Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#189821 Dec 4, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Darling, is that sign on your dorm wall?
Your reputation precedes you, Bong.

Don't worry. Buck has your back.

I will still whoop your ass, but nobody else can.

You got me. I'm a mixed blessing.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#189822 Dec 4, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't tell me. He became a female wrestler.
I have a sense about these things.
He was known by the professional name "Kate Parsnips"
How can we, as a group, ever repay you for sharing this moving storage, Darwin's Suck Pump?
Yup. It figures. Buck shoots his mouth off without bothering to read the essay.

Is it any wonder that everyone (except Dave) considers Buck to be a fool.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#189823 Dec 4, 2013
Holiday season brings a bit of melancholy.

I miss my home - before life took away the innocence.


Since: Dec 11

Perth, Western Australia

#189824 Dec 4, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty funny. I remember him - Harvey Birdman fan here. Well, total Adult Swim fan, as I imagine you are if you brought us Mentock.
Indeed I am a huge Harvey Birdman fan, can't get enough of Mentock I looove the Beeops.

:)

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#189825 Dec 4, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF? Everybody knows me. I'm not a troll.
Lol

You've gone back through the posts, haven't you?

You are, of course, quite right.

I know you're no troll, Buck.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#189826 Dec 4, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol
You've gone back through the posts, haven't you?
You are, of course, quite right.
I know you're no troll, Buck.
I know it too.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189827 Dec 4, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
It is 18 degrees outside this morning, and that will be fairly warm for the next week or two. It is going to be cold and overcast on the Plains for a week or more. Which is a downright miserable experience even with houses and modern heating. At least there is warmth around you and warm floors. I can not see how the Indians or any other group that lived on the steppes could possibly have bred children as their balls would have been frozen off. Contact with that cold ground just sucks the heat out of your body when you stop moving. I find it impossible that mankind could have lived primitively in such conditions. I have my doubts about the French and German winter wars with Russia. It's impossible, I tell you!! Living in that constant cold just ain't natural. Cold is something you visit, not live in. It is brutal stuff. Such a thing would have to create depression and other widespread mental conditions. For several years now this approach to the winter solstice has gotten worse for me. It just takes the life out of you until after the solstice. If you can survive to a week after you can bounce back. Would be interesting to see death statistics relating to that on a regional basis. That universal worship of the winter solstice has an EM basis to it that I have described before. It brings hope, even though conditions can get colder. Life is being brought back. I gotta get a new bathrobe. Now I have to get dressed just so I can go out and feed the damned outside cats and birds. I HATE PROLONGED COLD WEATHER. If you haven't noticed.
Why don't you move? The last ice age never ended above a certain latitude, and you're in the transition zone between it and the thaw, so you go into a mini ice age every winter.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189828 Dec 4, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
Woman visits gynecologist. She's up in the stirrups, and the doctor raises her gown and looks. He exclaims, "Good God! What a big hole!" She returns home very self-conscious. She takes off her pants and places a mirror on the floor, then straddles it to see if her vagina is really that large. Just then her husband walks in the door. He says, "What the heck are you doing?" Thinking fast, she says, "I'm learning a new dance". Then she begins to dance around. Husband says, "Oh. Well be careful and don't step in that big hole".
A man rushed into a busy doctor’s office and shouted “Doctor! I think I’m shrinking!!” The doctor calmly responded,“Now, settle down. You’ll just have to be a little patient.”

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189829 Dec 4, 2013
susanblange wrote:
God in spirit form is neither male nor female
A confused nine year old boy goes up to his mother and asks: "Is God male or female?"

After thinking for a moment, his mother responds: "Well, honey, God is both male and female."

This confuses the little boy, so he asks: "Is God black or white?"

"Well, God is both black and white."

This further confuses the boy so he asks: "Is God gay or straight?"

The mother answers: "Honey, God is both gay and straight."

"Well then," the boy asks, "is god an adult or a child?"

The mother replies, "God is both adult and child."

At this, the boy's face lights up with understanding and he triumphantly asks, "Is God Michael Jackson?"

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#189830 Dec 4, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>A confused nine year old boy goes up to his mother and asks: "Is God male or female?"

After thinking for a moment, his mother responds: "Well, honey, God is both male and female."

This confuses the little boy, so he asks: "Is God black or white?"

"Well, God is both black and white."

This further confuses the boy so he asks: "Is God gay or straight?"

The mother answers: "Honey, God is both gay and straight."

"Well then," the boy asks, "is god an adult or a child?"

The mother replies, "God is both adult and child."

At this, the boy's face lights up with understanding and he triumphantly asks, "Is God Michael Jackson?"
Lmao.

“Merry Yuletide”

Since: Jun 13

Down Under

#189831 Dec 5, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know about the Haldol program, but I totally agree that religion often qualifies as a mental illness.
I can't remember who said it, but I heard a good quote:

"Religion is the only mental illness which is contagious."

“Merry Yuletide”

Since: Jun 13

Down Under

#189832 Dec 5, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, indeedy.
<quoted text>
We're very used to it:
"No, I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.”– George H. W. Bush
IMO you're a much better American than any of the Bush family.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189833 Dec 5, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Are your ears external?
Did you mean the skin or the cartilage?

LOL. Sorry, man.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#189834 Dec 5, 2013
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
<quoted text>I can't remember who said it, but I heard a good quote:

"Religion is the only mental illness which is contagious."
It's also socially accepted.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189835 Dec 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/ justice/exonerated-prisoner-up date-michael-morton/index.html ?hpt=hp_t1
Religion saved him, not 25 years of secularism.
Another false claim for religion. Thanks, Dave.

Unbelievers are frequently accused of having an unfair anti-church bias, but I see it as the other way around. Without believers telling us how much the church does for the rest of us, who would be saying such things?

The best part of the article was, "The law will make the state's criminal justice system 'fairer and helping prevent wrongful convictions,' Perry said." I think using a dart board to decide cases in Texas would likely make it fairer.

The governor could also use a little help with participles.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189836 Dec 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
They set him free physically. They didn't keep his soul intact and forgiving. You spend several years in prison as an innocent man and see if you come out all forgiving and able to move on.
That was your secular system that let him down, not a religious one. It is religious groups that go into prisons to help those guys, not your kind.
All that that article showed me was that desperate people are drawn to religion, and that Christianity helps people accept injustices perpetrated against them, which is a perfect doctrine to teach a class of people that you intend to exploit and hope that they will not rise up against you for it.

I'll bet most or every member of the Texas jury that convicted that man on virtually no evidence was a Christian that prayed for guidance and made a faith based decision about guilt based on a biblical model of harsh punishment.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189837 Dec 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
It is still 18 degrees and heavy overcast outside. Yuk. This is the world man was born into. His technology has come about because of struggle and discomfort.
This is your Christian heritage speaking through you, Dave. I seldom experience anybody else using such language apart from the clinically depressed.

Did you read these words I posted recently. You embody them in your post:

"... the more fervently they embrace what the religion actually teaches, the more extreme and antisocial they become. They're the ones that talk about how depraved mankind is, how horrible the world is, how horrible gays and unbelievers are, how wrong-headed science and scholarship are, and how sinful and rebellious freethinking and self-rule are ... That's the contribution of Christianity is as I see it."

This is a beautiful world, Dave, and you are fortunate to be able to experience it. Don't let anybody teach you otherwise. If you do, you'll have let them steal too much from you.

Why would anybody want to do that to you? What would you need religion for if you didn't need salvation from a harsh god that placed you in a harsh world?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189838 Dec 5, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
You're not alone, dude. Temperature here today will be in the 60s. Long sleeve weather, rats.
LOL. We're in the low eighties all week, with lows in the high forties and low fifties.

At your latitude, the beaches are perfect. Down here, the beaches can be very hot and humid much of the year. Being in the mountains is preferred. We're a mile up like Dave, but at this latitude, it virtually never freezes. I think I've told you that we don't have or need central air or heat.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189839 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
My scrotum, nice as it is, has no refrigerant, and even if it did, there is no air return system and no compressor. The closest air duct is where my farts escape, but that's several inches away, and does little to cool my nuts.
Thanks for sharing, Buck.

It's probably good that there not be a compressor around the jewels.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189840 Dec 5, 2013
Bongo wrote:
Science cant explain how water turns to wine
Nephrology can explain how wine turns to water.

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