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wiccan here

have a nice 21th of december all of you atheist, christians and agnostic, may your god do save your souls from the power of my gods.
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Shizzx wrote:


Religion was created to fill a void, to answer questions men could not answer on they're own (and fails to do so).
Science has tried to answer this same questions, Science failed as well, all that science is able to do is observe, and describe HOW phenomena often happens, but it has never explain WHY it happens, and every attempt of explaining it results in a "Theory" which according to science itself, since it has not been proved, every single theory that has been proven is known as "Law"
"Theories" can't be proved, therefore they are useless...


nearly everything you said was wrong. especially this. it's clear you don't understand what a scientific theory is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_theory

also atheism is not a religion. it's a single position on a single issue; one doesn't believe in a god or gods. there is also no set of beliefs that all atheists follow.

"Theories are improved as more evidence is gathered, so that accuracy in prediction improves over time. " This is exactly what i meant, i beg your pardon if i failed to properly explain myself...
Until they are fully proven.... They aren't true, and you can go and investigate all you want to prove a theory, but you need to prove it, or else it is worthless....
I think you'll agree with me on this: Theories are created to explain different phenomena, but theories still need to be proven in order to become Law, and therefore, being considered a Scientific truth.
I am not saying Theories are useless, because i do understand, theories are the result of a desire for knowledge, and they encourage Scientific Thinking.... But believing in them while they're not truth, that's useless, at least for me...

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Shizzx wrote:


tonp90 wrote:


Shizzx wrote:


Religion was created to fill a void, to answer questions men could not answer on they're own (and fails to do so).
Science has tried to answer this same questions, Science failed as well, all that science is able to do is observe, and describe HOW phenomena often happens, but it has never explain WHY it happens, and every attempt of explaining it results in a "Theory" which according to science itself, since it has not been proved, every single theory that has been proven is known as "Law"
"Theories" can't be proved, therefore they are useless...


nearly everything you said was wrong. especially this. it's clear you don't understand what a scientific theory is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_theory

also atheism is not a religion. it's a single position on a single issue; one doesn't believe in a god or gods. there is also no set of beliefs that all atheists follow.

"Theories are improved as more evidence is gathered, so that accuracy in prediction improves over time. " This is exactly what i meant, i beg your pardon if i failed to properly explain myself...
Until they are fully proven.... They aren't true, and you can go and investigate all you want to prove a theory, but you need to prove it, or else it is worthless....
I think you'll agree with me on this: Theories are created to explain different phenomena, but theories still need to be proven in order to become Law, and therefore, being considered a Scientific truth.
I am not saying Theories are useless, because i do understand, theories are the result of a desire for knowledge, and they encourage Scientific Thinking.... But believing in them while they're not truth, that's useless, at least for me...



You are still expressing a false understanding of these concepts.

Ugh....

Both scientific laws and scientific theories could be shown to be wrong at some time if there's data to suggest so.

Scientific Theory is the grandest synthesis of a large and important body of information about some related group of natural phenomena. It doesn't need an upgrade to law... This isn't pimp-my-science.
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Not really, though I was brought up in a Catholic family. The thought of religion and such rarely strikes my mind. Things might've been different, had I come from an underprivileged background.
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i am religious, because i found something in religion that can never be found anywhere else, i found a cure for my weak soul
and if you didn't understand, then i'll just have to say "Peace"
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I am not religious. I am atheist.

Posted 10/11/12
I can believe that their might be a god so im religious , I rather think there is a god but hes not tied to peoples agendas or selfish self interests.
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21 / M / California
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I believe in god, but I don't play the role of the religious person, I don't go to church or anything I just keep to myself that I believe.
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I was raised catholic but ventured out to experience other religions ranging from christianity all the way to scientology but in the end of my adventure they are all the same just with a different figure to believe in

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one thing i didn't mess with is Satanic people, that shit is scary
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I was raised Christian but never really was one till I got to 7th grade.
I'm not religious. I believe Jesus as Lord and Savior and I read the bible as my source, so that makes me a Christian in everyone's eyes
But I'm not into the religious stuff I'm into the relationship.
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Not really. I do believe in some parts of some religions but it doesn't influence my life and decisions as much as it does most people.
Posted 10/13/12
I'm semi-religious. I believe that there is some type of God, but He probably isn't all what we expect. I also believe in fate. haha. I don't know, xD. My beliefs are confusing.
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No, I'm non-religious...
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i'm not religious because i just think religion is ridiculous and unrealistic. i am a WAY more scientific kind of guy. science just makes so much more sense.
this is an example of a dumbass thing that happens with me and religious people ALL THE F**KIN' TIME= someone asks me about my religion, (usually christians, because that's all there really is around here) and i say, "oh. i'm atheist. i just think religion is kinda silly." and then the christian says, "dude! but if you don't believe in god, you'll go to hell!" and then i usually punch them or something because they deserve it and say, "how am i going to hell... if i don't even believe in religion!?" and then they usually walk away.

although i do find some religions as interesting stories.


Meh I mean I'm Catholic and we sometimes get a bad rep from that too. I respect that you're atheist and the last thing I would do is try to convert you or something as ridiculous as saying you're going to hell simply because its something you don't that that's plausible. People like those who push their religion onto others without regard for respect give us a bad rep. I am Catholic, and even though you don't believe in Christianity, I for one think you are NOT going to Hell. =) Would I try to explain my religion to you asked or even hinted or maybe attacked it? Yes. Would I condemn you for being Atheist? No. There's no reason for me to
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I'm an atheist, I don't take anybody's crap about religion. Religion staunches growth, whereas atheism is great, it expands our knowledge and allows questions.

Religion is one big fairy tale, people should realize that by now. How do you know if religion wasn't first created as an actually joke, and there were just too many people down the line of history to take it seriously?


As a Catholic, I don't think religion staunches growth at all but instead quite the contrary. To me it helps me grow. How did the age of Enlightenment begin? Who was the first geneticist to cultivate pea plants? There are many other examples of how religion (not just Catholicism) has helped the scientific community grow .

Also just because I believe in a religion does not mean I have not expanded my knowledge or have been banned from asking questions. YES the Catholic Church has had its stages of a dark history but what religion does not have a flaw? Even science and knowledge has its flaws. I just don't see how me being a Catholic with a steadfast religion "limits" my thinking and "staunches" my growth. Its not a fairy tale and saying that is just being ignorant without having experienced what a religion means to those who carry one vigorously. Having a religion makes me a better person honestly and it also pushes me to do the best I can in school (i.e knowledge) and ask the questions that better understand why I believe and do the things I do in my religion
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