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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184570 Nov 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
Thanks for the negative Jugits, Dave.

It is so cute, that you care so deeply like this.

Obviously, I **got** to you-- a lot.

Thank you!

I did not know you cared.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#184571 Nov 15, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/did-...
From an eminent scholar and NON-CHRISTIAN:
(Sorry, I did not clear with IAnus whether I could use the term "non-christian" for someone who is not a christian. He may have a totally different definition...)
"In "Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth," Ehrman soundly refutes the arguments -- sometimes made by atheists, agnostics and humanists -- that early storytellers invented Jesus."
As Christians prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, Ehrman, an agnostic, convincingly demonstrates in clear, forceful prose that there was a historical Jesus, a Jewish teacher of the first century who was crucified by Pontius Pilate. As for the so-called "mythicists" who argue otherwise, Ehrman has some choice words: "sensationalist," "wrongheaded," and "amateurish."
"They're driven by an ideological agenda, which is, they find organized religion to be dangerous and harmful and the chief organized religion in their environment is Christianity," Ehrman said in an interview.
The fact that Ehrman is siding with Christians on the historical truth of Jesus does not indicate a change of heart, much less a conversion. Instead, he said, it's an attempt to say, "history matters."
Nice. But you really shudda got IANS' permission first.

He might "pop a comment in yo azz", all gangsta style....

"Most modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed, given but scholars differ on the historicity of specific episodes described in the Biblical accounts of Jesus, and the only two events subject to "almost universal assent" are that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate."

"Biblical scholars and classical historians regard theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of...

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#184572 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
HA HA!!
Despite what the term actually means, it is used by condescending people to describe themselves.
The irony of people who refer to themselves as freethinkers is that even though they believe they formed their opinions solely on reason and science, modern psychology disproves that people are capable of that, their cognitive biases make that impossible.
They would be a lot more believable if they didn't quote others, or use the same terms and formulations in their arguments. It's like they agree with what their teacher said.

None of them are the slightest bit original in their argumentation. They are almost interchangeable.

The theists on here at least show some originality of thought and uniqueness of personality. Real people versus mass media clones.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#184573 Nov 15, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
No.
You already demonstrated you are completely incapable of learning.
It would be a waste of time, trying to teach you anything.
HFY & HL would disagree with you.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184574 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Incorrect.
I claim that God gives us free will, which means I control my own actions.
I control myself.
Then?

Your god cannot possible be all-powerful, and all-knowing.

So you lied about this trait.

Because an all-knowing god? Eliminates all possibility of free will.

And an all-powerful one?

Is even worse-- if god has **all** the power? Then **nobody** else has **any**.

Meaning?

You are so **not** in charge of **anything**.

Which is it?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#184576 Nov 15, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:

Democrats?
LMMFAO!!

The atheists get to redefine shit, why can't we?

Democrat: Those who vote based on irrelevant factors (gender, race, charisma, et cetera).

"As a Democrat, I voted for Barrack, because we need a black man in the White House."

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184577 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Neat.
So you easily believe that Plato existed but not Jesus.
No.

You just don't get it, do you?

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN ANYTHING-- belief, without FACTS, is insane.

I admit the possibility that Plato likely existed as a person.

THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS BELIEF--(which is insane)
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Even though there's more evidence of Jesus than Plato.
Sounds kinda biased.
Nope.

There is NO evidence for a historical Jesus that is not compromised or contaminated by True Believers™.

None.

Absolutely zip, nada, zero, not a single word.

But.

Plato has many documents written by his own hand.

Where are the documents written by your Jewsus?

Hmmm?

Or was your Jewsus ... illiterate?

It appears he was!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#184578 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You're being too vague.
What taxes support Christianity?
Specifically.
The fact that christian "churches" are tax exempt, means that taxes they **should** be paying, to support their business of entertainment, is not being paid.

Which means, there is a tax shortfall-- that has to be made up by everyone else.

These leeches enjoy tax-supported amenities, such as roads, police protection, fire protection, etc.

But they give **nothing** in return.

The worst?

They can not prove that the promises they claim are real-- meaning they are all **empty** promises.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#184579 Nov 15, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. send Dave a nude photo ..
.. he'll be nice to you ..
Poor baby. You have some inhibitions that your online persona can't hide.

OK, send me a picture of the bottom of your bare foot with Hi Dave, it's HL! written in lipstick on it.

A picture is worth a thousand words. More, actually.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#184580 Nov 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
They would be a lot more believable if they didn't quote others, or use the same terms and formulations in their arguments. It's like they agree with what their teacher said.
None of them are the slightest bit original in their argumentation. They are almost interchangeable.
The theists on here at least show some originality of thought and uniqueness of personality. Real people versus mass media clones.
Good point.

The freethinkers don't like that we are open-minded, notice how frequently they talk about the "40,000 sects" in Christianity.

Or when two Christians debate the Bible, they call it a theist decoder ring battle.

Derps.

They should be proud of us, because we're the real freethinkers, the real open-minded skeptics.

These Topix atheists are prime examples of humans too close to "wash, rinse, repeat".

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#184581 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me about it.
Remember when we did that thing at the place?
I couldn't get the floors clean for months.
Next time - your place.
.. I'm sorry I forgot the key to the handcuffs ..

.. how did you escape ??..

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#184582 Nov 15, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
Then?
Your god cannot possible be all-powerful, and all-knowing.
So you lied about this trait.
You seem to be a bit psychotic, but I don't discriminate. I'll try this with you one time.

God is not omnipotent, He is not all-powerful.

There are things that even God can't do, like lying. God can't lie. He can't learn anything new. He can't remember a time He didn't exist.

And He can't make a rock too heavy for Him to lift. Even God cannot do what is logically impossible, like making a spherical triangle.

Do you understand?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#184583 Nov 15, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
The fact that christian "churches" are tax exempt,
Woah there, lil lady.

ALL churches are tax exempt.

Understand?

Since: May 10

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#184584 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice. But you really shudda got IANS' permission first.
He might "pop a comment in yo azz", all gangsta style....
"Most modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed, given but scholars differ on the historicity of specific episodes described in the Biblical accounts of Jesus, and the only two events subject to "almost universal assent" are that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate."
"Biblical scholars and classical historians regard theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted."
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of...
I knew I was going out on a limb.

I was not in possession of the offical Topix Atheist definition of "non-christian".

I took a chance. I might have just used "non-".

But I was feeling bold.

Dr. Ehrman, the article mentioned, is an "agnostic".

I steered clear of that one - who knows what the hell that means.

Worse, we might have to suffer through the explanation of it with words like "prescriptive lexicography".

I know what that one means - "nothing".

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#184585 Nov 15, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
...Plato has many documents written by his own hand...
Prove it.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#184586 Nov 15, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. I'm sorry I forgot the key to the handcuffs ..
.. how did you escape ??..
I'm double jointed.

How could you forget?

I mean, after the thing and all.....

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#184587 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
LMMFAO!!
The atheists get to redefine shit, why can't we?
Democrat: Those who vote based on irrelevant factors (gender, race, charisma, et cetera).
"As a Democrat, I voted for Barrack, because we need a black man in the White House."
Ted Cruz had the best line on Obamacare:

"It's like a Nigerian email scam".

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#184588 Nov 15, 2013


Topix atheist escape from reality.

Having someone else entertain, or think for, them.

They can't find any joy within reality.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#184589 Nov 15, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew I was going out on a limb.
I was not in possession of the offical Topix Atheist definition of "non-christian".
I took a chance. I might have just used "non-".
But I was feeling bold.
Dr. Ehrman, the article mentioned, is an "agnostic".
I steered clear of that one - who knows what the hell that means.
Worse, we might have to suffer through the explanation of it with words like "prescriptive lexicography".
I know what that one means - "nothing".
I hadda look that up, dammit.

Funny as hell, though.

Descriptive lexicography:

Descriptive lexicography creates dictionaries according to how people actually write and speak - usually based on the analysis of very large databases of real language (corpora).

---

Prescriptive lexicography:

Prescriptive lexicography creates dictionaries on the basis of how people *should* write or speak - based on some idealized norms which may or may not be decreed by an institutional language authority such as the Académie Française.

The latter does appear to be the way of the Topix atheist.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#184590 Nov 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point.
The freethinkers don't like that we are open-minded, notice how frequently they talk about the "40,000 sects" in Christianity.
Or when two Christians debate the Bible, they call it a theist decoder ring battle.
Derps.
They should be proud of us, because we're the real freethinkers, the real open-minded skeptics.
These Topix atheists are prime examples of humans too close to "wash, rinse, repeat".
"freethinkers" when referring to Topix atheists.

The quotes are important.

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