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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Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183714 Nov 13, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Yep.
Any of them who are against SNAP (food stamps), welfare or ACA?
Are fakes. At the end of Matthew, in their own silly book, they are given a commission: to feed the hungry, to house the homeless and to help the sick.
Fakes, the entire lot.
It's a personal call.

No government was given any such commission.

Taking someone else's money (taxes) and giving it to someone else is not personal generosity or charity.

You blithering idiot.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#183715 Nov 13, 2013
Not to mention the possibility there is life that can develop outside of the Goldilocks zone, or in higher dimensions, or in dark matter or parallel universes or... I could just say "god dunnit" but that seems so very unimaginative.
ChristineM wrote:
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More than 50% of Chinese follow no religion
Not necessarily so, the very definition says agnostics believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God. Not the same as believing in a creator. The majority of agnostics I know tell me they don’t believe in a god because there is no proof of a god but should proof be offered then they will evaluate that proof. They also don’t believe that chocolate teapots inhabit Venus either but should evidence be provided then…
I’m with you up to the aliens, my view is that the universe is so huge with billions of galaxies each with billions of suns. Recent observations tell us that a considerable percentage of those suns must hold planets and a percentage of those planets are in what is known as the goldilocks zone and some even contain water. Then if at least a small percentage of those planets do not contains alien live of some sort then the universe is a huge waste of space.
Christianity has always been strong is Russia, it currently accounts for about 45% of the population

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183716 Nov 13, 2013
Anon wrote:
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Very disappointing Buck. Your little aphorism here is exceedingly lame, even by your standards.
"Oh yeah, you couldn't show water to a fish." See what I mean? Nothing. No impact.
Honestly, if your humor has slipped to a "Gilligan's Island" level, maybe you should take a sabbatical.
You couldn't recommend a sabbatical to a fish.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183717 Nov 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Whatever else it is, atheism remains skepticism for unsupported god claims.
No, it isn't.

"Skepticism" concerning a god-claim would be to doubt or suspend judgement.

The atheist believes all god-claims have to be false.

Atheism has nothing to do with skepticism.

Thinking

Royston, UK

#183718 Nov 13, 2013
Why would you?
Buck Crick wrote:
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You couldn't recommend a sabbatical to a fish.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183719 Nov 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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This is your Christian upbringing shining through. It was the church that taught you that the self is evil. You were taught that free will is to be subordinated to others, and that failure to do so is due to an inflated, rebellious ego. The model for that was a woman daring to eat an apple.
You have it backwards:
Refusing to submit to the authority of priests speaking for an imaginary god is not a problem with the ego. Seeing oneself as having meaning, purpose and value apart from the worship of a god is not a problem with the ego. Placing value in autonomy, freedom, self-respect, self-pride, self-confidence and self-actualization is not a problem with the ego.
Seeing yourself as being defective and worthy of punishment for having been born human IS a problem with the ego. Falling to your knees and lowering your head and eyes to beg forgiveness for that IS a problem with the ego.
The "ego" is not the "self".

That error invalidates your post.

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#183720 Nov 13, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. then why do atheists say, "I don't believe in God" ??..
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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They don't-- that's a strawman.
They say they do not have faith in gods.
Very different.
But I doubt you get it-- if you could? You'd be reasonable.
And?
All reasonable people are atheists.
.. what makes you think I wouldn't get it ??..

.. most atheists I know have said, "I'm atheist," or "I don't believe in God." ..

.. are you saying all believers are unreasonable ??..
Thinking

Royston, UK

#183721 Nov 13, 2013
Just because a believer is not reasoning does not mean they are unreasonable in the social meaning of the word.
Happy Lesbo wrote:
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. then why do atheists say, "I don't believe in God" ??..
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.. what makes you think I wouldn't get it ??..
.. most atheists I know have said, "I'm atheist," or "I don't believe in God." ..
.. are you saying all believers are unreasonable ??..

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183722 Nov 13, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. then why do atheists say, "I don't believe in God" ??..
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.. what makes you think I wouldn't get it ??..
.. most atheists I know have said, "I'm atheist," or "I don't believe in God." ..
.. are you saying all believers are unreasonable ??..
Blob crossed himself up.

He inadvertently disclaimed his own position.

He won't realize it.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183723 Nov 13, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why would you?
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Why would I what?

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#183724 Nov 13, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Why would I what?
Why wouldn't you what?

Whatting can be fun, if you do it correctly.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#183725 Nov 13, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Not to mention the possibility there is life that can develop outside of the Goldilocks zone, or in higher dimensions, or in dark matter or parallel universes or... I could just say "god dunnit" but that seems so very unimaginative.
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Just considering the form of life we know, there could very easily be alternatives to carbon/water/goldilocks. Given what is known about the ability of carbon based life to exist in extreme and hostile environments then I see no reason to discount alternatives

And true (real true, not Christian “True”), the “doh, I don’ unnerstan’ so it muss be my god wot dunit by magic” just does not make a lot of since in the real world of reality

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#183726 Nov 13, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Why wouldn't you what?
Whatting can be fun, if you do it correctly.
what?
Thinking

Royston, UK

#183727 Nov 13, 2013
Blasphemer!

;)
ChristineM wrote:
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Just considering the form of life we know, there could very easily be alternatives to carbon/water/goldilocks. Given what is known about the ability of carbon based life to exist in extreme and hostile environments then I see no reason to discount alternatives
And true (real true, not Christian “True”), the “doh, I don’ unnerstan’ so it muss be my god wot dunit by magic” just does not make a lot of since in the real world of reality
LCNLin

United States

#183728 Nov 13, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Just considering the form of life we know, there could very easily be alternatives to carbon/water/goldilocks. Given what is known about the ability of carbon based life to exist in extreme and hostile environments then I see no reason to discount alternatives

And true (real true, not Christian “True”), the “doh, I don’ unnerstan’ so it muss be my god wot dunit by magic” just does not make a lot of since in the real world of reality
Amusing mumbo jumbo in second paragraph LOL
Thinking

Royston, UK

#183729 Nov 13, 2013
What what!
ChristineM wrote:
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what?

Since: Apr 09

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#183730 Nov 13, 2013
There is not now, nor has there ever been, any proof that any of the thousands of gods ever worshiped actually existed.

Atheism requires no faith at all.
LCNLin

United States

#183731 Nov 13, 2013
which is why atheism must be defended all day on topix
LOL

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#183732 Nov 13, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Just because a believer is not reasoning does not mean they are unreasonable in the social meaning of the word.
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.. what does reasoning have to do with belief ??..

.. if you catch the scent of a Dianthus flower in full bloom, you may pause, feel elated, even free. There's no rhyme or reason to it. Would you say your experience was spiritual or reasonable ??..

.. sure, you can try to explain the phenomenon and intimate olfactory functioning but what accounts for your sense of happiness, bliss ??..

.. since there are exceptions, it seems the claim that believers cannot reason is a misnomer and limits the human condition, the unexplainable innate spirituality of all humans. To deny it is to deny self ..

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#183733 Nov 13, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Just considering the form of life we know, there could very easily be alternatives to carbon/water/goldilocks. Given what is known about the ability of carbon based life to exist in extreme and hostile environments then I see no reason to discount alternatives
And true (real true, not Christian “True”), the “doh, I don’ unnerstan’ so it muss be my god wot dunit by magic” just does not make a lot of since in the real world of reality
As opposed to which other world of reality?

I mean, besides the real one.

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