money when somebody is incarcerated. It's not hard to imagine what the effect of a policy like that would be:
"The "kids for cash" scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were accused of accepting money from Robert Mericle, builder of two private, for-profit juvenile facilities, in return for contracting with the facilities and imposing harsh sentences on juveniles brought before their courts to increase the number of inmates in the detention centers. For example, Ciavarella sentenced children to extended stays in juvenile detention for offenses as minimal as mocking a principal on Myspace, trespassing in a vacant building, and shoplifting DVDs from Wal-mart."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_for_cash_sc...
What is the cost of that?
I suppose you support health care being publicly administered, too?

How 'bout the doctors being on a government salary?

"If you think health care is expensive now, just wait till it's free".

P.J. O'Rourke

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#190083 Dec 6, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes well tell that the people it KILLED
I think that you will fine that it’s more than a ruined day it’s a ruined LIFE You insensitive moron
That's your E-MC^2 and nature. What are you bitching about?

I haven't heard you bemoaning the people that get killed in the USA every year from weather.

The saddest case to me, though was from Hurricane Andrew. A 12 year old girl was laying in her bed when it hit hard. As it took the roof away it it broke a rafter that impaled her in the chest. She died. No 911, no nothing could be done at the time. Your E=MC^2 is a ruthless bastard.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#190084 Dec 6, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Does anyone still celebrate Saturnalia?
Saturnalia is one of many solstice holidays that has been bundled together under the name Christmas.

"Origins of Christmas Gift Giving: The Feast of Saturnalia"
http://voices.yahoo.com/origins-christmas-gif...

"Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time") is a religious festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples, later being absorbed into and equated with the Christian festival of Christmas."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#190085 Dec 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>I am quite familiar with drugs and druggies.

Pot is fine if use is limited to grown adults. Purveyors of the manufactured kind should be shot summarily if caught with them in possession.

DRUGS RUIN CHILDREN.
Marijuana is not a drug.

Here is a list of a few actual drugs, which are addictive and have long term side effects, some of which are very damaging to the brain, some can even kill you;

Lithium (legal)
Valium (legal)
Tobacco (legal)
Prozac (legal)
Alcohol (legal)
Xanax (legal)
Zyprexa (legal)
Vicodin (legal)
Methadone (legal)

..and the list goes on.. research, you'll see.

Illegal drugs;

Cocaine
Crystal Meth
LSD
Speed
Ecstasy
Heroin

There are more of those as well.

Marijuana is a natural plant, used by our less brain damaged ancestors as medicine, is not addictive, manages pain well and does not kill amongst other things. Hemp is also a great resource that if utilised would save trees and thus, oxygen.

As for children, one was cured of Leukaemia a few months ago, with the use of liquid THC.

Many are opting for Marijuana over Chemotherapy for Cancer as well and much to the chagrin of mind numbed sheep, it's working.

You might want to research that as well, as your hair allows of course.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#190086 Dec 6, 2013
Thinking wrote:
IKEA giveth... and IKEA taketh away.
(Although I suspect you may have got your furniture from somewhere nicer)
<quoted text>
IKEA seems to have taken over where the B&Q flatpack failed and it’s really not hard to find anywhere nicer. Bought mine from Barton Grange garden centre, not quite Alex Rose handmade stuff (I believe he is down your way), well south or Watford gap services anyway ;-) But good enough for the garden

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#190087 Dec 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell the dead people?
They can't hear it.
Yeah right up daves street then.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190088 Dec 6, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Could be worse for sure, you could live in the UK, yesterday, when you wrote this the 100MPH+ stiff breeze was killing people and cause millions of pounds of damage
Methinks that would have blown you brain right out of your left nostril.
Millions of pounds of damage?

Someone must have..."weighed the damage".

Bwaha...

(slow day for humor)

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#190089 Dec 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
That's your E-MC^2 and nature. What are you bitching about?
I haven't heard you bemoaning the people that get killed in the USA every year from weather.
The saddest case to me, though was from Hurricane Andrew. A 12 year old girl was laying in her bed when it hit hard. As it took the roof away it it broke a rafter that impaled her in the chest. She died. No 911, no nothing could be done at the time. Your E=MC^2 is a ruthless bastard.
Yup that’s nature,

Oh I have sympathised often about the weather in the US and you inadequate building regs, you just ignore it

Not bitching, just saying you are more heartless than E=MC^2 and that equation does not have compassion like us human beings do.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190090 Dec 6, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
<quoted text>

That's appalling. I have no words.
I said it was a slow humor day.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#190091 Dec 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Millions of pounds of damage?
Someone must have..."weighed the damage".
Bwaha...
(slow day for humor)
Pounds STERLING you moron

Nope you are just slow, nothing to do with the day

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#190092 Dec 6, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup that’s nature,
Oh I have sympathised often about the weather in the US and you inadequate building regs, you just ignore it
Not bitching, just saying you are more heartless than E=MC^2 and that equation does not have compassion like us human beings do.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats/resources...

Annual weather deaths in USA.

We have very good building codes in the USA. Experience with wicked weather. Trailer parks are the chief cause of death on that front. You can't get away from having them.

You were whining about nature. Why do you believe man should be spared its effects?

Heartless, huh?

Hypocrite.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190093 Dec 6, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
<quoted text>

Lithium (legal)
Valium (legal)
Tobacco (legal)
Prozac (legal)
Alcohol (legal)
Xanax (legal)
Zyprexa (legal)
Vicodin (legal)
Methadone (legal)
..and the list goes on.. research, you'll see.

Cocaine
Crystal Meth
LSD
Speed
Ecstasy
Heroin
OK, Lucy.

Where did you get this?

That's my last drug test result when I played for Alabama.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190094 Dec 6, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Pounds STERLING you moron
Nope you are just slow, nothing to do with the day
Thanks for clarifying, Christine.

I didn't know the UK used a different currency.

And I thought you were quantifying the damage in actual weight.

Again, thank you. I am fully deserving of your derision.

I don't know what I was thinking.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#190095 Dec 6, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe he germinated from a legume? He s very gaseous too
No, there was a train wreck and BlatherSpoon fell out of a hobo's ass.

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