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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You're not getting it. There was no penetration, no ejaculation and no semen.
God created the pregnancy as easily as He created to universe.
So magic then.

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ChristineM wrote:
So magic then.
Unexplained phenomenon.

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You're welcome.
If you can't take the heat....
I got out of the crucible of christianity while you were still a child being battered across the head with your godbook

So reassuring that real christians have apologised for their behaviour and then there are others who think mockery of what you are too stupid to understand is the way to you gods heart.

It does separate the christians from the funnimental fukwit godbots

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ChristineM wrote:
Neuroscience has progressed considerably in the last few years and can now explain exactly how the imagination works.
HA HA HA!!!!

No they don't.

"Cognitive scientists hypothesize that our ability to imagine...." blah blah blah

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09...

A hypothesis isn't fact.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Unexplained phenomenon.
Magic

The thing is pregnancy and how it happens has been known about for a long, long time, there is nothing unexplained about it unless you want to invent stories

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It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>The faithful are at a huge disadvange being so unpracticed in insight. Riverside Redneck is continually making comments that would embarrass him if he was aware of how his church and his apologetics are viewed by others. This 24 hour day thing was a great example. Even as we are saying how individual Christians are free to read into scripture whatever they like, he comes forward to tell us of a clear and simple interpretation of scripture which he then informs us he expects to be criticized for even by other Christians. How uninsightful is that?
The denial is strong in this one.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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HA HA HA!!!!
No they don't.
"Cognitive scientists hypothesize that our ability to imagine...." blah blah blah
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09...
A hypothesis isn't fact.
Yes they do

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10...

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athle...

http://books.google.co.uk/books...

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/284/5411/22...

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Unexplained phenomenon.
Or fiction.

Yeah.

Fiction.

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Feb 3, 2014
 
ChristineM wrote:
Magic
The thing is pregnancy and how it happens has been known about for a long, long time, there is nothing unexplained about it unless you want to invent stories
How the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary is an unknown phenomenon.

What the Topix Atheist! would call magic.

Or poofing.

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How the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary is an unknown phenomenon.
What the Topix Atheist! would call magic.
Or poofing.
Well you donít know for sure,

Most people realise how someone is dropped in the pudding club

Not very good at the whole biology thing are you?

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ChristineM wrote:
Yes they do
Ugh. Four of em?

OK.
"Modern neuroscience and Coleridge's theory of the imagination"

That's a book of hypotheses and theories, not facts.
That's a blog for a magazine LMAO

"Many scientists believe that the creative process springs as much from the subconscious"

As the Topix Atheist! says; Belief isn't fact.
A story of a psychoanalyst and his interests.

Not facts.
"If TMS works as it seems to, it could provide neuroscientists with the ability to safely manipulate cognitive processing in humans to help pin down the functions of the various brain areas."

That's an ongoing study. It's saying that their still trying to figure it out.

You've presented zero facts again, Chris......

Neuroscience cannot yet explain how the imagination works, as you claimed.

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*pushes the IANS rope*
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That was a reference to the difficulty of explaining anything to IANS, not a reference to murder.
You have a very hateful mind.
No, I don't have a hateful mind at all.

It's just that I know you well--you're the guy who called black kids "monkeys."

You dehumanize black people, RR.

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Aerobatty wrote:
Or fiction.
Yeah.
Fiction.
Or unexplained phenomenon.

Yeah.

Unexplained phenomenon.

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ChristineM wrote:
Well you donít know for sure,
Most people realise how someone is dropped in the pudding club
Not very good at the whole biology thing are you?
This is not about our knowledge of biology, this is about how the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary.

All the Bible really says about it is that "she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit".

You called it rape.

Why? To further your hatred of Christianity?

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No, I don't have a hateful mind at all.
Yes you do.

I made the comment "push a rope" and you instantly converted that to "a noose".

You have to have a hateful mind to immediately envision a noose when you see the word rope.

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Catcher1 wrote:
It's just that I know you well--you're the guy who called black kids "monkeys."
You dehumanize black people, RR.
That is a very dishonest thing to say, I referred to THREE blacks, not "black people".

I "dehumanized" those three kids, yes.

Absolutely!

They beat the crap out of a kid because that kid didn't want to buy any drugs, so the animal instinct took over and they acted like monkeys, like animals.

I'd do it again, too.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>How the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary is an unknown phenomenon.

What the Topix Atheist! would call magic.

Or poofing.
Or fiction.

Yeah.

Fiction.

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Yes you do.
I made the comment "push a rope" and you instantly converted that to "a noose".
You have to have a hateful mind to immediately envision a noose when you see the word rope.
I make my conclusions based on your posts.

Allow me to use your own words (and thanks, Scar and Hiding):

"I don't know why [blacks] gravitate to crime so much, but they DO....Race had plenty to do with it....They are either more criminally minded or they suck at getting caught....That's my America....Segregation is not a bad thing....[It] kept crime down and people felt more safe....But I'll also admit that racism is wrong. It's a character flaw that I have....How long does it take a black woman to take a poop? Nine months."

You're an angry, stupid ChristoWhiteSupremacist.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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That is a very dishonest thing to say, I referred to THREE blacks, not "black people".
I "dehumanized" those three kids, yes.
Absolutely!
They beat the crap out of a kid because that kid didn't want to buy any drugs, so the animal instinct took over and they acted like monkeys, like animals.
I'd do it again, too.
Of course you'd do it again.

Any chance you get.

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It aint necessarily so wrote:
We have a clear knowledge of right and wrong. Your church does not. Homophobia is wrong. Atheophobia is wrong. Slavery is wrong. Rape is wrong. Terrorizing children with stories of hellfire is wrong. Premarital sex is not wrong. Birth control and condoms are not wrong. And the concept of sin is at the root of it. Sin is the word for your god not liking it. And as soon as you label something sin, the idea of retribution is there. Calling something sin allows you to feel good about persecuting it and indifferent to the sinner.
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I disagree with your version of absolute morals.
I don't have a version of absolute morals.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Sin, or for you the concept of sin, is there to keep our morals in check.
The concept of sin is harmful to humanity. It not only allows people to call any action that it chooses to condemn immoral, including such things as working on the sabbath, it gives the believer license to punish it.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
If we go the way of the Humanist, we'll have no morals.
Au contraire. We actually respect the Golden Rule. Without rational ethics, your church would still be burning witches. It's still scapegoating gays and atheists.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Besides, Christianity doesn't teach that homophobia, rape or slavery is good.
It doesn't consider them immoral, a good example of its ethical failures. And by calling homosexuality sin, it has unleashed a deluge of suffering on gay people.

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