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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Since: Sep 11

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#207303 Jan 24, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Many thousands of years of human existence and belief in one.
The complexity of design.
Relatively stable environment maintaining it.
Have your handler lift you up and move you over a tad. You have a scratch keeping you in the same groove.
Appeal to popularity, appeal to incredulity, and appeal to "fine tuning" (like a puddle being amazed that its hole fits just right).

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#207304 Jan 24, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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But a phrase often used to describe Adam and Eve before the Fall is that they were like babes. And you don't hand out strict punishment to babes, because they don't know what is right or wrong.
But this God of yours smacked them down...hard.
As for your last sentence...precisely. Eve was an unwitting victim. At the time of the "crime" she didn't know any better. And God delivered a smack-down anyway. So, yes, he was the cruel overlord.
The only reason you interpret it differently is that is how you have always been taught to read it, and you have been taught never to question it. Sad, really.
Correct. God threw a rattlesnake in the crib then beat the babies for being bitten.

Such a loving parental figure. No wonder some Chritians think beating a baby is justifiable.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#207305 Jan 24, 2014
Divinity Surgeon wrote:
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Of course, christian hate is always acceptable to christians.
They call it "love".

I think they calls sh!t "perfume", too.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#207306 Jan 24, 2014
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>You make some very good points and made a good illustration However I would disagree in one regard If someone does not address the person but the act, does not single out a sin, and understands they are also a sinner and their sins are not 'better' than I don't think they are a bigot At that point it simply is a difference in opinion regarding what they consider moral when it comes to sexual acts. Someone may not agree with them. They may not agree with their reasoning. But it still would be simply a difference of opinion at that point in my opinion But again, that is only if a person is not the target, if an act is not singled out, and the judging is not hypocritical But I do agree that bigotry can easily be dressed up as religious belief
OK. Thanks for that. But how do you separate a person's nature from the person? The acts to which you refer are not independent of the person.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207307 Jan 24, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
In my opinion, virtually nobody but a believer could write a post like this. Who else would blame the carcinogenicity of asbestos on scientists, or describe a single disease responsible for a small fraction of the total number of deaths each year as if it were a holocaust? You seem to be taking both apologetics and daytime TV lawyer ads too seriously,
It certainly wasn't religion that caused its widespread use starting in the late 1800's.

It was science.

"Approximately 100,000 people in the United States have died, or are terminally ill, from asbestos exposure related to ship building."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos

That's just shipbuilding.

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

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#207308 Jan 24, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
Whiny baby candyassed Topix atheists.
They wanna go out and be grownups and do what they want, but they scream if God doesn't wipe their little asses for them, kiss their booboos, and keep the meanies away.
Oh, yeah. That is just the type you want in an eternal afterlife.
Smokin da legal dope again?

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207309 Jan 24, 2014
scaritual wrote:
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Brass Geomancy tools
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
Geomancy (Greek: "earth divination") is a method of divination that interprets markings on the ground or the patterns formed by tossed handfuls of soil, rocks, or sand. The most prevalent form of divinatory geomancy involves interpreting a series of 16 figures formed by a randomized process that involves recursion followed by analyzing them, often augmented with astrological interpretations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomancy
A geomancer practices a form of magic known as geomancy. Geomancy is a practice of divination and elemental combat native to several humanoid races of Azeroth. It is similar to shamanism in that disciples of geomancy wield the powers of the earth and a lust of knowledge towards the secrets of the earth’s spirits.
Many races and factions on Azeroth have geomancers, including pandaren, kobolds, quilboar (including the Death's Head group), troggs, the Grimtotem clan of tauren, and even the Twilight's Hammer clan.
http://www.wowwiki.com/Geomancer
Geomancy is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Xerneas.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Geoman... (move)
Okay.
Do we call you - Abbadon of Azeroth - now?
A~o~A for short? El Thaumaturge? Count Dave?
Or, does - The Dave Nelson - still work for you?
Uh huh.

You didn't read my last post on the subject yet, or further down in wiki.

You are kind of slow, scar.

Masons were geomancers. As were the pyramid builders and others. Feng shui is also geomancy.

It is understand how energy and forces work and flow. Tuned macroelectronic circuits.

Get your nose out of a book and get some magnets and string.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207310 Jan 24, 2014
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Appeal to popularity, appeal to incredulity, and appeal to "fine tuning" (like a puddle being amazed that its hole fits just right).
What those who snared you are trying to do?

Rope a dope the disaffected and deficient minded?

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#207311 Jan 24, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh huh.
You didn't read my last post on the subject yet, or further down in wiki.
You are kind of slow, scar.
Masons were geomancers. As were the pyramid builders and others. Feng shui is also geomancy.
It is understand how energy and forces work and flow. Tuned macroelectronic circuits.
Get your nose out of a book and get some magnets and string.
hahaaa

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207312 Jan 24, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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Smokin da legal dope again?
God doesn't want to be a diaper changer for eternity, youngin. I'm guessing, of course.

Though you think he should because he created you.

So, what do you "know"?

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#207313 Jan 24, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
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Correct. God threw a rattlesnake in the crib then beat the babies for being bitten.
Such a loving parental figure. No wonder some Chritians think beating a baby is justifiable.
Interesting turn of phrase there.

See all the theists blaming Eve. And praising God for being a jerk.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207314 Jan 24, 2014
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/01/23/medical...

Legalizing pot in CO is causing some parents to move there because their children need it to control seizures. Very low THC amounts, though.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#207315 Jan 24, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Victimhood runs rampant among the ranks of the Topix atheist.
Ever notice the paranoia they all express?
There should be a psychological study of their rants.
No paranoia here.

And stop following me!!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#207316 Jan 24, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Brass Geomancy tools
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...

Geomancy (Greek: "earth divination") is a method of divination that interprets markings on the ground or the patterns formed by tossed handfuls of soil, rocks, or sand. The most prevalent form of divinatory geomancy involves interpreting a series of 16 figures formed by a randomized process that involves recursion followed by analyzing them, often augmented with astrological interpretations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomancy

A geomancer practices a form of magic known as geomancy. Geomancy is a practice of divination and elemental combat native to several humanoid races of Azeroth. It is similar to shamanism in that disciples of geomancy wield the powers of the earth and a lust of knowledge towards the secrets of the earth’s spirits.

Many races and factions on Azeroth have geomancers, including pandaren, kobolds, quilboar (including the Death's Head group), troggs, the Grimtotem clan of tauren, and even the Twilight's Hammer clan.
http://www.wowwiki.com/Geomancer

Geomancy is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Xerneas.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Geoman... (move)

Okay.

Do we call you - Abbadon of Azeroth - now?

A~o~A for short? El Thaumaturge? Count Dave?

Or, does - The Dave Nelson - still work for you?
I like Abbadon of Azeroth.

Hi scar, great post :-)

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#207317 Jan 24, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>hahaaa
I'll see your hahaaa and raise you a lol.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#207318 Jan 24, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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The church has made a lot of enemies. It has fired upon many of us, especially gays and atheists. I've explained why I feel that such people have not just a right. but a duty, to fire back.
I can tell you hair-raising stories of what it was like as a non-Christian child growing up in South America a few decades ago.

The "challenges" did make me a stronger person in the long run, but I wouldn't wish them on anybody.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207319 Jan 24, 2014
Was looking up abominations of another sort and ran across this.

http://biblehub.com/1_kings/14-24.htm

Which led to this.

http://biblehub.com/1_kings/14-25.htm

Where this guy comes in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishak#Shishak_...

Seems to be some historical accuracy to the Bible afterall?

Used to hear that refrain from the Topix atheist chorus quite often.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#207320 Jan 24, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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God doesn't want to be a diaper changer for eternity, youngin. I'm guessing, of course.
Though you think he should because he created you.
So, what do you "know"?
Dave fell off the wagon.
Dave fell off the wagon.

Hic!

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#207321 Jan 24, 2014
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> The rationale for deeming homo beahvoir should be obvious , its unnatural. Man wasn't created do do that. There is no homo gene, its a choice and derives from family dynamics and being given over to delusion. A bonafide hater or theif or would be rapist or killer learns to control those urges. They will go away as scripture says, resist the devil and he will flee. Define slavery? I see slaves everywhere especially psychic slaves. In those days they didn't have bankruptcy laws or governements that print money . A slave may have had it better off than to try and eke out his own living. I don't think to many people have sold a daughter into slavery however they are up till this day the weaker sex and of less worth. A cow is still worth more than a baby girl in Vietnam for instance. Do I have to tell you about female fetuses in Chinas? Is a daughter sold in slavery necessarily having a bad life? I think not, could even be a better life. Only people with plenty of money could buy a female slave.
Course it's unnatural. That's why male dogs mount each other.

Since: Sep 08

La Veta, CO

#207322 Jan 24, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon

This alternate existence is old and widespread.

Solomon commanded demons. The story of Lilith says her offspring are demons. JC had some experience with them.

We may have our own experiences with them on this forum.

But luckily it appears they are stronger than smarter.

Just stay out of the reach of those Topix atheists.

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