reply to post by 547000
Atheism is a lack of belief, it has no "goals" - It doesn't have prejudice. Stalin didn't kill in the name of "Atheism" - He killed because he had a
political ideology, the same reason Hitler (Roman Catholic) commited genocide, not because he was Atheist, but because he had other beliefs such as
Eugenics (The Master Race plan) to say this is Atheism is to show ignorance of history and politics.
The word prejudice is most commonly used to refer to a preconceived judgement toward a people or a person because of race, social class,
gender, ethnicity, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics.
You may say we are prejudice towards Relgion, this is nonsense, and it is not IRRATIONAL concern we have with the religious.
We have reason for our scorn. This is not a preconcieved judgement, we generally believe religion to be a hinderance to the stability of the human
race. The same way you would regard Nazism detremental or "wrong". The good thing that religion does certainly does not make up for the bad.
There is prejudice in religion because of the commands of their specific God, Theists obviously have prejudice with a person of other beliefs or
non-beliefs because you think the word of YOUR god should be followed and they are "sinners" and all that nonsense.
Or you don't think it's prejudice that many militant atheists believe that adherents of religion are all blind sheep who never question things?
Or the smug attitude they have that they are intellectually superior
I've never heard of "militant" atheists. We certainly don't have the burden of deity to cloud our own judgement, that's all i'll say. I've never seen
a plane flown into a building in the name of "Atheism" or a suicide bomber kill other people because he/she didn't believe in a God. I've never seen
racial hatred preached because of a "lack of belief in God", quite the opposite.
Perhaps - one day you will come understand that many atheists are not bad, ignorant, evil or any of the other negative things we're often perceived to
be, as i am aware, they're are many "religious" people who are truly kind and pleasant people, i still deteste the belief system and the ideology.
The only difference between you and i is the answer to 1 simple question. I say "i don't know" "humans can't (currently) know this or i would show
you"- What do you say?
Also another question; could you name any moral act that a religious person can do that an Atheist cannot?
Thanks for your revealing post. We are learning more about each other every day.
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