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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Poor maladjusted and angry Topix atheists. Nowhere to go but places like this to vent.

But the Creator has caused some of us to stay on here so they don't eat each other.

Poor souls. They are angry and want to take all the magic, hopes, dreams and such out of life. Bring chaos and misery to everyone else. They like to share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

If they had their way, sentiments like this would be banned. Not scientific enough.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
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http://www.universetoday.com/99750/another-we...
Maybe an eyeglass screw. Never know where you will lose those things.
You don't reckon it's a piece of an old Radio Shack™ speaker magnet, do you, Dave?

A BIG PAPER CLIP!
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I think you stretched your brain too much in the past doing those convolutions.
As a human being you see yourself as something special. You pay li[p service to just evolving from matter, but you really feel at the top of the heap. You are special, you can investigate and determine and pass judgments on everything else, even though you just happen to be made up of materials aligned in a certain way. You really aren't in touch with what you proclaim. You think too much for your capabilities. Gets you stuck in loops.
I see humans beings, myself included, as being constructs serving the purpose of something higher on the ladder. My ego is under much better control than yours.
As I said before, I am a technician. I recognize machinery. We are machines. Worrying and guessing about what constructed us is beyond our abilities. The environment provided for us by this higher force will determine what we do.
You see something wrong with thinking of ones self as special. You limit yourself to a premiss that you are somehow answerable to a higher order. You feel ego is something to be shunned. All think all of what you have determined as flaws, are in fact attributes. I see nothing wrong with being proud of ones accomplishments, and knowing they have arrived at the top of the heap, so to speak. My profession demands that I assert myself, that I display an ego, that I strive to be that something special, otherwise whatever success I hope to achieve will never happen. You don't have to be a prick to demand respect from your peers, to be "the man" to be that something special. I take an enormous amount of pride at what I have done professionally, without an ego, or feeling special, I would have never achieved my goals.

So we are machines, with knowable components? Operate like any other machine? Then if that is you take on humans, then you appear terribly confused, or you're simply lying. You have stated that one of the primary components of this machine is a thing called a soul. An unknown, an idea, a belief, a wisp of vapor, nothing physical. A mystery component for your human machine. I think it is you who have stretched your brain too much!!!

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They "Believe" with verifiable evidence, you "believe" with......ahhh...errr....oh yeah, a touch on the head!!!! Yeah,,,,Right!!!
LOL.... Redneck isn't stupid, he just has bad luck when it comes to thinking :p
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Feb 11, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
The LHC at Cern. Cosmological research. The space programs. Countless others studying things way beyond any utility for the average person.
A LOT OF MONEY SPENT ON THOSE THINGS.
That is your science Topix atheists worship.
What about the diseases, hunger, social organization of the living population now and in the future? Building a better platform before we start reaching out?
There is a lot of hypocrisy in these secular humanist atheists.
Excellent example of what a narrow minded approach looks like. Something really bad happened on both Mars and Venus. Runaway greenhouse effect on Venus, the earth is just beginning to feel the effects of greenhouse gasses. Might be a real good idea to find out what happened on both planets especially Venus. It might just save our species. Can you put a price tag on maybe stoping our extinction?

Disease and hunger could bot be improved if we removed religion for the equation. With the Catholic church recommending an animal breeding cycle, and prohibiting birth control, the populations of these poor countries will continue to swell along with rampart disease and hunger.
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Feb 11, 2013
 
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Wow!!
You sure get animated when someone questions your belief system.
What church do you belong to?
I abhor willful ignorance. I have zero tolerance for stupidity, and have no belief system. I'm not gullible enough to belong to a church. You know what they say about animals......."Animals don't have Gods, there're smarter than that."
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Dave Nelson wrote:
Poor maladjusted and angry Topix atheists. Nowhere to go but places like this to vent.
But the Creator has caused some of us to stay on here so they don't eat each other.
Poor souls. They are angry and want to take all the magic, hopes, dreams and such out of life. Bring chaos and misery to everyone else. They like to share.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
If they had their way, sentiments like this would be banned. Not scientific enough.
Goodnight all.
Buckethead eh. I listened. Simplistic and repetitive. Horrible drummer, sounds like he's building a boat. No dynamic shadings, tonally vapid, and no fully developed melodies. endless arpeggios. As I suspected, children's music.

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T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>God made all!!! so you hate him huh?
No silly, lol. It's just a myth. I'm just pointing out what a stupid myth it is.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
The LHC at Cern. Cosmological research. The space programs. Countless others studying things way beyond any utility for the average person.
A LOT OF MONEY SPENT ON THOSE THINGS.
That is your science Topix atheists worship.
What about the diseases, hunger, social organization of the living population now and in the future? Building a better platform before we start reaching out?
There is a lot of hypocrisy in these secular humanist atheists.
I spent my whole career in air and space sciences, you have no idea what you are talking about.

NASA has proven time and again that its main contribution is the technology that ‘spins off’ from the research they do. The Apollo missions generated about 1,300 documented NASA technologies which have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life and created jobs for Americans. The Space Shuttle program has also generated more than 100 technology spin-offs.

Some of the Apollo program spin-offs include: 1) major improvements in CAT scanners, MRI, and kidney dialysis; 2) protective clothing worn by racecar drivers, nuclear reactor technicians, and shipyard workers; 3) physical therapy machines used by football teams, sports clinics, and medical rehabilitation centers; 4) cordless power tools and appliances; and 5) athletic shoe design and manufacturing techniques. NASA research has led to an extensive line of commercial products, from insulated outer garments to packaging for foods, from life rafts to candy wrappings. Water purification technology used on the Apollo spacecraft is now employed in several spin-off applications to kill bacteria, viruses and algae in community water supply systems.

The Space Shuttle program has some pretty impressive spin-offs, too. Space Shuttle medical spin-offs include: a new artificial heart; major advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of head injury, stroke, chronic dizziness, and central nervous system disorders; new blood diagnosis machines; and bioreactors that are being used to design therapeutic drugs and antibodies. The Ford Motor Company is using Shuttle developments in the production of natural gas-powered cars. A sensitive infrared hand-held camera that observes the blazing plumes from the Shuttle was used during the brush fires that ravaged Malibu, California in 1996 to point out hot spots for firefighters. There is virtually no area of daily life that has not been greatly enhanced by NASA spin-offs. Better roads, better food processes, better medical systems, better shoes – just name it, NASA has improved it!

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I spent my whole career in air and space sciences, you have no idea what you are talking about.
NASA has proven time and again that its main contribution is the technology that ‘spins off’ from the research they do. The Apollo missions generated about 1,300 documented NASA technologies which have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life and created jobs for Americans. The Space Shuttle program has also generated more than 100 technology spin-offs.
Some of the Apollo program spin-offs include: 1) major improvements in CAT scanners, MRI, and kidney dialysis; 2) protective clothing worn by racecar drivers, nuclear reactor technicians, and shipyard workers; 3) physical therapy machines used by football teams, sports clinics, and medical rehabilitation centers; 4) cordless power tools and appliances; and 5) athletic shoe design and manufacturing techniques. NASA research has led to an extensive line of commercial products, from insulated outer garments to packaging for foods, from life rafts to candy wrappings. Water purification technology used on the Apollo spacecraft is now employed in several spin-off applications to kill bacteria, viruses and algae in community water supply systems.
The Space Shuttle program has some pretty impressive spin-offs, too. Space Shuttle medical spin-offs include: a new artificial heart; major advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of head injury, stroke, chronic dizziness, and central nervous system disorders; new blood diagnosis machines; and bioreactors that are being used to design therapeutic drugs and antibodies. The Ford Motor Company is using Shuttle developments in the production of natural gas-powered cars. A sensitive infrared hand-held camera that observes the blazing plumes from the Shuttle was used during the brush fires that ravaged Malibu, California in 1996 to point out hot spots for firefighters. There is virtually no area of daily life that has not been greatly enhanced by NASA spin-offs. Better roads, better food processes, better medical systems, better shoes – just name it, NASA has improved it!
Dude, you forgot Tang!

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madscot wrote:
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Dude, you forgot Tang!
Never really a "space drink", just good commercialization.

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No problem I loved ROTC. It was a hell of a lot of fun.
Of course you do. You're avatar is a picture of a weapon that's only function is killing people in mass, you enjoyed practicing to kill people in college. Of course you are a Christian. All the Abrahamic religions are blood thirsty.

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Never really a "space drink", just good commercialization.
Oh hell, that was the only reason I drank that swill.

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Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>LOL.... Redneck isn't stupid, he just has bad luck when it comes to thinking :p
Your kanji -- Japanese or Chinese?(I know, it means basically the same in both, just curious.)

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Try reading the bible. Pick any translation you like!
Exodus 21
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
21 “Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them:
Exodus 21
American Standard Version (ASV)
21 Now these are the ordinances which thou shalt set before them.
Exodus 21
Amplified Bible (AMP)
21 Now these are the ordinances you [Moses] shall set before [the Israelites].
Exodus 21
Common English Bible (CEB)
Instructions about slaves
21 These are the case laws that you should set before them:
Exodus 21
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Parashah 18: Mishpatim (Rulings) 21:1–24:18
21 “These are the rulings you are to present to them:
Exodus 21
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Hebrew Slaves
21 The Lord gave Moses the following laws for his people:
Exodus 21
Darby Translation (DARBY)
21 And these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.
Exodus 21
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
21 These are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.
Perfect, thank you. 8 proofs for you that show those laws were for ancient Israelites, not all Christians in every day & age.

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Wow! 16 minutes and you can't pick a translation! How fu[king stupid are you?
Hey, look at that! It's been 3 hours.....

Relax, man. This is a thread, not a phone call.

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<quoted text>Yeah, I know all those dumb ass scientist who don't know their ass from their elbow. Herfe they are lying once again, should be a law against it. We should also outlaw the process of mathematical extrapolation to get information.
They "Believe" with verifiable evidence, you "believe" with......ahhh...errr....oh yeah, a touch on the head!!!! Yeah,,,,Right!!!
Now maybe you could show us how very smart you are by pointing out the flaw of using meteorites to date the age of our solar system....ready...set......GO! !! Well dumb ass, how about it,,,,,GO!! LOL nothing....yeah I thought so.
WTF does my faith in God have to do with the age of Mars?

That's a typical atheist response, you know.

"I disagree with you! You're an idiot that lets your stupid religion interfere with your reasoning!"

What's your excuse, blackie? You say those scientists have "verifiable evidence" of the age of Mars.

What friggin evidence?

Just answer THAT!
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Dave Nelson wrote:
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Youngblood, don't feel angry that you were led down a false path. It wasn't as deliberate as your emotions in reaction to it would lead you to believe.
The very essence of "being" is an action/reaction thingy. Analogous to a flashlight being turned on in a dark room and suddenly it "sees" and tries to figure out what is and what ain't.
When you get into the nitty gritty of physics you will discover that what you see is all mirrors. It is in the nature of energy transfers. You can't see transmitted light, just what it bounces off of, or more accurately, what it stimulates to emit it's own light potential.
Look around, you are somewhere, you just don't know where.
You are in the funhouse with everyone else, lost in the maze and trying to find the way out. You will hear the voices of those who think they found the way, and maybe follow them. That is the voices of religion and science. People just as lost as you are, but they think they smell the entrance. They may have, but they aren't anywhere near the entrance, to see what is outside.
You are stuck in the funhouse until your batteries go dead and the mirrors you follow cease to be seen. Not a bit of sense in letting the hollers of others interfere with your experience and exploration and enjoyment while you can. Just remember the funhouse and the flashlight were provided for your amusement.
There may be a charge to get back out of it, though. Maybe just a simple thanks.
Enjoyed that.

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<quoted text>Holy Shit, you do live under a friggin rock, who knew. So you know all about "the robot"on Mars"....really, what do they call it? How long has it been there? What is its function? What has it discovered so far? I'll be waiting.........."I know all about the Robot on Mars." Yeah right..........Oh and here's a little clue for ya,,,,there is more than One on Mars. Get busy slacker!!!!
As usual, you missed the point.

I'm not surprised.

Take a Rover, stick in in the Sahara, take some photos, then you'll ASSUME you know all about the Earth, right?

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<quoted text>I abhor willful ignorance. I have zero tolerance for stupidity, and have no belief system. I'm not gullible enough to belong to a church. You know what they say about animals......."Animals don't have Gods, there're smarter than that."
Then you should hate yourself.....

Where's your verifiable evidence of the age of Mars?

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