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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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#148761 Jan 17, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I humble myself before you.
Please, have mercy.
Well, Clementia is the goddess of forgiveness and mercy, u know.

OK, get in the shower of mercy!! if u want mercy u gotta get in and ya gotta be in your birthday suit, those are the rules!!

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#148762 Jan 17, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I just thought of a cool movie idea...
Greek gods VS Norse gods...
Pat Pending
Pat is close to earning the white sheet too.

Since: Mar 10

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#148763 Jan 17, 2013
madscot wrote:
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You decide :
We believe the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world much as it exists today, but for reasons unknown made it appear that the universe is billions of years old (instead of thousands) and that life evolved into its current state (rather than created in its current form). Every time a researcher carries out an experiment that appears to confirm one of these scientific theories supporting an old earth and evolution we can be sure that the FSM is there, modifying the data with his Noodly Appendage. We dont know why He does this but we believe He does, that is our Faith.
By contrast, in laboratories, man has great opportunites to obtain preprogrammed answers, based on what he thinks he already knows. His faculties keenly focused on physical reality can hardly produce anything else. An atheist would never call an atom, alive, let alone conscious. Yet a collection of certain atoms assembled into a human form calls itself alive.

In many ways, atheists are befuddled creatures... forever prowling around the confines of their limited perceptions looking for an identity with meaning that science cannot provide. They've drawn a magic circle around their beliefs so that everything not in agreement seems dark and alien and unselflike. Instead they look backward at their rudimentary physical origins taking it for granted that evolution is over and they have arrived, kings of the mountain wondering, "Is this all there is?" We are here now for no particular reason, and when we're dead we're dead? They are afraid of those brilliant psychic fires that light up their inner landscape leading to the answers they seek. Afraid that path might lead to God.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#148764 Jan 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Your flying spaghetti monster cannot account for absolute moral standards...
Which exist, obviously, as everyone uses them.
So he fails very quickly.
So yes, a very poor analogy.
Dawkins is not a good person to rely on for a sound philosophical argument...
I don't rely on Dawkins. The FSM is the alpha and Omega for infinity.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#148765 Jan 17, 2013
Clementia wrote:
Well, Clementia is the goddess of forgiveness and mercy, u know.
OK, get in the shower of mercy!! if u want mercy u gotta get in and ya gotta be in your birthday suit, those are the rules!!
You know what they say...

Rules are made to be followed diligently.

:)

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#148766 Jan 17, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Pat is close to earning the white sheet too.
I think she'd look right at home under one of those.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#148767 Jan 17, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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" It is as disbelief in any gods ."
Wrong!
Merriam-Webster.
athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity
Not a disbelieve but a believe.
This is why every survey list Atheist ( a person that BELIEVES there is no God or gods) and non-believers separate.
ag·nos·tic\ag-ˈnäs-tik,əg -\
noun
1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
It's so sad you can't get the difference in these two words.
Ok Prove there's a God to not believe in and I will say your right. Until then I really don't believe. I can believe you're an idiot though , because only idiots try to define and change what other people say they feel or think.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#148768 Jan 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Lack of belief in God is a moral position
No, it is a logical position.
mtimber wrote:
as that belief dictates human moral
No, society dictates human morality.
mtimber wrote:
reactions to the idea of God...
Morality is not based on your god. You may claim to base your morality on your god, but you are wrong.
mtimber wrote:
Why would atheistic secular humanism claim an absolute moral standard as you stated about genocide?
Anyone stating what is moral and what is not, is basing that on current standards mixed with the moral standards of where and when they grew up.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#148769 Jan 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Your flying spaghetti monster cannot account for absolute moral standards...
Which exist, obviously, as everyone uses them.
So he fails very quickly.
So yes, a very poor analogy.
Dawkins is not a good person to rely on for a sound philosophical argument...
Absolute moral standards ... you mean like killing witches?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#148771 Jan 17, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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I merely quoted a dictionary. I defined nothing nor did I change what other people said.
Why do you have these issues?
Do you hate your mother?
You change what I said , but more importantly the definition you cite was written by a believer such as yourself.
Hence you agree with it, you will find only those who "believe"
will think not having a belief is a belief.
Therefore you are redefining what atheists themselves say about it when you cite that definition.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#148772 Jan 17, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Well again here is Marriam-Webster definition of atheist.
athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity
This states a positive assertion of Believe. Not to be confused with Agnostic.
ag·nos·tic\ag-ˈnäs-tik,əg -\
noun
1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
Let me try to clear this up for you. Your entire position hinges on the word, "belief". But what you refuse to take into account in the difference between christian belief and logical belief.

christian belief is blind faith. It is not based on facts.

Logical belief is based on fact, repeatable experiment, and so on.

A christian (or any other deity believer) is required to believe despite any evidence or the lack there of.

For a logical person (logical about gods) requires some proof and there just is none for any god. We know the history of your beliefs, we know the history of the Earth, we know the science behind evolution, and so on. Whilst we don't know every detail, by far, we have evidence,(evidence that anyone can verify), which leads us to our current beliefs.

I know this will not help you, but...

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#148773 Jan 17, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>You change what I said , but more importantly the definition you cite was written by a believer such as yourself.
Hence you agree with it, you will find only those who "believe"
will think not having a belief is a belief.
Therefore you are redefining what atheists themselves say about it when you cite that definition.
Oh don't be silly. The definition I quoted came out of the Merriam-Webster App on my iPad. Down load it and look it up for yourself.

Redefining atheist? Don't make me laugh. I am doing nothing but quoting already publish articles or definitions for existing dictionary's. did I down load the free Merriam-Webster app because I knew its definitions of your cult would piss you off? Nope just downloaded it because I needed a dictionary.

You are a very paranoid little person.
Are you having a tough childhood?
Why do you hate your mother?

Since: Apr 12

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#148774 Jan 17, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>Let me try to clear this up for you. Your entire position hinges on the word, "belief". But what you refuse to take into account in the difference between christian belief and logical belief.

christian belief is blind faith. It is not based on facts.

Logical belief is based on fact, repeatable experiment, and so on.

A christian (or any other deity believer) is required to believe despite any evidence or the lack there of.

For a logical person (logical about gods) requires some proof and there just is none for any god. We know the history of your beliefs, we know the history of the Earth, we know the science behind evolution, and so on. Whilst we don't know every detail, by far, we have evidence,(evidence that anyone can verify), which leads us to our current beliefs.

I know this will not help you, but...
Nice try anyways.

You gave it the old collage try. Nice job old chap.

be·lieve\bə-ˈlēv\
intransitive verb
1 a : to have a firm religious faith
b : to accept something as true, genuine, or real

athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity

Oh and I too have very convincing evidence of my believe.
I too know earths history and how it was created.
I also know when and how the universe was created.
I too know when man first walked on the earth.

And I also know how it all ends.

Not that this information would help you out either.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#148775 Jan 17, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh don't be silly. The definition I quoted came out of the Merriam-Webster App on my iPad. Down load it and look it up for yourself.
Redefining atheist? Don't make me laugh. I am doing nothing but quoting already publish articles or definitions for existing dictionary's. did I down load the free Merriam-Webster app because I knew its definitions of your cult would piss you off? Nope just downloaded it because I needed a dictionary.
You are a very paranoid little person.
Are you having a tough childhood?
Why do you hate your mother?
Here's what you did :

Christians = deluded deluding

: to mislead the mind or judgment of
1: to mislead the mind or judgment of : deceive, trick
2obsolete a : frustrate, disappoint b : evade, elude
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/del...

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#148776 Jan 17, 2013
Like in Mein Kampf where he goes on and on about his religious faith and how important god is? Or his actions of killing the Jews as revenge for them killing Jesus? He called them Christ killers and he was going to make them pay for what they did to his messiah and god Jesus. Again where did he claim he was an atheist or even claim to no longer believe in god?

Hurry up retard! Wake up retard! Hey wake up riverside retard and eat your retarded breakfast before someone flushes!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Lets see if I can make this clear fit a troll like you.
I didn't say that hitler SAID he was an atheist, I said that hitler BECAME an atheist.
His words & actions support that.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#148777 Jan 17, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh don't be silly. The definition I quoted came out of the Merriam-Webster App on my iPad. Down load it and look it up for yourself.
Redefining atheist? Don't make me laugh. I am doing nothing but quoting already publish articles or definitions for existing dictionary's. did I down load the free Merriam-Webster app because I knew its definitions of your cult would piss you off? Nope just downloaded it because I needed a dictionary.
You are a very paranoid little person.
Are you having a tough childhood?
Why do you hate your mother?
I knew what I wrote would fly right over your head, and that you would continue your mindless rant.

Produce a deity not a rumor of one and we will be inclined to "believe". Until then we simply "do not believe".
Nor do we believe you can possibly believe any different, being the brainwashed idiot you are.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#148778 Jan 17, 2013
The riverside retard is upset we don't believe in his retarded god. And trust me nothing has retarded the human race like god and religion.
Aerobatty wrote:
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He has barely enough intelligence to pull a trigger.
Fortunately for him, it's hard to reach when the gun's pointed the wrong way.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#148779 Jan 17, 2013
.... Uh .... Hey do you have any idea how retarded this question made you look? No seriously..... Just when you though riverside retard couldn't get any dumber....
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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So....
You're saying I'm wrong that my words show I'm an atheist?

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#148780 Jan 17, 2013
Are you upset that atheists don't believe in your retarded god? Sorry about that retard! We're just smarter than you.
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try anyways.
You gave it the old collage try. Nice job old chap.
be·lieve\bə-ˈlēv\
intransitive verb
1 a : to have a firm religious faith
b : to accept something as true, genuine, or real
athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity
Oh and I too have very convincing evidence of my believe.
I too know earths history and how it was created.
I also know when and how the universe was created.
I too know when man first walked on the earth.
And I also know how it all ends.
Not that this information would help you out either.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#148782 Jan 17, 2013
I have a better idea retard! How about you demonstrate for us how your godhead that you claim to be a part of as co creator of the universe is anything more than a delusion?

Any chance of you pulling that off simpleton?
Wrathbone wrote:
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By contrast, in laboratories, man has great opportunites to obtain preprogrammed answers, based on what he thinks he already knows. His faculties keenly focused on physical reality can hardly produce anything else. An atheist would never call an atom, alive, let alone conscious. Yet a collection of certain atoms assembled into a human form calls itself alive.
In many ways, atheists are befuddled creatures... forever prowling around the confines of their limited perceptions looking for an identity with meaning that science cannot provide. They've drawn a magic circle around their beliefs so that everything not in agreement seems dark and alien and unselflike. Instead they look backward at their rudimentary physical origins taking it for granted that evolution is over and they have arrived, kings of the mountain wondering, "Is this all there is?" We are here now for no particular reason, and when we're dead we're dead? They are afraid of those brilliant psychic fires that light up their inner landscape leading to the answers they seek. Afraid that path might lead to God.

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