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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: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155693 Feb 22, 2013
http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/ion4.html

Scientific obfuscation and contradiction, bullshit, for the advancement of science.

Note what it does, then the claim it has no lasting effect.

Which goes totally against the laws of conservation and thermodynamics.

Pump a little hot air into a cold room and the temp increases over all due to dissipation. Keep adding and it gets warmer. You have to have something drawing the heat off to return to its original state. That drawing off just sends it somewhere else. Energy transfer is a chain reaction phenomenon on the universal scale. It is called rationalization to say you have not changed something after you change something. That, or your changing is just part of that overall universal process. Which means no "free will" as you like to perceive it.

Science is just as capable of deluding itself as any other religion.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#155694 Feb 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.
NDE's are not well-understood, and have no current scientific explanation.
Your explanation offered here is of no use. NDE's bear practically no resemblance to hallucinations.
The way neuroscience deals with it is to explain certain neural correlates that take place in the brain, then claim they explained the phenomenon.
They lie, in other words.
No, you just ignore the research of neurology.
Siro

Ashfield, Australia

#155695 Feb 22, 2013
His-truth wrote:
Lastly, one is led to ask Mr. Hitchens some questions. Where are the great atheist-sponsored charitable and reform movements? Where are the atheist children homes and orphanages? Where are the atheist leaders who are taking vows of poverty and giving themselves in sacrificial service to others?
Atheists believe in receiving charity not giving it as can be seen by their sponging of government grants for 'educational programs for humanism etc.'
They have a sense of entitlement and they dont live on the cheap.
As for hitchens?
As I understand it he was actually a marxist, a theorical one.
He certainly didnt practice it and share the wealth but then again what marxist does?

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155696 Feb 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
You are such an idiot that you just proved what I asserted about you not reading more than two lines.
Wow!

You have flown off on some wild tangent to somewhere other than the "rational reality" we are supposed to be in.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155697 Feb 22, 2013
Interesting physical phenomenon, in a figurative way.

Notice when you slap an atheist they go splat instead of thump?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#155698 Feb 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You are not a scientist, and know nothing about it.
"Dr. Alexander's neuroscience career taught him that near-death-experiences are brain based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe."
-Bruce Greyson, M.D., co-editor of "The Handbook of Near Death Experiences"
Scares the shit out of you, huh?
You should catch up with the modern world:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/keith_...
http://www.livescience.com/16019-death-experi...
http://sciencefocus.com/qa/are-near-death-exp...

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/97...
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF...

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155699 Feb 22, 2013
If one does an analysis of Topix atheist posts you will find that one common thread. They need to be shown hard proof.

They require their brains to be filled. They require "education". That is what that "proof" is all about.

Evidently they lack the ability to investigate and reason on their own. Oh, they can run their mouths and suffer delusions, but they are lacking a key component of being individual.

So much for wanting them to be the guiding lights of humanity.
Thinking

Ilminster, UK

#155700 Feb 22, 2013
Another empty threat from another empty religitard.
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldnt mind hitting you

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155701 Feb 22, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Several times you have posted from Fox News and right wing sources, and you know it.
OMG!

How many times will yousay that so I can agree with it?
Thinking

Ilminster, UK

#155702 Feb 22, 2013
What do "NDE's" posses?
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
...NDE's...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155703 Feb 22, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
But if she did it out loud, I'd tell her to do it silently.
And if she prayed instead of rendering medical assistance, I'd have her fired.
I agree with the last sentence.

What if she refused to pray silently? Would you be offended then?

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155704 Feb 22, 2013
Existence in this physical manifestation is really kind if weird. Such a strange mix of perceptions.

A pussy is not the most aesthetically beautiful physical form in this world to the human brain, but one in front of a normal male is the most beautiful thing in the world, at least for that period of time.

Same phenomenon may go for other ideas and thingies.

Life is indeed complex.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155705 Feb 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You are not a scientist, and know nothing about it.
"Dr. Alexander's neuroscience career taught him that near-death-experiences are brain based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe."
-Bruce Greyson, M.D., co-editor of "The Handbook of Near Death Experiences"
Scares the shit out of you, huh?
Careful....

Koder's gonna fire back the typical atheist dumb shit response:

"You obviously don't understand. I'm atheist so I'm smert."

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#155706 Feb 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you just ignore the research of neurology.
LMMFAO!

See?
Siro

Auburn, Australia

#155707 Feb 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
If one does an analysis of Topix atheist posts you will find that one common thread. They need to be shown hard proof.
They require their brains to be filled. They require "education". That is what that "proof" is all about.
Evidently they lack the ability to investigate and reason on their own. Oh, they can run their mouths and suffer delusions, but they are lacking a key component of being individual.
So much for wanting them to be the guiding lights of humanity.
It is a groupthink mentality.
Same sort one finds in north korea, or was found in the former commie nations.
The east abandoned communism but their acolytes in the west havent caught up yet

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#155708 Feb 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.
NDE's are not well-understood, and have no current scientific explanation.
Your explanation offered here is of no use. NDE's bear practically no resemblance to hallucinations.
The way neuroscience deals with it is to explain certain neural correlates that take place in the brain, then claim they explained the phenomenon.
They lie, in other words.
They provide good explanations which you reject in favor of absurd appeals to religious beliefs.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#155709 Feb 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
A large enough CME at the right time can change that flux field enough to initiate the roll.
Not even close. The sizes of the magnetic fields compared to the mass of the earth and the angular momentum are not large enough to produce an effect like this.

This is where precision comes in. The magnetic force can be 'large' by every day standards and still be way, way too small to cause a polar shift. CMEs can affect *sensitive* electronics equipment, but they don't produce polar shifts. The first produces motion in some electrons which are very lightweight. The second would require and absolutely HUGE force for even a small shift.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#155710 Feb 22, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/ha arp/ion4.html
Scientific obfuscation and contradiction, bullshit, for the advancement of science.
Note what it does, then the claim it has no lasting effect.
Which goes totally against the laws of conservation and thermodynamics.
Pump a little hot air into a cold room and the temp increases over all due to dissipation. Keep adding and it gets warmer. You have to have something drawing the heat off to return to its original state. That drawing off just sends it somewhere else. Energy transfer is a chain reaction phenomenon on the universal scale. It is called rationalization to say you have not changed something after you change something. That, or your changing is just part of that overall universal process. Which means no "free will" as you like to perceive it.
Science is just as capable of deluding itself as any other religion.
Lighting a candle introduces some hot air into the room, but the overall effect on the atmosphere goes away pretty quickly when the candle is blown out. More specifically, the heat gets dispersed and rarefied so the total effect is so small that it cannot be measured.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#155711 Feb 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You are not a scientist, and know nothing about it.
"Dr. Alexander's neuroscience career taught him that near-death-experiences are brain based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe."
-Bruce Greyson, M.D., co-editor of "The Handbook of Near Death Experiences"
Scares the shit out of you, huh?
So, Dr. Alexander constructs memories after his experience in order to sell his book. Such convincing "evidence".

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#155712 Feb 22, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Dave.
Do you really expect dumbshit atheists who think you can count to infinity to understand a NDE?
Your experience likely helped shape your point of view, I would imagine. Same as it has for thousands of others.
It sure changed the atheist neurosurgeon, Eben Alexander, M.D.- "Proof of Heaven", Simon and Shuster.
I really envy his experience.

Mine was like a very powerful beast awakened from a deep hibernation, peeking out from a cave, and seeing searchlights looking for me by something I didn't want to find me. Kinda scared me back to sleep, and ultimately back here.

Kinda hoping I can plead amnesia or something when whatever it was catches me. I must of have done something wrong a long time ago a long ways from here.

Sincerely, that was the sense upon waking up out there.

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