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And I don't mean to disrespect you faithful followers. You're not all bad, your religion isn't all bad, and your gods aren't all bad. It's your human-pseudo-political-religious-spider web of spiritual espionage got their fingers in everything Beauracratic Nightmare ClusterF....Ok you know what I mean.They're giving you a bad name man! Not to mention your stereotypical nutjob goin off the deep end.But that's not religions fault. That's peoples fault. People do evil things. gods (or lack of gods) dont make people do evil things. people make people do evil things, that is, if they're not doing it themselves already.
You have a good point, but it works against you as well. Show me where you are actively campaigning against an Atheist organization that is doing things you don't agree with.
Originally posted by Republican08
You must disrespect them.
The extremist have no power, the Ted Haggards buying male prostitutes and Crystals wink wink. They have no power, Osama bin Laden has no power, all these people have no power if they DO NOT HAVE THE PACIFIST FOLLOWERS.
If you want to believe in your own personal god, and blah blah blah, that man can live inside fishes, that's fine, have a blast. If your going to be supporting and sending money to the 700 club, and supporting the brainwashing garbage, you are just as bad as them, and if your not standing against it your for it.
Originally posted by gravykraken
FAITH of some sort is requisite for belief or disbelief. either faith in a god, or self. it is still a theory after all.
where do you get that from? and what theory?
Only the belief that there is no god makes an Atheist.The ideas on an afterlife vary from one to the other, and I would hardly say the "we're just ants doomed to oblivion" version is the "true atheist "assertion.There's Atheists that are atheist for the wrong reason, and atheist for the right reason. But what are Atheists trying to achieve?
Originally posted by Mr. Toodles
Now this is just my OPINION.
I do not believe true athiesm is possible. Belief in anything (Be it a god or a roach on your keyboard) is what leads to goals. You must believe something is possible in order to strive to achieve it. And if a true atheist does not believe in anything except that we are merely a product of darwinism that originated from a freak accident with a few proteins then logically, we should have no more meaning than the cow that was slaughtered to make your burger.
Even if we are the end result of a random convergence of inert materials, a belief or faith in something is required in order to place purpose on this existence as a conscious being, otherwise that being would self terminate.