Atheist Islamophobia... Again

Atheist Islamophobia... Again

There are 3765 comments on the Religion Dispatched story from Apr 9, 2013, titled Atheist Islamophobia... Again. In it, Religion Dispatched reports that:

Sparked by a Richard Dawkins tweet , in which he drew a parallel between Islamists and Nazis, Nathan Lean recently suggested on Salon.com that the most famous representatives of the new atheism "flirt with" Islamophobia [echoing Chris Stedman's prescient warning to fellow atheists on RD this past August]. As the article explains, Dawkins, Hitchens ... (more)

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#591 Apr 19, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed.
At least the modern age is slightly less gullible.
Back in the day?
There was enough "preserved" wood from the One True Cross™ to build a football stadium-- several times over.
And enough knuckle-bones from "St Paul" for about a hundred people's worth of finger-bones...
.. not to mention pieces of shrubbery that is Guaranteed to have come from that infamous burning bush.
It really is quite amusing.
Someone told me that in each Genuine Catholic™ church, there is one of those magic Genuine Catholic Relic™, carefully sanctified by the Holy C. Seriously.
And more? I'm told there is a special ceremony to remove these relics, for return to the Vatican.....!
Hilarious!
yes, that is the nature of people.

yet when jesus was alive, people did not do that, did they? if he was the son of a god, or even performed miracles, they would have followed him by the thousands, they would have written down every word he uttered, they would have saved his used tissues.

none of this happened. they didn't even write about him until long after he was dead so they could exaggerate his story for their political means

and people worship these lies...
Lincoln

United States

#592 Apr 19, 2013
President Obama

At the beginning of his address, he said that the annual National Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for the nation to come together “not as Democrats or Republicans, but as brothers and sisters and children of God.” This theme of togetherness was one that followed throughout the president’s speech, as he told those in attendance that the United States is a country that is continuously humbled by its history and “ever-attentive to our imperfections.”
“We come together because we’re a people of faith. We know that faith is something that must be cultivated,” Obama proclaimed.“Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process.”

In addressing the importance of seeking a higher power, Obama cited Hebrews 11:6, which reads,“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

From there, the message turned more intensely religious, with the president noting the importance of going to God regularly.
“As Christians we place our faith in the nail-scarred hands of Jesus Christ, but so many other Americans also know the close embrace of faith,” he said, noting that Muslims, Jews — even secular Americans — have a deep faith in America.
anksyeyway

Howell, MI

#593 Apr 19, 2013
Islam and all religions are bullcrap no God cares about us or else we wouldn't hate each other or have to fight in the first place..

and we'd be eating all day and having sex..
anksyeyway

Howell, MI

#594 Apr 19, 2013
Obama is brainwashed.. by religion it's bullcrap.. even if God was real most of us would be going to hell anyway because only poor people can go to heaven...
Crusader

Dover, DE

#595 Apr 19, 2013
Probably a bunch of dwarfs, cripples, burn victims and other creeps who post on sites like this.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#598 Apr 19, 2013
Crusader wrote:
Probably a bunch of dwarfs, cripples, burn victims and other creeps who post on sites like this.
not till now...
Lincoln

United States

#599 Apr 19, 2013
Crusader wrote:
Probably a bunch of dwarfs, cripples, burn victims and other creeps who post on sites like this.
rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits,atheists, muggers, buggerers, agnostics,bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh^t-kickers and Methodists.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#600 Apr 19, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits,atheists, muggers, buggerers, agnostics,bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh^t-kickers and Methodists.
Ahhhhh...not the Methodists!!!!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#601 Apr 19, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits,atheists, muggers, buggerers, agnostics,bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh^t-kickers and Methodists.
no Irish?
Lincoln

United States

#602 Apr 19, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no Irish?
always room for Irish and Bushmills :-)

Good Night

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#603 Apr 19, 2013
Mr Smartypants wrote:
<quoted text>
I always wondered what would happen if they discovered an Original Turd From Jesus (TM) in a medieval reliquary. Now that would be some holy shit!
Indeed!

I wonder-- if you could find Jesus' piss-jar, and discover it had been sealed, and there was some Genuine Jesus Golden Shower™ left inside?

Would the Catholic Pope be willing to drink it?

Or would he use it to baptize babies?

Inquiring minds want to know!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#604 Apr 19, 2013
Mr Smartypants wrote:
<quoted text>
I always wondered what would happen if they discovered an Original Turd From Jesus (TM) in a medieval reliquary. Now that would be some holy shit!
Or even better--- finding carefully preserved, Jesus jizz-rag.

The one he used whenever John (the disciple whom Jesus loved) wasn't available.

We would have an actual sample of Jesus DNA™.

What wonders we could do with it!

We could make a >>clone<< of Jesus-- heck, make a thousand! I bet you'd find any number of nuns who'd volunteer to be the host-mother.

Teach them to sing: a Genuine Jesus Boy's Choir!

It'd be a priest's idea of heaven-- wall-to-wall boy-jesi.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#605 Apr 19, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, that is the nature of people.
yet when jesus was alive, people did not do that, did they? if he was the son of a god, or even performed miracles, they would have followed him by the thousands, they would have written down every word he uttered, they would have saved his used tissues.
none of this happened. they didn't even write about him until long after he was dead so they could exaggerate his story for their political means
and people worship these lies...
Indeed-- they'd have preserved every item of cast-off clothing too.

They would have returned to his boyhood home, and stripped it of everything in it-- and preserved his baby rattle, his crib, his baby toys....

... and they'd have made a Queen of his mother, worshiped her too.

In fact? There would have been many offshoot religions just based on worshiping Jesus' mom...!

The fact than none of these things exist?

Is pretty much proof-positive it's all myth...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#606 Apr 19, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no Irish?
Blazing Saddles.

One of Mel Brook's best movies, I think.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#607 Apr 19, 2013
peace n shaax123 wrote:
<quoted text>
What is a Christmas goose?
Anyways, let me ask you something since you've been to all the "Muslim" countries. In Egypt, why was the revolution about reviving Islam, if Egypt was already governed by Islam? Why Couldn't a person carry a Quran outside in Syria before the revolution and still, if it is a "Muslim" country? Why is the Syrian President making Muslims worship him when that is the greatest Sin in Islam?
There is no real Muslim country today and their will never be one with out Khalifah. You know there is no Muslim country without a Khalifah. And you have no one to think but the Saudi royal family. You really don't want to get me started on how unIslamic "cradle of islam" is.
I hate to tell you this, but your dead from the neck up.If you don't know what a Christmas goose is, and then you have the audacity to tell me about why all of the crap has been happening in the mid-east.
For one thing, in Egypt the Imman's were losing their power over the population's. Then the zealots who agreed with them and wanted a real islamic state took to the street's forced out the President and installed there own man, and like now in Egypt again the people against the islamic brotherhood, have taken to the street and the two sides are now once again killing each other. It's the search for islamic power and control over the populations that has started the mid-east turmoil.
Libya and Syria, Tunisa, Iraq, Afghanistan! There are more different factions with their own brand of islam, fighting not only the government's but also among themselves.
There will never be a khalifah in the mid-east the sunni's and the shia's hate each other too much.
I don't know how old you are but your really very immature. Gee, do you think that the two brothers in Ma. were seeking inner peace? A lot of people maimed and killed so they could tell the world how wonderful it was being a muslim. OH! 9 dead dozens injured in Iraq at a mosque today, just another sign of all of the love in islam. Wake up little girl! Inner peace my ***.
buckwheat

Tulsa, OK

#608 Apr 19, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no Irish?
Easy

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#609 Apr 20, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Islam - wolf in peace's clothing's.
I don't think it is appropriate to call Islam that. That phrase implies that the wolf tries to hide predatory nature by dressing as a sheep. Muslims, well at least in their own countries, are doing everything they can to expose themselves. That phrase can onl

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#610 Apr 20, 2013
peace n shaax123 wrote:
<quoted text>
"you have people watching and you can educate them or bored with them as well." You can do the same thing in a discussion. In a debate, both sides are trying to win and make it harder for them to come to an agreement. It's rare that you will change the mind or believes of your opponent.
I think that discussions are more successful in understanding your opponent and coming to a conclusion.
In discussions almost no one comes to an agreement, but in a debate you can change the mind of those watching I.E. the Intelligence Squared Debate with the motion "The Catholic Church is a force for good in the world". Before the debate the poll was 678 for the motion, 1102 against and 346 didn't know. After the debate only 268 were for, 1876 were against and and mere 34 didn't know. I don't think this could be done in a discussion.
Lincoln

United States

#611 Apr 20, 2013
EASY MONEY wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate to tell you this, but your dead from the neck up.If you don't know what a Christmas goose is, and then you have the audacity to tell me about why all of the crap has been happening in the mid-east.
For one thing, in Egypt the Imman's were losing their power over the population's. Then the zealots who agreed with them and wanted a real islamic state took to the street's forced out the President and installed there own man, and like now in Egypt again the people against the islamic brotherhood, have taken to the street and the two sides are now once again killing each other. It's the search for islamic power and control over the populations that has started the mid-east turmoil.
Libya and Syria, Tunisa, Iraq, Afghanistan! There are more different factions with their own brand of islam, fighting not only the government's but also among themselves.
There will never be a khalifah in the mid-east the sunni's and the shia's hate each other too much.
I don't know how old you are but your really very immature. Gee, do you think that the two brothers in Ma. were seeking inner peace? A lot of people maimed and killed so they could tell the world how wonderful it was being a muslim. OH! 9 dead dozens injured in Iraq at a mosque today, just another sign of all of the love in islam. Wake up little girl! Inner peace my ***.
You seem convinced of your dogma but lack a world view.
Generalization unsupported seem present but no analysis.
Keep posting as you are interesting if a bit flawed
Peace

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#612 Apr 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem convinced of your dogma but lack a world view.
Generalization unsupported seem present but no analysis.
Keep posting as you are interesting if a bit flawed
Peace
more judging of people, Lincoln? ego much? and don't you criticize others for doing that?

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