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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blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#159807 Mar 12, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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HA HA HA HA !!!
You're such a cocky f_ck.
"We, of superior intelligence".....
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"Eventually theorists came up with three sorts of explanations."
Maybe it was a result of a long-discarded version of Einstein's theory of gravity"
"Maybe there was some strange kind of energy-fluid that filled space"
"Maybe there is something wrong with Einstein's theory of gravity"
"Theorists still don't know what the correct explanation is, but they have given the solution a name. It is called dark energy."
http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-ar...
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THEM - of superior intelligence - admit that dark matter & dark energy are only theories.
They are not fact.
Further evidence of your inferior status. You have now shown to all your complete ignorance as to what constitutes a THEORY. The hole your digging gets deeper and deeper!!!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159808 Mar 12, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, actually, science has detected both through their gravitational interactions. Perhaps you don't know what it means to detect something unless it is visually?
Funny you should say that.

Theists do that and you say they are wrong.

Maybe you don't have the equipment to detect with.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#159809 Mar 12, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
HA HA HA HA !!!
You're such a cocky f_ck.
"We, of superior intelligence".....
--------
"Eventually theorists came up with three sorts of explanations."
Maybe it was a result of a long-discarded version of Einstein's theory of gravity"
"Maybe there was some strange kind of energy-fluid that filled space"
"Maybe there is something wrong with Einstein's theory of gravity"
"Theorists still don't know what the correct explanation is, but they have given the solution a name. It is called dark energy."
http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-ar...
-----
THEM - of superior intelligence - admit that dark matter & dark energy are only theories.
They are not fact.
Believe me, it doesn't take much to be superior in intelligence to you. I swear my 9 year old granddaughter knows more science that you. pitiful!!!!
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#159810 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Poor Loony.
When the song is over and he discovers he was just part of a visualization of Buckethead doing Soothsayer he will feel crushed. Shattered.
Me? I would say that was fun, Again?
It seems all of your recent posts to me have degenerated into worthless banter, why is that? It's usually a sign of someone with no coherent thoughts. Or just maybe you are stymied and are groping for something intelligent to say. If thats the case, you're failing miserably!!!

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159811 Mar 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>It seems all of your recent posts to me have degenerated into worthless banter, why is that? It's usually a sign of someone with no coherent thoughts. Or just maybe you are stymied and are groping for something intelligent to say. If thats the case, you're failing miserably!!!
You misunderstand.

Those were attempts to establish a dialogue with you. On your level.

It was a strain, believe me.

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#159812 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Funny you should say that.
Theists do that and you say they are wrong.
Maybe you don't have the equipment to detect with.
No comparison, there was a observed physical phenomenon to be explained in the start of investigation.
Not so with a theist, only a feeling there is something to explain. That's a big difference.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#159813 Mar 12, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Here is a classic from Emo...
I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, "Stop! don't do it!"
"Why shouldn't I?" he said.
I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!"
He said, "Like what?"
I said, "Well...are you religious or atheist?"
He said, "Religious."
I said, "Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?"
He said, "Christian."
I said, "Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"
He said, "Protestant."
I said, "Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"
He said, "Baptist!"
I said, "Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"
He said, "Baptist church of god!"
I said, "Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you reformed Baptist Church of God?"
He said,"Reformed Baptist church of god!"
I said, "Me too! Are you reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"
He said, "Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!"
I said, "Die, heretic scum", and pushed him off.-- Emo Phillips
ROTFLMAO!

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#159814 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Funny you should say that.
Theists do that and you say they are wrong.
Maybe you don't have the equipment to detect with.
You mean like a Credulity Module?
Jimmy

London, UK

#159815 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You misunderstand.
Those were attempts to establish a dialogue with you. On your level.
It was a strain, believe me.
Take some hiking gear with you next time.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#159816 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Funny you should say that.
Theists do that and you say they are wrong.
Maybe you don't have the equipment to detect with.
Then by all means show us the appropriate equipment! That is all that is required: description of the equipment and detection on such equipment that has no alternate explanation.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159817 Mar 12, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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No comparison, there was a observed physical phenomenon to be explained in the start of investigation.
Not so with a theist, only a feeling there is something to explain. That's a big difference.
There was an anomaly to their expectations, not so sure they "detected" them. They went looking for something and painted it the way they want.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#159818 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You misunderstand.
Those were attempts to establish a dialogue with you. On your level.
It was a strain, believe me.
I will be happy to accept the claims of theists if they can provide detection that is at least as good as the detection we currently have of dark matter.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159819 Mar 12, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Take some hiking gear with you next time.
Like a long rope to pull myself back up and out?

Good advice. Thanks?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#159820 Mar 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>He simply doesn't know any better. He's a child when it comes to science, be gentle with him.
But he believes in firm discipline.

Maybe we should spank him.

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#159821 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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There was an anomaly to their expectations, not so sure they "detected" them. They went looking for something and painted it the way they want.
Both Dark Energy, Dark Matter and even Black Holes have physical anomalies that were detected. In attempt to explain the anomalies
hypothesis were formulated. But no one gets to paint it how they want, in testing the hypothesis there is evidence gathered in favor or against the hypothesis. So far the evidence is in favor of these hypothesis. If you don't think so then ask the correct questions like.....

What was it that made people think there is Dark Energy.
Then it can be explained.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#159822 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Proclaimed?
proclaimed past participle, past tense of pro·claim (Verb)
Verb
Announce officially or publicly: "the manifesto proclaimed that imperialism would be the coalition's chief objective".
Declare something one considers important with due emphasis.
Oh man, give it up.

That past participle is in a dependent clause. It has nothing to do with the subject.

OK, I'm done with it.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#159823 Mar 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>It seems all of your recent posts to me have degenerated into worthless banter, why is that? It's usually a sign of someone with no coherent thoughts. Or just maybe you are stymied and are groping for something intelligent to say. If thats the case, you're failing miserably!!!
I detect a loss in Dave's mental functioning.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159824 Mar 12, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Oh man, give it up.
That past participle is in a dependent clause. It has nothing to do with the subject.
OK, I'm done with it.
spe·cious
/&#712;sp&#275;SH& #601;s/
Adjective

Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: "a specious argument".
Misleading in appearance, esp. misleadingly attractive: "a specious appearance of novelty".

Lotsa bullshit, but no beef.

A typical Topix atheist argument.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#159825 Mar 12, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I detect a loss in Dave's mental functioning.
Impossible.
Jimmy

London, UK

#159826 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Like a long rope to pull myself back up and out?
Good advice. Thanks?
Who said anything about rope, you need to learn how to climb first.

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