Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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. Full Story

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157208 Feb 28, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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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.
So when you say,“foist your religious belief.”

Are you are talking specifically about our right to vote and participate in government at all levels?

The Constitution starts out as,“We the People.”

That doesn’t mean, We the Atheist, but “We the People,” which is inclusive of all people of every race, culture and religion.

People of religious faith have the right to participate and shape their government just like everyone else.

I do understand and support separation of Church and State. For example I would be opposed to a law in the United States that made Sharia Law, the law of the land.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157209 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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What?
"pooh pooh?"

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157210 Feb 28, 2013
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.
Prayer in public schools should be banned when it is being directed by School employee’s or administration.

Individual students right to pray is not and should not every be infringed upon. This includes football games and graduation ceremonies.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157211 Feb 28, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Learn to read.
Hey, you want to call another Atheist an Idiot, no problem.

Even I don't do that.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157212 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Freedom is a myth.
Best lay off the bong for a few hours and let the room clear up of all the smoke. Open a window, the fresh air will do you good.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157213 Feb 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You rednecks all f**k your sisters, right?
Truth hurts, don't it?
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We have a very large piece of real estate here in the US. Unlike for example a small island where everybody knows every body and is related to everybody. We have a lot more diversity and don't need to marry our cousins like they do in island countries and communities.

It would be a lot better if you Brits mixed up your gene pool by marring someone outside the islands. Too much inbreeding is not good thing in the long run. It’s pretty obvious what inbreeding does to your teeth.

All you Brits need a front end alignment with you teeth and your faces look like you have been hit by a truck.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157214 Feb 28, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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You can't have freedom of religion without freedom from religion!
Ahhh Good one Comrade Mikko, Stalin would be so proud.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#157215 Feb 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's too hard for you to grasp. I understand....
Imaginary beings are beyond my grasp, yes.

Even though right now I'm up in the blue skies.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157216 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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I’m in agreement with what you are saying but with some exceptions.
Crosses on military graves for example should remain.
Because someone is of a Christian faith does not stop their right to participate in government at all levels and vote. The preamble of the Constitution says,“We the People.”
That means all people including Atheist, Christians and people of other cultures and faith.
Our military doesn't get crosses. They get headstones with the appropriate religious symbol engraved in them.

Even atheists.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/emblems.htm

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157217 Feb 28, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Learn to read.
If you would grow a pony tail, about three feet long and keep it braided. It sure would come in handy in pulling your head out of you’re a$$.

Just saying….

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#157218 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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"pooh pooh?"
What problem do you have with the phrase?

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157219 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Catcher knows a hoax when he sees one.
Intelligent design is a hoax.
"pooh pooh"

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157220 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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Prayer in public schools should be banned when it is being directed by School employee’s or administration.
Individual students right to pray is not and should not every be infringed upon. This includes football games and graduation ceremonies.
So you'd be willing to allow Hindu Prayers?

Buddhist prayers?

Jewish prayers?

Muslim prayers?

Wiccan prayers?

Satanist prayers?

You see, if all you allow is christian prayers, that is promoting one religion over all others,on the taxpayer dime, which is expressly unconstitutional.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157221 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Imaginary beings are beyond my grasp, yes.
Even though right now I'm up in the blue skies.
The Mexican Cartels would be so appreciative that you love their product.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#157222 Feb 28, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>What problem do you have with the phrase?
It’s such a interesting and complex legal term.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#157223 Feb 28, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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So when you say,“foist your religious belief.”
Are you are talking specifically about our right to vote and participate in government at all levels?
The Constitution starts out as,“We the People.”
That doesn’t mean, We the Atheist, but “We the People,” which is inclusive of all people of every race, culture and religion.
People of religious faith have the right to participate and shape their government just like everyone else.
I do understand and support separation of Church and State. For example I would be opposed to a law in the United States that made Sharia Law, the law of the land.
Would you be opposed to a law that made christianity the law of the land?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157224 Feb 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Imaginary beings are beyond my grasp, yes.
Even though right now I'm up in the blue skies.
OMG. HA ! I remembered how much OCB argued that the sky isn't blue....

How's the weather up there? Open a window.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157225 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Our military doesn't get crosses. They get headstones with the appropriate religious symbol engraved in them.
Even atheists.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/emblems.htm
Nice. As it should be.

So don't go knockin our military people's crosses.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#157226 Feb 28, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Because they have emotional issues?
Bzzzzt! Wrong answer.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#157227 Feb 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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So you'd be willing to allow Hindu Prayers?
Buddhist prayers?
Jewish prayers?
Muslim prayers?
Wiccan prayers?
Satanist prayers?
You see, if all you allow is christian prayers, that is promoting one religion over all others,on the taxpayer dime, which is expressly unconstitutional.
Yes of course.

Derp, that's what "freedom of religion" is all about.

If some high school football team wants to perform a Wiccan prayer before the game, who cares? That's their American right.

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