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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“Think&Care”

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#169931 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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No.
It is a revelation we are all born with.
No, it is a preconception you have convinced yourself is obvious. It is, however, false. Revelation is simply another word for a snow-job.

“Think&Care”

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#169932 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Of course.
Naturalistic empiricism runs on this idea.
You can determine truth based on the absolute authority of your reason.
Do you deny this?
I deny that empiricism relies on the reasoning of a single person. No single person or group of people have 'absolute authority'. In fact, the authority for empiricism is actually in the observations, not in human reasoning.

Next, the strategy of empiricism is to eliminate falsehoods, not actually to find the truth. But by requiring all hypotheses to be testable (in other words, there would be a way to show them wrong by observation if they are, in fact, wrong), we guarantee over time that all falsehoods are, in fact, eliminated.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#169933 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Now there is an absolute knowledge claim.
How did you come to that position of absolute knowledge?
How is absolute knowledge different than knowledge?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#169934 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You make an absolute knowledge claim here.
How did you arrive at such an all encompassing position?
Rational deduction based on observations. The hypothesis of a deity is not required and can be dispensed with.
Thinking

London, UK

#169935 Jun 24, 2013
Tranny Town Clunt can only parrot your words as his own.
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not atheist homeboy, I am simply ...
out of your league.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169936 Jun 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Tranny Town Clunt can only parrot your words as his own.
<quoted text>
you're dumb
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#169937 Jun 24, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Poor God gets his little feelings hurt if someone calls him names or suggests he doesn't exist.
Your deity is a myth.
You'll find out. But by then, it will be too late.
Thinking

London, UK

#169939 Jun 24, 2013
Another empty threat from another empty religitard/Poe.
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>You'll find out. But by then, it will be too late.

Since: Apr 09

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#169940 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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No.
It is a revelation we are all born with.
I don't think you quite understand the meaning of the word "revelation"

Since: Apr 09

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#169942 Jun 24, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>You'll find out. But by then, it will be too late.
Ah yes, the one thing that all religions boil down to - threats.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#169943 Jun 24, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>You'll find out. But by then, it will be too late.
Threats based on myths do not frighten any sane person.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169944 Jun 24, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Poor God gets his little feelings hurt if someone calls him names or suggests he doesn't exist.
Your deity is a myth.
you know this how?

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169945 Jun 24, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Threats based on myths do not frighten any sane person.
I can picture you at the end of your life being like Charles Darwin on his deathbed ... calling out to God for forgiveness for your disrespectfulness to His children.
My guess is, even with your ignorance of mightier spiritual things, much, much greater than mere science ... yep, you will! Just kidding, polymath You're probably too stubborn for that! Anyway, have a great day in the land of the lost ... ya hear!?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#169946 Jun 24, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you know this how?
Slapped around his jester clown, no lightening bolts, not even a grey cloud.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169947 Jun 24, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Slapped around his jester clown, no lightening bolts, not even a grey cloud.
>>> YAWN <<< >>> BELCH <<< >>> FARTS <<<
Joe fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169948 Jun 24, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Science has decided. Its the tool we all use to measure physical reality and thats why religious people are so afraid of science - because it exposes their age old lies and false moralising.
. No science needs evidence and there isn't any either way.
Joe fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169949 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Thank you for clarifying and my apologies for a hasty generalisation about your views.:-)
. Apologies not needed but accepted
Joe fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169950 Jun 24, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>They cannot escape the judgment of God. We are all judged when we die and the ruling is final. There are no appeals. God knows everything, even our thoughts.
. No i believe only humans judge. Our deeds are no more important to the deity than that of a spiders.
Joe fortuna

Eureka, CA

#169951 Jun 24, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>The bible is true! science books tell whoppers
. Talking snakes, living a whale. I'd say those are whoopers.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#169952 Jun 24, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
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I can picture you at the end of your life being like Charles Darwin on his deathbed ... calling out to God for forgiveness for your disrespectfulness to His children.
That is a lie.

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