Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#142725 Dec 9, 2012
Hey it's your buddy RR that is claiming, repeatedly that Catholics are not Christians. Take it up with him.:shrugs:
Eagle12 wrote:
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There’s a lot of wonderful, kind and generous people in the Catholic Church. They would take offense by being considered as Non-Christians. From my view here on topix they believe in God.
We at topix fall into two categories. Believers and non believers (Atheist). Catholics are believers in Christ. I don’t believe in their particular religious doctrine. But I do support the individuals right to believe as they desire.
Freedom of religion is something all of us believers have in common. We embrace our freedoms and oppose those who desire to suppress our right to choose.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142727 Dec 9, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Oh sh*t, lol, thanks!!
That's what I meant.:-)
I like to clarify things whenever I get the chance for the possible benefit of anyone who might read it.

I'm watching a mini series called Dune. Have you heard of it? It's science fiction.

Since: Oct 12

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#142728 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I like to clarify things whenever I get the chance for the possible benefit of anyone who might read it.
I'm watching a mini series called Dune. Have you heard of it? It's science fiction.
No, never, is it good?

Maybe, it only comes on in America?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142729 Dec 9, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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No, never, is it good?
Maybe, it only comes on in America?
I like it very much. It's one of my favorite science fiction franchises.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert 's_Dune

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert%27...

Since: Oct 12

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#142730 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I like it very much. It's one of my favorite science fiction franchises.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert 's_Dune
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert%27...
Oh, it's got him from x-men in it, i'll give it ago.

There used to be a really good american series that came on in England, about aliens, but i can't remember what it's called.

Invasion was really good too. Lost got on my bloody nerves, i got bloody lost!!

“God of War”

Since: Dec 10

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#142731 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I like it very much. It's one of my favorite science fiction franchises.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert 's_Dune
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert%27...
What the children of dune?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142732 Dec 9, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Oh, it's got him from x-men in it, i'll give it ago.
There used to be a really good american series that came on in England, about aliens, but i can't remember what it's called.
Invasion was really good too. Lost got on my bloody nerves, i got bloody lost!!
Farscape has aliens. It's one of the best.

My favorite franchises are Farscape, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Dune, and Fringe.

Firefly is the highest quality science fiction series out there, as far as I'm concerned.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142733 Dec 9, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> What the children of dune?
You don't like COD?

“God of War”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#142734 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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You don't like COD?
I recently dl'ed them and watched them .
Because I never knew they were made, I loved them but was a little disappointed. Their budget wasn't like LOTR is the reason.
Which brings me to the statement.....

The Hobbit start Friday! YAY!

Since: Oct 12

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#142735 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Farscape has aliens. It's one of the best.
My favorite franchises are Farscape, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Dune, and Fringe.
Firefly is the highest quality science fiction series out there, as far as I'm concerned.
No, it wasn't farscape either. That blue girl used to scare me!

I've never heard of firefly or fringe, seen all the others tho.

It had a person who had alien language visions! I think there was a little girl in it with blonde hair.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142736 Dec 9, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I recently dl'ed them and watched them .
Because I never knew they were made, I loved them but was a little disappointed. Their budget wasn't like LOTR is the reason.
Which brings me to the statement.....
The Hobbit start Friday! YAY!
I've seen a trailer for it.

Looks gooooood!

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142737 Dec 9, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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No, it wasn't farscape either. That blue girl used to scare me!
I've never heard of firefly or fringe, seen all the others tho.
It had a person who had alien language visions! I think there was a little girl in it with blonde hair.
That could have been the Taken series.

It had Dakota Fanning.

Scify channel has several pretty good mini series.

The Lost Room
Tinman
Alice

I wonder how many hours I've spent staring at a TV screen.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#142738 Dec 9, 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.
*Precedent* Almost, eagle, almost.

Since: Sep 11

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#142739 Dec 9, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Precedent, Eagle.
When the Supreme Court rules, it will set precedent.
Not precedence--precedent.
You'll have to hold your breath for the result..
Oh. lol. I'm late.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142740 Dec 9, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. lol. I'm late.
Thank goodness you're not pregnant.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#142741 Dec 9, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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That could have been the Taken series.
It had Dakota Fanning.
Scify channel has several pretty good mini series.
The Lost Room
Tinman
Alice
I wonder how many hours I've spent staring at a TV screen.
yh, yh, it looks like that one, i'll try to watch and make sure.

I don't think i have that channel!

lol me too, but i got good excuse, in england it's always raining and i get under the weather so i watch tv to cheer me up, lol. Friends is the best!!

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#142742 Dec 9, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. lol. I'm late.
Repetition sometimes achieves results.

With Eagle though, it's a long shot.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#142743 Dec 9, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That depends on which definition of skeptic...
In this sense, I am a skeptic:
"a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual. "
In this sense, I am not:
"a person who doubts the truth of a religion, especially Christianity, or of important elements of it. "
Ain't it funny that dictionary.com singles out Christianity in it's definition of skeptic...
Perhaps a skeptic wrote that defintion lol
That's probably because christianity is such an influential religion, and many atheists became atheists by breaking away from christianity.

I still don't think you are a skeptic. Maybe you can call yourself a skeptic regarding everything except your religion. In that case, I would probably agree.

Also, I believe that is it implied that someone calling themselves a skeptic is willing to accept claims that are backed by sufficient evidence - there is no value in plugging your ears to everything.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#142744 Dec 9, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
Faith in Science.
Alan Sokal, a physics professor at New York University. In 1996, Sokal submitted an article to Social Text, an academic journal of postmodern cultural studies.
The article "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", published in the Social Text Spring/Summer 1996 "Science Wars" issue, proposed that quantum gravity is a social and linguistic construct.
Sokal wrote "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", an article proposing that quantum gravity has progressive political implications, and that the "morphogenetic field" (characterized by Sokal as "a bizarre New Age concept due to Rupert Sheldrake"[2]) could be a cutting-edge theory of quantum gravity.
He concluded that, since "physical reality" is, at bottom, a social and linguistic construct, a "liberatory science" and an "emancipatory mathematics", spurning "the elite caste canon of 'high science'", must be established for a "postmodern science [that] provide[s] powerful intellectual support for the progressive political project".
The above material came from Wiki:
Like many other scientists, I was amused by news of the prank played by the NYU mathematical physicist Alan Sokal. Late in 1994 he submitted a sham article to the cultural studies journal Social Text, in which he reviewed some current topics in physics and mathematics, and with tongue in cheek drew various cultural, philosophical and political morals that he felt would appeal to fashionable academic commentators on science who question the claims of science to objectivity.
The editors of Social Text did not detect that Sokal's article was a hoax, and they published it in the journal's Spring/Summer 1996 issue.1 The hoax was revealed by Sokal in an article for another journal, Lingua Franca;2 he explained that his Social Text article had been "liberally salted with nonsense," and in his opinion was accepted only because "(a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."
Newspapers and newsmagazines throughout the U.S. and Britain carried the story. Sokal's hoax may join the small company of legendary academic hoaxes, along with the pseudo-fossils of Piltdown man planted by Charles Dawson and the pseudo-Celtic epic Ossian written by James Macpherson.
The difference is that Sokal's hoax served a public purpose, to attract attention to what Sokal saw as a decline of standards of rigor in the academic community, and for that reason it was unmasked immediately by the author himself.
http://www.physics.nyu.edu/sokal/weinberg.htm...
Eagle 12
How many other hoaxes have been printed in Scientific Journals and publications that have gone unclaimed? Alan Sokal proved that the Scientific community can be hoaxed. And that’s not saying much for the general population.
How about this one? The Emperors New Clothes, by Hans Christian Anderson.
Eagle, stop being so damn smart. You're unraveling the atheist agenda right before our eyes!

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142745 Dec 9, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Repetition sometimes achieves results.
With Eagle though, it's a long shot.
Juan was traveling down a Los Angeles road near the community legal center when he saw a crowd of people gathering outside a lawyers office trailer.

It was a cold afternoon, so he stopped and asked fellow Muchacho why such a large crowd of men was gathered there.

The Muchacho replied,“Pablo’s donkey kicked his lawyer and he died.”

“Well,” replied the Juan,“he must have had a lot of friends.”

“Nope,” said the Muchacho.“We all just want to buy Pedro’s donkey.”

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