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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#151821 Feb 4, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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To promote Abrahamic religious tradition and family values?
Don't forget, in the myth, Adam & Eve began it all, and then the Yahweh! decided it was time for a do over with relatives - again - after the flood.
That's a fantastic myth you've got there.
Is it ego that allows you to pretend its a myth?

Or is it lack of intelligence?

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#151822 Feb 4, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
So you prefer not knowing what people really think or would really do in a given situation then trusting them.
Detail exactly what benefit you have when conversing "in person" over that of online.
It doesn't take a month to get out a 3 minute conversation...

You can hear inflections in their voice & see their body language. With this online crap, you don't even know what they look like.

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#151823 Feb 4, 2013
trekx wrote:
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From my history book ...
Serbians who were mistreated by the Austrian Government who enforced higher taxes to pay for churches. So Austria invaded Serbia angering other countries which turned into everyone picking sides and fighting each other. So technically religion was a root cause of World War 1. And World War 2 was also mainly caused by religion. Primarily Catholicism cause these wars.
Just like most wars, World War 1 was started by religion.
Plus there are many other country's that have wars that dont involve America that are mostly religious ....
WWI was about territory, not religion. The most immediate cause for the war was tensions over territory in the Balkans.

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#151824 Feb 4, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq
Lies.

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#151825 Feb 4, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:

Does your sorry ass think this is a "social arena" and we're being "social"?!
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Yes.
You're confusing two similar and related words:
Social - of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society
Sociable - marked by or conducive to friendliness or pleasant social relations
OK, then by your definition, we're relating to human society....

But we sure as shit ain't 'being' social.

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#151826 Feb 4, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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God is not natural and can't have supernatural powers. Period.
Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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#151827 Feb 4, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
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Thats wonderful, except he keps pointing out that the comparison was with Jesus.
I know. That's the funny part.

Jesus wasn't human

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#151828 Feb 4, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Pretty much all of your points can be boiled down to:
People can lie online so they do.
Which is fallacious. Anonymity allows people to not lie, that was the point I stated, but it's not true anonymity, which destroys several of your points as they contradict each other as well as that one simple fact.
Let's use me as an example. In the physical world I am myself, a very open and outspoken atheist, and I am asexual. When a male flirts with me, I tend to ignore it, and tell them no. Their "feelings" get hurt because they're trying to impress their "friends" so they make themselves get angry and begin calling me names, like "dyke" and other variants. I am strong and just ignore them, a few times the cops have offered to arrest guys for that but I tend to decline and just prefer they make fools of themselves anyway.
I also speak freely about being an atheist all the time, if I am traveling to somewhere with someone there's always that "shh, you shouldn't talk about such things" from them, always. People are more interested in their social "appearances" in the physical world than being honest, online you can find a racist/sexist/phobic person in a few posts and know you don't want to associate with them, and then avoid them. In the physical world you cannot avoid the toxic people.
"When a male flirts with me"

Sorry, HA HA HA !!!!

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#151829 Feb 4, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Rational ideas based on mountains of evidence? Idiotic!
Man made out of dust and woman made out of a rib? Genius!
There is no evidence to suggest that all life came from one life.

Without that guess thrown in the mix, ToE has nothing.

“Don't be so dichotomous.”

Since: Jan 11

Embrace the grey.

#151830 Feb 4, 2013
mtimber wrote:
I don't have to make a case, the truth of Gods existance is self evident.
Why do you think you have the right to put God on trial?
Either your faith has made you intellectually incompetent, or you always were, and it merely stunted your intellectual growth.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#151831 Feb 4, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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You athesists are a pack of hypocritical anal retentive clods. You run off at the mouth with certainty about the delusional Christian until you are faced with uncertainty, that is. Lying on your death bed knowing that your life is about to vaporize into nothingness, you will cling to even a thin sliver of hope, whether delusion or not, if it keeps you alive.

I have no problem whatsoever with a person who wishes to believe in god. I do have a problem with people who deny the things that are known. You can't can't have a belief in god that distorts the known truths in the reality of the physical universe. You shoot yourself in the foot ,and your belief and becomes looking really stupid when you adhere to ancient mythology's and expect it hold truth and wisdom in the modern world of scientific reasoning.
You fantasy about our end of days is saying more about yourself than it is of anyone else.

Since: Dec 09

Cleveland, TN

#151832 Feb 4, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Is it ego that allows you to pretend its a myth?
Or is it lack of intelligence?
I don't know about pretend. It's probably just the definition of the word that allows them to think it...

myth
noun
1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

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#151833 Feb 4, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Yes you do.
To state any moral position is flawed requires you to substantiate your standard of judgement.
Not on moral principals, no.

Your moral system contradicts itself. It fails right there by YOUR OWN standards.
mtimber wrote:
I can critique your morality because I can account for absolute morality.
You don't even know what my morality is. You're very desperate to get off the topic of your moral system and its failings.

You don't play well when people actually call you out on all the holes in your beliefs. Doesn't fit your script.

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#151834 Feb 4, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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I understand you have assumed it.
It's not an assumption. It's a conclusion made based on everything we see in reality.

“The eye has it...”

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#151835 Feb 4, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Is it ego that allows you to pretend its a myth?
Or is it lack of intelligence?
The definition of the word, "myth" allows me to call it exactly what it is.

Noun: myth
1. A traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
2. A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people.
WordWeb Pro 6.0

A myth.

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#151836 Feb 4, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You do not have the right to discuss sin until you can account for it...
No one needs to account for sin until someone actually provides proof that it exists.

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#151837 Feb 4, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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There is no evidence to suggest that all life came from one life.
Without that guess thrown in the mix, ToE has nothing.
Nothing besides the fossil record, genetics, comparative anatomy, biogeography, and 150 years of science work all supporting it.

But I guess that's not much compared to...a book that a primitive people wrote.

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#151838 Feb 4, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I know. That's the funny part.
Jesus wasn't human
RR, why don't you believe that my friend (who is a god) can shoot lasers out of his eyes?
insidesecrets

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#151839 Feb 4, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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I have no problem whatsoever with a person who wishes to believe in god. I do have a problem with people who deny the things that are known. You can't can't have a belief in god that distorts the known truths in the reality of the physical universe. You shoot yourself in the foot ,and your belief and becomes looking really stupid when you adhere to ancient mythology's and expect it hold truth and wisdom in the modern world of scientific reasoning.
You fantasy about our end of days is saying more about yourself than it is of anyone else.
Science has no "truths". It has theories based on verified but inferential knowledge, grounded on unverifiable assumptions.

“The eye has it...”

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#151840 Feb 4, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Science has no "truths". It has theories based on verified but inferential knowledge, grounded on unverifiable assumptions.
shhhh...

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