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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“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#205507 Jan 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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I will have to say that you don't understand what an exact quote is either. A partial quote, one where significant portions are left out, is not an exact quote.
And yes I am aware of what the Psalm says.
My point is that if you apply Buck's "exact" rule, you get nonsense like the Bible saying "There is no God".
"The fool says in his heart,'There is no God.'" would count as an exact quote. It carries the full, original meaning.
“There is no God.” is not and does not.
I am afraid we will have to put you in the remedial debate class along with Buck.
Fine.

But I have good vision, so I'll sit in the back of the class.
Bongo

Patchogue, NY

#205508 Jan 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
"Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him."
--Mahatma Gandhi
Im disappointed in you Darwins sploogechild. Buck has sufficiently exposed your tomfoolery and now this. What difference would it make to you if everyone was an exact replica of Jesus?

Since: Sep 08

Manzanola, CO

#205509 Jan 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
Your WBC scenario would be a reason not to assign that gay case worker. It would not be a reason to fire him.
The rest of your examples do not fit into the "merely being gay" category. Yes, they could fire a gay person that becomes disruptive with political rants. Just as they could fire a Republican that becomes disruptive with political rants. It is the "disruptive" part that applies, not the gay part.
I'm glad you understand that.

So you understand what provocation for an agenda is, and how it disturbs the greater operations?

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#205510 Jan 20, 2014
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> I already explained your equating blacks with homosexuals. One is behavior while the other is not.
One is inborn, while the other is...inborn.

One is a physical trait and one is a behavioral trait, but neither is a choice.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#205511 Jan 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe in God, too.
Admit it.
Hey, Redneck.

It's MLK day today.

You going to go out tonight and burn some crosses?

Hop over to South L.A. and call people monkeys?

Since: Jan 11

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#205512 Jan 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
The truth? Ya, I know.
"So your daddy ran out on you and your mom. Don't be a pussy about it, kid."
The truth hurts sometimes.
I don't see why being an insensitive fuckweasel is necessary.
Bongo

Patchogue, NY

#205513 Jan 20, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just an expression of my wishes.
You may stay, and continue to spew your garbage.
Flip flopper, like Kerry you voted for it before you voted against it lol

Since: Jun 12

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#205514 Jan 20, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just an expression of my wishes.
You may stay, and continue to spew your garbage.
You wish me ill will? Here is some more of what you consider garbage from a neutral source.

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/medical-down...
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One of the studies in the journal, by David M. Fergusson and his team, found
that "gay, lesbian and bisexual young people are at increased risk of
psychiatric disorder and suicidal behaviors."

The youth suffering from these disorders were four times as likely as their
peers to suffer from major depression, almost three times as likely to
suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, nearly four times as likely to
experience conduct disorder, five times as likely to have nicotine
dependence, six times as likely to suffer from multiple disorders, and over
six times as likely to have attempted suicide.

An extensive study in the Netherlands undermines the assumption that
homophobia is the cause of increased psychiatric illness among gays and
lesbians. The Dutch have been considerably more accepting of same-sex
relationships than other Western countries -- in fact, same-sex couples now
have the legal right to marry in the Netherlands.

So a high rate of psychiatric disorders associated with homosexual behavior
in the Netherlands means that psychiatric disease cannot be attributed to
social rejection and homophobia. The Dutch study, published in the Archives
of General Psychiatry, did indeed find a high rate of psychiatric disease
associated with same-sex sex behaviors.

Compared to controls who had no homosexual experience in the 12 months prior
to the interview, males who had any homosexual contact within that time
period were much more likely to experience major depression, bipolar
disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive disorder.
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One can only imagine the futility a young say. 15 year old male must feel when he finds out he is HIV positive.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#205515 Jan 20, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Deprivation can apply to many things.
In Redneck's case, education for starters.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#205516 Jan 20, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have to accept what a family member does or believes to accept them. You don't have to give them access to anything you think they'll harm to have some kind of relationship with them.
This post gave me an idea for an interesting thesis.
The family structure gives us a strong obligation to accept people for who they are. Learning how to understand the perspectives of family members so that we can reconcile differences is an extremely important skill to have, if you want to live in a diverse society that is also healthy.
I can't make these points without acknowledging that some people are very difficult to live with or get along with. If it costs more than it benefits to try, I'd cut the ties too.
I disagree, especially about accepting people for who they are.

I'm gonna use the wrong name here, but I got sick and tired of my family excising my brother, saying "Oh, that's just George..."

Most things people do are excusable, some things aren't.

My brother is a very bad guy and has done very bad things to innocent people. I CANNOT and will not EVER forgive him and for my family to excuse it way because "that's just him" is utter bullshit.

In my world, blood is not thicker than water.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#205517 Jan 20, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
All gods, yours included, are human inventions.
Or creations, if you prefer.
It may be that some were invented by inebriated humans.
Thanks for sharing your opinion.

Now go take a nap.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#205518 Jan 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I know.
I think Catch meant it in a financial sense.
He'll deny it of course.
Of course I deny it.

I've mentioned your background--deprived of any sense of decency, deprived of education, deprived of any awareness of the world outside your little redneck world.

Don't go playing the poverty card, it's undignified.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#205519 Jan 20, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
The LGBT community means nothing. but the law does.
Our laws tend to null out any whining about them being broken by criminals who are preying and committing these acts against children.
Well you're the moron saying a homosexual act requires consenting adults. Those are your words. Own them.

When a male rapes a male, that's a homosexual act.

When a male rapes a female, that's a heterosexual act.

That doesn't mean neither hetero- or homosexuality are bad things.

Rape is.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#205520 Jan 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
<headdesk>
Are you really that ignorant of your own developmental history? When you entered puberty did you DECIDE to get horny? Or did it just happen because it is wired into your genes?
The "horny newborn" argument is one of the stupidest (and it has a LOT of competition) that the anti-gay crowd has come up with.
Anti-gay?!

o.O

Oh yes, I forget the Topix Atheist! rules of debate.

If you say anything that could be construed as being against homosexuality, you instantly get the anti-gay label.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#205521 Jan 20, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Testosterone levels have a lot to do with aggression levels. A dramatic lowering of that testosterone will make a mellower dude. Of course he could be psychotic enough to be a danger to the public, but he would be less under the influence of those chemicals.
That sort of person is a danger to everyone because of this right to possession and satisfaction of urges they would have in their heads.
Testerone, Dave, testerone.

Don't go switching stuff on us.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#205522 Jan 20, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
I don't see why being an insensitive fuckweasel is necessary.
Ya, well.

You call it insensitive.

I call it the cold, hard truth.

Since: Sep 08

Manzanola, CO

#205523 Jan 20, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> You took the wrong turn at minors butt cheek ,,,you freakish pedophile sympathizer.
Do you still go for little internet boys like you did for Kaits sock? You twisted and demented Davey doo.....
Drinking or drugs, Aura? You have been on a binge for a few days.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#205524 Jan 20, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
<headdesk>
Are you really that ignorant of your own developmental history? When you entered puberty did you DECIDE to get horny? Or did it just happen because it is wired into your genes?
The "horny newborn" argument is one of the stupidest (and it has a LOT of competition) that the anti-gay crowd has come up with.
There's some of the Redneck's deprivation I mentioned.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#205525 Jan 20, 2014
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> Getting personal means you loose the argument.
You need to tell that to Buck.
lightbeamrider wrote:
Accusing others of hatred etc. is cheap shots.Sleaze tactics but i suppose that is all you can muster and i suppose it is good enough for Topix. Think of me what you want.
But you have been showing hateful attitudes toward gay people. Practically everything you say about them shows a complete lack of tolerance and empathy.

You would have a point if I said these things without any context, but you have given them plenty of context.
lightbeamrider wrote:
It is your group who argues for acceptance of disease spreading behavior in mostly young men.
You mean, like straight sex?
lightbeamrider wrote:
What part of the CDC report do you not understand?
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/msm/facts/ ...
But you conveniently ignore the fact that lesbians have an even lower rate of STDs than straight people do. Yet you lump them in with the gay men and revile all of them.

And you ignore that in other countries...particularly in Africa and SE Asia...straight sex is the predominant means of transmission.

Cherry picking your fact...much.
lightbeamrider wrote:
Risky sexual behavior spreads disease. Diseases mutate. They adapt. Getting angry at the truth?
Agreed. Both straight sex and gay sex should be exercised responsibly.

Are you angry about the truth that straight sex spreads disease as well? What is your solution to that problem? Are you going to ban straight sex as well as gay sex?

Why don't you just admit you have an uncontrollable desire to meddle in other people's sex lives.

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#205526 Jan 20, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Not at all. I'm into sharing experiences with them.
You are into controlling them. And probably everyone else.
I knew exactly what I was doing when I compared the mouth and vagina. Same type tissues.
"The vagina consists of three layers of tissue. The mucosa is the layer on the surface that can be touched. It consists of mucous membranes and is a surface similar to the lining of the mouth.
Unlike the smooth surface of the mouth lining, the vagina contains folds or wrinkles."
http://health.howstuffworks.com/sexual-health...
In case you didn't know.
Do you gargle? Why not clean out behind those other lips some times? Get that excess lube out of there.
.. your attempts to shame women are pitiful ..

.. news flash: the vagina and penis are suppose to smell. My vagina doesn't require a douche, it already smells good. And, women on thread thread won't appreciate your attempts to interfere with our natural PH balance ..

.. like men who actually love women, I love everything about a woman including their taste and smell. You don't ..

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