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

It's stellar.

Tour de Force.

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Dec 10, 2012
 
Richardfs wrote:
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No, sorry I am only cleared to vicious rumor.
*grumble*

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Aerobatty wrote:
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They have different chemistry.
Huh?

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One question....How do you trace an ape to an ape? Look in the mirror or something? Gasp ....Since all humans are related to Mt. Eve and Y Chromosome Adam , it's a pretty safe bet all blue eyes are related to all brown eyed people as well and a few green eyes and hazel.
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_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>11Dec12.....
.....and you won't find a 'blue-Eyed' Arab.
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***Meet Wilma, the first reconstruction of a Neanderthal created using evidence from fossil anatomy and ancient DNA.

Neanderthals were a species of human that became extinct 28,000 years ago. The lifesize model was created to illustrate “The Last of the Neanderthals,” the cover article in the October 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine.

The article, written by Steve Hall and photographed by David Liittschwager and Joe McNally, explores what caused Neanderthals, who dominated Eurasia for more than 200,000 years, to vanish in the Ice Age, while our modern human ancestors survived.

Wilma’s skeleton was built using replicas of a pelvis and cranial anatomy from Neanderthal females combined with parts from a cast of a composite skeleton of a male from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Calculations were made to reduce the male bone sizes to female dimensions.

Paleo-artists and scientific consultants, overseen by National Geographic magazine’s senior science editor Jamie Shreeve, used evidence of ancient DNA preserved in cannibalized bones that suggested that at least some Neanderthals would have had red hair, pale skin and possibly freckles.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2008/... ***

I'm more likely related to Wilma seeing as I have red hair, freckles and blue eyes....

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That's it, change the subject when you get smacked the f*ck down for lying.
How is it me that changed the subject when my comment is in direct reply to someone else, retard?
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Count me in, I'm no kiss arse to a tyrant.
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.

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Dec 10, 2012
 
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>Firefly? Hmmmmm. I'll have to check that one out.
Well, it's this show about...

Wait.

What?

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<quoted text>That's either great news or very cruel.

I hope it happens.
Unfortunately, I didn't get into it until after it was cancelled.

I think I've seen them all in syndication now.

Great show, and I don't watch a lot of tv.

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Dec 10, 2012
 
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Huh?
Different color roses have different chemistry that absorbs and reflects different wavelengths of light.

That's what color is.

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Also check out Battlefield Earth.
It's stellar.
Tour de Force.
Try Misfits. I love it. You'll find all 3 seasons on Hulu.
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Serah wrote:
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***Meet Wilma, the first reconstruction of a Neanderthal created using evidence from fossil anatomy and ancient DNA.
Neanderthals were a species of human that became extinct 28,000 years ago. The lifesize model was created to illustrate “The Last of the Neanderthals,” the cover article in the October 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine.
The article, written by Steve Hall and photographed by David Liittschwager and Joe McNally, explores what caused Neanderthals, who dominated Eurasia for more than 200,000 years, to vanish in the Ice Age, while our modern human ancestors survived.
Wilma’s skeleton was built using replicas of a pelvis and cranial anatomy from Neanderthal females combined with parts from a cast of a composite skeleton of a male from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Calculations were made to reduce the male bone sizes to female dimensions.
Paleo-artists and scientific consultants, overseen by National Geographic magazine’s senior science editor Jamie Shreeve, used evidence of ancient DNA preserved in cannibalized bones that suggested that at least some Neanderthals would have had red hair, pale skin and possibly freckles.
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2008/... ***
I'm more likely related to Wilma seeing as I have red hair, freckles and blue eyes....
Well,We were created by aliens on the tenth planet to mine gold in africa.Ya see their plante needed gold for thier planet to survive.So they came down and tweeked the cave man dna and bingo bango, Modern man was born.Why else would the ancient sumerians have a map of our solar system back then that is right on without a telescope?we cant even focus our telescopes on the tenth planet as of yet.We have a faint image of it.soon we will know for sure its there and everything will fall in place.FYI

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Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>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.”
Wow.

Hilarious.

You're just too funny for words.

Ha ha.

Ho ho.

I just can't contain myself.

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Aerobatty wrote:
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Different color roses have different chemistry that absorbs and reflects different wavelengths of light.
That's what color is.
A nice, introductory video (top left):

http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/che...

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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.

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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.
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<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.

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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.

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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.
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Hitchens didn't think much of Theresa's abuse of the ill, though.
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Thanks for that. I agree. Neither seemed like bad people. They just worked for a corrupt outfit.

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