Atheism Rising

Atheism Rising

There are 767 comments on the Houston Press story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Atheism Rising. In it, Houston Press reports that:

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

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#489 Apr 8, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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True or not, that misses the point. Hitler was not inspired by religion or by animosity for it. II don't see much agreement about what did inspire him, actually beyond a lust for power, conquest, and German supremacy. Some propose that he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and narcissistic personality disorder. Some dismiss him as simply Evil. Others say that attempts to understand him are ultimately futile. At any rate, using him as a tool to smear anyone other than Hitler himself shows a huge lack of understanding, probably from minds compromised by enmity.
The same goes for Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin... none of these men were driven by their religious affiliations or viewpoints. I suspect that for all of them, it was about narcissism and the pursuit of power.
Which is why I almost never write about them here. They are soooo beside the point.
Atheism = lack of belief in god. It's got absolutely nothing to do with genocide and mass murder = both which feature heavily in the mental disorder you suffer from called creationism.

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#490 Apr 8, 2013
This comment above is toward the failed creationist troll buck crick.

Since: Jun 07

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#491 Apr 8, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Incorrect.
Hitler was motivated by many things. He was motivated by a hate of religion, particularly Judaism and Christianity.
He was also motivated by science - namely Darwinian evolution theory.
He saw justification for his debauchery in his perceived weakness of religion, and strength of science.
It's familiar in these parts.
"In God We Trust" written on every Nazi belt. Tons of quotes damning hitler to Catholism / Nazism.
Lincoln

United States

#492 Apr 8, 2013
Atheists would like to deny their glory day in Communist East Germany.

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#493 Apr 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Atheists would like to deny their glory day in Communist East Germany.
Can't take the fact the Hitler killed because he thought he was doing god's work.

Also you can't even prove your f*cking god. Yet you dishnoestly babble on about how hitler killed because he was atheist.

You creationist sh*t hoarders are sickening lying f*ck scum.

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#494 Apr 8, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Incorrect.
Hitler was motivated by many things. He was motivated by a hate of religion, particularly Judaism and Christianity.
He was also motivated by science - namely Darwinian evolution theory.
He saw justification for his debauchery in his perceived weakness of religion, and strength of science.
It's familiar in these parts.
This is coming from the creationist that believes that jesus rode on the backs of dinosaurs and that fossils aren't "real".

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#495 Apr 8, 2013
Motivated by science yet he ordered Darwin's book to be burned? Made all non believing scientists convert to Christianity under threat of execution? Championed his version of Protestant positive Christianity which he wanted to become the main religion in Germany?
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>Incorrect.

Hitler was motivated by many things. He was motivated by a hate of religion, particularly Judaism and Christianity.

He was also motivated by science - namely Darwinian evolution theory.

He saw justification for his debauchery in his perceived weakness of religion, and strength of science.

It's familiar in these parts.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#496 Apr 8, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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True or not, that misses the point. Hitler was not inspired by religion or by animosity for it. II don't see much agreement about what did inspire him, actually beyond a lust for power, conquest, and German supremacy. Some propose that he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and narcissistic personality disorder. Some dismiss him as simply Evil. Others say that attempts to understand him are ultimately futile. At any rate, using him as a tool to smear anyone other than Hitler himself shows a huge lack of understanding, probably from minds compromised by enmity.
The same goes for Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin... none of these men were driven by their religious affiliations or viewpoints. I suspect that for all of them, it was about narcissism and the pursuit of power.
Which is why I almost never write about them here. They are soooo beside the point.
I agree with you up to a point.

What each of the people you mention represent?

Is a point of failure in the upbringing these men had-- many were brought up as True Believers™ in christianity/etc and just as clearly, that upbringing failed them miserably.

More to the point? The gods behind these religions >>failed<< to help these men be ... decent human beings.

Now, if the gods were not real? Then the failure is expected.

But if the gods >>are<< real? The failure of these gods to help these men be better people?

Is utterly without excuse. Either the gods in question are 100% inept? Or else they are evil.(or they are not real).

There is no fourth possibility here.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#497 Apr 8, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Incorrect.
Hitler was motivated by many things. He was motivated by a hate of religion, particularly Judaism and Christianity.
He was also motivated by science - namely Darwinian evolution theory.
He saw justification for his debauchery in his perceived weakness of religion, and strength of science.
It's familiar in these parts.
Wow!

You got it wrong NINE times! In just a six sentences too!

That has to be some sort of failure record--even for YOU.

Wow... just... wow.

Your ability to live in a delusional/insane mental state is .. amazing.

I bet you are on psychotropic drugs, even now. Right?
Lincoln

United States

#498 Apr 8, 2013
atheists as materialists of course deny mankind as different than the animal kingdom.

ask a libertarian about his government job:-)

Since: Mar 11

United States

#499 Apr 8, 2013
One must always remember when reading Buck's posts is that he not that long ago was rolling on the ground in a psychiatric ward screaming at hallucinations and sh1tting himself for hours on end. The years of drugs, getting his fatass whipped and religion has made him into the failure we all laugh at today.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Wow!

You got it wrong NINE times! In just a six sentences too!

That has to be some sort of failure record--even for YOU.

Wow... just... wow.

Your ability to live in a delusional/insane mental state is .. amazing.

I bet you are on psychotropic drugs, even now. Right?
Thinking

Bolton, UK

#500 Apr 8, 2013
If you follow a cult leader, such as jesus, the catholic Hitler, or priest school drop out Stalin, many innocents get killed as a result.
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>
True or not, that misses the point. Hitler was not inspired by religion or by animosity for it. II don't see much agreement about what did inspire him, actually beyond a lust for power, conquest, and German supremacy. Some propose that he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and narcissistic personality disorder. Some dismiss him as simply Evil. Others say that attempts to understand him are ultimately futile. At any rate, using him as a tool to smear anyone other than Hitler himself shows a huge lack of understanding, probably from minds compromised by enmity.
The same goes for Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin... none of these men were driven by their religious affiliations or viewpoints. I suspect that for all of them, it was about narcissism and the pursuit of power.
Which is why I almost never write about them here. They are soooo beside the point.
Lincoln

United States

#501 Apr 8, 2013
Thinking wrote:
If you follow a cult leader, such as jesus, the catholic Hitler, or priest school drop out Stalin, many innocents get killed as a result.
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In the UK this may fly.
Atheist Stalin killed more and is as good an example.
Add atheist Mao and you get another 60 million dead.
Atheist forum is amusing with the atheist all so serious as if they were going somewhere
Thinking

Bolton, UK

#502 Apr 8, 2013
Please remember that punctuation isn't an assault on someone from the East.
Lincoln wrote:
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In the UK this may fly.
Atheist Stalin killed more and is as good an example.
Add atheist Mao and you get another 60 million dead.
Atheist forum is amusing with the atheist all so serious as if they were going somewhere

Since: Mar 11

United States

#503 Apr 8, 2013
Lmfao!

Hey I am impressed you even read anything he posts! All he ever does is repeat his tired old lines about dictators who never mentioned atheism as why they committed their acts of war, band wagon and appeal to authority logical fallacies.

I guess he has no friends.
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Please remember that punctuation isn't an assault on someone from the East.
Noogent

Lewisville, TX

#504 Apr 8, 2013
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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If you get off on laughing at miserable people look no further than the catholic church,the tens of thousands of children's lives they ruined should keep you laughing for years.
blah blah blah....same old stale reasoning. The catholic church this and the catholic church that.....God exists MORON, take the hint.
Noogent

Lewisville, TX

#505 Apr 8, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Sure, sure-- he was a Catholic (according to his own diaries) and they are not >>real<< christians, right?
After all-- Jesus died and left YOU in charge of who is and who isn't.
Is that about right?
LMAO!
Someone has their panties in a knot....awe, its ok. Did JESUS not answer your prayer...hmmm? Are you not living the life you think you are entitled too....hmmm, is that it? Maybe because your life is his will, not yours MORON. Take the hint MORON, GOD exists.
Noogent

Lewisville, TX

#506 Apr 8, 2013
Thinking wrote:
If you follow a cult leader, such as jesus, the catholic Hitler, or priest school drop out Stalin, many innocents get killed as a result.
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I would gladly take a bullet for JESUS CHRIST any day. Saying you believe not is like saying you believe in nothing...something similiar to a blob of nothing, like an amoeba. Take the hint MORON, GOD exists.
Noogent

Lewisville, TX

#507 Apr 8, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Prove it.
You got ANY evidence? No?
Then you are lying.
Who's the moron again?
Prove what Moron? Im not arguing with some some brain dead idiot who chooses not to believe. Thats your choice and you made it. You think by spinning your web of uncertainties such as "prove it" is going to entangle me into a heated debate on the existence of GOD? Fail. Listen because im only stating this once, the BIBLE is my proof.There Ive said it and warned you. Now I will no longer respond unless its to discuss scripture. Good luck

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#508 Apr 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
One must always remember when reading Buck's posts is that he not that long ago was rolling on the ground in a psychiatric ward screaming at hallucinations and sh1tting himself for hours on end. The years of drugs, getting his fatass whipped and religion has made him into the failure we all laugh at today.
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True.

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