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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“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189993 Dec 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Illicit drugs short circuits their brains
Illicit drugs can get them arrested, but otherwise have little in common with one another.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189994 Dec 5, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Basic Christian doctrine. http://carm.org/basic-christian-doctrine Very basic.
That's not even close.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#189995 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Her shopping?
LOL! Well... that too.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#189996 Dec 5, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Do you think that Christian doctrine damaged you? I just don't see how this teaching could be good for anybody-
Buck Crick wrote:
Yes. But I blame no one. They gave me the best they knew.
Blame isn't important. But change where it is beneficial is.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#189997 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Your assertion was that I have no evidence that one existed before they were born, or their existence entails anything divine.
I said, "Actually, I do".
If you can't understand the disagreement here, I'm not much inclined to try and convince you of one side of that disagreement.
Talking to you is like playing "Who's on first".
Past life recollection is evidence.

http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/index.php/the-oc...

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#189998 Dec 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Growing up in the early seventies saw my musical tastes veering towards Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Jethro Tull, etc
Glen Cambell was generally considered uncool.
However, I've always had a soft spot for him and there's no denying he sang some great songs.
"considered uncool"

Peer pressure initiated by mass media and those profiting from it.

"God" became "uncool", too.

I like the Sons of the Pioneers. But they weren't cool after Elvis.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#189999 Dec 5, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>

Drinking alone doth sucketh.
I don't know.

I think it's second only to drinking with others.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#190000 Dec 5, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Illicit drugs can get them arrested, but otherwise have little in common with one another.
You were a palliative care specialist?

You've done drugs. You think an adolescent won't have some vivid head experiences affect his developing mind if left to their own devices, with no adult supervision and guidance?

Like I said, in older days they would have worked that nonsense out of your head. You didn't just have to perform on tests, you had to perform like an adult period. It's called growing up.

It's a balmy 12 degrees outside, minus the sunshine.

In the past a youngin would be working in it. Now they sit and watch TV. Which is a more "real" existence?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lotus-eating
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#190001 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
No, they are more likely just lying.
Wrong again, BlueSpitoon.
And why would you assume they were lying?
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#190002 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you asked for a higher standard than scientific evidence.
"Credible undisputed fact"
There has never been an undisputed fact.
And that's not what you said earlier - your claim was about "evidence".
As always, you changed your story.
So go take a flying fuck at a rolling duck.
The process of evolution is an UNDISPUTED FACT, The orbital time of Pluto around the sun is an UNDISPUTED FACT, that you have zero evidence of any kind to back up your statement about "the divine being in us before we were born is an UNDISPUTED FACT.

This is how the Christian dance of the fools begins, quibbling over word definitions, doing anything they can to deflect the question and to avoid answering.

You really don't have any evidence of any kind do you? I think you realize what a lame ass comment you made, and are now completely embarrassed.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#190003 Dec 5, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
You were a palliative care specialist?
Yes.
Dave Nelson wrote:
You've done drugs. You think an adolescent won't have some vivid head experiences affect his developing mind if left to their own devices, with no adult supervision and guidance?
I have smoked pot since I was fifteen with no apparent ill effect.
Dave Nelson wrote:
Like I said, in older days they would have worked that nonsense out of your head. You didn't just have to perform on tests, you had to perform like an adult period. It's called growing up.
Nonsense? I grew up just fine with pot.
Dave Nelson wrote:
It's a balmy 12 degrees outside, minus the sunshine. In the past a youngin would be working in it. Now they sit and watch TV. Which is a more "real" existence?
You just finished referring to "Peer pressure initiated by mass media and those profiting from it." You and I lived different lives. We trusted different traditions. Do you think that I payed a price for disbelieving the people that you trusted and going in another direction? By what standard do you make such judgments? Does evidence matter at all, or just the things that you accepted on faith one fine day and never looked to see if what you chose to believe was accurate?

By the way, it's 78° out where I am, and there is plenty of sunshine.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#190004 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Your assertion was that I have no evidence that one existed before they were born, or their existence entails anything divine.
I said, "Actually, I do".
If you can't understand the disagreement here, I'm not much inclined to try and convince you of one side of that disagreement.
Talking to you is like playing "Who's on first".
If, you actually have evidence that we exited before we were born and that the *divine* was in us, then why are you so hesitant to produce this evidence that you say you have?
LCNLin

United States

#190005 Dec 5, 2013
"The process of evolution..." in no way proves Atheist philosophy.

Next comes the usual Mumbo Jumbo....

"...how the Christian dance of the..."

sprinkle in some dust of nonsense...

"think you realize what a lame ass comment you"

and its time of dinner.

Amusing but
Not Convincing!

Have a nice Day
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#190006 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."
What you so absurdly call mental illness is in fact a First Amendment right under the United States Constitution. The Constitution has been around for over 226 years.

To believe otherwise would bring into question your mental state as one suffering from psychosis. May I suggest you look up “psychosis” and study what it is you may be suffering from.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#190007 Dec 5, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
<quoted text>
I have smoked pot since I was fifteen with no apparent ill effect.
<quoted text>
Nonsense? I grew up just fine with pot.
<quoted text>
You just finished referring to "Peer pressure initiated by mass media and those profiting from it." You and I lived different lives. We trusted different traditions. Do you think that I payed a price for disbelieving the people that you trusted and going in another direction? By what standard do you make such judgments? Does evidence matter at all, or just the things that you accepted on faith one fine day and never looked to see if what you chose to believe was accurate?
By the way, it's 78° out where I am, and there is plenty of sunshine.
I hope your bald head gets sunburned.

Those links I posted about arrested development were done by professionals and are accepted as fact by the medical community and government.

You have professed accepting such studies and findings as fact in everything else but in your own experience. You said you don't believe those things.

I should not have to say anything more.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#190008 Dec 5, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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When my oldest son first asked ms about Hell, I was impressed with his answer.
"Dad, what's Hell?"
"According to the Bible, that's where people that don't believe in God go after they die, son."
"How do you know it's a real place?"
I answered him as honestly as I could:
"I don't know that, son. I believe it."
"I don't. It seems weird."
Lol
"That's ok, man. I expect you to find your own answers and your own way."
--
I never brainwashed or coerced my boys into God in any way, I hardly ever even took them to church.
But they believe nonetheless.
Nice try.

No sale here.

And by the way, you told him nonbelievers go to hell. How's that for an invitation to prejudice?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#190009 Dec 5, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
"The process of evolution..." in no way proves Atheist philosophy.
There is no atheist philosophy.

It does rule out your bible, however. They can't both be right.
LCNLin

United States

#190010 Dec 5, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>If, you actually have evidence that we exited before we were born and that the *divine* was in us, then why are you so hesitant to produce this evidence that you say you have?
Organize your thoughts?

Return with evidence of your philosophy
and
we will sit around the campfire and listen to your atheist philosophical proofs?

Have a very happy day ......

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#190011 Dec 5, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
But I blame no one. They gave me the best they knew.
And RiversideRedneck gave his kids the bes he knows.

He told them that people like me go to hell.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#190012 Dec 5, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>The process of evolution is an UNDISPUTED FACT, The orbital time of Pluto around the sun is an UNDISPUTED FACT, that you have zero evidence of any kind to back up your statement about "the divine being in us before we were born is an UNDISPUTED FACT.
This is how the Christian dance of the fools begins, quibbling over word definitions, doing anything they can to deflect the question and to avoid answering.
You really don't have any evidence of any kind do you? I think you realize what a lame ass comment you made, and are now completely embarrassed.
“The process of evolution is an UNDISPUTED FACT.”

What is an undisputed fact is evolution is the only science that has a Gestapo Enforcement Arm.

Why?

If the science is so strong why would a science need action from the East German Secret Police?

Not only that the Evolutionary Police use KGB mind control tatics when overwhelming their opponent.

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