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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Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#186042 Nov 20, 2013
It's what redneck says his god isn't.
Buck Crick wrote:
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Does it matter what "omnipotent" means?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186044 Nov 20, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
The bible is a work of total proofless bullsh*t.
"total"?

So Egypt isn't a real place?

Dumb atheist.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#186045 Nov 20, 2013
I expect pilots to be well trained professionals.
I expect ministers to be charlatans.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Faith = trust.
Trust = faith.
They are absolutely interchangeable.
Atheist just shun at using the word.....
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Understanding basic word meaning is religious education?
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Good, so you have faith in the pilot.
Wasn't that easier?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#186046 Nov 20, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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You are incapable of learning, no matter how many opportunities you are given.
Ouch! At least I don't run around in silk bloomers.

When Fountain and me come to Cal, we're fixin' a squarin' off place.

Fountain can referee.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#186047 Nov 20, 2013
Even a broken clock may be correct twice a day.

So you believe Harry Potter is real because London is a real place?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"total"?
So Egypt isn't a real place?
Dumb atheist.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#186048 Nov 20, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
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Always slept on fine Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count. Even have them on the boat.
Yeah. And your farts smell like bubblegum.

I know the type.

If I were to jump bad on you, you would use your wife or mother as a human shield.

I know your type.

Cheerio, matey.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186049 Nov 20, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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A quick google gave me this definition
“Yogurt or yoghurt or yoghourt is a fermented milk product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk.
You could have done the same an so not looked so foolish
I've never seen it spelled "yoghurt".

And before your googing, you hadn't either.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#186050 Nov 20, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Who ever coined the phrase "Money can't buy happiness." was full of shit!!
Strange but I don't believe I have ever had a glass of "rotten grape juice" Must be a Southern thing!!!! Sounds sickening, beans and rice washed down with a glass of rotten grape juice, barf!!!!
I'm happy money makes you happy.

As a philosophy, I don't recommend people follow it.

In 48 hours, I went from having a pro contract with the Cincinati Bengals to driving a forklift for $6 an hour.

All structure is unstable.

Sorry for distracting you from having your ass buffed.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186051 Nov 20, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Fallacy of equivocation.
Remember?
A warm beer is better than a cold beer.

After all, nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186052 Nov 20, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Yet another beautiful spirit compliments of Jesus, Inc.
You're a person who looks down on strangers based on one of the few advantage he has: his color, an accident of birth. That's an ugly quality that reflects as poorly of you as Dave Nelson's sour grapes posting does of him.
Commenting on the Mexicans that go splash around in the river bottom is not looking down on them.

It's talking shit.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#186053 Nov 20, 2013
madscot wrote:
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So we do get to keep our brains after we die?
Yeah. Sorry.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186054 Nov 20, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Your religion has had no scientific peer reviews - so it's equally sh!t.
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You finally admit that science is shit.

Good boy.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186055 Nov 20, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Even a broken clock may be correct twice a day.
So you believe Harry Potter is real because London is a real place?
No. A broken clock WILL be right twice a day. Not "may" be.

What is it with you athitards and your Hairy Pooter? Y'all are always bringing it up.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#186056 Nov 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I've never seen it spelled "yoghurt".
And before your googing, you hadn't either.
Why do you assume I am as ignorant as you? Yes I had you fool, I buy 10 pots from the supermarket shelf each week. That how it is spelt in ENGLISH

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#186057 Nov 20, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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You are confusing two different things.
You could complain about your income, but you would be off-base to complain about your portion of taxes, or to complain that the system of taxation favors the rich.
A second flaw in your analysis is that the non-rich outnumber the rich by a high multiple. The tax load is carried by a small sub-section of people.
That is why "raise taxes on the rich" is an absurd remedy for deficits.
.. historically, there's been two classes of people: the rich and the poor. America and other republics like Australia are an anomaly ..

.. many of the super rich are making their fortunes off the labors off the poor in 3rd-world countries and America has lost a large percentage of its manufacturing base ..

.. lower taxes in the Kennedy and Eisenhower decades worked but things change. Bush & Obama continue the same economic stimulus policies. They're no longer working ..

.. I'm not much of a political animal but the horizon seems clear to me - a world economy returning to the standard model of rich and poor ..

.. your thoughts ??..

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#186058 Nov 20, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Why do you assume I am as ignorant as you? Yes I had you fool, I buy 10 pots from the supermarket shelf each week. That how it is spelt in ENGLISH
You had to google it.

You even admitted it.

So we were both ignorant of it.

You said "A quick google gave me this definition"

Oh, and "spelt" isn't a word, ya dumb Brit.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#186059 Nov 20, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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What makes your world so bitter and pessimistic? Do you ever wonder? Psychology determines philosophy, which in turn feeds back to modify or reinforce the psychology. You may have abandoned a few of the precepts of Christian theology and changed gods, but you still bear the scars of your Christian education, which principle message includes a sense of detachment from our common world, a general disrespect for humanity, and a redirection of your focus from the here and now to pie in the sky there and then. You're living your life waiting at a bus stop to heaven while cursing at the happiest pedestrians passing by.
Why don't you try constructive comments to the unbelievers? You might feel better about yourself, and we probably will feel better about you as well.
IANS, I am waiting at the side of the road waiting for something to go anywhere. You don't pay much attention to what people say because you live in your own little fantasy world.

Oh, I am Mr. Happy. I'm as happy as a pig in shit if I'm out of cigarettes and I find a butt still burning on the side of the road. Would hate to find one with no lighter.

My humility didn't come from my religious training as a child. It came from marching within a group of thousands under the direction of some redneck with no education. With a PhD candidate marching right next to me. Plus my limited math skills understands the relative value of one among billions, and billions, and billions. A lot of people have lived and died.

Your diagnosis is incorrect, Doctor.

Your dreams of your worth and achievements will go "Poof!", Doctor. Then they will forget who and what you were and just fight over any money you left. That will be your true "worth" in this world.

This is a tiny place in a big universe. You have shot your wad puffing yourself up in it.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#186065 Nov 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You had to google it.
You even admitted it.
So we were both ignorant of it.
You said "A quick google gave me this definition"
Oh, and "spelt" isn't a word, ya dumb Brit.
Why are you so stupid, is it as a result of being hit too often across the head with a babble or is it just natural?

I googled it so that I could provide you with an actual definition including spellings that I do not use.

Yes “spelt” is a word you dumb yank, look it up before you accuse me of googling it because you are so stupid.

It’s just not the word I meant to use but my spell checker told me it was spelled correctly and that is good enough for me

While you are at it I guess you could also google the English spelling of yoghurt, you never know you may actually educate yourself a little

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#186066 Nov 20, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you so stupid, is it as a result of being hit too often across the head with a babble or is it just natural?
I googled it so that I could provide you with an actual definition including spellings that I do not use.
Yes “spelt” is a word you dumb yank, look it up before you accuse me of googling it because you are so stupid.
It’s just not the word I meant to use but my spell checker told me it was spelled correctly and that is good enough for me
While you are at it I guess you could also google the English spelling of yoghurt, you never know you may actually educate yourself a little
"It’s just not the word I meant to use but my spell checker told me it was spelled correctly and that is good enough for me"

Christine is quite happy and righteous to be told what is right and real BY SOMEONE WHO WROTE A BOOK.

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHZHAHA HAHA>

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#186068 Nov 20, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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That would be pointless. You are wasting time arguing about what you or I find unimpressive or heroic. I asked you why you considered Jesus wise.
<quoted text>
I saw what you consider impressive:
"He escaped stoning by educated Jews for blasphemy by pulling out quotations from their own Old Testament writings and turning them against their ideas. He referred to the Religious Right as a dog sleeping in the barn who will not eat, and will not let the cattle eat either. When accosted for picking grain to eat on the sabbath, he explained that man was not made for such rules, but the rules made for man. He said you would not impress him if you perform miracles or cast out demons. But you would impress him if you offer a cup of water to a thirsty stranger."
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Sorry, but it's simply not good enough to declare Jesus special because a religion formed around him. What was meaningful was came after his death. I don't see where Jesus did anything distinguished in his lifetime, or left anything of value behind.
It was others that grew the religion, and any of tens or hundreds of thousands of other people in his day could have served in that role just as well. What's so special about an itinerant preacher that told parables and then was executed? Nothing at all.
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Disagree. Neither Jesus' service record nor his insights are hard to top.
You still got it wrong.

You responded this time to the post about wisdom, not the one about being "impressive", then proceed to make assertions about impressiveness or lack thereof.

Your memory is not nearly as good as mine, which partially explains why you keep losing these little debates.

Next, you are wrong on the facts about Jesus, so you are understandably wrong on the conclusions.

Jesus started no religion, and had no intention of doing so. Whatever accomplishments you attribute to religions started after his death are off point. Your acumen in this area is obviously inferior to mine, and I won't belabor the point.

IAnus: "I don't see where Jesus did anything distinguished in his lifetime, or left anything of value behind".

See, this is where you become really annoying. You are not satisfied with critical disagreement; you gravitate toward excess.

Your assertion is a lie, as it cannot be chalked up to stupidity. You can read. Books even.

Jesus confounded the wisdom of educated religionists from the time he was an adolescent. At a time of practically no communcation but word of mouth, with sparse population, and an imperial government colluded with the powerful religion of the day, he was able to command a following with only his teaching. His theme was humility, and relieving the hardships of others. The powers in religion and government became so fearful of his influence, they conspired to have him killed.

Two-thousand years later, books are still today being written about him.

No, IAnus, nobody believes you when you claim to be a rational skeptic.



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