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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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#173045 Jul 27, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand you may feel strongly about it, but don't see race as having an effect in the case. Zimmerman was not breaking the law by following Martin.
But he was breaking [several] law[s] when he shot him dead: deadly assault, murder, stalking, etc.

Only those laws were not applied-- likely because he was **white** and his victim was **not***.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#173046 Jul 27, 2013
Speaking of movies check out VHS and VHS 2 for couple of great horror movies. They are like mixing found footage with like the twilight zone. Really cool and well done.
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>From what I hear, everybody was stoned in the 70's.

Hey, I don't judge.

What a cool movie. Movies are just fantasies, right?

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#173047 Jul 27, 2013
I wonder if a thousand years from now will people turn Harry Potter into a religion? It wouldn't surprise me lol!
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>And speaking of Hollywood and Fanciful Tales of Imagination and "Mystery"?

<laughing with you here>
Imhotep

Orlando, FL

#173048 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
But he was breaking [several] law[s] when he shot him dead: deadly assault, murder, stalking, etc.
Only those laws were not applied-- likely because he was **white** and his victim was **not***.
Did you know that the prosecution bears a very high burden of proof?

Did you know that the prosecution is also faced with significant limits on the evidence that they can bring in?

Did you know that if suppressed evidence to the defense would've resulted in the acquittal in less than an hour, Even with a Black jury? ;)

I think it's silly to read too much into a not guilty verdict.

Unfortunately our legal system isn't designed to find the "real" truth, it's designed to find the "legal" truth, with all it's exceptions and limitations.

Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$on doing work of the Lord once again!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#173049 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
If it's dark?(which it most likely would be-- you know thieves)
I'll likely trust on the fact that within 15 feet, using a full-choke bore, a 12 guage with birdshot, the shot still acts like a single mass.
So, it's center-of-mass, just like I was taught.
One of the nicer aspects of the birdshot, though? It won't penetrate more than one layer of wall... that mass breaks up on contact with... pretty much whatever it hits first.
Now, in the case of the clothing? No big deal--the energy is still working at that point, and a 12-guage sized hole is the result.
But in the case of wall material? After breaking up, it doesn't travel much beyond the first wall, and has little or no energy.
As such, my ***neighbors*** will be just fine, if, in the dark, I somehow miss with the first shot....
... alas, most any handgun with a reasonable chance of getting the job done, can easily pass through several layers of wallboard-- of wood too.
Especially if the bullet is jacketed-- as most are. Being small, they **need** to penetrate to do what they are supposed to do.
But that's just my personal home-defense preference.
Your mileage may vary-- here in Oklahomer?
The only **real** worry I have, is that the would-be thief was an actual **intruder** in that he **did** come inside my house.
At worst, I'll have to give up my el-cheapo shotgun for awhile, and possibly make a formal statement to a grand jury.
But, according to Oklahomer law? All I must demonstrate, is that I **really** did **think** my life was in danger.
And if I actually pulled that trigger? I really did-- or I wouldn't have in the first place.
I'd much rather the would-be thief beats-cheeks for the horizon, upon hearing the CLACK-CLACK of a 12 gauge round being chambered in the dark...
.... thank the stars for Hollywood! Everyone **knows** the sound of a 12 gauge pumpgun being chambered...
.... heh.
Hehehe. That sound has defused more tense situations than any other.
And I agree with you - except I favor #4 shot. It's still not overpenetrative, and it makes a nice tight pattern.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#173050 Jul 27, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I wonder if a thousand years from now will people turn Harry Potter into a religion? It wouldn't surprise me lol!
<quoted text>
If not Potter, certainly Star Trek and Star Wars.

You can already find websites devoted to the "religion/philosophy " of these two franchises.

Of the two I just mentioned? I'd much rather be in Star Trek, that Star Wars.

In the 'Trek universe, it's all about the **team** work. The crew, working together, solves things.

In the 'Wars universe? It's all about who was **born** into the privileged position-- everyone else? Fodder for cannon fire.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#173051 Jul 27, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you know that the prosecution bears a very high burden of proof?
Did you know that the prosecution is also faced with significant limits on the evidence that they can bring in?
Did you know that if suppressed evidence to the defense would've resulted in the acquittal in less than an hour, Even with a Black jury? ;)
I think it's silly to read too much into a not guilty verdict.
Unfortunately our legal system isn't designed to find the "real" truth, it's designed to find the "legal" truth, with all it's exceptions and limitations.
Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$on doing work of the Lord once again!
I did not expect less than "not guilty".

1) he was white
2) he was a "he"
3) his victim was a member of the throw-away class
4)-- and most important-- SYG law is sh7t.

If SYG was applied **equally** to **everyone**, regardless?

Nobody would ever be convicted of a gun-related crime ever again.

That's how sh7t the law is-- it's written **that** loosely.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#173052 Jul 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Hehehe. That sound has defused more tense situations than any other.
And I agree with you - except I favor #4 shot. It's still not overpenetrative, and it makes a nice tight pattern.
#4 vs birdshot is pretty much a wash- bird is what I had on hand, from a quality brand.

:)

I've considered moving up to buckshot-- it's still pretty low at penetrating solid walls, but there's no question it'll go through a coat jacket.

Especially at 10-15 feet-- the range of 80+% of in-home shootings.

The only real risk with a long gun? Is if the intruder gets too close... and can grab the gun from you.

Of course, if I'm fully prepared, I have my 9mm stuck into my waistband, as backup...

... struggle with him just enough to put him off-balance, then let go with a strong shove-- he'll topple over backwards.

Pull and shoot with the backup...

.... ya **gotta** think these things through, including "oh sh7t" scenarios.
UIDOTRACE MAKEWORLDPEACE

United States

#173053 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
If not Potter, certainly Star Trek and Star Wars.
You can already find websites devoted to the "religion/philosophy " of these two franchises.
Of the two I just mentioned? I'd much rather be in Star Trek, that Star Wars.
In the 'Trek universe, it's all about the **team** work. The crew, working together, solves things.
In the 'Wars universe? It's all about who was **born** into the privileged position-- everyone else? Fodder for cannon fire.
:)
I love Empire strike back? Just kidding! It brainwashes the mind to support Superiority Force, if you not my kind, you goto war just because you or me that look different.

Hey long time no see BOQ? i having see you pop up on topix for some time, must be time warp or i'm on different plantary vibration

live long and properous? Yes bo maybe

BWHHAHAHHAAAA
UIDIOTRACE MAKEWORLDPEACE

United States

#173054 Jul 27, 2013
Later !

if i can get on the right vibration on topix - think frequency tune up BWHAHHAHAHAHa

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#173055 Jul 27, 2013
UIDOTRACE MAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>I love Empire strike back? Just kidding! It brainwashes the mind to support Superiority Force, if you not my kind, you goto war just because you or me that look different.
Hey long time no see BOQ? i having see you pop up on topix for some time, must be time warp or i'm on different plantary vibration
live long and properous? Yes bo maybe
BWHHAHAHHAAAA
I'm here and there.

I tend to keep off of the super-busy threads, though.

Look for me in Atheism, under the slower paced ones.

Here: " http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism&q... ;
UIDIOTRACE MAKEWORLDPEACE

United States

#173056 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm here and there.
I tend to keep off of the super-busy threads, though.
Look for me in Atheism, under the slower paced ones.
Here: " http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism&q... ;
All Righty ! Jim carey impression , i'm bad at them! BHAHAHAHAHA that what it is i'm on fast and you on slow placed thread? What the exciting on those thread, any intellectual stimulation from slow thread that you on/

inquire mind want to know?

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAa.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#173057 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
#4 vs birdshot is pretty much a wash- bird is what I had on hand, from a quality brand.
:)
I've considered moving up to buckshot-- it's still pretty low at penetrating solid walls, but there's no question it'll go through a coat jacket.
Especially at 10-15 feet-- the range of 80+% of in-home shootings.
The only real risk with a long gun? Is if the intruder gets too close... and can grab the gun from you.
Of course, if I'm fully prepared, I have my 9mm stuck into my waistband, as backup...
... struggle with him just enough to put him off-balance, then let go with a strong shove-- he'll topple over backwards.
Pull and shoot with the backup...
.... ya **gotta** think these things through, including "oh sh7t" scenarios.
Problem with buck is it walks through drywall.

And yes, one must think these things through. I used to teach those courses.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#173058 Jul 27, 2013
Oh sure that would be the better movie universe to live in.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>If not Potter, certainly Star Trek and Star Wars.

You can already find websites devoted to the "religion/philosophy " of these two franchises.

Of the two I just mentioned? I'd much rather be in Star Trek, that Star Wars.

In the 'Trek universe, it's all about the **team** work. The crew, working together, solves things.

In the 'Wars universe? It's all about who was **born** into the privileged position-- everyone else? Fodder for cannon fire.

:)
UIDIOTRACE MAKEWORLDPEACE

United States

#173059 Jul 27, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I hear, everybody was stoned in the 70's.
Hey, I don't judge.
What a cool movie. Movies are just fantasies, right?
more 60s! yes no maybe?
BWHAHHHAAa
UIDIOTRACE MAKEWORLDPEACE

United States

#173060 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
If not Potter, certainly Star Trek and Star Wars.
You can already find websites devoted to the "religion/philosophy " of these two franchises.
Of the two I just mentioned? I'd much rather be in Star Trek, that Star Wars.
In the 'Trek universe, it's all about the **team** work. The crew, working together, solves things.
In the 'Wars universe? It's all about who was **born** into the privileged position-- everyone else? Fodder for cannon fire.
:)
Walt Disney!
Imhotep

Orlando, FL

#173061 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I did not expect less than "not guilty".
1) he was white
2) he was a "he"
3) his victim was a member of the throw-away class
4)-- and most important-- SYG law is sh7t.
If SYG was applied **equally** to **everyone**, regardless?
Nobody would ever be convicted of a gun-related crime ever again.
That's how sh7t the law is-- it's written **that** loosely.
To paraphrase Johnnie Cochran "if you are hit you must acquit"

There was a eye witness to the event, whom was interviewed by Police on the scene.

This case was set up with outright media lies to start national RACE baiting and 'Legitimized ' by the Obama administration.

The reality of this case is tragedy followed by sick opportunistic politicians and people whom want to make a profit from it.

The current administration creates events with the help of the media to distract from the reality of further criminal behavior.

Over 50 % of violent crime in this country is commited by blacks ....who are 12% of the population.

Take that statistic down to half the crime is committed by young black men who are less than 4% of the country...is there reason to be suspicious of young black men who are committing half of all crime?

Where are the race pimps,$harpton, Jack$on, Holder, Obama...telling Blacks to straighten out their disgusting lives and get it together?

But no Race Card time here again again again

Why the hell do you think the country is now armed to its teeth?

Maybe... Many people are resigned to that fate in 21st century America.

Land of the Third World.

Home of the politically correct coward.

“The King of R&R”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#173062 Jul 27, 2013
Roman Apologist wrote:
<quoted text>
To those who are interested in them.
LOL !

“Seventh son”

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#173063 Jul 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
But he was breaking [several] law[s] when he shot him dead: deadly assault, murder, stalking, etc.
Only those laws were not applied-- likely because he was **white** and his victim was **not***.
All of that is complete fabrication , You have me wondering if you are a black man , because no one but black men make those assumptions. The jury did not find any of that to be the case, so why would you? Do you hold privileged information that no one else does?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#173064 Jul 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Problem with buck is it walks through drywall.
And yes, one must think these things through. I used to teach those courses.
Yes-- buckshot goes through, but not through that and sheathing and siding too.

It's a compromise, really.

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