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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“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#99299 May 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
The same argument could be said for murder now couldn't it?
How many Atheist Hospitals have you Atheist collectively built and supported?
How many charitable organizations Atheist have collectively built and supported that serve the poor, needy, homeless and dying?
A few Atheist perhaps give to some charities and even less participate in charities.
Christians organizations carry the vast majority of charities for the humanities.
While Atheist as a whole, do very little to anything as an organization but feed themselves. Good job.
There's more

The SEED foundation
National nonprofit that establishes urban public boarding schools to prepare students from underserved communities for success in college.</p>
Issue-Specific Secularist Organizations

Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN)

ADSN Project
The Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia's Anti-Discrimination support network (ADSN) is collecting narratives highlighting instances of bigotry against the nontheist community.
Pro-choice organizations

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Provides reproductive health care services, advocates for women's reproductive rights, and offers educational services for women.
NARAL Pro-choice America
Focuses mostly on the social and legal activism for women's abortion rights.
Womens Health Organizations

EngenderHealth
an international nonprofit organization that has been working for 60 years to make reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable for women and men worldwide.
Ipas
an international organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries.

Teen Pregnancy Reduction

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Sadly this charity is rated with only 2 stars due to low efficiency. However their goal is highly respectable and needed, to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults.
HIV/AIDS

Treatment Action Campaign
campaign for treatment for people with HIV and to reduce new HIV infections. Our efforts have resulted in many life-saving interventions, including the implementation of country-wide mother-to-child transmission prevention and antiretroviral treatment programmes.
U.S. Military

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Challenging the myth that "there are no atheists in foxholes." There certainly are.
Gay rights

Lambda
A national non-profit gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgend er (GLBT) agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence.
Lambda Legal
The legal arm of the Lambda organization that protects GLBT civil rights through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Human Rights Campaign
Large organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights.
School vouchers

National Education Association (NEA) on school vouchers
Provides several arguments for the case against private school vouchers.
Pledge of Allegiance

Restore the Pledge
Support Michael Newdow in his quest to remove the phrase "under God" from the official Pledge of Allegiance, coercively recited by millions of schoolchildren every day.
Evolution/Creationism in the science classroom

National Center for Science Education
Great resource with current news and resources (including the famous "Project Steve" list!) on defending evolution and science against pseudoscience advocates.
Boy Scouts of America discrimination against atheists, gays

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#99300 May 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
The same argument could be said for murder now couldn't it?
How many Atheist Hospitals have you Atheist collectively built and supported?
How many charitable organizations Atheist have collectively built and supported that serve the poor, needy, homeless and dying?
A few Atheist perhaps give to some charities and even less participate in charities.
Christians organizations carry the vast majority of charities for the humanities.
While Atheist as a whole, do very little to anything as an organization but feed themselves. Good job.
Hold on...
Scouting For All
Composed of mostly former Boy Scouts, it is working to influence the BSA to include all participating youth members and leaders regardless of religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
Children in Poor countries
PlanUSA
an organization committed to helping children, their families and communities in 49 developing countries around the world.
Church/state separation and secularist organizations
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
A national watchdog organization (with local chapters all around the U.S.---find one near you!) dedicated to preserving religious liberty. It is open to theists and nontheists of all kinds, and is headed by a minister with the United Church of Christ (Rev. Barry Lynn) who can be seen often in the national media and news stories centering on church/state separation issues.
American Civil Liberties Union (click on the "Religious Liberty" link)
A favorite target of the Religious Right. The ACLU defends civil liberties on many fronts including church/state separation, personal privacy, and legal protection through due process. Look for a local chapter in your area to join.
People for the American Way
Progressive group that supports secular values in government. PFAW is an activist organization and PAC (political action committee) working to battle such groups as the Christian Coalition. Click the "Religious Freedom" link for action alerts and information.
Freedom from Religion Foundation
Great organization that defends the rights of nontheists in courtrooms, sponsors a fun-filled annual national convention, and publishes the popular "Freethought Today" (magazine written by and for freethinkers).
Godless Americans Political Action Committee
Endorses and supports U.S. political candidates that support secular values in government and the rights of "godless Americans." We will have our "seat at the table" in formulating public policy.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99301 May 15, 2012
Oh What A Beautiful Morning.

Life is Wonderful.

Manchurian Candidate

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#99302 May 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
The same argument could be said for murder now couldn't it?
How many Atheist Hospitals have you Atheist collectively built and supported?
How many charitable organizations Atheist have collectively built and supported that serve the poor, needy, homeless and dying?
A few Atheist perhaps give to some charities and even less participate in charities.
Christians organizations carry the vast majority of charities for the humanities.
While Atheist as a whole, do very little to anything as an organization but feed themselves. Good job.
Just a second...

Atheist Alliance
Democratic association of various individual atheists and atheist organizations. It is a great all-around resource for all-things atheist.
Interfaith Alliance
Alliance of leaders of various religions, worldviews, and beliefs that includes Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, agnostics, atheists, et al. It works to promote religious freedom for everyone regardless of religious beliefs as well as civic participation and civility. Nontheists can find theist allies here.
American Atheists
Controversial atheist organization started by the infamous Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Today it fights for the complete separation of church and state, as well as for the rights of atheists in America.
Secular Coalition for America
Vast coalition of secular and freethought organizations (including the Internet Infidels!) dedicated to sending lobbyists to Washington, D.C. to gain support for protecting the rights of nontheist Americans.
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Explores the causes of religious belief, promotes science in public schools, maintains a list of public lecturers, sells pro-secularist books and other media, and facilitates the giving of humanitarian aid to organizations that are completely secular in nature.
Europe
National Secular Society
Supports secularism in the UK, as well as church-state separation.
Rationalist Association
The Rationalist Association is a focus for rationalist thought and debate in the UK and worldwide. The RA is the UK's leading freethought and rationalist book publisher.
Australia
Atheist Foundation of Australia, Inc.
Something for our friends Down Under -- lots of good information, book lists, humor, etc.
Organizations that promote humanism/Atheism
Council for Secular Humanism
Large organization that offers support for secular humanists through activities such as magazine publishing, conducting secular ceremonies (weddings, funerals, etc.), educational courses, and summer camps for kids that teach critical thinking skills and secular ethical values.
Atheists United
Advances the public understanding of atheism, defends the seperation of government from religon and helps to create communites of atheists. Based in Southern California.
American Humanist Association
Promotes the spread of humanism and furthering of the humanist philosophy in the U.S. by working with and/or establishing like-minded organizations.
The Continuum of Humanist Education
Online courses available for humanists in areas such as law, science, ethics, and secular humanist philosophy.
The Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS)
A think-tank that offers news, opinions, information, and humor relating to humanism. It works to spread public awareness and acceptance of humanist principles.
British Humanist Association
The largest provider of humanist ceremonies in England and Wales. Offers services for weddings, funerals, and baby-namings as well as general resources on humanism and support for humanist organizations.
Humanist Association of Canada
Provides secular officiants, information, services, and support for humanists in Canada.
Positive Atheism
Comprehensive resource for positive atheists to learn about atheism, history, philosophy, religious freedom, and responsibility.

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#99303 May 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
The same argument could be said for murder now couldn't it?
How many Atheist Hospitals have you Atheist collectively built and supported?
How many charitable organizations Atheist have collectively built and supported that serve the poor, needy, homeless and dying?
A few Atheist perhaps give to some charities and even less participate in charities.
Christians organizations carry the vast majority of charities for the humanities.
While Atheist as a whole, do very little to anything as an organization but feed themselves. Good job.
....

Unitarian Universalist Assocation
A popular "church" for atheists, agnostics, deists, very liberal Christians, etc. Check your local yellow pages for one in your community or use this website's handy * Congregation locator.

The Brights
A movement endorsed by several prominent nontheists to adopt a new term ("Brights") with an accompanying philosophy to describe secularists, freethinkers, atheists, naturalists, etc. with the intent of putting forth a positive, and less-stigmatized, perception of ourselves. Many nontheists have encouraged its use, while many others reject it.
The Objectivist Center
A controversial philosophy founded by Ayn Rand that embodies particular principles on various philosophical, political, economic, and religious issues. Objectivists generally are atheists, but atheists are generally not Objectivists.
Skeptic Society
Learn how to live life free of nonsensical beliefs, and develop your own scientific and critical thinking skills. Also publishes a popular monthly magazine, SKEPTIC, which can be found in major bookstores.
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)
Investigates extraordinary claims from a scientific and rational perspective. CSICOP also puts out a popular monthly magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, found in major bookstores.
American Ethical Union (AEU)
The American Ethical Union (AEU) describes "Ethical Culture" as a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.
International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
IHEU is the sole world umbrella organisation for humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organisations world-wide.

Atheists do many things.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99304 May 15, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong, he is the most hated ex PM this country has ever had.
As to the number of people who idolise him I guess it must be the same number who hate me, I can count them on the fingers of 1 finger, I can even name him, bob nob gobbler.
LIAR.

Quite a few, a high perCentage of posters hereIN Hate you.

Who is this bob nob gobbler????? Is he hates you, he has good reason to do so, you hypocrite.

By the way, where is your friend....the filty-mouthed Thinking.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99305 May 15, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Racist bigot
You eeejit.

You have NO idea what a racist bigot is.

Suggestion: Look in your mirror.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99306 May 15, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
Better than the evil in your heart.
...and you ought to know.

Yes!!!

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#99307 May 15, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Consider yourself fortunate that I don't think of you as an enemy.
That's a really short career path.
Bless you.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99308 May 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
You're as stupid as your comments.
You're as comments as your stupid.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#99309 May 15, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
The same argument could be said for murder now couldn't it?
How many Atheist Hospitals have you Atheist collectively built and supported?
How many charitable organizations Atheist have collectively built and supported that serve the poor, needy, homeless and dying?
A few Atheist perhaps give to some charities and even less participate in charities.
Christians organizations carry the vast majority of charities for the humanities.
While Atheist as a whole, do very little to anything as an organization but feed themselves. Good job.
Every hospital or charity that is secular is by definition NOT a theistic organization.

Most Humanists don't need their good works to be "seen of men". We just muddle along and do what we can to make this world one that affords every human being the opportunity for a rich, rewarding life that is as free as possible from pain and suffering.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#99310 May 15, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
<quoted text>
Hold on...
Scouting For All
Composed of mostly former Boy Scouts, it is working to influence the BSA to include all participating youth members and leaders regardless of religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
Children in Poor countries
PlanUSA
an organization committed to helping children, their families and communities in 49 developing countries around the world.
Church/state separation and secularist organizations
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
A national watchdog organization (with local chapters all around the U.S.---find one near you!) dedicated to preserving religious liberty. It is open to theists and nontheists of all kinds, and is headed by a minister with the United Church of Christ (Rev. Barry Lynn) who can be seen often in the national media and news stories centering on church/state separation issues.
American Civil Liberties Union (click on the "Religious Liberty" link)
A favorite target of the Religious Right. The ACLU defends civil liberties on many fronts including church/state separation, personal privacy, and legal protection through due process. Look for a local chapter in your area to join.
People for the American Way
Progressive group that supports secular values in government. PFAW is an activist organization and PAC (political action committee) working to battle such groups as the Christian Coalition. Click the "Religious Freedom" link for action alerts and information.
Freedom from Religion Foundation
Great organization that defends the rights of nontheists in courtrooms, sponsors a fun-filled annual national convention, and publishes the popular "Freethought Today" (magazine written by and for freethinkers).
Godless Americans Political Action Committee
Endorses and supports U.S. political candidates that support secular values in government and the rights of "godless Americans." We will have our "seat at the table" in formulating public policy.
Thank you, just as I thought, you feed yourselves.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99311 May 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Boblahblah, you're the one running around attacking everyone who doesn't agree with your petty, tiny, small minded, intellectually lazy and dishonest, fictional worldview.
You insult people because you're an incompetent thinker. You can't argue well, you don't know anything, so you lash out at your betters.
Who made the 'betters'???

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#99312 May 15, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a second...
Atheist Alliance
Democratic association of various individual atheists and atheist organizations. It is a great all-around resource for all-things atheist.
Interfaith Alliance
Alliance of leaders of various religions, worldviews, and beliefs that includes Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, agnostics, atheists, et al. It works to promote religious freedom for everyone regardless of religious beliefs as well as civic participation and civility. Nontheists can find theist allies here.
American Atheists
Controversial atheist organization started by the infamous Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Today it fights for the complete separation of church and state, as well as for the rights of atheists in America.
Secular Coalition for America
Vast coalition of secular and freethought organizations (including the Internet Infidels!) dedicated to sending lobbyists to Washington, D.C. to gain support for protecting the rights of nontheist Americans.
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Explores the causes of religious belief, promotes science in public schools, maintains a list of public lecturers, sells pro-secularist books and other media, and facilitates the giving of humanitarian aid to organizations that are completely secular in nature.
Europe
National Secular Society
Supports secularism in the UK, as well as church-state separation.
Rationalist Association
The Rationalist Association is a focus for rationalist thought and debate in the UK and worldwide. The RA is the UK's leading freethought and rationalist book publisher.
Australia
Atheist Foundation of Australia, Inc.
Something for our friends Down Under -- lots of good information, book lists, humor, etc.
Organizations that promote humanism/Atheism
Council for Secular Humanism
Large organization that offers support for secular humanists through activities such as magazine publishing, conducting secular ceremonies (weddings, funerals, etc.), educational courses, and summer camps for kids that teach critical thinking skills and secular ethical values.
Atheists United
Advances the public understanding of atheism, defends the seperation of government from religon and helps to create communites of atheists. Based in Southern California.
American Humanist Association
Promotes the spread of humanism and furthering of the humanist philosophy in the U.S. by working with and/or establishing like-minded organizations.
The Continuum of Humanist Education
Online courses available for humanists in areas such as law, science, ethics, and secular humanist philosophy.
The Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS)
A think-tank that offers news, opinions, information, and humor relating to humanism. It works to spread public awareness and acceptance of humanist principles.
British Humanist Association
The largest provider of humanist ceremonies in England and Wales. Offers services for weddings, funerals, and baby-namings as well as general resources on humanism and support for humanist organizations.
Humanist Association of Canada
Provides secular officiants, information, services, and support for humanists in Canada.
Positive Atheism
Comprehensive resource for positive atheists to learn about atheism, history, philosophy, religious freedom, and responsibility.
Doctors Without Borders
Red Cross

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99313 May 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. People made the who you are after. It has no separate existence from people.
Who made the people???

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#99314 May 15, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
<quoted text>
....
Unitarian Universalist Assocation
A popular "church" for atheists, agnostics, deists, very liberal Christians, etc. Check your local yellow pages for one in your community or use this website's handy * Congregation locator.
The Brights
A movement endorsed by several prominent nontheists to adopt a new term ("Brights") with an accompanying philosophy to describe secularists, freethinkers, atheists, naturalists, etc. with the intent of putting forth a positive, and less-stigmatized, perception of ourselves. Many nontheists have encouraged its use, while many others reject it.
The Objectivist Center
A controversial philosophy founded by Ayn Rand that embodies particular principles on various philosophical, political, economic, and religious issues. Objectivists generally are atheists, but atheists are generally not Objectivists.
Skeptic Society
Learn how to live life free of nonsensical beliefs, and develop your own scientific and critical thinking skills. Also publishes a popular monthly magazine, SKEPTIC, which can be found in major bookstores.
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)
Investigates extraordinary claims from a scientific and rational perspective. CSICOP also puts out a popular monthly magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, found in major bookstores.
American Ethical Union (AEU)
The American Ethical Union (AEU) describes "Ethical Culture" as a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.
International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
IHEU is the sole world umbrella organisation for humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organisations world-wide.
Atheists do many things.
Yep and all their numbers could fit in a thimble.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#99315 May 15, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
Every hospital or charity that is secular is by definition NOT a theistic organization.
Most Humanists don't need their good works to be "seen of men". We just muddle along and do what we can to make this world one that affords every human being the opportunity for a rich, rewarding life that is as free as possible from pain and suffering.
The Atheist Creed,“Me, Myself and I.”

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99316 May 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
See? Hateful and pathetic - I'm glad you're in the minority of Christians, Boblahbalha.
Minority of Christians!!!!

...and what would you know about the statistics of Christians???

MOST of your comrades hereIN say that ALL Christians are hateful.

Who is right???You or them!!!

What you really know about Christianity is actually nothing other than some words you read somewhere.

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99317 May 15, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Uhm they're muscle. They hold together fine. Lobster takes amazing raw!
I don't know, maybe the crab you saw was strange? Or a different species?
Dungess crab - yum - I used to catch them (and have eaten them raw). One time I caught one who's claw was broken and the meat was sticking out - it was firm.
The Horseshoe Crab is delicious - RAW.

....with a sprinkle of dark vinegar and mustard.

Eagle12

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#99318 May 15, 2012
The difference between Atheist and Christians?
Atheist make the jump without the parachute. They don’t believe in it. Only the weak minded use parachutes, right?
Christians jump with the parachute, heck there’s plenty of them, they’re free.
I’ll be waving at you atheist as you go zooooming by. Try not to look too helpless. You had a chance to put on a parachute. You didn’t need one remember?

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