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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    I know people that do not believe in God. To them, it is a simple question and a simple answer. If pestered they will discuss it more fully. But in general it is not a huge part of their life. Most atheists I know in real life fall into this category.

    The people I have met that are more "vocal" about their atheism are few and far between. They look for ways to bring atheism into the conversation in the same way that I have been proselytized by some Christians. Both have the same feel to me.

    But like I said, most atheists I know will only be more vocal about their lack of belief I God when pushed . And to me, that is understandable and is not disrespectful - it is a 2 way conversation (even though the person push religion wants a captive audience )

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Pastafarians are atheists who made up a supreme being to be funny. Don't pretend otherwise.
    As opposed to most religions who really did see monkey gods, hawk gods, invisible spirits, and men walk on water. Oh boy. This situation is the gift that keeps on giving.


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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I know people that do not believe in God. To them, it is a simple question and a simple answer. If pestered they will discuss it more fully. But in general it is not a huge part of their life. Most atheists I know in real life fall into this category.

    The people I have met that are more "vocal" about their atheism are few and far between. They look for ways to bring atheism into the conversation in the same way that I have been proselytized by some Christians. Both have the same feel to me.

    But like I said, most atheists I know will only be more vocal about their lack of belief I God when pushed . And to me, that is understandable and is not disrespectful - it is a 2 way conversation (even though the person push religion wants a captive audience )
    Exactly. A religion is something people practice. They engage in it. I, as an atheist only think about the issue when prompted to give an opinion such as on a website like this or at the water cooler. Otherwise there is nothing about non-belief which can be put into practice with the exception of people and the government shoving the issue in my face on money, documents and places like court rooms and schools which demand statements be made in the name of god.

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell797 View Post
    Exactly. A religion is something people practice. They engage in it. I, as an atheist only think about the issue when prompted to give an opinion such as on a website like this or at the water cooler. Otherwise there is nothing about non-belief which can be put into practice with the exception of people and the government shoving the issue in my face on money, documents and places like court rooms and schools which demand statements be made in the name of god.
    realistically speaking, sometimes the people speaking (proselytizing) to another is not looking for your opinion - they seem to cry foul when you make it a 2 way conversation - it is seen as antagonistic.

    I just with either party if they want to speak to me about their views on God or lack there of....at the very least respect my lack of desire to engage in the conversation, but at the very least...if I walk away, don't follow me and re-engage.

    But yeah, I have seen a few atheists treat their lack of belief in a religion like way. But the vast majority - not in the least.

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    The proof that this is nonsense is in the words being used. The word 'Believe'. An Atheist simply does not 'Believe' Full Stop. It is that simple. We do not believe that there is not a god but we know that there is not a god. And we do not therefore 'Believe' in something else instead. We follow science, the world we can see and feel, a world that makes more sense to us.


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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Do U.S. citizens of religious faith have different Rights than U.S. citizens that have no religious faith?

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by AllanHampton View Post
    Do U.S. citizens of religious faith have different Rights than U.S. citizens that have no religious faith?
    We are all supposed to have the same rights regardless of religion or lack thereof. The government is supposed to be neutral on religion, but it is not. Tokens of religiosity are present everywhere on our money and public buildings and the proceedings which take place within them.

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Yes, all U.S. citizens have the same Rights, or all citizens have no Rights at all. Why doesn't government do what it is supposed to do?

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyJoystick View Post
    The proof that this is nonsense is in the words being used. The word 'Believe'. An Atheist simply does not 'Believe' Full Stop. It is that simple. We do not believe that there is not a god but we know that there is not a god. And we do not therefore 'Believe' in something else instead. We follow science, the world we can see and feel, a world that makes more sense to us.


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    There is no HONEST way anyone could possibly know that there is no GOD. It is like saying one cannot prove that there is a GOD. The simple fact is that GOD pulls a person closer to HIMSELF, but if rejected that person is lost forever to any further feeling that there is a GOD and is lost for all eternity.

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Pastafarians are atheists who made up a supreme being to be funny. Don't pretend otherwise.
    That has some truth to it. But it is also a simplistic explanation. Cannot fault you as most people only see it or interact with it on that kind of superficial level.
    It is not just the great FSM. there is also the jedi knights religion as well.

    But it is not there just to be funny but also serves as an effective way of actually defeating religion.

    Christians especially have made an art of persecution. Not only are they good at persecuting minority groups such as gays or unwed mothers etc. But they excel themselves at being persecuted. To the point where if you martyr one of them two more pop up so quick it would put a Lernaean hydra to shame.

    But the one thing christians have no defense against is ridicule. If we argue against their beliefs and act as if it all very serious they just never stop with their garbage beliefs. Start making fun of them through devices such as FSM or jediism and it just becomes apparent just what garbage their beliefs really are.

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