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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blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#211906 Feb 10, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
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So you are saying there were no unmarried pregnant women prior to 0BC.
In that case we have the bibull to blame for all single moms in the world
BTW Virgin meant unmarried girl.
Thats not at al what virgin means where did you get such a stupid idea? Virgin means a women who has NOT had sexual intercourse.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#211908 Feb 10, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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LOL, who are you talking about? Five people on here?
Sunday I attended a Church with 4,000 people who disagree with all of your group. Later I attended a meeting of over 100 professional people, including professors from a large liberal college. We meet weekly to study and discuss the Bible. All of us view our faith as so valuable, we devote your time, resources and talent to serve literally around the world.
Your response? Scoffing.
Lets put the shoe on the other foot. Tell me, what value do you offer through your atheism?
Arguments from popularity are really quite stupid, most people on this planet believed the world to be flat at one time. Guess what? They were ALL WRONG. I can get just as many that disagree with your group, so in the end how do we determine who is right? Thats right, supporting demonstrable evidence.

You consider faith as value when faith is gullibility. You require "Faith" because you have no evidence for your belief. Fait is NOT a pathway to truth.

Are you implying that without religion you could not or would not devote your time and resources ti serve the world? Can you name on action done by Theists that can't be done by any secular group, including Atheists?

Atheists can offer any value that Theists can offer, there are many Atheists organizations that do charity work and serve their fellow man.

You have NO good reason to believe as you do, you believe because it simply makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#211909 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not at al what virgin means where did you get such a stupid idea? Virgin means a women who has NOT had sexual intercourse.
No! Virgin is a pre fix in a mocktail!
Richardfs

Merrylands, Australia

#211911 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I'm sure there are, but I find the bible of little value when talking about reality. The bible also says bats are birds, and carnivores magically turned into herbivores as soon as they entered the ark. The bible cannot be sighted for much of anything, especial morality, science claims, and generally anything related to reality and the naturalistic realm. I'd advise you to get your information and definitions from a more reliable source.
I did years ago I just can't remember the name and I can't be bothered to find out which still no reason for your name calling.
Richardfs

Merrylands, Australia

#211912 Feb 10, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
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No! Virgin is a pre fix in a mocktail!
Oh! very punny.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#211914 Feb 10, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
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Or does it make you a prophet for profit?
Is there a difference?

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#211915 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not at al what virgin means where did you get such a stupid idea? Virgin means a women who has NOT had sexual intercourse.
Actually, the word used in the oldest Greek texts of the gospels means "unmarried girl", not virgin.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#211916 Feb 10, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
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I did years ago I just can't remember the name and I can't be bothered to find out which still no reason for your name calling.
I don't see were I called you any names, I simply suggested finding a more reliable source of information rather than the bible.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#211917 Feb 10, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Actually, the word used in the oldest Greek texts of the gospels means "unmarried girl", not virgin.
So we are basing present day definitions on ancient Greek texts? Who knew!!
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211918 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I think I'll jump in here, I can help myself from responding to nonsense.
First off I don't believe in "nothingness" I don't even know what "nothingness" is, do you? I have numerous things I believe in and for everyone one of them I have supporting evidence, can you say the same?
Can you define "nothingness?" or are you just talking out of your ass?
In order for you to believe a virgin was impregnated without physical contact with male, or by any other natural means, as in artificial insemination, you are required to believe in magic. Saying we have nothing to compare it to is simply a bold faced lie, we have REALITY to compare it to, the naturalistic realm. When using reality as a comparison, we have no examples of a female becoming pregnant without sexual contact or artificial means, as a matter of fact medical science will tell you no such event has ever been documented throughout medical history.
You may claim this event happened, but once again, you MUST use magic, Godmagic as a cause. I stopped believing in magic a long tie ago, you seem to still hold on the childish idea that magic is real, why is that? Religious poisoning? I think that is the only answer, so, GROW UP will ya!!!!!
Magic is based on trickery and or the occult.

I don’t believe in magic but I do believe in miracles since I have actually witnessed miracles.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211919 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not at al what virgin means where did you get such a stupid idea? Virgin means a women who has NOT had sexual intercourse.
Just for sh*ts and grins, ask him to explain “Virginia State.”
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211920 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not at al what virgin means where did you get such a stupid idea? Virgin means a women who has NOT had sexual intercourse.
Doctor,

Jethro Bodine has an Edumacation.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211921 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I don't see were I called you any names, I simply suggested finding a more reliable source of information rather than the bible.
Doctor,

The poor guy is from Dumbsh*tsville Australia. You know it’s down the coast from Dumbf*cksville.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211922 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I don't see were I called you any names, I simply suggested finding a more reliable source of information rather than the bible.
Doc, it’s an imaginary thing with him. He once accused me of threatening to kill him. Hell I don’t even know anyone in Dumbsh*tsville Australia.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211923 Feb 10, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
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So you are saying there were no unmarried pregnant women prior to 0BC.
In that case we have the bibull to blame for all single moms in the world
BTW Virgin meant unmarried girl.
Go to the library and check out a gynecology book and don’t just look at the pictures.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#211924 Feb 10, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Magic is based on trickery and or the occult.
I don’t believe in magic but I do believe in miracles since I have actually witnessed miracles.
yes, yes, i'm quite sure you think you witnessed a miracle, however all indications are that there are no such things as miracles. There has NEVER EVER been a confirmed miracle, otherwise any true miracle would have been front page news world-wide, it would be al over the media. Just think about it, finally the evidence that your God actually exists, every Atheist on the face of the planet would have to eat crow, Religion and the existence of God would be put in a very bright and fulfilling light of truth.

A message from God emblazoned across the face of the moon, leaving indisputable evidence for his existence........A real miracle.

In an instant, every case of childhood cancer on the planet disappears.......A real miracle.

The sudden realization by every person on the planet that we are along in the cosmos, and love and compassion are things to be nurtured and cherished..........The most beautiful of all miracles.

But this is what we get instead:

The face of Jesus on a peanut-butter sandwich.

Someone finding a lost wedding ring after praying for it.

An unexplained illness disappearing (Called self-healing, plenty of documented cases)

Jesus is said to have cured a blind man, how about the poor blind sap just down the road, why not just cure blindness?

With NO documented reliable account of a miracle occurring, all reason and logic point to miracles amounting to nothing more that a delusion, or an event were alternate explanation become possible.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211925 Feb 10, 2014
Cvvl wrote:
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Except the unknown author of "Matthew" attributes the prophesy to Jeremiah.
You'd think that if you were going to spin a yarn about prophesies being fulfilled, you'd get the prophet right.
Your assumptions are wrong. Read Mathew 27:9 more carefully. Notice the word “spoken.”

“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet”

Since this prophecy was a spoken prophecy carried down through the years verbally. How can you prove it wasn’t verbalized by Jeremiah?

If you are going to claim a yarn was spun. You should at least have spun yarn for proof.
Richardfs

Merrylands, Australia

#211927 Feb 10, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I don't see were I called you any names, I simply suggested finding a more reliable source of information rather than the bible.
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not at al what virgin means where did you get such a stupid idea? Virgin means a women who has NOT had sexual intercourse.
Implies that I am stupid.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#211928 Feb 10, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Magic is based on trickery and or the occult.
I don’t believe in magic but I do believe in miracles since I have actually witnessed miracles.
So in the case of the Virgin Mary, all of the laws of nature were suspended? Don't you find it a bit curious that she never mentioned the experience to anyone?

You have a story told in an ancient book about an event that medical science says is basically impossible, there is no explanation other than the term immaculate conception, a purely religious term, meaning virtually nothing. And this you believe, simply because of a story in your holy book, no evidence, just a story. Yet you refuse to believe in something for which there are mountains of scientific data, physical evidence, a process that can be witnessed, and for which the most reliable of all sources, DNA point to the irrefutable facts of evolution. Sigh..........such is the poison that religion brings to mankind!!!
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#211929 Feb 10, 2014
Just Think wrote:
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Except, of course, that the virgin birth never happened...
..........according to little ole you.

In your small world between the back of your head and the front of your eyes.

It's a world of laughter
A world of tears
It's a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world
There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

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