Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

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Long after blacks and Jews have made great strides, and even as homosexuals gain respect, acceptance and new rights, there is still a group that lots of Americans just don't like much: atheists.

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“ ...just hangin' around ”

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#37853 Jun 5, 2012
Then why do Ye keep obsessively bringing it up railing Whether My Sword is Genuine or not, in at over 30 posts each with it's accompanying Homosexual insult included of course ????? you gotta be one sick little goober..........
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I have no concerned whatsoever, Jackie Two Spirits.
The only time you aren't lying you are collecting DNA samples back in the bathroom stall.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#37854 Jun 5, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I have no concerned whatsoever, Jackie Two Spirits.
The only time you aren't lying you are collecting DNA samples back in the bathroom stall.
"bareassed000000000000000 00000000000
I believe the following few words. In addition to being an ignoramus the following describe you to a T;
- You have silver in your hair
- Gold pyrites in your teeth
- Crystals on your kidneys
- Sugar in your blood
- Pot metal in your arteries
- And an inexhaustitable supply of natural gas, i.e. every time you open your mouth crap and hot air are expelled.
Peacde
KMA

Since: Feb 10

Ripley, TN

#37855 Jun 5, 2012
Cpt Jack Sparrow wrote:
Yep The Revrend Barfus Mellon Coon Son of Aunt Jemima an Rastus Coon filthiest poster on the forum. <quoted text>
oh you need on the 2000 Americans convert to muslisms thread you shall have a field day on this idiot i`m on to.must be louis farakan lmfao

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#37856 Jun 5, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"bareassed000000000000000 00000000000
I believe the following few words
EasyFAAAAAAAAAAAAAG: rub some ointment on the buckle bruise you have on the forehead, it doesn't look too good.

“ ...just hangin' around ”

Since: Aug 11

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#37857 Jun 5, 2012
I'll try an Check it out
VinceP wrote:
<quoted text>oh you need on the 2000 Americans convert to muslisms thread you shall have a field day on this idiot i`m on to.must be louis farakan lmfao

Since: Jun 07

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#37858 Jun 6, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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EasyFAAAAAAAAAAAAAG: rub some ointment on the buckle bruise you have on the forehead, it doesn't look too good.
Is that what the imaginary voices told you to say?

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37859 Jun 6, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I guess the Muslims think they have a god on their side, makes 'em a little scarier.
That's only scary when you go against God and then pretend He will be OK with that.:)

God is not on the Christian side unless we are actually behaving like Christians.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37860 Jun 6, 2012
Cpt Jack Sparrow wrote:
Christians have also demonstrated a belief in compulsion by force as the core of their believe system, and generally a denial of free will, or the right to question theier authority. All Who behave in this manner should be resisted fiercely as enemies of human rights, and recieve zero tolerance. a tryant is a tyrant regardless of thier excuse be they Christian Communist or Muslim <quoted text>
No they haven't.

Just ask any Jew, who are the people that brought us knowledge of God. Do they believe in compulsion? No, they are hated because they are the one people in ancient times that said God gave all people free will, and thus, undermined all political institutions.

You are dead wrong, and such ignorance is what makes people like you a danger to society as a whole.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37861 Jun 6, 2012
Cpt Jack Sparrow wrote:
Some of Us ain't willing to forget the Inquisition , Burning Times the Encuminicado, Native genocide, DeIndianization acts,(cultural genocide) Indian religous crimes laws, the Klan years for or own well being by this new repackaged version of the same old evil wearing a new face, thier original intent remains the same....... <quoted text>
The Inquisition was not a bad thing. No need to forget it. What you need to do is educate yourself on what the Inquisition was about. It was the Protestants that first started lying about them, and now you, an atheist, are using Protestant propaganda against Christianity in general.

The Crusades, Inquisitions, and witch hunts were all either justified, or exaggerated beyond belief. There was no "Dark Age", Christianity never stood against science and progress, but rather, invented it. And the last 2000 years of Western European history is one of amazing progress and advances in human rights and liberties, thanks to Christianity and Judaism.

Stop wallowing in historically nonsense.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37862 Jun 6, 2012
Cpt Jack Sparrow wrote:
Whites an Christians have always ridiculed Native beliefs as "Superstition" now let them prove Scientific validity for thier own beliefs. Surely you cannot find anything racist about that ?<quoted text>
We have scientific validity for Christian beliefs, we invented science from our belief. And Native American beliefs are superstitious, though there is always some moral grain of truth in them, and any moral code that binds a people together.

No all gods can be god, there can logically only be One ... even the Native Americans comprehended this, which is why so many pagans in Europe and non-Europeans embraced Christianity.

There is nothing racist at all. Race has nothing to do with it. Why, I just spend time with Christian friends, one an Arab, another Native American, several Hispanic, one black, and a few whites. Racist? Only you are the racist for even trying to play that card.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37863 Jun 6, 2012
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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That's only scary when you go against God and then pretend He will be OK with that.:)
God is not on the Christian side unless we are actually behaving like Christians.
I was thinking more about how it seems to empower irrational behavior and irrational behavior is scary because, well, it just ain't rational.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37864 Jun 6, 2012
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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The Inquisition was not a bad thing. No need to forget it. What you need to do is educate yourself on what the Inquisition was about. It was the Protestants that first started lying about them, and now you, an atheist, are using Protestant propaganda against Christianity in general.
The Crusades, Inquisitions, and witch hunts were all either justified, or exaggerated beyond belief. There was no "Dark Age", Christianity never stood against science and progress, but rather, invented it. And the last 2000 years of Western European history is one of amazing progress and advances in human rights and liberties, thanks to Christianity and Judaism.
Stop wallowing in historically nonsense.
You need to heed your own advice! The free-thinkers that led us out of the Dark Ages did so at great risk, many succumbed to the torment and imprisonment of the Church. You'd make a great text book revisionist ...

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37865 Jun 6, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I was thinking more about how it seems to empower irrational behavior and irrational behavior is scary because, well, it just ain't rational.
You mean like the concept of relative morality and its resulting ideas eugenics, fascism, communism, and all the many ills of these past 150 years of secular statehood?

Yep.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37866 Jun 6, 2012
RHill wrote:
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You need to heed your own advice! The free-thinkers that led us out of the Dark Ages did so at great risk, many succumbed to the torment and imprisonment of the Church. You'd make a great text book revisionist ...
No, a free-thinking questions the very assertion that there was ever a "Dark Age" and asks questions about all known assumptions.

The Church had no prisons, and had no power to execute. The secular governments ruthlessly kept that power, and the Church never wanted it.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37867 Jun 6, 2012
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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No, a free-thinking questions the very assertion that there was ever a "Dark Age" and asks questions about all known assumptions.
The Church had no prisons, and had no power to execute. The secular governments ruthlessly kept that power, and the Church never wanted it.
The Church and government back then were two sides of the same coin. Sorta like modern day Tehran. Pretty sure living in your own filth, being ignorant and forced to go to a church would constitute a "dark age" no matter how much you Xtian Revisionists would like to free-think otherwise.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37868 Jun 6, 2012
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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You mean like the concept of relative morality and its resulting ideas eugenics, fascism, communism, and all the many ills of these past 150 years of secular statehood?
Yep.
There's nothing inherently irrational about those concepts. They were simply Mankind's efforts to create more perfect societies, something religion has (likewise) failed to do. No matter how much we try ... there's just no breeding, dictating or preaching our innate humanity out of us. The supernatural is irrational and failed to make your list. It should be close to the top.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37869 Jun 6, 2012
RHill wrote:
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The Church and government back then were two sides of the same coin. Sorta like modern day Tehran. Pretty sure living in your own filth, being ignorant and forced to go to a church would constitute a "dark age" no matter how much you Xtian Revisionists would like to free-think otherwise.
Once again, showing how you are not a free thinker.

The medieval world did not live in filth. Largely of Celtic origin, the very people that invented soap, people were actually very clean ... except for the poor in big cities ... they had their lazy unwashed Occupiers too.

They were not forced to go to church. It was always an option to opt out Christianity, or not accept it. Of course, once you proclaimed to be a Christian, you did have obligations, just like with ANY institution. You had to obey your oaths.

And no, it's modern historians, and anti-Catholic Protestants that did the revisionist history, and Protestants still suffer under the illusion that Catholics are going to hell to this day, which is just plain nonsense and filth in its own right. The historical EVIDENCE, the FACTS, removed from all prejudices and lies from the last 500 years of both Protestants, Muslims, and now Marxists, makes it pretty clear we don't have to revise any history at all, we just have to corrupt intolerant, ignorant, uneducated garbage spouted by fools ... which we've been doing since Roman times, and always will be doing.

It's easy. Check your assumptions. All of them. And if you are too lazy to take the time to do it, then that is your problem, not ours. The burden of proof remains with the ACCUSERS, and you atheists seem to have forgotten that little fact.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#37870 Jun 6, 2012
RHill wrote:
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There's nothing inherently irrational about those concepts. They were simply Mankind's efforts to create more perfect societies, something religion has (likewise) failed to do. No matter how much we try ... there's just no breeding, dictating or preaching our innate humanity out of us. The supernatural is irrational and failed to make your list. It should be close to the top.
LOL!!!!!!!!!!

It absolutely is irrational, all of those concepts. The very mention of trying to create a "more perfect society" is entirely and utterly irrational in itself! More perfect, by whose standards? Society is already a product of natural selection, and scientifically, the human race is EXCEEDINGLY perfect in all ways and forms, and so are their societies.

it is the very ATTEMPT, the assumption, that society does not already have built-in perfection that creates all the misery and discord on earth. Because, when you get down to it, it's not society that is the problem, it is the lazy, irresponsible, minority of human beings that cannot survive without leeching off of others, and surviving off our charity in the form of taxes or tithing.

Why would you WANT to breed our humanity out of us? That is irrational, utterly so.

What is irrational about that which lies outside of nature? Thus, the supernatural? Unless you have a scientific explanation for everything in all the universe, you will always have the only logical explanation until more facts are found ... the supernatural. Or, did you think we've answered more questions than have been raised in the last 100 years of science? We have not, we have only raised far more questions we cannot answer than ever before in human history. This is a profoundly more supernatural-inspired universe accordingly to science than we EVER suspected. Or perhaps, we think we know what "nature" is, and we are both defining it differently?

Now, back to reason and logic.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37871 Jun 6, 2012
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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Once again, showing how you are not a free thinker.
The medieval world did not live in filth. Largely of Celtic origin, the very people that invented soap, people were actually very clean ... except for the poor in big cities ... they had their lazy unwashed Occupiers too.
They were not forced to go to church. It was always an option to opt out Christianity, or not accept it. Of course, once you proclaimed to be a Christian, you did have obligations, just like with ANY institution. You had to obey your oaths.
And no, it's modern historians, and anti-Catholic Protestants that did the revisionist history, and Protestants still suffer under the illusion that Catholics are going to hell to this day, which is just plain nonsense and filth in its own right. The historical EVIDENCE, the FACTS, removed from all prejudices and lies from the last 500 years of both Protestants, Muslims, and now Marxists, makes it pretty clear we don't have to revise any history at all, we just have to corrupt intolerant, ignorant, uneducated garbage spouted by fools ... which we've been doing since Roman times, and always will be doing.
It's easy. Check your assumptions. All of them. And if you are too lazy to take the time to do it, then that is your problem, not ours. The burden of proof remains with the ACCUSERS, and you atheists seem to have forgotten that little fact.
Revising history to suit your misconceptions ain't "free-thinking" Slick!'Sides ... never said I was ... just a member of their fan club. It's well known that city folk back then simply emptied their "privies" out the window and what sewage "systems" existed were simply small ditches running alongside the streets and sidewalks. Even royalty rarely bathed ... but, but ... what am I doing? Your version no doubt has everyone living in a Monastery and chanting in communal holy water showers!! I read once that Christians invented soap-onna-rope ... can you verify that for me? LOL

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#37872 Jun 6, 2012
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!!!!!!!!!!
It absolutely is irrational, all of those concepts. The very mention of trying to create a "more perfect society" is entirely and utterly irrational in itself! More perfect, by whose standards? Society is already a product of natural selection, and scientifically, the human race is EXCEEDINGLY perfect in all ways and forms, and so are their societies.
it is the very ATTEMPT, the assumption, that society does not already have built-in perfection that creates all the misery and discord on earth. Because, when you get down to it, it's not society that is the problem, it is the lazy, irresponsible, minority of human beings that cannot survive without leeching off of others, and surviving off our charity in the form of taxes or tithing.
Why would you WANT to breed our humanity out of us? That is irrational, utterly so.
What is irrational about that which lies outside of nature? Thus, the supernatural? Unless you have a scientific explanation for everything in all the universe, you will always have the only logical explanation until more facts are found ... the supernatural. Or, did you think we've answered more questions than have been raised in the last 100 years of science? We have not, we have only raised far more questions we cannot answer than ever before in human history. This is a profoundly more supernatural-inspired universe accordingly to science than we EVER suspected. Or perhaps, we think we know what "nature" is, and we are both defining it differently?
Now, back to reason and logic.
I am, I think, at heart a Humanist and my intent was to cast "eugenics, fascism and communism" in the same light as your religious zealotism, that is ... failed attempts to deny or expunge our humanity.

You are playing mind games. There are only a handful of fundamental questions. Science has answered them nicely. Naturally, the tools and advances that answered the big fundie questions, opened new doors and revealed new mysteries. I've absolutely no doubt that science will, in time, answer them as well without the need to invoke magic.

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