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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 11

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#137725 Nov 14, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>15Nov12.....
.....LIAR....
Ps:....yes you dit, and you know hit tooooooo. Both you and 'sidingDumbPhew' did it while getting laid out behind da barn somewheres.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
Yep.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137727 Nov 14, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>15Nov12.....
...ListenUp, ya delinquent cyberBully eeejit...
.....and so you have answered BobLoblah's question by saying dat you do Not drink piss.
..so vot!!!!.....but you obviously have schidtBreath.
Ps:.....Piss rubbed on joints is goot fer arthritis. Check vit your 'MaggotKing' who resides not dat far from you in Jolly 'ol Eeeenglind.
You 'sidingDumbPhew' remain a schidt-for-brains.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
You rub piss on your joints for arthritis?!?

Might I suggest NSAIDs? Start with ibuprofen - you can easily take 2 tablets per 4 hours but, if you have a doctor monitoring you, you might be able to take more.

I don't think the piss will help you, Boblbalyahg. Those people who pour it on you are just stealing your money.

Or you could try acupuncture.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137728 Nov 14, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>15Nov12.....
.....BobLoblah is.
Ps:....and den sum tooooooooo.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
You have a crush on Dave, too???

Oh, no, competition!

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137729 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
What Eagle is not telling you is that this person insisted on trying to convert those around him to his strange beliefs, much like Eagle insists on posting his delusions about evolution rather than addressing them.
All that person's coworkers said that his behavior was grossly inappropriate.
We don't know all the facts Hiding.

Here we have a established scientist that has advanced to the top.

Leading a team of other scientist.

He worked for NASA 15 years. This wasn’t a probationary employee.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137730 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>It's not really a hobby. Fetish would be the better word.
Ok. So I just left my hotel room to venture out into the scary American City nightscape to get my beer. The first drama I see is a young lady, mumbling to herself, taking off her clothes outside a cafe. Yeah, she's young enough to be cute, but she's freaky scary and sounding like an old homeless lady (what do you call them again?). Then she tosses her pants at a wall and screams "I'll kill them!"

I avoid her, wondering if it's drugs or schizophrenia, and venture down the road to find two young women holding hands, both with short cropped hair. I think "hmmm...not Korean, so they're lesbians! HL would be so glad to see them!" and then, with that in mind, pass this coffee shop/small bar I could never quite figure out - it's always full of men who never glance in my direction at all. Ah! Finally, it dawns on me! Gay bar!

Then I find the beershop. One Guiness, two Sierra Nevada - yum!

Leaving there, I narrowly avoid a young Latino man who is apparently showing off his anger to a homeless, nearly toothless, black woman by dancing a little jig, bum faced toward her. She starts screaming hateful vengeance while he walks away, a skip to his step.

I walk around her, she starts shouting something like "I'll kill him!" smoking too, and we're right beside the original crazy girl who is now saying "I'll find the axe. The axe."

I try to find a "Hiding-safe" spot on the corner, but a guy on a skateboard blasts by - so he needed the corner down-ramp - and when I move back to the corner, trying to appear invisible, a powered wheel chair'd person drives up - I have to move again.

And some guy, smoking, turns and looks at me and says something. Walks a bit away. Turns back. Says "you can't hide."

I'm like "F*ck! Dave found me!"

Run back to my hotel room, drinking my beer, listening to a couple screaming bloody murder at each other - I don't think they're insane, just angry.

Ah, Guinness.

America, I love your country!

Oh, and the beer salesperson gave me a free bottle opener. That was neighborly of him :)

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137731 Nov 14, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>17Nov12.....
.....seeing as how BobLoblah brought up da subject of 'sidingDumbView' drinking piss...
Ps:.....why don't you see what a Sulphuric Acid enema upp'er arse can do for her as well.
...dis otta be interestin'.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
Boblahblahahaha, if I'm not mistaken, you just accused me of being a cyberbully. But here you are giving very, very bad instructions about acid to impressionable young ladies.

I most emphatically don't think that's very nice of you.

Most emphatically!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#137732 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are way out of my league sweetheart. I’m like standing here on earth and you are soaring at 50,000.’
Yet you feel qualified to write this:
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
I tell you what, how about you showing me some of that real undeniable proof. I’m not talking about some scientific article written in Greek.
I’m talking about real proof, not speculation, nor could have, maybe, should have, kind of, may haves, suspected, presumed, alleged, assumed, we think, suppositions , hypothesis.
Real proof, you say it’s out there. Let me see it. Don’t send me off to some University web page that has no proof but a pages of professing a theory. I want to see facts and not theory.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

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#137733 Nov 14, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks dude.
But I'd really prefer that you didn't call me sweetheart.

Since: Apr 11

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#137734 Nov 14, 2012
15Nov12.....

.....And 'Elmo', your very dear Elmo of Sesame Street fame for 2 generations is now in the flap of infamy because 'his puppppettteeeer' has been accused of sexually abusing children since being on the children's TV series over the years.

Ps: By da vey, the puppeteer is a self-professed atheist'

Nothing is sacred anymore and it is ascribed to hateful, hypocritical, hAtheists like you lot.

Stand'em up against da wall and shoot this eeejit with a ball of its own schidt.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137735 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
We know Chromosome 2 fused because it has teleomeres in the middle of it. They're only at the ends of chromosomes.
This is what a teleomere is: http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/telo...
It didn't fuse gradually. It fused in one go. After that, it was organized gradually.
How do we know?
"The Evidence
Evidence for fusing of two ancestral chromosomes to create human chromosome 2 and where there has been no fusion in other Great Apes is:
1) The analogous chromosomes (2p and 2q) in the non-human great apes can be shown, when laid end to end, to create an identical banding structure to the human chromosome 2.(1)
2) The remains of the sequence that the chromosome has on its ends (the telomere) is found in the middle of human chromosome 2 where the ancestral chromosomes fused.(2)
3) the detail of this region (pre-telomeric sequence, telomeric sequence, reversed telomeric sequence, pre-telomeric sequence) is exactly what we would expect from a fusion.(3)
4) this telomeric region is exactly where one would expect to find it if a fusion had occurred in the middle of human chromosome 2.
5) the centromere of human chromosome 2 lines up with the chimp chromosome 2p chromosomal centromere.
6) At the place where we would expect it on the human chromosome we find the remnants of the chimp 2q centromere (4)."
http://www.evolutionpages.com/chromosome_2.ht...
and
"Let us re-iterate what we find on human chromosome 2. Its centromere is at the same place as the chimpanzee chromosome 2p as determined by sequence similarity. Even more telling is the fact that on the 2q arm of the human chromosome 2 is the unmistakable remains of the original chromosome centromere of the common ancestor of human and chimp 2q chromosome, at the same position as the chimp 2q centromere (this structure in humans no longer acts as a centromere for chromosome 2."
(same link above)
Going with your statement,{It didn't fuse gradually. It fused in one go. After that, it was organized gradually}.

Where is the gradual and slow change?

This Chromosome #2 fusing is telling me there was no gradual change.

But one very big major change.

This defies what evolution has been teaching.

So when did this fusing take place?

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137736 Nov 14, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
15Nov12.....
.....And 'Elmo', your very dear Elmo of Sesame Street fame for 2 generations is now in the flap of infamy because 'his puppppettteeeer' has been accused of sexually abusing children since being on the children's TV series over the years.
Ps: By da vey, the puppeteer is a self-professed atheist'
Nothing is sacred anymore and it is ascribed to hateful, hypocritical, hAtheists like you lot.
Stand'em up against da wall and shoot this eeejit with a ball of its own schidt.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
Gotta update your OLD news, Boblbahsahalha:

"Tickle This Elmo … Kevin Clash, the Voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo Accused of Having ‘Sexual Relationship with Underage Boy (Update: Accuser Recants Allegations)"

It turns out they had an adult relationship - so there!

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2012/11/13/tickle-th...

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#137737 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't know all the facts Hiding.
Here we have a established scientist that has advanced to the top.
Leading a team of other scientist.
He worked for NASA 15 years. This wasn’t a probationary employee.
"Coppedge had worked on the Cassini mission to Saturn, starting as a contractor in 1996, and later becoming a full-time employee. But one of the projects he pursued on his own time was the promotion of intelligent design, the notion that the Universe and, most prominently, life itself, is too orderly to have come about without a designer.(Like many others in that movement, Coppedge is a self-identified evangelical Christian.)

"In 2009, he apparently got a bit aggressive about promoting these ideas at work, leading one employee to complain. The resulting investigation found that he had also aggressively promoted his opinion on California's gay marriage ban, and had attempted to get JPL's holiday party renamed to "Christmas party." (There's detailed background on the case here.) Coppedge was warned about his behavior at work, but he felt it was an infringement of his religious freedom, so he sued. Shortly after, as part of a set of cutbacks on the Cassini staff, he was fired."

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137738 Nov 14, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks dude.
But I'd really prefer that you didn't call me sweetheart.
You have nothing to worry about dip sh**.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137739 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>No, I can accept that you believe god answers your prayers. Why do you care if I believe your prayers are answered? If you believe it, good for you. I hope your religion brings you more fulfillment than it appears to bring most of the people I've seen on here.
Cheers!

“Ditat Deus”

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#137740 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>It wasn't really a rant. You should look into some of the research on the subject of free will - you will see that what we imagine as free will is more like an illusion of control after the fact.
Ahhhh....

So the illusion of control was the TV made me change the channel... mhmmmm...

Or was it the allure of the remote control that demanded my destiny to watch a different show? er, uh, set of commercials...

Right.

Go play with your GW voodoo doll.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#137741 Nov 14, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I believe Tide posted this video a while ago. Here it is again. It's a good beginner introduction. I recommend you check it out if you are interested in the subject.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =pCofmZlC72gXX
hehehe. The atheist "law firm".

Neat!

“Ditat Deus”

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#137742 Nov 14, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Our decisions are bound by determining factors. These factors are knowable. Knowing these factors would allow predictability. If all of your decisions can be predicted before you make them, you cannot demonstrate freedom from these factors. You don't make choices freely. You are bound to make them exactly as the determining factors dictate. This is what makes free will an illusion, or at least a misnomer.
But I freely decided to respond to your post.

And I'm freely ending it.

Look at that! Free will!

“Ditat Deus”

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#137743 Nov 14, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you consider a hamburger with cheese a hamburger?
No sir. That would be lasagna.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137744 Nov 14, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Coppedge had worked on the Cassini mission to Saturn, starting as a contractor in 1996, and later becoming a full-time employee. But one of the projects he pursued on his own time was the promotion of intelligent design, the notion that the Universe and, most prominently, life itself, is too orderly to have come about without a designer.(Like many others in that movement, Coppedge is a self-identified evangelical Christian.)
"In 2009, he apparently got a bit aggressive about promoting these ideas at work, leading one employee to complain. The resulting investigation found that he had also aggressively promoted his opinion on California's gay marriage ban, and had attempted to get JPL's holiday party renamed to "Christmas party." (There's detailed background on the case here.) Coppedge was warned about his behavior at work, but he felt it was an infringement of his religious freedom, so he sued. Shortly after, as part of a set of cutbacks on the Cassini staff, he was fired."
I don’t believe it’s proper to be trying to convert people on the job. Work is work and it should be about work.

None of us know this man nor have we worked at JPL. So all we know is what is in print.

“Ditat Deus”

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#137745 Nov 14, 2012
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean Judaism?
LULZ>...
No, you f_cking brick. I said Christianity..........

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