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Originally posted by hippomchippo
Ugh, it's still not an atheist state for christ sakes, any form of worship to a person or idol or statue is pretty much as anti-atheist as possible.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
LOL, even secular Anthropologists say we all came from a single woman.
Originally posted by OurManInGlasgow
Secondly, athiesm is an ideology...it is principle, philosophy or belief system that people (namely, athiests) believe in. So that in that sense you could say it is the same as Christianity, etc.
Originally posted by OurManInGlasgow
Finally can I ask you to stop saying that people don't kill, fight or die for athiesm, as it is simply and completely wrong. For example, the Khmer Rouge dictatorship which ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, which sought sought to establish a classless, atheistic society moving forward "in great leaping bounds" towards an avowed goal of pure communism:
athe·ism noun ˈā-thē-ˌi-zəm
Definition of ATHEISM
1archaic : ungodliness, wickedness
2a : a disbelief in the existence of deity b : the doctrine that there is no deity
Origin of ATHEISM
Middle French athéisme, from athée atheist, from Greek atheos godless, from a- + theos god
First Known Use: 1546
ar·cha·ic adj är-ˈkā-ik
Definition of ARCHAIC
1: having the characteristics of the language of the past and surviving chiefly in specialized uses
2: of, relating to, or characteristic of an earlier or more primitive time : antiquated
3capitalized : of or belonging to the early or formative phases of a culture or a period of artistic development; especially : of or belonging to the period leading up to the classical period of Greek culture
4: surviving from an earlier period; specifically : typical of a previously dominant evolutionary stage
5capitalized : of or relating to the period from about 8000 b.c. to 1000 b.c. and the North American cultures of that time
— ar·cha·i·cal·ly-i-k(ə-)lē adverb
Originally posted by Greenfly13
If you go back far enough, of COURSE we all came from a single woman.
NOTHING to do with Eve, which is what you falsely implied.
No it isn't.
Atheism is a LACK of belief.
But you can't even spell the word right, let alone grasp what it means.
Originally posted by bogomil
Hi Glasgow dude,
I will try to help you out of your misery, as no-one else has tried.
Communism doesn't end with economic and political reform. By definition, it further demands the abolition of both Religion and the Absolute Morality founded upon Religion. The irony is that Communism supposedly attempts to enhance civility within society, but removes all notions of Absolute Morality, the very cornerstone of civility. Furthermore, after Communism is instituted by the people, the system becomes Totalitarian, resulting in greater oppression of the people it was designed to "serve." This fact is well documented throughout the history of Communist nations.
I have taken no offense through "gleaning" over the comments so it must be your imagination of me imagining that I have imagined a slight!
I did not know that Atheism is a political party. News to me! An Atheist simply means a person who does not believe in a deity. There is no specific political inclinations to my knowledge.
Originally posted by IAMIAM
reply to post by SaturnFX
Hhhhmmm Your philosophy seems to be "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
Interesting... I knew a man who believed that exact same thing. He was against the church, or synagogue at the time, and he lived his life and died for this belief.
Too bad, another church usurped his teachings and shrouded them in the same veil of pontification as the one he rebelled against. Perhaps if they had not done that, more would understand the meaning of his message.
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by TarzanBeta
The third, being the militant atheist, has the anarchist sign on his shirt. Being the ultimate hypocrite, because he is for anarchy and yet is the only one sitting down drinking coffee -- probably talking about how the muslims and christians need to chill out and stop killing people because it's wrong. Wait a minute... that's not anarchy! That's someone saying that someone else should do something the way they perceive to be right! That's totally democracy, dude.
That is not an anarchist symbol, it is an atheist one. They do look a bit similar..
An idol is a human-made object that is worshipped in some way
Cult image, a religion-neutral term for a human-made object that is venerated for the deity, spirit or daemon that it embodies or represents.
I hate to break it to ya, but today many Atheists serve on the faculties of the most prestigious universities, and more often than not the theist seems to be the obscurantist.