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  •  Intellectually, atheism makes more sense (2+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, Apost8

    ... than ANY religion.
      Hitchens has said, 'bad people will do bad things... good people will do good things.. but it takes RELIGION to make good people do BAD things."
       Hitchens' atheism isnot specific to anti-Christianity.
       I think the reason this idea is true... is because no matter what the religion, people use it for their own means, their own control.  
       Sometimes that is a good thing... the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s would not have been possible without the organization of the Black churches in the South.
        Ironically, this same Bible was used to justify slavery.

       So, religion is culture.

       If your culture happens to be Guns and 'Freedom from Gubmint' ... you religion reflects that.

       There is NO 'True Jesus' or 'True Scotsman' ... you just have to find like-minded people who care about the same things you do.

       

    "If the Nuremberg laws were applied, every post WWII US President would have been hanged." =Chomsky

    by abenjaminc on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 08:50:57 AM PST

    •  I do not have enough faith to be an aethist... (2+ / 0-)
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      drmah, Major Kong

      LOL  ..you will have to think about that one.

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      by Vetwife on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 09:15:44 AM PST

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      •  Our pastor said yesterday "Every body believes (1+ / 0-)
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        something.  Even the Aethist believes he doens't beleive."

        •  Nope, atheism is the absence of belief in religion (2+ / 0-)
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          TiaRachel, drmah

            Calling an atheist a 'believer' is a complete misunderstanding of what atheism is.
             Atheism only suggests proof is more important than 'belief'...
             It isn't a belief in itself, unless you consider facts and observation (  ) a 'belief.  You know... like science.  
             All religions have historical roots.. in a specific time and country, a series of events, a way to explain the unknown.
            Atheism is just the statement . 'prove it' ... you can't prove your claims of God, the Bible, the Koran, etc.?
            Then, I don't believe it.  
            Atheism doesn't make claims like religion..  Only that the claims of religion can't be proved.
             

          "If the Nuremberg laws were applied, every post WWII US President would have been hanged." =Chomsky

          by abenjaminc on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 12:38:08 PM PST

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