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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“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#143907 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Fact - I've never said that the way we celebrate Christmas now is the way it's always been.
Who cares about the UK....?
Fact – who cares what you say.

A little over 60 million people so I the interpretation of RR is outnumbered by 60,000,000 to 1

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#143908 Dec 17, 2012
just an allusion wrote:
Here's a question about the current progression of this threads' topic (which might prove to be somewhat telling about the TRUE motivations behind this threads' origination):
How did this thread go from a discussion about Atheism to one about homosexaulity*...?!
*(hint: Perhaps because it was ALWAYS one about homosexuality/Atheism and homosexuality are one in the same)
Perhaps, except for the fact that it's almost always the so-called christians that bring it up.

And it ALWAYS the christians that beat it to death.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#143909 Dec 17, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Good post, I agree 100%
Assault weapons have no purpose other that to spay death to many. I know there are many out there but a ban would man fewer, and that never hurt. maybe a buy back plan would eliminate more, I realize your not going to eliminated them, but some attempt MUST be made to reduce the numbers.
I can't ever remember feeling so helpless and sad over those poor children and their parents. The other school movie shooting were terrible I know, but there is just something about little innocent children that seems especially cruel. Helpless to prevent and all hope lost that this will not be repeated has left me sad beyond anything that has ever happened to me.
Temptation is a Gun by the Allman Brothers just played on my iPod.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#143910 Dec 17, 2012
Laconic Assassins wrote:
<quoted text>I suggest you listen to the media and the stories about the gay boy, because he was an angry gay atheist adult 20 year old male.
Once again, you are another gay, who used the Matthew Shepard murder, Harvey Milks, and Stonewall incident to run your political agenda and now you want to hide from the fact that another gay atheist was being himself, mentally ill.
You gays and gay supporters decided that homosexuality was not a menbtal illness, now you want to hide from gay pedoohilia child abuse, gay mass murders of children,, Sandusky, Dahmer, and the lsit goes on and on and on.
Grow some balls, and accept the truth now.
I wonder just how many of us here on this site would be shocked to read in the paper tomorrow that YOU had strolled into a gay bar and massacred everyone there? The newspapers would be showing the kind of posts you just wrote above and saying "someone should have warned that this person was so deranged." I would examine myself very closely if I were you, you are obsessed, and sever obsessions like you have for gays is extremely dangerous.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#143911 Dec 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Can there be a gnostic theist?
Can there be two different kinds of gnostic theists, whose beliefs contradict each other?
Do you know that God exists? Do you believe that God exists? Do you believe you know that God exists? Do you think it's possible that there are no deities at all? Do you think it's possible that a whole bunch of deities exist, like 100?
I guess you'd call me a gnostic theist - I KNOW that God exists.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#143912 Dec 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll concede on the grounds that shaving the head leaves short hairs in place.
It was a flawed analogy, but the others hold.
Is not collecting stamps a hobby?
If atheism is akin to just not collecting stamps then theism is akin to just collecting stamps....

A flawed analogy, TwB.

A you don't have to believe in stamps in order to not collect them.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#143913 Dec 17, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a strawman.
There are no atheist beliefs. Atheism tells you what you don't believe. It says nothing about what you do believe.
If you don't get this, there's no point in taking you any further.
Atheism acts as a crutch. It gives folks a prepackaged worldview and saves them from having to think for themselves or to seek answers to or even ask life's difficult questions.

Atheism is the opiate of the egotistical.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#143914 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I guess you'd call me a gnostic theist - I KNOW that God exists.
Then you are lying or delusional, no less dishonest than those who say that no god could exist.

“Ditat Deus”

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#143915 Dec 17, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>A decent social environment is were one doesn't talk in public about have vagina juice on his mustache, nor wallowing in juvenile bathroom humor and fart jokes. Seems as though you never made it out of the 5th grade. Hope that answers your question.
That's YOUR opinion of a decent social environment.

IMO - Your opinion is sounds like a pretty lame place to live. What's so undecent about bathroom humor & vagnial juice on a 'stache?

You can't understand that what you find decent is relative?!?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#143916 Dec 17, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Hmmmm You posted link less spam refusing to show your source. Typical cowardly bullsht. Again what is the largest CHRISTIAN denomination?
<quoted text>
The answer to a question isn't another question, bro.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#143917 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
If atheism is akin to just not collecting stamps then theism is akin to just collecting stamps....
A flawed analogy, TwB.
A you don't have to believe in stamps in order to not collect them.
No, the analogy is apt, very apt. Though a better one is:

Atheism is akin to not believing in leprechauns.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#143918 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
That's YOUR opinion of a decent social environment.
IMO - Your opinion is sounds like a pretty lame place to live. What's so undecent about bathroom humor & vagnial juice on a 'stache?
You can't understand that what you find decent is relative?!?
Merry Xmas!

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#143919 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you'd call me a gnostic theist - I KNOW that God exists.
No.

We'd call you delusional.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#143920 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism acts as a crutch. It gives folks a prepackaged worldview and saves them from having to think for themselves or to seek answers to or even ask life's difficult questions.

Atheism is the opiate of the egotistical.
Religion acts as a crutch. It gives folks a prepackaged worldview and saves them from having to think for themselves or to seek answers to or even ask life's difficult questions.

Religion is the opiate of the egotistical.

See how easy that was to fix?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#143921 Dec 17, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you'd call me a gnostic theist - I KNOW that God exists.
We'd also call you intellectually dishonest.
dr of life

Des Plaines, IL

#143922 Dec 17, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Then you are lying or delusional, no less dishonest than those who say that no god could exist.
You are correct.Bible thumpers that say they know 100% that god exists are no worse than an atheist that say they are 100% sure their isnt a god.We wont know unless god walks up to us and shakes our hand and says how the heck ya been long time no see lets do lunch!!! til then we will have to go with him being a coppied story from the sumerians.
Turkey

Oswego, NY

#143923 Dec 17, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
No, the analogy is apt, very apt. Though a better one is:
Atheism is akin to not believing in leprechauns.
You probably smell like bacala, codder

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#143924 Dec 17, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you are lying or delusional, no less dishonest than those who say that no god could exist.
A person that has never been touched by God cannot claim that He doesn't exist.

That'd be like a 2 year old telling you that love isn't real.... They just don't know it yet.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#143925 Dec 17, 2012
Yes I saw that and so far the church has made no comment on if they will do his funeral as his family wants.
Hedonist wrote:
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Adam Lanza and his mother attended Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#143926 Dec 17, 2012
Turkey wrote:
<quoted text> You probably smell like bacala, codder
Nope, I smell like garlic actually. I should lay off the minced garlic but it tastes so good.

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