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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Is atheism a religion ?
    No . It's like asking if anarchy is a type of government.
    The question itself is absurd.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Did you miss when I used definitions?
    Defining the word with the word is not a definition. That's saying a particle is defined as a particle. Does that tell us anything useful?

    That's what true believers do.
    True believers in proper English yes.

    Does this definition tell you anything:

    Particle:
    Noun,

    A particle is a particle.

    Useful? Not useful?

    Some do and some don't. Who was the one talking about what 'true' Taoists did? lol it was you. Are you even smart enough for this? This is fun.
    You are trying to get around it by arguing that because some don't, the entire religion doesn't qualify. Merely because you did not say 'true' Taoists does not mean you did not argue it.

    What do you believe. Why do you think me asking you a question labeled you as anything: again, are you even smart enough for this? Who labeled you?
    I believe there is something up there. What it is and what it does isn't clear. As for your little quips, who's the smarter one, the person who defines a word with the word or the person who uses a definition that actually provides clarity as to what that word means?

    Of course you think that. That's why you're here.

    SORRY TO DISAGREE WITH YOUR TEACHINGS.
    if Atheism is a religion, so is rejecting the notion of wearing orange socks on Wednesdays.

    You have to devalue the meaning of religion to include any belief, any lack of belief and any rejection of belief to constitute a religion. This makes the discussion pointles.

    I have no belief on polkadota shirts in Uzbekistan. Is that a religion? Under your criteria, it is.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    The question itself is absurd.
    You would think so, but a few people here are arguing that any belief, any lack of belief and any rejection of a belief is a religion.

    I have a belief that your vase in your avatar picture is ugly. That is now a religion.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    lol? I'm an Obama voter?
    I made no assumptions about how you do or don't vote, or what your politics are. You imagined that happened. My guess is that you failed to completely process the language you saw, and made assumptions about what it meant. Kind of like this whole "debate" you're trying to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Uhh...why do you think your english language trumps mine? How odd.
    Because the language has been standardized for a very long time. We -- the people of the English-speaking world -- have all agreed on certain rules, meanings and functions. That's called "grammar". My grammar is right. You're is wrong. That's why I think mine trumps yours. I've tried linking you to dictionaries, as well as basic grammar instructions. You seem to think that your opinion is as valid as the entire rest of the English-speaking world's opinion. That's a bit narcissistic, don't you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    I am. I'm not crying about being called religious, though.

    [ . . . ]

    lol why are you so mad?
    Why do you imagine that I'm mad? Is it that your entire effort here is to troll, and, having failed at it, you're trying to imagine a success? I'm not mad that you have problems with the English language. I'm also not crying for you. Those feelings that you believe I have are only happening in your imagination.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Talking to you is like that. You;re so sure your religious beliefs are fact. Just like Christians/Jews/Muslims/etc.
    You're either trolling or you're incapable of coherent, logical thinking. Either way, you're a waste of time.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    I made no assumptions about how you do or don't vote, or what your politics are.
    You didn't. Did I say you did?

    You imagined that happened.
    Err... did I?

    My guess is that you failed to completely process the language you saw, and made assumptions about what it meant. Kind of like this whole "debate" you're trying to have.
    You guessed, huh?

    Because the language has been standardized for a very long time. We -- the people of the English-speaking world -- have all agreed on certain rules, meanings and functions. That's called "grammar". My grammar is right. You're is wrong. That's why I think mine trumps yours. I've tried linking you to dictionaries, as well as basic grammar instructions. You seem to think that your opinion is as valid as the entire rest of the English-speaking world's opinion. That's a bit narcissistic, don't you think?
    Can you? I depend on dictionaries. So do you do. Apparently literally now means figuratively.

    Why do you imagine that I'm mad?
    The emotion, mainly.

    Is it that your entire effort here is to troll, and, having failed at it, you're trying to imagine a success? I'm not mad that you have problems with the English language. I'm also not crying for you. Those feelings that you believe I have are only happening in your imagination
    lol okay

    You're either trolling or you're incapable of coherent, logical thinking. Either way, you're a waste of time.
    That'd be convenient for you.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Xsnake1 View Post
    Is atheism a religion
    http://firstchurchofatheism.com/faq/

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post


    That's actually pretty funny.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    All that is, is a help site for people to get ordained to perform weddings/funerals.

    Calling this a "Church" is a perversion of the word.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post


    That's actually pretty funny.
    I hope he's joking, but if serious, he's scrapping the underside of the barrel.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    All that is, is a help site for people to get ordained to perform weddings/funerals.

    Calling this a "Church" is a perversion of the word.
    Atheists perverting words? Whaaaaaat?

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