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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Atheism isn't even that, though it can certainly lead to an ideology, as some atheists do in fact go on to become actively political in their atheism.
    Sorry for being a parrot, here, and I apologize ahead of time, but saying atheism isn't an ideology (just like religion) is just butthurt from those who don't want atheism indirectly compared to religion.

    See. Here's another example that proves a multiple belief system of atheists.. an ideology: Don't ever wanna be even indirectly compared to religion....

    EDIT:To answer Removable Mind's query of what is the ideology of atheists:
    (1) No belief in God
    (2) Attempt to remove religion from gov't
    (3) Don't ever wanna be even indirectly related to religion..
    There's probably more, I just haven't got atheists to talk enough.

    Ponderings: I guess i'm aSeparation of Church and State (as in the bastardized/atheistic def of SOCAS).
    Last edited by cabse5; 08-31-13 at 12:41 PM.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Where and when was the definition of separation of church and state changed from no one religion should be the state religion to gov't should be devoid of religion? When and where was the amendment to the religion part of the first amendment made to reflect today's definition of separation of church and state in gov't?
    I'm pretty sure that's right in the original text of the amendment:

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

    That pretty much states, in plain english, that the government shall be devoid of religion.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Where and when was the definition of separation of church and state changed from no one religion should be the state religion to gov't should be devoid of religion? When and where was the amendment to the religion part of the first amendment made to reflect today's definition of separation of church and state in gov't?
    Be grateful for the separation of church and state. If religion were to completely infiltrate government then odds are one of those religions would eventually be the one you don't practice. So long as government remains [largely] aloof from faith you will have the freedom to practice yours as you will.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Sorry for being a parrot, here, and I apologize ahead of time, but saying atheism isn't an ideology (just like religion) is just butthurt from those who don't want atheism indirectly compared to religion.
    I'm trying to make sense of this statement:

    Are you saying that atheism is an ideology or are you saying that it isn't an ideology?

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Sorry for being a parrot, here, and I apologize ahead of time, but saying atheism isn't an ideology (just like religion) is just butthurt from those who don't want atheism indirectly compared to religion.
    No, it just comes from knowing what I am. Would you be "butthurt" if I were to point out that your vegetarianism were a form of meat-eating?

    It's just knowing what words mean, that's all.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    And I might add...lucky for us all...for separation of church and state.

    What is atheism's ideology? How do you define its role in society? How does atheism impact our government more than religion?
    I already asked him that. Basically he repeated all the hysterical nonsense coming from the right-wing echo chamber about atheists.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    How does atheism impact our society more than religion? How about public schools? Every, in some instances, crackpot ideology (non-proven fact) is spouted off by teachers in public schools to students. But religion is not mentioned, if only to ridicule it.

    Religion is not allowed in American gov't but every other (in some instances,crackpot) ideology is allowed.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I'm pretty sure that's right in the original text of the amendment:

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

    That pretty much states, in plain english, that the government shall be devoid of religion.
    Why don't you read some of the quotes of James Madison? The driver of the definition of religion in gov't?

    Here, let me help you on that
    http://home.comcast.net/~pobrien48/m...s_writings.htm
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    How does atheism impact our society more than religion? How about public schools? Every, in some instances, crackpot ideology (non-proven fact) is spouted off by teachers in public schools to students. But religion is not mentioned, if only to redicule it.
    Am I correct to guess that you mean evolution and the Big Bang Theory?
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    If public schools are going to present one theory on how the universe was created, public schools should present both theories. Who's proven creationism? Who's proven the big-bang-theory?
    Last edited by cabse5; 08-31-13 at 01:02 PM.

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