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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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“Ditat Deus”

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#213418 Feb 20, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
Christians burned about a bathtub full of witches.
Atheist mass murderers top that on their coffee break.
The causal link between mass murder and atheism is about 180,000 times higher than that of Christianity.
I know.

But I don't play this Topix Atheist! game of "well some Christians did it for a time so all Christians are to blame for it!"

That's bullshit.

Accusing me of burning witches is as asinine as accusing me of owning slaves or landing on the moon. Just because *some* white folks did it doesn't mean you denigrate the entire race.

And just because *some* Christians did it doesn't mean you denigrate the entire religion.

*My* kind is not the same as *their* kind.

“Ditat Deus”

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#213419 Feb 20, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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You do? And sexuality and lust? Wow what a great god you worship, not content with genocide and child murder he goes and invents killer diseases and the ability to transmit them too.
How about childhood leukaemia and the various cancers where the stupid immoral people who contract them have no fooking say in the matter? Are they your gods inventions too?
It is really no wonder that you are such a nasty a$$hole.
Why should I revise my post? Because you dictate it? Nope, life does not work like that.
And you have not answered my second or third questions
Wow, you're easily swayed.

Some random dude on a free thread says that God created AIDS and <<<poof>>> you believe it and run with it.

Is that how the rational freethinker works?

Leukemia and cancer are creations of man. We've done it to ourselves by not stating pure, eating pure and acting pure.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

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#213421 Feb 20, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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And who do you believe created AIDS?
Honey you can’t just claim your god created the good bits and expect everyone you don’t like to create the bad bits, that puts them on an equal creation footing to your god and I am sure you would not want that. For your god to have been responsible for creation then he must by definition have created AIDS, childhood leukaemia, cancer, malaria and so much more.
How do you know that you will never contract AIDS through your own choice. I know you are great at giving out Americanisms so please accept this bit of British wisdom in return – A standing prick has no conscience
Why do godbots always assume that threats of hell are going to effect anyone other then there own conscience?
There's a Latin source for that bon mot. "Penis erectus non conscientiam habet".

“Don't try to goad me...”

Since: Nov 07

... I'm a goadless heathen.

#213422 Feb 20, 2014
OG Kush wrote:
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Thank you and I think you should listen to your electronic music professors a little more. You have much to learn. A good educator should not be close minded.
In popular music, a synth lead is generally used for playing the main melody of a song, but it is also often used for creating rhythmic or bass effects. Although most commonly heard in electronic dance music, synth leads have been used extensively in hip-hop since the 1980s and rock songs since the 1970s.
Most modern music relies heavily on the synth lead to provide a musical hook to sustain the listener's interest throughout an entire song.
A synth pad is a sustained chord or tone generated by a synthesizer, often employed for background harmony and atmosphere in much the same fashion that a string section is often used in acoustic music.
Typically, a synth pad plays many whole or half notes, sometimes holding the same note while a lead voice sings or plays an entire musical phrase.
Often, the sounds used for synth pads have a vaguely organ, string, or vocal timbre.
Much popular music in the 1980s employed synth pads, this being the time of polyphonic synthesizers, as did the then-new styles of smooth jazz and New Age music.
German band 'tangerine dream' scored the movie thief with James Caan all electronic 40+ yrs ago!
You remain a fossil!
Wake up and listen to the future professor
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
I guess it shouldn't be too surprising to find that one who vociferously defends sampling other musician's work to "create" his own would also shamelessly plagiarize Wikipedia without proper attribution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthesizer#Typi...

The "fossil" knows and reveres the creation of music. You seem to be enamored by Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#213423 Feb 20, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Few people can twist history as well as you. Hitler never read Darwin - he read Herbert Spencer. That's Social Darwinism, not Darwinism. Darwin was quite against the Social Darwinists. But we both know you're going to ignore that and push your attack on Darwin because of your strange religious bias against evolution.
I'm not surprised someone of your weak mental stature doesn't understand the difference, but the "Social" there is quite meaningful.
'Allo Hiding.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#213424 Feb 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Nope.
The sexually immoral transmit the disease to their unborn babies.
Why?
Because they're sexually immoral.
Combatting AIDS is very simple; don't f_ck everything you see and you won't get it.
But if AIDS is God's punishment, then it follows that God is punishing babies as well. And wives that are infected by their husbands. Or those infected by blood transfusions. Or dental workers. Or any of a number of other methods.

Your God seems to have terrible aim if his intent was to punish the sexually immoral. It seems to infect anyone and everyone it comes in contact with...just like any other infectious disease.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#213425 Feb 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Information being accurate is not dependent on who reads it.
It is either accurate or it is inaccurate.
The point IANS is making is that you don't care whether the information is accurate or not. You do no fact checking to confirm it. If the site says it is Christian, you accept it hook, line and sinker...no questions asked.

This is not how a skeptic takes in new information.

Christians are the most gullible people I know. If someone says "I'm a Christian" their word is automatically taken as fact.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#213426 Feb 20, 2014
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> No you did not. This is what you wrote.
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<quoted text> I wrote the source does not matter is the info is correct. You refuted which was probably knee jerk. Now you appear to introduce an alien concept to try and save face. Out of time.
See. Gullible.

“Game Over”

Since: Oct 10

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#213427 Feb 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Kill God?
o.O
haha. Good luck.
I killed God years ago. I did it with my brain. I am River Tam after all.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/0bd43d7f33ce0301eb...
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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God doesn't infect anyone with AIDS, people do that on their own accord using their God-given free will.
I will never contract AIDS through my own choices. It's nice knowing that.
I won't either but you have a greater chance than I do with your immoral sexual behaviour. Heterosexuals are at a much greater risk than lesbians. Be careful out there.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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As far as Hell goes, you've been duly warned. You know what to expect and you choose to do nothing about it. You'll send yourself there, God won't.
No worries. I destroyed Hell too. Again, with my brain. You're welcome :)

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#213428 Feb 20, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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I understand the "social" component just fine, little chickie.
I also understand the "Darwinism" component. So did Hitler and the Nazis. They were steeped in it. Damned fanatics about it, you might say.
By the way, "Darwinism" and "evolution" are not the same thing. I'm a huge supporter of evolution. Darwinism? Not so much.
Keep showing up, and I will continue to tutor you.
Yup, Hiding, you were right. You must be a prophet.

The distinction between "Darwinism" and "social Darwinism" is beyond Buck.

“Ditat Deus”

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#213429 Feb 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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But if AIDS is God's punishment, then it follows that God is punishing babies as well. And wives that are infected by their husbands. Or those infected by blood transfusions. Or dental workers. Or any of a number of other methods.
Your God seems to have terrible aim if his intent was to punish the sexually immoral. It seems to infect anyone and everyone it comes in contact with...just like any other infectious disease.
It should anger you towards the sexually immoral. That baby wouldn't have AIDS if the mom wasn't a slut. That wife wouldn't have AIDS if her husband wasn't cheating trash.

It should open people's eyes to the problems of promiscuity.

In a Godless country, promiscuity runs rampant and the very real threat of STD's don't seem to knock sense into anyone.

It's highly unlikely than more than .01% of the American population doesn't know what STD's are. We aren't ignorant of the problem, most people just don't care.

If you don't want an STD, don't be promiscuous.

It's as simple as that.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#213430 Feb 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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The point IANS is making is that you don't care whether the information is accurate or not. You do no fact checking to confirm it. If the site says it is Christian, you accept it hook, line and sinker...no questions asked.
This is not how a skeptic takes in new information.
Christians are the most gullible people I know. If someone says "I'm a Christian" their word is automatically taken as fact.
What the heck are you talking about?! That's not what I do.

Stop assuming and stop stereotyping.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#213431 Feb 20, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
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Sadly you have already proved you don't even know what Darwinism is.
True.

Buck uses the term "Darwinism" for the Theory of Evolution, probably because his Discovery Institute authorities use it. The Darwinian component, natural selection, is only one part of the modern theory of evolution...though admittedly a major component. There are also things like sexual selection, genetic drift and others involved.

Though I think the main reason is to make it an "ism", a type of ideology...in Buck's mind.

But we have seen how Buck tries to slur people he doesn't like with petty little nicknames. He does the same with ideas he doesn't like. He seems to think it proves something.

It does prove something, but not what he intends. It proves he is a doofus.

“Game Over”

Since: Oct 10

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#213432 Feb 20, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Christians burned about a bathtub full of witches.
Atheist mass murderers top that on their coffee break.
The causal link between mass murder and atheism is about 180,000 times higher than that of Christianity.
Nobody has ever killed for atheism.

“Ditat Deus”

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#213433 Feb 20, 2014
River Tam wrote:
I killed God years ago. I did it with my brain. I am River Tam after all.
Ok, dude.
I won't either but you have a greater chance than I do with your immoral sexual behaviour. Heterosexuals are at a much greater risk than lesbians. Be careful out there.
I'm on lunch right now, eating some Chinese food.

There's this bull dyke couple sitting in front of me.

I thought lesbians like women. Why are these two manly looking women together? I mean, if you want a manly looking spouse, get a man.

*shrugs*
No worries. I destroyed Hell too. Again, with my brain. You're welcome :)
Uh huh.

Well I just destroyed your brain with my brain.

No more destruction from you, young lass.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#213434 Feb 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Why bother asking a question if you're just rant on and on like you already know the answer?
I believe that God created AIDS.
God doesn't transmit it, people do.
Stupid, immoral people.
Now, revise your post.
Well of course you believe God created AIDS. Along with bubonic plague, polio, malaria, cholera, smallpox, and all the other diseases.

Is God punishing a child that has been crippled by polio? The millions of children killed by malaria?

“Ditat Deus”

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#213435 Feb 20, 2014
River Tam wrote:
I won't either but you have a greater chance than I do with your immoral sexual behaviour.
Aside from some banter with gals like you or HL, I have no immoral sexual behavior.

Aside from a hospital screwing up, I will not get an STD. I can't.

“Ditat Deus”

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#213436 Feb 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Well of course you believe God created AIDS. Along with bubonic plague, polio, malaria, cholera, smallpox, and all the other diseases.
Is God punishing a child that has been crippled by polio? The millions of children killed by malaria?
Now you're ridiculously reaching.

What's next? Are you gonna claim that I think God created the deficit and bad movies, too?

No. People create most of our own problems.

And most of those problems can be avoided.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

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#213437 Feb 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I know.
But I don't play this Topix Atheist! game of "well some Christians did it for a time so all Christians are to blame for it!"
Right. And Buck has never said that since some atheist did it, all atheists are to blame.

Oh. Wait a minute. He DID say that.

Many times. Every time he brings up Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot.

Since: May 10

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#213438 Feb 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
The point IANS is making is that you don't care whether the information is accurate or not. You do no fact checking to confirm it. If the site says it is Christian, you accept it hook, line and sinker...no questions asked.
This is not how a skeptic takes in new information.
Christians are the most gullible people I know. If someone says "I'm a Christian" their word is automatically taken as fact.
Just like you gulp down Crockthorton. Or Sam Harris. Or anyone who believes in infinite donuts.

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