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
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#140054 Nov 23, 2012
Clementia wrote:
"This country really needs to do something about the fanatic muslims!!!"

It never will. The polticians are terrified of being accused of racism. Any criticism of islam will get jumped on by the media and they will be accused of islamophobia.

Since: Sep 08

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#140055 Nov 23, 2012
Games and drugs. Escapes from reality. Some get lost in the thought processes and virtual worlds that go with those.

Sigh...

Poor lost souls that can't get out of the rabbit hole they fell in.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#140056 Nov 23, 2012
I never touch Kool-Aid.
Dave Nelson wrote:
Games and drugs. Escapes from reality. Some get lost in the thought processes and virtual worlds that go with those.
Sigh...
Poor lost souls that can't get out of the rabbit hole they fell in.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#140057 Nov 23, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
Games and drugs. Escapes from reality.
Tried that as a student :)

These days have feet planted firmly in reality. No need for magical thinking or delusional beliefs.

I like coffee, tea and the occasional european beer, but nothing stronger than that.

Since: Sep 08

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#140058 Nov 23, 2012
As a physical thingy, human thought processes are built upon the frames of reference available to them in their learning years. That is why education dictates how a society goes. Up or down. The tree is inclined the way the twig is bent.

Of course, the individual is a product of formal education and experiences viewed from those frames of reference, which gives most a different perspective of the world and life. One totally immersed in the education process comes out with a manufacturing stamp on them. There are many of those on here.

Anyhow, we all fall down our own little rabbit holes.

Those with any intelligence will note I tend to get very analytical and detached in viewing life. A result of education and training in early adulthood. I spent almost a year in very intense training on complex electrical switching circuits. This requires you to really think from a detached view. You trace out cause and effect following a myriad of paths. You have to connect dots.

I remember a period back then learning that stuff when my head was keeping track of my thought processes. All of a sudden it would occur to me a thought I had was like the E relay getting an input causing it to operate and setting up other connections. I was starting to trace out the connections in my own head based upon the logic I was learning. Was a little disconcerting, but that period passed as it became a part of me.

This happens to all of us, just some have more technical references than emotional ones. Games and drugs and severe life changes can disrupt that logic developed and path followed. Some can then adapt and reset to a degree, while others go spinning around.

This is one reason drugs inhibit development in youth. Studies have shown emotional development is arrested at the age one gets involved heavily in drugs. Once can be 40, but their maturation got stuck at 15. I'm not saying this is the reason for so many Topix atheists, but it may be a contributing cause.:-)

Since: Sep 08

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#140059 Nov 23, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I never touch Kool-Aid.
<quoted text>
You may have been born with it in your system.

Drugs and alcohol did not exist in my family or growing up environment. I was 21 before I drank alcohol, and 26 before my first doobie. Read my previous post. I was matured before getting involved with them. They didn't blow me away. They were something I could study the effects of from the inside, so to speak, by that time.

BTW, I was atheist during that time and long after.

Since: Sep 08

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#140060 Nov 23, 2012
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/business/americ...

Would work out nicely if the new jobs didn't go to immigrants, legal or illegal.

Which brings up the Dream Act. American college students have to compete with them for jobs. I think they are having a rough enough time now.

Nice words and sentiments from political parties about diversity and rights, etc, etc. Designed to get them votes at the expense of those they are supposed to represent. Called rabble rousing. One reason they are against voter ID.

Since: Sep 08

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#140061 Nov 23, 2012

Since: Sep 08

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#140062 Nov 23, 2012
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
Tried that as a student :)
These days have feet planted firmly in reality. No need for magical thinking or delusional beliefs.
I like coffee, tea and the occasional european beer, but nothing stronger than that.
The damage was done in your student years.

Since: Jul 12

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#140063 Nov 23, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have an appendix. Sold that shit on the black market.
How much do they pay for shit?
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#140064 Nov 23, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
The damage was done in your student years.
My brain is fine, thanks for your concern. Maybe moderate drinking has killed off a few brains cells, but can manage fine with the ones i have left.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#140065 Nov 23, 2012
lifest123 wrote:
test
5X5.

Since: Sep 08

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#140066 Nov 23, 2012
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
My brain is fine, thanks for your concern. Maybe moderate drinking has killed off a few brains cells, but can manage fine with the ones i have left.
Relativity in action.

:-)

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#140067 Nov 23, 2012
Thinking wrote:
When Joanna Lumley was pushing the Nepalese cause, I said they could settle in the UK if they took out a fundamentalist UK muslim in return.
The scheme could be called Gurkhas for burkas.
<quoted text>
Now that there's funny, I don't care who you are!

It's wrong on so many levels, but still funny.

Since: Jul 12

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#140068 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you so ignorant?
Yes
Yes
The IRA IRA, the ones that go around killing people, juts because you wont accept that christians can kill people does not mean that christians donít kill people, it kits means that you are blind to facts
The funding that YOU have not denied that you make, the funding that was collected outside US churches, the funding that provided the IRA with itís finances, the US supplied funding that the IRA spent in Iran, Russia and Libya to purchase weapons and explosive
Will you please srop being deliberately ignorant?
Sure, I'll srop. But first I wanna know which IRA you're talking about.

The original IRA
The Irish Republican Army
The Official IRA
The Provisional IRA
The Continuity IRA
The Real IRA

???

'cuz what I can tell is that they're an IRISH army. Which has absolutely nothing to do with me....

Maybe it's you that's been funding them.

Since: Sep 08

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#140069 Nov 23, 2012
http://www.vice.com/video

Christmas celebrations.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#140070 Nov 23, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
Games and drugs. Escapes from reality. Some get lost in the thought processes and virtual worlds that go with those.
Sigh...
Poor lost souls that can't get out of the rabbit hole they fell in.
You have literally no clue at all about anything.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#140071 Nov 23, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, I'll srop. But first I wanna know which IRA you're talking about.
The original IRA
The Irish Republican Army
The Official IRA
The Provisional IRA
The Continuity IRA
The Real IRA
???
'cuz what I can tell is that they're an IRISH army. Which has absolutely nothing to do with me....
Maybe it's you that's been funding them.
You honestly don't think the world extends past your fence. I'm almost shocked that you think that, almost.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#140072 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
You have literally no clue at all about anything.
Bet I have seen more things and people, like you, come and go than you have.

You are amusing.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#140073 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
You honestly don't think the world extends past your fence. I'm almost shocked that you think that, almost.
He forgot the INLA, too.

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