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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Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#151200 Feb 1, 2013
Yes indeed they are all the same worshippers of the god of Abraham. And all are ignorant prats wanting to wage war for their brand of faith.

Set the girls free!
Clementia wrote:
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Finally, he get's it! All 3 religions are the same!!!!!!! You all one big happy family, well maybe not happy!
And stop making things up about Buddha, just coz u got nothing on him, u start making it up, u silly prune!
Imhotep

United States

#151201 Feb 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
And Christian claims are just that, claims. Thanks!
Zero historical proof that your Jesus of Nazareth even existed although we have secular historic proof for Jesus Ben Strada the so called evil Egyptian sorcerer who had followers and performed miracles. Somehow he was documented secularly during his life but the bible Jesus wasn't.
Hmmmmm
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Which Jesus?

Christianity was the ultimate product of religious syncretism in the ancient world. Its emergence owed nothing to a holy carpenter. There were many Jesuses but the fable was a cultural construct.

The nativity yarn is a concatenation of nonsense. The genealogies of Jesus, both Matthew's version and Luke's, are pious fiction. Nazareth did not exist in the 1st century AD – the area was a burial ground of rock-cut tombs.

With multiple authors behind the original gospel story it is no surprise that the figure of "Jesus" is a mess of contradictions. Yet the story is so thinly drawn that being a "good Christian" might mean almost anything.

The 12 disciples are as fictitious as their master, invented to legitimise the claims of the early churches. The original Mary was not a virgin, that idea was borrowed from pagan goddesses. The pagan world knew all about virgins getting pregnant by randy gods: The Mythical "Virgin Mother".

Scholars have known all this for more than 200 years but priestcraft is a highly profitable business and finances an industry of deceit to keep the show on the road.

"Jesus better documented than any other ancient figure"? Don't believe a word of it. Unlike the mythical Jesus, a real historical figure like Julius Caesar has a mass of mutually supporting evidence.

The case for a mythical Jesus – Nailing Jesus. Book review: Ehrman - Did Jesus Exist? Popular scholar recoils from the abyss. A rescue mission for the "Jesus of history" – The New Apologists.

http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#151202 Feb 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes indeed they are all the same worshippers of the god of Abraham. And all are ignorant prats wanting to wage war for their brand of faith.
Set the girls free!
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I agree, but i don't think the Jews are like that, are they?

They're already free!!!!!:-P

@Redneck, what u got on Buddha? Was Buddha really sexist?

@Catcher......O my beautiful lord, the ocean of virtue, the perfect divine light, thank you for helping Eagle write a complete sentence!! Thank you, my wonderful lord of Nirvana, u the best!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151203 Feb 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
We all have our vices. Mine is smacking around the intolerant religious bigots who have lead us into wars, environmental catastrophes and prevent science from saving billions of lives. Meh giving them a small taste of what they do instead of just rolling over as they demand we do is good for a chuckle.
I always enjoy your posts.
Cheers and keep their ears ringing.
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If you had more intelligence, plus more mental and emotional maturity, then you might understand how you present yourself on forums like this.

You are not smacking anyone.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#151204 Feb 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I guess you don't know that Christianity is rising faster than the wrold's population....
If so, I'll bet it's in the parts of the world where it is relatively unknown, and where the people are least educated.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#151205 Feb 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Thanks for inputting your asumptions.
I guess you don't know that Christianity is rising faster than the wrold's population....
Only in underdeveloped countries.

They'll learn eventually.
Religion is Fraud

Granby, CT

#151206 Feb 1, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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If you had more intelligence, plus more mental and emotional maturity, then you might understand how you present yourself on forums like this.
You are not smacking anyone.
If you had any intellectual integrity whatsoever you would never be a theist.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#151207 Feb 1, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
Everyone makes mistakes including good Doctors. I think honest mistakes by competent Doctors need to be forgiven ... Anyway I would be interested in your thoughts on this subject.
It's not a matter of forgiveness.

If you make a mistake in good faith and nobody is hurt, you might need to be monitored to see that such mistakes are rare for you, not common. If you make a mistake and hurt somebody, they should be compensated. If your mistake was due to gross negligence, you need to be put on a supervised probation with remedial training, or else lose your license. If you actions were criminal, you need to be prosecuted by the law.
Eagle12 wrote:
State Medical Boards need to have more of a mix of participants. Why aren’t there nurses on these medical boards? Nurses have the inside track on what goes on in the medical field and they should be participating in these medical board decisions.
I agree that the disciplinary boards should have non-physicians on them. The people judging the performance of the physicians probably need to be specialists in the same field, but the panels deciding what to do about the bad eggs should contain a mix of interested members of the community.
Eagle12 wrote:
I also think Doctors who are continuous assh*les to subordinates should be reported the Medical Boards. This is another reason to have nurses on Medical Boards.
I don't.

The medical board isn't there to make doctors more polite.
If they abuse hospital personnel, the hospitals will deal with them, possibly with a loss or suspension of privileges. If they abuse their employees, those people can decide if the job is worth keeping.

Nurses are just one kind of health care professional that works closely with physicians. Pharmacists, X-ray techs, hospital social workers, physical therapists, and others are in the same position as nurses when it comes to evaluating physicians. They are qualified to rate physicians' professionalism, but not their technical expertise.

Hope that helps.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151208 Feb 1, 2013
Religion is Fraud wrote:
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If you had any intellectual integrity whatsoever you would never be a theist.
Someone had to tell you that.
Religion is Fraud

Granby, CT

#151209 Feb 1, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Someone had to tell you that.
Yeah right, the pedophile in a dress I go listen to on Sunday.

Since: Feb 13

Morgantown, WV

#151210 Feb 1, 2013
I have proven, far beyond a shadow of a reasonable doubt, that there is/are no meaningful god/gods or devil/devils.
This is best exemplified by my YouTube video which explains ALL about Faith via The Power Of Prayer.

If faith were important and powerful then every year a jolly elf would bring children presents on December 25th.
Tell me, do kids GO BAD when they discover that there is no Santa?
NO, they don't
anymore than belief in Santa makes children any less ornery.
Gingerbread is just as delicious & a lump of coal is just as carbon-y, Santa or not.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151211 Feb 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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If so, I'll bet it's in the parts of the world where it is relatively unknown, and where the people are least educated.
You need to chill, dude.



Put that on repeat, crank up a doobie, sit on the floor leaning against the wall, and just drift off. Become part of the universe. Drop the feeling responsible for what you have no control over, and the attendant angst. Let the doob and the music repair the damage it did to you so long ago when life was so much more confusing. You're on the downhill slide now, no going back. Quit playing like you are having fun, and settle that anguished soul.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#151212 Feb 1, 2013


RiversideRedneck wrote:
And what claims of Christianity do you consider to be non-evidenced?
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Any of the implausible or impossible events like resurrection.
Oh, you have some evidence that Jesus' ressurection was impossible?

Are you changing your stance on "I only believe in what is evidenced"?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#151213 Feb 1, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Your post was made in response to a post about it hanging on in the 3rd world.
And it is. It certainly isn't in the 1st.
Another deflection.

Does it trouble to you know the fact that Christianity is rising faster than the wrold's population?

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#151214 Feb 1, 2013
Religion is Fraud wrote:
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Yeah right, the pedophile in a dress I go listen to on Sunday.
You have some weird pursuits and interests in life.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#151215 Feb 1, 2013
The_Box wrote:
That doesn't make any sense.
Scholar: A specialist in a particular branch of study
A historian IS a specialist in a particular branch of study (history). Thus, a historian is a scholar.
What's so hard to understand here?
In that context yes, a historian is a scholar. But a scholar isn't a historian.

What IS so difficult with that?
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#151216 Feb 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Only in underdeveloped countries.
They'll learn eventually.
I hope so. Religious brainwashing and self delusion is strong in the developing world.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#151217 Feb 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Another deflection.
Does it trouble to you know the fact that Christianity is rising faster than the wrold's population?
When you say rising, do you mean getting closer to finding the proof of god? or do you mean an increase in the number of stupid people who are fleeced by a fraudulent and immoral cult of liars?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#151218 Feb 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Deflection.
Christianity IS growing in population.

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Nope!

http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/
YUP!

This shows an absolute growth rate of Christianity at 1.41%

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_population_gr...

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This shows the world population growth rate at 1.1%

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_growth

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Don't believe everything you read on your little atheist sites...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#151219 Feb 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Oh, you have some evidence that Jesus' ressurection was impossible?
Are you changing your stance on "I only believe in what is evidenced"?
Do you have any evidence of god at all? jesus is meant to be god, right? do you have any evidence?

The question is simple and so is the answer. No.

So stop lying about a god that isn't really there and stop failing at converting atheists.

We don't believe in any of your lies I'm sorry to say.

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