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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Jan 3, 2013
 
tip wrote:
If atheists truly believe that God doesn't exist, why do they spend so much time discussing Him?
Because idiots try to force their gods on us.

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NightSerf wrote:
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Some knives are manufactured as fighting knives and would be less useful for other purposes. Guns are manufactured as weapons, some for hunting, some for defense, some for military assault. You can quibble all you want over design specifications, but the reason guns were invented in the first place was to shoot at living things.
You remind me of a character in an episode of the TV series Firefly called Objects in Space that centered on a bounty hunter named Jubal Early. Here's an excerpt of the script:
EARLY
I think this is very pretty. I
like the weight of it.
SIMON
I thought the intention was not
to kill me.
EARLY
No. You're missing the point. The
design of the thing is functional.
The plan is not to shoot you. The
plan is to get the girl. If there's
no girl, then the plan, well, is like
the room. You are gonna help me
look for her.
Your misdirections are like Early's. The thing to remember, though, is that Early was batshit crazy. Is that how you want to present yourself as well?
It's no surprise we are different. We believe in peace through superior firepower. We can test your hypothesis , when mad drug crazed lunatic lunges at you with a gun you can hold up your protest sign. I however will reserve the right to defend myself as my forefathers did. Anything less is not American and is not in our best interest.
Now I am not without sympathy for the problem we have , but your idea is historically led to nothing but a powerless and benign subculture of groupies that would instead of charging the enemy
in fact run and beg for mercy and lose all sovereignty to ruthless dictators.

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#147032
Jan 3, 2013
 
tip wrote:
If atheists truly believe that God doesn't exist, why do they spend so much time discussing Him?
Even non believers wish there was something to indicate there was help to end humanities problems. Sadly we find nothing to indicate we can end human misery by divine intervention.
So don't say non believers do not share the same burdens of life.
We are just less optimistic that anyone will help us but ourselves.
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TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Because idiots try to force their gods on us.
Weak.
Thinking

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Jan 3, 2013
 
OK... because weak idiots try to force their god on us.
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Weak.
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Jan 3, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
OK... because weak idiots try to force their god on us.
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Weaker.

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Jan 3, 2013
 
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> The military has the IMC develop weapons to kill people , tell them to bitch at them .
Those drones are made to kill people , civilian arms are made to hunt and protect yourself and sporting purposes period.
If they wish to stop killings ....stop the damn wars! And drone strikes! Bitch at north Korea Quit building weapons of mass kill yas nooooooo it's all your fault you bought a pea shooter a monkey brain used to kill a kid with.
Obama has killed more kids in drone strikes than every school shooter ever!
Good point!

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Good point!
Thanks!

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's an adjective of stupid, stupid.
www.thefreedictionary.com/stupider
Not in my day.

"More stupid" was the only proper usage.

I guess we've had to dumb down the English language for dolts like you.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It wouldn't matter. Guns aren't "made to kill things"....
Guns are made to shoot bullets.
Period.
That they CAN be used to kill is irrelevant.
Guns are made to shoot bullets. Sometimes a person kills another person using a gun.
Cars are made for transportation. Sometimes a person kill another person using a car - intentionally....
Would you say that because people use knives to kill people, then knives are "made to kill people"?
Guns don't kill people.

Bullets do.

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Guns don't kill people.
Bullets do.
<shaking head>
Why should you shake your head? Those kind of arguments are made daily on these threads.People engage in hair splitting and demand extreme specificity. Some posters are notorious for the practice.
I've frequently stated the zenith of human honesty was when humans could only grunt and growl. No masking of ones intentions or bactracking utilizing weasle language.

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#147041
Jan 3, 2013
 
Apparently you didn't look very carefully at the chart you provided the link to.
For the chart that lists "Percent of deaths in age groups", death by firearms was the 3rd highest percentage for those in the 5-14 year group, and the 2nd highest percentage for those in both the 15-24 and 25-34. It's *over 20%* in the 15-24 group, and passed only by motor vehicle accidents.
If you don't believe me, take another look.
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I'll take another look.
Oh, wait. You didn't provide a link....
It was the link *you* provided. Did you forget?

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Apparently the more Christian someone is, the more adamant they are that they need their right to kill other people with their guns.
I wonder how many guns they think Jesus would own?
Your apparently is very very wrong.... and I have no idea why you would have made such a statement!

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tip wrote:
If atheists truly believe that God doesn't exist, why do they spend so much time discussing Him?
Good point ~ most people at some time in their life call out "Oh God" or "Dear God" - like an instinct being denied :)

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Good point!
Yes ~ they are spending billions getting ready for future wars, so they are planning to have them but what is spent on peace? What plans are there for Peace on Earth?

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Not in my day.
"More stupid" was the only proper usage.
I guess we've had to dumb down the English language for dolts like you.
LOL..... some people just cannot admit they are wrong ~ they have to defend their actions, but at least we get a laugh reading the replies, such as this one....

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Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Good point ~ most people at some time in their life call out "Oh God" or "Dear God" - like an instinct being denied :)
theist liar with no proof of god, lying about a god that isn't real.

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Jan 3, 2013
 
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Good point ~ most people at some time in their life call out "Oh God" or "Dear God" - like an instinct being denied :)
It depends on how good she is doing!

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#147048
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tip wrote:
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Weaker.
Maybe you don't know the origins of,“cdesign proponentsists”?

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Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Good point ~ most people at some time in their life call out "Oh God" or "Dear God" - like an instinct being denied :)
Sure I holler it out loud , nobody ever answers though.

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