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

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#157177 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Tell me just how do Christian groups use the government to foist their ideology on other people? Here is a chance for you to do some critical thinking.
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.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#157178 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Why aren't there any anti-Santa-ers? Anti-Dracula sites? Anti-tooth fairy groups? Etc......
Cuz y'alls is stuck on God.
And why do you suppose atheists in the west focus on the Abraham religions so much?

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#157179 Feb 28, 2013
LOL! Abraham = Abrahamic

I wish Topix had an edit feature.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157180 Feb 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Deliverance was not filmed in the UK, redneck.
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HA HA !

You Brits always get so offended by the dentist remarks.

Truth hurts, don't it?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157181 Feb 28, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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And why do you suppose atheists in the west focus on the Abraham religions so much?
Because they have emotional issues?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157182 Feb 28, 2013
wilderide wrote:
LOL! Abraham = Abrahamic
I wish Topix had an edit feature.
A program to weed out meme bots before allowing to post would also be nice.

That way we could save Topix atheism forum space.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157183 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.
When the majority wanted prayer in schools and the majority of kids prayed anyway, prayer in schools was not religion promoting itself...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157184 Feb 28, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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And why do you suppose atheists in the west focus on the Abraham religions so much?
Because they're trying to find God but don't know where to look. Had prayer stayed in schools, you'd know this.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157185 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>Abiogenesis means:

I have no idea how it all started. I just know God didn’t do it because,……..well because.
Religion means "I don't care how it might have started. Goddidit."

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157186 Feb 28, 2013
The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.

"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)

With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#157187 Feb 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
Thought I would wake you up.
Poor loony. Standing in the park serenading the squirrels while everyone else is listening to Buckethead on the other end.
Be sure to keep enough peanuts in your pocket to attract an audience.:-)
Played last Satuday to a packed house, all young people, they loved the music, swing/Jazz.

Had a premier of one of my compositions last night, about 200 in attendance, seemed to enjoy the piece very much.

Funny, not one of those hundreds of people were listening to pukebucket, all listening to me and the people I was playing with. I didn't see any squirrels either, so I had no need of nuts. But I do thank you for your concern, now you should probably go back to your children's music!!!!
Thinking

Shaftesbury, UK

#157188 Feb 28, 2013
You rednecks all f**k your sisters, right?

Truth hurts, don't it?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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HA HA !
You Brits always get so offended by the dentist remarks.
Truth hurts, don't it?
Thinking

Shaftesbury, UK

#157189 Feb 28, 2013
Some of this is a side effect of talking down to your level.
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.
"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)
With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#157190 Feb 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
A form arising in the mud from a distant song. To collapse after the last note is played.
Did that form pass on the music correctly? Is it a keeper song? Does it have future potential in a larger ensemble?
Only the composer knows.
I don't write "songs" arrangements or extended works, not that you would understand the difference. Being illiterate in any subject is kind of sad, especially when you pretend to know.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#157191 Feb 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.
"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)
With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
The Topix Theist intellectual contribution.

"An imaginary being made man out of a pile of dirt."

"Noah filled his boat with millions of different species, and for an entire year."

"Of the hundreds of thousands of Gods, we Christians have the "right " one.

"Don't even attempt to believe millions of hard working and very intelligent scientists, EVOLUTION, dispute mountains of evidence, is a lie!!!

" I can go to church and pray over a cracker, it "WILL" turn into the body of Jesus."

I don't "EVER need evidence I have FAITH,"

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157192 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Um... Here, again:
"Life on Earth evolved from a universal common ancestor approximately 3.8 billion years ago."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
===
"The central idea of biological evolution is that all life on Earth shares a common ancestor"
evolution.berkeley.edu/
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"we all share a common ancestor in the distant past"
www.newscientist.com/topic/evolution
Yeah?

Go on.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157193 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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OK
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No
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No
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NO
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No
We have the Constitution to back us up.
No you don't.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157194 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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No you don't.
Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

We even have a statue for our freedom in our "secular" capital...

"Our liberty of worship is not a concession nor a privilege, but an inherent right."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Worship-m...

Tough titty

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157195 Feb 28, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>The Topix Theist intellectual contribution.
"An imaginary being made man out of a pile of dirt."
"Noah filled his boat with millions of different species, and for an entire year."
"Of the hundreds of thousands of Gods, we Christians have the "right " one.
"Don't even attempt to believe millions of hard working and very intelligent scientists, EVOLUTION, dispute mountains of evidence, is a lie!!!
" I can go to church and pray over a cracker, it "WILL" turn into the body of Jesus."
I don't "EVER need evidence I have FAITH,"
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.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157196 Feb 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.

"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)

With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
We don't have strings, magnets and fart bubbles.

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