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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Oct 10, 2012
 
Saint Augustine wrote:
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Get over here and get yer hugs.
Yup. You've earned 'em.
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Other than Jesus Christ, I'm the best of 'em all. I detest heresy from Cathylicks, Mormons and Jeehovy Witnesses. I'm America's Best Christian. Praise!
Oh a wise guy aye?

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Oct 10, 2012
 
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Click on the link below and you will see a spider attacking a wasp. Both were captured in amber. Scientist believe this attack happened 100 million years ago.
What is interesting that spiders looked and behave the same way as they did millions of years ago. Not much has changed in 100 million years.
I could support evolution if spiders had evolved to the point of using shoulder fired missiles that would lock on to their target and knock them out of the sky. But spiders still use the ole build a trap method. This doesn’t say much for evolution.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/anci...
Eagle...the adaptive peak for "shoulder fired missile" is too high for mutation to reach in the spider environment. However, it has been reached in the plant environment (b/c plants, unlike spiders, are large and tough enough to build a system of pressure that can fire a missile).

In nature, animals that fire missiles to capture their prey include:

- frogs and some toads and a few other amphibians
- chameleons (and a few other lizards)
- some fish
- some mollusks

Spiders are pretty small and they have their own weapons that work quite well. Spiders are on an adaptive peak of their own - for them to get off of it, another system would have to be better than theirs. But missile systems involve a lot of mechanics. Evolution simply cannot produce that kind of change - it would involve giving up a functional system for one that doesn't quite work for a few thousand years (while evolution fine tunes it).

That said, large spiders in the tarantula family eject missile weapons as a defense mechanism when large predators try to eat them.

Some spiders throw bolas to capture prey.

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Catcher1 wrote:
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Thank you.
I'm hoping Dave will reevaluate.
But I'm not holding my breath.
Dave has already forgotten what he said. He therefore said it off the cuff and didn't hold that opinion dear. He was just being the cranky old man he is.

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I really could care less about minor errors in grammar here on topix.
Now that you have been caught in a few slip ups. How about you refrain from being a self conceited as*hole.
He can't stop. He'd implode from all the negative energy if he had to put a muzzle on his arrogance.

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Catcher is a poseur, has alleged many things without backing them up, and Dave doesn't fall for the badger game. He knows I was right, whatever I said.
This is what you said:

"That from a guy that puts all theists on trial and condemns them and their morality according to his. You paint theists as animals, uneducated and dumb. What next if you had the power? Kill them?"

So I challenged you to back up your accusation; to show us where I condemned all theists and their morality, and painted them as animals, uneducated and dumb.

That was on Monday.

You are a coward, Dave Nelson.

A gutless coward.

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Other than Jesus Christ, I'm the best of 'em all. I detest heresy from Cathylicks, Mormons and Jeehovy Witnesses. I'm America's Best Christian. Praise!
No. No, you're not.

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Hidingfromyou wrote:
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<hug, hug, hug>
Hello SA!
You're the best.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
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Get your eyes checked. I'm a chimp.
And a fool.

How's that working for you?

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Dave has already forgotten what he said. He therefore said it off the cuff and didn't hold that opinion dear. He was just being the cranky old man he is.
Yes, Dave Nelson has conveniently forgotten what he said.(And you are most kind.)

But his slander extended to a suggestion that, if I had the power, I might kill Al Garcia!!

Al's my bud, you know that.

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Other than Jesus Christ, I'm the best of 'em all. I detest heresy from Cathylicks, Mormons and Jeehovy Witnesses. I'm America's Best Christian. Praise!
Oh, by the way: Jesus is dead, and Christ is a myth.

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This is what you said:
"That from a guy that puts all theists on trial and condemns them and their morality according to his. You paint theists as animals, uneducated and dumb. What next if you had the power? Kill them?"
So I challenged you to back up your accusation; to show us where I condemned all theists and their morality, and painted them as animals, uneducated and dumb.
That was on Monday.
You are a coward, Dave Nelson.
A gutless coward.
It's true. You are one each standard issue elitist.

All one has to do is scroll through your old posts to prove it. Which I will not do for them. I would if I had a bad case of insomnia, but that is very rare. Yes, your posts are that boring and unimaginative. Plus the grammar errors.

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***(And you are most kind.)***
Too kind, IMHO.

Her's is a brilliant mind.

We need more of her here.

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Oct 10, 2012
 
Saint Augustine wrote:
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And a fool.
How's that working for you?
Doesn't faze me a bit. Is it supposed to?

Don't take yourself so seriously. Only a fool would.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
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Doesn't faze me a bit....
Of course not. No one would expect it to.

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Saint Augustine wrote:
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You're the best.
No, you are!

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Of course not. No one would expect it to.
:-)

Sunny boy, you and I are going to tangle, but not tonight. I have an early bed and early rise. Plus reading Catcher has me nodding off.

Is that you toasting your buns on the beach in your avatar? Looks kinda gay.

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Too kind, IMHO.
Her's is a brilliant mind.
We need more of her here.
You get no argument from me on this one.

Hiding is the very, very best, in every sense of the word.

And welcome back!

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No, you are!
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You *are* a brilliant mind. You and IANS; there are so few left here.

But thank "god" for your voices.

Well, and Chess Jurist, of course.

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You get no argument from me on this one.
Hiding is the very, very best, in every sense of the word.
And welcome back!
She is great.

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