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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Jan 28, 2013
 
Eagle12 wrote:
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Ordures, sweet pastry.
Aren't you sweet?

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Jan 28, 2013
 
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Sharpness is not required. A very absorbent paper towel would do just fine. Then a good wipe with detergent.
Fine then.

Keep wiping.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
River Tam wrote:
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Aren't you sweet?
Ordures?

Eagle meant hors d'oeuvres.

His French is even worse than his English.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"efinition of AGNOSTIC
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: 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
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: a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics> "
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agn...
That does not support your assertion.
What else are you wrong about?
Like I said, an agnostic deals with what can be known. An theist deals with belief.

Agnostic atheist : "I don't know if gods exist but I don't believe they do"

Agnostic theist : "I don't know if gods exist but I believe they do"

Agnostic : "I just don't know"

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Jan 28, 2013
 
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It's the one that says for every virtual particle there must be a virtual anti-virtual particle.
Should I throw away my virtual bible then?

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Jan 28, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"efinition of AGNOSTIC
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: 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
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: a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics> "
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agn...
That does not support your assertion.
What else are you wrong about?
I often ponder why it's so important to the theists why agnostic must be redefined so it is incompatible with atheism. So why can there not be agnostic atheists?
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and your STUPIDITY is showing ,you must be xian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis
Hey the article states that the idea of spontanous life generation goes back to the greek philosophers, which is what it is ... a damn philosophy with no scientific evidence. I believe you have evolved though, you seem stuck on the evolutionary tree at Homo stupidicus.Probably the result of inbred Frenchmen and low I.Q. Indians , the very flower of Canada.

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I often ponder why it's so important to the theists why agnostic must be redefined so it is incompatible with atheism. So why can there not be agnostic atheists?
Because atheism requires just as much belief and commitment as theism.

No middle ground.

Agnostics are not committed to either. They reserve judgment. Atheists already made their judgment.

But I will bet you won't understand that, and will keep on arguing about it.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
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Because atheism requires just as much belief and commitment as theism.
No middle ground.
Agnostics are not committed to either. They reserve judgment. Atheists already made their judgment.
But I will bet you won't understand that, and will keep on arguing about it.
No, that's your own projection. Atheism is, by definition, a lack of belief. You can't change the rules mid-game. Anyone who lacks a belief in a god is an atheist, end of story. You have to justify your own beliefs by projecting your failure to comprehend the differences onto others.

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No, that's your own projection. Atheism is, by definition, a lack of belief. You can't change the rules mid-game. Anyone who lacks a belief in a god is an atheist, end of story. You have to justify your own beliefs by projecting your failure to comprehend the differences onto others.
Your confusion about definitions is part of your pathology.

If you just lacked a belief you would not be on here telling theists how stupid they are.

You have faith in your conviction there are no deities. Or you have a different pathology relating to some need to be contrary.

Again, that will go totally over your head, or you are on here just to argue. I believe it WILL go over your head.

You Topix atheists are much too much emotional in your arguments to be rational thinkers.
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Your confusion about definitions is part of your pathology.
If you just lacked a belief you would not be on here telling theists how stupid they are.
You have faith in your conviction there are no deities. Or you have a different pathology relating to some need to be contrary.
Again, that will go totally over your head, or you are on here just to argue. I believe it WILL go over your head.
You Topix atheists are much too much emotional in your arguments to be rational thinkers.
Ouch! that was good.

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Your confusion about definitions is part of your pathology.
If you just lacked a belief you would not be on here telling theists how stupid they are.
You have faith in your conviction there are no deities. Or you have a different pathology relating to some need to be contrary.
Again, that will go totally over your head, or you are on here just to argue. I believe it WILL go over your head.
You Topix atheists are much too much emotional in your arguments to be rational thinkers.
If theists stopped being stupid, then no one would have reason to call them stupid. I have faith in things with solid evidence, your god has zero, none, so I dismiss your god like all the others, as mythology. I love evidence, evidence is what I study, without evidence there is nothing to accept or deny, it simply does not require any opinion either way.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Because atheism requires just as much belief and commitment as theism.
Atheism requires no belief. Are you Riverside Redneck in drag?

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Jan 28, 2013
 
River Tam wrote:
Should I throw away my virtual bible then?
Did it come with the little cardboard glasses so you can see all three dimensions of God? I think they were called Trinity Blinders or something.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
RR isn't exactly known for his comprehension skills. He falls into the, god exists because I said so level of stupidity.
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This makes no sense whatsoever.
I can shoot lasers from my eyes. Don't ask for evidence because that means you must believe me!

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Jan 28, 2013
 
madscot wrote:
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Like I said, an agnostic deals with what can be known. An theist deals with belief.
Agnostic atheist : "I don't know if gods exist but I don't believe they do"
Agnostic theist : "I don't know if gods exist but I believe they do"
Agnostic : "I just don't know"
Well said. Did you get to watch the video i posted for you?

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Tide with Beach wrote:
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Did it come with the little cardboard glasses so you can see all three dimensions of God? I think they were called Trinity Blinders or something.
My god can't be seen in RGB.

He's absolutely white.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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River Tam wrote:
My god can't be seen in RGB.
He's absolutely white.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
It occurs to me, that this world wouldn't survive an intelligent villain.

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madscot wrote:
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Like I said, an agnostic deals with what can be known. An theist deals with belief.
Agnostic atheist : "I don't know if gods exist but I don't believe they do"
Agnostic theist : "I don't know if gods exist but I believe they do"
Agnostic : "I just don't know"
Then what was Spinoza ?

'God' is the natural forces of the Universe. Thus 'God' is known and observable.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Your confusion about definitions is part of your pathology.
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Don't blame the failings of human language on her.

The terms atheist and agnostic are ambiguous (at best) in common parlance.

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