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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“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#236106 Sep 3, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
A lot has been said about scientist & atheism. There are many Christian Scientist that have outstanding careers. Take Robert Bakker for example.
Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American paleontologist who helped reshape modern theories about dinosaurs, particularly by adding support to the theory that some dinosaurs were endothermic (warm-blooded).[1] Along with his mentor John Ostrom, Bakker was responsible for initiating the ongoing "dinosaur renaissance" in paleontological studies, beginning with Bakker's article "Dinosaur Renaissance". Scientific American. April 1975. His special field is the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs.
Bakker has been a major proponent of the theory that dinosaurs were "warm-blooded," smart, fast and adaptable. He published his first paper on dinosaur endothermy in 1968. His seminal work, The Dinosaur Heresies, was published in 1986. He revealed the first evidence of parental care at nesting sites for Allosaurus. Bakker was among the advisors for the film Jurassic Park and for the 1992 PBS series, The Dinosaurs. He also observed evidence in support of Eldredge's and Gould's theory of punctuated equilibrium in dinosaur populations. Bakker currently serves as the Curator of Paleontology for the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
An Ecumenical Christian minister, Bakker has said there is no real conflict between religion and science. He has advised non-believers and creationists to read the views put forward by Saint Augustine, who argued against a literal understanding of the Book of Genesis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_T._Bakker
And still 93% of members of the NAS have no personal belief in god

Same sort of figure applies for members of the Royal Academy
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236107 Sep 3, 2014
I also agree religion should yield to science.
Eagle 12 wrote:
A lot has been said about scientist & atheism. There are many Christian Scientist that have outstanding careers. Take Robert Bakker for example.
Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American paleontologist who helped reshape modern theories about dinosaurs, particularly by adding support to the theory that some dinosaurs were endothermic (warm-blooded).[1] Along with his mentor John Ostrom, Bakker was responsible for initiating the ongoing "dinosaur renaissance" in paleontological studies, beginning with Bakker's article "Dinosaur Renaissance". Scientific American. April 1975. His special field is the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs.
Bakker has been a major proponent of the theory that dinosaurs were "warm-blooded," smart, fast and adaptable. He published his first paper on dinosaur endothermy in 1968. His seminal work, The Dinosaur Heresies, was published in 1986. He revealed the first evidence of parental care at nesting sites for Allosaurus. Bakker was among the advisors for the film Jurassic Park and for the 1992 PBS series, The Dinosaurs. He also observed evidence in support of Eldredge's and Gould's theory of punctuated equilibrium in dinosaur populations. Bakker currently serves as the Curator of Paleontology for the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
An Ecumenical Christian minister, Bakker has said there is no real conflict between religion and science. He has advised non-believers and creationists to read the views put forward by Saint Augustine, who argued against a literal understanding of the Book of Genesis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_T._Bakker
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#236108 Sep 3, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I also agree religion should yield to science.
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Most people of faith embrace real science. It is not something we are afraid of.

Now we differ on speculative pseudo science. Science that is unproven and is imaginary.
School Lad

United States

#236109 Sep 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Probably by your reckoning but really I am through atheist and out the other side, it’s not that I believe there is no deity, I know it.
Prove it. The christian abuse of the word love is a very poignant topic on this thread at the moment.
Probably biogenesis but really unknown and I am really comfortable in myself with not saying “doh... don’t know so I guess it must have been my god ____ wotdunitwiv magic”. And there you have a choice of over 2400 creator gods you can use to fill in the blank.
Yes several times, 3 times cover to cover and too many individual chapters/pages/verse to count. Have you?
No, it will teach lies and hatred and genocide and violence and rape and slavery and theft and subjugation... you want verse numbers?
Petty much like most other places but more crowded and with more rain than many
Yes, and Burger King and KFC so don’t worry, your obsession with obesity inducing food can continue if you cross the pond.
Depends which country I am in.
I think I understand what you mean and the answer is yes. Note here is a much needed geography lesson, the UK is in Europe
I don’t
Blessed by what, a bronze age myth or a terrorist who was crucified for his crimes or juts your personal wish?
If you still follow the babble then I really doubt your last statement but there is hope.
How did life and planets start??

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#236110 Sep 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Why does evolution never have the same effect on godbots?
First you take credit for something you plagiarized and then you want to ignore abuse?

What are you thinking?

Smirk.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236111 Sep 3, 2014
That's a shame. I'd prefer it if you also dismissed pseudo sciences such intelligent design and homeopathy.
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Most people of faith embrace real science. It is not something we are afraid of.
Now we differ on speculative pseudo science. Science that is unproven and is imaginary.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236112 Sep 3, 2014
as ^
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236113 Sep 3, 2014
Ask your teacher, school lad.
School Lad wrote:
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How did life and planets start??
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236114 Sep 3, 2014
Not sure. Some of them seem awfully old?

Today we have less crime.
Less teenage pregnancies.
Less religion.

The old guard's demographic will fix its intolerant self soon enough.
ChristineM wrote:
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Why does evolution never have the same effect on godbots?

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#236115 Sep 3, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Thank you.
But why would I want to make consenting sodomy illegal?
I don't own a motorbike but I don't want to make motorcycling illegal.
<quoted text>
First you take credit for something you plagiarized and then you want to ignore abuse?

What are you thinking?

Smirk.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236116 Sep 3, 2014
I'm thinking you're too retarded to reply to the correct post.

Berk.
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
First you take credit for something you plagiarized and then you want to ignore abuse?
What are you thinking?
Smirk.
religionislies

London, UK

#236117 Sep 3, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
First you take credit for something you plagiarized and then you want to ignore abuse?
What are you thinking?
Smirk.
We're thinking - what an idiot for trying to talk without having any evidence of god... duh.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236118 Sep 3, 2014
I just saw kimare responded to the wrong post!

Topix's reformat clearly isn't a friend of aged bigots like him...
ChristineM wrote:
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Why does evolution never have the same effect on godbots?

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#236119 Sep 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Perhaps the only thing he thinks
He certainly has not shown any inclination to thought in any other matter.
How do these people survive the rigours of the real world?
hi! why are you so angry?:-(

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#236120 Sep 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Why does evolution never have the same effect on godbots?
evolution is an extemely racist and genocidal religion; it supposes that black people are less evolved than lighter skinned. is this why you subscribe to it, freuline gertrude?;-)

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#236121 Sep 3, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I just saw kimare responded to the wrong post!
Topix's reformat clearly isn't a friend of aged bigots like him...
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speaking of bigots - do you subscribe to the white supremist religion of evolution?
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236122 Sep 3, 2014
How dumb are you?
You can't even type a one line straw man argument without dropping a major bollock.
waaasssuuup wrote:
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speaking of bigots - do you subscribe to the white supremist religion of evolution?
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#236123 Sep 3, 2014
Fräulein!

You clearly adhere to the religion of ill education.
waaasssuuup wrote:
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evolution is an extemely racist and genocidal religion; it supposes that black people are less evolved than lighter skinned. is this why you subscribe to it, freuline gertrude?;-)

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#236124 Sep 3, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I'm thinking you're too retarded to reply to the correct post.
Berk.
<quoted text>
Really? You don't think people see your diversion from being busted?

And you try to cover it by disrespecting handicapped people?

The sad reality of 'rational atheist' oxymorons.

Smile.

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#236125 Sep 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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There are no hospitals funded by people who don’t believe in goblins... do you believe in goblins? There ya go.
Anyway, what a load of ignorant bollocks. We have been down this road before about 2 years ago and it seems that you are too stupid to educate yourself and just go round and round in circles of ignorance. You want to lie to display the deliberate ignorance of your faith that is your problem but stop embarrassing those godbots who are more (far more) intelligent than you are.
FYI - I, as an atheist probably donate more too various charities (including the Save the Children Fund) each year than your total annual salary. The Save the Children fund have hospital projects world wide, including the USA when required.
Here are a couple of quotes from their US website.
Quotes...
Our Work for Children in the United States
In 2013, We helped nearly 18,500 people in tornado-damaged areas of Oklahoma, and continued helping some 40,000 children recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We also reached 38,000 American children with early education and 150,000 children with literacy programs. In addition,...
Poverty in the United States
Nearly 1 in 4 American children lives in poverty — that's 16 million kids who understand all too well what it means to go without.
What does "go without" mean in America? It can mean no access to simple, but critical, things like books, preschool, healthy foods, and places to play and exercise —...
endquotes
I don’t need the self advertising required to feel good and get recognition of godbots who are poorer then I am. I don’t need my name over a hospital wing door so every other christian will see how generous I can be. I do this not for a god or not for a church, not for peer respect but because I can.
I suggest you learn a little about the part of humanity you are slandering with your canned anti atheist rhetoric, hatred and lies
I wish that everyone would give to the save the children fund!

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