In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#45850 Jan 5, 2013
Calm Liberal wrote:
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Even if Hitler was an atheist, his atheism did not cause him to committ his crimes against the Jewish people, and atheism did not cause him to launch unprovoked wars of agression. Hitler had an unreasoning hatred and suspicion of Jews. So did the Protestant reformer Martin Luther.(Luther also advocated the destruction of the Jews.)
And plenty of non-atheists have launched unprovoked wars of aggression. The so-called Christians who decimated native American tribes in the U.S. during the 19th century are juts one example. In 2003, President George W. Bush ordered an unprovoked attack against Iraq, and yet he loudly proclaims himself a Christian. I am an atheist myself, but I have never committed an act of aggression against anyone, nor do I have any desire to do so.
So no, a person's religious faith, or lack of such faith, is not an indicator of whether than person is moral or immoral.
True. Religion is just a very convenient tool for getting masses of people to do things they might not otherwise do.

Since: Feb 11

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#45851 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Your high school classes resume on Monday
Hitler = Catholic.

Sun- east

Since: Feb 11

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#45852 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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"NotBots" = You lost those arguments as well?
Is the United King_dom a monarchy, yes or no?

I guess as a troll you are sort of stuck here since you have taken both positions...

Since: Feb 11

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#45853 Jan 5, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
Within seconds of their death, every single atheist will become an instant believer in Almighty God!
Before or after, darling?

Since: Feb 11

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#45854 Jan 5, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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True. Religion is just a very convenient tool for getting masses of people to do things they might not otherwise do.
Complete nonsense, of course.

One excuse as good as the next.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

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#45855 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Alter boy catholic when young,
Hitler was a Nazi,
Gassed Priests and nuns.
Atheists like to believe Hitler was a Roman Catholic.
Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann atheists
Hitler = catholic (outlawed atheism)
Eichmann = christian
mao = went to catholic school
stalin = orthodox christian

atheism doesn't make people communists!
Lincoln

United States

#45856 Jan 5, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Hitler = catholic (outlawed atheism)
Eichmann = christian
mao = went to catholic school
stalin = orthodox christian
atheism doesn't make people communists!
amusing but not correct .
you roam topix rather than a high school classroom.
Lincoln

United States

#45857 Jan 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Is the United King_dom a monarchy, yes or no?
I guess as a troll you are sort of stuck here since you have taken both positions...
Glorious Revolution
Constitutional Monarchy without a written constitution.
House of Commons

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

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#45858 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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amusing but not correct .
you roam topix rather than a high school classroom.
you are a liar none of them was an atheist
Lincoln

United States

#45859 Jan 5, 2013
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann all were atheists.

Mussolini was Christian.
His greatest hists album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"

Since: Feb 11

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#45860 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann all were atheists.
Nope.
Lincoln

United States

#45861 Jan 5, 2013
His greatest Hits album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45862 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann all were atheists.
Mussolini was Christian.
His greatest hists album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"
Hitler was a Catholic.

Stalin was raised christian.

I forget the others. You need to learn history, and not ignore the parts you disagreed with.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

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#45863 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann all were atheists.
Mussolini was Christian.
His greatest hists album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"
you are a liar posting terrible libel against those who do not believe in God.

Since: Feb 11

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#45864 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Stalin was raised christian.
Stalin was an atheist.

One lie doesn't offset another lie.

Though we can agree: you have lots of lies in storage.

Since: Feb 11

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#45865 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
You need to learn history, and not ignore the parts you disagreed with.
Really?

Stalin was an atheist.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45866 Jan 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Really?
Stalin was an atheist.
Does not change the fact that he was raised a christian.

Since: Feb 11

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#45867 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Does not change the fact that he was raised a christian.
It is a lie to pretend Stalin was a Christian.

A partial truth is not true at all: it's a lie.
Lincoln

United States

#45868 Jan 5, 2013
It has not taken long for the New Atheism to become old hat. The term has been used to denote the writers of a series of bestselling books published in the past decade (among them Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and A. C. Grayling). Already, the movement is under serious pressure from a Church that - for all its recent upheavals - is showing signs of practical and intellectual renewal.
From the start, the tone of these anti-religious polemics suggested weakness rather than strength. New Atheism is best understood as a response to the persistence of faith, not its decline. This explains its tone of increasingly angry bafflement at the fact that people continue to believe and practise.
In the 1970s and '80s, many atheists assumed that the intellectual case against theism had been won decisively. They assumed that the wider culture would soon catch up, and religion be relegated to a purely private domain for a dwindling minority of followers.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#45869 Jan 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Your idea of what constitutes anger could do with a little revision.
However, if anything was verified it was your poor attempt at using superstitious mumbo jumbo to troll.
You constitute the definition of anger , you dipshit worthless atheist.

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