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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“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#149472 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I believe (not "know", "believe") that the flood story is an allegorical narrative representing the power of God and the potential wrath of God. I believe it was used as a primitive means to get people to listen, understand & fear God.

That is my opinion.
Control through fear.

That is what religion is all about.

Sucker.
uidiotracemakeWo rldpeace

United States

#149473 Jan 23, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Control through fear.
That is what religion is all about.
Sucker.
US military as Xtain fundies is base religion!

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#149475 Jan 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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That humanism is an offshoot of Christianity.
You wouldn't have it without Christianity, or a belief in a higher authority. Now you want to kill Christianity and higher authorities....
Would you happen to have any proof of you assertion, or are you just making stuff up?

Buddhism is an atheistic worldview which basically follows these same tenets, yet it cannot be said to be based on Christianity by any stretch of the imagination.
Dave Nelson wrote:
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...higher authority concept is what keeps men kind of honest. Makes them less prone to discard what they consider less productive or capable. You should thank God religion exists.
So you are saying that without your belief in a god you would be a raving sociopath? Then by all means, please keep your religion.

I and a number of others do not need a belief in a Santa Claus figure to by "good for goodness sake".
Lincoln

United States

#149476 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Of course a retard like you doesn't know what retard means. It means slow or to impede which is exactly what belief in god does to you.
For example remember how big of a retard you made out of yourself first saying your dad was this miserable brutal atheist who forced his atheism down your throat then later saying he was this wonderful sweet man who everyone adored. And not to mention your strange story about an Arab walked into his room and thy made him a Christian for some reason.
You're just too damn retarded daffy :)
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Of course a retard like you doesn't know what retard means.

remember how big of a retard you made out of yourself first

Atheism seems to come down to name calling?

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#149477 Jan 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Of course a retard like you ... Atheism seems to come down to name calling?
You broke my irony meter.

Since: Sep 08

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#149478 Jan 23, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Would you happen to have any proof of you assertion, or are you just making stuff up?
Buddhism is an atheistic worldview which basically follows these same tenets, yet it cannot be said to be based on Christianity by any stretch of the imagination.
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So you are saying that without your belief in a god you would be a raving sociopath? Then by all means, please keep your religion.
I and a number of others do not need a belief in a Santa Claus figure to by "good for goodness sake".
What I said was belief in a higher authority is a limit on absolute power corrupting absolutely.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#149479 Jan 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Of course a retard like you doesn't know what retard means.
Linc, what happened to turn the other cheek ;)

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#149480 Jan 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Real entities. But no definite positions or other properties. Instead probabilistic.
:-)
Sounds like the atheist reason for denying a deity. Something intangible that you can't possibly prove in this physical world.
What a hoot.
The difference is, of course, that this is part of one of the best predictive theories we have ever had. So, yes, you *can* prove this in the real world via observation and testing.
Lincoln

United States

#149481 Jan 23, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Linc, what happened to turn the other cheek ;)
quoting the poster...

Turning the other cheek is Christian ?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#149482 Jan 23, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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quoting the poster...
Turning the other cheek is Christian ?
Supposed to be, I thought.

GoMatt and GoLuke both mention it.
Pat

Granby, CT

#149483 Jan 23, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Hypocrisy does bother me, yes, and I agree with you, MLK was the real deal.
MLK was right, we should all be judged by our individual merits, not by our skin color and I am sure he would be ashamed of racist affirmative laws that judge people by race for it is this very behavior that he fought to abolish from our system. I believe he was the real deal in that sense, he felt that not only was racial discrimination against blacks was wrong but that racial discrimination itself was wrong. Aside from that, he was a god hustler selling false hope like any other god hustler does. He was also a plagiarizer and adulterer as well. His arguments for civil rights were valid but as an individual he was morally challenged.
Turkey

Oswego, NY

#149484 Jan 23, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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The U.S. has never used torture.
I wish we did.
As poster of the year would you tell me which atheists you would enjoy beating?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#149485 Jan 23, 2013
There's a priest in it- occupying his Wall Street.
Adam wrote:
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Linc, what happened to turn the other cheek ;)

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#149486 Jan 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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The difference is, of course, that this is part of one of the best predictive theories we have ever had. So, yes, you *can* prove this in the real world via observation and testing.
Under carefully contrived and controlled experiments?

“Think&Care”

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#149487 Jan 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Under carefully contrived and controlled experiments?
Yes. In experiments that easily *could* give results contrary to what QM predicts, the actual results agree with QM. That often involves very elaborate devices to detect the results. Sorry if that offends you.

But, the results of QM also work even in the 'wild'. It is at the heart of our understanding of solids, for example: why do metals conduct electricity bu elements like sulfur do not? How to atomic bonds form? Why do materials react to light the way they do?

Once again, quantum mechanics is part of the best predictive theory of physics we have ever had.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#149488 Jan 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Under carefully contrived and controlled experiments?
Experiments carefully contrived and controlled so as to falsify, yes.

They don't.

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#149489 Jan 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes. In experiments that easily *could* give results contrary to what QM predicts, the actual results agree with QM. That often involves very elaborate devices to detect the results. Sorry if that offends you.
But, the results of QM also work even in the 'wild'. It is at the heart of our understanding of solids, for example: why do metals conduct electricity bu elements like sulfur do not? How to atomic bonds form? Why do materials react to light the way they do?
Once again, quantum mechanics is part of the best predictive theory of physics we have ever had.
How does QM disprove a deity or higher intelligence creating this existence we have?
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#149490 Jan 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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How does QM disprove a deity or higher intelligence creating this existence we have?
Cause the Bible or the Quran is really written by or inspired by a God, would have stuff brainy like QM, electricity, atoms, germs, bacteria, cures for cancer, etc.

Instead it is written exactly as you would expect by goat herders and fishermen of the 1st century ;)

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#149491 Jan 23, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Cause the Bible or the Quran is really written by or inspired by a God, would have stuff brainy like QM, electricity, atoms, germs, bacteria, cures for cancer, etc.
Instead it is written exactly as you would expect by goat herders and fishermen of the 1st century ;)
Are your mental issues caused by God or QM?
Lincoln

United States

#149492 Jan 23, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Cause the Bible or the Quran is really written by or inspired by a God, would have stuff brainy like QM, electricity, atoms, germs, bacteria, cures for cancer, etc.
Instead it is written exactly as you would expect by goat herders and fishermen of the 1st century ;)
Entertaining, if illogical...you move from one generalization to another.

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