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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KJV

United States

#163834 Apr 21, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome back!
Why?
KJV

United States

#163835 Apr 21, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Erm, Do you know what a straw man is?.
What is a scare crow, Alex.

I'll take "OZ" for $600

The scare crow turned out to have one all along and KittenKoder is still look for one.

What is a Brain, Alex!
KJV

United States

#163836 Apr 21, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you lie?
To sleep. How about you? Oh maybe jackasses sleep on their feet like horses?
KJV

United States

#163837 Apr 21, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>The low IQ chump has nothing to say and is attempting to set up a god of the gaps argument.
Speaking of "low IQ chump "

Givemeliberty wrote:

I am especially proud of my volunteer work and donations to the humanist cause. Every year I go to the Philippines and spend thousands on food,water, clothing and medicine for the needy there. After a horrific typhoon and flooding there I was there amongst others 14 hours a day handing out supplies, giving life saving injections and treatments to those who lost their home. I stood and watched as homeless children lined up easily 3 miles deep for a package of crackers sandwich fruit and bottle of water. Unwanted children who were born because the Christian ran theocracy light government makes it nearly impossible for a woman to obtain birth control. My wife is in pre-med classes and wants to practice medicine there free to help those poor children. Here in the states I collect donations for running in marathons with the money going to children's charities and cancer or HIV awareness programs.
I have seen first hand time and time again the damage and heart breaking situations brought on by theists. The same theists who come crawling to us to help fix their mess! Oh but while we are fixing it are we thanked? Nope. We barely get the figurative broom in hand and they are shrieking at us for not believing in their imaginary friend.
Honor? I guess it is a relative term. The dozen of urban low income students I assist for free with their biology and pharmaceutical homework at two different colleges locally would probably say good ole KJ is an alright dude.
Now if coming on topix and giving the theists a little taste of backbone, the theists who try to intimidate and silence non believers because they think we should all be meek and humble and tolerate their abuse and repeated logical fallacies makes me vile, Without reason, Disrespectful, In someone's opinion? So be it, hmmm I will chuckle about how vile And disrespectful I am Friday at U of L for the 6 hours I am assisting the students there as a volunteer. Or perhaps this summer as I am passing out thousands of dollars worth of free medicine and other essentials trying to save some more homeless from dying. Yes I was walking by a group of people there and they were huddled together praying loudly and crying. I looked in and a young girl was on the ground dying of dehydration. Instead of getting her water and rushing her to the hospital they stood there holding hands and praying! I grabbed my cell phone and called for an ambulance and started trying to get her to drink. Slowly she sipped the water as the praying continued. The ambulance came after almost an hour and reluctantly took her to the hospital, the paramedic said she was good as dead and best leave it in the hands of Jesus same thing the crowd thought. She died 18 hours later. They didn't even know her name and couldn't figure it out.
I guess I'll somehow deal with being called disrespectful.
<quoted text>

"I semi-retired except for collecting and inspecting my rental properties. I live comfortably off my stock dividends, porn sites I own, early retirement from work and rental properties here in the states and in the Philippines. "

OMG. It's getting better all the time!!!

You're retired except for Porn and your wife is still in school!

Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!

Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!

Liberty wrote:
I am a 32 year old multi-racial man with a Johnson bigger than anyone in your family

Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!

Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!

"if I didn't have the strong secular morals"

Please you've got to kidding me!

No more I can't take it!

Baaaaahaaaaaahaaaaa
Please stop!!!!

Lol BAAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!!
KJV

United States

#163838 Apr 21, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, that's just another Fundie twisting in the wind.

Brace for meltdown impact.
Nice quick little shots. Trouble is as soon as your ignorance is thrown up in your face you then disappear and wait for everyone to get on a new topic before you return in hopes of no one remembering your red faced moment.
christianity is EVIL

Lower Sackville, Canada

#163839 Apr 21, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice quick little shots. Trouble is as soon as your ignorance is thrown up in your face you then disappear and wait for everyone to get on a new topic before you return in hopes of no one remembering your red faced moment.
youre PROJECTING

kristains do that a lot

and your religion sks

www.evilbible.com

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#163840 Apr 21, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Why?
Why ask why?
Thinking

Stamford, UK

#163841 Apr 21, 2013
Aren't you even slightly upset that god botherers crippled Boston for days?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Um.... No, scooter.
Here's your post:
"Givemeliberty wrote:
So we see as predicted the terrorists in Boston were theists, Islamic terrorists killing in the name of the god of Abraham."
So.
Provide evidence that:
It was predicted.
They were theists.
They were Islamic.
They were terrorists.
That they killed in the name if their god.
Go. Provide evidence of your claims.
Or shut that cock holster you call a mouth.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#163842 Apr 21, 2013
He must live a self deluded bubble. The fact that those brothers were Islamic extremist is all over including their VK page and twitter! Not to mention all the sites and YouTube videos and connections to an Islamic extremist cell which the Feds are currently hunting down.

You just gotta laugh at his ignorance.
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't you even slightly upset that god botherers crippled Boston for days?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#163843 Apr 21, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice quick little shots. Trouble is as soon as your ignorance is thrown up in your face you then disappear and wait for everyone to get on a new topic before you return in hopes of no one remembering your red faced moment.
Hmm.

Of what do you think I'm ignorant?
Expert in all Things

Redding, CA

#163844 Apr 21, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
In that case, you know that mathemati cs has no direct relation to the real world, so your question whether infiity exists is reality is not a question about math, but rather a question about physics.
<quoted text>
I am more than happy to discuss the implications of either one. First, the second law is a *statistical* law relating to the number of available quantum states. At the beginning of the expansion phase, the number of such states is likely to be very small, leading to a small entropy. This is true even if there were a previous contracting universe.
Red shift mostly shows that the universe is expanding and shows a bit of the dynamics of that expansion. A much better probe of the geometry and the details of the early universe is the variance spectrum of the background radiation. This shows that space is very close to being of zero curvature, which suggests infinite space (although it is not conclusive about that).
<quoted text>
Why not? You show a standard lack of understanding of the nature of infinite regress. It is not a case where things start, then there is an infinite amount of time, then there is the present (which would require an actual traversal of an infinite amount of time). Instead, there is simply no start. Between any two points in time there is only a finite amount of time, yet there is always more time into the past, meaning a total of an infinite amount of time.
Too bad you are an expert in nothing.
OK, lunch meat. Here are five theories of the Universe. Do you adhere to any of them or would you prefer to offer another?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#163845 Apr 21, 2013
Expert in all Things wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, lunch meat. Here are five theories of the Universe. Do you adhere to any of them or would you prefer to offer another?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =rqSzUmBrK10XX
Two more possibilities:

1) The Big Bounce. This is similar in some ways to the Oscillating universe, but with only one bounce rather than an infinite number.

2) Multi-verse. Here, there are many universes like ours that either bud off the main multiverse or, alternatively, are embedded within it.

The Big Bang is a good description of the current expansion phase, but it is based on general relativity and we *know* that quantum mechanics has to be included. We simply don't know how that is to be done. Loop Quantum Gravity is one possibility; it suggest the Big Bounce model. String theory is another possibility and it suggest a multiverse scenario.

So, in your list, the Big Bang is certainly an option, but it is probably incomplete. Oscillating universe theories are rather unlikely (though not impossible) given the data we have right now (they tend to require positively curved space). The Steady State is definitely wrong as it cannot account for the background radiation.

We can eliminate the 'Devine' and the 'instantaneous' theory as philosophical garbage. And then we have to add the Big Bounce and the multiverse version.

So much for lunch.
Expert in all Things

Redding, CA

#163847 Apr 21, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
Two more possibilities:
1) The Big Bounce. This is similar in some ways to the Oscillating universe, but with only one bounce rather than an infinite number.
2) Multi-verse. Here, there are many universes like ours that either bud off the main multiverse or, alternatively, are embedded within it.
The Big Bang is a good description of the current expansion phase, but it is based on general relativity and we *know* that quantum mechanics has to be included. We simply don't know how that is to be done. Loop Quantum Gravity is one possibility; it suggest the Big Bounce model. String theory is another possibility and it suggest a multiverse scenario.
So, in your list, the Big Bang is certainly an option, but it is probably incomplete. Oscillating universe theories are rather unlikely (though not impossible) given the data we have right now (they tend to require positively curved space). The Steady State is definitely wrong as it cannot account for the background radiation.
We can eliminate the 'Devine' and the 'instantaneous' theory as philosophical garbage. And then we have to add the Big Bounce and the multiverse version.
So much for lunch.
Great, thanks for providing a mostly rational response.

Now my question was which one do you hold to?
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#163848 Apr 21, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you stupid theists ever prove your f*cking gods before opening your judgemental mouths online?
F*ckers make more atheists than the bible.
We hate crowds. The less off you and your ilk in heaven the more for us.
Bongo

Bayport, NY

#163849 Apr 21, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
What if you get in front of your god and he tells you that the only way you could deny reality was to be willfully ignorant and that your god hates willful ignorance. That you were lying to yourself and he hates liars. That the bible was a rest of your reason and your willingness to learn and you failed.
What then, bongo.
I do not comprehend your word salad. Your psychobabble is indicative of a severe underlying syndrome whitin typical topix atheist prevaricators.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#163850 Apr 21, 2013
Divine theory with a floating crucifix?

Don't bother watching the video people you will be wasting your time.
Expert in all Things wrote:
<quoted text>OK, lunch meat. Here are five theories of the Universe. Do you adhere to any of them or would you prefer to offer another?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =rqSzUmBrK10XX

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#163851 Apr 21, 2013
There is this great documentary on Netflix called Kumare. He actually as a gag creates a fake religion just to see if people will bite.

They do! Even calling him a savior and angelic being!

It's shocking how easily he does it! Many of his so called prophecies and spiritual statements are thinly veiled jokes mocking religion and some are just nonsense but guess what?

Believers line up ready to follow him!

Hunt it up people it shows the mindset of believers.
Expert in all Things

Redding, CA

#163852 Apr 21, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Divine theory with a floating crucifix?
Don't bother watching the video people you will be wasting your time.
<quoted text>
Coward!
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#163853 Apr 22, 2013
One devestating fact for Christianity is that in Paul's volume of work he is ignorant of life of Jesus, the virgin birth, miracles, the lord's prayer, the sermon on the mount, exorcisms, parables, etc. The likelihood is that the gospel accounts were written decades after the events they purport to describe, and are largely if not totally fictional. According to his letters, Paul knew the apostles, and was living close to the events of the life of Jesus. His ignorance of the gospels is very telling, and exposes the fairy tale nature of the rise of religion.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#163854 Apr 22, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunate for the fakers, Gods knows the heart. The insincere cant get over. And yes I know what a strawman is, maybe you should review our exchanges and see where you used a favorite topix atheist tactic. Here ill help you, To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and to refute it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.[3][4] This technique has been used throughout history in polemical debate, particularly in arguments about highly charged, emotional issues.
No, you don't know what a straw man is, just reciting the definition does not mean you know how to use the term at all. If you did, you'd know why all your heroes are wrong.

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