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. Full Story
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146771 Jan 2, 2013
What is it then? A clitoral book?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, the Bible is not a literal book.

“I am but a humble duck.”

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#146772 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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lol, WTF? It's a figure of speech, dude....
How do you know?

Catholics and all other, smaller sects of Christianity believed that the earth was stationary for hundreds of years BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS SO. Were they all wrong? Can you prove that they are wrong?

No - you can't. Because the Bible is an extremely vague piece of literature which does not very well discern between fantasy and reality.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#146773 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Don't presume that scientists are atheists....
If they correctly practice the scientific method in their work, any belief or non-belief of the scientist is completely irrelevant.

“Ditat Deus”

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#146774 Jan 2, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Evolution is a fact and the bible story is proven lies thanks to fossil.
I think you know that fossils disprove the bible, you're just playing dumb now, otherwise why would you be here apologising for your cult?
What part of evolution are you calling fact and how does it disprove the Bible?

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#146775 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're whole life?
Liar - you're here right now NOT doing that.
Notice the past tense word "spent."

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#146776 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, the Bible is not a literal book.
I believe the Bible is 100% true.
The problem is you're reading it like it's a novel or something.
At this point, you're just picking and choosing what you like and saying the rest of it isn't meant to be taken literally.

Just like every denomination of Christianity (none of which can prove their interpretation is right, yet all of which claim theirs is right).

“I am but a humble duck.”

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#146777 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What part of evolution are you calling fact and how does it disprove the Bible?
If evolution is fact (which it is - observable fact), Creation cannot be literally true.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146778 Jan 2, 2013
The bible exists. It's just full of dumb sh!t, that's all.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What part of evolution are you calling fact and how does it disprove the Bible?

“Ditat Deus”

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#146779 Jan 2, 2013
WesTheDuck wrote:
"Serpent" was an insult used by Romans and people of Hebrew descent at the time that the New Testament was written.
Okay?
If you say so.
This is why Jesus calls other people serpents.
Okay?
Is it?
This is why we cannot accept that interpretation of the Bible without FURTHER evidence that when it says that Satan is an old serpent, it is meant to be taken literally and not as an insult. It makes no mention of the Garden of Eden in the passage.
He is called "the serpent of old" in Revelations.

We can ascertain who the serpent was from other passages of Scripture, and from the context of Genesis 3 itself.

Ezekiel 28:13 states that the being addressed was listed as being in Eden.

Since Satan was a created being, and since Eden was guarded by cherubim after the Fall, he must have been in Eden between his creation and the Fall of man

Satan is called a serpent three times in the book of Revelation 12:9, 12:15, 20:2. When combined with Paulís words in 2 Corinthians 11:3, the identification of the serpent in Genesis 3 with Satan is unmistakable.

By the way - this isn't fringe. This is what the mainstream, Christian theologian belief is. So please - tell me why you, a "riverside redneck" have a better interpretation of the Bible than Christian theologians who have spent their life studying it? Surely, you have some evidence besides that which has been dismissed by experts in the subject?
Don't be fooled by a simple internet title, doofus. I do not have a different interpretation as mainstream Christian theologans, I have the same. And I'm sharing it with you.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146780 Jan 2, 2013
Good point. Has anyone said that theirs is the 3rd best religious sect?
WesTheDuck wrote:
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At this point, you're just picking and choosing what you like and saying the rest of it isn't meant to be taken literally.
Just like every denomination of Christianity (none of which can prove their interpretation is right, yet all of which claim theirs is right).

“Ditat Deus”

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#146781 Jan 2, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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If they correctly practice the scientific method in their work, any belief or non-belief of the scientist is completely irrelevant.
Exactly. But some of your anti-theist cohorts think that a scientist MUST be an atheist.

I guess they've never heard of Isaac Newton.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#146782 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>um...... What?
It's a quote from this book called The Bible.

You may have heard of it.

“Ditat Deus”

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#146783 Jan 2, 2013
WesTheDuck wrote:
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If evolution is fact (which it is - observable fact), Creation cannot be literally true.
HA!

How do you figure?

Evolution happens, I agree. That is a proven fact, it's ToE that's bullshit.

The Theory of Evolution is based on the assumption that ALL life on Earth came from one single-celled organism.

Prove it.

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#146784 Jan 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
The bible exists. It's just full of dumb sh!t, that's all.
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shh, shhh, shhh....

The adults are talking.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146785 Jan 2, 2013
Sources?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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But some of your anti-theist cohorts think that a scientist MUST be an atheist.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146786 Jan 2, 2013
Straw man. Other way up, surely?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The Theory of Evolution is based on the assumption that ALL life on Earth came from one single-celled organism.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#146787 Jan 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I didn't create any creatures....
There's no such thing as God or Satan, huh?
Care to back up that assertion?
Or are we to simply trust you.
I trust that assertion.

Unless, of course, you can prove it wrong.

I'll wait.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146788 Jan 2, 2013
Unfortunate stammer you have there.

If only you knew of an all powerful god that could stop that sort of thing happening.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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shh, shhh, shhh....

“Ditat Deus”

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#146789 Jan 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Sources?
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Topix atheists.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#146790 Jan 2, 2013
I'm one of them but I refute your assertion.
So you're wrong.
Again.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Topix atheists.

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