Does America need any more angry atheists?

Sep 4, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

I used to be an angry atheist - you know - one of those who get really ticked off with religious fundamentalism and is not afraid to say so in a voice both loud and sibilant.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Sep 5, 2012
Yes, and I like the article.
nOgOd

Rockford, IL

#2 Sep 6, 2012
All we can get!

“ALONUSAHI ANANAEL”

Since: Oct 09

ST George UT

#3 Sep 7, 2012
The whole world needs more angry atheists. That way they can see their stupidity.

Maybe we can have atheist Jihad.(it's already happening online)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 Sep 7, 2012
Gramen Ferox wrote:
The whole world needs more angry atheists. That way they can see their stupidity.
Maybe we can have atheist Jihad.(it's already happening online)
Angry Muslim: Blow up their buildings!

Angry Christian: Burn the witches!

Angry Atheist: Read a book you idiots!

I wonder, which of the three is better?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#6 Sep 7, 2012
“Acquired atheism”....“who do not believe the atheist has proven his case”..“We, sitting on the side lines, can see a battle royal taking place between the extremists”...“We would tend to go along the lines of the view that if you cannot play nice, and let others hold a world view different from your own, you need a long time out.”...“You could become part of a collective voice which, very politely, asks all those zealots to shush down a while.” End of Quotes from article.

Atheism isn’t “acquired”. It is disbelief in god(s).

The writer then talks as if there are extremists on either side and he is the quiet gentleman in the middle. Apart from being patronising, he is incorrect. Atheism has nothing to prove. Those claiming that they know of a god are the ones who have to justify their beliefs, not atheists.

Why is writing a patronising blog article less animated or angry than the deeds of the mass of atheists? I would have thought he could learn better behaviour from Prof Dawkins and Dr Dan Dennett.

He fails to see anything wrong with religious symbols and dogma in courts of law. The objections to such things are surely obvious and reasonable, not angry. Courts should reflect the standard of neutrality and one law for all. Courts should be secular,(i.e. for religionists, atheists and agnostics alike). That’s all.

“ALONUSAHI ANANAEL”

Since: Oct 09

ST George UT

#7 Sep 7, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Angry Muslim: Blow up their buildings!
Angry Christian: Burn the witches!
Angry Atheist: Read a book you idiots!
I wonder, which of the three is better?
There are atheists who are also likely to become homicidal.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8 Sep 7, 2012
Gramen Ferox wrote:
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There are atheists who are also likely to become homicidal.
Yes, but that is expected of any species. The difference is that there is no doctrine justifying it, when an atheist becomes homicidal we know they are psychologically disturbed and can help them before they cause too much damage. When a religious person is homicidal they mask it with the delusion of belief until they actually harm a lot of people.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#9 Sep 7, 2012
BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
I love articles by idiots that start out "I used to be ...." Sure sign of a liar, and a transparent one at that.
Agreed.

I'm confused. Why am I supposed to care if Christians disapprove of my attitude? Maybe I missed something.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#11 Sep 7, 2012
Reading a book empowers one and encourages them to think. The religious type would chose the third just for that after all eating of the tree of knowledge was the greatest sin in their view.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Angry Muslim: Blow up their buildings!
Angry Christian: Burn the witches!
Angry Atheist: Read a book you idiots!
I wonder, which of the three is better?

“God=Registered Sex Offender!”

Since: Jul 12

Wylie, TX

#12 Sep 7, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Reading a book empowers one and encourages them to think. The religious type would chose the third just for that after all eating of the tree of knowledge was the greatest sin in their view.
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There is no shame in admitting that books are dangerous. I'm a TRUE Christian and my pastor decides what I can read because TRUE Christians must hold ALL thoughts captive unto Christ as stated in the King James Bible (2 Corinthians 10:5),“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Obedience to Christ is more important than knowledge, facts, truth, science, mathematics or even morality. The FAKE-ASS Christians who post on these forums make insane excuses for their pseudo-science when they should be PROUD to flaunt Godly ignorance as obedience unto our Lord. Ignorant Christian is a beautiful pleonasm that we can all rejoice in! Praise! It is better to enter the Kingdom of God with a lobotomy than to suffer the pangs of Hell,“And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”(Matthew 5:30). If you cast off a sinning hand, think of what you should do to the thinking brain!

Atheists hold many myths about TRUE Christians. You don’t have to be intelligent to become a Christian. In fact, it is precisely because they lack intelligence that many of our brothers and sisters became Christians. Intelligence is a barrier to salvation. The TRUE faith teaches that we are stupid brutes, born into sin. Every one of us is so stupid that we deserve to burn in flames forever. It is only by the grace of God that we will wind up in Heaven—we have certainly done nothing to deserve to be there. Christians take no pride in anything we accomplish on Earth, for worldly accomplishments are evil (1 John 2:16; 1 Timothy 3:6). TRUE Christians, like many psychiatric outpatients, think of ourselves as totally undeserving, stupid beings, who are lucky God has decided to spare us. In other words, one needn’t seek psychiatric help and eliminate feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness to be a Christian. Those emotions, and righteous ignorance, are the essence of our faith and a key to our salvation. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#13 Sep 8, 2012
BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
I actually have my doubts that this one is even an atheist at all. That's how much I don't trust these people who are likely, as you call them, "stealth christians."
Agree.
BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
I don't mind taking a self-described atheist to task when they start dictating "company policy," claiming things that just aren't true, or what's in "good taste."
Do you know the term "concern troll"? From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Interne... :

"A concern troll is a false flag pseudonym created by a user whose actual point of view is opposed to the one that the user claims to hold. The concern troll posts in Web forums devoted to its declared point of view and attempts to sway the group's actions or opinions while claiming to share their goals, but with professed "concerns". The goal is to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt within the group."
BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
Like you, I'm way past giving a damn whether they like what's coming their way or not, or whether they're frightened or threatened.
The Christians are utterly selfish about their religion. They have ZERO interest in what you or I want, and zero interest in any compromise.

And it's a culture of constant deception, constant specious argument and recurrent misrepresentation, as with sock puppetry and quote mining. Disgusting.

BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
I only wish religion would bypass the death agony and hurry up and die.
Agreed.

Sure, American Christianity is like an angry old man wasting away in a wheelchair at the top of the basement stairs, and all we need do is bide our time.

But the temptation to release the break and give him a "love" kick, just to say, "Thank you for so many great centuries of the love of Jesus" as a parting gift is overwhelming.
BURNT OFFERINGS wrote:
By the way, GREAT JOB -- everywhere!
Thank you my sister. You, too! It takes a village.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#14 Sep 8, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Angry Muslim: Blow up their buildings!
Angry Christian: Burn the witches!
Angry Atheist: Read a book you idiots!
I wonder, which of the three is better?
To atheism, one is no 'better' than the other.

"Our strength is our diversity".

...and shit like that.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#15 Sep 8, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Reading a book empowers one and encourages them to think. The religious type would chose the third just for that after all eating of the tree of knowledge was the greatest sin in their view.
<quoted text>
Maybe you could read a book to learn what "eating of the tree of knowledge" metaphor means.

You don't presently know.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#16 Sep 8, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, but that is expected of any species. The difference is that there is no doctrine justifying it, when an atheist becomes homicidal we know they are psychologically disturbed and can help them before they cause too much damage. When a religious person is homicidal they mask it with the delusion of belief until they actually harm a lot of people.
When you get killed by an atheist, you're not as dead.

Got it.
Skeptic

Newtownards, UK

#17 Sep 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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To atheism, one is no 'better' than the other.
"Our strength is our diversity".
...and shit like that.
You don't represent atheists, you lying Creationist piece of sh*t B*ck.

All you Creationist losers are frustrated because atheists are largely"

1. Non violent
2. Factually correct about god not being real

Because point 2. frustrates you uneducated morons to no end, you decide that you have to lie to other people about 1. instead.

And you fail, because everyone knows that people that deny Evolution are ignorant idiots.
Skeptic

Newtownards, UK

#18 Sep 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Maybe you could read a book to learn what "eating of the tree of knowledge" metaphor means.
You don't presently know.
To you it means emptying your rational mind of any thought whatsoever and chasing after a half-asses fairytale thinking its the answer to the entire universe (as if the universe asked YOU a question in the first place!!!)
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#19 Sep 8, 2012

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#20 Sep 8, 2012
After the dozens I times I have factually proven you wrong, this should come as no surprise to anyone.

Yes dumbfuqbuck I am quite well versed on several popular and not so popular interpretations on this myth and I see above someone has already posted an article showing some but not all of these.

Now just to humiliate you even more allow me to remind your ugly fatass that you claim to not be Christian and have several times bashed the bible yet now you do a 180 defending it?

We're you lying then or now?

Fatass is Pwned as usual
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you could read a book to learn what "eating of the tree of knowledge" metaphor means.
You don't presently know.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#22 Sep 8, 2012
Well his Christian think tank Discovery institute are really protective of everything in genesis after all the creation myth is their scientific ideal!

I think all that fat is slowing the blood flow to buck's schizophrenic riddled brain. Not a good combination. You know he spent months in a looney bin screaming at hallucination spiders crawling on him?
Skeptic wrote:
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To you it means emptying your rational mind of any thought whatsoever and chasing after a half-asses fairytale thinking its the answer to the entire universe (as if the universe asked YOU a question in the first place!!!)

“ALONUSAHI ANANAEL”

Since: Oct 09

ST George UT

#24 Sep 9, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, but that is expected of any species. The difference is that there is no doctrine justifying it, when an atheist becomes homicidal we know they are psychologically disturbed and can help them before they cause too much damage. When a religious person is homicidal they mask it with the delusion of belief until they actually harm a lot of people.
Wow! you are so smart.

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