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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“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142789 Dec 10, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Dude.
You're not trying very hard.
You should have written, "...a lawyer's office trailer," not a lawyers office trailer.
There is a difference between the possessive and the plural.
Geeez.
See, Tim? What did I tell you?
The poor shlub is hopeless.
A lawyer was riding his donkey to court. A man yells,“nice ass.” The lawyer tips his sombrero and says,“gracias.” An observer asked the man,“who were you referring too?”“The dumb ass of course,” the man replied followed by a smile.

The moral of the story? When riding a dumb ass, always be sure there is a noticeable distinction between ass and man.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#142792 Dec 10, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Mother Teresa's tale is a very instructive


IAN, I heard quite a long time ago that her confessor had release the information about her spending years (almost 40 it seems) doubting Jesus and questioning her own faith, which the Vatican was going to use as a reason to show just how much more of a Saint she really was, because she did all the things she is alleged to have done unselfishly, in spite of her problems.

I don't know the truth of her situation, because of course, in things to do with authority, governments, religion, big business, media, etc., we hear only what those who are making the decisions in these organizations want us to hear.

We know with the huge RC scandal worldwide regarding the pedophilia in the priesthood, which touched people I knew, or at least the priests of people I knew, who were caught, moved to cover up, and subsequently caught again, and exposed, that there is much deception going on.

To a certain extent I do understand that people HAVE to create what is newsworthy because it is their job to keep the organization from scandal and to keep people from turning away from it. But essentially it is always fraud.

I doubt there is a PM, a President, a CEO, or any other leader who hasn't doctored what he reports to suit whatever are the guidelines of his job and/or his personal selfish desires.

In my job in a big bank - two actually, we had definite instructions that when any issue came up where the public was questioning some practice of the banks, we were not to give interviews to the press, but were to report to Head Office who had the people who dealt with that sort of thing.

The implication, of course, was they didn't want some disgruntled employee screwing his own employer publicly, nor did they want someone without the knowledge and expertise to give out information that may not be Bank policy.

I can see both the right and the wrong about that.

In an organization such as a religious denomination which claims it gets its orders from God, to be trustworthy, it has to be above all that political crap, and clearly the RC, and many other denominations, are very much not above that.

If I was still a Christian, and perish the thought, also a RC, I would very much work to make sure that neither Mother Teresa, nor Pope Paul II are ever made Saints. Granted these people both had a certain charisma, and endured many difficulties (taking a bullet in the guts isn't the nicest thing, I am sure), but they also got a lot of undeserved celebrity, just because of who they were, and because, like the Beatles, or any other famous celebrity everyone wants to be able to say they saw them, or they followed them, or whatever.

Personally I think that Pope Paul set his denomination, and the parts of the world where RC is very popular, back centuries with his backward polices, or at least the backward policies of the organization of which he was the top figurehead. I realize that no man works entirely alone, as they all have assistants, advisers, secretaries, speech writers, publicists, and agents, who help them and advise them in what to do.

Perhaps both Pope Paul II and Mother Teresa should go down in history as rather pathetic pawns of their religion, but they should never be taught to the young as being saints or saintlike. All of that, regardless of which saint, is a crock.

It is hypocritical anyway because neither this nor any other denomination can show evidence of the existence of a god, nor of any dead people being somewhere who people can pray to and idolize.

It is all a gross fraud against humanity, and until someone comes up with definite proof either of a god (ant that god just happens to be the God of the Bible. Wouldn't that be a coincidence?), we should look very critically at anything that these religions do that affect other people's lives.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142795 Dec 10, 2012
You're a rough looking tranny.
Laconic Assassins wrote:
<quoted text>So, is your deception. Funny, you are quick to pull the trigger on the Catholics, but quick to hide the truth.
Let us deal with the pedophilia scandal of the RCC.
Homosexual pedophiles = equal 95% of the abuse cases, while 25% of priests were gay.
Heterosexual pedophiles = equal 5% of the abuse cases, while 75% of the priests were heterosexual.
Now, let's look back at the speeches and writings of NAMBLA. "We have an advantage, we can be everywhere and anywhere and not be seen. We shall become teachers, PRIESTS, politicians, psychiatrists and we shall recruit the world. We gays breed through pedophilia."
So, starting arounf 1970 the gay priests set up youth centers in San Francisco and recruited runaway boys from train stations, bus stops and off trhe streets.
They say that there were over 100,000 child abuse cases, which means that:
95,000 cases were homosexual abusers.
5,000 cases were heterosexual abusers.
Now, 5,000 cases is 5,000 too many, but a far cry less than the 95,000 homosexual cases.
It was not the RCC covering these cases up, it was the LGBT, IGLA, our government and the APA, out of fear that there would be a witch hunt for ALL gays.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142796 Dec 10, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Well..... aren't the red roses different from the yellow ones, after all, they are both under the same amount of light in the same garden?(for example)
Yes and no. The genetic traits that determine color are a result of natural pressures, certain colors attract pollinators better. However color is just reflection/absorption of different wavelengths, which the eye translates into colors. When you see blue, it's because the surface absorbs all the other wavelengths, when you see black that means all the wavelengths are absorbed, or none are being produced, as is the case of your computer monitor.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#142797 Dec 10, 2012
boooots wrote:
Perhaps both Pope Paul II and Mother Teresa should go down in history as rather pathetic pawns of their religion, but they should never be taught to the young as being saints or saintlike. All of that, regardless of which saint, is a crock.
Thanks for that. I agree. Neither seemed like bad people. They just worked for a corrupt outfit.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142798 Dec 10, 2012
Hitchens didn't think much of Theresa's abuse of the ill, though.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Thanks for that. I agree. Neither seemed like bad people. They just worked for a corrupt outfit.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142799 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Hitchens didn't think much of Theresa's abuse of the ill, though.
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Theresa was a witch, and evil monster that should never have been allowed near a patient, let alone children. Sadism is very much a tenet of christianity.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#142800 Dec 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Also check out Battlefield Earth.
It's stellar.
Tour de Force.
Hubbard sucked as a writer.

Admit it, the gargantuan cod-pieces were what fascinated you most.

xD

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#142801 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Hitchens didn't think much of Theresa's abuse of the ill, though.
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Nobody cares what a dead man thought about a dead woman.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142802 Dec 10, 2012
Agreed on Theresa. Hitchens wrote that terminally ill patients were kept in squalor, pain relief was restricted to paracetamol. And where did all the money go? Not on the poor, that's for sure...
KittenKoder wrote:
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Theresa was a witch, and evil monster that should never have been allowed near a patient, let alone children. Sadism is very much a tenet of christianity.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142803 Dec 10, 2012
I only saw the film. I'm amazed they could get the Harriers to fly after so many years in storage. They were hard enough to start up when they were new.

I can only wonder what Travolta got from the whole mad experience. Maybe Scientology's CFO needed a huge box office failure for some arcane reason.
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Hubbard sucked as a writer.
Admit it, the gargantuan cod-pieces were what fascinated you most.
xD
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142804 Dec 10, 2012
Nobody cares what a braindead poster thinks of a dead writer.
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Hubbard sucked as a writer.
Admit it, the gargantuan cod-pieces were what fascinated you most.
xD

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#142805 Dec 10, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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Dr Who (new), Haven, Arrow, Dollhouse, Eureka, Games of Throne, Grimm... these days we are spoiled.
But Firefly was and is number one.
BTW Did you know that they may start up again?
The acting and directing made Firefly so boring I couldn't get into it enough to finish the first episode.

Dr Who and Eureka employed decent actors and special effects but their target audience was mostly kids.

BTW, Dr Who is supposed to have a special Christmas episode.:)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142806 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Agreed on Theresa. Hitchens wrote that terminally ill patients were kept in squalor, pain relief was restricted to paracetamol. And where did all the money go? Not on the poor, that's for sure...
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I haven't read Hitchens' views on here, I haven't read anything from Hitchens actually. But it's pretty much common knowledge of the atrocities she purported while in the guise of "helping" people. Even Penn and Teller couldn't ignore adding her history to one of their fact based shows. NatGeo even did a biography on here. She was that horrible of a person.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142807 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Agreed on Theresa. Hitchens wrote that terminally ill patients were kept in squalor, pain relief was restricted to paracetamol. And where did all the money go? Not on the poor, that's for sure...
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It’s true the hospice patients lived in squalor. But we’re talking Calcutta India. The average person lives in squalor. The garbage trucks go down the streets and pick up the dead bodies. There’s not enough money in the world to bring Calcutta from the brink of squalor. 14 million people live there.

Christopher Hitchens - What was his contribution to the indigent? Was he there in the trenches with this Dear women helping? Did he win the Nobel Peace Prize? No, he kicked back and drank his whisky and complained about her with a cigarette in his hand.

The do nothings complaining about the do somethings. How noble of this man Hitchens. Then his followers who are also do nothings join his cause. Look, I didn’t know Mother Teresa. Her helping the poor was not to gain fame and fortune.

She was in the filth and the stench everyday for pennies a day trying to do something for these poor people. Who in the hell can criticize someone for that?

A. Hitchens.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142808 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Theresa was a witch, and evil monster that should never have been allowed near a patient, let alone children. Sadism is very much a tenet of christianity.
And your contribution to the indigent is what?

Who can criticize someone who helps minister to the poor?

How many have you helped in hospice care?

The do nothings always are cocky and complain about the do somethings.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#142809 Dec 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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It’s true the hospice patients lived in squalor. But we’re talking Calcutta India. The average person lives in squalor. The garbage trucks go down the streets and pick up the dead bodies. There’s not enough money in the world to bring Calcutta from the brink of squalor. 14 million people live there.
Christopher Hitchens - What was his contribution to the indigent? Was he there in the trenches with this Dear women helping? Did he win the Nobel Peace Prize? No, he kicked back and drank his whisky and complained about her with a cigarette in his hand.
The do nothings complaining about the do somethings. How noble of this man Hitchens. Then his followers who are also do nothings join his cause. Look, I didn’t know Mother Teresa. Her helping the poor was not to gain fame and fortune.
She was in the filth and the stench everyday for pennies a day trying to do something for these poor people. Who in the hell can criticize someone for that?
A. Hitchens.
Hitchens was too busy trying to get his sausage smoked to care about anybody else.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#142810 Dec 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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A lawyer was riding his donkey to court. A man yells,“nice ass.” The lawyer tips his sombrero and says,“gracias.” An observer asked the man,“who were you referring too?”“The dumb ass of course,” the man replied followed by a smile.
The moral of the story? When riding a dumb ass, always be sure there is a noticeable distinction between ass and man.
"Who were you referring too?"

What does that mean in English?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142811 Dec 10, 2012
Life-sized Noah's Ark launches
A full-scale replica of Noah's Ark has opened its doors to the public in the Netherlands.(Dec. 10)

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/life-sized-noah-...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142812 Dec 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
Life-sized Noah's Ark launches
A full-scale replica of Noah's Ark has opened its doors to the public in the Netherlands.(Dec. 10)
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/life-sized-noah-...
How the f do you know it's life size??

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