Atheists

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by arauca, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. arauca Banned Banned

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    What atheist gain by discrediting beliefs in God .

    Have atheists created a program or their own for society as how to live by ?
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You don't need a "program".
     
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  5. arauca Banned Banned

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    You are a society, so what do you have to offer that is not available ?
     
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  7. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    I think that the assertive atheism that you see these days is a response to the equally aggressive theism, especially the islamic variety. They seem keen that everyone should live according to their beliefs, so it's time to stand up and say, 'Get lost', or words to that effect.
     
  8. Balerion Banned Banned

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    The defeat of a threat to their wellbeing. Remember, these "attacks" on God are almost exclusively in self-defense against some movement out to teach Creationism in biology class or ban homosexuals from marrying. I think most atheists would be content in letting others believe whatever the hell they pleased, so long as it didn't affect them negatively. Keep it out of our classrooms, our government, and our laboratories, and I could give two figs where you think we came from.

    No programs, but you live in a society today founded on secular values.
     
  9. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Pretty close to what I was going to say.....
     
  10. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    In all fairness, most atheists are not so much interested in "discrediting" people who believe in God, as much as they just don't want believers preaching and/or "forcing" their beliefs upon them. (and society)

    arauca, of the atheists who I know personally, they don't give too much thought to the beliefs of others. Unless those beliefs of others impact their lives or society in an adverse way, they don't spend much time dwelling on the religious differences and beliefs of those around them.

    They are busy living healthy, happy lives.

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  11. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Agree, well said.
     
  12. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    I'm one but think that others who are not should be allowed to believe in anything they want to because I want them to allow me to think the way I do.
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Non-believers aren't a "society" with a plan to offer something. You have a mind. Use it

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    Let's say that you don't play golf. What do you have to offer those who play golf? You don't need to offer them anything. You just don't care about golf and are tired of hearing about golf.
     
  14. arauca Banned Banned

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    How old is secularism in this country ?
    Now when you are amending how marriage should be ( between same sex couple ) then you are attacking the present religious belief, and you have attacked it in a big way. For hundreds of years no on bothered you how you screw each other that is your business , but you resided to promote your promiscuity for the society as a whole., So who is attacking who ?
     
  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    For hundreds of years no one bothered gays? That's ridiculous. Who cares if something is attacking religious belief? Society doesn't need to take into account your religious belief. That is your problem.
     
  16. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    They absolutely can, but they shouldn't try to push those beliefs on everyone else. Religion is like sex: it should be done in private by consenting adults.
     
  17. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Over 200 years. From the Treaty of Tripoli, signed in 1797:

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    As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Muslims —and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mohammedan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
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    Actually same-sex marriage is legal here and is often performed in churches. If you want to amend the law to force it to be more like you think marriage should be, you are going to have a lot of people very mad at you.

    ?? For hundreds of years gays were arrested, jailed and even executed for the 'crime' of loving someone of the same sex. It's only in the past 50 years or so that gays have been able to live their lives without such threats from religious types.

    Religions are attacking gays.
     
  18. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    Excellent post. Totally agree.
     
  19. Balerion Banned Banned

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    At least as old as the country itself. Secular values are the foundation of this country.

    Oh well. The idea that two adults can't marry because of some Bronze Age mythology is an attack against the beliefs of our secular society. Wanna bet who's going to win?

    Nonsense. As you well know.

    Promoting marriage is promoting promiscuity? And how does a gay person's marriage have any impact on your own?
     
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  21. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    So what? Anyone concerned with social justice advocates for equal rights among all people. You have the right to believe what you want, be the rest of us are changing the rules. Deal with it.
     
  22. arauca Banned Banned

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    Hy Spid were the hell have you been . I am at the en of the rope, is the next society that will face the consequences. As for me O am happy of the period I have been born , and I have the privilege to see the changes
     
  23. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    What possible negative consequences could there be? It won't change the number of homosexuals in society, it won't affect straight marriages, it won't affect what churches consider marriage. You are under the delusion that if society accepts homosexuals, then there will be more of them. All that is being promoted, apart from rights, is commitment, which is good for society, and good for families. These people have families you know.
     

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