Originally posted by borntowatch
Hey good idea, lets start from zero, how Pol Pottish of you. Lucky I read books and know how stupid that thought was. Cambodia was and still is
destroyed because of year zero
Millions died to start at year zero, thats obviously a good thing though isnt it
Atheists dont need a book to kill people, they do it for fun. Your argument and premise is DUMB.
Atheism is far more than a belief there is no God, its a religion with preachers like you, its a hate campaign, its a political force and it has
agendas. Its a religion where self is the idol.
Its ignorance of history as you prove.
That suggests you have serious mental issues
You really do have a mental block about this don't you.
Let me lay it out for you.
I'm am an atheist, there is no empirical proof of your deity or any other mankind has created in our history.
I find religions and deity worship bewildering (and if I am honest mildly amusing and seriously frightening).
I don't condone book burning, abolition of the right to worship, or warfare in the name of an imaginary friend, territory, resources or genocide.
I do recognize that all of the above are simply excuses to gain power over other men. I also recognize that no one needs a book (or a belief) to
perform these acts. However it surely does make it easier to instigate if you can use words such as :
"Godless" , "righteous", "The lord's will" and "god is on our side" (Oddly a god is often on both sides.)
Violence and war are merely tools to achieve (and hold) power. Religion is often (usually) the propaganda machine to whip up the populace.
Atheism is not. Ever heard the rallying cry 'We shall win for God is with THEM!", no I thought not.
When a man seeks to hold power he eliminates the threats to his holding of that power.
Two disparate examples:
Henry King of England spurned the Catholic Church and established the Church of England. Why? because he did not wish to answer to Rome in a nutshell,
Rome undermined HIS power.
Stalin purged all perceived threats to his power, including the religious organizations and his own (best) Generals. Why? Because he was an
No, because they were direct and tangible(in his mind) threats to his holding of power.
Religion, politics, wealth blah blah blah all tools to achieve power over ones fellow man.
Atheism, a personal decision there are no deities nothing more.
I do not feel threatened by your god (or any other god), I don't need to, they don't exist.
P.S. Burning books is a tool of control, burning people was a tool of enslavement through fear, but as they say..........
“No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
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