Group's stance revives debate on atheism as religion

Jul 28, 2012 Full story: The Town Talk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A growing number of Americans couldn't care less about God. About 19 percent of Americans are part of the "Nones," or people with no religious affiliation, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

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#1 Jul 28, 2012
The religitards are ignorant hypocrites.

Half the time, they call atheism a religion, falsely attributing to atheists the failings of religion. Religion is an ideology, just like fascism and communism. Atheism is an absense of ideolgy, just as it's an absense of belief in "gods" - not one "god". All "gods" are equally fictional, including the christian/jewish/muslim "god".

The other half of the time, the religitards say atheism isn't a religion so they can refuse to show respect for the rights of atheists. They refuse to show the respect (and tax breaks) for atheists that they demand for themselves.

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#2 Jul 28, 2012
P_Smith wrote:
The religitards are ignorant hypocrites.
Half the time, they call atheism a religion, falsely attributing to atheists the failings of religion. Religion is an ideology, just like fascism and communism. Atheism is an absense of ideolgy, just as it's an absense of belief in "gods" - not one "god". All "gods" are equally fictional, including the christian/jewish/muslim "god".
The other half of the time, the religitards say atheism isn't a religion so they can refuse to show respect for the rights of atheists. They refuse to show the respect (and tax breaks) for atheists that they demand for themselves.
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Atheism is harmless - theists have to invent something to hate, that's why they lie about atheists.

Its the same reason they lie about "sin" being real. They have to find a spiritual fault with you otherwise they can't sell you their "cure" - Christianity.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#3 Jul 28, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Atheism is harmless - theists have to invent something to hate, that's why they lie about atheists.
Its the same reason they lie about "sin" being real. They have to find a spiritual fault with you otherwise they can't sell you their "cure" - Christianity.
big key word here is the word "sell" - the story-telling is a path to money, status, and power for its marketers, if they are clever enough. and yukky enough, a path to a type of sex also (through abuse of power) in too many cases
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#4 Jul 28, 2012
and thanks for comments on the crazy christian concepts thread. this thread will be interesting too. we need new threads when old ones get hijacked by distractions.

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