And your point would be...?
5/11/2006 4:22:26 AM
...So what's the problem?
5/11/2006 4:32:38 AM
I'm going to assume this is about prayer in schools or something similar. My response is simple: Lack of references to religious belief is not reference to \"no religious belief\".
5/11/2006 4:34:33 AM
Yes. Veeeeeery cunning plan! Not having an imaginary friend doesn't leave them open to ridicule.
Oh shit, you're talking about not being allowed to promote one religion over others is in fact a back door promotion of atheism. YOU UTTER MORON!
You'd probably be surprised to learn that the major legal battles to eliminate prayer and promotion of any religion - but in the cases, specifically Christianity - in school and government institutions were all initiated by minority Christian groups being forced to suffer through the doctrine of the majority!
5/11/2006 4:37:53 AM
No, the most positive point of atheism is that it does not propose a religious belief at all.
5/11/2006 4:44:01 AM
Very well. We'll agree to allow prayer in schools if you agree not to use any object that does not explicitly relate to God. That means no computer, no newspaper, no TV, and pretty much nothing. In fact, your body says nothing about a god, so it's inherently \"atheistic\" by your definition, so you must destroy it entirely, except for the single functioning brain cell that enables you to carry out your oh-so-godly life.
5/11/2006 5:26:26 AM
Aha! But given that you are clearly not thinking, surely that means you are thinking atheism!?!?
5/11/2006 5:27:43 AM
Remember, by not mentioning God in calculus, geography, languages, physics, chemistry etc. you are promoting atheism! And since we can't promote christianity in public schools, you aren't allowed to promote atheism. Let's abolish all courses but religion.
5/11/2006 5:37:14 AM
Napoleon the Clown
Is it just me or is this guy a dumb fark? Heh heh? No? Not funny? I thought not.
5/11/2006 6:00:32 AM
So, references to no religious belief are automatically references to atheism
No, some people simply don't give a shit.
5/11/2006 1:43:34 PM
\"References to no religious belief are automatically references to atheism.\"
No, that would be like saying that references to cultures that eat a lot of meat are obvious references to the Adkins Diet. One is a condition; the other is an ideology. Keep 'em straight.
5/11/2006 1:57:07 PM
I don't follow you. You seem to have skipped some points.
and, David, you are on the money as usual.
5/11/2006 3:36:59 PM
And? So? What?
5/11/2006 5:18:14 PM
\"The very problem is that atheism does not propose a religious belief at all\"
There are, in the world, approximately 37,484,920,512,300 topics which do not propose a religious belief at all. Do you consider this a failing of all of them?
\"So, references to no religious belief are automatically references to atheism.\"
No. Not only is this wrong, it's stupid wrong. First of all, atheism is the lack of belief in gods, not a lack of religion. Most buddhists are atheists. However, even if that were true, you'd still be wrong, because we have this other word, \"secular\", in which one does not make recourse to religion for, in this case, government policies, as religious beliefs are outside the purview of the government.
Or, would you rather have a catholic government (after all, they are the majority in the U.S.)?
5/11/2006 5:50:46 PM
I read that thread this morning. He was talking about the 'In God We Trust' motto written on American currency. He thinks that if they got rid of the motto, they would be promoting atheism.
It's astoundingly stupid.
5/11/2006 9:02:16 PM
The argument on this thread was in reference to \"In God We Trust\" on currency. I liked \"E Pluribus Unum\". It was a much more profound statement.
5/11/2006 10:05:42 PM
He argues in that thread that the message is mere benign tradition and that Newdow shouldn't make such a fuss about it. And then he comes with this.
5/11/2006 10:26:08 PM
I think it was Benjamin Franklin that had this good motto. \"Mind Your Business\"
5/11/2006 10:26:48 PM
You fail at logic and life, so fuck off and die.
5/11/2006 10:45:01 PM
Stop confusing religion with God. For I believe in God I do not believe in religion.
5/13/2006 2:13:44 PM
LOL, thats funny..usually they are screaming that atheists are religious and Christians are not.
9/4/2008 9:17:20 PM
I am in awe of your superior intellect.
6/25/2009 5:17:47 AM
indeed. references to bricks in your wall, guitar solos, cucumbers, doorknobs, shoelaces, printers, chairs, and pineapples are all atheistic.
6/17/2012 12:39:49 PM
Basically you're saying if we don't rise up, unionized against something (Like you do ) then we're responsible for them.
Fuck off. You Christians talk about and protest killings, abortion, adultry, incest, theft, lying and every longtime ill of mankind,,,, then you do ALL of them. Repeatdly. Americas the most Christian Nation in the world and the worst offender in most, if not all of those ills.
6/18/2012 7:29:03 PM