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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#128402 Oct 8, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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I have to admit that a naked female body is considerably more attractive to look at than a naked male body.
But in a darkened room who is considering aesthetics?
Why is the room dark?

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#128403 Oct 8, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Shut up you foolish piece of sh*t.
I almost read two of Bob's posts. Then I didn't.

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#128404 Oct 8, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>worthless, ignorant dribble.
Nothing more to add.

Thank god, we Americans are still allowed to own guns! Mussies, or any other nutter group, would certainly be put in their place over here.

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Westcliffe, CO

#128405 Oct 8, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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No kidding. My friends mean the religious here, btw.
""These groundbreaking discoveries have completely changed our view of the development and cellular specialisation. We now understand that the mature cell does not have to be confined forever to its specialised state," the Nobel Assembly said in a statement following the announcement."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/08/world/europe/sw...

Looks like evolution could have been on the fast track. A certain mind over matter aspect to force adaptation without having to wait for random mutations.

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...when I look to the West

#128406 Oct 8, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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That is the most ignorant goddamn bullshit that you have put out, in a day or so.
The man broke no laws, in the country that he was in. IT IS THAT FU[KING SIMPLE. No one, including mussies, can murder, because they are offended. IT IS THAT FU[KING SIMPLE.
The law has nothing to do with it.

Freedom of speech exists, yes, but one must excercise it with discretion.

Think of the blade falling the other way - how many Muslims burnt the American flag after 9/11? It is a statment they made, and they are free to make it.

Just because they MAY make it, does not mean that they SHOULD. I find the film as disgusting as I found the flag burning after 9/11.

People must excercise common sense. If I am white, going to the black part of town and burning a Malcolm X/ Nelson Mandela poster will probably get me beaten up.

Yes, the boy in question has a RIGHT to air his views, even if it is supremacist BS. But we have to accept that our views may incite anger and in some cases, rage.

Just because there is no law against flicking boogers in a restaurant, is no reason to start doing so.

“I started out with nothing”

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and still got most of it left

#128407 Oct 8, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Why is the room dark?
This happens at night.

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Westcliffe, CO

#128408 Oct 8, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Bet you'd change your tune if an atheist politician proclaimed that the bible was a fairy tale. Or would you support his right to use his power to undermine your religion?
A politician should not let his personal beliefs, beliefs that are not founded on anything but the bible, affect his behavior. It is even more ridiculous that he sits on the science committee. Now, it would be one thing if he had anything of substance with which to back up those claims, but he doesn't, and you and I both know it. If he had any legitimate evidence to back up his claims, I would have no problem with it. He is coming from the same place that all science deniers do - willful ignorance inspired by their religion and their need to believe in god.
You have no idea how emotion based your logic is.

Science has flourished under Christianity. Almost non-existent under pagan civilizations such as Rome. Explain that.

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and still got most of it left

#128409 Oct 8, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Nothing more to add.
Thank god, we Americans are still allowed to own guns! Mussies, or any other nutter group, would certainly be put in their place over here.
That’s fine by me.

But the point is that not many of them are over there, they are mostly in their own country with their own laws.

Anyway talking about nutter groups it does not always work that way does it? NORAID were never shown the wrath of US attitude were they? Oh wait a minute they were catholic so it’s was OK for them to finance murder – right?

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#128410 Oct 8, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Anyone who doesn't "believe" in evolution doesn't understand science. Period. So a politician who is on a committee for Science and Technology who doesn't understand science is dangerous. Where do you think such an uninformed, ignorant man is going to take your good country?
Do you believe that kind of man is the right person for the job? Will he be able to push reforms so that you can compete with China?
He's a district congressman for the state of Georgia, right?

I don't think he's going to China any time soon....

There are plenty of scientists out there that don't think evolution happened OR happened the way we think we know it did.
He just happens to be a politician, too.

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and still got most of it left

#128411 Oct 8, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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The law has nothing to do with it.
Freedom of speech exists, yes, but one must excercise it with discretion.
Think of the blade falling the other way - how many Muslims burnt the American flag after 9/11? It is a statment they made, and they are free to make it.
Just because they MAY make it, does not mean that they SHOULD. I find the film as disgusting as I found the flag burning after 9/11.
People must excercise common sense. If I am white, going to the black part of town and burning a Malcolm X/ Nelson Mandela poster will probably get me beaten up.
Yes, the boy in question has a RIGHT to air his views, even if it is supremacist BS. But we have to accept that our views may incite anger and in some cases, rage.
Just because there is no law against flicking boogers in a restaurant, is no reason to start doing so.
Well said

Every person is responsible for their own actions

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#128412 Oct 8, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
Oh, well, back to the fray with arguing with the uneducated, ignorant religious who believe their ignorance can support a belief system.
Like me?

Aw, yer sweet...

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#128413 Oct 8, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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The law has nothing to do with it.
Freedom of speech exists, yes, but one must excercise it with discretion.
Think of the blade falling the other way - how many Muslims burnt the American flag after 9/11? It is a statment they made, and they are free to make it.
I don't like when people burn the American Flag, but I don't murder people over it.
Double Fine wrote:
Just because they MAY make it, does not mean that they SHOULD. I find the film as disgusting as I found the flag burning after 9/11.
Agreed. Disgusting as it may have been; it cannot justify violence.
Double Fine wrote:
People must excercise common sense. If I am white, going to the black part of town and burning a Malcolm X/ Nelson Mandela poster will probably get me beaten up.
If caught, they would or should be punished.
Double Fine wrote:
Yes, the boy in question has a RIGHT to air his views, even if it is supremacist BS. But we have to accept that our views may incite anger and in some cases, rage.
I strongly disagree with you, here. Feeling an emotions is normal, acting on it, in an unjustified/illegal way, is not.
Double Fine wrote:
Just because there is no law against flicking boogers in a restaurant, is no reason to start doing so.
Bad example. Health laws surely are in place for that!

I hate the KKK, but if I tried to take away their rights and succeed, I can be sure of one thing; One day, someone will take away my rights.

I would love to take away, or worse, the right of the westboro baptist church. My family has a long history of serving our country and those assholes and the wbc deserve to be __________ But I cannot. My service was to ensure that all of us are as free as possible. I cannot justify harming even the lowest scum for exercising their rights.

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#128414 Oct 8, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
Tomorrow, Columbus Day is observed in some places in the U.S. In California, public offices are closed.
So here's the question: Should Columbus Day be recognized? Were he and his explorers good people who should be celebrated today? Were there good or bad consequences from their discovery/colonization?
I'd say he & his explorers were good for us, who knows if they were "good people".
But yes, we should celebrate his accomplishment & bravery.
America came out of it.
Didn't work out to well for the injuns though

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#128415 Oct 8, 2012
Loren Eberly wrote:
Obamacare Alternative:
Easy.

Pay your own damn way.

'nuff said.

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#128416 Oct 8, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
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<quoted text> Methinks you are enslaved to your atheism which blinds you to reality.
The reality of a skydaddy?

Of a heaven and a hell?

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#128417 Oct 8, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps because, if you are going to be on the science and technology committee, you should not be actively against several basic disciplines.
"disciplines"??

Evolution is a discipline now?

Who's the disciple?

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#128418 Oct 8, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You have no idea how emotion based your logic is.
Science has flourished under Christianity. Almost non-existent under pagan civilizations such as Rome. Explain that.
You explain it.

To Galileo.

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#128419 Oct 8, 2012
timn17 wrote:
The church has always been an enemy of scientific progress
Right. Which is why the Vatican has one of the oldest scientific research centers on Earth...

Or that religious people were persecuted for saying that the Earth is not flat...

mmhmmm

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#128420 Oct 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Like me?
Aw, yer sweet...
Look atcha.

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#128421 Oct 8, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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This happens at night.
If you talk to Dave real nice, he might give you some softly glowing EMs. It really sets the mood.

;-p

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