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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“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138385 Nov 17, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
No time for fishing my slow witted poster I am baking up lots of Ezekiel bread to do ate to churches! Want some? I use the actual bible recipe! Us atheists are not allowed to even so much as taste this holy inspired bread that your God commands you to eat.
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So...does it taste good?

I had a communion wafer once. The nun told me that proved I was holy. Crazy old bat.

Since: Apr 11

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#138386 Nov 17, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Of course you can.
Just so it's a friendly name. Not something like Schmuck, or Edgar, or Billy Joe.
18Nov12.....

.....Schlemeil, thou arth.

Ps:....Yer middle name is Schmuck.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138387 Nov 17, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Such deductions, over a long period of time are also behind some spiritual beliefs and morality, including gay sex.
Told you it would be used against you.
The idea behind the Christian virgin birth and sacrifice was God realized it was to big for us to see. Therefore it melded with us, imparting part of itself directly within human form that then had to deal with the physical world. God went slumming. This gave a face to the message it had been trying to pass on, but was too big and vague for mankind to see. God set man loose way back, and this was the way he tried to call some back home. Reuniting with the creative spirit.
The Christian virgin birth is behind gay sex???

That's amazing. Why don't you sell that idea to the Christians?

Seriously, Dave, you're the poster child for bafflingly insane.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#138389 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww hehehehehe i love kids!!!!!they the best, but they too hard to control when there's too many. i work in a primary school and flamin heck they drive me crazyyy up the wall!!! they're like, miss u sooo silly and they think they're clever than me. then i tell them i'm not coming in next week and then they're like, we'll behave miss don't go and then next week it's the same shit again, oh God!!!!! aahhhhhhh!! cutie annoying sweetie pies, that's what they are!!!
I hope you didn't eat any of them that I know.

Since: Apr 11

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#138390 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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DON'T TALK TO ME, I AINT TALKING TO U ANYMORE! GOOD-BYE!
18Nov12.....

.....Your 'I aint' is terrible Heeeengliish.

You are beginnin' to sound 'Cockney' tooooooooooo.

Ps:...Go back to Uni fer a checkUP.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Oct 12

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#138391 Nov 17, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Of course you can.
Just so it's a friendly name. Not something like Schmuck, or Edgar, or Billy Joe.
omg of course i would give u friendly name, dw!!

i heard of schmuck, but never the other two!

Oooooh, now i got to think of a name for u, maybe i should give everyone new names! ok, i see how it goes with u then i'll see what to do next!!

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#138392 Nov 17, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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The Christian virgin birth is behind gay sex???
That's amazing. Why don't you sell that idea to the Christians?
Seriously, Dave, you're the poster child for bafflingly insane.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#138393 Nov 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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It's best to just scroll past ole Bob.
I'm watching the Disney movie called Brave.
Have you seen it?
What's it like? I have got but have not seen it yet.

Since: Apr 11

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#138394 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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STOP TALKING ABOUT ME ASWELL, U NOT ALLOWED NO MORE! I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH U, U OLD FOGY!
18Nov12.....

Dear 'Ditz'....cementia...

.....Your Heeengliish, grammmar, and centence stuctures are atrocious.

Ps:....How did you ever manage an 'E' in grades!!!

Love..

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138395 Nov 17, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13 ...
I haven't got a clue why they would think so. Why did Christianity develop along the lines of worshiping one human sacrifice and a virgin birth? No idea. Culture is like that. People pick up on some idea and it becomes relevant to them.
The thing about low tech cultures is that they aren't stupid, Dave. The worm thing isn't any kind of science going on - these are just people who are constantly infected with parasitic worms. There's no getting away from infection, unless you have good sewers and pavement. So they have myths and magic that deal with worms. But people in low-tech cultures make deductive observations, too. They've come up with all kinds of medicines for ailments. The Luo actually have de-worming medication they make from herbs to control the worm population in their bodies. Unlike our medicine, though, theirs won't clear the body of parasites. They act to decrease the parasites rather than destroy them all.
Dave Nelson wrote:
Such deductions, over a long period of time are also behind some spiritual beliefs and morality, including gay sex.
You deserve further mockery on this one.

Hiding: I don't know why these people believe worms are healthy.

Dave: It's the reason we have gay sex.

Hiding: I suspect it's because worms are ubiquitous in their environment.

Dave: Dave: It's the reason we have gay sex.

Hiding: That's stupid and ridiculous, two things I've come to expect from you.

Hiding: Low tech peoples invented many medicines from observation, testing and deduction.

Dave: It's the reason we have gay sex.

Hiding: So...you're saying that gay sex is the result of observing, testing and deduction of plant medicines? Or just sex in general?

So...your argument is that gay sex, like plant medicines, is good for people?

Dave, you couldn't use an argument against someone in any situation I can think of. You failed here, you fail every time. The only person who understands your delusion is you. Population: Dave. Admittedly, some of the posters enjoy reading your babble. Where else can they find this level of comic tragedy that a single human has sunk to?

I really feel sorry for you. Oh, well.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138396 Nov 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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James Woods is invisible to me...
wooohoooooooooo!

I'm going to sneak into your house and replace all your Bud with Coors lite!

Ha!

Since: Oct 12

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#138397 Nov 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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It's best to just scroll past ole Bob.
I'm watching the Disney movie called Brave.
Have you seen it?
ok, lol!

no, is it good?

i think i'm going to watch the new films at christmas time, when i got 1 month off uni!

have u seen new spiderman? oooooooooooooooooooomg it was tooooo good, i'm just waiting to see if batman is going to beat it! i really hope it does!!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138398 Nov 17, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You may be right. But having seen someone suffer from Crohn's I'd use worms when the steroids and immunosuppressants stop working.
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I'd recommend you start with the worms, to be honest. That would increase the window with which you have to use the other medicines and possibly even erase the need.

Uh...I'm not a medical doctor. Don't take advice from me. But if I was in that situation, given what I've read, I'd convince my doctor to look at the literature so she could properly monitor me while I take the worms.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138399 Nov 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Ya, right, sure. Science has tapped into the supernatural effects of prayer & deemed them useless...
<<^^COUGH^^>> BULLSHIT!
You've got it backwards. Believers like you believe that prayer has supernatural effects.

They don't. They're not useless, though. They're a means of social communication - i.e., placebo.

All double blind studies have found the same results: no effect. You have to know you're being prayed to for a small effect and that makes it a social effect - placebo.

Since: Oct 12

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#138400 Nov 17, 2012
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
<quoted text>Happy Lesbo, the female wannabe lesbian, would be her name.
that's tooo long, u need something catchy!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138401 Nov 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Yes, the studies. I forgot about the studies.... The link also says: "There are, of course, also certain types of prayer whose efficacy can not be measured in the physical world"
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Right. Like the kind where, in Buddhist societies, once your family member dies, and if you love them a lot, you buy them a really expensive name so they can go to a super nice heaven? If you only buy them the average name, they get an average heaven - maybe even have to be a servant.
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That's true. We can't test that kind of bullshit, because we can't ask the dead people "did giving all of my money to the Buddhist temple help you out there?"
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But you know what? Those practices do have testable, measurable results on this planet - we can show, for example, that the bereaved loses a certain amount of cash, that they feel some easing of conscience, perhaps, that they have a purchased status item to show off to others that only the church can provide.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#138402 Nov 17, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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What's it like? I have got but have not seen it yet.
Tis Irish.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138403 Nov 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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HA! Oh, ha HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!
"somewhere between 2 & 6 million years ago....
What a load!
Did you follow the discussion at all? He's asking about a genetic change that happened in humans. We only have genetic evidence for extant Pan and Homo and extinct Homo. Thus, my window period has to be large.
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When we get DNA evidence from Australopithecines, I'll narrow down the window period for you.
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You also have to remember that Eagle was trying to claim that the first 46 chromosome hominin was "Adam." Compared to me, he's making up children's stories. I'm using the available evidence to the best of my honest ability. That's very different then saying "ah-ha! I have this belief that I will now superimpose on your evidence because I want it to back up my religion!"

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#138404 Nov 17, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I understand.... bacteria and how it is important to all of us.
Awesome. I'm pretty sure that all of us here on the "Faith" thread in the atheist forum do. I recommend, if you want to post that stuff, to start a thread on Food Safety in the Modern world - there, it would be on topic and you'd have lots and lots of people interested in your ideas.

I guarantee it.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

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#138405 Nov 17, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Other way around, according to the experts;
*** Like the plants, animals evolved in the sea. And that is where they remained for at least 600 million years. This is because, in the absence of a protective ozone layer, the land was bathed in lethal levels of UV radiation. Once photosynthesis had raised atmospheric oxygen levels high enough, the ozone layer formed, meaning that it was then possible for living things to venture onto the land.
The oldest fossil evidence of multicellular animals, or metazoans, is burrows that appear to have been made by smooth, wormlike organisms. Such trace fossils have been found in rocks from China, Canada, and India, but they tell us little about the animals that made them apart from their basic shape.
http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/AnimalEvol... ***
Everything came from the sea......... if you believe it!!
Yes. And the whales went back.

The reason land animals are shaped the way we are - flat ventral to dorsal, the opposite of most fish - is b/c the immediate ancestors who lived in the tidal zone, before the evolution to terestrial living, were shaped flat. They had to be, it's the most efficient way to locomote, get food, hide, etc., in areas of low water and muddy ground.

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