Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

There are 258469 comments on the Webbunny tumblelog story from Jul 18, 2009, titled Atheism requires as much faith as religion?. In it, Webbunny tumblelog reports that:

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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“What?”

Since: Oct 10

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#223054 Apr 4, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That is correct.
Love is conditional.
I don't believe that unconditional love exists.
Is that because it hasn't touched you yet?

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#223055 Apr 4, 2014
NightSerf wrote:
One of my daughters just gave birth to my first grandchild. I offered only this advice: "You will receive unsolicited advice from almost everyone about almost every aspect of infant care and child rearing. Be polite, but trust your own instincts. You are so much smarter and wiser than I was when I became a parent. You'll do just fine."
And she will.
Congratulations to you, NightSerf.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#223056 Apr 4, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Nope. I know my son, you don't. You're just trying to piss me off, I already told you that you can't.
Just give it up.
A gay, atheist son for the PhelpsLite Redneck.

Sweet irony.

I love it.
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#223058 Apr 4, 2014
IPSEC wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it funny that Satan has direct, observational knowledge of the Jesus story but doesn't find it compelling enough? Here we are with zero evidence of Dear Leader and are expected to tithe the charlatans in response.
......ah,...you have the facts .....

...Satan ....decided ....creatures of light ...WILL, NEVER PLAY ...second fiddle to the creatures of flesh .....I really can't blame her/him ....
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#223060 Apr 4, 2014
What law school did you drop out of? The courts say you are wrong.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Well no actually, the US Constitution does not prohibit teachers or school officials from promoting religion, it only prohibits Congress from establishing a national religion.
There are school policies about disruption in class, and I could honestly see how a prayer could be seen as a disruption. But I could also see how texting or shuffling cards or farting could be disruptive. None of those following the guidelines of the US Constitution.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#223061 Apr 4, 2014
Maybe you should take another look at the constitution brightboy. Take a close look at Article 3. It refers specifically to judicial powers. Rednecks don't get to interpret the constitution. Judges do. It sounds like you hate the constitution.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I'm a little bit thickheaded, yes.
The Supreme Court also ruled that a corporation is an individual, neat huh?
I really don't give a shit what the Supreme Court rules when it goes against what our Constitution says. There is nothing in the Constitution that says a school board or schoolteacher cannot pray in class or cannot have a prayer over the PA system. The Constitution only refers to Congress in that it cannot enact a national religion.
tricki

Boyertown, PA

#223062 Apr 4, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
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"Home run at 16"
- rretard
Sex should be conducted anytime, anywhere, by anyone, with anyone, for any or no reason, 24/7 without restraints
tricki

Boyertown, PA

#223063 Apr 4, 2014
All atheists should be delighted to graduate to infinite nothingness right now
IPSEC

Arlington, TX

#223064 Apr 4, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>......ah,...you have the facts .....
...Satan ....decided ....creatures of light ...WILL, NEVER PLAY ...second fiddle to the creatures of flesh .....I really can't blame her/him ....
In other words, you find it as ridiculously ironic as I do. Concession speech noted. God is Oh for ;2 trillion. As usual.
IPSEC

Arlington, TX

#223065 Apr 4, 2014
tricki wrote:
All atheists should be delighted to graduate to infinite nothingness right now
Well, no. Yo're losing everywhere from Lubbock to Londam.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#223066 Apr 4, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Nice backpedal, if I wasn't paying attention. You very clearly said that prayer is disruptive.
You then went on to imply that disruption in public school violates the United States Constitution.
Weird.
innocent children need not be subjected to such filth

pray on your own time, on your own property, pray in silence, do not attempt to indoctrinate children.

in short

keep your filth to yourself

Since: Jul 09

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#223067 Apr 4, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If she chose sex and chose to be irresponsible about it, yes.
But she wasn't "forced" into becoming a mom, she CHOSE to risk it and therefore CHOSE it.
<quoted text>
Absolutely! She shouldn't be having sex in the first place.
<quoted text>
Hell no. That's why he shouldn't be having sex and risking knocking a girl up.
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What?! Hell no. That boy and that girl made their choices. They need to man-up about it, get jobs and take care of their "accident". The grandparents didn't force them to try sex, the grandparents aren't financially responsible.
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Huh? They wouldn't become parents again, their kid's would be.
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I agree. If they're gonna do it, they're gonna do it.
It's their choice if they choose to be responsible about it.
Ever stop to think that actions and choices have consequences? Ever consider that a 13 year old having sex is illegal and immoral?
a childish ignorant attitude from someone who seeks control

you are a sad, vile person, no misfortune you might experience would be worth of empathy.

you are among the most vile persons I have ever met, you are indeed a christian.
Thinking

Wellingborough, UK

#223068 Apr 5, 2014
Good luck with your plans. I think the difference between the UK and the US is that "the powers that be" recognised that public opposition to same sex marriage had evaporated and just got on with the job of making things equal ASAP. We were able to pull forward the effective date by 3 months because the other side just stopped fighting it.
wilderide wrote:
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That is awesome (about England, Wales, and Scotland). I'm married to a Brit, and we plan to move back to the UK at some point and then on to France. I will happily trade my US passport for a UK one.
:)

Since: Jul 09

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#223069 Apr 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, not like all of us did.
My oldest son is nearly 18 and he hasn't done any of the irresponsible things I did. Hell, he hasn't even kissed yet. I've got him more interested in his education rather than getting his dick wet.
My dad raised me wrong, he never discussed the birds and the bees with me, never warned me about pregnancy, never taught me shit about women. When my son was born, I swore to him that I'd do better.
So far, so good.
IPSEC wrote:
<quoted text>Your son sounds gay.
given the treatment from his father, he is unlikely to tell the truth about any of his encounters.

Most likely a Liar, just like good ole dad

but --- if it is true that he is 18 and still "a virgin" then the probability is that he has a sexual identity issue.
Thinking

Wellingborough, UK

#223070 Apr 5, 2014
Thanks for pulling me up on this one. My Cork friend attended a friend's civil union but she told me they couldn't get the church's nose out of "full marriage". Curtailing church powers is well overdue because their laws are killing women.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/08/...

Meanwhile, up North, this girl (who was anti abortion) was obliged to carry a dead foetus to term.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland...

With regards to the constitution, I'm no expert. The way the story played over here is that the blasphemy law was updated and therefore reinforced in 2009, by which I mean there are many countries with ancient but ignored blasphemy laws. There's a proposal to move from blasphemy to incitement to cause religious hatred model? That's what we've got. I understand the motivation, but it's open to interpretation.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Erm, the Republic has recognized same-sex civil unions since 2010.
"Civil partnerships in Ireland, granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities similar, but not equal to, those of civil marriage. Recently, there has been growing discussion on the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. This would require an amendment to the Irish Constitution, which is planned to be held in 2015 and which is supported by about 75% of the Irish people according to polls." - Wiki.
Did you catch the Constitutional change for next year (it's a shoo-in)?
And the 75% support?
Thinking

Wellingborough, UK

#223071 Apr 5, 2014
Oh yes. I posted to haram salami that we are coming the get the child butchers.
They need to change the NHS rules of engagement. If you see someone with a bullet in them, you're obliged to inform the police. If you see a butchered child, the same should apply.
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes, itÂ’s a start and I do hope that someone will bring a case against religious indoctrination.
Unrelated but have you seen this
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/...

Since: Jul 09

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#223072 Apr 5, 2014
tricki wrote:
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Sex should be conducted anytime, anywhere, by anyone, with anyone, for any or no reason, 24/7 without restraints
party at your place?

“What?”

Since: Oct 10

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#223073 Apr 5, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Good luck with your plans. I think the difference between the UK and the US is that "the powers that be" recognised that public opposition to same sex marriage had evaporated and just got on with the job of making things equal ASAP. We were able to pull forward the effective date by 3 months because the other side just stopped fighting it.
<quoted text>
It's happening here too but money makes fast friends. The Christians still have a slim lead in some states.

It's OK. They'll all be Raptured soon and we won't have to worry about them anymore.
Thinking

Wellingborough, UK

#223074 Apr 5, 2014
Indeed. Gay divorce is going to be quite something, though!

;)
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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God save our gracious queens! I guess Will and Kate aren't the only ones to be having a royal wedding, now.

Since: Jun 12

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#223075 Apr 5, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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Not EVERY religion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede_%28myth...
You can see why the Ancient Greeks were so accepting, when even their head god did it.
The ancient Greeks normalized pedophilia as did the Romans. Prepubescent boys were passive sex toys for adult males, that is until they started to mature with body hair. Ganymede was raped by Zeus according to your wiki site. Excerpt below.

When painter-architect Baldassare Peruzzi included a panel of The Rape of Ganymede in a ceiling at the Villa Farnesina, Rome,(ca 1509-1514), Ganymede's long blond hair and girlish pose make him identifiable at first glance, though he grasps the eagle's wing without resistance. In Antonio Allegri Correggio's Ganymede Abducted by the Eagle (Vienna) Ganymede's grasp is more intimate. Rubens' version portrays a young man. But when Rembrandt painted the Rape of Ganymede for a Dutch Calvinist patron in 1635, a dark eagle carries aloft a plump cherubic baby (Paintings Gallery, Dresden) who is bawling and urinating in fright

The ancient Greeks were gross sexual barbarians.

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