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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#232929 Jul 18, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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So...God...I...uh, might have to apologize for some terrible, horrible things I said to you.
And, about these small breasts...
I forgive you.

I'll see what I can do about the breasts - send me pictures.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232930 Jul 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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I have no idea.
Are you sure it will stop?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232931 Jul 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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I forgive you.
I'll see what I can do about the breasts - send me pictures.
hahaha!

Wait! You just proved that God is not omniscient!

wooooooohoooooo!

Wait...wait...this might not actually work out in my favor...
Thinking

Poole, UK

#232932 Jul 18, 2014
Calm down, dear. You're still wrong.

5 miles is a distance.
The quantity of miles in 5 miles is 5.
Buck Crick wrote:
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Miles are a quantity of distance, making 5 miles a quantity of distance.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#232933 Jul 18, 2014
Yes.
Buck Crick wrote:
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I have no idea.

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#232934 Jul 18, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Yet they accept both.
No, they do not. That's the point.

The Pope and the Church accept that evolution occurs.

They do not accept the complete Darwinist paradigm.

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#232935 Jul 18, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Are you sure it will stop?
No, I'm not sure it will stop.

But what we can be sure of is that its expansion at any time will be finite.

Therefore, the contention that the universe is infinite is false.

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#232936 Jul 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Calm down, dear. You're still wrong.
5 miles is a distance.
The quantity of miles in 5 miles is 5.
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"5" is the quantity of miles.

"5 miles" is the quantity of distance.

You are an idiot.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#232937 Jul 18, 2014

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232938 Jul 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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No, I'm not sure it will stop.
But what we can be sure of is that its expansion at any time will be finite.
Therefore, the contention that the universe is infinite is false.
And if it never stops, what do you call that?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#232939 Jul 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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No, they do not. That's the point.
The Pope and the Church accept that evolution occurs.
They do not accept the complete Darwinist paradigm.
Ah, yeah, I guess if they claim their deity made and planned each and every person, that's not so much within the evolutionary framework.

They did, however, officially accept evolution. So they are, imo, just making a statement to make their believers feel special - b/c each one is a unique and special snowflake.

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#232940 Jul 18, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Ah, yeah, I guess if they claim their deity made and planned each and every person, that's not so much within the evolutionary framework.
They did, however, officially accept evolution. So they are, imo, just making a statement to make their believers feel special - b/c each one is a unique and special snowflake.
Right. They did not accept the evolutionary framework.

Please tell Christine.

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#232941 Jul 18, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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And if it never stops, what do you call that?
That's a hypothetical conception ("if") and an abstract conception ("never").

We are talking about physical reality.

Aura Martha claims the physical reality of a universe with infinite expanse, now, as we speak.

It is impossible.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#232942 Jul 18, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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And if it never stops, what do you call that?
Growth of the greater being you are but a facet of.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#232943 Jul 18, 2014
So 5 miles isn't a quantity.
5 miles is a quantity of miles.
5 of them, actually.

Calm down, dear.
Buck Crick wrote:
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"5" is the quantity of miles.
"5 miles" is the quantity of distance.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#232944 Jul 18, 2014
Do you post your senile claptrap while playing an old Theremin?
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Growth of the greater being you are but a facet of.

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#232945 Jul 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Calm down, dear. You're still wrong.
5 miles is a distance.
The quantity of miles in 5 miles is 5.
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You must be pulling my leg.

Nobody can be that dumb.

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#232946 Jul 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
So 5 miles isn't a quantity.
5 miles is a quantity of miles.
5 of them, actually.
Calm down, dear.
<quoted text>
"5 miles" is not a quantity of miles. It's a quantity of distance.

"5" is the quantity of miles.

Nobody can be that dumb - you must be joking.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#232947 Jul 18, 2014
Calm down, dear. You're still wrong.
5 miles is a distance.
The quantity of miles in 5 miles is 5.
Buck Crick wrote:
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"5 miles" is not a quantity of miles. It's a quantity of distance.
"5" is the quantity of miles.
Nobody can be that dumb - you must be joking.
Lab28

Anaheim, CA

#232948 Jul 18, 2014
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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First, Kim Jong-un calls himself North Korea's Supreme leader, that is not Atheism. He is calling himself, god. Absolute power corrupts absolutely; it is not just a cool saying. I could name many more 'christian' leaders who either thought they were god or god's top leader on Earth. None of them worked out very well either.
If we are done switching out meanings of words, showing that humans are easily corrupted, and cherry picking the bible, I would love to continue the conversation. But if you wish to continue these things, I am done.
I like how in the face of atheist atrocity you crusaders always have this "say it ain't so" attitude in order to dispute the facts about your religion.

Are you sure you want to stop talking about the bible. Because as I recall I have been wanting to discuss the implications of your faith, and there is one aching question that no one seems to want to touch. But I'll keep it in my pocket for now.

Now, I may be ignorant of these things, but as far as I can reckon if there is no God, there is no meaning to life, and if there is no meaning to life we ought to be sucking every pleasure we possibly can from it regardless of consequence.

If there is something in our brains disagreeing with that, it is simply because the chemicals in our brains are reacting in an undesirable way. In fact feelings are nothing more than chemical balances and are therefore meaningless and untrustworthy. The goal then would be to eliminate negative feelings like shame, guilt, remorse in order to feel better about what choices we make regardless of those choices.

Empathy is a waste of time, so is compassion, what real difference does it make, unless I plan on getting something in return for my empathy or my compassion. Perhaps the brain juices controlling me will reward me for it, but there are much quicker ways to activate neurotransmitters, if you know what I mean.

This is the part where someone says "I don't need religion to be a decent person." But the point I am making is what constitutes a decent person in a bleak and merciless world that was spawned in chaos? Standards on morality are simply relativistic to our culture, things passed down generation after generation which have aided us in our survival, but which are now obsolete now that we know the great truth in atheism.

It is either that, or we fritter away our lives believing that we are making a difference on this hunk of dirt that if it isn't consumed by a solar flare or decimated by a comet will be incinerated by the sun long after we have become part of the dirt and history has forgotten every fact about us.

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