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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Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#184054 Nov 13, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Bongo, Dave and Buck found a camera and decided to film each others roots.
Actually I am toying with the idea of making a video of my magnets, strings, and moving rocks.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#184055 Nov 13, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Actually I am toying with the idea of making a video of my magnets, strings, and moving rocks.
Careful. They'll think you're talking about a porn flick.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#184056 Nov 13, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
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"Biological"^
Biological systems use physics, SmackSuzan.

Except yours, maybe.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#184058 Nov 13, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Careful. They'll think you're talking about a porn flick.
I could star in it.

My root runs deep. It can get into the real goodie. Opens places the average man never goes. Why I learned to be such a gentle and considerate creature.

:-)

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#184059 Nov 13, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Biological systems use physics, SmackSuzan.
Except yours, maybe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_evolut...

You know, I read things like that and just gotta ask where's the beef?

All of this fancy replicating, converting, splicing, repairing by chemical means.

I guess they just wander about until they get lucky?

Do chemists just throw things together, or do they have to have a plan? And maybe arms to move things from here to there.

Amazing how smart them little mollykools are.

They can create life and chemists can't. Truly amazing.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#184060 Nov 13, 2013
I wish all the women I knew were as stoopid as Topix atheists. They believe everything you tell them.

Goodnight.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184061 Nov 13, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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<bullshit deleted unread>
How cute-- you think I care about what you think.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184062 Nov 13, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Blob
Your hate of me borders on the pathological.

Get help---before you kill someone again.

And?

Your jealousy is duly noted and recorded.

How cute-- you are jealous of the number of my posts.

You Liars For Jewsus are so cute when you go all Jesus-like.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184063 Nov 13, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Bongo, Dave and Buck found a camera and decided to film each others roots.
It would require a microscopic lens...

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blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#184064 Nov 13, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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What is evolution?
Hereditary changes in a population over many generations, Glad I could help with your education. Let me know if there is anything else I can clear up for you.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#184065 Nov 13, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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Excellent example my Dear Doctor. You're right even when you're wrong. Which might explain why you and Bob live alone for the most part. Your compatibility and getting along with others is certainly in question. Not that there’s anything with living alone. It works well for the ill tempered Badgers.
With people who cherish reason and logic, and accept scientific facts, I get along just fine. With the willfully ignorant, not so mcuh!!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#184066 Nov 13, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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He never answers the question.
Did you know that medical science is doing research to see how the brain is wired. Could you image them doing Bob’s brain? They would find all the wires to his brain are negative.
At least with Bob's brain they would find wires, with your brain..........I have serious doubts they would find much at all. Seems a shame that evolution gave you the brain you now have, and you don't even use it.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#184067 Nov 13, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
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I bet you don't even know how to change a car battery.
Wrong again, I use to do all the tun ups on my cars, gapping the points, plugs, flushing the radiators in the fall, changing batteries when necessary. I do most of the maintenance on the boat, change the oil and mist the engine, pull out the marine batteries and store them, flush the water out of the system, and lube the roto-furl on the jib.

I'l bet you can't play a lydian b7 scale in the key of Gb.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#184068 Nov 13, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_evolut...
You know, I read things like that and just gotta ask where's the beef?
All of this fancy replicating, converting, splicing, repairing by chemical means.
I guess they just wander about until they get lucky?
Do chemists just throw things together, or do they have to have a plan? And maybe arms to move things from here to there.
Amazing how smart them little mollykools are.
They can create life and chemists can't. Truly amazing.
its because your ignorant creationist rubbish has no substance that you are in this forum complaining about science - a human development that clothes, feeds and heats you.

If you want to criticise science, you should not be allowed to use it. Simple.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#184069 Nov 13, 2013
Science proves that religious liars have no evidence and will say and do anything to spread their delusion - even lie.

In fact lying is the main way of spreading the mental illness of faith.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#184071 Nov 13, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
I've been to a few atheist meet-ups. Sometimes, the time was well spent/well invested. Most of the time it was just a gab-fest, without much direction. That's okay too-- but hardly grounds to build a community around. The truth is as you well know, simple atheism is too small an idea, too limited a scope to ever be much of anything apart from a default, starting point. To really move forward, there **must** be a positive statement of intent, such as what Secular Humanism does. And I've not located anything like that, hereabouts-- apart from a couple of Universal Unitarian groups. Alas, they are nice--but they love them their rituals and silliness.(**again** with the songs I do not like so very much). I'm just not into ritual for ritual's sake-- and without a god to placate? What's the point anyway?:)
Agreed. I don't have much need or use for group meetings of any kind. Most people emit more heat than light. On a message board, you can terminate them them mid-sentence and scroll along.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#184072 Nov 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Sure there is such a thing as spirit, unless by that you mean agents like ghosts, angels, succubi, sprites, gods, pixies and the like. None of those have ever been demonstrated to exist. What I claim to experience is spirituality, not spirits.
Buck Crick wrote:
You experience "spirituality" without "spirit". Got it.
No, you don't.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
You probably shouldn't try to speak for me since you have such difficulty understanding my words, and seldom paraphrase them accurately
Buck Crick wrote:
I understand your words with ease.
No, you don't. You just mis-paraphrased them again.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#184073 Nov 13, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Agreed. I don't have much need or use for group meetings of any kind. Most people emit more heat than light. On a message board, you can terminate them them mid-sentence and scroll along.
Well, it's always fun to meet with groups of musicians, especially to enjoy a performance by one of the bands in my area. Groups of atheists? That's okay, too, until the beer runs out.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#184074 Nov 13, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
Being "skeptical" about god-claims is to reserve judgement.
That's incorrect. A skeptic evaluates god claims and judges whether they have been sufficiently supported or not. If not, the claims are ignored. That's the opposite of reserving judgment.
Buck Crick wrote:
No atheist can be a "rational skeptic". His position is faith. But he WANTS to claim rational skepticism.
You seem to admire rational skepticism and consider faith an inferior basis for belief. I couldn't agree more.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#184075 Nov 13, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
You invalidated your post by using "self" and "ego" interchangeably. Language choice aside, the two are distinctly different concepts. Put more simply, your self is not your ego.
Can you understand it that way, or do you want it spelled in phonics?
Once again, I remind you that you do not control how language is used. We go right on communicating with or without your consent. My usage happens to be the first one in this dictionary:

Full definition of ego
1 - the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world
2a - egotism, b - self-esteem
3- t he one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality especially by functioning both in the perception of and adaptation to reality — compare id, superego
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ego

And I recall how fond you were of etymologies when discussing atheism. You seemed to think that a literal interpretation of the meaning of the roots was appropriate then. How about now? Do you know the etymology of the word? It is the Greek word for "I" as in myself.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...

Your linguistic sophistry and attempted lexical prescriptivism is rather pointless, but fun to rebut until it palls.

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