Atheism Shouldn't Be a Crime

Atheism Shouldn't Be a Crime

There are 19 comments on the Psychology Today story from Apr 10, 2013, titled Atheism Shouldn't Be a Crime. In it, Psychology Today reports that:

If you think it's rough being an atheist in America, consider the situation in less open societies.

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Since: Sep 10

Earth

#1 Apr 13, 2013
Religious cults don't have responses to atheist arguments, so they resort to what cults do best: commit violence.

The strongest argument is the one that ANSWERS questions best. It is NOT the one with enough physical force to prevent questions.

Either cults can't understand that fact, or they understand it too well. It certainly explains their willingness to murder those who choose to think.

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Apr 13, 2013
Quote, "... blasphemy should not be criminalized, but celebrated. Those subversive individuals with the bad manners to remind us that no idea is sacred - that governmental defense of any theology necessarily weakens the legitimacy of both the government and the theology - should be thanked for making us think and for reminding us that we live in a free, open society.."
My feelings exactly.
Lincoln

United States

#3 Apr 13, 2013
atheism is not a crime..... rather a philosophy championed in ancient Greece.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 Apr 13, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
atheism is not a crime..... rather a philosophy championed in ancient Greece.
No,'atheist' is just what religionists and the superstitious call non-believers..
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engl...

Philosophy is usually positive...
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/philosophy

Most modern non-believers (i.e. the non-religious and people of no religious faith) naturally tend to prefer humanist philosophies rather than ideological or superstitious dogma.
Lincoln

United States

#5 Apr 13, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>No,'atheist' is just what religionists and the superstitious call non-believers..
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engl...
Philosophy is usually positive...
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/philosophy
Most modern non-believers (i.e. the non-religious and people of no religious faith) naturally tend to prefer humanist philosophies rather than ideological or superstitious dogma.
Atheism and Democracy have many definitions. Many of these are found in different languages.
Talking with atheist friends recently found degrees of atheism and agnostic beliefs intertwined, in some individuals.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#6 Apr 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism and Democracy have many definitions. Many of these are found in different languages.
Talking with atheist friends recently found degrees of atheism and agnostic beliefs intertwined, in some individuals.
Atheism is a simple disbelief in god.

Now you know, you can stop lying about it.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#7 Apr 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism and Democracy have many definitions. Many of these are found in different languages.
Talking with atheist friends recently found degrees of atheism and agnostic beliefs intertwined, in some individuals.
Agnosticism isn't a belief, it's an acknowledgment and honest admittance.
Lincoln

United States

#8 Apr 14, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Agnosticism isn't a belief, it's an acknowledgment and honest admittance.
Enjoy your posts
People seem to embrace different views.....often move from belief to non belief back to belief throughout their lives.

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
Henri Poincaire
"Of Science and Hypotheses"

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9 Apr 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Enjoy your posts
People seem to embrace different views.....often move from belief to non belief back to belief throughout their lives.
To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
Henri Poincaire
"Of Science and Hypotheses"
Cornered, defeated theist with nothing of worth to say. Run along now waste of space, your days of lying about atheists on this forum are over.

Wasen't that a wasted effort on your part?
Lincoln

United States

#10 Apr 14, 2013
Militant atheist: I hate people who believe in God Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I use swear words Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I am a legend, you are a liar . Blah! Blah! Blah!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#11 Apr 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Militant atheist: I hate people who believe in God Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I use swear words Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I am a legend, you are a liar . Blah! Blah! Blah!
No such thing as a militant athiest. You just can't help but stop lying about atheists can you?

What a sore loser.
Thinking

Sturminster Newton, UK

#12 Apr 15, 2013
Whereas religitards prefer to sexually abuse children but not use swear words.
Lincoln wrote:
Militant atheist: I hate people who believe in God Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I use swear words Blah! Blah! Blah!
Militant atheist: I am a legend, you are a liar . Blah! Blah! Blah!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#13 Apr 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Enjoy your posts
People seem to embrace different views.....often move from belief to non belief back to belief throughout their lives.
To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
Henri Poincaire
"Of Science and Hypotheses"
That is one of the problems, no one single label can ever accommodate all aspects of any living thing, thus, agnostic atheist or gnostic deist are perfectly acceptable, but a lot of people are just too stupid to get that. My full "label" would be something like "agnostic atheist asexual programmer knitter pale skinned human ape ...." ... you get the idea. The people who want to force false dichotomies or segregation tend to only focus on one label and ignore all the other aspects of the being. It's sad.
Lincoln

United States

#14 Apr 15, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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That is one of the problems, no one single label can ever accommodate all aspects of any living thing, thus, agnostic atheist or gnostic deist are perfectly acceptable, but a lot of people are just too stupid to get that. My full "label" would be something like "agnostic atheist asexual programmer knitter pale skinned human ape ...." ... you get the idea. The people who want to force false dichotomies or segregation tend to only focus on one label and ignore all the other aspects of the being. It's sad.
Agree that labels often fail.

News from Boston today is terrible.
Peace

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#15 Apr 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Agree that labels often fail.
News from Boston today is terrible.
Peace
Another attempt to change the subject when faced with the fact that you have no proof of god.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16 Apr 15, 2013
Now lets watch the apologist cults try and explain away boston...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#17 Apr 15, 2013
Its sad when a tragedy is highjacked by the religious agenda.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#18 Apr 15, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
Now lets watch the apologist cults try and explain away boston...
I will bet you a beer of your choosing, that the nut-jobs behind this, will turn out to be True Believers™ of some stripe or another.

Non-believers tend to recognize that life is but once and once-only.

And therefore, tend to avoid taking life if possible.

It's True Believers™ who are willing to follow the example of their ugly gods in their ugly "holy" books:

** Punish and murder the >>innocent<< to try to get to the allegedly "guilty".

The bible is chock-full of examples, as is the quoran.

They are ugly books.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19 Apr 15, 2013
... and they create people who act in very ugly ways...

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