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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“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#185912 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
So if you have faith in that airline pilot, you're just being gullible.
Or if you have faith in your woman when she tells you that she loves you, you're just being gullible.
Still? You're still making this error?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#185913 Nov 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
The problem is always the greedy and the power hungry. Whether they be reactionary or secular humanist.
You forgot "Christian."

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185914 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes you did. You said that your god was not omnipotent. Do you not recall making a list of things that your god was unable to do? Perhaps you don't know what omnipotent means.
Oh no. Are you here to redefine omnipotent also?

Lol

Omnipotence is having unlimited power; able to do anything.

There are things that God can't do, rendering Him not omnipotent.

Except in a few mistranslations, the Bible doesn't refer to God as omnipotent, but "Almighty". There is a difference.
Cousin DuPrees Cousin

Dayton, OH

#185915 Nov 19, 2013
What?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185916 Nov 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?
<quoted text>
There was a god in Independence Day?!

That must've been in the deleted scenes.
Bongo

Bronx, NY

#185917 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Sheila/nano/virtuanna used "kitty" in the link I just provided. Here she is using her signature "kitteh"
http://www.topix.com/forum/science/genetics/T...
I wonder if this involves any drunken sluttery?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185918 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Many theists tell us that we don't understand things the way a god does, and that his love includes allowing us to suffer. Then they tell us how much they are looking forward to spending eternity in the presence of his love.
No thanks.
Your loss.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185919 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:

Still? You're still making this error?
Nope.

Just not letting you redefine yet another word.

Faith is complete trust or confidence in something.

Since you don't know the airline pilot, all you have is his flight record, you're taking his skills on faith - you trust him.

Since love cannot be quantified, all you have to prove your wife's love is her actions, her words and your intuition - you trust her and you have faith in yourself.

Faith = trust.

Trust = faith.

They are absolutely interchangeable.

Atheist just shun at using the word.....
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#185920 Nov 19, 2013
Who cares. Like your chosen flavour of god, they weren't all powerful.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a god in Independence Day?!
That must've been in the deleted scenes.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#185921 Nov 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Who cares. Like your chosen flavour of god, they weren't all powerful.
<quoted text>
I'm still stuck on your follow up question and seeking clarification.

"Thinking wrote:
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?"

O_o

What god in Independence Day?
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#185923 Nov 19, 2013
You have the fact that he has met the training requirements for the job and has flown at least the minimum hours required for the job and has the knowledge to pass rigorous tests relating to his knowledge of the plane, its flight characteristics and a knowledge of aerodynamics. Would you feel just as safe with a pilot who thinks that Jesus holds the plane up in the sky? Do you have that much faith in god? Do you see the difference? faith vs. independent verification.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
Just not letting you redefine yet another word.
Faith is complete trust or confidence in something.
Since you don't know the airline pilot, all you have is his flight record, you're taking his skills on faith - you trust him.
Since love cannot be quantified, all you have to prove your wife's love is her actions, her words and your intuition - you trust her and you have faith in yourself.
Faith = trust.
Trust = faith.
They are absolutely interchangeable.
Atheist just shun at using the word.....

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#185924 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still stuck on your follow up question and seeking clarification.
"Thinking wrote:
My follow up question to redneck is this: can we take down his not actually all powerful god like Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum did in Independence Day?"
O_o
What god in Independence Day?
God.

(sorry…you do it so often, I just couldn't resist…)

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#185925 Nov 19, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Thanks AM
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#185926 Nov 19, 2013
You don't disregard any parts of the bible? How many of your neighbors have you killed for working on the sabbath.
Exodus 31:12-15
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
1. There are no mistakes, so the premise of your question is flawed.
2. I believe it, and it's the only book to have endured as long as it has and adopted so many followers.
3. I don't disregard any parts of it, so again the premise of your question is flawed.
4. Because He trusts man. He knows that humans can understand human concepts. Perhaps Hid concepts are for too difficult for us to understand so it needed to be 'dumbed down' for human literacy.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#185927 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Good for you.
Then visit a trailer park, have some beer & hot dogs. Expand your "experience" a little.
Or go bowling in the Midwest somewhere, have some nachos and talk to a girl.
Or you could try going down to Memphis, meet the coloreds there and get some real good down home cookin!
The way I see it, based on all I've seen you wrote, all your experiences are in 'high class', posh areas where you're drinking different wines and trying different cheeses.
What's broad about that?
The way I see it, you wouldn't know.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#185928 Nov 19, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Many theists tell us that we don't understand things the way a god does, and that his love includes allowing us to suffer. Then they tell us how much they are looking forward to spending eternity in the presence of his love.
No thanks.
It's a double whammy, too.

We'd have to spend eternity with Dave Nelson.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#185929 Nov 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
Just not letting you redefine yet another word.
Faith is complete trust or confidence in something.
Since you don't know the airline pilot, all you have is his flight record, you're taking his skills on faith - you trust him.
Since love cannot be quantified, all you have to prove your wife's love is her actions, her words and your intuition - you trust her and you have faith in yourself.
Faith = trust.
Trust = faith.
They are absolutely interchangeable.
Atheist just shun at using the word.....
You are incapable of learning, no matter how many opportunities you are given.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#185930 Nov 19, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a double whammy, too.
We'd have to spend eternity with Dave Nelson.
You will probably do worse.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#185931 Nov 19, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a double whammy, too.
We'd have to spend eternity with Dave Nelson.
You would be put in the whiner's section.

Then you can whine about the whining for all eternity.

Nobody like whiners, Catcher.

Something you Topix atheists don't grasp.

Something gave you the opportunity to have something to whine about, and you can't even appreciate that.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#185932 Nov 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
You will probably do worse.
The cute red fellow with a tail, carrying a pitchfork?

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