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
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

Location hidden

#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.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#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.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#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?
CunningLinguist

Orlando, FL

#234927 Aug 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
"........cosmological significance to these idiots about exactly what others are thinking at their time of death....."
LOL
am ended his career as Permanent Secretary at the Admiralty.
AUSTIN TX - Last week’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry has sparked widespread bipartisan support for the concept of sending politicians to prison for ninety-nine years.

While Americans are divided about the merits of the specific charges levelled against Perry, there is near-unanimous agreement that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years is an idea worth exploring further, a poll released on Monday indicates.

According to the poll, eighty-seven per cent of voters from both parties agreed that sending politicians to prison for such a lengthy period would “solve a lot of problems” and “make the country safer.”

Additionally, when asked to name one politician they would like to see incarcerated for ninety-nine years, voters easily rattled off a dozen or more such candidates, with some voters naming as many as fifty.

Finally, when informed that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years might lead to overcrowding that would require the construction of costly new prisons, eighty-three per cent agreed with the statement,“Money is no object.”

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Patrick

United States

#234928 Aug 19, 2014


AUSTIN Lashing out at what he called the “Soviet-style” tactics of the indictments against him, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Tuesday that the government had “grossly overstepped its traditional role of mandating transvaginal ultrasounds.”

Speaking to supporters in Austin, Perry blasted the indictments and called for a return to an era of limited government that focusses on requiring gynecological procedures.

“We are living in dark days indeed when the state of Texas is spending time and money probing its officials instead of its women,” he said, to thunderous applause
Patrick

United States

#234929 Aug 19, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
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AUSTIN TX - Last week’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry has sparked widespread bipartisan support for the concept of sending politicians to prison for ninety-nine years.
While Americans are divided about the merits of the specific charges levelled against Perry, there is near-unanimous agreement that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years is an idea worth exploring further, a poll released on Monday indicates.
According to the poll, eighty-seven per cent of voters from both parties agreed that sending politicians to prison for such a lengthy period would “solve a lot of problems” and “make the country safer.”
Additionally, when asked to name one politician they would like to see incarcerated for ninety-nine years, voters easily rattled off a dozen or more such candidates, with some voters naming as many as fifty.
Finally, when informed that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years might lead to overcrowding that would require the construction of costly new prisons, eighty-three per cent agreed with the statement,“Money is no object.”
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Yup
CunningLinguist

Orlando, FL

#234930 Aug 19, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Yup
Andy's a real hoot.
CunningLinguist

Orlando, FL

#234931 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.
Lair?

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#234932 Aug 19, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Lair?
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Thank you for that response because it brings to the surface HPD or Histrionic personality disorder.

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotions, usually beginning in early adulthood, including inappropriately seductive behavior and an excessive need for approval. Histrionic people are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. HPD affects four times as many women as men. It has a prevalence of 2–3% in the general population and 10–15% in inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions.

HPD lies in the dramatic cluster of personality disorders. People with HPD have a high need for attention, make loud and inappropriate appearances, exaggerate their behaviors and emotions, and crave stimulation. They may exhibit sexually provocative behavior, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and can be easily influenced by others. Associated features include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histrionic_perso...
Thinking

Poole, UK

#234933 Aug 19, 2014
Tim Vine won the Dave award in Edinburgh for that yesterday... it's gone viral.

4 years ago he won with, "I went on a once in a lifetime holiday. Never again."

No doubt nobbyanomaly reckons they wrote it first!
CunningLinguist wrote:
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I gave my vacuum away. It was collecting dust.
Châteaubriand for two?

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