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U.S. Atheists Reportedly Using Hair Dryers to 'De-Baptize'

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posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by elfulanozutan0
All I have to say about this is...

HAIL SATAN!

Exactly.
Point is that it's not about no god, just a different one...one named Satan.

[edit on 18-7-2010 by romanmel]




posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by romanmel

Originally posted by elfulanozutan0
All I have to say about this is...

HAIL SATAN!

Exactly.
Point is that it's not about no god, just a different one...one named Satan.

[edit on 18-7-2010 by romanmel]


Where do you people get these ideas?

Are you asking Daffy Duck about Mickey Mouse?



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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lack of respect?

what the parents do to a child that doesnt have any control over their life is ok then?

if you think these things are not cool, imagine billions of parents that decide their children beliefs before they have enough knowledge to chose theirs



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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Originally posted by Faiol
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Imagine billions of parents that decide their children beliefs before they have enough knowledge to chose theirs


So you are saying ban parents from taking there kinds to church , political events , get rid of the TV and Santa too ?



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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Children should not be indoctrenated into a belief system. They are too young to question or understand the beliefs, and by the time they are old enough to question nthey have been so immersed in the beliefs that it is very difficult for them to step back and consider what they believe, not what they have been taught to believe. I will answer any questions my children have and let them choose in their own time. They are not acessories to my religious views (or lack thereof); they are human beings.


Children should be molded by their parents. It is the parent's job to indoctrinate their children, so that they may grow up according to the parent's will. For instance, my parents indoctrinated me to be a good person, by teaching me good work ethics, the harm in sensless violence and the consequences of stealing.

I indoctrinate my children so that they may grow up how I see git. If I raise them right, then they just may keep the values that I teach them.

What you are basically saying, is that parents shouldn't mold their children and that is one ignorant idea. In fact, I think that is one of the main problems in this country. Parents aren't around enough to mold their children correctly. As a parent, it is my job to indoctrinate my children to my beliefs and values. Without doing so, they will adopt the values and beliefs of others and who is to say that those values and beliefs will be good for them. Again, it is the parent's job to indoctrinate their children and to suggest otherwise, is not only ignorant, but would go against the very purpose of being a parent.

--airspoon



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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One thing I do not understand about about Atheists (oh I am neither atheist or religious) is the need to mock people of faith. Yet, to believe that after we die there is absolutely nothing also takes a tremendous amount of faith. It all seems very redundant to me.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by Max_TO

Originally posted by Faiol
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Imagine billions of parents that decide their children beliefs before they have enough knowledge to chose theirs


So you are saying ban parents from taking there kinds to church , political events , get rid of the TV and Santa too ?


I am not saying "ban" ... I just think its wrong for you to try to decide which best religion fits your child ...

why would u need to submit the child to be baptized or to sit on the lap of the "father" in the church? one thing is for the child go with you, other is for you to impose like there were no other options

I am against any type of religion, so ... in my case I wouldnt force any kind of religious type of behavior to anyone. Simply because it will make the child dumber ... thats the truth ...



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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The styling tool was emblazoned with a label reading "Reason and Truth."


Ok, why do they conduct an irrational ritual do undo something that they should interpret as meaningless drivel, thus unworthy of attention? How many sects are there?



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
Atheists like taking something that is sacred and special to others and desecrating it. Pissing on the church lawn, spraying graffitti on religious statues, putting a quran into a toilet, turning baptism into a joke - whatever can be done to belittle others beliefs, their infantile minds are willing.


I do? Thanks for reminding me, completely forgot



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by EnlightenUp

The styling tool was emblazoned with a label reading "Reason and Truth."


Ok, why do they conduct an irrational ritual do undo something that they should interpret as meaningless drivel, thus unworthy of attention?...

Answer:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?." Jeremiah 17:9



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Agreed. Just plain stupid.

Besides if you don't believe in anything you shouldn't have a need to undo something that you've never believed in to begin with. So they are basically mocking and showing no respect for those who do not to mention showing how intolerant they are.

That type of atheism is a disease and clearly shows that they really don't believe in anything, including respect, tolerance and some principles that should be common.

Just laughable.



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:19 AM
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I need to ask , just what makes you think you know what I think or feel about baptism ?

Also , a parent doesn't have the right to pass beliefs onto there child ?


I can't wait till you tell me what my beliefs are .



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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I don't think baptizing is symbolic, as most know water is an amazing molecule that has some interesting properties, not only is the human body primarily made of water, and supposedly water if blessed has healing properties, i think everyone should get baptized wether your religious or not, personally i pray before i eat or drink anything but im not religious, just believe gratitude is important in life.



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:29 AM
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I haven't laughed so hard in all my life about this one.

If Atheists really believed no God existed they wouldn't need to do this would they. But then they can't figure that out either. They are the funneist people alive, they really are!



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:31 AM
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The you kiss the point of being a parent. Do you think we just drop them and leave them to it like an animal?



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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I think you may have misinterpreted what I have said



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 12:49 AM
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This is just stupid. I know they're trying to make a point, but it's detrimental to their cause. If they have as much faith in the existence of Yahweh as they do Santa Clause, then it shouldn't matter to them that they were dipped in a church sink when they were infants, anymore than it should matter that their parents showered them with gifts before Christmas mass. They weren't harmed, and ultimately their parents were really just celebrating their existence.

Don't get me wrong, I'm an agnostic who doesn't believe in Christianity. The thought of any parent who believes that their child will spend an eternity in Hell if they weren't baptized before their untimely demise is just as bewildering to me as this story is.

What's next? Are they going to round up all the toys they received as children on Christmas, and burn them in a huge bonfire just to rebel against Christianity? They should be happy that they live in a society that has embraced the more liberal tenants of religion (i.e. acceptance and forgiveness). It would be interesting (horrifying) to see what would happen if they pulled this stunt in the middle east.

Let me just state once more that I'm an agnostic on the verge of atheism, yet I still feel embarrassed for those out there who believe this proves anything. You're just strengthening the faith of the die hard Christians out there who feel that your enthusiasm in disproving their religion validates their spiritual beliefs.

[edit on 19-7-2010 by Torgo]



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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only in america ... ffs are there drugs in the water over there?



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 01:32 AM
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I think Atheists should speak up and condemn this. Taking part in events such as these only harms the reputation of all Atheists because it reinforces the idea that they are vehemently anti-religion, intolerant thugs fixated on smearing Christianity and other religions.

I do agree with others asking why there is an uproar over this but not when religious rituals are done to babies and children. They are both wrong, but we know throughout history that fighting fire with fire creates an inferno.



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 01:41 AM
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Atheists must believe in God,

because they are obsessed with insulting Him .

It's not funny , just pathetic ....

and each of them will reach their moment of judgement ,

and the gnashing of their teeth will not help.

.... God however , doesn't believe in atheists !




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