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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Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#145890 Dec 30, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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To translate Richard's point into an old Conservative saying:
Respect is earned, not given.
Yep.

Since: Oct 12

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#145891 Dec 30, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR, GUYS!!! I HOPE U ALL HAVE A GREAT 2013!!:-)

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

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#145892 Dec 30, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>You missed my point ~ he went home and lived naturally; with his parents, when he was in his 60's..... longevity is found where science isn't, was my point!!
Your example was not a good one - spontaneous remission has nothing to do with how you live. It's just luck. On the other hand, doctors can remove cancer (thanks to, you guessed it - SCIENCE!), and it has a much higher rate of survival than praying that you are healed randomly.

Longevity is found in genes. Some people will simply have longer lives than others. Science, however, can compensate those who would not be able to live longer lives through various treatments and medicine.

It doesn't mean it's a perfect system. It doesn't mean that the people who control the system are "good people," either. Regardless, it certainly helps more people than it harms. I don't just know this because of studies, either. I know this because more than one of my family members have had their lives saved thanks to the breakthroughs in medical science.

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

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#145893 Dec 30, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Lets add to the list. The Egyptians had a well developed civilization at that time, as did China, and absolutely no mention or records of a devastating world wide flood. Both civilizations would have been destroyed, they weren't!!!! It would take an EXTRA 3.4 billion cubic MILES of EXTRA water to cover the globe including mouton ranges. Where did that water come from and where did it go? And to enhance one of your valid points. A world wide flood would have left a SINGLE IDENTIFIABLE LAYER OF SEDIMENT DATED BACK TO THAT SPECIFIC TIME IN EARTHS HISTORY..........THERE IS NONE!!!!!!
Why do supposedly intelligent people believe in magical events and mythical beings? The power of early brainwashing is on display!!!!
I had to go to a Christian high school... One of my teachers thought every piece of evidence that contradicted what the Bible says was planted by the devil. It's baffling.
_BobLoblah_

Since: Apr 11

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#145894 Dec 30, 2012
Clementia wrote:
HAPPY NEW YEAR, GUYS!!! I HOPE U ALL HAVE A GREAT 2013!!:-)
31Dec12.....

....ALL the happy practicing Christians hereIN will, but ALL the hateful, hypocritical, hAtheists will continue on with their miserable lives.

Ps:.....Stand by and lookIN next year this dime for proof.

Meanwhile, you 'clementia'... and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year from BobLoblah.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
_BobLoblah_

Since: Apr 11

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#145895 Dec 30, 2012
WesTheDuck wrote:
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I had to go to a Christian high school... One of my teachers thought every piece of evidence that contradicted what the Bible says was planted by the devil. It's baffling.
31Dec12.....

....you thought your thoughts about your teacher's thoughts because you were always on 'dope' in HighSchool.

Ps:.....Welcome to the Schidt-For-Brains Club. You made it jest in dime. its an exclusive Club. You'll like it. BobLoblah will someDimes make you an offer you can't refuse.

....members will eventually introduce demSelves by the lunatic, and assinine statements they make.

Who nose. You might even make it to da head of da class during da New Year.

MeanDime....Merry Christmas...and Phuck you toooooooooo.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

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#145896 Dec 30, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>31Dec12.....
....you thought your thoughts about your teacher's thoughts because you were always on 'dope' in HighSchool.
Ps:.....Welcome to the Schidt-For-Brains Club. You made it jest in dime. its an exclusive Club. You'll like it. BobLoblah will someDimes make you an offer you can't refuse.
....members will eventually introduce demSelves by the lunatic, and assinine statements they make.
Who nose. You might even make it to da head of da class during da New Year.
MeanDime....Merry Christmas...and Phuck you toooooooooo.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
You Christians don't do a good job of representing Christ. Why don't you go read the Bible?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#145897 Dec 30, 2012
WesTheDuck wrote:
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You Christians don't do a good job of representing Christ. Why don't you go read the Bible?
If they did that, they wouldn't be able to deny the parts they don't like.

Since: Jan 11

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#145898 Dec 30, 2012
River Tam wrote:
I was contemplating suicide and then I thought about Superman and how sad that would be. I want to kill myself but I can't. Then I thought about his girlfriend.
OK, enough, stop. It was really good for the first 3 hours. I'll call ya.
Ouch.
If I was Superman I'd try to keep my options open.

Since: Jan 11

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#145899 Dec 30, 2012
River Tam wrote:
I am 19.
Do you know how many times I wake up and wish I was older? None
Do you know how many times I wake up and wish I was heterosexual? Every time.
It never happens and it never will.
I'm 5'6" and 115. I don't know what fat is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =LUOsyBPFfAoXX
You mean you can't just choose to be straight?

Huh?

But the Redneck says...
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#145900 Dec 30, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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I don't care if u give a shit or not, what I do care about is u thinking u know what my belief is, leave it out if u don't have enough knowledge of it. Don't use my magical beliefs in the wrong way, to get your opinion across, because it doesn't make sense.
Don't u atheists get annoyed when Christians keep telling u atheism is a religion? I have found that most of u do, because you say, we have no belief. The same with me, it's annoying when people keep telling u what your belief is.
"Don't use my MAGICAL BELIEFS in the wrong way?" You admit that you believe in magic? Good for you. You ask that I don't use your magical beliefs in the wrong way? There is NO right way to have magical beliefs. Grown ups don't have magical beliefs. Children yes, adults no. If you harbor magical beliefs then you are delusional. There is no arguing the situation,adults who believe in magic and worse, shape their lives around this belief, are mentally ill, that is a FACT. They suffer from a serious mental illness called DELUSIONAL DISORDER. I'd seek professional help if I were you!
Anon

Cleveland, OH

#145901 Dec 30, 2012
WesTheDuck wrote:
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You Christians don't do a good job of representing Christ. Why don't you go read the Bible?
Actually, you caught him on one of his good days...

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#145902 Dec 30, 2012
River Tam wrote:
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I'm amused.
I like a good lesbian joke.
Wait, that's part of a good lesbian joke.
You guys slay me.
It's called tongue-in-cheek humor.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#145903 Dec 30, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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If I was Superman I'd try to keep my options open.
You wouldn't have too many options --

" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel,_Wo... ;

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#145904 Dec 30, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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If I was Superman I'd try to keep my options open.
Oh .. and the actual article from Larry Niven --

" http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html" ;

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#145905 Dec 30, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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Oh .. and the actual article from Larry Niven --
" http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html" ;
Hehehe.

I've posted that a coupla times, too.

Classic.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#145906 Dec 30, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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People who choose to be ignorant, choose myths over reality, who think their version of god is real and everybody else is wrong do not deserve to be treated with respect.
{do not deserve to be treated with respect}

People of all faiths and belief deserve to be treated with human dignity and respect. You may not believe what they do but to be disrespectful only shows us the menacing side of humanity.

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#145907 Dec 30, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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{do not deserve to be treated with respect}
People of all faiths and belief deserve to be treated with human dignity and respect. You may not believe what they do but to be disrespectful only shows us the menacing side of humanity.
Why not practice what you preach, then?

Your denigrating personal comments about Hispanics, directed to me, were not respectful. You placed all Hispanics in a very bad light--you know, riding donkeys, speaking Spanglish, having chickens indoors.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#145908 Dec 30, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
{do not deserve to be treated with respect}
People of all faiths and belief deserve to be treated with human dignity and respect. You may not believe what they do but to be disrespectful only shows us the menacing side of humanity.
Adults who believe in fairy tales do not deserve respect.

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#145909 Dec 30, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
{do not deserve to be treated with respect}
People of all faiths and belief deserve to be treated with human dignity and respect. You may not believe what they do but to be disrespectful only shows us the menacing side of humanity.
Tell the Christians that!

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