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

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#183006 Nov 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you tried those colorful silk bloomers Catcher plays soccer in?
They look great with knee socks.
Yet, he refused to let me and my brother, Fountain Crick, visit him and go to the beach because we are both over 6'6 and 300 pounds and wear cut off bib overalls with cowboy boots and Alabama tube socks.
Can you believe that hoity-toitiness?
Dude, you insisted that Peebob come too.

That's a dealbreaker.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#183007 Nov 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Then Hitler's persecution, murder, imprisonment, and closing the schools of Christians speak louder than speeches where he donned the mantle of Christianity...
Right?
He was atheist on a unicorn. hahahah

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#183008 Nov 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Dude, you insisted that Peebob come too.
That's a dealbreaker.
OK. We'll leave PeeBob at home.

How's that?

He's not as hip as Fountain and me, anyway.

He's soft-hearted. If a fight were to break out in SoCal, he would be hesitant to rip somebody's face off.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#183009 Nov 6, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>I’m so thankful there’re atheist who are not angry all the time. Some of these people have their boiler stuck on high fire. They’re on the edge of exploding at any given moment. Why live like that? I mean have some fun and enjoy life for goodness sakes.

I can’t even joke around with some of these folks. They have steam blowing out their nose, ears, and @sshole all the time. Peace unto my friend, always peace.
I agree, and even when I disagree, I can agree to disagree :-)

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#183010 Nov 6, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>It's true, I hate that number. I prefer the lucky "777."
I've always found 69 to be pleasing
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#183011 Nov 6, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
<quoted text>
I've always found 69 to be pleasing
Wow!
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#183012 Nov 6, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, and even when I disagree, I can agree to disagree :-)
[tipping hat]
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#183013 Nov 6, 2013
Recent news that impacts both Christians and Atheist. The Supreme Court is set to rule on prayer before local government meetings. This is going to be difficult for the court to rule on. Because prayer has been said before government meetings going back to 1787. A historical precedent has already been set.

If it was unconstitutional I would have expected it to have been stopped 226 years ago. But the founding fathers of this nation had prayer before government meetings.

We must remember in this balance between separation of church and state. The first amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

The part I would like all my Atheist friends here on topix to note is this,Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. So individuals can and should be able to freely exercise their religious beliefs within reason. No matter where they happen to be. On government property or private property.

But organized and scheduled prayers before government meetings should be suspended by the Supreme Court. A lot has happed since 1787 and America has become more religiously diverse. I dont want to here a Satanist prayer for example. If you allow organized Christian prayer that opens the door to any religion to participate.

That doesnt mean a High School Student on the football team is prevented from saying a prayer with his teammates before the game providing they volunteer to be in the prayer group.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#183014 Nov 6, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
Recent news that impacts both Christians and Atheist. The Supreme Court is set to rule on prayer before local government meetings. This is going to be difficult for the court to rule on. Because prayer has been said before government meetings going back to 1787. A historical precedent has already been set.

If it was unconstitutional I would have expected it to have been stopped 226 years ago. But the founding fathers of this nation had prayer before government meetings.

We must remember in this balance between separation of church and state. The first amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

The part I would like all my Atheist friends here on topix to note is this,“Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” So individuals can and should be able to freely exercise their religious beliefs within reason. No matter where they happen to be. On government property or private property.

But organized and scheduled prayers before government meetings should be suspended by the Supreme Court. A lot has happed since 1787 and America has become more religiously diverse. I don’t want to here a Satanist prayer for example. If you allow organized Christian prayer that opens the door to any religion to participate.

That doesn’t mean a High School Student on the football team is prevented from saying a prayer with his teammates before the game providing they volunteer to be in the prayer group.
Now this we agree on... I've said the same thing of prayer groups in school. If they have a private prayer group outside of school time they should be at to...provided that its not mandatory for the entire school to have to hear it or participate.
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#183015 Nov 6, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
<quoted text>
Now this we agree on... I've said the same thing of prayer groups in school. If they have a private prayer group outside of school time they should be at to...provided that its not mandatory for the entire school to have to hear it or participate.
[tipping hat]
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#183016 Nov 6, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
That's where we put the sick people, Eagle.
<quoted text>
See? That's why we put them there. Galveston, you say? Hmmm.
<quoted text>
Free chum.
<quoted text>
You left them there, right?
He's fishin of Gulf of mexico and had bunch sick people they deserve it ,- as evil BP , BP Oil spilled had killed many marine life , our vital food source and BP reparations and eco-conscienceness is big fail...
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#183017 Nov 6, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
My good Doctor, why are you so angry all the time?
It could take 50 hours to motor 200 miles in the Gulf???
Sure if one travels only 4 mph.
We were going much faster my good Doctor than 4 mph. By the way it was a day trip.
Don't be so angry Doctor. You know I respect and love you.
Impossible for it to be a day trip, most deep sea fishing boats travel at 15-20 knots, and thats really moving, so you'fre lying once again, it breaks down like this.

In a car traveling at 60 mph it takes 4 hours to go 200 miles, 30 mph, 8 hours, 15 mph 16 hours. If your fishing boat travels and 15-20 mph it would take 16 hours one way to travel 200 miles, 36 hours round trip. You are full of shit once again!!!!
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#183018 Nov 6, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Impossible for it to be a day trip, most deep sea fishing boats travel at 15-20 knots, and thats really moving, so you'fre lying once again, it breaks down like this.
In a car traveling at 60 mph it takes 4 hours to go 200 miles, 30 mph, 8 hours, 15 mph 16 hours. If your fishing boat travels and 15-20 mph it would take 16 hours one way to travel 200 miles, 36 hours round trip. You are full of shit once again!!!!
I cant believe youre getting all worked up over a fishing trip that I took in 1990s.

We traveled 4 hours out into the Gulf and fished for 2 hours and then traveled back for 4 hours. I know it was too far to swim back and we couldnt see land.

Who freaking cares anyway?

Why are you so pissed off all the time?
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#183019 Nov 6, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>He's fishin of Gulf of mexico and had bunch sick people they deserve it ,- as evil BP , BP Oil spilled had killed many marine life , our vital food source and BP reparations and eco-conscienceness is big fail...
BP has been airing the commercials with Jon Parker saying,safety is at the heart of everything we do.

Those commercials make me hate them even more. They should spend their money helping the communities they devastated. And stop trying to make themselves look good. Their company image is shot. And their efforts to improve it isnt helping.

But they dont get it just like Tony Hayward didnt get it. I can still see him saying,I want to get my life back. Maybe he should have spent some time in prison to help him get his life back.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#183020 Nov 6, 2013
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
BP has been airing the commercials with Jon Parker saying,safety is at the heart of everything we do.
Those commercials make me hate them even more. They should spend their money helping the communities they devastated. And stop trying to make themselves look good. Their company image is shot. And their efforts to improve it isnt helping.
But they dont get it just like Tony Hayward didnt get it. I can still see him saying,I want to get my life back. Maybe he should have spent some time in prison to help him get his life back.
But you like OIL/USD Hegemony and here you lair! Bahahhaaaa

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#183021 Nov 6, 2013
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>I did! The Authoritarians
by Bob Altemeyer
The title of Deans Conservatives without Conscience plays on an earlier book by Barry Goldwater, former GOP senator and 1964 presidential candidate. Dean charges that the modern Republican Party has been co-opted.
Its leaders demand unwavering obedience by supporters while promoting inequality, intolerance and an intrusive government even as they espouse freedom, wrote Dean. In his 2006 book, Dean cited research by social psychologist Robert Altemeyer to argue a GOP trend toward authoritarian personalities. Reading the book today, it seems Dean anticipated the later arrival of Walker as governor, making his Walker-as-authoritarian argument in four parts.
First is a personality that seeks to be a social dominator. Dean cited how Walker formed a Jesus USA club as a young child, mixing Baptist religion and patriotism, and he seems to have been running for something ever since.
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/madison_36...
The authoritarian personality is a subject of much debate and I'm no psychiatrist. Slapping labels on people is a very tricky business anyway.

I believe that they tried to group all Nazis as having this personality disorder.....but that didn't work out as planned. There is rarely a perfect textbook case of any type of personality,

The DSM lists 10 types of problem personalities and they fall into 3 clusters. Authoritarian personality isn't one of them. John Dean was a smart man, but he was a lawyer....not a shrink.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#183022 Nov 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You are wrong.
Nope I am not. However you made the statement that I am wrong so you prove the statement that I am wrong or be a big brave child and admit you are a liar

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#183023 Nov 7, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
On two contentious positions, I will opt for something other than Wiki.
Like philosophy academics throughout history.
----------

Atheism (Greek and Roman): Atheism is a dogmatic creed, consisting in the denial of every kind of supernatural power. Atheism has not often been seriously maintained at any period of civilized thought (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics-Vol II).
Atheism denies the existence of deity (Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia-Vol I).
Didn't have the time or inclination wade through all of the slop.

You think that the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (now there's an oxymoron;0) is an unbiased source???

Now WHICH Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia...the new one published in 1895...the new one published in 1947....the new one published in 1962....come on now, you're embarrassing yourself;0)

You're spinning like a top.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#183024 Nov 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, lovey, this song is for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4-736eE_pDsXX
And this one is for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#183025 Nov 7, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
Here's one from daffy dave and feeble eagle, when confronted with the quantity of food available on the ark for all those animals.........."Animals don't need three squares a day, and being at sea can make you sea sick, so you don't eat as much."
So the animals were "sea sick" and didn't eat much, problem solved!!!!!
Feeble eagle goes on to tell about being sea sick on a deep sea fishing trip, they went out 200 miles. Hope it was an overnighter, as it would take approximately 50 plus hour to motor 200 miles. Personally, I think he's full of shit!!!!!
Oh yes, he is but that's a given.

The creationist museum in KY explains that gawd zapped all the critters into hibernation.....so there;0)

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Top Stories Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
God is REAL - Miracles Happen! (Jun '11) 26 min Tony 5,758
There is Everything Wrong with Abortion (Nov '07) 1 hr Grunt56 221,551
Was 9/11 a conspiracy?? (Oct '07) 1 hr MUQ1 267,565
sexting (guys only) (Jul '12) 1 hr lee 234
Why Should Jesus Love Me? (Feb '08) 2 hr mike 607,285
Prove there's a god. (Mar '08) 2 hr Lumajuice 796,694
Roman Catholic church only true church, says Va... (Jul '07) 2 hr pusherman_ 568,579
Scientific proof for God's existence 6 hr eyeful 642
More from around the web