Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

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'RELIGION SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RIDICULE, HATRED AND CONTEMPT' Atheism, or 'antitheism,' which was once considered taboo in America, has gone somewhat mainstream in today's society.

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“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5194 Mar 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Typical atheists are fine people,
possibly don't get out much?
People are all pretty "fine" just about all the time. It's when you start categorizing and classifying them that things get dicey. Every one of us can be sliced up dozens of different ways. Different aspects taking differing priority depending upon social setting. Here, we Atheists have a chance to converse with you Normals, almost as if you were our equals. I'm afraid you have a few more rungs to climb on the old Evolutionary Ladder before you can make that claim there Mr Lincoln Log. No worries!! Mind the gap! LOL

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#5195 Mar 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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In Red State America Christianity may be introduced by teachers, sponsors and coaches.
As Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. defied laws that were wrong in 1958, so do his 2013 followers.
Blue State America may be more surprising as the same seems to take place.
Supreme Court 2013 is more conservative.
American teachers love to teach, what they are told by the state, not to teach.
Enjoy
Five sentences, five different topics. Smells like a Gish Gallop.

Could you narrow your reply down to where teachers/principals/coaches should be allowed to force their students to endorse a flavor of religion?

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#5196 Mar 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Q: What is so ironic about Atheists?
A: They are always talking about God.
Well, gee, why is that?

When there are factions of Christianity trying to make it a state religion and base laws on their flawed holy book, it's not surprising atheists talk about god.
Lincoln

United States

#5197 Mar 18, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Well, gee, why is that?
When there are factions of Christianity trying to make it a state religion and base laws on their flawed holy book, it's not surprising atheists talk about god.
Americans believe in God,75%% or so, but not in as state religion.
Lincoln

United States

#5198 Mar 18, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Five sentences, five different topics. Smells like a Gish Gallop.
Could you narrow your reply down to where teachers/principals/coaches should be allowed to force their students to endorse a flavor of religion?
Religion and Intelligent Design have a place in an American History class.
Open discussion of Ideas.
Teacher should remain neutral

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#5199 Mar 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Americans believe in God,75%% or so, but not in as state religion.
So why do I keep hearing about that this is a Christian country? And that people get upset when Christian symbols are removed from being displayed on government property?

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Nehwon

#5200 Mar 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Religion and Intelligent Design have a place in an American History class.
Open discussion of Ideas.
Teacher should remain neutral
Religion should be a part of history, philosophy and politics classes. However, you would have to include other religions besides Christianity.

Intelligent Design is put forth as a hypothesis vs. the Theory of Evolution for science classes. At its fundamental level, it's an attempt to endorse a religion.

As a hypothesis, I think it would be a good example for a science class. Not because it's a valid scientific hypothesis but rather why this is not even a hypothesis. This would help students to better understand the Scientific Method. Intelligent Design should get at most 30 minutes of discussion and then relegated to the garbage bin like phrenology, horoscopes, holistic medicine and perpetual motion machines.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5201 Mar 20, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Religion should be a part of history, philosophy and politics classes. However, you would have to include other religions besides Christianity.
Intelligent Design is put forth as a hypothesis vs. the Theory of Evolution for science classes. At its fundamental level, it's an attempt to endorse a religion.
As a hypothesis, I think it would be a good example for a science class. Not because it's a valid scientific hypothesis but rather why this is not even a hypothesis. This would help students to better understand the Scientific Method. Intelligent Design should get at most 30 minutes of discussion and then relegated to the garbage bin like phrenology, horoscopes, holistic medicine and perpetual motion machines.
The now-discredited phlogiston theory of heat is better supported than Intelligent Design ever was.

:)

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#5202 Mar 20, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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The now-discredited phlogiston theory of heat is better supported than Intelligent Design ever was.
:)
At least it was a testable and possibly useful decision making idea in explaining how stuff works.

Wood contains phlogiston so it will burn. Water doesn't.

That's a better way that just saying "Wood burns because God wills it. Water doesn't because God wills it. Wet wood burns but crackles because you have sinned against God. Pay up to absolve your sin."

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5203 Mar 21, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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At least it was a testable and possibly useful decision making idea in explaining how stuff works.
Wood contains phlogiston so it will burn. Water doesn't.
That's a better way that just saying "Wood burns because God wills it. Water doesn't because God wills it. Wet wood burns but crackles because you have sinned against God. Pay up to absolve your sin."
Indeed. In spite of it's quantitative flaws, the phlogiston theory was at least materialistic.

In contrast to "goddidit", which according to most "holy" books? The god in question is always seen as capricious.

Imagine if gravity only worked due to acts of this capricious being?

On any given day, we could expect gravity to >>not<< work at all, and on other days, only work at 1/2 capacity or other variable.
Lincoln

United States

#5204 Mar 21, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Religion should be a part of history, philosophy and politics classes. However, you would have to include other religions besides Christianity.
Intelligent Design is put forth as a hypothesis vs. the Theory of Evolution for science classes. At its fundamental level, it's an attempt to endorse a religion.
As a hypothesis, I think it would be a good example for a science class. Not because it's a valid scientific hypothesis but rather why this is not even a hypothesis. This would help students to better understand the Scientific Method. Intelligent Design should get at most 30 minutes of discussion and then relegated to the garbage bin like phrenology, horoscopes, holistic medicine and perpetual motion machines.
Agree !
Lincoln

United States

#5205 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed. In spite of it's quantitative flaws, the phlogiston theory was at least materialistic.
In contrast to "goddidit", which according to most "holy" books? The god in question is always seen as capricious.
Imagine if gravity only worked due to acts of this capricious being?
On any given day, we could expect gravity to >>not<< work at all, and on other days, only work at 1/2 capacity or other variable.
Will You be running for public office presenting your ideas to voters to gage the advance of atheism?
Jimmy

Yeovil, UK

#5206 Mar 21, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Religion and Intelligent Design have a place in an American History class.
Open discussion of Ideas.
Teacher should remain neutral
Try and put a religious cult in my kids school and I will smack the living sh*t out of you.
Jimmy

Yeovil, UK

#5207 Mar 21, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Will You be running for public office presenting your ideas to voters to gage the advance of atheism?
When you have the balls to show us your god, then we will take you seriously you evil twit.

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#5208 Mar 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Indeed. In spite of it's quantitative flaws, the phlogiston theory was at least materialistic.
In contrast to "goddidit", which according to most "holy" books? The god in question is always seen as capricious.
Imagine if gravity only worked due to acts of this capricious being?
On any given day, we could expect gravity to >>not<< work at all, and on other days, only work at 1/2 capacity or other variable.
"God works in mysterious ways." is the (Get Out of Jail Free) card to play there.

The thing I find interesting is how theists will wholeheartedly endorse science when they think it fits their dogma and utterly reject it when it doesn't.

It's quite amusing when a poster incorporates both sides in one comment.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5209 Mar 23, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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"God works in mysterious ways." is the (Get Out of Jail Free) card to play there.
The thing I find interesting is how theists will wholeheartedly endorse science when they think it fits their dogma and utterly reject it when it doesn't.
It's quite amusing when a poster incorporates both sides in one comment.
It is quite amusing.

It's as if a defense attorney tries to have thrown out, his client's confession on Day 1, but then tries to use that exact same confession on Day 3 as part of the defense....

The basic idea/premise of science is either accepted as the most likely, or not.

If accepted-- then it's conclusions must also be accepted as most likely.

Even of said conclusions go against your favorite fantasy-delusions.

Time after time, I have read the musings of scientists, who have admitted that the direction their researches have lead, were not a direction they though reasonable in the beginning...

... yet, the data points firmly in that direction, leading to the inescapable conclusion that their initial notions were ... wrong.

Being surprised by scientific study of the facts is one of the consequences of following the facts.

:)
Lincoln

United States

#5210 Mar 24, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Even of said conclusions go against your favorite fantasy-delusions.
Time after time, I have read the musings of scientists, who have admitted that the direction their researches have lead, were not a direction they though reasonable in the beginning...
... yet, the data points firmly in that direction, leading to the inescapable conclusion that their initial notions were ... wrong.
Being surprised by scientific study of the facts is one of the consequences of following the facts.
:)
Q: What is so ironic about Atheists?

A: They are always talking about God.

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Since: May 09

Location hidden

#5211 Mar 24, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>Q: What is so ironic about Atheists?

A: They are always talking about God.
True!
Jimmy

London, UK

#5212 Mar 24, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Q: What is so ironic about Atheists?
A: They are always talking about God.
Atheist are always talking about _od because idiot theists are constantly shoving _od in our faces.
Lincoln

United States

#5213 Mar 24, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Atheist are always talking about _od because idiot theists are constantly shoving _od in our faces.
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