What is the difference between atheists and Punks?
Is atheism not just a minority social influence i.e. a deviant subgroup that rejects certain sections of the established majority? Just another group of Counter-conformists. A psychological and social phenomenon – a condition which can be studied alongside depression, schizophrenia etc.
They love to present atheism as an ‘elite state’, some sort of a superior order, only really accessible to geniuses and intellectuals – a new super breed. Their creeds are ‘reason’ and ‘science’.
The punks were a small minority group that aspired to complete individual freedom combined with a strong anti-establishment attitude. Not much difference between punks and atheists there. The punks were from the working class though.
Can atheists be described as the ‘punks’ form the class of geniuses and intellectuals?
Most atheists claim that they just don’t believe in God. That is not true. They are not just everyday secular citizens with just a lack of belief or faith. Atheism is an active negative belief. The atheist belief system is more than just intolerance. It is an active hatred of God and Christianity.
They accuse religion of intolerance but show extreme intolerance to religious beliefs and customs.
They accuse religion of dogmatism but adopt strong dogmatic principles of their own.
They accuse religion of intolerance but show no tolerance to religious beliefs and ideas.
They accuse religion of contempt for one's opponents but show no respects for God, Christians or the Bible.
Atheists are just a minority group who see themselves as superior intellectuals, with a ‘god’ they call ‘reason’ and with a psychological need to disrupt the established norm and create doubt and uncertainty in the mind of the majority. Their goal is tearing down the religious establishment. Punks against religion.
FountainMan, BBC Religion and Ethics 49 Comments
[12/14/2008 8:27:52 AM]
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Submitted By: Gareth1984