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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Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159827 Mar 12, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Who said anything about rope, you need to learn how to climb first.
Show me how.

Don't give me any books to read. Show your stuff.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#159828 Mar 12, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I detect a loss in Dave's mental functioning.
It took this long???? I noticed this with the first post!

David is seriously delusional as are most theist topix posters.
Religion tends to poison virtually everything.

S/He is a robo-poster with little else to occupy those few remaining brain cells that are not dogma addicted.

David's wheel is still spinning but the hamster died long ago!

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#159829 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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spe┬Ěcious
/&#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 accept your apology.

It's much easier this way.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159830 Mar 12, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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It took this long???? I noticed this with the first post!
David is seriously delusional as are most theist topix posters.
Religion tends to poison virtually everything.
S/He is a robo-poster with little else to occupy those few remaining brain cells that are not dogma addicted.
David's wheel is still spinning but the hamster died long ago!
Hmmmm...

Tell us, how long have these panic attacks from viewing a crucifix been going on?

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159831 Mar 12, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I accept your apology.
It's much easier this way.
Well, wash your hands good. That wasn't an apology I handed you.

You need to get a better grip on your projections, Catcher. Less messy that way.
KJV

United States

#159832 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Poor Topix atheists.

But, but, but, waqddabout, but but but waddabout

The Topix atheist motorboat.

They be so astute and sharp and knowledgeable. etc.

Science says.

What does science preach from the highest pulpits in the Almighty Church of Science is the Truth?

The unity of all matter and energy in this universe.

Uh, that includes any thought or intelligence that may arise in it. Parts in a parcel.

But they are special. Just ask them.
LOL.:)

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#159833 Mar 12, 2013
http://scitechdaily.com/caltech-engineers-dev...

Note that this is an intelligently designed product.

But the Topix atheists will toss it into their butitcoulda bags. Which itcouldabeen in the Big Bang thingy, also.
bohart

White Pine, TN

#159834 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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And what natural cause would that be? and what evidence would support it.
KJV

United States

#159835 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Five atheists in one group is very rare outside an atheist worship service.

I smell bullshit.
Big Fox hole.

Every fox hole I was in was a two person fox hole. You traded watch time the other slept.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#159836 Mar 12, 2013
Being a former baptist I love that one!
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
bohart

White Pine, TN

#159837 Mar 12, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Current thinking puts the creation of space/time in the event.
How could matter or energy exist in absence of time or space?
How can anything exist in absence of time?
There was no time for anything to exist in, before time.
So logic say's your assertion , makes no sense.
Unless you simply say , the universe has existed for all of time.
So what are you saying,...in the beginning was nothing,..and it exploded! Sound puddle gooist doctrine.
bohart

White Pine, TN

#159838 Mar 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>NO, it is NOT obvious that something existed before the universe. The universe consists of space and time, time is an entity, if there was no space or time before the universe existed then there was no time. To make a statement about a "beginning" when there was NO time,becomes meaningless.
The universe may have always existed, the BB a local event, a Multi-univese concept. Hawking speculated that the universe has no boundaries, no edges, is infinite, therefore the concept of a beginning is also pointless. Neil Turok has some interesting thoughts on the muli-universe theory and the cause for the BB. Or we can simply say, a mythical being snapped his fingers and the universe magically appeared.
Well, it's obvious to anyone not indoctrinated into the puddle goo philosophy,wait for it, here it is ....in the beginning was nothing, and it exploded.
bohart

White Pine, TN

#159839 Mar 12, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Why do you think that something existed before the universe? Remember that time is *part* of the universe, so the beginning of the universe is also the beginning of time. So you are claiming that there is 'obviously' something before the beginning of time?
Yes
bohart

White Pine, TN

#159840 Mar 12, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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The first 4 only exist in your head.
Aliens as a term is subjective.
The next two are being studied.
Please, go on.
Abiogenesis
bohart

White Pine, TN

#159841 Mar 12, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I heard different.
I heard that once you go black, you're a single mother.
lol
Ha,Ha,Ha....
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#159842 Mar 12, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Hmmmm...
Tell us, how long have these panic attacks from viewing a crucifix been going on?
Tell us when you reach maturity or would that be puberty?

Keep talking. I always yawn when I'm interested.

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#159843 Mar 12, 2013
bohart wrote:
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So what are you saying,...in the beginning was nothing,..and it exploded! Sound puddle gooist doctrine.
No it isn't what is said.
That is what you say, in fact you wont find any reference by a cosmologist or astrophysicist saying,

In the beginning was nothing,..and it exploded.
That is your stupid line, which btw reflects the mentality of someone like you.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#159844 Mar 12, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Being a former baptist I love that one!
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Fortunately for me, I was never indoctrinated into a cult.

Therefore I have no experience with 'church' proceedings although I once went to a Black church where the atmosphere was extraordinary.
They were having a great time with their God - with all the singing and testifying, I must admit it was entertaining.

I found religions somewhat fascinating and studied them for a while. I discovered the origins of these, which are based on myths and wishful thinking at best..

One could say the Egyptians created God right down to a book of the dead repleat with detailed instructions for the imagined Afterlife
.
Their entire culture was religion based with the Pharaoh at the top as a living God. I have seen Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. STUNNING!

Once the last Pharaoh died so did the Gods that he supported.
This is also true of the Greek gods.

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
-Douglas Adams

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#159845 Mar 12, 2013
bohart wrote:
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Yes

Feel free to present to evidence something existed before the universe. BTW the bible has none, and your suspicion doesn't count.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#159846 Mar 12, 2013
What am I your science teacher? Take some fcking initiative man! Leave supernatural nonsense behind and start studying actual observable data! And just because something may be unknown doesn't mean you say a god did it!

WTF!
bohart wrote:
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And what natural cause would that be? and what evidence would support it.

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