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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“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#159639 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>Joseph Stalin Quote?
Spock.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#159640 Mar 11, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Keep... Oh shit, what do you call it?
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Reading!
Keep reading!
"Mithraism is frequently said to have been a great rival to early Christianity, especially in popular books written by non-specialists. According to most academic sources, however, the archaeological evidence does not support this claim."
www.religionfacts.com/greco-roman/sects/mithr...
Are you talking about Persian or Roman Mithraism?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#159641 Mar 11, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Allowing psychopathic killers, people with contagious diseases, and people who selfishly seek to destroy the social fabric of a society by going outside accepted channels of change based on their belief their vision is the only correct one to run free.
Medical science, yeah, we have avoided that for a long time. Try again, still not justification for killing someone innocent. Most of what you mention deals with those not innocent.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#159642 Mar 11, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com /2013/03/11/residents-urged-to -prep-for-two-weeks-on-your-ow n-on-quake-anny/
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Anza-Pa...
Catcher, if you drop off the radar suddenly, we will understand.
Uh, you might want to get right with God without too much hesitation soon.
Can I come up from under my desk now?

Hey, I actually felt it. My office is in a downtown high-rise, and it shook but just a little bit.

4.7, but out in the desert.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#159643 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheists make a good argument for not believing in anything.
Doubt if anyone will become an atheist from reading the atheist hate on this thread ....just saying.:-)
duh seeing as how I never seen one of them before.... please link me to your so called atheist hate post.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#159644 Mar 11, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Yup.
Michael Jackson is dead?

Really?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#159645 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Joseph Stalin Quote?
Mickey Mouse

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#159646 Mar 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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That can often be avoided, well, almost always be avoided actually. Go ahead, dare you to find one case in which it cannot.
1929 main street.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#159647 Mar 11, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Michael Jackson is dead?
Really?
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#159648 Mar 11, 2013
bohart wrote:
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Well worded, but you cleverly ducked the question. You are paid to perform these tasks. My point is this, your worth should never be calculated by others based on pay. Thats sort of a J.P. Morgan philosophy of life.
My worth is NOT based on pay. My worth is based on past performances and fulfilling a project. Of course I get paid but thats not a reflection on my worth. Example, I have a choice between two composers to offer a commission. The pay is exactly the same so my choice is never based on payment but other factors. Creativity, attention to detail, reliability, and completion of the project in a timely fashion. If it's a performance then it's the same thing. I have a choice between two trumpet players, both will be paid the same. Other factor come in to play, but in the end I will be chosen because of my worth, not my pay check.
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#159649 Mar 11, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Anything beyond what it is enabled to detect.
That is anything beyond what the matter and energy we are constructed of can touch or see.
You can not touch or see space, yet it occupies most of our space. It is even within you. All you can detect is what matter isn't there. You can assume some things work though it, such as dark energy and dark matter, but you can't touch it or see it. But science says "they know its there". It has to be because their material observations don't add up with out it.
The very same thing happens with religious beliefs and spirituality.
Anything beyond matter and energy most probably does not exist. It is only imagined, much like your religious beliefs. I can't see oxygen or radio waves but science can prove they exist. Science can see the effects of things and know they exist. Dark matter can be detected by the effects it has on gravity. Gravity can't be seen but its effects are obvious.

We know the orbital period for Pluto even though we have NEVER witnessed one full orbit. I'm surprised at you for such a weak argument. Do better!!!!
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#159650 Mar 11, 2013
Why I AM Right wrote:
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Logical Truths
Wrong on all three counts, keep trying!!!!!!
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#159651 Mar 11, 2013
Why I AM Right wrote:
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Mathematics
Your answers keep getting more stupid, keep at it!!! When I find one worthy of comment I'll jump in.

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#159652 Mar 11, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Michael Jackson is dead?
Really?
Elvis put a hit out on him because of that fiasco with his daughter.
bohart

Newport, TN

#159653 Mar 11, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Anything beyond matter and energy most probably does not exist. It is only imagined, much like your religious beliefs. I can't see oxygen or radio waves but science can prove they exist. Science can see the effects of things and know they exist. Dark matter can be detected by the effects it has on gravity. Gravity can't be seen but its effects are obvious.
We know the orbital period for Pluto even though we have NEVER witnessed one full orbit. I'm surprised at you for such a weak argument. Do better!!!!
Thats an interesting statement, anything beyond matter and energy probably doesn't exist.Why? Obviously something existed before the universe,which consists of matter and energy, what was it? The honest answer is no one knows, but logic says there was something.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#159654 Mar 11, 2013
Which is why studying the natural causes is important rather than saying some goofy supernatural deity made it.
bohart wrote:
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Thats an interesting statement, anything beyond matter and energy probably doesn't exist.Why? Obviously something existed before the universe,which consists of matter and energy, what was it? The honest answer is no one knows, but logic says there was something.
Lincoln

United States

#159655 Mar 12, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Which is why studying the natural causes is important rather than saying some goofy supernatural deity made it.
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Possibly valid... throwing in the towel too early?
Definition of God and His powers varies. Atheism seems static

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#159656 Mar 12, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Possibly valid... throwing in the towel too early?
Definition of God and His powers varies. Atheism seems static
The definition of God and His powers has always been the same.

Unproven

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#159657 Mar 12, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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That can often be avoided, well, almost always be avoided actually. Go ahead, dare you to find one case in which it cannot.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Entebb...

Its regretful that not always does everyone survive a bad situation.
But yes it it can be avoided, it should.
Sometimes the lesser of two evils is the right thing to do.
Lincoln

United States

#159658 Mar 12, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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The definition of God and His powers has always been the same.
Unproven
The Tao.
The universe divided between what can be proved and what can not.

Atheist contribution that God is unproven leaves them no other comment.:-)

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