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 28, 2012
 
Christmas is also a time when people struggle with depression. Iím not sure why thatís case but it is a fact. Maybe itís because they feel alone and without.

When I was growing up our next door neighbor was a single woman and a teacher. She came over one day during the Christmas Holidays. She was depressed because she was alone. At the time I think she was in her 50ís.

She was a really sweet woman and a wonderful neighbor. She had dedicated so much of her life to her students and teaching. There was little time dedicating to socializing.
You know thereís enough people on the earth no one should be alone.

Thereís family, friends, neighbors, work associates, just plenty of good people to go around. So if you know someone who is all alone. Show some kindness and invite them over for a hot cup of coffee and some brownies. A hug and some love will go a long way to uplifting someone.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Eagle12 wrote:
Christmas is also a time when people struggle with depression. Iím not sure why thatís case but it is a fact. Maybe itís because they feel alone and without.
When I was growing up our next door neighbor was a single woman and a teacher. She came over one day during the Christmas Holidays. She was depressed because she was alone. At the time I think she was in her 50ís.
She was a really sweet woman and a wonderful neighbor. She had dedicated so much of her life to her students and teaching. There was little time dedicating to socializing.
You know thereís enough people on the earth no one should be alone.
Thereís family, friends, neighbors, work associates, just plenty of good people to go around. So if you know someone who is all alone. Show some kindness and invite them over for a hot cup of coffee and some brownies. A hug and some love will go a long way to uplifting someone.
Most of the depression is due to the stress of organizing family, buying gifts, and all that. There are also those people who still buy into the "can't be happy without family" nonsense that have no family so they drop into depression as well. The depression is actually your fault, people like you who tell them they shouldn't feel depressed "because it's the holidays!"

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Nov 28, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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Is it at all possible for you to count past ten without losing track?
Billions? Wow, you are clueless.
There are estimates of about 100 billion people since people began.

You thought you are one of the originals?

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2002/HowManyPeopl...

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Nov 28, 2012
 
For the vampire fans, this is it:

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Nov 28, 2012
 

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World War Z!
Yeah, I wanna watch that one.
Dream of zombie Brad Pitt trying to eat your brains.
NOOOOOOO! That's not a dream it's a nightmare, I don't like him, lol!

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Nov 28, 2012
 
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>rational "judgements" are opinions, opinions are not a pathway to truth.
I don't "trust" people who base their beliefs on unsupported, or in the case of religion, non-existent evidence.
Then tell me why you don't stay home and pray rather than go to the hospital if you become seriously ill? How's the Christian science couple making out after killing the own child through lack of medical care?
A judgement is the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely. Not merely an opinion. Your evolution scientists have findings based on their best judgements......

I don't care what you do or don't trust.

I've already told you about praying to heal. Don't you read?

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Nov 28, 2012
 
River Tam wrote:
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Keyboards get smaller and smaller. Thumbs don't.
I don't think you're dumb.
Have you ever talked to this guy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
True, but the n and the w are so far apart. And you're not so dumb yourself.

That's how I feel when I talk to some of the more.. passionate people here. "Don't humiliate him... for your safety!"

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Nov 28, 2012
 
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, dimwit YOU asked why someone said Whales were on the Ark, I answered, according to your holy book, how is that "cheery picking?"
You can't be a rational human and believe for a second that the story of the Ark actually happened. No one with critical thinking ability could accept such BS.
So you believe that dinosaurs "were" on the Ark. Any idea how many different species of dinosaurs there were? Do you have any idea just how big a Brontosaurus is?
No dumb ass. I asked YOU about whales on the Ark. You're the idiot that thinks he can "disprove" the Ark story because "whales wouldn't fit on the Ark."

*hint* Whales live in the sea.......

Also you're the imbecile that said that Ark is fake because dinosaurs wouldn't fit...

Any other words of wisdom?

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An Indian giver is someone who gives a present but takes it back. A bit like the infected blankets that wiped out indigenous Americans.
An Indian burn is more usually called a Chinese burn in the UK.
Anyway, everything is Indian. The proof is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch...
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OMG, I use to watch the kumars, they were funny!
Did you watch the new series called citizen khan? It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.

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_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>29Nov12.....
.....You otta go and see 'The Last Temptation Of The Christ'...
Ps:.....Dat otta open yer eyes to vot Torture really is.
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Ok, I'll tell them to read my old posts.

Oh, I don't know why but I never heard of indian giver before, but thanks.

I've seen the old Jesus films and the passion of the christ, that was too much for me, but a brilliant film!

How can you say that? I just told you that babies were cut into pieces and how the gurus/saints were tortured and you're telling me I don't know what torture is? Were you not paying attention to my post?

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_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>29Nov12.....
.....But it does NOT measure up to 'Ben-Hur','Lawrence Of Arabia','Bridge On The River Kwai', or 'Spartacus'......let alone 'Airforce One'.
Ps:.....Today's Hollywood junk is exactly that.'Junk'.
But as BobLoblah said before:'today's 20 - somethings and 30 - somethings just have NOT grown UP'.
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Yeah!! I seen those films but not the river kwai one. Old films are the BEST and the actors were sooooooo much better looking!! It's not my fault filmy guys don't make better films anymore.

You know what I hate? REMAKES!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 28, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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Most of the depression is due to the stress of organizing family, buying gifts, and all that. There are also those people who still buy into the "can't be happy without family" nonsense that have no family so they drop into depression as well. The depression is actually your fault, people like you who tell them they shouldn't feel depressed "because it's the holidays!"
Depression is the sign of a weak mind.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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Aw, you don't like your holiday being stolen by us atheists, how cute. Well, you shouldn't have stolen it from the pagans first, turn about is fair play.
29Nov12.....

......BobLoblah thought dat you didn't readUP on BobLoblah's postings......ya LIAR.

Ps:.....The Holy and Blessed season of Christmas is the time when a whole lotta you hateful, hypocritical, hAtheists 'chokeUP'.....what with all da Free food and booze dat comes yer way....ya carpetBagger & leech.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yule is older than Christmas, and it's trees, logs, celebration with family, drinks, and food.
I don't confuse my holidays.
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.....ALL you hateful, hypocritical, hAtheists confuse ALL holidays.

Ps:.....because you ALL have schidt-for-brains.

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<quoted text> In Christianity Jesus died for all people, not just his people. That means Jesus only is the Savior of humankind. <quoted text> In Christianity any alleged messiah other than Jesus is a false messiah.
<quoted text> If your gurus and saints can deliever people like you then Christ died needlessly.
<quoted text> Like i said before. The Christian claim is either true or it is not. If what you are saying is true then the Christian claim is false. Both cannot be true. Yes, i am a Christian.
That's what I meant that in christianity ONLY Jesus gave his life for all people, but in sikhi so many gurus/saints gave their life for all people. But they still never said worship us, we are God. I don't believe Jesus would have ever said, only I can take you to God, It's not something that the saints would say as they have no ego.

No I don't believe Jesus is the only saviour of humankind. In my religion that is a false claim.

Christ didn't die needlessly, I'm sure he helped alot of people and he keeps helping them.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Clementia wrote:
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Yeah!! I seen those films but not the river kwai one. Old films are the BEST and the actors were sooooooo much better looking!! It's not my fault filmy guys don't make better films anymore.
You know what I hate? REMAKES!!!!!!!!!!
29Nov12.....

.....'here's lookin' at you, kid'.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
"I just don't like your constant generalizations about "topix atheists" that you like to weave into these ridiculous, rambling sermons."
Change "Topix atheists" to religitards, christurds, stupid Christians, etc and you will understand why intelligent people, even if they aren't religious, are turned off by Topix atheists and get on here to make comments about them.
Hopefully you would.
Find one example where I ever called anyone a "christurd." I don't like to generalize. I do find that it is usually the christians who act stupid, but there are smart christians. That doesn't validate their beliefs. Our minds are very good at maintaining belief.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"I just don't like your constant generalizations about "topix atheists" that you like to weave into these ridiculous, rambling sermons."
Change "Topix atheists" to religitards, christurds, stupid Christians, etc and you will understand why intelligent people, even if they aren't religious, are turned off by Topix atheists and get on here to make comments about them.
Hopefully you would.
Also, I just wanted to clarify, you are not smarter than me.

:)

I'm just kidding. What's intelligence anyway? It's just thingies being thingied by a thingy in an EM thingy.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
timn17 wrote:
I'm just kidding. What's intelligence anyway? It's just thingies being thingied by a thingy in an EM thingy.
Somethingy like that...

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Realism.

This is one reason when I hear bleeding hearts I question the motives.

Oh, my sympathies are with the refugees.

I've heard the holier than thous, like the Jews, and the Cubans, and the liberals in the US since childhood, demanding we accept each other. Then watched what happened when they gained control.

I remember one woman I worked with in particular. She was a Cuban Jew. Poor refugee backgrounds. Politically based, though. Most got on airplanes to get here.

I sympathized with Haitians. You wouldn't believe some of the things they tried to float here with across dangerous waters. A lot further away than Cuba. Real desperation. Most were pretty gentle and hard working people. They certainly weren't that much of a burden on Miami, it being awash with political refugees from all over Latin America, many illegal, BTW. There was plenty of work for everyone then.

But you should of heard this woman, and most Cubans, rant and rail worse than what you heard on that video about Haitians. I thought that most odd coming from a Jewish woman liberal on everything else. We had some lively discussions on the subject.

I also remember the poor Cuban refugees. Flying in to Miami airport. Getting refugee assistance, which was more than a good portion of the lower economic class in Miami got. Then they got jobs as professionals, store clerks, and personnel officers. In a short time, it became a requirement for anyone hired in those companies, especially retail, to speak Spanish. No Anglos need apply. It was that bad. Anglos moved out.

Then the Nicaraguans came. I had friends who went to a demonstration downtown protesting Reagan's Contra support. They wound up being put in paddy wagons and escorted to safety because the Cuban radio hosts fired up a bunch of anti-Comunistas to go down there. They chaes one American guy with a rope to hang him. Many of those protesters were older Americans of liberal persuasion. They were told they shouldn't be down there protesting. By the police and government officials.

BTW, Mexicans had a very low profile in Miami. They were not favored people among the other Latinos.

Like I said, you can hear all sorts of nice words about the family of man and rights and all of that, and you can see those words evaporate after those who spouted them gain power.

Topix atheists screech a lot about rights and humanity, and getting rid of religion.

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