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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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Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#151958 Feb 5, 2013
http://www.atheistguidebook.org/chapter/01.ht...

" Belief vs. Knowledge

The words theist and atheist are statements about belief, not knowledge. An atheist or theist might believe their position on God is true without knowing their position on God is true.

To clarify this distinction, we have the words gnostic and agnostic. A person is gnostic if they claim to know their belief is true, and agnostic if they claim they don't know their belief is true.

Belief Chart

What Do Atheists Believe?
Unlike religion, the atheist position has no necessary tenants, no dogma, no essential teachings. Atheists come in many different flavours, and often hold highly disparate views.

The only statement all atheists agree on is "I don't believe any God exists". Beyond that, there is no universal agreement. Some feel there is no rational basis to conclude that God doesn't exist, others think there is. Most don't believe in the paranormal or psychic abilities, but some do. A very small number of atheists even believe in an after-life, without a God behind it.

As atheism is defined solely by the one thing atheists don't believe, the question of what atheists do believe can never be fully answered."

I didn't write that. Evidently some atheist did.

This modern fanatical attempt to redefine the word is evidence not of an intellectual nature, but more of the nature of the following.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathology

Now, you Topix atheists, go ahead and beat up on whoever wrote that article above. They are violating your right to live in your own little reality.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#151959 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.atheistguidebook.or g/chapter/01.html
" Belief vs. Knowledge
The words theist and atheist are statements about belief, not knowledge. An atheist or theist might believe their position on God is true without knowing their position on God is true.
To clarify this distinction, we have the words gnostic and agnostic. A person is gnostic if they claim to know their belief is true, and agnostic if they claim they don't know their belief is true.
Belief Chart
What Do Atheists Believe?
Unlike religion, the atheist position has no necessary tenants, no dogma, no essential teachings. Atheists come in many different flavours, and often hold highly disparate views.
The only statement all atheists agree on is "I don't believe any God exists". Beyond that, there is no universal agreement. Some feel there is no rational basis to conclude that God doesn't exist, others think there is. Most don't believe in the paranormal or psychic abilities, but some do. A very small number of atheists even believe in an after-life, without a God behind it.
As atheism is defined solely by the one thing atheists don't believe, the question of what atheists do believe can never be fully answered."
I didn't write that. Evidently some atheist did.
This modern fanatical attempt to redefine the word is evidence not of an intellectual nature, but more of the nature of the following.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathology
Now, you Topix atheists, go ahead and beat up on whoever wrote that article above. They are violating your right to live in your own little reality.
If you had a point in aim, you sure missed the target completely.
Oh was it that "I bleep! I Bleep!"
Just like the rest of the herd of , you Bleep.

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#151960 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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I finally understand, it’s true because you said it’s true.
Your said truths go as far as the edge of your cranium and that’s it. Not beyond your cranium but just to the edge and that sir is your battery limits to your alleged truth.
[Bowing, and tipping hat]
Yes and the bible is true because it says so in the bible.. LOL

You dont have to believe that a child of a year and a half has the ability to learn religion because its much more logical to believe in the ideal that it just magically appeared there.

FYI there is no such thing as magic, Santa Claus, the Easter bunny or God. Reality People !!! Its time to grow up !!!

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#151961 Feb 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
If you had a point in aim, you sure missed the target completely.
Oh was it that "I bleep! I Bleep!"
Just like the rest of the herd of , you Bleep.
Someone in your state of mind would believe so.
Imhotep

Trenton, FL

#151962 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Where's your proof there is no God?
While attempting prayer I realized I was talking to myself.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#151963 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone in your state of mind would believe so.
&li st=PLE69878FEBA28137F

Knowing is not without my smile of satisfaction.
Your inability to counter my assault, is testament.
Of a weakness within you, My strength is in my power, you will fall before me. You prophesied it, now suffer me. And suffer me you will.

I am destiny.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#151964 Feb 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>Since you aren't one you don't get to define one, which is basically the reason the definition is one YOU agree with.
But atheists do NOT! Dipshit, you have been told this countless times and still want it to be true when you know it isn't.
Liar for Jesus.
I'm not lying!
I'm not making up a definition.
That's a quote, cut and pasted word for word straight from the Merriam-Webster dictionary app.

athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#151965 Feb 5, 2013
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, we do.

We have fossil hominids showing a clear transition to modern humans over the course of time.
Why do you believe you have fossils when science admits they are lacking them?

" How Incomplete Is The Fossil Record?
Darwin clearly thought the fossil record was very incomplete, and it probably is; the vast majority of species that must have lived on earth are not recorded in the fossil record. "

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#151966 Feb 5, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>You'll find that by clicking on "See atheism defined for kids »" LOL!

Maybe next year, mommy will let you have an adult dictionary!
One never knows!

Maybe one day you'll get up to this level.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#151967 Feb 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =x09DmcXfOmYXX&list=PLE698 78FEBA28137F
Knowing is not without my smile of satisfaction.
Your inability to counter my assault, is testament.
Of a weakness within you, My strength is in my power, you will fall before me. You prophesied it, now suffer me. And suffer me you will.
I am destiny.
:-)

Eat some Wheaties.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151968 Feb 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
No those are real and we have photos, videos and living eye witnesses to verify them.
Oh wait you are babbling about only believers do charity work yes?
Crazy old Daffy, always good for a laugh!
Tell us again how nurses saw some Arab walk into your Dad's hospital room as he was dying and didn't investigate who this stranger was!
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
That was a funny lie!
<quoted text>
"we have photos, videos and living eye witnesses to verify them."

Let's see them if they are real. Let's see what a bigot looks like.

But I bet you never post them because well there is none to post.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#151969 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you believe you have fossils when science admits they are lacking them?
" How Incomplete Is The Fossil Record?
Darwin clearly thought the fossil record was very incomplete, and it probably is; the vast majority of species that must have lived on earth are not recorded in the fossil record. "
We do have fossils.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#151970 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
:-)
Eat some Wheaties.
First you eat lead then the edge of my steel.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151971 Feb 5, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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While attempting prayer I realized I was talking to myself.
When you have overwhelming doubt then there’s no need to pray. In your case you were talking to yourself.

I wouldn’t waste my time either if I didn’t believe in God.

I have seen God answer many prayers. Enough of them answered to prove to myself that he is real. Being able to pray to God is like a benefit. You guys are missing out on one of the great benefits in life.

I was once told by my Supervisor to schedule the vacations for all the people that worked for me. Vacation is a benefit just like having medical and a dental plan. I don’t schedule their dental visits and I refused to schedule when they take vacations. With benefits you use it or lose it. It’s not mandatory one take a vacation or have dental work done.

The same goes for prayer. If you don’t use it, you lose it. No problem.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#151972 Feb 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> First you eat lead then the edge of my steel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QFfIYOWxh-4XX
Get right with God, Orrie. Your imaginary buddies there cease to exist when the power switch is thrown.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#151973 Feb 5, 2013
Turkey wrote:
<quoted text>Are you forgetting how inebriated you get from the intoxicating aroma of prime vagina?
Too bad you can't say the same, huh?

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#151974 Feb 5, 2013


Look up at the night sky. You are seeing the rest of you. Scientific fact.

You can't see it so well during the day.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#151975 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
BS = Brilliant Statement
Otay

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#151976 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Get right with God, Orrie. Your imaginary buddies there cease to exist when the power switch is thrown.
As a delusional Wielder of the Power Of Gawd, I Have the right to speak for and act for your god.
In short as the translator of gods wisdom's you must....

Imhotep

Trenton, FL

#151977 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
When you have overwhelming doubt then there’s no need to pray. In your case you were talking to yourself.
I wouldn’t waste my time either if I didn’t believe in God.
I have seen God answer many prayers. Enough of them answered to prove to myself that he is real. Being able to pray to God is like a benefit. You guys are missing out on one of the great benefits in life.
I was once told by my Supervisor to schedule the vacations for all the people that worked for me. Vacation is a benefit just like having medical and a dental plan. I don’t schedule their dental visits and I refused to schedule when they take vacations. With benefits you use it or lose it. It’s not mandatory one take a vacation or have dental work done.
The same goes for prayer. If you don’t use it, you lose it. No problem.
Answer prayers? LOL
Seriously, do you really believe in prayer?

Why didn't God hear the Jews in death camps?
Earache or anti Semite?

If you pray for rain eventually it will rain.
It will rain eventually without a prayer also.

Why put prayer to the ultimate test aka Christian Scientists... Refuse medical treatment for prayer!
God will answer that transplant prayer right away!

How strong is your faith on prayer?

http://suite101.com/article/christian-scienti...

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