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”

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#215272 Feb 26, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Solo Sex is a sexual activity.
Masturbation is a sexual activity.
No I don't really call it sex, but it is by definition.
After masturbating ,I wouldn't be saying anything like..
Man that was some good sex. lol
But a sex act is sex
sex say it! sex
sexsexsex
sexxxes lmao .
I disagree with you but at least you made me chuckle.

Well done.

“Ditat Deus”

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#215273 Feb 26, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
I'm not that repressed when it comes to positions.
I have tried:
The Flying Dutchman, The Penal Colada, The Plump Pumpkin, The PB&J, The Garden Salad, The Taco Tackle, Summer Sausage, The Anal Cruelty, The Urethra Punch, The Squealin' Pig, The Squirmin' Sherman, The Clitoral Crunch, The Red Baron, The Portuguese Pot Holder, Bumper Cars, The Big Dipper, and the Twisted Doggy.
Some of those make me hungry.
Never tried the Donkey Punch?

Dude....

You're such a missionary.

“Ditat Deus”

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#215274 Feb 26, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
What did your mother call it when she was jerking you off ?
Ah the little muh fuhka wants to get into the momma jokes.

Yo momma's so fat, bitch can't fit in a joke.

I win.

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#215275 Feb 26, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Surely you would agree that Christian "historians" may not testify here.
No I do not agree and more importantly neither do the experts. If the question is historicity then the New Testament can and is used.
So, give us one, just one, secular historian who goes anywhere near "baptism by John." Just one. The legend of John's baptism of the Christ is purely theological, and has no historical value whatsoever.
Not according to the experts including Ehrman.

“Ditat Deus”

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#215276 Feb 26, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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Excellent rebuttal.
In the law, there's a saying: If the law is on your side, pound the law. If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the law nor the facts are on your side, pound the table.
You're a perfect example of a table pounder.
Table pounder? Is that what they called you back in prep school?

In redneckese, there's some advice too.

I'd dress like you, but I don't go to many Puerto Rican proms.

Or

Where you live, you call 911.
Where I live, I am 911.

“Ditat Deus”

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#215277 Feb 26, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
I have a banana you can put in your jello.
I'll bet it's perfectly shaped for a man's hands, huh?

“Ditat Deus”

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#215278 Feb 26, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
Don't hit her until she recovers from the sunburn.
Sometimes she asks to, so I can't promise you anything.

“Ditat Deus”

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#215279 Feb 26, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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Don't hit her until she recovers from the sunburn.
Correction:

Sometimes she asks [me] to, so I can't promise you anything.

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#215280 Feb 26, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Not according to scar's WordWebPro....
"noun: rate
1. A magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit"
Y'all are talking about per capita rates, I'm talking about per year rates.
I've expressed it as a frequency relative to a time unit in a post.

Noun: dolt
1. A person who is not very bright

WordWeb Pro 7.02

You still won't understand it.

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#215281 Feb 26, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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See?
There's the problem, and why it's useless to engage the Redneck.
He doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.
But he keeps on talking.
Agreed.

“What are you looking at?”

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#215282 Feb 26, 2014
KiMare wrote:
So 'rational atheists' can't see...
The fulfilled prophecy of the Jewish culture.
The fulfilled prophecy of the Christian Church.
A single country in world history that poster child models their fantasy of a atheistic, religion free, society.
There are none so blind as those who will not see...
Smirk.
When one can honestly take into the acount that man devised and decided upon the books int he Bible (and not in the Bible), one can easily determine that man-made spirituality is not the truth that one would think exists.

You've chosen to believe men have it all figured out.

Why do you believe fallible men are accurate in their theology?

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#215283 Feb 26, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I've already explained to you that I am referring to the total number of people murdered by a firearm per state per year.
Total number of people murdered by a firearm per state per year.
You are talking per capita, I am talking overall.
Capisce?
That's what I illustrated in the post.

It is beyond you.

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#215284 Feb 26, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>You caused me a double take on that one. Ehrman, taken in by the bawdlerized Josephus quote?
Turns out, not so much. Ehrman does concede a historical Jesus, but his reference to that particular oft-quoted selection of Josephus was to show it to be a fraud.
Wrong again.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bibleandculture/...

But Josephus did refer to Jesus, and he does give us some valuable information about him. And he is the first non-Christian source to do so. This is important historical data, as it shows that Jesus was thought of as having lived a real life by the most important Jewish historian of the first century. As such the Testimonium provides us with some much-needed confirmation of information that we can glean from our Christian sources.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

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#215285 Feb 26, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah, I agree with the above, and lets be realistic, in lightbeanriders mind, trying to establish the character as a literal figure in history, establishes that character as a god, too. That's the hidden implication, as I notice he continually throws in the "crucifixion" which has all sorts of religious implication or baggage attached. It's a subtle tactic, but a tactic nonetheless and that originates in the "faith based reasoning", too. Faith based reasoning isn't reasoning at all, and lacks any integrity whatsoever, since by its very nature, it isn't subject to logic or reason, and does not require knowledge, because faith fills in the gaps where there is no logic, reason or knowledge.
Theists think radically differently, and I agree - it's not reasoning. It's rationalization of the faith based choices.

“What are you looking at?”

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#215286 Feb 26, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus used even other words, "Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand is doing." (Leastways I think he was talking about charity works;)
To do things for others without the need of receiving "thanks" should be enough for a person to know that they are being humble.

One does not need "thanks", if they can walk away from a good act and feel good about what they just did.

This "self-fulfillment" can be enough to satisfy the person.

If it doesn't, then that person has not followed Jesus' teachings.

"To know yourself is to know the kingdom of God." - Jesus

“What are you looking at?”

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#215287 Feb 26, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Now I don't have hair?!?
Are ou going to prove you have hair?

;o)

Face it - "you don't have hair" - and leave it at that.....

*smiles*

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#215288 Feb 26, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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Good stuff scaritual - hopefully others will read it too.
Best regards,
Thanks.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

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Fennario

#215289 Feb 26, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
Can one have "faith" and his thinking not be "faith-based"? I would say yes.
Yes, but only in areas not affected by that in which one has faith. For example, if you have faith in a god, but not in snake handling, you are probably being reasonable in that second area compared to the one who handles snakes because of his faith.

Anywhere that god belief directs a choice, such as objecting to same sex marriage because you think a god wants it, that is faith based thinking.

“Ditat Deus”

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#215290 Feb 26, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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1) California has the highest number of gun murders of any state.
2) California has the highest number of Christians of any state.
What do you conclude from these two facts?
Is that per capita or is that sheer numbers?

"You don't know what 'highest' means" - Topix Atheist!

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#215291 Feb 26, 2014
lightbeanrider wrote:
<quoted text> Wrong again.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bibleandculture/...
But Josephus did refer to Jesus, and he does give us some valuable information about him. And he is the first non-Christian source to do so. This is important historical data, as it shows that Jesus was thought of as having lived a real life by the most important Jewish historian of the first century. As such the Testimonium provides us with some much-needed confirmation of information that we can glean from our Christian sources.
Josephus also wrote of Heracles. Josephus wrote about many mythical deities.
http://books.google.com/books...
http://books.google.com/books...
Josephus wrote about other deities more than the mythical Jesus! deity. Using Christian logic, we should believe in all of the deities, not just the Jesus!, yes?
The Tacitus reference is discredited and evidences tampering.
http://www.natzraya.org/Articles/Christian/Ch...
The mentions written down by Tacitus, Josephus, Eusebius etc..., are only representing the legend or myth surrounding the Jesus! They wrote down what was purported to be. Nothing more.

They do not represent first hand knowledge of anything except what was purported to be, and that was long after what was alleged to have happened.

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