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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“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#210896 Feb 5, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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I believe it was Gov. Cuomo who made the statements.
The invidiousness of his statement is that he defamed people, not just a particular policy view. People who are pro-life, pro-second amendment, and opposed to same-sex marriage,(omitting the governor's straw-man exaggeration of the terms) make up over half the nation's population.
If Cuomo has arguments that diminish the credibility of such people, he should use them, rather than use fallacious and elitist rhetoric to diminish them as human beings.
Further, with tax and regulatory policy in NY being what it is, there is no need for finding new reasons to keep people out, or encourage them to flee.
Indeed. That's what is so funny. While this Governor is doing all he can to run people out of the state of New York here in Florida they are buying airtime on local stations wanting people to relocate a business in New York. Good luck with that.

Since: May 10

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#210897 Feb 5, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
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Christians have been trying to wipe out the opposition from Moses till now. Now that there are people standing up and telling the truth, suddenly it is the "poor Christian" being persecuted. Maybe we should treat you the way you did people during the Inquisition? How would you like that kind of persecution instead of just trying to keep you out of government policy making and our schools?
christ
--The historical record of killing for atheism is 182,716 times worse on an annual basis than Christianity's worst year.

--There is a 58 percent chance that an atheist leader will murder a noticeable percentage of the population over which he rules.

--Atheist crime against humanity is 18.3 million percent worse than the very worst depredation committed by Christians, even though atheists have had less than one-twentieth the number of opportunities with which to commit them.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#210898 Feb 5, 2014
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> You are right on cue , as foretold. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Your reactions should help more Christians behave better and adhere to the ideals.
True.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#210899 Feb 5, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
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"What is the next 'logical' step.."
You're welcome.
You tell me. I don't view anyone or group of people like air pollution. The ovens?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#210900 Feb 5, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. because they fail to understand your message and are unable to read between the lines of fabricated rhetoric ..
I don't think that's it.

I think if they understood my message, their disdain would intensify.

They hate the suggestion of a spiritual source of action.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#210901 Feb 5, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Well that's much different.
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Let me guess: you're worried about Christianity being eradicated like air pollution. That's what you are implying here. But you're just shocked, not outraged, at the idea, right?
And yes, absolutely, your church needs to be stopped and controlled.
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What I said was that you are outraged by language directed against Christians and the church, but are indifferent to how that church characterizes and treats non-Christians. Your reaction to comment my pretty much confirms that. You have expressed zero interest in anything but Christians and the church. I want to know why you think anybody should treat you or your church differently. If you're looking for sympathy, you're going about it in the wrong way.
In this forum that is true. Much of what goes on in my life I never share as it would be pointless. And no, I am not worried about the church, the body of Christ being stopped. I do hope as we near the time when the Lord comes back more people will see the difference between light and dark, truth and error.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#210902 Feb 5, 2014
Cyber Cthulhu
Tentacles in the machine
Haunted computers

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#210903 Feb 5, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Thanks. We won. By just one question. We keep the trophy another year. It was truly a team effort. We had six people answering questions - everybody provided at least one answer that nobody else knew - and two writing down questions and answers, which was critical when we needed to discuss our choices in the two minutes after each round.
The questions were tough. We got 65 out of 80, and barely won:
One guy knew who Olivier Messiaen was - a composer and ornithologist. I'd never heard of him. One knew Margaret Thatcher's middle name - Hilda. I also was the only one to know Noel Neill (Who played Lois Lane in the original television series Superman with George Reeves?). One guy know when the ampersand (@) was added to email names - 1972 (I would have guessed the 80's, but he's a computer wonk that was in the field then, and remembered its advent).
Tough test, great team.
Quite some years ago, a friend of mine interviewed for Jeopardy. He was quite confident, and he IS a very knowledgeable fellow, but he failed the initial exam.

I asked him what was one of the questions he missed. "She was queen of England for nine days." I piped up, "Who is Lady Jane Grey?".

Silence, followed by "How did you know that?"

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#210904 Feb 5, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. there it is folks !!..
.. atheists, women, homosexuals and other groups are simply mounting a defense against the claims of Abrahamic religions.'Vile, sinful abominations' will no longer accept the unwarranted derogatory labels hatched by churches, temples and mosques that encourage separation, fear and shame ..
.. thanks AINS !!..
Onward, Topix Atheist! warrior

Be gentle...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#210905 Feb 5, 2014
Obama says we need Obamacare because there are 30 million uninsured citizens.

Congressional Budjet Office says after 10 years of Obamacare, the number of uninsured will be.....31 million.

And will cost 2 million jobs.

And will cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.

On the positive side - and the whole purpose, really - there will be millions more people whose insurance is subsidized by the government,...and these are then more likely to be democrat voters.

It's a beautiful plan, if you hate America. And he does.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#210906 Feb 5, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Excellent!
Another cool geeky song...

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#210907 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Lol, so pathetic. So intolerant.
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I know you ain't alone. There's a lot of pathetic, intolerant atheists out there pretending to be compassionate to their fellow humans.
Your compassion for people ends when they don't share your ideals or morals.
Mine doesn't.
Yeah, you just call black kids "monkeys".

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#210908 Feb 5, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
Obama says we need Obamacare because there are 30 million uninsured citizens.
Congressional Budjet Office says after 10 years of Obamacare, the number of uninsured will be.....31 million.
And will cost 2 million jobs.
And will cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
On the positive side - and the whole purpose, really - there will be millions more people whose insurance is subsidized by the government,...and these are then more likely to be democrat voters.
It's a beautiful plan, if you hate America. And he does.
And those 31 million will be working middle class Americans..........

Ya, Obama is looking out for the middle class alright..........

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#210909 Feb 5, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Topix atheists regularly treat me with disdain.
So you expect they will be presecuted? When?
That's not true in my case.

I have regularly treated you with respect and admiration.

Well, maybe not admiration.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#210910 Feb 5, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
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If it gives a list of rules for owning slaves, how to treat them, how to sell them, also the indentured servants, without telling anyone that it is wrong to own them, then it is condoning slavery. Not in the old or new testaments is there one word about setting all slaves free because it is immoral to own another human being.
Precisely.

RR is engaging in apologetics, trying to rewrite his Bible to fit a modern morality.

What I believe he is thinking is along the lines of..."Bible is good. Slavery is bad. Therefore the Bible MUST be against slavery somewhere."

This happens with all sorts of things. A lot of Christians consider democracy to be a Biblical idea. Wrong. There is nothing in the Bible about democracy or individual rights. The Bible is very feudal in its outlook. "Obey!"

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#210911 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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A slave is a person that's legal property of another person.
Though you make some good points, I am not a slave.
You are a slave to ignorance.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#210912 Feb 5, 2014
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Creationism has not been unequivocally ruled out.
Yes it has, Bongo.

Unless you define creationism in such hazy terms it is unfalsifiable. In which case it isn't science.

The claims made in Genesis have definitely been falsified. Biblical creationism HAS been unequivocally ruled out.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#210913 Feb 5, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
Christians have been trying to wipe out the opposition from Moses till now. Now that there are people standing up and telling the truth, suddenly it is the "poor Christian" being persecuted. Maybe we should treat you the way you did people during the Inquisition? How would you like that kind of persecution instead of just trying to keep you out of government policy making and our schools?
christ
How did I treat people during the Inquisition? I don't remember.

Why so you have the idea that I am responsible for the actions of my forefathers?

Why should my beliefs be kept out of government policy but atheist/secular beliefs be accepted in?

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#210914 Feb 5, 2014
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Do you really think slavery is any worse than the millions who crowd the freeways everyday , working jobs they don't necessarily like for less money than they need?
Yes, Bongo, I do.

The masses on the freeways have choice.

Slaves don't...except perhaps the choice to commit suicide.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#210915 Feb 5, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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My dearest numb nuts, you claim to be a christian. How do you know that the path you follow I the path of christianity if you do not refer to the babble?
Actually you have referred to the babble several times and you have often mocked my use of the KJV. I didn’t realise you were such a liar
What babble to you refer?

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