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

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#159105 Mar 8, 2013
Should I ever be single again the next Mrs. Liberty :)



:D
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#159106 Mar 8, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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I noticed that you cannot stay with one translation. Pretty scarey stuff! I wonder what kind of god would really do to their creation.
god the father, huh? What kind of father would do that to their children? When my children messed up, they would get punished and then had to sit on their bed to think about what they had done. After that, they would come to me and apologize; I would let them know that they were forgiven and then it was over. Your 'father' will torture his 'children' for eternity? Sick fu[king bastard if you ask me.
Exactly.......or maybe something like this....."Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my children who had to drown his own.?"

Since: Apr 12

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#159107 Mar 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Just because some smart people had the disability, doesn't make it less of a disability, it just makes them a lot smarter than you.
"Genius and disorders seem to go hand in hand. Da Vinci, was a dyslexic, who wrote most of his theories in reverse script. General belief says that troubled souls have heightened creative powers, which makes for great literature, music and even science. From John Lennon and Agatha Christie to Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, Pablo Picasso and Walt Disney, dyslexics have spun images in their heads, played with them, and have created some of the most spell-binding inventions and discoveries."

Since: Apr 12

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#159108 Mar 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Just because some smart people had the disability, doesn't make it less of a disability, it just makes them a lot smarter than you.
"In fact, a list of the better-known dyslexics reads more like a who's who among the world's greatest geniuses. Let us take a look at some of the mind-boggling minds of all times and their inner battles..
Albert Einstein
On 14 March 1879, revolutionary scientist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. His birthday is celebrated across the globe as "Genius Day". This versatile physicist was dyslexic and could not speak till the age of three and couldn't tie his own shoelaces till he was 13. In school, his teachers hardly had anything good to say about him. He was poor at multiplication, couldn't read well and his spellings were in a sorry state. Einstein's headmaster was heard lamenting to his father that it did not matter what the boy chose, he'd never be successful in anything. Anything known perhaps, which is why he chose to change the way we looked at the universe, forever.

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin was a slow learner in school. He was shy and spoke with a stutter. He would pronounce the first word of a sentence with a slight stammer, especially words starting with a 'w', when confused during a conversation. He would find it difficult to phrase his thoughts unless it was a topic related to his research."

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#159109 Mar 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Just because some smart people had the disability, doesn't make it less of a disability, it just makes them a lot smarter than you.
"Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill once remarked: "We are all worms" and was quick to add, "but I do believe that I am a glow-worm". Churchill called it his "black dog" periods of depression. He was believed to have suffered from cyclothymia, a condition marked by mood swings from misery to elation. He would avoid standing on the edge of station platforms to beat a strong of a train. And when in a good mood, he had an overwhelming belief that he had been singled out for some supremely heroic task and went through manic phases of intense activity.

Lord Byron
Was popularly described by one of his former lovers as "mad, bad and dangerous to know". The poet suffered from bipolar disorder which was perhaps the cause of his wild mood swings. It may have also been the source of some of his poetic genius, as above average creativity is sometimes considered a symptom of bipolar disorder, where one suffers from bouts of both depression and mania. His disorder may also explain that other trait Byron is known for: notorious womanising, brought on by increased libido.

Vincent van Gogh
He is celebrated for his painting but van Gogh could have very well been a writer. Van Gogh suffered from hypergraphia, a condition that would make him expatiate (write continuously), a disorder commonly associated with mania and epilepsy. It is believed that the compendium of over 800 letters van Gogh wrote during his lifetime could be attributed to his overwhelming urge to write. Varying in format some were written backwards and some in different patterns. And then of course, his mental illness, marked by depression and paranoia, eventually led him to cut off part of his own ear and commit suicide.

Isaac Newton
Newton was extremely reticent, had few friends and was ill-tempered around them. He would get so engrossed in his work that he would often forget to eat. Irrespective of the presence of an audience, Newton always gave his scheduled lectures. Despite his limited but intense range of interests, Newton had problems communicating with people. He stumbled in socialising, especially in responding to others, striking a conversation or understanding. He was allegedly suffering from a nervous disorder."

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#159110 Mar 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
"Genius and disorders seem to go hand in hand. Da Vinci, was a dyslexic, who wrote most of his theories in reverse script. General belief says that troubled souls have heightened creative powers, which makes for great literature, music and even science. From John Lennon and Agatha Christie to Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, Pablo Picasso and Walt Disney, dyslexics have spun images in their heads, played with them, and have created some of the most spell-binding inventions and discoveries."
Correlation to causation fallacy.

If you're a genius, you won't have to look that up.

Since: Apr 12

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#159111 Mar 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Just because some smart people had the disability, doesn't make it less of a disability, it just makes them a lot smarter than you.
"Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's challenge was not mental, it was physiological. And more critically, it affected what could be considered his most important sense - that of hearing. At the age of 23 Beethoven started hearing strange noises - the first signs of trouble. He told few about his problem till he could hide it no more and started to use notebooks to communicate. But his music only got better. He channelled all his energy into his compositions, which became more powerful as his deafness worsened. Beethoven composed Symphony No. 9 The Choral, considered one of the greatest musical masterpieces, when he was totally deaf!"

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#159112 Mar 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
No it does not. I am a geniuses you are not. You little people think it's a disability because you can't grasp how much better the brain works this way.
Dyslexic The Genesis disease.
Facts are that people with Dyslexic have bigger brains. And most Genesis have Dyslexic.
Dyslexia - The Strange Genius Disease
Dyslexic people are intuitive, highly intelligent and creative individuals who are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. But because they think in pictures, they have troubles when it comes to letters, numbers, symbols, and written words.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dyslexia-The-S...
Dyslexics have a larger brain than "normal" people. It is about 10% larger in the right hemisphere.
http://www.coulditbedyslexia.com/know.html
The most intelligent person the world has ever known has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, so by your logic, all people with that are geniuses as well.

If you were a genius, you'd know how stupid you sound posting such nonsense.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#159113 Mar 8, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
"Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill once remarked: "We are all worms" and was quick to add, "but I do believe that I am a glow-worm". Churchill called it his "black dog" periods of depression. He was believed to have suffered from cyclothymia, a condition marked by mood swings from misery to elation. He would avoid standing on the edge of station platforms to beat a strong of a train. And when in a good mood, he had an overwhelming belief that he had been singled out for some supremely heroic task and went through manic phases of intense activity.
Lord Byron
Was popularly described by one of his former lovers as "mad, bad and dangerous to know". The poet suffered from bipolar disorder which was perhaps the cause of his wild mood swings. It may have also been the source of some of his poetic genius, as above average creativity is sometimes considered a symptom of bipolar disorder, where one suffers from bouts of both depression and mania. His disorder may also explain that other trait Byron is known for: notorious womanising, brought on by increased libido.
Vincent van Gogh
He is celebrated for his painting but van Gogh could have very well been a writer. Van Gogh suffered from hypergraphia, a condition that would make him expatiate (write continuously), a disorder commonly associated with mania and epilepsy. It is believed that the compendium of over 800 letters van Gogh wrote during his lifetime could be attributed to his overwhelming urge to write. Varying in format some were written backwards and some in different patterns. And then of course, his mental illness, marked by depression and paranoia, eventually led him to cut off part of his own ear and commit suicide.
Isaac Newton
Newton was extremely reticent, had few friends and was ill-tempered around them. He would get so engrossed in his work that he would often forget to eat. Irrespective of the presence of an audience, Newton always gave his scheduled lectures. Despite his limited but intense range of interests, Newton had problems communicating with people. He stumbled in socialising, especially in responding to others, striking a conversation or understanding. He was allegedly suffering from a nervous disorder."
Now you have just proven you are either completely insane, or a complete retard. The problem is I think that insults retarded kids to mention that. Did you know that mental retardation also results in larger than typical brain sizes? Yep.

Since: Apr 12

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#159115 Mar 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Can you do that again in english maybe? Pssst it was supposed to be your KJV screen name that had dyslexia and under that screen name you went out of your way to say your langoliers screen name didn't have dyslexia.

Sheesh you are an ignorant c@ckgulper!
I have dyslexia. I know many in my ring that have dyslexia. Obviously your circular of friends aren't that intelligent.
That would explain your complete misunderstanding of a dyslexia brain.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#159116 Mar 8, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage has never been about "love". It has always been a breeding contract.
This "love" thing they like to push is bullshit pulled from romance novels.
And yet there is no legal requirement for a married couple to procreate. Seems to shoot that theory down.

Were your marriages arranged, BTW?

Since: Sep 08

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#159117 Mar 8, 2013
XYZYOMOMMAUPASS wrote:
<quoted text>Chimp Meathead you ratio surely don't fit some try trigonometry... JAJAJAJAAJA
Bet you it does.

Take a straight stick. Hang a plumb bob from the middle. Measure from where you tied to the plumb bob to two points equidistant from where you hung the plumb bob string on the stick. When they measure the same, you have a right angle. Attach a round piece of flat wood centered on the point where the plumb bob string is tied to the straight stick. Mark where that hanging string bisects it. You have a one to one ratio for a right angle. From there you can scale it in any equal measurements and get a ratio. You can even put it on a fixed stand, sight along the stick to a star, and get an angle marked as a ratio. Degrees are just ratios.

Plumb bobs and sighting sticks were used long before fancy trigonometry.

Or something like that.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#159118 Mar 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>This is the story of Dave's life.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/barber-just-...
Lol!

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#159119 Mar 8, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I did, it's called Margaritaville.

Ladies get unfree on Thursdays.
You mean they charge money?

Is that how you met her?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#159121 Mar 8, 2013
It fits Dave like Buck's Christhole!:))
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol!

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#159122 Mar 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Darth Vader: He is here.
Governor Tarkin: Obi-Wan Kenobi? What makes you think so?
Darth Vader: A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.
Governor Tarkin: Surely he must be dead by now.
Darth Vader: Don't underestimate the Force.
Governor Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion.
[answering a comm signal]
Governor Tarkin: Yes?
Voice over comm: We have an emergency alert in detention block AA-23.
Governor Tarkin: The Princess? Put all sections on alert.
Darth Vader: Obi-wan *is* here. The Force is with him.
Governor Tarkin: If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
Darth Vader: Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone.
Mine are better! I mean you were posting lines from fiction right?
<quoted text>
hahahaa. Excellent.

Since: Apr 12

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#159123 Mar 8, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Just because some smart people had the disability, doesn't make it less of a disability, it just makes them a lot smarter than you.
"Many people with learning differences of Dyslexia and ADD are capable of some extraordinary
thinking and can be extremely successful once they learn some coping strategies. This is why
we prefer to call them, more appropriately, Creative Thinkers. Some of the Creative Thinkers
strengths are:
Persistence,
Concentration,
Perception,
Vivid imagination,
Creativity,
Drive and ambition,
Curiosity,
Thinking in pictures instead of words,
Superior reasoning,
Capable of seeing things differently from others,
Love of complexity,
Simultaneous multiple thought processing,
Quickly mastering new concepts, and
Not following the Crowd.


Most people who are not dyslexic and rate low on the scale of Creative Thinking, are verbal
learners, based on word acquisition by hearing. Verbal learning is limited to the speed of a
person's speech. This auditory information goes into the conscious mind, so that the non-dyslexic
person is aware of the information.

Thinking and learning in pictures rather than words is thousands of times faster, and is
subliminal, going directly into the subconscious mind. This visual learning style is what a
Creative Thinker uses. The acquisition of information as pictures create an immense amount
of multi-dimensional information, that can be manipulated in many forms by the brain to
enable intuitive thinking, perception, and other interesting thought processes. Frequently this
learning style leads to thought delays, because of the tremendous amounts of information processed.
XYZURMOMMAPASS

United States

#159124 Mar 8, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Bet you it does.
Take a straight stick. Hang a plumb bob from the middle. Measure from where you tied to the plumb bob to two points equidistant from where you hung the plumb bob string on the stick. When they measure the same, you have a right angle. Attach a round piece of flat wood centered on the point where the plumb bob string is tied to the straight stick. Mark where that hanging string bisects it. You have a one to one ratio for a right angle. From there you can scale it in any equal measurements and get a ratio. You can even put it on a fixed stand, sight along the stick to a star, and get an angle marked as a ratio. Degrees are just ratios.
Plumb bobs and sighting sticks were used long before fancy trigonometry.
Or something like that.
Radian more precise in discussing Trig not ratios

Since: Sep 08

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#159125 Mar 8, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet there is no legal requirement for a married couple to procreate. Seems to shoot that theory down.
Were your marriages arranged, BTW?
You would like to think so.

Marriage was only between men and women when the Constitution was written. Period. No expectation it would ever be anything else. Marriage laws are up to the individual states.

There is no Constitutional right to same sex marriage on the Federal level.

Just like gays, coming in the back door to get what they want. Even if they have to pervert the Constitution. Again, you would have to pervert the 14th amendment to even get a foot in the door on that one.

Since: Sep 08

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#159126 Mar 8, 2013
XYZURMOMMAPASS wrote:
<quoted text>Radian more precise in discussing Trig not ratios
A radian is a ratio. It is derived by ratios. Sorry.

All numbers are ratios. When you apply any formula to the physical, ratios will be involved.

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