Atheist Islamophobia... Again

Atheist Islamophobia... Again

There are 3766 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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1362 May 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>ahhh, but it is tax deductible thus, it is charity! this makes them good people for paying for their own club....
I saw a beaut, yesterday:

Pat Robertson, the Chief of the Brain-Damaged crowd?

Proves once again, that his brain is well and truly damaged.

Not that long ago, he predicted that his god would put Mitt-the-Twitt Romney into the White House.

He said he'd had "A revelation from God" or some'thin'

Just the other day? He warned his flock about...

.... no, this is so FUNNY...

.... he warned them about (laughing)...

.... FALSE PROPHETS.

<laughing out loud>

The irony-bells were ringing off the walls....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1363 May 10, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
You ain't the only one!
Frankly I'm surprised anybody bothers to vote.
The public lost control of the country long ago.
I'm sorry, I don't think we are much of a democracy anymore - but have become an oligarchy.
IF... you want change - all incumbants should be immediately voted out of office regardless of party or record.
This, of course, will never occur.
;)
Speaking of voting?

I'll repeat this, in case you don't see my reply:

I saw a beaut, yesterday:

Pat Robertson, the Chief of the Brain-Damaged crowd?

Proves once again, that his brain is well and truly damaged.

Not that long ago, he predicted that his god would put Mitt-the-Twitt Romney into the White House.

He said he'd had "A revelation from God" or some'thin'

Just the other day? He warned his flock about...

.... no, this is so FUNNY...

.... he warned them about (laughing)...

.... FALSE PROPHETS.

<laughing out loud>

The irony-bells were ringing off the walls....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1364 May 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, the public has given over control of the country to their apathy and complacency.
how would having the military and intelligence community people being the only experienced people in gov't be a good thing?
Yep.

We are now in a Corporatacracy.

... ugg.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1365 May 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep.
We are now in a Corporatacracy.
... ugg.
nah...real people like me control our political world. get involved, you can be a player and not a sheep.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1366 May 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The church itself isn't tax deductable-- only the donations.
The light bill must be paid-- minus taxes, of course.
Churches truly are parasitic leeches on the hide of civilization, busy hiding pedophiles and worse...
.... meh.
yes, I was referring to the donations. and the lack of other taxes the church pays.

funny story about Robertson. it amazes me that people continue to follow false prophets like him...the cult mentality is a tough nut to break.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1367 May 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>nah...real people like me control our political world. get involved, you can be a player and not a sheep.
Oh, I'm doing my part-- an unpaid volunteer dedicated to spreading the Good Word, via the Social Media.

:D

I am most certain it is helping....

... <laughing my azz off>

On the other hand? I have seen a rise in support for marriage equality, of late...

... it started around the time that whoever the brilliant person was, who came up with that meme: "marriage equality".

It's one that's difficult to counter-argue with, unlike "gay marriage" which is much easier to try to shout-down.

I do think the Social Media has helped sway the popular support.

So I keep plugging away as I am able.

:D

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1368 May 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>nah...real people like me control our political world. get involved, you can be a player and not a sheep.
It's more fun being a player instead of a spectator. I love it.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1369 May 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
It's more fun being a player instead of a spectator. I love it.
although I hold no affiliation to any political party, i have been heavily involved in MN (and national to a lesser extent)politics since i was a child.

not sure why some people think getting involved has no purpose. a hollywood version of what politics is about, i guess.
Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#1371 May 11, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of voting?
I'll repeat this, in case you don't see my reply:
I saw a beaut, yesterday:
Pat Robertson, the Chief of the Brain-Damaged crowd?
Proves once again, that his brain is well and truly damaged.
Not that long ago, he predicted that his god would put Mitt-the-Twitt Romney into the White House.
He said he'd had "A revelation from God" or some'thin'
Just the other day? He warned his flock about...
.... no, this is so FUNNY...
.... he warned them about (laughing)...
.... FALSE PROPHETS.
<laughing out loud>
The irony-bells were ringing off the walls....
Yeah that would be 110% on the irony meter as all prophets are false.

I just don't think the individual vote matters anymore since you the individual have no choice in the selection of the candidates being offered.

You think you have a choice but it's an illusion.

I look at the strange viewpoints of the people that represent us in Congress and I just lay back and go... Meh!

Who should I vote for? well actually... neither!

It is the lesser of two evils all the time.

"Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control."
~Denis Diderot, Supplement to Bougainville's 'Voyage,' 1796 - French author, encyclopedist, & philosopher (1713 - 1784)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1372 May 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah that would be 110% on the irony meter as all prophets are false.
I just don't think the individual vote matters anymore since you the individual have no choice in the selection of the candidates being offered.
You think you have a choice but it's an illusion.
I look at the strange viewpoints of the people that represent us in Congress and I just lay back and go... Meh!
Who should I vote for? well actually... neither!
It is the lesser of two evils all the time.
"Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control."
~Denis Diderot, Supplement to Bougainville's 'Voyage,' 1796 - French author, encyclopedist, & philosopher (1713 - 1784)
Were I in charge of ballot-making?

I would make it a criminal-punishment if there was not always "none of the above" on each and every ballot.

Or the equivalent for questions: "neither--go back to the drawing-board"

If "none of the above" gets elected, then that term is not filled by anyone, for a year, to see if it matters...

... after a year (or the fiscal equivalent), none of the original candidates are permitted to re-apply for the job--ever. They were literally rejected by everyone.

I wonder how Politics would play out, if None of the Above was always a choice?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1373 May 11, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Were I in charge of ballot-making?
I would make it a criminal-punishment if there was not always "none of the above" on each and every ballot.
Or the equivalent for questions: "neither--go back to the drawing-board"
If "none of the above" gets elected, then that term is not filled by anyone, for a year, to see if it matters...
... after a year (or the fiscal equivalent), none of the original candidates are permitted to re-apply for the job--ever. They were literally rejected by everyone.
I wonder how Politics would play out, if None of the Above was always a choice?
In my state we get to write in whomever we want on the ballot. kind of a "none of the above" option.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1374 May 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>In my state we get to write in whomever we want on the ballot. kind of a "none of the above" option.
Yes, there is that. In Oklahoma, we used to have that option.

I once wrote in "Nixon", when no one else was better...this was after his resignation too.

:)

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1375 May 11, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, there is that. In Oklahoma, we used to have that option.
I once wrote in "Nixon", when no one else was better...this was after his resignation too.
:)
one guy here in Mn wrote in "lizard people" in the highly contentious Franken/Coleman senate race. he acheived some short fame for it, but his ballot was disallowed as that is not a viable choice...

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#1376 May 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>one guy here in Mn wrote in "lizard people" in the highly contentious Franken/Coleman senate race. he acheived some short fame for it, but his ballot was disallowed as that is not a viable choice...
I don’t know “lizard people”“Franken” either both are viable or both are not. I would have gone with neither.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1377 May 11, 2013
Very Cynical Person wrote:
<quoted text>I don’t know “lizard people”“Franken” either both are viable or both are not. I would have gone with neither.
Huh?

“gun control takes two hands”

Since: Mar 13

outdoors

#1378 May 11, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Mormons believe in magic underwear.
Just as you morons, Genuine Christians™ believe in magic spell-casting (prayers).
Both groups are, to put it bluntly, quite insane.
You, especially: insane.
Sorry about that.
<quoted text>
So you admit your god is really -- REALLY bad at being a god?
That's rather amusing, really....!
Your god isn't very good at the god-game...
... but that does fit with you, being batshit crazy.
<quoted text>
Tell me: if you went into your favorite bank, and while you were there, several masked men entered sporting machine guns, and after demonstrating their guns work, point to everyone and say: "give us all your money, your bank-cards, or we will shoot you dead".
Now.
You have a CHOICE-- you can give them what they want, and they may shoot you anyway...
... OR? You can refuse, get killed-- and they get your stuff in spite of your "choice".
Do you REALLY have a choice?
Or is this ... EXTORTION?
<quoted text>
I see how it works-- the ugly godling YOU believe in uses EXTORTION to get and keep stupid people-- followers (in other words).
Did I mention that you are batshyt insane?
You are, you know...
Sorry, genius, I don't believe prayers are spells. Didn't know Mormons had that idiocincracy, I'll have to take your word for it. Your definition of "insane" must be unique to you as you don't know me. As far as God "being a really bad god" goes, I don't believe your criteria is quite up to snuff in that regard. You're getting your Constitutional rights mixed up with something they weren't written for. Practise prejudice much?

“gun control takes two hands”

Since: Mar 13

outdoors

#1379 May 11, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
You ain't the only one!
Frankly I'm surprised anybody bothers to vote.
The public lost control of the country long ago.
I'm sorry, I don't think we are much of a democracy anymore - but have become an oligarchy.
IF... you want change - all incumbants should be immediately voted out of office regardless of party or record.
This, of course, will never occur.
;)
Actually, there's an easier answer- we are a republic by definition...unless you use Bob's dictionary. His seems to be edited to suit him, kinda lie the King James version of the Bible.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1380 May 11, 2013
huntcoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, genius, I don't believe prayers are spells. Didn't know Mormons had that idiocincracy, I'll have to take your word for it. Your definition of "insane" must be unique to you as you don't know me. As far as God "being a really bad god" goes, I don't believe your criteria is quite up to snuff in that regard. You're getting your Constitutional rights mixed up with something they weren't written for. Practise prejudice much?
A god that OKs slavery and stoning gays to death isn't a bad god? 9just like you brethren muslims...but same god...)

a god who tells you to kill people who do not believe in him isn't bad?(oh yeah...again just like your buds the muslims. are you a terrorist, huntscoyotes? you hang with them, it seems...)

good thing your god is proven myth. it would suck to have such a prick really be a true god. why do you worship such a prick? is it your terrorist roots?

“gun control takes two hands”

Since: Mar 13

outdoors

#1381 May 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>A god that OKs slavery and stoning gays to death isn't a bad god? 9just like you brethren muslims...but same god...)
a god who tells you to kill people who do not believe in him isn't bad?(oh yeah...again just like your buds the muslims. are you a terrorist, huntscoyotes? you hang with them, it seems...)
good thing your god is proven myth. it would suck to have such a prick really be a true god. why do you worship such a prick? is it your terrorist roots?
Sorry, genius- I didn't get the memo about God okaying Man's inhumanity to Man, so send me a copy, okay? If you're refering to the Bible, especially the Old Testament, don't bother. If you want to perpetuate the myth about the Muslim's god, be my guest- I understand you speak from forced ignorance and it doesn't bother me in the least. Were I a terrorist, I daresay I would speak to you a little differently- perhaps even agree with you to get on your good side, kinda like a Machiavellian ploy. Nah, you guys are simply extremely amusing in your hate-filled dilirium ways, demonstrating the exact hate, rhetoric, bias and prejudice that you think is part of being a Christian and you're too blind to see the truth- sadly amusing.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1382 May 11, 2013
huntcoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, genius- I didn't get the memo about God okaying Man's inhumanity to Man, so send me a copy, okay? If you're refering to the Bible, especially the Old Testament, don't bother. If you want to perpetuate the myth about the Muslim's god, be my guest- I understand you speak from forced ignorance and it doesn't bother me in the least. Were I a terrorist, I daresay I would speak to you a little differently- perhaps even agree with you to get on your good side, kinda like a Machiavellian ploy. Nah, you guys are simply extremely amusing in your hate-filled dilirium ways, demonstrating the exact hate, rhetoric, bias and prejudice that you think is part of being a Christian and you're too blind to see the truth- sadly amusing.
so the old testament wasn't your god? why not? how isn't that the same god you and the muslims worship together?

why do you deny your own mythical god? why can you not defend your cult as the proven myth it is?

you state that your god is true, but cannot counter the proof that it is a myth. why is that?

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