No thanks. With wording like that you are actually building my case for me, namely that both fanatic religion and activist atheism are destructive
forces, hence detrimental to humanity.
The wording, was in poor taste. Disassemble, the roots of religion. Better
I dont believe in destroying other peoples belief-systems but in respecting them. This is based on the spiritual virtues of Love and Tolerance.
Your trespassing on morality. You cannot possibly tell me that Love and Tolerance, are purely and originated from the "Spiritual" nature....
Again, this has nothing to do with religion, and even less to do with belief in a higher purpose of life. It has more to do with insanity. Allow me to
remind us what religion is my quoting the Encyclopedia
Reading that, and reading the Bible and Quran, I would hope, the religious leaders filed down the original texts, then pick and chose what they
thought was good, and what they chose to ignore. Common trait for the religious.
Insanity, defined by me, would be a delusional person, one who may believe the things like: One day the sun will turn black from a pretty big clothe,
a man on a horse will come from the clouds and save us all, one day I will be SUCKED out of my body and pulled directly to heave, (studies show that
around 50% of the US believes this will happen sometime in the next 50 years
, believing that it's possible to regenerate your body after being
dead for three days whilst fighting the good fight in hell, oh, and contrarian like, assuming the earth is 6,000 years old.
Again for this, refer back, to the Elvis, many believe he's alive, although their not completely insane, their just highly delusional. Although they
may go and do certain things for a belief in an absurd idea. They may want to convince you that Elvis is alive, perhaps because they wouldn't want to
live in a world without Elvis.
It happens, 12 People have already offed themselves, due to the fact, solely that Michael Jackson died...
Atheism, doesn't preach as you said in your open, that we change the belief system from Divine Boogie Monster, to a Human Leader, i'm atheist, and
have no devotion nor awe of Obama, heck for any leader, i'm skeptical. No i'm not extremely narccisitic, and believe that I am god, or hold myself
that way, i'm not to incredibly fond of myself, I don't think i'd ever think that i'm a divine like being of men.
Is it? Looking at the Universe in the night sky seems more awesome to me than looking at a fleshy brain.
Well, this brain allows you to view that beauty, but of course, it could be possible the brain isn't that good, you need a divine side to see it. I
Debate Question 1: What could be the purpose of respect or reverence?
1) In what context. I'll give it a shot though.
Respect, should be given to someone who deserves respect. A respectable person.
A person unwarranted of respect, should be given none.
Now don't spin this, and come off with, well then we shall treat all of those without a respect worthy name, and tear them to shreds, no life isn't
exactly like the news.
Those who don't deserve respect are withheld from respect and complete bashing.
Debate Question 2: How would you define desecration?
2) Without it, it stays as is, a Dogma. Skeptics and all doubters and wonders are to be caught on quickly, and turned away from desecration.
Why should we not question a sacred item. I'd like to have that rock the muslims cling to so badly, and have it inspected although, that would be
desecration, I mean look at the trouble we had to go through, just to get a little snippet of a cloth that looks like jesus, or any hairy man for that
Blood on it was a womans blood from testing, and they concluded that perhaps since he was born of a virgin, that he would only have woman dna or
whatever. So Jesus was a girl... Or someone lied about being a virgin...again. Cue Wedding Crashers.
Debate Question 3: What does Santa Clause have to do with peoples sincere study of theology and spirituality?
What does santa claus not have to do with it!
From a small vulnerable age, kids are of course told in a nice, and altruistic being, that will give them presents, on one day, (except for the
jewish, they get a bit longer then a day, and no santa!)
Now the child really believes in it, so obedience to be sure they get a present, they straighten up, this means does not justify the end.
You've tricked a child into believing in something we all know is ridiculous, not only does the child believe in it, but the change their lifestyle
because of this Child Societal Dogma.
Desecration of Santa Claus in the school system, can be worthy of penalty. See where i'm getting at.
Children see the presents, they feel santa must of sent them, look it's even got his signature! He must of been here.
lol, too funny.
Now the mystery eventually overcomes them when they find out, and a few tears and slammed doors and a new bike to confuse them into not being upset,
Now we know how it works, how the presents got their, our parents put them their, and children slaves made most of them. Now this seems a bit dull,
and well it's not a fancy story of reindeer and a fat man flying around in his immortality.
They've even made morality movies off of this 'theory'! So on and so forth.
Debate Question 4: What do you gain from ridiculing and wanting to destroy millions of peaceful (not war-mongering!) and decent spiritual and
To stop their pacifist support indirectly know by them for terrorists and extremist.
So they don't donate 8 million dollars all at once for a man claiming God will kill him if he doesn't receive 8 million dollars, I'd source but you
So Ted Haggard doesn't get rich off of preaching hypocrisy.
So people don't look for divinity in rocks and cheetos. And focus on real issues in the world.
So the ayatollah no longer thinks, he should bring about the apocalypse along with Ahmadenijad.
So people stop praying and start acting.
If my sister had cancer, I would never pray for her. I would quit my job, quit everything, and make sure that she survived.
So I can stop getting those (selfsnip) letters on my door telling me about hell and a price was paid and hey by the way, you were born evil and must
go through a process for some inbred seeming people who started the whole process.
Or so instead of pamphlets describing hell being given to waiters instead of tips to help them eat, and have better quality of life.
So people stop crutching on a belief which holds no ground, and start taking some darn responsibility for their own lives, instead of blaming it on
karma, the will of a deity, the darn salt shaker falling over.
Debate Question 5: What could the beneficial purpose of humility be?
Really laying down the questions aren't you!
I do see the game your playing with these questions, and I refuse to fall into it. You ask the questions seemingly innocently but their loaded like a
12 gauge. You want me to answer one way to say aha, why don't you take your own advice. It's easy.
With a synonym of Submissiveness I don't find this to great of a thing.
I see no purpose in the question other then a planned backlash.
To know ones rank, and also known as 'low'. No, you can know your own rank, but not belittle yourself further. I'm a humble person in the universe,
although here on this forsaken rock destined for damnation, like everything else in the universe, find myself of little time, to help, and raise
awareness, and find myself lucky to be able to hopefully make a difference in the world with my studies.
Korean shamanism: 3,846,000 adherents (16% of population)
Cheondoism: 3,245,000 adherents (13.50% of population)
Buddhism: 1,082,000 adherents (4.50% of population)
Christianity: 406,000 adherents (1.69% of population)
Don't forget these guys there too!
In response to your statistics, where, labeling all I guess seemed to be elusive?
Belief in a Supreme Being has nothing whatsoever to do with hatred of blacks, gays, jews, etc. Where do you get these strange ideas?
A mormon, is more likely to be elected president, than a atheist.
Discrimination has to do, we all know blacks, gays, jews, etc. Are all discriminated against by some people, but of all Atheists, are the most
But the idea of all of this...being a product of coincidence rather than creative design...seems a little bit off to me...and a few other people.
Because they see a tree, and never look at the forest.
If you could see on a atomic level, you would flip, its chaotic particles are colliding and shaking, whats going on! Then you get bigger and see
organization. Then you get really big, and bam! What's going on everything is clashing into each other and exploding!
I am only saying that agnosticism is of a higher intelligence than atheism.
Ignorance, sheer ignorance, I've researched, and there is no perfect study determining one side over another. Trust me, I would've wanted my side to
win, just as how you claim your side a false hit.
I do not see atheism as the "seed of the devil"
See, this would've been a good quote, without all the infantile, and attacking.
There is ultimately, no purpose for mumbling hopes and wishes to something that isn't there.
Except for removing responsibility for your own life.
(selfsnip) Happens. So do good things.
The universe, has a particularly well background, which would be good for a lack of a deity. And we haven't even touched base on Parellel Universes.
Although, that is a very slippery slope.
Well, i've got a few dozens words left, so I'll leave it at this.