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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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“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#216081 Mar 2, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
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"The middle way is no way at all. If we finally fail in this great and glorious contest, it will be by bewildering ourselves in groping for the middle way." ~John Adams
The founding fathers would be against most everything we do these days.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#216082 Mar 2, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Are you saying the Tea Party is not conservative? Some of the Tea Party's big issues are guns, low taxes and small government.
You may not be a Tea Party-er, but you still share some positions with them.
And likely share some with you , so what does that mean? It's means I'm not to be defined in either of your alignments.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

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#216083 Mar 2, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Don't get on my nerves, young'un. What Tide said was pretty clear, he agreed with Harris that people should be executed for a belief.
"I agree. It may be ethical to kill people, under certain circumstances, to protect yourself or others, for what those people are almost guaranteed to do, for the beliefs that they hold."
It is in no way ethical to execute a person fur done thing they "are almost guaranteed to do".
That's humanism for ya.
Your nerves are the least of my worries, old man.

What Tide said is pretty clear.

What the Bible says is pretty clear.

Have you ever read the back of a shampoo bottle while pooping?

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

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#216084 Mar 2, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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Bully troll from a dip in the road.
Smile.
What?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#216085 Mar 2, 2014
KiMare wrote:
ALL humanist regimes are corrupt and authoritarian. Which Christian theocracy are you referring to?
Your value to this thread is limited to the example you make of the damage faith does.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#216086 Mar 2, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0c3d7QgZr7gXX
"Here I come again now baby
Like a dog in heat
Tell it's me by the clamor now baby
I like to tear up the street
And I been smokin for so long
You know I'm here to stay
Got you in a stranglehold baby
You best get outta the way"
~ Ted Nugent
Strangehold baby...
Texas?
"The wound it seemed both sore and sad
To every Christian eye;
And while they swore the dog was mad,
They swore the man would die.

But soon a wonder came to light,
That showed the rogues they lied:
The man recovered of the bite,
The dog it was that died."

Goldsmith, "Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog".

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#216087 Mar 2, 2014
virtuanna wrote:
Like the reasoning you use when saying you accept the possibility of the existence of any god BUT the Christian one? Yeah, that's so totally rational.
Your words, not mine.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#216088 Mar 2, 2014
KiMare wrote:
We are a Republic.
Did you have a point?

Christianity is dictatorship, and Jehovah is its dictator, with his earthly representatives more than happy to tell you what he wants. Democracy is alien to the bible.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#216089 Mar 2, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
The most basic fundamental of Christianity is submission and obedience. Christian doctrine loathes free will, which it repeatedly warns us must be defeated or else. Choice? Your god doesn't make suggestions. He issues commandments, and you are ordered to obey them. There are no appeals to its judgment, and no hope of mercy if found guilty..
KiMare wrote:
Be specific. Where does the New Testament say that?SMile.
Between where it says that there was original sin and that there will be a rapture.

Since: May 10

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#216090 Mar 2, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Don't get on my nerves, young'un. What Tide said was pretty clear, he agreed with Harris that people should be executed for a belief.
"I agree. It may be ethical to kill people, under certain circumstances, to protect yourself or others, for what those people are almost guaranteed to do, for the beliefs that they hold."
It is in no way ethical to execute a person fur done thing they "are almost guaranteed to do".
That's humanism for ya.
Harris adopts Stalin's version of humanism.

I have little doubt that a ruling regime composed of humanists like Sam Harris would, under the proper circumstances, murder significant portions of their own citizens.

A majority, 58% of atheists who historically held power, have done so.

Since: May 10

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#216091 Mar 2, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Did you have a point?
Christianity is dictatorship, and Jehovah is its dictator, with his earthly representatives more than happy to tell you what he wants. Democracy is alien to the bible.
I tend to agree with you on this, and it's an important point.

If God's ideal system is a monarchy, why do Christians support a democracy on earth?

On the other hand, if we all have a little portion of the Divine in us, and that's where God operates, then democracy it is.

"Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven". Maybe that's a goal for the individual, not the monarch?

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#216092 Mar 2, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
You exemplify the type of wickedness in the courts that Jesus warns about.
You're supposed to uphold justice, not mandate it.
I'm not mandating anything.

I'm just exposing you as the racist you are.

I see justice in that.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#216093 Mar 2, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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What's wrong with being a Tea Partier?
You obviously think taxes are too low, government needs to be bigger, and the 2nd Amendment doesn't really exist.
Those views put you in the minority. The majority side with the tea party on those things.
What's wrong with that? Is the problem one of you just believing liberal lies and repeating them ? Does this mean you are a dumbass?
Bingo!
So you are forecasting victory for the Tea Party?

Wanna buy a bridge?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#216094 Mar 2, 2014
River Tam wrote:
Have you ever read the back of a shampoo bottle while pooping?
I do that all the time.

OMG get outta my head.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#216095 Mar 2, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
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The flaming liberals always say this , they are missing a very important factor when they say it.
You don't have to drive.
You also don't have to have comp and collision. Only liability - as a protection against harming another party.

You are also not forced to buy a car.

You didn't have much choice on being born.

Liberals aren't too bright on distinctions.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#216096 Mar 2, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
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The flaming liberals always say this , they are missing a very important factor when they say it.
You don't have to drive.
I live in L.A., man.

Driving is mandatory here!

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#216097 Mar 2, 2014
Off to the gym.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#216098 Mar 2, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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So you are forecasting victory for the Tea Party?
Wanna buy a bridge?
Did you see me forecast any kind of victory? No.

Do you have a question about something I DID say?

Yes, the tea party view is the majority view on most issues. The leap from there to political victory is a wide one, particularly in light of how democrats and their PR wing called "the news media" lie their asses off to portray the tea party as the Boogie-Man.

Remember the "report" of them spitting on the black congressman?

Remember the "report" of them holding the Confederate flag at the WWII memorial Obama closed down?

Both lies.

By the way, you might not want to mention, specifically, "Tea Party". Unless you want your federal tax returns audited.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#216099 Mar 2, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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I live in L.A., man.
Driving is mandatory here!
Not by government mandate.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#216100 Mar 2, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Between where it says that there was original sin and that there will be a rapture.
I know a guy who wanted to launch a business in "Rapture Insurance".

You pay him an annual premium, and he contractually agrees to take and care for your pets if you are raptured away.

I bet there would be takers.

I would like to get in on it, and offer to provide for the sexual needs of wives left behind.

Somebody has to do it.

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