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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Since: Sep 11

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#141212 Nov 27, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I understand what you're saying, I do.
My only problem with legal drugs is the ease of getting them. By keeping them illegal it makes it hard to get your hands on - and you risk jail or prison time for it. It deters some users to quit & it deters some from ever starting.
I'm fine with people using drugs casually. But that's the problem with a lot of folks, they can't use drugs in moderation, they allow it to control their lives. Excessive drug use leads todo many problems, I think if they were to become legal, there'd be a lot more addicts out there.
I'd kinda rather have drug lords in charge of their addicts than the federal government. That's a disaster of biblical proportions waiting to happen.
In my opinion, of course.
Drug use goes down after legalization/decriminalization .

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141214 Nov 27, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, most of the matter in the universe is in stars, which are plasma. And just how much does that E&M force actually affect things? yes, it affects things like solar flares and the solar wind. But the effects of these on the motion of planets is very, very small. It is much more important as an aspect of electrical storms, which we know exist on Earth, Jupiter and Saturn.
None of the 'textbook heads' say that E&M is non-existent. It is even important for some phenomena. In particular, if you want to see the universe, it is good to have E&M radiation, i.e. light, so that you can see where things are. Strong E&M fields also exist around neutron stars. They produce pulsars.
But the motion of the planets is determined primarily by gravity. The motion of stars is determined primarily by gravity. And, given the weakness of the galactic E&M fields, the motion of galaxies is determined mostly by gravity.
The fact that you never seem to be able to accept is that E&M does not affect things even close to as much as your delusions want it to.
Your computations of star movement and etc are in error. That is why you now have dark matter, dark energy, and black holes.

The stars have been moving, as have the planets, and the galaxies, totally ignorant of the way they are supposed to.

Evidently they missed something in their development of the theory.

Gravity works between particles. Take away the balance of charge in an atom, and you increase the EM range of it. The sucker get unbalanced and starts reaching out. Only stronger than gravity does. BTW, this imbalance also reaches to the nuclear forces.

A neutral atom doesn't emit the charge an unbalanced one does. This is the sort of thing that makes chemistry.

Your perception of electricity is a charge being passed within matter based upon a loosely bound electron KICKED out of a perfectly harmonious relationship and forced to find another. It's a bit more complicated than that.

Gravity as portrayed sucks. It really pushes.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#141215 Nov 27, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No matter how heavy the boat, it will eventually move as fast as the current is moving, unless an outside agent interferes with the boat.
If it makes you a happy camper then it ok by me.

Since: Jun 07

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#141216 Nov 27, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Your computations of star movement and etc are in error. That is why you now have dark matter, dark energy, and black holes.
The stars have been moving, as have the planets, and the galaxies, totally ignorant of the way they are supposed to.
Evidently they missed something in their development of the theory.
Gravity works between particles. Take away the balance of charge in an atom, and you increase the EM range of it. The sucker get unbalanced and starts reaching out. Only stronger than gravity does. BTW, this imbalance also reaches to the nuclear forces.
A neutral atom doesn't emit the charge an unbalanced one does. This is the sort of thing that makes chemistry.
Your perception of electricity is a charge being passed within matter based upon a loosely bound electron KICKED out of a perfectly harmonious relationship and forced to find another. It's a bit more complicated than that.
Gravity as portrayed sucks. It really pushes.
and therefore god...that is basically your argument, right?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#141217 Nov 27, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>You said that weed was *more* dangerous than alcohol. It's not. I never said that it was harmless. I don't think you should ever drive after using any drug.
BINGO we have a winner!

Good thought.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141218 Nov 27, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No matter how heavy the boat, it will eventually move as fast as the current is moving, unless an outside agent interferes with the boat.
Any deviation from a straight line following that current kicks inertia in. Any bend or eddy in the river. The raft or boat has to be pushed in a new direction by that current. Its coherent mass is a bunch heavier than individual water molecules.

Takes a while to get back up to speed.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141219 Nov 27, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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You just complimented Aura and insulted yourself, I commend your humility and courage to do that.
Empty boxes learn and often contain things of value, solid blocks have no room for anything of value.
Older ones like his usually collect junk.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#141220 Nov 27, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>You said that weed was *more* dangerous than alcohol. It's not. I never said that it was harmless. I don't think you should ever drive after using any drug.
Oh, ok. Good call.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#141221 Nov 27, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Drug use goes down after legalization/decriminalization .
Says who?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#141222 Nov 27, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wait, what? Piss tests are sold over the counter now, results in less than 30 minutes.
So. Police can't administer a piss test on the street....

Pot is harder to *prove* than alcohol. For now.....

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#141223 Nov 27, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The difference in mine and yours is mine is a solid block. Yours is an empty box.
Has more substance.:-)
You mean your head is solid bone? lol

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#141224 Nov 27, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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If it makes you a happy camper then it ok by me.
It's pretty pointless to debate with blackie. He's one of those athitards that no matter what you say he'll always come back with something to argue about.

The funny thing is, he usually doesn't even respond to your post, just rambles on about his hatred for God.

One wonders..... Why he has such a hatred for the Christian God only & no other "gods"...

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141225 Nov 27, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Huh? What makes you say that? At best, it could be a different mathematical theory of how the universe works. Yes, there are plasmas in the universe. Stars, many nebulae, etc are plasma. So? You act like plasma are some unknown phenomenon that we have no mathematical models for. Quite the opposite is true: maxwell's equations are very precise descriptions of how electromagnetism and plasma act.
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It isn't all that difficult to calculate the effects that plasma have on various phenomena. Want me to point you to some technical books on plasmas?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_globe

How heavy would that electrode have to be for its gravity to cancel out the attraction of the glass ball?

Why do electrons reside on the outside of atoms, thus causing those atoms to repel? Except for imbalances causing attractions and combinations?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#141226 Nov 27, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
How heavy would that electrode have to be for its gravity to cancel out the attraction of the glass ball?
Why do electrons reside on the outside of atoms, thus causing those atoms to repel? Except for imbalances causing attractions and combinations?
um.......

I can fix your lawn mower.

Since: May 12

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#141227 Nov 27, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You certainly don't post as if you're the happiest person on the face of the planet...
WAIT! The planet doesn't have a face, so you MUST be wrong.......
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Don't we all?
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In what way? Do the kiddies pose a threat to you? The ones that believe in Santa?
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Why? Critical thinking is a type of reasonable, reflective thinking that is aimed at deciding what to believe or what to do......
Don't you think religious people critically think about what religion to choose?
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ALL the world issues? c'mon
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To which "facts" are you referring that we all don't believe?
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Nor is it rational to assume that what you've been told about evolution MUST be real & true. It changes too much.
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In what way?
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No, but it implies it. I think that's why everything you read that biblical you can twist into something evil & filled with hate.
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Probably not a good idea to tell me that I'm crazy after I've been drinking... Just sayin'
You are a complete idiot. Do you think you have refuted anyone or sound smart? You sound stupid.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141228 Nov 27, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> You mean your head is solid bone? lol
Like I said, more substance.

Bone versus empty space. At least bone has some circuitry in it.

Which has more energy if set into motion?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141229 Nov 27, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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um.......
I can fix your lawn mower.
So can I, but Poly may need help getting his bike brakes adjusted.

If you are in his neighborhood?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#141231 Nov 27, 2012
mandingowillsay wrote:
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You are a complete idiot. Do you think you have refuted anyone or sound smart? You sound stupid.
awww.... You're sweet.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#141232 Nov 27, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Like I said, more substance.
Bone versus empty space. At least bone has some circuitry in it.
Which has more energy if set into motion?

It ain't you boner! lol

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#141233 Nov 27, 2012
Poly, given a static EM and gravity environment, explain to us how a decaying atom would move. What is the linkage to effect motion of the atom?

No sneakiness by having one of those random fluctuations doing a drive by.

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