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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#151166 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Like what?
Like the claims of Christianity.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Wrong. There are many historians that have researched Jesus. Read for yourself. Try not to be a typical atheist & cherry pick (I'll notice).
I specifically stated "Jesus' miracles and divinity and resurrection".
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Because Christianity isn't a copycat of Judaism.
It is by your definition of copycat, which was that they have some of the same characters.

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#151167 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Oh yes, because that's a much less fantasic story......
Do you accept the claims or not?

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#151168 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Thanks for inputting your asumptions.
I guess you don't know that Christianity is rising faster than the wrold's population....
Where is it growing? Uneducated 3rd world nations? Congratulations. It's dying in the 1st world.

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#151169 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Like what?
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Wrong. There are many historians that have researched Jesus. Read for yourself. Try not to be a typical atheist & cherry pick (I'll notice).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Jesus
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Because Christianity isn't a copycat of Judaism.
Judaism, Christianity & Islam are all Abrahamic religions.
Finally, he get's it! All 3 religions are the same!!!!!!! You all one big happy family, well maybe not happy!

And stop making things up about Buddha, just coz u got nothing on him, u start making it up, u silly prune!

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#151170 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Thanks for inputting your asumptions.
I guess you don't know that Christianity is rising faster than the wrold's population....
Yh, and so is bacteria, it always has!!! God bless all microorganisms!!!!!!

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#151171 Jan 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Yes, thank you for confirming that I was right.
Historians are specialists in a particular branch of study: history. They are scholars.
Holy Jebus.....

Using your "logic", you could say:

Tomatoes ARE tacos.

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#151172 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Holy Jebus.....
Using your "logic", you could say:
Tomatoes ARE tacos.
How do you figure?

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#151173 Jan 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
Like the claims of Christianity.
No, you said you only believe things that are evidenced. Like what?

And what claims of Christianity do you consider to be non-evidenced?
I specifically stated "Jesus' miracles and divinity and resurrection".
No amount if current science can explain Jesus' miracles.

Do you think that means they're false?

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#151174 Jan 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Do you accept the claims or not?
That you knew a guy that was 30 foot tall & shot lasers out of his eyes?

No

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#151175 Jan 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
Where is it growing? Uneducated 3rd world nations? Congratulations. It's dying in the 1st world.
Deflection.

Christianity IS growing in population.

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#151176 Jan 31, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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Finally, he get's it! All 3 religions are the same!!!!!!! You all one big happy family, well maybe not happy!
They are not the same. No more than a Texan is the same as a New Yorker.
And stop making things up about Buddha, just coz u got nothing on him, u start making it up, u silly prune!
I've made up nothing about Buddha. And I know plenty about him.

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#151177 Jan 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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How do you figure?
Because tacos are tomatoes the same way you said scholars are historians.

They're both food that gets injested and shit out.

They must be the same.......

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#151178 Jan 31, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
If it makes you feel better have at it. My photo albums and friend lists on Facebook have a lot of great memories.
:)
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Sorry you are just at times ...mean and hateful ,and devoid of reason. Other than that you're ok.

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#151179 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, you said you only believe things that are evidenced. Like what?
Like, Abraham Lincoln being President. Or the 49ers winning the NFC Championship this year.
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And what claims of Christianity do you consider to be non-evidenced?
Any of the implausible or impossible events like resurrection.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
No amount if current science can explain Jesus' miracles.
Do you think that means they're false?
They need not explain them because there's no evidence they occurred to begin with.

They range from implausible to impossible.

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#151180 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That you knew a guy that was 30 foot tall & shot lasers out of his eyes?
No
Why not?

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#151181 Jan 31, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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But we *have* found evidence. We know the life is a chemical process. We know that the precursors of the chemicals of life existed on the early earth. We know that those precursors spontaneously form more complicated structures in the environment of the early earth. We know that those structures can catalyze many of the reactions of life. We know that they will spontaneously form into cell-like structures which will bud and grow.
In the other direction, we are learning the absolute essentials for living things by our study of bacteria. We are able to decipher that RNA and not DNA was the original genetic material. We know that that RNA can form not only the genetic material, but also catalyze reactions needed for life.
The point is that the gap between what we know spontaneously forms in conditions similar to the early earth and what we know the earliest life was like has shrunk dramatically over the last 50 years. And yes, that *is* progress on the question. And yes, the above *is* evidence of abiogenesis.
I think it a lost cause to try to get the brainwashed theist to see processes.
I'm sure they cannot truly understand any complicated process , it is just beyond the scope of their understanding.
But we still try to make people see that a simple thing can in fact be a algorithm of complex computations , not easily understood by conventional terms , much less by the simpleton.

But we know there is a process that created the living, and it will be understood fully before long.

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#151182 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Deflection.
Christianity IS growing in population.
Your post was made in response to a post about it hanging on in the 3rd world.

And it is. It certainly isn't in the 1st.

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#151183 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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LMAO!
scholar
Noun
A specialist in a particular branch of study, esp. the humanities; a distinguished academic: "a Hebrew scholar".
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historian
Noun
An expert in or student of history, esp. that of a particular period, region, or social phenomenon.
umm......
I'd like to think you can't be this stupid...but there it is in black and white.

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#151184 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Because tacos are tomatoes the same way you said scholars are historians.
They're both food that gets injested and shit out.
They must be the same.......
That doesn't make any sense.

Scholar: A specialist in a particular branch of study

A historian IS a specialist in a particular branch of study (history). Thus, a historian is a scholar.

What's so hard to understand here?

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#151185 Jan 31, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Holy Jebus.....
Using your "logic", you could say:
Tomatoes ARE tacos.
I was wrong...you're even more stupid than I imagined.

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