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. Read more

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#156939 Feb 27, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"Destruction of the temple of Solomon by Neuchadnezzer was in 587 BC.
This means that Adam was formed 3459+587 = 4046 BC"
I thought one of th emain atheist arguments was there were no contemporary extra-Biblical accounts of the Old Testament? Where did you get that date?
*sigh*

You thought wrong.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#156940 Feb 27, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Yeah, that's it. They tend to be a lighter and more uniform green here, but still the same. A regional variation I'm sure. Not hugely different. hahaa.. More of a lime "sherbet" appearance here. Still with the dark spot.
Stay away from it. Just the slightest *brush* against those spines will cause so much agony it's difficult to describe. It isn't a <sting>- like a wasp etc...
It's almost maddening in the way it hurts, as if you don't think you can retain your composure.
Dave mentioned it'd be a tool to interrogate terrorists with. I'm not for torture, but, I gotta say, a couple sessions with that and by the 3-4th time....
Possibly a local variant, yah.

I live in Flawda (or Floriduh - both terms are popular)- we get a lot of stuff'll hurt you here.

It well behooves visitors and snowbirds to familiarize themselves with the local flora and fauna.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#156941 Feb 27, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Ridicule from who?
A very small, noisy, and obviously mentally disturbed group posting on Topix as intellectual atheists?
You have to do better than that.
Actually I was referring to anyone who relies on critical thinking skills. Apparently you don't count yourself among them.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#156942 Feb 27, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Iím talking about what you are fighting against. Youíre fighting something that you say doesnít exist. I donít believe in the tooth fairy. You donít seem me fighting the tooth fairy. You claim you donít believe in God. Yet you are fighting like hell against God.
What in the hell is wrong with you? Do you believe in God or donít you?
Well, so far,

1. no one has tried to say that the Tooth Fairy is real and that if I don't believe in her, I will burn in Hell.

2. no one has tried to force the Tooth Fairy into public school science classes.

3. no one has tried to force me to buy the Tooth Fairy's commandments to hang in public buildings.

4. no one has forced, "One Nation, Under the Tooth Fairy", into the nation's Pledge.

5. no one has forced, "In the Tooth Fairy We Trust", on our currency.

6. The Tooth Fairy doesn't have priests who rape young boys and then hides the priest from prosecution.

Need I say more or is this getting through?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#156943 Feb 27, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Do you think they made the connection between your "charity work" and recruiting talent for your pedophile ring yet? Nothing like hungry kids and their parents to fuel your businesses, eh? They get some money, you get a lot, plus some young ass. Makes your Johnson look bigger to you, doesn't it?
I agree with you on what you posted. These young people being lured into the industry has no idea it may cost them their life.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A recent study of Chlamydia and gonorrhea infection and re-infection rates for adult film industry performers from 2004-2008 revealed startling findings regarding the high rates of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) in the adult film industry, said AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today. Among the findings: Chlamydia incidence in adult film performers was 8.5 times higher than the rate in Los Angeles County residents aged 18-29 and 34 times higher than in the general population. Gonorrhea incidence was 18 times higher in porn performers than Los Angeles County residents aged 18-29 and 64 times higher than in the general population.

Startling Statistics
The demographics of the cases and the re-infection rates also proved illuminating. Among the facts:
75% of cases were among performers aged 18-29
72.4% of the women infected were between ages 18-24
55.4% of the male performers infected were ages 20-24
Between 2004-2007, the re-infection rate within one year was 26.1%
Female performers were 27% more likely to be re-infected than males

ďThe rates for Chlamydia and gonorrhea of adult film industry performers were 34 and 64 times higher than rates in the general population in Los Angeles, respectively, and 8.5 and 18 times higher than rates in 18 to 29 year-olds. Part of these increased rates might be explained by more frequent screening of workers in the adult film industry, compared with the general population, and more complete reporting of cases to the local health jurisdiction by clinics that serve industry workers.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2011072...

“Move into the light.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#156944 Feb 27, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Atheist believe:
1) Big Bang when nothing exploded.
2) spontaneous self generating life.
3) one very week single cell life form
creating all plant and animal life that ever lived.
4) That atheism will replace God.
LOL!!!
Theist believe in God.
The first thing you typed is completely wrong, how do you expect to make any sense?
The Big Bang Theory is not that nothing exploded.
It is that a infinitesimal expanded into the space/time continuum.

There is no theory of spontaneous self generating life.

This is an approximation , but leaves out to many details to be meaningful.

(((3) one very week single cell life form
creating all plant and animal life that ever lived.)))

This statement is a fallacy...

(((4) That atheism will replace God.)))

You are nothing but a case of rampart denial, and twist everything to suit yourself. Most due to lack of understanding I would guess.

OR you're just a complete troll who purpose is to argue .

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#156945 Feb 27, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Ridicule?!?
Oh, no. Please don't ridicule me.
Ok, ok, ok, I'll turn atheist. Just don't ridicule me.
'_'
Hey, if I turn atheist, can I still come on here and post incessantly about God even though I claim to not believe He exists?
Sure, if that interests you. Not all atheists have the same hobbies you know. I find religion and religious belief interesting, both psychologically and philosophically.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#156946 Feb 27, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>The fight is against ignorance.
Religion = superstition
The fight is against something you believe doesnít exist.

Your not fighting the belief UFOís exist.

Nor are you asking the elimination of the tooth fairy.

Your not going to war against Dracula.

Your not fighting the elimination of Santa.

You are not fighting the people who say we didnít land men on the moon.

But you are fighting against God. God must be real or you wouldnít be fighting so hard.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#156947 Feb 27, 2013
Buck sings to Dave. I defy anyone not to laugh at this!:))
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Do you think they made the connection between your "charity work" and recruiting talent for your pedophile ring yet? Nothing like hungry kids and their parents to fuel your businesses, eh? They get some money, you get a lot, plus some young ass. Makes your Johnson look bigger to you, doesn't it?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#156948 Feb 27, 2013
:Yawn: I don't produce content Daffy, how many times does this need to be explained to you?
Eagle12 wrote:
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I agree with you on what you posted. These young people being lured into the industry has no idea it may cost them their life.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#156949 Feb 27, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Impact and collision from and with another celestial body or bodies. Such as during heavy bombardment.
Its possible it stopped and started in the opposite direction, but the most likely scenario is that it shifted it's orbit.
Uranus rolls like a barrel, Venus rotates opposite.
If it was flipped from an impact it would still be turning in the same direction it started , but is upside down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WS9i8JgLjTUXX
Pay attention when mauler gets hit.
Yah.

Somebody needs to look up "angular momentum".

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#156950 Feb 27, 2013
Creationism/ID just gets sillier.

http://news.yahoo.com/500-million-old-sea-cre...

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#156951 Feb 27, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Well, so far,
1. no one has tried to say that the Tooth Fairy is real and that if I don't believe in her, I will burn in Hell.
2. no one has tried to force the Tooth Fairy into public school science classes.
3. no one has tried to force me to buy the Tooth Fairy's commandments to hang in public buildings.
4. no one has forced, "One Nation, Under the Tooth Fairy", into the nation's Pledge.
5. no one has forced, "In the Tooth Fairy We Trust", on our currency.
6. The Tooth Fairy doesn't have priests who rape young boys and then hides the priest from prosecution.
Need I say more or is this getting through?
You probably can find something in the school libraries about the ďTooth Fairy and many other fictional characters.
But a Bible is forbidden? You claim itís fiction then why isnít it allowed in Schools like all the other fiction books?

You may say because it has religious contents. So does Harry Potter.

As far as Priest sexually violating young boys. The Bible talks about a great whore in Revelation 17. Do you know who this is being depicted?

Thereís one city throughout history known as the city of 7 hills. That city is Rome.

Thereís a lot of good honest people in the Catholic Church. But their leadership from Rome on down is packed with pedophiles that should have been arrested, prosecuted. I donít believe in vigilantism. I also donít believe criminals going free.

Local law enforcement has failed to do their job on this matter all across the country including the FBI. For many fled to avoid being prosecuted.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#156952 Feb 27, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>The fight is against ignorance.
Religion = superstition
If the fight is truly against ignorance.

Why arenít you working to improve education worldwide?

There are many places throughout the world that have no schools. You donít seem to be concerned about that nor the 30% of kids that drop out of high schools across the nation.

No, your fight is not against ignorance but religious liberties guaranteed in the Constitution.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#156953 Feb 27, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I do know that Theist believe in God. Children believe in Fairies, see the similarity?
Yes. You think theists are children.

You perv.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#156954 Feb 27, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
:Yawn: I don't produce content Daffy, how many times does this need to be explained to you?
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You are part of the industry, how many times does this need to be explained to you?

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#156955 Feb 27, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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The fight is against something you believe doesnít exist.
Your not fighting the belief UFOís exist.
Nor are you asking the elimination of the tooth fairy.
Your not going to war against Dracula.
Your not fighting the elimination of Santa.
You are not fighting the people who say we didnít land men on the moon.
Actually, skeptics do argue against people who promote UFO conspiracy theories or Moon Hoaxers.
Eagle12 wrote:
But you are fighting against God. God must be real or you wouldnít be fighting so hard.
Or Christianity is an influential belief system in the US, while Tooth Fairyism is not.

This crap has been explained so many times to you guys that these types of posts represent nothing but dishonesty.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#156956 Feb 27, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You probably can find something in the school libraries about the ďTooth Fairy and many other fictional characters.
But a Bible is forbidden? You claim itís fiction then why isnít it allowed in Schools like all the other fiction books?
There are Bibles in school libraries.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#156957 Feb 27, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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Sure, if that interests you. Not all atheists have the same hobbies you know. I find religion and religious belief interesting, both psychologically and philosophically.
Really?

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#156958 Feb 27, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
If the fight is truly against ignorance.
Why arenít you working to improve education worldwide?
There are many places throughout the world that have no schools. You donít seem to be concerned about that nor the 30% of kids that drop out of high schools across the nation.
No, your fight is not against ignorance but religious liberties guaranteed in the Constitution.
People prioritize problems that affect them and their families over problems that affect people halfway across the globe?

Someone call the newspaper, we have a huge story!

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