Atheist Islamophobia... Again

Atheist Islamophobia... Again

There are 3765 comments on the Religion Dispatched story from Apr 9, 2013, titled Atheist Islamophobia... Again. In it, Religion Dispatched reports that:

Sparked by a Richard Dawkins tweet , in which he drew a parallel between Islamists and Nazis, Nathan Lean recently suggested on Salon.com that the most famous representatives of the new atheism "flirt with" Islamophobia [echoing Chris Stedman's prescient warning to fellow atheists on RD this past August]. As the article explains, Dawkins, Hitchens ... (more)

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Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#981 Apr 30, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>Only if you have a very dark worldview.

The normal response would be to live this life to the fullest.
Why?

If this is all there is then why live to the fullest?

Let's eat and drink that tomorrow we will die.

If the dead are not raised [at all], let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will be dead.(1 Corinthians 15:32 AMP)

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#982 Apr 30, 2013
EASY MONEY wrote:
<quoted text>The bible! That's what the head banging muslims say about the koran and lets not forget the buddhists. All of life's instructions are written in a few of books, but that depends on where you were born as to which one strikes your fancy. Or I should say have it shoved down your throat. It's all a form of brainwashing, or conditioning to act in a certain way. OH, and all of those bopoks written by numerous con men. To repeat myself, there is no god and there never has been one except in the minds of superstitious, afraid of death people, that wish for something better. When your dead..........that's all there is! But if you want to waste your time and money wishing and hopeing for a life after death, then press on, your only fooling yourself.
Israel exist and prosper against all odds!

Why? If not divine province!!!

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#983 Apr 30, 2013
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Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#984 Apr 30, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The same "proof" can be applied to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, naturally.
You forgot the great pumpkin

And about that platypus? Did god drink too much wine that day when he created this creature?

Or perhaps his first attempt?
EggLands best awaits you

The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate fraud.

It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans.

The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia; it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of its 20-cent coin.

The platypus is the animal emblem of the state of New South Wales.

G' day mate ;)
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#985 Apr 30, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Israel exist and prosper against all odds!
Why? If not divine province!!!
The main reason Israel has prospered can be summed up in one word "WORK". They worked and the hell with civil rights, equal opportunity, affirmative action, welfare, or quotas. The State came first and there was none of the P.C. bullshit that has entered every aspect of America today. Divine! what crap! If there was a thing as divine province your god would have killed all the Arabs, built new housing, given them fields filled with food and said come on in, because I like all of you. Work was the key. While speaking of divine, what happened to the goat herding, sit on their ass Arabs, nothing divine for that bunch of garbage. Maybe divine province isn't in the koran, OH I forgot, all the good stuff comes after they die, not while their alive. Stupid fools!!!!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#986 Apr 30, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Israel exist and prosper against all odds!
Why? If not divine province!!!
Why? Because of billions in US government give-away monies?

Could that be it?

Government welfare to another country...

... and not your entirely missing god.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#987 Apr 30, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
You forgot the great pumpkin
And about that platypus? Did god drink too much wine that day when he created this creature?
Or perhaps his first attempt?
EggLands best awaits you
The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate fraud.
It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans.
The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia; it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of its 20-cent coin.
The platypus is the animal emblem of the state of New South Wales.
G' day mate ;)
The lowly platypus is actually proof the bible is wrong.

How?

Well.... the platypus is not mentioned in the bible, is it?

That's enough right there-- the bible was supposed to be a complete guide to life; according to the bible's worshipers, of course.

But? Unicorns >>are<< mentioned...

.... LMAO!

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#988 May 1, 2013
californio wrote:
I dont think Science can ever prove or disprove God exist
Science can never prove a philosophical point.
Can Science prove I should be nice to my neighbor, or I should be honest? or Faithful to my wife and family. The answer is no.
Yes it can. It is called behavioral science for a reason. Why do you think that there are psychologists and psychotherapists for. Pure common sense says that you should treat people with respect so that they may treat you the same.
californio wrote:
I believe the biggest "proof" that God exist is that even in countries where secularism has been promoted for long periods of time like China and France a majority still believe in God or some sort of spirit.
So which religion does it prove/
californio wrote:
Fact is Atheist are right when they say belief in a God is irrational and a waste of resources, so why did all Ancient culture develope some sort of Religion. Why do a majority of people in all countries believe there something out there?
Because people like simple answers for complex questions. Religion is pretty simple

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#989 May 1, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Why?
If this is all there is then why live to the fullest?
Let's eat and drink that tomorrow we will die.
If the dead are not raised [at all], let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will be dead.(1 Corinthians 15:32 AMP)
You should live this life to the fullest BECAUSE it is the only life you have, not in spite of that.

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#990 May 1, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>You should live this life to the fullest BECAUSE it is the only life you have, not in spite of that.
Living to the fullest requires sacrifice!

But why sacrifice for no permanent reason?
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#991 May 1, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Living to the fullest requires sacrifice!
But why sacrifice for no permanent reason?
Sacrifice? Sacrifice what, to live to the fullest? Damn boy! you lost me on that one. You sacrifice nothing when you live too the fullest.
Are you alluding to an after life? well we all know that's bogus crap. There is no after life, wake up!!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#992 May 1, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Living to the fullest requires sacrifice!
Really? How?
martinezjosei wrote:
But why sacrifice for no permanent reason?
You failed to prove the first statement is true.

You have failed.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#993 May 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The same "proof" can be applied to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, naturally.
No, they never leave me any money.
Imhotep

Gainesville, FL

#994 May 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The lowly platypus is actually proof the bible is wrong.
How?
Well.... the platypus is not mentioned in the bible, is it?
That's enough right there-- the bible was supposed to be a complete guide to life; according to the bible's worshipers, of course.
But? Unicorns >>are<< mentioned...
.... LMAO!
It's difficult to remember when you're up to your neck in alligators - your initial objective was to drain the lake first.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#995 May 1, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
It's difficult to remember when you're up to your neck in alligators - your initial objective was to drain the lake first.
Alligators can walk on land too-- pretty quickly for a short stretch. Fast enough to outrun a man caught unawares...

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#996 May 1, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>No, they never leave me any money.
Really? I often got money from Santa when I was little. And I quite often found money in the Easter Bunny's plastic eggs too.

Yours were cheapskates.

:D
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#997 May 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The lowly platypus is actually proof the bible is wrong.
How?
Well.... the platypus is not mentioned in the bible, is it?
That's enough right there-- the bible was supposed to be a complete guide to life; according to the bible's worshipers, of course.
But? Unicorns >>are<< mentioned...
.... LMAO!
Unicorns are not mentioned in any of the modern translations. Only in the King James version are they mentioned. Most of the modern translations say “wild ox.” Some translations even say “buffalo.”

However, many Christian apologists are insistent that the King James Version is the most accurate of all the English translations. So because of this, some people, especially atheists, like to scoff at the Bible and make fun of it as a book of myths and fairy tales.

However, it is important to understand that the definition of the word “unicorn” has changed over time.

If you get an old 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary, which is the very first edition dictionary that Webster came out with about 200 years ago, and look up the word “unicorn” it says:

Unicorn – An animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.

(This 1828 dictionary can be accessed free online. Just go to Google.com and type in “Noah Webster 1828” and it will be one of the first links that pop up.)

Notice how this 200-year-old definition of the word “unicorn” says absolutely nothing about a horse. It says nothing about a horse-like animal, or a mythical animal, or a fictitious creature. It says absolutely nothing about mythology whatsoever. But rather, it says that this is a name that is often applied to the rhinoceros.

Now, anyone who has ever seen a rhinoceros knows that a rhino has two horns — a larger one up front, and a smaller one behind. So, how could a rhinoceros be considered a unicorn?

Well, if you look up the word “rhinoceros” in the same dictionary it says:

Rhinoceros – A genus of quadrupeds of two species, one of which, the unicorn, has a single horn growing almost erect from the nose. This animal when full grown, is said to be 12 feet in length. There is another species with two horns, the bicornis. They are natives of Asia and Africa.

According to Noah Webster, back in the early 1800’s it was understood that there were two species of the rhinoceros. The one-horned species was called “unicorn,” and the two-horned species was called “bicornis.”

Today it is understood that there are five species of the rhinoceros, three of which have two horns, and two of which have one horn.

So basically, if you get a 200-year-old Noah Webster’s dictionary and look up the word “unicorn” it says “rhinoceros,” and if you look up the word “rhinoceros” it says “unicorn.” That was just 200 years ago. The King James was translated 400 years ago in 1611. One does not have to be good at math to figure this out.

Today’s definition of the word “unicorn” says absolutely nothing about a rhinoceros, and today’s definition of “rhinoceros” says absolutely nothing about a unicorn. The definitions have changed over time.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#998 May 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? I often got money from Santa when I was little. And I quite often found money in the Easter Bunny's plastic eggs too.
Yours were cheapskates.
:D
I always figured "god" didn't love me.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#999 May 1, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
That is just the tip of the iceberg!
String theory, Vacuum catastrophe, big bang,
None of which have anything to do with deities.
spirit science, orbs, etc. all prove you wrong, very wrong!!!
And these are simply silliness. Orbs in particular are simple optical effects caused by dust or water droplets on camera lenses. Easy to produce, easy to explain. Nothing spiritual at all.

Since: Apr 09

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#1000 May 1, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Living to the fullest requires sacrifice!
But why sacrifice for no permanent reason?
Are you insane?

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