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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O G Kush

United States

#224331 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>....Every child is exposed to some sort of religious foundation as a child ....are , you insinuating that that foundation can never be rejected ...?
Hitler never has written or mentioned ' Christ '....that , he might mention God , big whup politicians lie to get what they want .
Mao and Stalin and Pot ....were Marxists , do Marxists accept the existence of a Creator ..
Wrong, I wasn't exposed to religions.

I paid little attention to them until 9/11.

Who cares what anyone thinks about creators?
I certainly don't I have better things to do!

Based on this forum title - this was my first comment.

The position of the atheist is that the theist has not successfully met his or her burden of proof.

Proof, with regard to gods rests solely with the side claiming their existence.

When phrased to focus on faith, the claim typically centers on a fundamental misunderstanding of the meaning of atheism.

They have erroneously convinced themselves that atheism means absolute certainty that no gods exist.

They reason that to be absolutely certain without proof is a form of faith.

Atheism is not about certainty at all; it is about doubt.
Campbell

Kingston, TN

#224332 Apr 13, 2014
O G Kush wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to inform you dipstick but this god of yours is the greatest mass murder of all time... and he enjoys it!
A god so inept and useless he can't even get a creation correct without destroying it all starting over again.
No doubt all the other gods are still laughing at this major mistake!
This reminds me of building a model ship putting glue on a piece but touching it up against the wrong part, then descending into a fit of childish anger and destroying the entire model.
I do believe there's a caveat to this something about "mysterious ways"
Yeah they should look around at the discrimination, mistreatment, starvation, wars and outright murders and give their god a little blame instead of worship. An office temp with a bad attitude could do a better job.
O G Kush

United States

#224333 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>..Marxism and Communism aren't the same thing .....nice dodge though ...In future , if don't know go ahead and say you don't know ..
Capitalism seems to thrive in the Christian heritage nations ...so , I'll with an affirmative ...
Capitalism ain't doing to bad in China either!

Oddly the last time I looked China was not a Christian nation (former godless communists)

But there's a rumor Confucius has refused to give advice.

So let's give our Chinese neighbors 10 more years and see where the money trail leads them.
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#224334 Apr 13, 2014
O G Kusf wrote:
<quoted text>
When the Russians and Chinese suddenly become "responsible "what will be your statement then?
....They should ...I applaud Chinese and Russian warship patrolling the coast of the Horn of Africa ...

And , when Russia's ice breaker came to the aid of my countrymen in a remote Alaskan village ...sure it was embarrassing ...but , catastrophe was avoided , and I am deeply grateful .

and , please don't insinuate Crimea is Russia being responsible , there was no upheaval no internecine violence ..it was a land grab ..

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#224335 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>...
Capitalism seems to thrive in the Christian heritage nations .......
Like Saudi Arabia gives away oil.

ROFLMAO

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#224336 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>..Marxism and Communism aren't the same thing ......
The COMMUNIST Manifesto by Karl MARX and Friedrich Engles 1848:

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/61/pg61.h...
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#224337 Apr 13, 2014
O G Kush wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong, I wasn't exposed to religions.
I paid little attention to them until 9/11.
Who cares what anyone thinks about creators?
I certainly don't I have better things to do!
Based on this forum title - this was my first comment.
The position of the atheist is that the theist has not successfully met his or her burden of proof.
Proof, with regard to gods rests solely with the side claiming their existence.
When phrased to focus on faith, the claim typically centers on a fundamental misunderstanding of the meaning of atheism.
They have erroneously convinced themselves that atheism means absolute certainty that no gods exist.
They reason that to be absolutely certain without proof is a form of faith.
Atheism is not about certainty at all; it is about doubt.
..Look , I don't really care to hear your life's story ...

And , yes you were exposed to religion ...your parents are Atheists ..but , you have grandparents and childhood friends whom you went to church with ....

I absolutely agree , Atheists can not prove God does not exist ..nor...can Theists give empirical proof that He does ....but , we can surmise .

Like all things , nothing is that simple a strong Atheist adamantly insists there is no God ..a weak Atheist doesn't believe in God either , but is too afraid to accept the burden of proof ..

an ,Agnostic ...is the dude with doubt .
O GZ Kush

United States

#224338 Apr 13, 2014
Campbell wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah they should look around at the discrimination, mistreatment, starvation, wars and outright murders and give their god a little blame instead of worship. An office temp with a bad attitude could do a better job.
Something else to consider about the creator...
In a word - disease

It must be amusing to play with his created toys!

After all he is the ultimate sadist voyeur - he see's what goes on in hell. So forgiveness really isn't his thing.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#224339 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>..Idiocy....only stupid people believe this ...
What medium would Saddam use ..??...The Euro , Europe is much too unstable no one would use it ....the Yuan , as if the Chinese would ever allow their currency to be put on the worlds market , they would lose total control of its price ...
Saddam a tin pot dictator ...was all bluster , and you know it . There's no way he could made the smallest dent in the way the world trades in petrodollars ..
The Gulf War began when Iraq moved its armor towards the Saudi oil fields ...and , for no other reason ...
Iraq at the time had the second largest known amount of oil reserves , and is still considered this to some extent. Second to Saudi Arabia
Although it is now thought to be the or fifth largest total oil reserves due to the newest discoveries And Venezuela has pushed the Saudi fields to second place.
But in 1991 and 2000, this amount of money traded in euros infuriated both the UN and Washington. Make no mistake his move to cripple the dollar was the straw that broke the camels back. This same thing is what Iran is trying to do, forced to do so from the sanctions.
And now Russia, but there is yet another war over the dollar concerning oil trade, it's inevitable.

http://empirestrikesblack.com/2011/06/flashba...

http://www.globalpolicy.org/political-issues-...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countrie...

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#224340 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>....They should ...I applaud Chinese and Russian warship patrolling the coast of the Horn of Africa ...
And , when Russia's ice breaker came to the aid of my countrymen in a remote Alaskan village ...sure it was embarrassing ...but , catastrophe was avoided , and I am deeply grateful .
and , please don't insinuate Crimea is Russia being responsible , there was no upheaval no internecine violence ..it was a land grab ..
When Saddam annexed Kuwait, the US went ballistic.

When Russia did the same thing to the Crimea, the US sat on its hands.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#224341 Apr 13, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
In what way do you think I proved his point?
You are too stupid to understand.
number four

Since: May 12

Las Vegas, NV

#224342 Apr 13, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
Like Saudi Arabia gives away oil.
ROFLMAO
...there's no industry in the K.S.A ( kingdom of saudi arabia ) no business acumen ....they , have an abundance of a precious natural resource ....that's it ..
O G Kush

United States

#224343 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>....They should ...I applaud Chinese and Russian warship patrolling the coast of the Horn of Africa ...
And , when Russia's ice breaker came to the aid of my countrymen in a remote Alaskan village ...sure it was embarrassing ...but , catastrophe was avoided , and I am deeply grateful .
and , please don't insinuate Crimea is Russia being responsible , there was no upheaval no internecine violence ..it was a land grab ..
It appears my spelling has gone awry!
It must be Satan invading my android!

O g needs to put down her pipe for a moment or two!

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#224344 Apr 13, 2014
O G Kush wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong, I wasn't exposed to religions.

I paid little attention to them until 9/11.

Who cares what anyone thinks about creators?
I certainly don't I have better things to do!

Based on this forum title - this was my first comment.

The position of the atheist is that the theist has not successfully met his or her burden of proof.

Proof, with regard to gods rests solely with the side claiming their existence.

When phrased to focus on faith, the claim typically centers on a fundamental misunderstanding of the meaning of atheism.

They have erroneously convinced themselves that atheism means absolute certainty that no gods exist.

They reason that to be absolutely certain without proof is a form of faith.

Atheism is not about certainty at all; it is about doubt.
Look how much you don't care.....

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#224345 Apr 13, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>You are too stupid to understand.
Or you just like to spout off nonsense.

Ya, probably that.
O G Kush

United States

#224346 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>....They should ...I applaud Chinese and Russian warship patrolling the coast of the Horn of Africa ...
And , when Russia's ice breaker came to the aid of my countrymen in a remote Alaskan village ...sure it was embarrassing ...but , catastrophe was avoided , and I am deeply grateful .
and , please don't insinuate Crimea is Russia being responsible , there was no upheaval no internecine violence ..it was a land grab ..
And accomplished their land grab without violence and the support of the crimean people.

Have you forgotten the USA's landgrab of all Native American lands? And the near extermination of the tribes?

Somebody said this l let he who is without sin cast the first stone"

I believe that applies here as well
O G Kush

United States

#224347 Apr 13, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Look how much you don't care.....
Who in gods green acre are you?
And what makes you think I give one rats ass what you think?

But the wheels back on your trailer
O G Kush

United States

#224348 Apr 13, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
When Saddam annexed Kuwait, the US went ballistic.
When Russia did the same thing to the Crimea, the US sat on its hands.
The only reason the US government is sitting on its hands is because its owners on Wall Street haven't allotted enough funds for a massive war yet.

Let's see how much the rest of the world is willing to cooperate with another US war.

When do they start asking Britain and France to support them?

NATO is as useless as an kewpie doll on a Harley Davidson.

“we the people” must take back our government by peaceful revolution because it will never be given back voluntarily.

Remember what President John F. Kennedy said: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#224349 Apr 13, 2014
O G Kush wrote:
<quoted text>Who in gods green acre are you?
And what makes you think I give one rats ass what you think?

But the wheels back on your trailer
For a person that claims to not care about God or Christians very much, you sure do talk about God and Christians an awful lot.

Just sayin.....
O G Kush

United States

#224350 Apr 13, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>..Look , I don't really care to hear your life's story ...
And , yes you were exposed to religion ...your parents are Atheists ..but , you have grandparents and childhood friends whom you went to church with ....
I absolutely agree , Atheists can not prove God does not exist ..nor...can Theists give empirical proof that He does ....but , we can surmise .
Like all things , nothing is that simple a strong Atheist adamantly insists there is no God ..a weak Atheist doesn't believe in God either , but is too afraid to accept the burden of proof ..
an ,Agnostic ...is the dude with doubt .
And I surmise that you are bat shit crazy.

No offense I just don't share your feelings.

Here's a little Sunday humor for you.

DATELINE
13/04/2014

A 2000 member church is invaded by two hooded armed gunmen

They fire their AK-47s into the chapel ceiling and shout "who present is willing to take a bullet for Jesus"?

The choir leaves
The deacons leave
The pastor and 11 people remain in the church.

The gunman pull off their hoods and turn to the pastor and say...

"You may begin your service now... we've got rid of the hypocrites for you."

That will be $666.66

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