posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:37 AM
Originally posted by Drzava
anyways, i am totally agree with u, u shouldnt listen to the religion people, they never learn, or listen or see, keep the atheism going!!!
You are very strange, Drzava. In one post you say both are wrong, and in another, you say atheism is right. That statement up there is what will
promote the 'segregation'. You are setting up a divide that puts religious people as 'outcasts'.
To specifically point out only those instances when a person in a certain category(religious, non-religious, atheist, etc) does only bad things is
very foolish. There are also those people who do good things. There are also those people who do nothing at all. When it comes down to it, as
Equinox99 said, it's the people who do these things, not the category they're in. Sure, they may use their category as justification (or have others
use it for them), but that's again, only an attempt at segregation. I think to claim that if there was no religion there would be peace is dangerous
and delusional, and fairly reminiscent of times when (insert religion here) said that if the whole world followed our religion, there'd be peace.
It's like saying that if we killed all people except for white, there'd be no racism. In this way, many atheists are hypocritical, as they hold a
mindset, or strive for a solution that is ironically very much like that of those they assume to be better than.
The problem is that as soon as you put yourself in a category where you have a set of alternate categories, you are on the assumption that you are
right, and the other is wrong:
I am [this] because of [this this and this], and therefore, all the others are wrong. Since they are wrong, the reason must be
[blindness/closemindedness/delusion/lack of faith/etc.]. Therefore me, and all people of [this] idealogy are better than them.
There definitely is segregation (or the potential for it), but I have no idea how to remove that. Perhaps by being (hahahah) better human beings. But
then again, people prefer being right to being polite.
PS: I'm not specifically targetting you, Drzava, so sorry if I appeared hostile to you. This is just a general rant on a Line of Argument/Point of
View that I've seen alot, recently.
[edit on 28-8-2007 by babloyi]