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

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#155053 Feb 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I never realised that. I thought you lived in Beirut.
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Borders....?

I've been known to cross.
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#155054 Feb 19, 2013
I'm a cross between a Leo and a Capricorn.

I'm a Leprechaun.
River Tam wrote:
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Borders....?
I've been known to cross.

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#155055 Feb 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I'm a cross between a Leo and a Capricorn.
I'm a Leprechaun.
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Really? How tall are you?

Is it true that leprechauns have the best pot?

“Ditat Deus”

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#155056 Feb 19, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Too bad you must make excuses for the inexcusable. Regrettable.
Into what context do you excuse incest, child murder, rape and slavery?
We can discuss the talking animals and reptiles later while babbling in the Tower of err... Towering in the babble... of organized superstition aka religion.
Other non believers may select a more rigorous mental workout - I credit this daily infusion of Christian nonsense with extending my lifespan and providing a good laugh.
You are mistaken, there are no excuses to be made. I'm simply trying to educate you a tad bit (I know, it's difficult for an atheist to admit to learning something...)

“Ditat Deus”

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#155057 Feb 19, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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We do have the wining hand.
Do you not read? Living in a cocoon?
Is religion losing its grip on the educated?
Are attendance numbers dropping?
If course it is... And yes they are.
It's in the numbers and they don't add like 1+1+1=1.
http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adheren...
Christianity: 2.1 billion
Islam: 1.5 billion
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/ Atheist: 1.1 billion
Hinduism: 900 million
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
Buddhism: 376 million
primal-indigenous: 300 million
African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
Sikhism: 23 million
Juche: 19 million
Spiritism: 15 million
Judaism: 14 million
Baha'i: 7 million
Jainism: 4.2 million
“Reason and faith are opposites, two mutually exclusive terms: there is no reconciliation or common ground. Faith is belief without, or in spite of, reason.”~George H. Smith
Sorry, pal. Christianity is currently rising faster than the world's population.

Go fish.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#155058 Feb 19, 2013
Siro wrote:
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As you and Mikko find out every night
i'm not gay like you

“Think&Care”

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#155059 Feb 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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By your modeling duplicating the same conditions?
So it would take another couple hundred million years?

“Ditat Deus”

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#155060 Feb 19, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Hahaha, RR.
Think about what you wrote.
I think you were the only one that caught that, Catch.

“Ditat Deus”

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#155061 Feb 19, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
People used to believe that maggots spontaneously came into being from rotting meat or some other such nonliving substance. Louis Pasteur proved that was wrong.
Yes, those "people" were scientists that "knew" that...

lol

“Ditat Deus”

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#155062 Feb 19, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Redneck doesn't like chess because the Queen is the most powerful piece on the board and the King can only move one space at a time unless he's Castled. That can only happen if the Queen moves out and takes her Knights and Bishops with her.
Ima chess master.

Besides, the King may be slow, but the Queen can die...

Ah sweet liberty.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#155063 Feb 19, 2013
Poor humans and their illusions.

This existence right now is the most kickass virtual reality program you ever did play, It is so good you even think you are real.

At the end of the day, this is all that this existence can be.

Whether there will be saved characters or not is up to whoever created the program. Whether it is just a game or a production facility is also unknown to us. All we can do is enjoy the experience and see what happens next.

Your conscious "thinking" mind is the wild card in this scenario. This is your "free will".

Ever play a game or do most anything where you just kind of go on autopilot and everything goes well? From catching a fly ball to interacting with other people. You think too hard and you fuck up, you relax and it works.

The "conscious" mind is temporary, the "unconscious" mind behind it is eternal.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#155064 Feb 19, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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So it would take another couple hundred million years?
Give me a break.

Here, we know how to do it. Give us a bunch of money and big fat paychecks while we watch. If our modeling doesn't work in the first 100 million years, it might in the next. The probabilities say so. Our math doesn't lie.

That is true. Big fat paychecks add up over a 100 million years.

You can make extra income by selling snake oil, too.
bohart

Newport, TN

#155065 Feb 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Science does not support flies being created from nothing in corpses.
Which is the definition you are using from the 18th century when they thought it was so through spontaneous generation.
This has been explained to you, but you insist on saying it.
It only makes you look like a foolish troll.
Science supports the new meaning of the term, which is a chemical evolutionary origin of life.
Despite your denial and refusal to recognize it.
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/abioprob/abio...
Ahh yes! the real theory of abiogenesis, why does it not work? and as usual theres no evidence that it ever did! faith is its engine.

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#155066 Feb 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Ima chess master.
Besides, the King may be slow, but the Queen can die...
Ah sweet liberty.
Only if she doesn't have a good hand.

Oh yeah, I cheat.
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#155067 Feb 19, 2013
6 foot 2, without the Guinness hat.
Leprechauns do have the best pot, but it's a bugger to find.
River Tam wrote:
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Really? How tall are you?
Is it true that leprechauns have the best pot?
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#155068 Feb 19, 2013
No belief is growing faster.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Sorry, pal. Christianity is currently rising faster than the world's population.
Go fish.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#155069 Feb 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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I have to confess I get a little peeved about your elitist "understanding math" routine.
I understand math very well. I do billions of calculations every second. As does 7 billion other people. Why we can drive to the gas station. It is built into us.
What is not built into us is the formalized training and indoctrination in a particular form dictated by someone long ago that you suffer from.
Have you noticed my tendency to couch physics in terms relating to motion and polarity? That is because they are the underpinnings of our physical existence. Not numbers. Numbers can be used to quantify some of their aspects, but they don't guide them, and even less so created them.
SMACK!!!!
Good God, man!! Snap out of it, you have been hypnotized!!
Wow.

Since: Oct 10

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#155070 Feb 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
6 foot 2, without the Guinness hat.
Leprechauns do have the best pot, but it's a bugger to find.
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I got the rainbow, dude.

We're a shoe in to win that pot.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#155071 Feb 19, 2013
What are some of man's oldest past times?

Play acting, games, and day dreaming.

What is the evolutionary need or pressure for such things?

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#155072 Feb 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
What are some of man's oldest past times?
Tell us.

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