Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#234907 Aug 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Since Atheism as a philosophy leads nowhere enjoy some films, read a few books and enjoy your life?
Troll use of -godbots- LOL, seems to give away your insecurity ?
Your misunderstanding of atheism is not my problem.

Atheism is a philosophy like not collecting stamps is a hobby.

So you are saying that you are not a godbot or that you object to being called a godbot?

And of course you projection of your insecurity when faced with atheism is astounding even by the high standard of insecurity in the face of atheism usually displayed by your type of ignorance
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#234908 Aug 19, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
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Explain to me why Christianity is not the dominant religion in the middle east since that is the supposed birth place of Jesus? The beginning of the Christians. The only Christian believing nations are the most far from it.
You realize of course that Jesus Christ was a Jew. And Judaism is intertwined into Christianity. And there’s a lot of Jews living in Israel.

The fire of Christianity started in that region this is true. It spread to Europe and Asia. But to answer your question more precisely. It’s the same reason why Atheism is not the dominant belief in the region. Christianity nor Atheism (so far) doesn’t require one to convert by force with the option of refusing being- having your head cut off.

The true level of Christianity is not known in the region because of the bias, and radical extremism towards Christians. And the same goes for Atheism.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#234909 Aug 19, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Because the word "lair" is so overused in this forum. It has no value. The word is cheap and meaningless. I avoid using it for that reason and I hope you also will consider using a phrase or word that has more value.
Nope, the word has not lost its value to me. I still consider a liar to be a liar, however you are welcome to the good old christian tradition of twisting the meaning of words... morality, truth, theory all come to mind.
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#234910 Aug 19, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
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I am a preacher. Send me $50 and plant a seed of prosperity, you will receive a blessing within 12 months, send me a $100 and your seed will produce a windfall within 6 months. Send me a thousand dollars and your big seed will produce a virtual harvest of blessings. I might even pray for you, will send you a prayer cloth of this special made paper.
Glory Hallelujah Amen brother. Send in your money and see yourself PROSPER!!!
Also there’s plenty of fake and incompetent Medical Doctors practicing and taking money from patients. That doesn’t mean there’s not real genuine Medical Doctors out there.
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#234911 Aug 19, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope, the word has not lost its value to me. I still consider a liar to be a liar, however you are welcome to the good old christian tradition of twisting the meaning of words... morality, truth, theory all come to mind.
The law of economics my good friend. That which is common is cheap and that which is rare is valuable. This is why no one wants to have an ordinary sedimentary
rock mounted for a ring.

If you think it’s valuable and cool you go right on ahead. But when you’re ready to sell it all you are going to get is a laugh.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#234912 Aug 19, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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I really don’t care if you protest it or not, you post make the fact plain
this may be a bit off topic, but i'd be remiss if i didn't ask; how much hair do you keep down there?;-)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#234913 Aug 19, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Well what you are told and what is fact seem to be in disagreement, perhaps you should consider this when you next look at your babble.
Far closer to the nazi/fascist movement are the tea party and other right wing hard liners and radical christian bigots in your neck of the woods.
how's about ya'll work on curbing your islamic fascism from taking over all of europe and we'll continue our tea party celebration of freedom?
Patrick

United States

#234914 Aug 19, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
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this may be a bit off topic, but i'd be remiss if i didn't ask; how much hair do you keep down there?;-)
a bit :-)
-Graham Green - Bio
After leaving Oxford, Greene worked for a period of time as a private tutor and then turned to journalism – first on the Nottingham Journal,and then as a sub-editor on The Times. While he was working in Nottingham, he started corresponding with Vivien Dayrell-Browning, who had written to him to correct him on a point of Catholic doctrine. Greene was an agnostic at the time, but when he later began to think about marrying Vivien, it occurred to him that, as he puts it in A Sort of Life, he "ought at least to learn the nature and limits of the beliefs she held". Greene was baptised on 26 February 1926 and they married on 15 October 1927 at St Mary's Church, Hampstead, North London.

Greene's first published novel was The Man Within (1929). Favourable reception emboldened him to quit his sub-editor job at The Times and work as a full-time novelist. The next two books, The Name of Action (1930) and Rumour at Nightfall (1932), were unsuccessful; and he later disowned them. His first true success was Stamboul Train (1932) which was taken on by the Book Society and adapted as the film Orient Express (1934).
Patrick

United States

#234915 Aug 19, 2014
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He supplemented his novelist's income with freelance journalism, book and film reviews for The Spectator, and co-editing the magazine Night and Day. Greene's 1937 film review of Wee Willie Winkie, for Night and Day, which said that the nine-year-old star, Shirley Temple, displayed "a dubious coquetry" which appealed to "middle-aged men and clergymen", provoked Twentieth Century Fox to successfully sue for £3,500 plus costs, which resulted in the magazine folding, and Greene leaving the UK to live in Mexico until after the trial was over. While in Mexico, Greene developed the ideas for the novel considered his masterpiece, The Power and the Glory.

As his career lengthened, both Greene and his readers found the distinction between entertainments and novels increasingly problematic. The last book Greene termed an entertainment was Our Man in Havana in 1958.

Greene also wrote short stories and plays, which were well received, although he was always first and foremost a novelist. His first play, The Living Room, debuted in 1953 He collected the 1948 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Heart of the Matter.
Patrick

United States

#234916 Aug 19, 2014
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Greene was an intelligent and sophisticated playwright. His first play written directly for the stage was "The Living Room" (1953), a powerful drama of suicide and despair which starred Dorothy Tutin. It was followed by

"The Potting Shed" (1957), a drama about an atheist's pact with God, and "The Complaisant Lover"

(1959), a comedy of manners in which a husband and lover knowingly share a wife's favors, which starred Michael Redgrave. Many of his played were televised.
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#234917 Aug 19, 2014
Hey Lincock, why are you cutting and pasting from IMDB?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001294/bio

Belief has turned your brain to mush.
Patrick wrote:
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a bit :-)
-Graham Green - Bio
After leaving Oxford, Greene worked for a period of time as a private tutor and then turned to journalism – first on the Nottingham Journal,and then as a sub-editor on The Times. While he was working in Nottingham, he started corresponding with Vivien Dayrell-Browning, who had written to him to correct him on a point of Catholic doctrine. Greene was an agnostic at the time, but when he later began to think about marrying Vivien, it occurred to him that, as he puts it in A Sort of Life, he "ought at least to learn the nature and limits of the beliefs she held". Greene was baptised on 26 February 1926 and they married on 15 October 1927 at St Mary's Church, Hampstead, North London.
Greene's first published novel was The Man Within (1929). Favourable reception emboldened him to quit his sub-editor job at The Times and work as a full-time novelist. The next two books, The Name of Action (1930) and Rumour at Nightfall (1932), were unsuccessful; and he later disowned them. His first true success was Stamboul Train (1932) which was taken on by the Book Society and adapted as the film Orient Express (1934).
Patrick

United States

#234918 Aug 19, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
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this may be a bit off topic, but i'd be remiss if i didn't ask; how much hair do you keep down there?;-)
I like your a bit off topic stuff.
Try to read some of the other posters for fun

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#234919 Aug 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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I like your a bit off topic stuff.
Try to read some of the other posters for fun
i just read your tedious 'greene does vivian' novel and i'm wondering if this counts and where's the 'fun'?

just kidding partner - lol!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#234920 Aug 19, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Atheism is not a non-belief.
It is a belief - same as theism is a belief.
Sez who?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#234921 Aug 19, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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You mean like Piltdown Man?
Nebraska Man?
Haeckel's Embryos?
Peppered Moths?
Flipperpithecus?
Errata, at best.

Exposed as such, BTW, by science.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

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#234922 Aug 19, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
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this may be a bit off topic, but i'd be remiss if i didn't ask; how much hair do you keep down there?;-)
lol, only the goat knows...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/image...

whither the cow mows. Don't goes there if you care about your sanity.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

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#234923 Aug 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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If you believe there is no life but this one,
why do you waste your time as a troll?
Doubt if many people care what your preferences are, at this late date, in your posting?
Apparently it has some sort of cosmological significance to these idiots about exactly what others are thinking at their time of death and they find it extremely offensive that it might not be what they want it to be. Funny, but they probably won't be thinking what they want everybody else to be thinking at THEIR moment of death, so there's the paradox; they'll be wrong thinking, according to their own dogma. Worried sick that they haven't transformed everybody else's ideology into their own. Limbo's gonna fill up real fast. They better hope Jung's there to rip the confusion out of them. ;)

arharharhar

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#234924 Aug 19, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently it has some sort of cosmological significance to these idiots about exactly what others are thinking at their time of death and they find it extremely offensive that it might not be what they want it to be. Funny, but they probably won't be thinking what they want everybody else to be thinking at THEIR moment of death, so there's the paradox; they'll be wrong thinking, according to their own dogma. Worried sick that they haven't transformed everybody else's ideology into their own. Limbo's gonna fill up real fast. They better hope Jung's there to rip the confusion out of them. ;)
arharharhar
This has to be about the most bizarre thinking you have expressed yet.
Patrick

United States

#234925 Aug 19, 2014
"........cosmological significance to these idiots about exactly what others are thinking at their time of death....."
LOL

English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and journalist, whose novels treat moral issues in the context of political settings.

Graham Greene was one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th-century, a superb storyteller. Adventure and suspense are constant elements in his novels and many of his books have been made into successful films. Although Greene was nominated several times as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he never received the award. In 1961, when Ivo Andric was granted the honor, Greene was a runner-up with the Danish writer Karen Blixen, who came third.

"The main characters in a novel must necessarily have some kinship to the author, they come out of his body as a child comes from the womb, then the umbilical cord is cut, and they grow into independence. The more the author knows of his own character the more he can distance himself from his invented characters and the more room they have to grow in." (Graham Greene in Ways of Escape, 1980)

Graham Greene was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the son of Charles Greene and Marion Raymond Greene, a first cousin of the author Robert Louis Stevenson. The wealth of them family came from brewing and Brazilian coffee. Greene's father had a poor academic record but he became the headmaster of Berkhamsted School, following Dr. Thomas Fry. Charles Greene had a brilliant intellect. Originally he was interested in the career of a barrister. However, he found that he had liking for teaching and he decided to stay at Berkhamsted. Often his history lessons were less lessons than comments on the crack-up of Liberalism. His brother Graham ended his career as Permanent Secretary at the Admiralty.
CunningLinguist

Orlando, FL

#234926 Aug 19, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
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It is a time when nobody is at work (except Waffle House) workers. A great time to have a family reunion and give gifts to tell them how much they mean to me. Have a great meal and just have fun and fellowship.
I gave my vacuum away. It was collecting dust.

Châteaubriand for two?

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