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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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?

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#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 :)

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!

“What game?”

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

“What game?”

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.

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. >.<

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#147724 Jan 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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True, especially if they make a similar mistake when criticizing. >.<
So shameless are the politically incorrect , in damning themselves.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#147725 Jan 8, 2013
So why should anyone accept God as anything more than a product of someone's vivid imagination?

All you theists run away from this question for some reason.
KJV wrote:
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Lie again.
The Bible is not the only evidence I have posted or others there has been much much more.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#147726 Jan 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> So shameless are the politically incorrect , in damning themselves.
political correctness is gay.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#147727 Jan 8, 2013
KJV wrote:
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I said:
KJV wrote:
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Is that kind of like when you're looking for something and it's always in the last place you looked? After all why keep looking once you found it. If guns we outlawed then yes anyone with a gun would be breaking the law even if the owner never planed on using it for any other criminal intent.
You said:
Oh, mean like the drug war.. or is it the war on terrorism.. or is it the war on childhood obesity?
Not really following you here.
I am not entirely sure.

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#147728 Jan 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So why should anyone accept God as anything more than a product of someone's vivid imagination?
All you theists run away from this question for some reason.
<quoted text>
That's simple to answer Gimme, It's because they chose too, as simply as you chose not too.

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#147729 Jan 8, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>political correctness is gay.
Sometimes it's survival. Sometimes politically incorrect is gay.

Since: Jan 11

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#147730 Jan 9, 2013
River Tam wrote:
I have a whip.
Please be kind, and rewind.

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