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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Don't need to. Your posts kinda speak for themselves, as do your "likes" towards someone else who hasn't the faintest idea what they're talking about.
    Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy!
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Are you going to actually respond to my post, or what is this nonsense? You haven't addressed a single point I've made.

    You were to disprove the God of the Bible. Get crackin' at it, time is wasting away.
    Define your god. I don't know what you do or do not count. The bible contains a lot of contradictions and does not present a single unified character for god, regardless of whether or not you think it does. Define your god and don't rely on anything else to do so.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Xsnake1 View Post
    Is atheism a religion
    Nope - and when people try to tell me it is, I get irritated, to put it mildly.

    If someone wants to be part of a religion - they can go and do that, be a deist or something . . . rather than tell me I'm now part of one when I'm obviously not, all because they want to belong to something.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Nope - and when people try to tell me it is, I get irritated, to put it mildly.

    If someone wants to be part of a religion - they can go and do that, be a deist or something . . . rather htan tell me I'm not part of one when I'm obviously not.
    Well, that's great. But you do have to admit there are some of your brethren that are a little more.militant than "they can go and do that".

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy!
    I'm sure you will. Sure is easy to "win" a debate when you know nothing about the subject, eh?

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The bible contains a lot of contradictions and does not present a single unified character for god,
    That depends on interpretation. It's not difficult to render it consistent. There's no reason to consider your interpretation more correct than anyone else's. Perhaps your interpretation is too literal.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You don't think religion is a big enough part of people's lives that they would take the time, in adulthood, to examine their beliefs?
    Actually, recent studies have suggested that only about 30% of Americans take their religious beliefs seriously, most people who claim to be religious only do so for social reasons or because they think it's what's expected of them. Of those people who are adult believers, no, most never examine their beliefs, most don't even have a clue what their beliefs are supposed to be. The bible may be one of the most purchased books around, but it's also one of the least read and certainly least understood.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I'm sure you will. Sure is easy to "win" a debate when you know nothing about the subject, eh?
    Uhhh...what do you think I would think would constitute a win?
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    But some religions aren't theist: Confucianism, Daoism. I mean...you agree they're religions, yes? I mean, regardless of what you believe, they're typically considered religions. So are Confucianism and Daoism not religions? Or are religions a set of beliefs about mankind's place in...everything? Cause if they are, atheism is one.
    You're right, they're not-theistic religions, although most of them are more properly referred to as philosophies than religions, they just get filed under religion out of convenience.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    I'd say it's a religion, if we define a religion as a belief system about mankind's place in the omniverse.
    You don't get to redefine terms to suit your needs, words have meanings for a reason. This is about as idiotic as saying spaghetti could be a religion if you define a religion as an Italian food made with noodles and sauce.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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