Atheists

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

  1. arauca Banned Banned

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    Let me help in your argument , take the AMISH society there you are right , I can tell you in my house the innovations are at the modern time and probable more innovated then many of you atheist colleges .
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  3. Grumpy Curmudgeon of Lucidity Valued Senior Member

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    arauca

    We've covered that. Atheism is a state of being, not a philosophy, it has no objective. You are an atheist if you don't accept the religious fairy tales as being true. Atheism is to religious belief(or any other philosophy)as not collecting stamps is to having a hobby. The only conflict atheism is involved with is when religions try to exceed their allowed rights and infringe on others with their religious idiocy. The opposition to gays and gay marriage is a religiously motivated imposition of religious idiocy, trying to curtail the rights of those who are the targets of their bigotry. You have a right to a religious belief, you do not have a right to impose that belief on all.

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  5. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    Very well put.
     
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  7. arauca Banned Banned

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    Please don't stick your defense of homosexuals. This post is about atheism .
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    What is there to discuss regarding atheism. Atheists don't believe in something that you do. That's it. There is no other connection between atheists. That label tells you nothing else about the person.
     
  9. arauca Banned Banned

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    Back to square 1 What atheist gain by discrediting beliefs in God . If is something in you

    Have atheists created a program or their own for society as how to live by ?

    If is something in you , so why criticize other views
     
  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    The answer to that question is in every other similar thread on this board.
     
  11. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    It's also in about 30 posts in this thread. What is it with this guy? He's made 4000 posts on a science forum and all he wants to do is talk about atheists.
     
  12. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Not technological progress so much (although... stem cells), social progress.
     
  13. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Are laws religious? Is the Constitution religious?
     
  14. Grumpy Curmudgeon of Lucidity Valued Senior Member

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    arauca

    It seems you are the only one unable to move on from square one. Atheists are not interested in discrediting any loopy BS you want to believe UNTIL you try to impose your views on everyone in society. People believing and participating in a religion are not a problem, people believing that their religion(and it's views)occupies a privileged position in society are the problem. I don't care what you or your religion believes about homosexuality(as an example), but keep it to yourself as far as making law goes. That's freedom of religion, it includes being free from religious intolerance and bigotry.

    Some people who were Atheists, Free Thinkers and Deists wrote our Constitution. It contains a blueprint for a free society. Perhaps you've heard of it.

    The Humanist in me abhors religious intolerance and bigotry and the damage it causes society. The religious bigots will not restrain themselves, so... But it has nothing to do with being an atheist, I abhor White Racists whether they wrap themselves in their religion or not, I abhor Communists and Fascists whether they are atheist or not. The Right Wing in our country claim to be Christians but they are not, makes no difference, they are still excrement. All of these and other moral conclusions are informed by my Humanism, many of my fellow Humanists are religious people, makes no difference to me, they aren't insanely religious, in fact they are quite sane. I have no incentive, nor any motivation to try to change their beliefs, their hearts are in the right place.

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  15. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    What do you gain by attacking atheists?

    Sure. Michel Foucault proposed new structures within society to replace his contemporary society's failings. William Godwin proposed several versions of utilitarianism, a philosophy whose goal is maximizing happiness and minimizing suffering. John Dewey wrote a lot about progressive education and greatly influenced social reform in the US. He's famous enough that there's a US stamp of him.

    Let me know if you want more examples.
     
  16. arauca Banned Banned

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    How can you be a humanist when out of your brain comes such a hate, You must be drunk or under influence , the way you talk from both holes of your body
     
  17. arauca Banned Banned

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    Was there any thing implemented , or just filling paper books for their own profit ? Specially maximize happiness . ( are there degree of happiness ?)
     
  18. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Dewey's work especially transformed early education in America. If you have ever heard the term "hands-on learning" you've heard of Dewey's work.

    Yes.
     
  19. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    The word "humanism" has had several meanings since it was coined around 200 years ago. But it has always focused on the importance of human scholarship over religious dogma. Essentially it promoted the organization of society around human institutions (such as education and government) instead of the churches.

    Today it has narrowed even further to imply secularism: the complete rejection of alleged "holy" books and a dismissal of the importance of any church. However, it does not absolutely teach that there are no gods. Only that it's up to us to make the world a better place, rather than depending on divine miracles.

    Humanism does NOT mean that everyone loves everyone else and there is no hate. There will always be assholes on this planet and we will always have the right to hate them.

    If someone hates a person because he thinks that person is an asshole, it would be wise for that person to think about it and understand why. It could be his own fault. After all, some people really are assholes.
     
  20. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Of course you're a society...

    Atheist Alliance International
    Atheist Foundation of Australia
    International League of non-religious and atheists
    Brazilian Association of Atheists and Agnostics (ATEA)
    Church of militant atheism
    Atheist Union of Greece
    Atheist Center
    Indonesian Atheists
    Atheist Ireland
    Iranian Atheists Association
    Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR)
    Singaporean Atheists
    American Atheists
    The Atheist Agenda
    Atheist Community of Austin (TX)
    Atheists for Humanity
    Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers
    Metroplex Atheists
    National Atheist Party....

    There's a shed load more, I only looked at the ones with ''atheist'' in the title on one page.

    You are very much a society.

    You're not still peddaling this shite are you?

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  21. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    There are atheist organizations, but atheism isn't an organization.
     
  22. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    We live in the age of ''back to front'', topsy-turvy'', wicked mean good, sick/ill/ridiculous means great, zero equals one....

    jan.
     
  23. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Then check your boy Seattle, he said....

    Non-believers aren't a "society" with a plan to offer something.

    Non-believers mean atheists, and that list shows atheist societies.

    What's the difference between ''atheist'' and ''atheism''?

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