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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#232550 Jul 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Atheism is a belief like not collecting stamps is a hobby
You're parroting an atheist talking-point which is an improper analogy.

The correct analogy would be comparing atheism to not believing stamps exist, not to an act of collecting them.

“I started out with nothing”

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#232551 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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"atheos"(greek)= no gods + "ism"(latin)= belief that there are no gods.
I understand perfectly.
So do the people who publish academic definitions:
"Atheism, from the Greek a-theos ("no-god"), is the philosophical position that God doesn't exist. It is distinguished from agnosticism, the argument that it is impossible to know whether God exists or not" (Academic American Encyclopedia).
That leaves someone who does not understand.
Let's see if you can guess who it is.
Been here before – but buck goes round and round and round and round

Selective cherry picking is his joy.

Honey, you have provided claims so have I, the evidence differs – live with it like the big man you claim you are and not like the childish wimp your are showing yourself to be

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#232552 Jul 14, 2014
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Now you are going to change what religion means! WOW! You must be very important!
What other words have you altered?
How is it altering the word "religion" to say I don't have one, when I don't have one?

You are an idiot.

You might prefer to engage fellow idiots - maybe Christine?

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#232553 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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I don't have a religion.
Do you have something relevant to say to me?
Lies... you may not conform to the norm of religious dogma but you still have faith that god dun it wiv magic out of void – your religion is creationism

“I started out with nothing”

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#232554 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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You're parroting an atheist talking-point which is an improper analogy.
The correct analogy would be comparing atheism to not believing stamps exist, not to an act of collecting them.
Nope the slimily is collecting because that’s what I said that I said, I did not say what you said, I said what I said

You may not enjoy or even approve of it but that’s juts fooking tough

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#232555 Jul 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Yup but number of posts does not make proof, it just makes you a foot stomping pedantic dickhead.
It becomes atheosism???
We are down to the ordinal meaning of the word, you say black, I say white and we both have evidence that we are right. You stick with your godbot story of narrow minds and pejorative hatred and, I’ll stick with what I know based on the actual fact of being there.
And all pretty much a sloping shoulder buckism considering the origin if the discussion was you making stupid claiming about new born babies
No, you have no evidence. Mine is rock solid.

"atheos"(greek)= no god + "ism"(latin)= belief that there is no god.

You lose.

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#232556 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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It's nice to be appreciated.
It’s what you deserve and no more, you know I will give no favours, only what is due

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#232557 Jul 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Been here before – but buck goes round and round and round and round
Selective cherry picking is his joy.
Honey, you have provided claims so have I, the evidence differs – live with it like the big man you claim you are and not like the childish wimp your are showing yourself to be
Yep, the evidence differs - mine exists, yours doesn't.

I chuckle at your defeat.

Will you never learn to avoid taking me on? It always ends in embarassement for you.

“The Edge”

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Of Tomorow

#232558 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Then how did the event horizon reach it?
... Do you also know married bachelors?
It accelerated beyond the speed of light with the expansion of space in a space/time coordinate 13.7 billion years in your past , at the speed of light it will take you 13.7 billion years to get where it was at, 13.7 billion years ago. So it will always remains at an infinite distance away.

See interacting with an event horizon.

For the case of a horizon perceived by a uniformly accelerating observer in empty space, the horizon seems to remain a fixed distance from the observer no matter how its surroundings move. Varying the observer's acceleration may cause the horizon to appear to move over time, or may prevent an event horizon from existing, depending on the acceleration function chosen. The observer never touches the horizon and never passes a location where it appeared to be.

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

This is standard physics stemming from relativity and special relativity worked out in the 1920-40s. To date GR is confirmed with every experiment thrown at it.

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#232559 Jul 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope the slimily is collecting because that’s what I said that I said, I did not say what you said, I said what I said
You may not enjoy or even approve of it but that’s juts fooking tough
No, it's you repeating an unoriginal analogy which is improperly drawn and fallacious.

Dumb atheists like to repeat such things.

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#232560 Jul 14, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Lies... you may not conform to the norm of religious dogma but you still have faith that god dun it wiv magic out of void – your religion is creationism
I do not believe creationism, and creationism is not a religion.

Try to be right about one thing. Just one thing. C'mon, you can do it!

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#232561 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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If the distance to the target cannot be traveled, how did the target get to the target?
"Infinite distance" is self-contradictory in physical reality.
Do you also know married bachelors?
You have lost this argument multiple times in multiple ways. If you are unsatisfied by the number of ways you have lost it, I am content to let you find more ways to lose it.
Still, there is only a finite number of ways you can lose it, even though you have exhausted many of them.
Bullshit, you are incapable of understanding the implications of an event horizon , general relativity and special relativity, but you can't say I haven't tried to explain it to you.

“Mercury bubbles blast!”

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Mercury

#232562 Jul 14, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>Sheesh , but are you nosy ...No , I didn't read it ...What else do you need to know about my life ...?
How are you doing today?

I hope well.

“Mercury bubbles blast!”

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#232563 Jul 14, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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I was born Christian, I don't need your comment.
Sure you were. You came out with a bible clenched between your teeth and fell straight into the holy water, so eager for baptism were you.

“Mercury bubbles blast!”

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#232564 Jul 14, 2014
number four wrote:
<quoted text>..Can someone be born British ..?
Only because a whole bunch of people, with a shared culture and history, wrote down all these rules that are now enforced by a government and honored by other governments as if they were as real as trees, the ocean and mountains.

But states are imagined entities made real through social practice and societal institutions..

You can start here:

https://www2.bc.edu/marian-simion/th406/readi...

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#232565 Jul 14, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
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It accelerated beyond the speed of light with the expansion of space in a space/time coordinate 13.7 billion years in your past , at the speed of light it will take you 13.7 billion years to get where it was at, 13.7 billion years ago. So it will always remains at an infinite distance away.
See interacting with an event horizon.
For the case of a horizon perceived by a uniformly accelerating observer in empty space, the horizon seems to remain a fixed distance from the observer no matter how its surroundings move. Varying the observer's acceleration may cause the horizon to appear to move over time, or may prevent an event horizon from existing, depending on the acceleration function chosen. The observer never touches the horizon and never passes a location where it appeared to be.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_horizon
This is standard physics stemming from relativity and special relativity worked out in the 1920-40s. To date GR is confirmed with every experiment thrown at it.
Impossible.

Expanding for 13.7 billion years (or any finite time) at any speed results in a travel of a finite distance.

If it accerated to 13 billion times faster than that speed, for 13 billion times 13 billion years, the result would be a finite distance.

And that distance would be no closer to infinite distance than with the expansion's first movement.

The expansion would be no nearer to infinite distance than the expansion occurring when you inflate a soccer ball. No closer.

Congratulations. You found another way to lose this argument. Bravo.

“Mercury bubbles blast!”

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Mercury

#232566 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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The root word of atheism is not theism.
"atheos" (Greek)= no god + "ism" = the belief there is no god.
I can explain it for you; I can't understand it for you.
The "a" in "atheos" comes off, hey. It just means "not" or "anti."

So the root word would actually be "theos."

Etymology[edit]
From &#7936;-(a-,“not”)+ &#952;&#949;&#972; &#962; (theós,“god”)

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E1%BC%84%CE%B8...

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#232567 Jul 14, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Sure you were. You came out with a bible clenched between your teeth and fell straight into the holy water, so eager for baptism were you.
Mom and Dad said I was born weighing 18 pounds and with a thick coat of fur, clutching my sizable penis.

I don't remember.

“Mercury bubbles blast!”

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#232568 Jul 14, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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If the distance to the target cannot be traveled, how did the target get to the target?
"Infinite distance" is self-contradictory in physical reality.
You can choose some thing to travel to and call that a target without actually placing it there.

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#232569 Jul 14, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Only because a whole bunch of people, with a shared culture and history, wrote down all these rules that are now enforced by a government and honored by other governments as if they were as real as trees, the ocean and mountains.
But states are imagined entities made real through social practice and societal institutions..
You can start here:
https://www2.bc.edu/marian-simion/th406/readi...
The State of Alabama put me in prison for 12 years.

I wish I had known they were only an imagined entity.

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