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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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“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#169916 Jun 24, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you know this how
Probably by observing your behavior.

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#169917 Jun 24, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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And you don't see that as a preconception?
No.

It is a revelation we are all born with.

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#169918 Jun 24, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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MY reasoning?
Of course.

Naturalistic empiricism runs on this idea.

You can determine truth based on the absolute authority of your reason.

Do you deny this?

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#169919 Jun 24, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Your illogicality is overwhelming.
Arbitrary prejudiced ad hominem is not a rational response.:-)

Do you have a rational response to make or should truth be determined by your arbitrary opinion?
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#169920 Jun 24, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Everyone dies, dumbass.
The question is when, where and how.

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#169921 Jun 24, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>pickle licker
Now there is an absolute knowledge claim.

How did you come to that position of absolute knowledge?

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#169922 Jun 24, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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god does not exist so it's a nothing
You make an absolute knowledge claim here.

How did you arrive at such an all encompassing position?

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#169923 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Now there is an absolute knowledge claim.
How did you come to that position of absolute knowledge?
Misquote.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#169924 Jun 24, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
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You people are just jealous of my superior intellect, superior sense of self, superior understanding of everyone elses shortcomings and superior over bearing attitude.
Just admit I am right and ALL OF THE REST OF YOU are misguided, mean spirited and wrong.
atheist are dumb
I'm not atheist homeboy, I am simply ...
out of your league.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169925 Jun 24, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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Probably by observing your behavior.
his comes from a guy that blows men! what does that say about your behavior?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#169926 Jun 24, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't call God nothing. That is taking Gods name in vain and is deadly, it's considered a sin against Gods person. Those are the deadliest sins you can commit. You are making yourself an enemy of God which means certain death.
Poor God gets his little feelings hurt if someone calls him names or suggests he doesn't exist.
Your deity is a myth.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#169927 Jun 24, 2013
There will always be some fuckwits looking desperately for kinship... but maybe less than 10% would join a religion? Or do you think much less than 10% would join?
Aerobatty wrote:
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They wouldn't be able to get any new recruits that way.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#169928 Jun 24, 2013
Many US believers think it is god's will that they get ill, so they can be cured using treatments not available to the poor.
Aerobatty wrote:
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You don't go to any doctors then, right?
I mean, if you're sick, it must be gods will, right?

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#169929 Jun 24, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not atheist homeboy, I am simply ...
out of your league.
I am so very sorry for your dementia...... HOMEBOY

“Think&Care”

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#169930 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You make the common mistake of assuming that scientific investigation and the bible are somehow at odds with each other.
Yet science is impossible without the foundation of God as revealed in the bible.
Science is the observation of the universe that God has created.
Not God itself...
Simply and laughably false. Science is based on the fact that things exist. You believe this is due to a deity, but that is not a required assumption to be able to do science. In fact, the actual observations of reality often directly contradict the Biblical descriptions.

“Think&Care”

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#169931 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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No.
It is a revelation we are all born with.
No, it is a preconception you have convinced yourself is obvious. It is, however, false. Revelation is simply another word for a snow-job.

“Think&Care”

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#169932 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Of course.
Naturalistic empiricism runs on this idea.
You can determine truth based on the absolute authority of your reason.
Do you deny this?
I deny that empiricism relies on the reasoning of a single person. No single person or group of people have 'absolute authority'. In fact, the authority for empiricism is actually in the observations, not in human reasoning.

Next, the strategy of empiricism is to eliminate falsehoods, not actually to find the truth. But by requiring all hypotheses to be testable (in other words, there would be a way to show them wrong by observation if they are, in fact, wrong), we guarantee over time that all falsehoods are, in fact, eliminated.

“Think&Care”

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#169933 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Now there is an absolute knowledge claim.
How did you come to that position of absolute knowledge?
How is absolute knowledge different than knowledge?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#169934 Jun 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You make an absolute knowledge claim here.
How did you arrive at such an all encompassing position?
Rational deduction based on observations. The hypothesis of a deity is not required and can be dispensed with.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#169935 Jun 24, 2013
Tranny Town Clunt can only parrot your words as his own.
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not atheist homeboy, I am simply ...
out of your league.

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