Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

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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Imhotep

United States

#154309 Feb 14, 2013
Jesus walks into a hotel, throws three nails on the counter and says "can you put me up for the night"

Segway to...

Jesus and Moses were strolling by the Red Sea, when Moses nudged Jesus and said, "Psst. Hey, Jesus, I've still got it."

Moses turned towards the Red Sea and lifted his staff on high. The angels began to sing, the gentle sea breeze turned into a raging gale, and the waters of the Red Sea were parted. Moses lowered his arms and, with a smug grin on his face, turned back to face Jesus.

Jesus scoffed. "Moses, my boy," said the Messiah, "I have still got it." And with a flourish of his robes, Jesus stepped onto the waters of the Red Sea and began to stride across without so much as a ripple.

But to Moses' amazement, halfway across the water, Jesus suddenly began to sink. He splashed into the water and began to choke and flounder as the waves tossed him around. Moses grumbled at Jesus' sillyness and parted the water once more. Moses helped Jesus back to shore, as the Saviour hacked up salt water.

When they had finally reached shore, Moses slapped a consoling hand on Jesus' shoulder and said, "Don't worry about it, Lord. Last time you tried it, you didn't have holes in your feet."

;)

ZAP!
I see another burning bush on my lawn.
LQTM

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#154310 Feb 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
No, the point is that some things are cohesive, even things you wouldn't expect - like gas & fire, science & religion.
If you weren't such a blockhead, you'd understand that.
Sorry sparky, science & religion is NOT cohesive... Just the opposite. The last thing that religion wants is for science to prove that your "god" does not exist. That would put them out of business sparky.

I think you meant to say pseudo-science & religion.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#154311 Feb 14, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
Jesus walks into a hotel, throws three nails on the counter and says "can you put me up for the night"
LQTM
Jesus is hanging on the cross, and peter is standing in the crowd watching him.

Jesus calls to him "Peter! Come to me!" and Peter runs forward.

The Romans beat him mercilessly with their spears and throw him back. Again,

Jesus cries out "Peter! Come to your savior!" and Peter rushes forward, to again be pounded silly by bored roman guards.

Dazed, Peter hears Jesus call him once more and surges through the guards, filled with holy strength.
"Yes my lord! What do you need o son of god?!!" he cries...


And Jesus says: "Peter...I can see your house from here."

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#154312 Feb 14, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>Yo kitten!
Happy V-Day Clown!

:*

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#154313 Feb 14, 2013
To the "why isn't stainless steel magnetic?" ... since it's a pain to find older posts.

Only the 300 series is not magnetic, because it contains molybdenum, a preservative for metals but it is not magnetic due to the atomic structure, for something to be magnetic it must have a specific balance of electromagnetic valence.

Since: Feb 13

Mount Holly, NJ

#154314 Feb 14, 2013
Just skimmed through the comments and just wanted to address the people who are stating that atheists are believers I will respond with a quote from Bill Maher:

"Atheism is a religion as abstinence is a sex position".

Atheism is not a matter of belief, just as religion is... Atheism is a matter of logic and probability, empirical understanding and reason. Religion is none of those things.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#154315 Feb 14, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>He needs Geritol.
JJ doesn't..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1bzyWVvPZQ0XX
MILF !!!

GILF ???

She's still hot.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#154316 Feb 14, 2013
imjustthatguy wrote:
Just skimmed through the comments and just wanted to address the people who are stating that atheists are believers I will respond with a quote from Bill Maher:
"Atheism is a religion as abstinence is a sex position".
Atheism is not a matter of belief, just as religion is... Atheism is a matter of logic and probability, empirical understanding and reason. Religion is none of those things.
Topix atheism is a delusional pathology.

Or something like that.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#154317 Feb 14, 2013
imjustthatguy wrote:
Just skimmed through the comments and just wanted to address the people who are stating that atheists are believers I will respond with a quote from Bill Maher:
"Atheism is a religion as abstinence is a sex position".
Atheism is not a matter of belief, just as religion is... Atheism is a matter of logic and probability, empirical understanding and reason. Religion is none of those things.
"Maher is highly critical of religion, and views it as highly destructive. He is described as an agnostic, and refers to himself as one in his feature film Religulous.[52] As for labels, he has denied being an atheist, saying, "I'm not an atheist. There's a really big difference between an atheist and someone who just doesn't believe in religion. Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. But I'm not an atheist, no."[53] Maher has also occasionally referred to himself as an "apatheist", saying "I don't know what happens when you die, and I don't care", adding, "there's Atheist and there's Agnostic, and I'm okay with us not splitting the difference on those; if you are just not a super-religious person, you are on my team".[54][55] He has reiterated his stance in subsequent interviews, rejecting both the certitude of the existence, as well as the certitude of nonexistence of deities, concluding, "I'm saying that doubt is the only appropriate response for human beings."[56] He is an advisory board member of author Sam Harris's Project Reason, a foundation that promotes scientific knowledge and secular values within society."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Maher

The comedian Bill Maher's own words. They don't seem to match with what you allege in that quote you made.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#154318 Feb 14, 2013
Real psychos and Topix atheists have one thing in common that is most telling. They both think they are absolutely sane and everyone else is crazy. Two things. They make their own reality.

Goodnight.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#154319 Feb 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Real psychos and Topix atheists have one thing in common that is most telling. They both think they are absolutely sane and everyone else is crazy. Two things. They make their own reality.
Goodnight.
Prayers don't work here Dave.

Goodnight.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154320 Feb 14, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
I, and probably most atheists, don't really care what most theists believe.
Win your logic (or all three).
Atheist are not alone in caring what radical extreme terrorist do. It may be a shock to you but I have never been to a terrorist school nor have I been trained to fly airplanes into buildings. If I remember the United States came under attack that day, all of us citizens of this country were the enemy.

I also stand with you when it comes to choices in birth control. I can’t speak for Catholics but I would bet a lot of them practice birth control. I’m against abortion as a birth control method. Mainly because prevention is always the preferred and safest method. Abortion is a ghastly method.

I stand with Atheist when it comes to separation of Church and State. So far I’m 3 for 3 on your side of things. Now I disagree with you on what bothers Atheist when it comes to Christianity. Lets face it Christianity is the only religion Atheist are openly against. Because Christians won’t blow your legs off at the kneecaps like the Muslims will.

So we take the brunt of your hate. Which is more in line with the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Atheist have been fighting Christians and Christianity for so long they have forgot what it is they are fighting about. They just know they are supposed to hate Christians as evidence of the post we receive here on topix.

I’ve seen here in the last 5 years in my city. Atheist leaders tried to prevent a Church from operating on the main road in town. They tried to zone out the church. The church owned the property and the building but the city government said,“No churches here, Sorry you have to build on the back side of town where no one can see you.”

I’m happy to say the City lost when it was realized the Federal Government prevents municipalities from zoning out churches. So I’ve seen first hand Atheist try to prevent religious freedom. We are certainly hated by Atheist.
To the point Atheist are bothered about sharing the same air.

This is a long rant I apologize. Ever since the 1700’s Christianity has accepted science and scientific research. We are living in modern times and yes Christians support science. That doesn’t mean we support pseudo science and if you study your evolution history. You will find it has been chocked full of frauds, and forged science. More so than any other science.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154321 Feb 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Prayers don't work here Dave.
Goodnight.
Neither do light switches if they are not powered up and turned on.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#154322 Feb 14, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither do light switches if they are not powered up and turned on.
The switches still work. Open or close. It works like your mind.

Turn the switch to the ON position when you want to see.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154323 Feb 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshit.
If that were true, you atheists wouldn't spend so much time arguing with theists and arguing about religion and arguing whether or not God is real.
If you really truly didn't care, you wouldn't be here.
We wonder if you atheists spend so much time arguing whether or not the Loch Ness monster is real.
I don’t believe in Sasquatch. Some people actually do. I don’t give a red rats ass if they do. I’m not on the Big Foot topix channel fighting with those who claim they saw a Sasquatch. I simply do not care what they want to believe.

It’s a bit humorous to me but hey whatever. I’m not going to stand before congress and try to enact laws to prevent people from believing in Sasquatch. If I was an Atheist I would feel the same way about religion.

But Atheist are really bothered that people believe in Christ. To the point they don’t want us on the earth sharing the same air. The Germans felt the same way about the Jews. So they came up with the ultimate solution.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154324 Feb 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
The switches still work. Open or close. It works like your mind.
Turn the switch to the ON position when you want to see.
Sweets, prayer works the same way. If you don't make the effort you don't get the light. It doesn’t work if you don’t try.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154325 Feb 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
"Maher is highly critical of religion, and views it as highly destructive. He is described as an agnostic, and refers to himself as one in his feature film Religulous.[52] As for labels, he has denied being an atheist, saying, "I'm not an atheist. There's a really big difference between an atheist and someone who just doesn't believe in religion. Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. But I'm not an atheist, no."[53] Maher has also occasionally referred to himself as an "apatheist", saying "I don't know what happens when you die, and I don't care", adding, "there's Atheist and there's Agnostic, and I'm okay with us not splitting the difference on those; if you are just not a super-religious person, you are on my team".[54][55] He has reiterated his stance in subsequent interviews, rejecting both the certitude of the existence, as well as the certitude of nonexistence of deities, concluding, "I'm saying that doubt is the only appropriate response for human beings."[56] He is an advisory board member of author Sam Harris's Project Reason, a foundation that promotes scientific knowledge and secular values within society."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Maher
The comedian Bill Maher's own words. They don't seem to match with what you allege in that quote you made.
Maher is a real funny comedian.

I wondered a time or two what I would do if I was standing close to him. The temptation would be there to flatten his big fat nose. But that wouldn’t be right.

Bill has a right to believe what he wants just as I do. That’s what America is about. Restraining yourself from beating the living dog sh** out of some as**ole.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#154326 Feb 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you say supernatural "magic"?
The only "magic" is your appearance of a universe out of nowhere in a poof. Even Bible God took 6 days at least. That means it was constructed. Hard work. Had to rest, even.
I swear, you people really have some head and perception problems.
We decided a 5 day work week was enough already. Screw this jew crap that says we work real hard for six days and get paid for 5.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#154327 Feb 14, 2013
Daffy we have been over this hundreds of times. Name one just one so called atheist leader that said his crimes were in the name of atheism. You and your ilk always and I mean ALWAYS run away from this question.

It is night and day different comparing a religious lead group who proudly states they are killing in the name of Jesus or Muhammad and pick a random totalitarian who may have been and atheist and say he did it because of atheism.
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
No doubt religion accounts for turmoil now and throughout history. But what bothers many Christians is this attitude that all the worlds problems are due to religion. This is when we bring up the hundreds of millions that have died by the hand of Atheist leadership from communism.
Atheism doesn’t not have a clean slate. The track record for Atheist leadership is pretty damn dismal when it comes to human rights. Why wear blinders and pretend that Atheism historically doesn’t have blood on their hands?

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#154328 Feb 14, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are magnets magnetic?
There are different kinds of magnets, but the answer is
because they were subjected to being the center of a electric field or a subjected to a changing electric field.

The changing-electric-creates-magn etic and changing-magnetic-creates-elec tric effects.

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