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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Thinking

Dalry, UK

#137927 Nov 15, 2012
That's the defence all the abuser apologists begin with.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're disgusting.

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#137928 Nov 15, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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ROFL!
+1
Double Fine likes this
1Nov12.....

BobLoblah taught dat you vould like dis von.

.....BobLoblah dinks dat a hole (sic) lotta posters hereIn schidt dere pants on dis von. Glad you were von offff dem tooooo.

Ps:.....Needless ta say, da schidt-for-brains dat gave BobLoblah's posting a 'clueless' grade is a schidt-for-brains.

....how har da ladies treatin' ya. Any crabbs again!!!(Just answer Yes or No).

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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#137929 Nov 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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You ate suppositories?!?
hahahaha, nice!
16Nov12.....

.....a hole (sic) lotta better dan haul da suppositions dat you swallow, ya schidt-for-brains.

Ps:....You remain an eeejit.

..without laughter.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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#137930 Nov 15, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Perhaps it explains his verbal diarrhoea
16Nov12.....

..ListenUp Biff..

.....STOP 'stalking' BobLoblah ya cyberBully.

Ps:.....Vot's an Ugly 'troll-op' like you doin' in a Beautiful place like dis.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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#137931 Nov 15, 2012
Thinking wrote:
bob nobgobbler swallows anything- his belief system for starters.
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16Nov12.....

.....ven one swallows haul da semen and stuff like you 'dinKing' have done from haul da cockSuckers dat you have done and den sum tooo, you outta get yer name in da Guiness book of records.

Ps:....you can drag dat french 'queen' of yours into it as well....ya khuntface.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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#137932 Nov 15, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>At what point are you going to try the English accent? It would certainly make you sound less juvenile!!! Poor little Bobby, he can't get any attention any other way, so he tries to draw attention to himself wit a fake accent, ha ha ha ha, what a dipshit!!!
BTW, either engage me in adult conversation or pissoff, your choice!!!!!
16Nov12.....

.....You are just 'annudder' eeejit dat pays 100% attention to haul da postings of BobLoblah and waits dere impatiently, hoping and praying (yes - praying) dat BobLoblah will send you some kind of message. ANY kind of message.

Ps:....Here's a message for you.....you are consistantly a schidt-for-brains, a loser, and a 5-Star eeejit.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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#137933 Nov 15, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>It's very apparent that you really know nothing about the process of human evolution. I find that unbelievable sad!!!
16Nov12.....

.....'unbelievably' sad, ya Heeeengleesh perfectionist.

Ps:...and schidt-for-brains.

Dat otta make ya snappy & happy toooooooooooooooo.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137934 Nov 15, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Perhaps it explains his verbal diarrhoea
hahaha!

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137935 Nov 15, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Don't forget to tell her that evolution is a lie!
I don't have to tell her that, evolution does a good enough job at doing that.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137936 Nov 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, just keep putting up god pics :)
I have a confession, RR. I'm actually the actor, James Woods.

Oh, no! I feel a transformation happening!!!

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137937 Nov 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The purpose of me posting that link was to show that there are just as many "results" that prayer works vs. prayer doesn't work....
As I've said. I think that any and all "tests" are inconclusive.
No, those were pretty conclusive results. In each trial with good methodology - double blind studies - prayer has no results on those who don't know they're being prayed for.

For those who are being prayed for, and know it, they have slightly worse outcomes, presumably because they feel guilty.

However, if you pray for yourself, you have a slightly better outcome, equal to a weak placebo effect.

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#137938 Nov 15, 2012
Thinking wrote:
bob "the nonce" nobgobbler doesn't like being ignored. He'll no doubt compose yet another list of posters he hates and spam the arse out of it. A veritable oxygen thief, no less.
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16Nov12.....

.....You sit dere in front of yer screen waiting fer BobLoblah's next message more impatiently dan you wait fer your next 'Fix' from the local runner to your house.

Ps:.....No kneed fer BobLoblah to do annudder list as Our Pope did quite vell and will be around for Christmas with his blessings for the Faithful and his unDressings for the Hateful like you.

Meanwhile, your berry own BBC, just today, has confirmed dat there are OVER 450 kids associated with your mr. seville (now roasting in hell)... that were sexually molested by you Brits and your comedians on da tube...including yer less-than-glamorous rocker Gary Glitter. You,'dinKing' probably will show up in da list as you take great pleasure in phucking little kids having started out vit your sister.

You otta yank a condom down over yer head and prance around as a Brit prick.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

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#137939 Nov 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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For the timn record, evolution does not upset me. Not in the slightest.
What gets me going is the assumptive nature of evolution. The theories & hypotheses & guesses that go hand oin hand with it. Just like the post from blacklagoon where he says we "know" how the nostril evolved in whales...
I don't think evolution happened the way we think it did. There's just too many pieces of the puzzle that are missing to fully know.
wooooooooshhhhhh...WHACK!

"Hiding, what the hell?"

"RR, I just hit you with a whole lot of evolution!"

"Damn, that smarts girl, now git me a beer."

"Oh...ok."

"And a sammich!"

WHACK!

"Ouch! Hiding, what the hell?"

"I just hit you with a whole lot of evo..."

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137940 Nov 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Ok...first line in your first link:

"The efficacy of prayer has been the topic of various studies since Francis Galton first addressed it in 1872. Double-blind studies have failed to find any effect."

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

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#137941 Nov 15, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>This is the first paragraph of the wiki you posted:
The efficacy of prayer has been the topic of various studies since Francis Galton first addressed it in 1872. Double-blind studies have failed to find any effect. According to the Washington Post, "...prayer is the most common complement to mainstream medicine, far outpacing acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and other alternative remedies."[1] Physician Fred Rosner has expressed doubt that prayer could ever be subject to empirical analysis.[2]
On the issue of intercessory prayer Christian teachings have emphasized the need for guidance from the Holy Spirit as to what needs to be prayed for and have taught that "God can not be coerced."[3][4][5]
You ninja'd me! Again!

Damn you and I think alike...

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

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#137942 Nov 15, 2012
timn17 wrote:
"God can not be coerced."
I find these quote especially strange. Would a god really be so petty so as to deny his followers the power of prayer if they were simply trying to do a study on it? "People are trying to find out if I'm real, time to deny the ones who are praying for relief from sickness."
If a deity exists and if that deity created the universe, he not only doesn't answer prayer, but he really, really loves parasites, bacteria and beetles, in that order.

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#137943 Nov 15, 2012
Thinking wrote:
And your priests say "jesus christ" when they climax over choirboys.
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16Nov12.....

.....and da BBC screams out 'I'm dinKing' while dey climax over kiddies on member's guest-shows.

Ps:.....You're a member, aren't you 'dinKing'!!!

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BobLoblah

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#137944 Nov 15, 2012
Thinking wrote:
And your priests say "jesus christ" when they climax over choirboys.
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16Nov12.....

.....and you 'dinKing', scream out dis jest as you ejaculate into your weekly troll-op.

Ps:...for a fee, of course.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

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#137945 Nov 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I thank you, as always for you in depth explanation. I thought we were talking about chromosome #2. Anyway, I cant believe this macroevolution because it requires way more faith than I can muster up.
Setting aside my religious belief in the Genesis account. I find it difficult to believe there were no 1st in life. For example the very first oak tree, fig tree, bird, fish, jellyfish. The first chimp, giraffe, and the very first human.
All numbers no matter how great or small are synonymous with the number one. This must be true in biology and in mathematics. Without the first there can be no seconds, thirds, or fourths. This is one reason I think evolution is full of sh**. No disrespect intended.
To you it is science, to me its fantasy science because it lacks very basic common sense. Hiding, there had to be a first. The only exception would be the creation of the cosmos. Im not sure if all those stars, suns, were made at once or one at a time.
We were talking about Chromosome 22...I just gave you the window period in which it must have occurred - 6 to 2 million years ago. Before humans by about 1.8 million years. So it's not a great "Adam" for your mythology.

Nature is messy. It doesn't really work in jumps like your imagination requires. It does for some things, like cliffs, earthquakes and other quantum events, but not for species.

The reason species are different is b/c they're a whole lot more complex - humans have about 25000 genes. They get changed one by one. You can't change one gene in humans and get a non-human. But if you change one or two genes per generation, in a few hundred generations you're going to have something that isn't human.

There are genes you can change that subsequently have large effects on morphology, like the controller genes. Even still, from one generation to the next, they are not going to look substantially different from their parents. But if you could take them out of time and compare them at, say, generation 1, 250, 500 and 1000. you'd see striking differences between gen 1 and 1000.

Try thinking in terms of generational time, not in terms of the artificial species categories.

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#137946 Nov 15, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're disgusting.
16Nov12.....

.....Yes,'dinKing' is 100% disgusting....and it doesn't take anyone toooooooooo long to notice dat, as you have done.

Ps:...Meanwhile, BobLoblah has been putting BobLoblah's boot up this filty-minded, foul-mouthed excuse for a human bean for a long, long time now. It becomes very spiteful and just likes to pick on Christians with Catholics being always in its crosshairs.

BobLoblah believes dat 'dinKing' got screwed in da wrong hole by its daddy and its schidt-for-brains can only see as far as the end of its daddy's pole.

BobLoblah nose dat 'dinKing' readsUP on everyding dat BobLoblah writes and at dis very moment is seething and conjuring up its latest retortation.

....meanwhile 'dinKing',(in da only language dat you unnnaStan)... you are a khuntface and a member of Jimmy Seville's entorage in the boys of BBC who phucked all da kiddies dat stopped by over da years.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

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