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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“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137005 Nov 12, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, doll!
aishiteru yo
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa a!!!

doshite wakaru no?!?

kochira koso :)
:)
:)

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137006 Nov 12, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text> This from The Washington Times. South of the Sahara, Muslim adherents have gone from 11 million in 1900 to 234 million in 2010; Christians have gone from 7 million to 470 million.
A century ago in Sub-Saharan Africa, animist religions made up the bulk of the population with less than one-quarter adhering to either Islam or Christianity.
Now less than 13 percent of the population follows the traditional religions while conversion rates to Islam and Christianity have skyrocketed. Only Liberia reported more than 10 percent of the population as still embracing traditional religions.
“It’s clear, from what other studies have shown, that Islam has spread from the north on down and Christianity has spread from the south and the coasts inward through a combination of missionary activity and independent African activity,” associate researcher Alan Cooperman said.“African-initiated churches are quite active and have been independent of missionary activity for a long time.”
The list I posted was from Wikipedia.
Looking at the entire population of the African continent. Islam is the largest religion. Those regions in the South that are predominantly Christian. Have done remarkably well in standard of life compared to the remaining continent.

From Wiki:

According to the World Book Encyclopedia, Islam is the largest religion in Africa, with 47% of the population being Muslim, accounting for 1/4 of the world's Muslim population. The faith's historic roots on the continent stem from the time of the Prophet Muhammad, whose early disciples migrated to Abyssinia (hijira) in fear of persecution from the pagan Arabs.

The spread of Islam in North Africa came with the invasion of Egypt under Caliph Umar, through the Sinai Peninsula - followed by the rapid conquest of North Africa by the Arab armies. Islam in West Africa was through Islamic traders and sailors.

Islam is the dominant religion in North Africa and the Horn of Africa. It has also become the predominant religion on the Swahili Coast as well as the West African seaboard and parts of the interior. There have been several Muslim empires in Western Africa which exerted considerable influence, notably the Mali Empire, which flourished for several centuries and the Songhai Empire, under the leadership of Mansa Musa, Sonni Ali and Askia Mohammed.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137007 Nov 12, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Please, please, try to write in sentences.
Dude!!
Please, please get a car and stop riding that poor donkey.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#137008 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Looking at the entire population of the African continent.
That's not a sentence either.

Dude!!

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137009 Nov 12, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Hey, I discovered something you'll find interesting: my download speed was negatively impacted by my microwave oven. I tested it repeatedly. My wireless signal was interfered with when the microwave was on. So, one EM field is interfering with the other.
See? I knew you'd like that.
I always knew jesus was real.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137010 Nov 12, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe he cried because it was his grandson playing flawlessly. These stories of hardcore Atheists suddenly accepting God on their death bed are numerous. They suddenly believe out of fear, fear of the unknown, fear of death, not out of evidence. They seem to conjure up Pascals wager. "Hey if I'm right and God exists then I'm home free, if he doesn't exist, no harm done." If a person is an Atheist, then he arrived at that stance through hard logic and reason. He most likely sacrificed some important relationships, family and friends, so it wasn't a stance taken lightly. To convert back to a belief in God means one must suspend all reason and logic that has been such huge part of their life. With the exception of fear of the unknown, death, I really can't believe any TRUE Atheists could convert back to a belief in God.
He was emotional because it was his grandson this is true. Also trumpet music has unique way of touching the soul. Music can do things to the inner being that words can't achieve.

I might like to add that I was not able to convert my Father neither did any other family member. He was that deeply committed to Atheism.

While he was in the hospital. A visitor came into his room around midnight. This visitor was dressed in Middle Eastern attire. Note: The Hospital was in East Texas. This visitor touched him and from that very moment he converted. There was also a witness. The man in the bed next to him.

Both men, my Father and Mr. Scott told of the account the following morning. Dad was released into Hospice care and went home. I had never heard him pray before. He began to pray and request prayer. He completely changed Doctor.

It all sounds unbelievable and far fetched. This I understand. But I’m telling you Doctor the last 7 months of his life was completely dedicated to Christ. All because of this unknown and strange visitor.

I believe that this visitor was an angel or Christ himself. You would have to know how dedicated Dad was to Atheism. Then to see him change was a miracle.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137011 Nov 12, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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That's not a sentence either.
Dude!!
Este de que, Pedro’s vato course in English.

“I like your horse Senor, I thin I will kill you and take it.”

“Me’s donkey is a bit slow Senor,[smiling half of his teeth missing].”

“Thees Muchacho nees a nice pair of boots Senor. I thin I will take yours. You will not need them where you go,[laughing].

[Boom, Gringo falls to the ground with a thump]

“Tanks you Senor, you have been mucho bueno.”

This concludes Pedro’s vato course in English.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137012 Nov 12, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not a sentence either.
Dude!!
Two mules for Sister Sarah and one jackass for Catcher1.

[Taking sombrero off and placing it over heart].

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137013 Nov 12, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not a sentence either.
Dude!!
The court bailiff says to the judge.“Here comes Catcher1 riding on his ass. Damn that animal stinks.”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137014 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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While he was in the hospital. A visitor came into his room around midnight. This visitor was dressed in Middle Eastern attire. Note: The Hospital was in East Texas. This visitor touched him and from that very moment he converted. There was also a witness. The man in the bed next to him.
By any chance, did this hospital have a mental health wing?

(I kid, but honestly that story is kinda funny).

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137015 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Also trumpet music has unique way of touching the soul.
So that's why I have a shrine to Louie Armstrong. Duh.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#137016 Nov 12, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
you say rationally accept, the rest of us say belief. It's the same damn thing.
Nope, they aren't the same thing.

One may "believe" that an explanation is true.
One may *accept* that an explanation is the best available one, while recognizing that it may be incorrect.

Two different things.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137017 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Este de que, Pedro’s vato course in English.
“I like your horse Senor, I thin I will kill you and take it.”
“Me’s donkey is a bit slow Senor,[smiling half of his teeth missing].”
“Thees Muchacho nees a nice pair of boots Senor. I thin I will take yours. You will not need them where you go,[laughing].
[Boom, Gringo falls to the ground with a thump]
“Tanks you Senor, you have been mucho bueno.”
This concludes Pedro’s vato course in English.
Why are you like this?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137018 Nov 12, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Nano doesn't have sex. Unless someone shows up at her doorstep. Then, it's sort of a celebration for her - the end of loneliness maybe?
13Nov12.....

.....GOD, You 'hatingDumbView' are one ugly woman. You are one cyber-psycho bullly dat needs a 'wedgie' dat vould yank yer knickers haul da vey up to your lousy neck.

Ps:.....On da insides you are fulla pus ...and 'das fer Shure.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137019 Nov 12, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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It would not surprise me if she had to lose some money too.
13Nov12.....

.....and you of course 'riddenRotten' remain fulla schidt to da eyeballs.

Ps:.....both yourself and dat udder cyber 'troll-op' wouldn't get your nookie with da Bank of Scotland behind ya.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#137020 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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He was emotional because it was his grandson this is true. Also trumpet music has unique way of touching the soul. Music can do things to the inner being that words can't achieve.
I might like to add that I was not able to convert my Father neither did any other family member. He was that deeply committed to Atheism.
While he was in the hospital. A visitor came into his room around midnight. This visitor was dressed in Middle Eastern attire. Note: The Hospital was in East Texas. This visitor touched him and from that very moment he converted. There was also a witness. The man in the bed next to him.
Both men, my Father and Mr. Scott told of the account the following morning. Dad was released into Hospice care and went home. I had never heard him pray before. He began to pray and request prayer. He completely changed Doctor.
It all sounds unbelievable and far fetched. This I understand. But I’m telling you Doctor the last 7 months of his life was completely dedicated to Christ. All because of this unknown and strange visitor.
I believe that this visitor was an angel or Christ himself. You would have to know how dedicated Dad was to Atheism. Then to see him change was a miracle.
Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but this story is just too far fetched to be believable. Either the story is completely false, or the person telling the story had a particular religious agenda, or your father was NEVER a true Atheist in the first place. You really can't expect intelligent people to believe that a mythical entity like an Angel or Christ himself visited your father, touched him, and he suddenly became religious. I personally find it offensive that you would think that I am that gullible. You really should keep absurd stories like this to yourself, it will make you look less......insane!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#137021 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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Looking at the entire population of the African continent. Islam is the largest religion. Those regions in the South that are predominantly Christian. Have done remarkably well in standard of life compared to the remaining continent.
From Wiki:
According to the World Book Encyclopedia, Islam is the largest religion in Africa, with 47% of the population being Muslim, accounting for 1/4 of the world's Muslim population. The faith's historic roots on the continent stem from the time of the Prophet Muhammad, whose early disciples migrated to Abyssinia (hijira) in fear of persecution from the pagan Arabs.
The spread of Islam in North Africa came with the invasion of Egypt under Caliph Umar, through the Sinai Peninsula - followed by the rapid conquest of North Africa by the Arab armies. Islam in West Africa was through Islamic traders and sailors.
Islam is the dominant religion in North Africa and the Horn of Africa. It has also become the predominant religion on the Swahili Coast as well as the West African seaboard and parts of the interior. There have been several Muslim empires in Western Africa which exerted considerable influence, notably the Mali Empire, which flourished for several centuries and the Songhai Empire, under the leadership of Mansa Musa, Sonni Ali and Askia Mohammed.
I understand why you keep trying to soften the blow of God NOT answering the prayers of millions of parents who pray for their starving children. Their prayers do go unanswered, and millions of little,children die while your God sits idly by. Here is just a small sampling:

Rwanda, 26% of the population are Christians, in Rwanda 18.3% of the children die from disease and starvation.

Ethiopia, 60% Christians, in Ethiopia 17.2% of the children die from disease and starvation.

Nigeria, 50% of the people are Christians, in Nigeria 26.5% of the children die from disease and starvation.

So in both Nigeria and Ethiopia over half of the countries population are Christians, combined almost HALF of the population of children 43% die from disease and starvation. How many Christian parents of these 43% do you think prayed for their children? For 43% of them, God never answered their prayers, why is that?

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#137022 Nov 12, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
He was emotional because it was his grandson this is true. Also trumpet music has unique way of touching the soul. Music can do things to the inner being that words can't achieve.
I might like to add that I was not able to convert my Father neither did any other family member. He was that deeply committed to Atheism.
While he was in the hospital. A visitor came into his room around midnight. This visitor was dressed in Middle Eastern attire. Note: The Hospital was in East Texas. This visitor touched him and from that very moment he converted. There was also a witness. The man in the bed next to him.
Both men, my Father and Mr. Scott told of the account the following morning. Dad was released into Hospice care and went home. I had never heard him pray before. He began to pray and request prayer. He completely changed Doctor.
It all sounds unbelievable and far fetched. This I understand. But I’m telling you Doctor the last 7 months of his life was completely dedicated to Christ. All because of this unknown and strange visitor.
I believe that this visitor was an angel or Christ himself. You would have to know how dedicated Dad was to Atheism. Then to see him change was a miracle.
Lmao, seek help, you need it.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#137023 Nov 12, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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EM doesn't do anything to epigenetics.
Have someone put you in a microwave and turn it on. You will find you are wrong.

Same goes for any high intensity high frequency EM emissions such as radar beams.

If it can cook your flesh, it will rearrange your molecules. Such as those involved in epigenomes.

There should be quite a body of info on that on the net.

You do not know what EM is or does. Quit pretending.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137024 Nov 12, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Have someone put you in a microwave and turn it on. You will find you are wrong.
Same goes for any high intensity high frequency EM emissions such as radar beams.
If it can cook your flesh, it will rearrange your molecules. Such as those involved in epigenomes.
There should be quite a body of info on that on the net.
You do not know what EM is or does. Quit pretending.
That was rich. "It affects your epigenome by cooking it." LOL

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