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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“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#142574 Dec 7, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
.....just choosing Democrats as the lesser of two evils because we're not stupid enough to think that anyone with a god delusion is actually fit to run a country, much less tell anyone how to live.
That's been my process for the last 20 years. It's like choosing between suicide and a firing squad sometimes.

"No blindfold. I don't want to miss the last important event on my life."
Thinking

Farnham, UK

#142577 Dec 7, 2012
It's similar over here. I vote against, not for.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberal and conservative has nothing to do with allowing gay marriage, it's a Republican versus Democrat argument. No true conservative wants more laws, therefore, no true conservative would want any laws banning something that influences personal lives and has no impact on anyone else. Liberals should, but they don't for some reason, want more laws forcing gay marriage or something like that. Bans are more laws, more government, and more intrusion in our personal lives, that goes against every conservative ideal, and why I do not support bans.
Republicans are just idiots with god delusions, most Democrats are just lesser idiots with god delusions, a few of the Democrats lack the delusion. Most atheists are probably just choosing Democrats as the lesser of two evils because we're not stupid enough to think that anyone with a god delusion is actually fit to run a country, much less tell anyone how to live.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142578 Dec 8, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
That's been my process for the last 20 years. It's like choosing between suicide and a firing squad sometimes.
"No blindfold. I don't want to miss the last important event on my life."
Another apt descriptive. Yes, it does seem like those are the real choices lately. Even I became too comfortably numb to the reality of it and just kept the routine hoping no one mistook me for the next target on their practice range. Medical emergency sort of shocked me into realizing that this country is messed up because too many of us kept going through the routine for the same reason, just hoping we don't get screwed. Now I tell people, vote third, or fourth, or fifth party on your local elections, chance the balance of power, put some people who might actually do their jobs into all the offices, otherwise this country is completely lost.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#142579 Dec 8, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Another apt descriptive. Yes, it does seem like those are the real choices lately. Even I became too comfortably numb to the reality of it and just kept the routine hoping no one mistook me for the next target on their practice range. Medical emergency sort of shocked me into realizing that this country is messed up because too many of us kept going through the routine for the same reason, just hoping we don't get screwed. Now I tell people, vote third, or fourth, or fifth party on your local elections, chance the balance of power, put some people who might actually do their jobs into all the offices, otherwise this country is completely lost.
Most people don't even vote for their school board members, the largest spenders of local taxes and managers of education (first bastion for/against creationism, etc.). Usually it is no more than a popularity contest among the idle rich and powerful.
Oh wait! That is all of American politics.
Never mind. Pass the blindfold, I can't watch anymore. <head on desk>

Did you know the Amish don;t teach religion in their schools here and that they are open to the public ?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142580 Dec 8, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>And it's a perfect example of it's self correcting nature.
RR would rather stick with an ancient system of known, but in changing, flaws.

It's his comfort zone.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142581 Dec 8, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
The Supreme Court of the United States is going to take up the case of same sex marriage. What does this have to do with atheism? Apparently a lot since most if not all the topix atheist are liberals. The Supreme Court could swing the pendulum in either direction.

When the Supreme Court rules it’s going to set a precedence. It will become law of the land until the Supreme Court takes it up again in a few years. Something tells me there’s going to be a lot of unhappy campers after their ruling.
Yeah.

You're going to be one of them.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142582 Dec 8, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
This is for believers in this thread that still don't understand atheism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =e7y5slOkwaUXX
Great video.

Very compelling, but it won't sway the hardcore believer.

It will just piss him off. Truth does that to the desperately faithful.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142583 Dec 8, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>08Dec12.....

.....So vit 'dirt' being a Reality...

Ps:....WHO made da dirt???

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
Not who.

What.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142584 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Well..... Kinda, sorta, a lil bit.

Religion is a pursuit or interest that someone ascribes a lot if importance to. Evidence is not a driving factor or motivator, which is why religion requires faith.

Your description of science is close enough. It seems though, that many atheists kinda have a "belief system" instilled in their minds. Like science is a perfect & flawless system to have faith in.

I won't throw a fit, maybe shit, but not a fit.
Name one atheist-hell, name ANYBODY-who thinks science is a perfect and flawless system.

You're lying for Jesus again.

Jesus kills a puppy every time you lie.

Why do you hate puppies?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142585 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I know that, but don't you know that many religious people are skeptics, too? I'm one of them. I want answers, I want truth.

Science can not provide answers to all if our questions. It's a bug part yes, but it's not the whole.

There can be no scientific method applied to any non-scientific topic.
You don't want truth.

You want to be rescued from death.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142586 Dec 8, 2012
entrenched wrote:
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Cures all
Unfortunately, no it doesn't.
Think About It

Magalia, CA

#142587 Dec 8, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Great video.
Very compelling, but it won't sway the hardcore believer.
It will just piss him off. Truth does that to the desperately faithful.
Truth?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142588 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>That's a perfect example that as good as the scientific method works, it can result in flawed "findings".

I'd say that generally, the flaw is the human error in interpreting the data.
It didn't take long to correct, did it.

Yet, more than 3000 years later and the bible STILL hasn't been corrected.

And you claim the bible is better?!

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142589 Dec 8, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>You are really dishonest to the core, and you take pride in that. One day you will wake up and feel bad for being such a liar and a phony, until that day, thanks for the laughs, we know your idiotic game already.
You give him way too much credit.

He will go to his grave in ignorance.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142590 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Humans wrote the laws of nature, well technically "discovered" them & named them. That doesn't mean they're flawless.

Remember reading about the "law" that said the universe is infinite? Now they're thinking its finite.

Remember the "law" that said the Milky Way is the universe?

Don't trust & follow science so blindly.
I don't.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142591 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
<quoted text>Truth?
I didn't stutter.
Think About It

Magalia, CA

#142592 Dec 8, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't stutter.
Is that a big accomplishment for you? Want a gold star?

You must be afraid to define truth!

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142593 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
<quoted text>Is that a big accomplishment for you? Want a gold star?

You must be afraid to define truth!
That which is true.

truth
/tro͞oTH/
Noun
The quality or state of being true: "the truth of her accusation".
That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality: "tell me the truth".
Synonyms
sooth - verity - reality - fact - veracity - fidelity
Think About It

Magalia, CA

#142594 Dec 8, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
That which is true.
truth
/tro͞oTH/
Noun
The quality or state of being true: "the truth of her accusation".
That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality: "tell me the truth".
Synonyms
sooth - verity - reality - fact - veracity - fidelity
Is Truth relative or absolute?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142595 Dec 8, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
Most people don't even vote for their school board members, the largest spenders of local taxes and managers of education (first bastion for/against creationism, etc.). Usually it is no more than a popularity contest among the idle rich and powerful.
Oh wait! That is all of American politics.
Never mind. Pass the blindfold, I can't watch anymore. <head on desk>
Did you know the Amish don;t teach religion in their schools here and that they are open to the public ?
The Amish continue to amaze me, or a group that looks so much like a cult on the outside, they're pretty open and wonderful people. They are one of those rare paradoxes that can actually exist it seems.

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