Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

There are 258461 comments on the Webbunny tumblelog story from Jul 18, 2009, titled Atheism requires as much faith as religion?. In it, Webbunny tumblelog reports that:

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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#211109 Feb 5, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Somebody call a waaaaaahhhmbulance.
Good thing we have a free market system.

He can shop around, get upfront prices, compare services, and make an informed decision that meets his budget.

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#211110 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the 1971 Lemon ruling:
"For a law to be considered constitutional under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, the law must have a legitimate secular purpose, must not have the primary effect of either advancing or inhibiting religion, and also must not result in an excessive entanglement of government and religion."
It's talking about a law, not a school teacher.
The law "must not result in an excessive entanglement of...."
It says nothing of government agencies or government employees.
You hate SCOTUS, don't you?
Your knowledge of civics is about as bad as it is on every other subject. Governmental agencies and governmental employees are part of the government.

Jeez.

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#211111 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Correction.
Arguing in defense of history.
You're welcome.
History???

ROFLMAO

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#211113 Feb 5, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
OK.
Unlike Republicans that call Democrats unAmerican and traitors. Buck has no problem with that.

“Ditat Deus”

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#211114 Feb 5, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:

Jeez. I have to come to the conclusion that a box of rocks is a genius compared to you.
Did you completely miss the "unless" following the "useless skill". Oh. Right. Your a fundamentalist. You don't understand qualifiers.
And you have tried desperately to divert from the topic.
What is the use of teaching 3rd graders Hebrew? Is there any at all, other than religious indoctrination?
To learn a foreign language.

Why do they teach French in school? What practical purpose would that serve? Why aren't you complaining about that?

Why do schools teach kids how to limbo?

Why do they teach how to write in cursive?

How to play foursquare?

To color in the lines?

Latin?

The US presidents in order?

How to dissect a frog?

Why do they teach how to put a condom on a phallic fruit?!

There's so many other stupid things that public schools teach, but you remain fixated in some if them teaching Hebrew.

Imagine that.

“Ditat Deus”

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#211116 Feb 5, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
So every person that works with horses shoes horse? And people that watch horse races shoe horses?
I don't think so.
Knowing how to shoe horses is important if you are one of the few that actually show horses. Knowing how to shoe horses is unimportant to the rest of us.
It's an acquired skill that many, many people have.

You just think they're stupid because they aren't in a lab with a white coat on.

I'll bet you couldn't even bridle a horse.

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#211117 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
That Jewish law means nothing to a Christian.
I doubt it means much to Jews any more, either. How many Jews still own slaves?
...and yet many so-called "Christians" quote from it, use it daily, and probably know very little of the laws - yet exclaim it is true.

Yeah RR - we understand - they don't know what they are talking about.

Thanks for pointing it out to us, but it was already known.

BTW - Where does "God" state which biblical texts are of "His inspiration" and which are not?
- I keep asking this question, because I can't the statement anywhere, thus, all the texts selected were by men saying they are from "God".

So I also ask, why do so-called "Christians" follow men then and not "God"?

“Ditat Deus”

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#211118 Feb 5, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
The bible isn't my religious book, and I do not name myself an adherent of the religion by use of the word "Christian".
That book speaks about how to treat slaves, different classifications of slaves, and the conditions when a person will be born into slavery among other things pertaining to slavery, too.
The Greek word used for "slave" in what is said to be the language of the time is
"doulos", which is often translated in Christian bibles to "servant", but "doulos" is the word, and it does translates to "slave".
Try reading your bible with that thought in mind.
470 “The servant<[slave]>who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. Luke 12:47
Well, ole scar scar is working on his own translation of the Bible.

Awesome.

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#211119 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
So be it...
What's a redneck say after sex?
"Get off me dad, yer crushin my smokes"
That isn't racist, that's just your redneck heritage or a quaint family story.

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#211120 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Correction.
Arguing in defense of history.
You're welcome.
No.

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Albuquerque, NM

#211121 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
The history you try to rewrite, human history.
The North American history is being re-written by numerous recent discoveries:

http://www.history.com/shows/america-unearthe...

If this is a small example - it is also very indicative that these "humans" who did the events in antiquity, would be sufficient enough to show you that with these discoveries, not only North America's discovery fact is challenged, it also directly affects the human history of those cultures.

*burp*

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#211122 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
To learn a foreign language.
Why do they teach French in school? What practical purpose would that serve? Why aren't you complaining about that?
Why do schools teach kids how to limbo?
Why do they teach how to write in cursive?
How to play foursquare?
To color in the lines?
Latin?
The US presidents in order?
How to dissect a frog?
Why do they teach how to put a condom on a phallic fruit?!
There's so many other stupid things that public schools teach, but you remain fixated in some if them teaching Hebrew.
Imagine that.
Who knows, maybe they'll read a bible in Hebrew and see what it really says?

That won't be good for Christianity.

“Ditat Deus”

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#211123 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:

Here's the 1971 Lemon ruling:
"For a law to be considered constitutional under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, the law must have a legitimate secular purpose, must not have the primary effect of either advancing or inhibiting religion, and also must not result in an excessive entanglement of government and religion."
It's talking about a law, not a school teacher.
The law "must not result in an excessive entanglement of...."
It says nothing of government agencies or government employees.
You hate SCOTUS, don't you?
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
Your knowledge of civics is about as bad as it is on every other subject. Governmental agencies and governmental employees are part of the government.
Jeez.
You're the one that said:

"1971 Lemon case in which SCOTUS said that government (all government, including public school teachers) can not become "excessively entangled" with religion."

You are absolutely wrong. The Lemon case was NOT about government or public school teachers, it was about new laws that may come about and how those new laws must adhere to the Establishment Clause.

You specifically correlated school teachers with SCOTIS' ruling in the Lemon case. You're an idiot.

“Ditat Deus”

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#211124 Feb 5, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
History???
ROFLMAO
There is human history involving slavery, is there not?

People have viewed slavery differently throughout the centuries, have they not?

Slavery itself has changed throughout the centuries, has it not?

What's so funny that you'd roll on the floor?

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#211125 Feb 5, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
...and yet many so-called "Christians" quote from it, use it daily, and probably know very little of the laws - yet exclaim it is true.
Yeah RR - we understand - they don't know what they are talking about.
Thanks for pointing it out to us, but it was already known.
BTW - Where does "God" state which biblical texts are of "His inspiration" and which are not?
- I keep asking this question, because I can't the statement anywhere, thus, all the texts selected were by men saying they are from "God".
So I also ask, why do so-called "Christians" follow men then and not "God"?
Dude, seriously?

How many times must I answer that same question?

“Ditat Deus”

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#211127 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
So be it...
What's a redneck say after sex?
"Get off me dad, yer crushin my smokes"
scaritual wrote:
That isn't racist, that's just your redneck heritage or a quaint family story.
Ya, I know that political correctness tells you that a sick joke against white folks isn't racist....

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#211128 Feb 5, 2014
scaritual wrote:

Who knows, maybe they'll read a bible in Hebrew and see what it really says?
That won't be good for Christianity.
Ya, I'm pretty sure that's already been done.

And since Christianity gains 25,000,000 new adherents per year, it can't be a bad thing....

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#211129 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, ole scar scar is working on his own translation of the Bible.
Awesome.
The Christians do it, I figure, why shouldn't I?

Not like anyone knows who it was written by, anyway.

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#211130 Feb 5, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
The North American history is being re-written by numerous recent discoveries:
http://www.history.com/shows/america-unearthe...
If this is a small example - it is also very indicative that these "humans" who did the events in antiquity, would be sufficient enough to show you that with these discoveries, not only North America's discovery fact is challenged, it also directly affects the human history of those cultures.
*burp*
I know that history gets rewritten when new discoveries are made.

Those discoveries aren't made by the Topix Atheist! trolls, though.

Since: Dec 12

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#211131 Feb 5, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my.....

Someone says "human history" and you respond "which humans"?!?
Well, of course, you've yet to come up with any accurate history so I'm forced to wonder which human history you talk about.

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