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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timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Worth reposting, IMHO:

Produce definitive evidence for a deity, and I will of course believe in it.

If it's the Abrahamic one, I'm immediately joining the Resistance.

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Her eyes....her smile....oh I'm in trouble.
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500cc is gokart size. lol
Lucky to hit 20 mph on a long straightway.
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.....500cc will give you 140KM on a atraight highway.

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Serah wrote:
<quoted text>LOL.... apparently all people with blue eyes are related ***More than meets the blue eye: You may all be related - USATODAY ...
usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-02-0...
5 Feb 2008 Researchers in Denmark have found that every person with blue eyes descends from ... More than meets the blue eye: You may all be related ***
But, they keep changing their minds about many things, as we know, but one thing we do know for sure ~ they have never traced a human back to an ape LOL!!
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.....and you won't find a 'blue-Eyed' Arab.

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macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Worth reposting, IMHO:
Produce definitive evidence for a deity, and I will of course believe in it.
If it's the Abrahamic one, I'm immediately joining the Resistance.
Yep. A lot of people assume that atheism means "against god," when for most people I think it just means a simple lack of belief. I believe that most atheists would, if presented with evidence for god, adjust their beliefs appropriately. Some might even welcome evidence for eternal paradise. Imagine that!

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Catcher1 wrote:
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Eagle is Middle America at its lowest rung.
He is proud of his ignorance.
And doesn't even realize it.
I'm sensing one of two things - a "joke" or a speech about the emperor's new clothes.

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timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. A lot of people assume that atheism means "against god," when for most people I think it just means a simple lack of belief. I believe that most atheists would, if presented with evidence for god, adjust their beliefs appropriately. Some might even welcome evidence for eternal paradise. Imagine that!
Spot on, though its safe to infer there's no god with arguments from logic, evidence and probability.

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timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. A lot of people assume that atheism means "against god," when for most people I think it just means a simple lack of belief. I believe that most atheists would, if presented with evidence for god, adjust their beliefs appropriately. Some might even welcome evidence for eternal paradise. Imagine that!
There are "anti-theists" out there - but I think they're mostly objecting to the theists, not the deities. themselves. And the ones I know are rational - given enough evidence, they would not, I think, insist that a demonstrated reality didn't exist.

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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.
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?

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-Skeptic- wrote:
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Spot on, though its safe to infer there's no god with arguments from logic, evidence and probability.
Holy crap you are learning..
"Safe to infer" is a big improvement from your usual absolute position.

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macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>There are "anti-theists" out there - but I think they're mostly objecting to the theists, not the deities. themselves. And the ones I know are rational - given enough evidence, they would not, I think, insist that a demonstrated reality didn't exist.
Definitely.

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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?
I keep hearing that as a rumour - d'you have a source?

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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.
Firefly? Hmmmmm. I'll have to check that one out.

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River Tam wrote:
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Firefly? Hmmmmm. I'll have to check that one out.
ROFLOL

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Dec 10, 2012
 
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I keep hearing that as a rumour - d'you have a source?
No, sorry I am only cleared to vicious rumor.

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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.
I thought that Farscape was Australian...
I also find it interesting, but cool, that Firefly has no aliens in it.

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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?
That's either great news or very cruel.

I hope it happens.

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Tide with Beach wrote:
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That's either great news or very cruel.
I hope it happens.
I am unsure but it doesn't look promising.
Seems as if the comic will continue but a reboot for the show...
http://screenrant.com/firefly-anniversary-reu...

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Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Holy crap you are learning..
"Safe to infer" is a big improvement from your usual absolute position.
You won't derail this thread, ignorant creationist liar.

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Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I thought that Farscape was Australian...
I also find it interesting, but cool, that Firefly has no aliens in it.
That's it, change the subject when you get smacked the f*ck down for lying.

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