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: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#165566 May 17, 2013
Atheism is not believing in god due to the theist having zero observable evidence.

I am sorry your church has made you so intolerant to those not like you but until you can show observable evidence that a god exists the atheist is on solid ground.
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism does seem obsessed with denying God.

Why the concern?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#165567 May 17, 2013
Why should a Christian worry about caring? All you have to do is say abracadabra Jesus right?
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>Why should an atheist worry about caring?

Surely striving for the top of the pile is the only thing that matters.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#165568 May 17, 2013
Yes humans are a social species who have evolved that way for survival.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>To get to the top, you need others of your species to support you. To get others of the species to support you, you must demonstrate love, caring, and empathy and must teach them and learn. Are you really that stupid?

Since: Jan 13

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#165569 May 17, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>To get to the top, you need others of your species to support you. To get others of the species to support you, you must demonstrate love, caring, and empathy and must teach them and learn. Are you really that stupid?
So the male Lion gets to the top of the pride by being caring?

The evolutionary (imaginary) process, does not require care or concern, only survival...

Unless you are arguing that evolutions main tenet is "survival of the most caring..."?

Since: Jan 13

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#165570 May 17, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>That explains nothing.
Of course it does, it explains why you have a sense of purpose, because God gave it to you.

Explain how being a cosmic accident gives you purpose...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#165571 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
So the male Lion gets to the top of the pride by being caring?
The evolutionary (imaginary) process, does not require care or concern, only survival...
Unless you are arguing that evolutions main tenet is "survival of the most caring..."?
Apples to oranges, you are talking about a different niche, and yes, the male lion must care for the young, so it must have such tendencies to make it to the head of the pride. The female lions do the hunting.

Since: Jan 13

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#165572 May 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism is not believing in god due to the theist having zero observable evidence.

I am sorry your church has made you so intolerant to those not like you but until you can show observable evidence that a god exists the atheist is on solid ground.
Why would I show you evidence?

God has already revealed Himself in a sufficient manner to yourself that you don't need any more evidence.

Evidence isn't the problem, love of sin is the problem, you cannot receive God because you love your sin too much.

You just deny that because the alternative is something you cannot face.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#165573 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course it does, it explains why you have a sense of purpose, because God gave it to you.
Explain how being a cosmic accident gives you purpose...
Nope, you still have not explained anything.

Since: Jan 13

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#165574 May 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Why should a Christian worry about caring? All you have to do is say abracadabra Jesus right?
Your two points were not logically connected, would you care to raise your point again?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165575 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism does seem obsessed with denying God.
Why the concern?
I can't answer for anyone else, of course, but it may be resentment of the Fundamentalist intrusion into our daily lives.
And an attempt to point out that intrusion to those who might be unaware.

Since: Jan 13

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#165576 May 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Yes humans are a social species who have evolved that way for survival.
So why do they kill each other for personal gain?

The utopian ideal you present does not exist in reality...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165577 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
The Creator gave them a sense of purpose, by denying Him however, they remove the rational basis for a purpose.
So they claim to have purpose whilst being unable to account for purpose...
Let's start with the second word in your first sentence, there...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165578 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Why should an atheist worry about caring?
Surely striving for the top of the pile is the only thing that matters.
Who told you that?

More importantly, why did you believe him?

Since: Jan 13

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#165579 May 17, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I can't answer for anyone else, of course, but it may be resentment of the Fundamentalist intrusion into our daily lives.
And an attempt to point out that intrusion to those who might be unaware.
Why should you care, you are just a pointless blot on the windscreen of the universe, why would anything matter to you?

In 2 generations no one will even remember you name...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165580 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would I show you evidence?
God has already revealed Himself in a sufficient manner to yourself that you don't need any more evidence.
Evidence isn't the problem, love of sin is the problem, you cannot receive God because you love your sin too much.
You just deny that because the alternative is something you cannot face.
No. She has not.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#165581 May 17, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course it does, it explains why you have a sense of purpose, because God gave it to you.
Explain how being a cosmic accident gives you purpose...
"Accident"?

To what do you refer?

Since: Jan 13

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#165582 May 17, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, you still have not explained anything.
I have you just don't like the answer.

Can you explain your sense of purpose when atheism is just a footnote in human history and human history is an insignificant event in a cold pointless universe?

Since: Jan 13

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#165583 May 17, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Apples to oranges, you are talking about a different niche, and yes, the male lion must care for the young, so it must have such tendencies to make it to the head of the pride. The female lions do the hunting.
The Male lion will kill the cubs of a pride that he has not sired, how does that fit this new tenet of evolution you would like to present.

"survival of the caring..."

Since: Jan 13

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#165584 May 17, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Let's start with the second word in your first sentence, there...
What is your point?

Since: Jan 13

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#165585 May 17, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>No. She has not.
Yes He has, and one day you are going to face Him in judgement, your denial will amount to very little then...

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