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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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.

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.....

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Nov 27, 2012
 
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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

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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"...

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Nov 27, 2012
 
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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

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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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<quoted text>So you do not believe Jesus Christ is God? You do not believe Jesus is the only way to Yahweh God?
Read the bible. If you do not like the gore and blood of the old testament, read the new testament Gospels of matthew mark luke and John.
You love the imagination of Jesus? would it not be better to know the facts about Jesus? read the new testament. And if you don't want to, why not?
Goes back to what I asked you yesterday. Would your life, or the life of your family, or job, or standing in your community be at risk if you chose Jesus Christ as your only God?
I have met hindus and muslims in asia that have witnessed what Jesus has done in the life of others....but can't commit to Jesus themselves because of the price they would have to pay from their family and their society.
is that you?
I believe the saints are the sons of God and they are one with him. I believe Jesus was also a saint, therefore the son of God. We believe that God has sent and keeps sending many saints and Jesus that is not the only way to God. Truth, honesty and love are what lead you to become a God-conscious being and only the word of the saints can help you get closer to these things.

Studying in a christian school, I was told alot about Jesus. I don't know if I was told wrong or right about him, but the image of Jesus I made in my head saved me from being evil. I'm not a 100% good person, but I'm not Hitler either. Even though I love the image of Jesus, I don't believe in the bible because it wasn't written by him.

I don't want to be a christian because I've found what I was looking for. I read other religious books and have read some parts of the bible. I have the old testament and the new testament at home. After reading other religious books I read the Guru granth sahib and read sikh history, I then knew I wanted to follow the teachings of guru nanak.

No, I come from a very open family. My family would love me no matter what religion I chose, but if I chose a religion for a man then they would think I'm being stupid.

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