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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Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#170144 Jun 26, 2013
Don't know Upington. But then the furthest I got out of Joburg was Belfast... hope it's a good move for you.
Double Fine wrote:
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Upington, Gordonia district. Closer to Bloem, but still 500 km away. Only 800km from my family. A day's drive

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#170145 Jun 26, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope my daddy is called Gordon so once again you are caught with you trousers around your ankles and looking very hot.
thanks!

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#170146 Jun 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The scientific method is employed in theistic societies. I get the feeling you think it is strictly restricted to atheists. Is that correct?
Supernatural is beyond natural and not a part of it, nor can become a part of it.
And therefore the scientific method would not apply to it. So no, "theistic societies" do not employ it, not consistently.
You can pump juice through a circuit board and a set of "natural" laws relative to that boards functions are established. It can't see the hand that throws the switch or can swing a hammer to alter its "natural" state of being. That hand is supernatural, it is outside the boards realm, but it be real. Now, if it continues to not function as designed, it can be introduced to the supernatural and feel input from it, or nothing at all if the hand opens the switch or swings that hammer.
You might want this supernatural hand to be real, but you cannot say definitively that it is. That's the difference. You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#170147 Jun 26, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>The bible is the truth !!!!!! you are just dumb
And yet you repudiate the Bible with every post you make.

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#170148 Jun 26, 2013
Atomic_G wrote:
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Lol hi
Atomic!! How is our Aussie dude doing?

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#170149 Jun 26, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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LOL
What’s the chances that you remained clownie of his alter ago and like god magic goober will pop back into existence.
Lol never! Goober is his own person, I am sure. I heard he was pulled over on the I-195 a while ago

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#170150 Jun 26, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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And therefore the scientific method would not apply to it. So no, "theistic societies" do not employ it, not consistently.
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You might want this supernatural hand to be real, but you cannot say definitively that it is. That's the difference. You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.
Amusing.

You tried to present that in a factual manner, And failed.

Iran is engaged in nuclear physics, and other fields of science. A rather theistic society, don't you think? Of course they may not employ that scientific method as YOU think they should.

The hand may be real or not. You won't find out unless you encounter it. Such happens all the time in the physical world. You didn't know that snake or spider was there until it bit you. Oh, you heard about them. But.

What you were trying to say is facts aren't facts unless you say they are and they agree with your views.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#170151 Jun 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Amusing.
You tried to present that in a factual manner, And failed.
Iran is engaged in nuclear physics, and other fields of science. A rather theistic society, don't you think? Of course they may not employ that scientific method as YOU think they should.
The hand may be real or not. You won't find out unless you encounter it. Such happens all the time in the physical world. You didn't know that snake or spider was there until it bit you. Oh, you heard about them. But.
What you were trying to say is facts aren't facts unless you say they are and they agree with your views.
Gosh trolly you're right...... snake hands are supernatural.
They're also highly controversial whether they are imaginary things you created in your own mind.
Ninja spiders are very sneaky too, be on the look out for them.:)

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#170152 Jun 26, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Gosh trolly you're right...... snake hands are supernatural.
They're also highly controversial whether they are imaginary things you created in your own mind.
Ninja spiders are very sneaky too, be on the look out for them.:)
I'm sneakier.

I'm a bug bomber and Spectracider.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#170154 Jun 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Amusing.
You tried to present that in a factual manner, And failed.
That's an improvement Dave! You went three posts without your bloated narcissism getting in the way! Keep up the good work! I'm sure your theism will make you a better human being yet.
Iran is engaged in nuclear physics, and other fields of science. A rather theistic society, don't you think? Of course they may not employ that scientific method as YOU think they should.
The fact that religion is so prevalent in their society has nothing to do with their progress in nuclear physics, which necessarily requires the application of the scientific method.

Dang Dave, that was a rookie logical mistake. What did you think was going on over there? Did you think they were refining nuclear materials by repeating passages from the Quran over them and praying? LOL!
The hand may be real or not. You won't find out unless you encounter it.
I haven't encountered it then. Seems to me then by your own logic if you really believed that you would not be so smug about people who have not shared your anecdotal experiences.
Such happens all the time in the physical world. You didn't know that snake or spider was there until it bit you. Oh, you heard about them. But.
My not knowing that the spider wasn't there doesn't mean it wasn't. Critical thinking skills. They are very important.
What you were trying to say is facts aren't facts unless you say they are and they agree with your views.
"What you were trying to say is" = "I feel more confident arguing with a straw man of my own creation than having a real debate"

That's kinda sad and cowardly, don't you think, Dave?

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#170155 Jun 26, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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And yet you repudiate the Bible with every post you make.
every time you squeeze them man tits of your husband so do you !!!! YE OLE NIBBLE BITER YOU

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#170156 Jun 26, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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LOL
What’s the chances that you remained clownie of his alter ago and like god magic goober will pop back into existence.
Hey baby it would sure do me good! to do you some good... You know what I mean?

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#170158 Jun 26, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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That's an improvement Dave! You went three posts without your bloated narcissism getting in the way! Keep up the good work! I'm sure your theism will make you a better human being yet.
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The fact that religion is so prevalent in their society has nothing to do with their progress in nuclear physics, which necessarily requires the application of the scientific method.
Dang Dave, that was a rookie logical mistake. What did you think was going on over there? Did you think they were refining nuclear materials by repeating passages from the Quran over them and praying? LOL!
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I haven't encountered it then. Seems to me then by your own logic if you really believed that you would not be so smug about people who have not shared your anecdotal experiences.
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My not knowing that the spider wasn't there doesn't mean it wasn't. Critical thinking skills. They are very important.
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"What you were trying to say is" = "I feel more confident arguing with a straw man of my own creation than having a real debate"
That's kinda sad and cowardly, don't you think, Dave?
:-)

You do try hard to look intellectual, I will give you that.

Keep trying. Once you get it down pat looking like one you may get serious and become one. That will require actually learning and understanding WTF you are talking about instead of trying to be glib.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#170159 Jun 26, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>every time you squeeze them man tits of your husband so do you !!!! YE OLE NIBBLE BITER YOU
You have strange fantasies , and thanks for this picture ya closet killer klown from outer space.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#170160 Jun 26, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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:-)
You do try hard to look intellectual, I will give you that.
Keep trying. Once you get it down pat looking like one you may get serious and become one. That will require actually learning and understanding WTF you are talking about instead of trying to be glib.
Amusing.

You tried to present that in a fact-free manner, and succeeded.

PS - "instead of trying to be glib" - ROTLMAO! This from you? You reach for glib and snarky first almost all the time. Jeez. Are you really that clueless about your own behavior?

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#170161 Jun 26, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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You have strange fantasies , and thanks for this picture ya closet killer klown from outer space.
my fantasies are not for you! with you being gay! get with wilderide he likes hot anal action like you

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#170162 Jun 26, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>my fantasies are not for you! with you being gay! get with wilderide he likes hot anal action like you
You focus on gay male sex just a little too much.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#170163 Jun 26, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>my fantasies are not for you! with you being gay! get with wilderide he likes hot anal action like you
I'm not gay, but you thrive on the subject.
I think you are, you just can't allow yourself to be.
So you take your frustration out on him.
You naughty little killer klown from outer space.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#170164 Jun 26, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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You focus on gay male sex just a little too much.
you perform man sex way to much! its your hobby blowing bobby

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#170165 Jun 26, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not gay, but you thrive on the subject.
I think you are, you just can't allow yourself to be.
So you take your frustration out on him.
You naughty little killer klown from outer space.
why do gay atheist lie?????

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