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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“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#128495 Oct 8, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Greeks had gods.
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Realy? wow :)

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#128496 Oct 8, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I always considered the Jews a part of my heritage. Most US males are circumcised.
.. so, after thousands of years of persecution, Christians now embrace Jews because most US males are circumcised ??..
Eagle12 wrote:
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A practice started by the Jews and widely practiced in the United States.
.. this is not a sentence ..

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#128497 Oct 8, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. so, after thousands of years of persecution, Christians now embrace Jews because most US males are circumcised ??..
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.. this is not a sentence ..
Reading Eagle's posts IS like a sentence.

After a criminal conviction.

(You are hereby hired as assistant grammarian.)

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#128498 Oct 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I am uneducated in science, but not ignorant of it.
Ignorant: Lacking in knowledge.
I know the diff between ignorant & stupid.
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You can tkake night classes to hone your dishwashing skills. Then you can find a man.:)
You are lacking in knowledge of biological science. If not, you wouldn't make the odd comments you do about evolution and "proof."

How about I just spring for a dishwasher or a person from a third world country?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#128499 Oct 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I understand all this. I do. My big problem with all this "knowledge" is that some day it'll probably be refuted by someone smarter than whoever figured this out.
100 years ago, science "knew" that insects grew from rotting food. They could prove it....
There's a lot of things that science claims to prove that inevitably get unproved...
You mean more like 250 years ago. There wasn't an established discipline of biology then, so "science" didn't "know" that.

Evolution is the simple outcome of genes, mutation and limited resources. It's a mathematical equation that describes allelic (genes) frequency changes in gene pools. That is established, it won't be superseded. We are building on this knowledge now, not questioning it. For it to be superseded, you'd have to demonstrate that genes don't really exist, mutations don't really exist or the world has unlimited resources or every child successfully survives to adulthood and reproduces the same number of children as everyone else.

Do you believe any of those absurdities?

Sure, our understanding of the details of evolution continues to be refined. Darwin would be utterly shocked at the contemporary version of evolution - and delighted.
I don't buy it. Evolutionary theorists start with "man & ape have the same shoulder joints". They then "conclude" that man & ape are related & then assume that we had a common ancestry. THEN, they search for evidence.
1. It was a Christian in the 1700s who worked that out, not an evolutionary theorist. Linnaeus - wanted to discover God's plan, so investigated the anatomy of animals and plants and gave us our classification system. He put humans in the category of great apes because that is the only possible conclusion based on our anatomy.
2. You're going about it backwards. The evidence of relationship is the morphology (anatomy).

You are saying "they concluded we're related and then found evidence." That's crap. All you have to do is look at the skeletons of humans and great apes. It's easy to see the similarities, especially compared to other groups of animals. How do you make sense of them?

Make up a story? Oh, God made us like Chimps because He likes tree climbing.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#128500 Oct 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Not the way Obamacare is spelled out. It's just another way for the gubment to take more & more taxes. It won't benefit Americans at all, just the American gubment.
Besides, I don't want a nanny-state. The government has no right to tell me if I need insurance or where I should get it from.
I'm NOT getting health insurance. As I said, it's a rip off! What I used to pay in insurance I now deposit into savings. I'm good.
Your life.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#128501 Oct 8, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I always considered the Jews a part of my heritage. Most US males are circumcised. A practice started by the Jews and widely practiced in the United States.
The religious are the only groups of people who practice genital mutilation of infants.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#128502 Oct 8, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
Evolution is the theoretical framework for the discipline of biology.
Eagle12 wrote:
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Yes !!!
If you understood what I wrote, you wouldn't subsequently claim "evolution is a hot air balloon."

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#128504 Oct 8, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sun... ?\&_r=0

Topix atheists, please report to the lab for some tests.

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#128505 Oct 8, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10 /07/opinion/sunday/whos-in-cha rge-inside-your-head.html?\ &_r=0
Topix atheists, please report to the lab for some tests.
I'm waiting.

Just Results

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#128506 Oct 8, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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So you and your so called god are bigots.
As if on cue, you come back with another athetarded comment.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#128507 Oct 8, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10 /07/opinion/sunday/whos-in-cha rge-inside-your-head.html?\ &_r=0
Topix atheists, please report to the lab for some tests.

Gl with YOU getting anybody to do ANYTHING!

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#128508 Oct 8, 2012
On Dave TV.

"Why does gravity accelerate? Matter displaces space. More matter, more displacement. Bigger hole for space to fill. As objects, and their holes, get closer, there is less space for space to overcome."

HAhaHahHaH

Tell this to HL..... lmfao.

As objects, and their holes, get closer, there is less space for space to overcome.

But but .....

"In the absence of friction that hold us in place, we would rotate."

Yeah you are looking dizzy there Dave!

But what?

"You can move an object at right angles to gravitational pull, or you can make it think it is being moved."

Yeah but you just think you are still rotating!
HAhA HAH!

http://www.leedskalnin.com/DaveNelson-5.html

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#128509 Oct 8, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10 /07/opinion/sunday/whos-in-cha rge-inside-your-head.html?\ &_r=0
Topix atheists, please report to the lab for some tests.
Is that what happened to you, Dave?

Did some type of otherworldly magnetic bug thingy get in your ear and lay an egg, Dave?

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#128510 Oct 8, 2012
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text> It's agreed upon by relevant and legitimate archaeologists and scholars that the Ipuwer Papyrus is a copy of a story that originated hundreds of years earlier based upon references and earlier stories from 1850-1600 BCE, with some portions dating to 2181-2055 BC during the First intermediate period.
That is all opinion, mostly by folks who view Scripture as fiction until proven fact. Biblical mythers.
Yet the biblical details claiming the David rules an empire isn't an accurate depiction, the agreed upon consensus is that based upon archaeological evidence, and if David existed, the region of influence barely qualified as a small tribal kingdom.
Some suggest that David may have been a lifelong vassal of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath.
Some suggest the universe created itself. Does not make it true. Some suggest atheism is logical. A negative position which cannot be proven based on an appeal to ignorance.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#128511 Oct 8, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> That is all opinion, mostly by folks who view Scripture as fiction until proven fact. Biblical mythers.
<quoted text> Some suggest the universe created itself. Does not make it true. Some suggest atheism is logical. A negative position which cannot be proven based on an appeal to ignorance.
You're an atheist for every god but your own.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#128512 Oct 8, 2012
scaritual wrote:
It's agreed upon by relevant and legitimate archaeologists and scholars that the Ipuwer Papyrus is a copy of a story that originated hundreds of years earlier based upon references and earlier stories from 1850-1600 BCE, with some portions dating to 2181-2055 BC during the First intermediate period.
lightbeamrider wrote:
That is all opinion, mostly by folks who view Scripture as fiction until proven fact. Biblical mythers.
It's the opinion, backed by reference from wikipedia, that I've supplied numerous times. Work done by archaeologists and experts in the field. You should supply the other opinions that refute or offer alternative explanations then, shouldn't you?

So far, all you really do is say - "NUH UH!".

LULZ...

If you can't rebut the information, then you are doing nothing more than protesting.

That's fine, concede the point. As it is you've not refuted it.
scaritual wrote:
Hardly the descriptions put forth in the biblical account, which makes you wonder just how accurate anything is in the bible.

Is it nothing but embellishment after embellishment?

Would apologists admit that if it were?

Doubtful.

As a matter of fact, apologists don't, in spite of the evidence.

"Today more than 90% of scholars agree that there was no Exodus from Egypt, 80% feel that that the Conquest of the Land did not take place as described in the Bible, and about 50% agree that there was no powerful United Monarchy." - Professor Israel Finkelstein, The Bible Unearthed.
lightbeamrider wrote:
Some suggest the universe created itself. Does not make it true. Some suggest atheism is logical. A negative position which cannot be proven based on an appeal to ignorance.
If you can't rebut the points or evidence supplied, that's fine, concede the points raised.

Since: Mar 11

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#128513 Oct 8, 2012
Not to mention there are hundreds of Muslim made movies, tv shows, plays all mocking the Jews their beliefs. Even children's tv shows over there bash the Jews! It looks like they got a small taste of their own medicine and couldn't take it.
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Ok you made up my mind...Muslims have no mind. Best not to provoke them.
Just exterminate them all. After all they cannot accept criticism a joke , a stupid movie, being called on unjust or humanitarian matters, foreigners in their country , anything that upsets their view of Allah, poking fun at Mohammad , taking pictures of then licking their camels ass, Jews praying at the dome of the rock, Jews being in Israel, Jews minding their own business. And Jews Period. Americans anywhere else , Americans anywhere in America , America....The fact they are paid attention, the fact they have not been paid attention.
Seems to me... some people are.. just fucking impossible to get along with.
I have an Idea ....its not Anything you did or said and ''its not what you think . What it is...is stupidity called religion.
Whether you like it or not I'm free to poke muh hah med with what ev Vah tool I choose , including films you do not like.
And if you do not like it... close ya eyes baby.
Because America is free to do this .
Don't like it?
Fuvck you!
That's the way it is..and the way it will always be.
Want me to tell you why now?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#128514 Oct 8, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Gate Keeper is a troll. Same poster as Sir Doc 1-1000, Martina Naratilova and various other takes on Happy Lesbo.
He's a miserable wretch who hates life so much, he comes on here to share his misery. His deep and abiding concerns are about how pedophilia shaped his life - I keep telling him, it wasn't his fault.
Sad, sad person.
That's a relief.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#128515 Oct 8, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Can we replace those words with "white trash" or "white ghost" instead?
White ghost? Lol never heard that one.

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