Refusal to believe in something unless given hard evidence to support it does not count as rebellion.
8/15/2010 4:57:55 PM
Why oh why do we keep having to say the same things over and over and over?
Atheism is not a religion, just as not believing in Santa Claus is not a religion. Nor is it rebellion. The wish to see some proper evidence for the existence of something before believing in that something, is not rebellious in the slightest.
And, believe me, we are not the ones who are victims of false religious teachings. We are the ones who can see that the teachings are false, and again that hardly counts as rebellion.
8/16/2010 3:46:48 AM
Atheism is a religion in the same way that "Bald" is a hair color.
Atheism is a religion in the same way that NOT collecting stamps qualifies as a hobby.
Oh, and "Shalom" does not mean "Truth", it menans "Peace" = "Jerusalem" = "City of Peace".
8/16/2010 3:57:29 AM
Why do you rebel against Zeus? It should be evident that you are missing the truth.
8/16/2010 5:05:10 PM
The rebellious among atheists don't need a real god to rebel against. THEY HAVE YOU. You are plenty real and oppressive enough to do, without dragging in Darth YHWH and his Gomorrah-shattering Death Hand powers.
(Which would, I admit on further consideration, be much more to the atheists' credit, principle in the face of overwhelming force and all, but it would move atheism from the realm of common sense to that of pyrrhic, heroic feats, where it does not belong.)
8/16/2010 5:18:21 PM
"Faith" is an indoctrination you're born into. It's supported by willful ignorance of logic, fact, and evidence.
Atheism, on the other hand, is a CONCLUSION one reaches independently by ACCEPTING logic, fact, and evidence.
None of the atheists I know are "angry" people. Bitter perhaps about theist asshats holding our society hostage. But on the whole the atheists I know act far more "Christian" in their charity and brotherly love than almost all the Christians I know.
8/17/2010 8:13:41 AM
Anyone who claims atheism is a religion gets beaten to death with a dictionary.
8/17/2012 3:14:12 PM
Think what you want. Doesn't mean you're right.
8/17/2012 7:37:20 PM