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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Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153698 Feb 12, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>How "incomplete"?
It works.
Where?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#153699 Feb 12, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Moon base?
I would rather see unmanned vehicles working on the moon and controlled from Houston. With the ability to send back any rocks or samples we may desire.
Hell it was exciting to land men on the moon. No other country has done so. But it is damn risky and we canít sustain human life very long there. Why not use advanced machines with a 30 to 40 year life span?
I would be in favor of a manned telescope like the Hubble in low Earth orbit.
Skynet?
Imhotep

United States

#153700 Feb 12, 2013
You know who you are! ;)

Top 10 Signs You're Batshit GODDIDIT crazy...

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#153701 Feb 12, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Moon base?
I would rather see unmanned vehicles working on the moon and controlled from Houston. With the ability to send back any rocks or samples we may desire.
Hell it was exciting to land men on the moon. No other country has done so. But it is damn risky and we canít sustain human life very long there. Why not use advanced machines with a 30 to 40 year life span?
I would be in favor of a manned telescope like the Hubble in low Earth orbit.
Going camping on the moon, that's the life, warm fire, 100's of beautiful women, no kids playing, hot food and cold beer, thatís the life.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153703 Feb 12, 2013
Annes wrote:
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you just illustrated why there is a hell for you to erode and perish in.
You just illustrated how religion can eat away at the mind like a viral form of syphilis. Condemning someone you don's even know to eternal torture. This is exactly how religion fragments people. How divisive it can be. To wish this kind of horror on a perfect stranger because they don't share your particular personal belief, is shameful. What a hateful person you are. Your beliefs have turned you into a vengeful intolerant subhuman. This is how religion poisons everything. A prime example.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#153704 Feb 12, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So you are confirming that you want to suck my d!ck?
Your church tells you to suck and swallow for random strangers? You're catholic I take it?
You were offered a chance for a mulligan Gramps, but you chose to keep blundering along.
It's your words and you are going to have to own them.
<quoted text>

Dave don't want you...you're older than 12.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153705 Feb 12, 2013
Annes wrote:
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this is why i became a christian. i didn't want to become worthless like you.
Given my success in an industry very difficult to survive in, there are many that would consider me far from worthless. You became a Christian because you're afraid of the dark, afraid of death, and terrified of the celestial dictator that would hurl you into lakes of fire if you veer from his demand. FEAR of navigating through life without a magical being to hold your hand. Weak, and fearful, suspicious of anyone who doesn't belong to your exclusive club, and wiling to condemn anyone who thinks differently from you. FEAR......that is what motivates you....FEAR.....that is what accompanies you on your journey through life......FEAR,......this s why you are a Christian. You are a pitfall example of what a human being should NOT be.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153706 Feb 12, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So you are confirming that you want to suck my d!ck?
Your church tells you to suck and swallow for random strangers? You're catholic I take it?
You were offered a chance for a mulligan Gramps, but you chose to keep blundering along.
It's your words and you are going to have to own them.
<quoted text>
Yeah, you are Chunky.

No, Sweet Cheeks, I have other ideas.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153707 Feb 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>You just illustrated how religion can eat away at the mind like a viral form of syphilis. Condemning someone you don's even know to eternal torture. This is exactly how religion fragments people. How divisive it can be. To wish this kind of horror on a perfect stranger because they don't share your particular personal belief, is shameful. What a hateful person you are. Your beliefs have turned you into a vengeful intolerant subhuman. This is how religion poisons everything. A prime example.
"because they don't share your particular personal belief"

"What a hateful person you are. Your beliefs have turned you into a vengeful intolerant subhuman."

Subhuman. Nice. Makes you superior, right?

Gee, and you don't even believe in a Hell.

You got issues.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153708 Feb 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Given my success in an industry very difficult to survive in, there are many that would consider me far from worthless. You became a Christian because you're afraid of the dark, afraid of death, and terrified of the celestial dictator that would hurl you into lakes of fire if you veer from his demand. FEAR of navigating through life without a magical being to hold your hand. Weak, and fearful, suspicious of anyone who doesn't belong to your exclusive club, and wiling to condemn anyone who thinks differently from you. FEAR......that is what motivates you....FEAR.....that is what accompanies you on your journey through life......FEAR,......this s why you are a Christian. You are a pitfall example of what a human being should NOT be.
Wow!!

Cut some slack, dude!! Not everyone is a raging bull totally oblivious to existence like yourself.

Pull off the road and take a breather, bud. You are under the influence.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#153709 Feb 12, 2013
The Pope is resigning, a new Pope will be selected, and we are all going to have to hear about it even if we donít want too.

I believe in religious freedom. But I donít believe the Pope and the Catholic church deserve the thousands of hours the news media is going to give them.

If they want to advertise it, place a small add in the El Paso Newspaper and be done with it.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153710 Feb 12, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Thank you.
At first you said that you "know" the age of Mars, now you've corrected yourself into saying the age of Mars is assumed. Good boy.
The on'y "verifiable evidence" in that article was the known age of meteors, earth rocks & moon rocks, NOT Martian rocks...
<quoted text>
No, no, no... I've never said atheists are on an even scale than theists.
We're much higher up than you simpletons.
<quoted text>
No you haven't, you've only copy/pasted other people's assumptions about the age of Mars.
Deal with it.
I can see the word EXTRAPOLATION mean absolutely nothing to you. You're are a pathetic loser, deal with that!!

I asked you 4 question on a pervious post about your knowledge of the Mars Rover. You have failed to even make an attempt at answering. This is after you declared "I know all about the Robot (singular) on Mars." Apparently you're involved in a conversation about a topic you know nothing about. Does this seem like a very intelligent thing to do? It would be like arguing with a neurosurgeon over the proper technique for removing a brain tumor. Admit it, you have no clue what the exploration of Mars is all about. For your information numbnuts, there are TWO Rovers on Mars. See I even answered one of your question I asked.

Instead of demanding and then rejecting evidence give to you, do the smart thing and find this information on your own, Don't be a lazy ass all your life. Now either make a lame ass attempt to answer the questions I posed, or piss off!!! I'm no going to discuss a topic with a self made idiot!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153711 Feb 12, 2013
So you are confirming that you want to suck my d!ck?

Your church tells you to suck and swallow for random strangers? You're catholic I take it?

You were offered a chance for a mulligan Gramps, but you chose to keep blundering along.

It's your words and you are going to have to own them.

Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be coy, Chunky Punky. You know you want it. The last time I sweet talked you, you suddenly ran to your violet wand and didn't come back for a while.
Trading recipes. Yeah.
It doesn't matter if you are he lovey. Your gonna get it the same place. My church tells me to give you what you deserve.
Givemeliberty wrote:
So you are confirming that you want to suck my d!ck?
Your church tells you to suck and swallow for random strangers? You're catholic I take it?
You were offered a chance for a mulligan Gramps, but you chose to keep blundering along.
It's your words and you are going to have to own them.
<quoted text>
"

Now the real post without your edting,

"Don't be coy, Chunky Punky. You know you want it. The last time I sweet talked you, you suddenly ran to your violet wand and didn't come back for a while.

Trading recipes. Yeah.

It doesn't matter if you are he/she/it, lovey. Your gonna get it the same place. My church tells me to give you what you deserve."

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...

Tsk. Now I will have to slap you too, bitch.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#153712 Feb 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
"because they don't share your particular personal belief"
"What a hateful person you are. Your beliefs have turned you into a vengeful intolerant subhuman."
Subhuman. Nice. Makes you superior, right?
Gee, and you don't even believe in a Hell.
You got issues.
The good Doctor whom I respect is always angry and pissed off. Itís gotta be those hemorrhoids. He needs a good surgeon to remove them and place a 5 pound ham up his butt and pull out the bone. He will be good a new.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153713 Feb 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Walk out your door and tell us how far it is to the nearest Christian church.
Walk out your door and tell us how far it is to the nearest McDonalds. Christian Church, McDonalds, both are extremely unhealthy!!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153714 Feb 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Walk out your door and tell us how far it is to the nearest Christian church.
Walk out your front door and tell us how far it is to the nearest McDonalds. Christian Church, McDonalds, both extremely unhealthy!!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153715 Feb 12, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
The good Doctor whom I respect is always angry and pissed off. Itís gotta be those hemorrhoids. He needs a good surgeon to remove them and place a 5 pound ham up his butt and pull out the bone. He will be good a new.
They are keeping his head stuck up there. Maybe lots of KY and a serious tug on his shoulders might improve his outlook.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#153716 Feb 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Walk out your door and tell us how far it is to the nearest Christian church.
What is a true christian church? Most sects believe that all other sects are not christian; until they need them heathens to inflate their numbers!

There is no true christian.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153717 Feb 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Walk out your door and tell us how far it is to the nearest McDonalds. Christian Church, McDonalds, both are extremely unhealthy!!!
MCDonalds is 20 miles away. Christian churches a half mile or so.

Don't go to either.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153718 Feb 12, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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We can show that certain meteors are from Mars by comparing the chemical composition. Different planets (and asteroids) have different isotopic abundances and we can fairly easily determine the origin of some meteors from that. So the age of meteors from Mars together with the age of the solar system (as determined in other ways) does give an age for Mars. Are there uncertainties? Yes, of course. There always are. All scientific measurements come with error bars. So the age of Mars is 4.6+-.1 billion years.
I posted all of this information for him, a number of times. Its has become painfully obvious that he is incapable of learning. Personally, I don't think he understands the principle behind any of the sciences.

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