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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“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#185905 Nov 19, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
You lack the educational and intellectual capacity to trip me up.
You just do-- you provide no links to your insanity--none.
Just your ridiculous opinion and your hateful attitude.
Your hate for me is quite evident, you know.
That's okay-- I don't hate **you** in return.
You aren't worth the effort.
No reason for me to post a link, I all ready know your response. I even think denying and efforts of being condescending is how you get your jollies. The truth is your reading comprehension is too bad for you to realize the truth. And that is no one could claim their solution or their beliefs or what they believe is "the truth". Therefore with that confession, how could I post to someone with you manners, and lack of comprehension, the ultimate proof of the origin of mankind, the universe, souls or even earth. If you could prove any of this you'd be rich and famous. Better known than Einstein.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185906 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Positive.
There were two tells in her post < http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... >.
One was her use of the word "kitteh" to mean lady parts.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TCT...
The other is her ISP location, Sherman, TX, which was also evident when she posted as (grey boxer) Sheila a few years ago.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T3A...
Oh...

My...

Godliness....

It is so sad that you actually have those links.

I just want you to know that.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#185907 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
You aren't.
:-)

IANS, I experienced the pains of death, on the conscious, subconscious, and emotional level, twenty years ago. Your material benchmarks really don't mean much to me.

You've read about it and observed it from the outside.

Your education, your money and what you think you are leaving behind will not mean a thing to you when your time comes. You will be very much caught up in the reality of what is happening.

Do excuse me for thinking my education in life has trumped yours.

You have no problem with telling others they are uneducated and stupid for having their belief in an afterlife. You are somewhat obnoxious about it. You are very juvenile in such thought processes.

IANS, you don't have to believe in an Abrahamic God to have an afterlife. But you should realize you can be stepping into something much larger than this little box you have been calling home.

It wouldn't hurt to have a dream you could escape into from here. It may come true.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#185908 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I never said God isn't all powerful.
Yes you did. You said that your god was not omnipotent. Do you not recall making a list of things that your god was unable to do? Perhaps you don't know what omnipotent means.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#185909 Nov 19, 2013
Buck pretends he can spell.
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yore 2 piky.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#185910 Nov 19, 2013
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes you did. You said that your god was not omnipotent. Do you not recall making a list of things that your god was unable to do? Perhaps you don't know what omnipotent means.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#185911 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
God doesn't see time like we do. We're only here about 75 years, that's a blink of an eye to God.
Many theists tell us that we don't understand things the way a god does, and that his love includes allowing us to suffer. Then they tell us how much they are looking forward to spending eternity in the presence of his love.

No thanks.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#185912 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
So if you have faith in that airline pilot, you're just being gullible.
Or if you have faith in your woman when she tells you that she loves you, you're just being gullible.
Still? You're still making this error?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#185913 Nov 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
The problem is always the greedy and the power hungry. Whether they be reactionary or secular humanist.
You forgot "Christian."

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185914 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes you did. You said that your god was not omnipotent. Do you not recall making a list of things that your god was unable to do? Perhaps you don't know what omnipotent means.
Oh no. Are you here to redefine omnipotent also?

Lol

Omnipotence is having unlimited power; able to do anything.

There are things that God can't do, rendering Him not omnipotent.

Except in a few mistranslations, the Bible doesn't refer to God as omnipotent, but "Almighty". There is a difference.
Cousin DuPrees Cousin

Dayton, OH

#185915 Nov 19, 2013
What?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185916 Nov 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?
<quoted text>
There was a god in Independence Day?!

That must've been in the deleted scenes.
Bongo

Bronx, NY

#185917 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Sheila/nano/virtuanna used "kitty" in the link I just provided. Here she is using her signature "kitteh"
http://www.topix.com/forum/science/genetics/T...
I wonder if this involves any drunken sluttery?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185918 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Many theists tell us that we don't understand things the way a god does, and that his love includes allowing us to suffer. Then they tell us how much they are looking forward to spending eternity in the presence of his love.
No thanks.
Your loss.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185919 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:

Still? You're still making this error?
Nope.

Just not letting you redefine yet another word.

Faith is complete trust or confidence in something.

Since you don't know the airline pilot, all you have is his flight record, you're taking his skills on faith - you trust him.

Since love cannot be quantified, all you have to prove your wife's love is her actions, her words and your intuition - you trust her and you have faith in yourself.

Faith = trust.

Trust = faith.

They are absolutely interchangeable.

Atheist just shun at using the word.....
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#185920 Nov 19, 2013
Who cares. Like your chosen flavour of god, they weren't all powerful.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a god in Independence Day?!
That must've been in the deleted scenes.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185921 Nov 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Who cares. Like your chosen flavour of god, they weren't all powerful.
<quoted text>
I'm still stuck on your follow up question and seeking clarification.

"Thinking wrote:
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?"

O_o

What god in Independence Day?
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#185923 Nov 19, 2013
You have the fact that he has met the training requirements for the job and has flown at least the minimum hours required for the job and has the knowledge to pass rigorous tests relating to his knowledge of the plane, its flight characteristics and a knowledge of aerodynamics. Would you feel just as safe with a pilot who thinks that Jesus holds the plane up in the sky? Do you have that much faith in god? Do you see the difference? faith vs. independent verification.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
Just not letting you redefine yet another word.
Faith is complete trust or confidence in something.
Since you don't know the airline pilot, all you have is his flight record, you're taking his skills on faith - you trust him.
Since love cannot be quantified, all you have to prove your wife's love is her actions, her words and your intuition - you trust her and you have faith in yourself.
Faith = trust.
Trust = faith.
They are absolutely interchangeable.
Atheist just shun at using the word.....

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#185924 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still stuck on your follow up question and seeking clarification.
"Thinking wrote:
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?"
O_o
What god in Independence Day?
God.

(sorry…you do it so often, I just couldn't resist…)

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#185925 Nov 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Thanks AM

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