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
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#170991 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Sorry, Bubba, you will have to do better than that. You are in front of one tough audience.
Wrong again as usual David

My "Audience " is an Ill-informed, under educated, juvenile, dogma addicted, fact-allergic, reality-challenged group that are still engaged in a courageous battle with literacy and mental health.

Tough they are not!
Hilarious they are!

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#170992 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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That was supposed to be a rational statement?
I can't say it was "bad". I would just have to say it was the best you could do.
Reality and rationality is something theists despise

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#170993 Jul 6, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
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I read all your excuses. You're still wrong. God does exist and you're going to have to face Him. None of what you said will get you off the hook. Sorry.
Now you are lying!

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#170994 Jul 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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R U praying 4 Brittany yet?
Where is thy Christian love?
My Christian love?

See how stupid and myopic you are? I don't have that.

They may think you are worth saving, I don't. I have as much regard for you as I would a mad dog or fleas. I see you as failed product easier to recycle than fix.
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#170995 Jul 6, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
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I read all your excuses. You're still wrong. God does exist and you're going to have to face Him. None of what you said will get you off the hook. Sorry.
Yawn
Really? that would be your hook, line and sinker.

Consider, your heaven and/or your Hell actually need exist to warrant any critical thought on my part... they do not meet my criteria.

And if memory serves... It was your sky daddy that created evil! Cruel prank for a god!

Unfortunately it's all too very very human.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#170996 Jul 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Wrong again as usual David
My "Audience " is an Ill-informed, under educated, juvenile, dogma addicted, fact-allergic, reality-challenged group that are still engaged in a courageous battle with literacy and mental health.
Tough they are not!
Hilarious they are!
There are many like you sitting in a corner giggling to themselves about how the rest of the world is crazy and they aren't.

You are special, OK.

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#170997 Jul 6, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Reality and rationality is something theists despise
Actually it is sympathy for, not "despising", of those under the illusion of their reality and rationality.

It can get frustrating dealing with them, but God understands.
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#170998 Jul 6, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Reality and rationality is something theists despise
Nah. It's atheists or better defined as "the irreligious" they despise and fear.

The larger question is why?

Not conforming to their various faith cult dogma poses no threat.

Yet, they feel compelled to hate the irreligious.

Irony meter explodes!

One could conclude that religion is based on hatred not love.
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#170999 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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There are many like you sitting in a corner giggling to themselves about how the rest of the world is crazy and they aren't.
You are special, OK.
I was born perfect the 1st time Dave, no need to be "born again" like you!

You left out supercalifragilisticexpialidoc ious!
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#171000 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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My Christian love?
See how stupid and myopic you are? I don't have that.
They may think you are worth saving, I don't. I have as much regard for you as I would a mad dog or fleas. I see you as failed product easier to recycle than fix.
LMAO!

Here is how I see you! Daffy Davy

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#171001 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Actually it is sympathy for, not "despising", of those under the illusion of their reality and rationality.
It can get frustrating dealing with them, but God understands.
Thanks for the one liner dave It could not be any funnier if I posted it myself!

Unless you convert to Islam, infidel - you are already doomed to the lake of fire.
Imhotep

Howey In The Hills, FL

#171003 Jul 6, 2013
Unfortunately I must take leave.
Casino time!$$$$$$$$$ provided my burnt breakfast offering is sufficient !

C'est un jour de pluie aujourd'hui!

Simplemente sigue lloviendo

Oy Vey!

Have to take my umbrella again

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#171004 Jul 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
Unfortunately I must take leave.
Casino time!$$$$$$$$$ provided my burnt breakfast offering is sufficient !
C'est un jour de pluie aujourd'hui!
Simplemente sigue lloviendo
Oy Vey!
Have to take my umbrella again
Watch them Indians, they will scalp you. They will get their revenge on you.

I do miss the casinos in New Mexico. Had 4 of them within 12 miles. Great buffets. Cheapest cigarettes, too.

“Imaginez tous les gens”

Since: Sep 09

Sunbury, OH

#171005 Jul 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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I'm sorry you missed the point. ;)
me too...
Imhotep wrote:
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I would suggest you read it carefully over and over and over.
I read it once...that was enough. Are those YOUR words and thoughts, or the copy and paste of someone else's point?
Can you just save me some time, and explain your point?
Imhotep wrote:
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Then consult a dictionary for the term humanism.
I know what it means...but thank you :)
Imhotep wrote:
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I'm not an atheist nor am I am agnostic.
So?
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text> I have never had a religion or been adopted or indoctrinated into one.
Okay....so?
Imhotep wrote:
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Religion aka "Organized superstition" does not unite people instead it divides them.
Agreed!

“Imaginez tous les gens”

Since: Sep 09

Sunbury, OH

#171006 Jul 6, 2013
scambuster wrote:
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There were 3 issues in my life that have been affecting me for the past 5 years, which all came to a head in the past 3 months. A message from the bible related to these 3 issues was randomly delivered to me by a stranger. Shortly after a couple of other things happened which presented a resolution to the issues.
The last 5 years of issues coincided with my choosing to be agnostic, and the resolution to them coming with a biblical message is what changed my heart. It was truly a Dues Ex Machina to me, like you would see in a movie where several plot lines intertwine and resolve themselves.
Nothing like it has ever happened in my life.
I'm glad that a message from the bible was able to inspire you, and make your life better.
If people need God in their life to make them better, then by all means...have God in your life.
I respect that, and would never want that taken from anyone.

BUT, being an Agnostic, I must add....so often do "believers" give themselves credit for their won change...they give that credit to God, when it was actually their own inner strength the whole time.

My point is WHY would God help you resolve issues....but NOT be there for the kids at Sandy Hook, Oklahoma Tornado? Boston Bombing? Starving, beaten, and molested children?
If God took the time in YOUR life to ensure you receive a very important message, why not do the same in dire situations involving innocent children?

I guess that's why I'd never worship or understand the supposed Christian God.
I mean, anything that would qualify as a God would understand this...is that really a GOD worthy of worshipping?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171007 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Actually it is sympathy for, not "despising", of those under the illusion of their reality and rationality.
It can get frustrating dealing with them, but God understands.
There's no god

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#171008 Jul 6, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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There's no god
Not for you.

Others think differently.
Favorite Adversary

Brooklyn, NY

#171009 Jul 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Old myths amuse me as well, hence my curiosity with the religious - whatever flavor they savor!
Horus > Krishna > Mithras > Jesus
All cut for more or less the same cloth just a different color and length.
The Christian view that all intercourse outside marriage is immoral was based upon the view that all sexual intercourse, even within marriage, is regrettable.
A view of this sort, which goes against biological facts, can only be regarded by some people as a morbid aberration.
The fact that it is embedded in Christian ethics has made Christianity throughout its whole history a force tending towards mental disorders and unwholesome views of life.
Crimen Sollicitationis look it up!
The appalling 39-page document, Crimen Sollicitationis, was issued worldwide in 1962 by then Cardinal, Ratzinger, outlining procedures to protect priests accused of sexual abusing minors and sexually propositioning penitents, and how to conceal these violations.
As you know, there is a difference between Catholicism and Protestantism within the Christian faith. This split occurred when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church in Wittenburg, Germany, against the corruption in the Catholic church. Essentially, Martin Luther was calling them out on their heresies in teachings, and corruptions in the community. When somebody in power is called to task on their behavior, it's resented. Sure enough, Martin Luther found himself excommunicated and branded an outlaw.

Sadly, Catholicism still tries to speak for all of Christianity, even though not everyone considers Catholicism the legitimate voice of Christianity.

Sexual pleasure isn't a sin. The reason that sex is supposed to stay within marriage is to bond a husband and wife physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It's supposed to protect the wife from being used as a physical object for the arbitrary enjoyment of biological sensations by others.

Our pastor stood in the pulpit one Sunday and in his sermon he mentioned the word "sex", but not in a negative manner. There was an audible, collective gasp of shock and apprehension within the congregation. He stopped his sermon and looked at everyone for a few seconds. Then he said something I'll never forget. Paraphrased, it went something like this:

"What? I'm not supposed to say the word 'sex' from the pulpit? How do you think you all came to be here? You didn't blink into existence 30 seconds ago. Didn't God say to Adam and Eve go forth and multiply? If He didn't then why are you here anyway? And if he did, aren't we obeying His instructions to procreate? Sex is great so long as it is within marriage to protect the sanctity of marriage, and prevent exploitation of our fellow man."

Awesome huh?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#171010 Jul 6, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Not for you.
Others think differently.
implying that christians think and implying that there's a god

Since: Sep 08

Lamar, CO

#171011 Jul 6, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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implying that christians think and implying that there's a god
Your reality is a personal one.

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