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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#104933 Jun 1, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
I did several times.
You simply refuse to see it.
Read the Bible in the original Hebrew.
You are the one doesn't know what the Holy Spirit (Ruach Ha'Kodesh) is.
Do you deny that God breathed His spirit into Adam to make Adam a living creature ?
Do you deny Jesus saud "The Kingdom of God is within you. " ?
Do you deny that the Bible said about several people in the Bible when they died that the Spirit returned to God ?
He is pretty much 100% in denial of ...

... actual reality.

I pity him. I really do.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#104934 Jun 1, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Prove it-- prove your monster-terror-god is "alive".
I have $100 for you, if you can prove it.
Prove it that he is not and you can stick that $100.00 up your rear exhaust port.:)

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#104935 Jun 1, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the recommendation.
I had picked one of the more user-friendly ones, suitable for a Linux newbie.
What I don't want?
Is to have to dig deep into the hardware layer and re-compile boatloads of stuff myself-- I simply cannot be bothered any longer.
Windoze does that for me-- one reason why it keeps on selling....
Slack can be intensive if you're new to Linux, but, it's rock solid. Of all the distros I tried, it ran and ran and ran. Good documentation for when you did have to dive into it, too.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#104936 Jun 1, 2012
The Corbomite Maneuver wrote:
<quoted text>We keep telling you, crackhead. Just because you are a black gay tranny male and think you are a she, that does not make you straight when you have sex with men. You are straight when you had sex with Happy Lesbo.
Hey all, this is the black tranny gay male that gave Happy Lesbo aids,which she posted about as Corbomite Manure. She gave Happy Lesbo AIDS and Happy Lesbo gave it her incest child.
Yes, lesbian Happy Lesbo has an incest child with her gay brother.
They are the typical gay that same sex marriage is all about.
You can find this freak posting on the "prove there's a god".
EVERYBODY COME AND ASK HER ABOUT IT, SO YOU CAN DISCOVER GAY INDOCTRINATION AND THE POLLUTION THEY ARE FEEDING OUR CHILDREN.
***STOP THEM NOW, NO GAY MARRIAGES NOR CIVIL UNIONS***
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE ...
By now, you should understand that I'm the only one who will engage you here. It's just a game to me.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#104937 Jun 1, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Prove it that he is not and you can stick that $100.00 up your rear exhaust port.:)
I do not have to prove your fake god isn't real.

For this is the default state.

It is up to YOU to prove your imaginary terror-god is real.

I have the $100 waiting for you, right here--

-- that's probably more money than you've seen in a month...

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#104938 Jun 1, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not have to prove your fake god isn't real.
For this is the default state.
It is up to YOU to prove your imaginary terror-god is real.
I have the $100 waiting for you, right here--
-- that's probably more money than you've seen in a month...
You're the one claiming he is not real. How about some proof. But we all know you can't prove anything. He is not real to you and that is where it ends.
The Corbomite Maneuver

Portland, OR

#104939 Jun 1, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Prove it that he is not and you can stick that $100.00 up your rear exhaust port.:)
We keep telling you, crackhead. Just because you are a black gay tranny male and think you are a she, that does not make you straight when you have sex with men. You are straight when you had sex with Happy Lesbo.

Hey all, this is the black tranny gay male that gave Happy Lesbo aids,which she posted about as Corbomite Manure. She gave Happy Lesbo AIDS and Happy Lesbo gave it her incest child.

Yes, lesbian Happy Lesbo has an incest child with her gay brother.

They are the typical gay that same sex marriage is all about.

You can find this freak posting on the "prove there's a god".

EVERYBODY COME AND ASK HER ABOUT IT, SO YOU CAN DISCOVER GAY INDOCTRINATION AND THE POLLUTION THEY ARE FEEDING OUR CHILDREN.

***STOP THEM NOW, NO GAY MARRIAGES NOR CIVIL UNIONS***

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE ...

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#104940 Jun 1, 2012
bossdrop wrote:
1. I want the truth about the entire fossil record, which shows a very non-Darwinian progression, noticeably lacking the vast number of transitional species we ought to see.
1. The fossil record cannot be complete, b/c of its nature.
2. We have tons of "transitional" forms - tons and tons. The main arguments in human evolution are where to put them all.
2.the truth about the Cambrian explosion, in which virtually all the animal phyla suddenly appeared, with no Darwinian ancestors.
1. The fossil record is not complete. Soft bodies don't fossilize well. Read more about the Cambrian explosion and evolution to understand what went on here or I can answer this for you in great detail, but it will take a lot of writing.
3.The truth about the Galapagos finch population changing not one bit since Darwin first observed the finches more than 170yrs ago.
That's false. They've changed quite a bit at the level of genetics and traits.
4.The truth about the peppered moth experiment.
Read contradictory claims on this one - the creationists seemed to have invented a lot of fiction to discredit it.
5.The truth about the Haeckel's embryos being a fraud perpetrated by a leading German eugenicist.
He was overzealous in his presentation. He was a bit off because he did not quite grasp how evolution works. It doesn't just build new developmental stages over old ones. Rather, mutation affects genes and gene pools change over time. Thus, similarities may exist in development because of similar ancestral conditions but massive differences may also exist because of divergent phylogenetic paths.
6.the truth about the miller-urey experiment being based on premises that are no longer accepted.
His experiments led to newer experiments. What's the problem?
7. the truth about the non-existence of computer simulations of the evolution of the eye.
No idea. We don't really need them - there are multiple examples of eye evolution, everywhere we look. The eye evolved at least 47 separate times. These eyes are not trying to be like ours, they're are under their own selection pressure, going their own phylogenetic path.

Now, your turn:

1. How can a perfect deity create an imperfect world where almost all species go extinct?
2. Why would Creation lead to 4 times as many parasite species as free living ones?
3. Why does a perfect deity Create a world that looks precisely as if evolution happened - from the examples we can measure in real time (pathogen evolution, genetic change in all extant populations, physical laws we can measure that tell us how old the universe is, geological stratification, etc)- to all the indirect morphological evidence?
4. How can creationism be used to produce a framework theory for all of the biological sciences? Please present the theory and one example of how we can draw hypotheses from it.
5. Why do creationists spend all of their time baselessly attacking evolution and none of their time putting forth actual, testable theories and hypotheses?
6. Why are there no biological scientists who are creationists? Why are there no creationist technologies - no creationist medicines, gene therapy, representation in science, institutions of higher learning or research institutions?
7. Why shouldn't I, a trained scientist, laugh at your claims when you can't answer a single one of my questions with any kind of rigor that we expect from science?

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#104941 Jun 1, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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No. I believe in God.
You are the one who believees in an anthropomorphic supernatural being. I do not.
Let me put it in tangible terms.
I beleive in electricity and Ohm's Law.
You believe in Zeus and thrown thunderbolts.
I find electricity to be a beautiful manifestion of God.
Of all the people on here, you seem to understand scripture the best. Can I ask you why you believe in God? What kind of a God? Is it, say, compatible with what the other major religions believe in?

Are you as angry as the Christians on here when I write that all belief is the product of human biology?
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#104943 Jun 1, 2012
Explain Consciousness......

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#104944 Jun 1, 2012
wolverine wrote:
Explain Consciousness......

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#104945 Jun 1, 2012
wolverine wrote:
Explain Consciousness......
Social trait selected by the biome to improve the chance of survival. Next.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#104946 Jun 1, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Prove it-- prove your monster-terror-god is "alive".
I have $100 for you, if you can prove it.
If only the Protestants had not banned "Bel and the Dragon".
Then again, the Catholics seemed to have missed its point entirely.

“Live Good, & Feel Good.”

Since: Aug 09

Atl.

#104947 Jun 1, 2012
Tony Longfellow wrote:
<quoted text>
Meltdown.
Ha!. weak. And you're still a coward.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#104948 Jun 1, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not have to prove your fake god isn't real.
For this is the default state.
It is up to YOU to prove your imaginary terror-god is real.
I have the $100 waiting for you, right here--
-- that's probably more money than you've seen in a month...
Their is more evidence to support ET's and Bigfoot than any deity.

“Live Good, & Feel Good.”

Since: Aug 09

Atl.

#104949 Jun 1, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you went and changed into some clean Depends™. Good man. All by yourself, too.
Oh, what is your opinion concerning Gashadokuro. Real or no?
I don't know. See if you can use your religion and turn a shovel into an anteater and maybe you will get an answer :)

“Live Good, & Feel Good.”

Since: Aug 09

Atl.

#104950 Jun 1, 2012
Nontheist wrote:
<quoted text>
It was then the man spoke; "I thought Confucius or a Hindu guy came up with the Golden Rule before you did." It was then the Jesus said; "Look, kissass, I did the research. I designed and wrote the Golden Rule, it was me, damn you, and you can't do anything about it." The man replied, saying; "I just revealed your deception." The Jesus said unto him; You didn't reveal squat dumbass, come get me for plagiarism then. What is revealed about you is that you die believing in shit and you go to hell" — The Holey Book Of Manure(whole book)
??now this may be a meltdown.
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#104951 Jun 1, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Social trait selected by the biome to improve the chance of survival. Next.
Not Even Close....Try Again
ARGUING with IDIOTS

San Jose, CA

#104952 Jun 1, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>Their is more evidence to support ET's and Bigfoot than any deity.
Ok, what evidence do you have for Bigfoot?

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#104953 Jun 1, 2012
bossdrop wrote:
<quoted text>Ha!. weak. And you're still a coward.
Anyone can get courage, you will still be a proven liar.

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