Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

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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“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#156429 Feb 25, 2013
madscot wrote:
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Why won't you aknowledge the fact that you worship a deity that supports slavery?
I have, many times. The Children of Abraham had slaves and were slaves.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#156430 Feb 25, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xSB93dGMGegXX
It will be an intellectual exercise to watch this video and get a deeper understanding of some issues, like religion. Topix atheists can ignore it. People with brains may get something out of it. Get through the intro and a few minutes after he starts speaking.
Of course the graphic presentation and events he makes couldn't be exact, but look at the representative nature of it.

You can't help but note when looking at his planetary alignment how much it also represents this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providenc...

That was a long time ago.

I have posted about my own noticing how the earth cores would also make the earth look very much like an eye.

We could stand to start looking at things differently.

Since: Apr 12

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#156431 Feb 25, 2013
I found this Blog interesting.

I think he got my name wrong though its not Langan it's Langoliers.

"I just finished the book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Among the topics are one on Christopher Langan who has an IQ of 195, which is supposed to be the highest in the world. After finishing the chapter I googled him, and found out that he has been studying physics on his own for pretty much his entire life but only went to college for one year.

What interested me was that he has been working on something that he calls "Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe". While I don´t understand much of it (few does) I was surprised to see that he actually believes in God. Not only that, he claims that it is possible to mathematically prove that God exists and that we have a soul. At first glance I was amazed of this, since I´m a complete atheist (and swedish - none of use are believers). But I can´t help thinking that, since his mind are more powerful than anyone else´s, maybe he has seen further than anyone ever have. This scares me a little bit, b/c obv if he is correct I really don´t want to die for obvious reasons "

Since: Apr 09

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#156432 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
I found this Blog interesting.
You were wrong.

Since: Jan 13

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#156433 Feb 25, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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When, how and where did god reveal himself to humanity? Does he do it every few years so that everyone can experience it? How does this happen?
We'll wait.
In many ways.

Through the transcendent absolute laws in the universe.

Through the Bible,(ever wondered why the Bible bothers you so much?).

Through your conscience.

So that you are without excuse.

Of course, you have been suppressing that truth, as all atheists do.

It is not a matter of knowledge, it is a matter of the will...

Since: Apr 12

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#156434 Feb 25, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>You were wrong.
Me? When? Never happened!

You're just trying to get me upset, well it won't work! It won't work I tell ya!!!
I will not be pulled into a fit of rage by your comments!! Do you hear me???

It WON'T WORK!!!!!

LOL

Since: Jan 13

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#156435 Feb 25, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> That figure closes in on the actual event, and considering
we have seen over 12 billion years into the past it's a pretty good indication we know whats going on.
You have not seen the big bang, neither has anyone else...

You have no evidence for it.

Since: Jan 13

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#156436 Feb 25, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Only a Theists could pose such a stupid question, absolutely stocking!! Explain what being an Atheists has to do with art. Do you think art is important and if so why? Do you feel that art in any form can only be considered important if religion is involved?
Art is one of the things that separates humans form the rest of the animals on the planet. Art is the result of an actively creative mind. Creativity is what has advanced our species in many different areas not just art. Science, medicine and the general understanding of the world in which we live. Creativity expands ones mind, moves you forward, opens doors you thought never exited. To create something, anything, that has never exited before, is more rewarding than you can imagine. No God or religion is necessary for any creative endeavors.
Atheists are just a smear on the windscreen of the universe, a chemical accident.

Why should art be important, why should creativity be important, when you are just a process of chemical accidents that has no free will?

Since: Jan 13

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#156437 Feb 25, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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None of which prove He was God AND most pf them invalidate Christianity. That is why the Roman Church banned and burned them. It has only been in the last couple hundred years that many have surfaced proving the lies of Christianity.
You religitards never learn not to touch the double edged sword of reality.
I see we have a Dan Brown fan...

Since: Jan 13

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#156438 Feb 25, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Again you must show proof for your god before you can assign properties to it. That is logical.
Why don't you just copy and paste your link to the transcendential argument apologetic page you are stealing from?
It would save time. It's a piss poor argument that relies on jumping to conclusions and special pleading.
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Truth is self attesting, that is obvious.

Do you disagree with that?

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#156439 Feb 25, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Atheism proves nothing, it is the logical progression of reason.
While atheism sometimes ridicules the Organized Superstition aka religions and those delusional or gullible enough to believe their dogma, it remains the future.
Religion will become extinct. A curiosity.
Religion cannot 'evolve' it is stuck on intractable dogma. What will 'evolve' is the desire to maintain its power over the dim witted.
If atheism is the logical progression of reason, then please account for the absolute laws of logic that transcend humanity...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#156440 Feb 25, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
You made the assertion there is a god, it is your argument hence the burden of proof is on your shoulders.
You made the assertion that there is no god. That burden of proof is on you.
Just keep it in the home and church and out of the public square and government
NO. We will continue to pray in court, swear to God under oath, swear to God in our military oath, keep the 10 Commandments posted in public places, encourage our kids to pray in school, put up religious billboards, place nativity scenes everywhere at Christmas, etc.

And there's NOTHING you can do about it except whine.

See humanity created all gods.
That burden of proof is on you, too.

Get ta googlin'

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#156441 Feb 25, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Actually, it does.
Let's say you love your parents.

Let's also say you assume that love is demonstrable.

Let's also say you "know it".

Prove it.

Since: Jan 13

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#156442 Feb 25, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
The fact that people don't believe in any god is proof for atheism.
Glad to catch you up. In other news Catholics are indeed Christians! Who knew?
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Wow, subjectivity is proof?
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#156443 Feb 25, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Your quest for complexity creates your own little universe. It can result in your universe being a small room with rounded scissors for cutting out paper dolls to share it with.
My quest for passion and beauty through complexity is joined by millions of Jazz fanatics, is shared millions who jam the symphony halls of the world. Try and get a ticket to Puccini's Turandot at the Met, all those who seek complexity and beauty scramble for the much sought after tickets.

I know its difficult for you to understand the quest for the finer things in life. You are completely content to remain a member of the herd, believing that popularity among the common folk equals excellence. Continue to view your painting by numbers collection, drinking your Boon's Farm Apple wine, and listening to pukebucket, I'll continue to elevate myself above the herd trough beauty and complexity.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#156444 Feb 25, 2013
Siro wrote:
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My accountant said you were a great asset, he said if I adopt you I would get a huge tax break and be able to claim for all sorts of things.
We all spring from apes but you didn't spring far enough.

I can see what you lack in intelligence - you more than make up for with juvenile stupidity.

Since: Apr 09

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#156445 Feb 25, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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In many ways.
Through the transcendent absolute laws in the universe.
Through the Bible,(ever wondered why the Bible bothers you so much?).
Through your conscience.
So that you are without excuse.
Of course, you have been suppressing that truth, as all atheists do.
It is not a matter of knowledge, it is a matter of the will...
In other words, no god has ever revealed itself to humanity.

Thanks.

PS - when did I ever say the bible bothered me? What an odd concept.

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#156447 Feb 25, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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What absolute truth?
You deny that truth is absolute?

Since: Jan 13

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#156448 Feb 25, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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What is absolute truth?
In the beginning God..

Since: Apr 09

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#156449 Feb 25, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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In the beginning God..
You do understand that you are making absolutely no sense, right?

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