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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“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#219318 Mar 14, 2014
wilderide wrote:
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OK, so I cannot say that I know for a fact that there are no deities anywhere in the universe, but I don't believe in any deities because so far I have not been presented with convincing evidence of any.
Does that make me an atheist or an agnostic?
It makes you a coward.

Here are your options:

1. There is a God and you don't want to know Him.

2. There is a God and He doesn't want to know you.

3. There is no God.

Why are you afraid to reach a conclusion?

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#219319 Mar 14, 2014
wilderide wrote:
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I'm sorry, but your argument for those who lived their lives never having heard about the story of Jesus is that they will be judged solely on their actions, and because they would have been wholly unaware of Biblical law those laws were supposed to be "imprinted in their hears"?
So...God wasn't capable of telling everyone about Jesus in real-time, but God was capable of supposedly "imprinting in everyone's hearts" what the expectations for behavior were supposed to be from a god that they had never heard of?
WTF???
Moreover, Christians can be condemned for thought-crimes, but those who never hear about Jesus are only judged for their actions.
RR: here is Exhibit A for "why I'm very confident that the Judeo-Christian God does not exist".
Astounding!!!

Wildride just out judged the God of Justice!!!

This is the moment where the oceans stopped rising...

wait, wrong moment...

This is where the Supreme Court stepped down, and the International Court bowed in awe...

Wildride for SUPREME JUDGE OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

Smirk.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#219320 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You know, if being an intellectual is anything like you, I'm happy to be a redneck.
Happier than Rosie O'donnell at a buffet.
Ba....ba....ba.........ba..... .....loney.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#219321 Mar 14, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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That's interesting.
How is it that a book you claim okays slavery is the only source prompting people to fight slavery?
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No, the question was for you, but when asked for a rational response, you defer to lazy scoffing.
The recent discourse about Stalin is an example of those who twist the Bible for their own interests.
So again, how do you explain the presence of Christians at the forefront of anti-slavery actions?
wilderide wrote:
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Again, Christians speak and act in contradiction to what the Bible says all the time. In the case of slavery, some Christians broke from the Bible for a moral good.
For further reference, please refer to the Bible and history books.
But don't forget the Food Banks in your community. World Vision, The Salvation Army, originally the Red Cross, shall I go on???

Now your turn, list the 'rational atheist' organizations who 'broke for moral good'.

Snicker.

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

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#219322 Mar 14, 2014
KiMare wrote:
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>**PORTIONS SNIPPED**And that explains why Christians, and mainly only Christians, are at the forefront of anti-slavery actions.
KiMare wrote:
KiMare wrote:
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That's interesting.
How is it that a book you claim okays slavery is the only source prompting people to fight slavery?.
TODAY'S QUIZZES

Who instituted slavery in The New World?

1. Muslims
2. Vegetarians
3. Buddhists
4. Secular Humanists
5. Perverts
6. Christians
7. Naturalists
8. Gays & Lesbians
9. Vegetarians
10. Hindus

Who granted rulers the right to enslave non-Christians?

1. Archie Bunker
2. Martin Luther
3. Albert Einstein
4. Pope Nicholas V
5. Saladin
6. Genghis Khan
7. John Wesley
8. Adolph Hitler
9. Christ Columbus
10. Shintos

Who Murdered or Enslaved Native Americans?(This One Is Difficult)

1. Sheldon Cooper
2. Druids
3. The Ku Klux Klan
4. Sikhs
5. William Bradford
6. Shamans
7. White Supremacists
8. Zoroastrianists
9. Christians
10. Satan

.. guffaw ..

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#219323 Mar 14, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
"It is based on total commitment to Jesus Christ in spite of earthly circumstances or temptations."
- and not to include these....huh?
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gt_pat_rob.htm
Please respond with why you don't believe this gospel?
You did not address my points and now you bring up GoThomas which we already discussed and as I recall you bailed. If you never sincerely believed Jesus Christ bodily resurrected then you never were a Christian in the first place. Its not about the conduct of others or any of all that you brought up earlier. It's about one event in history. Resurrection.

Go ahead and do your thing, whatever it is and you can meditate on GoThomas all you want. Point being it did not make the cut. It has oddball sayings, there is no context to any of the sayings. There are other reasons. Nobody except perhaps you and a few flakes gives a rat's as# about GoThomas.

“Ditat Deus”

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#219324 Mar 14, 2014
Happy Lesbo wrote:

TODAY'S QUIZZES
Who instituted slavery in The New World?
1. Muslims
2. Vegetarians
3. Buddhists
4. Secular Humanists
5. Perverts
6. Christians
7. Naturalists
8. Gays & Lesbians
9. Vegetarians
10. Hindus
None of the above.

Contrary to popular belief, the Dutch started it in 1619 when a Dutch ship docked at Point Comfort and traded 20 African slaves for food and supplies.
Who granted rulers the right to enslave non-Christians?
1. Archie Bunker
2. Martin Luther
3. Albert Einstein
4. Pope Nicholas V
5. Saladin
6. Genghis Khan
7. John Wesley
8. Adolph Hitler
9. Christ Columbus
10. Shintos
Nicholas V.
Who Murdered or Enslaved Native Americans?(This One Is Difficult)
1. Sheldon Cooper
2. Druids
3. The Ku Klux Klan
4. Sikhs
5. William Bradford
6. Shamans
7. White Supremacists
8. Zoroastrianists
9. Christians
10. Satan
.. guffaw ..
None if the above.

It was Don Cristóbal, "Christopher Columbus".

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#219326 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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None of the above.
Contrary to popular belief, the Dutch started it in 1619 when a Dutch ship docked at Point Comfort and traded 20 African slaves for food and supplies.
<quoted text>
Nicholas V.
<quoted text>
None if the above.
It was Don Cristóbal, "Christopher Columbus".
1. Christians all.

2. A Christian.

3. A Christian.

“Ditat Deus”

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#219327 Mar 14, 2014
macumazahn wrote:
1. Christians all.
2. A Christian.
3. A Christian.
Throwing around some ignorant blame, are ya?

Question one was: Who instituted slavery in The New World?

Your answer is "Christians all"? Not only does that not make sense, it isn't true.

As for questions 2 & 3, "a" Christian isn't "all" Christians.

Unless you care to argue whether or not all atheists are like Stalin.

Do you?

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#219328 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Throwing around some ignorant blame, are ya?
Question one was: Who instituted slavery in The New World?
Your answer is "Christians all"? Not only does that not make sense, it isn't true.
As for questions 2 & 3, "a" Christian isn't "all" Christians.
Unless you care to argue whether or not all atheists are like Stalin.
Do you?
The native Indians had slavery before any Christians got here.

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#219329 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's not my definition of atheism, it's THE definition of atheism. I don't get into the Topix Atheist! practice of defining words as I see fit. Words have meanings, I suggest you use them.
Ideology? Why are you saying that? We were talking about religion, not ideology.
Wilderice has taken the dilution of definitions to a new level.

Atheism went from the common dilution of "lacking belief" to now being "skeptical".

Under Wilderide language, you could believe every god might exist, but be skeptical of claims about those gods, and qualify as an atheist.

His line of argument does not qualify for reasoned response. The only appropriate reaction is mockery.



“Ditat Deus”

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#219330 Mar 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
The native Indians had slavery before any Christians got here.
Huh. It seems you're right.

I fell into the trap of seeing the word "slave" and instantly envisioning some blacks on a boat, mid-Atlantic, or kneeling down in a cotton field.

Dammit.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#219331 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Throwing around some ignorant blame, are ya?
Question one was: Who instituted slavery in The New World?
Your answer is "Christians all"? Not only does that not make sense, it isn't true.
As for questions 2 & 3, "a" Christian isn't "all" Christians.
Unless you care to argue whether or not all atheists are like Stalin.
Do you?
You were inattentive.

The Dutchmen in question were indubitably Christians.

The Pope in question was a Christian.

Columbus was a Christian.

Or are you being deliberately obtuse again?

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#219332 Mar 14, 2014
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You were inattentive.
The Dutchmen in question were indubitably Christians.
The Pope in question was a Christian.
Columbus was a Christian.
Or are you being deliberately obtuse again?
Wilderice and Christine say the Pope is an atheist.

I had the same assumption, that the Pope is Christian. I learn new things on Topix every day.

“Ditat Deus”

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#219333 Mar 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Wilderice has taken the dilution of definitions to a new level.
Atheism went from the common dilution of "lacking belief" to now being "skeptical".
Under Wilderide language, you could believe every god might exist, but be skeptical of claims about those gods, and qualify as an atheist.
His line of argument does not qualify for reasoned response. The only appropriate reaction is mockery.
Yup. I guess to him, an atheistic theist might be an actual term.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#219334 Mar 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Wilderice has taken the dilution of definitions to a new level.
Atheism went from the common dilution of "lacking belief" to now being "skeptical".
Under Wilderide language, you could believe every god might exist, but be skeptical of claims about those gods, and qualify as an atheist.
His line of argument does not qualify for reasoned response. The only appropriate reaction is mockery.
Hey, that's what I do with the Redneck.

Don't steal my strategy.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#219335 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I know.
But please stop staring at my ass.
I didn't know u had a pet donkey.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#219336 Mar 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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I thought you were in to dressing up?
Ahh I get it, you think dressing up as a schoolgirl is fine but not dressing up as an alter boy?
But you are correct, priests butt fooking alter boys is pretty disgusting even by high standards of disgusting set by some priests. Of course it happens though so you can’t hide behind your babble and blame topix atheist on this one
Ta, Christine. I'm a firm believer that it's much better to laugh than cry, even if it is rather black humour.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#219337 Mar 14, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I implied nothing, you fooking moron.
Rosa's "joke" involved a nun and a boy (a child) and sex.
That's fooking disgusting.
I know, but the reality is far FAR worse.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#219338 Mar 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Yeah these priests and the buck look alikes are pretty sick don’t you think?
And you promote his cause, you have promoted his cause here on topix, perhaps you didn’t realise he was atheist back then. So strange how you didn’t object to his stance on screwing little chidden but you do object to his lack of religious belief.
Interestingly, the filthy scumbag Brett Peter Cowan was a Xian. Or he dabbled with it when he lived on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, just before committing rape and murder on the 13 year old Daniel Morcombe.

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