In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Lincoln

United States

#45861 Jan 5, 2013
His greatest Hits album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45862 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann all were atheists.
Mussolini was Christian.
His greatest hists album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"
Hitler was a Catholic.

Stalin was raised christian.

I forget the others. You need to learn history, and not ignore the parts you disagreed with.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45863 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Trotsky, Mao, Himler, Eichmann all were atheists.
Mussolini was Christian.
His greatest hists album was called
"Raindrops keep falling on my feet"
you are a liar posting terrible libel against those who do not believe in God.

Since: Feb 11

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#45864 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Stalin was raised christian.
Stalin was an atheist.

One lie doesn't offset another lie.

Though we can agree: you have lots of lies in storage.

Since: Feb 11

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#45865 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
You need to learn history, and not ignore the parts you disagreed with.
Really?

Stalin was an atheist.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45866 Jan 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?
Stalin was an atheist.
Does not change the fact that he was raised a christian.

Since: Feb 11

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#45867 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Does not change the fact that he was raised a christian.
It is a lie to pretend Stalin was a Christian.

A partial truth is not true at all: it's a lie.
Lincoln

United States

#45868 Jan 5, 2013
It has not taken long for the New Atheism to become old hat. The term has been used to denote the writers of a series of bestselling books published in the past decade (among them Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and A. C. Grayling). Already, the movement is under serious pressure from a Church that - for all its recent upheavals - is showing signs of practical and intellectual renewal.
From the start, the tone of these anti-religious polemics suggested weakness rather than strength. New Atheism is best understood as a response to the persistence of faith, not its decline. This explains its tone of increasingly angry bafflement at the fact that people continue to believe and practise.
In the 1970s and '80s, many atheists assumed that the intellectual case against theism had been won decisively. They assumed that the wider culture would soon catch up, and religion be relegated to a purely private domain for a dwindling minority of followers.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#45869 Jan 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Your idea of what constitutes anger could do with a little revision.
However, if anything was verified it was your poor attempt at using superstitious mumbo jumbo to troll.
You constitute the definition of anger , you dipshit worthless atheist.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#45870 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Does not change the fact that he was raised a christian.
He wasn't raised a Christian. You're lying again.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#45871 Jan 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a lie to pretend Stalin was a Christian.
A partial truth is not true at all: it's a lie.
KittenKoder is a liar
.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#45872 Jan 5, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
Within seconds of their death, every single atheist will become an instant believer in Almighty God! www.scribd.com/doc/31322017 ...
Very good write up full of truth.

It's what keeps atheists full of fear , anger and rage.

Since: Feb 11

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#45873 Jan 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
It has not taken long for the New Atheism
I really hate thieves.

I do understand: you aren't smart enough to come up with your own opinion.

But it takes a pathetic loser to steal the words from someone else and try to pass it of as his own.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45874 Jan 5, 2013
Just Results wrote:
<quoted text>
He wasn't raised a Christian. You're lying again.
http://www.examiner.com/article/refuting-the-...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Re...

Interesting how facts seem to support my assertion and not yours.

Since: Feb 11

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#45875 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Interesting how facts seem to support my assertion and not yours.
HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

You go to Wikipedia for "facts"

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Tell me: what is the NAME of the AUTHOR of the Wikipedia article?

You find **ONE** paragraph and the opinion of ONE PERSON and say it's 'fact".

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45876 Jan 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!
You go to Wikipedia for "facts"
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!
Tell me: what is the NAME of the AUTHOR of the Wikipedia article?
You find **ONE** paragraph and the opinion of ONE PERSON and say it's 'fact".
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!
What's this? Oh look, more sources that agree:

http://www.sparknotes.com/biography/stalin/se...
http://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Stali...
http://www.icr.org/article/276/319/

I know you want me, I am sorry to disappoint you though, I'm not the dumb blond type you normally date.

Since: Feb 11

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#45877 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
I know you want me, I am sorry to disappoint you though, I'm not the dumb blond type you normally date.
No, Chubby, you are just dumb.

And a bigot to characterize blondes as dumb.

Since: Feb 11

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#45878 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
"It is not certain at what point Stalin abandoned the one faith for the other, but we may easily imagine the preceding ideological progression."

Stalin the atheist... from your source..

Since: Feb 11

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#45879 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Not a word supporting your assertion.

Since: Feb 11

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#45880 Jan 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
"At a very early age, while still a pupil in the ecclesiastical school, Comrade Stalin developed a critical mind and revolutionary sentiments. He began to read Darwin and became an atheist. "

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