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: Mar 11

United States

#147805 Jan 9, 2013
Well aside from there being no proof that Jesus actually existed your reasoning here shows God indeed changed and learned something new.

I believe that's checkmate.
:)
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Perhaps everything changed when Jesus died for us...

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147806 Jan 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The scientific method is not perfect. It depends on who is interpreting the data & how they perceive it.
...
And that's why independent verification is required. In fact the more independent verification that is done, the more confidence science has in it's findings.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147807 Jan 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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He'd have been fine hashes stuck to astrology....
It's astronomy, not astrology. I realize you don't know the difference, but people who do are laughing at you.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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But even there, Sagan was an arrogant, humans-are-the-one-all-be-all ass. "We are the way for the cosmos to know itself." WTF is that if not arrogant presumption?
Ah yes -- atheism is the arrogant belief the the billions of stars in the billions of galaxies were NOT all created just for humans.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147808 Jan 9, 2013
madscot wrote:
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Hey Poly. I think he meant that as an insult.
I'm not so sure.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#147809 Jan 9, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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And, according to at least 1 study, it's only in one side of the brain. So if you get a split brain operation, does 1/2 go to heaven and the other go to hell?
"http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=PFJPtVRlI64XX&list= FLAmJMW89IFfHJvk52XAp35A"
That is interesting but, does that mean that atheist only use half of their brain? One whole study?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#147810 Jan 9, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Don't post no Carl Sagan gibberish. That dude is out of his mind. And you people worship him like the pope.
What about fairies, gnomes & dragons? Because you can't test for them you seem them unreal?
Not very scientific...
1. You shouldn't worship the pope, especially Darth Sidius.
2. There is nothing wrong with Sagan other than his hair cut.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#147811 Jan 10, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>That is interesting but, does that mean that atheist only use half of their brain? One whole study?
Once again another creationist potshot from the supposed agnostic atheist.

You're full of sh*t and so iS your cult you dishonest piece of sh*t.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#147812 Jan 10, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Once again another creationist potshot from the supposed agnostic atheist.
You're full of sh*t and so iS your cult you dishonest piece of sh*t.
More proof that you don't get it.. Thanks for participating.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#147813 Jan 10, 2013
I don't find miscarriage funny, so why are you laughing?
You are a twisted retard with no values.
KJV wrote:
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LOL.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#147814 Jan 10, 2013
What is your belief system? Mine is defacto Atheist.
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>More proof that you don't get it.. Thanks for participating.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#147815 Jan 10, 2013
Thinking wrote:
What is your belief system? Mine is defacto Atheist.
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Ignostic

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147816 Jan 10, 2013
KJV wrote:
You also admitted that the majority of humans have god delusions. So your source is ... what? Pointless is correct answer. Other imaginary beings are called gods, god is a "type" of thing, therefore your god is no exception. You don't get free passes anymore.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147817 Jan 10, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>1. You shouldn't worship the pope, especially Darth Sidius.
2. There is nothing wrong with Sagan other than his hair cut.
That hair is .... off. lol

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#147818 Jan 10, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>irony meter

A mythical device often mentioned on Internet discussion fora, the irony meter is a device for measuring unintentional irony. It is best known for breaking or exploding when the irony becomes too strong.

You need to do better. These things are junk. Like a flash bulb used once and done. And there is no recording method to record peak irony.
Or the irony is just too great.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#147819 Jan 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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You also admitted that the majority of humans have god delusions. So your source is ... what? Pointless is correct answer. Other imaginary beings are called gods, god is a "type" of thing, therefore your god is no exception. You don't get free passes anymore.
Nicely put. Its a human weakness to see problems with others false religions/gods, without realising the same applies to myths held so passionately by people in our own community.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147820 Jan 10, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
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Ignostic
Few people understand that this isn't just a typo.

I often go with theological noncognitivist. At least they have to look that one up!

Few atheists actually argue from this perspective, which I find strange. Polymath is the only other poster who I've seen who will consistently argue lack of definition / properties for deities.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#147821 Jan 10, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
Few people understand that this isn't just a typo.
I often go with theological noncognitivist. At least they have to look that one up!
Few atheists actually argue from this perspective, which I find strange. Polymath is the only other poster who I've seen who will consistently argue lack of definition / properties for deities.
I sometimes argue that every believer believes in their own distinct god. That can lead to a discussion on the relevancy of definitions. Usually, the definition of the god does not actually matter to any believer. If it did, they would have to justify their own personal definition somehow. Credibility goes out the window.

It is just insanely difficult to get a theist to keep up in that kind of discussion.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#147822 Jan 10, 2013
KJV wrote:
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Why is it that atheist can't seem to dream up a stronger irony meter?
They always are busting or falling a part. Kind of a weak imagination.
Oh, it's an ongoing process of development. The advancements are slow and incremental. For most forums, the ones we have now do quite well, but when fundamentalist Christians are around, they tend to blow fuses because the irony level is just so high.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#147823 Jan 10, 2013
Cheers.
Lil Ticked wrote:
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Ignostic

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#147824 Jan 10, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
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Ignostic
Apatheist.

Any other good variants?

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