[Replying to <a href="http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45874" target="_blank">WorldNetDaily article 'court declares atheism a religion'</a>. Post has been broken up into paragraphs.]
Well If the court wants to rule atheism as a religion then we should find out what the tenements of the faith are. I would venture to say that evelution would be one of the beliefs of atheism and if that is the case then why are my hard earned tax dollars going to the schools to teach this religion if the church and state are to be separate?
Hmmm there is a way to fight everything isn't there I wonder if anyone has a list of what they believe. For every religion to be a relgion one main factor in that is how we as humans got here on the planet the others are what the beliefs as a whole are and how they are addressed.
So I bet if we were to investigate further we would find with this ruling and based on it we are having a religion forced on us in our government and in our schools by not allowing other faiths equal access to the same beliefs that No Prayers should be said is accomodating the athiest faith. Does that make sense.
Because atheists are now considered a religion and part of thier religion is to say there there is no prayer to a g-d that doesn't exisit in essence is saying we are now following the athiest view or religion when we open a meeting with no prayer or there is no prayer allowed in the school.
We need to fight that way. Weed need to attack the Absurd with the Absurd. If Atheism can be defined and recognized as a religion this is a huge break through for the christians because they now have a fight they can fight on the same grounds as the athiests have fought on.
Pendragon, Rapture Ready 9 Comments
[8/21/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Well if a court says it's a religion does that mean I can form a Church of the Atheist and get tax exempt status?
There's only one agency that can decide if a religion is real or not, the IRS.
8/22/2005 7:33:11 AM
Well damn, when we're done praying to all the different gods then I guess the school day will be over. But wait, the christians don't give a shit about that, they just want their prayers in school even though they say that faiths should have equal access...bastards
8/22/2005 2:51:37 PM
Spaz, I couldn't have said it better myself.
8/22/2005 3:11:43 PM
\"Tenements of the faith?\"
Is that like a neighborhood where I can live around all kinds of other atheists?
8/30/2005 8:25:39 AM
This just in: It's now okay to write \"Bald\" on a form when it demands your hair colour.
Fuck a Doodle Doo
10/4/2005 2:45:03 PM
Athiesm a religion? Doesnt that pretty much contridict the very context atheism is used in? Athiesm as a religion is technically paganism...but today paganism has also become a word to describe something different to its original meaning. I though an athiest called themselves an athiest if they didnt have a religion...
Well, this confuses me greatly.
6/4/2008 8:35:08 AM
Tormentor of Religion
Wait... so by not believing we believe?? wtf??
3/25/2009 3:04:53 PM
I wouldnt be surprised if this is a mis-representation by the report. What the court is probably saying is that atheist views have the same 1st amendemnt protection as a religion, rather than actually being a religion. Secondly, the case was probably brought because the study group was probably banned solely because it was about atheism, whereas if it were about mice breeding that would be ok. in other words, the ruling is essentially that atheism cannot be actively suppressed, rather than haivng a priveleged status as a religion. The Free Speech aspect of the 1st Amendment could have been used probably, but the apellant chose to use the Free Exercise of Religion clause as more lkely to succeed. Ironically the poster's claim that this could work against atheists is probably true. however the "tenements" (usually, "tenets" is malapropped as "tenants" - and this fits with it beautifully) are merely not believing in a God - one cab be an atheist and deny evolution is one wishes,
4/7/2009 12:39:13 AM
So... do we still get holidays? I want Holidays.
4/7/2009 5:48:30 PM