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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Since: Jun 12

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#176624 Sep 6, 2013
False Religion wrote:
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Wiki entry for Massacre: Daniel J. Harrington says the historicity of the incident is "an open question that probably can never be definitively decided";[4] Paul Maier points out that most recent biographers of Herod deny it happened.
Although consistent with other documented actions of King Herod the massacre cannot be positively verified outside of the biblical source.
Yeah that is all the moderns Mr. Copy paste. How about some ancient precedent. The biblical source is enough. Later writings assume it happened and probably had alternative sources which exclude Matthew account which did not survive history. You have zilch from the ancients which refutes. As a matter of fact it was not a good thing to print outright lies about a leader {Herod} under the Romans. They were a touchy group and there would have been repercussions.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176625 Sep 6, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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It is not too late for you to learn how to read. I told you the start of the Universe can not be proven.
You made a claim-- you failed -- utterly-- to BACK your idiotic claim with actual...

... FACTS.

You do not have ANY facts, as it turns out.

So your statement is bullshit.

Just like your posts.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176626 Sep 6, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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the Westbrook Baptist Church are to Christian online Atheist are to atheist. Because you are Godless you can't be considered a hypocrite.
They are **far** more HONEST than YOU will ever be, though.

They do not lie about their hate-- they embrace it, even.

You?

You lie about your hate-- but your constant abuse of me and others?

Proves beyond a doubt-- you are just full of hate yourself.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176627 Sep 6, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Unbeliever, sound like a Steven King monster. Erases your beliefs. That is the goals of Little Red Bobbing Hood.
Hate speech noted-- you just cannot help yourself BUT to be full of hate.

Can you?

It must be your ... FAITH that makes you so evil.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#176628 Sep 6, 2013
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah that is all the moderns Mr. Copy paste. How about some ancient precedent. The biblical source is enough. Later writings assume it happened and probably had alternative sources which exclude Matthew account which did not survive history. You have zilch from the ancients which refutes. As a matter of fact it was not a good thing to print outright lies about a leader {Herod} under the Romans. They were a touchy group and there would have been repercussions.
Third request.

What does the devil look like, physically?

I just don't want to make a fool of myself at the reception line.

Heeeeeeelp!

If you ignore me again I will put a hex on you.

Or maybe burn you at the stake the way you people did the "witches."

That ought to scare a christian
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#176629 Sep 6, 2013
CatholicHolyGhost wrote:
<quoted text>A person is given Life to honor and love and obey GOD.
To kill onself is a sin in the eyes of GOD.
Are you saying that killing is a sin in the eyes of God? Really?.........Then maybe you could clear up the confusion about your god murdering little babies and destroying unborn fetuses. Because he is a supposedly all powerful being, then there is a different criteria applied to him? It's perfectly ok for him to murder innocent little babies, and commit Genocide and infanticide? just thought you might be able to clear this up for us, thanks!!!!
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#176630 Sep 6, 2013
CatholicHolyGhost wrote:
<quoted text>How do you explain that MOST child sexual abuse takes place in families where the parents are atheists....like you.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. What goes on in your shack we all wonder.
Tragically, studies reveal that spousal abuse is just as common within the evangelical churches as anywhere else. This means that about 25 percent of Christian homes witness abuse of some kind.

These numbers may shock you—and they certainly shocked me—so you may be wondering if the studies were done by secular researchers hostile to the church. I can assure you, sadly, they were not.

Denise George, a gifted writer and the wife of theologian Timothy George, has published a new book called What Women Wish Pastors Knew. "Spouse abuse shocks us," George writes. "We just cannot believe that a church deacon or member goes home after worship ... and beats his wife." Tragically, however, George notes, some of these men justify their violence "by citing biblical passages."

Well, obviously they're misinterpreting Scripture. In Ephesians 5:22, husbands are told to love their wives as Christ loved the church; beating wives black-and-blue hardly constitutes Christian love. 1 Peter 3:1-7 tells husbands to live with their wives considerately. And the Bible makes it clear that the church has no business closing its eyes to violent men. In 1 Timothy 3:3, the church is told that when it comes to choosing leaders, they must find men who are "not violent but gentle," sober, and temperate.

The amount of domestic abuse in Christian homes is horrifying, and the church ought to be doing something about it—not leaving the problem to secular agencies. But this is one mission field where the church is largely missing in action. And sometimes pastors, albeit with good intentions, do more harm than good.

George sites a survey in which nearly 6,000 pastors were asked how they would counsel women who came to them for help with domestic violence. Twenty-six percent would counsel them the same way Marleen's pastor did: to continue to "submit" to her husband, no matter what. Twenty-five percent told wives the abuse was their own fault—for failing to submit in the first place. Astonishingly, 50 percent said women should be willing to "tolerate some level of violence" because it is better than divorce.

Advice like this, George warns, often puts women "in grave danger"—and in some cases, can be a death warrant.

Pastors need to acknowledge that domestic abuse in the church is a problem, and learn how to counsel women wisely.

Stay tuned for more on this subject—one the church has not said enough about.

Obviously, Christians must uphold the sanctity of marriage. But we should never ignore the dangers of violent spouses—men who use the Bible to justify abusing, and even killing, their wives.

*This article published April 20, 2009.

Now don't you feel completely stupid.

I think it is now time for you to post your documentation that *MOST* sexual abuse takes place in families were then parents are Atheists. Do it, as it's the responsible thing to do, otherwise admit that you're just being mean spirited, and lying your ass off. I'll wait!!!

BTW the above article is from RELIGION TODAY!!!!

Since: Jun 12

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#176631 Sep 6, 2013
Cather, Quaalude Bob, lagoon. You guys should be hanging out in the gay thread. Read some gay guy passed on HIV to 300 others. Then they think Christians are their enemies for telling them the truth.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
Prosecutors in rural Missouri have charged a man with exposing his partner to HIV and say he may have exposed more than 300 other people to the virus that causes AIDS.
Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#176632 Sep 6, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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That is wise of you because you will have no afterlife.
No one will.

Dead is dead.

You don't even believe in that nonsense.
What idiot would stay here when they could be in Heaven ?

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#176634 Sep 6, 2013
lightbeamrider wrote:
Cather, Quaalude Bob, lagoon. You guys should be hanging out in the gay thread. Read some gay guy passed on HIV to 300 others. Then they think Christians are their enemies for telling them the truth.
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
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Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
You don't deserve to live.
You are a hate filled POS. I am realizing that most "Topix Christians" are.

Since: Jun 13

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#176635 Sep 6, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Westbrook Baptist, is what I call a noisy minority. I think they have done more harm than good towards the thoughts they champion. You may find if you attend your Atheist church. The word nature replacing the word God. I could be wrong, but I think you would lose members to The Wiccan Church. I see these two places of gathering as regional. The West coast Atheist, if one the East Coast would be a Wiccan. Some people need the gathering side of religion. It is why the online Atheist does get the satire we give them from time to time. Many of the bloggers have to have it their exact way.
I can't stand WBC... they most definitely do more harm than good with anything that they preach. I guess I am different in the fact that I have many friends so I don't miss out on socializing with anyone... I also don't feel a great need to argue my personal feelings because in the scheme of things arguing does no good for any party. I don't see anything wrong with not believing in a god (obviously because I don't and I turned out pretty good *smiles) I also don't see anything wrong with someone believing in a god... I agree with you, that many things have changed over the years and I think it's wonderful. My boyfriend is constantly telling me that my thought processes sometimes are merely a dream for a perfect world.

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#176636 Sep 6, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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You don't deserve to live.
You are a hate filled POS. I am realizing that most "Topix Christians" are.
whoa whoa whoa...I'm an atheist, but even with as hate filled as someone might be, you don't know this person personally so you should never say someone doesn't deserve to live. I'm just sayin.

Since: Jun 13

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#176637 Sep 6, 2013
lightbeamrider wrote:
Cather, Quaalude Bob, lagoon. You guys should be hanging out in the gay thread. Read some gay guy passed on HIV to 300 others. Then they think Christians are their enemies for telling them the truth.
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
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Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
If someone passes on the HIV virus to 300 people that is because they are thoughtless human beings...it has zero to do with them being atheist. Stay on topic.
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#176638 Sep 6, 2013
lightbeamrider wrote:
Cather, Quaalude Bob, lagoon. You guys should be hanging out in the gay thread. Read some gay guy passed on HIV to 300 others. Then they think Christians are their enemies for telling them the truth.
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
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Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/missou...
In suppose there is a reason for you posting this although I'm not sure what that reason might be. Is there a reason you think some of us should hang out on this site? Do try and make a point otherwise you appear rather childish. Personally I think your frustrated at NOT being able to keep up with the barrage of excellent points being made, and watching your God thing topple over by this endless barrage. Your arguments on the other hand, are incredibly weak and many just pointless. Do try and do better!!!!
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#176639 Sep 6, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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If someone passes on the HIV virus to 300 people that is because they are thoughtless human beings...it has zero to do with them being atheist. Stay on topic.
Nowhere in the article does it mention this person as being an Atheists, so I'm not sure what reason numbnuts had for posting this.
Toby

Portland, OR

#176640 Sep 6, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Nowhere in the article does it mention this person as being an Atheists, so I'm not sure what reason numbnuts had for posting this.
Why are moralist stuck on AIDS anyway, almost 40 % of all new cases of AIDS in America is heterosexual exposer and has nothing to do with homosexual activity or atheism. Atheism is a non sequitur in the discussion of HIV exposure, in developing countries HIV is a heterosexual epidemic and even if you look at the amount of STD's in America the Bible belt has some of the highest STD rates in the entire country.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#176641 Sep 6, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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whoa whoa whoa...I'm an atheist, but even with as hate filled as someone might be, you don't know this person personally so you should never say someone doesn't deserve to live. I'm just sayin.
Sure I can say it. I just did.

I would say the same thing to a Nazi or Klansman.
Toby

Portland, OR

#176642 Sep 6, 2013
The Bible belt also leads in divorces and illiteracy. South Carolina is the only Bible belt state with a lower rate of divorces than the national average, all the other Bible belt states have a higher divorce rate than the national average. Also bible belt state lead in teen pregnancies, must be those damn bible belt atheist huh?

Since: Jun 13

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#176643 Sep 6, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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Sure I can say it. I just did.
I would say the same thing to a Nazi or Klansman.
Tushe ... you are correct... you can say whatever you like.
blacklagoon

Revere, MA

#176644 Sep 6, 2013
The silence is deafening!!!!!!!

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