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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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#129544 Oct 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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ya, right. Of course I edited for space, but that's about the jist of it.
Strange that one fish (or a species) would somehow grow legs because "life is better on land" while at the same time learn how to breathe air instead of water.
Meanwhile, other fishies thought it was better to stay in the water...
Your very first line shows the basic lack of understanding:

"One cell turned into fish that grew legs
but not all grew legs, some stayed as fish"

There were many, many stages between the single cell stage and the stage of fish.

As to some fish evolving into land animals and others staying in the ocean, do you really think all fish experience the same environment? Do you really think that the selection pressures on fish in swamps is the same as for fish in rivers or in the open ocean?
Loren Eberly

Mount Vernon, OH

#129545 Oct 14, 2012
Pay property tax on state appraised value of their American Dream. Pay bank interest on purchase price of American Dream for 30 years. Pay interest on lottery winners winnings Legislators invest in school bonds, Pay for all stimulus packages, tax abatements, tax incentives, tax refunds, tax credit, and tax exemptions.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#129546 Oct 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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heh.
"touching" only means one thing to an atheist, huh?
When used as evidence, Yeah!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#129547 Oct 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Yes, I do. You just don't like how I dumb it down to a cartoon-like story of bullshit.
Evolution has been proven that it can happen, but it hasn't and probably can't be proven that it happened the way the evolutionary theorists have desribed.
I'm sorry that your mind is so closed that you can't fathom any other possibility...
So closed? What evidence have you provided to the contrary? Goddidit? I know 'cause he touched Me! That is not evidence.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#129548 Oct 14, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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For all your childish bleating you can still not produce a single post where I lied.
What in the hell is wrong with you?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#129549 Oct 14, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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First of all, you fu[king dumbass; I said that Centralia is the place where you lived when you went by rlbj and I that could meet you there. Where is Centralia? In the southern part of the state; right? Then you fu[king dumbass came back with, "I said that I live in the southern part of the state." Fu[king Duh!!!
Now you want to claim that you live in Vandalia, which is only 32 miles south of Centralia. OK, I'll meet you there; not a problem. After traveling 500 miles, 32 one way or the other is not a problem.
You have an open invitation to come and visit this historic city.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#129550 Oct 14, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The ones hiding in the bushes and shadows and hurling insults and vitriol and posing as elitists working for the betterment of their lesser brothers and sisters?
Get your fireproof suit on, Catcher.
Pot calling the kettle black, Dave.

You proved your cowardice when you threw out vicious insults and then scurried off to hide.

I'll keep working for your betterment, Mr. Lesser.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#129551 Oct 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think I said that all christians are against science - just that I am against the ones who actively attempt to spread their love of ignorance. I'm not picking on christians, there are people in every religion like this.
As for gay people, that's up to you to feel like that about them. However, you are wrong, and I think it's disgusting that bigoted ideas like yours can still exist in our society. Gay people aren't "marketing" their lifestyle by being openly gay at work, or anywhere for that matter; that's like saying that straight people market their lifestyle by being themselves in public. Gay people should not have to hide a big part of their personality because it offends the archaic sensibilities of a couple of socially stunted hold outs from the pre civil rights era. Seriously, there is absolutely no reason outside of insecurity or bigotry to be against a gay person simply being himself at work.
And the fact of the matter is, we live in a society where gestures like the one taken by anderson cooper are unnecessary, unfortunately. People assumed that he was straight by default, and I suppose he wanted everyone to know the truth, so he told them. He wasn't "marketing" himself - he didn't encourage anyone to "convert," he just came out. Today it is not uncommon for people to go as far as to commit suicide from the shame and guilt they feel from hiding "in the closet," and when big names like a. cooper come out it helps to remove a tiny bit of the stigma associated with being gay and with coming out, and that is a good thing.
Like I said, itÂ’s non of my business what sexual preference he has chosen.

I would rather not know.

Young people who are having emotional problems with their sexuality need to seek professional help.

Here is a 24 hour a day Emergency Hotline for Suicide Prevention.

I hope that you will join with me to encourage people who are troubled not to take their own life.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#129552 Oct 14, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Your very first line shows the basic lack of understanding:
"One cell turned into fish that grew legs
but not all grew legs, some stayed as fish"


hehe, that was TWO lines, bub. Not one. Can you basically understand 1+1?
There were many, many stages between the single cell stage and the stage of fish.


How many?
As to some fish evolving into land animals and others staying in the ocean, do you really think all fish experience the same environment? Do you really think that the selection pressures on fish in swamps is the same as for fish in rivers or in the open ocean?
Selection pressures? lol If that were true, why are there still fish in swamps? In low-flow rivers? Why to trout still swim upstream in sometimes very shallow water to lay eggs when they should've "evolved" a better way by now....

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#129553 Oct 14, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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When used as evidence, Yeah!
So, a song has never 'touched' you?

A movie?

A dog?

A cat?

A baby?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#129554 Oct 14, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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So closed? What evidence have you provided to the contrary? Goddidit? I know 'cause he touched Me! That is not evidence.
No. The evidence of the Bible foretelling evolution 2,000 years ago.

Look it up, "creation through evolution".

Genesis even talks about Pangea.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#129555 Oct 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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What in the hell is wrong with you?
You know very well what I am talking about, so don't come the raw prawn with me.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#129556 Oct 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No. The evidence of the Bible foretelling evolution 2,000 years ago.
Look it up, "creation through evolution".
Genesis even talks about Pangea.
More creationist BS. Why don't you just quit the fairy tales and start reading real textbooks on science instead of the creationist BS?

Oh! that's right if you were to do that you would realize your life is based on a myth.

By the way fairy tales are for children.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#129557 Oct 14, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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So closed? What evidence have you provided to the contrary? Goddidit? I know 'cause he touched Me! That is not evidence.
It is evidence to me.

Prove you love your mom.

I'll wait.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#129558 Oct 14, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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More creationist BS. Why don't you just quit the fairy tales and start reading real textbooks on science instead of the creationist BS?
Why not read both? They're symmetrical.
Oh! that's right if you were to do that you would realize your life is based on a myth.


That's your ignorant opinion.
By the way fairy tales are for children.
no kidding, why are you still reading them?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#129559 Oct 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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hehe, that was TWO lines, bub. Not one. Can you basically understand 1+1?
Yes, and there was a misunderstanding in *both* lines.
Selection pressures? lol If that were true, why are there still fish in swamps? In low-flow rivers? Why to trout still swim upstream in sometimes very shallow water to lay eggs when they should've "evolved" a better way by now....
Why *should* they have? Were the mutations available to do so?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#129560 Oct 14, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, and there was a misunderstanding in *both* lines.
<quoted text>
Why *should* they have? Were the mutations available to do so?
I see all you have is more questions...

Interesting.

Just like all the evolutionary theorists...

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#129561 Oct 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Why not read both?.....
I have but unlike you I can recognize the simple fact that creationist BS is just that BS.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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....
They're symmetrical.
.....
No, Evolution is science, creationism is just BS pure and simple.

The only people who support it are godbots who afraid that understanding real science will erode the fragile beliefs.

After all it must be frightening to realize that everybody with an IQ above a doorstop is laughing at you.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#129562 Oct 14, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Pot calling the kettle black, Dave.
You proved your cowardice when you threw out vicious insults and then scurried off to hide.
I'll keep working for your betterment, Mr. Lesser.
They were facts, not insults.

Guilty conscience?

Work on yourself. I'm good.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#129563 Oct 14, 2012
Gate Keeper 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You keep confusing your satan and gays, and you mean rape and abuse. How do you justify that, is it because you are gay, so abusing children is okay because they are not?
Dude, just come out of the closet already. Sheesh, four posts, and those were just the last four I read, and you have to bring gay into it when no mention was made.

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