Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

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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#138907 Nov 18, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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well, at least we now know we have something in common! we both faithful!:)
I really don't like the word bastard, it sounds mean!
"Bastard" gets used a lot to convey pity. It's not always a mean thing to say.

For example, if someone lost all his money at the poker tables, you might say, "Oh, you poor greedy bastard. Lost all your money again?"
_BobLoblah_

Since: Apr 11

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#138908 Nov 18, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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i got not bloody common sense, so i'll just randomly pick yes or no!
ok, yes i have stopped beating my parents.
now, what does that mean? i'm an even bigger idiot?? thanks!
19Nov12.....

.....YES mean dat you 'were' beating your parents.

.....NO means dat you 'are' beating your parents.

Ps:....Catch 22.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Oct 12

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#138909 Nov 18, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>19Nov12.....
.....No madda where BobLoblah goes in da WholeWideWorld, BobLoblah protects da 'ANTs'.
Ps:...So always be careful where you step when you go out each day.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
that's what i'm saying, i already accidently sinned by killing innocent ants and germs, God help me i don't want to kill more things!!

yes, i can't know how much faith u have in your heart, i'm not God!!

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#138910 Nov 18, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>19Nov12.....
.....YES mean dat you 'were' beating your parents.
.....NO means dat you 'are' beating your parents.
Ps:....Catch 22.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
OMG I GOT THAT!!!! that's why i said stupid question and didn't answer it first time!! OMG!

Since: Oct 12

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#138911 Nov 18, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>19Nov12......
.....Your calling yourself a 'bitch' sounds much worser.
Ps:...Yes. Worser.
Notice how da udder schidt-for-brains have shutUP. And dey say dey don't readUP on BobLoblah's postings. LIARS all. Yes!!!
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
but bitch is female dog, i find that cute! oh dear i'm crazy!

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#138912 Nov 18, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>19Nov12.....
.....But you must standUp for your morals and Ideals.
Ps:....Would you give your life for the UK if the UK went to war???
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
i would't give my life for any country if i thought it was wrong! if another country attacks england then i would fight, i'm sikh so i have warrior blood in my somewhere, but if england said lets go and kill people in france, then no, i'm going to say england is wrong, you can't kill innocent people!!!

i'm a sikh (human-being) before i'm british or indian or whatever u want to call me! I'm not going to support england if it becomes like nazi germany!!!!!

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#138913 Nov 18, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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"Bastard" gets used a lot to convey pity. It's not always a mean thing to say.
For example, if someone lost all his money at the poker tables, you might say, "Oh, you poor greedy bastard. Lost all your money again?"
Oh! thanks!

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#138914 Nov 18, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>19Nov12.....
.....Keep Santa in 'reserve'.
Ps:....You don't have BobLoblah. Quite yet.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
You just made a very big mistake! hehehehehheheeeeeeeeeeeee

it's too early for christmas shopping yet, i'll start when dec comes! but i am going to buy a santa hat, that i saw in the shops!

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#138915 Nov 18, 2012
oh shit, i got work placement in morning, it's bloody 3.31am, why do i forget the time when i'm on here?

Ok BobLoblah, nite-nite! sweet cutie dreams!:-)

nite guys! X

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Since: Oct 10

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#138916 Nov 18, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Creator of all things has provided Topix as a zoo to observe animals in the wild, so to speak. In this case a place for Topix atheists to come out of the shadow.
Cool. You're not going to throw feces again, are you?

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#138917 Nov 18, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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i thought u were straight!
What gave you that idea?

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#138918 Nov 18, 2012
Clementia wrote:
there's no evidence to show there isn't a God!
There's no evidence to show that the entire Universe *wasn't* created Last Thursday (with all of us created with fake memories), but I would hope that you would consider such a belief to be irrational.

That's why beliefs need to have a rational justification. The burden of proof is on the person who has the belief, not on the person who points out that the belief isn't supported by any objective evidence.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#138920 Nov 18, 2012
The difference being, of course, that Christians are supposed to love their neighbor. Atheists are under no such obligation, and therefore, unlike Christians, aren't acting like hypocrites when they don't.
Guess you missed that.
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
Says who? I suggest you read who God tells us to be neighbors with.
Everyone. Unless you've invented your own Bible.
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
The Son of man shall send forth his angels
So you're claiming to be an angel now?

Good luck with that career choice.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#138921 Nov 18, 2012
Clementia wrote:
Sorry Drew! I wasn't being serious when i called u a bigot.
No problem.

But I *was* being serious when I called your religious belief irrational.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#138923 Nov 18, 2012
Can't you just feel that Christian love?
Just Results wrote:
I'm glad your fear allowed me to make you angry again.
Since I was neither afraid nor angry, I have no idea who you think you're addressing.

Project much?
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#138928 Nov 18, 2012
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
<quoted text>Hell is your issue and your parents raised you. My laughter is the defense against your ignorance, and hell is your reward. If hell and my laughter do not bother you, then the defense is done. Now, go play games with toys in parks.
Yeah, that what I thought, ya got NOTHIN!! I think your demon God is upset with you front having the strength of your own convictions. I can't tell you how many times I've posed this question, and to how many Christians, and non, have had an answer. It's almost as thought you realize the evil done and can't come to grips with it so yo ignore it. What cowardly Christians you all are, too funny. LMAOAROTF

Ok now, you can go back to your childish conversation about Batman!
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#138929 Nov 18, 2012
A double, just incase you missed being called a coward!!!

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#138930 Nov 18, 2012
There's no evidence to show that the entire Universe *wasn't* created Last Thursday (with all of us created with fake memories), but I would hope that you would consider such a belief to be irrational.

That's why beliefs need to have a rational justification. The burden of proof is on the person who has the belief, not on the person who points out that the belief isn't supported by any objective evidence.
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
NO, the burden of proof is on the one who sets the standard.
No. Otherwise, you're engaged in an "Appeal to Popular Belief" logical fallacy.

The burden of proof is on the one who is making the existential claim. In this case, the claim is that a god exists. So the burden of proof necessarily falls upon the theist, not upon the atheist.
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
So, if you suggest that the entire universe does not have evidence of being created last Thursday, and you have a fake memory then two things follow. One, you do not know if your fake memory was just created a second ago and the universe was created today and two, you have no idea or evidence to support the universe evolving 11 billion years ago.
Again, if there is no evidence to support a Last Thursday creation, then it is irrational to have a belief that the Universe was created Last Thursday.

Meanwhile, there *is* evidence that the Universe dates back to nearly 14 billion years ago (I have no idea where you got the 11 billion year value from).

And there is still no evidence that a supernatural skydaddy magically "poofed" everything into existence in a 6-day period.
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
There is no rational justification for a belief that the universe just expanded from nothing into the universe 11 billion years.
The Big Bang theory doesn't claim that the Universe expanded from "nothing", so you're engaged in a straw man argument.
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
With singularities, gravitational variations in time, quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity at risk, a Jurassic rat being alleged as humans oldest mammal ancestor 190 million years ago and Sebida being discovered as alleged to be 2 million years old, you are dealing with your beliefs and not facts.
None of that is evidence for a "god". I'll assume you meant Australopithecus sediba (not "Sebida"). In any event, we don't know yet whether A. sediba is an ancestor to modern humans or another branch, but neither option seems to make a point for you. So what is your point?

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#138931 Nov 18, 2012
Since I was neither afraid nor angry, I have no idea who you think you're addressing.
Project much?
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
Perception is projection, so consider since you are projecting anger then you must be afraid.
And the evidence that I am "projecting anger" is what, exactly?

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#138932 Nov 18, 2012
Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
<quoted text>Hey sweetie, I forgot to tell you.
Hey Creepy, I forgot to tell you. You're creepy.

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