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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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.
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Feb 3, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5Nj1D2y-PY8
Relax.
http://m.youtube.com/watch...

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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.

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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%...

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

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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... ;

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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?

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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 =biQg6A3ZL2U
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
You have to be a soulless Topix atheist not to love that first one.

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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...”

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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.

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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.

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_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.

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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.

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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.

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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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RiversideRedneck wrote:
That would be interesting.
I'll bring Bud & a gun.
Aerobatty wrote:
That a threat?
Only to a p_ssy. Oh, hi Aero.

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Imhotep wrote:
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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..
Does your sorry ass think this is a "social arena" and we're being "social"?!

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KittenKoder wrote:
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Ah, a fellow Lovecraftian. Nice to meet you.
Laffin.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's not the same thing, not at all. God isn't human and can't be "superhuman"....
It's the exact same thing.

There is a claim that is absurd/impossible. The claim is rejected for being absurd/impossible. The claimant says "It's not absurd/impossible for a superhuman/god."
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I understand that you closed minded atheists have a need to turn everything into children's stories, but that doesn't make it true.
I'm not closed-minded. I'm skeptical. You're gullible.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>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?
It's creators all the way down, Dave.

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