Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#148177 Jan 14, 2013
Meanwhile thousands of Christians fought to continue slavery even quoting scripture to back up their reasoning.

Truth hurts.
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch PBS series The Abolitionists?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/fi...
I am not a Christian fundamentalist but a lot of abolitionists were.
The Abolitionists will be shown in public school classes on dvd.
Excellent series.
Shows John Brown in Church dedicating his life to abolishing slavery.
Enjoy!
Jeff

San Jose, CA

#148178 Jan 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Meanwhile thousands of Christians fought to continue slavery even quoting scripture to back up their reasoning.
Truth hurts.
<quoted text>
And thousands of atheists also fought to continue slavery. After all in atheism there is nothing wrong with slavery.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#148179 Jan 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Meanwhile thousands of Christians fought to continue slavery even quoting scripture to back up their reasoning.
Truth hurts.
<quoted text>
"Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty."

Abraham Lincoln.

Care to recant your ignorant statement?

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#148180 Jan 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Hmm.
If god hates gays - why does he keep makin''em?
Aye and why does he make shrimp and lobster taste so Good?

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#148181 Jan 14, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I keep every day Holy ~ I don't lie, don't steal, don't covet anything my neighbours might own, believe in one GOD, honor my Spiritual Parents, don't have any false idols etc etc etc....
Why should only 1 day a week be Holy?
God had some specific instructions for the Sabbath and you keep them everyday? You never cook or Clean? Or is it that you are ignorant to what it means to keep the sabbath holy?

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#148182 Jan 14, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I keep every day Holy ~ I don't lie, don't steal, don't covet anything my neighbours might own, believe in one GOD, honor my Spiritual Parents, don't have any false idols etc etc etc....
Why should only 1 day a week be Holy?
You don't have any pictures, paintings or statues? Or do you not know that you are not to have them?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#148183 Jan 14, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have any pictures, paintings or statues? Or do you not know that you are not to have them?
Cherry picking atheists.

Pictures, paintings or statues are fine to have - so long as they're not worshipped.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#148184 Jan 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Cherry picking atheists.
Oh please. Every Christian cherry-picks what parts of the Bible they accept or reject. And when it contradicts itself, which side of the contradiction they prefer.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#148185 Jan 14, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans...So maybe you should sit back and reexamine your beliefs, and why you have them. You really don't have to though, you can stay in your own blissful ideologies, as well.
I'm sleepy, GN. SL :) ps I truly hope you have blessed day!
Gehenna slave, really?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#148186 Jan 14, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh please. Every Christian cherry-picks what parts of the Bible they accept or reject. And when it contradicts itself, which side of the contradiction they prefer.
I can't speak of every Christian and neither can you.

He either ignorantly or deceitfully twisted scripture.

Atheists seem to do that a lot.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#148187 Jan 14, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
God had some specific instructions for the Sabbath and you keep them everyday? You never cook or Clean? Or is it that you are ignorant to what it means to keep the sabbath holy?
Do you think GOD told us not to eat on a day of the week, to look after our children, change their clothes, feed the animals etc etc? Do you think GOD wanted a baby to scream all day because it was hungry?

Man, you really don't know GOD!

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#148188 Jan 14, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have any pictures, paintings or statues? Or do you not know that you are not to have them?
Of course I do, and I wear a cross around my neck continually, with the face of JESUS etched into it. I have the Last Supper hanging on my wall, and a Nativity Scene set up all year around on the mantle piece above the fireplace. 4 of my lightshades are Cherubs....among many other Spiritually enhanced treasures.

Do I Idolise these things? Do I pray to these things? No, I Pray to GOD!

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#148189 Jan 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Cherry picking atheists.
Pictures, paintings or statues are fine to have - so long as they're not worshipped.
Exactly :)

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#148190 Jan 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Cherry picking atheists.
Pictures, paintings or statues are fine to have - so long as they're not worshipped.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:(Exodus 20:4)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#148191 Jan 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Cherry picking atheists.
Pictures, paintings or statues are fine to have - so long as they're not worshipped.
Placing a price tag on the artifact is inherently worshiping it.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#148192 Jan 14, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think GOD told us not to eat on a day of the week, to look after our children, change their clothes, feed the animals etc etc? Do you think GOD wanted a baby to scream all day because it was hungry?
Man, you really don't know GOD!
Picking up sticks is less work than any of those.

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#148193 Jan 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:(Exodus 20:4)
Do you know what Graven Image means?

"An idol or fetish carved in wood or stone"

Do you know what an idol is (apart from our super stars of course LOL)

"a. An image used as an object of worship. b. A false god. 2. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively"

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#148194 Jan 14, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Picking up sticks is less work than any of those.
I guess you are stating you would rather pick up a stick than feed a baby? Not surprising, I suppose

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#148195 Jan 14, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Placing a price tag on the artifact is inherently worshiping it.
Is it? Do you idolise the $

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#148196 Jan 14, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Of course I do, and I wear a cross around my neck continually, with the face of JESUS etched into it. I have the Last Supper hanging on my wall, and a Nativity Scene set up all year around on the mantle piece above the fireplace. 4 of my lightshades are Cherubs....among many other Spiritually enhanced treasures.
Do I Idolise these things? Do I pray to these things? No, I Pray to GOD!
All of those are idols.

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