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

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#195653 Dec 24, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
I explained on here once why that is a logical fallacy, along with analogies to leprechauns, the celestial teapot, unicorns, and all such mindless crap.
It didn't matter to them.
Immune to evidence, indeed.

This is fun!

RiversideRedneck

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#195654 Dec 24, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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I explained on here once why that is a logical fallacy, along with analogies to leprechauns, the celestial teapot, unicorns, and all such mindless crap.
It didn't matter to them.
It matters to me.

Why is that a logical fallacy?

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#195655 Dec 24, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No.
I don't go around discussing my non-beliefs all day long and try to coerce and convince others to share my non-beliefs.
You see, I'm not an atheist.
Why are you on an atheism thread?

Buck Crick

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#195656 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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LOL
Persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union. Brought to you by Wikipedia.
LOL
OH. You don't like the source.

Tell me, would Lenin's words in his own book be a reliable source for what he thought?

"Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism."

Doesn't satisfy?

Sabrina Petra Ramet, Ed., Religious Policy in the Soviet Union. Cambridge University Press (1993). P 4:

"The Soviet Union was an atheist state in which religion was largely discouraged and at times heavily persecuted"

Protest for Religious Rights in the USSR: Characteristics and Consequences, David Kowalewski, Russian Review, Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct., 1980), pp. 426–441, Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Editors and Board of Trustees of the Russian Review:

"The regime is not simply passively committed to atheism, but takes an aggressive stance of official forced atheization".

'Religion in the Soviet Union':

"The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion and its replacement with atheism as a fundamental ideological goal of the state."

Are you beginning to get the picture?

If not, I can give you sources all night.
Bongo

Patchogue, NY

#195657 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Why are you on an atheism thread?
Watching pontificating atheists is amusing. They have been shown by Buck to have a belief, atheism is a faith.

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#195658 Dec 24, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed.
Jim Jones
He got his wish, and brought others with him.
There are hundreds of militant atheist leaders just like him.
Hopefully, I misinterpreted that post.

You're not seriously saying that Jim Jones was an atheist, are you?

RiversideRedneck

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#195659 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Why are you on an atheism thread?
I'm discussing my beliefs with people.

Not leprechauns, pixies or gnomes.

You?
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#195660 Dec 24, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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How cute.
The six-year-old boy with his invisible friend on the bus seat.
I won't sit on him, ok?
Don't worry.
You can't sit on him.

Heaven is his easy chair and the earth his footstool.

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#195661 Dec 24, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Of course we're animals. I didn't say we aren't animals.
I said
"Mankind has surpassed the animal kingdom in many different ways. Language, art, science, religion, etc. All naturally. You can't compare what animals do to what humans do."
Dogs eat shit. And some have gay sex.
Shall we compare the two animals, human and dog? We can discuss the marvels that man has created and the ....... that dogs have.
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1... !/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/ derivatives/landscape_635/lo-f ord01-jpg.jpg
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#195662 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Fail. Humans are animals, naturally.
Hmmmm, I guess you could say we all have something in common with animals. We have the same creator.

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#195663 Dec 24, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
.. I tried to tie the Bendova tribe to Christianity but was unsuccessful ..
.. by chance, do you have a link wherein this presumable Christian tribe has condemned lifetime Imprisonment of homosexuals ??.
.. I'm not reading any disgust by Christians regarding Uganda's new law and it was at the behest of American Evangelicals that Ugandan parliament passed the law making homosexuality a life-in-prison offense. And, for what? A few bowls of rice? The promise of an education at some Opus Dei school? It's blatant corruption and bribery ..
Uganda and gays.



That bill was just recently passed. Is to early for a Christian response. Dated 21 Dec.. 2013

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/12/...

Uganda's parliament has passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.

The bill drew wide condemnation when it was first introduced in 2010 and initially included the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament.

The law passed on Friday sets life imprisonment as the penalty for gay sex involving an HIV-infected person, acts with minors and the disabled, as well as repeated sex offenses among consenting adults, according to the office of a spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament.

"Now anybody found practising, recruiting for or publicising homosexuality commits a felony," said Simon Lokodo, Uganda's Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity.

Aids is no joke in Africa. As a result they are cracking down and homosexuals appear to be the scapegoats. A sexual North Korea. You may not like it but it is their country and they despise the western influence regarding the normalization of homosexuality. Not everyone is going to buy your agenda.

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#195664 Dec 24, 2013

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#195665 Dec 24, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I'm discussing my beliefs with people.
Not leprechauns, pixies or gnomes.
You?
I'm learning things.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#195666 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I'm not sure how much time you've spent with the homeless. Many of them are struggling with mental illness without the family or financial support to help them. Many of them are addicted to one drug or another. Many are teenagers and young adults who escaped abusive situations. They don't need Jesus. They need a society that understands the issue and stops trying to sweep them under the rug as if they don't exist.
Jesus was the first Rock Star, yeah, they need him.

Rock on!!!

RiversideRedneck

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#195667 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Hopefully, I misinterpreted that post.
You're not seriously saying that Jim Jones was an atheist, are you?
Yes, James Warren "Jim" Jones was an atheist. Self proclaimed.

"We didn't commit suicide; we committed an act of revolutionary suicide" -Jones

909 people followed him to their death.

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#195668 Dec 24, 2013
Actually the anti gay bill has not been signed by the President so it is not passed yet.

''For the bill to be enacted it must be signed by President Yoweri Museveni. There is currently some speculation as to whether he will sign the bill, which was first introduced to parliament in 2009, in to law.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/12/...

RiversideRedneck

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#195669 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Who's the fat pink guy and why did you post that?

Uh-oh.... I called a fat guy fat.

i must be a fatophobe or something...

RiversideRedneck

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#195670 Dec 24, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I'm learning things.
I can teach you how to make the perfect baked potato.

We'll leave out the bacon bits for you, otay?

Buck Crick

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#195671 Dec 24, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It matters to me.
Why is that a logical fallacy?
1. The atheist analogy confuses cases of alleged absence of evidence (God) with cases such as unicorns, Russell's Teapot, leprachauns, etc., where we have current knowledge and evidence contrary to the claim.

2. God is not a physical being.

3. God is not a posit of an addition to the known universe, but causal of it and relating to it.

4. There are at least 2 dozen detailed arguments for the existence of one, none for the other.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

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#195672 Dec 24, 2013
Chris Clearwater wrote:
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Did you know that in December 2013 human trafficking, especially of young girls is sadly high? Forget the same old crap you here on tv of whoever is for or against something and trying to relate it to slavery of a bygone era. What church stands against this? Or people being addicted to drugs? Point is evil is on this earth. Some do the best we can where we can. Btw this is the first I've heard of what you speak and while I'm only one I'm against it. Here is some info:
The Reality of Human Trafficking in the Americas: Disturbing Story of a 9-Year-Old Abducted and Apparently Sold Into Sex Slavery
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/09/th...
US is illegal Drug Capital of the World And War mongering Capital of the world... research time for yo! A Bbababaabaaa

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