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

#224943 Apr 16, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I've had those palmetto bugs eat the silicone nose pads of my glasses to get the salt while I was sleeping.
Roaches are also known to drink the saliva from the corners of your mouth while you are sleeping.
Be careful nodding off in that recliner. They love salty potato chips and cheese puffs.
Giant flying roaches were renamed to palmetto bugs by Florida realtors.

For those who don't know... Four of them can carry your garbage to the curb!
The love bug is our largest problem twice a year.

my lazy boy recliner has:
10 motor (vibrators) massage, heat, small refrigerator under left arm, standard telephone under right arm. They don't make this model anymore. 10 motor massage and heat are still made but not the extra under arm.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#224944 Apr 16, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The earliest known institutions aiming to provide cures, that could be considered hospitals, were ancient Egyptian temples.
Cathedral schools began in the Early Middle Ages and were the front-runners of the modern university. The very first school to adopt an academic charter was The University of Bologna. Christian.
Tell me how atheism gives a person hope. Go.
IPSEC wrote:
Hope for what?
Health, happiness, family structure, a brighter future, etc.

You know, the exact opposite of the nothingness that atheism teaches.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#224945 Apr 16, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:

Tell me how atheism gives a person hope. Go.
ChristINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
I'll tell you when you become atheist
Okay, there's two of you dumbass atheists that couldn't answer the question.

Anyone else? How does atheism give a person hope?

Since: Dec 12

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#224947 Apr 16, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
<quoted text>He will, even without your permission.
Aye.

Hey Rosa, love the pretty snake. It'd be funny if wasssshole actually did touch it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#224948 Apr 16, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>Organizing atheists is like herding cats.

BTW, I'm an ordained minister in the First Church of Atheism.

I can perform weddings.

And funerals.
"Herding cats" lol.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#224949 Apr 16, 2014
Just Think wrote:
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Actually, what you said was the that most atheists don't care about anyone other than themselves.
I guess that means you believe that most of those 19,000,000 atheists you were speaking of don't fall in love, get married, have kids, have parents and brothers and sisters they love, have friends, etc.
Again, you lost all credibility with that one.
But the simple truth is, as long as you keep trying to make atheism an organized "belief system" along the lines of religion, you're never going to understand atheism.
I completely understand Atheism.

It’s about embracing nothingism.

And the magnification of self-centeredness.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

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#224950 Apr 16, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
The earliest known institutions aiming to provide cures, that could be considered hospitals, were ancient Egyptian temples.
Cathedral schools began in the Early Middle Ages and were the front-runners of the modern university. The very first school to adopt an academic charter was The University of Bologna. Christian.
Tell me how atheism gives a person hope. Go.

Health, happiness, family structure, a brighter future, etc.

You know, the exact opposite of the nothingness that atheism teaches.
Atheism teaches nothing and learns much.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#224951 Apr 16, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>RiversideRedneck wrote:

Tell me how atheism gives a person hope. Go.

Okay, there's two of you dumbass atheists that couldn't answer the question.

Anyone else? How does atheism give a person hope?
Hope for what, dumbass?

A promise that can't be kept?
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#224952 Apr 16, 2014
Just Think wrote:
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Actually, what you said was the that most atheists don't care about anyone other than themselves.
I guess that means you believe that most of those 19,000,000 atheists you were speaking of don't fall in love, get married, have kids, have parents and brothers and sisters they love, have friends, etc.
Again, you lost all credibility with that one.
But the simple truth is, as long as you keep trying to make atheism an organized "belief system" along the lines of religion, you're never going to understand atheism.
Atheist don’t have kids, they have offspring.

They don’t have brothers and sisters, they have siblings.

Nor do they have parents. Instead they have progenitors.

Love? They don‘t feel love. Love is a biblical term found 310 times in both the Old and New Testament. No, Atheist don’t feel love. Atheist experience natural selection and instincts given to them from evolution.

Since: Dec 12

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#224953 Apr 16, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>RiversideRedneck wrote:

Tell me how atheism gives a person hope. Go.

Okay, there's two of you dumbass atheists that couldn't answer the question.

Anyone else? How does atheism give a person hope?
Yet Atheists know how to love unconditionally. Even on topix.

You, the "moral" christian, don't even think(?) unconditional love exists.

We have more hope than you do. For living while we're alive.

You lot suffer and cause others to suffer, needlessly, for an alleged afterlife.

We also hope that all humans will find their humanity, stand against oppression and achieve knowledge of their true potential, amongst countless other things.

No imaginary beings needed.

Y'all wanna be miserable, frightened, self pitying pathetic excuses for humans, fine. I just don't see why you have to infect others with your horror.

Where is that damn rapture already!

Take them, take them jesus I am.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#224954 Apr 16, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>Atheist don’t have kids, they have offspring.

They don’t have brothers and sisters, they have siblings.

Nor do they have parents. Instead they have progenitors.

Love? They don‘t feel love. Love is a biblical term found 310 times in both the Old and New Testament. No, Atheist don’t feel love. Atheist experience natural selection and instincts given to them from evolution.
310 times and you lot still don't get it. Huh.

http://bitchspot.jadedragononline.com/wp-cont...
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#224955 Apr 16, 2014
ChristINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
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You're LYING. Again,I never heard any atheist to say they believe in Nothing
Google atheist charities,if you have ballz to be honest,which I doubt
also
Google atheist countries and compare their standard of life w highly religious..start in Japan where 80% people are non religious.
http://youtu.be/pGmua8gewC0
Thank you,.

Japan is a country that believes in freedom.

It’s true they have a large population of Agnostics and Atheist. But they don’t suppress freedom of religion.

Compare this free country and standard of life with North Korea. North Korea is not a free country and doesn’t believe in freedom of religion.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#224956 Apr 16, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Atheist don’t have kids, they have offspring.
They don’t have brothers and sisters, they have siblings.
Nor do they have parents. Instead they have progenitors.
Love? They don‘t feel love. Love is a biblical term found 310 times in both the Old and New Testament. No, Atheist don’t feel love. Atheist experience natural selection and instincts given to them from evolution.
Belongs with...
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
and other bigotry.

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

The simple fact is that gods or fairies don't exist. Gods are man-made:
godchecker.com
that's why they're generally anthropomorphic,(not to mention silly).

Religion = superstition
Get over it. The world is better without superstition and divisive religious tribalism.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#224957 Apr 16, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Thank you,.
Japan is a country that believes in freedom.
It’s true they have a large population of Agnostics and Atheist. But they don’t suppress freedom of religion.
Compare this free country and standard of life with North Korea. North Korea is not a free country and doesn’t believe in freedom of religion.
That's right. Freedom of and from religion, separation of church and state and secular principles in general promote a cohesive and peaceful society. Freedom of speech and expression and 'one law for all' are important while 'He arose from the dead' and 'true prophet' are mere superstitions like soothsaying and astrology.

Theology = mythology

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#224958 Apr 16, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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You are clearly confused.
Science is not belief.
And that is where you failed, initially.
Science is rather the opposite of belief-- for belief is the acceptance of a claim, without evidence.
Science **requires** evidence **first**.
Do try to keep this straight in the future.
You clearly have a problem reading what is written.
Science is merely a tool invented by man to supposedly find "truth". Like all tools, it can and is sometimes misused and/or misapplied by man.
Science is not the opposite of belief either Einstein. It is often the very tool which encourages belief in one theory or another.
Science does not "require evidence first" either ya halfwit. It is employed to prove or disprove a hypothesis (which is what comes first) by searching for evidence that can be confirmed by an established method and accepted rules of what defines "evidence".
If "evidence" was required first, then all things would already be clearly uh, evident, and there would be no need for science to exist at all.
Now ya know Bob of Quantum Ignorance.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#224959 Apr 16, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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There was no single government, as such.
In North America, there were various tribes, many of whom were smaller than some European townships.
But even the largest typically practiced a pretty primitive style of dictatorship/tribal leader.
Which is a form of government.
But no national government existed in North America at the time of the European settlements.
"But even the largest typically practiced a pretty primitive style of dictatorship/tribal leader."

Horseshit oh Ignorant Bob of Quantum Proportions.
Tribal Councils most certainly were not and still are not " a pretty primitive style of dictatorship/tribal leader".
Try again Brainless Bob.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#224960 Apr 16, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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You haven't fully evolved yet, have you?
My Dear sweet morsel,

evolved, as in the completion of the human life cycle?

The first stage being birth then infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, followed by death?

I have yet to complete the entire cycle.

But I do realize that time will come. It shall be like a paratrooper jumping out of a airplane. Our experience of the last stage will be different my sweet darling. I will have a parachute. I would that you had one also.[hugs][tipping hat]

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#224961 Apr 16, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Silly billy.
Until you can PROVE your god is REAL?
Then?
Your church is a lie too.
That's the fact-jack.
Deal with it.
And just what is my "God" for which you wish proof of existence Bob?
What church do I uh, belong, to Bob?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#224962 Apr 16, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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His problem, is he thinks science is the same as faith.
Obviously, it's not-- faith/belief is the acceptance of a claim-- for which there is no evidence.
Science is the exact opposite-- the evidence comes *first*, then science tries to explain it.
Religious people are too easily confused about this-- because they have never had to **think** about their **faith**(claims without evidence).
Male bovine excrement, Clueless Bob.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#224963 Apr 16, 2014
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>That's right. Freedom of and from religion, separation of church and state and secular principles in general promote a cohesive and peaceful society. Freedom of speech and expression and 'one law for all' are important while 'He arose from the dead' and 'true prophet' are mere superstitions like soothsaying and astrology.
Theology = mythology
I shall forever respect your right not to believe.

For if we didn’t have choice we would not be free.

With out a choice we are constrained and shackled.

I for one am thankful you have a choice.

[tipping hat]

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