a reply to: AutisticEvo
Continued from post 1
One of the most well known cases of mass murder during the French Revolution was the genocide at Vendée, which has yet to be officially recognized as
genocide. Some estimates indicated that Robespierre and the Jacobins planned to massacre well over 15,000,000 Frenchmen, and that he also intended
to commit genocide against the Alsace region of France due to their German-speaking populace. Besides the guillotine, the French Revolution also
resulted in various other deaths, including trampling children with horses, burning people in ovens, "Republican Marriages" (which involved stripping
people naked, tying them together to a log in a suggestive fashion, and then putting them into the water to drown. In the event that there wasn't
enough people of both sexes, they also resorted to "tying the knot" in a homosexual manner), cutting recently raped girls in half after tying them to
a tree, crushing pregnant women under wine pressers, cutting up pregnant women and using bayonets to stab the fetus inside before leaving her to die,
"catching" infants thrown from a balcony with their bayonets, and using shotguns to ensure people bled out to death.
thats more than 18 times the death toll from the holocaust, and more than double what any religion caused. the more I research the more it seems that
the OP might be on to something that doesnt look good on atheists in power. but their problems dont end there, we also got the mental issues that
atheists tend to go through. read below.
ABC News reported:
“ ...the single biggest predictor of whether someone will be charitable is their religious participation.
Religious people are more likely to give to charity, and when they give, they give more money: four times as much. And Arthur Brooks told me that
giving goes beyond their own religious organization:
"Actually, the truth is that they're giving to more than their churches," he says. "The religious Americans are more likely to give to every kind of
cause and charity, including explicitly non-religious charities."
In 2009, Pew Research Forum reported that a comprehensive study by Harvard University professor Robert Putnam found that religious people are more
charitable than their irreligious counterparts. The study revealed that forty percent of worship service attending Americans volunteer regularly
to help the poor and elderly as opposed to 15% of Americans who never attend services. Moreover, religious individuals are more likely than
non-religious individuals to volunteer for school and youth programs (36% vs. 15%), a neighborhood or civic group (26% vs. 13%), and for health care
(21% vs. 13%)
...a pollster at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, found that adults who profess a belief in God are significantly more likely than
atheists to say that forgiveness, patience, generosity and a concern for others are "very important." In fact, the poll found that on 11 of 12 values,
there was a double-digit gap between theists and atheists, with theists more likely to label each value "very important."
The survey by sociologist and pollster Reginald Bibby examined the beliefs of 1,600 Canadians, 82 percent who said they believed in "God or a higher
power" and 18 percent who said they did not.
"From a metaphysical, moral and spiritual perspective, atheists have an inability to satisfactorily explain the existence of love" Dr. Taylor
Scott Simon, NPR: "But I do wonder, am I just not seeing the world correctly to see large numbers of well-motivated atheists lending their lives to
trying to better the world? Or they're - if I might put it this way, are they more concerned about just being right intellectually?"
"Doing overseas evangelism/outreaches often requires significant hardships/persecution and Western atheists have been unwilling to endure such
hardships in order to spread atheistic ideology"
Two atheist nonprofit scandals which received some publicity were the organizations Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and the We Are
Historically, the secular left has been dominant within the atheist community (see: Atheism and politics).
Progressive values according to leading progressive websites
According to leading progressive/leftists websites, progressive values include: caring and responsibility, carried out with strength; freedom;
opportunity; responsibility; cooperation/community; protection/fairness; and honesty and open communication.
The atheist population has fallen short of the above-mentioned values (See: Atheism and social justice and Atheist hypocrisy).
The typical no-faith American donated just $200 in 2006, which is more than seven times less than the amount contributed by the prototypical
active-faith adult ($1500). Even when church-based giving is subtracted from the equation, active-faith adults donated twice as many dollars last year
as did atheists and agnostics. In fact, while just 7% of active-faith adults failed to contribute any personal funds in 2006, that compares with 22%
among the no-faith adults"
heres a link to your god richard dawkins charity webpage. givingaid.richarddawkins.net...
funny, it doesnt seem to work as a link, guess the donations were so low he couldnt maintain the website lol.
one last quote here, it directly correlates how I feel whenever I see atheists engaging in an argument with christians
"In his essay Dogmatic Atheism and Scientific Ignorance for the World Union of Deists, Peter Murphy wrote: "The dogmatic atheist like the dogmatic
theist is obsessed with conformity and will spew a tirade of angry words against anyone who does not conform to their own particular world view".
The Times arts and entertainment writer Ian Johns described the 2006 British documentary The Trouble with Atheism as "reiterating the point that the
dogmatic intensity of atheists is the secular equivalent of the blinkered zeal of fanatical mullahs and biblical fundamentalists"."
also this " Francis Bacon criticized the dispositions towards atheism as being "contrary to wisdom and moral gravity" and being associated with
fearing government or public affairs. He also stated that knowing a little science may lead one to atheism, but knowing more science will lead one
to religion. In another work called The Advancement of Learning, Bacon stated that superficial knowledge of philosophy inclines one to atheism
while more knowledge of philosophy inclines one toward religion"
to which I also agree. I had alot more to hammer this thread with but I think this should suffice, and in the future I will make a thread that goes
more in depth about the false scientific narrative that atheists use as a Rosary to cling to their psuedo scientific dogma.