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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“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154470 Feb 15, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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You right they spontaneously blow up.
Sometimes they do blow up spontaneously. Methane gas is a natural substance that can leak into buildings. It can even be found in fresh water wells. And you are a teacher?

Sunday Feb. 3, 2013

MEXICO CITY (KABC)-- A gas buildup is believed to be the cause of the explosion in Mexico City last Thursday at the headquarters of the Pemex oil company.
The blast killed 37 people and injured dozens of others. It was the petroleum giant's worst disaster in more than a decade.
Attorney-General Jesus Murillo Karam said an investigation found no evidence of explosives in the blast that collapsed several lower floors of the Petroleos Mexicanos administrative building.
"We've been able to determine that the explosion was caused by an accumulation of gas in the basement of the building," he said. "This explosion, at its peak, generated an effect on the structures of the floors of the building, first pushing them up and then causing them to fall, and that was the primary cause of deaths in the building."
The methane gas was apparently ignited by a spark from an electrical fault. The source of the methane gas has not yet been identified.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story...

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154471 Feb 15, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Guess what, it rains sooner or later.
Sometimes, When I lived in Arizona for five years. I only remember it raining once.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#154472 Feb 15, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Well stop talking to yourself.
Doesn't the Tasmanian Devil live in your neck of the woods?

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#154473 Feb 15, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I believe you mean INSIGHT......your welcome!!! And thank you!!!
This could be, I'm not sure but I doubt I would leave the whole word in all capitalize letters. One would think I would learn to read my own post before I hit post button, seeing as to how the iPhone does love to change words on me, not saying its all the iPhone but at least two thirds are iPhone word swap outs. The the word "SO" it always changes to "DO" I ask WHY! Why does it always change SO to DO? I think my iPhone is demon possessed!

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#154474 Feb 15, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Sometimes they do blow up spontaneously. Methane gas is a natural substance that can leak into buildings. It can even be found in fresh water wells. And you are a teacher?
Sunday Feb. 3, 2013
MEXICO CITY (KABC)-- A gas buildup is believed to be the cause of the explosion in Mexico City last Thursday at the headquarters of the Pemex oil company.
The blast killed 37 people and injured dozens of others. It was the petroleum giant's worst disaster in more than a decade.
Attorney-General Jesus Murillo Karam said an investigation found no evidence of explosives in the blast that collapsed several lower floors of the Petroleos Mexicanos administrative building.
"We've been able to determine that the explosion was caused by an accumulation of gas in the basement of the building," he said. "This explosion, at its peak, generated an effect on the structures of the floors of the building, first pushing them up and then causing them to fall, and that was the primary cause of deaths in the building."
The methane gas was apparently ignited by a spark from an electrical fault. The source of the methane gas has not yet been identified.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story...
That seems to happen a lot in the U.S.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#154475 Feb 15, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Sometimes, When I lived in Arizona for five years. I only remember it raining once.
So, I have seen droughts last over seven years, but the rain always come back with the possible exception of Antarctica.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#154476 Feb 15, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Doesn't the Tasmanian Devil live in your neck of the woods?
Yer I have one as a pet, better than a guard dog.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#154477 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
Listen all!

If you are not one of god's chosen, you are not allowed to quote the bible!

There are 38,000+ sects of god's chosen, they can't even agree on whether jesus is god or not, but they are the fu[kin' chosen and you best not fu[king forget it!

Now stop quoting the bible! You are just trying to make our god look bad!

Sorry that I had to get ROTC tough on you.
ROFLOL!!!!!

Bawwwhahaha.

Pretty good!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#154478 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>Do you realize that if the slave died straight away, the master was punished, but if the slave suffered for a day or two, the master was not punished?

First, what god would say that it was OK to own slaves?

Second, what god cannot be more precise than, "a day or two"?

Third. why did god require that the slave suffer for a day or two?

Lastly, do you realize that many non-believers in your god, at that time, did not allow slavery?
What is 4+4=?

Dolt! Lol

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#154479 Feb 15, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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What is 4+4=?
Dolt! Lol
What has basic arthritic got to do with slaves or is that genuine question about math? In that case the answer is 8 and I suggest you go back to school.
Turkey

Oswego, NY

#154480 Feb 15, 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.
I nominate Dave for nobel prize. Or perhaps Buck and Dave in collaboration for nobel prize.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154481 Feb 15, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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So this is where you've gone off (The Deep End).
Lets put your god to the test, what do you say about that?
4th!!! Cool!

Sure! What do you suggest?

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154482 Feb 15, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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What is 4+4=?
Dolt! Lol
Wait, I will ask your god.

Wait...

Wait...

Wait...

Wait...

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#154483 Feb 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I was attacking you, I was making an observation.
Really?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Oh ya, because you're clueless.
Which is an ad hominem
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Anyway, you didn't answer the question, so...
What I said was "You just described a deity who appreciates skeptical scientific thinking more than belief on blind faith."

And you answered
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Why are you always going on about "blind faith"?
But "faith" is firm belief in something for which there is no proof, so actually "blind faith" would be redundant.

And you totally ignored the content of my comment and tried to redirect the conversation by focusing on the word "blind". If that bothers you so much, leave that word off. It doesn't change the rest of the comment.

So --

You just described a deity who appreciates skeptical scientific thinking more than belief on faith.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154484 Feb 15, 2013
Still waiting...

Still waiting...

Still waiting...

Still waiting...

Still waiting...

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#154485 Feb 15, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>A foam fart?
Sense you seem to be a fart expert why not open a thread on fart types and you and all your buddy's can chat all day about your fart types.
Sorry.

That's Dave's domain.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#154486 Feb 15, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>This could be, I'm not sure but I doubt I would leave the whole word in all capitalize letters. One would think I would learn to read my own post before I hit post button, seeing as to how the iPhone does love to change words on me, not saying its all the iPhone but at least two thirds are iPhone word swap outs. The the word "SO" it always changes to "DO" I ask WHY! Why does it always change SO to DO? I think my iPhone is demon possessed!
Mine used to do that. It stopped after one of the updates.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#154487 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>Wait, I will ask your god.

Wait...

Wait...

Wait...

Wait...
No, you ask your god.

I'll wait.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#154488 Feb 15, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you ask your god.
I'll wait.
My GOD said 4 + 4 = 8. Your god did not answer. Maybe he is busy somewhere else?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#154489 Feb 15, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
My GOD said 4 + 4 = 8. Your god did not answer. Maybe he is busy somewhere else?
Probably just ignored a stupid question from an insignificant creature.

Uh, that would be you.

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