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Atheism resolves the religious question of God by saying He doesn't exist
This is not an attack on religious people. It's a very valid question that I've been asking myself for some time.
Now it brings me to this:
in this piece Cnn tries to connect "conspiracy theories" to mental health. If you question the govt you're a threat and need mental health treatment before you shoot up a school or mall but if you actually think about it..you have grown men and women waiting for an in visible person to come down from the sky and save them or you have some who say their god talks to them...so how is that not mental illness?
The point I'm trying to ask is this:
How does questioning the govt or talking about the NWO(which we all know exist or atleast been referenced by the pope and other world leaders on more then one occation) calls for mental health treatment but you have millions of ppl who believe or have faith in something that has never been proven to exist...it's almost like Santa clause for adults...
Again I'm nt trying to attack anyone. I'm just looking for answers...because this whole thing confuses me.edit on 15-11-2013 by beatbox because: (no reason given)
The question isn't right.
Religion can't be a mental disorder.... you should ask "Is believing in God a mental disorder"
or "Is talking to God or hearing God a mental disorder"
Your arguement is flawed...emotional but flawed.
For something to be a religion is must have a dogma.
Atheism has no dogma.
Therefore...it's not a religion.
Say it as many times as you wish it still won't change the facts.
a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true
the tendency to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others.
"There is no God" isn't a dogma? [
It is a fact that atheism is afforded the same protection as religions under the first amendment, and therefor a religion in the United States.
Saying the opposite doesn't change the facts.
That's right, it's just a fact and a fact is not dogma (like 1+0=2 is a self-detonating statement), no matter how much you wish it to be. Take it up with the people who invented the english language and mathematics, I'm just the messenger.
That's kinda stupid because all atheism is, in the absence of god, is pure free speech.
You seem to be the one mixing them up.
What confirms this fact? Did you flip over a stone and find "There is no God - The Universe" inscribed underneath? This isn't a fact; it is an opinion.
This is an opinion that is contrary to facts. Fact is, atheism is afforded the same protection as other religions. The facts speak for themselves. Opinions do not.
Religion has to say philosophy is junk.
It's a threat to everything it represents.