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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Feb 28, 2013
 
tony1003 wrote:

ID is banned from UK curriculums
Dentists also appear to be banned in the UK.

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Catcher knows a hoax when he sees one.
Intelligent design is a hoax.
Right.

Common sense and intuition should tell you that intelligent design exists because you use it everyday. We all do.

From a wristwatch to a battleship to a skyscraper, humans employ intelligent design all the time.

But when it comes to something as complex as the universe, earth, humans, and all life - nope, you can't imagine that.

Must be by accident.
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#157175
Feb 28, 2013
 
Deliverance was not filmed in the UK, redneck.
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Dentists also appear to be banned in the UK.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Eagle12 wrote:
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More like reminding militant Atheist of the freedom of religion clause in the United States Constitution.
Of course Atheist never appreciate this. They would prefer that the constitution be modified where freedom is removed.
Your not free if you don’t have a choice. I thought I would never come up against people in my own country that stood against freedom.
Our freedoms are always under attack. I’ve seen it first hand here in this sleepy historical city I live in. The place where Abraham Lincoln walked and lived.
We the People, need to fight those who want to undermine the constitution and strip us of our freedoms.
My country,'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!
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My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.
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Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
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Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.
Additional verse to celebrate Washington's Centennial
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Our joyful hearts today,
Their grateful tribute pay,
Happy and free,
After our toils and fears,
After our blood and tears,
Strong with our hundred years,
O God, to Thee.
Additional verses by Henry van Dyke
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We love thine inland seas,
Thy groves and giant trees,
Thy rolling plains;
Thy rivers' mighty sweep,
Thy mystic canyons deep,
Thy mountains wild and steep,--
All thy domains.
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Thy silver Eastern strands,
Thy Golden Gate that stands
Fronting the West;
Thy flowery Southland fair,
Thy North's sweet, crystal air:
O Land beyond compare,
We love thee best!
Additional Abolitionist verses, 1843, A. G. Duncan
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My country,'tis of thee,
Stronghold of slavery, of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Where men man’s rights deride,
From every mountainside thy deeds shall ring!
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My native country, thee,
Where all men are born free, if white’s their skin;
I love thy hills and dales,
Thy mounts and pleasant vales;
But hate thy negro sales, as foulest sin.
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Let wailing swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees the black man’s wrong;
Let every tongue awake;
Let bond and free partake;
Let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.
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Our father’s God! to thee,
Author of Liberty, to thee we sing;
Soon may our land be bright,
With holy freedom’s right,
Protect us by thy might, Great God, our King.
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It comes, the joyful day,
When tyranny’s proud sway, stern as the grave,
Shall to the ground be hurl’d,
And freedom’s flag, unfurl’d,
Shall wave throughout the world, O’er every slave.
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Trump of glad jubilee!
Echo o’er land and sea freedom for all.
Let the glad tidings fly,
And every tribe reply,
“Glory to God on high,” at Slavery’s fall.
Jeez dude, that was a giant pantload of jingoism.

And all for nothing, sadly, because you do have religious freedom. And no one is trying to take that away from you. What you don't get to do is foist your religious belief onto others or the government. Sorry if you don't like that.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
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Tell me just how do Christian groups use the government to foist their ideology on other people? Here is a chance for you to do some critical thinking.
Well, first of all, providing you with an example is not critical thinking, so that right there suggests you don't know what critical thinking skills are. But aside from that, let's take just one example: prayer in public schools.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Why aren't there any anti-Santa-ers? Anti-Dracula sites? Anti-tooth fairy groups? Etc......
Cuz y'alls is stuck on God.
And why do you suppose atheists in the west focus on the Abraham religions so much?

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#157179
Feb 28, 2013
 
LOL! Abraham = Abrahamic

I wish Topix had an edit feature.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
Deliverance was not filmed in the UK, redneck.
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HA HA !

You Brits always get so offended by the dentist remarks.

Truth hurts, don't it?

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Feb 28, 2013
 
wilderide wrote:
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And why do you suppose atheists in the west focus on the Abraham religions so much?
Because they have emotional issues?

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Feb 28, 2013
 
wilderide wrote:
LOL! Abraham = Abrahamic
I wish Topix had an edit feature.
A program to weed out meme bots before allowing to post would also be nice.

That way we could save Topix atheism forum space.

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wilderide wrote:
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Well, first of all, providing you with an example is not critical thinking, so that right there suggests you don't know what critical thinking skills are. But aside from that, let's take just one example: prayer in public schools.
When the majority wanted prayer in schools and the majority of kids prayed anyway, prayer in schools was not religion promoting itself...

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Feb 28, 2013
 
wilderide wrote:
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And why do you suppose atheists in the west focus on the Abraham religions so much?
Because they're trying to find God but don't know where to look. Had prayer stayed in schools, you'd know this.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>Abiogenesis means:

I have no idea how it all started. I just know God didnÂ’t do it because,Â…Â…..well because.
Religion means "I don't care how it might have started. Goddidit."

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The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.

"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)

With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
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Feb 28, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
Thought I would wake you up.
Poor loony. Standing in the park serenading the squirrels while everyone else is listening to Buckethead on the other end.
Be sure to keep enough peanuts in your pocket to attract an audience.:-)
Played last Satuday to a packed house, all young people, they loved the music, swing/Jazz.

Had a premier of one of my compositions last night, about 200 in attendance, seemed to enjoy the piece very much.

Funny, not one of those hundreds of people were listening to pukebucket, all listening to me and the people I was playing with. I didn't see any squirrels either, so I had no need of nuts. But I do thank you for your concern, now you should probably go back to your children's music!!!!
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Feb 28, 2013
 
You rednecks all f**k your sisters, right?

Truth hurts, don't it?
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HA HA !
You Brits always get so offended by the dentist remarks.
Truth hurts, don't it?
Thinking

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Some of this is a side effect of talking down to your level.
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.
"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)
With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
blacklagoon

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#157190
Feb 28, 2013
 
Dave Nelson wrote:
The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
A form arising in the mud from a distant song. To collapse after the last note is played.
Did that form pass on the music correctly? Is it a keeper song? Does it have future potential in a larger ensemble?
Only the composer knows.
I don't write "songs" arrangements or extended works, not that you would understand the difference. Being illiterate in any subject is kind of sad, especially when you pretend to know.
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Dave Nelson wrote:
The Topix atheist intellectual contributions to this forum, and others, relevant to religion, existence, or the topic of this thread.
"Christhole"
"Religiturd"
"Yourtoostoopidtoundersta ndbecauseyouareatheist"
"Butwhatabout (fill in blank)"
"Science says"
[fill in blank] says"
"It's all natural processes"(as in what they read in a book)
With intellectual development like that they don't need no faith. Just ask them.
The Topix Theist intellectual contribution.

"An imaginary being made man out of a pile of dirt."

"Noah filled his boat with millions of different species, and for an entire year."

"Of the hundreds of thousands of Gods, we Christians have the "right " one.

"Don't even attempt to believe millions of hard working and very intelligent scientists, EVOLUTION, dispute mountains of evidence, is a lie!!!

" I can go to church and pray over a cracker, it "WILL" turn into the body of Jesus."

I don't "EVER need evidence I have FAITH,"

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Feb 28, 2013
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Um... Here, again:
"Life on Earth evolved from a universal common ancestor approximately 3.8 billion years ago."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
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"The central idea of biological evolution is that all life on Earth shares a common ancestor"
evolution.berkeley.edu/
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"we all share a common ancestor in the distant past"
www.newscientist.com/topic/evolution
Yeah?

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