Are Atheists mentally ill?

Are Atheists mentally ill?

There are 224 comments on the Free Republic story from Aug 17, 2013, titled Are Atheists mentally ill?. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Thanks to a couple of surveys, it's being put about in certain circles that atheists have higher IQs than believers.

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#110 Oct 7, 2013

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#111 Oct 7, 2013
EdSed wrote:
http://www.itv.com/news/update /2013-10-06/18-uk-mosques-agre e-to-perform-underage-marriage s/
A fine example of islam's pedophilia
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#112 Oct 7, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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A fine example of islam's pedophilia
And of course there is the RC problem and ones like these...
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1793491/woo...

The Islamic problem seems partly a cultural one and associated with a relatively uneducated population.

The Christian ones seem to have occurred due to their heirarchical structures and the feeling in the RC church that they could solve their problems with internal procedures instead of allowing the secular and legal authorities to do their job. The RC Church still doesn't seem to have learned these lessons. The authoritarianism of religions also leaves them open to paedophiles, misguided policies and mismanagement. Even the Pope has finally worked out that the RC Church needs to "move towards a less authoritarian form of government". I don't think it will happen. They can't abolish cardinals, bishops and priests. What they need to do is to relinquish all superstitions, dogma and structure and become a democratic association with elected representatives, but then they would be collection of humanist groups, not a religion at all.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#113 Oct 7, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>And of course there is the RC problem and ones like these...
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1793491/woo...
The Islamic problem seems partly a cultural one and associated with a relatively uneducated population.
The Christian ones seem to have occurred due to their heirarchical structures and the feeling in the RC church that they could solve their problems with internal procedures instead of allowing the secular and legal authorities to do their job. The RC Church still doesn't seem to have learned these lessons. The authoritarianism of religions also leaves them open to paedophiles, misguided policies and mismanagement. Even the Pope has finally worked out that the RC Church needs to "move towards a less authoritarian form of government". I don't think it will happen. They can't abolish cardinals, bishops and priests. What they need to do is to relinquish all superstitions, dogma and structure and become a democratic association with elected representatives, but then they would be collection of humanist groups, not a religion at all.
It is interesting that you say that; the modern United Methodists are exactly that: elected representatives make up the national governing body of that branch of christianity.

I am enjoying watching them slowly move into the 21st century with their rules and regulations. It's a slow process, as there is still a large faction who is still clinging to the bronze age.
KJV

United States

#115 Oct 7, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
<quoted text>Are you male or female?
Male.
Russian,

we take females very seriously. We put women into space long before anyone else.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#117 Oct 7, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Male.
Russian,
we take females very seriously. We put women into space long before anyone else.
And you also killed more would-be astronauts than anyone else.

But what's a few eggs, when you must make omelets, right?

When life is cheaper than money, that's what you get...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#119 Oct 8, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know how to use Google?
Atheism Is A Mental Illness, A Cry For Attention.- Religion - Nairaland
Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Religion / Atheism Is A Mental Illness, A Cry For Attention.
Do you have any proof of god yet? obviously not.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#120 Oct 8, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
There is no link between atheism and mental illness. That's just another lie the news on here puts up. I'm used to their lies by now. Religious folk like to tell all kinds of lies about nonbelievers to make people not want to stop believing.
I think you're talking about Islam, Buddhism and other funny religions. Thank goodness it's not Christianity.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#121 Oct 8, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you're talking about Islam, Buddhism and other funny religions. Thank goodness it's not Christianity.
Riiiight... it wasn't christianity that started the crusades, then?

And it wasn't christianity that burned witches for centuries?

If not? Who **was** it, then?

Oh! And I nearly forgot: isn't christianity the one that teaches people are tortured forever, simply because they cannot make themselves believe in silly and stupid shyt(bible)?

Hmmm?

Any deity who uses infinite torture (hell) is just on a petty revenge rampage.

What sort of god **does** that?

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#123 Oct 8, 2013
A god that's not real and a sadist at that, Bob. But we already know that. :D
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#124 Oct 8, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
A god that's not real and a sadist at that, Bob. But we already know that.:D
God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked should turn from their wicked ways and live. Hell is not physical torture, but it is mental terror. All sin is conceived of in the mind before being acted upon. There is no fire in hell and it's not forever. Eventually your spirit will be snuffed out (drowned) and you will cease to exist.
MithraExposer

Clearlake, CA

#125 Oct 8, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked should turn from their wicked ways and live. Hell is not physical torture, but it is mental terror. All sin is conceived of in the mind before being acted upon. There is no fire in hell and it's not forever. Eventually your spirit will be snuffed out (drowned) and you will cease to exist.
Your belief system originated in the sixth century when Emperor Justinian had the early Christian's teachings of reincarnation replaced with the insane eternal punishment doctrine which you creatively embellished with the belief in oblivion for those who do not share your beliefs!

Here is a little information on the Roman hoax of Christianity and Emperor Justinian's part in the fiasco that caused the deaths and suffering of millions over the centuries:

http://reluctant-messenger.com/reincarnation-...

The historical Jesus taught that GOD is LOVE. LOVE has far better ways of nurturing young souls than you give LOVE credit for! Nobody is left out! We are all created in GOD'S image just as it is stated in Genesis 1:27! And we will all grow into our maturity no matter how long it takes us! There is time enough for LOVE!

GOD is LOVE. We are all ONE with GOD, even the unloving.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#126 Oct 8, 2013
MithraExposer wrote:
<quoted text>
Your belief system originated in the sixth century when Emperor Justinian had the early Christian's teachings of reincarnation replaced with the insane eternal punishment doctrine which you creatively embellished with the belief in oblivion for those who do not share your beliefs!
Here is a little information on the Roman hoax of Christianity and Emperor Justinian's part in the fiasco that caused the deaths and suffering of millions over the centuries:
http://reluctant-messenger.com/reincarnation-...
The historical Jesus taught that GOD is LOVE. LOVE has far better ways of nurturing young souls than you give LOVE credit for! Nobody is left out! We are all created in GOD'S image just as it is stated in Genesis 1:27! And we will all grow into our maturity no matter how long it takes us! There is time enough for LOVE!
GOD is LOVE. We are all ONE with GOD, even the unloving.
Both the wicked and the righteous come in all races, creeds, and colors and only the wicked go to hell. I also believe in reincarnation and people can be recycled. Right now it doesn't matter what your beliefs are. God is the Judge and justice is the habitation of his throne. I don't believe that you have to believe as I do to be "saved".

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#127 Oct 8, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
A god that's not real and a sadist at that, Bob. But we already know that.:D
Yes... the bible's god has a sadistic little 2 year old mentality.

How on earth an adult would put up with that, is ... amazing.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#128 Oct 8, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked should turn from their wicked ways and live. Hell is not physical torture, but it is mental terror. All sin is conceived of in the mind before being acted upon. There is no fire in hell and it's not forever. Eventually your spirit will be snuffed out (drowned) and you will cease to exist.
Your god is a sadistic b*stard. With the brains of a 2 year old--(but only after several cups of super-strong coffee).

What else?

You are even worse-- it stands to reason your imaginary god would be as horrid as you.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#129 Oct 8, 2013
Speaking of horrid, the Internet can be horrible, Bob. Just read about a poor girl who was bullied mercilessly by 4chan and Tumblr people to the point where her whole life fell apart. The Internet can be quite brutal at times.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#130 Oct 8, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
Speaking of horrid, the Internet can be horrible, Bob. Just read about a poor girl who was bullied mercilessly by 4chan and Tumblr people to the point where her whole life fell apart. The Internet can be quite brutal at times.
Indeed it can-- I have read of horrid stories about kids who become so depressed (from internet bullying) that they took their own lives.

It is sad to read about.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#131 Oct 9, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
Speaking of horrid, the Internet can be horrible, Bob. Just read about a poor girl who was bullied mercilessly by 4chan and Tumblr people to the point where her whole life fell apart. The Internet can be quite brutal at times.
It doesn't compare to the real world in which religious liars bully and legislate smart people who demand evidence from them.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#132 Oct 9, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you're talking about Islam, Buddhism and other funny religions. Thank goodness it's not Christianity.
Riiiiiiight, because there is nothing weird about chowing down on some Jewsus Christ(communion: Pagan ritual to take on the qualities of the one's flesh that you are eating), or sucking down some Christ blood, either(Vampirism: drinking blood grants immortality), and the hope to join Zombie Jesus (risen from the dead). Yep, that is all totally believable, nothing like those funny religions at all.

It's not like a god, making parents eat their children(Leviticus 26 :29) is even a little bit warped.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#133 Oct 9, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked....
Duh, we know. Death would defeat the purpose, your god simply loves the smell of burning flesh, and he makes damned sure that he will always have somebody's burning flesh wafting towards his nostrils.

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