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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
How can not believing in something be a 'conspiracy'...?
In other words, as we have become less ignorant to how things work, there is less of a need to believe in religion. We can explain a great many more things now than anyone could have done all those years ago, and as such feel less of a need to attribute it to god(s
Originally posted by GmoS719
reply to post by randyvs
I'm not sure how long Atheism has been around.
I'm sure "some" people didn't believe in God.
As for the guy saying that we have matured and become less ignorant...
Are we on the same planet?
Originally posted by Tea4One
Atheism wasn't even in mass thought during the reformation. Even the most intellectual believed in a deity, atheism is only really a new thought. (New history wise). Before the reformation though atheists would have been burned for being heretics, tough life huh?
Originally posted by RedParrotHead
reply to post by Tea4One
I never said that most people weren't brainwashed by whatever belief system they were exposed to, I merely suggest that some were stronger willed or smart enough to disregard such fairy tales...otherwise there wouldn't be any atheists at all.