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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“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#129866 Oct 15, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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There is no physical or practical evidence for the subject of the paragraph
The very first phrase is open to question. Where does that babble say that god is outside nature? If that first phrase is an assumption or personal opinion then the rest of the passage must also be considered and assumption or personal opinion
It makes assumptions based on misunderstanding of the general nature of atheism.
And the guy questions atheistic reason?
Intersting…
Good point. But that's why the first wird of the sentence is IF...

Open your mind a little.

Understand that not everything is or can be in the realm of science.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#129867 Oct 15, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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That's easy.
Once, while visiting her at Leisure World, I heated some coffee in her microwave. I entered "60" and hit start. She had always entered "100," which is converted to "1:00" - same thing - but with one more keystroke.
My mother carried on about how clever and efficient I was for several minutes, even telling a friend of hers in front of me. It was Seinfeld-esque.
That's a mother's love.
No, he said to prove that you love your mother, not tell a story about what a mother's love is...

Prove you love your mother.

Or anything for that matter...

Since: Mar 11

Hurst, TX

#129868 Oct 15, 2012
Stupid naive people. Simply look in the mirror.
preterism wrote:
<quoted text> What did my God use?

Since: Jul 10

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#129869 Oct 15, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Because he never heals an amputee or someone born without a limb. Never a single account of God regrowing a limb for someone. Creating the universe? No problem for God! But regrow a limb on someone? Hey let's not get nuts even God has his limitations like iron chariots
God also hates shrimp. Fact.
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So you expect God to write down every single thing he does when he can't even get you to read what little he does write about. Do you know he raised the dead, and your whinning about him not putting down replacing an amputees arm The iron chariots you talk about is so easy to comprehend so it would be an insult to you if I explained it to you. Listen man just study and you'll find out all about the iron chariots and what he's trying to explain to you about this in the correct perspective, you can do it if you'll just study snd when you get the right sndwer you and I will be proud of your accomplishment.

Since: Jul 10

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#129870 Oct 15, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Stupid naive people. Simply look in the mirror.
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Please explain more so I can comprehend what you're trying to say.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#129871 Oct 15, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> Atheism is a negative which cannot be proven and an appeal to ignorance.
Once you specify operationally what a god is, the hypothesis that there is no god is scientific, since it is falsifiable by producing a god.

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

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#129872 Oct 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Good point. But that's why the first wird of the sentence is IF...
Open your mind a little.
Understand that not everything is or can be in the realm of science.
In the sense of the paragraph he was not using if as a conjunction but noun

If noun
supposition; uncertain possibility: a condition, requirement, stipulation:

Ahh you are talking about magic – right?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#129873 Oct 15, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
Yo amigo. How goes it in the land of the golden sunrise?
Muy bien. And in your hemisphere?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#129875 Oct 15, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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6 degrees of Charles Darwin?
Charles Darwin had the same name as Darwin Stevens on Bewitched, who worked for Larry Tate, who had the same last name as Manson victim Sharon Tate, who was Married to Roman Polanski, who directed Kevin Bacon in "Stir of Echoes / The Ninth Gate"

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#129876 Oct 15, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
who is Howard Roark ??
Who is John Galt?(shrugs)

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#129877 Oct 15, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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And what makes you think that others don’t think the same way?
Gee I love your threats
No threat to any but the enemy, sorry Christine dear..
It's hard for the warrior to escape warrior mentality.
Just let it go... we agree there is two to make a fight,
but I will not fight with you, for you are not my enemy :)

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#129878 Oct 15, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I don't want too see the city! I want to meet the man who claimed that I was afraid of him! LOL!
Not a problem, come on down. Bring your wheelchair.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#129879 Oct 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If God is outside of nature, then science can neither prove nor disprove his existence. Atheism itself must therefore be considered a form of blind faith, in that it adopts a belief system that cannot be defended on the basis of pure reason.(Collins, 2006, p.165)
Interesting.....
Anything that can affect us is part of nature, including the multiverse. Nothing causally connected to us is anything but natural. If gods exist, they are a part of nature. The supernatural, the preternatural, the infranatural, the transnatural, the juxtanatural, the quasinatural, the hypernatural, the micronatural and the extranatural all have equal ontological status.

Atheism is the result of refusing to take a leap of blind faith.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#129880 Oct 15, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Muy bien. And in your hemisphere?
Veza bien, gracias amigo

Getting ready for summer and my green fingers started coming out again. Worked like a madman yesterday in my humble little garden.

Looks like civilised people stay at my house again!! I am so proud

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#129881 Oct 15, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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Boy are you going to be in for a surprise most of us here have Bsc and Phds in Biology, Math and Physics.
I didn't realize a goat could get a PhD. Eating the books don't count as reading the books.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#129882 Oct 15, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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All that shows is that todays god is tomorrows myth.
Cynicism doesn’t add anything to your argument.

God is real and your insignificance can’t change that fact.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#129883 Oct 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I didn't realize a goat could get a PhD. Eating the books don't count as reading the books.
Ah here you are...

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#129884 Oct 15, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Who is John Galt?(shrugs)
.. Dagny Taggart ??..

<< Shrug >>

Since: Sep 08

Wiley, CO

#129885 Oct 15, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Charles Darwin had the same name as Darwin Stevens on Bewitched, who worked for Larry Tate, who had the same last name as Manson victim Sharon Tate, who was Married to Roman Polanski, who directed Kevin Bacon in "Stir of Echoes / The Ninth Gate"
I think that was Darrin Stevens.

So much for your veracity as a source of information.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#129886 Oct 15, 2012
Loren Eberly wrote:
America’s grandchildren’s children cannot afford life and pay this debt with the $7.25 per hour Government mandated labor wage in a hundred million years.
That sounds like a pretty bad deal.

The smart ones won't accept those terms. Like their rugged immigrant ancestors who came to America a century or so earlier for the greater opportunities available then, the boldest of those generations will go abroad to make their lives wherever those opportunities can be found then.

And you can't blame them. They didn't run the debt up or the country down. The basic dues for being an American citizen - the part of your taxes that you pay for nothing back, before you help buy one blackboard or traffic light - is pretty high. If America can't give them a fertile working environment in exchange for the high price of the ticket to play, they have incentive to emigrate.

Where once, America drained the talent of other nations that offered less opportunity than it, now its at risk of not only no longer attracting that talent, but maybe of losing much of its own native talent.

Yes, it's depressing.

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