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
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#206937 Jan 23, 2014
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a bad commandment really, loving your enemy as yourself. Thatís why we stop at stop signs and red lights.
No, we stop at stop signs and red lights for purely selfish reason, so we don't get killed or injured.

Let me see you love the pervert that rapes and tortures one of your grandchildren, and when through, he murders them, tell me you love this person as you love yourself and I'll KNOW you are a bold faced liar.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#206938 Jan 23, 2014
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> You seem to have a problem with the operation of God? Maybe you could advise him on a better way to do things with his creation.
I don't have a problem with myths.

It's the followers of myths that are a bit zany and illogical.

Maybe you should pray now.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206939 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the one who's asking me to define "sin" for you.
I'm waiting for the "define: definition" from someone....
No I didn't - you read the question incorrectly.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206941 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Define: add.
Which definition?

There are many.

Add - to combine two or more numbers together to form another final number - as in mathematics. i.e. If you add 1+1+1 together you get 3, not 1

Add - to place something with another object after a request or need for the object or substance. i.e Please add substance to your posts.

BTW - I only did that to prove that you already knew the answers, but were being deceptive by asking. That shows you are not being honest - even in the smallest way.

Why should anyone believe you.

IMO - you are no different than shrink, except in some small ways - you are more polite and intelligent.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206942 Jan 23, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh...and one more thing.
If God's will can be thwarted by a talking snake, then...
God is not omnipotent.
Otherwise "He" would have stopped it, as Adam and Eve did not know good from evil prior to that moment.

--OR--

"God" had nothing to do with life on this planet.

Sure, in some people's eyes, it is a metaphor of how man came to be, but could the words actually have another meaning, just undiscovered.

Some alien-astronaut theorists put forth a very plausible case for "Noah's Ark" - as being not a physical boat that held two of every animal, but an alien ship that was a DNA bank that held the properties of both genders of animals and landed here to add the animals to the planet.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread574...

...and our society's actual DNA bank....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/392...

" Sixth mass extinction?

Scientists believe animals may be disappearing from our planet at a very high rate. Some even refer to this plunge in biodiversity as the Earth's "sixth mass extinction".


HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
1: Scientists take whole insects, or small tissue samples from animals so life is not endangered
2: Tissue may then be frozen for safe-keeping
3: DNA extracted from tissue sample, either straight after it was obtained or after freezing
4: DNA can be used for research, which may one day lead to resurrection of extinct species
5: Some DNA samples are sent to other labs as an insurance against damage or loss
6: Unused DNA can be frozen, potentially for thousands of years

Over the next 30 years, perhaps a quarter of all known mammals and a tenth of all recorded bird species could die out - as result of rapid climate change and habitat loss.

A multitude of less charismatic insects, worms and spiders are also said to be teetering on the edge.

"Many people don't understand the current threat to biodiversity we face today," said the project patron Sir Crispin Tickell, of Oxford University.

"Extinctions today probably equal the last five great extinctions.

"10,000 animal species are currently endangered and we have an amazing uncertainty about their importance in the web of life."

...and at the end of the article.....

" No one knows where the Frozen Ark will end up, but as it sails its precious archive into the future, the possibilities seem exciting.

"I think Noah would be proud of this project," said Sir Crispin. "We are doing rather better than he ever thought he could."

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#206943 Jan 23, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me attempt to educate you.
That wouldn't be jealousy; it would be envy.
There's a difference.
Look it up.
I'm here to help those who can't help themselves.
You are a dork

No need to look it up

I'm here to help you realize it
Eagle 12

Troy, IL

#206944 Jan 23, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
Hush Tard !
You are babbling again.
I donít mean to embarrass you. But I donít think you finished high school. The reason I know this is by your shallow responses. Itís pretty obvious that you arenít a deep thinker.

Have you even tried to get your GED?

It might be a start in the right direction and improve your self esteem.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206945 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't ask you to define add.
I simply want your opinion on what is all entailed with "add".
See - you are trying to use my original words that you misread, as a means to try and show others I failed.

But we are too bright for your tactic RR.

Do you still want me to tell you what "add" all entails?

That is the difference between me and you, I'm willing to be honest with you. YOu on the other hand, find it cumbersome to portray those traits. Why?

What are you afraid of?

FYI - once the truth is discovered, remember the dismay is short-lived and astonishment takes over!

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206946 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't ask you to define add.
I simply want your opinion on what is all entailed with "add".
Please don't lie.

Your post clearly states:

Define: add

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

DOH!!

...or is.... o.0 ? Sometimes I'm not so sure on which one to use.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206947 Jan 23, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
As pointed out, Adam and Eve did not know the difference between good and evil. God had made them that way. Without a knowledge of good and evil, then they didn't KNOW they were doing wrong. But God punished them anyway.
But this God of yours is supposed to be all knowing and all merciful. This story shows him to be neither.
So what was he doing? Did he intend for humans to be vile sinners all along? Because according to the story, that is what he got.
Capiche?
N-th generation. Kinda like the n-th degree. That is, generations unlimited. From the mathematical use of "n" meaning an arbitrary number.
*applauds*

Take a bow DS - you deserve it.

:o)

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#206948 Jan 23, 2014
scaritual wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text> HA HA!! Ya, we're being racist against lawyers...
o.O
"
Divinity Surgeon wrote, "
I don't expect you to understand your own country's history. "
RiversideRedneck wrote: <quoted text> Yup. It's American history to be racist against lawyers.
Derpy derpy derp
<quoted text>Ar Ar has a hard time teaching anything, but, there's a detail that he probably forgot about.
So, here, and let me point out that...
http://godisnotwhite.com/lynch_5.jpg
the...
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials...
...detail...
http://www.deplicque.net/wp-content/uploads/2...
..that Ar Ar ...
http://www.theseamericans.com/wp-content/uplo...
...was...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
...forgetting..
http://ethicsoup.typepad.com/.a/6a00e554e81be...
is...
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1354496342_...
...that..
http://yeyeolade.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/...
the lawyers...
http://api.ning.com/files/-po-5WoWHTbqzjqRgKK... *Ah-mBNZtfw*g2X3TKaxbn0kiKlL62 rNXY/lynch1.jpg
...were
http://henriettavintondavis.files.wordpress.c...
..disguising..
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
...themselves,
http://lh4.ggpht.com/Renee0255/SEcJE8P5bJI/AA...
as...
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kYFHlcM7Dn8/UTTg6h1...
Black Americans.
I almost forgot to point this out, too.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
The people performing the lawyer hangings were white RacistRednecks ....
http://www.goddiscussion.com/wp-content/uploa...
...disguised as Christians.
You know your country's history and do your country proud, if not for a handful of people like yourself we would really think Americans were all racist idiot scum.

*hands scar another trophy*

Hi scar :-)

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#206949 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
No thanks.
You don't want to learn how to cut up your own cucumbers into pretty shapes?

He also seemed quite knowledgable on how gentle to go when having sex with a male family member so as not to hurt them

Hmm, what else could he teach you? I was going to suggest the law but he didn't even know someone can get an arrest record expunged without needing for there to be a conviction and he claims to have been a big criminal defense attorney

Meh, I guess the decision to decline his offer was a good thing.

:)

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#206950 Jan 23, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct - Self is required to do anything in religion.
Incredible thing about this - religion is not needed to have the Self take action.
Your standard for "incredible" explains a few things
Dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#206951 Jan 23, 2014
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>You don't want to learn how to cut up your own cucumbers into pretty shapes?
He also seemed quite knowledgable on how gentle to go when having sex with a male family member so as not to hurt them
Hmm, what else could he teach you? I was going to suggest the law but he didn't even know someone can get an arrest record expunged without needing for there to be a conviction and he claims to have been a big criminal defense attorney
Meh, I guess the decision to decline his offer was a good thing.
:)
man,man man

ask your mama to shave your balls and send you to children pre school kindergarten

you don;t make any sense anyway.
do you have flat head and cover maybe touch your few losed screws inside of your poor criminal head.

my my my,what a jerks rambling around in those last days predicted by old pal dead Camping,Gary and Dave
my my my mostly RCC are unsaved rats praying to the concrete, and sick mentaly

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#206952 Jan 23, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, Tom Tom.

I guess being a self made slum lord makes you feel "god" like, eh?

Your writing and expression skills certainly seem to indicate that's the case.
LOL

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#206953 Jan 23, 2014
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>Your standard for "incredible" explains a few things
It does?

Do you want to elaborate?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#206954 Jan 23, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
Please don't lie.
Your post clearly states:
Define: add
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
DOH!!
...or is.... o.0 ? Sometimes I'm not so sure on which one to use.
You took his post out of context of the full conversation to make it look like he asked you to give the definition of add.-He obviously wanted you to clarify exactly what you wanted him to address based on your post

NASL said

"An example of how so-called "Christians" douoble-talk to others, hoping that they will drop the conversation.
A notable tactic that is ever present on many of these forums.
Honest people would have explained their stance, unless they are afraid to admit that honesty openly.
RR - well? Do you have something to add?"

Your post just ripped on Christians and then asked him if he had something to add. Obviously he wasn't going to add to that so he wanted to know what you were asking him

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#206955 Jan 23, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>Nice.

These are the issues that will continue to weaken the church's public image. It's predominantly people committed to Christian doctrine that don't share your sentiments. The rest likely just become more and more disenchanted with an institution that claims to be moral and loving, but behaves in a way that many or most decent people find unkind and unjust.

The church really should be doing damage control and admonishing its believers to tone down the anti-gay rhetoric. It was once a very useful wedge issue, and gays have long been useful scapegoats.

But that's changing now, and each of these public foofaraws, though still energizing the faithful, is also another shovelful of dirt on the church in the eyes of tepid Christians and outsiders.

Will the church heed the evidence, or continue in faith that its god will keep it strong and relevant in the dominant culture?
Hard to tell with such an insidious conglomerate but the new pope changing doctrines such as hell not being a real place and articles like the one I posted, give me hope as well as a laugh.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#206956 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>You've had that list saved for a while, huh? Just waiting for the opportune time to use it...

Posting lawyer jokes is not racist.

Lawyers don't get hung for being lawyers.

Although, that'd be a lucrative business.....
Tissues?

“Don't be so dichotomous.”

Since: Jan 11

Embrace the grey.

#206957 Jan 23, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
In any case, you believe certain things exist without evidence.
They're just "not fully understood".....
Way to go, rational skeptic.
Do you believe that there are thought processes that take place in our brain that are not fully understood?

If you say anything other than "No", your whole argument is disingenuous.

If you say "Yes", you are agreeing with me, that what I'm calling "intuition" does exist as a category of processes.

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