Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#128913 Oct 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow.
Dave is published.
On the Internet!
Oh, fugg me... Think I'll check out the "Women Who Like to Breastfeed Men" thread and pretend I never saw this.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#128917 Oct 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
She's done that, ad infinitum, to morons like you to no avail.
Why she still even wastes time on idiots like you is beyond me.
Hopefully, somebody with half a brain reads her.
It appears one does. You.
tinydropthestick gooddog

Toorak, Australia

#128919 Oct 10, 2012
atheism is not a matter of belief - it is a matter of science fact .

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128920 Oct 10, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Yet you will buy a book by someone in physics or cosmology with a theory dealing with things they can't see or directly measure, and you accept it as the total truth.
Says who?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128921 Oct 10, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>So... Humans have been getting weaker for 30,000 years? And accelerated 12,000 years ago? Why would one assume that?
Agriculture?

Farming made life easier?

Just a guess.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128922 Oct 10, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>More assumptions? For your information, I haven't had a college education because I can't afford it.

But thanks for throwing that in my face, I appreciate it.

"Unlike me, you know almost nothing." eh? You seem to know a lot about ONE thing, bullshit.
It's possible to learn things without a college education.

It would appear you haven't bothered.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128923 Oct 10, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Riiiiight.... Because the Bible is so full of gay this & gay that...

It's only mentioned a few times, it's not that big of a deal as you think.

My bigotry of gays stems from the attitude of gays. They think that because they're gay, everyone needs to accept them & move on. That's the wrong attitute to have.
Why?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128924 Oct 10, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe that at all, quite the contrary. It's atheists that "actually believe that their inability to imagine something and their lack of knowledge of something are arguments against that thing".

Atheists, it seems, live their lives with a very closed mind with almost no ability to imagine or dream, because imagiation & dreams can't be proven.
Now you just sound desperate.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#128925 Oct 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Now you just sound desperate.
Bat Boy, why do you want to get off this planet?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128926 Oct 10, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>If you take anything written by man as an absolute truth you are doing so based on faith in the veracity of the writer, and subject to personal interpretations of the words used.

You're gonna lose if you bet your life's savings on it.

In this instance of the gentleman's reasons, he needs to go back to the first few pages of that book. In the beginning. Man got cast out and was then on born to suffer on his own. Getting back to the good life is an individual endeavor. Whining and moaning don't do it. Simple fact is you have to dissociate yourself from greater mankind, being just one of the herd and its mindset, to establishing a personal relationship with the creative force so you can find the way back. Mankind is in the open range, not in a dairy barn.

However, feel free to continue saying moo if it suits you. If you feel you are one of the smartest cows in the herd, why would you want to complicate your life here any? Just hope the cattle trucks and cowboys don't show up. Those smarts that gave you status in the herd ain't going to do you much good by that time.

:-)

Good morning, sweetie.

<smooch>
I'd hardly say that atheists, being the tiny minority we are, can be accused of having a herd mentality.

In fact, it's been said that trying to organize atheists is akin to herding cats.

I don't know if you know what that means. In case you don't, cats are very difficult to herd.

What was that you said?

Moo?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128927 Oct 10, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>So, basically, Satan spoke, he listened. Got it.
Satan=reason.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#128929 Oct 10, 2012
Lucifer wrote:
May I join in
Why of course, Mr. Lucifer.

Allow me to introduce you to Dave Nelson.

He's the thread coward.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#128930 Oct 10, 2012
Gate Keeper 1 wrote:
<quoted text>No, I wold have to be stupid like you. But,in typical fashion, when your crew is bested you have to try to bring your gutter into society. Get a clue.
Wait, what?

Aero has a crew??

Dammit, all I have are minions and a congregation!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#128931 Oct 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Agriculture?
Farming made life easier?
Just a guess.
Beer.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#128932 Oct 10, 2012
Lucifer wrote:
May I join in
Of course. Welcome.

If you're new to Topix, I recommend that you read for a bit, and familiarize yourself with the territory and the characters.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128933 Oct 10, 2012
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>Evolution is a lie!
Nuh uh.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128934 Oct 10, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know if you've noticed, but you and I haven't only been talking about God here - but also homosexual behavior, evolution, planetary formation, paleoanthropology. Unlike me, you know almost nothing. I'm guessing it was your religion that did that to you.

It told you "God did it" is an acceptable answer to all life's mysteries, so you just turned your brain off.

Unlike you, atheists are full of creativity. We aren't afraid to explore reality like you people - you're utterly closed minded. You actually believe in intellectual laziness as some kind of virtue!

Your answer to everything is "God did it." That's a worthless, stupid answer - it actually hurts people. Imagine if the discoverers of insulin stopped and said "gosh this is hard, let's just say 'God did it'" - imagine if any physicist or medical researcher did that! We wouldn't have power lines, antibiotics, antivirals - anything.

God did it is not an answer. Willful ignorance is abject idiocy - and it's ruining your great nation.
Well said.

And very true.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#128935 Oct 10, 2012
Lucifer wrote:
May I join in
Did you bring the pizzas?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#128936 Oct 10, 2012
preterism wrote:
You spend your whole life thinking there's no God instead of studying to see if there is a God. You say when you die that you simply cease to exsist and that's the end of awareness of life as you knew when alive. Death isn't a on and off switch as some desire to believe for various reasons. You have a soul which lives forever, where depends on you. You were given life to choose from a life with God or without, that's your two and only choices.
No.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#128937 Oct 10, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
The greatest minds in science, the ones that started modern science, did so under very strong Christian influences.

Even Charles Darwin.

Some had questions about the religion, and had their own views, but most all stayed deist. Darwin at the most became agnostic in his latest years.

"In November 1878 when George Romanes presented his new book refuting theism, A Candid Examination of Theism by "Physicus", Darwin read it with "very great interest", but was unconvinced, pointing out that its arguments did not rule out God creating matter and energy at the beginning of the universe, with a propensity to evolve. If theism were true, "reason might not be the only instrument for ascertaining its truth"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_...

The seventeenth century was not that far advanced over the Iron Age. Within a few hundred years, in a Christian civilization, look how far we have advanced.

The Egyptions, Sumerians, Greek, Roman, Hindus, Taoists, Buddhists, and atheists had more time and the same opportunity to advance. They didn't.

Please can the bullshit about Christianity inhibiting science. Atheists are now trying to hijack the accomplishments it made possible.
All you need do is look at the theists here who refuse to accept evolution.

That is proof positive of Christianity inhibiting science.

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