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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Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#149345 Jan 22, 2013
Odd. Why would one raise a glass to another man's buttocks?
Buck Crick wrote:
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I bet he doesn't even know you toasted his ass, Dave.

Since: Oct 12

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#149346 Jan 22, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I'm sorry, but you've been brainwashed.
There's nothing I can do for you.
Is there anything u could do for me?

write my award speech?:-)

Since: May 10

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#149347 Jan 22, 2013
Clementia wrote:
@Tide...I can't do anything on a plane, I have to keep my eyes closed and try to go to sleep,...
I bet I could make you open your eyes.

Some women have thought they would pop out of their sockets.

Since: Jan 13

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#149348 Jan 22, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You're still incorrect.
It would be immoral not to save civilians from a bomb blast if you could.
An all powerful god that lets children get shot, or die of leukaemia, or get raped by priests, or to be threatened with eternal damnation would also be immoral- if such a god existed.
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You are still doing it.

You are appealing to an absolute standard of morality, whilst denying one exists.

If there is not an absolute standard, they you cannot argue that "anything" is immoral...

Since: May 10

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#149349 Jan 22, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Odd. Why would one raise a glass to another man's buttocks?
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Not sure. I can crack walnuts with mine. Maybe that's it.

(It's handy for baking)

Since: Jan 13

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#149350 Jan 22, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Slavery may not have been moral then (to us), but was considered such 2-6 thousand years ago. But you can't apply one standard against the other because we do not understand life the same way.
Survival is not necessarily an submission of approval.
One may be a Nazi in 1940's Germany for no other reason than fear.
Yes morality is subjective like that but you have to remember the dynamics that the singular impression of it may differ from the majority. But you are also using two standards where one is pretty much universal in 1940 Germany , the seeds of freedom had been already been sewn throughout the world.
That is my point.

You keep claiming that in the past, that there was a lesser standard of morality.

But you cannot argue that, you can only argue a "different" standard of subjective morality, as subjective morality by its nature can only argue "different", not "right" or "wrong".

That is of course leaving aside the fact you need an absolute standard of morality with which to define a subjective standard of morality...

As society determines your morality for you, whatever society decides you have to abide by.

Are you happy with that?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149351 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Yes, you do want to set the standard for your own morality, that is your sinful condition.
I notice that you demand atheists are not disparaged, but that you have no issue when christians are disparaged. So that high horse is one you should not be riding.:-)
Atheism demands a very limited view of the world based on a biblical truth, that states that men suppress the truth of Gods existance because of their love of sin.
I rail against Christianity, not necessarily Christians. Christianity has a doctrine and a history deserving of harsh ridicule and condemnation.

Look at what Christianity did to you. You aren't able to learn anything that contradicts your programming. I learn new things everyday, and change my mind often in response to better information coming in. My morality and ethics continue to improve as I learn more about the world and humanity. Your worldview was born thousands of years ago out of ignorant tribalism.

There is nothing in the Bible or in the behavior of Christians that suggests a link to a deity. It's a religion. People in religions believe their religions. There are many religions. If all those people believe just like you do, what sets you apart? Do you believe they are being deceived or deluded? Could that not happen to you? Are you immune to being deceived?

Since: Jan 13

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#149352 Jan 22, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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You have yet to define what you mean by "absolute moral standards". Those listed in the Bible most certainly cannot be what you are talking about.
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No, I don't. But I realize it is beyond you to understand.
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Atheism only informs you of what I am NOT, i.e., I am not a theist. It tells you nothing about what I am. Again this appears to be too hard for you to understand.
What I am is a Humanist.
Humanists understand that ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. We are committed to treating each person as having inherent worth and dignity, and to making informed choices in a context of responsible freedom.
Humanists understand that humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. Humanists long for and strive toward a world of mutual care and concern, free of cruelty and its consequences, where differences are resolved cooperatively without resorting to violence.
Humanists understand that working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.
Humanists are concerned for the well being of all, are committed to the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process.
Absolute moral standards.

The concept of right or wrong, good or evil etc.

These are the two foundational absolute moral principles in the Bible:

1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind and all of your strength.

2. You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Since: Jan 13

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#149353 Jan 22, 2013
^^Paraphrase of course.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#149354 Jan 22, 2013
Clementia wrote:
<quoted text>I never said my morality was superior than your?
Yes you did. You said that you learned it or agree with your saints and that they had it all right. Since I don't follow your saints or your mummy, I must be wrong to some degree.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#149355 Jan 22, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I'm sorry, but you've been brainwashed.
There's nothing I can do for you.

Several rolls of duct tape would in fact not cure, but at least give some satisfaction.

Since: Jan 13

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#149356 Jan 22, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Atheism only informs you of what I am NOT, i.e., I am not a theist. It tells you nothing about what I am. Again this appears to be too hard for you to understand.
So your worldview starts from a negative...

Why is it so important, do you think, that you have to start from a position of denial in order to identify yourself?

Denial only makes sense if there is something to deny...

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#149357 Jan 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I bet I could make you open your eyes.
Some women have thought they would pop out of their sockets.
Please don't sit on her Buck, I kinda like her.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#149358 Jan 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I bet he doesn't even know you toasted his ass, Dave.
Hi there. Miss your posts.
Topix atheists such as that are kinda numb. Wouldn't know if they got toasted or not.

These Topix atheists have the minds of children. Lots of wishful thinking without maturity and a grasp of the reality they live in. Just resentment because things ain't the way they think it should be. They need to get out of their cocoons more often.

How's it going, Buck? Hope everything is going well.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#149359 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>You cannot define any morality if you do not have an absolute standard to define it with.
Again, you do not follow your own god's laws; so either your morality differs from your god or you are not following your god.

Stoning daughters was never one of my laws!

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#149360 Jan 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I bet he doesn't even know you toasted his ass, Dave.
Hi there. Miss your posts.
How'd you like the second inaugural?

Pretty neat stuff, no?

Since: Jan 13

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#149361 Jan 22, 2013
Pat wrote:
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Enjoy your stupid.
Do you have a rational contribution to make?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#149362 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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That is my point.
You keep claiming that in the past, that there was a lesser standard of morality.
But you cannot argue that, you can only argue a "different" standard of subjective morality, as subjective morality by its nature can only argue "different", not "right" or "wrong".
That is of course leaving aside the fact you need an absolute standard of morality with which to define a subjective standard of morality...
As society determines your morality for you, whatever society decides you have to abide by.
Are you happy with that?
Yes.

Since: Jan 13

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#149363 Jan 22, 2013
Pat wrote:
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The golden rule is unreasonable?
The "right thing" depends on the situation at hand.
There is an evolutionary basis for morality. Educate yourself.
So rape is determined by the situation?

Since: Jan 13

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#149364 Jan 22, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I'm sorry, but you've been brainwashed.
There's nothing I can do for you.
That is true, my brain has been washed of secular nonsense and illogical worldviews that serve no purpose other than to justify rebellion against the Creator.

So yes, there is nothing you can do for me.

Unless of course you could show empirically that arockdidit.

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