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
Dvi

Westerville, OH

#139627 Nov 21, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
How much faith does it take to not believe in Thor?
You dare doubt the almighty Thor? May he and his divine hammer show mercy on your pitiful soul!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#139628 Nov 21, 2012
:) shhhh some Christholes may look that up and commit suicide :)
Atomic_G wrote:
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RAmen

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#139629 Nov 21, 2012
He admitted he was in his own words a fcktard to at least he is honest about his mental shortcomings.
ChristineM wrote:
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I have argued this with him before, citing documented 3rd party sources, Hitler’s own writing, even Vatican actions. The only problem with RR is that facts mean nothing to him when then upset him and he can so easily “interpret” any proof to make his life all pink and fluffy

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#139630 Nov 21, 2012
Loki was whispering in his ear! Show forgiveness!
Dvi wrote:
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You dare doubt the almighty Thor? May he and his divine hammer show mercy on your pitiful soul!

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139631 Nov 21, 2012
Atomic_G wrote:
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I understand the over worked and under paid.... It has been my educational life. I am glad it is almost over.
I am moving to the beautiful, culturally advanced city of Melbourne. I live there once when I left school and I have spent allot of time there in the passed few months and I feel it is where I am meant to be and it will be the best place to embark on my career.
At the moment I am cramming all my final assessments in to get them in on time. It is a brilliant feeling, however I am planning my post grad... I am a sucker for punishment LMAO :D
Awesome amigo, we are crossing our fingers for you to get past the last exams!

Will you still be on Topix once every while?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139632 Nov 21, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Same here. Blessed are the lesbians.
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Blessed are the straight girls who experiment, too!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#139633 Nov 21, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Not entirely accurate. Pseudo-random numbers are the standard 'random number' produced by computers. But there are many ways of increasing the variability. For example, it is common in linux systems to have a store of 'entropy' produced from such things as key-stroke timings and mouse clicks to put into the seed. While this is still pseudo-random, it is much higher quality than the description you gave.
And for those who want *truly* random numbers, there are systems that monitor quantum events (radioactive decay, for example).
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And this is wrong. Almost all events at the quantum level (atoms and below) are random, but with a computable probability distribution. When an atom decays, for example, is a random thing: there is nothing different from an atom that decays now and one that decays tomorrow and one that decays next year.
The seeds from these events are based on the time of epoch still. ;)

Random is still simply a term of perception. Everything we perceive as random eventually becomes algorithmic, it's just the trend, thus it's safe to state that nothing is random. That does not mean it is planned.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#139634 Nov 21, 2012
http://www.vice.com/video

I love vice.com .

I have a fondness for people like this that seek an alternate reality for a while. A certain innocence and maturity, and of a temporary nature. They are still grounded.

Then you have the standard issue Topix atheists. Still floating around up there, but getting their thrill by pooping on people. The sense of empowerment they develop won't allow them to come back down.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#139635 Nov 21, 2012
Just thought I'd write a short ex-C testimony to those who may be interested. I was a christian for several years, not sure exactly why it happened. I guess it was largely wishful thinking, and having indoctrination at childhood. Over time more and more doubts crept in as I realised my beliefs were not based on reality. A year ago I started to deconvert and now am no longer a christian. I eventually realised that my preivously christian beliefs were without justification, any rational justification, and were not supported by good evidence. I think the theists here cling onto their beliefs for emotional factors and because they have so much invested in them. They may fear the punishment of the god monster, they may believe in a loving Jesus cuddling lambs. But without reason and without good evidence, even intelligent people can belief weird and delusional things. Viva reason!!!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#139636 Nov 21, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.vice.com/video
I love vice.com .
I have a fondness for people like this that seek an alternate reality for a while. A certain innocence and maturity, and of a temporary nature. They are still grounded.
Then you have the standard issue Topix atheists. Still floating around up there, but getting their thrill by pooping on people. The sense of empowerment they develop won't allow them to come back down.
Actually, for me it's just a pastime, when I am bored and have to force a break from coding. Yes, I do enjoy watching you make fools of yourselves, it's quite entertaining, and reminds me of how much I have accomplished in life, thanks to not being stupid and ignorant like you.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#139637 Nov 21, 2012
Adam wrote:
Just thought I'd write a short ex-C testimony to those who may be interested. I was a christian for several years, not sure exactly why it happened. I guess it was largely wishful thinking, and having indoctrination at childhood. Over time more and more doubts crept in as I realised my beliefs were not based on reality. A year ago I started to deconvert and now am no longer a christian. I eventually realised that my preivously christian beliefs were without justification, any rational justification, and were not supported by good evidence. I think the theists here cling onto their beliefs for emotional factors and because they have so much invested in them. They may fear the punishment of the god monster, they may believe in a loving Jesus cuddling lambs. But without reason and without good evidence, even intelligent people can belief weird and delusional things. Viva reason!!!
Some people spend their lives traveling to one delusion from another.

Enjoy your trips.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139638 Nov 21, 2012
Adam wrote:
Just thought I'd write a short ex-C testimony to those who may be interested. I was a christian for several years, not sure exactly why it happened. I guess it was largely wishful thinking, and having indoctrination at childhood. Over time more and more doubts crept in as I realised my beliefs were not based on reality. A year ago I started to deconvert and now am no longer a christian. I eventually realised that my preivously christian beliefs were without justification, any rational justification, and were not supported by good evidence. I think the theists here cling onto their beliefs for emotional factors and because they have so much invested in them. They may fear the punishment of the god monster, they may believe in a loving Jesus cuddling lambs. But without reason and without good evidence, even intelligent people can belief weird and delusional things. Viva reason!!!
Welcome to the land of the enlightened, amigo.

How old are you?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#139639 Nov 21, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Good post.
From Belgium, are you?
Hoe gaan dit met jou? Jy praat Flaams, korrek?
Ik spreek en klein beetje Flaams.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#139640 Nov 21, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, for me it's just a pastime, when I am bored and have to force a break from coding. Yes, I do enjoy watching you make fools of yourselves, it's quite entertaining, and reminds me of how much I have accomplished in life, thanks to not being stupid and ignorant like you.
You must not have accomplished much if that is your idea of relaxing. Sounds more like a desperation to justify your own "foolishness" and confusion.

Life is like a carnival. You can enjoy the sights and sounds as a visitor, or you can get real dour from being one of the workers sitting in a trailer crunching numbers or cleaning up monkey poo while the show goes on.

Get a little more poetic about life. More fun.:-)

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#139641 Nov 21, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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You're in charge here, Clementine?
You may not even be you!!
Catcher don't you start now, I'm definitely me!!! 100%, what I say I am!!!

And I was messin with Ducky, but I'm still going to be the referee! I want to give out penalty cards, pls, guys don't say no!!!!!!
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#139642 Nov 21, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Welcome to the land of the enlightened, amigo.
How old are you?

Midlife. As they say, life begins at 40, or is that 30?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#139643 Nov 21, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You must not have accomplished much if that is your idea of relaxing. Sounds more like a desperation to justify your own "foolishness" and confusion.
Life is like a carnival. You can enjoy the sights and sounds as a visitor, or you can get real dour from being one of the workers sitting in a trailer crunching numbers or cleaning up monkey poo while the show goes on.
Get a little more poetic about life. More fun.:-)
I'd wager that to you relaxing is watching a bunch of grown men beating the crap out of each other. Now, if you could please refrain from using non-English when responding to me, it would make it so much easier to help you see how foolish you are.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139644 Nov 21, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Ik spreek en klein beetje Flaams.
Baie dieselfde as Nederlands en Afrikaans. Ek praat vir die gemak daarvan Afrikaans, en kyk hoe baie hulle verstaan

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139645 Nov 21, 2012
Adam wrote:
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Midlife. As they say, life begins at 40, or is that 30?
We are only as the ones we feel.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#139646 Nov 21, 2012
No.
Clementia wrote:
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Catcher don't you start now, I'm definitely me!!! 100%, what I say I am!!!
And I was messin with Ducky, but I'm still going to be the referee! I want to give out penalty cards, pls, guys don't say no!!!!!!

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