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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“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#222861 Apr 3, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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The evidence that points to it being man "accelerated", anyway, is the record levels of CO2.
PROBLEM:
The record levels of CO2 have NOT increased the global mean temp even one tenth of one degree. In fact it has not risen by even one half of one tenth of one degree. That pretty much means it ain't gone up in the last 15 years when the amount of CO2 has steadily increased in the same time. The empirical evidence does not support your claim.
What else ya got to fling at the wall?
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#222862 Apr 3, 2014
wilderide wrote:
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Please delineate how that version is a more accurate translation from the oldest texts than all the other versions. I.e., what is the veracity of that particular version?
The answer to that question is quite simple my good friend. What does the word “amplify” mean? When one looks at a leaf with the natural eye they can see so much. But when the leaf is placed under a magnifier the view is intensified.

Both views from the naked eye and with the use of a magnifier are true. One is just more intense than the other.

"The Amplified Bible was the first Bible project of The Lockman Foundation. It attempts to take both word meaning and context into account in order to accurately translate the original text from one language into another. The Amplified Bible does this through the use of explanatory alternate readings and amplifications to assist the reader in understanding what Scripture really says. Multiple English word equivalents to each key Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise have been concealed by the traditional translation method. The Amplified Bible present on the Bible Gateway matches the 1987 printing." Biblegateway.com

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#222863 Apr 3, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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The statement my pilot friend made was this,
“Science is true whether you believe it or not.”
Hmmmmm, how many times have Meteorologist
gotten weather forecast wrong over the last 100 years?
Is it not true their weather forecast are and have been based on scientific data?
My point my good friend is Science is not always true. It’s forever changing and updating. If it was true then it would be perfect. It is far from being perfect.
Hey Eagle Eye. Science can neither be "true" or "false".
Science is merely one tool which is often used to determine what may or may not be true or false.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#222864 Apr 3, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
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The answer to that question is quite simple my good friend. What does the word “amplify” mean? When one looks at a leaf with the natural eye they can see so much. But when the leaf is placed under a magnifier the view is intensified.
Both views from the naked eye and with the use of a magnifier are true. One is just more intense than the other.
"The Amplified Bible was the first Bible project of The Lockman Foundation. It attempts to take both word meaning and context into account in order to accurately translate the original text from one language into another. The Amplified Bible does this through the use of explanatory alternate readings and amplifications to assist the reader in understanding what Scripture really says. Multiple English word equivalents to each key Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise have been concealed by the traditional translation method. The Amplified Bible present on the Bible Gateway matches the 1987 printing." Biblegateway.com
I seriously doubt that it is possible to make the Bible any more "intense" or "magnified" than the versions I have already read.
From what I have heard, the oldest and most popular commonly accepted version (KJV) is already capable of scaring the hell out of you. Will the more intense version scare it out faster or more efficiently?
<snicker>

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#222865 Apr 3, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Not a great design? You're an idiot.
You are the finest gorilla we ever seen.
Here have a banana!

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#222866 Apr 3, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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It's deceptive, no matter who said it.
"Science" is a field of study. It is neither true, or not true.
People who do science, that's a different subject.
Some say things that are not true. Whether Mr. Tyson believes it or not.

Yeah like...... most everything you say isn't true.

“Ditat Deus”

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#222867 Apr 3, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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Have you considered Xanax?
Maybe some ambien?
Have you considered actually answering my questions?

How do you know if prayer is disruptive? Why are you assuming so damn much?

“Ditat Deus”

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#222868 Apr 3, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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Blah blah blah.
I don't like the way you concede, it's drab and boring.
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#222869 Apr 3, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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I seriously doubt that it is possible to make the Bible any more "intense" or "magnified" than the versions I have already read.
From what I have heard, the oldest and most popular commonly accepted version (KJV) is already capable of scaring the hell out of you. Will the more intense version scare it out faster or more efficiently?
<snicker>
I like the King James Version myself.[tipping hat]

“Filia Spartacus”

Since: Jun 13

Libertas

#222870 Apr 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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LOL
One of the most profound posts I have seen on here for a while
Cheers! LOL

“Filia Spartacus”

Since: Jun 13

Libertas

#222871 Apr 3, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
Where did all these new Christards come from ?
Someone must have been up all night knitting socks.
No, they just bought them from the Asian $2 shop.

“Filia Spartacus”

Since: Jun 13

Libertas

#222872 Apr 3, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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I find it very amusing that creatards love to claim that their god did all the good bits but deny his responsibility for the bad bits
If they believe he is the creator then why can they not so accept full accountability for what they believe?
Do you have any insight into this anomaly of faith buck?
In my old church, it was always the Devil who got the blame for that.
:-)

“Filia Spartacus”

Since: Jun 13

Libertas

#222873 Apr 3, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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Never said science was always right. It's not like it's religion or something.
The term is climate change, and if you can't find evidence of it, it's only because you don't want to.
I'll bet you think trickle down economics is working, too.
Did you know that the term "Greenhouse Effect" was coined by a man named Joseph Fourier, way back in 1824?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_effec...

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#222874 Apr 3, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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Just a couple corrections to many idiotic claims you make.
The very first verse noted the Big Bang, a beginning point for the universe, 5,000 years before atheists caught up.
The very first chapter noted life coming from the earth and beginning in a genderless form.
This info was recorded by Moses as dictated by the Alien visitor who prophecied a band of former slaves would survive no matter what and become the greatest culture on earth.
Does that answer your question?
Smile.
IPSEC wrote:
<quoted text>This is as silly as those that claim Nostradamus or any other prophecy was right. Trying to fit what we know now into the nonsense in your dirty little book.
Yeah, that's why Nostradamus has so many followers.

Smile.

“Filia Spartacus”

Since: Jun 13

Libertas

#222876 Apr 3, 2014
wilderide wrote:
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I'm afraid you've mistaken porn films for documentaries.
As for sex being dangerous, just have safe sex. Everyone should. There ya go.
LOL

The second part is something even kids should know nowadays. If only they taught it in ALL schools.

“Filia Spartacus”

Since: Jun 13

Libertas

#222877 Apr 3, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
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We understand that you don't believe that having sex with little girls is pedophilia.
It's statistically worse pedophilia.
:-(

“Ditat Deus”

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#222878 Apr 3, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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LOL
The second part is something even kids should know nowadays. If only they taught it in ALL schools.
Not only are schools teaching safe sex, they're teaching sex to a crowd that is far too young. Thanks to the Liberals, they're handing out free condoms in school and demonstrating how to use them with phallic fruit. Not only that, 13-year-old girls can go get free abortions without their parents knowledge or consent, again thanks to the Liberals.

“Ditat Deus”

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#222879 Apr 3, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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In my old church, it was always the Devil who got the blame for that.
:-)
In my old church, it was always the individual that was responsible for their own actions. It was always the individual that took the blame, whether they listened to God's advice whether they listened to the devil's tricks.

I've always been taught, and I've always agreed, that every action we make is of our own doing and we all bear full responsibility for our actions, whether they're good or bad.

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#222880 Apr 3, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
<quoted text>It's statistically worse pedophilia.
:-(
Yep and perpetrated by heterosexual males, in the majority that is.

Some heterosexual females are quite foul as well but they mostly just let their little girls get raped.

I like that our country provides for down and out single mums, they don't need to be that desperate for a man.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#222881 Apr 3, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Have you considered actually answering my questions?

How do you know if prayer is disruptive? Why are you assuming so damn much?
I'm pretty sue all I said was that it might have been.

Stop wearing your wife's thing panties. They're making you irritable.

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