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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#151937 Feb 5, 2013
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Macroevolution has been directly observed in the wild as in labs.

The only reason Creationists reject it is because it conflicts with their fundamentalist religious views.

Tom Jones wrote, "
There is a struggle for cultural domination: Science or God,
"

All the scientists who support evolution have wildly diverse cultural backgrounds: Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, nonreligious, liberal, conservative.

All the people who oppose evolution have basically the same background: fundamentalist Abrahamic religion.

But it's the SCIENTISTS whose culture is causing their position? That's funny.
Has not!

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#151938 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Go tell the Irish they suck at soccer, their beer is for swine and the virgin Mary was a *****.
I don't know about the other stuff, but the Irish aren't very good at soccer. The country is 41st in the world rankings....

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#151939 Feb 5, 2013
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Being incomplete does not invalidate it as evidence.

If I have a photo album with a picture of Mary in North Carolina on Monday, South Carolina on Tuesday, Georgia on Wednesday, and Florida on Thursday, that's good evidence indicating Mary took a trip from NC to FL, even if we don't have a 10 hour video documenting every mile she drove.
You don't have those photos.

You have a picture of Mary and one of John and another of a chimp. So you then draw a line connecting what you think are dots that John and Mary had a chimp baby.

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#151940 Feb 5, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>Eagle12 wrote, "<quoted text>

If this is true then Helen Keller (1880-1968) would have been an atheist. She was both deaf and blind but never drifted to atheism. Living in complete isolation from the world she acknowledged she always knew God was there even before she could communicate.
"

BS
BS = Brilliant Statement

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#151941 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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"atheism is NOT belief"
Wrong
Merriam-Webster
athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity

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.

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#151942 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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You don't have those photos.
Yes, we do.

We have fossil hominids showing a clear transition to modern humans over the course of time.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#151943 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
"atheism is NOT belief"
Wrong
Merriam-Webster
athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity
You'll find that by clicking on "See atheism defined for kids " LOL!

Maybe next year, mommy will let you have an adult dictionary!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#151944 Feb 5, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Yes, we do.
We have fossil hominids showing a clear transition to modern humans over the course of time.
Maybe you don't get what the poe/troll/fundie is doing? He doesn't need to answer your questions, survey your information, or read the bible! He simply denies everything you say and claims that you cannot prove anything and he can; but he doesn't.

The poe/troll/fundie is an odd sort, his only way of getting attention is playing the asshole. After he loses your interest, he changes his name, comes back and starts the same BS that played before.

Think about! How stupid would someone have to be? To see all the evidence and still claim that he didn't see a thing? Or that 98% of the scientific community got together to create this big lie?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#151945 Feb 5, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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That's our Dave.
Dave; "He's crazy but he's loony"

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#151946 Feb 5, 2013
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!
Eagle12 wrote:
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Oh yes, I understand, like your benevolent trips to the Philippines, a myth.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151948 Feb 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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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.
There is mucho truth in what you say.

Topix atheists have the freedom to define reality the way they feel it should be, the world be damned. They will exercise their rights. Deal with it, world.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#151949 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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There is mucho truth in what you say.
Topix atheists have the freedom to define reality the way they feel it should be, the world be damned. They will exercise their rights. Deal with it, world.
You may very well construct more straw men in one day than the entire mid-west did in the spring of 1954.

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#151950 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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{Living in complete isolation from the world she acknowledged she always knew God was there even before she could communicate}.
This is her testimony and her claim. How much indoctrination you think a 19 month child gets?
The following is an example of the kind of indoctrination a 19 month old receives.
How to be potty trained, how not to throw food at the table, not to talk back to her mother, to stop jumping up and down on the couch, not to put bugs in her mouth, not to pull the tail on the cat, and dont take food from the dog when he is eating, stop playing with her food, dont bite friends
This was a person who was isolated from the world. Yet she acknowledged she could feel that God was near her. Sorry but your point is null and void.
Yes and old enough for the ideal to be put in her head, it didn't just appear out of no where. Reality people !!!

Since: Mar 11

United States

#151951 Feb 5, 2013
Reason is the enemy of delusion and superstition.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
There is mucho truth in what you say.
Topix atheists have the freedom to define reality the way they feel it should be, the world be damned. They will exercise their rights. Deal with it, world.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#151952 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
There is mucho truth in what you say.
Topix atheists have the freedom to define reality the way they feel it should be, the world be damned. They will exercise their rights. Deal with it, world.
Well Dave , it has nothing to do with topix.
How would you like it if atheists defined what your belief is?
All of a sudden belief in god would be a delusional brain disorder suffered by primates who have addictive personalities and are of low mental capacity, like the people with a debilitative habit of addiction causing instability and reckless senseless behavior in low mentality humans.

No atheism is not a belief, and belief in god does not have to be a mental disorder. But sometimes both are true.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151953 Feb 5, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Well Dave , it has nothing to do with topix.
How would you like it if atheists defined what your belief is?
All of a sudden belief in god would be a delusional brain disorder suffered by primates who have addictive personalities and are of low mental capacity, like the people with a debilitative habit of addiction causing instability and reckless senseless behavior in low mentality humans.
No atheism is not a belief, and belief in god does not have to be a mental disorder. But sometimes both are true.
Go ahead, Orrie, you straighten us 98% out. We wrong, you right.

Topix has a different brand of atheist, Orrie. They work right out of the box. Just flip the switch. They go blurt, blurt, blurt. One of the marvels of the modern age. Not as unique as days of old, but they serve someone a purpose.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151954 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
The Irish football team is not at its best but has been great in the past, their beer is excellent and I don't think your Mary was Irish.
This I will criticise them for, though: www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/05/magdalen...
<quoted text>
You're a good sport mate![Tipping Hat]

As far as the reference. I have no problem believing that.

The Catholic Church did a lot of that kind of thing in the past.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151955 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>
Lets see what a religious bigot looks like. Claiming to feed the hungry Christian Children. What a joke.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#151956 Feb 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Go ahead, Orrie, you straighten us 98% out. We wrong, you right.
Topix has a different brand of atheist, Orrie. They work right out of the box. Just flip the switch. They go blurt, blurt, blurt. One of the marvels of the modern age. Not as unique as days of old, but they serve someone a purpose.
Remember my very young padawan apprentice,

There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
(There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151957 Feb 5, 2013
trekx wrote:
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Yes and old enough for the ideal to be put in her head, it didn't just appear out of no where. Reality people !!!
I finally understand, its true because you said its true.

Your said truths go as far as the edge of your cranium and thats 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]

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