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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172865 Jul 23, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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It's real, a quick search on google will pull up several occasions where McDs has been on the receiving end of French farmers waste disposal plans. I guess I was just lucky to be there at the time.
Too funny!

Thanks, again for the story.

I'm still laughing a bit about it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172866 Jul 23, 2013
Just Results wrote:
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You're lying to yourself.
And you?

You continue to display the exact OPPOSITE of love, here.

What is that beneath your name?

"Jesus is Love"?

Perhaps you mean it as ironic?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172867 Jul 23, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>hate speech is not a violation of topix TOS.
good luck with that report.
But my main point was to pass this along to you and others.
Two days ago I signed up for membership on the New Republic website and was accepted. I then posted a response pointing out the errors in their anti gay stance and unchristian like behavior based on 103 Bible verses on Obeying Authority
http://www.openbible.info/topics/obeying_auth ...
today I just found my privileges on their site have been revoked.
Color me not surprised!
I am an editor here on Topix. I edit 3 forums. Ever since the SCOTUS decision and this sudden 'upgrade' to the website, I no longer can access the editors tools on two forums (FL and Religion). Yet Topix insists I am still an editor there. I have had no problems on the 3rd forum (the G&L) however.
Backlash or glitch?
But the banning engine appears to be automatic to a degree.

Sufficient reportings gets a poster banned, it appears.

A former poster-- a Genuine Christian™, who went by "atheism is evil" got himself banned.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172868 Jul 23, 2013
Roman Apologist wrote:
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In what way should God have delivered His message?
You think so very, very small.

And as a result? Your god is also very, very small.

Were **I** to be looking for a message from.. a god?

I expect nothing less than a Spiritual Message across the face of the moon itself.

In special Divine Language, that no matter what, anyone who looks, sees and immediately comprehends the message.

Even illiterate folk--or even blind folk. Anyone who is directed to look towards the moon, and has a desire to see the message, sees it.

But not every day-- that would mess up the view.

Only on special days-- say, only on a Sunday night, and only when the moon is full?

Now,**that** would be Godly.

I think a god **should** act Godly.

All this cryptic mojo? Is unseeming. It is as if this god is ***deliberately** trying to mislead folk!

A trick-- or a deliberate lie.

Not worthy of ...

... a God.

But expected of a minor godling without much power...

... or even of one who's just a figment.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#172869 Jul 23, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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What garden you moron? I guess you're one of the clowns that pulls the easy tab while having a grip on the no slip intelligent designed banana, you know because it fit's your hand, and plugs your pie hole perfectly , and even has the curve toward your face. Doofus!
The one the seeds were planted in, dummy.

Tell me when man, or any other living creature appeared without growing from a seed of some sort.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172870 Jul 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Funny how the actual way that God chooses to do things is indistinguishable from non-existence.
Exactly!

I would expect **exactly** that sort from a **deceiver**.

An **evil** god, in short.

But there is plenty of **good** things going around, to show that an evil god is unlikely.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172871 Jul 23, 2013
Roman Apologist wrote:
I'll be on vacation for a week starting this evening. I wish everyone a good week filled with peace and prosperity.
Peace!

I hope you enjoy your time off-- try not to get mosquito-bitten!

:D

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172872 Jul 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Quite an amazing lack of foresight.
Indeed, it is.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#172873 Jul 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Amusing.
Tell us what suffering in this world is NOT ultimately man-made.
What you are missing, at least in the Abrahamic tradition, is that man was created to mind the garden, to maintain it and the world. The garden and all the little animals. He got fired and was tossed out to scratch out his own living.
What a horrid fairy-tale!

Your god? Simply wanted a **slave** to labor for free-- and feed the god's massive EGO, of course.

When that didn't work out? Tossed him out with nary a backward glance....

.....!!

What a petty and selfish little tyrant your god is.

“Seventh son”

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#172874 Jul 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The one the seeds were planted in, dummy.
Tell me when man, or any other living creature appeared without growing from a seed of some sort.
Um , I'm pretty sure I came from a egg and sperm.
Not really a seed, but you want me to believe a man came from a mud pie, ans a woman from a bone. It's the mud bone hypothesis, and after hearing it....Abiogenesis sounds possible, while mud bone sounds crazy.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#172875 Jul 23, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Um , I'm pretty sure I came from a egg and sperm.
Not really a seed, but you want me to believe a man came from a mud pie, ans a woman from a bone. It's the mud bone hypothesis, and after hearing it....Abiogenesis sounds possible, while mud bone sounds crazy.
"8. A source or beginning; a germ.
9. Offspring; progeny.
10. Family stock; ancestry.
11. Sperm; semen."

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/seed

I didn't say you, dumbass.

You attempted to deflect the question.
25or6to4

Fond Du Lac, WI

#172876 Jul 23, 2013
Roman Apologist wrote:
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In what way should God have delivered His message? Should He have waited for radio and satellite television to be invented? Should He just appear suddenly and without warning with a cosmic megaphone?
Should He use subliminal messages, dreams, visions?
What language should it be in? Every language or just the ones important to modern Western civilization?
In what time period should He appear? Should He appear just in our own time because we're the only people that matter? Are all those ancient bronze age goat herders unworthy of such an important message? Why should He just appear in China? Are only the Chinese people worthy?
Should He appear in human form or as a lion or as a penguin?
Should God forcefully (like a tyrant) compel men to write or subtly and peacefully? Should He tamper with their personalities or allow them to write in accordance with their capabilities and personalities?
Should He just stand up and make an announcement every 10 minutes and strike something with lightning? Should He ring a bell like a town crier from the 17th and 18th centuries?
Should He interrupt our favorite TV shows with live updates and assume that we'll all come flocking to His call?
How would you do it?
This exchange presumes that God is like a person; that God wants to communicate, has plans, and gets angry if we don't listen to his messages. Why should God be thought of as a person? Is it because we like to project our own experience of reality on some "ultimate reality?" Can God just be some little-understood force, without human emotions? Without human prejudices? Without needing to really "care" at all what goes on in our small brains? I think the major fault of all religions is that they construct an image of God to support pre-existing prejudices and desires. I cannot believe in any notion of God other than total. utter, and unapproachable mysteriousness.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#172877 Jul 23, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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What a horrid fairy-tale!
Your god? Simply wanted a **slave** to labor for free-- and feed the god's massive EGO, of course.
When that didn't work out? Tossed him out with nary a backward glance....
.....!!
What a petty and selfish little tyrant your god is.
Amusing.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#172878 Jul 23, 2013

“Seventh son”

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#172879 Jul 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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"8. A source or beginning; a germ.
9. Offspring; progeny.
10. Family stock; ancestry.
11. Sperm; semen."
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/seed
I didn't say you, dumbass.
You attempted to deflect the question.
Yep you're in there......
a tiny bubble in a piece of glass. lol
Atheist Silurist

London, UK

#172880 Jul 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://washington.cbslocal.com /2013/07/23/poll-majority-of-a mericans-believe-god-played-ro le-in-human-evolution/
God and evolution.
The only part god played in evolution was the evolution of religious stupidity.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#172881 Jul 23, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Yep you're in there......
a tiny bubble in a piece of glass. lol
:-)

I'll let you slide on that question. I know you aren't on here to impress anyone with your brains.

Developed thoughts, in addition to material creatures, require a seed to sprout from. Sorry about your crop failure.
blacklagoon

Brookline, MA

#172882 Jul 23, 2013
25or6to4 wrote:
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This exchange presumes that God is like a person; that God wants to communicate, has plans, and gets angry if we don't listen to his messages. Why should God be thought of as a person? Is it because we like to project our own experience of reality on some "ultimate reality?" Can God just be some little-understood force, without human emotions? Without human prejudices? Without needing to really "care" at all what goes on in our small brains? I think the major fault of all religions is that they construct an image of God to support pre-existing prejudices and desires. I cannot believe in any notion of God other than total. utter, and unapproachable mysteriousness.
Then why believe in any kind of God? To what advantage is there to you believing that God is "unapproachable mysteriousness?" If so, then your belief is totally worthless!!!

God is thought of as a person because that is the only frame of reference we have. God is portrayed as a being that in fact does get angry, does communicate, has plans, and has a message for humanity, that is the stance of Christianity. Jesus was a human, the Christian doctrine has Jesus/God/the holy spirit as ONE entity.

I find any idea of God worthless, the belief in a God being has absolutely no advantage over not believing.
blacklagoon

Brookline, MA

#172883 Jul 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://washington.cbslocal.com /2013/07/23/poll-majority-of-a mericans-believe-god-played-ro le-in-human-evolution/
God and evolution.
Further evidence for the lack of scientific education is this country. A sad testimony to our failed education system. That the majority remain ignorant to the facts of evolution and replace it with mythical beings and magical places is further proof of how religion poisons everything. Of course there was a time when the majority believed the earth was flat and the sun revolved around the earth, that sickness was caused by evil spirits and demons, and Thunder and lightning were caused by any Gods. Thankfully science has put those false belief to rest, as it will with fictitious beings and magical places.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#172884 Jul 24, 2013
British Indian food is its own cuisine. Primarily cooked by Bangladeshis, and shaped by a clientele hankering for curries from their past, it's quite different to the Indian food you get in the US.

Indian restaurants became popular as somewhere to get a drink after the pubs shut if you didn't fancy going to a nightclub. In some places, the food was almost an afterthought. Now, having put up with abusive drunk people for years, Indian restaurants are highly regarded and pleasant.

In my two closest towns, our Mexican restaurants have recently shut, but new, smarter curry houses are opening all the time.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Really?
I can easily understand the appeal-- I rather like Indian food.
But around these parts? It's all Mexico baby! We Oklahomanians love us our Mexican cuisine.
We even eat it as fast food....!
:)

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