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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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Imhotep

Deltona, FL

#157894 Mar 2, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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" I DO NOT KNOW THERE IS A GOD!"
Kind of sad.
Sad? Why? Because the world is now 'Popeless'.

Ratzinger has been put out to stud.

A new pseudo God Pope is under construction by the Vatican unintelligent design imagineers.

Look for stunning new shoes from Gucci.

Since: Sep 10

Mexico

#157895 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I heard Northern Mexico (California) is also nice.
Si, si, luego me vuelvo a la bella California con mis paisanos.

Since: Sep 10

Mexico

#157896 Mar 2, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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CAAATTTCCCCCCHHER! SAVE ME!!!!!!
England is nice today also!
Clementine my dear.

Have you met my old friend Buck Crick?

He used to be my friend anyway.
Imhotep

Deltona, FL

#157897 Mar 2, 2013
Clementia wrote:
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WHAT?
Better than what? What have I done? Spoken out against accepted scientific theories? Oh no, burn me, I must be a witch!
U take me serious or not, but this new thinking that scientists are adopting from religious fanatics is not good, not good at all!
Kudos

Dare to think for yourself!

Question everything that you feel needs more evidence.

You can understand why theists believe this, after being told this over and over by their preachers.

This belief is reinforced by the fact that believers must be bound by much more than a simple belief in God.

For example, Catholics must also have the same stances on abortion, contraception, and homosexuality in order to be called a "good Catholic." It only goes to follow that atheism must be similar.

However, atheism is not a religion, rather the absence of religion. As such, we are bound only by our atheism. We are republicans and democrats, men and women, gays and straights, blacks and whites.

We accept every person as they are as equals, and delight in our diversity (not many religions can say that).

We disagree with each other on many issues, and discussion is encouraged and common. Above all, atheists demand the right to disagree, even if it means with each other.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#157898 Mar 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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I find them oddly entertaining.
It's like advanced kindergarten for adults with severe mental illness. These are the fodder the televangelists drool over.
"Believe nothing,
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense."
~Buddha
Ooh, bad advice from the Buddha. It sounds like skepticism, but it actually encourages people to refuse to entertain ideas that, while probably true, are also counterintuitive. There's a difference between skepticism and sheer stubbornness,.
Imhotep

Deltona, FL

#157899 Mar 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Si, si, luego me vuelvo a la bella California con mis paisanos.
Buck y Dave son bastante tonto hacer comprender esta?

Perdidos en el dogma.

Hecho alérgica y la realidad desafiado!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#157900 Mar 2, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I think various elements of God are made known. The written word might contain some of it; I'm not sure.
I have concluded there is only one element of God that we may experience on this planet where we find ourselves.
That element is love. And it is the most powerful element.
I am willing to conclude that most, if not all, of the other elements ascribed to God are inventions of men.
Also, any system with insiders and outsiders has nothing to do with God.
My accepting this required more discarding of intsruction and training than any other poster on this thread has experienced, in my opinion.
Buck, I'm impressed.

Nicely put.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#157901 Mar 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Buck y Dave son bastante tonto hacer comprender esta?
Perdidos en el dogma.
Hecho alérgica y la realidad desafiado!
How far are you away from that sinkhole?

Helluva way to go. I understand the concrete floor just collapsed in that room.

Get some fat women over for exercise classes. Jumping jacks. Monitor for vibrations. Shouldn't vibrate.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#157902 Mar 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Got hit by a truck. Multiple head trauma, but didn't pass out until shortly after, hanging by seat belt upside down in van. Realized something serious just occurred. Lot of pain. Had to get up to see what happened and that is when I went through a black tunnel and emerged looking to the back of the van. At first it was a bit hazy like a lot of dust had been raised, or a heat shimmer, but settled down after a few seconds. Went wandering around the back of the van surveying damages when I noticed a green smoky trail coming over the cargo divider I just went through, following it with my eyes and seeing it turn into me. Was like I just got bit by a snake. I wrestled with it for several seconds and collapsed exhausted. Realizing I was dead. It was all over because of a stupid traffic accident. Not a thought about my body, or regrets other than the way I died, or any of that sort of thing. It was strictly the here and now, and I just got kicked out of this movie. I had the power to insert myself in others around me, but none had roles I wanted to get involved in, except for a bonded couple. I still don;t know if it was something I just couldn't do consciencewise, or it was the only bright light in the whole experience saying no. I was then totally resigned and started to move off to wherever I was going. I then woke up someplace else. Where I did not want to be. There were changes of consciousness during that phase. You could liken them to shutdowns of the different brain levels. I became very, very basic. With emotional aspects through the whole event. A curious mix of sadness and cold blooded existence. That may be because of the transition going on. After the wakeup, there was a fuzzy period in my memory, but I emerged and was still in the van and moving to a side window, where I looked out where I was going next. There was a used trail heading off to a stream in an arid landscape I was going to step onto, with some large flying creatures above that were going to give me a hassle, which I was not looking forward to. I really didn't want to go. Be advised that conflict would have been similar to Godzilla and two Rodans. I sensed I was a pretty powerful beast, but I was going to stay there until I was kicked out. I felt that power since the initial wakeup. Yet my core self was more like a snake. I was curled up ready to spring out that window as whatever I was going to be when something alerted me that I was still viable. I then dove through a steel divider, and several seconds later heard a ragged breath. Mine. This was about 15 minutes or so after the accident. They had to cut the doors open.

There were stranger aspects of the event, both before and after.

This is a dream. A pleasure cruise. A playground.

It was a most impressive hallucination. But as I mentioned, there were other events leading up to it and afterwards that were very strange.
Thank you for sharing that. I'm curious to learn more about it and the beast above you.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#157903 Mar 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Clementine my dear.
Have you met my old friend Buck Crick?
He used to be my friend anyway.
O my prince charming Catcher!

I'm sure I have! I'm sure u were the one who told me to 'attack' him!

U talking about that one, right?

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157904 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
1. Organisms evolve & change is a FACT.
2. The theory of evolution (maybe how it works) is still being worked on. So stop preaching it like its fact.
1. Mass produces gravity is a FACT.
2. The theory of gravity (maybe how it works) is still being worked on. So stop preaching it like its fact.

Thus according to you there is no such thing as gravity, when do you publish?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#157905 Mar 2, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Kudos
Dare to think for yourself!
Question everything that you feel needs more evidence.
You can understand why theists believe this, after being told this over and over by their preachers.
This belief is reinforced by the fact that believers must be bound by much more than a simple belief in God.
For example, Catholics must also have the same stances on abortion, contraception, and homosexuality in order to be called a "good Catholic." It only goes to follow that atheism must be similar.
However, atheism is not a religion, rather the absence of religion. As such, we are bound only by our atheism. We are republicans and democrats, men and women, gays and straights, blacks and whites.
We accept every person as they are as equals, and delight in our diversity (not many religions can say that).
We disagree with each other on many issues, and discussion is encouraged and common. Above all, atheists demand the right to disagree, even if it means with each other.
Thank you!:-)

That's what i'm saying. We should all have pleasant, intellectual, fun discussions! We need to try to understand each other, if we really know what's good for us!

We can't say all atheists r good and all religious people r bad or vice versa. We gotta understand good and bad people can be from any race, culture, country, belief etc...

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157906 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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All of them? All?!
You butted in our of context.
You're saying that all fossils explain why a squirrel used to not have a skin flap on its leg but now does.
Where do you want to start to prove that?
You first.
Just because you do not understand something does not make it false.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157907 Mar 2, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
1. Mass produces gravity is a FACT.
2. The theory of gravity (maybe how it works) is still being worked on. So stop preaching it like its fact.
Thus according to you there is no such thing as gravity, when do you publish?
1. There is a Theory of Gravity and a Law of Gravity, there are very different.

Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation:
"Every point mass attracts every single point mass by a force pointing along the line intersecting both points. The force is directly proportional to the product of the two masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the point masses."

That formula will let us calculate the gravitational pull between the Earth and the object you drop, between the Sun and Mars, or between me and a bowl of ice cream.

That law only tells us what happens, but not why it happens, THAT'S the Theory of Gravity.

Laws don't change, theories change frequently as new evidence is discovered.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157908 Mar 2, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Just because you do not understand something does not make it false.
There it is!

The good ole atheist comeback: "You just don't understand!"

O_o

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157909 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
There it is!
The good ole atheist comeback: "You just don't understand!"
O_o
Because it is true, you haven't a clue and to compound the problem you refuse to learn. In short you choose to be ignorant and wish to drag everybody down to your level.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#157910 Mar 2, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>Just because you do not understand something does not make it false.
If it did then you would be gone.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157911 Mar 2, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
Because it is true, you haven't a clue and to compound the problem you refuse to learn. In short you choose to be ignorant and wish to drag everybody down to your level.
Lol.

I just don't accept unproven theories as fact like you do.

I'm not a closed-minded follower like you. I have the ability to think for myself, think outside the box and I'm a true critical thinker.

You're a sheep.

Aero will love you.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157912 Mar 2, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
If it did then you would be gone.
You are gone.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#157913 Mar 2, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol.
I just don't accept unproven theories as fact like you do.
I'm not a closed-minded follower like you. I have the ability to think for myself, think outside the box and I'm a true critical thinker.
You're a sheep.
Aero will love you.
ToE is not unproven.

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