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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“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154370 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Nobody would stand before a crowd, hoping to get elected, and announce that they're an atheist.

Atheism is not a cause worth dying for.
Is christianity worth dying for?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#154371 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
How did the furniture (which was sitting on the lava) not melt & burn?
Don't scrutinize my beliefs!!!

You just have to have faith!!!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#154372 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I have always liked that answer!
fundie, "Prayer works!"
FreeThinker, "Show me."
fundie, "No!"
Normally followed by on of the following:
a: Don't tempt god.
b: You wouldn't believe it anyway.
c: Look at a baby; it's that proof enough?
Or, of course, there is the occasional
fundie, "OK! I'll pray the the sun will rise tomorrow morning!" {giggle}{giggle}
fundie, "OK! I'll pray that you wake up in the morning!" {giggle}{giggle}
Why don't today's believers have the balls that Elijah did?
Hmmm, maybe because Elijah is just another make believe story?
Or, today's christians are just wimps pretending to believe.
Is there a third option?
Free thinker, huh?

free thinker, and Hitchens said
free thinker, and Maher said
free thinker, and Dawkins said
free thinker, and Darwin said
free thinker, and Science says
free thinker, and my friends all say

That's what happens when you rent a brain.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#154373 Feb 15, 2013
Is Dave talking about a large hardon collider?

I thought I saw that while I was scrolling.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#154374 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>YOu just refuse to type "God", don't you?

Are you ascared?
The only reason Christianity is capitalized is that autocorrect does it and I'm too lazy to fix it.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#154375 Feb 15, 2013
Like George Burns with magnets.
River Tam wrote:
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There is only one type of Dave Nelson. Geriatrically speaking.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#154376 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Atheists.

Y'all started it back in the 60's when school prayer was banned.

And now y'all are whining that the President hosts public prayers...

Hows you're search for Bigfoot going?
Prayer was never banned in schools.

Making other people have to listen to that nonsense was banned.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154377 Feb 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Free thinker, huh?
free thinker, and Hitchens said
free thinker, and Maher said
free thinker, and Dawkins said
free thinker, and Darwin said
free thinker, and Science says
free thinker, and my friends all say
That's what happens when you rent a brain.
That is not a very clever way of agreeing with me that prayer does not work, but since you agree, I wouldn't say anything.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154378 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I have always liked that answer!
fundie, "Prayer works!"
FreeThinker, "Show me."
fundie, "No!"
Normally followed by on of the following:
a: Don't tempt god.
b: You wouldn't believe it anyway.
c: Look at a baby; it's that proof enough?
Or, of course, there is the occasional
fundie, "OK! I'll pray the the sun will rise tomorrow morning!" {giggle}{giggle}
fundie, "OK! I'll pray that you wake up in the morning!" {giggle}{giggle}
Why don't today's believers have the balls that Elijah did?
Hmmm, maybe because Elijah is just another make believe story?
Or, today's christians are just wimps pretending to believe.
Is there a third option?
"Prayer works"

Show you?

You're asking a person on the internet to show you?

Are you praying to said person on the internet?

Only God can show you that prayer works, you'll have to ask Him.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154379 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Is christianity worth dying for?
Absolutely!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154380 Feb 15, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
Don't scrutinize my beliefs!!!
You just have to have faith!!!
Oh ya, lol.

Sorry.

Carrion.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#154381 Feb 15, 2013
Loch Ness monster believers don't fight scientific progress in the name of Nessie. They don't flood billions of dollars through various political activities to enforce their beliefs at the cost of other's safety and happiness.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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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.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154382 Feb 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Prayer was never banned in schools.
Making other people have to listen to that nonsense was banned.
Thanks fo r not disagreeing.

Atheist.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#154383 Feb 15, 2013
Not all Christians believe Jesus is god and not all Christians are trinitarians. So if you belong to a non trinitarian church Jesus would not be your god.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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First - Aero asked me that question.
Second - Aero knows I'm Christian.
Third - Now you do, too.
Fourth - I still expect both of you morons to ask me "Which god?" .........
O_o

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154384 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
That is not a very clever way of agreeing with me that prayer does not work, but since you agree, I wouldn't say anything.
You like to pretend that prayer doesn't work, huh?

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154385 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"Prayer works"
Show you?
You're asking a person on the internet to show you?
Are you praying to said person on the internet?
Only God can show you that prayer works, you'll have to ask Him.
Didn't Elijah show people that your god is all powerful and can light fires from heaven? With drenched wood nonetheless! Don't you think that your god could put on a little show for us?

If he is too weak or too busy, I understand.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154386 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Absolutely!
Is it worth killing for?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#154387 Feb 15, 2013
What he said is an actual Bill Maher quote. You can YouTube up him saying it.

So when will buck become your Gracie?

Dave= George Burns look alike with magnets instead of jokes.
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"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.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154388 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Oh boy.... Didn't you JUST ridicule ID as being only a hypothesis? And now you defend abiogenesis as if its fact?!
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Where the f_ck did you get from me that life doesn't exist?!
Quit being such a brick & try to pay attention.
YOU ridicule ID as only a hypothesis.
Then YOU praise abiogenisis as if it's fact.
Boy you can dance! Do the fundie/troll shuffle!

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154389 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You like to pretend that prayer doesn't work, huh?
Show me the it does work!

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