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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polymath257 wrote:
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Alternative theories of gravity were also tried. For example, MOND and TeVeS. None of the alternatives have been able to make predictions agreeing with observations. Even MOND, for example, requires dark matter to agree with observations.
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And if you can come up with a *detailed* alternative theory that explains the observed phenomena, then you will be listened to. But a *detailed* theory will have to give precise mathematical predictions that can be tested. Your dismissal of math simply means you refuse to use the language required to really understand the universe.
As I said, I am one node on a network. One human, one brain. One person out of many can see a path, but it can take many of them to cut through it.

So, I, who lacks the math training, is supposed to supply all of you experts (in the hundreds of thousands?) in that field with detailed plans, road maps, and the whole shebang prepackaged for you?

BTW, I am not the only one who sees that alternate path.

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You seem to think that hasn't been tried. It has. In multiple ways. It has failed.
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Even alternative models of gravity require dark matter in order to agree with observations. You seem to think that nobody has thought of the possibility that our model of gravity is wrong. The problem is finding a model of gravity that agrees with the observations. In particular, the measurements we have at the level of the solar system don't allow much flexibility away from the standard model. That is a very tight constraint on any alternative models. Then, to get the velocity data from stars in other galaxies to agree *also* restricts the possible models even further. If we then require that the model agree with observations from colliding galactic clusters (like the Bullet Cluster), things get even harder because the gravitational effects aren't localized to where the matter is. Finally, getting the whole thing to agree with the cosmic background radiation data has excluded all proposed alternative theories of gravity that do not include dark matter (it is possible some of the alternatives work when dark matter is included).
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There are many lines of we can use to increase understanding.
Your model of gravity is based on the inside working out. Some magical force emanating from the nucleus. This is what the Big Bang is derived from. You are totally ignoring this universe being created from the outside pressing in. I have posted quite a bit about space being a super liquid type medium that formed whirlpools and closed spheres of whirling space forming "particles", and the density differential caused by that motion being gravity.

Why is modern physics so focused on looking out and determining how the universe was formed instead of looking backwards to see how it could be formed? We have the knowledge and the technology to follow that path.

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It is really hilarious when you have these modern physics experts such as Poly tell you there is no deity because they haven't found one. Not that they were looking for one. So just sit back and take their assurances there is no deity, they are the experts in the matter, and ignore the fact they have made many huge mistakes in their past and continuing determinations of how things work. But they will sing to high heaven the minor predictions they make with their Holy Math worship.

Like I said before, they are just another sect of number worshipers and their high priests that go back a very long ways.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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Your model of gravity is based on the inside working out. Some magical force emanating from the nucleus. This is what the Big Bang is derived from. You are totally ignoring this universe being created from the outside pressing in. I have posted quite a bit about space being a super liquid type medium that formed whirlpools and closed spheres of whirling space forming "particles", and the density differential caused by that motion being gravity.
Why is modern physics so focused on looking out and determining how the universe was formed instead of looking backwards to see how it could be formed? We have the knowledge and the technology to follow that path.
Why is it when you religatards refute science you refer to mainstream theory as "Your Model" ?
Indeed many of those who want to argue standard physics and science
try to downgrade the subject matter by personalizing with the
person talking about standards. You should refer to it as
The Standard Model not Your Model. Or Classical Physics and not "your theory".

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Verily, verily I say unto thee, there is no god higher than Number.

So sayeth the worshipers of Nu and divide,mber.

Numbers are tools of men. Men have turned them in too gods.

In the beginning there was no numbers. There was just that which existed. The All. You can call it one if you wish. But since man usually had 10 fingers handy, he started dividing that all, and got mesmerized by this ability to divide. And divide, and divide, and divide, and divide, and divide, until he removed himself from one and began to fancy himself as unique.

He has been dizzy ever since with all these division he created.

Or something like that.

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Why is it when you religatards refute science you refer to mainstream theory as "Your Model" ?
Indeed many of those who want to argue standard physics and science
try to downgrade the subject matter by personalizing with the
person talking about standards. You should refer to it as
The Standard Model not Your Model. Or Classical Physics and not "your theory".
Why do Topix atheists dispute the established definition of atheist?

The Your Model is a reactive description due to the advancement of it as a basis for non-belief by those non-believers who believe there is no deities.

If the non-beliefers kept the physics to simple analysis of cause and effect, then that sort of reaction would be less likely to come up. Curiously, though, is those non-believers then try to use that model based on cause and effect to advance the notion there is no cause and effect. Shit just happens.

Get some more balanced headed non-believers on here to discuss physics.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
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Why do Topix atheists dispute the established definition of atheist?
The Your Model is a reactive description due to the advancement of it as a basis for non-belief by those non-believers who believe there is no deities.
If the non-beliefers kept the physics to simple analysis of cause and effect, then that sort of reaction would be less likely to come up. Curiously, though, is those non-believers then try to use that model based on cause and effect to advance the notion there is no cause and effect. Shit just happens.
Get some more balanced headed non-believers on here to discuss physics.

Now you are squirming around and making stuff up.
You are confusing standard physics with QM , you know they don't seethe same things the same. Atheists do not agree with the theist definition of atheist, for much the same reason a black man does not agree with the white mans definition of him.

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Aura Mytha wrote:
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Now you are squirming around and making stuff up.
You are confusing standard physics with QM , you know they don't seethe same things the same. Atheists do not agree with the theist definition of atheist, for much the same reason a black man does not agree with the white mans definition of him.
It's just a name tag. There are existing ones to describe one's self as a non-believer. Why the big deal? The term atheist has always been considered the term of one who "denies" the existence of a deity. Why the desperation to change the definition? If you are right, then you are right, right?

You are one of barely a handful of professed atheists on this forum that displays any intellect, original thinking, or human characteristic of a higher order. Most are nothing but screaming memes, spouting the same bullshit and insults. Reason and discourse evaporate when the noise level escalates. So much so I am classified as a Christian fundamentalist. You have got caught in the association with them.

Speaking of noise and the evaporation of reason and thinking. Have you thought of changing the type of music you seem to like? Something that allows you to think?:-)

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Speaking of path cutting.

Theism allows for looking outside the box and cutting a path toward it. You might hit a dead end, but you keep hacking and you may get there. You have to find the way.

Atheism has no vision to even look for a path to get out of this box. You stay stuck. If there isn't a straight road already paved for you, you mill around like cattle in a pen. And moo.

Or something like that.

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Dave Nelson wrote:
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It's just a name tag. There are existing ones to describe one's self as a non-believer. Why the big deal? The term atheist has always been considered the term of one who "denies" the existence of a deity. Why the desperation to change the definition? If you are right, then you are right, right?
You are one of barely a handful of professed atheists on this forum that displays any intellect, original thinking, or human characteristic of a higher order. Most are nothing but screaming memes, spouting the same bullshit and insults. Reason and discourse evaporate when the noise level escalates. So much so I am classified as a Christian fundamentalist. You have got caught in the association with them.
Speaking of noise and the evaporation of reason and thinking. Have you thought of changing the type of music you seem to like? Something that allows you to think?:-)
I like many types of music, I prefer the kind that stirs my emotion. Without that all that's left is thinking.

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Aura Mytha wrote:
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I like many types of music, I prefer the kind that stirs my emotion. Without that all that's left is thinking.
Midnight Rambler by the Stones always stirred my emotions, but not the most productive one's. In the intellectual sense, that is.

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Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> We are talking about the very early universe, before 500,000 years.
But the physical laws existed since minutes after the fact.
You observed this?

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Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Nothing is ever absolute , except in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Are you absolutely sure about that.:-)
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Dave Nelson wrote:
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Little one, atheists don't believe in deities.
Why do you display such an anger against a non-existent deity when it was random chance and reactions that cost you your leg? Was Jesus driving that car?
You are a beautiful young woman with a lot of soul and intelligence. Without that leg missing you would just be another one of millions. With that leg missing you become more unique and precious. If danger appears and you had two legs, you would run for your life by yourself. With one leg you will have a huge crowd gather about you to protect you.
Pray Dave, regrow that limb for her.
Nothing fails quite like prayer.

"Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of." ~Mark Twain

"Our Bible reveals to us the character of our god with minute and remorseless exactness... It is perhaps the most damnatory biography that exists in print anywhere. It makes Nero an angel of light and leading by contrast" ~Mark Twain

"If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be -- a Christian." ~Mark Twain

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The problem with secular atheism:

To know something to be absolutely true, you have to know everything.

Without knowing everything, you cannot state anything is aboslutely true...

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This is where atheism falls down.

If cannot account for "EVERYTHING", therefore it cannot account for "ANYTHING".

And yet ABSOLUTES exist and we are consciously aware of them.

Revealing the inbuilt knowledge that God gave us.

Now the atheist, when confronted with this, has two options:

1. Accept that absolutes exist and deny atheism.

2. Hold onto atheism and deny absolutes.

Most opt for option 2...

...Which they find preferable to facing the truth of Gods call to them.

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Cont...

The very act of denying absolutes, so that the atheist can hold onto his rejection of the source of absolutes, is the sure sign that they are in fact in polar opposition to the truth.

Their behaviour and denial, confirms the obvious truth.

In the beginning God...

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Imhotep wrote:
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Pray Dave, regrow that limb for her.
Nothing fails quite like prayer.
"Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of." ~Mark Twain
"Our Bible reveals to us the character of our god with minute and remorseless exactness... It is perhaps the most damnatory biography that exists in print anywhere. It makes Nero an angel of light and leading by contrast" ~Mark Twain
"If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be -- a Christian." ~Mark Twain
Why should I? If a supreme deity wanted her to have another it would do it. And with considerably less pain than regrowing one. People aren't salamanders. Well, you might be.

I'm real glad the Creator withheld brains from spirits like you. You would be dangerous.

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The nature of truth, is such that it reveals error.

Gods existance is self-evident.

The arguments against that therefore, must always reduce themselves to illogicity.

Which they do, when you examine them logically.

So atheism actually proves Gods existance...

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Eagle12 wrote:
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God didnít stop Cain from killing his brother Able.
I don't believe that's his name.

“talk to the kitteh”

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Feb 24, 2013
 
Frank wrote:
Send your daughter to me. I abort them up to 9 months!
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That's sick.

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