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Atheism as a religion

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Is Atheism a Religion?
Atheism
Atheism: The Stupidest Religion of All
Is Atheism a Bona Fide Religion?
Is Atheism Just a New Religion?
Atheism is NOT a Religion

Yeah, I guess we did need one more thread on this.

Atheism is a religion like bald is a hairstyle.
Atheism is a religion like clear is a color
Atheism is a religion like blind is an eye color

Atheism is NOT a religion




posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Is Atheism a Religion?
Atheism
Atheism: The Stupidest Religion of All
Is Atheism a Bona Fide Religion?
Is Atheism Just a New Religion?
Atheism is NOT a Religion

Yeah, I guess we did need one more thread on this.

Atheism is a religion like bald is a hairstyle.
Atheism is a religion like clear is a color
Atheism is a religion like blind is an eye color

Atheism is NOT a religion


It'll pop up again and again ...just as intelligent design, quantum-religion and amateur-diagnosing of theist-opponents as mentally ill.

I sometimes have the suspicion, that there's a manual for that kind of stuff somewhere.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Except for the part of you calling my OP feces I pretty much respect your breakdown.

I'll admit I might have overgeneralized and I should have thought of that a lot of people here on ATS are much more well educated about the matter.

Then again, I'm almost certain that you know people that fit the profile I presented. I know I do.

Finally, you might be right about the Sagan quote, I remember hearing it and was quite sure it was him, but I couldn't find it online either.

Edit: I found the quote, it was "An atheist has to know a lot more then I know."


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posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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Some? I'd say there are very few and the majority of those that you would refer to as fitting that bill probably don't. I know for certain that not a single modern "famous" atheist fits the bill, and only possibly the most ignorant rest of us do.

As for Sagan, he may not have self-identified as an atheist, but all of his other words and books spoke to him not believing in any deity, making him an atheist either way.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 06:29 AM
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Atheism is not a religion. Atheism is not ALWAYS faith. Atheists don't have commandments to follow, although individual atheists may believe in such objectivism.

There shouldn't even be a "label" for someone with a lack of belief. There are no declared "Aunicornists", "Aleprauchaunists" and there's no "ASantaClausists."

Atheism is not ALWAYS a polar opposite. For example, an eskimo may never heard of such theories, or such concepts as "religion" or even "GOD", yet still - the eskimo is an atheist (having a lack of belief).

I think it's about time this stereotyping techique is dismantled.

Individual Atheist's beliefs may differ; there's nothing to stop an Atheist from being "spiritual". There's nothing to stop an Atheist from being "pro-life" - There's nothing to stop an Atheist from supporting religion....Although many i have met are against it.




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