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

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147387 Jan 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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Nope, I bloody wish tho!! Uni started and also I got to go back to work and it's full on work, work, work. It's hopefully only going to be 3 stressful weeks, I got deadlines and presentations, i think it'll calm down after that until May, f*cking exam time!!! Anyway, i'll be working hard and won't have time for topix, coz I need my sleep or i'll just fall asleep while i'm teaching and the kids will make MORE fun of me, lol.
Aww, take me with u, I'll make u nice masala tea and give u an Indian head massage, just take me with u, plssssss!


Hahaha, hop down to L.A. and of course I'll take you. But during the day you'll have to see stuff all by yourself (Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower). I will be busy working.

Since: Oct 12

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#147388 Jan 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Allow me to disagree with you, Clementine.
As I see it, it is the religious folks who think they know it all; their faith deprives them of the ability to question their beliefs, to reconsider, to examine evidence. Scientists are generally in a quest to gain knowledge, to examine new discoveries, to change their views on the basis of persuasive evidence.
As for the wars, here too religion generally tends to play a major part. And much discrimination, against homosexuals for example, is justified by Christians by their Bible.
Science may not be the answer to discrimination or to world peace and harmony. But religion is often the enemy of these goals.
Three whole weeks?
Hang on darlin', read what I wrote to Batty! No, I will not allow u to disagree with me!! What u gonna do about it, stud?

Aww, babe, do u think I can stay away from u? I really shouldn't, but i'll probably end up coming ever night again, but if I do, tell me to f*ck off and get some sleep!! Say it your way tho!

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147389 Jan 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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Hang on darlin', read what I wrote to Batty! No, I will not allow u to disagree with me!! What u gonna do about it, stud?
Aww, babe, do u think I can stay away from u? I really shouldn't, but i'll probably end up coming ever night again, but if I do, tell me to f*ck off and get some sleep!! Say it your way tho!
I'll look forward to your visits, but priorities are important so make the visits fun but brief.

Quality is always better than quantity, Clementine.

Since: Oct 12

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#147390 Jan 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Hahaha, hop down to L.A. and of course I'll take you. But during the day you'll have to see stuff all by yourself (Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower). I will be busy working.
No, I wanna go with u or not at all!! I hate going on my own to new places, I get scared and lost! I know nothing about America and I got no common sense, that's a very bad idea, Catcher! Can't i come to your workplace? I promise I won't mess around and I'll be quite and i'll try not to giggle!

Where r we going in the evening?

Since: Oct 12

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#147391 Jan 6, 2013
quiet!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#147392 Jan 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I'll look forward to your visits, but priorities are important so make the visits fun but brief.
Quality is always better than quantity, Clementine.
Yes, Sir!!

OK, I'll make u a teaspoon of the finest tea, u'll ever have tasted!

Lol, reading that, I had this strange urge to........Nah, it's not always wise to speak the truth.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147393 Jan 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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No, I wanna go with u or not at all!! I hate going on my own to new places, I get scared and lost! I know nothing about America and I got no common sense, that's a very bad idea, Catcher! Can't i come to your workplace? I promise I won't mess around and I'll be quite and i'll try not to giggle!
Where r we going in the evening?
I'm going to be filmed in the daytime, an educational program. Maybe you can "streak" across the studio. Do you know what streak means?

In the evening, I would like to go to my favorite San Francisco restaurant. The name is Hayes Street Grill. It's on Hayes Street (hahaha). It's the best seafood restaurant in the city. Everybody in the know knows that. Ask Wilderide, I'm sure he knows of it.

Since: Oct 12

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#147394 Jan 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I'm going to be filmed in the daytime, an educational program. Maybe you can "streak" across the studio. Do you know what streak means?
In the evening, I would like to go to my favorite San Francisco restaurant. The name is Hayes Street Grill. It's on Hayes Street (hahaha). It's the best seafood restaurant in the city. Everybody in the know knows that. Ask Wilderide, I'm sure he knows of it.
No, U mean sneak?

Oh God, does it smell of dead fish? do they do veg food? Or i'll just bring home made food.

Since: Oct 12

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#147395 Jan 6, 2013
Goodnite, Catcher. Give my love to the other guys, u know who. Take care, babe!! Have a nice time!!

X

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147396 Jan 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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No, U mean sneak?
Oh God, does it smell of dead fish? do they do veg food? Or i'll just bring home made food.
I'll check the menu for veg food. It's in their website. And all the fish is fresh, so no malodor.

Streak means you go to an event where there are a lot of people, you take off all your clothes, and you run across whatever the event is that the spectators are focusing on.

Sometimes the police or sports team players chase the person, sometimes they tackle him or her right in the middle of a stadium with thousands in the stands.

In this case it would be streaking through a taping, or filming, so they could redo, or edit out the streaking. But it would be fun anyway, no?

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#147397 Jan 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
Goodnite, Catcher. Give my love to the other guys, u know who. Take care, babe!! Have a nice time!!
X
xxoo

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147398 Jan 6, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
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That continues to be a matter of opinion.
You are always entitled to you own opinion, but not to you own facts. Evidence is not a mater of opinion. Evidence is observable, measurable, and available for independent verification.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147399 Jan 6, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
<quoted text> It is MORE probable that there is no teapot based on what "is" known about teapots and what has been shot into space.The best evidence available supports there being no teapot.
Okay. Same for deities.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147400 Jan 6, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Those stats are as accurate as possible. An atheist would label themselves as such.
An agnostic is not an atheist.
I care about the stats because its fun to put down atheist remarks that their numbers are growing.
And you are just looking at numbers of those that are self identified as atheists.

But since "a-theism" literally is "not-theism", you are creating false breakdowns that do not compare apples-to-apples. Sorry Just like Baptists are a subset of theism, Humanists are a subset of atheism. There are lots of subsets of both categories. The category atheists includes every subset that cannot be included in the category theism. Deal with it.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147401 Jan 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
BTW, you idiot Topix atheists, the subject of this thread is about atheism requiring a belief system, not about proof of the religious beliefs of others.
If you don't know how something happened, let's take the creation of this universe for an example, then you have a belief system of some sort to account for your existence.
Unless you are mindless and exist as a rock.
And if I don't have a "belief system" but am instead awaiting evidence? How about if I just allow tacit approval in direct proportion to the available verifiable evidence?

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#147403 Jan 6, 2013
Silly! It's a divine teapot not one made of clay! It's invisible and beyond our comprehension but it created everything and if you don't believe in it you burn forever in the coffee pot underworld forever roasting in scalding hot decaf!
Freebird USA wrote:
<quoted text> It is MORE probable that there is no teapot based on what "is" known about teapots and what has been shot into space.The best evidence available supports there being no teapot.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#147404 Jan 6, 2013
You may wanna rethink thy ultra lame dodge because you just said that there is no difference between god and your imagination.

Mulligan?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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They shouldn't.
If you have faith, you'd know.
If you believed in God, you'd know.
Because once you do, He is there for you.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#147405 Jan 6, 2013
Not to mention they want to have it both ways saying the only atheists are people who self describe themselves with the label atheist. But ok the other hand want to lump everyone in prison including refused to answer as an atheist lol!

Sorry but they need to pick their position and stick with it.
Hedonist wrote:
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And you are just looking at numbers of those that are self identified as atheists.
But since "a-theism" literally is "not-theism", you are creating false breakdowns that do not compare apples-to-apples. Sorry Just like Baptists are a subset of theism, Humanists are a subset of atheism. There are lots of subsets of both categories. The category atheists includes every subset that cannot be included in the category theism. Deal with it.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#147406 Jan 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
LOL, u would do that for me? Thanks!
Who the blumin' hell hasn't seen ALL the back to future movies? They must be sad people, lol, I'm joking or am I?
Yh, I liked it too, but i'm soooo confused. When I watched the back to future movies, I was a kid, right, so u didn't think about the science behind the film and with those movies I don't even care about the paradox or things like that, but i'm so confused about source code, coz I started thinking too much about it and it doesn't make sense. How did he send her the text msg?
Another film that I cared about, being confused about, was room 1408, that was another good film, but too confusing.
I would have to watch Source Code again to explain it. I can't quite remember what the deal was with the text msg.

I haven't seen Room 1408. I just watched the trailer. It looks like a good date movie :)

Have you seen Danny Darko? You might find it confusing too, but I really like that one.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#147407 Jan 6, 2013
Ooops. Donnie Darko.

Danny is my name. I'm Darko too.

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