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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“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#188935 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, I didn't say the Bible has been lying to you.
Quit being a derp.
"And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."

So you are saying this is correct? You're confusing me here Ra Ra. lol

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#188936 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Sigh....
Serpent:
1. A reptile of the order Serpentes; a snake.
2. often Serpent
a. In the Bible, the creature that tempted Eve.
b. Satan.
3. A subtle, sly, or treacherous person.
4. A firework that writhes while burning.
5. Music A deep-voiced wind instrument of serpentine shape, used principally from the 17th to 19th century, about 2.5 meters (8 feet) in length and made of brass or wood.
6. Serpent Serpens.
Happy?
In Genesis 3, God cursed the serpent into what could only be described as a snake.
What sense would it curse a snake into being a snake?
All snakes are serpents but not all serpents are snakes.
Exhibit A: The ex.
Sorry, I should have guessed that there'd be magic in it somewhere.

Ah well, each to their own.

In the meantime, here's some Humble Pie from 1973 getting right in our faces.



Ps: Please don't read anything into the name of the band - I chose it because it's great music.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#188937 Dec 1, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
What did the synthesizing?
Venter, his personnel, and his equipment - exactly what you might suspect.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#188938 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I don't know if they'll ever relent, Bucko.
I created cinnamon rolls yesterday morning.
From "scratch".
Lol
you're a liar, you assembled existing material is such a way as to make cinnamon rolls, you didn't create anything. FAILED!!!!!!!!!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#188939 Dec 1, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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I'll alert the media.
John Gielgud, in "Arthur".

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#188940 Dec 1, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Thank the serpent (not a snake) for cluing in Eve on how to eat the smart fruit, to become smart enough to escape the prison of Eden. Where if they would have stayed, the monster that imprisoned them there would have surely eaten them. What would you do if the serpent had not taught you the key to how to love , how to live and how in knowing , that god is the enemy. Who prefers to keep you as a stupid pet, in a prison of ignorance, and for escaping this ignorance you are to be punished. If staying dumb is divine, then I'll take enlightenment.
Thank Satan, huh?

Dude...

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#188941 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
they simply used existing materials and rearranged them, nothing was created.
Perhaps you are unclear on what "creating" means.

“Ditat Deus”

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#188942 Dec 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Stupid argument, your God is all powerful, he can do anything he wants.
Negative. Being all-powerful doesn't mean you have the ability to do the logically impossible.

For example; making a spherical triangle.

“Ditat Deus”

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#188943 Dec 1, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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"And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."
So you are saying this is correct? You're confusing me here Ra Ra. lol
That's because you're easily confused.

I've explained it plainly for you.

“Ditat Deus”

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#188944 Dec 1, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Sorry, I should have guessed that there'd be magic in it somewhere.
Ah well, each to their own.
In the meantime, here's some Humble Pie from 1973 getting right in our faces.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =trfE9py5pzMXX
Ps: Please don't read anything into the name of the band - I chose it because it's great music.
Your concession is noted and accepted.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#188945 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Then there's no way to prove the age of the universe.
No one was there to document the data.
Now what ever will we do?
Your answer is 13.8 billion years old, we know based on the information below.

An alternative approach to estimating is the age of the universe is to measure the “Hubble constant”. The Hubble constant is a measure of the current expansion rate of the universe. Cosmologists use this measurement to extrapolate back to the Big Bang

“Ditat Deus”

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#188946 Dec 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>you're a liar, you assembled existing material is such a way as to make cinnamon rolls, you didn't create anything. FAILED!!!!!!!!!
Just like the guys "creating" DNA...

Imagine that.

“Ditat Deus”

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#188947 Dec 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Venter, his personnel, and his equipment - exactly what you might suspect.
I might not expect that RR, his family or his stove did the rising of the bread.

It did that all it's own.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#188948 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Do you mean those dinosaurs that didn't have DNA?
Or the regular dinosaurs that had DNA?
It was the dinosaurs that no one knew had dna prior to 1869, so glad I could clear up your confusion!!! I seem to do that a lot, I should start charging you!!!!

“Ditat Deus”

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#188949 Dec 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Perhaps you are unclear on what "creating" means.
Alright.

Let's get into a three day battle over the definition of create.

Or we can just refer to the dictionary...

create;
to make or produce (something): to cause (something new) to exist

“Ditat Deus”

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#188950 Dec 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Your answer is 13.8 billion years old, we know based on the information below.
An alternative approach to estimating is the age of the universe is to measure the “Hubble constant”. The Hubble constant is a measure of the current expansion rate of the universe. Cosmologists use this measurement to extrapolate back to the Big Bang
Correct.

And scientists use extrapolations and experiments to say that DNA existed long before it was discovered.

I think you're actually starting to learn.

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#188951 Dec 1, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Our question is, "Is there a kitten in the box?"
"Is there a kitten in the box?"

Box on table.

Lift lid, see no kitten.

Snide's claim: This is an example of the absence of evidence being evidence of absence.

Buck's claim: No, it is not.

Lifting lid and observing no kitten in box is evidence.

It is evidence pertaining to the question "Is there a kitten in the box?"

It is pertinent evidence because it is an addition to the available body of information on the question of whether there is a kitten in the box.

Therefore, the premise "absence of evidence" is nullified.

++++++++++

I can't make it any simpler for you, little feller.

Learn it, or live stupid.

“Ditat Deus”

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#188952 Dec 1, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>It was the dinosaurs that no one knew had dna prior to 1869, so glad I could clear up your confusion!!! I seem to do that a lot, I should start charging you!!!!
According to you, there was no DNA prior to 1869.

According to research, the dinosaurs lived prior to 1869.

Utilizing your version of logic, the dinosaurs had no DNA.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#188953 Dec 1, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's 90% with chimps.
And 88% with mice.
And 84% with dogs.
Maybe that's where your frustration comes from.
But of course that was only when genetics was discovered.
Before that it didn't exist, right?
Time to upgrade your faulty source, are you using the bible? LOL The source below is from the American Museum of Natural History

'The chimpanzee and another ape, the bonobo, are humans' closest living relatives. These three species look alike in many ways, both in body and behavior. But for a clear understanding of how closely they are related, scientists compare their DNA, an essential molecule that's the instruction manual for building each species. Humans and chimps share a surprising 98.8 percent of their DNA'"

FAILED........over and over again!!!!!!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#188954 Dec 1, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Not quite, but it can put the quietus on things in a hurry.
I almost lost my head with one, though. Had a Ruger Blackhawk in it, and got a wild hair and a Lee Loader, coupled with iggorance. This was long before I got into handloading seriously. Used a scale at my father-in-law's house, not really knowing what I was doing, or it was the kid's playing with it while running around and me chasing them, but I managed to stuff a double load of Hercules powder in the case. I just did the one. Took it out the back door and popped it off. Except it wasn't a pop. It was an extremely loud boom. Blew the cylinder, on a Ruger, apart, and the top strap. It was a bomb. If I had done a hip shot I would have been in pieces.
Was a stupefying moment, a loud boom and looking at a wrecked gun, in a serious way, in your hands. Ears rang for months.
If you wish to hot load a 45 Long Colt, don't do it with a S&W 25-5. They aren't beefed up like the Rugers. Great pin guns, though.
Good Gravy, you blew up a Ruger? A BLACKHAWK?

That takes erious effort.

Lucky you didn't lose a hand, or an eye, or both.

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