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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“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#151508 Feb 3, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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You are welcome to Hell in Norway ;)

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151509 Feb 3, 2013
Benjamin Frankly wrote:
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"My observations tell me that Atheism brings to a large portion bitterness, anger, mood swings, hostilities, sadness, spitefulness, oppression, depression, belligerency, atrociousness, close mindedness, hatefulness, twisting of facts, mendacious, bigotry and unhappiness to name a few."
Lets put that to the test.
A good retort except there are crimes that have been done by Atheist that aren’t typically done by people of faith.

Let’s start with cannibalism of young boys for example. Oh bombing Red Cross Hospitals, killing hundreds of millions of people through starvation, killing people who were intelligent, killing people wearing glasses, killing people who could speak another language.

All of those crimes were done at the hands of Atheist. So you see Atheism has a far greater criminal and horrid past against humanity than you can imagine. Hundreds of millions have died in the last 100 years because of Atheist ideology. It does seem to appear that atheism has this very dark side that Atheist don’t like to see.

Jeffrey Dahmer, an infamous serial killer and atheist sentenced to 900 years in prison.He brutally killed seventeen men and boys, dismembering them, storing their parts and indulging in cannibalism and necrophilia.

Mussolini is notorious for his war crimes as a Fascist dictator during World War II. As a young man he openly declared his atheism. Mussolini supported Hitler’s conquest of Austria. In 1935, he invaded Ethiopia, using poison gas, bombing Red Cross hospitals and concentration camps to kill civilians and destroy “inferior” cultures.

Mao Zedong led the Communist Party of China to victory in the Chinese Civil War, helping to establish the People’s Republic of China. He has been blamed for the death of between 20 and 67 million of his “comrades”. His “Great Leap Forward” triggered a catastrophic and massive famine.

Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, having been de facto leader since mid-1975. During his time in power Pol Pot imposed an extreme version of agrarian communism, where all city dwellers were relocated to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labour projects. The combined effect of slave labour, malnutrition, poor medical care and executions is estimated to have killed around 2 million Cambodians (approximately one third of the population). His regime achieved special notoriety by singling out all intellectuals, and other “bourgeois enemies”, for murder. The Khmer Rouge committed mass executions in sites known as the Killing Fields, and the executed were buried in mass graves. In order to save ammunition, executions were often carried out using hammers, axe handles, spades or sharpened bamboo sticks. His attempts to “cleanse” the country resulted in the deaths of 1.7 to 2.5 million people. He also had an intense dislike of anyone with the semblance of being intelligent, such as those who wore glasses or who spoke another language.

Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee, from 1922 until his death in 1953. Under Stalin’s leadership, the Ukraine suffered a famine (Holodomor) so great it is considered by many to be an act of genocide on the part of Stalin’s government. Estimates of the number of deaths range from 2.5 million to 10 million. The famine was caused by direct political and administrative decisions. In addition to the famine, Stalin ordered purges within the Soviet Union of any person deemed to be an enemy of the state (i.e. capitalists, theists). In total, estimates of the total number murdered under Stalin’s reign, range from 10 million to 60 million. His government promoted atheism with mass propaganda in school, and held a terror campaign against the religious.

http://listverse.com/2010/06/05/10-people-who...

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151510 Feb 3, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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There's no such thing as god, get it through your thick brainwashed skull.
There's no such thing as no god, get it through your thick brainwashed skull.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#151511 Feb 3, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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There's no such thing as no god, get it through your thick brainwashed skull.
God holds on to his guns.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#151512 Feb 3, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>A good retort except there are crimes that have been done by Atheist that arenÂ’t typically done by people of faith.

LetÂ’s start with cannibalism of young boys for example. Oh bombing Red Cross Hospitals, killing hundreds of millions of people through starvation, killing people who were intelligent, killing people wearing glasses, killing people who could speak another language.

All of those crimes were done at the hands of Atheist. So you see Atheism has a far greater criminal and horrid past against humanity than you can imagine. Hundreds of millions have died in the last 100 years because of Atheist ideology. It does seem to appear that atheism has this very dark side that Atheist donÂ’t like to see.

Jeffrey Dahmer, an infamous serial killer and atheist sentenced to 900 years in prison.He brutally killed seventeen men and boys, dismembering them, storing their parts and indulging in cannibalism and necrophilia.

Mussolini is notorious for his war crimes as a Fascist dictator during World War II. As a young man he openly declared his atheism. Mussolini supported Hitler’s conquest of Austria. In 1935, he invaded Ethiopia, using poison gas, bombing Red Cross hospitals and concentration camps to kill civilians and destroy “inferior” cultures.

Mao Zedong led the Communist Party of China to victory in the Chinese Civil War, helping to establish the People’s Republic of China. He has been blamed for the death of between 20 and 67 million of his “comrades”. His “Great Leap Forward” triggered a catastrophic and massive famine.

Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, having been de facto leader since mid-1975. During his time in power Pol Pot imposed an extreme version of agrarian communism, where all city dwellers were relocated to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labour projects. The combined effect of slave labour, malnutrition, poor medical care and executions is estimated to have killed around 2 million Cambodians (approximately one third of the population). His regime achieved special notoriety by singling out all intellectuals, and other “bourgeois enemies”, for murder. The Khmer Rouge committed mass executions in sites known as the Killing Fields, and the executed were buried in mass graves. In order to save ammunition, executions were often carried out using hammers, axe handles, spades or sharpened bamboo sticks. His attempts to “cleanse” the country resulted in the deaths of 1.7 to 2.5 million people. He also had an intense dislike of anyone with the semblance of being intelligent, such as those who wore glasses or who spoke another language.

Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet UnionÂ’s Central Committee, from 1922 until his death in 1953. Under StalinÂ’s leadership, the Ukraine suffered a famine (Holodomor) so great it is considered by many to be an act of genocide on the part of StalinÂ’s government. Estimates of the number of deaths range from 2.5 million to 10 million. The famine was caused by direct political and administrative decisions. In addition to the famine, Stalin ordered purges within the Soviet Union of any person deemed to be an enemy of the state (i.e. capitalists, theists). In total, estimates of the total number murdered under StalinÂ’s reign, range from 10 million to 60 million. His government promoted atheism with mass propaganda in school, and held a terror campaign against the religious.

http://listverse.com/2010/06/05/10-people-who...
Dahmer converted and was saved.

According to your religion, he's in heaven now.

Nice.
Imhotep

United States

#151513 Feb 3, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
Your astuteness regarding my age is remarkable.
But I won't remark on it.
Cheer up!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

Some brandy...

http://www.youtube.com/embed/jkk2mMq2x8E...

Super Bowl popcorn

http://www.youtube.com/embed/F73EcycGCO8...

I miss Stevie

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151515 Feb 3, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Dahmer converted and was saved.
According to your religion, he's in heaven now.
Nice.
Saul was a gang leader, murder, and terrorist. He was changed (Apostle Paul) and became a minister for Christ.

Moses was guilty of murdering a Federal Officer. Yet God chose him to lead his people.

David was guilty of conspiracy, murdering a career military officer so he could have his wife, lying, deception, adultery. Yet God forgave him.

Sampson was guilty of being a womanizer, fraternizing with the enemy. In the end God restored him.

Jeffery Dahmer was an evil atheist of the worst sort. God gave him his right mind and forgave him.

nice

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#151516 Feb 3, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Saul was a gang leader, murder, and terrorist. He was changed (Apostle Paul) and became a minister for Christ.
Moses was guilty of murdering a Federal Officer. Yet God chose him to lead his people.
David was guilty of conspiracy, murdering a career military officer so he could have his wife, lying, deception, adultery. Yet God forgave him.
Sampson was guilty of being a womanizer, fraternizing with the enemy. In the end God restored him.
Jeffery Dahmer was an evil atheist of the worst sort. God gave him his right mind and forgave him.
nice
So..... you forgave Jeffery, for eating your daughter. I would not.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#151517 Feb 3, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Hmmm, just had a thought. doesn't your bible say your god created man in his image????
then doesn't that make us all gods?
It does indeed. We are co-creators with God, spirit made flesh. The kingdom of God is within. Ye are the temple of God.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151518 Feb 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> God holds on to his guns.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =8e71N7EhaGAXX
This one was about Fire on the Mountian. Based on a true story, thanks.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#151519 Feb 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>So..... you forgave Jeffery, for eating your daughter. I would not.
He ate boys and men.

Could I forgive him if he had done that to one of my loved ones?

I don’t know that answer. It’s a unknown.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#151520 Feb 3, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Saul was a gang leader, murder, and terrorist. He was changed (Apostle Paul) and became a minister for Christ.
Moses was guilty of murdering a Federal Officer. Yet God chose him to lead his people.
David was guilty of conspiracy, murdering a career military officer so he could have his wife, lying, deception, adultery. Yet God forgave him.
Sampson was guilty of being a womanizer, fraternizing with the enemy. In the end God restored him.
Jeffery Dahmer was an evil atheist of the worst sort. God gave him his right mind and forgave him.
nice
Creepy, if you ask me.
Imhotep

United States

#151521 Feb 3, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Saul was a gang leader, murder, and terrorist. He was changed (Apostle Paul) and became a minister for Christ.
Moses was guilty of murdering a Federal Officer. Yet God chose him to lead his people.
David was guilty of conspiracy, murdering a career military officer so he could have his wife, lying, deception, adultery. Yet God forgave him.
Sampson was guilty of being a womanizer, fraternizing with the enemy. In the end God restored him.
Jeffery Dahmer was an evil atheist of the worst sort. God gave him his right mind and forgave him.
nice
The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.--Deuteronomy 28:22
Nice

Ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.--Ezekiel 39:19
Nice?

So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley.--Hosea 3:2
Nice?

Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.--2 Samuel 12:11
Nice?

Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father -- Genesis 19:34
Nice?

Sick, disgusting , you should be ashamed.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

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Since: Sep 08

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#151523 Feb 3, 2013

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#151524 Feb 3, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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You are welcome to Hell in Norway ;)
Cool.

I've seen that.

What's the climate there?

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Westcliffe, CO

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