Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

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#138337 Nov 17, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Of course you don't.
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omg, i need an energy drink!!

somebody call the ghostbusters, liberty guy is possessed my weird fishy spirit!!!! dw liberty guy, we're going to get the real u back!!!:)

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#138338 Nov 17, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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No, not a dirty meaning.
Tide, you explain it to Clementine.
Do u want me to change my name to clementine? lol

is basket case like a nut job?
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#138339 Nov 17, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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A friend of mine who I worked with for years was a degreed anthropologist and a devout atheist. Like myself his father was also an atheist. He told me a story of his mother pressuring his Dad to at least introduce the kids to religion.
So his Dad took all the kids and wife to church one day. When they got back home the wife asked him what he thought about the religious service. Very gruffly he replied,ďThatís just too much God da*n religion for me.Ē
His Dad never took the kids to church again. When my buddy told me that I just laughed. Doctor, I kind of feel a bit like my buddyís Dad. When it comes to evolution, Thatís just too much [beep][beep] bull sh*t for me.
I just canít handle that much hyper bull sh*t Doctor. I do have a imagination but itís microscopic compared to the gargantuan unrealistic imagination of these evolutionist. Holy sh*t these people have an imagination. And they get mad if you donít believe like they do.
The imagination of evolution supersedes anything Disney dreamed up. Iím sorry you believe in all that horse sh*t Doctor. I promise I donít think less of you because of it. You just sort of got all caught up in its cult following. My good father believed in all that crap for most of his life. I just couldnít make myself go that far.
It is unfortunate for you that you can't distinguish between imagination and evidence. I wouldn't have thought it possible, but you certainly have proven it true. Imagination.......A mythical being for which there is not ONE shred of evidence, created everything as it NOW appears. That means everything, cats dogs, birds, fish, from the moment of creation up until this point in time, all living things appear now as they did then, completely unchanged. Evidence.......A collection of fossils, bones, skulls, DNA, all tirelessly accumulated by very intelligent scientists who have spent years learning their craft. From this EVIDENCE they are able to created a chain of events back through time and supply us with very accurate information on how various species changed over many generations.

You can't make yourself "Go that far" because you simply don't understand the information available to you. And I do think less of you for electing to be willfully ignorant. I don't care how old you are, being willfully ignorant is one of the worse traits a human being can possess.

Please DO continue to plug your fingers into your ear and sing la la trala la la every time evidence is presented.

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#138340 Nov 17, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Yes darling you are wrong. I learned a long time ago itís not my place to judge people into eternity. Judgment is reserved for God almighty.
ok dear, if u say so!:)
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#138341 Nov 17, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I see whales completely different Doctor. I donít see a flawed design. If they had gills we wouldnít get the chance to see them come up to the surface in all their grander.
Not to mention these mammals are extremely intelligent with their own language.
Sharks are preprogrammed biological robots. At sea world you donít see sharks doing tricks. Theyíre just not trainable. Dolphins and whales are the opposite. Theyíre capable of doing a lot of things including communicating with humans.
How many sharks have you seen play basketball? Iíve see dolphins play it at sea world. Iíve never seen a shark do that.
I'm sorry sir, you are an idiot!!!!

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#138342 Nov 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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@Clementia:
Smoking after sex occurs when there is so much friction, the pubic hair dries out and starts to smoke, and has on occasion, caught fire. Shaving the pubic hair prevents this, and is a safety measure that nobody should overlook.
u liars, u LIARS!!! U think i'm that gullible? ok maybe i am! REALLY??? it can't catch fire tho, i'm not believing that!! LOL!

Why the hell did God give us public hair?? That is a question i want to ask God, if i ever meet him!!! BUT WHY????? come on, why did evolution not get rid of that???? come on u clever clogs, tell me??? i ain't meeting God soon!!!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#138343 Nov 17, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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No, you are NOT one of my most admired posters. You are sometimes fun to goof on, but in my view you cannot be taken seriously because you are dense and stubborn.
Nor do I find you interesting. I am interested in people who actually think. You don't.
I am just myself, and have never posted as somebody else. As I recall, HL and I played around with you a little about me being her and she being me, but it was just in fun. As usual, you are in a state of confusion.
Yes, I am a lawyer, and a very good one. And I do like to have fun. I have a very good sense of humor.
I will cop to having an ego.
I do not live in social isolation. I have many friends and my family is very close. I am fortunate to be financially successful and believe in giving something back. I am very happy and have nothing to complain about.
I do love animals. I have one dog, a 13-year-old rott-retriever mix.
I don't know what to say about your fantasies of heartbreak.
Any food for thought, eagle?
A lawyer eh. See if I can get some free information. I was told by an advisor that a living trust would be better than a will. However the cost of this trust was 2 grand. I have been told that a will is in the vicinity of 600 to 1,000. I'm probably being rude here, sorry, and I'll understand completely if you don't care to respond.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#138344 Nov 17, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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How ironic, neither will you.
There is no irony just you telling lies and then ducking.

You said that I have posted lies when I asked you to show us where I have posted lies and you could not.

Instead you tried to deflect by asking whether or not I have ever lied which entirely irrelevant.

So I will ask again show us a post where I lied or you are admitting that you lied in the first place by your lack of evidence.
Nikki

Haacht, Belgium

#138345 Nov 17, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I see whales completely different Doctor. I donít see a flawed design. If they had gills we wouldnít get the chance to see them come up to the surface in all their grander.
So entertaining humans takes priority to giving whale cubs a better chance of survival in your god's design plans? That's kind of sick.
Not to mention these mammals are extremely intelligent with their own language.
Most animals communicate in some way and have some kind of language. Bees for example have different 'dances' they perform to tell other bees where they can find flowers.
Sharks are preprogrammed biological robots. At sea world you donít see sharks doing tricks. Theyíre just not trainable. Dolphins and whales are the opposite. Theyíre capable of doing a lot of things including communicating with humans.
How many sharks have you seen play basketball? Iíve see dolphins play it at sea world. Iíve never seen a shark do that.
So sharks aren't 'cute' and don't roll over and play dead for fish, that doesn't mean they are somehow less evolved. When talking about evolution we're talking about which animal has best evolved to adapt to their environment, not which animal has evolved to be more entertaining to an audience at Sea World.

Playing basketball is not a useful skill when trying to survive in an ocean. In fact, it's not even a necessary skill when trying to survive at Sea World...

Also if all animals were designed by an omnipotent god, shouldn't they all their designs be equally perfect? You know, including the preprogrammed biological robot...
christianity is EVIL

Halifax, Canada

#138346 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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u liars, u LIARS!!! U think i'm that gullible? ok maybe i am! REALLY??? it can't catch fire tho, i'm not believing that!! LOL!
Why the hell did God give us public hair?? That is a question i want to ask God, if i ever meet him!!! BUT WHY????? come on, why did evolution not get rid of that???? come on u clever clogs, tell me??? i ain't meeting God soon!!!!
so dudes got something to grab onto!!

Since: Oct 12

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#138347 Nov 17, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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Most people are good and kind, which is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is put on the more benevolent passages of each religion's scriptures that the more violent, vengeful, and judgmental passages are overlooked or quickly forgotten by those who follow the various credos that are based on them. Reading the Koran (Q'uran), you were taking it in with the same openness with which atheists read, resulting in the same level of shock and horror. But when you read the Bible, you probably do so with the image of a loving Jesus behind it, so it becomes necessary to ignore or obscure the darker parts.
But the dark parts are there, descriptions of horrors supposedly committed by YHWH written in more primitive times when such behavior was admired by savage warriors, tales of more savagery committed in the name of that childish bully of a god by its creators who, ironically, went on to become one of the most intelligent and enlightened peoples in human history in spite of the vile beginnings of their faith.
They did this by changing that faith to suit them better as they developed both as individuals and a society. Christians do much the same after their fashion by rejecting or soft-pedaling the cruelty and violence fond in the bible and replacing it with more modern oral traditions. How much of what you "know" about the Bible comes from the Bible itself and how much comes from what you've heard people--parents, preachers, friends, neighbors, TV evangelists--say about it? Be honest.
This is why so many have become atheists as a result of reading the Bible, believing that they already knew what it contained, shocked by what they had never been told, and why so many respond with a relentless skepticism that believers can neither understand nor respect.
I never said i follow the bible, i don't believe in it!! I'm a sikh and my sikh faith has taught me to respect good people and i was always taught in christian school that jesus was a good person. I can't change the image i have of jesus in my head, that image helped me soo much, i don't know what the bible says jesus was really like and i don't care either!!

I've never sat down and read the bible like i did the koran or GGS/vedic books, i have read verses here and there, that's all. Everything i known about christianity is from christian school. And then when i went to uni, i made atheist friends/'boyfriends', who would keep telling me to stay away from christianity and christians coz they nuts, but i was like noooooooo they're nice people, but then christians started telling me i'm going to hell coz i'm sikh and no matter how nice i was if i didn't convert i would burn in hell.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#138348 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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u liars, u LIARS!!! U think i'm that gullible? ok maybe i am! REALLY??? it can't catch fire tho, i'm not believing that!! LOL!
Why the hell did God give us public hair?? That is a question i want to ask God, if i ever meet him!!! BUT WHY????? come on, why did evolution not get rid of that???? come on u clever clogs, tell me??? i ain't meeting God soon!!!!
But he is speedy Gonzales?

“Don't be so dichotomous.”

Since: Jan 11

Embrace the grey.

#138349 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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u liars, u LIARS!!! U think i'm that gullible? ok maybe i am! REALLY??? it can't catch fire tho, i'm not believing that!! LOL!
Why the hell did God give us public hair?? That is a question i want to ask God, if i ever meet him!!! BUT WHY????? come on, why did evolution not get rid of that???? come on u clever clogs, tell me??? i ain't meeting God soon!!!!
Pubic hair is for keeping your naughty bits warm.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#138350 Nov 17, 2012
Nikki wrote:
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So entertaining humans takes priority to giving whale cubs a better chance of survival in your god's design plans? That's kind of sick.
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Most animals communicate in some way and have some kind of language. Bees for example have different 'dances' they perform to tell other bees where they can find flowers.
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So sharks aren't 'cute' and don't roll over and play dead for fish, that doesn't mean they are somehow less evolved. When talking about evolution we're talking about which animal has best evolved to adapt to their environment, not which animal has evolved to be more entertaining to an audience at Sea World.
Playing basketball is not a useful skill when trying to survive in an ocean. In fact, it's not even a necessary skill when trying to survive at Sea World...
Also if all animals were designed by an omnipotent god, shouldn't they all their designs be equally perfect? You know, including the preprogrammed biological robot...
Gee, you can't be saying god is imperfect.

:)

“Don't be so dichotomous.”

Since: Jan 11

Embrace the grey.

#138351 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Do u want me to change my name to clementine? lol
is basket case like a nut job?
A nut job is when you...

Ah, nevermind. You're innocent.

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#138352 Nov 17, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> But he is speedy Gonzales?
andele arriba arriba arrrriba!! hehehehe, don't u just wish cartoons were real? i do!

who is?

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#138353 Nov 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Pubic hair is for keeping your naughty bits warm.
no it's not, that's what clothes are for! it's a mistake!!!!!!! and so is men having nipples heheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeee lllol!!! evolution is funny!

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

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#138355 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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andele arriba arriba arrrriba!! hehehehe, don't u just wish cartoons were real? i do!
who is?

“Don't be so dichotomous.”

Since: Jan 11

Embrace the grey.

#138356 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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no it's not, that's what clothes are for! it's a mistake!!!!!!! and so is men having nipples heheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeee lllol!!! evolution is funny!
Clothing is optional.

Didn't you see the sign?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#138357 Nov 17, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Do u want me to change my name to clementine? lol
is basket case like a nut job?
Basket case is like hopeless, beyond help.

I like the name Clementine. You don't have to change your name, but do you mind if I call you that?

If you prefer, I can call you Clementia, it's ok.

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