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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“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139269 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
A veritable palm full of Loctite Super Glue. Took about 50 minutes to work loose.
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Wait.

So you glued it, allowed it to set, then worked it loose, instead of washing it off?

On a tangent, what did you have to drink before said event?

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#139270 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
So why do so many children die of childhood leukaemia? Don't enough people want them to survive?
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I was joking with 'Tide', that had nothing to do with you or anybody else!

Ask that question to people who think we can control death. Also ask those people that think they know what God is upto. I don't have the answer!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#139271 Nov 20, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes you should gay with an old science book.
Face palm
Oh and Catholics are Christian, sorry but they really are.
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Catholics aren't Christian.

der

This is why they have different names.

Moron

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#139272 Nov 20, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No, the bibles description involves human characteristic, as In "he created man i. HIS image and LIKENESS. Like "Who can know the mind of God." "And God LOOKED down", means he's got eyes, "and God SAID", a mouth also. "And God picked up the dirt" he's got hands, and blew on it, mouth again, and lungs. So your full of shit, once again,m it your bible and you Christians who have displayed your God with many human characteristics.
Yes, he has both, according to your holy book, human characteristics and FLAWS. like this:
Idiot. That sums you up in one word....

"God SAID", so He has a mouth? Why does God need a mouth? Why do you want God to have hands? Why do you want God to have eyes?

So you can try to scrutinize Him. Good luck with that.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#139273 Nov 20, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No, some of us LACK a belief!!!
No, some of you BELIEVE there is no god.

OK!!!
Thinking

Andover, UK

#139274 Nov 20, 2012
I was 16, my peer group a couple of years older. They decided it would be a great idea to let a match burn its complete length across the back of our hands. I decided I didn't want a permanent burn scar, but felt obliged to do something daft. Yes, beer was involved.

The working loose was aided by the tip of my tongue, which was very sore by end of it all. If you ever feel the need to waste 5g of Super Glue, I recommend you try to part the first fingers - where they join your hands - first.
Double Fine wrote:
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Wait.
So you glued it, allowed it to set, then worked it loose, instead of washing it off?
On a tangent, what did you have to drink before said event?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#139275 Nov 20, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>In your case, it shouldn't make much difference, anything with the basic, here's how stars and planets form.
Idiot.

You ignored my questions.

Let's try again.

Should we get an old science book about star formation? You know, back when they "knew" the Milky Way was the universe?

Or should we get a newer one, where they "know" more about gravity & hydrogen?

Or should we wait for a future science book where they'll "know" even more?
Thinking

Andover, UK

#139276 Nov 20, 2012
The childhood leukaemia argument is the main reason I turned my back on belief.

An all powerful god has no reason to inflict or to allow unnecessary suffering to get what it wants because it has, by definition, no needs at all.
Clementia wrote:
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I was joking with 'Tide', that had nothing to do with you or anybody else!
Ask that question to people who think we can control death. Also ask those people that think they know what God is upto. I don't have the answer!

“Ditat Deus”

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#139277 Nov 20, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Somewhere out here?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =58fs5yI8K9IXX&feature=sha re
Our Universe is amazing and we are mere specks ~ but we are mere specks for a reason :)
I think He's everywhere out there.

Nice video, thanks.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#139278 Nov 20, 2012
Very few believe 100% there is no god.

Many however believe that the all powerful compassionate god that christians worship can not under any circumstances exist because there is avoidable suffering.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, some of you BELIEVE there is no god.
OK!!!
Thinking

Andover, UK

#139279 Nov 20, 2012
Why don't we use the best books at the time?

Newton's great for getting to the Moon.
Getting to Mercury, or resetting GPS satellites takes a bit of Newton, plus a bit of Einstein on top for relativistic rounding.

What we don't do is this: ask women to burn a dove after every period (Old Testament) and endorse slavery as jesus did (New Testament).
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Idiot.
You ignored my questions.
Let's try again.
Should we get an old science book about star formation? You know, back when they "knew" the Milky Way was the universe?
Or should we get a newer one, where they "know" more about gravity & hydrogen?
Or should we wait for a future science book where they'll "know" even more?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139280 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I was 16, my peer group a couple of years older. They decided it would be a great idea to let a match burn its complete length across the back of our hands. I decided I didn't want a permanent burn scar, but felt obliged to do something daft. Yes, beer was involved.
The working loose was aided by the tip of my tongue, which was very sore by end of it all. If you ever feel the need to waste 5g of Super Glue, I recommend you try to part the first fingers - where they join your hands - first.
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LOL! I am glad that you admit to it being a daft idea.

Meh, but what is youth without doing stupid things?

Since: Sep 11

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#139281 Nov 20, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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It disturbs you that you are just a fancy holograph? You would like to believe that your will is greater than the forces of the universe?
We use those principles in our technology.
Ever try the magnet and hanging rock thing? Add just the smallest bit of iron to the rock and see how it bends to your will.
Chips off the old block?
No, it wouldn't disturb me. In fact, it would have no effect on me, or how I live my life.

And about the magnet/hanging rock. So what? You can't assume that the same is true of humans, and you can't explain the mechanism by which we could be controlled via the iron in our blood. These are your pipe dreams, and that's fine, but stop acting like you have a shred of proof for them.

Since: Sep 11

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#139282 Nov 20, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Tsk.
I told him to check for super glue first.
Joke.

Since: Oct 12

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#139283 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
So god is clean shaven?
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He's not a man or a woman. He's not a human, animal, plant or anything we have ever seen or heard of. At present, his form is beyond our comprehension.

I think we humans need to stop wasting time and/or money trying to find out what God looks like. Scientists need to focus more on important things like saving children dying from leukemia. If we did that then maybe less children would die from it.

We shouldn't forget that too much curiosity killed the cat!!

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#139284 Nov 20, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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He is not bright enough.
And anyways, he's being remote controlled by the magnet gods, so it really wouldn't have been his fault.

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#139285 Nov 20, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, some of you BELIEVE there is no god.
OK!!!
This is a distinction that many christian's either can't understand, or refuse to understand. I think it makes some of you feel better to think that we would be christians if not for this really strong belief in atheism. That is not the case. There are two "types" of athiesm. One is simply a lack of belief. That describes me, and many others. The other is a belief that no god exists. That does not describe me, and clearly does not describe blacklagoon, which is what he was trying to tell you.

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#139286 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
The childhood leukaemia argument is the main reason I turned my back on belief.
An all powerful god has no reason to inflict or to allow unnecessary suffering to get what it wants because it has, by definition, no needs at all.
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I've always been your situation! I've always asked God, why? why if you are real, do you allow this? But unlike you, I still take his name and try to help where I can. My heart doesn't believe God is evil, I don't know why!

There are verses in the GGS that made my grandad atheist, but I don't know why I still cling to God. I'll try to find those verses. Would you mind having a look at them and understanding what baba nanak was trying to say? I don't understand them.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#139287 Nov 20, 2012
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a! Hey Clem it's your time to shine :)
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Catholics aren't Christian.
der
This is why they have different names.
Moron

Since: Mar 11

United States

#139288 Nov 20, 2012
Btw double digit IQ, if you are doing something gag with a science book you are using it wrong. Pull it out of your Christhole and open it in front of you face with the words and illustrations facing right side up.

This would explain why you know so little about science and well... Everything.

Books are made for reading RR not stuffing up your @rse. This revelation may just open a whole new world for you.

You're welcome.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Catholics aren't Christian.
der
This is why they have different names.
Moron

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