Is atheism winning the culture war?

Is atheism winning the culture war?

There are 224 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 23, 2013, titled Is atheism winning the culture war?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Barking dogs chase passing cars that they never come close to touching, and I doubt they consider the ramifications of actually catching a vehicle.

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“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#62 Nov 18, 2013
the library? Possibility.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#63 Nov 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
'proof of god'? and who are you to make such demand?'mentally ill cult'? WHAT are you intending to prove, yourself? Proof of God lives around you, with you. Take off your blinders and you'll see, you've got eyes, nose, teeth, tongue and everything that senses you are ALIVE. Imagine that! PROOF OF GOD? Proof of you comes first. Go at it.1216
What on earth are you babbling about?

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#64 Nov 18, 2013
love and life

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#65 Nov 18, 2013
Luke1981 wrote:
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I find that incredibly offensive!
We're more of a race horse "loving" people.
:)
:-)

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#66 Nov 23, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Religion certainly is declining in the less retarded countries.
When I lived in Banbury, my favourite pub was an ex church.
http://www.churchhousebanbury.co.uk
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What of about the USA. Their increasing in Christianity. Doesn't that mean the most intelligent and successful country in the world is retarded.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#67 Nov 23, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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What of about the USA. Their increasing in Christianity.
Evidence? None's are increasing and I suspect most people realise that no god sent a prophet to Earth. USAmericans aren't stupid, absurdly argumentative perhaps.
Carchar king wrote:
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Doesn't that mean the most ... successful country in the world is retarded.
No, it means that Religionists can function as well as the rational in a society where they aren't discriminated against. In respect to religious beliefs the USA can look as backward as Waziristan or the Middle East.

USAmericans aren't exceptionally intelligent. Remember Palin, Bachmann, Paul Broun.. the list is endless; and this.....
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...

Religion = superstition
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#68 Nov 23, 2013
The USA's economic success is of course due to its stable government, peace, political and economic freedoms in a market of 300 millions (the mass of whom have English as a first language), democracy, established institutions and its secularism. With all of that and its tradition of separation of church from state, it can succeed despite religion.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#69 Nov 23, 2013
The youth figures do not agree with you, not one little bit.
When the current crinklies pop off, the US will be much less religious.
Carchar king wrote:
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What of about the USA. Their increasing in Christianity. Doesn't that mean the most intelligent and successful country in the world is retarded.
Sunday

Clarksburg, WV

#70 Nov 24, 2013
It is factual Jesus Christ walked earth and was killed by Pontius Pilate. So your saying majority of U.S is not religious? Also you say you youth will not believe, your probably right seeing most dont have good role models!

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#71 Nov 24, 2013
Sunday wrote:
It is factual Jesus Christ walked earth and was killed by Pontius Pilate. So your saying majority of U.S is not religious? Also you say you youth will not believe, your probably right seeing most dont have good role models!
There are many Christians who don't make god role models.
I of Discernment

United States

#72 Nov 24, 2013
Only a fearful Mithra worshiper could come up with a title like "Is atheism winning the culture war?"

For a religious forum there sure are a lot of threads about atheism here on topix.

The over all impression I get from scanning these threads is fear of atheism.

Religious fanatics fear atheism simply because they fear the monster ( animal nature ) inside themselves that they feel needs to be controlled by the church in order for them to survive in a confusing world governed by a wrathful and unforgiving god.

These religious fanatics have a magic phrase to avoid dealing with their monsters. They simply say, "Satan did it", projecting their poorly understood behavior onto an imaginary deity of evil.

Religious fanatics suppress the conscious recognition of this animal nature,(the monster) in themselves and project it on to atheists and people of other faiths.

These various cults fear atheists because atheists are free to explore their animal nature,(the monster). making them unpredictable to those who feel humans are incapable of taming their own monsters.

I have noticed that the current Pope does not fear atheism so much but the Vatican still does. Interesting :)

Perhaps humanity will survive this difficult period of our adolescence as the human race!
Sunday

Clarksburg, WV

#73 Nov 24, 2013
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>There are many Christians who don't make god role models.
There's always a few in a group that ruin it for everyone. Govt, sports, families and religion. I would say majority would be just fine. I trust people in my congregation more than others. Majority feel the same way. It's sad you didn't learn anything worth while at catholic school. Your poor parents can't say they didn't try.

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#74 Nov 24, 2013
Sunday wrote:
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There's always a few in a group that ruin it for everyone. Govt, sports, families and religion. I would say majority would be just fine. I trust people in my congregation more than others. Majority feel the same way. It's sad you didn't learn anything worth while at catholic school. Your poor parents can't say they didn't try.
One learns who to trust in life. My parents tried, but how were they to know there were some deranged nuns when we first attended there.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#75 Nov 24, 2013
let's babble some more. Catholic education is tops, always has been. Appreciation of such depends on the individual attendee but it really makes no difference what anyone says. Babbling will have to stop as I forgot what I was gonna babble about. No consequences except a better education from Catholic schools.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#76 Nov 24, 2013
And child abuse.
LuzAranda wrote:
No consequences except a better education from Catholic schools.
WeAreEverywhere

United States

#77 Nov 24, 2013
Siro wrote:
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Then why do atheists always champion poof marriage?
Perhaps because more and more scientific evidence is being found that proves sexuality is determined before birth just as homosexuals have been trying to say for centuries:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/dec/01/...

You reject reality to protect your hate and fear based belief system. Good luck with that. We can see what your kind of thinking does by studying the dark ages.

It's going to get even harder for hateful bigots like you. But don't worry, the flat earth society still has a website. I'm not sure if they let homophobes join though. But it doesn't hurt to ask :)

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#78 Nov 24, 2013
Thinking got it wrong. Never do I even consider it. I do not practice it nor know anyone else who does. Sorry.
LCNLin

United States

#79 Nov 24, 2013
Atheist 1.6% in the USA but moving toward 2%

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#81 Nov 24, 2013
You must LIVE IN A LITTLE world.
Sunday

Clarksburg, WV

#82 Nov 24, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
You must LIVE IN A LITTLE world.
No doubt! Not to mention all the missionary's around the world. These people are just plain lost!

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