Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

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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TLC

Birmingham, AL

#147704 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So in other words, you think we should give you a free pass. Nope, I won't buy medicine without evidence that it works, no way I'm buying a notion without evidence either. Provide evidence or admit your assertions are nothing but opinion, if you do neither then you are delusional by the definition of what delusion is. You don't get a free pass.
Nothing you have is free. You're going to have to pay dearly for everything you have.

What I have though is free.....HIs name is Jesus.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147705 Jan 8, 2013
TLC wrote:
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Nothing you have is free. You're going to have to pay dearly for everything you have.
What I have though is free.....HIs name is Jesus.
So you think you can be vile, hateful, destructive, and it's all okay because you claim to believe in this imaginary being?

You are a dangerous person who should be medicated, because that is what we call a psychopath.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147706 Jan 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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hmmm lesbian rubber, how does this work?
Not sure how that would work ...

... not that I want to know ... really, just saying it seems somehow ... wrong.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#147707 Jan 8, 2013
KJV wrote:
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True. Feel free to ask the CIA how and where and when they get their data.
And yes that is the United States Central Intelligent agencies.
That those numbers did come from there.
He likes to protest while trying to appear intelligent and pretending to have some position of knowledge. The tricky part is he thinks someone should actually believe he has anything beyond a condescending and trivial
viewpoint in a heavily biased and matter of fact fact way.
Though you maybe wrong and though the CIA maybe wrong, these facts will never make him right. Which he hardly ever is beyond a literary
sense.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#147708 Jan 8, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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You do a really good job covering the issue of gun control. Perhaps you should stick with it and let go of this other. At least with gun control you bring in valid points to the argument. With Atheism you just don’t have much to say other than a few off the shelf remarks.
I’m not trying to insult you here. I’m just pointing out your much stronger in one area than the other. I was raised up with guns. But I have gotten rid of all my guns except one.
My Son in Houston has been the opposite of myself. He is a gun loving fool. He is also a sportsman that loves to hunt and fish. Shooting is a serious hobby with some folks.
In my younger days for stress relief I would take my 357 to a indoor shooting range. There’s nothing like shooting a 357 indoors. The dust at the top of the ceiling would let go and fall. You could feel the energy hit you in the face when the hammer came down.
Hopefully our country can come to grips with some reasonable gun control that keeps guns out of the hands of the crazies.
Anyone who says, "They are not wise enough, smart enough, open enough, to our ideas.", they are using the "The Emperor's New Clothes" ploy.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#147709 Jan 8, 2013
KJV wrote:
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First: the evidence has been presented enough time. "It don't take me too long to look at a horse shoe. "
Second: evidence is not proof, I did not say I had proof.
Evidence leads to proof. The supernatural has no evidence to support it.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147710 Jan 8, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Anyone who says, "They are not wise enough, smart enough, open enough, to our ideas.", they are using the "The Emperor's New Clothes" ploy.
I keep forgetting about the name of that one.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#147711 Jan 8, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. can you play the pastor in our video ??..
I'd like to cast Aura, too.

But no guns.

OK Aura?

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#147712 Jan 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I'd like to cast Aura, too.
But no guns.
OK Aura?
Knives it is then :)

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#147713 Jan 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Knives it is then :)
Knives are ok.

No firearms though.

:)

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#147714 Jan 8, 2013
KJV wrote:
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You really found all this out about the "a study by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA),"
Wow that's some good work. Please show me the links where it shows this.
You have gone all out I must say.
I do have like 20 surveys all showing the round about same numbers.
Most have been scoffed at because of the sources. So I've been limited to the CIA and Pew and Encyclopedia Britannica survey.
I began with your link to the Christian Post:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-athei...

From there, I went to CARA's web site to look for the study. http://cara.georgetown.edu/ When I didn't find it among the 2012 articles, I followed the link to Mark Gray's blog:

http://nineteensixty-four.blogspot.com/2012/0...

There I found all of the data that had been in the article, making it obvious that the blog was the CP article's source. I was already familiar with the CIA Factbook as I use it from time to time despite its lack of reference to sources.

I also couldn't help but notice that your primary and unreferenced source is Conservapedia, with was created to provide an ideologically based alternative to Wikipedia, which reflects Stephen Colbert's witty observation that"reality has a well known liberal bias" from founder Andrew Shlafly's point of view. It's a risky source, especially when looking at articles on any of Slafly's hot-button issues, of which this is one. The article on the demographics of atheism is more of an editorial than an encyclopedia entry. Conservapedia sometimes cherry-picks its sources to support their bias rather than review the body of research to discover the truth. It's not a good source.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147715 Jan 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Knives are ok.
No firearms though.
:)
So I can bring my grenade launcher! Woohoo!

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#147716 Jan 8, 2013
TLC wrote:
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All I'll have to say is "Good-bye".
Bye bye

Zai Jian

Ba bye

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#147717 Jan 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Knives are ok.
No firearms though.
:)
I have a whip.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#147718 Jan 8, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I have a whip.
OK you.

And Kitten too.

Good night.

:)

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#147719 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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No, the label of "god" is an adjective, not a proper noun. Get over yourself. Your god is no more privileged than the other thousands of gods, because your god has the same amount of evidence as those others.
The word "god" is always a noun as far as I can tell, but when it is used with either the definite or indefinite article or with a possessive, it is quite proper to use it without capitalization. When it is used as a name, though, it becomes a proper noun and should be capitalized as such. For example:

No god worthy of worship would require a man to sacrifice his son.

I killed them because God told me to.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#147720 Jan 8, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. Catcher is the casting director ..
.. can you audition or upload a performance video to YouTube??..
.. we have a clown part. Do you like dwarfs ??..
they are the only people I love to fistfight...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147721 Jan 8, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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The word "god" is always a noun as far as I can tell, but when it is used with either the definite or indefinite article or with a possessive, it is quite proper to use it without capitalization. When it is used as a name, though, it becomes a proper noun and should be capitalized as such. For example:
No god worthy of worship would require a man to sacrifice his son.
I killed them because God told me to.
I'm not an English major.:P I messed that up, yeah. I meant noun, but not proper noun. Blame the fact that I'm stuck on a code format problem.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#147722 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I'm not an English major.:P I messed that up, yeah. I meant noun, but not proper noun. Blame the fact that I'm stuck on a code format problem.
Grammar is inconsequential, really. As long as the meaning is clear, a few grammatical errors or typos are easy to overlook. I make one or two in almost every post. This is a first draft medium, and first drafts are always rife with error--as any editor. That's why grammar nazis are so unloved on internet forums.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147723 Jan 8, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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Grammar is inconsequential, really. As long as the meaning is clear, a few grammatical errors or typos are easy to overlook. I make one or two in almost every post. This is a first draft medium, and first drafts are always rife with error--as any editor. That's why grammar nazis are so unloved on internet forums.
True, especially if they make a similar mistake when criticizing. >.<

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