Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Since: Dec 12

"..who whating how with huh?"

#190423 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>You didn't answer the question.

You're talking to a Christian.

A Christian, a believer in God.

And you still ask which god?
Sorry dude, I forgot you haven't read the christian bible.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#190424 Dec 7, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
There are many good people with honest concerns like you convey here, unfortunately it seems none of them are in charge of the big corporations or our government.
Well said.

Somebody's in charge. I believe that by default, you are describing a corporatocracy rather than a democracy.

Since: Jul 12

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#190425 Dec 7, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
<quoted text>
Evidently, it's easier to quit heroin than cigarettes and here they send the smack addicts to methadone clinics.
Smokers are paying for Australia's deficit.
It's quite a mess.
They should make the crackheads pay their own way.

Naaaw.

Try crack.
Get hooked on crack.
Go to jail.
Go to rehab.
Get Obamaphone and welfare.

Not a bad deal.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#190426 Dec 7, 2013
Nobody wrote:
True - Anyone can define spirituality. But atheists are excluded from believing in it. An atheist has no choice but to reduce every observed thing to matter.
You probably shouldn't try to think for us. You aren't even close. Spirituality isn't something you believe in.
Nobody wrote:
All things spiritual , by definition transcend matter.
You're using an inadequate definition. It doesn't acknowledge what human beings actually experience.

Incidentally, you apparently also don't understand what materialism is, either. It doesn't insist that everything is matter.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#190427 Dec 7, 2013
Nobody wrote:
We are all corporate scumbags waiting for our opportunity to exercise human tendency to screw our fellow man.
Are you a Christian by any chance?

“Michin yeoja”

Since: Oct 10

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#190428 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Christ's Mass, my dear.
I know you're not this stupid.
You don't play it very well, wither.
Where does Jesus come into play?

Was Teh Jesus born on December 25th?

Was Teh Jesus born before or after Anno Domini?

Was Teh Jesus born?

“The..”

Since: Dec 12

"..who whating how with huh?"

#190429 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>They should make the crackheads pay their own way.

Naaaw.

Try crack.
Get hooked on crack.
Go to jail.
Go to rehab.
Get Obamaphone and welfare.

Not a bad deal.
A mess there too I take it?

Since: Sep 08

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#190430 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Yes, and he admits to that. Yet he still feels comfortable dissing pot smokers.
Wrong, IANS. I have railed against pot smoking and its effects on youth and immature minds. Effects well observed and measured.

Your pot smoking has affected you so much you can't see the difference. You must have started young.

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#190431 Dec 7, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Richard Dawkins uses the words "merry christmas" more often than most of your compatriots do. "happy holidays" really grates on me.
To correct you: most of our businesses are not closed the day before but most are closed the day after - except for retailers.
For me, christmas is a great excuse to have parties without any of that tedious church nonsense. The only issue I have is that the pubs shut early on the 25th.
Yes, I will buy quite a few presents but I always pay off my credit cards completely every month.
<quoted text>
Maybe you celebrate Christmas similarly, and with the same conviction, that I celebrate St Patricks Day.

No harm, no foul. I don't expect everyone to now their heads in prayer to Jesus on Christmas.

I'm just happy that the world celebrates the day.

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#190432 Dec 7, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry dude, I forgot you haven't read the christian bible.
Apology accepted.

It's not your fault.

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#190433 Dec 7, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Where does Jesus come into play?
Was Teh Jesus born on December 25th?
Was Teh Jesus born before or after Anno Domini?
Was Teh Jesus born?
It's the day the world celebrates the birth of Jesus.

It's not His birthdate, that is unknown.

Yes, Jesus was born.

Historians and scholars worldwide have confirmed that.

Since: Jul 12

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#190434 Dec 7, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
<quoted text>
A mess there too I take it?
It's the gub'ments fault!

Until they save us.

Can they?

Since: Dec 11

Perth, Western Australia

#190435 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the day the world celebrates the birth of Jesus.
It's not His birthdate, that is unknown.
Yes, Jesus was born.
Historians and scholars worldwide have confirmed that.
The world?
Pretty sure that a massive exageration.

How could they confirm anything of the sort?
There's no evidence of Jebus outside of your Hole-y book.

Since: May 10

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#190436 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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You need to talk to your government about that, not the American people. The citizens have little say about national policy any more. They are losing their power at the state level as well.
You are still free, however, to choose the local dog catcher and set the local library's hours.
<quoted text>
We agree there.
The people elect the government and pay them.

They elected Barack Obama twice - which proves they don't care about freedom.

They care about somebody promising to take something from another and give it to them.

Since: May 10

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#190437 Dec 7, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
So...you're saying there is a War on Christmas?
How do you fight it?
Do you buy stuff and give it to other people? That'll show em.
Do you worship the doll in the manger?
"Hold the damn goat, Bobby. It's trying to eat the Baby Jesus' hand again. For Christsakes. I'm not directing this next year. I swear to God I'm not. OMFG, the sheep shit again. MILDRED GET THE SHOVEL !!!" ~ Roma Downey
Some chain stores instructed employees not to say "Merry Christmas".

Certain municipalities outlawed public displays with the words "Merry Christmas".

The ACLU has backed lawsuits along the same lines.

That's a war. You can call it something else. I don't care.

Pretending somebody made it up is childish and stupid of you, however.

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#190438 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
No.
If you think that authentic spirituality has anything to do with the supernatural or superstitions, then you can't define it. You have no idea what it is.
I think the root word "spirit" gives a good clue to what it is.

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#190439 Dec 7, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I think the root word "spirit" gives a good clue to what it is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit

Looks like one of those things you can't hold in your hand.

So a Topix atheist will redefine hand, also. And hold. Or whatever else needs redefining to support their "non-belief".

They are a barrel of laughs. Oops. Those intangibles again.

Hmmmm...I wonder how many laughs you can put in a barrel? An infinite number? Betcha.
Thinking

Windsor, UK

#190440 Dec 7, 2013
We celebrated this time before christianity existed and maybe we will after too.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you celebrate Christmas similarly, and with the same conviction, that I celebrate St Patricks Day.
No harm, no foul. I don't expect everyone to now their heads in prayer to Jesus on Christmas.
I'm just happy that the world celebrates the day.

Since: Jul 12

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#190441 Dec 7, 2013
Luke1981 wrote:
<quoted text>
The world?
Pretty sure that a massive exageration.
How could they confirm anything of the sort?
There's no evidence of Jebus outside of your Hole-y book.
Yes, the world. Christmas is celebrated around the world.

There's plenty of evidence of Jesus outside of the Bible.

Do some research.

Since: Jul 12

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#190442 Dec 7, 2013
Thinking wrote:
We celebrated this time before christianity existed and maybe we will after too.
I'm pretty sure nobody celebrates Saturnalia, Juvenalia or Yule anymore.

Nowadays we all just celebrate the commemoration day of Jesus of Nazareth.

It's awesome.

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