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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#695 Apr 25, 2013
swerty wrote:
Massive inbreeding within the Muslim culture during the last 1.400 years may have done catastrophic damage to their gene pool. The consequences of intermarriage between first cousins often have serious impact on the intelligence, sanity, and health of their offspring, and on their surroundings.
Going to have to disagree there. Inbreeding has never been a problem for Muslims as Muslims are allowed to take non believers as wives and concubines. As before the 1800 Islamic countries used to import Female slaves from Ireland to the Philippines( Iceland got Raided twice even) I would say Muslims have a great Genetic diversity.

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#696 Apr 25, 2013
But as far as killing and gencide goes has there been ONE religious leader in the last Hundred years to have killed as many people as that Atheist hero Pol Pot?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#697 Apr 25, 2013
californio wrote:
But as far as killing and gencide goes has there been ONE religious leader in the last Hundred years to have killed as many people as that Atheist hero Pol Pot?
it was people of faith that did the killing for him, just like in all the other despots case.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#698 Apr 25, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Well one of the best places to meet a nice woman is Church and Atheist dont go there.
Add to the fact More men tend to be Atheist then women while women tend to be religious and you have a problem for male atheist.
not if you want a rational, thinking woman...
Lincoln

United States

#699 Apr 25, 2013
The Pope announced today as a result of posts on this thread he was now "a Baptist, filled with foam".

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#700 Apr 25, 2013
californio wrote:
But as far as killing and gencide goes has there been ONE religious leader in the last Hundred years to have killed as many people as that Atheist hero Pol Pot?
The popes. all of them, responsible for the deaths of billions in Africa.

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#701 Apr 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it was people of faith that did the killing for him, just like in all the other despots case.
Life under the Kmer Rouge and Religion
All religion was banned by the Khmer Rouge. Any people seen taking part in religious rituals or services would be executed. Several Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians were killed for exercising their beliefs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_rouge
Might point out most of the vast majority of the executioners where teenagers , separated by their parents and indoctrinated by the Kmer Rouge, not religious people
Lincoln

United States

#702 Apr 25, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Life under the Kmer Rouge and Religion
All religion was banned by the Khmer Rouge. Any people seen taking part in religious rituals or services would be executed. Several Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians were killed for exercising their beliefs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_rouge
Might point out most of the vast majority of the executioners where teenagers , separated by their parents and indoctrinated by the Kmer Rouge, not religious people
Atheists run away from talking about their times in power :-(
Stalin an atheist murdered 20 million.
Watch how fast atheists will find Stalin to be religious :-)

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#703 Apr 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheists run away from talking about their times in power :-(
Stalin an atheist murdered 20 million.
Watch how fast atheists will find Stalin to be religious :-)
zzzzz....did they kill in the name of atheism or were they Communists who killed in the name of Communism?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#704 Apr 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheists run away from talking about their times in power :-(
Stalin an atheist murdered 20 million.
Watch how fast atheists will find Stalin to be religious :-)
why do you keep lying about this. you know it was people of faith tath killed for him. people's whose moral teachings from their cult weren't strong enough to tell them that facing a dictator is more moral than killing others for him.

what a horrible cult you have. but then, look at the moral guidebook they use. a jealous, petty, vindictive little prick of a god they invented that teaches slavery is Ok and killing others that don't believe is cool..

the worst moral guide ever printed, really...

nice cult you have there, Lincoln.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#705 Apr 25, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Life under the Kmer Rouge and Religion
All religion was banned by the Khmer Rouge. Any people seen taking part in religious rituals or services would be executed. Several Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians were killed for exercising their beliefs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_rouge
Might point out most of the vast majority of the executioners where teenagers , separated by their parents and indoctrinated by the Kmer Rouge, not religious people
but htat doesn't mean people gave up their faith, they just kept it hidden. just like in all othere dictatorial regimes like that.

it was people of faith that did the killing, because their moral guide was just a cult.
Lincoln

United States

#706 Apr 25, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
zzzzz....did they kill in the name of atheism or were they Communists who killed in the name of Communism?
The Soviet Union was the first atheist state to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism. The communist regime confiscated religious property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in schools. The confiscation of religious assets was often based on accusations of illegal accumulation of wealth.

The vast majority of people in the Russian empire were, at the time of the revolution, religious believers, whereas the communists aimed to break the power of all religious institutions and eventually replace religious belief with atheism.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#707 Apr 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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The Soviet Union was the first atheist state to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism. The communist regime confiscated religious property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in schools. The confiscation of religious assets was often based on accusations of illegal accumulation of wealth.
The vast majority of people in the Russian empire were, at the time of the revolution, religious believers, whereas the communists aimed to break the power of all religious institutions and eventually replace religious belief with atheism.
yes, all dictators know the power of religious cult fervor.

the moral way to rid the world of these bloody,(not in the british way...) cults is through education and reason. then we will become like the countries that are the least religious and have the best educated kids, the happiest, healthiest people, and the highest standard of living.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#708 Apr 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
The Soviet Union was the first atheist state to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism. The communist regime confiscated religious property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in schools. The confiscation of religious assets was often based on accusations of illegal accumulation of wealth.
The vast majority of people in the Russian empire were, at the time of the revolution, religious believers, whereas the communists aimed to break the power of all religious institutions and eventually replace religious belief with atheism.
So ... they killed in the name of Communism.
Amused

Essex, MA

#709 Apr 25, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So ... they killed in the name of Communism.
It is crazier than that. The KR killed educated people, including teachers, college professors, doctors, lawyers, pretty much anyone who was not a rice farmer. Eventually, they started killing people who wear glasses because the KR just assumed they were literate. They killed anyone who could speak a foreign language to avoid outside influences.(Although the leadership of the KR were all educated in France.)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#710 Apr 25, 2013
Amused wrote:
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It is crazier than that. The KR killed educated people, including teachers, college professors, doctors, lawyers, pretty much anyone who was not a rice farmer. Eventually, they started killing people who wear glasses because the KR just assumed they were literate. They killed anyone who could speak a foreign language to avoid outside influences.(Although the leadership of the KR were all educated in France.)
That is certainly crazy, you don't kill off the people who could benefit you the most, that's stupid. This KR thing is insane, just as insane as the people who killed intelligent women because they thought they were "witches."

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#711 Apr 25, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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That is certainly crazy, you don't kill off the people who could benefit you the most, that's stupid. This KR thing is insane, just as insane as the people who killed intelligent women because they thought they were "witches."
they're not witches?

smart women make my fragile male ego get all ooogie...

:)
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#712 Apr 25, 2013
Religion did nothing to impede Communism or the KR. Atheism did nothing to advance them.

The real victim of religion is reason.

Religion = superstition

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#713 Apr 25, 2013
Noah must've had crabs and head lice
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheists run away from talking about their times in power :-(
Stalin an atheist murdered 20 million.
Watch how fast atheists will find Stalin to be religious :-)

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#714 Apr 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheists run away from talking about their times in power :-(
Stalin an atheist murdered 20 million.
Watch how fast atheists will find Stalin to be religious :-)
wow, lincoln..look at all those atheists trying to make him look religious! the place is teeming with 'em...

no, they just made you look like a lying fool...

so much failure, so little reason for Lincoln...

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