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?

#137375 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Ok. Just said it was blown out of proportion a little bit, not false.
In Dave's explanation to you above, he's missing information. Instead of "carcinogens" he should have written "mutagens" since that would include radioactive sources of somatic cell mutation, chemicals, and faulty DNA repair events (the most prevalent cause of cancer).

Carcinogens are simply one class of mutagens, not the whole picture.

But if you wear a tinfoil hat, you might be able to avoid them.
Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#137376 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Prayer is like pumping pure high octane gasoline into a car. It’s going to give you the power to get somewhere.
Doubt and unbelief is like a car with no engine. The only place it’s going is to the wrecking yard.
By your comments we know where your headed.
Do you think it makes a difference which brand of high octane gasoline you put in your tank, in other words which of the many gods people pray to, will be the one more likely to get you somewhere.
Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#137377 Nov 13, 2012
Atheist Silurist wrote:
<quoted text>
If prayer was an efficient life saver we wouldn't need children's hospitals,anywhere.
Vaccination against deadly pathogens has saved more children's lives over the past 60 years than any amount of prayers said over thousands of years. prayer doesn't work,not in saving children's lives.
My Grandfather prayed for a vacine for smallpox, we now have one.

:O):O)

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#137378 Nov 13, 2012
"EM doesn't do anything to epigenetics."

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

You have slow cooking and you have fast cooking.

Infrared cooks as much as wood burning.

Cooking is transferring more energy than a substance can pass. Cooking changes molecules. Once cooking starts, you can not uncook what got cooked.

Epigenomes are molecules.

There is potential, a very good one at that, of EM affecting epigenomes.

You understood that, but like I said, your wanting to win stupid arguments that you lost, causes you to resort to dishonest means to deflect your loss.

Either that or you don't understand simple physics and its relation to this material world. A hint. Physics affects EVERYTHING in this material word, including your thinking.

You will come right back with more bullshit. Your ego won't allow anything else.

That or drugs cooked your brain in the past.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Dave, I did. It was right after I told you my story of having my microwave affect my wifi. Then you claimed that situation would affect my epigenome. I laughed at that suggestion. Then you got huffy and wrote that if I was in a microwave, my epigenome would be cooked. That's you moving the goal posts because you can't admit that you were wrong.
Me: my microwave interfered with my wifi
Dave: be careful, it could damage your epigenome. Wear tinfoil hats but be careful not to wear them in such a manner that they multiply the effect.
Me: hahahaha!
Dave: oh, yeah??? Try stepping inside a microwave and see how long you laugh!
You are seriously experiencing the "second childhood" hey?
"Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
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. "
Joe Fortuna

Eureka, CA

#137379 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Every US President from the first to President Obama believes in God.
The bible never dates the earth as 6000 years old. And the 6 days of creation are not based on mans 24hr day. The 6 days of creation are the 6 steps or stages of creation. At the time Genesis was written. There was no explanation for “Millions.” It was written so people of every age could understand.
Those six days were on Gods scale and not mans. There’re varying scales in measurement. We know the Earth and all of creation is much older than 6000 years. The New Testament even makes a reference to the time difference between man and God.
2 Peter 3:8
Amplified Bible (AMP)
{Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day}.
Note the writer is writing metaphorically in 2 PETER 3:8.
It doesn’t mean literally a thousand years as one day. The writer is speaking figuratively.
Most already know the bible usually doesn't mean what it says.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#137381 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
“If your religion taught…..”
This hypothetical equation is not congruent to what the Bible teaches. And my religion does not teach racial segregation.
Nothing you have said releases you from your intolerance for religion. That Sir is bigotry, and you are awkwardly trying to realign bigotry to include people of faith. However the official definition of the word,“bigot” does not align with your skewed definition.
Bigotry is an ugly word. But the practice of bigotry is even more repulsive. I can’t stop your bigotry. Only you have control over this. And you’re not reprieved by trying to push the bigotry label off on someone else.
Very poor dodge.

And by the way, I have nothing against religion. I don't know where you got that idea.
rider

Marquette, MI

#137382 Nov 13, 2012
Mark Gongloff, who writes about the financial markets for Huffington Post, caught this whiny exchange between poor oppressed Jamie Dimon and hard-hitting, ass-kissing talking head Maria Bartiromo on CNBC. It's even more bewildering when you think how frequently the Obama administration has bent over for the bankers, but for some people, nothing is enough:

Dimon on Friday afternoon did his whining on CNBC, which has become a sort of Dr. Phil for aggrieved CEOs in the wake of the national catastrophe that is Obama's reelection, according to CNBC. Dimon played some slow-pitch softball with America's greatest journalist, Maria Bartiromo, who threw several fat pitches down the pike.

But the juiciest of all was when she asked him, for journalism, why Obama has such an "antagonistic relationship with business" and when we can expect our civilization to collapse because of it. I'm paraphrasing, but that was the gist of it.

Dimon had, up to that point, been on his very best behavior in the interview, shrugging off her questions about bank regulations by saying JPMorgan would be just fine with any regulations, what are you gonna do, it is what it is.

But when he saw this one juicy pitch from Bartiromo, he could not resist. He reached deep into his temperature-controlled whine cellar and broke out one of his classic whines: A lovely bottle of "Nice Economy, Shame If Something Should Happen To It." In the spirit of post-election bipartisanship, he watered it down a little bit, but it was still classic Dimon.

"This is the greatest economic engine ever built," Dimon began, speaking of America, poor put-upon America, saddled with a president like Obama. "It's growing slowly, waiting to be ignited.

"I have tremendous respect for President Obama," he continued, in the manner of mob bosses throughout the tri-state area, who begin every disrespectful statement by saying "All due respect."

"I just think that business and government collaboration has a much better chance of igniting that engine than this antagonist behavior," he finished.The subtext, as always: Nice economy you've got there, shame if something should happen to it.

As always, it is hard to know exactly what sort of "antagonist behavior" Dimon and Bartiromo are whining about. True, there was that one time Obama referred to "fat cat" bankers, which still keeps bankers up at night sobbing tears into their pillows full of money.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#137383 Nov 13, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Just take a saw and saw your own head off, it slow and cheap
ad will relieve us from your agonizing affliction of stupid.
That atheist love shining through.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137384 Nov 13, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
In Dave's explanation to you above, he's missing information. Instead of "carcinogens" he should have written "mutagens" since that would include radioactive sources of somatic cell mutation, chemicals, and faulty DNA repair events (the most prevalent cause of cancer).
Carcinogens are simply one class of mutagens, not the whole picture.
But if you wear a tinfoil hat, you might be able to avoid them.
I kinda glazed over his post, but thank you. I thought he was still going on about cell phone towers.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#137385 Nov 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok. You're ignorant of prayer. Thanks for clearing that up.
Yes, I'm ignorant of prayer, just like I'm ignorant of the weather conditions in Perter Pan's Never-Never Land.

By definition ignorance is the lacking of knowledge or awareness about something in particular. I'm fully aware of what prayer is, I have knowledge about whats involved in the act of praying, so your wrong about my ignorance. You silently ask a favor of a fictitious being in the hopes that he/she/it will grant you the favor. When the favor you ask doesn't happen, you rationalize by saying, "God doesn't answer all prayers just some. If mere chance just happens to create the correct circumstance for your payer, then you proclaim it a God given miracle. However, these miracles ALWAYS involve an act, or event than could be attributed to any number of other possibilities. Thats why we never see miracles happen that involve only ONE possibility, as in regeneration of a limb, or the disappearance of the HIV virus, or bringing back to life a LONG dead loved one. If you think a pleading to a mythical being has manifested itself to you, then one of these three possibilities exists:

1.) You have made a personal interpretation of an event or circumstance that appears to work in your favor.

2.) You have experienced some kind of delusional episode where this miracle exist only in your mind and cannot be confirmed by anyone else.

3.) You have become totally insane.
Moldilocks

Asia/Pacific Region

#137386 Nov 13, 2012
Just Results wrote:
<quoted text>
That atheist love shining through.
At least he didn't drown everybody in the world. God loves you.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137387 Nov 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Killing your own family for land and justifying it by calling them "witches" is goodness to you? You are twisted.
In fact Christianity has saved millions through our hospitals, giving food to the hungry, clothing and shoes. Building schools and drilling fresh water wells in poor schools. Reaching out to the homeless. Drug and Alcohol rehab centers, and prison outreach.

Lives saved by Atheist Hospitals, and generous giving?

Zilch……

Those that died under Atheist leadership, ohhhh only about 180 million.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137388 Nov 13, 2012
correction: in poor countries.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137389 Nov 13, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Very poor dodge.
And by the way, I have nothing against religion. I don't know where you got that idea.
You have nothing against religion?

Just like a wolf has nothing against sheep?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137390 Nov 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Great, thanks. Been very busy recently, done a lot of travelling.
Hope life is treating you well in that there North.
<quoted text>
14Nov12.....

.....Naw.

Ps:....You just continue to live off the avails fo yer French woman who has rocks in her head.

....and den sum tooooo.

Foreve and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137392 Nov 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Didn't you mean p!ss?
<quoted text>
14Nov12.....

.....Naw.

Ps:...she means Guiness...da poor mans drink in yer neck of da woods.

Try 'Libfromelch'.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#137393 Nov 13, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have nothing against religion?
Just like a wolf has nothing against sheep?
I respect the right of anybody to believe whatever he or she wants.

Nor do I have anything against sheep.

So you're safe, dude!

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#137394 Nov 13, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>It is not bigoted to point out racism/sexism/homophobia being present in a religion's teachings. Religion is not sacred and free from criticism. Ugly, backwards beliefs should be called out and extinguished. Your bible teaches many ugly, backwards things, and these beliefs need to be snuffed out. Just to be clear, I am not saying that christianity should be snuffed out, just the many repugnant things that it teaches - I feel the need to state this clearly so that I don't reactivate your delusions of persecution.
“these beliefs need to be snuffed out.”

What you are talking about is censorship. The government controlling religious beliefs so as to represent your own ideology. What happened to separation of Church and State?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#137395 Nov 13, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
You like Budweiser?!? Blach!!!
One sip for me, instant migraine. It has some chemical in it that gets boys not laid. No joke - full on migraine.
!4Nov12....

.....so vot is yer drink???

Ps:.....Piss!!!

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137396 Nov 13, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I'm ignorant of prayer, just like I'm ignorant of the weather conditions in Perter Pan's Never-Never Land.
By definition ignorance is the lacking of knowledge or awareness about something in particular. I'm fully aware of what prayer is, I have knowledge about whats involved in the act of praying, so your wrong about my ignorance. You silently ask a favor of a fictitious being in the hopes that he/she/it will grant you the favor. When the favor you ask doesn't happen, you rationalize by saying, "God doesn't answer all prayers just some. If mere chance just happens to create the correct circumstance for your payer, then you proclaim it a God given miracle. However, these miracles ALWAYS involve an act, or event than could be attributed to any number of other possibilities. Thats why we never see miracles happen that involve only ONE possibility, as in regeneration of a limb, or the disappearance of the HIV virus, or bringing back to life a LONG dead loved one. If you think a pleading to a mythical being has manifested itself to you, then one of these three possibilities exists:
1.) You have made a personal interpretation of an event or circumstance that appears to work in your favor.
2.) You have experienced some kind of delusional episode where this miracle exist only in your mind and cannot be confirmed by anyone else.
3.) You have become totally insane.
4)Jesus.

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