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21-11-2015, 01:58 PM
RE: Militant atheism ?
(21-11-2015 11:38 AM)Fr4nny.pants Wrote:  Hey new here but I've been viewing this forum for a little while now and decided I would join! Anyway just would like some insight to views on militant atheism vs agnostic


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I label myself as a 'Non-theist' and am pretty sure I'm some one who doesn't believe in any mystical force which.... controls... my... um.. Unsure

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Okay, so S W jokes aside, pretty sure there's nothing watching over every thing.

Other than that? How might such skeptical people be termed/seen/labeled as 'Militant'? Consider
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21-11-2015, 02:15 PM
Militant atheism ?
Before I realized my atheism I had a airline pilot friend who was an atheist. He said in the past he had been a militant atheist. I asked him what he meant.

From what he explained, a militant atheist is one who will get in your face and yell at you. They'll gladly insult you and think it's their duty. They are never respectful.

Not many like that here on TTA.

Mind you, that was his explanation.
YMMV
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21-11-2015, 02:24 PM
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3 types of militants

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21-11-2015, 02:27 PM
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Some of the most militant atheist I've come across are deconverted fundamentalists or those that were indoctrinated into a conservative church. When they finally realize they were fed a load of crap and leave their church they seem to have a lot of pent up anger.

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He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
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21-11-2015, 02:29 PM
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(21-11-2015 02:27 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Some of the most militant atheist I've come across are deconverted fundamentalists or those that were indoctrinated into a conservative church. When they finally realize they were fed a load of crap and leave their church they seem to have a lot of pent up anger.

I can see that happening. I was at my most fervent militarism at the onset of the realization I had been fed a bunch of horseshit throughout my childhood.

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21-11-2015, 02:47 PM
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My militant atheism pushes people into an uncomfortable position of thinking rationally.
I insist that they accept the dogma of modern mathematics and the egotistical view that the earth orbits the sun.

My atheism expresses itself every so often when someone on the internet says something that is incorrect.
I have an alarm on my phone that goes off every time someone says something stupid and religious.
Phone must be constantly plugged in, else the battery is shot to hell.

My militant atheism ensures that I have no life and must only battle day and night.

I am MAM (Militant Atheist Man)

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21-11-2015, 02:58 PM
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What is militant atheism?

Some will say, not simple going along with the believe of religion and stating, um.. I don't believe in god, is militant atheism. Not just shutting up when it comes up.

Some might only take it to some type of religious killing excessive nature like old Soviets that makes Alla think, well if that person is atheist or says something socialist it means they agree and will do that again, because it MUST be the same.

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21-11-2015, 03:18 PM
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Okay sorry I should have stated what I meant by militant atheism ! No so much as walking around beating people into it but more towards the not keeping my mouth shut when it comes up I wish more people could do the same. I like to think of myself as "militant atheist" in the sense that if it comes up I talk about it.
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21-11-2015, 03:32 PM
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I'm agnostic, not absolutely ruling out the possibility of a god.

I do push back when a believer is trying to sell his/her deity of choice as benevolent and worthy of worship/adoration/respect, or when the believer tries to excuse awful actions carried out by his/her church of choice.

However, I wouldn't call such conversations militant. I'm not trying to take away rights from the religious or threaten them with harm if they don't believe as I do (not courtesies they extend to me).
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21-11-2015, 03:37 PM
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Is it really militant to fight against people who spread lies ?
To me that just seems natural.

Natural atheism stands up to those who would seek to harm our children in the classroom by teaching them lies.
Natural atheism is that skeptic who helps to protect people from scam artists.
Natural atheism is using your mind and trusting that the evidence you have observed and the tests you have preformed are the best way to discern the truth about the world we all live in.

I do not militantly breath in air, I do it naturally.

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