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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polymath257 wrote:
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Exactly which part of this is moronic? I'll grant that the moderate religionists can be fine as long as they don't push their beliefs on others. The fundies are the worst in my book (and yes, I know Harris disagrees with me).
Other than that, which parts are false?
"The cure for faith is science."

"Science is the opposite of religion"

Both false.

“I see quantum effects”

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>"The cure for faith is science."

"Science is the opposite of religion"

Both false.
The cure for the Christian religions is the bible.

Science disproves holy texts.

“In the beginning God Created..”

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<quoted text>Theism = myths, fantasies, and magic = well.........Myths, fantasies, and magic.
For all those who think prayers are answered, and I laughed my ass off at this one. Some poor guys went to a giant concrete crucifix everyday to pray for his sick wife. He did this for a year, she died anyway. He then asked the church if he could clean the statue as it was covered with bird shit and grim. Of course they gave him permission. The next day he showed up with bucket and brushes in hand. As he started his cleaning, the statue, apparently not well secured , toppled over and crushed him to death. Yeah I know, God wanted him to be with his wife, the one he refused to save from a year of agony.
This just goes to show the mindset Theists have regarding answered prayers. If something good happens then the prayers have been answered. If the prayers aren't answered and something horrible happens, they ALWAYS find a way to justify the evil and being part of God's plan. This is exactly how the parish priest explained it. "God wanted his wife in heaven, and then knew how miserable the husband was without his wife so God took him to be with her." How about LEAVING BOTH OF THEM THE F--K ALONE AND LET THEM BE HAPPY. There appears to be no end the religious bullshit that gets heaped higher and higher. Pitiful!!!!!
Thank you Doctor for taking the time to respond to my post.

You put your faith in science?

Did you know that science can get it wrong? And more often than not it has gotten it wrong. Leaving a long history of death in its wake.

Buildings that implode, bridges that fail, cars that explode on impact, botched formulas, machines that come apart in use, electrocutions……………..

Science, my good Doctor doesn’t have this squeaking clean image when you look into it’s history.
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There was a massive war in heaven, I can do better.
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They love you and they want you in Heaven with them.
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Dec 7, 2012
 
The cure for faith is truth.
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"The cure for faith is science."
"Science is the opposite of religion"
Both false.

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Aerobatty wrote:
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Lol!
You're too much, RR. You really are the hypocrite's hypocrite.
Catholics are christian.
Deal with it.
ugh......

You athitards are hopeless.

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Aerobatty wrote:
Science disproves holy texts.
LMAO!

You should quit your day job....

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Thinking wrote:
There was a massive war in heaven, I can do better.
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No you can't.

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Thinking wrote:
The cure for faith is truth.
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Too bad you don't have any truth.

“I see quantum effects”

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!

You should quit your day job....
I know.
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Catcher1 wrote:
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Let's go one step at a time.
You're very sucksink for a master of chicken husbandry.

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Dec 7, 2012
 
Stem cells curing an old Nan's blindness vs talking snake.
Eagle12 wrote:
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Thank you Doctor for taking the time to respond to my post.
You put your faith in science?
Did you know that science can get it wrong? And more often than not it has gotten it wrong. Leaving a long history of death in its wake.
Buildings that implode, bridges that fail, cars that explode on impact, botched formulas, machines that come apart in use, electrocutions……………..
Science, my good Doctor doesn’t have this squeaking clean image when you look into it’s history.

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polymath257 wrote:
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Have you looked at your religion lately? It looks exactly like the virus you are describing.
Religion is a memetic virus.
Eagle does this a lot. It's funny.

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Lmfao an old Man's blindness doh! It's ok Christholes jump on the iPhone auto spelling error, that's about all you got.
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Stem cells curing an old Nan's blindness vs talking snake.
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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"The cure for faith is science."
"Science is the opposite of religion"
Both false.
I mean, not really. Religion is basically belief without evidence, science is an evidence based system of gaining knowledge. Modern christianity has attempted to assimilate science into it's teachings, but only because not doing so would be dishonest to the point of absurdity.

I agree that maybe science is not the cure for faith, at least not in it's general form. Psychiatry is the cure for faith (just a joke, don't throw a fit).
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Thinking wrote:
There was a massive war in heaven, I can do better.
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Who told you this?
did you have visions?
halucinations?or night mares?

what you can do better?
mister?seems to my analize, that something wrong on your top???
christianity is EVIL

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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ugh......
You athitards are hopeless.
and
you kristains are mentaly unstable !

Accused PQ election shooter: Jesus sent me on a mission to stop separatism
By The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago

MONTREAL - The accused Quebec election night shooter is being sent for a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he's fit to stand trial.

Richard Henry Bain appeared briefly in a Montreal courtroom today, launching into a lengthy diatribe about being sent on a mission by Jesus Christ to rid Quebec of a separatist problem.

After the comments, a judge hearing the case agreed an assessment was necessary.

Bain's legal-aid attorney told reporters it has been impossible to prepare a defence for him.

The fishing-lodge owner faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder; three counts of attempted murder; arson; and a number of weapons charges stemming from the Sept. 4 incident where two people were shot and one was killed.

The deceased, Denis Blanchette, a 48-year-old stagehand at the PQ's victory rally, was shot outside Montreal's Metropolis concert hall.

Premier Pauline Marois told a television show earlier this week she believes she may have been the target of a political assassination attempt on election night.

The premier had previously said little about the Sept. 4 events.

CP, 2012
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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"The cure for faith is science."
"Science is the opposite of religion"
Both false.
The scientific method is the exact opposite of the faith-based beliefs of religion. Science is based on skepticism.
Thinking

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Dec 7, 2012
 
Do you believe in the bible's contents? It says there was a war in heaven.
dr Shrink wrote:
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Who told you this?
did you have visions?
halucinations?or night mares?
what you can do better?
mister?seems to my analize, that something wrong on your top???

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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polymath257 wrote:
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The scientific method is the exact opposite of the faith-based beliefs of religion. Science is based on skepticism.

Gee poly I thought it was based on observation , evidence or
empirical data ?

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