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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Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#138 Nov 29, 2013
Perhaps your god better rewards non believers over sycophants.

You can't disprove that.
thursday wrote:
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Realize your the one looking a fool. It's your hand full of idiots! Against billions of other beliefs. Prove us wrong. Not just same old lines. Also if there is a god your in serious trouble!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#139 Nov 29, 2013
friday wrote:
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Yeah I'm good with Abraham having visions strong enough to sacrifice his own son. That's faith my friend. Something you can't see or touch. It's fine by me you don't have to believe. God gave us all free will.
In other words, you have faith - but no proof, as you originally claimed (BTW…they Abraham story just makes your god look vindictive and a little psychotic…I'm surprised Christians are so fond of it).
friday wrote:
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Ps there is only one God.
Please prove that your god is the one god and all of the other gods are imaginary. What makes your belief the right one and all the others wrong?
friday wrote:
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I admit I dont know much about atheist beliefs.
Atheism is the lack of belief in deities. Nothing more, nothing less.
friday wrote:
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Realize since beginning of time people have question Christians beliefs.
Christianity has not existed since the beginning of time, so this is impossible.
friday wrote:
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It's not easy living a honest and peaceful life. I would love to know what makes you think it's false? Without hostility and negative attitude.
As previously stated, there is not now, nor has there ever been, any proof that any god ever existed. That is why I do not believe in deities. The same reason I don't believe in elves and leprechauns and unicorns and so on…
friday wrote:
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I grew up poor as they get. I asked god for help and direction. I became catholic in my early 20's. Dedicating my life to Christianity has made me whole. I now own and operate one of the fastest growing construction and consulting companies in northern West Virginia. I'd like to think this was all accomplished by my strong faith in God and peers in my church.
I am sure many religious people pray to god for many things, including success. Some succeed and some do not. What do you say to the people who pray to god for success and then don't succeed? Did they pray wrong? Did god say 'no'?

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#140 Nov 29, 2013
Proof of God? Virginia, there is a SantaClaus. Proof is in you, your body, your brain, your eyes. Bur skeptics can'"t admit it especially those with some form of malignancy. Proof of God is still there in the way of hoping for a better outcome. It might never happen and ,yet, that wishful thinking makes all that suffering so much better. Yes, there IS God. Proof you want, the proof is in the 'pudding', in other words YOU are proof enough but you deny the gifts you have. Gifts are here for the taking. All this God makes it possible. God is the absence of hate, absence of making yourself superior to everything and anyone else. God is love. Do you suppose the Pope kisses all those discarded people and their deformities just to prove a point? What is the point? LOVE, God inspired love is the point. There is a most benevolant God, and He's looking at you and me.
friday

Clarksburg, WV

#141 Nov 29, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>In other words, you have faith - but no proof, as you originally claimed (BTW…they Abraham story just makes your god look vindictive and a little psychotic…I'm surprised Christians are so fond of it).

friday wrote, "<quoted text>
Ps there is only one God. "

Please prove that your god is the one god and all of the other gods are imaginary. What makes your belief the right one and all the others wrong?

friday wrote, "<quoted text>
I admit I dont know much about atheist beliefs. "

Atheism is the lack of belief in deities. Nothing more, nothing less.

friday wrote, "<quoted text>
Realize since beginning of time people have question Christians beliefs. "

Christianity has not existed since the beginning of time, so this is impossible.

friday wrote, "<quoted text>
It's not easy living a honest and peaceful life. I would love to know what makes you think it's false? Without hostility and negative attitude. "

As previously stated, there is not now, nor has there ever been, any proof that any god ever existed. That is why I do not believe in deities. The same reason I don't believe in elves and leprechauns and unicorns and so on…

friday wrote, "<quoted text>
I grew up poor as they get. I asked god for help and direction. I became catholic in my early 20's. Dedicating my life to Christianity has made me whole. I now own and operate one of the fastest growing construction and consulting companies in northern West Virginia. I'd like to think this was all accomplished by my strong faith in God and peers in my church. "

I am sure many religious people pray to god for many things, including success. Some succeed and some do not. What do you say to the people who pray to god for success and then don't succeed? Did they pray wrong? Did god say 'no'?
Vindictive and Psychotic? He was showing you have to give everything up . Also to show god how faithful you really are. As we all know he didn't kill his son but a lamb appeared to be sacrificed.
Prove my god is the only God. Besides that he told us. Also that his is the only Perfect God.
The part about since beginning of time. There are over 2000 years since Jesus. And god created us so... It wasn't till us humans gave a reason. Our human will. That he sent his son to spread his word. Also to show his dedication to us all.
The part about you know many religious people pray but don't get answered. My friend we all sin some time or another. I am not one to question gods will.
2 years ago my sister lost a 14 month old baby boy in a house fire. I never once questioned God. Yes it was awful and wouldn't ever want it to happen to anybody anywhere. This perfect innocent child will never have to face normal human life and hardships. If my sister believing in a high spirit lifted her out of depression and made it able to deal with her lose. That's got to be something special friend.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#142 Nov 29, 2013
friday wrote:
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Vindictive and Psychotic? He was showing you have to give everything up . Also to show god how faithful you really are. As we all know he didn't kill his son but a lamb appeared to be sacrificed.
Yes, the story of Abraham makes your god look vindictive and psychotic. If that story were true (its not, by the way) can you even imagine what was going through the mind of Abraham (being forced to kill his son…not knowing there would be a last minute reprieve) and Isaac (as his father tied him up and prepared to murder him…not knowing there would be a last minute reprieve?

Yes - vindictive and psychotic.
friday wrote:
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Prove my god is the only God. Besides that he told us. Also that his is the only Perfect God.
In other words, not only do you have no proof that your god is the only god ever, you can't even prove he exists. Yeah, we know.
friday wrote:
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The part about since beginning of time. There are over 2000 years since Jesus. And god created us so... It wasn't till us humans gave a reason. Our human will. That he sent his son to spread his word. Also to show his dedication to us all.
Dude…what?
friday wrote:
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The part about you know many religious people pray but don't get answered. My friend we all sin some time or another. I am not one to question gods will.
2 years ago my sister lost a 14 month old baby boy in a house fire. I never once questioned God. Yes it was awful and wouldn't ever want it to happen to anybody anywhere. This perfect innocent child will never have to face normal human life and hardships. If my sister believing in a high spirit lifted her out of depression and made it able to deal with her lose. That's got to be something special friend.
The ultimate religious cop out when pressed for an answer "Who am I to question god's will."

Translation "I don't have an answer so stop asking me…god knows best."

Lame
LCNLin

United States

#143 Nov 29, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Yes, the story of Abraham makes your god look vindictive and psychotic. If that story were true (its not, by the way) can you even imagine what was going through the mind of Abraham (being forced to kill his son…not knowing there would be a last minute reprieve) and Isaac (as his father tied him up and prepared to murder him…not knowing there would be a last minute reprieve?
Yes - vindictive and psychotic.
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In other words, not only do you have no proof that your god is the only god ever, you can't even prove he exists. Yeah, we know.
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Dude…what?
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The ultimate religious cop out when pressed for an answer "Who am I to question god's will."
Translation "I don't have an answer so stop asking me…god knows best."
Lame
Your opinions,while Not supported by Evidence
remain amusing.
Next time try evidence?

LOL

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#144 Nov 29, 2013
thursday wrote:
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Realize your the one looking a fool. It's your hand full of idiots! Against billions of other beliefs. Prove us wrong. Not just same old lines. Also if there is a god your in serious trouble!
The fact that there are "billions of other beliefs" shows that you are the one who is the fool.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#145 Nov 29, 2013
Atheism ahead? when has it and when will it? Truth wins Truth has always come out ahead. Face it, it takes nothing away from you and grants you everything back. A Deal to live by. Think about it!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#146 Nov 29, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Your opinions,while Not supported by Evidence
remain amusing.
Next time try evidence?
LOL
Your comment makes utterly no sense in the context of the discussion.

This is not shocking news.
Sat

Clarksburg, WV

#147 Nov 30, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that there are "billions of other beliefs" shows that you are the one who is the fool.
My my at least the other guy I was conversing with was intelligent . There are 7 billion ppl in this world. Over 1 billion are Catholics alone! Now you can count all the other Christian religions baptist, Methodist, ect... So with that being said. It's no so far fetch or outlandish. Please educate yourself before replying to me.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#148 Nov 30, 2013
Lincoln is very upset that his black magic using friend siro/leon_the_14 can't convert anyone no matter how often he implores them to kill themselves...

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/occult/TNFCUVO...
Just Think wrote:
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Your comment makes utterly no sense in the context of the discussion.
This is not shocking news.
Sat

Clarksburg, WV

#149 Nov 30, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Lincoln is very upset that his black magic using friend siro/leon_the_14 can't convert anyone no matter how often he implores them to kill themselves...

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/occult/TNFCUVO...
That stuff is Ridiculous and not Christian like at all!
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#150 Nov 30, 2013
This is correct...
LuzAranda wrote:
... Truth wins Truth has always come out ahead....
The idea of an interventionist god(s) is largely discredited. Abrahamic gods and these ones...
godchecker.com
are all debunked. Religion is now the last bastion of superstition.

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Truth will out.

Jonny Eve sings it like it is....
http://www.atheismuk.com/2012/03/31/atheism/y...

There are no gods or pixies. Get over it.
LCNLin

United States

#151 Nov 30, 2013
Atheism = Agnosticism when they bother to think

Religion = Faith

Einstein and Dawkins left the Atheists

Get over it.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#152 Nov 30, 2013
It's up there with mentals who believe in an eternal hell.
Sat wrote:
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That stuff is Ridiculous and not Christian like at all!

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#153 Dec 1, 2013
Sat wrote:
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My my at least the other guy I was conversing with was intelligent . There are 7 billion ppl in this world. Over 1 billion are Catholics alone! Now you can count all the other Christian religions baptist, Methodist, ect... So with that being said. It's no so far fetch or outlandish. Please educate yourself before replying to me.
That is my point retard. If there was truly a god, he would end all this division simply, instead of allowing the earth to divide itself into "billions of belief."
sunday times

Clarksburg, WV

#154 Dec 1, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>That is my point retard. If there was truly a god, he would end all this division simply, instead of allowing the earth to divide itself into "billions of belief."
Yea your not smart enough to be on this thread. You realize God have us free will. Thus allowing people to make their own decisions. Adam & Eve.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#155 Dec 1, 2013
sunday times wrote:
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Yea your not smart enough to be on this thread. You realize God have us free will. Thus allowing people to make their own decisions. Adam & Eve.
"your" not smart enough to be on this thread.

Really?

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#156 Dec 1, 2013
sunday times wrote:
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Yea your not smart enough to be on this thread. You realize God have us free will. Thus allowing people to make their own decisions. Adam & Eve.
I'm not going to address the grammatical errors in this post, because someone has already done that for me. Why would a loving god not show any evidence of his existence?

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#157 Dec 1, 2013
what the f? you have to be 'smart' to be in this godless thread? Either way I fit in. FACE IT, IF YOU CAN MANAGE to use a computer, you're smart enough. MONEY, DOLLARS is what make all the others smarter than we. Living in the USA helps immensely. Thank my smart father who was a MAN with a brain that was never appreciated enough. Thank my mom for her LOVE that was overlooked so many times. Both of my parents were smart ENOUGH and never questioned thher Catholic Faith .

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