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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“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#147186 Jan 4, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Really?
Is that the level of paranoia you live with every day?
That's sad.
No but it is the level of reality you should consider.

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#147187 Jan 4, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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There is no argument for Britain, guns are highly regulated, ownership of handguns is illegal, even for sporting purposes.
However this more or less ties in with the middle America babble belt theme
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BmJ0sd4XzTA/UBGlpDV...
With the added huntin, shootin n fishin further up north
And this one correlates the number of gun deaths
http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybea...
And the babble belt
http://cdn.theatlanticcities.com/img/upload/2...
Not an exact match but pretty close
But you continue to murder each other, you only have reduce the means. As an added bonus you have no ability to resist anything I could take over your country by politics alone , you effectively eliminated any opposition outside Parliament.
This means you have NO CHOICE AND no ability to resist.

Wise flew out the window. America will give up its power, when you pry it from it's cold dead ........

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#147188 Jan 4, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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TNT, along with other explosives, is a very useful substance, but it is also too dangerous in the hands of the untrained and unskilled to allow unlicensed personnel to have access to it. Nor are there any non-industrial uses for it that I can think of. Firearms are less dangerous and more useful for the general population and can be used effectively with far less training. They are also the weapons of choice when crimes are being committed, and homicide rates tend to be lower for societies in which they are less available.
It all comes back to the basic tradeoff between security and personal freedom. I tend to lean more toward the latter, which is why I dislike many of the provisions of the so-called Patriot Act. I don't own any firearms, but I'm comfortable with the fact that many of my friends and acquaintances do and that some have carry permits. But it does make sense to clearly define where the line between the two is drawn.
Good move or face the will of majority that said...Don't tread on me....

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#147189 Jan 4, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
Give a boy a squirt gun.
And he will shoot the girls on the nipples every time.
Squirt guns don’t shoot girls on their nipples.
Boys do.
Hey you talk like girls don't like a titty too?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#147190 Jan 4, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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I am not against the ownership and proper use of firearms, but sloppy thinking about the issue does not help to define what is proper and what is not. You seem to be projecting a hypothesis on me that I have never articulated. Protest sign? Where did you get that? Calling a fire arm a "device for delivering a projectile to a target at high speed" is a diversionary semantic tactic. You own belief in peace through superior firepower show that you don't really define them that way either.
There is a difference between force and violence, and force, even deadly force, is sometimes, but rarely, a necessary response to violence. Peace does not come about because of superior firepower but because most people prefer peace over violent conflict. That's why the homicide rate in the U.S., while higher than Canada or the U.K., is still quite low--4.8 per 100,000 in 2010. With or without guns, we could all kill others if we chose to do so. All but an incredibly tiny minority choose not to. smaller but still overwhelming majorities choose not to victimize others in any way at all. Peace comes from that choice, not firepower.
Your opinion is noted , peace as always come from a superior vantage point unless you did surrender.

Fuckwits like you in fact would surrender at the sight of death .
But patriots would in fact give you the freedom to even type your words now.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#147191 Jan 4, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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I am not against the ownership and proper use of firearms, but sloppy thinking about the issue does not help to define what is proper and what is not. You seem to be projecting a hypothesis on me that I have never articulated. Protest sign? Where did you get that? Calling a fire arm a "device for delivering a projectile to a target at high speed" is a diversionary semantic tactic. You own belief in peace through superior firepower show that you don't really define them that way either.
There is a difference between force and violence, and force, even deadly force, is sometimes, but rarely, a necessary response to violence. Peace does not come about because of superior firepower but because most people prefer peace over violent conflict. That's why the homicide rate in the U.S., while higher than Canada or the U.K., is still quite low--4.8 per 100,000 in 2010. With or without guns, we could all kill others if we chose to do so. All but an incredibly tiny minority choose not to. smaller but still overwhelming majorities choose not to victimize others in any way at all. Peace comes from that choice, not firepower.
The proper method of discharging an automatic weapon , is the preferred enemy combatant designated by the UNITED SATES GOVERNMENT. Or do you protest this determination?
Just move along if your gonna die, your gonna die.

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#147192 Jan 4, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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You need to prove your god before you open your trap again god liar.
Nice....

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#147193 Jan 4, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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The courts in the USA are different. Crimes are judged largely on the amount of wealth and power you have.
A poor person is more likely to be imprisoned than a middle-class person and the wealthy are rarley convincted, and those that are will usually be put in luxury hotels that are prisons only in name.
Yeah; happens down here too! Makes me sick hearing about how the rich get off and the poor do the time. We, the people do protest, and a few times the government has had to act when it is considered 'gross misconduct' and re-try the person. One time, a well known lawyer was out drinking and dining for quite a few hours, and on his way home, ran over and killed a man cycling home to his family. He took off, hired himself a lawyer, hid for many hours until he had sobered up and then gave himself up. He was re-tried, but got off again....

***Xenophon: Hit-run lawyer Eugene McGee must face tribunal ...
www.adelaidenow.com.au/...eugene-mcgee.../sto... -...
18 Feb 2012 – HIT-RUN lawyer Eugene McGee avoided penalties for killing a man and it's ... it difficult for the prosecution to find a lawyer to take on the case.***

The people who were in the car behind him stopped and cared for the man, who was already dead, while that chicken heart took off.

But there is no fooling GOD!!

***Leviticus 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.***
Turkey

Oswego, NY

#147194 Jan 4, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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What?
What did I do?
Explain or I'll sick Eagle on you.
He'll attack with sentence fragments, you know.
what do you attack with, "NIT WIT"? You queer douchebag.
christianity is EVIL

Halifax, Canada

#147196 Jan 4, 2013
KJV wrote:
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"jack13 wrote:
<quoted text> You're right on! Before people starts to claim athiests have "faith", they should look up the word "faith." "
Merriam - Webster
Faith : firm belief in something for which there is no proof.
be·lieve:
1 a : to have a firm religious faith
b : to accept something as true
athe·ist: one who believes that there is no deity
re·li·gion:
: commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
Atheist is a religion.
They even have their own church.
"Posted else where by derek4
From: The Columbus Dispatch:
February 4, 2011
Church, without God
“Stan Bradley likes Bible stories, admires Martin Luther and uses expressions such as 'heavens, no.'
The Lithopolis man is president of a local congregation and rarely misses a Sunday service. Occasionally, he goes to his wife's church instead.
For these and other reasons, Bradley considers himself religious.”
He is also an atheist.
continued:
“Like Bradley, some atheists participate in organized religion for its social and psychological benefits.”
continued:
“Churches are great places to find friends, support and youth education, so nonbelievers and believers alike join congregations to fill those needs, he said.
He has spoken to elderly and sick people who can no longer go to church and they say they most miss the feeling of community.
Recent research from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin backs him up. It found that religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people, not because of belief but because of the friendships found at church.”
in church you find only simple minded folk,

most atheists prefer INTELIGENT friends..LOL

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#147197 Jan 4, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I can neither confirm nor deny,
that what I've said is truth or lie,
it is what it is, whatever it was,
because I say "because because".
(I'm going to speak in rhymes and riddles to you from now on)
WHAT THE BLUMIN' HELL?!?!!!!

Tell me the answer, I want to know! Please!!!

If u do i'll reply back in hindi, then we'll see who is confused!:-p
christianity is EVIL

Halifax, Canada

#147198 Jan 4, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> But you continue to murder each other, you only have reduce the means. As an added bonus you have no ability to resist anything I could take over your country by politics alone , you effectively eliminated any opposition outside Parliament.
This means you have NO CHOICE AND no ability to resist....
HAHAHA

YOU could WHAT???

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#147199 Jan 4, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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What?
What did I do?
Explain or I'll sick Eagle on you.
He'll attack with sentence fragments, you know.
Instead of helping me with the 'Tide' thing, i mean the poem he wrote, u kept taking the mickey! u know the answer, I know u know it and U know u know it.

What the hell does "sick" mean? I never heard anyone use it in that context!

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#147200 Jan 4, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Terrorists took over 4 planes with box cutters.....
It is indeed the action of the person or people who commit murder, breaking the Statute of GOD as they do. Some care not for GOD, as such, for they have no belief nor understanding of HIM, but find GOD when they are locked away in solitude. Not all find GOD, some go to their deaths the very criminals they were at the beginning of their solace. Those who do are happy that they did find GOD and it shows by their new reasons and actions for living. They become better people. There are many reasons why we should not Judge people, unless we are learned and appointed people in fair and equal Law.

I am on hold at the moment to my internet, phones & Fox provider; and the waiting time is 12 minutes. This is my second time around,'cause the first time I got cut off just as I was being transferred. Telstra now have offices all around the world, so they provide 24 hour service, which is a grand thing, because through the week would probably be twice as long.

When I heard the phone line disconnect, my first thought was "Dear GOD" and out of frustration. It made me recall the postings last night, and I thought of how I would have reacted if I was in my early 20's, still new on the road to Humility. I probably would have sworn....in fact, more probable chance I would have, than wouldn’t have. We also have a saying down here; “Strewth”

***strewth.(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A mild oath expressing surprise or generally adding emphasis. Strewth! I guess I&#8242;ve been too trigger happy!***

I posted this link due to the trigger happy bit, and thought it also fits the picture of that which I am saying but more importantly, that which others have been writing about. I don’t like to get into the gun debate, not ever having been involved with guns, I have no knowledge of their need to people.

“Struth” is an abbreviation of “GOD’s Truth” and an old saying when someone died was “So and so gave up his/her ghost” and that was what is written when Abraham gave up his ghost in some versions of the Bible. New versions write,“took his last breath” which doesn’t present the same picture to mind.

I grew up in a Church and Sunday going family, and I loved Sunday School. I had been baptized as a Baby, and was again Baptized when I was 13 by my own choice, but in reality, I have no Church or Religion that I feel comfortable completely with, which is why my Church is my Home and my Temple is my Body.

I would much rather be the person I am today, quietly thinking “Dear GOD” than the one who would have sworn in the days gone by. I also usually manage to find a Scripture that suits my need, after the thought, so somehow or another, I have given myself enough knowledge of the Bible to suit my need.

I have also written much about Prayer and Faith, in my journal that was once a book, and when I re-edit my book, as I do each time I have grown or changed in thoughts, I will also include my postings about thoughts of GOD and our reactions because in reflection, or hind sight, I am thankful to have had GOD with me throughout my life time experiences; Blessings of Peace to us all, Serah

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#147201 Jan 4, 2013
SCIENCEandRELIGION EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>You Scientists and supporters of mad Science make evil stuff, care to talk about it.
We all know Religions nuts are evil, lets talk about your evil mad Scientist and how it ruined world...
It was hard finding a post to reply to, and I scrolled by quite a few, and thought this one was as entertaining as any, and your avatar name as an understanding ring about it.

Actually, I have forgotten what I was going to write, after reading the postings, but will post this anyway; with the birds are singing and the sun is shining, for which I thank GOD :)

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#147202 Jan 4, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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There are other factors to consider, as I said in the precious post, few golden scenarios. I wasn't talking about people being "sucked" out either. ;)
I'm still on hold to Telstra, and when I started writing my last posting about Dear GOD, it was 12:18pm and I had already been on hold for about 15 minutes.... it is now 12:36 but I have talked to 2 people, and now one is supposedly checking out something. Have I been cut off? Do I keep on holding, listening to music which is extremely boring, or hang up & start again? I am considering the factors and the variables, and for now, will hang on!!

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147203 Jan 4, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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Instead of helping me with the 'Tide' thing, i mean the poem he wrote, u kept taking the mickey! u know the answer, I know u know it and U know u know it.
What the hell does "sick" mean? I never heard anyone use it in that context!
Sick was a misspelling of sic while moderately intoxicated.

It means to incite a dog to attack, basically.

And no, I don't know the answer any more than you do, Clementine.

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#147204 Jan 4, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Sick was a misspelling of sic while moderately intoxicated.
It means to incite a dog to attack, basically.
And no, I don't know the answer any more than you do, Clementine.
U called Eagle a dog? ummmm...I'm tellin'!

How the hell would u have gotten Eagle to attack me? He might be a fanatic but i don't think he's that bad, that he would attack me, would he?

Well, that makes me feel better. Now that I know I'm not alone, I don't feel lonely!

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147205 Jan 4, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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U called Eagle a dog? ummmm...I'm tellin'!
How the hell would u have gotten Eagle to attack me? He might be a fanatic but i don't think he's that bad, that he would attack me, would he?
Well, that makes me feel better. Now that I know I'm not alone, I don't feel lonely!
No, it was metaphorical.

And, of course if he does attack I will protect you.

(But without a firearm.)

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#147206 Jan 4, 2013
Clementia wrote:
WHAT THE BLUMIN' HELL?!?!!!!
Tell me the answer, I want to know! Please!!!
If u do i'll reply back in hindi, then we'll see who is confused!:-p
My poem was about risk, inspired by the recent gun debates. If you have a lot to lose, personal property and children, it's not going to matter what the laws are, you have more to lose than someone with nothing. It is also about priorities, what one person is willing to risk in order to secure something else.

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