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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

La Veta, CO

#169181 Jun 17, 2013
Diana La Strega Regina wrote:
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Does *anyone* really pay any attention to what Dave Nelson says?
He's a dork!!
He sits around all day long, telling himself what an objective genius he is with all the answers to life's questions, wearing his mustard-stained Starfleet Uniform (blue shirt, of course) and wax-encrusted Spock ears, while squinting at his monitor with a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth (light up another, Dave, you'll "cure" yourself of your emphyzema sooner or later!), dropping ashes all over himself. He's so devoted to his ranting posts, he doesn't even take the time to get up to go to the bathroom; he just sits there, stewing in his own waste, writing posts that are interesting to no one but him.
Ick!!
The frustration and disappointment in life you suffer from the man of your dreams being an old geezer on death's door is quite evident. While it does warm my heart a bit to be so desired, I am kinda grateful the Grand Director of this production has made it unlikely we will ever meet, as I have some experience with crazy chicks, and prefer a nice quiet exit from the stage.

I do not dangle cigarettes from my lips. The lack of teeth and loose skin from age make that very difficult, in addition to the smoke burning my worn out old eyes.

Spock is not one of my heroes. Cold hard logic is no fun, and it detracts from the experience of living. There is no poetry to his approach.

Sigh...

I thought I was safe from you in this thread.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#169182 Jun 17, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Sorta like an old drug from the late 1800's to early 1900's...
<Physician> "Administer The Dave Nelson to the patient..."
<The Dave Nelson> "It's about time... Well you see I was thinking about the thingies that other people don't dare to think of because they only occur to, and are only known to me, and I began to ponder the fuzzy texture of my belly button lint and how it mimicked the very nature of reality or something like that. You see, all lint is something unique to each person, in that it happens to some people and they are aware, and some are not so aware of it, not in any major way. I however, am acutely aware of the lint in my belly button and it's this keen perception I have that causes my brain energies to..."
<Patient> "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE NO MORE... GIVE ME SHOCK THERAPY!... I"LL DO ANYTHING, ICE BATHS, BLOOD LETTING, LOBOTOMY!... I'LL DO IT I'LL DO IT I'LL DO IT ... I'LL SIGN ANYTHING JUST PLEASE NO MORE OF THE DAVE NELSON! "
<Physician> "Very well, Mr. Ripper..."
*snicker*

Hi, Scar.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169183 Jun 17, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Ok dave. I will be gleefully awaiting your arrival in spirit form. Don't make me do anything too crazy.
Also, we are all in total ignorance of what comes after. To claim to "know" what happens after we die is the epitome of hubris.
Well, don't wait for me to show, as I probably will be occupied with other things.

I am just as ignorant of what comes next as you. A lot less ignorant on other things, granted, but as to what is over the distant horizon I glimpsed, I can't say what is and what ain't, except for the fact the termination of my existence as a conscious entity will not occur. It would nice just drifting off to eternal nothing, but it don't work that way. As I pointed out before, I checked out of this existence, and the physical likelihood of death was very, very high, but not once did it occur to me that the consciousness I was, and which changed a couple of times as I went further from this place, was about to end. As I pointed out before, I was atheist, very material and technically oriented, but such thoughts never crossed my consciousnesses. Was quite the surprise after coming back and my physical brain reviewed the experience. That physical brain is not what really runs you, or in control of you. It is a hazy filter you peer out and work with in this particular environment.

Or something like that.

The possession? That was a huge surprise and most troubling for a while. I've always had this thing ingrained in me about each of us having a right to exist here on our own. I felt I was a threat to my progeny. But this was afterwards. In my desperation to continue materially after realizing this ended, I knew I could share existence here with others. I scanned those around me, but had to make a qualitative decision. Luckily none of them had a life I wanted to get involved in. Except for a bonded couple. I couldn't do it. That was the only time when a bright light appeared. That is when I headed for the spiritual recycling bin.

Timmy, me boy, you are working on false assumptions with your physical brain. In this manifestation it is like a light bulb projecting for you to see, and it reacts to what bounces back. All you will see with it is here. You won't see the greater reality. Don't assume too much with it.

Existence is feeling and emotion more than cold hard logic. Enjoy it.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169185 Jun 17, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorta like an old drug from the late 1800's to early 1900's...
<Physician> "Administer The Dave Nelson to the patient..."
<The Dave Nelson> "It's about time... Well you see I was thinking about the thingies that other people don't dare to think of because they only occur to, and are only known to me, and I began to ponder the fuzzy texture of my belly button lint and how it mimicked the very nature of reality or something like that. You see, all lint is something unique to each person, in that it happens to some people and they are aware, and some are not so aware of it, not in any major way. I however, am acutely aware of the lint in my belly button and it's this keen perception I have that causes my brain energies to..."
<Patient> "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE NO MORE... GIVE ME SHOCK THERAPY!... I"LL DO ANYTHING, ICE BATHS, BLOOD LETTING, LOBOTOMY!... I'LL DO IT I'LL DO IT I'LL DO IT ... I'LL SIGN ANYTHING JUST PLEASE NO MORE OF THE DAVE NELSON! "
<Physician> "Very well, Mr. Ripper..."
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>*snicker*
Hi, Scar.
It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to see I am responsible for an increase in electrical activity in Scar's brain, causing bursts of creativity he would otherwise be lacking. Perhaps in time this increase will become a continuous flow.

I have always been good about resurrecting dead machines. Pulled many a dead device out of trash piles and made them live again. I'm a Jesus of the junkpile. Another few jolts and Scar may come to life permanently.

ZAP!!! It's alive!!!

“Wrath”

Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#169186 Jun 17, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
The frustration and disappointment in life you suffer from the man of your dreams being an old geezer on death's door is quite evident. While it does warm my heart a bit to be so desired, I am kinda grateful the Grand Director of this production has made it unlikely we will ever meet, as I have some experience with crazy chicks, and prefer a nice quiet exit from the stage.
I do not dangle cigarettes from my lips. The lack of teeth and loose skin from age make that very difficult, in addition to the smoke burning my worn out old eyes.
Spock is not one of my heroes. Cold hard logic is no fun, and it detracts from the experience of living. There is no poetry to his approach.
Sigh...
I thought I was safe from you in this thread.
Are you kidding, you know Katlin has the Tim Allen small block chevy powered vibrator ready to lance you straight through the gizzard with, no matter where you run. I'm just glad she ain't pointing that thing at me.....LMAO

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169187 Jun 17, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you kidding, you know Katlin has the Tim Allen small block chevy powered vibrator ready to lance you straight through the gizzard with, no matter where you run. I'm just glad she ain't pointing that thing at me.....LMAO
:-)

I'm praying and hoping she will she will be occupied pointing it at herself while I make my getaway.

Think I should seek refuge in a convent?

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#169188 Jun 17, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>I schooled you on just about every ignit comment you have made. Should I post it all over again? Do you really want someone to tear apart the above comment too? Get off the forum it is not for you. Even the trolls here have more brains then you.
CLOWNIE OWNAGE
Liar.

Yes please feel free to post your lies, it would be interesting to see what lies you can come up with. I realise you are christian and lies are second nature to you, a trait you need to nurture from early childhood so you can hide behind them but I’m afraid that I am got christian and hence not as gullible as you are used to.

Well, of course you are an experienced troll but I have yet to see you display any inkling of intelligence, I eagerly await you to prove me wrong…

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169189 Jun 17, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar.
Yes please feel free to post your lies, it would be interesting to see what lies you can come up with. I realise you are christian and lies are second nature to you, a trait you need to nurture from early childhood so you can hide behind them but I’m afraid that I am got christian and hence not as gullible as you are used to.
Well, of course you are an experienced troll but I have yet to see you display any inkling of intelligence, I eagerly await you to prove me wrong…
"Well, of course you are an experienced troll but I have yet to see you display any inkling of intelligence, I eagerly await you to prove me wrong…"

Lovey, let's get realistic here.

You will accept the opinion of others re intelligence? We know you have issues recognizing it.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#169190 Jun 17, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
:-)
I'm praying and hoping she will she will be occupied pointing it at herself while I make my getaway.
Think I should seek refuge in a convent?
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realised there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.“
Douglas Adams

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169191 Jun 17, 2013
It happened again yesterday, the mysterious deflection of weather from this little town.

For a half hour I watched a severe T-storm approach with lots of hail in it on radar. But instead of it diverting about 5 miles out, this time it just kind of fizzled out while it passed over and started again after it did. I watched the radar and it was still organized up to a mile away, very red and violet. Then we just got a few drops as it passed over, where it resumed its intensity. It was a large storm.

Is it my deodorant?

I do appreciate not having the wicked hail storms, though.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#169192 Jun 17, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
"Well, of course you are an experienced troll but I have yet to see you display any inkling of intelligence, I eagerly await you to prove me wrong…"
Lovey, let's get realistic here.
You will accept the opinion of others re intelligence? We know you have issues recognizing it.
I will accept facts not opinions, opinions are like buttholes, we all have one

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#169193 Jun 17, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
"Well, of course you are an experienced troll but I have yet to see you display any inkling of intelligence, I eagerly await you to prove me wrong…"
Lovey, let's get realistic here.
You will accept the opinion of others re intelligence? We know you have issues recognizing it.
P.S. when you manage to obtain a fact please feel free to let me know.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169194 Jun 17, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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I will accept facts not opinions, opinions are like buttholes, we all have one
Facts are what you imagine them to be, sweetness. You can supply plenty of them for yourself.

After all, what is the difference between what you dream and what you think when awake? Same body taken care of by the same mind.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#169195 Jun 17, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
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have you noticed how mad atheists are all the time?
No I have not...

WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

I have seen HATRED and CONTEMPT from virtually ANY Xtian that bothers to post in a forum where they are not only unnecessary but unwanted. Get thyself to thy holy forums.
You do belong among thinking individuals.

The 'religious' have stunted minds.

Xtians refuse to THINK.

They question NOTHING.

They BELIEVE every silly thing they're cults teach and preach.

I find each religious poster to be:
Reality Challenged, Fact Allergic and Brainwashed into organized superstition aka RELIGION.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#169196 Jun 17, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
It happened again yesterday, the mysterious deflection of weather from this little town.
For a half hour I watched a severe T-storm approach with lots of hail in it on radar. But instead of it diverting about 5 miles out, this time it just kind of fizzled out while it passed over and started again after it did. I watched the radar and it was still organized up to a mile away, very red and violet. Then we just got a few drops as it passed over, where it resumed its intensity. It was a large storm.
The same thing seems to happen where I live. Go a bit north or south, and they get these tremendous storms. Here, we get a couple of bits of rain and perhaps some lightning that lasts a few minutes.
Is it my deodorant?
I do appreciate not having the wicked hail storms, though.
I grew up in central Kansas and we had some amazing storms there. I truthfully miss them. The ones around here are paltry compared to what I grew up with.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169197 Jun 17, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
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I'm glad you called that atheist out on that. I read on another atheist forum where he claimed that atheists don't blame God for bad things. You and I just proved him a liar.
Now that we agree on this, watch them call us sock puppets. They just are such a paranoid bunch.
Have you notice when we get to them with a good come back or witty post, how mad they get and claim you can;t be a christian! and talk to us weak atheist like that!

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169198 Jun 17, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
<quoted text>
No I have not...
WHAT I HAVE SEEN:
I have seen HATRED and CONTEMPT from virtually ANY Xtian that bothers to post in a forum where they are not only unnecessary but unwanted. Get thyself to thy holy forums.
You do belong among thinking individuals.
The 'religious' have stunted minds.
Xtians refuse to THINK.
They question NOTHING.
They BELIEVE every silly thing they're cults teach and preach.
I find each religious poster to be:
Reality Challenged, Fact Allergic and Brainwashed into organized superstition aka RELIGION.
atheist believe in nothing !!!!!! how dumb is that??? but yet blame everything bad in the world on GOD...

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#169199 Jun 17, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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The same thing seems to happen where I live. Go a bit north or south, and they get these tremendous storms. Here, we get a couple of bits of rain and perhaps some lightning that lasts a few minutes.
<quoted text>
I grew up in central Kansas and we had some amazing storms there. I truthfully miss them. The ones around here are paltry compared to what I grew up with.
I posted a link a few days ago to a CNN photo gallery of black and white photos of some of those Plains storms. Really dramatic looking, something you can only see on the Plains or a mountain looking over them.

I grew up in S. Florida where we had some very impressive lightning storms and deluges, but the lay of the land didn't let you see them at a distance. Those couldn't match these Plains storms for wind ferocity, though.

This area, about 80 miles from the Rockies, seems to be the mixing bowl that creates those Kansas storms. SW winds with moisture scooting around the south of the Rockies, winds coming off the Rockies, and cooler air from the north. You look up and see clouds heading in all sorts of directions.

Big hail storms can be real impressive.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#169200 Jun 17, 2013
I never said being christian stops anyone from committing attrocities.

Hitler is a great example of this.
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>Have you notice when we get to them with a good come back or witty post, how mad they get and claim you can;t be a christian! and talk to us weak atheist like that!
LCN Lincoln

United States

#169201 Jun 17, 2013
It has been 50 years since the Supreme Court banned school-sponsored prayer. But God and faith are probably present in more ways now than ever in public school

• "See You at the Pole" began in Texas with 10 Christian students praying around their school flagpole in 1990. It has blossomed into a yearly ritual involving 1 million to 2 million public school students nationwide meeting on a designated September morning before class.

• Informal Bible study groups have proliferated, judging from anecdotal reports, sometimes meeting on campus, sometimes at a coffee shop or someone's home.

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