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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Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#225245 Apr 17, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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I've been proselytized at a hospital.
And AA is the worst.
AA has worked for thousands for over the last 75 years. The reason for this kind of success is simple. It has saved countless lives.

My friend, the bits and pieces of your life experiences are coming together. I will not debase you for we are all members of the human race. My very own brother was a hopeless alcoholic. His wife died about 4 years ago from drug & alcohol addiction.

Mark, whom I have mentioned before was able to break free by the grace of God. His life was incredibly dysfunctional for over 20 years. Now he is dealing with the repercussions of his addiction by watching the dysfunction in his sons lives. They have not broken free.

I have my doubts a secular drug and alcohol treatment would have helped him. I don’t think it would have been powerful enough to have made a difference. When I say he was hopelessly addicted, I just can’t stress that enough. He has been living free and clean for over 6 years. Today he is a productive and law abiding member of our society.
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#225246 Apr 17, 2014
Ar aR wrote:
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I've had a different experience.
I've had the fattie in the break room telling me how smoking is bad for you as she munches on her Big Mac.
Suffice it to say, the conversation didn't go her way......
LOL!

Once I was standing outside my place of business (almost out of sight of anyone), when I saw this rather large creature in very stylish clothes approaching the front door; She saw me and made a beeline over and commenced to tell me how bad smoking was for me - you know, the typical "browbeating with love and concern for my health" thingy. No matter how much I would say "yeah, yeah, I know, yada yada" she wouldn't relent. She (of course) was a former smoker - no more need be said.

This woman was probably about 5' tall with a 72"+ girth minimum, an easy 450 #'s if not more.

I finally couldn't take anymore, and told her I was happy that she had successfully quit smoking, but it looked like she had really just replaced one addiction with another. It's not my nature, generally, to be a jerk, but there are times..........
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#225247 Apr 17, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
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Kudos!
Thanks. For that achievement, I'll always accept compliments!

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#225248 Apr 17, 2014
wilderide wrote:
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And you also consider yourself a good example to others of how a Christian should behave no doubt, right?
do you consider yourself the chief representative of the LGBT community? i think of rupaul and big freda as your superiors;-)

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#225249 Apr 17, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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If God knows all and sees all, then, is not having God ask you for a personal account a little ridiculous?
Seems to me that if God already knows everything that you have done in this life and dimension, then God could simply just save time and energy by just handing down your "judgment".
Seems to me that if one actually has a personal relationship with God, or His son, then God would already know where and how you walked this road on Earth.
I thought you said that you already had this "fellowship".
Just how is that to be understood Redneck?
Your mistakingly assuming that God needs to judge us. Of course He doesn't need to, He already knows what we've done.

The judgment of God is designed to do a few things to us. It's designed to frighten us, to sober us, to humble us and to reassure us.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#225250 Apr 17, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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OK, morning break for the Redneck.
Next is lunch hour at the plant.
Yeah, dude, you really do have it made.
I find it strange that you bother to keep track.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#225251 Apr 17, 2014
ROCCO wrote:
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LOL!
Once I was standing outside my place of business (almost out of sight of anyone), when I saw this rather large creature in very stylish clothes approaching the front door; She saw me and made a beeline over and commenced to tell me how bad smoking was for me - you know, the typical "browbeating with love and concern for my health" thingy. No matter how much I would say "yeah, yeah, I know, yada yada" she wouldn't relent. She (of course) was a former smoker - no more need be said.
This woman was probably about 5' tall with a 72"+ girth minimum, an easy 450 #'s if not more.
I finally couldn't take anymore, and told her I was happy that she had successfully quit smoking, but it looked like she had really just replaced one addiction with another. It's not my nature, generally, to be a jerk, but there are times..........
HA HA!!

That's basically how the conversation went with the fat girl at work.
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#225252 Apr 17, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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I've been proselytized at a hospital.
And AA is the worst.
I had the same problem a couple of times with an orthopedic surgeon.

I can respect someone else's beliefs, but not when they're trying to sell it to me while I'm a captive audience of 1.

He was an extremely good doctor otherwise. Hated to switch.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#225253 Apr 17, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Nope.
I do not support sending ANYONE-- NO MATTER WHAT-- to concentration camps. Unlike you? I think that's evil-- and never justified. And yes-- I'm against Guantamino too.
But concentration camps? That is the activity of you DEEPLY RELIGIOUS types.
History teaches this lesson all too well-- ALL the examples where people are systematically murdered is at the hands of the DEEPLY RELIGIOUS.
Like you.
You would burn me on a flaming stake, if you could-- wouldn't you?
agreed! and socialism/humanism/atheism(sum med-up as 'gaytheism') IS THE MOST VICIOUS AND BLOOD THIRSTY OF ALL RELIGIONS PUT TOGETHER!

after all it was your founder and high priest who came up with your motto - "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST"!:-)

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#225254 Apr 17, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
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do you consider yourself the chief representative of the LGBT community? i think of rupaul and big freda as your superiors;-)
I'm hardly ashamed of being gay or being an example of a gay person. You on the other hand would make any Christian cringe.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#225255 Apr 17, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
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agreed! and socialism/humanism/atheism(sum med-up as 'gaytheism') IS THE MOST VICIOUS AND BLOOD THIRSTY OF ALL RELIGIONS PUT TOGETHER!
after all it was your founder and high priest who came up with your motto - "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST"!:-)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know what you were talking about?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#225256 Apr 17, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Current life?
Compared to what?
A prior life.
A future life.
Another current life.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. "
Hamlet
by Shakespeare

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#225257 Apr 17, 2014
wilderide wrote:
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I'm hardly ashamed of being gay or being an example of a gay person. You on the other hand would make any Christian cringe.
Why would you be ashamed to be gay? I don't get that.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#225258 Apr 17, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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A prior life.
A future life.
Another current life.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. "
Hamlet
by Shakespeare
I don't believe in prior lives or future lives.

Even if my friend Bill says otherwise.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#225259 Apr 17, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Your mistakingly assuming that God needs to judge us. Of course He doesn't need to, He already knows what we've done.
The judgment of God is designed to do a few things to us. It's designed to frighten us, to sober us, to humble us and to reassure us.
I neither mistook nor assumed anything Redneck.
>YOU< said that God would ask for a personal account of your life on JUDGEMENT DAY son, not me.

Well kid, it sure as all hell did not, nor would not frighten me.
It has not and will not sober me. I can do that already myself.
I already am humble when and where appropriate.
I have all the reassurance I need already.

AND

If there is no need to judge us ... as you say in your first sentence ... then intelligent folks want to know why you say it is needed to frighten, sober, humble, and reassure us, in your very next sentence.

Seems to me that the prodigal son's father had a better feel for love than how you describe your God's love through a "judgment" rather than a simple gesture of open arms and a big hug and welcome home embrace.
<smile>

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#225260 Apr 17, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I find it strange that you bother to keep track.
We just live in worlds that are so different.

I give my employees lots of flexibility.

You're like in the military.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#225261 Apr 17, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I find it strange that you bother to keep track.
I find it strange that you do not bother to stay on the same track when attempting rebuttal or explanations. It is obvious to me that this happens simply because you attempt "complete" explanations of things you do not understand, by countering your own position in the same post.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#225262 Apr 17, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't believe in prior lives or future lives.
Even if my friend Bill says otherwise.
Buck believes in reincarnation.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#225263 Apr 17, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't believe in prior lives or future lives.
Even if my friend Bill says otherwise.
I see. So you now recant your words concerning your own life after death and judgment day?

Ya know Redneck, I really do not give a rat's patoot what you believe, but it seems like a good idea to me to at least remain consistent in your claims. After all, it's your own life/lives with which you toy.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#225264 Apr 17, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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Buck believes in reincarnation.
And I have lots of evidence.

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