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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“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

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#147214 Jan 4, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
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What if her wish is you protect her with a gun?
.. depends on what type of gun Clem prefers ..

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

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#147215 Jan 4, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhh.... I just realised that you do hear people say "Oh God" where as in your other posting I sort of got the impression you didn't hear it said. Oh Dear God is often said in times of tragedy and in a different way than Oh God in times of excitement and happiness :)
I do hear it, just not frequently.

I hear it from people who I already know are Christians, but to be fair, atheists aren't very common in my area. Interestingly, "God dammit" or some variation is more common than "Oh God" or anything along those lines, which is why I stand by what I said earlier: it has to do with society, not people internally admitting that God is real. A few hundred years ago, many people would actually find mentioning God out of context offensive.

“I am but a humble duck.”

Since: Dec 12

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#147216 Jan 4, 2013
Serah wrote:
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I believe also that tears are a way of expressing our feelings when mere words will not suffice; which is why we can cry for so many different reasons. I also love the emotions of our emotions..
I'm not sure what you mean by the "emotions of our emotions," but besides that, agreed. Emotions are quite amazing. I feel bad for those who shroud their emotions with... anything.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

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#147217 Jan 4, 2013
WesTheDuck wrote:
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I do hear it, just not frequently.
I hear it from people who I already know are Christians, but to be fair, atheists aren't very common in my area. Interestingly, "God dammit" or some variation is more common than "Oh God" or anything along those lines, which is why I stand by what I said earlier: it has to do with society, not people internally admitting that God is real. A few hundred years ago, many people would actually find mentioning God out of context offensive.
Mmh, I hear god dammit too, and obviously it is a curse, as in asking GOD to damn something, and in respect feels differently than Oh GOD or Oh Dear GOD... do we need to ask GOD to damn something or someone? I don't think so, I at least am happy leaving it in the hands of GOD,'cause HE surely sees and knows that which I surely can't :D)

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Since: Jul 07

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#147218 Jan 4, 2013
WesTheDuck wrote:
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I'm not sure what you mean by the "emotions of our emotions," but besides that, agreed. Emotions are quite amazing. I feel bad for those who shroud their emotions with... anything.
I spent some time in a psychiatric ward of a hospital, and have already written much about it. It was during the period in Adelaide when one of our news readers Son disappeared. Rob (new reader) kept on with his job, night after night, as Adelaide speculated as to where his Son disappeared to. Some stuff that was written was not nice at all; but he kept on, night after night, putting on a brave face.

It was before home computers, and I searched and searched Encyclopedias to try and work out why some held within evil and others shunned it. There was much on the 3rd ear, the spot where our Baby spot is, and how it could not tolerate fleuro lighting etc etc. They found Richard, his son, 2 weeks after he disappeared, dead after being drugged and raped and tortured ~ and Rob kept on reading the news. I lost a lot of weight, finding this all too much, and ended up in the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Their findings ~ I was very sane, but too caring! They wanted me to harden my heart, so that I could handle that which man(kind) dished out on a daily basis, and of course, had drugs that would dull the senses.

I chose to continue to care, and although I no longer stop eating due to lack of time, it still hurts enough to take away the appetite. We all have emotions, but we have different levels of emotion, and I love my emotion of my emotion!! I guess I mean the level we can take that feeling of exhilaration to, we can have a dull thud to the heart, or we can have the brick whacking it.

I love the whack of a brick to the heart ~ it hurts, no doubts about that, but I also feel the feeling of why it hurts :)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147219 Jan 4, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I t is great that you are secure enough to laugh at yourself! But I cannot find the typo.:(
I said "precious" instead of "previous." One letter difference, and they're right next to each other on the keyboard, and since they're both real words there as no spellcheck highlighting. I said "my precious post!" ROFLMAO

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147220 Jan 4, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I spent some time in a psychiatric ward of a hospital, and have already written much about it. It was during the period in Adelaide when one of our news readers Son disappeared. Rob (new reader) kept on with his job, night after night, as Adelaide speculated as to where his Son disappeared to. Some stuff that was written was not nice at all; but he kept on, night after night, putting on a brave face.
It was before home computers, and I searched and searched Encyclopedias to try and work out why some held within evil and others shunned it. There was much on the 3rd ear, the spot where our Baby spot is, and how it could not tolerate fleuro lighting etc etc. They found Richard, his son, 2 weeks after he disappeared, dead after being drugged and raped and tortured ~ and Rob kept on reading the news. I lost a lot of weight, finding this all too much, and ended up in the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Their findings ~ I was very sane, but too caring! They wanted me to harden my heart, so that I could handle that which man(kind) dished out on a daily basis, and of course, had drugs that would dull the senses.
I chose to continue to care, and although I no longer stop eating due to lack of time, it still hurts enough to take away the appetite. We all have emotions, but we have different levels of emotion, and I love my emotion of my emotion!! I guess I mean the level we can take that feeling of exhilaration to, we can have a dull thud to the heart, or we can have the brick whacking it.
I love the whack of a brick to the heart ~ it hurts, no doubts about that, but I also feel the feeling of why it hurts :)
Serah, you should focus on the here and now.

Try to make the best of your time here on earth.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#147221 Jan 4, 2013
Trust me we could tell spaz. You may be past due for a return visit up the dose on your crazy pills eh?
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I spent some time in a psychiatric ward of a hospital.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#147222 Jan 4, 2013
Mentally ill people like you say the craziest sht. I pity you. Seriously you are so delusional and your illness stops you from being able to see it.
Serah wrote:
I held on until the end ~ followed my gut feeling and received a $197 credit plus a $10 a month loyalty credit!! Sort of like a gift from GOD in my eyes; believing in GOD and writing about GOD while I was waiting gave me $10 a month.. maybe not much in $ value, but a whole heap valuable in 'mean' time :)

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Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#147223 Jan 4, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Mentally ill people like you say the craziest sht. I pity you. Seriously you are so delusional and your illness stops you from being able to see it.
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I won’t stereo type all atheist as being this insensitive and cold. You represent the belligerent and spiteful sect. Social misfits like yourself are uncaring and insensitive.

This might explain why your life has been a train wreck. You are a product of your childhood and by all accounts it looks like you had a pretty sh*tty one.

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Since: Jul 07

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#147224 Jan 5, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Serah, you should focus on the here and now.
Try to make the best of your time here on earth.
Yes, you are right, and it is always best to keep your feet on the ground :)

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Since: Jul 07

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#147225 Jan 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Trust me we could tell spaz. You may be past due for a return visit up the dose on your crazy pills eh?
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I passed the test of sanity......

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Since: Jul 07

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#147226 Jan 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Mentally ill people like you say the craziest sht. I pity you. Seriously you are so delusional and your illness stops you from being able to see it.
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No need to pity me, but your idea of pity is a bit strange anyway. "1. sympathetic or kindly sorrow evoked by the suffering, distress"......

Perhaps it is something you are working on LOL :)

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Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#147227 Jan 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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I won’t stereo type all atheist as being this insensitive and cold. You represent the belligerent and spiteful sect. Social misfits like yourself are uncaring and insensitive.
This might explain why your life has been a train wreck. You are a product of your childhood and by all accounts it looks like you had a pretty sh*tty one.
He has a lot to learn about pity :)

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#147228 Jan 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Guns don't kill people.
Americans do.
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But so Brits?

Here this may interest you and stir some of that British pride.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22397...

Damn I love have one of those!
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#147229 Jan 5, 2013
I love jesus

www.youtube.com/watch...
Eagle12 wrote:
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I won’t stereo type all atheist as being this insensitive and cold. You represent the belligerent and spiteful sect. Social misfits like yourself are uncaring and insensitive.
This might explain why your life has been a train wreck. You are a product of your childhood and by all accounts it looks like you had a pretty sh*tty one.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#147230 Jan 5, 2013
I don't believe that paper. The Daily Mail was the only UK paper to support the fascists in the 1930s. Do you have another link?
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> But so Brits?
Here this may interest you and stir some of that British pride.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22397...
Damn I love have one of those!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#147231 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I said "precious" instead of "previous." One letter difference, and they're right next to each other on the keyboard, and since they're both real words there as no spellcheck highlighting. I said "my precious post!" ROFLMAO
I get those all the time! Thanks to Spell Check, the wrong word is correctly spelled!

I read that, or tried to read that, several times and I missed it each time.:(

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#147232 Jan 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> But so Brits?
Here this may interest you and stir some of that British pride.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22397...
Damn I love have one of those!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20515659

http://www.businessinsider.com/one-british-fa...
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#147233 Jan 5, 2013
Thank you- yes, it's a great story. I've been following it for a while. Hope they're actually there... Luckily, I live near Strike Command so I get to hear the Merlin engine quite a bit.
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