Atheism Rising

Dec 5, 2012 Full story: Houston Press 765

It's a warm fall morning near the Texas State Capitol's south steps, and there's a fight brewing.

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Since: Apr 12

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#425 Mar 29, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Not at all-- I see the ugly bible as a manual on How Not To Live.

But you?

I see you learn it's lessons very well: How To Hate Yourself, and Everyone Else Too.

You exhibit that so very, very well.
How is life living in mommy's basement at you age?

Talk about a loser.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#426 Mar 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
How is life living in mommy's basement at you age?
Talk about a loser.
Why don't you write to Elisabeth Fritzl and ask her what it was like being locked in the basement for 24 years?

While you're at it you can also ask her what it was like being raped on numerous occasions by her father.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzl_case

Then tell her that she has to honour her parents because it's what your lunatic god wants her to do. In fact it's one of his most important laws.

Here's a question for you:

Do you honestly believe that Fritzl's daughter should honour her father?

Once again, the floor is yours.

Don't screw up....

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#427 Mar 29, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>Repeal of DOMA would hasten the need to define the duties of states under Article IV, section 1 (the full faith and credit clause) with respect to marriage. Without such a definition, some married couples essentially lose the right to travel or relocate as such. I think those rights trump the interests of the states, but that may be a minority view. I also think that that aspect of the case makes indecision on the part of the Court inexcusable.
Oh, I agree the most recent activity of SCOTUS has been inexcusable-- mostly due to a couple of idiots we were saddled with, who are trying to rewrite US law into a sort of Christian Talaban™.

On the flip side, were I in charge of things, I would abolish all current marriage laws completely-- if people wish to engage in private and/or religious ceremonies, that would be fine.

But under the law, they'd still be two separate individuals-- if one wishes the other to inherit (or reverse), they can file power-of-attorney or similar paperwork under the normal rules.

But that's just me-- I don't see a reason to give special status to married couples, over and above unmarried ones.

However, if we do agree to grant such special relationship status, it >>must<< be applied equally to all, regardless. About the only limitation I could see, would be one of age (in that any partner(s) involved must both be legally adults--no exceptions).
Lincoln

United States

#428 Mar 29, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I agree the most recent activity of SCOTUS has been inexcusable-- mostly due to a couple of idiots we were saddled with, who are trying to rewrite US law into a sort of Christian .......
Atheists ran East Germany but not the US .
Shot people who tried to leave.

Google Evangelistic Atheists and read and remember.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#429 Mar 29, 2013
So right after Langoliers says he retires his langoliers screen name he returns under his Lincoln screen name.

One trick pony will be belching his
Evangelical atheism
Bandwagon
Appeal to authority logical fallacies about 200 times a day.

Naturally if you respond and factually destroy his fallacies or dare to ask a question, he won't respond but merely repost his logical fallacies.

Time to flush that turd.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#430 Mar 29, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I have not sinned-- not by the REAL definition of "sin".
IE, one that doesn't include any supernatural bullsh7t.
So your cries of "sin" are lies.
What else is new?
PS: your hate is showing, hatetheist.
It's impossible not to sin.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#431 Mar 29, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
Sin only applies to you and other deluded f--kwits that believe your Bible BS.
Screw your beliefs. Screw your God. Screw your religion.
This is America, you don't have any right whatsoever to not have your beliefs disrespected. Better learn to deal with that fact because as atheism spreads, it will become more prevelant.
OH no, someone's getting cranky!

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#432 Mar 29, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
Sin only applies to you and other deluded f--kwits that believe your Bible BS.
Screw your beliefs. Screw your God. Screw your religion.
This is America, you don't have any right whatsoever to not have your beliefs disrespected. Better learn to deal with that fact because as atheism spreads, it will become more prevelant.
America you say? How about you meet South Africa and get yourself in prison by disrespecting people's beliefs.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#433 Mar 29, 2013
Well known Atheists in South Africa, doing very well thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:South_A...

Anything else I can humiliate you with today?
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
America you say? How about you meet South Africa and get yourself in prison by disrespecting people's beliefs.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#434 Mar 29, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
It's impossible not to sin.
I see.

So when all you Christians are in heaven you'll still be sinning.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#435 Mar 29, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
America you say? How about you meet South Africa and get yourself in prison by disrespecting people's beliefs.
Civilised countries have freedom of speech.

Looks like you've got a bit of catching up to do.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#436 Mar 29, 2013
The bible says there was a war in heaven.

South Africa will finally be liberated when Chris the Prawn returns triumphantly.
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
I see.
So when all you Christians are in heaven you'll still be sinning.
Lincoln

United States

#437 Mar 29, 2013
Atheism lost support in East Communist Germany.
Has little support in the U S A

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#438 Mar 29, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
It's impossible not to sin.
No-- it's easy.

Since I do not recognize your Holey BuyBull (bible) as having ANY authority over me?(The good old separation clause)

To one such as myself, "sin" can ONLY mean "breaking secular law".

I've not done that, else I'd be in jail.

So I've not sinned, according to the ONLY authority that has jurisdiction over me: secular law.

I see you are not familiar with actual.... justice OR law.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#439 Mar 29, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
America you say? How about you meet South Africa and get yourself in prison by disrespecting people's beliefs.
Indeed. You would LOVE IT in Saudi Arabia: where women are property of men, and they KILL your azz for disrespecting Islam.

And since there is no real functional difference between YOUR delusions and Islam's delusions?

You'd fit right in, I suspect.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#440 Mar 29, 2013
Well said indeed! That scum is like the christhole version of Muq with his intolerance.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Indeed. You would LOVE IT in Saudi Arabia: where women are property of men, and they KILL your azz for disrespecting Islam.

And since there is no real functional difference between YOUR delusions and Islam's delusions?

You'd fit right in, I suspect.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#441 Mar 29, 2013
Too funny.

This threads topic is "Atheist Rising"
Rising to what?

Their population is down world wide.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism#sectio...

A 2010 survey published in Encyclopedia Britannica found that is atheists at about 2.0%.

Another study assessing religiosity among scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that "just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power.

Sociologist Philip Schwadel found that higher levels of education are associated with increased religious participation and religious practice in daily life.

According to a 2012 report by thePew Research Center, people describing themselves as "atheist" were 2% of the total population in the US.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_o...

According to the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, an academic journal, "about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day."

Another survey attributed to Britannica shows the population of atheists at around 2.4% of the world's population

While there are more atheists than ever before as global population continually increases, the atheist percentage of the total population seem to be declining

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religi...

Sources outside of Wikipedia give differing estimates:

The CIA's World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%(of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, atheists 2.01%

persecution. A 2006 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota involving a poll of 2,000 households in the United States found atheists to be the most distrusted of minorities,

In 2012, an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:

In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty—4.5% of the globe’s population. By 2012 atheists’ number is estimated at 137 million. That’s a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists’ share declined to less than one-in-fifty—under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world! Atheism is in decline.

They sure as hell are not going to rise to
Heaven.

Where the hell do you guys think your rising to?
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#442 Mar 29, 2013
What a load of old shite you do talk.

2/3rds of UK not religious.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12799801
Langoliers wrote:
Too funny.
This threads topic is "Atheist Rising"
Rising to what?
Their population is down world wide.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism#sectio...
A 2010 survey published in Encyclopedia Britannica found that is atheists at about 2.0%.
Another study assessing religiosity among scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that "just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power.
Sociologist Philip Schwadel found that higher levels of education are associated with increased religious participation and religious practice in daily life.
According to a 2012 report by thePew Research Center, people describing themselves as "atheist" were 2% of the total population in the US.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_o...
According to the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, an academic journal, "about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day."
Another survey attributed to Britannica shows the population of atheists at around 2.4% of the world's population
While there are more atheists than ever before as global population continually increases, the atheist percentage of the total population seem to be declining
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religi...
Sources outside of Wikipedia give differing estimates:
The CIA's World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%(of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, atheists 2.01%
persecution. A 2006 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota involving a poll of 2,000 households in the United States found atheists to be the most distrusted of minorities,
In 2012, an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:
In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty—4.5% of the globe’s population. By 2012 atheists’ number is estimated at 137 million. That’s a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists’ share declined to less than one-in-fifty—under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world! Atheism is in decline.
They sure as hell are not going to rise to
Heaven.
Where the hell do you guys think your rising to?

Since: Apr 12

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#443 Mar 29, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>What a load of old shite you do talk.

2/3rds of UK not religious.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12799801
You don't think non religious and atheist are the same do you?

Since: Apr 12

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#444 Mar 29, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>What a load of old shite you do talk.

2/3rds of UK not religious.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12799801
Must be a very small country.
2/3rds and no effect on the world population of atheist......2.04%

Damn small group.

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