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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Feb 25, 2014
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Sex?!
o.O
If you're with a woman, you can't have sex.
Third base isn't "sex".
Sorry...
"If you're with a woman, you can't have sex."

.. what ??..

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Why do you make me do this to you? I'm starting to think you're a masochist.
The murder rate per capita, based on 2010 figures. The data was compiled from FBI gun crime statistics and U.S. Census figures.
Louisiana
Population (total inhabitants) 4,533,372
Gun Ownership (%) 44.1%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 7.7
Gun Murders (total deaths) 351
Missouri
Population (total inhabitants) 5,988,927
Gun Ownership (%) 41.7%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 5.4
Gun Murders (total deaths) 321
Maryland
Population (total inhabitants) 5,773,552
Gun Ownership (%) 21.3%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 5.1
Gun Murders (total deaths) 293
South Carolina
Population (total inhabitants) 4,625,364
Gun Ownership (%) 42.3%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 4.5
Gun Murders (total deaths) 207
Delaware
Population (total inhabitants) 897,934
Gun Ownership (%) 25.5%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 4.2
Gun Murders (total deaths) 38
Michigan
Population (total inhabitants) 9,883,640
Gun Ownership (%) 38.4%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 4.2
Gun Murders (total deaths) 413
Mississippi
Population (total inhabitants) 2,967,297
Gun Ownership (%) 55.3%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 4.0
Gun Murders (total deaths) 120
Florida
Population (total inhabitants) 19,687,653
Gun Ownership (%) 24.5%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 3.9
Gun Murders (total deaths) 669
Georgia
Population (total inhabitants) 9,920,000
Gun Ownership (%) 40.3%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 3.8
Gun Murders (total deaths) 376
Arizona
Population (total inhabitants) 6,392,017
Gun Ownership (%) 31.1%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 3.6
Gun Murders (total deaths) 232
California came in at number 12.
California
Population (total inhabitants) 37,253,956
Gun Ownership (%) 21.3%
Gun Murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) 3.4
Gun Murders (total deaths) 1,257
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_...
It's easy to see that Louisiana's murder rate by firearm is a bit over twice as high as the California statistic.
Is California's total murder by firearm number higher? Yes, but I didn't say, "murder total", I said, "most murder per capita, by firearm.
California's population is eight times the population of Louisiana, too.
<quoted text> We don't know how many legal firearms are unregistered either. For instance, firearms in the U.S. weren't required by law to have serial numbers until the Gun Control Act of 1968.
I have a shotgun and a .22 without a serial number at all. Bought over 20 years ago from an individual. Entirely legal to own.
I wonder how many firearms there are in the U.S. when you factor *that* into the mix?
At any rate, I'm not interested in discussing this issue much further than this. I find gun control conversations to be sharply divided and emotion/insult filled.
In my opinion, it raises the ire of people more than discussing religion.
Plus it bores people to...um...death.
If you wanna talk or capita, Washington, DC has by far the highest gun crime rate and they have even stricter laws than Cali.

But check out this site, it's pretty cool for statistics. Everything from gun crime to fat people.

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_wit...

Guess which country has the highest homicides committed with a firearm?

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Sex?!
o.O
If you're with a woman, you can't have sex.
Third base isn't "sex".
Sorry...
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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"If you're with a woman, you can't have sex."
.. what ??..
Pay no attention to Ar aR in this matter.

He's *slow*.

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
"If you're with a woman, you can't have sex."
.. what ??..
Two women can't have sex.

All you can do is "be sexual".

Third base isn't sex.

Just sayin...

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scaritual wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Sex?!
o.O
If you're with a woman, you can't have sex.
Third base isn't "sex".
Sorry...
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Pay no attention to Ar aR in this matter.
He's *slow*.
.. so, President Clinton didn't have sex with Monica ??..

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Two women can't have sex.
All you can do is "be sexual".
Third base isn't sex.
Just sayin...
.. wait, I'm confused ..

.. if President Clinton didn't have sex, why the big hullabaloo by the American public ??..

.. or, did Clinton have sex with Monica because he has a penis ??..

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Pay no attention to Ar aR in this matter.
He's *slow*.
You ever hear a guy say; "Dude, she let me eat her out and everything. It was great sex!" ?

Lol. No.

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I already answered this yesterday. I think there's more gun violence in California than any other state because California has the strictest gun laws in the union.
You are incorrect.

And stupid.

I mean, monumentally stupid.

Honestly, its almost embarrassing that you aren't getting it...

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. so, President Clinton didn't have sex with Monica ??..
In my book, he did.

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Why do you make me do this to you? I'm starting to think you're a masochist..
No - RR is just your garden variety moron....

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. wait, I'm confused ..
.. if President Clinton didn't have sex, why the big hullabaloo by the American public ??..
.. or, did Clinton have sex with Monica because he has a penis ??..
No, it was because he does not have a penis.

Friends call him "Dickless".

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Two women can't have sex.
All you can do is "be sexual".
Third base isn't sex.
Just sayin...
Sometimes I like to run the bases backwards.

...I mean clockwise.

Not with her backwards.

...Well,sometimes...never mind.

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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"If you're with a woman, you can't have sex."
.. what ??..
Sure you can,...the two of you just have to meet up with me.

Does your car have two windows on the same side?

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Buck Crick wrote:
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No, it was because he does not have a penis.
Friends call him "Dickless".
.. Dickless ??..

.. you mean Monica only got to 3rd base with Bill ??..

.. this is all so confusing. If Bill is a lesbian, what is Hilary ??..

.. is Chelsea Clinton another of your love children ??..

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. wait, I'm confused ..
.. if President Clinton didn't have sex, why the big hullabaloo by the American public ??..
.. or, did Clinton have sex with Monica because he has a penis ??..
More of RR's word salad.
He's has his own language. just like the other toddlers.

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It aint necessarily so wrote:
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So you say. How did you help? Pray for them? Offer to take them to your church?
Shoveled their drive.

Your scoffing only exposes the atheistic moral depth.

Smile.

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What a riot. So algebra is rated X, huh? That's its favorite letter.
There was once a time when engineers ruled the world.

It was called the Dork Ages.

(Told to me by an engineer.)

Of course, we know this isn't true. It has always been that math geeks rule.

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Good post - very informative.
What a mess, though? How can a democracy survive such an assault? Citizens need to be wise, alert, well educated, and armed with accurate information to govern themselves effectively. I think that that ship has sailed.
Some time ago, my neighbor was whining about his insurance rates going up because of Obamacare. This was before Obamacare took effect, so that the increases weren't actually linked to Obamacare. But Fox News had told him it was, and he believed them.

Just another example of why not to listen to Fox News.

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Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. if this bill becomes law, it will be state-sanctioned discrimination ..
.. the religious right does not understand the implications of such a law ..
.. you cannot have freedom of religion with complete equality. Read that again then ask yourself, "Why?" ..
Not so fast:

PHOENIX (The Borowitz Report)—The state of Arizona found itself in the middle of a conundrum today as it awoke to the awkward realization that gay people have money and buy stuff.

Just days after the Arizona legislature passed a law that would enable businesses to discriminate against gays, it emerged that gays spend billions of dollars in Arizona each year—an unexpected development that seemed to take many legislators by surprise.

Carol Foyler, a Tea Party Republican who supported the anti-gay law, said that the startling bombshell that gays play a role in the state’s economy put her and her fellow lawmakers “in a tight spot.”

“Quite frankly, we were blindsided by this,” she said.“We had no idea that gays had money and bought things just like regular people do.”

Acknowledging that her vote for the anti-gay law might have been calamitous for the state’s economy, Ms. Foyler placed the blame for it squarely on the shoulders of one group: the gays themselves.

“How was I supposed to know what gay people do with their money, etc., when I don’t personally know any gay people?” she asked.“I’m sorry, but it was up to the gays to tell us.”

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What does that mean? What do you say I claimed? It certainly wasn't for "a culture devoid of religion," which I consider unnecessary and an unattainable goal.
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You seem insane to me.
I asked you this:
"You're still evading my question: What do you think faith and religion have done for you with regard to your intellect, character and personality? Has it made you a better person in any of those areas? Do you care?
After a few weeks of evasions, I answered for you:
"Your mind is mush, you have no personality, you have the disposition of a snapping turtle, and you are ill-manned. That's what a lifetime of faith and religion have done for you."
You are lying. You extolled a culture with religion removed. Now you are cornered because I called you on it.

The hilarious thing is, there are plenty of examples where the attempt was made. Just none you would want to use.

We both express what our belief systems create every time we speak or act.

This exchange is an example of which belief system is honest and deals realistically with reality. Our behavior Sunday revealed how the rubber meets the road.

Smile.

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