In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Thinking

Royston, UK

#49681 Aug 20, 2013
If you're only interesed in taking the last word out of context, then you live in a republic exactly like Iran.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Out of context?
In the English language, the word that comes in front of the noun (typically) is an adjective... which is used to define or further qualify that noun.
A constitutional monarchy is a monarchy.
Maybe they spent too much time in those required Christian classes and not enough in English, eh, STicky?
PS: The US is a democracy- if your like, you can say it is a democratic republic.
We- citizens- elect out members of our "parliament"- all of them, excluding those who are appointed to fill in the incomplete term due to death or resignation... well over 99 percent.
The SUBJECTS in the UK- to compare- elect less than half.
An appointed parliament- by no stretch- is not a democratic government.
Pointing aside your head of state is off course.. a monarch.
LCNlin

United States

#49682 Aug 20, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody here gives a f what a weasley creationist failure thinks.
Defensive and irrational.
New face of atheism ?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#49684 Aug 21, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Defensive and irrational.
New face of atheism ?
Old face off NotBotism.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#49685 Sep 3, 2013
PS: still waiting for that proof I live in Arizona...
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#49686 Sep 4, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
Iran and England have established Churches.
In the United States we have separation of Church and State.
Atheists in England seem rather weak if they can not change your home grown theocracy ?
Just saying ....
If we call loudly enough to change it we are called 'aggressive' or 'intolerant'.

I don't think the USA's population has rejected superstition and marginalised religion as well as England's has, so you're hardly in a position to 'just say'.

Either way, Abrahamic religions are man-made superstition. No god sent a prophet to Earth and there's no such thing as gods or pixies.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#49687 Sep 4, 2013
EdSed wrote:
Either way, Abrahamic religions are man-made superstition.
No proof one way or the other, exists or doesn't.

So nothing changed from top of the thread.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#49689 Aug 15, 2015
.
Cherokee Prince wrote:
You have almost 73,000 posts. You have been on Topix for years. And you think your espousals and argumentation are worth keeping.
They are invaluable to me. Because of them, I rarely need to write the same post twice, and can reproduce them for other venues.

Plus, I can defend my claims about what I posted, and often, to my claims about what others to whom I have responded have posted - if I responded to that post, and can recall specific words in my response.

Look at the huge advantage I have over posters like the Redneck and Buck, who have to make unsupported claims about what they can recall with their photogenic memories.

And it's so easy. It requires very little effort.

I also keep a separate list of the most substantial posts. Here - enjoy a few. For some reason, you generally need to copy and paste them rather than click on them

[465] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... [Compare atheism Christianity category error]
[466] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... [Zuckerman and Paul]
[467] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... [Definition of religion]
[468] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... [Moral theory]
[469] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... [Random is not the same as undesigned]
[470] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Intuition]
[471] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Messiah descend from David]
[472] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [What is truth – pragmatic epistemology]
[473] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [The doctrine of vengeance, punishment, and blame]
[474] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Christianity and education/intelligence]
[475] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Criticizing Islam]
[476] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/T9VIDFADG... [Antony Flew]
[477] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [CS Lewis the hack]
[478] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Origins hypotheses and uncreated gods]
[479] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Christian vs secular upbringing]
[480] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Definition of Christian]
[481] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [fine tuning, inhospitable earth, requirements for life]
[482] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [flaming Christians]
[483] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE... [Consciousness and time]
[484] http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... [Definition of the church and Christianity]
ChristineW

Pompano Beach, FL

#49690 Aug 19, 2015
Atheists are free in America, can run for political office and have the same rights as other

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#49691 Aug 19, 2015
ChristineW wrote:
Atheists are free in America, can run for political office and have the same rights as other
If only that were true. 7 states, Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, specifically bar Atheists from holding any public office.

So on again the godbot troll shows his complete lack of understanding of both America and atheism.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#49692 Aug 19, 2015
The Brethren share the unconditional love of God
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/aug/1...
Sometimes our best is not so good
SDR: Where do you go when you die?

PHS: I believe there is some kind of spiritual something. Some call it heaven…. I’m more of a universal salvation person — I believe no matter what happens afterwards, it’s not ours to control but God’s. I will trust God — God created us in God’s image and whatever happens after this is really for God to decide. It’s more than likely God loves each of us, and if we’re going to put that in terms of parental love. I don’t know of a single parent who would send someone bad, disappointing, or evil to a place like hell. I don’t use that kind of language. Rather I say, God loves us all — and we’re doing the best we can here, folks. Sometimes our best is not so good but it’s the best we can do in the situation we find ourselves.
thetruth

East Barnet, UK

#49694 Aug 20, 2015
ChristineW wrote:
Atheists are free in America, can run for political office and have the same rights as other
Why do you lie 24/7 for your cult?

Were you dropped as a child?
thetruth

East Barnet, UK

#49695 Aug 20, 2015
...or thrown maybe?
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#49696 Aug 20, 2015
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
If only that were true. 7 states, Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, specifically bar Atheists from holding any public office.
So on again the godbot troll shows his complete lack of understanding of both America and atheism.
There's even an atheist commentator on FOX.

See if you can guess who he is.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#49697 Aug 20, 2015
Eagle 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
There's even an atheist commentator on FOX.
See if you can guess who he is.
Oh wow, the total indignity, what is your country comming to? An actual and for real atheist on actual television, disgusting... you should contact the station and complain, no.. contact the state governer.

Is he/she allowed to comment on all the televangelists on TV who fleece the viewers in Jesus name so they can live in their luxury mansions on their luxury estates?

As far as I am aware fox is not a politicsl office despite murdoch's power to manulate the viewers

Actually don't give a damn, I don't read murdoch's papers, I don't watch his TV. The man and his sons are odious little prick's, not American but made for the county because they are representative of the worst that far right wing ing American fascist capitalism can give
arvba

Rochester, PA

#49698 Aug 21, 2015

What a Message whats the beef?

“Evi Limp”

Since: Mar 14

Impville, Hades

#49699 Aug 22, 2015
arvba wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =AldpT48qb1oXX
What a Message whats the beef?
what the frigfrag does that have to do with anything other than advertising unedumicated redneckism?

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Evi Limp”

Since: Mar 14

Impville, Hades

#49700 Aug 22, 2015

Since: Jul 15

Location hidden

#49701 Aug 26, 2015
ChristineW wrote:
Atheists are free in America, can run for political office and have the same rights as other
Or run under the guise of religion, like Hitler did.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#49702 Aug 26, 2015
Boy Scouts of America will still ban atheists despite lifting ban on gays
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/08/04/boy-scou...
“Only persons willing to subscribe to this Declaration of Religious Principle and to the Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America shall be entitled to certificates of membership.”
thetruth

East Barnet, UK

#49703 Aug 26, 2015
-Stray Dog wrote:
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Or run under the guise of religion, like Hitler did.
What do you mean 'under the guise'- he was strongly religious and thought he was acting as god.

That's what unproven religious illnesses do to people.

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