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leaving behind childish superstition.
I'm a staunch atheist and would never insult religious believers by calling their beliefs "childish superstition," to do so is it's petty and childish.
While not as intense an insult as calling all non-believers, sinners (as Christians tend to do with ease), it's still a statement beneath dignity.
reply to post by Lysergic
I think the religious are the lazy ones...falling for another mans version of the truth and not using their god given mind to figure it out themselves.
At least atheists have thought hard about the big questions and have had the bravery to go against the grain of organised religion.
There is no difference between atheism and agnosticism because it is impossible for anyone to “know” whether God existed or not.
reply to post by Eryiedes
If religion shrinks that doesn't mean atheism will take over... You don't need to have particular religious affiliation to have faith.
I know half of you atheists are faking anyway, it takes 10 times as much faith to believe in atheism as creationism.
what is a belief in atheism? I've never heard of such a thing.
and it takes 10 times more faith? faith in what?
Sounds like ignorance to me.
I guess what you mean is that religion is the easy way out. You don't have to think for yourself, you don't have to justify yourself, you don't have to explain yourself. Just recite the bible, say a prayer and call on christ to defend you. Easy peasy.
And if it all goes pear shaped, why the devil made you do it.
Yeah, you're probably right. It does take more effort to be an atheist. What with the having to take responsibility for your own actions, self, morals and lifestyle. No 'get into heaven' free cards.