Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

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#139240 Nov 20, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Matter appears to exist, to other matter. It is a closed system of energy transfers.
Matter is not "solid". It is the energy that gives the appearance of separation and "solidity". Our space is a foam, if you believe the Big Bang.
You may trust cosmologists and astrophysicists, but I don't believe you understand what they have discovered. Perhaps you have latched onto the projections of some of them to reinforce your religious beliefs, or are drawing your own conclusions of what they have discovered to accomplish that same end.
Forces you can't see drive this existence, not what you see. That includes the assumed four fundamental forces.
Study up on the subject a little more before you speak with such certainty, because you are showing a lack of understanding of the actual physical processes. Your understanding appears very topical.
The four forces are really magnets!

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#139241 Nov 20, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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A little learning is a dangerous thing ;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring :
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
-Alexander Pope
A very apt quote.

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#139242 Nov 20, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT
DANGER DANGER DANGER DANGER
If you suspect they have been super glued together
DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT HEAT THEM
Super glue when heated releases CYANIDE GAS
Damn. Dave just tried to kill somebody.

Since: Mar 11

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#139243 Nov 20, 2012
I gave you rave reviews for efficiency and accuracy.

Top notch!
KittenKoder wrote:
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But the Illuminati says I'm their best.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139244 Nov 20, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
I gave you rave reviews for efficiency and accuracy.
Top notch!
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Somehow, I doubt her rifle skills.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#139245 Nov 20, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Damn. Dave just tried to kill somebody.
He is not bright enough.

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#139246 Nov 20, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>So, because magnetic fields exist, and because we have iron in our blood, we are under remote control? That's quite the leap. You're stating a couple facts - the core of the earth is iron, the earth has a magnetic field, we have iron in our blood, and then connecting them in a way for which you have no a shred of evidence. Claim dismissed.
It disturbs you that you are just a fancy holograph? You would like to believe that your will is greater than the forces of the universe?

We use those principles in our technology.

Ever try the magnet and hanging rock thing? Add just the smallest bit of iron to the rock and see how it bends to your will.

Chips off the old block?

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#139247 Nov 20, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Damn. Dave just tried to kill somebody.
Tsk.

I told him to check for super glue first.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#139248 Nov 20, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Tsk.
I told him to check for super glue first.
Then you told him to heat them without any warning.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#139249 Nov 20, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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Then you told him to heat them without any warning.
Hey, just a thought... What if someone would ingest superglue?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#139251 Nov 20, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>20Nov12.....
.....at least you spell Christmas as 'Christmas' and NOT as 'Xmas' like those Commies do by crossing Christ out of Christmas.
Ps:....Guess you took some rags and 'blew' some schidt-for-brains outta yer skull. Having hosts dat have intelligence vill do dat to hypocrites like you.
....so be on yer toes. Americans know a fake when dey see one.
By da vey,'Happy Holidays'.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
Xmas

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#139252 Nov 20, 2012
Richardfs wrote:
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Then you told him to heat them without any warning.
He's a lawyer.

Are you trying to interfere with my getting a public service award?

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#139253 Nov 20, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Tsk.
I told him to check for super glue first.
Gee thanks.

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#139254 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
As it is a rude gesture on this side of the pond, I have two fingers just for his sort... thank you Apple trackpad for two finger scrolling.
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21Nov12.....

.....LIAR thou arth.

You read everyding dat comes down da pipes from BobLoblah.

Ps:.....BobLoblah lives on NO side of da pond from you,'dinKing'.

Ever and Ever
BobLoblah

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

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With Established Harem

#139255 Nov 20, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Shakespear?
In journalism school (I know something about this), the first thing you have drilled into you is:
Read your copy, read your copy, then read your copy.
.. don’t think of what you critique as “dumbing down” your writing. It is, but don’t think of it that way ..

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#139256 Nov 20, 2012
bossdrop wrote:
<quoted text>I like it! As I like to say of atheists..a mind is a terrible thing to waste ;)
And your summation is the whole point and bottom line...it could not have happened on its own. And for people with a mind to actually believe it could, shows their ultimate delusional fantasy and desperate effort to eliminate God from existence. I think atheists are sad and funny.
It's more beautiful when you listen to it or read it in gurmukhi, because the verses rhyme and are very sweet.

I don't have any problem with atheists! I have a problem with people who think they know it all and who then try to enforce their view on me. Normally, but not always, these people are the religious nuts! The atheists I know, told me about their beliefs but they have never tried to 'convert' me. That 'virtue' only belongs to the fanatic religious people.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#139258 Nov 20, 2012
I think the danger would be adhering vital surfaces, the windpipe being the most likely? If (big if) you survived the glue setting, I think you'd pass it through fairly safely. I once glued my hands together for a bet, warm water undermined that bond soon enough.

Wouldn't recommend it though.
Double Fine wrote:
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Hey, just a thought... What if someone would ingest superglue?

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#139259 Nov 20, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Who says the world just created itself?
I'm an atheist. I would never say that. Every atheist I know would not say that. Are you sure it was an atheist?
I can assure you, atheists in general don't hold the opinion that the world created itself. That would require that the world existed before it existed, in order to create itself.
Try to be more articulate in the future.
:)
SORRY!! I have a habit of talking in generalities and not being very articulate, I'm honestly sorry. I will definitely try to express my view more clearly.

An atheist never actually said that the world just created itself, that was just me being stupid and lazy to write out what he actually said, sorry again.

The problem is that most religious people don't want to understand atheists and vice versa. My belief isn't that different to most atheists. The main difference is that I use the word God where atheists use a question mark, other than that we agree on mostly everything else. If we all tried to understand eachother, I believe there wouldn't be any arguements.

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#139260 Nov 20, 2012
Ooops, I meant arguments.

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#139261 Nov 20, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I can't do anything about it on my end.
You can do anything and everything, you just have to believe!:-)

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