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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“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#127776 Oct 5, 2012
A group of cheerleaders at a Texas High School make a banner with a scripture on it that says,ďHebrews 12:1 ó that reads:ďAnd let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.Ē

The school district makes them remove the banner. The kids and their parents believing this to be a violation of their kids right to freedom of religion. So they take the issue to court and won.

My view depends on where the signs were made. If they were made on school property with school paper and supplies. Then the courts should have ruled against the signs.

If the signs were made at home and the material paid for by the parents. Then brought to the game. There shouldnít be a problem with the banners being displayed in the bleachers. That would be exercising the freedom of religion.

Personally I think the courts should have ruled against the signs. Because I suspect the banners were made at the school and then posted at school. What if the banner had a passage from the Koran? Or perhaps some other religious book?

Your thoughts?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#127777 Oct 5, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>According to the bible and absolutely nothing else. You need to realize that although its all well and good that you believe this stuff, you aren't going to convince a skeptic of the exodus story by pointing at the bible and saying that we can't prove it wrong. You are right, we can't, and if that's all the proof you need, good for you, but please stop acting like it should be good enough for everyone else.
I admire you honesty and truthfulness in this matter.

Thank you.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#127778 Oct 5, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Did I say lowest bid? Nope.
They had no reason to do so people traveled from neighboring kingdoms begging to be part of the project. It was a huge bump in your status to have been a part of it.
Turn off the Ten Commandments and read a real book.
But as you said before you are only interested in what they teach in church.
<quoted text>
That very well could have been the case. Except for the fact that slavery was a major part of the time period. And a super power like Egypt couldnít have that kind of power without slavery. I mean who are we kidding, if we donít believe slavery was used?

If Hoover Dam had been built in this time period in Egypt. I guarantee you slaves would have been used. Slavery was a part of the landscape. Egypt was no different than any other nation in the region.

If you were the Pharaoh and had a choice between free labor or paid labor which would you have chosen? If you go with paid labor you wonít be able to do major projects without depleting the national treasury.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#127779 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
The kids and their parents believing this to be a violation of their kids right to freedom of religion.

If they were made on school property with school paper and supplies.

If the signs were made at home and the material paid for by the parents.
These three "thoughts" are incomplete sentences.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#127780 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
I admire you honesty and truthfulness in this matter.
Thank you.
I was really just pointing out the obvious. Not being able to prove something wrong doesn't mean anything. I also can't prove the world wasn't made by elves.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#127781 Oct 5, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't need me or anyone else to be a goof.
Okay Davey we believe you.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#127782 Oct 5, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay Davey we believe you.
You had to put up a false quote to make your joke?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#127783 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
Letís stay focused, weíre not talking about vampires, dragons, and other characters which have nothing to do with the Exodus.
We're talking about the "Exodus", correct. Until there is proof of that, it holds no more relevance than any other myth, or mythological creature.
Eagle12 wrote:
Where do you think the Jewish ethnicity, religion, and culture came from?
Early Semitic and more specifically, Canaanite origins. Along with influences from other older and preexisting cultures.

That is how all cultures work and evolve.
Eagle12 wrote:
Where do you think the Jewish celebration of the Passover came from?
Implementation and historicizing of a legendary or mythic event.
Eagle12 wrote:
Iranís President Ahmadinejad would agree with you that the Exodus didnít happen and there was never a holocaust.
Straw man fallacy, and Red herring fallacy.

Why supply a fallacious forms of argumentation?

Ahh, right, you have nothing else.
Eagle12 wrote:
1948 the United Nations gave Israel a homeland based on ancient history.
They did. Along with other reasons, too.
Eagle12 wrote:
A history that is being denied today by atheist and Muslim countries.
Red herring fallacy.

I'm not discussing whether the Jews lived in the region, historically.

This discussion concerns there being no proof for the biblical "Exodus", in history and historical archaeology.
Eagle12 wrote:
You guys (atheist) are looking at these Muslim countries for your evidence.
No, we're looking at the actual and available archaeological history.

The adherents of your religion want to dispute that, based on a biblical story, for which there is no proof.
Eagle12 wrote:
These countries will never bone up and supply evidence of Israelís place in history.
The Israeli Department of Antiquities has not found any evidence for the mythical conquest of Canaan, as well, which would have immediately followed the, "Exodus/40 year exile in the wilderness".

So, it's not just the "Exodus" that does not have any proof. There is no proof for that entire mythical story line concerning Moses and the Exodus, or Joshua's subsequent conquest of Canaan.

That is the case for the overwhelming majority of the bible, both OT and NT.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#127784 Oct 5, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You had to put up a false quote to make your joke?
Define 'false.'

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#127785 Oct 5, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Define 'false.'
Modern cosmology. Topix Atheist "science". Topix Atheist intelligence.

Oh, sorry. Those were examples.

As far as defining false, not actual, or something like that.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#127786 Oct 5, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Modern cosmology. Topix Atheist "science". Topix Atheist intelligence.
Oh, sorry. Those were examples.
As far as defining false, not actual, or something like that.
But can't something not be true, but still be true?

Also, why the insults? Either prove that you have a better theory that can stand on its own, not hide in holes poked in existing theory, or please cut it out. You are like a broken record.

"science is wrong. All of it. I know because I tied a magnet to my finger."

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#127787 Oct 5, 2012
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text> We're talking about the "Exodus", correct. Until there is proof of that, it holds no more relevance than any other myth, or mythological creature.
<quoted text> Early Semitic and more specifically, Canaanite origins. Along with influences from other older and preexisting cultures.
That is how all cultures work and evolve.
<quoted text> Implementation and historicizing of a legendary or mythic event.
<quoted text> Straw man fallacy, and Red herring fallacy.
Why supply a fallacious forms of argumentation?
Ahh, right, you have nothing else.
<quoted text> They did. Along with other reasons, too.
<quoted text> Red herring fallacy.
I'm not discussing whether the Jews lived in the region, historically.
This discussion concerns there being no proof for the biblical "Exodus", in history and historical archaeology.
<quoted text> No, we're looking at the actual and available archaeological history.
The adherents of your religion want to dispute that, based on a biblical story, for which there is no proof.
<quoted text> The Israeli Department of Antiquities has not found any evidence for the mythical conquest of Canaan, as well, which would have immediately followed the, "Exodus/40 year exile in the wilderness".
So, it's not just the "Exodus" that does not have any proof. There is no proof for that entire mythical story line concerning Moses and the Exodus, or Joshua's subsequent conquest of Canaan.
That is the case for the overwhelming majority of the bible, both OT and NT.
There're political implications that prevents real evidence from coming forward regarding to the Exodus story. These blocks and obstacles stand in the way of truth. These nations that have a deep seated hatred for Israel will never admit to the Exodus.

Celebrations and Holidays can be traced back in time as to their origins. For example we have the Forth of July in the United States. Mexico has Cinco de Mayo. France has Bastille day. The Jews have the Passover.

The Passover has its origins from Exodus. It in itself is evidence. Denying the Passover is an act of antisemitism. Youíre saying to the Jews, you have no historical record.

Hey look, stick you head in the sand or put on blinders if it makes your day. Telling the Jews the Passover didnít happen is like telling a Texan the Alamo never happened. We know different and both the Alamo and the Exodus happened.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#127788 Oct 5, 2012
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmology_f...

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/infpoint.ht...

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmology_f...

The above are outstanding examples of how to get kids off drugs, and into permanent disconnect from reality. Immerse them in math and math based physics,

The second link is a great example of how thinking in math formulas accomplishes that. You have this magical expansion on paper. Numbers jumping to numbers. No physicality to visualize or links explaining the expansion and how it could be done.

People more based in real physics would visualize it another way. A botanist or carpenter might see it as a bud forming and expanding out into the greater universe. A chemist may see a crystal expanding. But these math guys see magic. All of their physics and cosmology is based upon this magic of theoretical numbers just expanding and dancing around. Voodoo physics. Gets their heads warped.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#127789 Oct 5, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
These three "thoughts" are incomplete sentences.
You get a gold star by your name and get to sit next to the teacher. When the teacher steps out of the class you get to write down all the names of all the boys who misbehave. A job usually held by girls. Since you have a tattle-tale mentality, you get to do it.

Oh what the hell go ahead and write my name on the board. Cause you know Iím going to smile and flip the bird at you as soon as the teacher leaves.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#127790 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
There're political implications that prevents real evidence from coming forward regarding to the Exodus story. These blocks and obstacles stand in the way of truth. These nations that have a deep seated hatred for Israel will never admit to the Exodus.
Celebrations and Holidays can be traced back in time as to their origins. For example we have the Forth of July in the United States. Mexico has Cinco de Mayo. France has Bastille day. The Jews have the Passover.
The Passover has its origins from Exodus. It in itself is evidence. Denying the Passover is an act of antisemitism. Youíre saying to the Jews, you have no historical record.
Hey look, stick you head in the sand or put on blinders if it makes your day. Telling the Jews the Passover didnít happen is like telling a Texan the Alamo never happened. We know different and both the Alamo and the Exodus happened.
Let it go, Scar.

This Eagle dude will never rise above moronic.

Let's take the Jewish approach and passover his post.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#127791 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You get a gold star by your name and get to sit next to the teacher. When the teacher steps out of the class you get to write down all the names of all the boys who misbehave. A job usually held by girls. Since you have a tattle-tale mentality, you get to do it.
Oh what the hell go ahead and write my name on the board. Cause you know Iím going to smile and flip the bird at you as soon as the teacher leaves.
Hey.

I AM the teacher.

And you have earned an F so far.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#127792 Oct 5, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>But can't something not be true, but still be true?
Also, why the insults? Either prove that you have a better theory that can stand on its own, not hide in holes poked in existing theory, or please cut it out. You are like a broken record.
"science is wrong. All of it. I know because I tied a magnet to my finger."
Amusing.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#127793 Oct 5, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Amusing.
Isn't it bedtime yet?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#127794 Oct 5, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't it bedtime yet?
?

You liked that, eh?

Go ahead, get ready, I'll be in there before long.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#127795 Oct 5, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
There're political implications that prevents real evidence from coming forward regarding to the Exodus story. These blocks and obstacles stand in the way of truth. These nations that have a deep seated hatred for Israel will never admit to the Exodus.
Celebrations and Holidays can be traced back in time as to their origins. For example we have the Forth of July in the United States. Mexico has Cinco de Mayo. France has Bastille day. The Jews have the Passover.
The Passover has its origins from Exodus. It in itself is evidence. Denying the Passover is an act of antisemitism. Youíre saying to the Jews, you have no historical record.
Hey look, stick you head in the sand or put on blinders if it makes your day. Telling the Jews the Passover didnít happen is like telling a Texan the Alamo never happened. We know different and both the Alamo and the Exodus happened.
You are starting to get ridiculous. Questioning a story that is of very questionable historical veracity is antisemitism? Do you have nothing else to fall back on?

There is no evidence. Stop making excuses and just believe it on faith. Isn't that what you are supposed to do? Don't be a doubting Thomas now.

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