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

Since: Nov 12

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#140335 Nov 23, 2012
Clementia wrote:
awwwwwwwwwwwww!
I don't mind one! ;)
No, I normally watch a film at night and then i can't sleep, so i come on topix to talk to u guys coz all my new freinds are annoying as hell, i got nothing better to do atm.
What u doing up? u in uk?
Nope, I'm in America. I'm watching a movie too, a new DVD I got today. It's a crappy giant monster movie I use to love when I was a kid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X_from_Outer...

Since: Jun 07

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#140338 Nov 24, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>
Here ya go Kitty ~ glad to see you don't mind accusing others of lying instead of owning up to it yourself.... your dishonesty is not only showing, it is shouting from the rooftops... hahahaha
where's your effing god? greatest lie of all...

Since: Oct 10

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#140339 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>So, how many 1000s of years ago was that? In America, never happened and you have no evidence of it ever happening. Exactly what did they use as bait to hunt gay people, little boys?
What bait do you use when you hunt little boys?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#140341 Nov 24, 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?
There weren't many employees because Walmart would have fired them.

Do you have any idea how some of those people are treated?

There was a case a few years back where employees were literally locked into the store, after hours, without pay, to stock shelves.

They actually chained the doors shut.

I have personally seen an employee chewed out on front of customers when he HDTV the audacity to tell a supervisor who had just told him to do something that it was his break time.

Walmart execs aren't about to take a pay cut for the business. Why should the workers?

You're an idiot, Dave.

Deal with it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#140342 Nov 24, 2012
LIes Busters wrote:
<quoted text>You're gay, Airbait.
Deal with it.
If I was, I would.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#140343 Nov 24, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
RPGs FTW!
Hmm.

Apparently not what I think of when I hear "RPG".

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#140344 Nov 24, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you're the most vague person I've ever seen. You really don't understand that it's all relative, can you?
I'd guess that someone in 1700's would say that's the best time in history.
I'd guess that someone in the 1950's would say the same.
What is it you love so much about the 2000's? Is it email?'cuz we don't need that.
Is it cell phones? Don't need that either.
How 'bout medicine? It's ain't all that great. Half of America is hooked on pharmaceuticals, and they don't need to be.
Is it TV? Don't need that, either. It's a huge waste of time.
So again, Koder. Quit wasting so much Topix space & just be specific.
What is it to you that makes 2012 the best time to live?
Low homicide rate; low rates of violence (both person to person and sanctioned by society);longer life span; more variety of food; better quality of food; better medicines (I would have died in my teens if not for modern drugs); better access to information; more access to education; society more tolerant of differences; better dental practices; air conditioning...

Just a few items off the top of my head.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#140345 Nov 24, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
There weren't many employees because Walmart would have fired them.
Do you have any idea how some of those people are treated?
There was a case a few years back where employees were literally locked into the store, after hours, without pay, to stock shelves.
They actually chained the doors shut.
I have personally seen an employee chewed out on front of customers when he HDTV the audacity to tell a supervisor who had just told him to do something that it was his break time.
Walmart execs aren't about to take a pay cut for the business. Why should the workers?
You're an idiot, Dave.
Deal with it.
Was the employee in the break area or on the floor?

What did the boss tell him to do? Was it related to servicing a customer? If so, then he disrespected his supervisor in public and violated company policy. A chewing out was getting off easy.

Perhaps the employee would have best found a nice union factory job to best serve his personal desires. And stay in the break area.

WalMart was not designed to be an entitlement program for people to take life easy.

You intimated you were in the Naval Academy. As an ensign, did you expect your orders to be followed to accomplish the mission?

You are an idiot and a jerk, Batty. A shame we have to deal with it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#140346 Nov 24, 2012
Clementia wrote:
<quoted text>
what?
stop drinking, you too drunk!! Can you put your finger on your nose?
He only puts his finger UP his nose.

That's where he finds his greatest value.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#140348 Nov 24, 2012
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
In the larger scheme of things, slavery made the difference between living and dying. Forced adaptation to a new culture as a classless person versus death. When you had enemies you could take some as slaves, where they often interbred with their masters, or genocide was performed. Slaves often rose to some positions of power in those societies.
It was the profit motive and commercialization of slave labor in the secular and material world that you seem to be so upset about. The end of that commercialization was brought about primarily because of religious beliefs. Those weren't atheists pushing for its abolition.
Love the "Christian wiggle" the dance you guys do to try and rationalize the immorality of your God. One human being 'OWNING" another human being is immoral, period. I don't care how beneficial it was to certain parties, it's immoral. Your God condones slavery. Both your God and the holy book in which these slavery instructions are found, are immoral, end of conversation!!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#140349 Nov 24, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>
"If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful"
Not much there about the Master beating the Slave, is there?
Here it is....why do Atheists ALWAYS kown more about whats contained in your holy book than you???

When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.(Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#140350 Nov 24, 2012
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
goodbye turd
flush, flush
I love it when I see his posts, it means I don't have to read a word of it and just scroll on to anything more intelligent. That would be just about anything!!!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#140351 Nov 24, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
I would prefer not to damn anyone to hell. It's not my place to send people to hell. People do a good enough job getting there without my help.
Do you believe that people who reject your God are sent to hell when they die? Do you think I deserve to be sent to hell as someone who completely rejects your God?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#140352 Nov 24, 2012
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>
Here ya go Kitty ~ glad to see you don't mind accusing others of lying instead of owning up to it yourself.... your dishonesty is not only showing, it is shouting from the rooftops... hahahaha
You still haven't countered what I stated. This is the most peaceful time in all of human history to be alive. You haven't found a more peaceful time, and I doubt you will, I haven't found a historian or anthropologist that disagrees with that statement.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#140353 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>Really, 20s, huh? Try like into there 60s. It is funny to see your type always claiming that you know science, but prove otherwise.
Time Period Number of Males Observed Further years of life expected at age 21
1200-1300 7 43.14
1300-1400 9 24.44*
1400-1500 23 48.11
1500-1550 52 50.27
1550-1600 100 47.25
1600-1650 192 42.95
1650-1700 346 41.40
1700-1745 812 43.13
From the table it is clear that even in the middle ages, if the person could get through childhood and early adulthood, he could expect to live to 64 or so. That means that there were older people living in the society. Though the data comes from the aristocracy, it is argued that it applies more generally in the society. While the aristocracy are less affected by famines due to their wealth, they are more susceptible to death from serving in the military.
http://apps.business.ualberta.ca/rfield/lifee...
Seriously, you are dense, and stuck in the stone ages.
You take a school project report based on 7 people and think that's scientific, then accuse everyone who doesn't believe as you do of not being scientific. How many times did you get dropped on your soft spot as a baby?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#140354 Nov 24, 2012
Zen Master Ein wrote:
<quoted text>So, how many 1000s of years ago was that? In America, never happened and you have no evidence of it ever happening. Exactly what did they use as bait to hunt gay people, little boys?
Stonewall, 1960s if I remember my years correctly.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#140355 Nov 24, 2012
LIes Busters wrote:
<quoted text>How does there not being any evidence to support your science myths make me the confused one? I'm not the one believing in something in spite of a lack of evidence, that's all you. Which is likely why you hate your own parents, when there is all evidence for you to love them.


See this first paragraph?? Now continue reading and then apologize to everyone for electing to remain uninformed. I think its called willfully ignorant!!!!

Black holes have been discovered throughout our galaxy and elsewhere in the universe.

They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and it turns out that nature is stranger than science fiction. More than a dozen black holes have already been discovered in our Milky Way galaxy - out of more than a million black holes estimated to exist there. And a giant black hole, heavier than millions of stars, has been discovered at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The same picture appears to hold for other galaxies in the universe: black holes scattered through the galaxies, with a giant black hole at their center. Black holes turn out to be the most powerful objects in the universe. Exploring them is one of the truly exciting frontiers of astronomy.

If black holes are black, how can we see them? How do we know they are black holes? Though we cannot see black holes directly, they are so powerful that we can see their unmistakable, dramatic effects on the matter around them. Here are three lines of evidence that black-hole hunters look for:

A blaze of X-rays
Matter that comes too close to a black hole matter such as gas and dust, or even a whole star is drawn towards the hole. As the matter spirals in towards the edge of the hole, it heats up, reaching millions degrees before plunging into the black hole. When gas is this hot, it glows in X-ray light, and can be seen by an X-ray space telescope such as Chandra. This glowing disc of gas is a fingerprint for the presence of a black hole.

Super-powerful jets of matter
Giant jets of matter the most powerful beams in the universe are observed to shoot out from a galaxy's core at almost the speed of light. The only known source powerful enough to produce such jets, is a giant spinning black hole. The jets seem to originate from just outside the black hole's edge ("horizon"), where temperatures and magnetic fields are at their most intense. How the black hole creates these jets is not known.

Rapidly moving stars
The gravitational field of a black hole tugs on the stars in its vicinity. A super-massive black hole will make whole swarms of stars whip around as they fall under its influence. By following the motions of the orbiting stars, astronomers can deduce the location, and size, of the central black hole they cannot see.

From these and other lines of evidence, astronomers are convinced that black holes are real, and that they play an important role in the universe. What secrets do black holes promise to reveal? Explore more in the next section >

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140356 Nov 24, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Most of our "criminals" are in jail for drug offenses. Our overcrowded jails are indicative of our ridiculous judicial system, not of crime.
You didn't actually mean to type that, right?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140357 Nov 24, 2012
Clementia wrote:
<quoted text>
what?
stop drinking, you too drunk!! Can you put your finger on your nose?
I wasn't drinking, I was mocking henry.

never such a thing as a henry!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#140358 Nov 24, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think you're gonna go to heaven. Isn't there something in the bible about worldly possessions?
Yup. But you obviously missed the context of our discussion.

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