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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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142843 Dec 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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I understand, but you have had a entire life to have done something for someone. Even sending $5.00 to the Red Cross or Salvation Army is something.
Oh, you mean my whole life. Well ...

Assisted with the rehab of over 100 addicts.

Worked in soup kitchens.

Donated blood and plasma for free.

Advocated for better shelters and more homes for the homeless.

Adopted stray animals.

Volunteer teacher for the developmentally disabled.

Voluntarily teaching free classes to the homeless on computer skill ranging from common use to programming.

Assist many people interested in coding careers with their class work, for free.

Helping people locate resources to help with their needs just to help them.

Then of course there's the holding the doors and such for those who need it without grumbling about it, but that's just common courtesy.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142844 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Even I don't believe that.
Consider the god mentioned in the book, consider the "suffer for all eternity" punishment for not believing, consider the genocides that are easily justified by the doctrine, consider the indoctrination. You'd have to be sadistic, tyrannical, or completely insane to believe that's a good doctrine to follow, much less to consider that a "loving" deity.

Most may not be that bad, but it attracts sadists, it also hides sadistic behaviors very well. When you worship something sadistic, you have to approve or like sadism.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#142845 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you mean my whole life. Well ...
Assisted with the rehab of over 100 addicts.
Worked in soup kitchens.
Donated blood and plasma for free.
Advocated for better shelters and more homes for the homeless.
Adopted stray animals.
Volunteer teacher for the developmentally disabled.
Voluntarily teaching free classes to the homeless on computer skill ranging from common use to programming.
Assist many people interested in coding careers with their class work, for free.
Helping people locate resources to help with their needs just to help them.
Then of course there's the holding the doors and such for those who need it without grumbling about it, but that's just common courtesy.
Eagle, let's see your list.

Remember, lie and you'll go to hell.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#142846 Dec 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Also check out Battlefield Earth.
It's stellar.
Tour de Force.
Joking?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142847 Dec 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>What about this:

The Christian belief system attracts irresponsible people and justifies the shirking of personal responsibility.
I can grok that.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142848 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Consider the god mentioned in the book, consider the "suffer for all eternity" punishment for not believing, consider the genocides that are easily justified by the doctrine, consider the indoctrination. You'd have to be sadistic, tyrannical, or completely insane to believe that's a good doctrine to follow, much less to consider that a "loving" deity.

Most may not be that bad, but it attracts sadists, it also hides sadistic behaviors very well. When you worship something sadistic, you have to approve or like sadism.
But you know, and I know, that that is not what motivates most people to Christianity.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142849 Dec 10, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Joking?
Have you seen it?

It reminded me a little of Planet of the Apes and a lot of surprise diarrhea.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142850 Dec 10, 2012
We've got cleaners for that reason. But I still couldn't get a large percentage of the world's fauna on board.

And wtf happened to the Giant Redwoods in the great flood?
Eagle12 wrote:
Let me rewrite that before the East German Grammar police show up at my front door.
A house can look pretty damn small until you start cleaning it.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142851 Dec 10, 2012
I also qualified that one in my response.
Aerobatty wrote:
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Even I don't believe that.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#142852 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
I can grok that.
'Stranger in a Strange Land', what a book!
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142853 Dec 10, 2012
Thou art god, but who isn't?
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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'Stranger in a Strange Land', what a book!

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#142854 Dec 10, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody cares what a dead man thought about a dead woman.
You Insult the Collin Family , I will drink your Blud!

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#142855 Dec 10, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
Put two t-rex's skeleton's into it along with two whale skeletons into it. Then try and cram the rest of the all the species on the planet into your "life size ark"

If must have been a wooden entrance to a in mountain cave system that had a exit where they took everything.

And they lied about all the rest.

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#142856 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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She believed that suffering was beautiful and Christlike.
She was a good person who was brutally and tragically warped by her beliefs and religion.
Or was like pinhead "into your pain".

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#142858 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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But you know, and I know, that that is not what motivates most people to Christianity.
I know. I know. Wafers and grape juice?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#142859 Dec 10, 2012
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
'Stranger in a Strange Land', what a book!

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#142860 Dec 10, 2012
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I know. I know. Wafers and grape juice?
Grape juice....

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142861 Dec 10, 2012
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>I know. I know. Wafers and grape juice?
I never got grape juice.

And the wafers suck.

Hmmm.

Maybe it IS the violence and sadism.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#142864 Dec 10, 2012
Good thinking :)

I have heard the battlefield earth novel is better than the movie. I caught the movie on Netflix for laughs, check out the nostalgia critic's review on it.

:)

P.S. scientologists are batsht insane and even many of Hubbard's own friends say when it came to Scientology Hubbard was a wicked man because he didn't even believe in it but just wanted to take advantage of the weak minded.
Thinking wrote:
Nobody cares what a braindead poster thinks of a dead writer.
<quoted text>
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#142865 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-...
Why would any go to the trouble of making a replica of a mythical vessel? We know that no such vessel could have possible been seaworthy, we know that science has shown that no such event could have possibly taken place, so why would anyone waste time and money on what amount to a children's story? Why don't they make an exact replica of Santa's workshop replete with elves and flying reindeer?

How about using that money to help the poor and sick in India. The one's that Mother the demon Theresa failed to help. She thought suffering brought people closer to God. In the end she realized how evil she was and denounced her faith.

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