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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blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#178930 Oct 1, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You get frustrated when you fail to control people. A personality trait that has followed you your whole life. Probably been a main factor in break ups in the past.
I know you have what is known as a “Drivers,” personality. Command & Control, never have a problem making a decision. Sort of a all business type and very little small talk.
The people you least gel with are the ones that are amiable. Friendly and talkative on a very personal level. These are the kind of people you wouldn’t want to be stuck in an elevator with. You are driven and goal oriented. Aggressive and charge ahead, often coming across as arrogant.
None of this is considered personality flaws. Including the trait of not having enough patients with people. My good Doctor, the reason I'm telling you this. You can’t control me. I’m a independent operator of my own mind and thoughts.[Tipping Hat]
How you equate me attempting to control you and me asking you a very simple question is beyond me. I am in no way trying to control you, I'm simply looking for a honest answer to a very simple question. Perhaps there is a reason you are going out of your way to avoid answering, but i can't figure out why.

You may ask me anything you like and I'll have no problem giving you an answer. I certainly would never avoid answering and wouldn't think of attacking you personally simply because I asked. What is your problem? You either think I deserve to go to hell or not, it's not a trick question.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#178931 Oct 1, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you clarifying that up in your own mind. When I say your mind. I’m talking about the space between the back of your cranium and your eyes. And the very narrow short space between your ears. That’s your little world. And I would like to stress the word,“little.”
I fully understand God is not real in your “little” and I do mean “little” world. Now I understand you think your little world encompasses my world. Sorry to disappoint you but it doesn’t. I would further recommend you read a book. It’s called,“It’s a small world.”
[Tipping Hat]
In other words, I was right. Thanks.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178932 Oct 1, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Just can't stop lying about god can you? What a mental illness...
Mental Illness is a medical phrase that you use rather loosely to describe one’s constitutional right to freedom. Using the phrase outside of it’s intended medical use is demeaning, degrading, and disrespectful to your fellow man.

I would like for those who think Atheism is a dignified and respectful position to consider should perhaps think otherwise. Mental Illness has touched untold millions of people throughout the world. It’s often used by you and others to show your insensitivity to humanity.

These callous insolence remarks gives us a clear picture of the kind of person you are. Uncaring, disrespectful, self-serving with no feelings for your fellow man. I think you are an excellent ambassador for Atheism. I have also noticed the repeated use by you while your fellow Atheist stand idly by.

But I thank you for showing the ugly side of Atheism. Without your contributions people wouldn’t have that opportunity to see it. We want Atheism to be fairly represented and you have done so and continue to do so.[Tipping Hat].
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178933 Oct 1, 2013
christINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
insulting others bc you cant prove god only proves your Evil nature,,and your tiny mind
I do try my best,[Tipping Hat and Smiling]

My pleasure.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178934 Oct 1, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
In other words, I was right. Thanks.
You know what you can get it as a ring tone for your cell too.

Chorus:
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small, small world.
There is just one moon,
And one golden sun.
And a smile means,
Friendship to every one.
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It's a small world after all.
Chorus:
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small, small world.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178935 Oct 1, 2013
christINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
I was born atheist,,
in fact everyone was,,,until your religious folks force fed you Jebus
You were born a cross between a donkey and a horse.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178936 Oct 1, 2013
christINSANITY is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
if bible says theres a FIRMAMENT up in the sky it must be true!
and you wonder why we are laughing at you?LLLLL
A fools laughter is his insoluble ignorance.

Eagle 12

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178937 Oct 1, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
Little Red Bobbing Hood, it is called free will. Your sort seek firm management. You would prefer an overlord. We don't get you, just as you don't get us.
I wasn't speaking of individual choice or minor bits of evil.

I **was** speaking of Great Evil, like mass starvation due to crop failures, or mass death due to flooding, or mass destruction due to earthquakes or volcanoes or hurricanes.

That sort of thing.

Your post ignores these examples of Great Evil. Epicurus asked you a question.

You did not answer:

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?”
~ Epicurus (Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#178938 Oct 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>My experience was very real, and I don't give a rats ass that you don't believe it. However, you posted a positive claim, an assertion, "There are NO Atheists in foxholes" and it came back and bit you in the ass because there is verifiable evidence that this statement is not true, so you lied Your embarrassed, I understand, but I hope you have learned your lesson never to post in ignorance. Do better!!!!
Liar!!!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178939 Oct 1, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Brilliant wasn't he?
I know some believe Epicurus' text is slightly paraphrased, but in 2300 years or so, no one has been able to refute it.
<quoted text>
Even if paraphrased? The essential message is the same, and very clear.

Widespread, large-scale evil as expressed by an indifferent universe, is proof the universe (or gods) do not give a crap about the fates of humans.

There is no way around that conundrum.

The godbots keep lying about "free will".

The apologists keep lying about "mystery of god"

Only the unbelievers recognize the truth: the universe (or gods) simply do not care.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178940 Oct 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>My experience was very real, and I don't give a rats ass that you don't believe it. However, you posted a positive claim, an assertion, "There are NO Atheists in foxholes" and it came back and bit you in the ass because there is verifiable evidence that this statement is not true, so you lied Your embarrassed, I understand, but I hope you have learned your lesson never to post in ignorance. Do better!!!!
One of the tell-tales for a True Believer™?

Is a strong inability to learn.

Robert Stevens has demonstrated multiple times, he is 100% unable to learn.

Sad, really-- no better than a pre-programmed robot.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178941 Oct 1, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You were born a cross between a donkey and a horse.
I see you are channeling your inner Jesus.

How nice.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178942 Oct 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the tell-tales for a True Believer™?
Is a strong inability to learn.
Robert Stevens has demonstrated multiple times, he is 100% unable to learn.
Sad, really-- no better than a pre-programmed robot.
And everyone remember, this is coming from a pre-programmed ahteistbot, lol. A little laughter will do you good Bob. It will clear your lungs of some of that asbestoes.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#178943 Oct 1, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
You get frustrated when you fail to control people. A personality trait that has followed you your whole life. Probably been a main factor in break ups in the past.
I know you have what is known as a “Drivers,” personality. Command & Control, never have a problem making a decision. Sort of a all business type and very little small talk.
The people you least gel with are the ones that are amiable. Friendly and talkative on a very personal level. These are the kind of people you wouldn’t want to be stuck in an elevator with. You are driven and goal oriented. Aggressive and charge ahead, often coming across as arrogant.
None of this is considered personality flaws. Including the trait of not having enough patients with people. My good Doctor, the reason I'm telling you this. You can’t control me. I’m a independent operator of my own mind and thoughts.[Tipping Hat]
Atheism is a religion of jaded people with poor comprehension.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#178944 Oct 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the tell-tales for a True Believer™?
Is a strong inability to learn.
Robert Stevens has demonstrated multiple times, he is 100% unable to learn.
Sad, really-- no better than a pre-programmed robot.
What's there to learn. I knew from the beginning neither of us could prove the start of the Universe, therefore can't PROVE our beliefs. And without that proof it is beliefs.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#178945 Oct 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No, I don't know the answer as I'm not capable of climbing inside your head. It was a simple enough question, I just don't understand your reluctance to answer.
Borg, wasn't he turned down as a Supreme Court Justice?

I’m having a little fun with you Doctor because I know you are all business, lol. But I still love you Doc, like a son loves his Father.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178946 Oct 1, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
And everyone remember, this is coming from a pre-programmed ahteistbot, lol. A little laughter will do you good Bob. It will clear your lungs of some of that asbestoes.
Unlike you?

I am quite willing to change my mind about an issue, if there are sufficient **facts** presented.

But you? You actually **deny** reality itself, to support your pre-programmed and abusive behavior.

Which is so very Jesus.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#178947 Oct 1, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
What's there to learn.
And **that** is the very crux of your inability to learn.

You actually think you **know** all that there is to know...!

Sad.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#178948 Oct 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
And **that** is the very crux of your inability to learn.
You actually think you **know** all that there is to know...!
Sad.
I did, I just forgot most of it.:)

$4 reel....
Thinking

Royston, UK

#178949 Oct 1, 2013
Agreed. I've seen plenty of godsquadders get bent out of shape discussing Aramaic translations whilst Epicurus' basic argument remains unchanged - and unanswered.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Even if paraphrased? The essential message is the same, and very clear.
Widespread, large-scale evil as expressed by an indifferent universe, is proof the universe (or gods) do not give a crap about the fates of humans.
There is no way around that conundrum.
The godbots keep lying about "free will".
The apologists keep lying about "mystery of god"
Only the unbelievers recognize the truth: the universe (or gods) simply do not care.

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