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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“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#151425 Feb 2, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
1 The fool[a] says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on the Lord.
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
whoever says,‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#151426 Feb 2, 2013
“It must be quite galling for religious people to see atheists like me going about their business without a shred of guilt or self-loathing, and not in the least inclined to pray or to do penance of any kind, and not in the slightest bit worried about any form of eternal punishment. I have to admit if I was religious I'd probably think to myself: "How come I've got all this weight on my shoulders while these bums are getting a free ride?" – Condell

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#151427 Feb 2, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>Atheist meetings are at my house.

Third Wednesday of every month.

7:00pm

Bring beer.
Posted else where by derek4

From: The Columbus Dispatch:

February 4, 2011

Church, without God

“Stan Bradley likes Bible stories, admires Martin Luther and uses expressions such as 'heavens, no.'

The Lithopolis man is president of a local congregation and rarely misses a Sunday service. Occasionally, he goes to his wife's church instead.

For these and other reasons, Bradley considers himself religious.”

He is also an atheist.

continued:

“Like Bradley, some atheists participate in organized religion for its social and psychological benefits.”

continued:

“Churches are great places to find friends, support and youth education, so nonbelievers and believers alike join congregations to fill those needs, he said.

He has spoken to elderly and sick people who can no longer go to church and they say they most miss the feeling of community.

Recent research from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin backs him up. It found that religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people, not because of belief but because of the friendships found at church.”
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/faith...

“religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people”[I have said this all along, and my posts are still on the board to confirm it. Now you hear it straight from the atheist, lol.]

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#151428 Feb 2, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/faith...
“religious people tend to be happier than nonreligious people”[I have said this all along, and my posts are still on the board to confirm it. Now you hear it straight from the atheist, lol.]
Actually, that's not what it states at all. Sadly though, you didn't actually read it.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#151429 Feb 2, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>I did it on a gas stove with some hard boiled eggs I forgot about once.

Damn things just disappeared along with all the water.

Then I looked up...
LOL

Then you looked up.:)

I know what you mean.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#151430 Feb 2, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Well, according to the Necronomicon, the fool says in his heart that Cthulhu is not real. Since your bible has zero evidence supporting it, I'll go with the Necronomicon on this one.
You know the movie 50 first dates?

You're that woman, you can't remember anything.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#151431 Feb 2, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
You know the movie 50 first dates?
You're that woman, you can't remember anything.
So, you cannot refute the Necronomicon, thus it is fact and Cthulhu is the true god. You should now follow the rituals and brand yourself with the Elder Signs to show you are a worshiper to the Deep Ones when they come to reclaim the land for their father.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#151432 Feb 2, 2013
Your Kish kush cush ham connection is pure fantasy. Babylon= so what?

So the bible mentions actual places? This proves what? Writings of Zeus contain real places as well so does he exist?

Apologetic time wasting and dreaming, nothing more.
socci wrote:
Turn your TV o-f-f: GENESIS older than Sumer tablets!
Babylon and the Bible
by Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD
Two hundred years ago, scholars doubted whether Babylon ever existed.
Sumeria is located in the Land of Kish (Kush or Cush) founded by son of Noah's son Ham.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kish_%28Sumer%29

http://archive.org/details/WhoWroteTheBookOfG...

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#151433 Feb 2, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you cannot refute the Necronomicon, thus it is fact and Cthulhu is the true god. You should now follow the rituals and brand yourself with the Elder Signs to show you are a worshiper to the Deep Ones when they come to reclaim the land for their father.

Let us gather for the passing of Shai-Hulud , who we will ride to victory.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#151434 Feb 2, 2013
Want some sandwich board so you can pace the streets screaming the end is nigh? Tinfoil hat perhaps?
socci wrote:
<quoted text>
Bahr Yussef (Canal of Joseph) The Bahr Yussef is believed to have been built under the Israelite patriarch Joseph when he was vizier for Thutmosis III.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahr_Yussef
Joseph, one of Jacob's twelve sons of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Bible says ...
Hebrews were captive in Egypt
Hebrews built the Pyramids.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ErWkaaq3sX8XX
pyramid building machine ..
http://pinkoski.com/pyramid-machine.html

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#151435 Feb 2, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
BENEFITS OF LIVING WITHOUT RELIGION
[1] Hope for man and the world. When I was a Christian, I thought we were all goners. It was always the end times, and we were all praying for Jesus to come again and destroy the earth. But now, I know that it is possible that man can go on until he evolves into something better, and then again.
[2] Freedom from fear of damnation. Freedom from fear of hell. Freedom from fear of Satan. Freedom from fear of demons and devils. Freedom from fear of my own thoughts.
[3] Freedom from the infantilizing nanny god, a very prudish, judgmental, authoritarian, smiting, and panty-sniffing god.
[4] When a cute little doe-eyed girl dies of leukemia sometime later today (and one will somewhere), you'll have the comfort of knowing that it was just rotten luck, and not something caused by or allowed to happen by any ghost.
[5] Respect for life, earth and the universe. Christianity teaches that animals are soulless meat bags to be exploited as man sees fit. Then it teaches that the whole material world including earth is made of a base substance - matter - which is only transitory. Christianity demeans the material world enough to make the word "worldly" an insult.
[6] Freedom from an inferior intellectual system that despises science and erudition, and robs the victim of the sense of the sense of mystery, grandeur, awe and connection that a scientific education entails. "We are stardust. We are golden. We are billion year old carbon."
[7] Freedom from an inferior ethic that defines love in terms of torture and crucifixion, and a pardon from eternal torment by an infinitely evil devil. The moral structure is deformed: Faith, obedience, worship and piety are not virtues. Integrity, autonomy, responsibility, courage and compassion are.
[8] Respect for mankind. Christianity teaches that man is unworthy, inherently flawed, retched, unworthy, and lucky as hell to be tolerated by the god. Christianity demeans man enough to make the phrase "the flesh" an insult. You can cast that gloom away.
[9] Relief from thousands of hours pointlessly wasted in churches, praying, and reading the bible. I also got to keep the 10% of my income that I was giving to the priests and their children instead of my own, which I calculated was about five to eight years income - the approximate amount I retired with.
A reformed Christian, eh? LOL! No need for long rambling comments when the truth is obvious. Since atheists believe they came from nothing, they ARE nothing and therefore have nothing of value to offer.

An ex Christian! Who woulda thunk?

Amazing Atheism, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, and STILL can't see!

LMAO!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151436 Feb 2, 2013
http://www.the-top-tens.com/items/buckethead-...

The comments in that article are THE TRUTH. What they say about the man just approaches his true magnificence.

But there will be some idiot Topix atheist that will deny it. Just to be spiteful and obnoxious.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#151437 Feb 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.the-top-tens.com/it ems/buckethead-3352.asp
The comments in that article are THE TRUTH. What they say about the man just approaches his true magnificence.
But there will be some idiot Topix atheist that will deny it. Just to be spiteful and obnoxious.
Welcome to what many have known for years. He's quite the guitarist.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151438 Feb 2, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Welcome to what many have known for years. He's quite the guitarist.
I just discovered him for myself. Haven't been into rock for a while. Once I heard his mellower stuff I am hooked. Very versatile.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#151439 Feb 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I just discovered him for myself. Haven't been into rock for a while. Once I heard his mellower stuff I am hooked. Very versatile.
Sounded sorta influenced by Zepplin/Page but couldn't put my finger on it, but I know that riff. Though it has his own articulations pretty damn good. Just don't like looking at that corny Kentucky fried hat lol.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151441 Feb 2, 2013


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

You have to be a soulless Topix atheist not to love that first one.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151442 Feb 2, 2013


Like classical? A little Bach et head.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#151443 Feb 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vnpAqX-dAzAXX
Like classical? A little Bach et head.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Imhotep

Brandon, FL

#151444 Feb 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.the-top-tens.com/it ems/buckethead-3352.asp
The comments in that article are THE TRUTH. What they say about the man just approaches his true magnificence.
But there will be some idiot Topix atheist that will deny it. Just to be spiteful and obnoxious.
Too lame for me...

Bucket head should learn shred...
From...

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

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#151445 Feb 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Too lame for me...
Bucket head should learn shred...
From...
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...
That's Double Fine's preferred music.

Do you know Double Fine?

Ask Dave.

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