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Atheism and Communism

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 01:09 PM
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Correction: I am not anti-theist. I am anti-theistic oppression and channeling. There is a difference. Not that you'd be interested. After all...


ABSOLUTELY honestly, and VERY truly so... I AM NOT, even in the very least, INTERESTED!


So why are you still addressing me? You need not waste your energy.


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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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I am not anti-theist. I am anti-theistic oppression and channeling. There is a difference.

Baloney! If that were true, you wouldn't be so, damn, persistent in attempting to shove atheism down EVERYONE'S throat. You are, in reality, just as oppressive as those, that you claim to be against.

If you'll remember correctly, "ABSOLUTELY honestly, and VERY truly so... I AM NOT, even in the very least, INTERESTED!", was in reference to the second half of:

For every reason you give me to believe, I'll give you three reasons not to.

Most of us have never given you a reason to believe, yet, you persist in giving us reasons to not believe.


So why are you still addressing me?

That's because, you are, STILL, attempting to give us your fallacious "reasons". I am only exposing them, for what they are, and condemning your ARROGANCE.

Surely, you didn't expect a free pass...

See ya,
Milt
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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

-Benjamin Franklin

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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Baloney! If that were true, you wouldn't be so, damn, persistent in attempting to shove atheism down EVERYONE'S throat. You are just as oppressive as those, that you claim to be against.


I don't shove anything down anyone's throat. I express my opinions, question those of others, and at the end of the day, we all shake hands and go home. If you don't like what I have to say, then you have two options: refute it or ignore it.


That's because, you are, STILL, attempting to give us your fallacious "reasons". I am only exposing them, for what they are, and condemning your ARROGANCE.

Surely, you didn't expect a free pass...


I haven't even started giving you any reasons, mainly because you're still attacking me personally and not my arguments. Which is rather telling, actually.
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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 02:46 PM
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ATTENTION!!!!



This thread is closed for a cooling off period......

You are responsible for your own posts.

We expect civility and decorum within all topics.
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This thread is reopened.
Failure to post civilly and on topic will result in post removals and posting bans.

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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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I don't shove anything down anyone's throat.

Telling theists that their God does not exist, is, indeed, an attempt to shove one's BELIEF down someone's throat. That is active anti-theism. You have done that often.


I express my opinions

Ridiculing Christians is NOT, expressing one's opinion. That is only oppression. In this thread, you did that, at least, twice. I can provide linked quotes, if you would like to see them.


question those of others

You should, also, learn to respond to their answers, without getting hostile, if you don't like what they say. Once again, I can provide linked quotes.


If you don't like what I have to say, then you have two options: refute it or ignore it.

That's all that I have, ever, done.


you're still attacking me personally and not my arguments.

Well...

You made seven hostile comments about Christians, to other individuals, and to myself, since my first post in this thread. I haven't made, even, the first one! As it truly is... I have only addressed your words, and your perceived actions.

If you disagree with that assessment, kindly provide linked quotes, so that I may properly address them.

With that out of the way, I would like to see your answer to a simple, but pertinent question:
Do you support an individual's freedom to believe, or to not believe, as they may?

That was the essence of this post.

See ya buddy,
Milt
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:06 AM
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:22 AM
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Well that cooling off period didn't work

Why do you say that?

My last response couldn't have been any more civil, and honest, than it was.

Or was that, in truth, only an attempt to silence me? If so, I reckon you are, indeed, correct.

See ya buddy,
Milt
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:37 AM
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orangetom1999
I had to laugh at this from page 1 of this thread as it is textbook of todays educated..or put another way ..education is now turned into intolerance and censorship and down right rudeness.


If you're truly wanting to learn something, first start with proper English spelling and grammar.

Then, and only then, you can start with the complexities of trying to equate a religious point of view, or non-religious POV, with economic theories, especially those that were enforced at gunpoint rather than with atheistic ideals.

My apologies if English is a second or third language for you, but really, you can't think with complexity in any particular language until you've mastered it enough to be able to write a simple paragraph.

To put it another way, yes, you're looking for a fight and two, you're not educated enough yet to go there. Maybe put down the bible and read some other stuff now. You'll find there's these places called 'libraries' which have a huge assortment of other ideas and knowledge available for free.

(Sigh. I'm really starting to want to request that all the bible-thumpers stick to the technology described in the OT and NT only. Since apparently your god wasn't up to inventing computers or mass communication apart from random visions, maybe stick to town cryers, your sundry prophets, and legends told around the campfire for your informational resources...)


I am not interested in the spelling and grammer police. This is often a thin attempt at censorship and rudeness...pecking order or one upmanship. It is not a good debate point on a board like this.


What is worse to me is that many this type of educated people are now our leaders with a sense of "Entitlement." this is become clear to many out here.

Would that I had a better education than what I possess but at the same time I have worked around alot of engineers and so called educated types. I would not give them a wrench or trust them to feed my pets. With a wrench some of these educated types can get you killed..so be careful as to what you think is today educated . Also remember many of these same educated and intolerant lots are todays leaders.

Dont let them try to intimidate you with education as if it is the tell all and know all of everything. It is not.

Some of us have long ago gotten past the worship of education.

Here for example... Democide.

en.wikipedia.org...


Democide is a concept and understanding seldom taught to people today next to it's significance in thinking and looking at the world around us.

Democide is death by ones own government.

What RJ Rummels states in this article on Democide is here..


His research shows that the death toll from democide is far greater than the death toll from war. After studying over 8,000 reports of government-caused deaths, Rummel estimates that there have been 262 million victims of democide in the last century. According to his figures, six times as many people have died from the actions of people working for governments than have died in battle.


Notice carefully that RJ Rummell is describing the last 100 years. The last 100 years is the time of education...enlightenment...reason..illuminated people running the world.

Yet we have some estimated 262 million people being killed by their own governments and not in times of war..but in addition to wars.

This puts a stark contrast to education and what is taught to most people..even by leadership financing public education.

What is of interest to me is how many of these people were killed by their own government in Communist/anti God/anti religion nations where as Hegel stated..."The State is God."

Be very careful here what one thinks is education..much is often missing from our thinkingt and instead substituted with rudeness, crassness, and vitriol..in lieu of thinking and real exchanging of informations.

I will also remind the readers here that the communist nations are also very very devoutly, zealousely, and religious believers in education and higher learning. Even devoutly , zealously, and religiously believers in Science.
Hence I am very dubious when atheists attempt to use or misuse science as the new paradigm for their devout and zealous beliefs.

I will remind the readers here that the Muslim nations are also very devout about science. So some caution about science is needed here.

Remember this when Atheists are in boards like this and attempting to work you over the coals.

At the same time ..if your ministers are not teaching you about concepts like Democide and what it means and implies about the Word and also your understanding of the world around you...they are at fault as well for your ignorance and it ought not to be this way.
Not only that ..many of you Believers out here ought to know of this on your own..by reading and learning ...meaning know enough to check up on your ministers and find out what they are not teaching you. You might be surprised to find out what they are not teaching you...on purpose.


On the other hand ...for the Believers out here ...remember something ...about Science. Science has made a plethora of new products to sell and market to us in various ways. This plethora has not necessarily made us better people. It has, however, made us better consumers. Do not allow others to mark you in such ignorance about science and the education accompanying science and knowledge to the point you loose sight of this simplicity.

The quest here is not necessarily about Communism verses Atheism...it is about Absolute power..ie..Feudalism.

For the history reads that men have always tried to return to "Absolute Power" through religion or without religion and various systems have been devised by men to accomplish this.

Communism is only one such system
So too is Feudalism or what is sometimes called "Divine Right of Kings."

So too is Secularism or Humanism..and other anti religion systems. For when you look closely at these secular, socialist, Humanistic governments once again in like manner to Communism ..you wind back up at Hegel and "The State is God."
You just took a different road. You still wind up with a lack of individual liberty and freedom...individual ability to make choices for yourself.

And Power is a devout religious belief system to men who so covet it. Be Warned about this. Educate yourself.
Also the Bible or Word ...the contrast in these system is to be found in there for the perceptive...by the history of what happened.

Much of this in the Bible History and the quest for power is also to be found in Secular History and the Science of Archeology.
It is just that they are so seldom tied together for the student to see them for what they are. Either by secular teachers nor ministers.

Thanks,
Orangetom


Thank You for the wonderful post and for your time in creating it...

Unfortunately the ministers of the masses are the public school teachers in the United States but we have much more compassionate citizens even out of the lot on the left.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:39 AM
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:43 AM
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BenReclused
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Well that cooling off period didn't work

Why do you say that?

My last response couldn't have been any more civil, and honest, than it was.

Or was that, in truth, only an attempt to silence me? If so, I reckon you are, indeed, correct.

See ya buddy,
Milt


I think it was just fine, mature and logical... sometimes there is just no contest, but it is more often than not.
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:58 AM
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Nope a bit of a giggle hence the laughing dude

That's cool!

Originally, I thought that you may have been mocking me, and almost removed "buddy" from your farewell. Now, I'm sure glad that I didn't... I reckon...

See ya buddy,
Milt



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:59 AM
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blupblup

SisyphusRide


In this topic I am going to try to ascertain the connection between atheism and communism, and I would like to try to make the link between the two philosophies.



Atheism is a lack of belief.

It's not a belief system, nor is it a philosophy.

Kind of how you're a Reality Atheist, because you believe in make-believe


I would love to see someone try to edit Wikipedia for each immoral atheist murderer who I have posted a link for... their "religion" is listed as Atheist.

Atheism is a philosophy and here we have an example of the moral code of this said philosophy, does it matter for one atheist who may not be filthy? no because they are not the authors of history.

there is bound to be one good atheist somewhere on the planet who doesn't think like a communist?
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:06 AM
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Good Atheists.


en.wikipedia.org...

brainz.org...

Most are not communist.

Heck I can find more? I can find more here on ATS, I can find more in the pals I have whom are Atheists.

Can you stop please claiming that the religious have a monopoly on having morals, morals were not invented by Christians as you know.

So you want to change Wiki with lies and your warped version of things eh? To change the truth and to tell lies about people? and you are a good guy are you...pfft.
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:14 AM
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Heck I could post a long list of evil religious folk...but I will not because I understand people can be evil, religious or not.
Heck even an evil man can do good things and good man evil things.
Human nature.
But Religion can make a truly good man do evil things also.
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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does science make someone "good" or a good person?

please clarify...



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:24 AM
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If they have advanced humanity in a good positive way yes.
Clutching at straws arn't you.

Religious turn away atheist soup kitchen staff they do good anyway.

www.washingtonpost.com...

www.huffingtonpost.com...

I could post all day but surely you get the message.



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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:40 AM
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So your cool with Buddhists and Hindus, despite them not believing in your god.


yes... I respect others freedom of religion.



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