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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“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#158736 Mar 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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That's not what "believe" means.
You believe many things you don't know.
Is there evidence for what I believe?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#158737 Mar 6, 2013
With all that fat? That would be like slamming your head into jiggly pillow. Buck would have to sit on Dave to break anything.
Aerobatty wrote:
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I think the wall'a name is Buck.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158738 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Stop hurting yourself Dave, it's not working.
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http://www.france24.com/en/20130306-google-sa...

Bet they look for other things beside terrorism.

You could have worn a red tie and red pocket handkerchief to a party on Mat 1 in the early 50's, and some concerned citizen could have written the FBI thinking you may be a commie. You could probably still find that letter buried in a file on you in FBI archives.

They never throw anything away.

With these new search algorithms and internet monitoring capabilities, and info sharing with various agencies, just imagine.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158739 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Sounds like a threat there at the end there Dave. You know people who suffer head injuries like yourself often have trouble controlling their anger and are a much higher risk of violence.
I am sorry that I learn from studying and not banging my head into the wall because god told me to.
Honestly it doesn't seem to be working out very well for you. Perhaps you should take a nap and rest your brain damage now?
<quoted text>
Oh, that was a lot more ambiguous than your porn business and interest in helping poor children better their lot in life. And rental properties here and overseas. And being unemployed at age 32, but with lots of money.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#158740 Mar 6, 2013
Ya that's why you get all that spam. I could care less what google sees. I actually looked up a recipe for cake mix cookies that wifey wants to make for her class :)

My neighbor's wife is a detective Dave! We have them over for dinner and go to their condo for board games and snacks weekly! Gasp!
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.france24.com/en/20130306-google-sa...
Bet they look for other things beside terrorism.
You could have worn a red tie and red pocket handkerchief to a party on Mat 1 in the early 50's, and some concerned citizen could have written the FBI thinking you may be a commie. You could probably still find that letter buried in a file on you in FBI archives.
They never throw anything away.
With these new search algorithms and internet monitoring capabilities, and info sharing with various agencies, just imagine.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#158741 Mar 6, 2013
Want me to show you some good stocks for dividends Dave? Help get you started?
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Oh, that was a lot more ambiguous than your porn business and interest in helping poor children better their lot in life. And rental properties here and overseas. And being unemployed at age 32, but with lots of money.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#158742 Mar 6, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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...Gays can't marry ANOTHER GAY OF THE SAME GENDER in most states.
But you knew what I meant....
Looks like you're correct again, Aerobatty...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriag...
Same-sex marriage appears to be banned or 'not legal' in more than 30 states. What an embarrassment for the USA. It'd be better for the USA to lead the way than have to be led.
JMHO

I'm not up on US law on the matter, but maybe Pres Obama's statement indicates that the USA will now enter the 21st century in regard to gay rights and treat them with the equality they deserve. Now we just have to wait for the USA to catch-up in regard to atheists and regard us as well too....
From:
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/religion/...
"The latest survey, from June, found that 54 percent of those asked said they would vote a "well- qualified" atheist into the Oval Office¬ó the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1958, when only 18 percent said they would back a nonbeliever."
Only 54%? Still a long way to go.

Happily for all, there are signs that the USA is getting there. More young people than ever are 'non-religious' which is an advance. Let's hope more reject superstition altogether.

From:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/ti...
"Despite changing attitudes, though, polls continue to show that atheists are ranked lower than any other minority or religious group when Americans are asked whether they would vote for or approve of their child marrying a member of that group."

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158743 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Ya that's why you get all that spam. I could care less what google sees. I actually looked up a recipe for cake mix cookies that wifey wants to make for her class :)
My neighbor's wife is a detective Dave! We have them over for dinner and go to their condo for board games and snacks weekly! Gasp!
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I don't get much spam at all.

She isn't authorized to dig into your business.

Moonshiners were the biggest contributors to temperance groups.

Lots of people in jail hobnobbed with politicians and police. They made a point of doing so.

You are the one that told everyone of your involvement in those activities. All over the internet.

Authorities are sensitized to pedophiles. Even in the Phillipines. Payoffs are only good on local levels.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#158744 Mar 6, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>So they CAN marry...

Glad to clear that up.
I hope one of your boys is gay.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#158745 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
But true.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender
Nope. The very first line said:

"Gender is a range of physical, mental, and behavioral characteristics distinguishing between masculinity and femininity"

Note the word "physical" included in the list. You sure miss important details for someone so arrogant.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158746 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Want me to show you some good stocks for dividends Dave? Help get you started?
<quoted text>
You think that is a good front?

You stepped on your Johnson, big boy. If you are play acting on here, I would suggest you bury that role and find a new one. One with more class. If you are for real, well, who knows? Let's say you did damage to your real self you can't undo. Welcome to the digital age. Aren't many questions that can't be answered with a few keystrokes.

Why don't you just leave?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158747 Mar 6, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope one of your boys is gay.
Are you on the prowl?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158748 Mar 6, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. The very first line said:
"Gender is a range of physical, mental, and behavioral characteristics distinguishing between masculinity and femininity"
Note the word "physical" included in the list. You sure miss important details for someone so arrogant.
Boobs, makeup, and wigs on a guy? Butch cuts, swagger, and androgynous clothes on a woman?

The guy is male. It's in his genes. The woman is female. It's in her genes. That's what will be marked when they are buried.

Understand the difference now? Gender is role playing. Very temporary. Sex is hardcoded biology and physics, and lasts longer than the role playing as far as identity goes.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158749 Mar 6, 2013
""There was considerable scientific progress in the later Middle Ages, in particular from the 13th century onward," said James Hannam, an historian and author of "The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution" (Regnery Publishing, 2011)."

http://news.yahoo.com/grotesque-mummy-head-re...

A little enlightenment for those "readers" on here about science and Christianity in the Dark Ages.

Go ahead, learn something. This is real easy. Won't take but a few minutes and you can congratulate yourself on how knowledgeable you are.

But Ahhh!. This may cripple one ot he Topix atheist talking points.

Oh, no, no, no. Don't you guys read it. It might hurt.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#158750 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Boobs, makeup, and wigs on a guy? Butch cuts, swagger, and androgynous clothes on a woman?
The guy is male. It's in his genes. The woman is female. It's in her genes. That's what will be marked when they are buried.
Understand the difference now? Gender is role playing. Very temporary. Sex is hardcoded biology and physics, and lasts longer than the role playing as far as identity goes.
So you referenced a link which you disagree with to prove you were right? Okaaaay. Lol!

Anyway, I find gender in society to be a very interesting subject, especially since, particularly in the US, people get so insecure about it. What is "male" and what is "female" aside from biology is entirely subjective and cultural, no matter how much some people would like to think it was objectively defined the way they'd like. And even biology isn't entirely bipolar, given the presence of hermaphrodites and the fact that we can manipulate our bodies in ever more sophisticated ways. Which itself get's into argument about what is "natural", and the inherent assumptions about "natural" and morality.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#158751 Mar 6, 2013
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water......The insane mindset of Christians raises it's ugly head. The issue, Mother Teresa. Her mission to glorify suffering instead of relieving it was brought to the forefront in a report done my Canadian researchers. After looking at over 300 documents and reports it has discovered poor hygiene standards, shortages of medicine, supplies, and care at Mother Teresa's 517 "Homes For The Dying" It certainly wasn't for lack of funds, her organization The Order of Missionaries of Charity, received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations. It seems as thought the Vatican used Mother Teresa's supposed care for the dying as a means to boost popularity in the declining popularity in the Church.

Could it be that Mother Teresa eventually had her conscious catch up to her as she said that she LOST her faith toward the end of her life?

And still, because of the mindless adherence to their faith, regardless of how twisted it becomes, almost 250,000 showed up in Rome for her beatification. Go figure!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158752 Mar 6, 2013
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp... \03\01\story_1-3-2013_pg9_6

Hmm, about 2000 years old.

http://countrystudies.us/egypt/14.htm

Just a squib about Christianity arriving early in Egypt. No relation to the first article. Wonder how many official records left from there?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#158754 Mar 6, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
So you referenced a link which you disagree with to prove you were right? Okaaaay. Lol!
Anyway, I find gender in society to be a very interesting subject, especially since, particularly in the US, people get so insecure about it. What is "male" and what is "female" aside from biology is entirely subjective and cultural, no matter how much some people would like to think it was objectively defined the way they'd like. And even biology isn't entirely bipolar, given the presence of hermaphrodites and the fact that we can manipulate our bodies in ever more sophisticated ways. Which itself get's into argument about what is "natural", and the inherent assumptions about "natural" and morality.
So, why the big demand for "marriage" to satisfy role playing? The would just complicate the hell out of public records. And very expensively, that the public has to pay for. Which is overwhelmingly heterosexual and under the belief marriage is to breed and raise children, the next generation. Not to accommodate role players.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#158755 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/d efault.asp?page=2013\03\01\sto ry_1-3-2013_pg9_6
Hmm, about 2000 years old.
http://countrystudies.us/egypt/14.htm
Just a squib about Christianity arriving early in Egypt. No relation to the first article. Wonder how many official records left from there?
Any archaeological evidence for the systematic enslavement of the Jews in Egypt? Or the mass exodus of millions of people out of Egypt through the desert? Or of the Egyptian army being buried in the Red Sea?

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#158756 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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So, why the big demand for "marriage" to satisfy role playing?
I have no idea. There is no demand for marriage to satisfy role playing...either heterosexual or homosexual role playing.
The would just complicate the hell out of public records. And very expensively, that the public has to pay for. Which is overwhelmingly heterosexual and under the belief marriage is to breed and raise children, the next generation. Not to accommodate role players.
Oh, THAT explains why those who can't or won't have kids have their marriages forcefully annulled. Thanks for explaining that. But it would not explain why gay people who do procreate could not get married. Hmmmmm....

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