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. Read more

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142821 Dec 10, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>How the f do you know it's life size??
And here's what Kentucky will be spending taxpayer dollars on:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/24/taxpayers...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142822 Dec 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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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.
If I didn't have to pay for my medical, and it costs way more than it needs, not to mention the doctors won't actually correct the problem until it's an emergency and they keep giving me nothing but pain killers for it .... I'd send money to them, like the millions who do, for medical aid.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142823 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.
Placing the cart before the horse. The christian beliefs attract sadistic and horrible people as it justifies that behavior.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#142824 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-...
Okay, so they only took a few animals. Then ... you believe in super evolution to account for all the others.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142825 Dec 10, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Hubbard sucked as a writer.
Admit it, the gargantuan cod-pieces were what fascinated you most.
xD
There were cod-pieces?

How did I miss that?

The only movie I dislike more is The Butterfly Effect.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142826 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You're always the simple one. India's creating more millionaires than the US- there is money enough.
Palliative care does not equal paracetamol plus a baptism against the will of dying person's family.
Teresa took blood money from Charles Keating.
Teresa supported Indira Gandhi's suspension of civil liberties.
Teresa was a money laundering tool for the vatican. End of.
Good riddance. Cue Elton John singing "Sandals in the Bin"
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I respect what you are saying. I don’t know if there were any improprieties. I just find it hard to believe what a slob would say,(Hitchens). Who never in his entire life did anything for anyone other than himself.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142827 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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If I didn't have to pay for my medical, and it costs way more than it needs, not to mention the doctors won't actually correct the problem until it's an emergency and they keep giving me nothing but pain killers for it .... I'd send money to them, like the millions who do, for medical aid.
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.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142828 Dec 10, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Looks pretty small. Wouldn't get many of the world's animals on that.
<quoted text>
A house looks can look pretty damn small until you start cleaning it.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142829 Dec 10, 2012
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.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142830 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Placing the cart before the horse. The christian beliefs attract sadistic and horrible people as it justifies that behavior.
Even I don't believe that.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142831 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Even I don't believe that.
[Tipping hat my good man]

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142832 Dec 10, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Okay, so they only took a few animals. Then ... you believe in super evolution to account for all the others.
I don’t think I would ever invest in such a reproduction. It’s very costly and expensive to keep up. But several have been built around the globe. I just can’t believe someone in the Netherlands would fund this operation.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#142833 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.
Mother Teresa would have been a good girlfriend for Mel Gibson--they seem to share the same sort of sadomasochistic tendencies.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#142834 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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I'm not sure, but I think turkey12 is trying to be funny.
Oh, Eagle IS funny.

Just not the way he thinks he is.

He's funny in a sad sort of way.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#142835 Dec 10, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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There were cod-pieces?
How did I miss that?
The only movie I dislike more is The Butterfly Effect.
nano would never miss the cod-pieces.

She's one wild and crazy chick, that nano.

And despite her protestations, she is hot for IANS.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#142836 Dec 10, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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How the f do you know it's life size??
god told him.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142837 Dec 10, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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nano would never miss the cod-pieces.
She's one wild and crazy chick, that nano.
And despite her protestations, she is hot for IANS.
Nuh uh.

She wants ME.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142838 Dec 10, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Even I don't believe that.
What about this:

The Christian belief system attracts irresponsible people and justifies the shirking of personal responsibility.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#142839 Dec 10, 2012
I fail to understand how the terms "faith" and "atheism" can be used in a fashion defining a mode of "religion" when Atheism, by its' very definition, is the absolute rejection of ANY acknowledgement of ANY form of faith or religion, i.e., a complete disbelief in anything...?!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#142840 Dec 10, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Thank you Doctor for taking the time to respond to my post.
You put your faith in science?
Did you know that science can get it wrong? And more often than not it has gotten it wrong. Leaving a long history of death in its wake.
Buildings that implode, bridges that fail, cars that explode on impact, botched formulas, machines that come apart in use, electrocutions……………..
Science, my good Doctor doesn’t have this squeaking clean image when you look into it’s history.
Yes, of course you're right, think how much better off we would be without science.

1.) No clean water, or fresh food.

2.) No sewerage treatment plants.

3.) No refrigeration, or plumbing.

4.) No communication, automobiles or airplanes.

5.) No electricity, aid conditioning, or heating.

6.) No medical advancements, or vaccines.

7.) ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE WORLD AROUND YOU WORKS.

Yes without science we would be much better off. Life expectancy would be around 30 years old, plagues would continue to wipe out millions with regularity. The numbers of still born babies equivalent to those during the dark ages. A mere infect could kill you or your loved ones. sanitary conditions would be something you can't even imagine, or course accompanied by a variety of nasty diseases. And in the end, without science you would still be huddled in the back of your cave banging two bones together asking the thunder God to bring more game.

You go right ahead and deny science, I'll take my chances with a building falling on my head, or getting electrocuted. I figure it's a worthy risk considering the myriad of things science does to make MY LIFE BETTER. Sorry it's not working for you.

Oh, By the way, without the fact of evolution, there would be zero medical advancements in the treatment of a whole bunch of diseases. Now, good sir, back to your cave and get busy with those bones!!!!!!

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