Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#154362 Feb 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) from 1998 to 2008, with the aim of allowing physicists to test the predictions of different theories of particle physics and high-energy physics, and particularly prove or disprove the existence of the hypothesized Higgs boson[1] and of the large family of new particles predicted by supersymmetric theories."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Col...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Col...
How many of those children died because the money to feed them was diverted to build a toy for theoretical physicists?
None.

We already produce more than enough food to keep the entire population of the planet well fed.

There's just no profit in it.

Don't blame starvation on unrelated science research. You just look even more foolish, if that's possible.

And if you insist on reasoning that way, how many children could the money spent on the Iraq war have fed?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#154363 Feb 15, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
Sweets, prayer works the same way. If you don't make the effort you don't get the light. It doesnít work if you donít try.
I used to pretend that the carpet was lava.

I would jump around on the furniture to avoid an excruciating death.

It must have looked crazy to those people that didn't know that the carpet was lava.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154364 Feb 15, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
I used to pretend that the carpet was lava.
I would jump around on the furniture to avoid an excruciating death.
It must have looked crazy to those people that didn't know that the carpet was lava.
How did the furniture (which was sitting on the lava) not melt & burn?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#154365 Feb 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
We already produce more than enough food to keep the entire population of the planet well fed.
There's just no profit in it.
How much profit is there for America to spend 75.7 billion dollars in 2011 (4 times higher than 4 years previous) to feed 46 million people?

Do your part or shut up about it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#154366 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>There are none.

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.
Neither is Christianity.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#154367 Feb 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
Neither is Christianity.
YOu can't say that, you're not a Christian.

Since: Sep 08

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#154368 Feb 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
None.
We already produce more than enough food to keep the entire population of the planet well fed.
There's just no profit in it.
Don't blame starvation on unrelated science research. You just look even more foolish, if that's possible.
And if you insist on reasoning that way, how many children could the money spent on the Iraq war have fed?
I wasn't passing judgment, I was merely pointing out how ridiculously hypocritical your morality is.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154369 Feb 15, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have to pray for a sign. It's going to come anyway and you all will witness it in your appointed time.
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?

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154370 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
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

Location hidden

#154372 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<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.

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