Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70631 comments on the TurkishPress.com story from Aug 26, 2009, titled Atheists on the march in America. In it, TurkishPress.com reports that:

When South Florida atheists held their first meeting, they were just five friends, having a beer at a bar.

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“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#2509 Sep 9, 2009
Atticus Tiberius Finch wrote:
Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue. Reported by the News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, 1993-AUG-16:
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
Christian stool.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#2510 Sep 9, 2009
nina wrote:
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I think this post should be added to history books - it better explains Hitler's rise to power than anything else I've ever read
Thanks, nina, and TerryL

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#2511 Sep 9, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
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That is the problem with most atheists. Instead of religion they pick the state to worship. Stateism is the "new" religion and it is just as deadly.
This is the problem with the most fundamentally religious. They have no idea what they are talking about, feel the need to spout off anyway, then complain when they are not taken seriously
Bill Smith

Charleston, SC

#2512 Sep 9, 2009
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>This is the problem with the most fundamentally religious. They have no idea what they are talking about, feel the need to spout off anyway, then complain when they are not taken seriously
Interesting, since I'm an atheist as proven many times in this thread.

I must have "hit a nerve", so to speak. The truth normally hurts and it hurts hard.
john

Waterloo, Canada

#2513 Sep 9, 2009
You might be a nothinker if you don't realize there is a world beyond evolving soup. If I put a frog in a blender, emptied the contents into a covered container, and set the container in the sun for a few million years, what would you get? 0BS's think it would be something other than frog soup.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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YOU MIGHT BE A FUNDIE IF you feel insulted and "dehumanized " when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, and life itself evolved from a primordial soup, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt and dust by magic.
john

Waterloo, Canada

#2514 Sep 9, 2009
Which political system do you most identify with Kevorkian? Duck, duck, another radical exposed. There may be a cabinet position in your future.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Yet you continue to carry water for the Republicans.
Bodies rot faster without embalming or refrigeration.
But I say, hey, let's get it over with. This is what I used to call the Dan Quayle theory. I thought that America is decaying, and no forward progress can be made until it dies, is cremated, and a new country is built from the ground up from the ashes. So why slow the process by electing Bill Clinton. Give us Quayle.
That was 1992. That was before I had ever heard of George W. Bush. Or Sarah Palin.

nmweatherman

“l'enfer, c'est les autres”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#2515 Sep 9, 2009
karl44 wrote:
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keep the sexual references for your bible pals
i am strait (sic)
You might be "strait," but man, you're bent.
john

Waterloo, Canada

#2516 Sep 9, 2009
Spot on.
Bill Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
That is the problem with most atheists. Instead of religion they pick the state to worship. Stateism is the "new" religion and it is just as deadly.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#2517 Sep 9, 2009
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Christians let parasites ruin America. They listened uncritically to their politically incompetent clergy and obeyed.
That's why I say that being a liberal and secular American amongst a 50% admixture of Christo-reactionary zombies is like being in business with rain Man as your partner. You're just f*cked. Every good idea is misunderstood, and when you're not watching, he's selling the licensing rights for magic beans.
Bill Smith wrote:
That is the problem with most atheists. Instead of religion they pick the state to worship. Stateism is the "new" religion and it is just as deadly.
And you somehow got that from my post?

“Here's smirking at you.”

Since: Sep 09

Boston, MA

#2518 Sep 9, 2009
Hedonist wrote:
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No, you just go out of your way to post on a thread with "atheists" in the title to show everybody how hateful and bigoted christians can be. It is this kind of display that is driving people away from religion.
I've noticed he does the same thing on the gay/lesbian threads, all to the same end. But it does indeed show everyone how hateful and bigoted they can be.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#2520 Sep 9, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
That is the problem with most atheists. Instead of religion they pick the state to worship. Stateism is the "new" religion and it is just as deadly.
john wrote:
Spot on.
There's the endorsement that you were hoping for.
john

Waterloo, Canada

#2522 Sep 9, 2009
I'm looking Karl. I'm in a deli and just see a few workers and a middle aged man with a gal in her early twenties. Pretty hot. I had some impure thoughts about her., therefore God doesn't exist. Let's get back to one position you nothinkers are defending except there is no God. We get that, it took a while; that atheist tag is so confusing. Tell us about alien seeding or any naturalistic explanation that's observable and repeatable. This doesn't mean there is a God, but, it does mean you go nothing. You are looking in all the wrong places regardless of God.
karl44 wrote:
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we could explain ethic for you
but you are so invested in the stinking morals of your babble that you would not understand
atheists reject your moral, they reject the morals of your gods bible, as do all thinking persons.
ethics guide rational thought and healthy individuals.
bible morals are for christians
and look what it produces
just look
john

Waterloo, Canada

#2523 Sep 9, 2009
Spot on.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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There's the endorsement that you were hoping for.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#2524 Sep 9, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
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Interesting, since I'm an atheist as proven many times in this thread.
I must have "hit a nerve", so to speak. The truth normally hurts and it hurts hard.
I'm sorry if I didn't get that you were an atheist from your post. It simply had that fundie xtain feel to it
john

Waterloo, Canada

#2525 Sep 9, 2009
Those Christians couldn't possibly have a valid point now could they Terry? Without the contributions Christians have made to the world you would be scratching your words on a cave wall.
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry if I didn't get that you were an atheist from your post. It simply had that fundie xtain feel to it

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#2526 Sep 9, 2009
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry if I didn't get that you were an atheist from your post. It simply had that fundie xtain feel to it
That's what I thought, too. But I've seen some of Bill's other posts, so I knew better. I don't what he was saying there.

Statism? I'm liberal, but lean more toward libertarianism than socialism or statism, and as far as I can tell, there was indication that I support anything like that, so I don't know where his comment came from.

It's easy to make erroneous assumptions when conversing this way since you don't get to ask a simple question or two very easily before replying. Plus, so many people are stereotypes that assumptions will invalid only a minority of the times.

Have Charlie, keltec, Stump (eunuch john), or any of the fallen faithful (nmweatherman, Alex) ever posted anything surprising?
ScienceRules

Plainfield, VT

#2527 Sep 9, 2009
john wrote:
Without the contributions Christians have made to the world you would be scratching your words on a cave wall.>
You have it backwards. It is the christians who WANT to return to scratching words on the cave wall. You know, the good ole days before us heathens kicked god out of the cave..........
Charlie

Pirae, French Polynesia

#2528 Sep 9, 2009
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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I have a firm, naturalistic grasp on reality, and I'm not taking advice about it from a religite, thank you very much.
You have a pretty bleak view of the history of mankind. Notwithstanding all of the misfortunes of history, there has been a success or two for mankind.
Please indicate a few of the permanent successes of human institutions.
If you mean personally, I have accepted the reality of my world as I see it, and have adapted.
<quoted text>
THAT's your religion talking to you - serial failures. American religion, like American conservatism, cannot do business without painting a dire picture.
Because, realistically, the picture is dire!

What gives you hope for optimism?

“ad maiora nati sumus ”

Since: Sep 09

Justice Scalia is an Oxymoron

#2529 Sep 9, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
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That is the problem with most atheists. Instead of religion they pick the state to worship. Stateism is the "new" religion and it is just as deadly.
Below is the definition of Statism:

Statism (or etatism) is a term that may refer to either one or both of the following:

A major government or state role in the direction of the economy, both directly through state-owned enterprises and indirectly through the state-directed economic planning of the overall economy.[1][2]
A political viewpoint "that sovereignty is vested not in the people but in the national state, and that all individuals and associations exist only to enhance the power, the prestige, and the well-being of the state. The fascist concept of statism repudiates individualism and exalts the nation as an organic body headed by the Supreme Leader and nurtured by unity, force, and discipline."[3]
Statism is sometimes used to refer to state capitalism or highly regulated market economies with large amounts of government intervention, and also to refer to state socialism or co-operative economic systems that use the state, through nationalization, as a means of running industry in the interest of the majority.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statism

How does this term Statism applicable to atheists?

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Since: Nov 08

White Suburbia, CA

#2530 Sep 9, 2009
john wrote:
Those Christians couldn't possibly have a valid point now could they Terry? Without the contributions Christians have made to the world you would be scratching your words on a cave wall.
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Huh? Your interpretation of history is completely off. Christians didn't come to power until after Constantine the Great; it was the Athenians, Greeks, and Romans who were novel and innovative in early Europe.

As for cave drawings, those go against your Biblical timeline. The Lascaux caves in France are said to be 16,000 years old.

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