Who is an atheist?

Who is an atheist?

There are 9499 comments on the The Sydney Morning Herald story from May 30, 2010, titled Who is an atheist?. In it, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that:

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“Science, not faith.”

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#8795 Nov 27, 2012
Educated What wrote:
Why should it matter what people believe? If people choose to believe in God it is their given right to do so. It is your right not to believe so leave others alone. Why do you have to knock down religion? What did it do to you. Spare me the history lessons though.
And if it stopped there, terrific. But the problem is that some believers think that it is their duty to bring their fairy tale to anyone who believes (or not) differently. Even worse, they believe that they must force everyone to conform to their interpretation of their religions "teachings."

“There are other issues.”

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#8796 Nov 27, 2012
melevy wrote:
<quoted text>And if it stopped there, terrific. But the problem is that some believers think that it is their duty to bring their fairy tale to anyone who believes (or not) differently. Even worse, they believe that they must force everyone to conform to their interpretation of their religions "teachings."
No that's wrong too! It's about freedom of choice! I don't do that even if Skeptic keeps saying I do. I am still waiting for evidence on this though. No it's our right. It shouldn't matter. I will never preach but many atheists also feel the need to put people down and voice their opinion. It just shouldn't matter. C

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#8797 Nov 27, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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No that's wrong too! It's about freedom of choice! I don't do that even if Skeptic keeps saying I do. I am still waiting for evidence on this though. No it's our right. It shouldn't matter. I will never preach but many atheists also feel the need to put people down and voice their opinion. It just shouldn't matter. C
IT DOES MATTER. You may not preach, but there are PLENTY that do. And there are plenty of religious bigots who try and do pass laws based on their interpretation of their religion, laws that have a direct effect on those who do not adhere to said religion. Do you deny this? Do I really have to go and find examples?

I'd be ecstatic if I could simply live my life without religion. But when the religious zealots attempt to influence secular laws, which do affect me, I can't be quiet.

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#8798 Nov 27, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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You claim that I believe Jesus rode on the backs if dinosaurs and fossils never existed so prove I said that. Prove it you liar.
You're a proven Creationist liar. No amount of bullsh*t from you will change that.

Nobodty believes your story about jesus riding on the backs of dinosaurs because it's ridiculous.

You're failed to spread your cult, pick a new hobby of ignorant one.

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#8799 Nov 27, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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No that's wrong too! It's about freedom of choice! I don't do that even if Skeptic keeps saying I do. I am still waiting for evidence on this though. No it's our right. It shouldn't matter. I will never preach but many atheists also feel the need to put people down and voice their opinion. It just shouldn't matter. C
Liars don't get freedom of choice. Choice is about having the right info to begin with and you evolution deniers don't qualify to have your opinion heard, because you're all proven idiots who don't know jack sh*t about science or atheism.

But you go one step further and actively come in these forums to lie about atheists and science.

That's what makes you the scum of the earth.

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#8800 Nov 27, 2012
Lying sacks of sh8t trying to sell your morality to us.
Loren Eberly

Marengo, OH

#8801 Nov 27, 2012
Whitehouse Tax Hike:

USA Labor Law, The Constitution, and demands of Natural Law: what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce and common sense demands.

Demands every Stockholder, corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church; markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service; of every worker, consumer, and taxpayer fund total cost of USA existing in real world. With money derived from same percentage of their wages (union contract), healthcare, pension, investment and independent business profit.

This enables every worker, consumer, and taxpayer to pay healthcare insurance premium or pay healthcare provider. Pay ALL taxes and pay for every product and service they use for life. With money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.

And enables every parent to educate, love, nurse, nurture, discipline, protect, and provide; for every child (job) they conceive. And fund schools, infrastructure, local and national security, government services, and etc.; with money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.

The majority of we the Government of this Representative Republic that vote and the nonvoters that sit on their dead hands and whine; Successfully reelected Obnoxious President, Governor, Representatives of US the Government, County Commissioners, Township Trustees, Mayors, City Council, School Administrators and Board Members.

That holds Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and America’s grandchildren’s children, Government employees, Parents, Teachers, Veterans, Police, Firemen, and Fathers disqualified for affirmative action with white skin, Representatives deny Collective Bargaining Rights accountable.

To fund Illegal drug users and Illegal Immigrants, lottery, casino, and keno losers, unemployed Union workers replaced with nonunion workers, Human Traffickers, waitresses that pander for life for $2.00 per hour, slaves in enterprise zones, low-income child labor, consumers, and taxpayers, volunteers without wages, and nonunion workers willing to work for fewer wages than they can afford life. That pays with welfare checks, food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid.

Pay sales tax on the more stock dividends (money) OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders (money marketers) market quarterly. In the wholesale and retail price of every product and service Human Beings use for life. And School Boards and Government needs to build, maintain and operate schools, infrastructure, and provide local and national security, and Government services. That gets only product or service.

Needed to measure and maintain the strength and growth of this UNAFFORDABLE economy and distribute money Human Beings cannot digest, burn in internal combustion engines, or burn to heat and cool their American Dream. Into OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders portfolios.

Defying USA Labor Law, the Constitution, and Realities demands is bankrupting USA. Makes free, fair, and affordable commerce IMPOSSIBLE; Makes funding schools IMPOSSIBLE; Makes balancing every budget IMPOSSIBLE; Makes Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and Americas grandchildren's children life UNAFFORDABLE; and created Ohio’s $1.35 trillion budget deficit, the $40 trillion social security and the $16 trillion national debt. America’s grandchildren’s children are responsible to pay Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders interest with this debt until they are 18 years old. America’s grandchildren’s children cannot pay this debt in a hundred million years.

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#8802 Nov 27, 2012
melevy wrote:
<quoted text>IT DOES MATTER. You may not preach, but there are PLENTY that do. And there are plenty of religious bigots who try and do pass laws based on their interpretation of their religion, laws that have a direct effect on those who do not adhere to said religion. Do you deny this? Do I really have to go and find examples?

I'd be ecstatic if I could simply live my life without religion. But when the religious zealots attempt to influence secular laws, which do affect me, I can't be quiet.
Again it matters that atheists also go give their opinions on what people believe. It's a two way game. I don't play that game cause I don't do that. Look at skeptics reply, always accusing every theist about preaching and making claims. Dude I don't preach or will I ever preach.

“There are other issues.”

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#8803 Nov 27, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>You're a proven Creationist liar. No amount of bullsh*t from you will change that.

Nobodty believes your story about jesus riding on the backs of dinosaurs because it's ridiculous.

You're failed to spread your cult, pick a new hobby of ignorant one.
Again you make claims without a shred of evidence.

“There are other issues.”

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#8804 Nov 27, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Liars don't get freedom of choice. Choice is about having the right info to begin with and you evolution deniers don't qualify to have your opinion heard, because you're all proven idiots who don't know jack sh*t about science or atheism.

But you go one step further and actively come in these forums to lie about atheists and science.

That's what makes you the scum of the earth.
So you are saying that you are perfect? You never lie? Not even once? Tell the truth here cause you are really drowning here. This is America, I pay taxes, I work, I vote, and I help others. I have the right to choose and there is nothing you or anyone can do about it. I help the less fortunate, donate a lot so the scum of the earth does not include me. Now you preaching about all theists being the scum of the earth is pretty retarded. But i guess we know how you feel about givethemliberty's wife. What have you done without being judgmental? How have you helped ? What credit can we give you? Actually what are you going to do about religion? Absolutely nothing. Lol!

“There are other issues.”

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#8805 Nov 27, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
Lying sacks of sh8t trying to sell your morality to us.
Skeptic, the so called non-liar and perfect citizen. Bwahaha!

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#8806 Nov 27, 2012
Doctor REALITY wrote:
An atheist is anyone who denies that the universe came into being through an Eternal,Almighty Creator.
No, an atheist is anyone who lacks theistic belief.

“Science, not faith.”

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#8807 Nov 28, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Again it matters that atheists also go give their opinions on what people believe. It's a two way game. I don't play that game cause I don't do that. Look at skeptics reply, always accusing every theist about preaching and making claims. Dude I don't preach or will I ever preach.
You seem to be taking this personally. What YOU do is not relevant. There are LOTS of "believers," many in our government that would like nothing better than to turn the USA into a christian theocracy, based on a "biblical worldview." You & I would only have a problem if you tried to convince me that your way is the only "true" way. If you don't do that, as you say, I have no problem with you.

“There are other issues.”

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#8808 Nov 28, 2012
melevy wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to be taking this personally. What YOU do is not relevant. There are LOTS of "believers," many in our government that would like nothing better than to turn the USA into a christian theocracy, based on a "biblical worldview." You & I would only have a problem if you tried to convince me that your way is the only "true" way. If you don't do that, as you say, I have no problem with you.
I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe. That's all there's to it. I don't preach to anyone. Have a great day.

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#8809 Nov 29, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe. That's all there's to it. I don't preach to anyone. Have a great day.
You said countless times that you believe that all atheists are child molestors. You've even compared atheists to hitler too, it's all in this forum for anyone to look up.

Creationists like you prove time and time again what f*cking ridiculous idiots you all are.

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#8810 Nov 29, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Skeptic, the so called non-liar and perfect citizen. Bwahaha!
proven lying sack of sh*t creationist with no morals to speak of.

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#8811 Nov 29, 2012
Tell us all again how jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs and how you ignore fossil evidence like a clown.

“There are other issues.”

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#8812 Nov 29, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>You said countless times that you believe that all atheists are child molestors. You've even compared atheists to hitler too, it's all in this forum for anyone to look up.

Creationists like you prove time and time again what f*cking ridiculous idiots you all are.
Prove it Skeptic. Prove that I said all atheists are child molesters. Prove that I said Jesus rode on the back of dinosaurs, prove that I said all atheists are nazis, prove that i said the earth 6000 years old, just prove it. Or are you a liar?

“There are other issues.”

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#8813 Nov 29, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>proven lying sack of sh*t creationist with no morals to speak of.
Proof needed.

“There are other issues.”

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#8814 Nov 29, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
Tell us all again how jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs and how you ignore fossil evidence like a clown.
Proof needed or else you are a liar.

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