Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#152505 Feb 8, 2013
Lol! Nice catch!
Catcher1 wrote:
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A physiologist?
Dude!

Since: Sep 08

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#152506 Feb 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Thanks for the tip. Problem is, I'm not very handy.
I have a good cover, it folds in the middle and has handles on either end, so I can lift and remove any rainwater. Fairly light, I don't know what it's filled with. It also hugs well, no seal but works well. I bought it....
Those things are expensive. Usually big 4 inch blocks of foam. Pain getting off, though. Especially when you get older and the thing is 8 foot square. I like my pulley arrangement. I tried incorporating an old garage door opener, but it was too long, not enough muscle, and didn't have enough travel to accommodate the pulleys.

Rainwater? Leaky roof, or condensation dripping back down? I put a roof vent in that room to help let humidity escape. It's a 324 sq ft room. With shower, toilet and sauna room. The skylight above does leak on occasion, but that cover arrangement protects when down and when it is up. I did a lot of work bringing that back into shape. Cedar shake for interior walls that were dusty, moldy, and with a hundred empty beer bottles behind them. The owner did it himself and he drank a lot. Cleaned and disinfected the cedar shake, put plastic on the wall as a vapor block, then painted the shake. Has worked out real nice. Humidity and mold are under control.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#152507 Feb 8, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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In the mix of your atheist ideology there lays a sadist disorder. A Sadist, is one who enjoys inflecting pain. It most likely spawned from your childhood. This kind of disorder is seen in people for example who like to torture animals.
If you tortured animals in your childhood is not known at this point. What is known is your cruelty and coldness in your post. I would describe it as abnormal and uncharacteristic of normal human behavior.
You have tried to paint over this sadism by claiming you are a humanitarian. Making routine trips to the Philippines to save the little starving children from the evils of Christianity.
The cause of sadism is not fully known but it is believed to have been a result of something that happened in your childhood. A good physiologist could perhaps uncover what it is that has made this sadism evolve in your persona.
Issues, real deep issues hidden within your soul. Has driven you to hate and enjoy inflecting harm on others. You have lived your whole life with this dark secret. Perhaps its time for you to consider to get healing for your mind.
I have noticed that you have failed to respond the the very simple Yes or NO question I posted back on post #152372. Its a reasonable question asking for a reasonable answer. I do however, completely understand your reluctance to respond. I would push it any further, your reluctance to answers tells me all I need to know about the inner conflict you have going on. Not a problem!!!

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#152508 Feb 8, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Those things are expensive. Usually big 4 inch blocks of foam. Pain getting off, though. Especially when you get older and the thing is 8 foot square. I like my pulley arrangement. I tried incorporating an old garage door opener, but it was too long, not enough muscle, and didn't have enough travel to accommodate the pulleys.
Rainwater? Leaky roof, or condensation dripping back down? I put a roof vent in that room to help let humidity escape. It's a 324 sq ft room. With shower, toilet and sauna room. The skylight above does leak on occasion, but that cover arrangement protects when down and when it is up. I did a lot of work bringing that back into shape. Cedar shake for interior walls that were dusty, moldy, and with a hundred empty beer bottles behind them. The owner did it himself and he drank a lot. Cleaned and disinfected the cedar shake, put plastic on the wall as a vapor block, then painted the shake. Has worked out real nice. Humidity and mold are under control.
Yeah, it's foam inside.

My hot tub is outdoors, on a redwood deck--access is through French doors from my bedroom. I live in Southern California, remember? Can't beat soaking in 103-degree water while looking at the stars.

Since: Oct 12

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#152509 Feb 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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A physiologist?
Dude!
LLLOL, U JOKER, U TOO FUNNY!!!

ROFL and doing breathing technique that liberty guy taught me!

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#152510 Feb 8, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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LLLOL, U JOKER, U TOO FUNNY!!!
ROFL and doing breathing technique that liberty guy taught me!
Imagine if we knew exactly what you were talking about.

Now that would be funny!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#152511 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.
In fact, the attempted silencing of whistleblowers by churches and the government of Canada has been and remains part of their attempt to conceal their own Crimes against Humanity.
http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/86619003
Unless I'm mistaken (always a possibility) the Great Harlot was Babylon.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#152512 Feb 8, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
I could guess.
I'll get some Elmer's.
:-)

There ya go.

Since: Oct 10

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#152513 Feb 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Can't beat soaking in 103-degree water while looking at the stars.
As long as you're measuring it in Fahrenheit.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#152515 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Dave you honesty don't think you've ever even held your own in any debate with any topix atheists do you? Insulting the clear victors only makes you a sore loser.
Dave's delusions are complete.

Since: Sep 08

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#152516 Feb 8, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Yeah, it's foam inside.
My hot tub is outdoors, on a redwood deck--access is through French doors from my bedroom. I live in Southern California, remember? Can't beat soaking in 103-degree water while looking at the stars.
I can't see stars in the detail I used to, and at night it is important for me to limit my exposure upwards. Fine during the day, I blend into the haze. But night is not my best time for me to sit out in the open. Just a simple misunderstanding, really. We could talk about it, but they tend to get nervous and over reactive.

103 is perfect for long soaks. Love it here during the winter and the steam rises, lit by the sunlight coming through the windows and skylight.

Ever been to those natural hot springs? They have some HOT water in some of those. Pagosa Springs, CO went up to 108 or 110 in one of them. That can kill you after a long sit and you get up. Set in 106 for about 45 minutes at Ojo Caliente in NM. Thought I would pass out and die when I got out. Sure lowers that blood pressure. Mine is low to begin with.

Since: Apr 12

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#152517 Feb 8, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism isn't an ideology
It's a religion.

Religion

Synonyms: credo, creed, cult, FAITH, persuasion

faith\ˈfāth\
noun

b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof

Atheism

Belief that there is no Deity or Deities.

Hence - Atheism = Religion

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#152518 Feb 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Probably when you were in the psychiatric hospital!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!

Magnets and string Doc it explains everything!

Hmmm ok Dave we will upping your Thorazine now. Ahem nurse let's schedule some electroshock therapy for this one. Dave you will like electroshock therapy it involves magnets.

Rotflmfao!
Givemeliberty wrote:

I am especially proud of my volunteer work and donations to the humanist cause. Every year I go to the Philippines and spend thousands on food,water, clothing and medicine for the needy there. After a horrific typhoon and flooding there I was there amongst others 14 hours a day handing out supplies, giving life saving injections and treatments to those who lost their home. I stood and watched as homeless children lined up easily 3 miles deep for a package of crackers sandwich fruit and bottle of water. Unwanted children who were born because the Christian ran theocracy light government makes it nearly impossible for a woman to obtain birth control. My wife is in pre-med classes and wants to practice medicine there free to help those poor children. Here in the states I collect donations for running in marathons with the money going to children's charities and cancer or HIV awareness programs.
I have seen first hand time and time again the damage and heart breaking situations brought on by theists. The same theists who come crawling to us to help fix their mess! Oh but while we are fixing it are we thanked? Nope. We barely get the figurative broom in hand and they are shrieking at us for not believing in their imaginary friend.
Honor? I guess it is a relative term. The dozen of urban low income students I assist for free with their biology and pharmaceutical homework at two different colleges locally would probably say good ole KJ is an alright dude.
Now if coming on topix and giving the theists a little taste of backbone, the theists who try to intimidate and silence non believers because they think we should all be meek and humble and tolerate their abuse and repeated logical fallacies makes me vile, Without reason, Disrespectful, In someone's opinion? So be it, hmmm I will chuckle about how vile And disrespectful I am Friday at U of L for the 6 hours I am assisting the students there as a volunteer. Or perhaps this summer as I am passing out thousands of dollars worth of free medicine and other essentials trying to save some more homeless from dying. Yes I was walking by a group of people there and they were huddled together praying loudly and crying. I looked in and a young girl was on the ground dying of dehydration. Instead of getting her water and rushing her to the hospital they stood there holding hands and praying! I grabbed my cell phone and called for an ambulance and started trying to get her to drink. Slowly she sipped the water as the praying continued. The ambulance came after almost an hour and reluctantly took her to the hospital, the paramedic said she was good as dead and best leave it in the hands of Jesus same thing the crowd thought. She died 18 hours later. They didn't even know her name and couldn't figure it out.
I guess I'll somehow deal with being called disrespectful.
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"I semi-retired except for collecting and inspecting my rental properties. I live comfortably off my stock dividends, porn sites I own, early retirement from work and rental properties here in the states and in the Philippines. "

OMG. It's getting better all the time!!!

You're retired except for Porn and your wife is still in school!

Liberty wrote:
I am a 32 year old multi-racial man with a Johnson bigger than anyone in your family.

Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!

Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

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#152519 Feb 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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It's a religion.
Religion
Synonyms: credo, creed, cult, FAITH, persuasion
faith\ˈfāth\
noun
b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Atheism
Belief that there is no Deity or Deities.
Hence - Atheism = Religion

Still supporting that no belief is a belief huh?
You may be the least intelligent specimen of all hominids.
But do you have to blare it out so brazen?
If stupid were a crime.....

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#152520 Feb 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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It's a religion.
Religion
Synonyms: credo, creed, cult, FAITH, persuasion
faith\ˈfāth\
noun
b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Atheism
Belief that there is no Deity or Deities.
Hence - Atheism = Religion
Lets see.

Noun: religion
1. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
2. An institution to express belief in a divine power
WordWeb Pro 6.0

Noun: faith
1. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
2. Complete confidence in a person or plan etc
3. An institution to express belief in a divine power
4. Loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
WordWeb Pro 6.0

Noun: atheism
1. The doctrine or belief that there is no God
2. A lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
WordWeb Pro 6.0

Nope. It isn't a religion.

Since: Dec 11

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#152521 Feb 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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It's a religion.
Religion
Synonyms: credo, creed, cult, FAITH, persuasion
faith\ˈfāth\
noun
b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Atheism
Belief that there is no Deity or Deities.
Hence - Atheism = Religion
What is this, the transitive property of definition synonyms?

Trying to convince your wife to see an action movie is persuasion.
Persuasion is a synonym of religion.
Thus, trying to convince your wife to see an action movie is a religion.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#152522 Feb 8, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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As long as you're measuring it in Fahrenheit.
Yes, or we'd have to call it the Lake of Fire.

Since: Apr 12

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#152523 Feb 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>Still supporting that no belief is a belief huh?
You may be the least intelligent specimen of all hominids.
But do you have to blare it out so brazen?
If stupid were a crime.....
It is a believe. You are wording it wrong.

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

One who "BELIEVES" That's a positive assertion. Not that lack of it.

Agnostic is the absence of a believe.

There is a difference that's why there are two different words. That's why every survey has them listed separate.
That's why the dictionary list both word and list there definition as listed above.

Atheist seem to have to lie about every thing including what their religious name means.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#152524 Feb 8, 2013
They would have to be. Like him condemning people to hell for not believing in Yahweh/Jesus them claiming he is a deist.

Lmfao classic!
Aerobatty wrote:
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Dave's delusions are complete.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#152525 Feb 8, 2013
Colorado Creationism Bill Dies In Committee

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A Republican bill that would have paved the way for creationism to be taught in Colorado schools as well as encouraged teachers to deny the science of climate change was killed in committee on Monday, as expected.

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