Is atheism winning the culture war?

There are 20 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:

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Good Without God

United States

#178 Dec 2, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I heard Russians and Chinese are converting to Christianity. That is what is called Babylon and they are synonymous with it. The NT says Satan is the god of this world and when the true Messiah comes, everybody will know God and have a choice. God will reason with all flesh up until the end. The resurrection will mark the new beginning of a new age and there will be a new heaven and earth.
It's been over two thousand years and still nothing. Tick Tock!
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#179 Dec 2, 2013
Good Without God wrote:
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It's been over two thousand years and still nothing. Tick Tock!
My God is not Jesus, my God is alive and will defeat Jesus as well as all his followers. The first day of the Lord, VWD Day, should come by the end of 2014. It's been thirty years since the Messiahs calling began. 1984 was the "acceptable year of the Lord" Isaiah 61:2. It stands for Vengeance, Wrath, and Destruction and all the Messiahs' enemies will be cut off by fire. Psalm 37:20, Psalm 97:3.

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#180 Dec 2, 2013
Monday times wrote:
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That's what makes it hard! I'll just keep believing and spreading his name. When I think of atheist I think of Chinese communist or Russians. They adopted it to not allow people to converse behind closed doors and to not have a greater common goal. yours your you re you are......that for all the Grammar police.
Every time I think of Christianity, I think of slavery, segregation, Thirty Years War, Hundred Years War, Crusades, Inquisition, witch burning, Indian genocide, European Imperialism, Divine Rights of Kings, St Barthomelow Day Massacre, and pogroms against Jews.
LCNLin

United States

#181 Dec 3, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Every time I think of Christianity, I think of slavery, segregation, Thirty Years War, Hundred Years War, Crusades, Inquisition, witch burning, Indian genocide, European Imperialism, Divine Rights of Kings, St Barthomelow Day Massacre, and pogroms against Jews.
That is a fine beginning.
We can all cherry pick history.
A balanced history would include crimes by communist atheist governments

but doubt that is

the point of your rant!
tuesday times

Clarksburg, WV

#182 Dec 3, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>My God is not Jesus, my God is alive and will defeat Jesus as well as all his followers. The first day of the Lord, VWD Day, should come by the end of 2014. It's been thirty years since the Messiahs calling began. 1984 was the "acceptable year of the Lord" Isaiah 61:2. It stands for Vengeance, Wrath, and Destruction and all the Messiahs' enemies will be cut off by fire. Psalm 37:20, Psalm 97:3.
You are an extremist that has a misconception of the bible. Everyone knows everything he's to do he has already done! There's is no more, until the end! It's in the bible.... Just read. It's Not how many Bible verses you can recite it's about what you actually get out of them.
tuesday times

Clarksburg, WV

#183 Dec 3, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>Every time I think of Christianity, I think of slavery, segregation, Thirty Years War, Hundred Years War, Crusades, Inquisition, witch burning, Indian genocide, European Imperialism, Divine Rights of Kings, St Barthomelow Day Massacre, and pogroms against Jews.
The slavery an segregation part is outrageous! God nor Jesus ever said go hate ppl an start wars. It's Preposterous you even thinking thoughts! Genocide? Come on its all against my and catholic belief. Grow up dont just google! Speak from experience and truth. There are extremist in everything... Like this Susan lady, she's not the same Christian or god fearing as any that I know! Good day!

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#184 Dec 3, 2013
tuesday times wrote:
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The slavery an segregation part is outrageous! God nor Jesus ever said go hate ppl an start wars. It's Preposterous you even thinking thoughts! Genocide? Come on its all against my and catholic belief. Grow up dont just google! Speak from experience and truth. There are extremist in everything... Like this Susan lady, she's not the same Christian or god fearing as any that I know! Good day!
Say what? You really believe that? Your god is famous for being the instigator of the first ever genocide, starting wars and starting subjecting women and children to slavery and rape.

Psalm 144:1 KJV - Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Isaiah 14:21-22 KJV
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord.

Numbers 31:9 KJV
And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

Deuteronomy 20:13-14 KJV
13 And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:
14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
CoC Church of Crap

United States

#185 Dec 3, 2013
tuesday times wrote:
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The slavery an segregation part is outrageous! God nor Jesus ever said go hate ppl an start wars. It's Preposterous you even thinking thoughts! Genocide? Come on its all against my and catholic belief. Grow up dont just google! Speak from experience and truth. There are extremist in everything... Like this Susan lady, she's not the same Christian or god fearing as any that I know! Good day!
You really have not read the Old Testament have you? It's full of murder, ethnic cleansing, wars, genocide, patricide, infanticide, and probably the best "How To" manual for acquiring, holding, and treating your slaves. And it's all commanded and condoned by your biblical god. Furthermore its followers have used this alleged "Good Book" to continue committing atrocities in the name of this religion and other religions.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#186 Dec 3, 2013
tuesday times wrote:
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You are an extremist that has a misconception of the bible. Everyone knows everything he's to do he has already done! There's is no more, until the end! It's in the bible.... Just read. It's Not how many Bible verses you can recite it's about what you actually get out of them.
I doubt you've read the OT more than a hundred times, have you?. Because if you haven't, you're biblically illiterate. It's also important which version of the bible you read. The only accurate English translation is the OKJV. Once your mind is fully saturated with the scriptures you will be able to meditate. That is where true learning comes in. A single word will trigger a number of verses to pop up in your mind. To do this, you should only read one version, otherwise it's very confusing.

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#187 Dec 3, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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That is a fine beginning.
We can all cherry pick history.
A balanced history would include crimes by communist atheist governments
but doubt that is
the point of your rant!
Someone already posted that. The key difference is that your bible promotes those things that I listed above while my atheism not promote Soviet Communism

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#188 Dec 3, 2013
tuesday times wrote:
<quoted text>
The slavery an segregation part is outrageous! God nor Jesus ever said go hate ppl an start wars. It's Preposterous you even thinking thoughts! Genocide? Come on its all against my and catholic belief. Grow up dont just google! Speak from experience and truth. There are extremist in everything... Like this Susan lady, she's not the same Christian or god fearing as any that I know! Good day!
I posted that response because your friends like Lincoln like to associate atheism with Soviet communism, even though that has as much legitimacy as associating people who like the color red with Soviet Communism just because that was their official color.
By the way, your bible does promote slavery and genocide. The bible tells slaves to be obedient to their masters. In the bible, God commands the massacres of whole cities.
LCNLin

United States

#189 Dec 3, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Someone already posted that. The key difference is that your bible promotes those things that I listed above while my atheism not promote Soviet Communism
"my atheism not promote Soviet Communism"-ej

Atheism was imposed in communist countries!

By your atheism; is this different than other peoples atheism? You have your own atheism?

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#190 Dec 4, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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"my atheism not promote Soviet Communism"-ej
Atheism was imposed in communist countries!
By your atheism; is this different than other peoples atheism? You have your own atheism?
Let's compare being atheism to liking to wear blue clothes. One can belief in any set of ideas(save one that beliefs in a deity) and be a atheist, whether it be communist or republican, humanitarian or greed loving. One can love to wear blue clothes and believe in any set of ideas, except in not wearing blue clothing. Crip gangsters love to wear blue clothing, does that mean that people who love to wear blue clothing are crips. Of course not! Should regular people who like to wear blue be associated with the crips even if they have a different way of thinking. No! The same goes with atheism and Soviet Communism. Many atheists are communists. but many are not. Many oppose communism. So why are you trying atheists who oppose communism to those who do.
cradel cath

Clarksburg, WV

#191 Dec 4, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>I posted that response because your friends like Lincoln like to associate atheism with Soviet communism, even though that has as much legitimacy as associating people who like the color red with Soviet Communism just because that was their official color.
By the way, your bible does promote slavery and genocide. The bible tells slaves to be obedient to their masters. In the bible, God commands the massacres of whole cities.
In the NT in which Tuesday times reads does not have any of the slavery or genocide. He said he was catholic. Not Jewish. Catholic = New Testament.
LCNLin

United States

#192 Dec 4, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Let's compare being atheism to liking to wear blue clothes. One can belief in any set of ideas(save one that beliefs in a deity) and be a atheist, whether it be communist or republican, humanitarian or greed loving. One can love to wear blue clothes and believe in any set of ideas, except in not wearing blue clothing. Crip gangsters love to wear blue clothing, does that mean that people who love to wear blue clothing are crips. Of course not! Should regular people who like to wear blue be associated with the crips even if they have a different way of thinking. No! The same goes with atheism and Soviet Communism. Many atheists are communists. but many are not. Many oppose communism. So why are you trying atheists who oppose communism to those who do.
"Let's compare being atheism to liking to wear blue clothes." and then begins the rambling.

Communist Russia enforced atheism ...

you were cherry picking history.

Have a nice Day
Thinking

Windsor, UK

#193 Dec 4, 2013
Following the revolution, draconian steps were taken to remove the church from state offices. In truth, the USSR tolerated many religious sects, such as the RCC and Russian Orthodox church.

Stalin knew the power of religion to control the weak because he studied as a priest.
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's compare being atheism to liking to wear blue clothes. One can belief in any set of ideas(save one that beliefs in a deity) and be a atheist, whether it be communist or republican, humanitarian or greed loving. One can love to wear blue clothes and believe in any set of ideas, except in not wearing blue clothing. Crip gangsters love to wear blue clothing, does that mean that people who love to wear blue clothing are crips. Of course not! Should regular people who like to wear blue be associated with the crips even if they have a different way of thinking. No! The same goes with atheism and Soviet Communism. Many atheists are communists. but many are not. Many oppose communism. So why are you trying atheists who oppose communism to those who do.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#194 Dec 4, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
"my atheism not promote Soviet Communism"-ej
Atheism was imposed in communist countries!
By your atheism; is this different than other peoples atheism? You have your own atheism?
Example - Once Stalin had consolidated his power he spent considerable time money and resources rebuilding the Christian church and its institutions in Russia.

Example China has never been a particularly religious country, that said, christianity is the fastest growing minority religion in that country

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#195 Dec 4, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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"Let's compare being atheism to liking to wear blue clothes." and then begins the rambling.
Communist Russia enforced atheism ...
you were cherry picking history.
Have a nice Day
Totalitarian Communist regimes tried to knock out religious institutions because they held power, and thus were adversaries. They didn't do it on any basis of atheism.
LCNLin

United States

#196 Dec 4, 2013
Amusing,
Defensive about Stalin?
Never passed "O level" exams in history?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#197 Dec 4, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Amusing,
Defensive about Stalin?
Never passed "O level" exams in history?
Yes and the A level and the first year uni elective how about you?

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