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You all gave me enough points to make a few assumptions (not conclusion). Regardless of how many times you try to prove that Athiest isn't a religion. There are a few things you should realize by now. I lost count on how many times you all mentioned "Athiest do not have a set of religious belief or practice"

Doesn't that imply that "Athiest are people who do not believe in following a set of rules and practise" ? Again, "Athiest do not believe in the existance of God". If you look at this statement closely you will realise this .

"Athiest are people who believe that there is no God". Notice how this contrarary happens when we least notice it?

If you perform or live a life believing in what you believe. which is there is no god. Than it would eventually evolve when everyone who shares the same believe that there is no good. SO basically it becomes a "religion" because more then 1 person shares the same feeling and believe .

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I believe sex feels good.

Should fucking be considered a religion?

12/31/2007 6:17:11 AM

Caustic Gnostic

Whaaa? Fucking isn't a religion?


Are procrastinators atheists? Atheists, procrastinators?

Atheists don't give a shit if there's a god or not, but generally live their lives as if there isn't.

12/31/2007 6:47:02 AM

Greebo

A lot of people here believe that you are a fuckwit.

Damn! Did we just started a religion with him as a icon?

12/31/2007 6:48:54 AM

GoFast

@Whydontyou.org.uk

>Why the fuck are so many fundie-idiots barely literate?

Home schooling and/or religious schooling. It's a vicious cycle.

12/31/2007 7:01:39 AM

whatev

The "believe" is there to make it politically correct. Replace it with "know".

12/31/2007 7:52:04 AM



It's like saying that wearing Prada is a form of religion too, following your logic(or don't the people who wear those clothes believe them to be wonderful?)

12/31/2007 8:39:46 AM

The English Language

Please, quit ravaging me.

12/31/2007 9:36:19 AM

Mister Spak

SO basically it becomes a "religion" because more then 1 person shares the same feeling and believe .

Then star wars is a religion? Will they have a holy war with the trekkies? Or will they gang up on the Harry Potter fans?

12/31/2007 1:37:05 PM

NonProphet

I, like the majority of theatre-goers, believe "Last Action Hero" was a crap movie.

Can I has religion nao?

12/31/2007 2:20:18 PM

Nekhbet

Approximate, May I attend religious services with a host of favorites?

12/31/2007 4:21:11 PM

Frank

???? sums up my reaction nicely.

12/31/2007 4:32:50 PM

James

You fail Philosophy and English Language (and that's not just because of the grammar). Going by what you said, a person may subscribe to thousands of religions simultaneously and any sentences that do not use the exact same phrasing are contradictory even if they mean exactly the same thing.

Also the invalid logical conclusion that atheists do not believe in all rules based on the premise that atheists do not believe in religious rules is exceptionally poor inductive reasoning. (You gave me enough points to make the assumption that "Athiest are people who do not believe in following a set of rules and practise" refers to any rules rather than specific rules, since: 1, that would be redundant and 2, you are an idiot.)

12/31/2007 5:37:48 PM

Blayze Kohime

That's like saying everyone that believes in god is a member of the same religion, and is completely ignoring the fact that some religions like Buddhism are agnostic.

12/31/2007 6:35:57 PM

booley

".... Than it would eventually evolve when everyone who shares the same believe that there is no good. SO basically it becomes a "religion" because more then 1 person shares the same feeling and believe ."

Oh I see.

So since I want a beer..and others also want a beer, ergo BEER is a RELIGION!

So God really IS the opiate of the masses, just like Marx said it was.

12/31/2007 6:38:43 PM

maxedout

BEER is a RELIGION!

Bibendo Ergo Sum

I drink, therefore, I am

12/31/2007 7:04:53 PM

tracer

#400973 wrote:

"Atheists do not have a belief that gods/goddesses do not exist."


This atheist does.

12/31/2007 7:42:15 PM

King Duncan

Please, learn english, then get back to us.

12/31/2007 7:49:36 PM

Cat

OH GOD! PEPPERONI PIZZA LOVERS HAVE MADE A CULT! RUN AWAY!!!

12/31/2007 8:50:42 PM

Omegus

I read stuff like this & my mind just shuts down from the sheer stupidity

1/1/2008 9:11:18 AM

SpitefulCrow

Uhhhhhh... he's got a point on that one.

1/2/2008 10:17:26 AM

A. Theism

Atheism is a consistent system of belief.

Doesn't make it a religion, except in some liberal sense.

1/7/2008 11:04:18 AM

Rhys

I've heard it said on this site before and think it applies here:

"Atheism is a religion in the same way that bald is a hair colour."

Also: The English Language wins one (1) InterwebsTM.

1/8/2008 12:00:35 AM

Caustic Gnostic

Actually, we atheists consider ourselves gods and goddesses, you loser.

I, for example, am the God of Removing Adhesive Labels.

1/8/2008 1:23:52 AM

Alena

Beliving in God carries with it a default set of rules, i.e. the Ten Commandments.

A lack of belief in God(s) has no such connotation.

1/8/2008 1:28:40 AM

zombie z

Whatever John said on the first comments page made about as much sense as the actual quote...

And whoever said that there is "no set definition of religion" apparently hasn't seen a dictionary in awhile.

Religion: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices

Religious: relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity

And based on that, I'd have to say that atheism *is* a religion. "Acknowledged ultimate reality" = there is no such thing as higher power (or whatever particular wording you want to use for that sentiment).

Not that *I* believe there is a god. But, like someone else said, Buddhism is a religion without technically having a diety to go along with; it falls more under the "ultimate reality" section.

1/17/2008 1:43:13 AM
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