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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Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#130027 Oct 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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So you devolved?
Sorry to hear that.
What happened? Was it the oncoming prospect of death? Or the bang on the head? Possibly you lost a bit of control over the logic parts of your brain.
Hahahaha.

Collectively, a baby grand landed on Dave's head. And damaged the main frame.

Since: Sep 11

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#130028 Oct 15, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I'd like to know how much time they think it took for a little or big old fishy to grow eyelashes, eyebrows & ears. Did they do this under water? Did their lungs develop under water - requiring them to breathe air and not suck water through their gills or did they clumsily thrash around on land until they grew legs and arms? Were they hairy eyelashing eyebrowing fishies waiting patiently for their legs to grow so they could walk? How long do they think it took for this hairy fish to walk? What did they eat in the meantime? Have they thought about anything logical??
Wow. You may have just stumbled upon a scientific paradigm shift.

Well, explain it, you dirty satanists, where are the eyebrow fish? Where are they?!?!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#130029 Oct 15, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Funny, I saw Dave's Nelson's strange message in a different way.
I thought he meant it as a sort of puzzle, or word game.
It was our job to reassemble the words in a way that they made sense.
I tried and tried, without success.
It helps if you are out in the middle of the desert, away from interfering EM waves. Those confuse the brain.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#130030 Oct 15, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>You keep displaying your ignorance. While we're at it, why are there still monkeys? Am I right redneck? Boom! Evolution disproven!
Why...why are there still bacteria?!?

Why are there still organic molecules in space???

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#130031 Oct 15, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Hahahaha.
Collectively, a baby grand landed on Dave's head. And damaged the main frame.
I kind of feel bad, making fun of the insane. It's just that he's such a disagreeable creature that I don't feel bad.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#130032 Oct 15, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Give Dave a break.
His brain was fried by electromagnetic forces.
Uh oh.

Since: Sep 11

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#130033 Oct 15, 2012
Martina Navratilover wrote:
<quoted text>Since most scientists are not atheists, then you must say that you are full of it.
FACTS: A survey conducted in 1969 showed that 35% of scientists did not believe that God existed.2 In contrast, recent surveys on religious belief have shown that 90 percent of Americans believe in God and 40 percent attend a place of worship weekly. 100 MINUS 35 = 65% WHO BELIEVE.
IN FACT, IN ANY GIVEN FIELD, THE HIGHEST PERCENT WAS 41 AND THE LOWEST 27% WHO DID NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. FLIPS THE NUMBERS AND YOU WILL SEE HWO MANY BELIEVE.
Overall, 75% of professors contacted completed the survey. Among the different disciplines, disbelief in the existence of God was not correlated with any particular area of expertise:
Disbelief in God by Academics4Discipline %
Physics 40.8
Chemistry 26.6
Biology 41.0
Overall 37.6
Sociology 34.0
Economics 31.7
Political Science 27.0
Psychology 33.0
Overall 31.2
You know that 1969 was a long time ago, right?

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#130034 Oct 15, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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If neither of you can make the connection geologically and anthropologically, and timewise, then there is no sense bringing it to your attention. Read some science books.
Well, gee, Dave, I was reading "Evolution of an Andean Margin".

Did you have another science book in mind?

Let me guess: Genesis, right?

Since: Sep 11

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#130035 Oct 15, 2012
Martina Navratilover wrote:
<quoted text>SO,NOW YOU ADMIT, that you are Belia or satan. He tried to tell Jesus to do similar things for his amusement. Why don't you read the 3 temptations of Christ by satan, if you wanted to know? Clue, it is found in the New Testament.
I have long suspected that satan was dwelling among us on topix. I thank you for outing the demon and showing him for what he is.

Seriously though, have you ever wondered why the bible contains many little stories specifically designed to discourage critical thought and any questioning of it's claims? Maybe it's because if people starting using their brains while reading the bible, they would see it for the nonsense that it is.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#130036 Oct 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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It helps if you are out in the middle of the desert, away from interfering EM waves. Those confuse the brain.
Dave's sources he cites are warning of a huge backlash from the sun.

Like, Armageddon.

It has to do with electrical forces run amok.

But.....heaven awaits those of us with a clear conscience.

Since: Oct 10

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#130037 Oct 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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How long can you hold your breath underwater?
Longer than you. That's really all that matters when grappling under water.

Since: Oct 10

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#130038 Oct 15, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I was an atheist long before you were even born.
Odds are, you'll be a dead Christian long before she's a dead atheist. Will you save a spot for her energy in your EM bubble? That would be nice of you.

Since: Sep 11

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#130039 Oct 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Why...why are there still bacteria?!?
Why are there still organic molecules in space???
Why is there still anything but people? Why? We are the best! Shouldn't everything spontaneously become a human?

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#130040 Oct 15, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>You know that 1969 was a long time ago, right?
Not for a person who's only reading material is 2000+ years old.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#130041 Oct 15, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Odds are, you'll be a dead Christian long before she's a dead atheist. Will you save a spot for her energy in your EM bubble? That would be nice of you.
Whadda hoot.

Since: Sep 11

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#130042 Oct 15, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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Not for a person who's only reading material is 2000+ years old.
Haha very true. As light would put it, the "ancients" know all.
Loren Eberly

Lebanon, OH

#130043 Oct 15, 2012
Difference between Romney and President Obama:
Romney complies with USA Labor Law, The constitution, and demands of Natural Law: what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce and common sense demands.
Demanding every Stockholder, corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church; markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service; of every worker, consumer, and taxpayer's wages (union contract), healthcare, pension, investment and independent business profit. This enables every worker, consumer, and taxpayer to pay healthcare insurance premium or pay healthcare provider. Enables Romney to pay own freight in the Falls, pay ALL taxes and pay for every product and service he uses for life. With money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit. And enable Romney to educate, love, nurture, discipline, protect, and provide; for every child (job) he conceive. And fund schools, infrastructure, local and national security, government services, and etc.; with money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.
Obama holds Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and America’s grandchildren’s children, Government employees, Parents, Teachers, Veterans, Police, Firemen, and Fathers disqualified for affirmative action with white skin, Representatives deny Collective Bargaining Rights accountable.
To fund Illegal drug users and Immigrants, lottery, casino, and keno losers, unemployed Union workers replaced with nonunion workers, Human Traffickers, waitresses that pander for life for $2.00 per hour, slaves in enterprise zones, low-income child labor, consumers, and taxpayers, volunteers without wages, and nonunion workers willing to work for fewer wages than they can afford life. That pays with welfare checks, food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid. With money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.
Pay for all stimulus packages, tax abatements, tax incentives, tax refunds, tax credit, and tax exemptions.
Pay sales tax on the more stock dividends (money) OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders (money marketers) market quarterly. In the wholesale and retail price of every product and service Human Beings use for life. And School Boards and Government needs to build, maintain and operate schools, infrastructure, and provide local and national security, and Government services. That gets only product or service.
Needed to measure and maintain the strength and growth of this UNAFFORDABLE economy and distribute money Human Beings cannot digest, burn in internal combustion engines, or burn to heat and cool their American Dream. Into OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders portfolios.
Defying USA Labor Law, the Constitution, and Realities demands is bankrupting USA. Makes free, fair, and affordable commerce IMPOSSIBLE; Makes funding schools IMPOSSIBLE; Makes balancing every budget IMPOSSIBLE; Makes Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and Americas grandchildren's children life UNAFFORDABLE; and created Ohio’s $1.35 trillion budget deficit, the $40 trillion social security and the $16 trillion national debt. America’s grandchildren’s children are responsible to pay Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders interest with this debt until they are 18 years old.
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.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#130044 Oct 15, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Odds are, you'll be a dead Christian long before she's a dead atheist. Will you save a spot for her energy in your EM bubble? That would be nice of you.
Dammit Tam! I laughed so hard I had to go pee.

Since: Jun 12

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#130046 Oct 15, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Mine won't. It was cut of and incinerated.
if that means what i think it means and if it is true then i am sorry to hear that. Not that that does you any good.

Since: Jun 12

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#130047 Oct 15, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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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.
Your Atheism takes sides. Science is neutral. That is the difference. You should not be allowed to justify your anti theism by wrapping it in Science.

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