A Way To Rebut "Discrimination Against Atheism"
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07-11-2014, 09:41 AM
RE: A Way To Rebut "Discrimination Against Atheism"
(06-11-2014 08:38 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  Argumentum ad populum is a terrific fallacy, isn't it? Everyone once thought the earth was flat and the center of the universe too.

Well, it was until people stopped believing it, at which time, the earth changed shape and started rotating around the sun. We know this is true, because it's what people believed.
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07-11-2014, 11:04 AM
RE: A Way To Rebut "Discrimination Against Atheism"
(07-11-2014 09:41 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  
(06-11-2014 08:38 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  Argumentum ad populum is a terrific fallacy, isn't it? Everyone once thought the earth was flat and the center of the universe too.

Well, it was until people stopped believing it, at which time, the earth changed shape and started rotating around the sun. We know this is true, because it's what people believed.

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07-11-2014, 12:07 PM
RE: A Way To Rebut "Discrimination Against Atheism"
(06-11-2014 08:17 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  ... make the "atheist" slice smaller!*

* This actually gets done a lot when people want to paint atheism as larger or smaller to suit their purpose.
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Nothing to say that this tactic can't be used by all.

Split down the christian slice into all the various denominations and see what that looks like.

Ditto for Islam.

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07-11-2014, 12:52 PM
RE: A Way To Rebut "Discrimination Against Atheism"
(07-11-2014 12:07 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(06-11-2014 08:17 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  ... make the "atheist" slice smaller!*

* This actually gets done a lot when people want to paint atheism as larger or smaller to suit their purpose.
...

Nothing to say that this tactic can't be used by all.

Split down the christian slice into all the various denominations and see what that looks like.

Ditto for Islam.

It cuts things down even further. Catholics are the biggest sub group at 1.2 billion, but even that is divided further.
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07-11-2014, 01:31 PM
RE: A Way To Rebut "Discrimination Against Atheism"
(07-11-2014 11:04 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  "And YHWH picked up the flat earth and molded it like a snowball and spun it around the sun." -- Robby 1 12-13

Hmmm. I need to work on this, some time.


(07-11-2014 12:07 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Nothing to say that this tactic can't be used by all.

Split down the christian slice into all the various denominations and see what that looks like.

"What do you mean your religion is the biggest? Missouri Synod Lutherans account for only 2.2 million people. That's like, 0.03% of the population! 35% my ass!"
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