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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Patrick

United States

#234867 Aug 18, 2014
critical thinking wrote:
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you are the purveyor of a message supported only by a hypothesis. save the lectures and pseudoscience. you have no reasonable "point", no arguable position. you self identify as an atheist in a failed attempt to appear intellectual. A cursory review of your random, jargon-filled post indicates you are angry, argumentative and dogmatic.
Sums things up nicely as he does more damage to his cause than help?

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#234868 Aug 18, 2014
critical thinking wrote:
As we all know, the New Atheists love to posture as if they are champions of science. The problem is that they only seem to care about science when it can somehow be recruited to aid their metaphysical and/or political agenda. What if you were to debate with a New Atheist and inform him that science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic? Do you think the New Atheist would acknowledge this characterization of New Atheists? Or do you think he/she would come up with reasons to ignore or dismiss such a scientific finding?
Well, there is no need to keep this in the realm of a thought experiment, as science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic.
Check out the research of Christopher Silver from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. http://www.atheismresearch.com/
You nailed it.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#234869 Aug 18, 2014
Straw man.
critical thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
you are the purveyor of a message supported only by a hypothesis. save the lectures and pseudoscience. you have no reasonable "point", no arguable position. you self identify as an atheist in a failed attempt to appear intellectual. A cursory review of your random, jargon-filled post indicates you are angry, argumentative and dogmatic.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#234870 Aug 18, 2014
I'm a non-believer.
critical thinking wrote:
As we all know, the New Atheists love to posture as if they are champions of science. The problem is that they only seem to care about science when it can somehow be recruited to aid their metaphysical and/or political agenda. What if you were to debate with a New Atheist and inform him that science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic? Do you think the New Atheist would acknowledge this characterization of New Atheists? Or do you think he/she would come up with reasons to ignore or dismiss such a scientific finding?
Well, there is no need to keep this in the realm of a thought experiment, as science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic.
Check out the research of Christopher Silver from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. http://www.atheismresearch.com/
critical thinking

Ada, OK

#234871 Aug 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Straw man.
<quoted text>
So it’s nice to see some scientific evidence that helps confirm my impressions. But this does put the Gnu atheists in a difficult spot. Either they have to acknowledge there is scientific evidence that shows they are mean, narcissistic, closed-minded, and have trouble getting along with others. Or, they could deny this, but in doing so, show the world they are not sincere when they claim they “follow science and the evidence wherever it leads.”
Patrick

United States

#234872 Aug 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I'm a non-believer.
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Breaking news ?
We never would have guessed :-)

Enjoy your day

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#234873 Aug 18, 2014
critical thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
So it’s nice to see some scientific evidence that helps confirm my impressions. But this does put the Gnu atheists in a difficult spot. Either they have to acknowledge there is scientific evidence that shows they are mean, narcissistic, closed-minded, and have trouble getting along with others. Or, they could deny this, but in doing so, show the world they are not sincere when they claim they “follow science and the evidence wherever it leads.”
One could say the same about so-called "Christians" as well.....that they are:

"mean" - admonish others who don't believe as they do
"narcissistic" - thinking that they have 'all the faith and grace' required by "God" - unproven and self-described
"closed-minded" - refuse to accept all of what Jesus taught, instead they only accept what was written by men and chosen for the Bible.

Yep - they fit the mold just as your perception thinks "New Atheists" do.

Are you a "New Atheist" or a so-called "Christian" or neither?
Thinking

Poole, UK

#234874 Aug 18, 2014
Another straw man.

Raise your game.

Stop lying.
critical thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
So it’s nice to see some scientific evidence that helps confirm my impressions. But this does put the Gnu atheists in a difficult spot. Either they have to acknowledge there is scientific evidence that shows they are mean, narcissistic, closed-minded, and have trouble getting along with others. Or, they could deny this, but in doing so, show the world they are not sincere when they claim they “follow science and the evidence wherever it leads.”

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#234875 Aug 18, 2014
critical thinking wrote:
As we all know, the New Atheists love to posture as if they are champions of science. The problem is that they only seem to care about science when it can somehow be recruited to aid their metaphysical and/or political agenda. What if you were to debate with a New Atheist and inform him that science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic? Do you think the New Atheist would acknowledge this characterization of New Atheists? Or do you think he/she would come up with reasons to ignore or dismiss such a scientific finding?
Well, there is no need to keep this in the realm of a thought experiment, as science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic.
Check out the research of Christopher Silver from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. http://www.atheismresearch.com/
'New Atheist'= Gaytheist and you heard it here first!;-)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#234876 Aug 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Straw man.
<quoted text>
gay man

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#234877 Aug 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I'm a non-believer.
<quoted text>
and a super gay one at that!

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#234878 Aug 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Or imagine the world without lying atheists...
150 million people could have avoided slaughter.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#234879 Aug 18, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
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gay man
Cruising huh?
critical thinking

Ada, OK

#234880 Aug 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Another straw man.
Raise your game.
Stop lying.
<quoted text>
Using the "straw man" moniker is a sign that you have no reasonable "point", no arguable position, that is why you FAIL at so MANY, MANY things! Your intellect is mud-puddle deep. It is clear that you have an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intelligence. The "theory of evolution" is a scientific hypothesis nothing more, nothing less.
critical thinking

Ada, OK

#234881 Aug 18, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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One could say the same about so-called "Christians" as well.....that they are:
"mean" - admonish others who don't believe as they do
"narcissistic" - thinking that they have 'all the faith and grace' required by "God" - unproven and self-described
"closed-minded" - refuse to accept all of what Jesus taught, instead they only accept what was written by men and chosen for the Bible.
Yep - they fit the mold just as your perception thinks "New Atheists" do.
Are you a "New Atheist" or a so-called "Christian" or neither?
Where is the scientific evidence that shows Christians are mean, narcissistic, closed-minded? I didn't think so. I find it ironic you atheist spend an inordinate amount of time researching something you do not believe.
Richardfs

Merrylands, Australia

#234882 Aug 18, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Or imagine the world without lying atheists...
150 million people could have avoided slaughter.
More rubbish from the cesspit of butt crack's mind.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#234883 Aug 19, 2014
critical thinking wrote:
As we all know, the New Atheists love to posture as if they are champions of science. The problem is that they only seem to care about science when it can somehow be recruited to aid their metaphysical and/or political agenda. What if you were to debate with a New Atheist and inform him that science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic? Do you think the New Atheist would acknowledge this characterization of New Atheists? Or do you think he/she would come up with reasons to ignore or dismiss such a scientific finding?
Well, there is no need to keep this in the realm of a thought experiment, as science has provided evidence that New Atheists are narcissistic, mean, and dogmatic.
Check out the research of Christopher Silver from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. http://www.atheismresearch.com/
I read the cited study with great interest. It is the first effort that I've seen to delineate subcategories within the unaffiliated or "nones" category used in both the Pew Forum's Religious Landscape Study and Trinity College's American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS).

Interestingly enough, they found that the principles I've written about over the last few years were pretty much on target: that the ranges of identification, attitudes, beliefs, and profiles within the larger categories of nonbelievers and the unaffiliated vary too widely to allow for any justifiable stereotypes.

I suspect that the study's authors would also agree that the subcategories are also flexible to the point that many if not most individuals may have qualities that mix those of the various categories. I doubt that they would agree that science finds that all New Atheists are narcissistic and mean, but I did notice that the semantics and tone gave the impression that the writers viewed some of the subcategories more favorably than others.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#234884 Aug 19, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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The study is bogus.
It includes filled teeth as bad teeth. If decayed teeth are not filled, even if fewer fillings are needed, those teeth are worse.
Further, I referred to lack of brushing, not the decay rate. The lack of brushing is not determined. Other factors can be responsible for decay, such as diet.
And I didn't see anything debunking muslims having oral sex with goats.
So my question remains:
Since Brits never brush their teeth, and since muslims have oral sex with goats, do British muslims have goat shit in their teeth?
It is not bogus, it is a study that you don’t happen to agree with because it makes you out to be liar but that makes no difference because we know you are liar anyway.

And as I have told you before you watch to many FOX stomp on Britain programs and read to many supermarket sensation tabloids, they of course have no relationship to reality but no doubt they help you masturbate when you cell mate it in the shower.

Diet, yes, the very reason so many Americans (including yourself) are obese... continue?

I am not interested in your wet dreams when you have oral sex with an a$$(you mommy)

You question is just an irrelevant and failed attempt wind up based on bigotry and deliberate igg’rance (same thing really) with a sprinkling of buck lies added... basically, exactly what is expected from you.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#234885 Aug 19, 2014
Stilgar Fifrawi wrote:
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What?
Funny how you can play dumb when you are shown to be an idiotic liar...

Or maybe you are not playing

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#234886 Aug 19, 2014
Stilgar Fifrawi wrote:
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Nope. Why, have you?
Thank you for being (presumably) so honest after around 2 years of asking and you hedging and deliberately avoiding the question.

No but I have been an end user of those good honest and wholesome US donations to terrorism
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