Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

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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RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157200 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Creator maybe?
Designer?
God?
Dude!!
It's too hard for you to grasp. I understand....
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#157201 Feb 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Tsk.
Such limited perspective. So much you have to pull your intellect out of that informational packet they gave you.
Can't think past the strictly literal.
Loony, a suggestion for you to expand your mind. This is sincere, and will open up perspectives you didn't know existed.
Instead of just thinking you are a god, try imagining actually being one and how you would do things then. The universe is your orchestra, and they ain't all the best players possible, but you are stuck with them.
No poofing allowed.
Even Jehovah had to work until he got tired. In the beginning.
You might gain a little sympathy for the conductor.
Off to get glasses.
Not my perspective, just trumpeting (cool eh) what Theists have been insisting on. I pretty much know it's all a load of shit, I was never impressed with magic, and I have player a lot of really good magicians.

After listening to most Theist explain their beliefs I have often wondered that if there was a God thing, why he never included in his "Rules for the Club", the 10 commandments, a commandment ageist being gullible. like...Thou shalt not be credulous. I'm really not surprised after considering all that was left out of these "club rules" Nothing about child abuse or rape, I wonder why??? Could it be thats why Priest think they have free reign with the young. Kind of like the slave owners of the old South seeing nothing wrong with owning another human being since the bible, and therefore their God, fully approved of the practice. Christopher Hitchens was right..."religion poisons everything."

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#157202 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Freedom is wonderful, ain't it?
Freedom is a myth.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157203 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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You just called one on your own side a "Idiot."
I shant not question your judgment in this matter since you do not make mistakes. Anyway who would know better who is an “Idiot” than another “Idiot.”
Good job Homer.
Learn to read.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#157204 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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What is? Your assertion that God isn't real? I know.
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Then why do you believe God isn't real? You have no evidence of that belief.
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You don't exist on the "cutting edge", do you?
I only dismiss your god, like all the others, because you have no evidence, none. That is not an assertion, and you projecting your failure onto people who dismiss your god like that is telling of how insecure in your own beliefs you are.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157205 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Freedom is a myth.
The first right, or freedom, guaranteed in the Bill of Rights is freedom of religion. Freedom of religion guarantees to all Americans the right to practice any religion they choose, or to practice no religion at all.

The right to express your ideas and opinions when you speak is called freedom of speech.

The freedom to express your ideas and opinions in writing is known as freedom of the press.

Another priceless freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment is freedom of assembly.

The freedom of petition is the right to ask your government to do something or to refrain from doing something.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to bear arms.

The Bill of Rights contains many rights that are guaranteed to persons accused of a crime. Amendments Five, Six, Seven, and Eight are all concerned with these rights. Our nation places great importance on these rights in order to guarantee equal justice for all Americans.

The Fifth Amendment guarantees Americans the right to own private property.

Freedom to live or travel anywhere in our nation.

Freedom to work at any job for which we can qualify.

Freedom to marry and raise a family.

Freedom to receive a free education in good public schools.

Freedom to join a political party, a union, and other legal groups.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#157206 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>The first right, or freedom, guaranteed in the Bill of Rights is freedom of religion. Freedom of religion guarantees to all Americans the right to practice any religion they choose, or to practice no religion at all.

The right to express your ideas and opinions when you speak is called freedom of speech.

The freedom to express your ideas and opinions in writing is known as freedom of the press.

Another priceless freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment is freedom of assembly.

The freedom of petition is the right to ask your government to do something or to refrain from doing something.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to bear arms.

The Bill of Rights contains many rights that are guaranteed to persons accused of a crime. Amendments Five, Six, Seven, and Eight are all concerned with these rights. Our nation places great importance on these rights in order to guarantee equal justice for all Americans.

The Fifth Amendment guarantees Americans the right to own private property.

Freedom to live or travel anywhere in our nation.

Freedom to work at any job for which we can qualify.

Freedom to marry and raise a family.

Freedom to receive a free education in good public schools.

Freedom to join a political party, a union, and other legal groups.
All myths.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157207 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Keep your religion
Keep it out of public education.
Keep it out of government.
Keep it out of legislation.
Keep it of public property.
I’m in agreement with what you are saying but with some exceptions.

Crosses on military graves for example should remain.

Because someone is of a Christian faith does not stop their right to participate in government at all levels and vote. The preamble of the Constitution says,“We the People.”

That means all people including Atheist, Christians and people of other cultures and faith.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157208 Feb 28, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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Jeez dude, that was a giant pantload of jingoism.
And all for nothing, sadly, because you do have religious freedom. And no one is trying to take that away from you. What you don't get to do is foist your religious belief onto others or the government. Sorry if you don't like that.
So when you say,“foist your religious belief.”

Are you are talking specifically about our right to vote and participate in government at all levels?

The Constitution starts out as,“We the People.”

That doesn’t mean, We the Atheist, but “We the People,” which is inclusive of all people of every race, culture and religion.

People of religious faith have the right to participate and shape their government just like everyone else.

I do understand and support separation of Church and State. For example I would be opposed to a law in the United States that made Sharia Law, the law of the land.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157209 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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What?
"pooh pooh?"

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157210 Feb 28, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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Well, first of all, providing you with an example is not critical thinking, so that right there suggests you don't know what critical thinking skills are. But aside from that, let's take just one example: prayer in public schools.
Prayer in public schools should be banned when it is being directed by School employee’s or administration.

Individual students right to pray is not and should not every be infringed upon. This includes football games and graduation ceremonies.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157211 Feb 28, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Learn to read.
Hey, you want to call another Atheist an Idiot, no problem.

Even I don't do that.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157212 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Freedom is a myth.
Best lay off the bong for a few hours and let the room clear up of all the smoke. Open a window, the fresh air will do you good.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157213 Feb 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You rednecks all f**k your sisters, right?
Truth hurts, don't it?
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We have a very large piece of real estate here in the US. Unlike for example a small island where everybody knows every body and is related to everybody. We have a lot more diversity and don't need to marry our cousins like they do in island countries and communities.

It would be a lot better if you Brits mixed up your gene pool by marring someone outside the islands. Too much inbreeding is not good thing in the long run. It’s pretty obvious what inbreeding does to your teeth.

All you Brits need a front end alignment with you teeth and your faces look like you have been hit by a truck.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157214 Feb 28, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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You can't have freedom of religion without freedom from religion!
Ahhh Good one Comrade Mikko, Stalin would be so proud.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

United States

#157215 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's too hard for you to grasp. I understand....
Imaginary beings are beyond my grasp, yes.

Even though right now I'm up in the blue skies.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#157216 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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I’m in agreement with what you are saying but with some exceptions.
Crosses on military graves for example should remain.
Because someone is of a Christian faith does not stop their right to participate in government at all levels and vote. The preamble of the Constitution says,“We the People.”
That means all people including Atheist, Christians and people of other cultures and faith.
Our military doesn't get crosses. They get headstones with the appropriate religious symbol engraved in them.

Even atheists.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/emblems.htm

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157217 Feb 28, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Learn to read.
If you would grow a pony tail, about three feet long and keep it braided. It sure would come in handy in pulling your head out of you’re a$$.

Just saying….

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#157218 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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"pooh pooh?"
What problem do you have with the phrase?

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157219 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Catcher knows a hoax when he sees one.
Intelligent design is a hoax.
"pooh pooh"

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