You don't need a religion to have morals.
There's no faith in atheism, therefore it cannot and is not a religion.
5/1/2007 11:10:17 PM
Personally, I think the most deadly of all religions is the one that encourages believers to think that God approves of their evil.
5/1/2007 11:16:00 PM
There is no \"faith\" in atheism, just a recognition of the fact that there is no evidence for a gawd.
5/1/2007 11:20:09 PM
(a) Atheism is not a faith that there is no God. It is a reasoned position that says there is no credible evidence for the existence of any God or gods.
(b) Our belief does not result in \"complete emptiness.\" Because we are intelligent, well educated and well read, our lives are considerably more meaningful and interesting than yours.
(c) Morals are a human construct based on common sense. I will match the morality of atheists against that of Christians any time. (US prison population: 2-million. Christian: 80%. Atheist: 0.2%)
5/1/2007 11:22:46 PM
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard, and I've looked at a fair number of quotes on this site.
First, you assume that atheism is a religion, albeit conceding that it has no organised set of beliefs, then you attack it for not having an organised set of beliefs.
It's like, I dunno, saying the Bible is a good source for predicting sports results and then criticising the Bible because it couldn't predict those results accurately.
Oh, and 'most deadliest'? Learn some grammar, punk.
5/1/2007 11:27:40 PM
The fact that there is no established moral guidelines is one of the stronger points of atheism, if you ask me. It means that there'll be no one holding progress back, and that innovation is more free to become widespread.
Keep in mind, though, that one can easily be atheistic and traditionalistic at the same time.
5/1/2007 11:47:59 PM
explaining atheism to them is a lost cause, now isn't it ? they just can't even grasp the concept of not having to fear a god to live a 'moral' and enlightning life.
5/1/2007 11:57:54 PM
Bullshit, read a definition of atheism in the dictionary before embarrassing yourself more with your appaling ignorance. And atheists are more moral than Christians because they are good without the \"brownie point in heaven\" reward system that appears to be the only reason fundies behave(according to what you post here).
5/2/2007 12:07:23 AM
Atheism is by definition the lack of belief in religion. So it kind of isn't a religion, then, now is it?
5/2/2007 12:43:38 AM
Figure iut your definitions. WHen you've done that and got them right, come and see me again.
5/2/2007 12:51:06 AM
Regardless of your theories, you're wrong.
5/2/2007 1:29:32 AM
How many people have been killed in the name of non-religion?
How many people have been killed FOR being non-religious (or even religious, but not exactly the kind of religious desired by the one doing the killing)?
Now compare those numbers, and admit your idiocy.
5/2/2007 1:42:22 AM
Vegetarianism IS definately a religion. It has no organised set of beliefs but it is still a faith. A blind faith that you shouldn't eat meat and no meat can be eaten no matter what the possiblities are.
Makes just as much sense.
5/2/2007 1:47:06 AM
Another fundie who doesn't understand what a \"religion\" is. Sad, really.
5/2/2007 2:00:45 AM
For the Nth time:
1 Atheism is not a religion nor is it require faith, to the contrary it is by defintion a lack of religious faith.
2 It is not blind faith there is no God. It is the courage to look at the universe around us and admit there is no evidence for the existance of any gods.
3 You are correct that there is no spirituality whatsoever. Nor do we believe there is an Imaginary Lawgiver in the sky.
5/2/2007 2:13:07 AM
A religion is a set of beliefs and practices generally held by a community, involving adherence to codified beliefs and rituals and study of ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience. The term \"religion\" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction.
And atheism is a religion, HOW?
5/2/2007 2:22:45 AM
It is not a religion, it is not a faith.
It is a lack of religion, it is a lack of faith.
And many atheists are good, many atheists are evil. Many Christians are good, many Christians are evil. It's a human quality.
5/2/2007 2:23:15 AM
On the other hand it gives people no good reason to go to war based on their beliefs.
5/2/2007 2:30:50 AM
Fine...atheism is a religion. Every fucking fundy thinks this, so it MUST be true. Now, since atheism is a religion, I demand my constitutional rights.
I want to see every christian who perpetuates vile hatespeech against members of my faith prosecuted.
(The sword cuts both ways. I'm crying persecution :)
5/2/2007 3:28:26 AM
5/2/2007 7:01:12 AM
Non-contradiction award?, I think that, in any case, people have the same right to believe in God, as well as not believing in him. So, I think that, whether it´s a matter of \"emptiness\" or not, it´s not up to you to decide. And concerning morals, should I remind you, not only that atheists are misrepresented in jails but that the only terrorists right now are religiously motivated?, that nobody kills in name of no-God but in the name of whatever god victims are countless?
5/2/2007 7:21:39 AM
Faith does not equal an absence of belief. Keep trying...
5/2/2007 8:18:26 AM
Once again, someone who manages to get it wrong. Atheists reject the existence of god because there is no evidence supporting the existence of god or any other deities. Their ideals are founded on reason and evidence and not faith. I hope this clears it up for you.
5/2/2007 8:21:15 AM
What Old Viking said...
5/2/2007 4:17:20 PM
Another example of the Fundie Word Redefinition Project?
Atheism is a religion like bald is a hair color. Where there is no belief in a religion, you can NOT, by definition, have a religion!
5/2/2007 5:36:49 PM