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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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“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#146409 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
And I would have expected you to understand the issue.
Instead you just keep spouting NRA BS like it's bible.
You can't even admit that an assault weapon is designed for killing.
I do understand the issue and I am very willing to discuss it. I am not willing to discuss any issue with an ass that would write something like you did.

I have no association with the NRA. I don't quote them, pay them or read their propaganda.

I never said that they were not! You are just as blinded by your beliefs as any fundie is with theirs.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#146410 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
And I would have expected you to understand the issue.
Instead you just keep spouting NRA BS like it's bible.
You can't even admit that an assault weapon is designed for killing.
Assault weapons are designed to wound.

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/Xc...

Get that much straight Aero.

commonly, they have used cartridges of moderate size so that the individual soldier could carry more ammunition than was typical during the First World War or Second World War. Another consideration was that if an enemy were killed, only one soldier was put out of commission. If an enemy were wounded, then three or more were put out of commission as the wounded person was cared for. So, full-metal jacket bullets with moderate kinetic energy (except notably the US M-16) are typical of a true assault weapon designed to wound instead of to kill.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#146411 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
* Heart disease: 599,413
* Cancer: 567,628
* Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
* Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
* Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
* Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
* Diabetes: 68,705
* Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
* Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
* Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909
* Firearm murders: 8,563
And y'all wanna focus on gun control?!
The order changes when you look at specific age groups:

Among those between the ages of 1 and 44, being the victim of homicide is always among the top 5 causes of death. Suicide is also among the top 5 for all groups between the ages of 5 and 44.

Since everyone *does* eventually die, from *some* cause, it should come as no surprise that the most common causes of death are those that are common among the elderly (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.). The point, then, is to look for those causes then tend to prevent people from *becoming* elderly, not just the most common cause of death for *all* people.

Among the youngest (1 to 4), setting aside those with congenital diseases, it's accidents and homicides. Among those 5 to 14, again setting aside those with congenital diseases: accidents, suicides, and homicides are numbers 1, 4, and 5. And among those 15 to 24, the three leading causes of deaths are accidents, suicides, and homicides.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#146412 Jan 1, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gun control and nephrosis.
lol

You'd think with the top killer in America, heart disease, which kills Americans 70 times more than gun murders, you people would be focusing on trying to froce people to eat better.....

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#146413 Jan 1, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
The order changes when you look at specific age groups:
Among those between the ages of 1 and 44, being the victim of homicide is always among the top 5 causes of death. Suicide is also among the top 5 for all groups between the ages of 5 and 44.
Since everyone *does* eventually die, from *some* cause, it should come as no surprise that the most common causes of death are those that are common among the elderly (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.). The point, then, is to look for those causes then tend to prevent people from *becoming* elderly, not just the most common cause of death for *all* people.
Among the youngest (1 to 4), setting aside those with congenital diseases, it's accidents and homicides. Among those 5 to 14, again setting aside those with congenital diseases: accidents, suicides, and homicides are numbers 1, 4, and 5. And among those 15 to 24, the three leading causes of deaths are accidents, suicides, and homicides.
uh-huh....

And that's related to gun control how?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#146414 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
lol
You'd think with the top killer in America, heart disease, which kills Americans 70 times more than gun murders, you people would be focusing on trying to froce people to eat better.....
We're working on that, too.

Not to froce them (whatever that means), but to educate and inform.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#146415 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
* Heart disease: 599,413
* Cancer: 567,628
* Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
* Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
* Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
* Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
* Diabetes: 68,705
* Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
* Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
* Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909
* Firearm murders: 8,563
And y'all wanna focus on gun control?!
It's a not a choice you moron, if you can save 9000 lives by giving up your stupid and arrogant right to carry murder machines, that's 9000 lives saved. Don't worry your pretty head about the other deaths, let the clever scientists work on the rest of them...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#146416 Jan 1, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
We're working on that, too.
Not to froce them (whatever that means), but to educate and inform.
Would that be the liberl loons forcing McDonald's to have a nutrition label on a friggin burger?
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#146417 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
* Heart disease: 599,413
* Cancer: 567,628
* Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
* Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
* Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
* Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
* Diabetes: 68,705
* Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
* Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
* Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909
* Firearm murders: 8,563
And y'all wanna focus on gun control?!
I don't think any of the 8,563 murdered will be throwing their hats in the air and jumping up and down with joy at that statistic, do you? Look, as you know I'm a gun owner, and I agree something should be done. My problem is the word "something". Everyone wants "something" done, but I've yet to find any coherent suggestion that would actually curb the problem. The core problem is the deranged mind that can concoct and carry out his desire for mass murder. If that individual is truly intent on completing his "mission", no legislative deterrent is going to stop him, period. Anyway, I believe this entire discussion is moot as the clamor for new gun control initiatives seems to be slowing to a crawl. The economy, jobs, the deficit will slowly come back to the forefront, and gun control will quietly slip through the cracks as it has in the past.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#146418 Jan 1, 2013
...oops, meant "frocing"

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#146419 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>TMI, Aero......
You've got one too.

You just can't admit it.

That's why you need guns.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#146420 Jan 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
And I would have expected you to understand the issue.
Instead you just keep spouting NRA BS like it's bible.
You can't even admit that an assault weapon is designed for killing.
TheBlackSheep wrote:
I never said that they were not! You are just as blinded by your beliefs as any fundie is with theirs.
oopsie!

Atheists DO believe, eh?

Told ya.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#146422 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
And that's related to gun control how?
If you don't think that cause of death is related to gun control, then why did you bring it up in the first place?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#146423 Jan 1, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>Assault weapons are designed to wound.

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/Xc...

Get that much straight Aero.

commonly, they have used cartridges of moderate size so that the individual soldier could carry more ammunition than was typical during the First World War or Second World War. Another consideration was that if an enemy were killed, only one soldier was put out of commission. If an enemy were wounded, then three or more were put out of commission as the wounded person was cared for. So, full-metal jacket bullets with moderate kinetic energy (except notably the US M-16) are typical of a true assault weapon designed to wound instead of to kill.
I guess lanzo was a lousy shot.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#146424 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>lol

You'd think with the top killer in America, heart disease, which kills Americans 70 times more than gun murders, you people would be focusing on trying to froce people to eat better.....
I do.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#146425 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
You'd think with the top killer in America, heart disease, which kills Americans 70 times more than gun murders, you people would be focusing on trying to froce people to eat better
Until, as I pointed out in my previous posting, you realize that heart disease tends to kill the elderly, not the young. The young are more likely to die from accidents (including accidental gun deaths), suicides (including those by guns), and homicides (including those by guns).

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#146426 Jan 1, 2013
The only reason people want to carry guns is because they have small d*cks.

The gun is essentially an extension of the pen*s.

Which is why its mostly macho american lunatics that wave their aks in the air on tv.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#146427 Jan 1, 2013
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think any of the 8,563 murdered will be throwing their hats in the air and jumping up and down with joy at that statistic, do you? Look, as you know I'm a gun owner, and I agree something should be done. My problem is the word "something". Everyone wants "something" done, but I've yet to find any coherent suggestion that would actually curb the problem. The core problem is the deranged mind that can concoct and carry out his desire for mass murder. If that individual is truly intent on completing his "mission", no legislative deterrent is going to stop him, period. Anyway, I believe this entire discussion is moot as the clamor for new gun control initiatives seems to be slowing to a crawl. The economy, jobs, the deficit will slowly come back to the forefront, and gun control will quietly slip through the cracks as it has in the past.
You're right. Because any sensible person knows that gun control only control guns from the people who aren't going to commit any crimes...
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#146428 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
...oops, meant "frocing"
Your mind is a very strange thing...

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#146429 Jan 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Would that be the liberl loons forcing McDonald's to have a nutrition label on a friggin burger?
Yep. Not just on the burger--on everything else too.

Nutritional labeling provides important information.

With education directed to the consumer, much can be done to reduce the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other unhealthy conditions.

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