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 wrote:
Stop lying- if you can.
2/3rds of Britons say they are not religious.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12799801
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You're not thinking very well.

The UK is not just Britain.....

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As shown by a Christian website. Get real idiot, you really don't think anyone will fall for that do you?

Even if the numbers were correct which thy factually are not all you are doing is employing the band wagon logical fallacy argument. Your mom shattered this when you were 9 by saying if everyone else was jumping off a bridge would you jump as well?
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Here idiot read it again.
The United States "Central Intelligent's Agency".

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Who and in what way?
Anger against those they don't like. Calling those they don't like "sinful" and saying that the god said it is. Pretty common in the US actually.

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We just know to keep reality and fantasy separate.
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I hope you aren't pro's. You do a lousy job of it.

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The_Box wrote:
...which contain scientifically impossible events.
LMAO!!!!!

You don't see the ignorance, do you?

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You are not accepting it; you are CLAIMING it.
You need to back up your claims with evidence.
No, I accept it.

And I don't need to offer you any evidence.

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Anger against those they don't like. Calling those they don't like "sinful" and saying that the god said it is. Pretty common in the US actually.
I did ask you who. You didn't answer.

I'm a Christian & an American and I don't fit either one of those allegations. And nobody I know dies either.

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That's because You can't offer any evidence. You are free to live your life in the chains of superstition. The low IQ needs to be shackled like that.
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No, I accept it.
And I don't need to offer you any evidence.

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LMAO!!!!!
You don't see the ignorance, do you?
You don't see your intellectual inconsistency, do you?

If you were a juror, and the prosecutor said the guy could teleport, you'd call BS.

If you read a book that claimed a woman lived on Mars, you'd call BS.

If I told you my friend could shoot lasers out of his eyes, you'd call BS.

Yet you don't do the same for your religion.

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No, I accept it.
And I don't need to offer you any evidence.
Then stop pretending that your belief is anything other than a delusion.

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I did ask you who. You didn't answer.
I'm a Christian & an American and I don't fit either one of those allegations. And nobody I know dies either.
I said common, not every single person. You need to avoid projecting better, especially when dealing with someone like me. I do not assume things, and I do not assume that what one person does is what everyone of the same archetype would do, lest I would not enjoy reading some of what some posters on here post. Common means I have witnessed it a lot, much of it in the media and online, some in real life, but if I had made the assumption about you, I would not have even pointed this fact out to you in the first place because it would be "preaching to the choir," to coin a phrase.

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No, I accept it.
And I don't need to offer you any evidence.
In that case, you should just state it's a belief and not fact. Saying something is fact without presenting evidence to support it is pretty much lying. Stating something is fact is the same as saying you have evidence you can present to back it up.

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You don't see your intellectual inconsistency, do you?
Oh, like you "knowing" what is or is not scientifically possible?

naaaaw......
If you were a juror, and the prosecutor said the guy could teleport, you'd call BS.
If you read a book that claimed a woman lived on Mars, you'd call BS.
If I told you my friend could shoot lasers out of his eyes, you'd call BS.
Yet you don't do the same for your religion.
Derp.

Humans can't teleport, live on mars or shoot lasers out of their eyes.....

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Then stop pretending that your belief is anything other than a delusion.
You stop pretending that it IS a delusion....

It isn't.

You don't have to believe, you've already admitted that you failed at it, don't throw your emotional distress at me.

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Oh, like you "knowing" what is or is not scientifically possible?
Yes, I know basic scientific facts. That's knowledge.
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Derp.
Humans can't teleport, live on mars or shoot lasers out of their eyes.....
But they're not humans - they're SUPERhumans! Do you believe all the claims now that I've told you they're superhumans? Or still BS?

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You stop pretending that it IS a delusion....
It is.

DELUSION:
A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary.

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I said common, not every single person.
Here we go. Bullshit. You said "theists" & you said it was common in the US, you didn't say WHO it was common for.

Remember?
"Funny how theists project their emotional states onto their god, no?"
You need to avoid projecting better, especially when dealing with someone like me.
Someone that trips on their own words?
I do not assume things, and I do not assume that what one person does is what everyone of the same archetype would do, lest I would not enjoy reading some of what some posters on here post. Common means I have witnessed it a lot, much of it in the media and online, some in real life, but if I had made the assumption about you, I would not have even pointed this fact out to you in the first place because it would be "preaching to the choir," to coin a phrase.
Then I ask again......

Who and in what way?

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In that case, you should just state it's a belief and not fact. Saying something is fact without presenting evidence to support it is pretty much lying. Stating something is fact is the same as saying you have evidence you can present to back it up.
I believe in God.

I know God is real, I've felt His hand & heard His voice.

I can't provide evidence of that anymore than you could provide evidence of the feeling in your palm when you shake someone's hand.

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Givemeliberty wrote:
Ask the people getting blown up in Israel or crying outside the wailing wall if they think they are free.
Speaking of freedom, keep the girls free!:)
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I know, u fish finger!

But are the Jews evil coz of religion? I don't think they wanna force their religion on the world or anything like that, i just think they doing evil coz...coz....i have no idea!

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Yes, I know basic scientific facts. That's knowledge.
Basic scientific facts will not give you knowledge about evidence of God. Neither will complex scientific facts.
But they're not humans - they're SUPERhumans! Do you believe all the claims now that I've told you they're superhumans? Or still BS?
BS. Superhumans don't exist.

(Jesus was never a superhuman, so I'm wondering what your point is.)

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