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: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#149545 Jan 23, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text> But to those who occasionally come in and happen to be on the fence.
That's not a sentence, Eagle.
Pat

Granby, CT

#149546 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
So you argue that events can only happen when you can comprehend them?
So abiogenesis and the big bang didn't happen then?
We have evidence for the big bang in the fact that the universe is expanding. Big Bang theory may turn out to be false but that does not change the fact that the universe is expanding.

We do not know for sure how life began on Earth though we do know for sure there is life.

There is no knowledge of any gods, or what they think, want, do or created. That's all pure fantasy and baseless speculation by death deniers.

Is it a coincidence to you that all those who beleive in god also deny the overwhelming evidence that death ends ones personal memory and awareness?
Pat

Granby, CT

#149547 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
You are placing God in His material universe and trying to apply the restrictions of that universe to Him.
That is a bit like putting a car designer in a car, then telling him to forget he is a driver and to act like a car...
You are placing your imaginary god out of bounds as a means of giving him a saftey net.

Since: Apr 12

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#149548 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Why that's just too funny! You wasted all this time and effort over one little remark I made. I never claimed it was a Russian word, I said you don't know what it means in Russian. I did not say I knew what it meant. LOL

I played a little word game that atheist play all the time. LOL

Keep digging! Someday you'll wake up. LOL

What a dolt.

Since: Apr 12

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#149549 Jan 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Is there a reason why you can't demonstrate that your god is anything more than a figment of the imagination?
What do you think? Come on nut job THINK! Just once try using your grey matter.

Since: Nov 12

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#149550 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
You are placing God in His material universe and trying to apply the restrictions of that universe to Him.
That is a bit like putting a car designer in a car, then telling him to forget he is a driver and to act like a car...
I can see how you may feel that way but it doesn't apply here. He is being given attributes that are inconsistent. That is all i was pointing out.

However if you want to move on to your beyond comprehension and outside of time and space claims... I can do that too.

“Nothing can stop, This Pony..”

Since: Dec 10

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#149551 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
You are placing God in His material universe and trying to apply the restrictions of that universe to Him.
That is a bit like putting a car designer in a car, then telling him to forget he is a driver and to act like a car...
That's just it, there is no breaking the natural laws , no evidence of it what so ever. If there were this we could point to it as evidence of a god. It doesn't happen except in imagination.

“Nothing can stop, This Pony..”

Since: Dec 10

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#149552 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
News flash.
One of your atheist buddies just argued that there is a situation where rape is acceptable...
I will ask you to answer the same test, to see if your worldview is one you live by:
The last man and woman are on an island.
For the survival of the species, they need to procreate.
The man wants to and the woman does not.
Would it be okay for the man to rape the woman in this instance?
If it's ok for you to do that now, it's ok for you to do that then.

BTW it's never ok to take advantage or force yourself on anyone who doesn't want it.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#149553 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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...
Who says a rock did anything?

Who are you arguing with about rocks?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#149554 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
News flash.
One of your atheist buddies just argued that there is a situation where rape is acceptable...
I will ask you to answer the same test, to see if your worldview is one you live by:
The last man and woman are on an island.
For the survival of the species, they need to procreate.
The man wants to and the woman does not.
Would it be okay for the man to rape the woman in this instance?
Unless he is absolutely necessary to retrieve coconuts, he would be risking getting killed in his sleep.

A wise man does not make a woman mad before he goes to sleep with her.

Since: Jan 13

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#149555 Jan 23, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet you yourself make a comparison between God and a human with your example.
If God is not of this universe then how did it create the universe, which is so completely unlike it?
How does a potter create a pot, which is so unlike it?

How does a human create a car, which is so like it?

The object bears the imprint of the creator but is not equal to the creator.

The universe bears the imprint or God, but is not the same as God.

Since: Jan 13

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#149556 Jan 23, 2013
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice diversion, but you didn't answer the question, which was:
"Slavery, rape and putting every infant to the sword isn't evil?"
Okay, first explain how you get the concept of evil without God?

Because until you can do that, your question cannot really be answered.

Since: Jan 13

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#149557 Jan 23, 2013
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
We have evidence for the big bang in the fact that the universe is expanding. Big Bang theory may turn out to be false but that does not change the fact that the universe is expanding.
We do not know for sure how life began on Earth though we do know for sure there is life.
There is no knowledge of any gods, or what they think, want, do or created. That's all pure fantasy and baseless speculation by death deniers.
Is it a coincidence to you that all those who beleive in god also deny the overwhelming evidence that death ends ones personal memory and awareness?
So if you are not sure how life began and you cannot comprehend it, then by your own admission, you cannot accept that it did happen.

Remember, your standard is that you must be able to comprehend something for it to be true, would you like to retract that?

“Nothing can stop, This Pony..”

Since: Dec 10

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#149558 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
How does a potter create a pot, which is so unlike it?
How does a human create a car, which is so like it?
The object bears the imprint of the creator but is not equal to the creator.
The universe bears the imprint or God, but is not the same as God.
People like you look at a rock and see it as evidence there is a god. "sigh"

Since: Jan 13

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#149559 Jan 23, 2013
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
You are placing your imaginary god out of bounds as a means of giving him a saftey net.
No, I am pointing you to an inescapable logical conclusion.

If you use reason and logic you will come to the same place, but if you surrender reason and logic, you will not be able to arrive at the logical conclusion.

Everything in this universe had a cause, what was that cause?

What caused matter, energy, time, life, reasoning, logic and morality to appear?

Consider what the first cause would have to be like and the conclusion is quite logical.

You can of course deny those things were caused, but that is quite a rabbit hole to explore...

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#149560 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
How does a potter create a pot, which is so unlike it?
How does a human create a car, which is so like it?
Yet the potter, pot, human, and car all all subject to the same laws of physics, aren't they? So they aren't really so unlike each other as you'd suggest.
The object bears the imprint of the creator but is not equal to the creator.
The universe bears the imprint or God, but is not the same as God.
I asked how God could create an entire universe that is entirely unlike it. No one said anything about equal. In fact, for God to create the universe, God would have to be more complex and powerful than the universe itself. So, who created God then?

Since: Jan 13

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#149561 Jan 23, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
<quoted text>
I can see how you may feel that way but it doesn't apply here. He is being given attributes that are inconsistent. That is all i was pointing out.
However if you want to move on to your beyond comprehension and outside of time and space claims... I can do that too.
To move outside of space and time through special pleading would of course be illogical.

But if that claim was proven, then it would make sense to accept it.

If God is eternal, then time is something He is outside of.

If He is outside of time then He can predict what happens in time.

Through the revelation of prophecy in the scripture, He revealed Himself and gave man this mechanism to test Him against.

He passed that test, proving that He is outside of time as the Creator God would need to be.

So yes, He has proved Himself to all that are reasonable and open to proof on the matter.

Since: Jan 13

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#149562 Jan 23, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
<quoted text>
I can see how you may feel that way but it doesn't apply here. He is being given attributes that are inconsistent. That is all i was pointing out.
However if you want to move on to your beyond comprehension and outside of time and space claims... I can do that too.
By the way, I have been enjoying your reasoned posts.

A refreshing change to the general tide of vitriol from the majority of atheists on here.

Long may it continue.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#149563 Jan 23, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, first explain how you get the concept of evil without God?
Because until you can do that, your question cannot really be answered.
Once again, the original question was:

"Slavery, rape and putting every infant to the sword isn't evil?"

According to the Bible, these are things God morally supports. Answering the question has nothing to do with explaining evil without God.

Since: Jan 13

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#149564 Jan 23, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> That's just it, there is no breaking the natural laws , no evidence of it what so ever. If there were this we could point to it as evidence of a god. It doesn't happen except in imagination.
Are you familiar with the big bang theory?

Do you realise that the laws of the universe had to be suspended for a fraction of time for the expansion to start in the theory?

So, with your reasoning, you would reject the big bang model?

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