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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“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#151467 Feb 3, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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whoever says,‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
You fool.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151468 Feb 3, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Tell me oh arrogant creationist, what right do you have to judge other people's lives? And don't give me the crape about your no proof god doing the judging. It's you. Take some responsibility for your ridiculous beliefs for once in your life.
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The restrooms are next to the customer service counter. Your Mommy or Daddy can change your nappy there.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151469 Feb 3, 2013
Welcome to Sunday morning services.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151470 Feb 3, 2013
Imhotep

United States

#151471 Feb 3, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Golly, but I just can't read this without thinking just how happy and fulfilled you are in your religion.
Awe inspiring isn't it? ;)

So fulfilled they cavort in social arenas with godless heathens. Hmm God would object!

I do enjoy all the pageantry however. The RCC has superb costumes, rituals and buildings that put the other cults to $hame..
bohart

Newport, TN

#151472 Feb 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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There are many theories that attempt to explain the formation of life. It isn't my job to explain them to you, let alone make you accept them. As you clearly are here to refute the very possibility at every available opportunity. You loathe me and say I am nothing , but fail to reason that the approach taken leads to discovery and invention as knowledge progresses.
While your way has led to stagnation and absolutely nothing of merit for 3 thousand years. So go ahead and use your method, just stay out the way of progress.
You want me to assist you in reasoning this puzzle out, but I do think you already present a fine example here today. Of a failed attempt at cognitive development from the early years on.
But surely the mystery comprises of a history we can see from
The Evolution of the Universe by Cosmological Synthesis ,leading the evolution of matter, forcing the evolution of planets, to the evolution of chemical compounds which progressed into the formation of life, and it's evolutionary history on Earth.
All of which are comprised of the most despised word you ever heard , Evolution.
But as a parting note, and my complements to Wikipedia, for making this possible.
I will leave you with a brief summary of human knowledge of these events.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Calendar
..and you are here to defend the impossible at every opportunity.
uh ,..I said a working theory, not ones proven not to work.
Imhotep

United States

#151473 Feb 3, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5Nj1D2y-PY8XX
Relax.
http://m.youtube.com/watch...

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#151474 Feb 3, 2013
bohart wrote:
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..and you are here to defend the impossible at every opportunity.
uh ,..I said a working theory, not ones proven not to work.
Defend the impossible? No I'm here to discuss the possible vs impossible. Which leaves only the improbable, and

"once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." (Spock)

The only thing proven not to work, is your mind.

Imhotep

United States

#151475 Feb 3, 2013
bohart wrote:
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..and you are here to defend the impossible at every opportunity.
uh ,..I said a working theory, not ones proven not to work.
Where have you been?
Spending too much time in church instead of a library?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/...

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/

http://kspark.kaist.ac.kr/Jesus/Intelligence%...

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151476 Feb 3, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
You should provide an easier to open source.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#151477 Feb 3, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Where have you been?
Spending too much time in church instead of a library?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/...
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/
http://kspark.kaist.ac.kr/Jesus/Intelligence%...
Don't forget " http://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php... ;

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151478 Feb 3, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Don't forget " http://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php... ;
You are under the belief that the material world self-organized into biological life as the result of finding components laying about. You are ignoring the likely possibility this original assemblage could well have been designed, resulting in building blocks for further development. Abiogenesis and evolution are not necessarily the same thing. Adaptation, evolution, is demonstrated every generation.

Man can mix chemicals and manipulate them with EM. We do it all the time with electricity. We can make matter dance and sing to our tunes, and even send it off into its own little world for a while making its own music.

The same components that make us.

What makes you think it wasn't done to us? You just want to believe it couldn't be?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#151479 Feb 3, 2013
Wow you have a lot to catch up on. Like Cassandra Peterson not posing nude :))

Lol! Just stay away from sharp objects Gramps.
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =biQg6A3ZL2UXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
You have to be a soulless Topix atheist not to love that first one.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#151480 Feb 3, 2013
Gramps you aren't still humiliating yourself with god is a magnet are you? Look I am glad you think magnets and strings are nifty but a god they are not.
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You are under the belief that the material world self-organized into biological life as the result of finding components laying about. You are ignoring the likely possibility this original assemblage could well have been designed, resulting in building blocks for further development. Abiogenesis and evolution are not necessarily the same thing. Adaptation, evolution, is demonstrated every generation.
Man can mix chemicals and manipulate them with EM. We do it all the time with electricity. We can make matter dance and sing to our tunes, and even send it off into its own little world for a while making its own music.
The same components that make us.
What makes you think it wasn't done to us? You just want to believe it couldn't be?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#151481 Feb 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Pretty good, I think I saw Antonio Banderas sneak by though.:)
Yeah. Still an excellent musician. I lean towards the more heavy types of music but still find good playing good playing, no matter the genre.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#151482 Feb 3, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Yeah. Still an excellent musician. I lean towards the more heavy types of music but still find good playing good playing, no matter the genre.
I love classical acoustic , even some of the Darling's and Andy stuff, though like you the electrics and rack effects stomp boxes and guys like Malmsteen , Vai , Satriani ,Gilmour, EVHare the kings.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#151483 Feb 3, 2013
_Muad_ Dib _ wrote:
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Let us gather for the passing of Shai-Hulud , who we will ride to victory.
Ah, a fellow Lovecraftian. Nice to meet you.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151484 Feb 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I love classical acoustic , even some of the Darling's and Andy stuff, though like you the electrics and rack effects stomp boxes and guys like Malmsteen , Vai , Satriani ,Gilmour, EVHare the kings.
The Darling boys were The Dillards. They only knew one speed to play at, full speed. The Country Gentlemen were much more versatile.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#151485 Feb 3, 2013
The_Box wrote:
So what's the difference between just saying someone is a god and someone is a superhuman?
It's the same thing. You're adding a claim on top of a claim. It doesn't actually SUPPORT the initial claim.
It's not the same thing, not at all. God isn't human and can't be "superhuman"....

I understand that you closed minded atheists have a need to turn everything into children's stories, but that doesn't make it true.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#151486 Feb 3, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Not that live close to me. ;)
But I do have friends, they're all in other countries or on the east coast, but meh.
I was kidding, but seriously? Is the communication only through the net & phones? No real interaction?

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