Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?

There are 10113 comments on the Free Republic story from May 5, 2011, titled Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity?. In it, Free Republic reports that:

'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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#5868 Oct 31, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong... very, very wrong.
http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx...
The gods of the judge icons took a big sh*t on your previous post.

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5869 Oct 31, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Many people also fail to distinguish between the wealth-creators and meritocracy and the merely wealthy and privileged. A meritocracy isn't a class-system based on inherited wealth.
Indeed it is not-- there sometimes exists a mix of the two systems, where opportunities are many, and the economy is very strong (i.e. lots of money is flowing from point to point, little of it locked away in banks, etc).

The USA had a period of limited meritocracy for awhile-- but the last few decades, it has stagnated into a feed-the-rich, make-them-richer.

Started with Ronnie Ray-Gun's tax cuts for the extremely wealthy, and de-regulation of large sections of the economy, which enabled extreme job-loss to overseas.

What's left? Mostly service-sector jobs, which typically pay low or below poverty wages, increasing the dependence on food stamps, etc.

Such as McJobs and Wally-World Job-Wannabes....

Thanks Reagan, for destroying America with your bankrupt ideas!

And thanks Clinton, Bush and Bush for **helping** that along...
LCNLin

United States

#5870 Oct 31, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
The gods of the judge icons took

a big sh*t

on your previous post.
Is feces your defense of atheist philosophy?

In medicine and biology, scatology or coprology is the study of feces.

Scatological studies allow one to determine a wide range of biological information about a creature, including its diet , healthiness, and diseases such as tapeworms. The word derives from the Greek &#963;&#954;&#974; &#961; (genitive &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#972;&#962; , modern &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#972;, pl. &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#940;) meaning "feces".

You might try to defend atheism philosophy without your favorite word?
Peace

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Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#5871 Oct 31, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed it is not-- there sometimes exists a mix of the two systems, where opportunities are many, and the economy is very strong (i.e. lots of money is flowing from point to point, little of it locked away in banks, etc).
The USA had a period of limited meritocracy for awhile-- but the last few decades, it has stagnated into a feed-the-rich, make-them-richer.
Started with Ronnie Ray-Gun's tax cuts for the extremely wealthy, and de-regulation of large sections of the economy, which enabled extreme job-loss to overseas.
What's left? Mostly service-sector jobs, which typically pay low or below poverty wages, increasing the dependence on food stamps, etc.
Such as McJobs and Wally-World Job-Wannabes....
Thanks Reagan, for destroying America with your bankrupt ideas!
And thanks Clinton, Bush and Bush for **helping** that along...
Not long after Ron's co 2nd, we have the savings and loans scandal brought on by republican de regulation. Now we have another economic crisis fostered by republican de-regulation. And the great depression? Was not the republicans in control for three presidential administrations?

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Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5872 Nov 1, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Is feces your defense of atheist philosophy?
In medicine and biology, scatology or coprology is the study of feces.
Scatological studies allow one to determine a wide range of biological information about a creature, including its diet , healthiness, and diseases such as tapeworms. The word derives from the Greek &#963;&#954;&#974; &#961; (genitive &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#972;&#962; , modern &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#972;, pl. &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#940;) meaning "feces".
You might try to defend atheism philosophy without your favorite word?
Peace
There's no such thing as "atheist philosophy". We are, however, happy to point out the fallacies in the philosophy of others. I should also like to point out that you do not have to be a Biologist, Scatologist or Coprologist to tell sh&t from Shinola. A rose by any other name should smell so sweet! Religions are the coprolites of Human Philosophy and only worthy of study when seen in that light.

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#5873 Nov 1, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Is feces your defense of atheist philosophy?
In medicine and biology, scatology or coprology is the study of feces.
Scatological studies allow one to determine a wide range of biological information about a creature, including its diet , healthiness, and diseases such as tapeworms. The word derives from the Greek &#963;&#954;&#974; &#961; (genitive &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#972;&#962; , modern &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#972;, pl. &#963;&#954;&#945; &#964;&#940;) meaning "feces".
You might try to defend atheism philosophy without your favorite word?
Peace
Not content with posting creationist sh*t in the atheism forum, you post actual sh*t.

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#5874 Nov 1, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Is feces your defense of atheist philosophy?
Atheism doesn't need defending - its your liar-cult that has turned its tail and run.

Just look at all these creationist trolls so weak desperate to lie about their gods to atheists like zombied sheep.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#5875 Nov 1, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Fake agnostic, now exposed, takes on her true creationist form.
No proof of god and knows and continuing to lie.
Anyone that can see my avatar should be able to realize that you are wrong as well.

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#5876 Nov 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Anyone that can see my avatar should be able to realize that you are wrong as well.
You're just another idiot with no proof of god at the end of the day.

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#5877 Nov 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshyt. The "free" market is simply greed writ large.
We had a nearly completely unregulated market back at the end of the 1890's and on into the 20's.
Lots of Trusts, which controlled the markets exclusively.
Leading up to the great market crash of '29.
That is what a **free** market gets you: devastation for most-- extremely high wealth for a select few.
Without **regulation** capitalism is the worst possible thing to have-- except for all the rest of course.
**WITH** regulation? Capitalism is barely tolerable.
You've been sucking at the teat of Faux SNooze too long.
Don't be retarded Bob. Making the assumption that I watch Fox is just like Skeptic saying that I am christian. For people that like "proof" you guys sure do not use much when it comes to making claims about others.
That is besides the point.
Does the system that we have now work? Is it fair? Why were the bank bailed out ? Why is it so difficult to start a new business these days? What happened to our heavily regulated economy?
What we need is to get rid of the government completely.
Nothing like fining children $500.00 for not having a business license for their lemonade stands or putting a ban on feeding the homeless.
If people can not be trusted to regulate their own behaviors then how can we trust them to regulate the behaviors of others?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

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#5878 Nov 1, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
The gods of the judge icons took a big sh*t on your previous post.
You mean you and all of your other aliases? Ego much?

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#5879 Nov 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Don't be retarded Bob. Making the assumption that I watch Fox is just like Skeptic saying that I am christian. For people that like "proof" you guys sure do not use much when it comes to making claims about others.
That is besides the point.
Does the system that we have now work? Is it fair? Why were the bank bailed out ? Why is it so difficult to start a new business these days? What happened to our heavily regulated economy?
What we need is to get rid of the government completely.
Nothing like fining children $500.00 for not having a business license for their lemonade stands or putting a ban on feeding the homeless.
If people can not be trusted to regulate their own behaviors then how can we trust them to regulate the behaviors of others?
You're an idiot that left this forum after being exposed as a creationist troll.

Don't even try to deny it. Just shows how stupid you really are to all of us.

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#5880 Nov 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>You mean you and all of your other aliases? Ego much?
If it makes you feel better to believe I used aliases to vote you down, feel free.

The truth is I'm actually surprised you had taken such a downvoting by the time I was about to judge you.

I don't expect you to accept this - just like you lie about god and deny evolution.

You are part of a mentally ill cult after all.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

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#5881 Nov 1, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
If it makes you feel better to believe I used aliases to vote you down, feel free.
The truth is I'm actually surprised you had taken such a downvoting by the time I was about to judge you.
I don't expect you to accept this - just like you lie about god and deny evolution.
You are part of a mentally ill cult after all.
I do not use or care about judge icons. So, what ever gives you your jollies, that doesn't harm others, have at it.

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#5882 Nov 1, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
You're an idiot that left this forum after being exposed as a creationist troll.
Don't even try to deny it. Just shows how stupid you really are to all of us.
I am not a creationist and you know it. I left because I have other things to do than be an angry douche-bag like some others on here. Go ahead say what you will, it doesn't matter.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5883 Nov 1, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
Not long after Ron's co 2nd, we have the savings and loans scandal brought on by republican de regulation. Now we have another economic crisis fostered by republican de-regulation. And the great depression? Was not the republicans in control for three presidential administrations?
The Depression was also because of little or no oversight-- no regulation in other words.

Anytime you de-regulate a capitalistic system? Sooner or later, it crashes and burns.

This is because **pure** capitalism is just another word for exploitation and greed.

What seems to work best, is a mix of regulated capitalism and some modest use of social programs.

Certain things should **never** be greed-based, such as medicine or medical drugs or research for either of those.

Why?

Because in a capitalistic based "research" system (private enterprise-- or greed-based), there is no incentive to actually **cure** diseases-- but tons of money to be made in **managing** or so-called "controlling" disease.

Whereas in a not-for-profit, or even a tax-funded research program? It is quite possible to place strong incentive to find actual cures.

Proof is the **university** based research programs, where cures bring in lots attention, which in turn brings in more and better researchers.

In contrast to for-profit(greed) based systems where they just look for ways to keep a disease from killing the patient outright, but lets them charge them constantly instead-- a sort of ugly balancing act, where the patent is not killed immediately (no profit in that--the dead do not pay) but he's never completely cured either-- so he keeps paying.

... meh.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5884 Nov 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Don't be retarded Bob. Making the assumption that I watch Fox is just like Skeptic saying that I am christian.
Not really-- anyone who thinks pure, unregulated capitalism is the only way to go, has to be nuts-- or extremely wealthy.

I don't think you are super-rich, so that leaves...

... and Faux SNooze is one of the "patron saints" for a pure greed-based economy (unregulated capitalism).
Lil Ticked wrote:
For people that like "proof" you guys sure do not use much when it comes to making claims about others.
It was a safe assumption-- you said my comment was wrong, then linked to a Faux SNooze-like super-biased website for your "proof"...

...riiiight.
Lil Ticked wrote:
That is besides the point.
Does the system that we have now work? Is it fair? Why were the bank bailed out ? Why is it so difficult to start a new business these days? What happened to our heavily regulated economy?
Our economy is not regulated any longer-- the ReThugs have been stripping out regulations since Ronnie-Ray-Gun's Star-Wars boondoggle.

That's what happened to it-- the super-rich **hate** regulations, because it **forces** them to play **nice** with their slaves--erm-- "employees".

And they really **hate** that....
Lil Ticked wrote:
What we need is to get rid of the government completely.
See? You suck at the teat of Faux SNooze-- the mindless robots on that channel say the exact same thing....!
Lil Ticked wrote:
Nothing like fining children $500.00 for not having a business license for their lemonade stands or putting a ban on feeding the homeless.
Is that the **best** example you can come up with? Did you research further? It was eventually dropped out of embarrassment... or did you just conveniently forget that fact?

How about the super- DE-regulated Oil Industry? Hmmm?

Where they were permitted to deep-water drill WITHOUT safety equipment in place...

... and look how well **that** worked out... the Gulf is **still** suffering from the toxic oil damage...
Lil Ticked wrote:
If people can not be trusted to regulate their own behaviors then how can we trust them to regulate the behaviors of others?
Indeed-- we cannot.. which is why the Rule Of Law is so vital.

A **law** doesn't care-- it just is. It is much easier to apply a **Law** equally than it is to apply personal opinions...

Your problem is, you want to throw out the bath, the baby, the water, the table the bath was sitting on, the towels, the soap, the rug under the table, the window-panes, the curtains and even the door into the bathroom....

.... total anarchy, in other words.

Try Somalia-- no government to speak of... but rampant **piracy***...

.... I bet you'd **love** living there....!

“Is that all you've got?”

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#5885 Nov 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I am not a creationist and you know it. I left because I have other things to do than be an angry douche-bag like some others on here. Go ahead say what you will, it doesn't matter.
You're civil enough with this account but I suspect you might not be as well mannered with your other ones. ;)

I hate to think of you acting Bobesque.:B

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Nehwon

#5886 Nov 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes-- communism-little-C quickly fails when any single person begins to act greedy.
Capitalism is almost as bad-- but the slight difference makes capitalism a bit more tolerable.
A well regulated capitalism is good at combating the greed factor, but it does not grow very fast, and tends to stagnate.
*sigh*
If only there were an anti-greed pill....
;)
Yeah, the Karl Marx Communism fails because it can't counter greed.

Capitalism harnesses greed to some extent but needs to be held in check by an entity powerful enough to do so.

Labor unions and government (in the US, T. Roosevelt+) stemmed it for a while, but even then greed is taking hold to counter the check.

I want to be optimistic but the pattern I'm seeing is Corporate Feudalism disguised as a Democratic Republic.

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Nehwon

#5887 Nov 1, 2013
Afterthought there...

Is the Divine Right of Kings superseded by the Prosperity Christian Divine Right of CEO's?

Kings were restricted by national boundaries. Corporations, not so much.

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