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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“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137521 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't ignore history. I know that Christians came from Catholics. But we are very different.
Christians don't do some things that Catholics do:
Attend mass.
Pray to Mary.
Have beads.
Confession to man.
Funny robes.
Priests.
Idolize the Virgin Mary.
Idolize the pope.
Have a pope.
Deny birth control.
Etc etc etc
We're vary different. I'm nothing like a catholic.
Yes, of course Protestants are different than Catholics! No one is disputing that - and no one is blaming Protestants for the actions of Catholics. Or, no one should. We can still look at the actions of Christianity throughout the ages - well, any religion, really - and draw lessons from it, without casting blame on today's religions. Warning, yes, but not blame.

Catholics are still Christians, though. You don't have a monopolgy on Christianity just because you're Protestant. Catholics just aren't Christians exactly like you. Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, for that matter, are Christian sects. Again, not like you are, though they still believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They just add extra, stupid stuff to the core principles.

Here's a thought experiment: of the two, Shinnyo-en Buddhism and Catholicism, which falls under the umbrella of Christianity?

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#137522 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't ignore history. I know that Christians came from Catholics. But we are very different.
Christians don't do some things that Catholics do:
Attend mass.
Pray to Mary.
Have beads.
Confession to man.
Funny robes.
Priests.
Idolize the Virgin Mary.
Idolize the pope.
Have a pope.
Deny birth control.
Etc etc etc
We're vary different. I'm nothing like a catholic.
BTW, Anglicans do most of the above and are Protestant.

I know, I know...you're also not Anglican.

:)
Loren Eberly

Mansfield, OH

#137523 Nov 14, 2012
Deficit and Debt:

The majority of us the Government of this Representative Republic that vote and the nonvoters that sit on their dead hands and whine; reelecting Obnoxious President, Governor, Representatives of US the Government, County Commissioners, Township Trustees, Mayors, City Council, School Administrators and Board Members.

That defies USA Labor Law, The Constitution, and demands of Natural Law: what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce and common sense demands.

Demanding every Stockholder, corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church; markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service; of every worker, consumer, and taxpayer's wages (union contract), healthcare, pension, investment and independent business profit.

Enables every worker, consumer, and taxpayer to pay healthcare insurance premium or pay healthcare provider. Pay ALL taxes and pay for every product and service they use for life. With money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.

And enables every parent to educate, love, nurse, nurture, discipline, protect, and provide; for every child (job) they conceive. And fund schools, infrastructure, local and national security, government services, and etc.; with money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.

This don’t enable Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and America’s grandchildren’s children, Government employees, Parents, Teachers, Veterans, Police, Firemen, and Fathers disqualified for affirmative action with white skin, Representatives deny Collective Bargaining Rights accountable.

To fund Illegal drug users and Illegal Immigrants, lottery, casino, and keno losers, unemployed Union workers replaced with nonunion workers, Human Traffickers, waitresses that pander for life for $2.00 per hour, slaves in enterprise zones, low-income child labor, consumers, and taxpayers, volunteers without wages, and nonunion workers willing to work for fewer wages than they can afford life. That pays with welfare checks, food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid.

Pay for all stimulus packages, tax abatements, tax incentives, tax refunds, tax credit, and tax exemptions.

Pay sales tax on the more stock dividends (money) OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders (money marketers) market quarterly. In the wholesale and retail price of every product and service Human Beings use for life. And School Boards and Government needs to build, maintain and operate schools, infrastructure, and provide local and national security, and Government services. That gets only product or service.

Needed to measure and maintain the strength and growth of this UNAFFORDABLE economy and distribute money Human Beings cannot digest, burn in internal combustion engines, or burn to heat and cool their American Dream. Into OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders portfolios.

Or support free, fair, and affordable commerce; funding schools; balancing every budget; Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and Americas grandchildren's children paying Ohio’s $1.35 trillion budget deficit, the $40 trillion social security and the $16 trillion national debt. America’s grandchildren’s children are responsible to pay Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders interest with this debt until they are 18 years old.

America’s grandchildren’s children cannot afford life and pay this debt with the $7.25 per hour Government mandated labor wage in a hundred million years.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#137524 Nov 14, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for proving my point that your a sh**head, stupid.
Strong faith in you God there. I rest my case!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137525 Nov 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Where is your sect on Evolution? The vatican position is to accept Evolution as a process, which is pretty rational given the incredible amount of evidence we now have.
<quoted text>
Evolution has sects? Is that because it's a belief system too?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137526 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, of course Protestants are different than Catholics! No one is disputing that

----- then -----

Catholics are still Christians, though.
Stop it, Hiding... You're killing me...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137527 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, Anglicans do most of the above and are Protestant.
I know, I know...you're also not Anglican.
:)
Catholicism is a denomination, hence a subset, of Christianity.

All Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics.

A Christian refers to a follower of Jesus Christ who may be a Catholic, Protestant, Gnostic, Mormon, Evangelical, Anglican or Orthodox, or follower of another branch of the religion.

A Catholic refers to a Christian who follows the Catholic religion as transmitted through the succession of Popes of Rome and the Vatican Empire across history.

The Pope is the leader of the Catholic church. The Catholic Church is the largest of the Christian Churches - about 60% of Christians are Catholic.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#137528 Nov 14, 2012
So Catholics aren't Christian?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't ignore history. I know that Christians came from Catholics. But we are very different.
Christians don't do some things that Catholics do:
Attend mass.
Pray to Mary.
Have beads.
Confession to man.
Funny robes.
Priests.
Idolize the Virgin Mary.
Idolize the pope.
Have a pope.
Deny birth control.
Etc etc etc
We're vary different. I'm nothing like a catholic.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#137529 Nov 14, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't disagree with your assessment. However, as for myself, I have always hated being cold, especially damp cold. It was painful. I would have died very young in ages past.
Maine, where I lived for almost half of my adult life, has a saying: There's not bad weather, just bad clothes. Keep your head and feet warm and the rest of you body will be just fine.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#137530 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Free will. That's how.
So your god's not omniscient.
Thinking

Dalry, UK

#137531 Nov 14, 2012
Numpty.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Evolution has sects? Is that because it's a belief system too?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#137532 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck is currently using the same avatar picture as the poster "China Garden" who was a young pathological liar troll.

Maybe it's a coincidence?

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#137533 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Free will. That's how.
Free will is an illusion.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137534 Nov 14, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
So your god's not omniscient.
God is, humans aren't.

Get a clue.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137535 Nov 14, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
RiversideRedneck is currently using the same avatar picture as the poster "China Garden" who was a young pathological liar troll.
Maybe it's a coincidence?
Awwwww Tidey... Don't do that. I just got me an iPhone & can now upload pictures. Haven't you noticed that I've never had a pic until about a week ago?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#137536 Nov 14, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
So Catholics aren't Christian?
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
<quoted text>
No. We view our religions very differently.

Is that hard for you wee athitard brain to comprehend?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137537 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
My ovaries hurt when I think about him <sigh>. I often wake up dreaming I'm on that magical pilgrimage to his little water stained stucko house, with its smoke-yellow windows and slight smog hanging over the kitchen. But I'll never get there. Never be among the chosen few.
You fantasize about dave's life too?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137538 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Prayer does work. It's fine that you think it doesnt work, but understand that your belief has no basis in reality.
You say some stupid things. Several people including myself have shown you scientific evidence that prayer doesn't work, and have explained to you why personal revelation means nothing, and you are just sitting there with your fingers plugged in your ears.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137539 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
The point is still clear,..
No, it's not. There is no controversy about whether or not evolution happened. At all. Can you find proof that there is from a reliable source, or can you only find these assertions on apologist sites?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#137540 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh ya, I forget the rule of atheistic arguing....
The only sites that can be used are athi-approved sites like godchecker & the evilbible ones...
Got it. I'll try to remember that...
I never said that. Have I ever quoted evilbible to you?

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