Atheists on the march in America

Atheists on the march in America

There are 70645 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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Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#72613 Jun 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
The sky is falling
'Loose change' is fact
Jesus is on the way
Jews control the oil supply
Muslims control the worlds Pork supply
Obama is a Muslim socialist
Romney walks on water
Global warming and evolution are a complete hoax, created by the Jews, for the Muslims, with the approval of the Catholics.
PS:
You need to stop reading comic books as your source of information.
I always thought he got his ideas from the Con-artist at the front of his church while he was warming pews.
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72614 Jun 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep...
You're wheel is spinning but the hamster died.
Apparently-So did your grammar/spell check lol.

“Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.(Voltaire)

"Rather than accepting an unobtainable definition of perfection based on Forms or Heaven, those of us that want to improve our lives in this world need a definition of “perfect” more suited to reality." Mirman, D.

Because in REALITY, there's NO such thing as "perfection.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#72615 Jun 6, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
More linear "thinking". It is not as black and white as your ignorance would have us believe. First off, the reason you have only empty words and no evidence for the existence of God is because no evidence exists because this invisible being you allege does not exist.
The Universe maintains itself, there is NOTHING that we need a God for to use as an explanation for some physical law.
Gravity exists, it can be weighted and measured but your God does not exist, if it did you would have some clear evidence for its existence instead of empty illogical irrational delusional words.
:) nicely put, reverend!
Imhotep

Murfreesboro, TN

#72616 Jun 6, 2013
Thinking wrote:
So john is proof of unintelligent design.
<quoted text>
I believe that is a spot on observation!
A study in religious dementia.
And useless as an ashtray on a bicycle!
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72617 Jun 6, 2013
JewSS run America wrote:
<quoted text>The French Revolution was created by JEWISH Bankers.
That is fact
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =PfGcROyk3-0XX
Broke ones then- with nothing much to "idolize" over (including food, crop etc), according to actual History anyway.

C'est la vie!

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#72618 Jun 6, 2013
John wrote:
Originally I simply asked the forum what they believed and noted that antitheism is in my experience all too often the default.
We are ALL born Atheists. After a couple of years someone, usually our mamma or our poppa tell us about Jesus. Other parents tell their children there is no Jesus. Who ever got to us first is who we believe and everyone else is wrong thereafter.

That is the CHIEF FEATURE of human beings; believing just any old tale told to them.

Now while some of us go to Sunday School others see that for what it is, hearsay and a waste of a good Sunday. The when we have to go to public school with the SundaySchoolers we learn how insane they are and we move from being an Atheist to an Anti-Theist, while others straddle the fence believing there is something to being alive in the Universe but at the same time seeing how irrational religion is, these people just aren't sure so ingrained is everything their parents told them and everything they were told in church that they just can't get rid of the baggage.

Christians and Christianity are responsible for the huge increase in the number of Anti-theists in the world today.

Is there any doubt that we are all born Atheists?
Imhotep

Murfreesboro, TN

#72619 Jun 6, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
I always thought he got his ideas from the Con-artist at the front of his church while he was warming pews.
Indeed!

“Science improves with time. Religion improves by dying out.”~Quandong Loonata

"Science is the record of dead religions." ~Oscar Wilde

“The world holds two classes of men- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.”~Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma 'arri

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the same extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart." ~H.L. Mencken
Imhotep

Murfreesboro, TN

#72620 Jun 6, 2013
JoanofArk wrote:
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Apparently-So did your grammar/spell check lol.
“Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.(Voltaire)
"Rather than accepting an unobtainable definition of perfection based on Forms or Heaven, those of us that want to improve our lives in this world need a definition of “perfect” more suited to reality." Mirman, D.
Because in REALITY, there's NO such thing as "perfection.
Meh...
Spell Checker?

Eye halve a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss Steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
it nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
its letter perfect awl the weigh
my checker tolled me sew.

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"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

;)

It appears you like quotes...

“No theologian could ever be a historian. History is essentially disinterested. The historian has only one concern: art and truth,...whereas the theologian has something else at stake- his dogma.”~Joseph Ernest Renan
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72621 Jun 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe that is a spot on observation!
A study in religious dementia.
And useless as an ashtray on a bicycle!
I dunno now...if the ashtray were a covered one...it WOULD be environmentally beneficial in reducing litter....allowing trash to be contained in proper receptacles rather than just dumping eveywhere.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#72622 Jun 6, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>..
Is there any doubt that we are all born Atheists?
Guess it depends how you define Atheism. A baby is not actively disbelieving in a God or gods as we would do.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#72623 Jun 6, 2013
I prefer it put more like, that we are all born without any religion and without any belief in God or gods.
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72624 Jun 6, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
We are ALL born Atheists. After a couple of years someone, usually our mamma or our poppa tell us about Jesus. Other parents tell their children there is no Jesus. Who ever got to us first is who we believe and everyone else is wrong thereafter.
That is the CHIEF FEATURE of human beings; believing just any old tale told to them.
Now while some of us go to Sunday School others see that for what it is, hearsay and a waste of a good Sunday. The when we have to go to public school with the SundaySchoolers we learn how insane they are and we move from being an Atheist to an Anti-Theist, while others straddle the fence believing there is something to being alive in the Universe but at the same time seeing how irrational religion is, these people just aren't sure so ingrained is everything their parents told them and everything they were told in church that they just can't get rid of the baggage.
Christians and Christianity are responsible for the huge increase in the number of Anti-theists in the world today.
Is there any doubt that we are all born Atheists?
Now just because SOME people might not enjoy Sunday school, doesn't mean ALL people should not. There's nothing wrong with learning lessons in how to be ethically fair and decent people, no matter what the label on the classroom door.

And some people might like the socialization aspects that often are inclusive with similar environments, while others might prefer more restful environments one day a week.
Nothing wrong with either scenerio, just all goes back to that personal choices thing.
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72625 Jun 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Meh...
Spell Checker?
Eye halve a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss Steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
it nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
its letter perfect awl the weigh
my checker tolled me sew.
----------
"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
;)
It appears you like quotes...
“No theologian could ever be a historian. History is essentially disinterested. The historian has only one concern: art and truth,...whereas the theologian has something else at stake- his dogma.”~Joseph Ernest Renan
Who would want to get mired up on anyone elses dogma-when they can have their own?
Like the "dogma" of liking history..and the books thereof :-)
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72626 Jun 6, 2013
spudgun wrote:
I prefer it put more like, that we are all born without any religion and without any belief in God or gods.
EXCEPT- for nutritional and creature/comfort ones, basically!
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72627 Jun 6, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed!
“Science improves with time. Religion improves by dying out.”~Quandong Loonata
"Science is the record of dead religions." ~Oscar Wilde
“The world holds two classes of men- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.”~Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma 'arri
"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the same extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart." ~H.L. Mencken
Have yet to see one that actually captures ALL the variables as well as this one *in My personal opinion anyway!

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#72628 Jun 6, 2013
JoanofArk wrote:
<quoted text>
.."Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein
http://www.guardian.co.uk/scie nce/2008/may/12/peopleinscienc e.religion
John

United States

#72629 Jun 6, 2013
...and still not one example of evidence that meets an atheists criteria. In the atheism forum I might add. Comedy gold.

Fight for your nothing. Hate that God you don't believe in. March, march.

Prime mover>nothing
JoanofArk

Brodhead, KY

#72631 Jun 6, 2013
John wrote:
Prime mover > any other accountable position of belief.
You weren't saying? Stump an antitheist! Ask them what they believe. True science that is repeatable and observable.
A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduation on Saturday.

The act was apparently in protest of the Pickens County School District’s decision to no longer include prayer at graduation ceremonies, Christian News reported. Officials said the decision was made after the district was barraged with complaints by atheist groups.

SEE RELATED: Atheist on graduation prayer: It’s ‘religious bullying’

But that didn’t stop Roy Costner IV of Liberty High School. He ripped up his graduation speech for all to see, before he started talking about his Christian upbringing, Christian News reported.

“Those that we look up to, they have helped carve and mold us into the young adults that we are today,” he said.“I’m so glad that both of my parents led me to the Lord at a young age.”

“And I think most of you will understand when I say…” he paused.“Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name…”

The auditorium began to erupt with applause and cheers.

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” he continued.“For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Mr. Costner.


Chasmar, J. "Crowd stunned after valedictorian rips up speech, recites Lord’s prayer." The Washington Times. Web. 6/5/2013.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#72632 Jun 6, 2013
JoanofArk wrote:
<quoted text>
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Because you atheist are really BORING with all of your repeated insipidness of nothingness lol.
Genuine Christhole Terrorist™ duly noted, recorded and reported.

Thanks for playing.

I noted that nothing you said, above, is an argument in support of your hate-god.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#72633 Jun 6, 2013
JoanofArk wrote:
<quoted text>
A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduation on Saturday.
Hopefully he was arrested and sent directly to jail, for violating the constitution like he did.

And just for laughs? You hatecultists get a brandy-new MARTYR too!

Everybody wins!

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