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The Atheist God

I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. ... I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." ~ Isaac Asimov  (Nov 22, 2013 | post #103)

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Can anyone Prove there is no God?

Same differenceI don't hate, you're projecting.  (Nov 21, 2013 | post #318)

Atheism

Evolution has no evidence!!!

Based on your absurd rant, EITHER you really don't understand anything about what a scientific theory is and, therefore, have no chance of ever understanding any aspect of evolution... OR you do have some level of understanding and are just playing dumb to try and elicit some kind of emotional response, which would make you a troll. I will assume you are not a troll (for the moment). And, to try and give you some idea of just how far off you are ... You said ""curren t"????? In other words this 'theory' does not ring true and is subject to change at any given time." Which is actually also true for our gravitational theory, the theory of electricity, and ever other scientific theory out there. Our understanding of any aspect of the physical world is always provisional. That's how science works. Your lack of understanding of this very basic idea is ample proof that you are unable to discuss any aspect of biology beyond elementary school level.  (Nov 21, 2013 | post #57)

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Evolution has no evidence!!!

Let's try to make this as simple as possible. 1. To "evolve" means to change. 2. We can readily observe that biology on this planet has/does/continues to change over vast generational time scales. 3. Whatever the mechanisms are that drive that change in biology will be called the "theory of evolution". Our current theory of evolution serves humanity by providing a framework where we can make predictions about some aspects of biology on this planet and then test these predictions against reality. This ability has and continues to help us develop better healthcare, better crop production, and better animal husbandry techniques. UNTIL a better understanding of what drive these changes in biology on this planet comes along, why don't we use the only framework we have that has actually provided us with any insights into the working of biology. Sorry you don't like the name of this framework - the theory of biological evolution.  (Nov 20, 2013 | post #15)

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Evolution has no evidence!!!

And you apparently don't understand the definition and usage associated with a "scientific theory". (Let me give you a hint, it's not the same as a theory of whodunit in a mystery novel.) Until you can at least display some understanding of what is meant by a scientific theory, trying to discuss science with you would be pointless. You might start with a middle school science text book (any discipline) and try to comprehend the explanation of a scientific theory from the text (it should be in the first couple of chapters).  (Nov 20, 2013 | post #14)

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Can anyone Prove there is no God?

If they had a forum on "theism" it would be in the religion section too. So. Is "theism" a religion, or is it just a category? Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Hindu, Muslim, etc. are all theistic religions. Buddhism & Janism are atheistic religions. It's really not as black and white as some people want to pretend.  (Nov 20, 2013 | post #309)

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

It's really more like whack-a-troll.  (Nov 20, 2013 | post #186116)

Atheism

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

I'm finding lots of links to this on Google and Bing. Try searching just for "Messianic Jewish Bible Institute". Here's one link to an article at cnn: "http://relig ion.blogs.cnn.com/ 2013/11/13/bushs-p lans-irk-jewish-ai des/comment-page-2 /" or Business Insider: "http://www.b usinessinsider.com /george-bush-speak s-at-messianic-jew ish-bible-institut e-2013-11"  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #185798)

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Atheism and cowardice

So this is how you respond to someone the first time they try to converse with you ... cheap shots. I've been off of Topix for a while (about a year or a little more) exactly because of people like you who add nothing to any conversation and apparently are only interested in eliciting emotional responses from people. This is a thread on atheism. Why don't you try actually discussing the subject of the thread, maybe you could even try to learn a little something about the people who consider themselves atheists, agnostics, humanists, etc. If you really want to discuss biological evolution, the Evolution forum is at "http://www.t opix.com/news/evol ution". Atheistic thought does NOT depend on our modern understanding of biological evolution. Atheism has existed since long before evolutionary science existed.  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #12570)

Atheism

Atheism and cowardice

Your question scares me, but not in the way you might expect. The current theory of biological evolution takes something from a number of earlier biological researchers. As always in science, we keep the things that can be independently verified (only for as long as these things continue to hold up to such verifications). And we attempt to build on these testable hypotheses to improve our understanding. Your question denotes a general lack of even a basic understanding of science, scientific methods, scientific theories, etc. Were you by chance home schooled???  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #12560)

Atheism

The sins and neglect of fathers leads to atheism, says au...

You've got to be taught To hate and fear, You've got to be taught From year to year, It's got to be drummed In your dear little ear You've got to be carefully taught. You've got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose eyes are oddly made, And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade, You've got to be carefully taught. You've got to be taught before it's too late, Before you are six or seven or eight, To hate all the people your relatives hate, You've got to be carefully taught! (Lyrics from "Carefully Taught" from the musical "South Pacific")  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #16)

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Freedom of religion

homosexual behavior is pretty common throughout the animal kingdom. ("http://en.w ikipedia.org/wiki/ List_of_animals_di splaying_homosexua l_behavior") So your position would have to be that all these animals made conscious choices. Fascinating.  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #17)

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Does the Pledge of Allegiance offend you?

Porky Pig recites the Pledge, before "god" was added" -- "http://www.y outube.com/watch?v =33-5MbIE7eQ&l ist=FLAmJMW89IFfHJ vk52XAp35A&ind ex=29"  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #17)

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Insane! DOJ Declares Atheism A "Religious Movement",...

And "theos" is Greek for "god". The "a-" prefix denotes "without ". Without independently verifiable proof, it's all "belief" . As Azimov said "I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time."  (Nov 8, 2013 | post #1654)

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