Atheists on the march in America

There are 20 comments on the Aug 26, 2009, TurkishPress.com story 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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Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#66878 Jan 10, 2013
jesus was too humble to require capitalisation.
Lincoln wrote:
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Historians of seem to disagree with you.
The consensus seems in His favor.
As per your ideas on wikipedia, you may well be wrong.
Lincoln

United States

#66879 Jan 10, 2013
Thinking wrote:
jesus was too humble to require capitalisation.
<quoted text>
In the time of Jesus capitalization and punctuation may not have been used.
Depends on the translations and interpretations.

"Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why" by Bart D. Ehrman is interesting.

Is Ehrman an agnostic?
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#66880 Jan 10, 2013
All atheists are marching to a burning hell....where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#66881 Jan 10, 2013
Bollocks.
new hammer time wrote:
All atheists are marching to a burning hell....where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#66883 Jan 10, 2013
Bandwagon fallacy. Show this proof of an actual historical Jesus of Nazareth.

By the way more and more secular historians are looking into the actual proof for Jesus and are coming to the realization there just isn't anything there to support him.
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Historians of seem to disagree with you.
The consensus seems in His favor.
As per your ideas on wikipedia, you may well be wrong.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#66884 Jan 10, 2013
All Christians are marching to Muslim hell for the exact same thing.
new hammer time wrote:
All atheists are marching to a burning hell....where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Lincoln

United States

#66885 Jan 10, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Bandwagon fallacy. Show this proof of an actual historical Jesus of Nazareth.
By the way more and more secular historians are looking into the actual proof for Jesus and are coming to the realization there just isn't anything there to support him.
<quoted text>
Two thousand years ago is difficult to prove.
The number of historian believing one way or another in no way indicates truth.
American society, basically Christian politically, has accepted Jesus as a historical figure.
Actual DNA proof - obviously not.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66886 Jan 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Two thousand years ago is difficult to prove.
The number of historian believing one way or another in no way indicates truth.
American society, basically Christian politically, has accepted Jesus as a historical figure.
Actual DNA proof - obviously not.
So then you admit it's myth.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#66887 Jan 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Historians of seem to disagree with you.
The consensus seems in His favor.
As per your ideas on wikipedia, you may well be wrong.
Sure, David Barton does but he's a lying asshat.
Lincoln

United States

#66889 Jan 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So then you admit it's myth.
No!
Major parts of history can Not be proved.
If it comforts you to believe Jesus is a myth do so.
Lincoln

United States

#66890 Jan 10, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, David Barton does but he's a lying asshat.
Secularists in America may be on the decline.
Both political parties are Christian dominated.
President Obama won the Roman Catholic vote.
President Obama is a Christian.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#66891 Jan 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Secularists in America may be on the decline.
Both political parties are Christian dominated.
President Obama won the Roman Catholic vote.
President Obama is a Christian.
Ummmm....yeah.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66892 Jan 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
No!
Major parts of history can Not be proved.
If it comforts you to believe Jesus is a myth do so.
The major parts are the parts we have evidence that demonstrates history beyond reasonable doubt. The bible contradicts some major portions of history, the parts we can confirm.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#66893 Jan 11, 2013
The time and area Jesus was supposed to have his ministry in was well documented at the time there were several historians alive and documenting in Jerusalem at the supposed time of the crucifixion yet not one alive and documenting at the time wrote a single word about him. These historians documented lots of serious and trivial data. But I guess a man raised from the dead walking into Jerusalem with dozens if not hundreds of raised from the dead Jews didn't raise any eyebrows and wasn't worth noting I guess. Neither was a single man with a whip going into the temple area which was larger ten four football fields and heavily guarded to keep order and running people out of it this didn't catch anyone's interest lol!

It took decades after the supposed crucifixion before Christians wrote a single word about their so called messiah.

Not one single contemporary historian/believer wrote a word about this so called messiah. Wtf?

Not one shred of historical proof.
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Two thousand years ago is difficult to prove.
The number of historian believing one way or another in no way indicates truth.
American society, basically Christian politically, has accepted Jesus as a historical figure.
Actual DNA proof - obviously not.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#66894 Jan 11, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
But I guess a man raised from the dead walking into Jerusalem with dozens if not hundreds of raised from the dead Jews didn't raise any eyebrows and wasn't worth noting I guess. <quoted text>
With Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus rasing from the dead and later travelling on a cloud to heaven, and "saints" rasied from their graves and wandering around Jerusalem. Perhaps this was an all too common event, zombies were so common place, that historians at the time did not think it was worthy of writing down :D
Lincoln

United States

#66895 Jan 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
The major parts are the parts we have evidence that demonstrates history beyond reasonable doubt. The Bible contradicts some major portions of history, the parts we can confirm.
Good Morning!
The Bible, New Revised Standard, may be the best, is contradictory. Handed down in oral tradition for a century or more?
Historical research is frustrating, so much in lost.

Life may be frustrating for secularists in the US. The country is religious and prayer in school may be in place in rural areas.
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Are most atheists actually agnostics?
How can one know that God does not exist?
Peace!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#66896 Jan 11, 2013
I know right? Those Jews would have been like, OY VEY here comes another hundred raised from the dead saints! Hide the silverware Mary! You can't take it with you back to the tombs!

:))
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
With Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus rasing from the dead and later travelling on a cloud to heaven, and "saints" rasied from their graves and wandering around Jerusalem. Perhaps this was an all too common event, zombies were so common place, that historians at the time did not think it was worthy of writing down :D
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#66897 Jan 11, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
..Those Jews would have been like, OY VEY here comes another hundred raised from the dead saints! Hide the silverware Mary!..<quoted text>
lol. Its funny how Christians never want to talk about zombies. They never want to talk about cannibalism and vampirism. Hmm, I wonder why!
sickofit

Owatonna, MN

#66898 Jan 11, 2013
Atheist ahve been udner attack for hundreds of years....TIME TO FIGHT BACK AND DEFEAT THE RELIGOUS ANZI FASCIST ONCE AND FOR ALL...End religions tyranny..
sarafina

Denver, CO

#66899 Jan 11, 2013
sickofit wrote:
Atheist ahve been udner attack for hundreds of years....TIME TO FIGHT BACK AND DEFEAT THE RELIGOUS ANZI FASCIST ONCE AND FOR ALL...End religions tyranny..
Nothing defines atheists better than their willingness to say irrational things in defense of their disbelief.

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