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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelplate View Post
    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".
    Yes - and thus they're deists, or whatever hte heck..."They can go and do that." LOL -sure
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    When you can't attack the position, start insulting.
    Is that what you did? I posted the definition of religion, and you couldn't attack it, it seems.

    Typical.
    For who?

    So where is your EVIDENCE for a god,
    I don't believe in god, so why would you think I'd have evidence of something I don't believe in?

    your CRITICAL EVALUATION of the Bible
    I don't believe in the Bible

    and your application of LOGICAL DICTATES with regard to your religion again?
    I don't have a religion.

    I might not be the smartest person on the planet, but arguing with people like you, who can't even figure out what I believe before going balls deep into an argument against me, certainly makes me feel like I am.

    I thought so.
    You didn't think, that's the problem here.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    How does observing that the biblical god isnt caring saying that I believe in a god?
    How can something that doesn't exist be uncaring?

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    How can something that doesn't exist be uncaring?
    ????

    I can say that the character of Walter White is a drug dealer and very egotistical, even if he doesn't really exist.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    So then you have no argument that the bible was written by men. Thats good.

    So what do you think the term folklore means?

    For the bible to be more than just folklore you would need faith in the bible to believe that it isnt fiction. No faith and the entire book becomes a bit disturbing with all the millions of people that this biblical go killed and tortured. Raping a virgin minor girl and suicide by cop. Treating women as slaves and on and on. All that turns into something else when the reader has faith in the bible though. The followers always make that claim that you must give your heart to god before you can even start to understand the lords message.

    I dont expect you to understand that the bible is just a book but then why should I believe that it is anything more than just a book? A book is full of words and nothing more. Its those words that followers try to use as a way to convince others to believe those words. Personally I find the bible extremely primitive as if it were written by uneducated half wits. I cannot figure out why people would believe such a load of crap and fight over it to boot.
    Good for you. Nobody's making you believe in anything you don't want to believe in.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Febrile: Having a fever. A - Febrile: Not having a fever.
    Tonal: Having tone. A-Tonal. Not having tone.
    Theism: Belief in a god or gods. A-Theism: Not having a belief in a god or gods.

    See how that works? Atheists don't believe there are no gods, they just don't have a belief that there are any, which is the default position.
    Honestly, where do you guys come up with this stuff? Default position SMH. There's no such thing as a "default position." That's not science. You've been listening to Richard Dawkins instructional tapes or something.

    Who was it that said atheism isn't dogmatic?

    L-0-L to that one. If you're all saying exactly the same lines, I'd say it's pretty dogmatic indeed.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    We were correcting your false impression that atheists "Believe there is no god" I schooled you on the fact that they simply lack such a belief, which is not the same thing.
    You shifted ground. Predictably.
    It is exactly the same thing. Stop this nonsense already.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    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.
    If God could be defined, why would we call Him simply "God?" The mystery is part of His plan.

    I'm tired of this.... going round and round. Either disprove the Christian God, or don't waste my time. **** or get off the pot, man.

    I don't need to "define" the Christian God, you know damn well what God I'm talking about. It's the same one Christians have worshiped for the last couple thousand years, you know, the backbone of Western Civilization.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    You could be right, yet also worth noting that religion is one of the few things people will lay down and die for. It's that powerful.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Atheism is nothing of the sort. It is the state of not believing in gods. Full stop. If you talk about anything else, you're no longer talking about atheism, but something else.
    Holy ****, that's two posts in a row where I actually agree with Cephus. Tell me it ain't so.

    A = without
    Theos = Gods

    An atheist is a person without gods. It's really simple.

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