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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ROCCO

Indio, CA

#228004 May 1, 2014
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
<quoted text>
That's cute. If you tell me that your parrots talk to you, that's totally believable.
I find it a little harder to believe there really were talking snakes or talking donkeys. Not that much of a jackass.
:-)
Right, there's no such thing as talking snakes and talking donkeys, although this thread is littered with a fair number of talking asses.

My grey is very explicit about what she wants. If she wants an apple, she says apple. If she wants corn, she wants corn. Same with water, and many other things. To offer her something different than she asked for is a wasted effort.

When she was maybe 7 or 8 years old, I gave her her first drink of apple juice. Her irises contracted and expanded over and over, she took another sip, and then said "water apple". I now keep apple juice on hand mainly for her, lol!

Tell me she can't think!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#228005 May 1, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>

No, clearly, birds do not 'talk.' They mimic, and sometimes, yes. Sometimes, they even having meaning in their calls - more meaning in bird calls, obviously, then their mimicked human sounds.
So conversing with them would resemble talking with you.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#228006 May 1, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that humans underestimate the sentience of our fellow life forms on this planet.
"June" surely does.

:o)

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#228007 May 1, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>There is NO historically preserved documents regarding Jesus, stop being a nitwit. The FACT is...there are NO contemporary accounts of the life of Jesus outside of the bible.
And NO, stories written about him decades after his death do NOT count as evidence.
The concept of eternal life was conjured up by frightened old men, the same ones who wrote the bible, to escape the horrifying fear you people have of darkness and death. Man up and accept death as a part of life. All things die, planets, suns, solar systems, galaxies, all living things, but you self-centered egotistical Theists believe you are so important that YOU get to live forever. What a weak minded, childish, approach to life. Die like a man, and not like a spoiled child who refuses to go to his room. The entire concept and you, are both PATHETIC !!
Oh, by da way.

Give us some links to official sort of records that this Jesus was a fraud and fake before it became the offical state religion.

Do be advised there are at least rumors of persecution of Christians before that time. I'm sure there were many that would put the badmouth on them from that time.

Commentary by personages of the time will do. Let's see what they had to say about the matter.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#228008 May 1, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:

Thank you for being honest and admitting that the Bible was written by men.
As for the other things you think "God" can or cannot do, well, andet - you sort of failed here with the honesty.
The fact is - you don't know what "God" can or cannot do. So please do speak for him.
Please post links to sources or events that shows "God helps", or "God heals" or "God gives guidance". Please ensure that these sources have verifiable evidence that proves these actions occurred. Otherwise it is just an opinion by yet another man.
Thanks!
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! see what i'm talking about ande1987?! this is the kind of company you're in when you oppose God/His Word!
If you had read what I wrote, without twisting up the words to your own liking, you will notice that I was correcting the poster with "they don't know the mind of God".

Sort of like I do with you daily.

Your arrogance is starting to peek through your words waaasssuuup. Calm down and breathe.
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#228010 May 1, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Finally we have someone who acknowledges that birds can talk in human language.
When one talks about the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
It is necessary to differentiate between the pre-cursed serpent and the post cursed serpent.
Good example: Einstein.

http://www.ted.com/talks/einstein_the_parrot_...

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#228011 May 1, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>There is NO historically preserved documents regarding Jesus, stop being a nitwit. The FACT is...there are NO contemporary accounts of the life of Jesus outside of the bible.
And NO, stories written about him decades after his death do NOT count as evidence.
The concept of eternal life was conjured up by frightened old men, the same ones who wrote the bible, to escape the horrifying fear you people have of darkness and death. Man up and accept death as a part of life. All things die, planets, suns, solar systems, galaxies, all living things, but you self-centered egotistical Theists believe you are so important that YOU get to live forever. What a weak minded, childish, approach to life. Die like a man, and not like a spoiled child who refuses to go to his room. The entire concept and you, are both PATHETIC !!
what are you babbling about?!
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#228012 May 1, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
and you're not bigoted, prejudice, intolerant, discriminating and hateful, HOW???
if you want to prove your intellectual superiority over me in a practical way, how about if we clearly and concisely lay out what it is we both believe about how life came to be and why and see which looks more plausible and which looks more ridiculous and unlikely?:-)
If you haven't learned anything from the 227,960 posts that precede your above reply, why would any rational human think just one more will be the one that causes you to have an epiphany and see the light? It's very, very easy to see who looks more ridiculous and maintains the least likely explanation.

As a guiding rule, I've learned not to waste much effort on causes that have proven to be hopeless. If I see something along the way that causes me to think you have, miraculously, ceased being a hopeless cause, I shall reconsider.

My hopes for same are not high.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#228013 May 1, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
Thank you for being honest and admitting that the Bible was written by men.
As for the other things you think "God" can or cannot do, well, andet - you sort of failed here with the honesty.
The fact is - you don't know what "God" can or cannot do. So please do speak for him.
Please post links to sources or events that shows "God helps", or "God heals" or "God gives guidance". Please ensure that these sources have verifiable evidence that proves these actions occurred. Otherwise it is just an opinion by yet another man.
Thanks!
<quoted text>
If you had read what I wrote, without twisting up the words to your own liking, you will notice that I was correcting the poster with "they don't know the mind of God".
Sort of like I do with you daily.
Your arrogance is starting to peek through your words waaasssuuup. Calm down and breathe.
YOU need to remember the fallen world's favorite buzz word - SELF!

if only i had a dime for every narcissistic song that included the lyrics "learn to love yourself/myself" i'd be rich!

btw - the world doesn't seem to be getting any better but really only more...well...SELFISH as a result of this oprah winfreyish new age BS, now do it!;-)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#228014 May 1, 2014
ROCCO wrote:
<quoted text>
If you haven't learned anything from the 227,960 posts that precede your above reply, why would any rational human think just one more will be the one that causes you to have an epiphany and see the light? It's very, very easy to see who looks more ridiculous and maintains the least likely explanation.
As a guiding rule, I've learned not to waste much effort on causes that have proven to be hopeless. If I see something along the way that causes me to think you have, miraculously, ceased being a hopeless cause, I shall reconsider.
My hopes for same are not high.
If you haven't learned anything from the 227,960 posts that precede your above reply, why would any rational human think just one more will be the one that causes you to have an epiphany and see the light? It's very, very easy to see who looks more ridiculous and maintains the least likely explanation.

As a guiding rule, I've learned not to waste much effort on causes that have proven to be hopeless. If I see something along the way that causes me to think you have, miraculously, ceased being a hopeless cause, I shall reconsider.

My hopes for same are not high.

OMGosh! we just posted the exact same thing at about the exact same time! JINX - NO BACKS!
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#228015 May 1, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
how the f would you even begin to know such a thing? the fact that you're trying to discourage my faith is a clear indication that you're operating from a malicious position and are not at all objective to possibilities you can't understand, mr 'intellectual' imbecile;-)
See how simple you have made this for me? You've concluded that I'm trying to discourage you from your faith, and that is simply untrue. The faith you possess may cause you to believe you're going to experience something different after death than me, but your faith will not alter the outcome of what becomes of you post mortem versus the outcome of what becomes of me post mortem.

The difference between my reality and your reality is simply that yours has an "un" preceding it.

But I do relish sensing your skin crawling..........

ROCCO

Indio, CA

#228016 May 1, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>

are you afraid to debate me?:-)
Hahahahahahahahaha!

https://www.google.com/search...

and this one, with apologies to warm-blooded creatures everywhere:

https://www.google.com/search...

“The Bible is no science book”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#228017 May 1, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
dude said - "I became an Atheist the day I reached to age of reason"
did this day BY ANY CHANCE coincide with the day you came out of the closet?
i'm just asking because YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE how closely related being an atheist and being gay (and/or gay activist) seemS to be in my experiences in talking with people here! that's why i coined the term 'GAYTHEISM'!!!
My husband and four kids would disagree with you.
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#228018 May 1, 2014
ROCCO said <quoted text>

If you haven't learned anything from the 227,960 posts that precede your above reply, why would any rational human think just one more will be the one that causes you to have an epiphany and see the light? It's very, very easy to see who looks more ridiculous and maintains the least likely explanation.

As a guiding rule, I've learned not to waste much effort on causes that have proven to be hopeless. If I see something along the way that causes me to think you have, miraculously, ceased being a hopeless cause, I shall reconsider.

My hopes for same are not high.
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
If you haven't learned anything from the 227,960 posts that precede your above reply, why would any rational human think just one more will be the one that causes you to have an epiphany and see the light? It's very, very easy to see who looks more ridiculous and maintains the least likely explanation.
As a guiding rule, I've learned not to waste much effort on causes that have proven to be hopeless. If I see something along the way that causes me to think you have, miraculously, ceased being a hopeless cause, I shall reconsider.
My hopes for same are not high.
OMGosh! we just posted the exact same thing at about the exact same time! JINX - NO BACKS!
ROCCO says:

OMG! a real, live, honest-to-goodness fvcking talking parrot!

Why, it can even mimic!

What next, talking snakes and asses?

(PS: Had this been an even minimally intelligent reply by you, AssUp, you would have at least had enough smarts to change the post # to 228,011 rather than just copy and paste the original. Like I said, my hopes were not high, and are now proven to be realistic. Even your mimicry falls flat..........

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#228019 May 1, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>In other words, you concede your point and your reputation.

Smile.
LOL

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#228020 May 1, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU need to remember the fallen world's favorite buzz word - SELF!
if only i had a dime for every narcissistic song that included the lyrics "learn to love yourself/myself" i'd be rich!
btw - the world doesn't seem to be getting any better but really only more...well...SELFISH as a result of this oprah winfreyish new age BS, now do it!;-)
What fallen world?

There you go - living out a fantasy that doesn't exist in our reality.
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#228021 May 1, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Proper usage is "contemporaneous", not "contemporary".
fuckoffassclown!!!
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#228022 May 1, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Paul was writing about him 20 years later and churches had even started. There was a very quick startup of the religion, and it was diverse. No conspiracy. Except to you mind.
What you call a conspiracy was just the normal result of ascendancy to power and official doctrines developed with them. You have the same going on now with your gaytheism and inclusiveness and humanism.
BTW, your gay movement took longer to take hold than the first Christian churches. That is with mass media and lots of horn tooting.
Check out the Coptic Church and its beginnings and also realize that by 70 AD Christianity was well on its way.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/...
The early churches were Jewish oriented. Paul turned it into a more universal religion which was spread by the Roman Empire.
Something happened to start that all in motion. It was not just a bunch of creative writers with nothing to do.
I don't respond to crazy people, sorry!!!!
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#228023 May 1, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
what are you babbling about?!
Your Jesus was a myth, is that clear enough?

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#228024 May 1, 2014
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Your Jesus was a myth, is that clear enough?
You convincing yourself right?

Because surely I would hope you really not that stupid to think just because you write "Jesus was a myth" on a internet billboard that makes any difference to Christianity or to those that worship Jesus as God.

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