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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CunningLinguist

Kissimmee, FL

#153899 Feb 13, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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To augment your advancement and advocacy of the atheist movement you should really contact some mainstream new media to do a story on the battles being fought here. Have them peek in and see what is going on. Perhaps they may even contact you to get the skinny on it, as you have to be one of the more eloquent spokespersons for atheism. You can provide them with background, which will give you the opportunity to become better known. For myself, and I am fairly certain others on here feel the same way, I think you have to be as good a representative of your non-belief as they can get. Sincerely.
September 11th - The day Allah 'won' and Jesus 'lost'.

Our civilization is not Christian. It does not come from the skies. It is not a result of inspiration but the child of human invention.

My 'respect' vanished as I watched the 'Day of Prayer' in Washington Cathedral, where people of mutually incompatible faiths united in homage to the very force that caused the problem in the first place: RELIGION.

It is time for people of intellect, as opposed to people of faith, to stand up and declare to respect people for what they individually think, rather than respect groups for what they were collectively brought up to believe.

Simple task... Are you up to the challenge Dave?

Provide evidence that your God is the only true God in a way that religions other than yours cannot do.

Provide evidence that your holy book is true in a way that religions other than yours cannot do with theirs.

Until this time, and it will be an eternity - you are only one of many religious cult members - each claiming more or less the same immortality or enlightenment as others.
CunningLinguist

Kissimmee, FL

#153900 Feb 13, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Ahh...it's NOT really a song, but endless rambling in the same tonality. This does NOT do justice to Michael Jackson. Michaels music was original, "groove" orientated, harmonically interesting. This piece starts with an endless soprano ostinato of root fifth one at the octave and back to the fifth, over and over again. The music is extremely diatonic, absolutely no key changes, it would be like sitting at the piano and playing only the white notes. Still no melody, this guy could compose a fully formed melody if you threatened him with Buck Crick. I'll kill for a shift in total center, for a secondary dominant chord, for anything out of the key. Lock me in a room with this and I'll tell you everything about our troop deployments and gun emplacements. I'll give you relaxing, of course there is really nothing to focus your attention, hypnotic music, elevator music, nothing of substance. Even the quick arpeggios at the end were overdubbed to make it sound as though he was playing something complex. Please no more, I'l tell you what you want to know!!! Poor Michael, I hope he never hears this "tribute" I'm sure he can't hear anything, when your dead, your DEAD!!!!
BTW, I' sure you think this is wonderful. I have no problem with what anyone listens to, but to post this as though I'd somehow be impressed and change my mind about the music, was foolish on your part.
Ear Candy for the enlightened, noise for the peasantry!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153901 Feb 13, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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September 11th - The day Allah 'won' and Jesus 'lost'.
Our civilization is not Christian. It does not come from the skies. It is not a result of inspiration but the child of human invention.
My 'respect' vanished as I watched the 'Day of Prayer' in Washington Cathedral, where people of mutually incompatible faiths united in homage to the very force that caused the problem in the first place: RELIGION.
It is time for people of intellect, as opposed to people of faith, to stand up and declare to respect people for what they individually think, rather than respect groups for what they were collectively brought up to believe.
Simple task... Are you up to the challenge Dave?
Provide evidence that your God is the only true God in a way that religions other than yours cannot do.
Provide evidence that your holy book is true in a way that religions other than yours cannot do with theirs.
Until this time, and it will be an eternity - you are only one of many religious cult members - each claiming more or less the same immortality or enlightenment as others.
You really, really should do as I suggested. Please.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153902 Feb 13, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Doc, I know you said you were in the Army. What did you do in the Army? Any Combat time?
I was gong to join the band, but considered that a wimp thing to do. Yes, I saw some Bush time. Joined the band after my tour. Spent the remainder of my service time between teaching and playing at the Navy School of Music in Norfork VA. and Fort Dix New Jersey, the last 4 months of my service.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153903 Feb 13, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Ear Candy for the enlightened, noise for the peasantry!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-rpdxSMgtUcXX
Hush up, peasant.

Get educated.

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

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153904 Feb 13, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
Ohhhhh I'm tired and have a headache. Lol, don't we all?
Then they booo hoo and cry when their husbands cheat on them.
HA! Yup.

I feel sorry for the wussies out there that let their woman tell them when it's ok for sexy times....
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153905 Feb 13, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Ear Candy for the enlightened, noise for the peasantry!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-rpdxSMgtUcXX
Perfectly stated. Passion, power, technique off the scale, and creativity without peer. And a wonderful composer, and inspirational teacher.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153906 Feb 13, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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I'm glad you're keeping an open mind.
Always.

You should try it sometime.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153907 Feb 13, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Somebody said it but I don't who...
"Peach on earth?
Not as long as religion exists."
~anon
When parents proclaim that their little ones are Christian.
This infers that they comprehend:
1 The Jesus tale as explained in the Bible
2 The concept of heaven & hell
3 The concept of 'faith' in the invisible
4 Original Sin
5 Forgiveness
6 A Triune God (aka Big Daddy, Junior & Spook)
7 Communion
It matters not how much water is sprinkled on their heads, how many magical words are whispered, they haven't the slightest notion what it this about and thus they cannot be a Christian.
It matters not how much water isn't sprinkled on their heads, how many magical words are not whispered, they haven't the slightest notion what it this about and thus they cannot be an atheist.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153908 Feb 13, 2013

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153909 Feb 13, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Coward, unable, or stupid, which is it?
You're asking yourself a question.

Answer it.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153910 Feb 13, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Doc, I know you said you were in the Army. What did you do in the Army? Any Combat time?
blacklagoon was the base bitch.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#153911 Feb 13, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Hush up, peasant.
Get educated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =cFdxJPgqGxEXX
He's educated enough to understand and enjoy the complexity and passion behind the music, and Oscar's unbelievable technique and improvisational skills. Now here is a REAL guitar player. And look, no bucket on his head!!! LOL

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153912 Feb 13, 2013


As good as they got for barrelhouse.
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#153913 Feb 13, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Perfectly stated. Passion, power, technique off the scale, and creativity without peer. And a wonderful composer, and inspirational teacher.
Let's visit the other side of the spectrum. What's your take on Sun Ra and his Arkestra?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153914 Feb 13, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Thank you for sharing your myth.
<rolls eyes>
I shall be happy to provide answers to your deepest questions b out religions... ANY of them!
"Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them." ~Anonymous
What makes you assume that God isn't real?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153915 Feb 13, 2013

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153916 Feb 13, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Well I tell you Doc, I don’t know Buck personally or anyone here on topix for that matter. But I wouldn’t want to fight him in the days of his youth or even today. I agree he is projecting his power house days from his youth.
I believe he was and still may be capable of kicking someone’s ass. Buck realizes his days of his youth have come and gone. As it has for most of us topix posters.
As one gets older our strength is not so much in muscle power but in wisdom that comes with aging.
People like Buck have had some very unique life experiences as you have. His testimony has a place and use in society. Especially to the youth of today. Both of you went in two different directions. And both of you have something to say to young people.
I have something to say to young people...

Pull your damn pants up, put the pot down, get a friggin job & move outta mom's house already!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#153917 Feb 13, 2013


Old acoustic Delta blues was the bestest.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#153918 Feb 13, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
September 11th - The day Allah 'won' and Jesus 'lost'.
Are you another one if the silly atheists that think war is about religion?

Jesus lost nothing on that day. He gained a few thousand souls to join Him.

Satan won, too. Those terrorists had 72 make virgins waiting for them...
Our civilization is not Christian.
"Our"? You mean humanity?

My 'respect' vanished as I watched the 'Day of Prayer' in Washington Cathedral, where people of mutually incompatible faiths united in homage to the very force that caused the problem in the first place: RELIGION.
Ya, seeing people's of different races, creeds & religions coming together in unity is terrible, huh?

O_o
It is time for people of intellect, as opposed to people of faith, to stand up and declare to respect people for what they individually think, rather than respect groups for what they were collectively brought up to believe.
Ah.... Will you now preach your belief of ToE, BBT & abiogenesis?

What makes you think people of faith aren't intellectual?

Provide evidence that your God is the only true God in a way that religions other than yours cannot do.
Provide evidence that your holy book is true in a way that religions other than yours cannot do with theirs.
Until this time, and it will be an eternity - you are only one of many religious cult members - each claiming more or less the same immortality or enlightenment as others.
Faith & trust is earned, we can't simply hand it to you. Are you afraid of a little extra work & diligence?

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