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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“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#155098 Feb 19, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Wait a second George Burns look alike. How does he show up and say I am here? A voice from the clouds? An old bearded dude glowing? How does he show he is a god? Perform a miracle? Answer properly previously unanswered questions? How he used magnets and string to create the dinosaurs?
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Eyewitness accounts of human interaction with Him have been recorded and preserved for us in the Bible and are still recorded today.

But does such documented testimony satisfy skeptics? It never has, and it never will.

Even if God Himself appeared & performed miracles, you'd probably say He's an alien or something & make fun of theists for "twisting the truth".

Some of the people who knew of Christ's miracles later shouted for His blood. That would've been you.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#155099 Feb 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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It could be argued the appearance of such a deity would actually leave you with no choice but to respect the hell out of it.
Those would outward manifestations. Things you would feel were separate from you. Like a master to a pet.
And thus goes your illusion of free will and choice.
Remember one thing, for every outer, there is an inner.
Interesting thing about deities. In particular a singular one. One could think it would tolerate more bullshit if it was itself arguing with itself than if it was something separate.

You forgot the zombie max ammo we got waiting for it.
Now that's actually scary.

Since: Dec 11

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#155100 Feb 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Eyewitness accounts of human interaction with Him have been recorded and preserved for us in the Bible and are still recorded today.
But does such documented testimony satisfy skeptics? It never has, and it never will.
It wouldn't satisfy you, if you weren't already a believer.

It's pathetically weak evidence.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#155101 Feb 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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You forgot the zombie max ammo we got waiting for it.
Now that's actually scary.
Where is the best place to shoot a zombie?
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#155102 Feb 19, 2013
Correct. But there is a "u" in the word "flsvour".
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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There is no "u" in the word "flavor"......
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#155103 Feb 19, 2013
into a church.
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Where is the best place to shoot a zombie?
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#155104 Feb 19, 2013
"flavour", even.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#155105 Feb 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Correct. But there is a "u" in the word "flsvour".
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"How do you like that ice cream?"

"mmm, it's flsvourful!"

Lol

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155106 Feb 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
"flavour", even.
No, no, no...

It's written "flavor".

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155107 Feb 19, 2013
Atheist put all hope in Science.

Christians put hope in God and Science.

When Atheist die all their hope in science dies.

When Christians die their hope in science dies but hope in God turns to great joy.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#155110 Feb 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Thinking creates a virtual reality of its own. The very act requires a projection of thought patterns and the logic within them. Our thinking is influenced and modified by reactions to those projections, an effect of a larger intertwined network.
We are born with a base pattern that gets modified. The base patterns are different, even before the process starts. This could be stored in the EM of genes, or it might not. It could be the projections of some minds created those genes.
There is an awful lot of relativity and quantum aspects of life, but relativity is the key. This is our base from which we explore. There is no way we can see the total from here, even as a collective of individual facets looking out and trying to discern what it all is. As Topix illustrates, there is too much noise to see through.
Or something like that.
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/2...

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#155111 Feb 19, 2013
bohart wrote:
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And the idiot hits keep on rolling! The enviroment would have to had been able to support life, wylie coyote, like today. And it is you SUPER GENIUSES who are stuck in the 1700's thinking spontaneous generation is a plausible idea.
You mean like the life that survives around hydrothermal vents? The life that we did not think could exist until 1977? Is that the life you are talking about? The life that survives in pressures and on chemicals that would kill any other living creature on Earth?

You sound as if you know a lot about such life! Do tell.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#155112 Feb 19, 2013
scaritual wrote:
I am not surprised at your being confused by words conveying ideas and perceptions instead of grunts.

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#155113 Feb 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Yes, those "people" were scientists that "knew" that...
lol
Yep and that is why we say, science is self-correcting.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155114 Feb 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Where is the best place to shoot a zombie?
Anywhere but there,(hand pointing).

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155115 Feb 19, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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You mean like the life that survives around hydrothermal vents? The life that we did not think could exist until 1977? Is that the life you are talking about? The life that survives in pressures and on chemicals that would kill any other living creature on Earth?
You sound as if you know a lot about such life! Do tell.
Have you seen the life around "Old Faithfull."

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155116 Feb 19, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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You mean like the life that survives around hydrothermal vents? The life that we did not think could exist until 1977? Is that the life you are talking about? The life that survives in pressures and on chemicals that would kill any other living creature on Earth?
You sound as if you know a lot about such life! Do tell.
Have you seen the life around "Old Faithfull?"

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#155117 Feb 19, 2013
This would make a good freeway sign.

"Be an Atheist and join hopelessness."

“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#155118 Feb 19, 2013
bohart wrote:
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Ahh yes! the real theory of abiogenesis, why does it not work? and as usual theres no evidence that it ever did! faith is its engine.
You are confused. Do you want to learn and get less confused or do you want to wallow in, "goddidit, so there is no reason to look further."?

No one is saying that you have to believe in it; that would be the religious way. You should study the idea. Do a little digging on your own.

Word of caution: Stay way from religious sites made by people who have doctorates in divinity or philosophy, or slightly better, only a high school education!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#155119 Feb 19, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Yep and that is why we say, science is self-correcting.
Science corrected itself all through history, even under the Church. It is a process, not a religion. But you are trying to turn it into a religion.

Well, modern science did get a good kickstart under the Church.

The Church filled the void left by the collapse of the Roman Empire. The void included libraries and the exchange of information. The Church brought what survived back. They provided the education and facilities.

You listen to too many soundbites.

One more time.

It was Faraday and Maxwell, two devout theists, that are the absolute underpinnings of modern science. They dealt with this invisible force and turned it into the tool used since by modern physics and science.

Them directly.

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