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

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Fennario

#11222 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Science points more toward God than toward atheism.
Atheism doesn't depend on science at all. Nevertheless, science implies atheism several ways.

[1] First, science, like secular humanism, lends support to the principle of rational skepticism, which is the mother of atheism, science and humanism. Those three are each the result of the application of rational skepticism to matters of the supernatural, the natural, and human life respectively. Since they are all fruit of the same tree, the stunning successes of science, such as the polio vaccine and space travel, and of secular humanism, such as the US Constitution and individual political freedoms, suggest that atheism is just as valid.

[2] Second, science shows us that every creation myth is a fabrication, meaning that extraordinary religious proclamations that can be checked have uniformly been found to be wrong. Once we understand where religious thought comes from, and what its standards of scholarship are - making things up and saying that a god told you - we understand where the concept of a god comes from: man's imagination.

[3] Third, science has shown that we don't need a god. There was never was a reason to even consider the possibility of a god except to explain the otherwise inexplicable. And science does that better. With each of its pronouncement, every god shrinks into a smaller gap. Religion is dying wherever science is thriving.

[4] Fourth, scientists have been studying our reality at every scale from the Higgs boson (CERN) to the cosmological scale (WMAP) since the invention of the microscope and telescope, and have never found a scintilla of evidence for a designer. Nothing. Scientists have shown repeatedly that prayer fails.

That is four different ways that science affirms atheism. That's plenty.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#11223 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Arguments by atheists using science as evidence against the existence of God is erroneous and without support.
Atheists need to learn how to understand science.
Christianity's antiscientism is ignored everywhere except by other Christians. Your church has no standing in the great scientific debate. Its agenda driven indifference to truth and its determination to defend itself from impending irrelevance in the West whatever the cost are well known.

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Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#11224 Jan 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
No one should have the right not to be offended.
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agreed
Lincoln

United States

#11225 Jan 14, 2013
Secularism declining in America
but must be stronger in the UK?
Lincoln

United States

#11226 Jan 14, 2013
When Obama took office in 2009, he repeated after Justice John Roberts: "I, Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear that I will execute the Office of President of the United States faithfully and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God."

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#11227 Jan 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Absolutely! We have many old laws that we no longer use.
All English males over the age of 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.
In some states it is legal to have intercourse with livestock. For those that are interested..(wink wink)
AL, FL, KY, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, TX, VT, WV, and WY have no direct prohibitions on the sexual assault of an animal.

Since: Nov 11

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#11228 Jan 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Make sense or shut up
Talking to yourself again?

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#11229 Jan 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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You flatter me.
While I fully understand your inferiority complex, there's really no need to place me on such a pedestal.
It's lonely for you atop the pedestal of ignorance you made for yourself.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#11230 Jan 14, 2013
No, Khatru was asking you to make sense or shut up.
derek4 wrote:
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Talking to yourself again?

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#11231 Jan 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
English evolves. I chose not to capitalise god. One day, that will be the norm.
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When you choose to remain in ignorance, like Khatru, you diminish yourself. Ask Khatru if there is room on her pedestal for you to sit with her (him).

The Christian God is traditionally capitalized.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

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#11232 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Well, of course, it tells me the same as it tells you: that science has been unable to prove evolution and when they try, we see their failure, which shows us that creationism is truth.
Ever since 1982, only 15% of Americans are non-creationists.
Dr. David Menton responds to “science guy” Bill Nye's confusion about evolution and explains Nye's inconsistencies in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =r-AyDtD6sPAXX
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Seems to me if Science is corrupt and it points to God, then Atheism must be the correct answer.

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#11233 Jan 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
No, Khatru was asking you to make sense or shut up.
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Thereby showing her (his) ignorance since she has no authority to dictate beliefs here nor tell other posters to "shut up". Thanks for confirming my point.

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#11234 Jan 14, 2013
The included link is a helpful guide to common atheist myths.

Atheists, find your favorite myth on the list and do your research on it so you can stop being an embarrassment to yourself.

http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/athe...

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Nottingham, UK

#11235 Jan 14, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>In some states it is legal to have intercourse with livestock. For those that are interested..(wink wink)
AL, FL, KY, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, TX, VT, WV, and WY have no direct prohibitions on the sexual assault of an animal.
I suspect that Dim is well aware of the states where this is legal.

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#11236 Jan 14, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Seems to me if Science is corrupt and it points to God, then Atheism must be the correct answer.
You tried and failed to make that point previously, and I addressed it already. You need to read the comments in the forum, move along, or join Khatru atop her pedestal of ignorance, lol.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#11237 Jan 14, 2013
Legs irons, smallpox and witch burning were also traditional.

I therefore choose to write "god" in lower case.
derek4 wrote:
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When you choose to remain in ignorance, like Khatru, you diminish yourself. Ask Khatru if there is room on her pedestal for you to sit with her (him).
The Christian God is traditionally capitalized.

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#11238 Jan 14, 2013
Does atheism weaken the security of the United States?

Yes.

http://georgeshollenberger.blogspot.com/2009/...

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Nottingham, UK

#11239 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
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Talking to yourself again?
Hey Dim!

How you doing, you old ranch hand, you?

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#11241 Jan 14, 2013
Does it damage the atheist faith when it is proven that previous scientific “knowledge” has been found wrong by a large margin?

Not really. Atheists just try to adjust everything and move on, as though nothing significant has happened to the crumbing foundation of their fraudulent faith.

http://www.yesthereisagod.info/...

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#11242 Jan 14, 2013
derek4 wrote:
Six big scientific frauds that people actually fell for:
LOL
http://www.cracked.com/article_16696_the-6-ba...
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And all debunked by Science ... religitards would have just kept believing them otherwise.

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