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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Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#158637 Mar 6, 2013
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22726190/tw...

Depressing.

One of my customers was a lifer prison for women in FL. God, I hated going into that place. These were women doing serious time for crimes up to murder. Staffers told me the overwhelming amount of cases involved drugs and abuse. Women being dependent on as*holes and being abused and exploited. And lost. No opportunity to make choices, really. Beaten right out of the gate.

How is your ideal atheist societies going to restrict drugs and bad behavior among men with just words written on paper? No higher authority looking down when you are out of sight of the cops?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#158638 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Einstein got his smarts from sitting in a patent office and reading the theories and applications that crossed his desk, then thinking and coming up with his own theories. Some of which is wrong. Why no grand unification theory.
He read. He thought.
You just read.
Um, you just stated that he learned by reading.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#158639 Mar 6, 2013
Head injuries can do that to a person. Tragic yes?
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Um, you just stated that he learned by reading.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#158640 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Um, you just stated that he learned by reading.
And thinking about what he read,

You should give it a try.

It is interesting how so many of you Topix atheists don't read entire posts, or just blank out portions so you can respond with stupidity.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#158641 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
And thinking about what he read,
You should give it a try.
It is interesting how so many of you Topix atheists don't read entire posts, or just blank out portions so you can respond with stupidity.
Um ...duh, you can actually read something without thinking about it? Maybe you do have a head injury.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#158642 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Um ...duh, you can actually read something without thinking about it? Maybe you do have a head injury.
Yes. You do it a lot.

Reading is just storing information, you silly goose. It has to be processed to be put to use.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#158643 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. You do it a lot.
Reading is just storing information, you silly goose. It has to be processed to be put to use.
"Storing information" is processing the information. You are just trying to be funny now, no one can be this stupid.
Tiago

Porto Alegre, Brazil

#158644 Mar 6, 2013
Não, rsrs. Os ateus não precisam de fé. Só precisam de ficar céticos sobre alegações sem evidência.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#158645 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
"Storing information" is processing the information. You are just trying to be funny now, no one can be this stupid.
I think he meant storing 'data' to be processed into 'information' at a later date.

Data is useless to us until processed into information.

35 billion bees
6 geese
25 platypus
x3:y5
G = 7.32/f

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#158646 Mar 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.denverpost.com/news /ci_22726190/two-three-women-c olorado-prisons-diagnosed-psyc hological-disorders
Depressing.
One of my customers was a lifer prison for women in FL. God, I hated going into that place. These were women doing serious time for crimes up to murder. Staffers told me the overwhelming amount of cases involved drugs and abuse. Women being dependent on as*holes and being abused and exploited. And lost. No opportunity to make choices, really. Beaten right out of the gate.
How is your ideal atheist societies going to restrict drugs and bad behavior among men with just words written on paper? No higher authority looking down when you are out of sight of the cops?
Is that all that keeps you from breaking the law, Davey?

The belief that you're always being watched?

That's pretty pathetic, Davey.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#158647 Mar 6, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
No, they're obviously more complex than YOU can understand. "It's too complex and I can't understand it so it must have been made by my invisible god thingy." he whines!!!! Science is just a little bit ahead of you here, they actually understand things that you remain credulous over.
I've never said that, nor have I implied it. That's YOUR assertion about theists.

It is very complex and I don't pretend o understand it all, I am by no means a biologist.

But I'd imagine that changing spark plugs is too complex for some biologists to do, so they hire it done.

To each his own.
Nothing "random" about it. They combine in a very complex and exacting fashion. Either that or a magical being scooped up some dirt and blew on it and out popped a fully formed male.....hummmm tough choice here, but since I refuse to believe in magic, I'll take complex chemicals mixing in just the right environment, especially since many of those elements are what make up all stars. A star exploded, and strews its essence into the universe, over and over again, and you think life began with a scoop of dirt....REALLY NOW!!!!! HUMMMM
Put your mouth around my rod and keep humming..... That's all you're doing, blackie, wasting your time with your petty, childish, nonstop insults.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#158648 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
"Storing information" is processing the information. You are just trying to be funny now, no one can be this stupid.
No, it isn't. That is where yo go south in your thinking.

Reading is a motor skill. It just translates symbols into words. It takes "thinking" to turn those words into concepts or knowledge. Some things can be processed on the fly, and others take some consideration. Depends on the complexity of the info.

You have sure taken aptitude and other tests in school. Maybe you recall the sections called "reading and comprehension"? Yours probably had something like a 45% percentile next to it, just to jog your memory.

Note the two different words? Are you capable of grasping the significance of that extra word comprehension?

Think about it.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#158649 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
"Storing information" is processing the information. You are just trying to be funny now, no one can be this stupid.
Dave can.

Buck too.

That's why they make such a perfect couple.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#158650 Mar 6, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>"smart enough NO to question you.....really!!!
OH, hey. Nice "correction" there...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#158651 Mar 6, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No, this a plea for you to educate yourself on the facts of evolution so we can at least have something on the verge of an intelligent conversation. Right now it alike having a dialog with a hard boiled egg!!
What is that like? To "it alike having a dialog with a hard boiled egg" ??

O_o

Since: Mar 11

United States

#158652 Mar 6, 2013
Actually Dave specifically said the best way to learn is to hurt yourself, suffering body breaking injuries not books is the way to learn.
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he meant storing 'data' to be processed into 'information' at a later date.
Data is useless to us until processed into information.
35 billion bees
6 geese
25 platypus
x3:y5
G = 7.32/f

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#158653 Mar 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
Easy as 1-2-3
1. Keep your religion out of our lives..
2. Keep religious dogma out of government.
3. Cease attempting to force your beliefs on others.
You will never never hear about atheism again.
1. If religion is in your life, that's your choice.

2. No. Learn to live with it.

3. "force"? It cannot be forced.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#158654 Mar 6, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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1. If religion is in your life, that's your choice.
2. No. Learn to live with it.
3. "force"? It cannot be forced.
2 and 3 are contradictory.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#158655 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Actually Dave specifically said the best way to learn is to hurt yourself, suffering body breaking injuries not books is the way to learn.
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Books are virtual reality. Broken bodies are the real thing.

You are too stupid to understand that. That is why you rely on acting the smart ass, deflecting from the real you.

That happens often from young and immature brains ingesting more drugs than their young and immature brains can handle, thereby freezing them into a set pattern. Around 14, right?
Tiago

Porto Alegre, Brazil

#158656 Mar 6, 2013
LiddySays wrote:
But in my opinion, if there were nothing after life, then life itself is meaningless. And there is a reason for everything. IDK, if this came out the way I intended(I'm half drunk)=) But if you can find any living thing on this planet that does not have a purpose, then my theory is debunked!
What bullshít. You can't find any meaning in life if you don't go on forever? Get over yourself.

As for having a "purpose", how do you judge whether something has one or not? Are there any moderately objective criteria for judging that? What is the "purpose" of malaria? How about guinea worm, or for the dwarf planet Ceres? Can you conclude that there's some intent behind any of these in a way that isn't utterly contrived?

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