Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

There are 38659 comments on the www.washingtonpost.com story from Apr 30, 2011, titled Why do Americans still dislike atheists?. In it, www.washingtonpost.com reports that:

Long after blacks and Jews have made great strides, and even as homosexuals gain respect, acceptance and new rights, there is still a group that lots of Americans just don't like much: atheists.

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Since: Feb 11

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#38847 Jun 24, 2012
IRYW wrote:
YOu and your tiny cadre of clowns are the laughingstock of these threads.
Right.

You and your tiny cadre of clowns are insisting rocks are atheists, and that people can drown when drinking A glass of water.

I am not bothered by the braying of jackasses.
IRYW

Malvern, PA

#38848 Jun 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Virtually everyone at one time agreed that the world was flat.
Because something cannot be proved does not make it false.
A flat world was an empirical claim that was empirically falsified.

You lunatics shrieking that 'just because I can't prove my imaginary friend exists doesn't mean it isn't real" don't realize that you are saying the equivalent of "just because you can't prove the universe wasn't created last Monday morning by a magic kumquat doesn't mean it isn't true". I mean, seriously, if you don't know how bat-s**t crazy you sound you have a serious problem.
Naturally Wired

Moncton, Canada

#38849 Jun 24, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Bob already laid it out for you. I perhaps should have said 6000 to 10000 years as some fruitcakes give the earth a bonus 4000 years lol
Feel free to look up why theists believe the earth is only 6000 to 10000 years old using the bible. I don't waste much time on boring old middle east myths though.
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You don't know what I believe.

I simply asked you to show me the verses of the Bible that say the earth is 6000 yrs old. There are none and you couldn't show me, so therefore you have to admit you made it up.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#38850 Jun 24, 2012
If you are looking for a scripture that says, and the serpent said to Eve in the year 2012 the earth will be 6000 years old. You won't find it, although there's lots of incest going on. Theologian experts take the age of scrolls and all the begats and other events in the book and surmise 6000 to 10000 years. Now in other works of fiction Darth Vader never said. Luke I am your father. He said.. No I am your father.

Glad to be of help.
Naturally Wired wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know what I believe.
I simply asked you to show me the verses of the Bible that say the earth is 6000 yrs old. There are none and you couldn't show me, so therefore you have to admit you made it up.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#38851 Jun 24, 2012
SoIn your opinion people can just make up anything without showing proof? Have I got a bride to sell you!
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
NO, it isn't.
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#38852 Jun 24, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
SoIn your opinion people can just make up anything without showing proof? Have I got a bride to sell you!
<quoted text>
4004 Years Before Christ.....2012 Since

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38853 Jun 24, 2012
Naturally Wired wrote:
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You said the Bible says the earth is only 6000 yrs old.
I'm just wondering where it says that in the Bible. Why can't you tell me where? Or can anyone tell me?
" http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... ;

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38854 Jun 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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So you freely admit the bruise you got on your forehead comes from your boyfriend's belt buckle?
Your fascination with gay sex is duly noted and recorded.

You must be as gay as anyone, ever.

Nice one-- it takes courage to admit you are gay, on a forum like this.

Good for you!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38855 Jun 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean like the people who say the bible says the earth is 6000 years old and then when they are asked which one they can't find one.
" http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... ;

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38856 Jun 24, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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4004 Years Before Christ.....2012 Since
And both figures are fantasy-delusion.

There was no christ to be before.

Nor was there ever a christ to be after.

Which is why it is now called "common era".
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#38857 Jun 24, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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And both figures are fantasy-delusion.
There was no christ to be before.
Nor was there ever a christ to be after.
Which is why it is now called "common era".
LOL.....Called That By Common People

Dont Worry, Someday You Will Catch Up.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#38858 Jun 24, 2012
wolverine wrote:
<quoted text>LOL.....Called That By Common People

Dont Worry, Someday You Will Catch Up.
So we hope he does.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#38860 Jun 24, 2012
Naturally Wired wrote:
I've been waiting. Guess some people must be frantically looking for the Bible verses that says the earth is 6000 yrs old.....lol
No need. Genesis begins with Adam & Eve ... they started begat'n offspring (after eating from the apple tree of course) and PUFF!! The World as we Know It. 6000 years, 4000000000 years ... it's an oversight of biblical proportions.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#38861 Jun 24, 2012
Naturally Wired wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know what I believe.
I simply asked you to show me the verses of the Bible that say the earth is 6000 yrs old. There are none and you couldn't show me, so therefore you have to admit you made it up.
When the bible was written, nobody could count to 6000 nor was there a way to record such a figure. They went by the number of "begats". Here's a few verses to get you started ...

Genesis 4:18
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

Genesis 5:3
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

Genesis 5:4
And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:6
And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

Genesis 5:7
And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:9
And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

Genesis 5:10
And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:12
And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:

Genesis 5:13
And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:15
And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

... gotta admit ... they were a healthy, long lived bunch back then. Must of been all the Kosher foods.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#38862 Jun 24, 2012
For Adam and Eve their lives were extra long considering that they were to die the very day they ate the magical fruit! Lol!
soso

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#38864 Jun 24, 2012

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38865 Jun 24, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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LOL.....Called That By Common People
Dont Worry, Someday You Will Catch Up.
Nope-- all modern and educated Historians use "Common era" and "before common era".

Only brain-dead fools such as yourself, cling to the goat-herding superstition of stone-age myth.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38866 Jun 24, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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So we hope he does.
The only way I could "catch up" to you?

Would be if I had most of my brain removed-- either virtually or actually.

In your case? I'm not sure which it was...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38867 Jun 24, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
For Adam and Eve their lives were extra long considering that they were to die the very day they ate the magical fruit! Lol!
Yeah... imagine that?

The bible lied to Adam and Eve...

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#38868 Jun 24, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>The only way I could "catch up" to you?

Would be if I had most of my brain removed-- either virtually or actually.

In your case? I'm not sure which it was...
Retard but hey If you ever become a father can I have one of the puppies?

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