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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Thinking

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Feb 21, 2013
 
The 80% figure is just my council. Others landfill more, but all are improving as landfill costs will increase to a peak in 2014.

Once filled, sometimes 200+ feet deep, we can reclaim the landfill as parkland. There is an impermeable layer of clay or plastic separating the parkland from the waste. Meanwhile, the methane created by the waste is extracted, meeting ~3% of the UK's energy needs.

Germany landfills just 7% of their waste, but they incinerate 35% of their waste in order to achieve this 7% figure.
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80% recycling is pretty good. It’s surprising you have any land available for land fill in the UK. I’m glad to hear that you guys don’t do ocean dumping.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
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It is all in perspective.
The fairies could still be there protecting you even if you don't believe in them.
One way to test is to de-fairyfy the place. Then if something bad happens to you, you will have some real evidence to support your claim they don't exist.
Want me to tell you how to de-fairyfy it? It will take some serious commitment on your part. I will try to find some less bloodless way to do it, though. Never had to de-fairyfy before. This may take some thinking.
I will advise you that when you make changes on a level such as that there is no telling from your perspective on what will happen. Nature abhors a vacuum on all levels. She very much strives to balance things out. You just don't know what will fill that void. It is usually best to just deal with what you know.
OHHHH...KAAAAYYYY....."Th e fairies could still be there protecting me?" REALLY. I think this post gives me all the information I need about you. And no thanks I don't want you to tell me how to "DE-FAIRIFY" You're really becoming frightening!!!!!! Errr...ahhh...Gotta Go....see ya.........(rapid footsteps fading in the distance)

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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I think I've quoted Fox news one time since I've been on topix, just Once. And for you that would seem to be "enough" times?
I don't know what you're talking about, I don't believe in any sky wizard.

What ? You believe in water wizards don't you?

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Feb 21, 2013
 
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>OHHHH...KAAAAYYYY..... "The fairies could still be there protecting me?" REALLY. I think this post gives me all the information I need about you. And no thanks I don't want you to tell me how to "DE-FAIRIFY" You're really becoming frightening!!!!!! Errr...ahhh...Gotta Go....see ya.........(rapid footsteps fading in the distance)
Don't get all nervous. I was just telling you how to get proof of your fairies being faux. I did advise against it as I elaborated upon in the next post concerning that, and in the post about lightning.

Basically,everything has to be somewhere, and if it ain't broke, don't try fixing it. Particularly if you can't see it.

Now, you live here in a world of light. What you see and perceive as real is just a minute fraction of the volume of the universe. Matter is a foam and is spread in a web. You can't see what may lurk in the dark. BTW, this dark also comprises most of yourself. So things can travel through it undetected by your material light based self. If what we call matter can weave forms, then the other half of the system can weave forms, too. Except the other half is more like 95%. You can call it "space". It grew with the expansion of the Big Bang.

I believe you said you were in combat. Did you get in the habit of smoking near the perimeter, or under lights in camp visible from outside the perimeter. I'm sure you didn't, because you are still here. There be dangers lurking out in the dark. Even when you were in the light.

If you live only in the light, then you are naked and lovely to whatever lives in the dark. Things that may come and eat you from the inside out. They can come from all directions. Ain't no way to defend against them if they want your ass. So you need some sentries out in that dark.

Just saying.

And don't laugh.

Leave some treats for your fairies if you don't have something bigger to protect you. Avoid blood.

:-)

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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Don't get all nervous. I was just telling you how to get proof of your fairies being faux. I did advise against it as I elaborated upon in the next post concerning that, and in the post about lightning.
Basically,everything has to be somewhere, and if it ain't broke, don't try fixing it. Particularly if you can't see it.
Now, you live here in a world of light. What you see and perceive as real is just a minute fraction of the volume of the universe. Matter is a foam and is spread in a web. You can't see what may lurk in the dark. BTW, this dark also comprises most of yourself. So things can travel through it undetected by your material light based self. If what we call matter can weave forms, then the other half of the system can weave forms, too. Except the other half is more like 95%. You can call it "space". It grew with the expansion of the Big Bang.
I believe you said you were in combat. Did you get in the habit of smoking near the perimeter, or under lights in camp visible from outside the perimeter. I'm sure you didn't, because you are still here. There be dangers lurking out in the dark. Even when you were in the light.
If you live only in the light, then you are naked and lovely to whatever lives in the dark. Things that may come and eat you from the inside out. They can come from all directions. Ain't no way to defend against them if they want your ass. So you need some sentries out in that dark.
Just saying.
And don't laugh.
Leave some treats for your fairies if you don't have something bigger to protect you. Avoid blood.
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Your real name is humpty dumpty isn't it?

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Your real name is humpty dumpty isn't it?
No, but I knew him.

Orrie, what is the greatest evolutionary advantage any social creature can have?

Think real hard.

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In the macro world.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Atheists don't know how to define faith, as it requires the ability to have it to define it. You see constant attempts by them to define it to their own view on here. Their arguments based upon their definitions are hollow.

They see to see it as only a blind obedience to a way of thought dictated by a hierarchy. That is why they like to cite Hitchens and other leaders of the atheist movement, and claim science supports their views. All without the ability to question their own blind faith, as instilled by their leaders.

The only freethinking exhibited by these Topix atheists is the little badge issued to them by the movement saying I'm a freethinker. It came with the list of talking points and hymn book of favorite anti-gospel rants.
What'd you give up for lent, Dave?

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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What'd you give up for lent, Dave?
What's lent?

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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Sorry, faith is an anchor or fulcrum to work from. If you don't have it you just get blown by the wind. True, it can be misguided and fail, but then again it also works for some. The ambitions have faith, that why they get somewhere. Gamblers do to. A few of them get there.
Faith covers a lot of territory. You need a certain amoun tin yourslef to even survive. Faith in something looking out for you helps that faith in yourself.
Sure beats being a neurotic liberal nervous wreck.:-)
Presumptions, and nothing more. Blind faith is synonymous with gullible, which is actually "getting blown by the wind," without evidence you have blind faith.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
That made me think of kindly Scottish democrats...

www.youtube.com/watch...
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<quoted text> Your real name is humpty dumpty isn't it?

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Aura Mytha wrote:
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What ? You believe in water wizards don't you?
Only back in my D&D days....

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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No, but I knew him.
Orrie, what is the greatest evolutionary advantage any social creature can have?
Think real hard.
The fifth amendment.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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Presumptions, and nothing more. Blind faith is synonymous with gullible, which is actually "getting blown by the wind," without evidence you have blind faith.
You are a very reactive creature.

Who said blind faith?
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Dave Nelson wrote:
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What's lent?
Lent is approx. six weeks of religious observance for dubious Christians attempting to atone for their sins by eating fish sandwiches.

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Presumptions, and nothing more. Blind faith is synonymous with gullible, which is actually "getting blown by the wind," without evidence you have blind faith.
Hebrews defines faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

The fact is that everybody has faith of sorts.

Evolutionists have faith in their version of origins, subway passengers trust a train driver’s skills, and children believe they’ll get gifts at Christmas.

All of us are relying on something unseen.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
LOL
Riverside and Dave = Fuzzy Wuzzy and Humpty Dumpty.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> The fifth amendment.
The ability to learn from the mistakes of others.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Yawn you constantly use Fox News links not to mention conservative wiki and you quote all their silly arguments word for word.

And you know it.

You believe in the invisible sky wizard Yahweh/Jesus so stop lying. You believe in that invisible sky wizard and you know it.

Man up for once. Just once.
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I think I've quoted Fox news one time since I've been on topix, just Once. And for you that would seem to be "enough" times?
I don't know what you're talking about, I don't believe in any sky wizard.
Doctor REALITY

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Feb 21, 2013
 

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Atheists know that God is REAL. But they don't want to give up their sins in exchange for the Lord's holiness.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Why should anyone care what he book of Hebrews says anymore than the stories of Perseus?

They're all ancient myths except Perseus hasn't been rewritten and changed as many times :)
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Hebrews defines faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
The fact is that everybody has faith of sorts.
Evolutionists have faith in their version of origins, subway passengers trust a train driver’s skills, and children believe they’ll get gifts at Christmas.
All of us are relying on something unseen.

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