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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“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149365 Jan 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
That humanism is an offshoot of Christianity.
No. Mormonism is an offshoot of Christianity.

Humanism is an offshoot of humanity.
Dave Nelson wrote:
You wouldn't have it without Christianity, or a belief in a higher authority. Now you want to kill Christianity and higher authorities.
Religion is passe. We've got something better and we're going to run with it.
Dave Nelson wrote:
That higher authority concept is what keeps men kind of honest.
I don't need it, therefor it is unnecessary. I would argue that it is also a hindrance to need an imaginary authority figure, because doubt shakes the foundation of the system.
Dave Nelson wrote:
Makes them less prone to discard what they consider less productive or capable. You should thank God religion exists.
You're a caricature.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149366 Jan 22, 2013
Clementia wrote:
Is there anything u could do for me?
write my award speech?:-)
"I'd like to thank the academy for recognizing my brilliance. I know it must have been difficult for people of your mental stature. Truly, I'm a little surprised you spelled my name right. Kudos.

I must also thank my mother and father, mom, dad, please, stand up...

A round of applause for my folks please! They're great. Raising them since I was five years old was tough, but I think the results speak for themselves. My mom just graduated from Harvard! Dad's going for his doctorate...good luck dad! I'm so proud.

Um, I'd like to thank Albert Einstein for giving me some great ideas for things to correct or improve upon. I'd be lost without his fumbling life's work. Figuring out how to propel an object beyond the speed of light really made my Tuesday.

I'd also like to thank myself. Thanks me! I'm so smart. I couldn't have done it without me. Well, that's it.

Thanks for the award...but guys, try to look for someone else next year. My shelves are totally full of these things!"

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#149367 Jan 22, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
Morality changes all the time! It all depends on where in the world you are.
The bible god stated that girls who lost their virginity before marriage were to be stone or burned to death. Most of the world does not believe that is proper or moral anymore.
Now since the bible god said to do it and most of us ignore him, that should tell you something about the bible god!
Please supply the verse to your claim.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149368 Jan 22, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Several rolls of duct tape would in fact not cure, but at least give some satisfaction.
I'd rather give him a megaphone or a Diane Sawyer interview.

Let's put him to work.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#149369 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
All you did daffy was show your blind hatred towards people who don't believe in your imaginary friend. Lance has held hands with cancer patients and said prayers for them. Atheists don't say prayers you moron.
<quoted text>
Was he really praying or was he meditating in a moment of silence? My father who was an atheist would be respectful when prayer was said at the dinner table. He would bow his head and close his eyes out of respect to his mother. That doesnít indicate he prayed.

Perhaps Lance did pray, I donít know. I seriously doubt you know for sure. On another subject I would like to say how much I admire your rattlesnake diplomacy. Not everyone has the self control you do. Your kind and sweet words always strike a chord with me.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#149370 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
So your worldview starts from a negative...
Why is it so important, do you think, that you have to start from a position of denial in order to identify yourself?
Denial only makes sense if there is something to deny...
Since the overall position of society has been for generations that deities *do* exist, atheists have typically been defined by the theists. But that lack of belief in a deity is hardly the defining point of anything other than the narrow question of whether deities exist.

I identify more as a humanist than I do as an atheist. Atheism is a minor point in the grand scheme of things.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149371 Jan 22, 2013
That's funny! Working on a stand up comedy routine I see. Be sure to fit in where Jesus and Paul both condoned slavery.

That's a good peon.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, and it was the Hebrews & Levites that started to change society's outlook on slaves.
I know these atheists want to make the bible look evil because it condoned slavery, but it was a far better form of slavery, especially compared to other cultures in that era that owned slaves.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149372 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
That is true, my brain has been washed of secular nonsense and illogical worldviews that serve no purpose other than to justify rebellion against the Creator.
You're confusing rebellion with rejection. I reject your claims of a creator god. I reject all god claims.
mtimber wrote:
So yes, there is nothing you can do for me.
Unless of course you could show empirically that arockdidit.
Why would I do that?

Would it be too much to ask for a little sophistication?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149373 Jan 22, 2013
Let us know if you ever have something to say ok retard?

That's a good half wit go pray to your retarded god.
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Now let me apply the same arbitrary argument so you can see how logically absurd it is, back to you:
EVERY argument for arockdidit is an argument from ignorance based not upon knowledge but rather the absence of it. arockdidit = human ignorance.
That rabbit hole isn't worth pursuing.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149374 Jan 22, 2013
Yes he was praying and thanking god for the day out loud for the cancer patient.

As usual you like a total retard saw someone do something bad and blindly wailed he must have been an atheist. It's just so childish daffy no wonder people think you are a 12 year old. Mentally you never progressed.
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Was he really praying or was he meditating in a moment of silence? My father who was an atheist would be respectful when prayer was said at the dinner table. He would bow his head and close his eyes out of respect to his mother. That doesnít indicate he prayed.
Perhaps Lance did pray, I donít know. I seriously doubt you know for sure. On another subject I would like to say how much I admire your rattlesnake diplomacy. Not everyone has the self control you do. Your kind and sweet words always strike a chord with me.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149375 Jan 22, 2013
We're you going to sit your fatass on her? That would crush some bones like all the toilet seats you have crushed.
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet I could make you open your eyes.
Some women have thought they would pop out of their sockets.
Pat

Granby, CT

#149376 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
So rape is determined by the situation?
I guess it is since you worship someone who raped a 12 year old virgin married girl named Mary.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#149377 Jan 22, 2013
Try that again without errors.
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
You are still doing it.
You are appealing to an absolute standard of morality, whilst denying one exists.
If there is not an absolute standard, they you cannot argue that "anything" is immoral...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#149378 Jan 22, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes you did. You said that you learned it or agree with your saints and that they had it all right. Since I don't follow your saints or your mummy, I must be wrong to some degree.
u do follow what the saints say, u cute muppet!

Don't u think slavery is wrong? Of course u do!

Don't u think we should try to be good people and help each other? Of course u do!!!

If u didn't, u wouldn't be here fighting with the christians for believing in an evil God!

You r an annoying sheepy boy, but from what u say, u sound like a good human-being!

I told u, we r not the chosen people of God!! Good people can belong to any religion or no religion, they can even believe in unicorns!! But people who TRY to be good humans are the people of 'GOD'!

If everyone in the world loved each other, do u think any religion would have been created? NO, it wouldn't have!! Coz everyone would be a saint!!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#149379 Jan 22, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
"I'd like to thank the academy for recognizing my brilliance. I know it must have been difficult for people of your mental stature. Truly, I'm a little surprised you spelled my name right. Kudos.
I must also thank my mother and father, mom, dad, please, stand up...
A round of applause for my folks please! They're great. Raising them since I was five years old was tough, but I think the results speak for themselves. My mom just graduated from Harvard! Dad's going for his doctorate...good luck dad! I'm so proud.
Um, I'd like to thank Albert Einstein for giving me some great ideas for things to correct or improve upon. I'd be lost without his fumbling life's work. Figuring out how to propel an object beyond the speed of light really made my Tuesday.
I'd also like to thank myself. Thanks me! I'm so smart. I couldn't have done it without me. Well, that's it.
Thanks for the award...but guys, try to look for someone else next year. My shelves are totally full of these things!"
ROFL!!

No, I want more!!!! I'll make room, don't u worry!

@Buck....i'd rather have my eyes closed!

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149380 Jan 22, 2013
Clementia wrote:
ROFL!!
No, I want more!!!! I'll make room, don't u worry!
@Buck....i'd rather have my eyes closed!
I can build you another shelf, no problem.

If you don't want to catch a plane, why not a boat?

You can come over on a tug boat, or a canoe, or a kayak, or a steamer, or a barge, or a raft, or a yacht, or a cruise ship...

What about it? I can build you a raft!

I'd have to send it over to you though.

Maybe I'll just build the raft, and bring the award to you myself. No, I'm not a strong swimmer. I might get eaten up by a shark.

Hmmmmm...

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#149381 Jan 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>Topix atheists such as that are kinda numb. Wouldn't know if they got toasted or not.

These Topix atheists have the minds of children. Lots of wishful thinking without maturity and a grasp of the reality they live in. Just resentment because things ain't the way they think it should be. They need to get out of their cocoons more often.

How's it going, Buck? Hope everything is going well.
That was one of your best projections yet, Dave.

Still got all your fingers?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#149382 Jan 22, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
That was one of your best projections yet, Dave.
Still got all your fingers?
Mostly.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#149383 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>That is true, my brain has been washed of secular nonsense and illogical worldviews that serve no purpose other than to justify rebellion against the Creator.

So yes, there is nothing you can do for me.

Unless of course you could show empirically that arockdidit.
What creator?

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#149384 Jan 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Racist against the dead? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a! Schizo you are something else! And generally we bury the dead in the ground so what is your problem? Was your so called burned to death sister cremated and not buried? If she was cremated I am sorry but in that case after death she would just be ashes in an urn.
<quoted text>
My beloved Queen Puggy is ashes now, in a beautiful urn with her puppy photo on the front ~ she was 13 when she died in my arms as we both lay cuddled up together, knowing these were her last hours. I still cuddle up where I said my last words to my Queen.
No, my sister (Gillian, a beautiful 2 year old girl, golden hair and blue eyes, so you might get a picture of her) was burned to death by boys playing with matches. She lays buried in the ground and it was her death and grave that you were so cruelly laughing about. No need to apologise about a cremation, and of course I felt you defiled her ~ there is no way she can defend herself against your cruel words and laughter, and just because you think her Soul does not exist, does not simply wipe it away.

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