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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“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#149810 Jan 24, 2013
Pat wrote:
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I've invited him over but he never shows.....
Try opening the door.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#149811 Jan 24, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Try opening the door.
Did that.

A couple of Jehovah's witnesses walked it.

God? Not a trace.

Since: Mar 10

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#149812 Jan 24, 2013
Science, by its own methodology cannot disprove God. The use of instruments and science's preoccupation with them as tools to study the nature of reality teaches only one important lesson: These instruments are useful only in measuring the level of reality in which they themselves exist. Period.

In studying the deeper realities within and behind the universe, these instruments are not only useless but misleading. So-called objective science gives you a model that enables travel to the moon and technological conveniences, but it will eventually run into its own "objective" brick wall because it must by the nature of its methodology constantly ignore what it cannot measure and test. To get at the blueprints of reality, to get behind the camouflage universe, the physical illusion, science must divest itself of its exclusive focus on the physical.

Since: Apr 12

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#149813 Jan 24, 2013
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>So why does the free will of a child rapist/murderer always take precedence over the free will of the innocent child that gets killed? Is the essence of your religion injustice?
While that's all wrong. But that's ok we don't expected you to understand. After all you're an atheist.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149814 Jan 24, 2013
Ever figure out what a deist is? Wow you really humiliated yourself there :))

As usual.

So anyways Mr. Magnets and strings proves god, how goes your garage experiments? Do stay away from sharp objects Gramps, next time they my not be able to reattach your fingers when you chop them off.
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I am sure the Creator will feel properly chastised by your moralizing if and when you meet.

Since: Jan 13

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#149815 Jan 24, 2013
Pat wrote:
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I don't argue against god so yuor point is pointless. I make no claims about the existence of any gods because there is no knowledge to base any claims on. I simply say that YOUR claim of a giod is without merit and unproven, not that it has been proven false.
"Life comes from non-life, if you don't accept this you are ignorant."
Is that all you dishonest godbots have to offer are lies about atheists? I hold no opinion as to how life on earth began since there is no evidence to support any conclusion. The only one with a closed mind who has come to a premature conclusion based on a lack of information (ignorance) is the theist. Stop projecting your dishonesyt and ignorance onto the honest atheists who have the ability to admit not knowing what they don't know.
So you don't believe non life created life then?

Since: Jan 13

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#149816 Jan 24, 2013
Pat wrote:
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Please, one fact, just one mesley fact as to how your god differs from an imaginary god.
It is not a matter of evidence.

It is a matter of your pre-suppositions precluding Gods existance.

And yes, you do have pre-suppositions.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149817 Jan 24, 2013
Nope your god commanded his people to rape women as spoils of war and you know it. So you admit god was immoral. Why worship such an immoral monster?

As expected you ran away from god advocating slavery. Lol! Why are you scared to answer this?

And show historically where king Herod ordered children slain? Let me guess the bible myth! Lmfao!

All your child death examples are off topic and a desperate attempt to dodge the fact that your god ordered his followers to put every infant to the sword. Again is this moral or not?

You don't argue with god you idiot! According to your bible myth even remotely doing that brings curses upon you just ask John the Baptist's Daddy.

As usual you don't know your own bible and require atheists to school you on it.

Cowardly old daffy dodging questions as expected.
Eagle12 wrote:
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Rape was illegal and yes itís immoral. Punishable by death in the bible. God never ordered anyone to be raped, ever. Name one person that God ordered to be raped.
Herod the Great ordered the killing of children a fact.
I think the killing of children is immoral regardless who or when. If God ordered me in war to do so I would try to plead to spare them. It has been proven that a righteous man can plead before God and negotiate with him.

Since: Jan 13

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#149818 Jan 24, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No, that was NOT my argument.
My argument had two branches: either life has always existed or there was a time when it did not.
I then argued that life did not always exist. I did this by showing that the conditions for life did not exist at some point in the past. So there was a time when life did not exist.
We know that life exists now. So, since there was a time when life did not exist, the cause of the earliest life, being prior to that life, had to be non-life.
P1: If life didn't exist at one point, then life must have come from non-life.
P2: Life didn't exist at one point.
C: Life came from non-life.

Since: Jan 13

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#149819 Jan 24, 2013
^^Totally circular...

Since: Dec 11

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#149820 Jan 24, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Rape was illegal and yes itís immoral. Punishable by death in the bible. God never ordered anyone to be raped, ever. Name one person that God ordered to be raped.
The god of the OT explicitly allows Israelites to take girls captured in war and make them their wives *without any consent*. Wives were expected to service their husbands sexually.

The Israelites did not view this as rape because women were essentially the property of their husbands.

But I know, and you know, that it's rape.

Since: Jan 13

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#149821 Jan 24, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Irrelevant. Some things are certainly caused. But not everything is caused.
Name something that isn't caused.:-)

Since: Jan 13

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#149822 Jan 24, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
I won't say I wasn't bothered by some wording and assumptions made... but you didn't give in to the anger being exchanged all over this forum. I can't say i am innocent of the same. Good job.
I think I will make a specification in future between atheists and militant fanatical religiously zealous atheists.:-)

Since: Jan 13

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#149823 Jan 24, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
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I would argue that to be eternal doesn't require being "outside of time" as much as it requires time to simply not have a beginning. And I'm ok with that.
Although i am not rejecting the conclusion of god being eternal... i think the reasoning is flawed.
1. God doesn't have to prove he is outside of time to be eternal.
2. I would ask what prophecy has proven that. Also we have people like Nostradamus who made loose predictions of future events that people believe as well... but nobody would then say that he exists outside of time.
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I am not very highly educated on the big bang. I just know the basics. I just know that this "outside of time" concept is strange as time is a before and after measurement.
Again, every thought and every action have a before and after. Even the thought to create the universe would take time and would place him within the constructs of it.
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Being i am no longer a Christian... the bible isn't a reference i use any longer. I am not saying that if it does show to hold something undeniably amazing that i will reject it. Its just full of passages that can be stretched to mean enough different meanings to cause hundreds of different things to the different churches and hundreds of thousands of different things to different Christians who all think they are the ones who really understand it.
I want to add that the thing that made me initially read your posts is that you asked a lot of questions.....Well structured questions that had very little negativity laced within them. I won't say I wasn't bothered by some wording and assumptions made... but you didn't give in to the anger being exchanged all over this forum. I can't say i am innocent of the same. Good job.
There are quite a number of points here, but the one I would like to deal with is quality of prophecy.

Nostredamus was not known for the accuracy of his prophecies, the bible does not have the same very low standard.:-)

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149824 Jan 24, 2013
Yes you often use circular arguments along with other logical fallacies and dodging questions.

But guess what Derek? It doesn't matter that you changed your screen name and stole from Eric Hovind, bashing science and cowardly dodging questions doesn't prove god no matter what your favorite site http://www.proofthatgodexists.org/ told you.

I understand why you are unable to answer our questions Derek, regardless of what screen name you use. These questions aren't covered in your bookmarked how to debate an atheist sites, hence why you rely on dodging so much.

By all means prove me right by dodging questions Derek. Sorry but changing your screen name doesn't change the stupid.:)

Just don't go hacking up infants that you pulled away from their pleading mothers as your god commanded his people to do before, ok?
mtimber wrote:
^^Totally circular...

Since: Jan 13

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#149825 Jan 24, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
I am troubled by the quality of maturity, rationality, and intellect that has recently gathered on this forum. People such as mtimber and EmpAtheist, among others.
The quality is too high. It's unnatural for this forum.
Something must be happening.
Its called rationality I believe.:-)

lol :-)

Since: Apr 09

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#149826 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
^^Totally circular...
Rather like that great Christian classic:

"The god of the bible is real because the bible says the god of the bible is real and the bible was written by god!"

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149827 Jan 24, 2013
Can you for once answer a question or is dodging hen all you are able to do?
mtimber wrote:
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It is not a matter of evidence.
It is a matter of your pre-suppositions precluding Gods existance.
And yes, you do have pre-suppositions.

Since: Jan 13

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#149828 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Your god commanded rape, killing and putting the infant to the sword. Do you find this moral? Regardless of whoever's words you are deliberately obfuscating it meaningless. Your god your absolute authority for morality commanded his people to rape kill and even put infants to the sword. Is that moral yes or no?
Stop running like a coward, retard and answer.
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Again, as an atheist how do you come to appeal to such outraged moral absolute standards?

Since: Jan 13

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#149829 Jan 24, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yawn special pleading logical fallacy. So again for what the 12th time is it?
Your god ordered his people to take slaves, rape children and put every infant to the sword, moral yes or no?
We're these good things to do in your opinion? Chopping up infants in front of their screaming and crying pleading mothers is cool with you?
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This is totally irrelevant to the point I made...

If you want to have an emotional tantrum in the thread, then go ahead, but it does not validate your point in any way...

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