reply to post by Murgatroid
Let me see if I get this right... Atheists are evil and have killed more people than any religion. I guess you're associating Stalin with Atheism,
despite there being no "human sacrifices" For Atheism. Got ya.
All because Atheism was "the official state religion." Got ya. I guess a totalitarian regime WITH CHRISTIANITY would fix everything and be Paradise.
It's about as sensible as saying that anyone in power with a bit of fur under the nose is Evil.
Next you'll say Hitler was an Atheist, the Crusades was a massive suicide pact, and witches burned themselves.
I'm on the side of reason and common sense. I don't need to believe in mystical bullsh!t to get fulfillment out of life, nor does any society Need to
dance around ancient fairy stories to get their fix. So quit venerating mythical figures like it's the only way of life and anything less is a one-way
trip to Satan's hole.
To quote T.J. Kincaid's three points...
The theist line of "reasoning" goes a bit like this:
1. The creator is on our side because our book of absolute truth says so, and we know our book is accurate because it says in our book of absolute
truth that our creator said that our book of absolute truth is accurate.
2. The creator is the only barometer of morality in the universe.
3. Even if you disagree with us, shut your heathen mouth and follow our moral directives because those who don't believe in God have no right to
criticize him or his followers.
How do you argue with this philosophy? I should also point out that The Book in Number 1 up there was written hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago
by simple primitives without a hint of elementary science, so it's outright Wrong in many regards, with truths taken for granted today. That should be
an automatic "red flag" wake-up call to modern man, but it generally isn't due to multi-generational brainwashing and that Need-to-Believe...
Consequently, Number 2 is therefore totally dependant upon the contents of The Book, so that's a dead end. I'd just as well add a 4th, because this is
where it hurts most:
4. Heathens/Infidels/Non-Believers/Skeptics/Atheists are not to be treated as equals. They may look Human on the outside but are Sub-Human and may
lack souls. They deserve zero respect, should be looked down upon, are not deserving of equal pay or status, and their motives and business should
always be questioned. There are but two options: Convert them or Condemn them. They range in status from "Bewildered Losers" to "Satanic-worshipping
Evil-doers." In short: Beware! Now depending upon the place, the time, and the religion, the consequences can range from simple alienation to
extermination. I'm sitting here in this category and believe me it's not fun.
edit on 16-5-2012 by CaptainLJB because: shut the f000 up