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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“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#161323 Mar 20, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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I have heard of redneck but never tried it. It looks like fun.
Ha !

You have no idea....

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161324 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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We can talk windows.
Sliders? Double hung? Single hung? Awning? Casement? Picture? Low e? Lowe 2? Low e3? Single pane? Double pane? Triple pane? Laminated? Argon? Xenon? Neon? Krypton?
Pick your poison.
Stuck ones.

Cranking up Windows after a while when you really need it in a hurry, and you get stuck in endless updates in which you have to reboot.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161326 Mar 20, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/20/business/sotheb...

Check those deals you got at yard sales.

I love yard sales. Something so human about them.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#161327 Mar 20, 2013
edd wrote:
Atheism is the lack of faith, it takes no faith duh, its not a choice its a natural state of mind. dose it take an christian faith not to believe in Zeus or Thor? atheist don't have a hierarchy of gods they don't believe in there all as stupid and unbelievable as the next.
to me faith in god is knowing its wrong but feeling so compelled to carry on believing because you don't know any other way. that is faith in "God"
Im %99 Atheist and %! Agnostic
Here are a few reasons courtesy of Exodus ;)

If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do. If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.(21:7–8)

If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.(21:20–21)

If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.(22:16–17)

Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.(22:20)

If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.(22:25)

You must give me the firstborn of your sons.(22:29)

Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.(31:15)

Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.(35:3)

Hmm... it seems 99% of Xtians are already cast upon the lake of fire

Christian: one who believes that the New Testament is a divinely
inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbors.
~Ambrose Bierce

"The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticised
and seeing it practised."
~DR. Elton Trueblood

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#161328 Mar 20, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Ha ha ha the assault weapons ban is out, but arresting little boys with pop tart guns are in.
Freaking lunatic teachers!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/w...
Thank god he didn't have a banana , he could have done serious damage with that!
O...M...G...

That's when you know shit's gettin outta control.

Imagine what that kid could've done with a Fruit Roll-Up..........

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#161329 Mar 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Stuck ones.
Cranking up Windows after a while when you really need it in a hurry, and you get stuck in endless updates in which you have to reboot.
Old wood windows are usually stuck shut because they've been painted shut.

It's easy enough to fix.

Just use a utility knife, cut through the paint at the sash & job meet.

Then you should be able to pry the window open.

Remove the inner sash stops, remove the sash, sand all old paint off & reinstall sash & stops.

Easy.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161330 Mar 20, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Many islamic countries are republic, but yet they are far from republicans, idiot!
We are not discussing Islamic countries we are discussing the “Republic” of Ireland and the Irish “Republican” Army whose sole aim is it to have NI become part of the Republic of Ireland.

However –

Republic – noun –
1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/republ...

I am fairly certain the that the Irish people, the IRA and juts about every online dictionary know more about themselves than you claim to know on a basis of nothing but pure childish ignorance

Oh yes and Europe also knows a bit more than you

http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/member-co...

As well as about 350 million other sites

http://www.google.co.uk/search...
including

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/ireland...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Irel...

Are you really this dumb or is it a play for sympathy? You moron…

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161331 Mar 20, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Spnking children is evil.
So are you, so you point is what?

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161332 Mar 20, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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Islamic countries are often republic, but aren't republican as in political party, idiot!
Again for the hard of understanding

Republic

Noun

1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.

Just because some Islamic countries are republics and you have a downer (racism) on Islamic countries does not mean that the IRA is not called the IRA

I see it’s not a play for sympathy, you really are thick

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#161333 Mar 20, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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So are you, so you point is what?
what a idiot! I see you are still making a total @ss outta yo bad self...

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161334 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"Republican" Army because they were fighting for a republican government, ie; a government in which the country is considered a "public matter", not the private concern or property of the rulers.
Yes, like all terrorists they were killing for their belief (and still do on a small scale), not the belief of the majority of the population concerned but their own personal minority belief.

They made there belief public by committing some of their atrocities such as indiscriminately killing children in the United Kingdom

And they named themselves the IRA of whatever flavour, the R meaning republican.

The fact that they were funded by cash and drugs supplied by US republicans and armed by terrorist republican and communist states using the money donated by US republicans and the suffering of addiction makes no difference to the fact that they were (are) called the Irish Republican Army.

In fact I suppose because they called themselves the IRA excuses drug running, child murder and indiscriminate terrorist acts in your eyes - right?

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161335 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Awesome.
Self delusional and egotestical (correct spelling before you go into fits of laughter)

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161336 Mar 20, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_republic
Islamic republic is the name given to several states in the Muslim world including the Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Mauritania. Pakistan first adopted the title under the constitution of 1956. Mauritania adopted it on 28 November 1958. Iran adopted it after the 1979 Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty. Afghanistan adopted it after the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban. Despite the similar name the countries differ greatly in their governments and laws.
The term Islamic republic has come to mean several different things, some contradictory to others. To some Muslim religious leaders in the Middle East and Africa who advocate it, an Islamic Republic is a state under a particular Islamic form of government. They see it as a compromise between a purely Islamic Caliphate, and secular nationalism and republicanism. In their conception of the Islamic republic, the penal code of the state is required to be compatible with some laws of Sharia, and the state may not be a monarchy as many Middle Eastern states are presently.
In cases of Pakistan and Mauritania, it is merely a symbol of Muslim cultural identity. In fact many argue that an Islamic Republic strikes a middle path between a completely secular and a theocratic (and/or Orthodox Islamic) system of government.
Yes, but we were discussing the IRA and Republic of Ireland, not Pakistan or other Islamic republics

Tinyvocabulary (aka the orangeoneaka the child of little brain) brought in Islamic republics because he had no where else to go so thought in his usual manner that obfuscating the argument with irrelevancies would make him look better.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#161337 Mar 20, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>what a idiot! I see you are still making a total @ss outta yo bad self...
Projection always makes you look silly

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#161338 Mar 20, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Ha ha ha the assault weapons ban is out, but arresting little boys with pop tart guns are in.
Freaking lunatic teachers!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/w...
Thank god he didn't have a banana , he could have done serious damage with that!
Think Zero Tolerance might extend to, say, a gun-shaped birthmark?

Just you wait.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161339 Mar 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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There is no way you can "observe" such travel accurately.
Even with the most carefully calibrated electronic detectors you have the issue of time lag within the devices, and you would need one really long straight vacuum tunnel, which would not curve around the earth because it is straight, in order to get a good handle on it.
Temperature, resistance, capacitance, induction, and the gravity field play real important parts in the measuring of such speed.
What year is this, Dave?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#161340 Mar 20, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes, like all terrorists they were killing for their belief (and still do on a small scale), not the belief of the majority of the population concerned but their own personal minority belief.
They made there belief public by committing some of their atrocities such as indiscriminately killing children in the United Kingdom
And they named themselves the IRA of whatever flavour, the R meaning republican.
The fact that they were funded by cash and drugs supplied by US republicans and armed by terrorist republican and communist states using the money donated by US republicans and the suffering of addiction makes no difference to the fact that they were (are) called the Irish Republican Army.
In fact I suppose because they called themselves the IRA excuses drug running, child murder and indiscriminate terrorist acts in your eyes - right?
Any country or group that desires freedom from British rule has my support.

Period.
Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#161341 Mar 20, 2013
What sacrifices have you made to this end?
Not f**king your sister for a whole day?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Any country or group that desires freedom from British rule has my support.
Period.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#161343 Mar 20, 2013
Look up the south park white trash in trouble clip.
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>What sacrifices have you made to this end?
Not f**king your sister for a whole day?

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161344 Mar 20, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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There is no way you can "observe" such travel accurately.
Even with the most carefully calibrated electronic detectors you have the issue of time lag within the devices, and you would need one really long straight vacuum tunnel, which would not curve around the earth because it is straight, in order to get a good handle on it.
Temperature, resistance, capacitance, induction, and the gravity field play real important parts in the measuring of such speed.
I must disagree, Dave.

That OTDR is a carefully calibrated electronic detector (photonic, actually)... and time lag (the TD is for Time Domain) is part of what it measures.

It's used to certify, test, and troubleshoot optical fiber by measuring attenuation of laser light in the medium.

It works by injecting laser pulses at one end (the equipment end).

The pulses travel through the fiber. Every splice, every bend, every imperfection, every break... all the way to the far end (the terminated end)... causes a reflection.

“Bounce back” signals are received *back* at the equipment end.

The machine “knows” when the pulses were injected. It compares the time of injection to the time bounce backs are received.

The optical fiber could be 100 feet in length... it could be 100 miles in length... or longer.

The cables are manufactured with sequential distance markings printed on the sheathings... in feet (or sometimes meters).

If the operator is at one end of a strand with the OTDR, and the terminated end is 50 miles away... and there's a break or an unacceptable point of attenuation somewhere in between... the OTDR will tell him, to within a foot or two, how many feet distant the damage/defect is.

The operator reads the first distance marking on the cable at his end and drives to the location to affect repair (or sends a tech)... which may require removing the damaged section and splicing in some new cable... or simply straightening out a kink/bend.

The readings the OTDR provides give the operator a pretty good idea of what to expect, as different defects have distinct tale-tale characteristics.

You mentioned temperature... and it does have an effect on fiber's optical characteristics. Various manufacturers design their products to operate within set parameters. The OTDR takes that into consideration and can tell the operator what kind of fiber it's attached to... though, the operator usually inputs that info into the machine. It isn't designed to do so... but, with a little effort, a skilled operator could derive a temperature at some point along a cables length based on the effect it has on signal attenuation.

The machine translates light's travel time through the medium into a distance and provides a graphic display... similar to an oscilloscope trace... with distance plotted on the x-axis (horizontally) and attenuation plotted on the y-axis (vertically).

If light's speed wasn't constant, none of that would be possible.

There's another piece of equipment called a TDR (no “O”) that performs an identical procedure on copper... or aluminum... or steel. Rather than measure attenuation of light, it measures attenuation of electrical current (electron flow). Electrons have characteristics that are well understood and the properties of the mediums they travel through affect flow in a manner similar to what's described above.

I understand where you're coming from, Dave.

Do you understand where I'm coming from?

The fact that a piece of equipment can be designed to do that says that the designers know what they're doing.

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