Don't dictate beliefs

Don't dictate beliefs

There are 11177 comments on the The Star Press story from Sep 5, 2012, titled Don't dictate beliefs. In it, The Star Press reports that:

No one else can say otherwise? That is basically saying those who do "believe in God" are better? Hardly.

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“There is no Truth in Faith”

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#10915 Jan 10, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Atheist is a Religion.
Religion
Synonyms: credo, creed, cult, FAITH, persuasion
faith\ˈfāth\
noun
b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Atheism
Belief that there is no Deity or Deities.
Hence - Atheism = Religion
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From: The Columbus Dispatch:
February 4, 2011
Church, without God
“Stan Bradley likes Bible stories, admires Martin Luther and uses expressions such as 'heavens, no.'
The Lithopolis man is president of a local congregation and rarely misses a Sunday service. Occasionally, he goes to his wife's church instead.
For these and other reasons, Bradley considers himself religious.”
He is also an atheist.
continued:
“Like Bradley, some atheists participate in organized religion for its social and psychological benefits.”
continued:
“Churches are great places to find friends, support and youth education, so nonbelievers and believers alike join congregations to fill those needs, he said.
He has spoken to elderly and sick people who can no longer go to church and they say they most miss the feeling of community.
Recent research from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin backs him up. It found that religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people, not because of belief but because of the friendships found at church.”
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/faith...
“religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people”[I have said this all along, and my posts are still on the board to confirm it. Now you hear it straight from the atheist, lol.]
Belief in No Deities or that there are no Deities is clearly belief in nothing.

Your definition of Religion/Faith required belief in something.

Therefore, Atheism can not be a religion by your own definition.
sarafina

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#10918 Jan 10, 2013
Adam wrote:
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I think the best case made for theism is the appearance of design. However all this *proves* is that things looked designed.
It does not explain whether it is God/s who did the creating or multiple gods, or an infallible god, or an imperfect god, a good god or a bad one.
I think a common error by theists if they say nature looks designed, so this means that Christianity, and all that entails must be true. Which of course is faulty logic. And in addition of course evolution explains the development of complex creatures from simple ones by natural causes. Your thoughts?
The fact that it looks designed implies intelligence.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10919 Jan 10, 2013
Another empty threat.
KJV wrote:
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I wish he had but you'll just have to wait.
For the proof.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10920 Jan 10, 2013
But coincidences are only coincidences because they are.
sarafina wrote:
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The fact that it looks designed implies intelligence.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

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#10921 Jan 10, 2013
sarafina wrote:
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The fact that it looks designed implies intelligence.
Crystal formations look "designed" I've seen them form, no designer was evident.

“Think&Care”

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#10922 Jan 10, 2013
KJV wrote:
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I did not ever say it was "established "
I was only questioning why it was not considered "established " after over 40 years at the forefront of science.
Because it makes few testable predictions. The main thing in its favor is that it manages to combine quantum mechanics and general relativity.
String theory has failed a few test and as the article title says "String Theory is on life support"
When I posted that article about String theory it was in reference to the failed micro black hole experiments.
The micro black holes were not a central aspect of string theory. Our ability to produce them in accelerators depends strongly on the size of any extra dimensions. And the size of any extra dimensions is not well-constrained in string theory.

Now, if we don't find some super-symmetric partners soon, string theory may have some deep problems.

“Think&Care”

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#10923 Jan 10, 2013
sarafina wrote:
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The fact that it looks designed implies intelligence.
No, it does not.

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#10924 Jan 10, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Have you considered starting a thread about science ...
No.

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#10925 Jan 10, 2013
sarafina wrote:
The fact that it looks designed implies intelligence.
Your post doesn't look designed at all.

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#10926 Jan 10, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Actually, it's common courtesy to acknowledge the originator of a post.
Particularly when it's one that makes you look really stupid.
You're a fine one to advise on common courtesy, lol.

I have no obligation to answer any post, nor am I inclined to be courteous to the discourteous.

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#10927 Jan 10, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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What do you have if not figments of human imagination, or myths? It takes as much faith to believe that something comes from nothing (big bang) and nonliving matter produces life (evolution) as it does to believe in God.
Atheism is a scientific religion requiring great faith.

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#10928 Jan 10, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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The big bang theory does not include the concept of "something comes from nothing" and it might well be that life permeates the universe and grows where ever conditions permit. No creator required.
“Might well be”?

Lots of “mights” in science, lol.

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#10929 Jan 10, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
May god strike me the f*ck down right is second.
Still alive,, theists are full of sh*t.
Even though you're rather dense, you're always congenial and pleasant.

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#10930 Jan 10, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Belief in No Deities or that there are no Deities is clearly belief in nothing.
Your definition of Religion/Faith required belief in something.
Therefore, Atheism can not be a religion by your own definition.
Yes, atheism is a religion.

http://creation.com/atheism-a-religion

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#10931 Jan 10, 2013
Did Darwin have a scientific explanation in his theory for what caused the mutant gene in atheists that triggers their hostility and hatred?

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#10932 Jan 10, 2013
“THE MAJORITY of children born into the world tend to inherit the beliefs of their parents, and that to me is one of the most regrettable facts of them all”
Richard Dawkins

Has Mr. Dawkins read the statistics showing us that most children born into atheist households forsake atheism when they grow up?

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#10933 Jan 10, 2013
Many people have falsely accused Madalyn Murray O'Hair of being an atheist.

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religi...

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#10934 Jan 10, 2013
This link has some good scriptures on how Christians need to address atheism.

http://www.gotquestions.org/evangelize-atheis...

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#10935 Jan 10, 2013
Since Valentine's Day is coming soon, it's a good time to examine atheist “love”.

http://christwire.org/2012/02/are-atheists-ca...

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#10936 Jan 10, 2013
Love is very important in the Bible.

“God is love.”

Why isn't it important in the theory of evolution?

Why can't science explain how love “evolved”?

Do they know?

No.

When are they going to dissect it?

Did they see it in the dopamine receptors?

LMAO

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