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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Libertarian

London, UK

#165439 May 16, 2013
You may go back to your god, but personally I want nothing to do with such a monster.
lifetime

United States

#165440 May 16, 2013
Libertarian wrote:
You may go back to your god, but personally I want nothing to do with such a monster.
You may go to your Hell, but personally I want nothing to do with going there, but your choice to go there is fine with me....you seem to deserve to burn in it.
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#165441 May 16, 2013
lifetime wrote:
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You may go to your Hell, but personally I want nothing to do with going there, but your choice to go there is fine with me....you seem to deserve to burn in it.
Ahh, the poisoning of religion on display once again. Here is a person you don't even know except for some short posts, but you're willing to wish him eternal torture in lakes of fire. Worse, you wish him this horror simply because he doesn't believe exactly as you. This is the divisiveness that religion brings to species. You have drawn a line in the sand separating you from him and all who do not believe as you. We can't ever be friends, cooperate by working together, feel connected and united, all because of your religious beliefs. Two people who might have accomplished so much together, all lost because of religion, now multiply that by millions. Even though Hell is a fictitious place, created to scare little children, the idea is just as destructive and has divided our species into separate compartments for thousands of years. Here for all to see is an example of Christopher Hitchens most accurate description......"Religio n poisons everything."

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#165442 May 16, 2013
Wow Lincoln had to change your screen name again? At least you didn't mess up KJV into LJV again lmfao!
lifetime wrote:
<quoted text>You may go to your Hell, but personally I want nothing to do with going there, but your choice to go there is fine with me....you seem to deserve to burn in it.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165443 May 16, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>There is no evidence (I love how you hate that word) that pixie dust is real, because of LACK OF EVIDENCE werewolves are not real, beside anecdotal testimony and personal experiences, which NEVER count as evidence, there is NO EVIDENCE that prayers are answered.
LOGIC 101.........Prayers are answered by God.....POSITIVE ASSERTION
There is no evidence for either God or that he answers prayers....This is NOT an assertion, only a positive statement is considered an assertion. All POSITIVE assertion require evidence...ready...set....GO!! !!
Something is either REAL, or it's NOT. I am not required to provide evidence that pixie dust is NOT real, I never asserted that is was. If you assert that pixie dust is real, you must provide the proof. Same with anything for which there is no evidence, that includes God.
Of course you've been brainwashed. You were born an Atheist. You were probably an atheists for about 3 or 4 years. Then someone started telling you about imaginary beings ( Angels, demons, God) and magical places ( Heaven, Hell, Purgatory) You were told over and over that these beings and places were real and ended up actually convinced that everything you were told was true. If you were told from the beginning, that all people shorter than you were evil and must be shunned, and ended up believing it, that is brainwashing. No different from imaginary beings and magical places.
It is YOUR assertion that, and I quote "Number one....prayers are NEVER answered... "

If you can't provide evidence for that, then it's only your opinion.

So which is it? Fact or opinion?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165444 May 16, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>So I'll take this as you not accepting the FACT that the sun sets in the West. By NOT accepting that fact, you must have an alternative. Care to share with us all were the sun actually sets if not the WEST?.........I can't wait to hear your alternate explanation..........Ready.... set....GO!!!!
No son, the fact is that the sun doesn't actually set in the west. The fact is that the sun is a ball of gas burning billions of miles away and the planet we're on happens to be orbiting that ball of gas.

It APPEARS to us that it sets in the west, but it ACTUALLY doesn't.
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#165445 May 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
It is YOUR assertion that, and I quote "Number one....prayers are NEVER answered... "
If you can't provide evidence for that, then it's only your opinion.
So which is it? Fact or opinion?
There is demonstrable proof that any prayer has ever been answered, therefore....No prayer has ever been answered. provide some scientific documentation that a prayer has been answered and we can have a discussion, otherwise it comes down to personal experiences which NEVER passes as evidence. Sorry, it's just a delusion, just like your God thing!!!
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#165446 May 16, 2013
Should read...There is NO demonstrable proof.......
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#165447 May 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
No son, the fact is that the sun doesn't actually set in the west. The fact is that the sun is a ball of gas burning billions of miles away and the planet we're on happens to be orbiting that ball of gas.
It APPEARS to us that it sets in the west, but it ACTUALLY doesn't.
I guess i have to treat you like a 5 year old...ONCE AGAIN.......If you are standing on the planet, with the exception of both poles, does the sun set in the West.....YES...or NO. It either does, or it doesn't, no third choice....answer please!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#165448 May 16, 2013
It's hard to debate with people to ignorant to even understand the question. I suppose people like him like to hang around smart people which is why they come here to the atheist forum.
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I guess i have to treat you like a 5 year old...ONCE AGAIN.......If you are standing on the planet, with the exception of both poles, does the sun set in the West.....YES...or NO. It either does, or it doesn't, no third choice....answer please!!!!!!!!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165449 May 16, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>There is demonstrable proof that any prayer has ever been answered, therefore....No prayer has ever been answered. provide some scientific documentation that a prayer has been answered and we can have a discussion, otherwise it comes down to personal experiences which NEVER passes as evidence. Sorry, it's just a delusion, just like your God thing!!!
Show me demonstrable proof that a prayer, according to God's will, was not answered.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165450 May 16, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>I guess i have to treat you like a 5 year old...ONCE AGAIN.......If you are standing on the planet, with the exception of both poles, does the sun set in the West.....YES...or NO. It either does, or it doesn't, no third choice....answer please!!!!!!!!
You know, the sun stays fixed in it's position at the center of the solar system.

It doesn't rise and set.

But it APPEARS to rise and set because of the Earth's rotation on its axis.

If you were smarter than a five year old, you'd know that.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165451 May 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
It's hard to debate with people to ignorant to even understand the question. I suppose people like him like to hang around smart people which is why they come here to the atheist forum.
<quoted text>
HA HA !!

The old atheist adage: "I'm atheist, therefore smart."

'_'

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#165452 May 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me demonstrable proof that a prayer, according to God's will, was not answered.
Well you are still hereĀ… so that prayer was wasted.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165453 May 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me demonstrable proof that a prayer, according to God's will, was not answered.
*sigh*

Show me demonstrable proof that wishing on a star, if you really believe in fairies, was not answered.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165454 May 16, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
HA HA !!
The old atheist adage: "I'm atheist, therefore smart."
'_'
You got that backwards - as you so often do.

That's "I'm smart, therefore atheist".

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#165455 May 16, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>So I'll take this as you not accepting the FACT that the sun sets in the West. By NOT accepting that fact, you must have an alternative. Care to share with us all were the sun actually sets if not the WEST?.........I can't wait to hear your alternate explanation..........Ready.... set....GO!!!!
The sun doesn't "set", unless you believe something causes it to. It does come into and out of view view in a relatively set pattern.

Your view of it is slave to to its position. Your use of the term set is archaic, and is indicative of an assumption you are the center of the universe.

Your deficiency in understanding the English language has evidently affected your world view and logic system. You dumb shit.



http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165456 May 16, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>*sigh*
Show me demonstrable proof that wishing on a star, if you really believe in fairies, was not answered.
Okay, but you first. Show me demonstrable proof that a prayer, according to God's will, was not answered.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#165457 May 16, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You got that backwards - as you so often do.
That's "I'm smart, therefore atheist".
No, I had it right the first time. Y'all atheists all got this huge, unwarranted ego that's fun to poke at.
Bongo

Bronx, NY

#165458 May 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
It's hard to debate with people to ignorant to even understand the question. I suppose people like him like to hang around smart people which is why they come here to the atheist forum.
<quoted text>
Listen you unsavory pseudo capitalist imbecile, why do you keep having topix remove posts you don't like? Is this true you bizarre weirdo? quoted text>
You'll get a kick out of this post of his:
Givemeliberty wrote:
I am especially proud of my volunteer work and donations to the humanist cause. Every year I go to the Philippines and spend thousands on food,water, clothing and medicine for the needy there. After a horrific typhoon and flooding there I was there amongst others 14 hours a day handing out supplies, giving life saving injections and treatments to those who lost their home. I stood and watched as homeless children lined up easily 3 miles deep for a package of crackers sandwich fruit and bottle of water. Unwanted children who were born because the Christian ran theocracy light government makes it nearly impossible for a woman to obtain birth control. My wife is in pre-med classes and wants to practice medicine there free to help those poor children. Here in the states I collect donations for running in marathons with the money going to children's charities and cancer or HIV awareness programs.
I have seen first hand time and time again the damage and heart breaking situations brought on by theists. The same theists who come crawling to us to help fix their mess! Oh but while we are fixing it are we thanked? Nope. We barely get the figurative broom in hand and they are shrieking at us for not believing in their imaginary friend.
Honor? I guess it is a relative term. The dozen of urban low income students I assist for free with their biology and pharmaceutical homework at two different colleges locally would probably say good ole KJ is an alright dude.
Now if coming on topix and giving the theists a little taste of backbone, the theists who try to intimidate and silence non believers because they think we should all be meek and humble and tolerate their abuse and repeated logical fallacies makes me vile, Without reason, Disrespectful, In someone's opinion? So be it, hmmm I will chuckle about how vile And disrespectful I am Friday at U of L for the 6 hours I am assisting the students there as a volunteer. Or perhaps this summer as I am passing out thousands of dollars worth of free medicine and other essentials trying to save some more homeless from dying. Yes I was walking by a group of people there and they were huddled together praying loudly and crying. I looked in and a young girl was on the ground dying of dehydration. Instead of getting her water and rushing her to the hospital they stood there holding hands and praying! I grabbed my cell phone and called for an ambulance and started trying to get her to drink. Slowly she sipped the water as the praying continued. The ambulance came after almost an hour and reluctantly took her to the hospital, the paramedic said she was good as dead and best leave it in the hands of Jesus same thing the crowd thought. She died 18 hours later. They didn't even know her name and couldn't figure it out.
I guess I'll somehow deal with being called disrespectful.
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"I semi-retired except for collecting and inspecting my rental properties. I live comfortably off my stock dividends, porn sites I own, early retirement from work and rental properties here in the states and in the Philippines. "
OMG. It's getting better all the time!!!
You're retired except for Porn and your wife is still in school!
Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!
Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!
Liberty wrote:
I am a 32 year old multi-racial man with a Johnson bigger than anyone in your family
Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!
Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!
"if I didn't have the strong secular morals"
Please you've got to kidding me!

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