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

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#150590 Jan 28, 2013
solopassage wrote:
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Does the "evidence" in your life reflect your morality? That's what you should really be concerned about.
Scienc teaches that you can claim that anything is true if the only basis for believing it, is that nobody has proved it isn't.
Science doesn't teach anything, any more than a hammer teaches carpentry.

Learn what science is before you proceed or you will look a fool.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#150591 Jan 28, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, society is indeed 'degrading' and we know one thing for sure, they are not going to stop killing kids in schools. Once upon a time they didn't lock their doors, now they use deadlocks and security systems.... but perhaps, life in Australia is different to a degree, although we are heading in the same sort of direction.
Are you 5? Because in the 80s and 90s you had to lock your doors, all of them. Violent crimes are less than half now what they were back then, that includes mass shootings. So all evidence suggests that you're wrong, and an idiot.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#150592 Jan 28, 2013
What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
What... is your name?
What... is your quest?
What... is the capital of Assyria?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#150593 Jan 28, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>They are scum.
Says the person who initiates ad homs against everyone. Irony meter, you broke another.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#150595 Jan 28, 2013
A priest and a rabbi are walking down the sidewalk when a ten year old boy runs across te street in front of them. The priest says, let's fck him. The rabbi says, out of what?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#150596 Jan 28, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
A priest and a rabbi are walking down the sidewalk when a ten year old boy runs across te street in front of them. The priest says, let's fck him. The rabbi says, out of what?
A guy walks into a bar.

Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#150597 Jan 28, 2013
What do you mean? African or European swallow?
Givemeliberty wrote:
What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
<quoted text>

Since: Mar 11

United States

#150598 Jan 28, 2013
Epic! For the win!
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
A guy walks into a bar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =77PymmxMLJMXX
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#150599 Jan 28, 2013
She's annoyingly thick but I don't want her to be unhappy.
I've helped neighbours through bereavement, the believers cope as badly as the rest of us. Hopefully she'll find solace some day.
Givemeliberty wrote:
She is a nutter man. Ok look let's be real. Who comes on a forum and drones on and on about her so called dead sister who she never even met because it happened years before she was born?!
That's just morbid and bizarre. I mean it's not like the two had even seen each other let alone spent years together. We have all had family members die of screwed up circumstances but normal people don't go on and on about it especially if they had never even seen the person!
She uses this supposedly dead sister as an emotional appeal a get out stupid jail free card when she sounds like a reject.
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Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#150600 Jan 28, 2013
Sue him.
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
A guy walks into a bar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =77PymmxMLJMXX
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#150601 Jan 28, 2013
Cantilever, truss, suspension, beam or other?
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Last year about this time, I lived under a bridge. My name was Sally to some. Solly to the ones that understood.
There are some extremely intelligent people that live on the fringe.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#150602 Jan 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Sue him.
<quoted text>

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#150603 Jan 28, 2013
solopassage wrote:
<quoted text>Does the "evidence" in your life reflect your morality? That's what you should really be concerned about.

Scienc teaches that you can claim that anything is true if the only basis for believing it, is that nobody has proved it isn't.
Religion teaches that you can claim anything is true if the only basis for believing it is that nobody has proved it isn't.

There.

Fixed it for you.

No need to thank me.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#150604 Jan 28, 2013
solopassage wrote:
<quoted text>What would you know of the teachings of Jesus, he wrote nothing himself. You only know how others interpret his teachings.

Jesus corrected the Jewish doctrines of the Old Testament by introducing a new system of ethics, which was disbelieved by the Jews. Jesus and Jews were not exactly best buds. Why do you think he never taught in synagogues? The first time he tried the "Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him." Further, why would a Jewish God send his only begotten son to reform the Jewish hierarchy of that day? Yet this is exactly what transpired! The New Testament is the Old Testament reformed.
Why did the OT need to be reformed?

God screwed it up the first time?

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#150605 Jan 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Sue him.
<quoted text>
Did you here about the Japanese - Jewish restaurant, it was called Sosueme.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#150606 Jan 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Your user name is interesting. Brings up an important aspect of life as a human being.

Going through life alone is something no one wants to do. People have a need for companionship.

You will never get rid of a Jesus for that reason.
Yes.

For people who can't maintain real companionship, an imaginary companion will suffice.

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#150607 Jan 28, 2013
mtimber wrote:
The Bible clearly shows that you are lying on this matter.
Your bible can't demonstrate anything but words it contains, which is proof of nothing except that the bible contains them.
mtimber wrote:
And as the Bible has shown it can be trusted ...
Au contraire. Your bible is riddled with error and contradiction.
mtimber wrote:
you appeal to Christian principles of morality as the defining standard of your character.
What moral principles are original to Christianity? "Thou shalt not steal"? You stole that from the Jews.

Incidentally, whenever Christians pick and choose which commandments of their bible to accept and which to reject, they are applying an external standard to your so-called absolute biblical morality to do it.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#150608 Jan 28, 2013
BBC comedy from the 1970s- how Daleks make a curry:

www.youtube.com/watch...
Richardfs wrote:
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Did you here about the Japanese - Jewish restaurant, it was called Sosueme.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#150609 Jan 28, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Kinky!
<quoted text>
Lola - kinks
I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
Coca-Cola]
C-O-L-A cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a DARK BROWN voice she said Lola
L-O-L-A Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Well I'm not the world's most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Well we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
And said little boy won't you come home with me
Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Well I looked at her and she at me
Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I'll always want it to be that way for my Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Well I'd left home just a week before
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said little boy I'm gonna make you a man
Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#150610 Jan 28, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Obviously, as a Christian, I can explain why you have value and why there is a purpose to your life.
How does a god - or belief in a god - give a life more purpose than it wouldn't otherwise have?

Are you implying that my purpose is to worship it? That's not my purpose - it's the deity's.

As a Christian, your life is devalued and relatively purposeless. In the eyes of your god, you are nothing but a praising machine.

Your purpose - the reason you believe that you were created - is to die and move on to a life of praising some narcissistic black hole of need. In the meantime, you consider the very flesh that you are encased in an your enemy in which you are trapped while awaiting release. You see the world as decadent, and anticipate leaving it, too.

No thanks.

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