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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#137293 Nov 13, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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DNA was non-existent in the minds of people back then. Their realities did not have DNA in them at all. The "knew" about other things, like miasma and the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
The thing is, everything about the way they interacted with, experienced and thought about the world around them included non-DNA causal explanations of how life worked. Their lived reality was very different than our own.
Yes, DNA was non-existent in their minds but it wasn't non-existent. It was invisible to their eyes but it was never invisible.

I think as we progress in the next few hundred years, God will become more & more less "invisible" and "non-existent".

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137294 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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There is no way I could reply on the merits to this sort of nonsense. Eagle is a simpleton; an arrogant simpleton to boot.
This is why, with Eagle, I just point out that his posts are ungrammatical nonsense.
For example, he tells us Moses "through down" his staff. And, "Since you had a Christian background" is not a sentence. Nor is "But in the story referenced."
Inter alia.
I thin you nee a new donkey Senor. You ass is hurting vato.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137295 Nov 13, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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Remember the old jingle, "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one."? there's something to that. Weak American lagers may lack any character worth mentioning, but their alcohol content is also lower, so you can drink more of them without getting sloppy drunk. Me, I'd rather have one or maybe two really good beers (or glasses of win) than a six pack of Bud Light, but I have friends who prefer the latter. At the end of the evening, we both drive home safely.
*hands night a glass of win*

lol

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137296 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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You'll never get it.
Ride on Muchacho, ride on.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#137297 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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You have self appointed yourself as judge and jury against ones basic constitutional right to freedom of religion. In your self appointed position. You have ruled that Iím a bigot because I freely exercise my freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
As you called me a bigot based on my religious beliefs. With that being said lets review what the official definition of word,ďbigot.ď
World English Dictionary
ďBigot.Ē
A person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race
Itís rather obvious who the bigot is.
So tell me this: If your religion taught that black people were lesser beings, and should be kept apart from white people, then would you be a bigot if you promoted segregation, or would you just be exercising your freedom of speech or religion?

I'll give you a third option: Both.

Bigotry is bigotry, dude. Even if couched as exercising your own freedoms.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137298 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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We'll have to ask Eagle.
Maybe it's one of those biblical mumbojumbos.
"Pedro's Legal Service."

"We are members of the CCC."

"Cash, Credit or Chickens."

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#137299 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I thin you nee a new donkey Senor. You ass is hurting vato.
This post too reflects your racial animus--your bigotry.

Since: Sep 11

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#137300 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If it was such a simple fact, I wouldn't be debating it with you.
I think everyone that doesn't pray or that has never had a prayer answered will assume that it doesn't work.
The fact that you are adamant that it works doesn't mean that it works. The fact that people think their prayers have been answered only indicate how strongly people believe in prayer. Why do you ignore the studies that have been cited for you? Are they the work of the devil? Does god throw off the results to mess with people? I don't understand how you can rationalize that.

Since: Sep 11

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#137301 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Oh no... Another one that thinks DNA was invisible before its discovery.....
Oh boy.
There's no point in arguing semantics. If there was no way to see it, it was invisible. That's what invisible means - not visible. Invisible does not mean not there.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137302 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Your first "statement" is not a complete sentence.
"...a average" IQ?
Hey, Amigo, use need to pay money for my highway.

What?, this road belongs to Mexico.

I am Mexico Senor, and my Muchachos are here to take care of burying you.

I hope you have money Senor. I would hate to kill you for nothing.[ Muchachos laugh]

[boom, Gringo falls to the ground]

Senor, we not bury you. We leave you for the buzzards. Itís much easier dis way.[Muchachos laugh]

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137303 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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This post too reflects your racial animus--your bigotry.
Dis post reflect your poor ass Senor. He tire of carrying you Muchacho.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#137304 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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*hands night a glass of win*
lol
I will say even though nightserf is one of the better writers here he doesn't harp on people for misspellings , which in a forum like topix is trivial anyway. I suppose that was funny to you though , and yes I did notice it , because of the rarity of him making such trivial mistakes.

On second thought if win can be bottled , uncork a case!

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137305 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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This post too reflects your racial animus--your bigotry.
CCC

Cash, Credit, or Chickens.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#137306 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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*hands night a glass of win*
lol
That's what I call a win-win situation. Salut!!!

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#137307 Nov 13, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I will say even though nightserf is one of the better writers here he doesn't harp on people for misspellings , which in a forum like topix is trivial anyway. I suppose that was funny to you though , and yes I did notice it , because of the rarity of him making such trivial mistakes.
On second thought if win can be bottled , uncork a case!
Not such a rarity, really. I make a lot of typos, and I don't catch or correct them all. I'd say about half of my posts contain at least one mistake. The most common is not capitalizing the first word of a sentence. I also tend to stick "e"s in where they don't belong. And I reverse letters or hit two when I meant to hit one, and sometimes I just don't hit a key hard enough, so there are letters that are missing altogether. Occasionally, I decide to change the way I've phrased something but forget to delete an extraneous word.

I do manage to spot most of these errors--right after hitting the "Post Comment" button.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#137308 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Yes, DNA was non-existent in their minds but it wasn't non-existent. It was invisible to their eyes but it was never invisible.
I think as we progress in the next few hundred years, God will become more & more less "invisible" and "non-existent".
"more & more less" LOL

DNA wasn't viewed before people saw it. It was invisible. For some birds and other animals, glass is invisible. I could be looking right at a stick bug and not see it, so it could be invisible.

"It was invisible to their eyes but it was never invisible." - This is a contradictory statement.

You shouldn't have invested in this argument. Now you're stuck. I'd rather you stay stuck. That's funny and entertaining. For you to admit that you are wrong at this point would be a real disappointment. Loud and wrong is what I want from you. It's what I expect.

Since: Sep 11

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#137309 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Hey, Amigo, use need to pay money for my highway.
What?, this road belongs to Mexico.
I am Mexico Senor, and my Muchachos are here to take care of burying you.
I hope you have money Senor. I would hate to kill you for nothing.[ Muchachos laugh]
[boom, Gringo falls to the ground]
Senor, we not bury you. We leave you for the buzzards. Itís much easier dis way.[Muchachos laugh]
I enjoy watching catcher push you over the edge.

Since: Oct 10

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#137310 Nov 13, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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"more & more less" LOL
DNA wasn't viewed before people saw it. It was invisible. For some birds and other animals, glass is invisible. I could be looking right at a stick bug and not see it, so it could be invisible.
"It was invisible to their eyes but it was never invisible." - This is a contradictory statement.
You shouldn't have invested in this argument. Now you're stuck. I'd rather you stay stuck. That's funny and entertaining. For you to admit that you are wrong at this point would be a real disappointment. Loud and wrong is what I want from you. It's what I expect.
Invisible flying ninjas are only invisible because they can't be seen.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#137311 Nov 13, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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Invisible flying ninjas are only invisible because they can't be seen.
I've never seen any.

Wait a minute...

That means...let me put this together...

Since I haven't seen them, and they are invisible, that means that they must exist! Not seeing them is proof!

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#137312 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I enjoy watching catcher push you over the edge.
There's a dirty joke there.

I'm gonna leave it alone.

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