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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#162939
Apr 2, 2013
 
A word about sources: there are original sources and secondary sources--and tertiary sources and so on. I prefer original sources. When perusing Wikipedia (one of my favorite sites, by the way), I usually finish up by following the links in the reference section.

The questions you should be asking yourself when you are evaluating information from Wikipedia, Britannica, the CIA Factbook, or adherents.com , are: where did the data come from?; what is its original source?; How as the data collected and analyzed?; and how old is it?. Very often, that data traces back to the Pew Forum, ARIS, Gallup, or a government statistical agency. Only by going to those original sources can you look at the all-important metadata so that you can evaluate its accuracy.

The CIA Factbook is a good case in point. The don't collect or analyze data on religious demographics. Rather, they rely on the best local data that they can find. The quality of that data varies widely from one country to the next. Some of the data is recent and fairly precise, but much is sloppy and/or old. This is especially true of the less developed Asian and African nations as well as a substantial number of Islamic nations. These nations account for more than half of the Earth's population, so the CIA data is insufficient for evaluating trends or even estimating the current worldwide demography.

Even Gallup, Pew, and ARIS have to rely on old and imprecise data in countries where collecting the data themselves is not possible for political or logistical reasons. As a result, the largest scale at which accurate estimates and trends can be evaluated is nationally, and that only for nations that facilitate or at least allow competent demographic collection, analysis, and publication.

When you look at the data at that level of detail, you will have to agree that, while the trends for some nations seem clear, worldwide religious demographic trends are unclear.

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Givemeliberty wrote:
As you said, Non aryan. Hitler believed Jesus was an aryan and was working to promote positive Christianity, his own take on the Protestant church.
He wanted this to become the main church in Germany, again from YOUR link!
Every action you mention here is him working towards that goal of his positive Christianity for Germany. Basically mimicking what the King of England had done.
Again from your own link.... Now you were going to be providing these historians or???
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Are you gonna link or site any ONE of the quotes you've posted?

No?

You lose.

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#162945
Apr 2, 2013
 
It was from your own link my reading comprehension lacking puppet. Are you unable to click your own links now?

Hitler wanted positive Christianity to take over Germany in the form of Protestantism.... Again from your own link.

Checkmate
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Are you gonna link or site any ONE of the quotes you've posted?

No?

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Givemeliberty wrote:
It was from your own link my reading comprehension lacking puppet. Are you unable to click your own links now?
Hitler wanted positive Christianity to take over Germany in the form of Protestantism.... Again from your own link.
Checkmate
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Dumb ass. Hitler wanted to replace Christianity with Nazism (which isn't a religion).

I see your checkmate and raise you a bitch-slap.

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Positive Christianity, his own vision of the Protestant religion, from your own source thanks.

Care for some bacon?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Dumb ass. Hitler wanted to replace Christianity with Nazism (which isn't a religion).

I see your checkmate and raise you a bitch-slap.

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Anyone else having flashbacks of when Buck confused chess and poker terms?

Yes just when you think they couldn't get any dumber.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I see your checkmate and raise you a bitch-slap.
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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Dumb ass. Hitler wanted to replace Christianity with Nazism (which isn't a religion).
I see your checkmate and raise you a bitch-slap.
Hitler didn't want to replace christianity with Nazism. Where did you read that?

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#162950
Apr 2, 2013
 
He pulled it out of his christhole.
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>Hitler didn't want to replace christianity with Nazism. Where did you read that?

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Apr 2, 2013
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
Anyone else having flashbacks of when Buck confused chess and poker terms?
Yes just when you think they couldn't get any dumber.
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it's like arguing with a person with a hole in his head.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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Apr 2, 2013
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
It was from your own link my reading comprehension lacking puppet. Are you unable to click your own links now?
Hitler wanted positive Christianity to take over Germany in the form of Protestantism.... Again from your own link.
Checkmate
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Then when neither church would support him he formed his own.

http://www.ucg.org/reemergence-reichstag/
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Apr 2, 2013
 
Q-bot-hole must contain something worth posting but as of yet..... nothing

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Givemeliberty wrote:
Positive Christianity, his own vision of the Protestant religion, from your own source thanks.
Care for some bacon?
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Sigh.....

Did your 1st grade teacher get frustrated at you because she had to repeat 1+1=2 a thousand times to you...?

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Apr 2, 2013
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
Anyone else having flashbacks of when Buck confused chess and poker terms?
Yes just when you think they couldn't get any dumber.
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There's that awesome atheist memory....

Clue: It wasn't Buck.
Hint: It was a figure of speech.

I don't expect you to understand.
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Givemeliberty wrote:
He pulled it out of his christhole.
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Do you ever shut up thou worthless deviant psycho?
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#162958
Apr 2, 2013
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Answers in genesis langoliers? Seriously?
Lmao

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<quoted text>Social Darwinism is an ideology of society that seeks to apply biological concepts of Darwinism or of evolutionary theory to sociology and politics, often with the assumption that conflict between groups in society leads to social progress as superior groups outcompete inferior ones.

The name social Darwinism is a modern name given to the various theories of society that emerged in England and the United States in the 1870s, which, it is alleged, sought to apply biological concepts to sociology and politics.[1][2] The term social Darwinism gained widespread currency when used in 1944 to oppose these earlier concepts. Today, because of the negative connotations of the theory of social Darwinism, especially after the atrocities of the Second World War (including the Holocaust), few people would describe themselves as social Darwinists and the term is generally seen as pejorative.[3]

Social Darwinism is generally understood to use the concepts of struggle for existence and survival of the fittest to justify social policies which make no distinction between those able to support themselves and those unable to support themselves. Many such views stress competition between individuals in laissez-faire capitalism; but the ideology has also motivated ideas of eugenics, scientific racism, imperialism,[4] fascism, Nazism and struggle between national or racial groups.[5][6]

Opponents of evolution theory have often maintained that social Darwinism is a logical entailment of a belief in evolutionary theory, while biologists and historians maintain that it is rather a perversion of Charles Darwin's ideas.[7] While most scholars recognize historical links between Darwin's theory and forms of social Darwinism, they also maintain that social Darwinism is not a necessary consequence of the principles of biological evolution[8] and that using biological evolution as a justification for policies of inequality amounts to committing the naturalistic fallacy.

Charles Darwin did not subscribe to this ideology.[9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism
Charles Darwin did subscribe to this!

"Organs of extreme Perfection and Complication. To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.

Charles Darwin
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#162960
Apr 2, 2013
 
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>I see, pity he didn't succeed.
"KJV" I like your style!

Keep it my friend.
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#162961
Apr 2, 2013
 
nizam wrote:
Islam is the true religion
It could be.
Mary Magdalena

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Apr 2, 2013
 
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Because he thought of its implications first you twit. It's got his freaking name in it.
Oh wow, did he just say that?
Tooooooo Funnnnnnnny!

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#162963
Apr 2, 2013
 
It's okay we are used to your incompetent posts and numerous failures. Next time read your link before posting it and maybe you will do better?

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Sigh.....

Did your 1st grade teacher get frustrated at you because she had to repeat 1+1=2 a thousand times to you...?

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