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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What you refuse to Say is

United States

#64769 Nov 17, 2011
Princess Sue wrote:
<quoted text>Of course they do. I believe in the IPU, bless Her Holy hooves, may They never be shod.

:)
you make stupid people look smart,

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#64770 Nov 17, 2011
What you refuse to Say is wrote:
<quoted text>
you make stupid people look smart,
Hey Mr. Chino.

Nobody puts the Princess down and gets away with it.

You are on notice.

Catcher1 (formerly Catcher)

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#64771 Nov 17, 2011
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
What a dunce.
same to you

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#64772 Nov 17, 2011
Porkpie Hat wrote:
<quoted text>The same can be said for invisible pink unicorns.
Does that mean they exist?
does it mean they don't

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#64773 Nov 17, 2011
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, when you put it that way, T-Town sounds like a real idiot.
you do

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#64774 Nov 17, 2011
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Err.. No.
Firstly. I am from the dark continent. TIA - this is Africa. All those nasties you have seen on NaGeo and Discovery, I have met them up close. I have almost met my end at the horns of an oryx. I have raised and fed lion cubs. I had monitored a small group of wild dogs. I had a friend who was bitten by a Black Mamba and nearly died himself. I have caught two species of cobra - the Egyptian Cobra as well as the Mozambique Spitting Cobra. I have fed an elephant, and have ridden an Ostrich. My cat is half African Wild Cat. Also, I am involved in a shark tagging project (or rather, have been).As for skills outdoors, our national past time is called 'braai'- outdoors, no gas, only wood and charcoal. We do this at least once a week, and everything goes on - lamb, pork, beef, chicken, fish, ostrich, vegetable, garlic bread.
As for the 'funds' part, I would require that. In Mozambique, the roads are pretty bad, and vehicle repairs are costly. Also, I dream of one day starting a shark conservation project, and setting that up will require big financing.
I work with technology, true. But my heart and soul lies in nature and in music. I suppose you would never understand that
I think the best thing most people can do for natural environments is to stay out of them. People are messy and destructive and we force other animals to migrate as we occupy and alter their habitats on a massive scale. People who spend most of their time in high density areas do more good for the rest of the environment that they could possibly imagine.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#64775 Nov 17, 2011
I should add that Double Fine is obviously not "most people."

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#64776 Nov 17, 2011
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Firstly, I have heard of that statistic, but have never verified it for myself, so I cannot comment on it's accuracy. Another similar statistic you may know, is that more people die from eating shark meat, than people dying due to sharkbites. HOWEVER, shark deaths are very, very rare, that much I can tell you. Nevertheless, you are right, sharks have a fearsome reputation. The media is very, very biassed towards the shark, and for that I blame one man: Steven Spielberg. His movie Jaws depicted sharks as mindless killing machines. Coupled with very visceral and gruesome deaths, and most viewers got a fear of sharks then and there. One person die of a shark attack, and the whole nation sits upright. I think in 2001, two people were attack by sharks in the US, and suddenly the papers labled it 'The summer of the shark'. In actual fact, mosquito's, snakes, lions, alligators, crocodiles, hippo's, leopards, cougars, domestic dogs kill way more people annually! It is all just poor reporting.
The truth about sharks? They are not mindless killers. They do not even like the taste of human flesh - most shark attacks are on surfers and are cases of mistaken identity. That's also the reason so many people get away from shark attacks, having only lost a limb. The shark tasted that the flesh is not what they want, and simply leaves the surfer be.
Here in Cape Town, Shark Cage diving is very popular. Trust me - a thin steel cage will not deter a 2 ton great white from getting to you! If the shark really wanted to eat the people inside, it can break that cage apart like a house of matches. Yet... they don't break the cages ever. Not really the persona of a mindless killing machine! Also, may people have dived with sharks WITHOUT the cage, first done by Cape Town researcher Mark Marks - and he discovered that Great Whites are very docile animals, with intricate social structures.
To sum it up for you: Sharks are gentle giants who are grossly misrepresented by the media
Interesting... whales used to inspire the same dread, but are now seen as gentle giants at the mercy of human cruelty and greed. I can see how sharks could be subjected to the same mentality.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#64777 Nov 17, 2011
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Firstly, I have heard of that statistic, but have never verified it for myself, so I cannot comment on it's accuracy. Another similar statistic you may know, is that more people die from eating shark meat, than people dying due to sharkbites. HOWEVER, shark deaths are very, very rare, that much I can tell you. Nevertheless, you are right, sharks have a fearsome reputation. The media is very, very biassed towards the shark, and for that I blame one man: Steven Spielberg. His movie Jaws depicted sharks as mindless killing machines. Coupled with very visceral and gruesome deaths, and most viewers got a fear of sharks then and there. One person die of a shark attack, and the whole nation sits upright. I think in 2001, two people were attack by sharks in the US, and suddenly the papers labled it 'The summer of the shark'. In actual fact, mosquito's, snakes, lions, alligators, crocodiles, hippo's, leopards, cougars, domestic dogs kill way more people annually! It is all just poor reporting.
The truth about sharks? They are not mindless killers. They do not even like the taste of human flesh - most shark attacks are on surfers and are cases of mistaken identity. That's also the reason so many people get away from shark attacks, having only lost a limb. The shark tasted that the flesh is not what they want, and simply leaves the surfer be.
Here in Cape Town, Shark Cage diving is very popular. Trust me - a thin steel cage will not deter a 2 ton great white from getting to you! If the shark really wanted to eat the people inside, it can break that cage apart like a house of matches. Yet... they don't break the cages ever. Not really the persona of a mindless killing machine! Also, may people have dived with sharks WITHOUT the cage, first done by Cape Town researcher Mark Marks - and he discovered that Great Whites are very docile animals, with intricate social structures.
To sum it up for you: Sharks are gentle giants who are grossly misrepresented by the media
This, by the way, is exactly the kind of off-topic post that I stay on Topix for. Wonderful! Thanks.
What you refuse to Say is

United States

#64778 Nov 17, 2011
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Mr. Chino.

Nobody puts the Princess down and gets away with it.

You are on notice.

Catcher1 (formerly Catcher)
My bad. I didn't get the memo. Won't happen again.

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#64779 Nov 17, 2011
Porkpie Hat wrote:
<quoted text>
I truly envious though, always had a fascination with Africa but have never been there.
I remember watching the Born Free movies as a kid and begging my mother to buy me a lion cub!
The only thing about lion cubs , is they grow up .
And when they do you better feed them or ugh you could be on the menu. Damn cats eat better than me!

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#64780 Nov 17, 2011
T Leary wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget the Colt 1911. One hundred years old now and still a viable part of any arsnel.
John Browning was da man.

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

Since: Jun 09

Calgary, Canada

#64781 Nov 17, 2011
Princess Sue wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course they do. I believe in the IPU, bless Her Holy hooves, may They never be shod.
:)
And that is enough to make me believe!

Thank you:-)

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

Since: Jun 09

Calgary, Canada

#64782 Nov 17, 2011
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>does it mean they don't
*facepalm*

“Twoof, a true act of ignorance”

Since: Jun 09

Calgary, Canada

#64783 Nov 17, 2011
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> The only thing about lion cubs , is they grow up .
And when they do you better feed them or ugh you could be on the menu. Damn cats eat better than me!
It would never happen, just ask Siegfried and R...nvm.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#64784 Nov 17, 2011
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>lying for Darwin must be a badge for idiots
Atheist are liars
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

T-Town, Darwin isn't a God. Just so's you know.

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#64785 Nov 17, 2011
Porkpie Hat wrote:
<quoted text>It would never happen, just ask Siegfried and R...nvm.
Eat better and me?

Cpt Jack Sparrow

“.strike yer colors swab ”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#64786 Nov 17, 2011
the Sequoia sylablry was a revision of the ancient Kutani (Priest clan )script simplified to 85 characters it had nothing to do with whitemans alphabet. Each letter stands for a sound in the Cherrokee language and conveys more information when compared to english where several letters may be needed. a traditional speaker can become literate it in an average of three months compared to english which much takes longer. some of the ancient letters are still around and convey information in a dialect known to decendants of the now defunct hereditary priest clan which was nearly exterminated then permanantly disbanded for abuse of religous authority about 100 yrs before European contact. We;ve always been (Anti theocratic)some what secular. sequoia's mother was of the taliwa (scolar priests)a female member of one five divisions of the kutani. so it didn't have anything to do With europeans except Sequoisas desire to put our nation on equal terms with the whites by having our own written language avaitable to everyone and as a means of comunication that couldn't be read by whites or other indians.
RESP0NSE wrote:
<quoted text>In addition, you guys did not even have a written language until Sequoyah can into contact with Europeans and invented one based on their ideas.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#64787 Nov 17, 2011
Princess Sue wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever happened to Bobloblah blah blah blah anyway. I ran into him on one of the Topix game threads where he was insulting every poster. Obviously he hasn't changed.
Bob is currently posting as Bongo and several other gray-boxers.

“Church of Latter Day Heathens”

Since: Feb 09

Austin, Tx

#64788 Nov 17, 2011
Princess Sue wrote:
I see I spoke too soon, good ol' blah blah blah is still around.
Meaning the average IQ of the posters on this forum has been cut by 50%.

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