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Originally posted by kingofmd
Really? Chairman Mao killed more people than all the years of the crusades combined plus the Christians murdered by the Catholic inquisition (which is conservatively estimated at 60 million). Add Stalin, Pol Pot, and Idi Amin in the mix, it's not looking good for athiesm. WW2, WW1, Vietnam, Korea, Civil, Revolutionary, 1812, Spanish American, French Indian wars all had nothing to do with religion. It's time to retire that mantra.
Originally posted by gabby2011
don't be surprised when God's patience runs out..
Originally posted by AllUrChips
So do these men have the right to put these billboards up, IMO they do.
Originally posted by midicon
It is all well and fine for adults to view these billboards that contain religious messages but what about the children who are already being conditioned?
Where does the madness end...
perhaps they should also be required to contain a health warning.
Originally posted by twinsoulz23
The billboards to me make perfect sense.
Man likes to blame all of their problems on evil and 'the devil', because people need something to project their shortcomings and their problems on to. Not realizing that the only devil that exists is the one that resides within us, this is the Ego. Why do you think ego rhymes with evil? The same concept applies to God, but vica versa. All it is, is the blame game on a worldwide scale. We are our own worst enemies. The only one that can save you from your ego is yourSELF. You! We see all the problems of the world and we blame it Governments and secret societies, like the Illuminati, then we begin to feel sorry for ourSELF's. Then some of us begin to act self-righteous, and claim we are enlightened, like we have been doing something right and everybody else is doing it wrong. Then we began to polarize our world, and start giving ppl labels, like sheeple, and the unenlightened, in order to furthur polarize and mark others as different. And then, We have the audacity to act like we are angry because the so called 'powers that be' are supposedly making our lives miserable, and don't care about us, when in fact, we don't give damn about ourselves and the world we find ourselves in! We are the ones manifesting our fear and our problems, and way too many of us are forgetting to look within our own 'closets' for the reasons why our lives are in the state of confusion and chaos we like to blame others for bringing. Its self-delusion. We all act as though the Universe owes us something, we all want this and that. But it is us who is holding ourselves back from our true potentials. Honestly, I believe many of us want tptb and Illuminati to do the bad things they supposedly do, because it saves us from looking in mirror and facing THAT monster, it saves us from having to examine our own negative conscious. On ATS, I see a lot of "the sheeple need to wake up" when in fact it is the "enlightened" that need to smell the coffee. There is no God because we are the Creators of our reality, both on an individual and collective scale. I AM for one sick of my own personal nonsense. I AM sick of feeling sorry for myself. I AM sick of waiting in vain for aliens or a Messiah to come and rescue me, because I AM to afraid to help myself to rise above and conquer the challenges that I find myself facing everyday. I AM the one creating the obstacles in my reality. I AM the only one that is holding myself back from my true potential. I AM my own devil and my own worst enemy, and quite frankly, I AM tired of being SICK and TIRED. I AM tired of hating and fearing mySELF, and as a consequence, hating and fearing the world, which is a reflection of the SELF. WE are the ones who need to rise above the nonsense, and turn our lives around for the better. Aren't you tired as well?
Originally posted by AllUrChips
reply to post by wlord
Just remember: More wars have been fought, and more blood has been shed from religion, than atheism. That tells me religion will most certainly be the downfall for human kind. I dont mind if or what people believe in, but to quote the late, great John Lennon, "if your talkin bout destruction, dont you know that you can count me out?"edit on 23-1-2012 by AllUrChips because: (no reason given)
Atheism is a religion which became popular following the publication of its bible "Origin of Species" in 1859. Atheism teaches that the Biblical God, an intelligent, eternal, creator, does not exist and that life developed through the unguided, natural process of evolution. Many recent advancements in science have seriously undermined the atheist faith. How long can they turn a blind eye to reason and evidence and continue to cling to their old, Victorian era myths? Atheists rejected an eternal God and therefore were forced to assume that the universe has existed eternally. This has recently been proven to be false - the universe in fact was created about 13 billion years ago. If there is no God, where did it come from? Recent research has demonstrated that the universe is fine tuned to make life possible. If there is no God, who fine tuned it? If there is no God, how did life appear on earth and appear so suddenly? If life evolved through small, gradual, trial and error changes, not divine creation, then why do the fossils indicate sudden dramatic changes? If life developed through genetic mutations and natural selection, how could flatworms develop into humans in only 500 million years, while only one organism in countless trillions is born with a beneficial de novo genetic mutation? Atheists may try to devise various tortured and complicated arguments to justify their beliefs. Some have desperately suggested that space aliens have created the universe and created life. But surely atheists, especially the younger generation who are more open minded and less dogmatic than their traditional parents, will eventually have to throw their hands up in despair and admit "God did it!"
Originally posted by midicon
We are force feeding our children with all sorts of religious guff...where does it end? And what does it say about us as a species that we allow this?
Originally posted by openeyeswideshut
Originally posted by Sorgmodig
Yeah. Posting up billboards is the very definition of a religion. In fact, i think coca cocola is probably a religion. I've seen their billboards.
Originally posted by SkyMuerte
When Atheists start posting up billboards they come to the very edge of becoming what they hate; a religion.....
No but in the sense that they are promoting their ideas, which is in itself a religion(kinda funny when you think about it), and now in a religious manner of "throw up a sign and see if you can get the whole neighbourhood there.
'Nuff to hit my funnybone.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by AllUrChips
I'd rather see some of the other religions celebrated equally, as was intended in the founding documents of the USA.
Either no scene at all, or all religions should be celebrated equally.