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

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161635 Mar 22, 2013
Crazy old topix theists.

You could drink NyQuil and still outwit them.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161636 Mar 22, 2013
Well if someone came to me and said, put on a show talking up preprinted GOP talking points for 8 million a year!

I would be like... 8 million a year you say?

The owner of Fox News, old man Murdoch eats dinner and plays golf with Ted Turner and Michael Moore for Pete's sake. His wife is anything but right wing.

Who knows but lots of money makes people do stupid stuff. Did you know Rush never voted for Reagan? Strange enough but true.
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know.

It's kind of a Poe situation.

If they're doing that, they're damn good actors.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161637 Mar 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Well if someone came to me and said, put on a show talking up preprinted GOP talking points for 8 million a year!

I would be like... 8 million a year you say?

The owner of Fox News, old man Murdoch eats dinner and plays golf with Ted Turner and Michael Moore for Pete's sake. His wife is anything but right wing.

Who knows but lots of money makes people do stupid stuff. Did you know Rush never voted for Reagan? Strange enough but true.
You've got a good point.

Fox also airs he Simpsons, Family Guy Nd American Dad which regularly lampoon the right wing and religion.

You sure about that Michael Moore thing?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#161638 Mar 23, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You've got a good point.
Fox also airs he Simpsons, Family Guy Nd American Dad which regularly lampoon the right wing and religion.
You sure about that Michael Moore thing?
Only a small portion of the Fox network are unhinged whackjobs. They just keep those whackjobs for the ratings, insanity and doom sell, if they just aired what's really going on, people would get bored and stop watching TV.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161639 Mar 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Only a small portion of the Fox network are unhinged whackjobs. They just keep those whackjobs for the ratings, insanity and doom sell, if they just aired what's really going on, people would get bored and stop watching TV.
Good news is no news.

I've always wondered why it is that people complain about violence on tv, but that's all they want to watch.

I dumped cable when I lost my job and now I've discovered that the kind of shows I really like-science shows-are all available on the Internet.

I can still watch them on my 52" HD tv through my PS3.

I'm saving over $200 a month and getting better quality programming.
Lincoln

United States

#161640 Mar 23, 2013
Faux the libertarian friend.
Why do all libertarians work for the government?
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161641 Mar 23, 2013
All liberals are lazy, the libertarians and conservatives do the work for them.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#161642 Mar 23, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Good news is no news.
I've always wondered why it is that people complain about violence on tv, but that's all they want to watch.
I dumped cable when I lost my job and now I've discovered that the kind of shows I really like-science shows-are all available on the Internet.
I can still watch them on my 52" HD tv through my PS3.
I'm saving over $200 a month and getting better quality programming.
TV rots the brain. The desire to be entertained overcomes the need to think. That opens the door for others to guide your thinking.

Careful, your head may start hurting as you wean yourself from TV. In time you may even discover that those science shows are also just indoctrination packaged as entertainment.

Get some magnets, rocks, and string. Get some drawing materials and play with geometry.
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#161643 Mar 23, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Creativity is critical to a successful trial (and even appellate) practice. And for trial practice, a bit of theater and suspense can be a great aid. As an example: An attorney was representing a plaintiff in a tort case. The plaintiff had lost a leg. For several sessions, the attorney brought a wooden box, long, rectangular and a few feet long, to the courtroom. Never mentioned it. He won a huge verdict.
70s here.
Props? Anyone who loses a leg gets a huge verdict. Hopefully there is enough financial security to actually ever pay it.
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#161644 Mar 23, 2013
Dave describes the typical topix atheist quite well. I however describe them much more truthfully. My description includes but is not limited to the following. Perfidious, dishonest , prevaricating, disgruntled, obstreperous, rote learned pedants who are likely involved in some form of deviancy.

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#161645 Mar 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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TV rots the brain. The desire to be entertained overcomes the need to think. That opens the door for others to guide your thinking.
Careful, your head may start hurting as you wean yourself from TV. In time you may even discover that those science shows are also just indoctrination packaged as entertainment.
Get some magnets, rocks, and string. Get some drawing materials and play with geometry.
Now we know what happened to you.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161646 Mar 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
TV rots the brain. The desire to be entertained overcomes the need to think. That opens the door for others to guide your thinking.
Careful, your head may start hurting as you wean yourself from TV. In time you may even discover that those science shows are also just indoctrination packaged as entertainment.
Get some magnets, rocks, and string. Get some drawing materials and play with geometry.
It depends. Watching TV too much rots the brain. Perhaps watching TV then taking breaks to think about what you have watched might be more stimulating and more healthy.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#161647 Mar 23, 2013
Bongo wrote:
Dave describes the typical topix atheist quite well. I however describe them much more truthfully. My description includes but is not limited to the following. Perfidious, dishonest , prevaricating, disgruntled, obstreperous, rote learned pedants who are likely involved in some form of deviancy.
Yes, you do a more accurate description of them. I have this issue from childhood about trying to be gracious and understanding, which gets in the way of really telling things the way they are. I hope to overcome that disability in my advanced years.

They are effed up in the head, too.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#161648 Mar 23, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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It depends. Watching TV too much rots the brain. Perhaps watching TV then taking breaks to think about what you have watched might be more stimulating and more healthy.
You need a counter balance to do that thinking. If you just watch and think about what you watched, then you don't really have an alternative perspective, That is why hobbies or something that gets you into more hands on experience in life is important.

It takes time to digest things you "learn".

Being dumb and letting others pour things into your head is dumb. But it is something people do.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161649 Mar 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Yes, you do a more accurate description of them. I have this issue from childhood about trying to be gracious and understanding, which gets in the way of really telling things the way they are. I hope to overcome that disability in my advanced years.
They are effed up in the head, too.
Unfortunately, they won't leave so easily. Problems usually stick for years.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161650 Mar 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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You need a counter balance to do that thinking. If you just watch and think about what you watched, then you don't really have an alternative perspective, That is why hobbies or something that gets you into more hands on experience in life is important.
It takes time to digest things you "learn".
Being dumb and letting others pour things into your head is dumb. But it is something people do.
I suppose so. Replacing TV with interaction with other people is a big mistake to make. TV is probably best spent only up to 2 hours in my opinion.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161652 Mar 23, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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TV rots the brain. The desire to be entertained overcomes the need to think. That opens the door for others to guide your thinking.
Careful, your head may start hurting as you wean yourself from TV. In time you may even discover that those science shows are also just indoctrination packaged as entertainment.
Get some magnets, rocks, and string. Get some drawing materials and play with geometry.
I spent a lot of time trying to trisect an angle.

Does that count?

Since: Sep 08

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#161653 Mar 23, 2013
LargeLanguage wrote:
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I suppose so. Replacing TV with interaction with other people is a big mistake to make. TV is probably best spent only up to 2 hours in my opinion.
This existence is the interaction of spirits. It is a playground, a break from doing nothing for eternity. There is good and bad in it, but it is better than nothing.

The mass media dehumanizes the living experience. It turns existence into a formula you are supposed to follow. No real individuality, and this formula is determined by a few. Who make money off of it. No one expends the money required to produce such things unless there is reward in it for them. It isn't, or wasn't before the pros got into it, a grand conspiracy, but just the way things worked out. It is being taken advantage of now by those with the axes to grind. The internet is the last great hope to keep humans from becoming a machine of just existing to serve the few..

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#161654 Mar 23, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I spent a lot of time trying to trisect an angle.
Does that count?
A start. Try measuring volumes and expanding those shapes, especially adding them together and figuring volumes. Look for that perfect center line. After a while you will see the difference between the true physical world and the math illusional one. Putting that math to paper as drawings turns the mental into the physical.
LargeLanguage

Chester, UK

#161655 Mar 23, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I spent a lot of time trying to trisect an angle.
Does that count?
But you achieved nothing else, due to your lack of intellect. Your work must be very unintuitive.

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