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

#149500 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're wrong. God knows all that you will, might or could do.
Which one, the trinty God of xiainty, Allah, Yahweh, Woden, Thor, Saturn, Zeus?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149501 Jan 23, 2013
Kind of like an imaginary friend or a self reflection of what you think is god yes?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're wrong. God knows all that you will, might or could do. That does not in any way mean He controls what you will, might or could do. He's the passenger, you're the driver.

Since: Jan 13

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#149502 Jan 23, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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?
How sophisticated do you need to be, to argue nonlife became life...

arockdidit encapsulates your problems quite appropriately.

If you want a little more sophistication, how about:

lotsofrocksdiditwithaboltoflig hting...

Since: Dec 12

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#149503 Jan 23, 2013
Why are having this debate. Every body knows the universe was created 5000 years ago when a hedge hog farted.

Source:

Since: Jan 13

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#149504 Jan 23, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Which one, the trinty God of xiainty, Allah, Yahweh, Woden, Thor, Saturn, Zeus?
Not all God claims are equal, you realise that don't you?

Only the one that can account for "everything" is the one who is logically plausible.

Since: Jan 13

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#149505 Jan 23, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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It doesn't make any claim one way or the other about this. But it *does* show the faults of many of the arguments claiming to prove the existence of deities. For example, the 'first cause' argument assumes some things about causality that are known to be wrong. But that only shows the argument is fallacious, not that the conclusion is wrong.
Which of the 10 odd theories or positions on quantum mechanics are you appealing to?

And are you denying the universe has a cause?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#149506 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Which of the 10 odd theories or positions on quantum mechanics are you appealing to?
If anything, I'm of the 'shut up and calculate' viewpoint on QM. As far as I can see, most of the philosophies of QM fail because they attempt to explain QM based on classical ideas and that is exactly the wrong way around. You explain the *old* theory by using the *new* one.
And are you denying the universe has a cause?
I am neither affirming nor denying such. All of the following are possible given our current state of knowledge:

1) The universe has no cause.

2) The universe has multiple causes.

3) The universe has a single cause.

4) The concept of causality is meaningless when applied to the universe.

Of the four, the last seems most likely, followed by the first two.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#149507 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here & take a wild guess.
You're a liberal democrat, huh?
Nope. Partisan politics are for people who agree to be canon fodder for one corrupt political party or other. Thinking for oneself is a far better way to go.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#149508 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Wrong. God is not in control of you or your actions or your thoughts. He gave that to you so you'd have free will.
Yet as soon as any control is ceded, omnipotence is gone.
That in no way removes His omnipotence. Just because He can control you doesn't mean that He does.
You are contradicting yourself. God is not in control yet is in control. Which is it? If God is in control then everything is necessarily God's will, including everything you do. Thus it's impossible to go against God's will.

Omnipotence means being omniresponsible, and you can't be omnipotent but only semi-responsible. It doesn't work that way.
Yes, again. God knows what you will do & will not prevent you from doing so. You can do X, Y, Z, LMNOP, X123c...... It's all up to you.
No, let's look at that again:

If God knows you will do X, can you do Y instead?

In this example, you can only ultimately choose X or Y, but not both (for example, you can't turn both left and right at the same time). So if God knows you will ultimately do X, then you can only do X. You have no free will. If on the other hand you say that you could do Y instead, then God was wrong. See how that works? It's really simple if you think about it. The future is only knowable if there is fate, and if there is fate, then free will is impossible.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#149509 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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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.
Doesn't the flood story undermine the claim that God is benevolent? In that story, God doesn't seem to know that when it made humans it made them flawed, then decided to kill them all except for one family, and afterward humans were still flawed. God is hardly portrayed as either omnipotent or even omniscient. Doesn't God know the consequences of it's actions? Because if it does, then it's actions are pretty much evil.
Pat

Granby, CT

#149510 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You're wrong. God knows all that you will, might or could do. That does not in any way mean He controls what you will, might or could do. He's the passenger, you're the driver.
If god created morally challenged imperfect humans and then gave them free will, knowing full well the result would be sin then it proves he wanted sin and intended for sin all along. What could be more evil than to create a place like hell to torture the objects of your own creation? If the christian god exists he is pure evil.
Pat

Granby, CT

#149511 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Not all God claims are equal, you realise that don't you?
Only the one that can account for "everything" is the one who is logically plausible.
No god argument is logically plausible until it can describe the method by which things were created. Magic is not a valid basis for anything.
Pat

Granby, CT

#149512 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Then I'm doing it wrong. I don't fear God.
You believe in god because you are unable to cope with your own mortality due to fear.

Since: Apr 12

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#149513 Jan 23, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>You spelled of wrong.

Omission control? Catatonic converter.

Will I critique your last sentence?
Hmmm I don't see the word "of" in my post so how is it that I spelled it wrong.

So you are claiming a spelling error on a word that's not there and you're trying to make fun of me? Now that's dumb on a whole new scale.

Thanks for showing off. LOL

Since: Nov 12

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#149514 Jan 23, 2013
Just wanted to add..... omniscience is not a problem for free will. It seems so on the surface. Also I have seen that the Christians on here are doing a horrible job arguing that... ha... but they can win this one.

Instead of having the ability to see the future........imagine the ability to go back in time... and you knew everything your friend did that week... unless you change something, he will do everything you saw.... he was still making his own decisions

However.......... we still have a problem. God is omniscient and omnipotent. He also knows all of his own actions he will do in the future.... and although he may be perfectly happy with that and I'm sure he is. He cannot do anything different. He is not then omnipotent.. but powerless. He is obligated to do what he knows he was going to do.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#149515 Jan 23, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Then I'm doing it wrong. I don't fear God.
You fear hell.

Since: Apr 12

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#149516 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Hey look! It's the retard who loved the TV miniseries the langoliers! He thinks because the same actor who played Balkie the Russian cousin on perfect strangers also plays Craig the character who mentions the langoliers that langoliers therefore must be a Russian word!

It's not.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!

Good logic there retard! Thanks for making us laugh at you!
Oh I wasn't aware of that connection.
Thanks for the insight.

So are you claiming you could not find Langoliers in the Russian dictionary?

Since: Apr 12

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#149517 Jan 23, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>You broke my irony meter.
Is there a reason why atheist can't imagine a better irony meter?

It seems that yours breaks way to easy.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149518 Jan 23, 2013
Nor any of my Russian friends including Marina who teaches the Russian language at a nearby university.

I have yet to see you make a claim as to what it means. Even Stephen King says he made the word up for his idea of mindless hairballs with lots of teeth.

Afraid someone told you wrong and you bought it. Not surprising because you bought the zombie jesus myth hook line and sinker.
Langoliers wrote:
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Oh I wasn't aware of that connection.
Thanks for the insight.
So are you claiming you could not find Langoliers in the Russian dictionary?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#149519 Jan 23, 2013
Is there a reason why you can't demonstrate that your god is anything more than a figment of the imagination?
Langoliers wrote:
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Is there a reason why atheist can't imagine a better irony meter?
It seems that yours breaks way to easy.

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