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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Turkey

Oswego, NY

#152126 Feb 6, 2013
madscot wrote:
Are you another angry young man? Eat some shrimp and check on your wifes whereabouts.
Turkey

Oswego, NY

#152127 Feb 6, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Turkey: "Gobble gobble"
Have you considered an asian girl?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#152128 Feb 6, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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You actually could be closer to the truth than ever before, minus the beast crap. But the paradox is there , like it (believe it)...or not.
A beast is a creature without higher thought. It exists in the here and now only.

Numbers have been worshiped for a long time. You have the Kabbalah, theologians once pondered how many angels on the head of a pin, and now you have theoretical physicists counting universes.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#152129 Feb 6, 2013
Sources?
Dave Nelson wrote:
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A beast is a creature without higher thought.

Since: Oct 12

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#152130 Feb 6, 2013
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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Mm,
Well, your Hindu culture is rather large and diversified, the bit about the Sati was a Hindu claim from someone else, but I don't remember the details.
In one way, you actual describe what Judaism, or the Israelites believed before Christ. That all people had to life rightly to and follow the conscience. Or as we say, God's laws are written on our hearts, so even the pre-Christian had only one way to God, exactly as you stated. That was the universal way.
But that changed with Jesus in our faith, now He is the only way, because the old way was not working, and mankind was sinning to much for the way you described to work. So He came up with a new plan, His Church. Does this not differ from your religion, that God came to us to save us, that God paved the way to heaven?
You stated this: "Our religions respect other people's belief. We think we are all the chosen people, the human species as a whole, their is no special race or religion, but i know u think different from us."
That my friend is very offensive, we do not think any differently at all. Race has never played a role in Christianity, but many, like some British, perverted it to be racial. We also respect all cultures, and do not destroy them as the Muslims do. Armenia to this day still practices old pagan rituals with the understanding that it is cultural, not religious now. Halloween is pagan, but still practiced in respect to the old ways.
And I know Catholics in India adapt many Hindu beliefs and culture as well, bringing the new way to God, while retaining the wonderful cultures of all peoples and races.
People like to make stuff up, including hindu's, when they can't explain the evil in their religion they blame it on others.

It worked fine in India, Since the beginning of Hinduism and then Sikhism was created only 500 years ago, it implemented the same rules again! It worked perfectly even on a larger scale, but then the british came and it all went down hill!!!

But Christians are still sinning now, majority of the people at the time of Jesus did sin, his own disciples betrayed him. How was that not a sin?

But we believe our prophets were God too, we believe God comes over and over again.

I said the truth, I don't think u are going to hell for your belief in Christ, but I know christians think i'm going to hell for mine, they have said it straight to my face!

FYI, I live in England u know, i went to a christian school.

Since: Oct 12

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#152131 Feb 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Yeah, I know, with Bobby Darin.
Dude, can't you see I'm trying to impress Clementine?
Hmmmm....singing a song about a girl called Clementine who has drowned coz she was fat, is meant to impress me?

Oh, I'm SO impressed, come here i wanna give u an award coz i'm so impressed!*rolling my sleeves up*:-D

Since: Oct 12

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#152132 Feb 6, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =fl6s1x9j4QQXX
I don't speak or understand your language! R u angry with me?

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#152133 Feb 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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LOL, thanks, but sorry if i push your head under the water and try to drown u! It happens, when u panic!!
I'm singin', quickly put tape on the windows!!!! I saw it in a film, it must work.
Where's Tide? I wanna tell him about a film.
I don't know what has happened to Tide.

He was here yesterday. I think....

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#152134 Feb 6, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Sources?
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Amusing, and quite telling.

Topix atheists always want an authority figure to tell them what is right and true. As long as they are humans. No ability to think on their own.

Guess they never got out of grade school. I wonder what causes that sort of arrested emotional development?
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#152135 Feb 6, 2013
Straw man.

www.youtube.com/watch...
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Amusing, and quite telling.
Topix atheists always want an authority figure to tell them what is right and true. As long as they are humans. No ability to think on their own.
Guess they never got out of grade school. I wonder what causes that sort of arrested emotional development?

Since: Apr 09

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#152136 Feb 6, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Atheist believe in the very beginning RNA and DNA self assembled into complex organism. From that self assembly all life spawned into what it is today.
For RNA and DNA to self assemble would be the equivalent of fine sports car like the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS building itself.
Atheist believe this without any scientific proof complex life forms can derive out of sterile lifeless material and self construct. That my friend takes a hell of a lot of faith.
Yawn...the only thing that all atheists agree on is that there is no god.

Seriously, in addition to being a monster and a troll, you're also pretty damn stupid...

Since: Oct 12

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#152137 Feb 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I don't know what has happened to Tide.
He was here yesterday. I think....
OK, I'll trying shouting out for him.

TIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE, WHERE R U?????? IF U CAN HEEEEAAR MEEEEEEE, GIVE ME A SIIIIGN, ANYYYYYTHIIIING!!!!

Since: Feb 13

Denver, CO

#152138 Feb 6, 2013
Humanity may be but a small part of a greater arena of life. And our unique expressions of goodness creativity and spirit would seem valuable even in a vast spectrum of intelligent expressions. It is time to look again at the meaning of God in light of a universe teaming with life. A more complete understanding could only strengthen my value for creation and for the Creator.

Since: Dec 12

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#152139 Feb 6, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
That my friend takes a hell of a lot of faith.
Nice try but not necessarily true. Faith is not one thing. There is all kinds of faith. The kind that of faith that religious people use is NOT the same kind as a atheist would use.

Since: Dec 12

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#152140 Feb 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Topix atheists always want an authority figure to tell them what is right and true. As long as they are humans. No ability to think on their own.
Topix religious people always want some book to tell them what is right and true. As long as they are religious. No ability to think on their own.

Since: Dec 12

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#152141 Feb 6, 2013
Clementia wrote:
TIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE, WHERE R U?????? IF U CAN HEEEEAAR MEEEEEEE, GIVE ME A SIIIIGN, ANYYYYYTHIIIING!!!!
Shhhhh! You'll wake the neighbors...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#152142 Feb 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Few have reached this Coleridge level in literature.
OK:
The stag at eve had drunk his fill,
Where danced the moon on Monan's rill,
And deep his midnight lair had made
In lone Glenartney's hazel shade;
But when the sun his beacon red
Had kindled on Benvoirlich's head,
The deep-mouthed bloodhound's heavy bay
Resounded up the rocky way,
And faint, from farther distance borne,
Were heard the clanging hoof and horn.
As Chief, who hears his warder call,
'To arms! the foemen storm the wall,'
The antlered monarch of the waste
Sprung from his heathery couch in haste.
But ere his fleet career he took,
The dew-drops from his flanks he shook;
Like crested leader proud and high
Tossed his beamed frontlet to the sky;
A moment gazed adown the dale,
A moment snuffed the tainted gale,
A moment listened to the cry,
That thickened as the chase drew nigh;
Then, as the headmost foes appeared,
With one brave bound the copse he cleared,
And, stretching forward free and far,
Sought the wild heaths of Uam-Var.
Oh, dear.

"Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove,
The linnet, and thrush say,'I love and I love!'
In the winter they're silent, the wind is so strong;
What it says I don't know, but it sings a loud song.
But green leaves and blossoms, and sunny warm weather,
And singing, and loving, all come back together.
Then the lark is so brimful of gladness and love,
The green fields below him, the blue sky above,
That he sings, and he sings, and forever sings he--
'I love my Love, and my Love loves me!'

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#152143 Feb 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Dude, can't you see I'm trying to impress Clementine?
That reminds me, I need to buy oranges....
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#152144 Feb 6, 2013
The total weight of termites alone is more than humanity.
StreetWave wrote:
Humanity may be but a small part of a greater arena of life. And our unique expressions of goodness creativity and spirit would seem valuable even in a vast spectrum of intelligent expressions. It is time to look again at the meaning of God in light of a universe teaming with life. A more complete understanding could only strengthen my value for creation and for the Creator.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#152145 Feb 6, 2013
For anyone that wants an intelligent and noninflammatory argument for atheism or to just better understand how natural selection could even work without "a prime mover" (a god, or some greater force, etc), check out Richard Dawkins "The Blind Watchmaker". For those more interested in a science minded skeptic's view of religion, check out "The God Delusion". If you have great faith, it's always a good idea to take a look and see what the other side thinks and where they come from so you can better discuss your ideas with those who are opposed.

I'd advise to avoid Christopher Hitchens' work. He's more grounded in insult and mockery than any leveled logic or reason.

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