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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#140145 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, where's your evidence? No one has yet to provide any evidence to counter the assertion, which was made by defenders of Rock and Roll originally, and repeated by the likes of defenders of modern technology and even Penn Jillette. Even Hillary Clinton couldn't demonstrate evidence to contradict that assertion, and each year since 1980 it has become more and more accurate.
BBC News | UNABOMBER | Unabomber gets life
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4 May 1998 Theodore Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, has been sentenced to four terms of life in prison. He told the court in California the...

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#140146 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, where's your evidence? No one has yet to provide any evidence to counter the assertion, which was made by defenders of Rock and Roll originally, and repeated by the likes of defenders of modern technology and even Penn Jillette. Even Hillary Clinton couldn't demonstrate evidence to contradict that assertion, and each year since 1980 it has become more and more accurate.
9/11 Attacks History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
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On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners and carried out deadly attacks, destroying the World Trade Center, damaging the Pentagon

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#140147 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, where's your evidence? No one has yet to provide any evidence to counter the assertion, which was made by defenders of Rock and Roll originally, and repeated by the likes of defenders of modern technology and even Penn Jillette. Even Hillary Clinton couldn't demonstrate evidence to contradict that assertion, and each year since 1980 it has become more and more accurate.
Although homicide rates overall have remained level in recent years, the gun-related homicide rates among young men have increased sharply in the United States, especially among black men, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

According to the research, between 1999 and 2005, homicide involving firearms increased 31 percent among black men ages 25 to 44 and 12 percent among white men 25 to 44 years of age.

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#140148 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, where's your evidence? No one has yet to provide any evidence to counter the assertion, which was made by defenders of Rock and Roll originally, and repeated by the likes of defenders of modern technology and even Penn Jillette. Even Hillary Clinton couldn't demonstrate evidence to contradict that assertion, and each year since 1980 it has become more and more accurate.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.

The WHO further reports that:

In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides.
Although suicide rates have traditionally been highest amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of all countries.
Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.
However, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur during periods of socioeconomic, family and individual crisis (e.g. loss of a loved one, unemployment, sexual orientation, difficulties with developing one's identity, disassociation from one's community or other social/belief group, and honour)

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#140149 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, where's your evidence? No one has yet to provide any evidence to counter the assertion, which was made by defenders of Rock and Roll originally, and repeated by the likes of defenders of modern technology and even Penn Jillette. Even Hillary Clinton couldn't demonstrate evidence to contradict that assertion, and each year since 1980 it has become more and more accurate.
Mental health problems in college students on the rise - MSNBC.com
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../health-mental_health/..... ...- United States
12 Aug 2010 ... of mental illness among college students have become increasingly ... in students coming into college with pre-existing mental health issues

..........

I think that might be enough to convince you that things are not smooth on the home front?

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#140150 Nov 23, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Concealed weapons permits on a scale never seen before. Was very hard to get one 30 years ago.
TSA.
9/11.
Fellow passengers trying to light shoes on an airplane.
Much greater possibility of someone setting off explosives in crowded areas "to make a statement".
People like James Holmes.
There's more.
In Deed ~ there is a helluva lot more, but like I wrote before, if one likes to keep their heads buried in the sand, not read the papers or listen to the news, they might be able to make believe that all is happy and safe out there for everyone.

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#140151 Nov 23, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Religion espouses violence and slavery.
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It does?

In what way?

What religion?

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#140152 Nov 23, 2012
Serah wrote:
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Jamie Frater....
Your perspective is completely faulty. You and Dave.

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/glance/table...

You see a headline and think that represents the current state of the whole world, neglecting to realize, it's just a headline, one story in one location.

A complete list of the wars in the world too, to demonstrate that this is the most peaceful time in all of history:

http://www.warsintheworld.com/...

Take a sampling of violent crimes in the news from 1980 and it's more than double what you see today. Unless you live in a cave, you can walk down the street today in most civilized countries without being armed and you'll not be shot, stabbed, robbed, or worse, mostly because all the people who use to do that are too busy playing video games or surfing the net for free porn now. The sharp downward trend in violence coincided with two pivotal points in history, the advent of the world wide internet, and a saturation in violent video games. Yes, I have studied this phenomenon, and yes it was to defend the use of technology and video games in the modern era.

You need to learn how to do actual research instead of listening to media, media sensationalizes, the real information is in the trends and the facts. Statistical analysis leads to the conclusion that the more technology that is available, the more peaceful and secure we become.

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#140153 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
Then explain why this is the most peaceful and secure time in all of history to live.
WTF?! So you don't lock your doors at night? You don't feel the need to lock your car?

hmmm.....

Safest timed ever, huh? Prove it. Give out your name, address & phone number.

You won't. Your an idiot.

And a dumb ass.

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Seattle

#140154 Nov 23, 2012
You are currently more likely to die of a heart attack from eating too much or falling in your kitchen than you are from ever being attacked in the US.

You are more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be robbed by force.

It is more probable that you will be harmed by a family member in a domestic dispute than from a stranger in the US.

These are just the fun statistics too.

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Vancouver, Canada

#140155 Nov 23, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Anyone else ever tell you how much you sound like a whoopee cushion?
No. Never.

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Seattle

#140156 Nov 23, 2012
Serah wrote:
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Mental health problems in college students on the rise - MSNBC.com
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../health-mental_health/..... ...- United States
12 Aug 2010 ... of mental illness among college students have become increasingly ... in students coming into college with pre-existing mental health issues
..........
I think that might be enough to convince you that things are not smooth on the home front?
2010, the same year they added I believe at least 10 "conditions" to the federal guidelines of what is "mental illness." Not a good story to depend on, since it ignores that fact.

George Bush, Sr, added several as well during his presidency, there was a spike in "mental illness" of the general public then as well.

Get your perspective in order, the world doesn't end with your property line.

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Vancouver, Canada

#140157 Nov 23, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.reuters.com/article /2012/11/23/us-usa-retail-holi day-thanksgiving-idUSBRE8AL04Q 20121123
Most of those protesters yesterday were useful idiots for unions. Very few store employees were involved. Liberal groups agitating, primarily.
Shows you how out of touch they are with people. Price is everything. Personal economics.
I got sick of those activist idiots being obnoxious years ago.
The way to really educate those pea brains is a Punch a Protester discount. 20% for a bloody nose, 50% for a knockout. Just show a video of it on your cell phone.
Ain't modern technology grand?
List your entitlements.

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#140158 Nov 23, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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WTF?! So you don't lock your doors at night? You don't feel the need to lock your car?
hmmm.....
Safest timed ever, huh? Prove it. Give out your name, address & phone number.
You won't. Your an idiot.
And a dumb ass.
The whistle has been blown and the blue card has been shown!

This is your first warning, play nice!

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#140159 Nov 23, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF?! So you don't lock your doors at night? You don't feel the need to lock your car?
hmmm.....
Safest timed ever, huh? Prove it. Give out your name, address & phone number.
You won't. Your an idiot.
And a dumb ass.
Well, I don't have a car. My name is available online in many locations, G+ likes to advertise that, lots of people like to post their real world names in many locations as well. There's also LinkedIn, the place to get connected with professionals of all type, where you post your real name and phone number so they can contact you for job offers.

I know you're new to the concept of global communications, but you can't be that naive. Your information is also available to anyone with even a small amount of computer literacy, anonymity is, and always has been, an illusion, nothing more. Topix staff have record of your IP address, and can trace it to your physical location or mobile device, if they wanted to. Every website you ever post on can. It is now standard practice to record IP addresses of everyone that posts, in case the authorities request it. You ISP masks the exact location within reason, as it's part of their contract most times, but with a simple court order you can get that information from them.

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#140160 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Your perspective is completely faulty. You and Dave.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/glance/table...
You see a headline and think that represents the current state of the whole world, neglecting to realize, it's just a headline, one story in one location.
A complete list of the wars in the world too, to demonstrate that this is the most peaceful time in all of history:
http://www.warsintheworld.com/...
Take a sampling of violent crimes in the news from 1980 and it's more than double what you see today. Unless you live in a cave, you can walk down the street today in most civilized countries without being armed and you'll not be shot, stabbed, robbed, or worse, mostly because all the people who use to do that are too busy playing video games or surfing the net for free porn now. The sharp downward trend in violence coincided with two pivotal points in history, the advent of the world wide internet, and a saturation in violent video games. Yes, I have studied this phenomenon, and yes it was to defend the use of technology and video games in the modern era.
You need to learn how to do actual research instead of listening to media, media sensationalizes, the real information is in the trends and the facts. Statistical analysis leads to the conclusion that the more technology that is available, the more peaceful and secure we become.
So the secret is to keep them chained to their computers?

Your perspectives are a bit warped.

Oh, BTW, wasn't that long ago you didn't have to worry much about someone stealing your identity, or cleaning out your bank account. Yep, those computers sure made the world safer and more secure on the personal level.

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Seattle

#140161 Nov 23, 2012
Serah wrote:
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.
The WHO further reports that:
In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides.
Although suicide rates have traditionally been highest amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of all countries.
Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.
However, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur during periods of socioeconomic, family and individual crisis (e.g. loss of a loved one, unemployment, sexual orientation, difficulties with developing one's identity, disassociation from one's community or other social/belief group, and honour)
You are not helping your case at all by attributing suicide to violence. Not to mention, 100,000 people is less than 1% of 8,000,000,000. Mental health, again, a completely different topic, especially depression which is the complete opposite of violence. You are in more danger of yourself than of a stranger, and that's all you have proven, which supports my original point. Thank you.

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#140162 Nov 23, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
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A perception is judging?
If you see someone missing a limb. Is that considered judging? No its a perception or an observation.
Judging is condemning someone. I dont recall saying that she is going to burn in hell.
No, but judgment can be camouflaged as perception.

How did you see her fragile heart, do you have God vision?

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#140163 Nov 23, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
You are currently more likely to die of a heart attack from eating too much or falling in your kitchen than you are from ever being attacked in the US.
You are more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be robbed by force.
It is more probable that you will be harmed by a family member in a domestic dispute than from a stranger in the US.
These are just the fun statistics too.
Where do you get your "facts"?

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#140164 Nov 23, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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The whistle has been blown and the blue card has been shown!
This is your first warning, play nice!
Impossible. Rednecks don't play nice.....

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