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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#231627 Jul 2, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Because a person from European culture said so, despite the fact that everything articulated in that paragraph was from a biased point of view that could not encapsulate how Natives actually thought?
Again - naive realism.
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I should tell you about the Etoro next.
I have no doubt that your religion will prevent you from understanding them as well.
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Because it's not. Almost all primate species demonstrate same sex sexual behavior. The behavior is phylogenetically old. It predates humans.
Why are you religious people so bigoted?
Resistance to homosexual behavior also pre-dates humans.

Why are you atheists so bigoted?

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#231628 Jul 2, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Interpretation based on western christian mores at best, certainly not a scientific study and therefore a waste of time really. From what I know of American Indian culture (which having read a couple of books (scientific studies) on the culture is probably quite a lot by European standards) and from the 2 native Americans I personally know, homosexuality is nothing to get excited about, the heemaneh is revered in Cheyenne culture.
Wrong, many cultures up to the advent of the abrahmic religions (originally christianity and later Islam) considered homosexuality to be normal.
What is really funny is that pew have done research into society and homosexuality. It turns out that 60%(up 10% in 5 years) of Americans asked accept that homosexuality should be accepted in America while 33% said that it should not,
http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/06/04/the-globa...
What’s it like to be a member of a shrinking minority?
Also funny that the ‘world wide’ survey shows those most opposed to homosexuality are muslim countries. Have you bought your Jellabiya yet?
Homosexuality is a birth defect in the same way being black or white, male or female or ‘normal’ are birth defects. Every single human being is born different from every other human being. I know that people like you like to flock together with “your type” but even each one of your lot is different. The Kinsey scale (look it up) suggest that around 10% of the population are completely heterosexual, the other 90% show some degree of gender ambiguity.
There is one (ONE) study that says brain makeup in (some) homosexuals leans more to the other gender. So your saying that being male is a birth defect? Female?
Some homosexuals are afraid to ‘come out’ because of intolerant hateful a$$holes like you
Girls have an in-ee and boys have an out-ee.

They are complementary.

It's not my fault.

“True Blue”

Since: Jun 13

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#231629 Jul 2, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Ah, well American culture, yes, but Western science in the form of medicine, sexology, economics, physics, military knowledge, that all came over with the ending of the Shogunate in 1868. Mind you, the science started coming in before that, in what's known as the "Bakufu era," beginning about 200 years earlier. That marked the expansion of Japanese education and sciences (largely based - maybe entirely based - on Chinese medicine and knowledge-production). By the end of the Bakufu period, there were various schools of thought espousing different "scientific" ways of thinking - but it was a poor importation of science. Each school tried to keep its knowledge secret, for example, but science works best when open.
Anyways, the fall of the Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji era ushered in scientists and professionals from Europe. So the old systems were discarded in favor of then-contemporary science. That's what enabled Japan to become a dominate military force in Asia.
What the Americans really brought us after WWII was a constitution, democratic government, and end of theocracy and all kinds of legal reform - plus a competitive, market driven economy (and, shhhhhh, a high tech militar-ahem, defense force).
Interesting stuff.

“True Blue”

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#231630 Jul 2, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Yeah, I dealt with this on the other thread - the one for homosexuals.
Yes, and you gave him a real f**hag burn too.
:-)

“True Blue”

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#231631 Jul 2, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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--The historical record of killing for atheism is 182,716 times worse on an annual basis than Christianity's worst year.
--There is a 58 percent chance that an atheist leader will murder a substantial percentage of the population over which he rules.
--Atheist crime against humanity is 18.3 million percent worse than the very worst depredation committed by Christians, even though atheists have had less than one-twentieth the number of opportunities with which to commit them.
Not Conservapedia, again!

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#231632 Jul 2, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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Not Conservapedia, again!
Genetic fallacy, Blowsya.

But that's an improvement for you - using a legitimate fallacy.

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#231633 Jul 2, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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Interesting stuff.
Thanks, Blosya.

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#231634 Jul 2, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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That’s the buck we all know and loath (oops love, Freudian slip there )
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I’m pretty sure his internet privileges are determine by his behaviour, as to mental patient, I don’t really know, it’s a possibility. Alternatively he could very well be a run of the mill third time looser inmate incarcerated for assault and battery who has a tendency to lose control... Punishment includes no internet.
Both seem valid from what I know of him.
I get no sense of the criminal in his posts. The inability to differentiate reality from fantasy would indicate that he has mental illness or is a minor.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#231635 Jul 2, 2014
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>We get it. Christains don't do biblical. They can't, they don't know it. And Christains don't do the god of Abraham, you know the one? You probably call him Jehovah, but he was Yahweh first, Jehovah next then he allowed Mohammed to resurrect him as Allah. If you knew any of them you'd know that to disobey is death, and all of them are the same one.
Somehow I know without doubt that you obey none of the three heads of your god. Do you? Are you female? Would you or your husband be punished if your god laid you out in the street to be humped by the man next door? If you are a female, you are a thing, a possession, something a man owns and the husband would be, the one punished if his possession were dirtied by the gods command.
Don't you wish you were capable of insulting me?
BTW: That faith expressed action is anything but biblical right?
I'm a lesbian trapped in a straight man. Its hell for both of us.

Smile.

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#231636 Jul 2, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
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I get no sense of the criminal in his posts. The inability to differentiate reality from fantasy would indicate that he has mental illness or is a minor.
I can easily differentiate reality from fantasy.

Reality is me whipping your ass. Fantasy is you thinking otherwise.

How's it going, Big Ben? Had a friend named Ben Adam. Lost touch when I went up.
Thinking

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#231637 Jul 2, 2014
Ask Puck Frick about heirarchies of infinities, Puck is sure they don't exist.
Because god told him so.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Total, unfiltered BS from BC, Buck Crick.

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#231638 Jul 2, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Ask Puck Frick about heirarchies of infinities, Puck is sure they don't exist.
Because god told him so.
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Infinities do not exist; with or without heirarchies.

You can imagine infinities. You can even imagine heirarchies of infinities.

Great, if that's your thing.

But you should educate yourself enough to know it's an imaginary idea you're imagining.

I can't do everything for you, Tinkling.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#231639 Jul 2, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Girls have an in-ee and boys have an out-ee.
They are complementary.
It's not my fault.
So what’s your excuse when you are bending for that soap in the shower? Your in-ee gets lots of big, fat convict out-ee – right

Of course you black and white personal limitations make little difference to reality

“I started out with nothing”

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#231640 Jul 2, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
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I get no sense of the criminal in his posts. The inability to differentiate reality from fantasy would indicate that he has mental illness or is a minor.
The tendency for criminal violence is a mental aberration of which buck, by his own words is eminently guilty.

“I started out with nothing”

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#231641 Jul 2, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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I'm a lesbian trapped in a straight man. Its hell for both of us.
Smile.
So you just admitted you are gay and have a split personally

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#231642 Jul 2, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Infinities do not exist; with or without heirarchies.
You can imagine infinities. You can even imagine heirarchies of infinities.
Great, if that's your thing.
But you should educate yourself enough to know it's an imaginary idea you're imagining.
I can't do everything for you, Tinkling.
http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_shape....
Thinking

Poole, UK

#231643 Jul 2, 2014
Saw Monty Python in London last night. They played a short video of Prof Brian Cox deconstructing the inaccuracies of Eric Idle's "Universe Song", stood in a Cambridge University quadrangle. In the background, behind Brian, you see this object getting closer, and closer, and closer. It's Stephen Hawking, who runs Brian over "For Be-ing a Bit Pe-dan-tic". Very funny.

Brian was there in the audience, apparently.
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#231644 Jul 2, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
Physicists use "infinite" to represent unknown boundaries.

That's not what infinite means.

Infinity does not exist in reality.

You're welcome.

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#231645 Jul 2, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Infinities do not exist; with or without heirarchies.
You can imagine infinities. You can even imagine heirarchies of infinities.
Great, if that's your thing.
But you should educate yourself enough to know it's an imaginary idea you're imagining.
I can't do everything for you, Tinkling.
Deal, we will imagine our infinities, and you can go imagine god.
The only difference is we can take a bunch of fat max tapes and try to see if it's infinite.
But all you can do is sit there and imagine a god because there is nothing to measure.

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#231646 Jul 2, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Physicists use "infinite" to represent unknown boundaries.
That's not what infinite means.
Infinity does not exist in reality.
You're welcome.
Since when did you have the intellect to define what physicists mean?

Physicist are not bound by your limited mind

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