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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Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#152393 Feb 8, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
The Vatican and the governments that fornicate with her - being that the Vatican is the Great Harlot - continue their attempt to cover up their crimes.
"Great Harlot"? This sounds that fundie anti-catholic language?

I realise this is perhaps an unpopular view, but I think that it can be a difficult question to answer when faced with incidents which happened decades ago or by dead priests. Not taking sides. But when read here that "priests are pedos" think there can be an element of hysteria.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#152394 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes we have knowledge and reasoning that those ancient sheep kissers could have only dreamt of. You are living in a fantasy world not reality.
If Jesus had existed Joseph would have likely been thighing him, Jesus would have wiped his @ss with his bare hand and they didn't exactly have anti microbial soaps back then. The world at that time was dark and disease filled. You were lucky to reach adulthood.
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We have had our differences, and believe it or not, I have spent considerable time trying to see any socially redeeming value in you. But this morning it came to me. You may very well have a substantial impact on the lives of people.

You inspire one to think, to really reach deep into understanding life, and developing one's consciousness of it. You cause one to appreciate the struggles each and every organism encounters to stay alive, and the true chance and randomness of this creation. And of the choices, if available, of each organism to reconcile itself to its fate. How it deals with the luck of the draw, so to speak. What options it has to resolve to enhance its comfort level.

Being a technical type thinker, you have inspired me to advance an idea that may make life easier for mankind. I mean, who else but you can instill a sympathy for genital warts that have to share space with you?

So here is the idea. Through the wonders of science, man produces little nano pistols. Pictures of you and transcripts of your postings are packaged with these nano pistols, and shipped to doctors and those places that treat social diseases. The medical specialists then show such to infected people, and inform them you will be their next date. Then the little nano pistols are offered to their warts.

See, you may serve a useful purpose afterall. God works in mysterious ways.
Imhotep

Davenport, FL

#152395 Feb 8, 2013
Adam wrote:
Interesting, but depressing video, "The End of Europe".. our economy is up shit creek.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The economy

Reality 101

Many have a poor understanding of a depression.
and more important - recovery.

Once upon a time...
1929 - Black Friday - Stock Market crashed, banks closed, savings lost.
1930 - 1932 - Great Depression begins, prohibition at its peak
1932 - 1940 - FDR elected creates SS and many govt aid programs to put nation to work.
Dust bowl in Midwest, farms abandoned, people move to find work. Prohibition repealed.
1941 - 1945 - WWII USA emerges as most powerful nation on planet - war economy booms.
1946 - beginning of the 'good times'... ;-)

Do the arithmetic...

16 years to correct and it took a world war.

Regardless of whom occupies the White House
It will take a generation to correct if even then.

Left with a surplus. Bush & Co. Started two illegal wars, and in 8 painful years destroyed the USA economy, the integrity of the office of president and the respect of the nation.

The massive Democrat victory was inevitable.

McCains choice of Palin doomed GOP credibility
Rommey infamous 47% crack alienated 150 million Americans.

This GOP medieval retrograde thinking has no place in our future.

Suggestions

a) A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.

b) A constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional rights of citizens. This amendment should also state that the interests of the general public and society must always come before the interests of corporations.

c) A constitutional amendment that will act as a "second bill of rights" as proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: that every American has a human right to employment, to health care, to a free and full education, to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food, and to be cared for with dignity and respect in their old age.
Imhotep

Davenport, FL

#152396 Feb 8, 2013
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
"Great Harlot"? This sounds that fundie anti-catholic language?
I realise this is perhaps an unpopular view, but I think that it can be a difficult question to answer when faced with incidents which happened decades ago or by dead priests. Not taking sides. But when read here that "priests are pedos" think there can be an element of hysteria.
Decades old? Whew!
Try worldwide DAILY!

http://www.vaticancrimes.us/...

Since: Mar 11

United States

#152397 Feb 8, 2013
Like when your god had millions of Jews killed so the state of Israel could be reformed?

Gramps, your long winded Abe Simpson style ramblings and senile opinions just can't change the facts.

Just accept it.

Oh and Jesus, if he ever existed, was 96% chimpanzee.

Now I believe it is time for your prune juice.
Cheers.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
We have had our differences, and believe it or not, I have spent considerable time trying to see any socially redeeming value in you. But this morning it came to me. You may very well have a substantial impact on the lives of people.
You inspire one to think, to really reach deep into understanding life, and developing one's consciousness of it. You cause one to appreciate the struggles each and every organism encounters to stay alive, and the true chance and randomness of this creation. And of the choices, if available, of each organism to reconcile itself to its fate. How it deals with the luck of the draw, so to speak. What options it has to resolve to enhance its comfort level.
Being a technical type thinker, you have inspired me to advance an idea that may make life easier for mankind. I mean, who else but you can instill a sympathy for genital warts that have to share space with you?
So here is the idea. Through the wonders of science, man produces little nano pistols. Pictures of you and transcripts of your postings are packaged with these nano pistols, and shipped to doctors and those places that treat social diseases. The medical specialists then show such to infected people, and inform them you will be their next date. Then the little nano pistols are offered to their warts.
See, you may serve a useful purpose afterall. God works in mysterious ways.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#152398 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Like when your god had millions of Jews killed so the state of Israel could be reformed?
Gramps, your long winded Abe Simpson style ramblings and senile opinions just can't change the facts.
Just accept it.
Oh and Jesus, if he ever existed, was 96% chimpanzee.
Now I believe it is time for your prune juice.
Cheers.
<quoted text>
The Abrahamic god is not my God. Millions are small change.

Hey, stud, why do you let the termination of randomly activated stellar shit bother you so much? You think people are holy?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#152399 Feb 8, 2013
Your god is Jesus, don't even try that lame attempt at proclaiming to be a deist because nobody is buying it.

So millions of dead Jews in the name of reforming the state of Israel is small change? Truly your religion has made you an immoral animal.

Go pray to your dark Palestinian god.

Us secular humanists have by far superior morals thankfully.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
The Abrahamic god is not my God. Millions are small change.
Hey, stud, why do you let the termination of randomly activated stellar shit bother you so much? You think people are holy?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#152400 Feb 8, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>We have had our differences, and believe it or not, I have spent considerable time trying to see any socially redeeming value in you. But this morning it came to me. You may very well have a substantial impact on the lives of people.

You inspire one to think, to really reach deep into understanding life, and developing one's consciousness of it. You cause one to appreciate the struggles each and every organism encounters to stay alive, and the true chance and randomness of this creation. And of the choices, if available, of each organism to reconcile itself to its fate. How it deals with the luck of the draw, so to speak. What options it has to resolve to enhance its comfort level.

Being a technical type thinker, you have inspired me to advance an idea that may make life easier for mankind. I mean, who else but you can instill a sympathy for genital warts that have to share space with you?

So here is the idea. Through the wonders of science, man produces little nano pistols. Pictures of you and transcripts of your postings are packaged with these nano pistols, and shipped to doctors and those places that treat social diseases. The medical specialists then show such to infected people, and inform them you will be their next date. Then the little nano pistols are offered to their warts.

See, you may serve a useful purpose afterall. God works in mysterious ways.
Your dementia is showing.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#152401 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Your god is Jesus, don't even try that lame attempt at proclaiming to be a deist because nobody is buying it.
So millions of dead Jews in the name of reforming the state of Israel is small change? Truly your religion has made you an immoral animal.
Go pray to your dark Palestinian god.
Us secular humanists have by far superior morals thankfully.
<quoted text>
Dark Palestinian god?

Let me tell you how stupid and out of control and pigheaded you are, in addition to your constant displaying of such.

I'm the guy on PTAG that said Abraham was a pimp that made his millions in lawsuits against two governments. Getting his old lady jobs in government whorehouses and then suing because she really wasn't his sister. They should have known better.

I'm the one that said there is a blood machine under Jerusalem that will take an underground nuke to break.

I've got some issues about old Jehovah, and certainly have no special love for his chosen.

I don't see Jesus as divine, but I do see the possibility of divinely inspired.

Yet you are convinced I am a fundie, and blather and blurt on and on and on. It is quite evident you have emotional issues blocking any rational thought.

Now, why don't you be honest and tell the truth about your hatred for Hitler? Those were 6 million potential hits on your porn pimp sites you feel you were deprived of. But little do you realize you wouldn't even have the site if they all didn't die.

But I will help you out. Post the links to your mother's videos, and of your wife and sisters, and I will send some coins your way.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#152402 Feb 8, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
...c) A constitutional amendment that will act as a "second bill of rights" as proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: that every American has a human right to employment, to health care, to a free and full education, to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food, and to be cared for with dignity and respect in their old age.
You forget the Conservative version of the Bible --

"You were hungry and thirsty, so I eliminated funding for Meals on Wheels and food banks. You were a stranger, so I vilified you and demanded that you be deported. You were naked, so I called you an evil Liberal who hates Conservative family values. You were sick, so I repealed your only hope for health care. You were in prison, so I tortured you."

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#152403 Feb 8, 2013
John McCain is that you?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Dark Palestinian god?
Let me tell you how stupid and out of control and pigheaded you are, in addition to your constant displaying of such.
I'm the guy on PTAG that said Abraham was a pimp that made his millions in lawsuits against two governments. Getting his old lady jobs in government whorehouses and then suing because she really wasn't his sister. They should have known better.
I'm the one that said there is a blood machine under Jerusalem that will take an underground nuke to break.
I've got some issues about old Jehovah, and certainly have no special love for his chosen.
I don't see Jesus as divine, but I do see the possibility of divinely inspired.
Yet you are convinced I am a fundie, and blather and blurt on and on and on. It is quite evident you have emotional issues blocking any rational thought.
Now, why don't you be honest and tell the truth about your hatred for Hitler? Those were 6 million potential hits on your porn pimp sites you feel you were deprived of. But little do you realize you wouldn't even have the site if they all didn't die.
But I will help you out. Post the links to your mother's videos, and of your wife and sisters, and I will send some coins your way.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#152404 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
John McCain is that you?
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
<quoted text>
I'm no fan of John McCain, either.

Interesting, how you tie politics and religion together.

Gonna post those links? You ought to make a few bucks off their talent, too, don'tcha think?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#152405 Feb 8, 2013
Sorry you senile around so much it's easy to confuse you and John McCain. Nothing to do with politics just your dementia.

What links do you want to see Senile Dave?
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm no fan of John McCain, either.
Interesting, how you tie politics and religion together.
Gonna post those links? You ought to make a few bucks off their talent, too, don'tcha think?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152406 Feb 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Thats because you're not a scientist who plays by the rules of it's methodology.
You however are a person who has belief, that is in conflict with the reasoning power of scientific discovery, therefore ...It is you who deny the truth of all known reasoning by the methods we devised to ascertain the truth.
Account for reason, in your worldview...

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152407 Feb 8, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Whatever my opinion on abortion, 40% of fertilised eggs don't make it.
Your god is the biggest abortionist of all.
<quoted text>
And why would that be wrong,(leaving aside the falsity of the claim), in your worldview?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152408 Feb 8, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
What IS absolute morality?
Love.

1. Love God - your Creator.
2. Love your neighbour - His Creation.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152409 Feb 8, 2013
christianity is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
IRRELEVANT
first you need to prove god,then talk
do you suffer from alzheimers that you keep repeating the same BS over and over?
You need to understand that you assume certain things to be true in your own worldview.

You do not seem to understand that, and therefore you do not understand the basic idea of arguing a philosophy from those pre-suppositions.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152410 Feb 8, 2013
christianity is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
atheism is NOT belief its a LACK of belief in gods
humans ARE animals yes,and we make our own purpose.
living forever and doing the same thing over and over would indeed be a totaly useless existence kinda like a mindless robot ..LOL
Atheism:

"The fool says in his heart, there is no God."

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152411 Feb 8, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, sunshine, but I don't need an imaginary being to create my destiny, find my purpose, or define my self worth.
How sad for you that you do....
You keep claiming you have purpose and destiny as an atheist.

How do you account for those concepts when you are just a chemical fizz?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#152412 Feb 8, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
there is no absolute law of morality
So "anything goes" is your standard of morality?

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