Has atheism become religion?
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23-11-2013, 03:49 AM
RE: Has atheism become religion?
I'm about to go to work and have only read the first few posts. I will read the thread in it's entirety later, so please excuse me if this has already been stated. But...

In france during the 50s and 60s there was a massive political socio-philosophical movement for anarchy. It was as a reaction to oppressive, failing political regimes of the time. In the 60s, in the UK and more so the USA, there was free love etc; again in rebellion to the powers that be, not necessarily listening to the people, in this instance the Vietnam war. ... Again, nowadays, to some extent in Europe and massively so America, there is a situation where a set of dogmatic believers are trying to force an irrational dictatorship over people. It's always been there but has gathered momentum and volume over the years. Therefore it stands to reason that the people in opposition to this will look for common ground and gather their own momentum and volume to stand against it.

Atheism is the 'rejection' of religion.
What we are seeing and part of is a socio-political response. It's a movement, not a religion.

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23-11-2013, 08:24 PM
RE: Has atheism become religion?
(22-11-2013 02:55 AM)PursuingTruth Wrote:  Why would the group have to be comprised of atheists, and reject theists, are you saying there aren't prominent scientists who are theists?

Does whatever religion people are, have anything at all to do with the open discussion of facts (as long as it is totally unbiased).

I have particular interest in these sorts of topics, as the population of the world does tend to form group mentalities, accepting flawed dogma if said by someone who appears prominent in that group. The quasi religious nature of group mentality.

Don't forget you have as much evidence that a god doesn't exist as you have that a god does.. (lots of evidence that organised religions talk out their behinds though)

And about getting a voice heard... wtf does an atheist need to get their voice heard for more than joebloggs down the street. Why does a group need to 'represent' the interests of atheists? Support your beliefs? is this not religious intent? Hypocrisy will rule!

One can't really discuss facts if one believes fairy tales are real. This is because one will tend to interject pieces of the fairy tales in place of facts, because one can't tell the difference. A pitiable situation.

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23-11-2013, 08:29 PM
RE: Has atheism become religion?
(22-11-2013 08:55 AM)PursuingTruth Wrote:  "In god we trust" is on your money,

Only since the 1860's.

Quote: and your pledge of allegiance says "one nation under god".

That is because the fucking catholics -- specifically the fucking KKKnights of KKKolumbus -- waged a huge campaign to have it artificially added in the '50s.

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