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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#139743 Nov 21, 2012
Croco_Duck wrote:
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That is what I meant, not that you hated them. Yeah, they have some wacky views, but at least with condoms they seem to be entering the realm of common sense.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-...
heheheheheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

They've finally got condom sense!! heheheheheeee

OMG, they've seen the light! say it with me, hallelujah!! God has awakened in these people, about time too!

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#139744 Nov 21, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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what? you mean I should let you know when I make up MY mind?
Is that an evil laugh?

Yes let me know when you make up my mind.
he he he

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#139745 Nov 21, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Clue: Luther
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Luther Vandross?

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#139746 Nov 21, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes it is right and we have 6 million dead Jews to back that up.
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I'll bet you atheists love that.

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#139747 Nov 21, 2012
Croco_Duck wrote:
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An individual has to be warped to take the life of another person, but these people felt that their religious beliefs justified their choice.
Michael Frederick Griffin shot Dr. David Gunn three times while shouting "Don't kill any more babies". In the trial Griffin was reportedly brainwashed by John Burt, a director of a pro-life group, former member of the KKK and a born-again Christian.
Paul Jennings Hill, a former minister was executed for murdering abortion doctors.
Eric Robert Rudolph confessed religious motivation in the killing of two people in his anti-abortion and anti-gay plan.
James Kopp murdered abortion Dr Barnett Slepian. He was a member of a Roman Catholic anti-abortion group.
And then there is the murder of late-term abortion Dr. George Tiller. Scott Roeder, the killer was said by his wife to have "started becoming very religious in the sense that he was reading the Bible".
So far as I can tell these people were not affiliated with any atheist organizations. Why should they not be Christians in your eyes anymore because they broke a commandment?
You just named TWO that are "confirmed" to be religious....

Yup. A whopping two... Awesome

So you'll be fine condemning the other 2 billion of us?

That's called bigotry.

Bigot.

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#139748 Nov 21, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Yes.
No.

RiversideRedneck

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#139749 Nov 21, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Yes let me know when you make up my mind.
he he he
What if she let me know when you've made up her mind.

RiversideRedneck

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#139750 Nov 21, 2012
Any American that's on Topix tomorrow is a LOSER.

Just FYI...

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#139751 Nov 21, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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heheheheheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
They've finally got condom sense!! heheheheheeee
OMG, they've seen the light! say it with me, hallelujah!! God has awakened in these people, about time too!
Finally? lol, Clem... That was 2 years ago.

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#139752 Nov 21, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
You just named TWO that are "confirmed" to be religious....
Yup. A whopping two... Awesome
So you'll be fine condemning the other 2 billion of us?
That's called bigotry.
Bigot.
How did I "condemning the other 2 billion"? I happen to know many Christians that are not willing to kill for their beliefs.

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#139753 Nov 21, 2012
Croco_Duck wrote:
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How did I "condemning the other 2 billion"? I happen to know many Christians that are not willing to kill for their beliefs.
Then why do you say that Christians are killers?

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#139754 Nov 21, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Any American that's on Topix tomorrow is a LOSER.
Just FYI...
You forgot to say any American who is here on Black Friday hates capitalism.

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#139755 Nov 21, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Then why do you say that Christians are killers?
I never tried to imply that all Christians are killers. If you took it that way then it was unintended.

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#139756 Nov 21, 2012
Croco_Duck wrote:
I never tried to imply that all Christians are killers. If you took it that way then it was unintended.
Cats, on the other hand, can be real bastards.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mds2fgAhTF1...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdst0whBlE1...

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#139757 Nov 21, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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OMG, cool! What have you done? I'm going to start watching these! lol
I'll get you hooked on anime if you let me.

I've seen a few hundred.

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#139758 Nov 21, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You like to claim a knowledge of science as a basis for your "non-commitment" to a religion or belief in a supernatural entity. I probably have much more experience dealing with EM and some other applied sciences than you. Plus the working with transducers involved in those technologies. Of course I will see things at a glance you wouldn't even be aware of. The difference between reading about something and working with something.
Look at the sky. That is light you see. That is energy and information packed in the flow of it. Live wires.
Ever use an infrared remote? Yes you have. Ever used a solar powered device. Yes you have. Those cross distances with no direct material connection. Voyager is sending telemetry, coded EM emissions, from the edge of the solar system. We are in contact with it. It's power is less than what a 50 bulb Christmas light mini-light string uses. Less than 25 watts. A long damned ways out there. That telemetry can be hooked up to drive devices of as much power as you can provide on this planet via electrical and magnetic means. Electrical leverage.
Trust me, there are objects up in that sky that produce much stronger bursts of EM energy than that simple little radio transmitter coded to our particular specifications. Every light you see up there, and emissions you don't see, are impacting you to some degree. Even if it is 13 billion years old. You are a transducer of that energy coupled with energy produced within you and emanating from this planet. You are part, at least every single tiny bit of atomic matter within you, of that vast circuitry. PERIOD. ABSOLUTE FACT.
Oh, and so is that Voyager that we designed. And those little molecules of EM info we as a species share that assembles us.
So, I am glad that being a slave to the universe and its workings does not bother you.
Ok dave. You are a wise sage who can intuitively understand the inner workings of the universe, and I am a poor simpleton. I already told you I'm tired of your nonsense. If you have something other than "trust me, I know" to back up your assertions, I would be glad to hear it. Otherwise, cut it out.

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#139759 Nov 21, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Slavery- wiki
Slavery predates written records and has existed in many cultures. The number of slaves today remains as high as 12 million to 27 million. Most are debt slaves, largely in South Asia, who are under debt bondage incurred by lenders, sometimes even for generations. Human trafficking is primarily used for forcing women and children into sex industries.
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Every continent in the world has had or participated in slavery going back before record keeping. You try to make it seem it originated with Gods people in the bible. The Jewish people themselves were slaves. A point you refuse to make because they don’t believe it. Saying there’s no evidence.
I guess not, you can’t see evidence if your wearing blinders. How convenient you choose to bring up the scripture that the Jews owned slaves. Painting God as if he is some kind of monster. Slavery was common place for much of world history.
Jewish slaves had a statue of limitations. Meaning a short duration of only 7 years. That’s probably the most lenient standard among all world slave holders. Other places it was slaves for life and never any freedom.
Even in the animal kingdom there are animals that enslave other species. Now don’t confuse me with taking the side of slavery. I’m just saying in world history it was a way of life and still is in some places.
You Atheist don’t bring up the fact that slavery is on going today. Nor do you wish to devote any effort in trying to eliminate it worldwide. This includes child slavery. A lot products that make it to the shelves of your hometown were made by slaves.
How astute of you to ignore this fact and paint the Jews and the Judeo Christian God as cruel and heartless. Just google "child slavery today," and see what comes up.
And why shouldn't a perfectly moral being base his teachings on the whims of us mere mortals?

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#139760 Nov 21, 2012
Croco_Duck wrote:
OK, that's where Redneck draws the line!

I love puss..... er... um.... I mean cats :)

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#139761 Nov 21, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I guess you will my good Doctor but you will fail to mention slavery of today. Instead you focus on the Judeo Christian God that set up a statue of limitations on a slave.
If slavery was really a issue with you and your fellow Atheist. You would say something and do something about modern slavery. But you don’t, it’s too much of a bother. It much more down your ally to talk about what happened 4000 years ago versus today.
You always like to skip over the part that Jews were slaves. Not just once but many times in history including in WWII. Another fact that seems to slip past you in your annotations. At least Doctor since you like to paint God as evil, at least be more objective and tell the whole story.
And you fail to realize that slavery today is a result of your god's will, assuming he exists.

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#139762 Nov 21, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
My revenge is knowing you got a headache from the mental exercise.
You must agree, it's a fine poem.

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