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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RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#189537 Dec 3, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Geez....I guess you don't care about the meaning of "indoctrinate" either or else you're trying to rewrite the definition of THAT word as well.
Full Definition of INDOCTRINATE
1
: to instruct especially in fundamentals or rudiments : teach
2
: to imbue with a usually partisan or sectarian opinion, point of view, or principle
Examples of INDOCTRINATE
The goal should be to teach politics, rather than to indoctrinate students in a narrow set of political beliefs.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ind...
In the above example, one could just as easily substitute the word "religion" for politics and one could just as easily substitute the phrase "religious beliefs".
in·doc·tri·nate
in&#712;däktr&#601; &#716;n&#257;t/
verb
verb: indoctrinate; 3rd person present: indoctrinates; past tense: indoctrinated; past participle: indoctrinated; gerund or present participle: indoctrinating
1.
teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs ****uncritically*****.
"broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses"
synonyms:****brainwash*****, propagandize, proselytize, reeducate, persuade, convince, condition, program, mold, discipline;
https://www.google.com/search...
Indoctrination is very different from teaching but if one considers it to be teaching, it IS forceful teaching.
You're trying to indoctrinate me to the OCB way.

The student ain't listening.

So much for being forceful....

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#189538 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree.
Indoctrination is a teaching method, yes.
But I don't see it in any way a forceful teaching method.
It's up to the pupil to decide if they want to listen to the teacher.
And that’s the excuse?

“If you don’t go to Sunday school god will cry”

“If you don't go to Sunday school you won’t go to heaven”

Such threats are particularly forceful to a susceptible child

Since: Sep 11

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#189539 Dec 3, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
One’s faith in God is a mental illness? You use the term “mental illness” rather loosely.
I wonder when you are old if those who will take care of you are going to respect your cocky and obnoxious behavior. My bet is if you live to be old you’re going to learn from the younger generation about cockiness.
You’ll demand respect but you will not even be considered human. Your opinions at that point will fall on deaf ears. You’ll reek with dried urine and feces. Mental illnesses may find you. The real mental illness. No one will care, not even a little bit.
An jesus said: Verily, I say to you, go forth and be a vindictive prick, always taking pleasure in elaborate fantasies about the pain of others.

Such a good christian.
Bongo

United States

#189540 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm getting all choked up inside.
Wanna hug so the left wing liberal freethinking agnostics here can start a homophobe rant?
Are they similar to the bifurcated atheist / rational skeptic and their concomitant rhetoric?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#189541 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You're trying to indoctrinate me to the OCB way.
The student ain't listening.
So much for being forceful....
I'm not trying to indoctrinate you in ANY way.

I simply provided information about what the meaning of the word "indoctrinate". No force was intended; therefore, I had no goal or desire to be forceful.

It comes as no surprise that the "student" "ain't" listening.

I understand; listening in order to learn and broaden that very narrow horizon of yours might interfere with how gleefully you embrace your willful ignorance and intellectual laziness.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#189542 Dec 3, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahh so you do think mooning id preferable to you god. Great, good to see a lapsed christian
It seems appropriate to talk to you about ass.

That's not my fault.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#189543 Dec 3, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>An jesus said: Verily, I say to you, go forth and be a vindictive prick, always taking pleasure in elaborate fantasies about the pain of others.
Such a good christian.
There are a lot of them about

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#189544 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
...
But I'm trying.
Yes very trying…

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#189545 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You misunderstand.
Again.
You read into it.
Again.
I don't care about your way of spelling certain words.
Nor do I care what your definitions are.
As I said, I can't follow your version of logic.
But I'm trying.
Not MY way of spelling words and not MY definitions.

Rather, THE way to CORRECTLY spell words and THE correct definitions of words.

You see, RR, unlike YOU, I don't try to change the meaning of things I don't like the actual meaning of.

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

No such word as "flic"- and that is NOT the CORRECT way to spell "flick".

That I DO spell it correctly does NOT make it "my" way- it simply makes it the RIGHT way having absolutely NOTHING to do with ME.

The same goes for the meaning of the word "omnipotent". IT IS WHAT IT IS. You don't get to LOGICALLY change the meaning of the word to suit what you WANT it to mean.

Lastly, not MY version of "logic"; just "logic" is all- which you do not understand having NOTHING to do with anyone-but simply having EVERYTHING to do with how illogical you are.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#189546 Dec 3, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Gee, RR- as shocking as you might find this, I don't read every single one of your posts and I didn't read that one; if I had, I would NOT have forgotten.
YOU are the only one here who hangs on YOUR every word.
So BUILDINGS are hungry and they're hungry for money???
Not the churches that are money-hungry, RR; rather, it's those who RUN the churches- fellow Christians of yours.
Obsessive compulsive bitch, of course it's the people in the churches...

Since: Sep 11

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#189547 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to disagree, somewhat.
That doesn't describe Christianity, that describes churches. Well, some of them anyway.
Are your houses of worship categorically separate from your religion? Are mosques an altogether different entity from islam?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#189548 Dec 3, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
He's funny as hell. Glad you liked it.
The singer, Eduard Khil aka Mr. Trololo, died of a stroke in February of this year. He didn't realize he was an Internet sensation until recently when he heard his grandson singing Trololo, which is actually called "I Am Very Happy Because I Am Finally Coming Home," an apt title given his recent demise:
http://www.rferl.org/content/Mr_Trololo_Forgo...
'Twas a funny video.

He was so proud singing la la la...

He smiled through the whole thing.

I was glad it was subtitled...

Since: May 10

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#189549 Dec 3, 2013
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Saying I'm sorry for your luck is not an apology.
Your lousy luck is certainly not my fault and therefore, logic dictates I have nothing to apologize for; however, that doesn't mean I can't feel sorry for your lousy luck.
No....you can just be a fiend- I'll pass.
I'm sorry if I implied my luck was your fault, OCB.

I would thank you, howevever, for a more conciliatory tone.

Since: Sep 11

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#189550 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
See? I told you that you misunderstood.
It's ok.
It happens.
Your opinion is quite simple, and quite wrong. You assert that anyone who deviates from your conception of a "true christian" is not, in fact, a christian. That's absurd.
Bongo

United States

#189551 Dec 3, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes very trying…
Have you considered Buck as a pen pal?

Since: May 10

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#189552 Dec 3, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>An jesus said: Verily, I say to you, go forth and be a vindictive prick, always taking pleasure in elaborate fantasies about the pain of others.
Such a good christian.
I see. You are satarizing scripture for humor, timn17.

That's pretty amusing.

I'm always appreciative of a good chuckle.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#189553 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
To stave off boredom.
You?
Sorry your life is so boring that you spend the majority of your waking hours on Topix.

I guess your home life is no less boring than your job is.

But go ahead- tell me how you are working 10 or 20 days in a row and that you are always at your job.

Me? When I have a little extra time. Or when I have a little extra time that I don't feel like putting to what would actually be GOOD use.

Luckily for me, my life is multifaceted enough that I don't have much extra time, and luckier still for me is that I realize there are MANY more productive and constructive ways to stave off boredom other than posting on Topix as much as you do- on average, 80 posts a day.

You're bored? Try taking some initiative with your JOB. I've never known of ANY workplace where there isn't always SOMETHING that can be done. You could help a co-worker, for instance.

You could tell your boss you want more responsibility.

Or.....you could actually read a BOOK to stave off your boredom.

But no.......you're too far gone for any of that. Topix is your life and will continue to be.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#189554 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Obsessive compulsive bitch, of course it's the people in the churches...
Temper, temper......that is NOT what your Jesus would say.

Is this the first time today you took a dump on his head?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#189555 Dec 3, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry if I implied my luck was your fault, OCB.
I would thank you, howevever, for a more conciliatory tone.
You pretty much SAID it- you didn't simply IMPLY it.

I said I was sorry for your luck and you thought I was apologizing.

Not interested in what sort of tone you would thank me for.

Again, sorry for your luck.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#189556 Dec 3, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Obsessive compulsive bitch, of course it's the people in the churches...
And.....those people in the churches are fellow Christians of yours!

Maybe THAT is what is making you so angry!

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