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[Atheist equals anti-religion?]

mesquiteskeetr: "According to US Government records, Atheist is a religion."

a&O: "Not only that but it's also anti-American. It also equals a bad and immoral person half the time. Most people just hide the atheism in the closet because they are so sensitive about the guilt trips people lay upon them for seeing thing differently."

Various, Yahoo! Answers 23 Comments [12/27/2007 8:00:32 PM]
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Andrew

According to FSTDT Records, mesquiteskeetr is a moron

12/27/2007 8:12:26 PM

John

This reminds me of an anecdote about Bertrand Russell. In filling out a military form he indicated his religion as "agnostic". The guy reviewing the form said he never heard of that one ... "oh well, I guess we all worship the same God".

12/27/2007 8:17:06 PM

Doctor Whom

You grandly pronounce, with no evidence, that atheism "equals a bad and immoral person half the time," and then you accuse us of being sensitive? You are supposed to replace the batteries in your irony meter twice a year.

12/27/2007 8:36:04 PM

anevilmeme

No, but thanks for playing.

12/27/2007 8:37:24 PM

Mudflappus

I don't think an atheist would have a problem telling you how full of warm, lumpy shit you are about them.

12/27/2007 8:42:07 PM

Mister Spak

What government records? Is it in old census data, or tax records?

12/27/2007 8:44:43 PM

solomongrundy

According to US Government records, Atheist is a religion.

If this is true then the US Government is even more stupid than I thought, and I already thought it very stupid indeed. Plus it would be illiterate as well, as even if atheism was a religion, atheist wouldn't be.

12/27/2007 8:51:43 PM



And if people laugh ABOUT THEM, not WITH THEM, they scream "persecution"

12/27/2007 8:57:02 PM

Old Viking

I may be bad and immoral half the time, but the other half I'm close to angelic. It evens out.

12/27/2007 9:07:58 PM

Mayhem

If people hide their atheism in the closet, it's because they are afraid of getting persecuted by intolerant fundie idiots like yourself. You know, all those horrible acts that fundies claim other people do to Christians.

12/27/2007 9:24:02 PM

AnonymousAsshole

Do you have a reference for the "US Government" records, or are you simply lying for Jesus again?
Do you realize that most of the founding fathers were either atheists or closet atheists?
Atheists don't often push their lack of belief on others. After all, a sitting president called atheist's citizenship into question. Perhaps atheists simply don't want to face the persecution.
Anti-American is fine by me, since I am not an American, ie U.S. citizen.

12/27/2007 9:28:36 PM

t3h_fuhr3r

Well, that's a pretty flawed perception right there.
I'm also sure this has a fair bit of the Treaty of Tripoli, bitch!

12/27/2007 10:09:49 PM

BlackMageJ

Atheism is a religious position which denies the validity of religions. Religions are founded on a set of beliefs- atheism is the absence of those beliefs. By your logic, 'Bald' is a hair colour.

And if you're thinking of responses to a 'Religion' field in a census form or similar, that's simply the most appropriate response to a badly phrased question. It's exactly the same as saying 'None', except we have a special word for it.

12/27/2007 10:25:02 PM

Osiris

According to US Government records, Atheist is a religion.
Like when it asks you to bubble in your religion for ID forms and it says agnostic/atheist?

12/27/2007 10:52:25 PM

approximate

A big steaming pile of stupidity on a cold winter evening.

12/28/2007 12:05:03 AM

Bryan65

Just like religion.

12/28/2007 12:07:07 AM

Kristy

Aimee Semple McPherson, Lonnie Frisbee, Oral Roberts, Jim & Tammy Bakker, Jimmy Swaggert, Mike Warnke, Robert Tilton, Frank Houston, John Paulk, Douglas Goodman, Kent Hovind, Ted Haggard, Paul Barnes, Richard Roberts, Bishop Thomas Wesley Weeks and Juanita Bynum, Bishop Earl Paulk...should I go on?

12/28/2007 2:29:44 AM

cyborgtroy

anti-American? But it's a government-endorsed religionoid.

12/28/2007 3:56:32 PM

flipper

One says it is a religion according to the US govrnment and the other says it's anti-American, make up your fucking fundie minds?PS Since both of them are lying fundies, they probably don't have minds and the question is rhetorical.

12/28/2007 8:01:15 PM

Syckls

"Most people just hide the atheism in the closet because they are so sensitive about the guilt trips people lay upon them for seeing thing differently."

Ne'er a truer nor more tragic statement hath been spoken.

1/2/2008 7:06:36 PM

Femme

Atheism is a religion in so much as it's something to put on the graves of the fallen who believe in no religions... it's a label, it's really not a religion.

1/13/2008 5:23:20 AM

Apatheist

Calls of, "that's anti-american" are exactly what created McCarthyism and the fascist state of the 50's.

You would do the same thing but black list atheists instead. I'm having a hard enough time getting a job without my faith, or lack thereof, being called into question.

7/31/2011 4:20:09 PM

Agahnim

Christian nationalism is anti-American. Fundamentalist Christianity also equals a bad and immoral people all the time around people they have even the smallest issue with. Most fundies push their religion out in the open because they're so proud about the guilt trips they lay upon people for seeing things differently.

2/14/2012 12:32:56 PM
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