Atheist defines someone who doesn't believe in a god or gods, it has nothing to do with religion. So I don't know what you're talking about, I don't think you do either. <br />
I think it's depressing someone who's almost 40 doesn't know any of that, though.
glad i'm not in that boat burn hahah
I don't want an intelligent debate, I never claimed I did. Nor did you. Yes, my handle is nanohorizon? You made a mistake, I corrected you, and that's about it. If you want to have a debate lets have a debate. Name your topic.
Sure, I've been traveling for a funeral the last two days and I forgot where this thread was. I don't see the point of debating in private messages, that sort of defeats the purpose. The purpose of the challenge was to express confidence in my positions to others, because you're smearing an entire people that have hardly one thing in common. I am an Atheist, I'm positive that I fit your stereotypes fully, I just don't think that's negative. However, what you said isn't true, it's not true on an intellectual basis or an emotional basis, an individual basis or in a plurality. It's flat out not true. I wouldn't allow an atheist to call every religious person an abuser, even though it's clear a lot of them are.
religous folk and atheists are the same, they both think everyone cares about what they think
We have extremists on both sides of the believer/non-believer divide about religion, especially in regards to the three major monotheistic faiths of our world. I'm always willing to debate the validity of those faiths ba<x>sed on their inherent self-contradictions regarding god's existence, his nature, and the false devaluations of man's worth that these faiths practice through superstitious-fear tactics; however, I always endeavor to be less of a nuisance than the Baptists and Jehovah's Witnesses that keep coming to my door to tell me that god has sent them to save me from Hell. :-)
Well we are trying to stamp out all world religions. One must be thorough.
We are patient. Religion looks more and more foolish each day in the face of science and technology. We don't really have to do much more than wait.
All of their gods have been silent for thousands of years. I doubt any of them will be making an appearance any time soon.
LOL. The wind is caused by hot air exchanging places with cold air. The heavens dance regardless of whether or not a bunch of evolved primates mumble prays to an empty sky. The gods once walked the face of the earth, but now they are silent. The mysteries that gave rise to religion are being explained by science. Religion has no way of remaining relevant. Religion does not have the ability to grow and change. It does not have the ability to assimilate new information and respond to it. Like so many other religions that have already passed into the murky depths of history to be forgotten so too will the major religions we deal with today. It is only a matter of time.
Christianity has learned some impressive tricks, but think back upon all the other religions of the world that predate it and have since fallen into ruin. There is only so much mental gymnastics that can be done until religion simply becomes irrelevant. I am well aware that I won't live to see the end of religion. It will take quite some time to bring everyone out of the darkness. It will be religions failures and shortcomings that will turn people off. It will be religion's lack of concrete answers that provide the sources of its undoing. Just like we consider the pantheon of gods who once ruled from Mt. Olympus mere stories that reflect upon those who created them, so too will the major religions of the world fall into ruin. The faithful will move on to more interesting things. Other belief systems will pop up to prey upon those who need such stories to get through life, but not all will be so inclined or coerced into following them. The yoke of religion has been lifted. It is time we begin to explore our own power and our own ability to shape the world without relying on an external force to enforce the rules.
I am an atheist myself but I agree with you. I try to show respect to my fellow human beings even though I may disagree with their opinions.
Pushing buttons, are we??