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 08

The Borderland of Sol

#147905 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheists like to believe the Nazis were Christian!
:-)
Christians hysterically deny that most of 'em were.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#147906 Jan 11, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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That the universe is expanding from a hot, dense state.
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No, that is not part of the theory of evolution.
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That biological species change over geological time.
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This is false. We have watched new species of mosquito evolve in the London train tunnels. We have produced reproductively isolate populations of fruit flies (counting as new species by the standard definition of species).
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Oh, I *know* that some people put religion first. Such people tend not to be scientists because they can't handle the evidence-based and skeptical aspects of science.
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Well, I consider *any* belief in a supernatural to be superstitious. Belief in the absence of evidence (or, better, when there is contrary evidence) is ignorant.
And an amoeba and its bacteria parasite coevolved into a symbiote - in 1972, in the lab. And E. coli evolved to digest citrate - citrate!- in the lab, after 5 years, just recently (so it's a new species).

And we've monitored the evolution of finches on Galapagos over the decades. And the 11 rabbits that were released in Australia 150 years ago are now 4 separate species.

Tuberculosis evolved MultiDrug Resistance about 20-30 years ago and 2 years ago, Total Drug Resistance. HIV evolved around two generations ago from SIV...twice...from different species...and, in humans, it has evolved a third full strain plus a number of sub-strains.

Those are just the ones I can list off the top of my head. If we include genetic data, the list increases. If we include morphological (fossil) data, well...yeah, it proves evolution. Only an uneducated person or an abject idiot would reject evolution.

Which is what we're dealing with here *-*

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#147907 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>Denial does not help!

In 20th century atheist in power murdered millions. As a result turning to atheism is not an easy solution.
Hitler,
Stalin,
Lenin,
Castro,
Trotsky,
Kamenev,
Zinoviev
Mao,
Himler,
Eichmann
all examples of atheists not to be trusted,
*

That's the list of theists to be trusted.
Lincoln

United States

#147908 Jan 11, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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So do facts
Delusion and lies does not make any difference to facts
The Nazi party was a.........
Show up in a university class devoted to World War II and tell the class that your have discovered the Nazis were Christians :-)

Should be fun
Lincoln

United States

#147909 Jan 11, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Hitler, Christian all his life.....
Thats interesting, Hitler .... gassing priests and nuns.
World War II, Sept 1 1939 Invasion of Poland;ended in 1945.

Several books on this, not difficult to read....

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#147910 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheists like to believe the Nazis were Christian!
:-)
Hitler also had a mustache. I think it was the mustache that caused him to commit his atrocities. You got any real evidence that it was specifically because of atheism and not his mustache, or are you just making stuff up?

Gott Mit Uns

“Proud Member”

Since: Dec 10

The Basket of Deplorables

#147911 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Show up in a university class devoted to World War II and tell the class that your have discovered the Nazis were Christians :-)
Should be fun
You were never at any of them.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#147912 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Thats interesting, Hitler .... gassing priests and nuns.
World War II, Sept 1 1939 Invasion of Poland;ended in 1945.
Several books on this, not difficult to read....
We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.

- Adolf Hitler, Speech in Berlin, October 24, 1933

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#147913 Jan 11, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Not supposed it is clear and can be shown definitively in series from the first bacteria to microbes then proto- prokaryotes evolved into prokaryotes then the split between bacteria and archaea life happened, next Photosynthesizing cyanobacteria formed stromatolites and produced enough oxygen that the atmosphere like today developed.
In what is called The Great Oxidation Event gave rise to Eukaryotic cells which made the stromatolites increase in diversity and Sexual reproduction in organisms now appear. Next Simple multicellular organisms evolve creating protozoa then a period of ice called "Snowball Earth" happened but as the Earth warmed the The Ediacaran biota appears then extinction recovers to
form the Cambrian explosion. where the first fungus and sea sponges
and corals develop, next chordates, arthropods ,echinoderms, mollusks, brachiopods, foraminifers and radiolarians, appear with the first foot prints on land. 550 mya today.
There is a steady stream in the evolution of organisms from this point on which is highly documented.
That's a fantastic theory!

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Since: Jul 12

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#147914 Jan 11, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
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Here is something related to your point. Al Gore high priest of Global Warming sells his little cable channel to Al Jazeera and pockets $100,000,000. Who is the major stake holder in Al Jazerra? The Oil rich royal family of Qatar. Al is a phony of the highest order.
Very good, thanks!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#147915 Jan 11, 2013
madscot wrote:
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So what? Are you saying that Fox news gets of free while Current are muslim loving money grubbers? I'll take Qattar over KSA any day.
You can excuse an behavior s long as they share your ideology,can't you?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#147917 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheists like to believe the Nazis were Christian!
:-)
No belief, they announced it themselves with loudspeakers and slogans on their uniforms.

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Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#147918 Jan 11, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That's a fantastic theory!
yes, it is. And it agrees with the evidence.

Since: Aug 11

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#147920 Jan 11, 2013
madscot wrote:
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No it wasn't. Power and control was THE motivating factor. Eliminating all threats.
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
Vladimir Lenin

If those using the church and religion were motivated by power and control and committed atrocities frequently mentioned this is their mirror image.

Lenin used atheism as a tool,his motivation being power and control. If one doesn't care for judging all Atheists by Lenins actions one should afford Christians the same courtesy.

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Since: Dec 10

The Basket of Deplorables

#147921 Jan 11, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
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Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
Vladimir Lenin
If those using the church and religion were motivated by power and control and committed atrocities frequently mentioned this is their mirror image.
Lenin used atheism as a tool,his motivation being power and control. If one doesn't care for judging all Atheists by Lenins actions one should afford Christians the same courtesy.

Please we already have a measure to go by.

It was called the "dark ages".

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#147922 Jan 11, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That's a fantastic theory!
Imagination overboard LOL!! Still can't explain how a chicken became a chicken or a rooster became a rooster and that the chicken can produce eggs, but the rooster can't!! But they have proved that the chicken came before the egg! And why some birds fly but others can't! Evolution is supposed to be the ability to adapt to survive the dangers presented to each species, and yet the Lion has not overcome man(kind) and nor has the Elephant, all of which also evolved from the same 'original' life form as per that posting. And they think I am silly!!!

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#147923 Jan 11, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Please we already have a measure to go by.
It was called the "dark ages".
And some people are stuck in it :)

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Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#147924 Jan 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Thats interesting, Hitler .... gassing priests and nuns.
World War II, Sept 1 1939 Invasion of Poland;ended in 1945.
Several books on this, not difficult to read....
He only liked blonde haired, blue eyed Christians LOL ~ not that they matched the looks of JESUS!! Ha Ha, people have no idea that to be a Christian is to be Christ like in attitude towards oneself and man(kind) and Thou Shalt Not Kill is a Statute of GOD!! Easy to overlook the obvious when being ridiculous :)

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Since: Oct 10

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#147925 Jan 11, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Imagination overboard LOL!! Still can't explain how a chicken became a chicken or a rooster became a rooster and that the chicken can produce eggs, but the rooster can't!! But they have proved that the chicken came before the egg! And why some birds fly but others can't! Evolution is supposed to be the ability to adapt to survive the dangers presented to each species, and yet the Lion has not overcome man(kind) and nor has the Elephant, all of which also evolved from the same 'original' life form as per that posting. And they think I am silly!!!
People only think you're silly when you post things like the above. I'm an atheist but I don't get too involved in Evolution Theory debates. Do you know why? I really don't know enough about it. You and I are equally ignorant in that respect.
Lincoln

United States

#147926 Jan 11, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.
- Adolf Hitler, Speech in Berlin, October 24, 1933
You quote Hitler.
Do you believe him?
:-)

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