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Atheism is an intellectual luxury for the wealthy

There are 41 comments on the The Raw Story story from Dec 24, 2013, titled Atheism is an intellectual luxury for the wealthy. In it, The Raw Story reports that:

They prayed whenever they could find 15 minutes. "Preacher Man", as we called him, would read from the Bible with his tiny round glasses.

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Since: Sep 10

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#1 Dec 24, 2013
That "writer" is a faitheist, not an atheist. He's making excuses for the relligious.

He's lying about "intellectual luxury for the wealthy". The poor tend to be more religious because they are clutching at straws. They're desperate and hoping they "inherit the earth", lying to themselves as a form of security blanket. And there are plenty of poor atheists as well.

Atheism is not a rich versus poor dichotomy. Atheism is the educated versus the ignorant. Plenty of rich people who are godbots, all smug and self satisfied, using religion to rationalize their selfishness and greed.

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2 Dec 25, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
That "writer" is a faitheist, not an atheist. He's making excuses for the relligious.
He's lying about "intellectual luxury for the wealthy". The poor tend to be more religious because they are clutching at straws. They're desperate and hoping they "inherit the earth", lying to themselves as a form of security blanket. And there are plenty of poor atheists as well.
Atheism is not a rich versus poor dichotomy. Atheism is the educated versus the ignorant. Plenty of rich people who are godbots, all smug and self satisfied, using religion to rationalize their selfishness and greed.
This is also why the poor are also frequently victims of the lottery.

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“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#3 Dec 26, 2013
So where is my money ?

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Amused

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#4 Dec 26, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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This is also why the poor are also frequently victims of the lottery.
Lotteries are a tax on people who are bad at math.

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Lowell, MA

#5 Dec 26, 2013
Religion is a necessity for the wealthy.

Religion for the non-wealthy, that is.

It is much easier to pick the pocket of someone who is always gazing up at the sky.

Or, as Bob Marley put it, "If you know what life is worth, you will look for yours right here on earth, now that we see the light, we gonna stand up for our rights."

Religion is the pacifier the wealthy use to ward off class warfare. If they can convince people there's a next world where they will be rich, they will be less inclined to think about income and wealth inequality in this life. If they can convince you that it is "god's will" that you are poor, you aren't going to question "god's will" by demanding fair taxation, decent health care, a living wage, etc.

It's been that way since the church and the nobility got together to convince the peasants that kings ruled "by the grace of god".

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#6 Dec 26, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
That "writer" is a faitheist, not an atheist. He's making excuses for the relligious.
He's lying about "intellectual luxury for the wealthy". The poor tend to be more religious because they are clutching at straws. They're desperate and hoping they "inherit the earth", lying to themselves as a form of security blanket. And there are plenty of poor atheists as well.
Atheism is not a rich versus poor dichotomy. Atheism is the educated versus the ignorant. Plenty of rich people who are godbots, all smug and self satisfied, using religion to rationalize their selfishness and greed.
Do you have any evidence to support your Opinions and Generalizations?

Peace

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#7 Dec 27, 2013
To all my atheist friends out there, happy new year and all the best for the year ahead.

Hope you have a good 4,550,000,000.
LCNlin wrote:
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Do you have any evidence to support your Opinions and Generalizations?
Peace

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coleto

Vienna, Austria

#8 Dec 27, 2013
So drug addicted prostitutes are religious, and this makes their life bearable? This makes atheism wrong, or at least unsuitable?
Does the author suggest that drug use must also be left alone, because it makes their lifes brighter? Non-alcoholism is a luxuty for the wealthy?
The article is pathetic.

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#9 Dec 27, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Do you have any evidence to support your Opinions and Generalizations?
Peace
Does your cult? Thought not.

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Campbell

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#10 Dec 29, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
That "writer" is a faitheist, not an atheist. He's making excuses for the relligious.
He's lying about "intellectual luxury for the wealthy". The poor tend to be more religious because they are clutching at straws. They're desperate and hoping they "inherit the earth", lying to themselves as a form of security blanket. And there are plenty of poor atheists as well.
Atheism is not a rich versus poor dichotomy. Atheism is the educated versus the ignorant. Plenty of rich people who are godbots, all smug and self satisfied, using religion to rationalize their selfishness and greed.
In the south(red states) there's a few things one must accept as default. They wave their flags, thump their bibles, kill Bambi, pack iron and vote Republican. Most of them believe dinosaurs came with a saddle.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11 Dec 29, 2013
Campbell wrote:
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In the south(red states) there's a few things one must accept as default. They wave their flags, thump their bibles, kill Bambi, pack iron and vote Republican. Most of them believe dinosaurs came with a saddle.
Indeed: they are seriously brain-damaged.

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EdSed

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#12 Jan 2, 2014
P_Smith wrote:
That "writer" is a faitheist, not an atheist. He's making excuses for the relligious.
He's lying about "intellectual luxury for the wealthy". The poor tend to be more religious because they are clutching at straws. They're desperate and hoping they "inherit the earth", lying to themselves as a form of security blanket. And there are plenty of poor atheists as well.
Atheism is not a rich versus poor dichotomy. Atheism is the educated versus the ignorant. Plenty of rich people who are godbots, all smug and self satisfied, using religion to rationalize their selfishness and greed.
I agree. Most people I know aren't believers and certainly aren't religious. I don't move in wealthy circles and I'm not convinced that more poor people are religious. I tend to associate the religious with bigotry and prejudice.....
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155285/atheists-mu...

superstition....
https://www.google.co.uk/search...

outdated traditions (religiously motivated child genital mutilation; Shia flagellation and other rituals)

Religious courts, tending to undermine one law for all.

Sectarianism.... The list is long and not good. The religious can't even get along with each other. They regard witchcraft as superstition while celebrating the 'body of Christ' or some other silly prophet.

Religion = superstition
If it isn't actually a sort of madness.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#13 Jan 2, 2014
LCNlin wrote:
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Do you have any evidence to support your Opinions and Generalizations?
[platitude]
Yes, whenever required. You never have any for yours. Half the time we cannot even get you to quote the sources you use.
LCNin

United States

#14 Jan 2, 2014
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, whenever required. You never have any for yours. Half the time we cannot even get you to quote the sources you use.
You seem angry that others question your beliefs ?
When you post, are you trying to convince others or convince yourself?

Would you be happier if everyone agreed with you?
LCNin

United States

#15 Jan 2, 2014
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, whenever required. You never have any for yours. Half the time we cannot even get you to quote the sources you use.
Philosophy

is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.[3] In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group".[4]
The word "philosophy" comes from the Ancient Greek &#966;&#953;&#955; &#959;&#963;&#959; &#966;&#943;&#945; (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom".[5][6][7] The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras.[8]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy
Jim

London, UK

#16 Jan 3, 2014
LCNin wrote:
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You seem angry that others question your beliefs ?
When you post, are you trying to convince others or convince yourself?
Would you be happier if everyone agreed with you?
Says the defeated Creationist Cult member in the Atheism fourm
Jim

London, UK

#17 Jan 3, 2014
LCNin wrote:
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Philosophy
is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.[3] In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group".[4]
The word "philosophy" comes from the Ancient Greek &#966;&#953;&#955; &#959;&#963;&#959; &#966;&#943;&#945; (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom".[5][6][7] The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras.[8]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy
Creationist Cult Member psychobabble.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#18 Jan 3, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed: they are seriously brain-damaged.
Your comment is a sign of hate

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Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#19 Jan 3, 2014
The church kept all our money to pay off their child abuse legal fees.
Mikko wrote:
So where is my money ?
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#20 Jan 3, 2014
This coming from a retarded POS that posted all Atheists are despicable people.

I would never say that of all believers, as most are not unreasonable bigots.

Your hate is matched only by your ignorance.
Carchar king wrote:
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Your comment is a sign of hate

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