Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:27:39 AM
"Arguments like this have no substance. Atheism requires NO faith whatsoever. I don't get why it`s so difficult for theists to understand this? Are you so indoctrinated into believing that a faith-based lifestyle is the norm?"
Right, but all beliefs are based on faith, since certainty is impossible. Athiesm, is not a belief, so what you`re saying is true. But nonetheless, Athiests (like all people) DO have other beliefs, therefore, they act on faith.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:23:34 AM
"Google the "null-hypothesis". The Wikpedia article is a decent explanation. But in case you can't be arsed: the null-hypothesis is the assumption that, given a choice between X and not-X, you assume not-X until X is proven, not the other way around."
The most rational position is to live with the uncertainty.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:18:59 AM
"How about we call it sense? Sense that I will not cut off the fingers of those that don't believe as I do. Sense that I will not draw and quarter those that do not believe as I do, etc. etc. etc. (lol redundant etc.)"
Good thing religious people don`t do any of that poo. Well, Western religious people don`t, at least.