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
Lincoln

United States

#162806 Mar 29, 2013
Atheism makes no sense.

Amusing faith in nothing :-)
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#162807 Mar 29, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Jung makes sense which is more than we can say of atheism
But children take evolution for granted. They don't know when adults talk crap.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#162809 Mar 29, 2013
Why?
Lincoln wrote:
Atheism makes no sense.
Imhotep

United States

#162810 Mar 30, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Tacitus was allegedly writing of a time 30-odd years after the Nazarene's execution.
He reports that the execution occurred.
He alleges that an annoying cult had sprung up since.
He was also writing of the Great Fire - for which Nero really wanted a scapegoat.
Wonder whether it's even worth pointing out that the oldest surviving manuscript is from the 11th century...
Like those of the Jewish writer Josephus, the works of the ancient historians Pliny, Suetonius and Tacitus do not provide proof that Jesus Christ ever existed as a "historical" character.

Pliny the Younger, Roman Official and Historian (62-113 CE)

Tacitus, Roman Politician and Historian,(c. 56-120 CE)

Suetonius, Roman Historian (c. 69-c. 122 CE)

When addressing the mythical nature of Jesus Christ, one issue repeatedly raised is the purported "evidence" of his existence to be found in the writings of Flavius Josephus, the famed Jewish general and historian who lived from about 37 to 100 CE.

In Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews appears the notorious passage regarding Christ called the "Testimonium Flavianum" ("TF"):

"Now, there was about this time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works,--a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day."

The are: No sculptures, no drawings, no markings in stone, nothing written in his own hand; and no letters, no commentaries, indeed no authentic documents written by his Jewish and Gentile contemporaries, Justice of Tiberius, Philo, Josephus, Seneca, Petronius Arbiter, Pliny the Elder, et al., to lend credence to his historicity."

In the final analysis there is no evidence that the biblical character called "Jesus Christ" ever existed.

All of these historians were born well after the alleged events -'Hearsay' is not 'evidence' for a reason!

Caesar by comparison is easily verified.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#162811 Mar 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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But children take evolution for granted. They don't know when adults talk crap.
Yes they do.

That's why they take evolution for granted.
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#162812 Mar 30, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes they do.
That's why they take evolution for granted.
I'm sure most children are sceptical about it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#162814 Mar 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure most children are sceptical about it.
I'm sure you're wrong.
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#162815 Mar 30, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure you're wrong.
I'm sure you're an idiot.
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#162816 Mar 30, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure you're wrong.
Why aren't you benefiting from Obamacare, since your mother spanked you, you will need medical healing.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#162817 Mar 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure you're an idiot.
I'm sure you're wrong.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#162818 Mar 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Why aren't you benefiting from Obamacare, since your mother spanked you, you will need medical healing.
What?
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#162819 Mar 30, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
What?
Did she make you stupid, through beating you? Did she also drown you emotionally, so your lack of intellect and emotions turned you into an empty shell? No wonder you try to be witty and feel like you are filled in.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#162820 Mar 30, 2013
LardLanguage is more than a bit shite.
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
What?
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#162823 Mar 30, 2013
Thinking wrote:
LardLanguage is more than a bit shite.
<quoted text>
Hush!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#162826 Mar 31, 2013
http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2013/03/26/ga...

We are product, I tell you. A switch was thrown and we were created.

Or something like that.

Been out of town. Will return in a couple of days.

Happy Easter.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#162828 Mar 31, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.thunderbolts.info/w p/2013/03/26/galactic-plasmoid s/

We are product, I tell you. A switch was thrown and we were created.

Or something like that.

Been out of town. Will return in a couple of days.

Happy Easter.
Who made the switch?

Since: Mar 11

Lawrenceville, GA

#162829 Mar 31, 2013
So Dave pulls a random Internet article and then attributes his Jesus as the cause of the content. Old confused people often say the same thing with a pretty sunset for example saying Jesus made that for us.

You did post this so we could mock your mental fragility right Dave?
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.thunderbolts.info/w p/2013/03/26/galactic-plasmoid s/

We are product, I tell you. A switch was thrown and we were created.

Or something like that.

Been out of town. Will return in a couple of days.

Happy Easter.
Lincoln

United States

#162830 Mar 31, 2013
atheists in power have an unattractive history in Eastern Europe.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#162831 Mar 31, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
atheists in power have an unattractive history in Eastern Europe.
christians in power have an unattractive history in Europe.
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#162833 Mar 31, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
atheists in power have an unattractive history in Eastern Europe.
Religion in power has a much worse record as demonstrated by the 100 years war, the cause of the dark ages, and lets not forgets it's most shining moment.....the inquisition!!!! Never has anyone gone to war under the banner of Atheism, Never has anyone killed over a Lack of belief. All of the people you are about to mention killed for reasons of power and control, not because of religion.

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