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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RiversideRedneck

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#220453 Mar 20, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Citations please?
I know for a fact that bush and his b(w)anker cronies caused the 2007/8 depression that dear dubya was proud to shufty out of and leave to obama to dig your country out of the shite.
Which I will admit he dug you out rather more quickly that the majority of the world that dear dubya and his buddies also left in the shite
Actually, it was stupid people and stupid realtors that caused the recession starting in late 2007. People working part-time, minimum-wage jobs were getting approved to buy a $500,000 house.

Did you know that in 2006, over half a million houses were "sold "to illegal immigrants?

RiversideRedneck

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#220454 Mar 20, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
<quoted text>
They were not lies. The original color of the moth was light grey and the tree trunks in the area were of the same color. After the start of the Industrial Revolution and the burning of coal, the trunks of the trees became dark from soot. The coloration of the moths changed to a dark gray to camouflage them during the daytime, when birds would eat them. Naturally they took pictures of the light phase on a dark back ground and the dark phase on a white background so you could see them.
Dummy
Uh-huh....

I see I've sent you to the googlers.

Did they tell you that Kettlewell staged the pics?

That he pinned dead moths on to tree trunks?

That the "real" pics have been in Biology textbooks since the 1969s?

That no one ever disclosed that the pics were forgeries?

That moths being dis colored by soot isn't evolution?

No?

Shocking.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#220455 Mar 20, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup , RR has tried that same cherry picking too and I proved to him that it was nothing more than cherry picking by providing the complete quotes. I am not even going to bother with your attempt, you are simply not worth it
Closing churches, imprisoning religious people, shooting clergy,...over two decades...

Cherry picking?

More like a harvest.

RiversideRedneck

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#220456 Mar 20, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Closing churches, imprisoning religious people, shooting clergy,...over two decades...
Cherry picking?
More like a harvest.
ChristineMC2 has her head so far up her ass, she can smell her own breath.

And she just threw up, so it smells better.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#220457 Mar 20, 2014
sweets2360 wrote:
<quoted text>
They were not lies. The original color of the moth was light grey and the tree trunks in the area were of the same color. After the start of the Industrial Revolution and the burning of coal, the trunks of the trees became dark from soot. The coloration of the moths changed to a dark gray to camouflage them during the daytime, when birds would eat them. Naturally they took pictures of the light phase on a dark back ground and the dark phase on a white background so you could see them.
Dummy
But the moths don't rest on the tree trunks.

They glued their feet to the tree trunks and snapped pictures.

Also, the moths they used were laboratory bred and raised. The laboratory moths were so lifeless when they got to the cold forest, they had to warm them up on the hood of Dr. Kettlewell's car.

I don't know what kind of car it was, or what color. They didn't write that up in the research.

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

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#220458 Mar 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's very telling of scientists and evolution-pushers to use debunked and fraudulent 'science' to prove evolution happens. You'll get evolution-pushers like Michael Richardson, a purfesir of evolution, saying that "on a fundamental level, Haeckel was correct".
It's in high school science books today, even though it was debunked half a century ago.
Go figure.
Michael Richardson was great in Seinfeld.

When you went to the local Board of Education and asked them to change the science books, what was their answer?

“LOL Really?”

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#220459 Mar 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
That's like saying Obama created jobs.
Both statements are incorrect.
<quoted text>
I said Obama, not Bush.
Why are you stuck on bush?
I never get stuck on bush. There are lotions for that.

“LOL Really?”

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#220460 Mar 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, it was stupid people and stupid realtors that caused the recession starting in late 2007. People working part-time, minimum-wage jobs were getting approved to buy a $500,000 house.
Did you know that in 2006, over half a million houses were "sold "to illegal immigrants?
Realtors don't sell houses. They're commissioned to show houses to people and convince them to apply for a loan to purchase it. Realtors don't approve the loans.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#220461 Mar 20, 2014
Has everybody heard that the Westboro Baptist Church patriarch Fred Phelps has graced us by leaving the planet? Will the VFW bring a contingent to his funeral to defecate on his grave during the ceremony carrying sings saying "God hates you"?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#220462 Mar 20, 2014
NightSerf wrote:
Even those who have not focused their academic efforts on science can get a sense of the pace at which science moves--which is truly staggering--by following its progress at a distance via such sites as Scientific American or Science Daily. I really like the latter, not only because it is free, but because its scope is wide. Granted, the cutting edge work takes time to appear even in this watered down form, but I am still astounded at the pace of new discovery in such a wide array of fields. In fact, I think I'll log out of Topix and take a look right now. Hot diggedy dog!
The Christian bible, like all holy books, never changes. That must be comforting for some.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#220463 Mar 20, 2014
KiMare wrote:
Snicker.
Do you have anything of more value than this to offer the world in exchange for the oxygen you consume?
tricki

Manheim, PA

#220464 Mar 20, 2014
FOOLS know their science.

How did we get here?
I don't know.
Well, thank you for that. No idea, huh?
No clue. Science only confirms that something never comes from nothing (God exists and is eternal and made everything except Himself, by definition.) Our best science tells us the universe was created about 13.8 billion years ago.
Got it. Science points to a creator.
tricki

Manheim, PA

#220466 Mar 20, 2014
Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

If true, the rapid engorgement would solve paradoxes like why the heavens look uniform from pole to pole and not like a jagged, warped mess. The enormous ballooning would iron out all the wrinkles and irregularities. Those particles were not missing, but would be diluted beyond detection, like spit in the ocean.

“SPECTACULAR REALIZATION,” Dr. Guth wrote across the top of the page and drew a double box around it.

On Monday, Dr. Guth’s starship came in. Radio astronomers reported that they had seen the beginning of the Big Bang, and that his hypothesis, known undramatically as inflation, looked right.

Reaching back across 13.8 billion years to the first sliver of cosmic time with telescopes at the South Pole, a team of astronomers led by John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics detected ripples in the fabric of space-time — so-called gravitational waves — the signature of a universe being wrenched violently apart when it was roughly a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old. They are the long-sought smoking-gun evidence of inflation, proof, Dr. Kovac and his colleagues say, that Dr. Guth was correct.

Inflation has been the workhorse of cosmology for 35 years, though many, including Dr. Guth, wondered whether it could ever be proved.

If corroborated, Dr. Kovac’s work will stand as a landmark in science comparable to the recent discovery of dark energy pushing the universe apart, or of the Big Bang itself. It would open vast realms of time and space and energy to science and speculation.

Confirming inflation would mean that the universe we see, extending 14 billion light-years in space with its hundreds of billions of galaxies, is only an infinitesimal patch in a larger cosmos whose extent, architecture and fate are unknowable. Moreover, beyond our own universe there might be an endless number of other universes bubbling into frothy eternity, like a pot of pasta water boiling over.

Most of the hundred or so models resulting from Dr. Guth’s original vision suggest that inflation, ONCE STARTED, is eternal. Even as our own universe settled down to a comfortable homey expansion, the rest of the cosmos will continue blowing up, spinning off other bubbles endlessly, a concept known as the multiverse. Instead he discovered what might have made the universe bang to begin with. A potential hitch in the presumed course of cosmic evolution could have infused space itself with a special energy that exerted a repulsive force, causing the universe to swell faster than the speed of light for a prodigiously violent instant.
Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun
Dennis Overbye
NYT
3/17/2014

"ONCE STARTED" So, we are back where we started from. ladies and gentlemen. Tough to beat out God, when being honest
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#220467 Mar 20, 2014
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology

There are no such things as gods or fairies.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#220468 Mar 20, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Has everybody heard that the Westboro Baptist Church patriarch Fred Phelps has graced us by leaving the planet? Will the VFW bring a contingent to his funeral to defecate on his grave during the ceremony carrying sings saying "God hates you"?
I just read that myself. I am hoping (praying?) that there is a huge protest at his funeral.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#220469 Mar 20, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Thanks, purfesir.
Another no school day in PA?
I have been on medical leave since X-mas.

Figure out that velocity formula yet ?

“New one man.”

Since: Jan 11

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#220470 Mar 20, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Has everybody heard that the Westboro Baptist Church patriarch Fred Phelps has graced us by leaving the planet? Will the VFW bring a contingent to his funeral to defecate on his grave during the ceremony carrying sings saying "God hates you"?
One part of me wants absolutely no one to show up, saying basically we don't care.
The other part of me is hoping there are thousands who show up with signs celebrating one less hate filled moron on the planet.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#220471 Mar 20, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
"It is based on total commitment to Jesus Christ in spite of earthly circumstances or temptations."
- and not to include these....huh?
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gt_pat_rob.htm
Please respond with why you don't believe this gospel?
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> You did not address my points and now you bring up GoThomas which we already discussed and as I recall you bailed.

Yes I did. You state you believe in Jesus. I pointed out that you didn't.

Don't try to avoid this.

Please post my post that shows "I bailed".

I think you are making things up, just to cover your own arse.
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> If you never sincerely believed Jesus Christ bodily resurrected then you never were a Christian in the first place. Its not about the conduct of others or any of all that you brought up earlier. It's about one event in history. Resurrection.
So you believe that a man rose from the dead.

Here are some others that "rose from the dead" that you don't believe. Why not? Because they are not Jesus? Because someone told you not to believe them?

http://theweek.com/article/index/228986/7-biz...
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> Go ahead and do your thing, whatever it is and you can meditate on GoThomas all you want.
I will - as you should too - that is, if you believe Jesus.
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> Point being it did not make the cut. It has oddball sayings, there is no context to any of the sayings. There are other reasons. Nobody except perhaps you and a few flakes gives a rat's as# about GoThomas.
"It didn't make the cut".....to correct your statement - "It didn't make the cut as decided by men."
- Please post where "God" specifically states which texts are of "His" inspiration and those that are not, to show "it didn't make the cut".

"Nobody except perhaps you and a few flakes gives a rat's as# about GoThomas."
- and there it is - the name-calling from a so-called "Christian".
- Your opinion shows how much you follow men, instead of Jesus.

RiversideRedneck

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#220472 Mar 20, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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Michael Richardson was great in Seinfeld.
When you went to the local Board of Education and asked them to change the science books, what was their answer?
"Be gone! Satan!"

Or something like that.

RiversideRedneck

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#220473 Mar 20, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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I never get stuck on bush. There are lotions for that.
I've revised the old saying, "the carpet matches the drapes".

It's; "there is no carpet".

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