Is Atheism just another religion?

Is Atheism just another religion?

There are 84 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jun 12, 2012, titled Is Atheism just another religion?. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in San Francisco, a couple days ago, rejected two legal challenges by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow, who said the references to God, in the Pledge of allegiance, are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs.

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Since: Apr 08

Leicester, UK

#63 Jun 16, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
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The preponderance of the evidence more strongly suggests the existence of a creator. Therefore your argument does not hold water.
Would that creator just happen to be the one in the Book of Genesis?

Or are you referring to the Great Dreamtime Snake of the Australian Aborigines?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#64 Jun 16, 2012
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
redneck

Glendale, OR

#65 Jun 16, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
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The preponderance of the evidence more strongly suggests the existence of a creator. Therefore your argument does not hold water.
There is no evidence.Your so smart that you spell 'farm', E-I-E-I-O.

Since: Dec 10

Fogelsville, PA

#66 Jun 16, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
Not necessarily.
Godbots are ignorant. Any questions?

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#67 Jun 16, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
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No. The absence of religious reference in public institutions and government is a clear endorsement of atheism. Neutrality would be more accurately reflected by insisting on separating atheism and state instead of just church and state.
1. Government endorsement of atheism would be 'God does not exist!'

2. Government endorsement of monotheism would be 'There is but One God!'.

3. Government neutrality would be ''.

So I ask you, which statement best reflects the current level of the government telling the people about any potential deity?

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#68 Jun 16, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
It can be argued that communist elevated to realm of deity and worshipped the likes of Lenin, Marx, Mao. Look at North Korea. The people are expected to revere their 'Dear Leader' as god like. The same for Hitler and the Nazis. Hardly atheism.
Yekaterina Budanova

Red Oak, TX

#69 Jun 16, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
Yes, atheism is just another faith...a faith that there is nothing.
Huh? A non-believer doesn't think about God(s). They just live their life without a mythical being as support. How is that a "faith"?
Yekaterina Budanova

Red Oak, TX

#70 Jun 16, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
Really? Why did the Pope visit Cuba recently?
http://abcnews.go.com/International/pope-bene...
Castro brothers graciously met Pope!

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#71 Jun 16, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
Communism makes religion illegal. But Communists do not have to be atheists. Do not try to equate a misguided political philosophy with a simple absence of belief in a deity. It reveals a dangerous ignorance on both subjects.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#72 Jun 16, 2012
Yiago wrote:
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Wait, hold the phone...there's a new rapture prediction?? How did I miss this? I always stand naked in my yard on rapture days.
Jun 30, the video that brought it to my attention:


Another on it? Too lazy to watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#73 Jun 16, 2012
Yiago wrote:
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Lol. Every time someone says "caught up in the rapture" I think of a giant wedgie.
I always think of Anita Baker

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#74 Jun 16, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
Who was buried in Grant's Tomb?

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#75 Jun 17, 2012
DaveinMass wrote:
<quoted text>1. Government endorsement of atheism would be 'God does not exist!'

2. Government endorsement of monotheism would be 'There is but One God!'.

3. Government neutrality would be ''.

So I ask you, which statement best reflects the current level of the government telling the people about any potential deity?
Bingo.
Skeptic

Manchester, UK

#76 Jun 17, 2012
Yiago wrote:
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Communism makes religion illegal. But Communists do not have to be atheists. Do not try to equate a misguided political philosophy with a simple absence of belief in a deity. It reveals a dangerous ignorance on both subjects.
It's deliberate. They've got nothing against the water tight arguments of atheists, so they trump it up by calling us hitler stalin, communist, you name it.

All theists are chronic liars and need mental help.
musa

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#78 Jun 17, 2012
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&li st=UUSEJJw_7lB_nzuHxsej_WnA &index=5&feature=plcp

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http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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musa

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#79 Jun 17, 2012

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#80 Jun 17, 2012
musa wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4ZjfURnK-xcXX&list=UUSEJJ w_7lB_nzuHxsej_WnA&index=5 &feature=plcp
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http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Wow. It's like being Rick-Rolled. You click it and you get some stuff about the design of a synthetic doomihickie. Cool. Then the video's designer starts just playing the bits with the word "design" in them. Then the person lies by stating he or she accepts evolution. Then we get cool pics of stars and galaxies and things like that. Then...as if we didn't see it coming...we start to get things like "His" design..."His" plan, etc.

And BAM! You're Rick-Rolled by a Fundie with a really, really silly transition. I guess they think people are so monumentally stupid that looking at stars will convert them from being rational to being a robot.

Lol, fundies.

Since: Apr 08

Leicester, UK

#82 Jun 17, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Communists are atheists. Any questions?
God is a Communist

Since: Apr 08

Leicester, UK

#83 Jun 17, 2012
Sloppy post.

I'll be more specific about which deity I'm referring to:

The god of the Bible is a Communist.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#84 Jun 17, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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God is a Communist
And Jesus was a socialist (and Zombie)..

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