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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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Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169698 Jun 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The mass media is responsible for the Jesus on the toast phenomenon. It is also responsible for the rash of UFO sightings and Topix atheists.
Fill an empty mind with bullshit and watch them reproduce.
OOPS! Who do you think believes in the jesus on toast thing?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#169699 Jun 22, 2013
Why is it that many atheists are antagonistic against a God that does not exist and does not by implication challenge their reality?

Isn't antagonism towards a non existent being a sign of pure madness?

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169700 Jun 22, 2013
Joe Fortuna wrote:
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OOPS! Who do you think believes in the jesus on toast thing?
Topix atheists.
Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169701 Jun 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Why is it that many atheists are antagonistic against a God that does not exist and does not by implication challenge their reality?
Isn't antagonism towards a non existent being a sign of pure madness?
Not near as madding as believing in the non-existing ones.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#169702 Jun 22, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>The NT says that, I am not a Christian. The seven deadly sins are: 1) Any sin against Gods' person 2) Any type of abuse or neglect of a child 3) Murder 4) Rape 5) Kidnapping 6) Paying or taking a bribe 7) False witness or swearing falsely by the name of God.
Boring, boring Poe.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#169703 Jun 22, 2013
Favorite Adversary wrote:
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What constitutes proof? What kind of God would act according to the whims and demands of a mere mortal human?
One who wanted the mere mortal humans to know that he was real.

This isn't that complicated.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#169704 Jun 22, 2013
Joe Fortuna wrote:
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Not near as madding as believing in the non-existing ones.
You didn't address the question, unless you are arguing for a relative madness which an atheistic universe would supply...
Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169705 Jun 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Topix atheists.
Some how I don't believe thats who you really believe, believes in jesus on toast.
Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169706 Jun 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You didn't address the question, unless you are arguing for a relative madness which an atheistic universe would supply...
No, I didn't, I don't believe athists are antagonistic against any gods. Maybe towards the ones who believe in them.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169707 Jun 22, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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One who wanted the mere mortal humans to know that he was real.
This isn't that complicated.
So works of magic would turn you into a believer?

Or something to appear and tell you to follow them?

Sheep would, too.

There is nothing in them except food value.

A supreme deity would likely want something more.

He created a garden and something to talk to.

This creature was in the presence and under the protection of this Creator.

This creature listened to something else and lost total trust in its creator.

Then it got chunked out into the wilderness, but not naked.

Perhaps this creator made a mistake, but you will be the one to pay for it.

Not a literal story, but maybe something like that.

If there was not a creative force to create the creature, there would be no creature. Denying the existence of a creative force and its continued maintenance of you, at least on the environmental level, is on the stupid side.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#169708 Jun 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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So works of magic would turn you into a believer?
Or something to appear and tell you to follow them?
Sheep would, too.
There is nothing in them except food value.
A supreme deity would likely want something more.
He created a garden and something to talk to.
This creature was in the presence and under the protection of this Creator.
This creature listened to something else and lost total trust in its creator.
Then it got chunked out into the wilderness, but not naked.
Perhaps this creator made a mistake, but you will be the one to pay for it.
Not a literal story, but maybe something like that.
If there was not a creative force to create the creature, there would be no creature. Denying the existence of a creative force and its continued maintenance of you, at least on the environmental level, is on the stupid side.
Funny, the bible calls followers sheep.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#169709 Jun 22, 2013
What exactly does it mean when they call them sheep? Does that mean that they regard them as nothing more than sheep, or does that have an even scarier implication than I think? Does that mean they merely think of them as puppets in their religion?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#169710 Jun 22, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
What exactly does it mean when they call them sheep? Does that mean that they regard them as nothing more than sheep, or does that have an even scarier implication than I think? Does that mean they merely think of them as puppets in their religion?
Consider that the god originated as a pagan war god, food is a very strong possibility.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#169711 Jun 22, 2013
A lot of religious holidays are stolen from pagan ones, or else just rechristened with new names.
Bongo

Coram, NY

#169712 Jun 22, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Actually, I for one don't expect a supreme deity at all.
Let alone a Domino's Pizza deity.
I'm more than satisfied living my life to the fullest in the natural world.
youre getting your consolation. You settled cheap, couldn't afford to invest in the case.
Bongo

Coram, NY

#169713 Jun 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Funny, the bible calls followers sheep.
yes, youre way to smart to receive the gift, its too easy,

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#169714 Jun 22, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
A lot of religious holidays are stolen from pagan ones, or else just rechristened with new names.
Pretty much.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#169715 Jun 22, 2013
Yup, that's how it works.

Since: Sep 08

Olney Springs, CO

#169716 Jun 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Consider that the god originated as a pagan war god, food is a very strong possibility.
Blood sacrifices.

Christianity put an end to that.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#169717 Jun 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Blood sacrifices.
Christianity put an end to that.

That IS the one positive thing that can be credited to it.
Jebus might have saved me from becoming a sacrifice . And the Christian Armies put them that practiced this abomination to the sword and ended it forever.

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