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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Jan 12, 2013
 
She is a chronically mentally ill woman who hates the pharmaceutical industry because it makes the crazy pills that takes away the voices in her head.
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you certainly ramble on like an idiot loaded on some weird drugs,,LOL
bought it online have you?

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Jan 12, 2013
 
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You know, I think you were bullied when you were a kid. Donít me get wrong we all had run ins with bullies. Some more than others. But I think you were bullied a hell of a lot.
Maybe it was because your size and your grades. That bullying had a sizeable impact on your life. Sarcasm and cynicism comes from your childhood. It could even had derived from a relative.
Iím sorry that happened to you. Today there has been a little more focus on the problem of bullying. I can only hope you donít pass on those undesirable personality traits to your children and grandchildren.
It's not too late to change.
There is almost nothing more hilarious to me than eagle playing armchair psychologist.

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Jan 12, 2013
 
It's almost as funny as Muq trying to argue and explain science :))
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<quoted text>There is almost nothing more hilarious to me than eagle playing armchair psychologist.

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christianity is EVIL wrote:
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you certainly ramble on like an idiot loaded on some weird drugs,,LOL
bought it online have you?
Nahh...... just posting that which scientists write ~ and agree with you, they have some weird drugs on offer!!

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No sarcasm. The forums are here for all. I enjoy reading and learning from other people's experiences.
Thanks ~ I too am here to learn :)

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Jan 12, 2013
 
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She is a chronically mentally ill woman who hates the pharmaceutical industry because it makes the crazy pills that takes away the voices in her head.
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wrong ~ I am certified sane! bet you don't have your sanity papers LOL

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Jan 12, 2013
 
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It's almost as funny as Muq trying to argue and explain science :))
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or you trying to be nice :):):)

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Jan 12, 2013
 
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>That's my point ~ how often and how regularly things change..... and whether or not you think it is legitimate, you are probably partaking in their killer chemicals.
And with all due respect to you too, at least you had the sense to realise I was posting stuff written by scientists, where as some of the posters in here thought it was my own stuff.
Actually, much of what you posted was written by journalists, some of whom also have trouble telling the difference between solid research and premature conjecture. More to the point, your scattergun approach to selecting your articles just to prove that you are serious had the opposite effect for me. The writers I respect cite articles sparsely to support points they are trying to make. They stay focused on the matters under discussion. They certainly don't spam a plethora of articles just to prop up a faltering ego.

You don't have to, either. You could relax enough to enjoy the conversation rather than trying to put yourself at the center of it. Trust me, that's not really a comfortable place anyway.

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Jan 12, 2013
 
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Actually, much of what you posted was written by journalists, some of whom also have trouble telling the difference between solid research and premature conjecture. More to the point, your scattergun approach to selecting your articles just to prove that you are serious had the opposite effect for me. The writers I respect cite articles sparsely to support points they are trying to make. They stay focused on the matters under discussion. They certainly don't spam a plethora of articles just to prop up a faltering ego.
You don't have to, either. You could relax enough to enjoy the conversation rather than trying to put yourself at the center of it. Trust me, that's not really a comfortable place anyway.
Access to the periphery provides comfort.

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Actually, much of what you posted was written by journalists, some of whom also have trouble telling the difference between solid research and premature conjecture. More to the point, your scattergun approach to selecting your articles just to prove that you are serious had the opposite effect for me. The writers I respect cite articles sparsely to support points they are trying to make. They stay focused on the matters under discussion. They certainly don't spam a plethora of articles just to prop up a faltering ego.
You don't have to, either. You could relax enough to enjoy the conversation rather than trying to put yourself at the center of it. Trust me, that's not really a comfortable place anyway.
Cheers ~ didn't really mean to put myself at the centre of it, just wanted to prove I am not ignorant on certain topics :)

Thanks for the pointer; now perhaps, you would like to write why you believe in atheism and give us a few links, of varying content, so I might get an understanding of why you believe what you believe! But then again, no need to prove to me anything, we each find that which we seek, and I am not seeking to be an atheist LOL

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Access to the periphery provides comfort.
Like seeing outside of the square!!

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<quoted text>Like seeing outside of the square!!
Sometimes they say, thinking outside the box.

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Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure if this is sarcasm or not, but if not, it was my pleasure. As mentioned, I am a Tarot Reader, and when I was reading in Fairs was very popular. I love the cryptic language, or cryptic messages of the Universe, and also love help people find their inner selves, and learn how to love that which is inherent within. It is the inside that counts :)
I'm pretty sure jesus would not be very happy with that.

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Serah wrote:
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Ever had goosebumps when you are not cold? Do you comprehend what John Edwards means when he says he gets a buzzing at the base of his neck in the interview on that link?
***Are you able to turn off your psychic ability when you want to? Is it like turning off your cell phone to get some peace and quiet, like when you're having dinner?
Yes, I have to be able to turn it off. But sometimes an energy tries to get through to me when I'm "off duty." I feel a buzzing at the base of my neck. It's like I'm on eternal "vibrate" in case of an emergency.
http://www.beliefnet.com/Wellness/2003/11/Joh... ***
Gut Instinct;
Definitions
noun
an instinctive feeling, as opposed to an opinion or idea based on facts.....
Do you have any instinct or are you just all about facts?
At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The JREF does not involve itself in the testing procedure, other than helping to design the protocol and approving the conditions under which a test will take place. All tests are designed with the participation and approval of the applicant. In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform a relatively simple preliminary test of the claim, which if successful, will be followed by the formal test. Preliminary tests are usually conducted by associates of the JREF at the site where the applicant lives. Upon success in the preliminary testing process, the "applicant" becomes a "claimant."
http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challe...

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Sometimes they say, thinking outside the box.
Yes; I was almost going to change it to the box, but left it as the square!! I would like to say it is a pleasure getting to know you, Catcher1, as time goes by :)

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<quoted text>I'm pretty sure jesus would not be very happy with that.
Why? Not that you believe in Him, but why would Jesus get upset when I read Tarot cards and not get upset when people laugh at little girls getting burned to death?

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At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The JREF does not involve itself in the testing procedure, other than helping to design the protocol and approving the conditions under which a test will take place. All tests are designed with the participation and approval of the applicant. In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform a relatively simple preliminary test of the claim, which if successful, will be followed by the formal test. Preliminary tests are usually conducted by associates of the JREF at the site where the applicant lives. Upon success in the preliminary testing process, the "applicant" becomes a "claimant."
http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challe...
Are you suggesting I offer myself up for their tests? There is more to spiritual than money and really, nothing to prove other than what you are looking for! I certainly don't mind being questioned; when one tells the truth, there is no need to fear the questions ~ it is only when one lies that doubt sets in :)

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Jan 12, 2013
 
Those of us who have never spent time in a psychiatric hospitals don't require said documents. Wierd isn't it?

Take your medications my psychotic fruitcake.
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<quoted text>wrong ~ I am certified sane! bet you don't have your sanity papers LOL

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Those of us who have never spent time in a psychiatric hospitals don't require said documents. Wierd isn't it?
Take your medications my psychotic fruitcake.
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And be hard hearted like you? I'd rather be what you call a psychotic fruitcake LOL, and have GOD in my heart and a new life in my Soul :)

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Jan 12, 2013
 
But when you pull out this strange hodge podge of articles and then show tht you really do not understand what they are saying you indeed come off as very ignorant. I realize that the mental illness you suffer from stops you from seeing that. This is why you should go back to the looney bin and get on some proper medications so you can see when you are braying like a jackass and stop the braying before it gets out of hand.

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<quoted text>Cheers ~ didn't really mean to put myself at the centre of it, just wanted to prove I am not ignorant on certain topics :)
Thanks for the pointer; now perhaps, you would like to write why you believe in atheism and give us a few links, of varying content, so I might get an understanding of why you believe what you believe! But then again, no need to prove to me anything, we each find that which we seek, and I am not seeking to be an atheist LOL

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