Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#216681 Mar 4, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
http://abstrusegoose.com/strip s/i_know_someone_like_this_but _im_pretty_sure_she_just_does_ it_to_torture_me.png

Does this remind you of anyone?
Lol. Ar ar. My best guess.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#216682 Mar 4, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
But they make up 75% of the country. You've got the other 25% of us non-Christians accounting for the other 68%. I'm guessing that you messed up your statistics again.
<quoted text>
In 2012, there were about 313 million Americans, or about 235 million Christians. Converted to a per capita rate (ducks), 214 million dollars works out to just over 90 cents a throw each per year - nearly two cents a week each Christian. Is that what you meant?
More statistics.
Ah, gotta love that

'rational humanist' math oxymoron.

Snicker.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#216683 Mar 4, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
especially since much of the other 97% is used to work against the interests of most unbelievers.
You mean the food banks? Or was it to stop the sex trade slavery of children?

How's that fit the 'rational humanist' oxymoron articles of faith?

Smirk.
OG Kush

Winter Garden, FL

#216684 Mar 4, 2014
Red wrote:
<quoted text>
The highly educated, brilliantly innovative people that voted for Obama.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =e_JJLLfTR8IXX&sns=em
Yes!
Sarcasm and truth... Double whammy!

"These highly educated, brilliantly innovative people" (sarcasm)
ELECTED the man and people you love to hate.
LOL

Is the general population of the USA both ignorant and stupid?

The election results pose the obvious question.

The Voters elected the POTUS and they are the MAJORITY, what does that say for your dismal future?

How much do you trust your elected government?
Are the Dems any better than Reps?
They both suck... and not well.

How do you know I'm not a NSA mole; gathering subversive information on topics posters?
Keyword progression association?

Nah... OG finds voters unremarkable, uninformed, and it shows. You have the govt the voters wanted. Quit whining or reeducate the population.

Oligarchy
Look it up - sound familiar?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#216685 Mar 4, 2014
virtuanna wrote:
You prove what kind of idiot you are in defending a man who has evil intentions towards people who have never done him any harm.
Even Little Red Ridinghood could have recognized the fangs under Harris's lying lips.
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
I think I get it. You've got a crush on Sam Harris. You should send him one of these:
http://www.hollyandtheicing.com/wp-content/up...
FANGINA!
http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg601/sca...

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#216686 Mar 4, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Christians make up 80 to 90%? Really.
I think maybe you need to post some sources sonny...
Smile.
Oh. Please forgive me. That's old news. It was 80% in 2005. Now it is 76%.

Still doesn't help RR with his argument. That Christian 76% donates 32% of the charity in the US.

Wow. Look at those generous Christians compared to those stingy non-Christians (the 24% that give 68% of the charity.)

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#216687 Mar 4, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
https://philanthropy.com/article/America-s-Ge...
Your 'rational atheist' brain puked out ignorance.
Smile.
You should note...

1) the $214 million figure was RR's, not mine

and

2) I clearly stated that I thought RR's figure was way low.

As usual, you misrepresent.

KiMare...the veracity challenged.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#216688 Mar 4, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, gotta love that
'rational humanist' math oxymoron.
Snicker.
Notice that the error was RR's, one of KiMare's fellow theists. But KiMare chooses to twist the facts and blame atheists for the mistake.

Now we know.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#216689 Mar 4, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
To the moon, Alice, to the moon!!
Alice has been banned.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#216690 Mar 4, 2014
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Alice has been banned.
I didn't know.

I guess she didn't mind her p's and q's, so they banned her in a iue of anger.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216691 Mar 4, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, long time no see, how are you doing?
Hey Christine!

Good, busy with research and writing up. I hope you are good!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216692 Mar 4, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Nope, Hitler followed Social Darwinism which, emphatically, is not Darwinism.

You could nitpick and claim that evolution is different than Darwinism, but only b/c the contemporary theory understands genetics better than Darwin could and incorporates some saltatory mechanisms (and is beginning to add epigenetics).

The thing is, Social Darwinism is just racism based on a very poor interpretation of Darwinism.

The irony here, Buck, is that you have no issues claiming that Hitler wasn't a Christian - and I agree on you on this one, having found your evidence compelling. Yet Hitler used Christianity - just as he used Social Darwinism - to further his own ends.

Subsequently calling him a Darwinist is as dishonest as calling him a Christian, if you have all the evidence at your disposal. Hitler was a dictator. A necessary part of being a dictator is to manipulate others via appeals to their belief systems. Both Christianity and Social Darwinism served that purpose for Hitler.

Hey, no charge for the above turtoring, stud-man.(I don't know what the equivalent to 'chickee' is, that's the best I could come up with).

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216693 Mar 4, 2014
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, Hiding!
*waves*
Hi Mac! I hope you're well!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216694 Mar 4, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup, Hiding, you were right. You must be a prophet.
The distinction between "Darwinism" and "social Darwinism" is beyond Buck.
Hi DS!

:)

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216695 Mar 4, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Hola! How's life?
Hey IANS!

Uh, life is cold! No insulation here, the biggest snowstorm since the Meiji era - it was crazy, I had to shovel for 3 hours on 2 separate days!

Otherwise, good. Research is coming along, just starting a position at a good uni here. And yourself?

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216696 Mar 4, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Where have you been hiding?
+ 2 Renown
Hello young man!

I've been hiding and hiding and hiding and hiding and hiding...

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#216697 Mar 4, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Christine!
Good, busy with research and writing up. I hope you are good!
Hey. You've been Hiding.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#216698 Mar 4, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
"Douchenozzles", lol.
Yeah, you might have something there, christer rents are experts on abuse of all kinds as well as dishonesty.
Indeed they are.

It wasn't that long ago, when nano was whining about the douchenozzle she was living with at the time-- then she went on and on about her previous live-in victim...

... and of course, who could forget her endless rants about her ex-husband, who apparently left her after she'd cheated on him for several years.

Yeah.

These christers are real lovely examples of how to be moral /end sarcasm

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#216699 Mar 4, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliant analysis doc.
And I agree with your conclusions as well.
You didn't mention either Dave or Buck.
They are simply de facto inane, then?
:)
I believe psychology technically defines insanity as believing in non-real things - their larger definition includes the supernatural. So, yeah, insane.

For whatever reason we don't call religious people insane if they belong to a religion with widespread social acceptance. However, if they belong to a small group, we have no issues labeling them and questioning their beliefs, despite all religions have equal evidence to their claims.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#216700 Mar 4, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
The way I heard it was they were going to staple his head back on but realized it would take an infinity of staples to do it so they just duct-taped it back on.
the way I heard it, they used one of those Duck Dynasty duck-calls as a kind of pin to hold it all together.

That's why Buck's voice sounds like a duck quack...

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