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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“Think&Care”

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#142646 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
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You can't get something from nothing.
Now what scientific method would you use to prove the number 5?
I wouldn't. The number 5 is an abstract concept in a formal system. As such, it has nothing to do with the 'real world'(as opposed to our models of that world).

“Think&Care”

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#142647 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
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You can't get something from nothing.
Which is why observations are required.
Think About It

Magalia, CA

#142648 Dec 8, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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I wouldn't. The number 5 is an abstract concept in a formal system. As such, it has nothing to do with the 'real world'(as opposed to our models of that world).
So even though you can't prove the number 5 by scientific methods, the number 5 does exist.
Think About It

Magalia, CA

#142649 Dec 8, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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Which is why observations are required.
Have you observed something coming from nothing?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#142650 Dec 8, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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IF you applied his recommended edits, you would end up with -
"Ya, that's what you atheists say but not one of your assertions IS INVALID."
No shit sherlock.....

Got anything new or resourceful to add?

“Ditat Deus”

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#142651 Dec 8, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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I wouldn't. The number 5 is an abstract concept in a formal system. As such, it has nothing to do with the 'real world'(as opposed to our models of that world).
You seem good with math.

What does "5 is an abstract concept in a formal system" mean, in Redneck terms?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142652 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>That's it? That's all you got?

Grammatical errors?

Nice...
I'm not surprised you didn't get it.

I never am.

“Ditat Deus”

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#142653 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
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So even though you can't prove the number 5 by scientific methods, the number 5 does exist.
The same applies for emotions.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142654 Dec 8, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>IF you applied his recommended edits, you would end up with -

"Ya, that's what you atheists say but not one of your assertions IS INVALID."
Thank you.

I was going to let him gloat in his ignorance.
Darwin was an ape

Santa Cruz, CA

#142655 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
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Have you observed something coming from nothing?
Evolutionist require the idea of not observing. Once an evolutionist was so desperate to get out of the evolution lie that she claimed that she a reincarnated 2 million year old fish named Wanda.
Darwin was an ape

Santa Cruz, CA

#142656 Dec 8, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Dumb@ss you still to this day argue that Catholics do not believe in Jesus. I mean holy fck if you are unable to grasp that Catholics are Christians you ar certainly unable to understand most of what is posted here.
So again what church do you belong to? Some holy roller idiots yes?
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So, please explain how it came about that Catholics all became Christians. I mean, some Jews, Muslims and Hindus became Christians. Not all Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists and Protestants are Christians, but you believe that all Catholics are Christians.

Where is this truth, since most South American Catholics adamantly protest that they are not Christians. They do not pray to him, they pray to Mary, Thomas, and many dead saints. Each one has a specific purpose. Golly Liberty, those folks even have their own Bible, altar and incense.
Darwin was an ape

Santa Cruz, CA

#142657 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You seem good with math.
What does "5 is an abstract concept in a formal system" mean, in Redneck terms?
It means that he is not good at math. For him.like science, with math, he still has never proven one concept.

Most of them live in a world of assigned value. So, the number 5 is assigned a value and they do not seek the actual valuation, formula and proof to arrive at the number idependent of the assigned value.

“Think&Care”

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#142658 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
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So even though you can't prove the number 5 by scientific methods, the number 5 does exist.
It exists within a formal system of axioms and not in any 'real' sense.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#142659 Dec 8, 2012
Think About It wrote:
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You can't get something from nothing.
Now what scientific method would you use to prove the number 5?
More proof that there really is such a thing as a stupid question...

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#142660 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You seem good with math.
What does "5 is an abstract concept in a formal system" mean, in Redneck terms?
Separates wut you will & won't do fer a nickel...
christianity is EVIL

Halifax, Canada

#142661 Dec 8, 2012
Darwin was an ape wrote:
<quoted text>Evolutionist require the idea of not observing. Once an evolutionist was so desperate to get out of the evolution lie that she claimed that she a reincarnated 2 million year old fish named Wanda.
can you prove she wasnt?

go for it!

“Ditat Deus”

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#142662 Dec 8, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
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Separates wut you will & won't do fer a nickel...
A car wash?

“Ditat Deus”

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#142663 Dec 8, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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I'm not surprised you didn't get it.
I never am.
You sound like a broken record.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142664 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Atheism sure didn't teach that man how to dress....
Well, he was a preacher for a lot of years.

Nothing else to say?

Did you watch it all?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142665 Dec 8, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The same applies for emotions.
"Emotions" and "numbers" are both concepts.

Emotion is a state of the brain. Numbers are abstracts that relate to that which is countable. Emotions can be related with numbers too. A brain scan produces numbers which relate to brain states.

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