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

Chicago, IL

#149089 Jan 20, 2013
Take your pills schizo and after that and 28 more stays in the looney bin like you stayed before then maybe you will see how stupid it is to worship a retarded zombie Jew with no historical evidence like Jesus.

Those voices in your head are not angels ok? Now get your crazy on!
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry you are so rude you don't even comprehend your own rudeness, and sorry you do not see the cruelty in your words. Oh, I can go back and find those postings, have no fear, too bad you don't know enough regret to understand you should feel remorse for writing them!!

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#149090 Jan 20, 2013
What's to know about your retarded religion? You have stupid people praying to a zombie Jew who acted like a retard at the temple and got himself all crucified. Then like damn near all the Hellenistic gods, born of a virgin, child prodigy, performing miracles etc etc he rose from the dead performed some last miracles are ascended into heaven. Well according to myth anyways it happened that way. No wonder Jesus is a retarded god!

Perseus and Hercules from 500 years earlier did it better though and we actually have much more historical proof for Hercules than Jesus.
Langoliers wrote:
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"Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know god isn't Satan? Have you got a picture of them together? They might be the same thing."
"one and the same. "
Ok so now you have cemented yourself as completely ignorant of the Christian faith.
Good day.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#149091 Jan 20, 2013
According to the bible myth your retarded god is the creator of all and everything so he just have created satan and hell right?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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ugh....
southerncross

Denver, CO

#149092 Jan 20, 2013
appleboy wrote:
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In our brief lifespan, we are free to make our own purpose. Most people throw that choice away by hoping for something eternal. For my way of thinking, it is silly to find a higher purpose in floating around "somewhere up there" with nothing to do for ever and ever, veging out or singing songs or just sitting there playing with their spirit navel.
Life is here now. It is often a struggle, and sometimes downright delicious. That is a grand enough purpose for me.
Life is a beetch and then you die...all your struggle of no consequence. why bother? You may as will spend your life as a couch potato for all living is worth by your estimation.
southerncross

Denver, CO

#149093 Jan 21, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
According to the bible myth your retarded god is the creator of all and everything so he just have created satan and hell right?
<quoted text>
That's right. Satan is God's personal varmint exterminator and you're on his most wanted hit list.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#149094 Jan 21, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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The information is available on the net about the historic burial grounds in Israel and surrounding area. There are several and some graves contain many family members.
You have no concept of scale.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#149095 Jan 21, 2013
southerncross wrote:
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That's right. Satan is God's personal varmint exterminator and you're on his most wanted hit list.
So then your god created pure evil.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#149096 Jan 21, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What makes you assume there'd be any remains left to find? Bones decompose, too. After several thousand years, they'd be indiscernible from the dirt.
It's a desert.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#149097 Jan 21, 2013
Yahweh/Jesus is scared of iron chariots and is so retarded he thinks you can build a tower going into his living room.

If you are going to threaten me with a deity could you at least chose a semi-intelligent one?
southerncross wrote:
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That's right. Satan is God's personal varmint exterminator and you're on his most wanted hit list.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#149098 Jan 21, 2013
But the IPU is the only true invisible pink unicorn, which is better. So I win.
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Dudeism is more real because there isn't a "god" requirement. So, there.:P

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#149100 Jan 21, 2013
Thinking wrote:
But the IPU is the only true invisible pink unicorn, which is better. So I win.
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You just like IPU because it lives in Uranus.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#149102 Jan 21, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom"
--Abraham Lincoln, 19NOV1863
In 1951, the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, began including the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1952 they adopted a resolution urging that the change be made universal and copies of this resolution were sent to the President, the Vice President and the Speaker of the House.

The phrase "under God" was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance June 14, 1954, by a Joint Resolution of Congress.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#149103 Jan 21, 2013
Whereas you suffer with arseteroids.
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>You just like IPU because it lives in Uranus.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#149104 Jan 21, 2013
The pope shows how he is down with the kids, sending a tweet in latin. Is it any wonder their followers are leaving in droves when they are so out of touch.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22654...
Lincoln

United States

#149105 Jan 21, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So then your God created pure evil.
How do you define pure evil?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#149106 Jan 21, 2013
The Atheist's Manifesto

"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdidy of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravangant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstatiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It's not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the unitiated. Moreover, that Materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." - Carl Sagan

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#149107 Jan 21, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
According to the bible myth your retarded god is the creator of all and everything so he just have created satan and hell right?
<quoted text>
According to a Barna Group survey (2011), Atheism is the Tea Party of fringe cults, predominantly white, male and bigoted.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#149108 Jan 21, 2013
digitaldan wrote:
The Atheist's Manifesto
What are you saying? Science is wrong, and religion right? Please explain. Cause if you are looking for absurdities try the so called holy books.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#149109 Jan 21, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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How do you define pure evil?
The god of the old testament got to high on that list of evil characters.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#149110 Jan 21, 2013
digitaldan wrote:
The Atheist's Manifesto
"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdidy of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravangant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstatiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It's not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the unitiated. Moreover, that Materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." - Carl Sagan
First of all, this is NOT the position of the vast majority of atheists.

Second, it was NOT a quote of Carl Sagan. it is a quote from Richard Lewontin who was reviewing a book of Sagan's.

Third, if you can find a way to test the 'non-material', I'm sure there are many scientists who would be willing to theorize, test, and figure out how it works. The rule of science isn't some fuzzy materialism, but the simple idea that ideas must be testable and that general principles must stand up to tests designed to show them wrong.

Finally, Dr. Lewontin is not a spokesman for ALL atheists or even all scientists. Lewontin was a marxist, with very particular views (which were often wrong).

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