Political atheism continues to mobili...

Political atheism continues to mobilize in US

There are 191 comments on the Bermuda Sun story from May 11, 2012, titled Political atheism continues to mobilize in US. In it, Bermuda Sun reports that:

FRIDAY, MAY 11: One of the biggest growth areas in political activism around religion is coming from an unlikely source - the nonreligious.

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Atheism-the evil religion

Gardendale, AL

#2 May 12, 2012
This explains why our government is more corrupt than ever.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#3 May 13, 2012
"The Secular Coalition for America, an umbrella organization that represents 11 nontheistic groups, including American Atheists and the American Humanist Association, is looking to take its secular-based activism out of the nation’s capital and into the states." Unquote.

This is a political reaction to the prejudice of religionists such as Geo Bush41's comments about atheists not being citizens and religionists' reluctance to vote for non-religious political candidates.

There is also misunderstandings like that about 'potiive atheism'. Look at this widely believed nonsense from...
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_differe...
"The Negative Atheist: I don't believe God exists. 2. The Positive Atheist: I believe, or am sure, God does not (or cannot) exist." Unquote.

That is a religionists view of positive atheism. Atheists see both agnosticism, weak atheism and strong atheism as postive, not negative.

Note the real meanings of agnosticism and atheism in the dictionary...
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/agnostic

From:
Weak atheism is hard to distinguish from agnosticism and few atheists are 'strong atheists'.
http://atheism.about.com/od/atheismquestions/...
A weak atheist is someone who lacks theism and who does not happen to believe in the existence of any gods — no more, no less.

That should clarify matters for the thoughtful and warn of the dangers of believing silly answers from sites like Wiki..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_and_pos...
'Positive atheism' should simply mean atheism that is positive, not negative - nothing more. That is what some of us mean by it but we must be aware of the narrow,'Wiki' interpretation. Be careful never to assume it means anything other than what the speaker/writer means by it.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#4 May 13, 2012
Atheism-the evil religion wrote:
This explains why our government is more corrupt than ever.
What a surprise!! The godbot missed the point of the articale!!

LOL!!!! Name one atheist in goverment. LOL!!!!
No wonder you're in Alabammy.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#5 May 13, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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..Name one atheist in goverment....
Pres Obama?:-)

Who knows? Perhaps there are atheists in the USGov. Convensional wisdom is that one must profess a faith to be elected these days. If one keeps the fiction going for the sake of friends and family, why not for the general public?
redneck

Cave Junction, OR

#6 May 13, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Pres Obama?:-)
Who knows? Perhaps there are atheists in the USGov. Convensional wisdom is that one must profess a faith to be elected these days. If one keeps the fiction going for the sake of friends and family, why not for the general public?
In the same sense,bishops and cardinals are intelligent men. At some point, they must realize that there is no god but saying so would make them give up luxury and power.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#7 May 13, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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What a surprise!! The godbot missed the point of the articale!!
LOL!!!! Name one atheist in goverment. LOL!!!!
No wonder you're in Alabammy.
He probably never even read the article. However, in Alabammy he's soon to have some more Secularist company. They could use it.

From the article:

"From June, the Washington-based SCA will install directors in 18 states including Hawaii, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Alabama. State directors will meet with local politicians and train and mobilize local nontheists to lobby on behalf of secular issues and causes."
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#8 May 13, 2012
redneck wrote:
<quoted text>In the same sense,bishops and cardinals are intelligent men. At some point, they must realize that there is no god but saying so would make them give up luxury and power.
That might be the case but it depends why the individual is superstitious. Some people seem to need to believe in god. Others believe they have 'had a revelation' or some supernatural experience. I wouldn't be too quick to assume that everyone can live without superstitious beliefs.

What does seem clear is that the superstitious are a clear minority and that religion is the last bastion of mass-superstition.

UK News:
What is interesting in the UK at the moment is that Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and leading clerical head of the Anglican Church will resign this December (2012).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17399403
This is significant in that he is a highly respected intellectual (and on very good terms with Prof Richard Dawkins. The two often saw eye-to-eye compared to the religious fundies whom they oppose). The next incumbent is likely to be far less intelligent, accomplished or so widely respected. As far as I can see, there simply are no religionists of his intellectual stature to replace him. The best seem to have left the Church,(e.g. ex-Bishop Holloway)..
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/19/r...

They talk of Islam in the UK, but religion seems to be dying fast here. I sometimes think it is kept going as much by Muslim immigration as anything else! With luck, the next generation should see it as a minority sport.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#9 May 13, 2012
This is a time long in coming. For too long we have allowed ourselves to be pushed into the closet, ignored, and blamed for the crap that is not our fault. We need politicians in office who are atheists, open and outspoken.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#10 May 13, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Pres Obama?:-)
Who knows? Perhaps there are atheists in the USGov. Convensional wisdom is that one must profess a faith to be elected these days. If one keeps the fiction going for the sake of friends and family, why not for the general public?
Doubtful. Pre-2008, Obama regularly attended the church where Jeremiah Wright preached. Rev. Wright regularly leveled withering criticism against American foreign policy, white people and race relations in the US, poverty in America, etc. Rev. Wright is considerably to the left of Obama. The republicans seized on this, attributing Wright's opinions to Obama.

If Obama were just going through the motions, one would expect him to find some mushy, mainstream, non-controversial church to attend. That would get him all the upside of being a member of the club of believers, with none of the downside of affiliation with the controversial reverend. Obama strikes me as someone who does nothing by accident, or without giving it a great deal of thought. Clearly, he knew Wright was a potential liability and stuck with him. That's not the mark of a christianity of convenience.
Atheism-the evil religion

Gardendale, AL

#11 May 13, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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What a surprise!! The godbot missed the point of the articale!!
LOL!!!! Name one atheist in goverment. LOL!!!!
No wonder you're in Alabammy.
Obama, his cowardly actions prove it.
Atheism-the evil religion

Gardendale, AL

#12 May 13, 2012
MrDesoto1 wrote:
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He probably never even read the article. However, in Alabammy he's soon to have some more Secularist company. They could use it.
From the article:
"From June, the Washington-based SCA will install directors in 18 states including Hawaii, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Alabama. State directors will meet with local politicians and train and mobilize local nontheists to lobby on behalf of secular issues and causes."
This proves that atheism is a religion. Thanks for warning us that your cult is headed our way. It looks like you are really trying to destroy EVERY state in the union.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#13 May 13, 2012
Atheism-the evil religion wrote:
This explains why our government is more corrupt than ever.
OH my delusional mother of god.

You blame everyone but yourself.

Name the atheist that has control of our governing system.

How do you come by all the hate and nefarious idiosyncrasies.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#14 May 13, 2012
Atheism-the evil religion wrote:
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Obama, his cowardly actions prove it.
Obama says he is a christian.
You don't get to judge him.

(See: "No true scotsman fallacy)

If we use your measure of judgement, then YOU would be an atheist too by your standards. LOL!!

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#15 May 13, 2012
Atheism-the evil religion wrote:
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Obama, his cowardly actions prove it.
I can’t argue with you there, but even thought I never voted for Obama, I would not vote for a fundamentalist religious person.
Atheism-the evil religion

Gardendale, AL

#16 May 13, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
This is a time long in coming. For too long we have allowed ourselves to be pushed into the closet, ignored, and blamed for the crap that is not our fault. We need politicians in office who are atheists, open and outspoken.
And after you've finished corrupting the nation, we can look back and blame you for the messes we as Christians will have to clean up.

I'm already pointing out daily the things to blame you for. Everyone looking at your posts, agree with me that you are the problem facing America's dismal future.
Atheism-the evil religion

Gardendale, AL

#17 May 13, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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Obama says he is a christian.
You don't get to judge him.
(See: "No true scotsman fallacy)
If we use your measure of judgement, then YOU would be an atheist too by your standards. LOL!!
Obama is a liar, just like you.

I get to profile you whether you like it or not.

I'm not an atheist....I can't be that stupid.
Atheism-the evil religion

Gardendale, AL

#18 May 13, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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I can’t argue with you there, but even thought I never voted for Obama, I would not vote for a fundamentalist religious person.
So you enjoy watching the country collapse?

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#19 May 13, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama says he is a christian.
You don't get to judge him.
(See: "No true scotsman fallacy)
If we use your measure of judgement, then YOU would be an atheist too by your standards. LOL!!
NO by his own words and actions here on topix he would be a heretic reprobate.

Please do not put him in the category of atheist, we have higher morals that that.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#20 May 13, 2012
Atheism-the evil religion wrote:
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So you enjoy watching the country collapse?
It is the ones like you that bring this country down.

Claim one thing and do another, hide behind your religion and cause harm to others just because they do not believe as you do.

We can in time fight and undo the stupid acts of this and other governing bodies, but it is hard to fight the brainwashed religious fundamentalist. Their delusions and ideas will bring this country down to where it was before the revolution.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#21 May 13, 2012
Atheism-the evil religion wrote:
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Obama is a liar, just like you.
I get to profile you whether you like it or not.
I'm not an atheist....I can't be that stupid.
I don't really care if some nut-job, myth believer like you profiles me.

No, you are barely smart enough to breath, much less be an atheist. You are too scared, and gullible.

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