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In my humble opinion, those who resist even the mere "possibility" of a God are either close minded, severe materialists, or just don't WANT to believe for a variety of emotional and/or psychological reasons. Otherwise, why the so called militant atheist 'revolution'? There's got to be something REALLY deep going on with those who reject even the slightest notion of God with such angry passion. To me, it's just as odd & unbalanced as the militant evangelists out there.

lovejazz1211, Youtube 34 Comments [12/17/2008 6:14:08 PM]
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Mister Spak

"Otherwise, why the so called militant atheist 'revolution'?"

Because you fundies have fucked up the world we live in. If you lived on an island and only fucked up your own lives we wouldn't care.

12/17/2008 6:18:04 PM

No One

In my humble opinion, those who resist even the mere "possibility" of there being no God are either close minded, severe materialists, or just don't WANT to believe for a variety of emotional and/or psychological reasons. Otherwise, why the so called militant christian 'revolution'? There's got to be something REALLY deep going on with those who reject even the slightest notion of a lack of God with such angry passion. To me, it's just as odd & unbalanced as the militant evangelists out there.

12/17/2008 6:19:06 PM

GreenEyedLilo

It's not "humble" when someone assumes that much about others.

12/17/2008 6:22:12 PM

aaa

Seen both.

12/17/2008 6:22:16 PM

Detrs

False trichotomy.

12/17/2008 6:22:51 PM

Lucilius

Maybe because we've considered all of your preposterous claims in detail, found them wanting, and are sick of trying to find small enough words to explain it to you pompous pinheads?

12/17/2008 6:23:49 PM

myheadhurts

How is that opinion humble exactly?

I don't want to be so open minded that my brain falls out. Thanks.

12/17/2008 6:24:08 PM



I agree. Militant atheists suck just as much as militant evangelists. Fundies of all varieties suck.

12/17/2008 6:27:52 PM

Illuminatalie

No One - you missed a word, three words from the end. And for the most part, I agree with this post and don't find it fundy.

12/17/2008 6:31:11 PM

nads

you're right. aside from the complete lack of evidence, i don't WANT to believe in your god. not because i'm afraid of him. because he's an asshole, and my "atheist morals" tell me that i shouldn't worship an egotist who will throw me in eternal flames because i looked at a man the wrong way.

12/17/2008 6:51:43 PM

Pule Thamex

Says you!

Well in my humble opinion it's vice versa. So there.

Love jazz. Hate religious enslavement.

12/17/2008 7:10:48 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

LOL..its not "severe materialists". The correct title is "Mechanistic Materialists".

And we are having this revolution because we atheists can FINALLY group together in a forum where the cretins are powerless to censor and control..THE INTERNET!

Dont worry, this will be a bloodless revolution..only your wittle feeling will be hurt, nothing more.

12/17/2008 7:32:18 PM

Riin-thrall

Not believing that there's even a slight possibility does not in itself make one "militant". You've got to, like, punch religious people to actually qualify for that term. The vast majority of atheists don't fit this description to begin with anyway; even Dawkins leaves the possibility that there is some sort of god open for debate, he just finds it pretty incredibly unlikely.

As a weak atheist, I don't deny the possibility of some sort of god outright but to be fair, we wouldn't look down upon somebody for denying the possibilities of fairies, Santa Claus or flying pink bunnies outright. There's a gross double standard there.

This isn't that fundy in any case, it's just obnoxiously put, at times incorrect and arguably quite ironic. 2-3 material.

12/17/2008 7:33:28 PM

Old Viking

You haven't been paying attention. What we say is, there is no proof whatsoever to substantiate the existence of a god or gods. If you consider that dogmatic that's your problem.

12/17/2008 7:36:44 PM

Doctor Whom

I did want to believe; it just didn't add up. If that's the extent of your mind-reading trick, then keep your day job.

12/17/2008 7:43:28 PM

Zabimaru

God dammit. Most of us aren't saying anything like that.

We agree that there is a possibility of a deity or deities of some kind. We just don't base our lives on that possibility.

Since there is no proof that the possibility is true, we find it more rational to think that it isn't true. If evidence comes along we can change our minds then, when it is rational to do so.

These people seem to think that anyone who doesn't believe in a good reject the mere possibility of that god. And I do think I know why... Because to them there is a single Truth, and that is that their God exists and no other gods can exist. So when they don't believe in a god or gods they don't believe that those Gods are even a possibility.

They think that everyone else is the same; that nobody can not believe in a God and still say "sure, it's a possibility, I just don't believe that it's true."

12/17/2008 7:46:32 PM

Grigadil

The main character in your stinky old fairy tale book, this character who calls himself "God", does not meet my standards of morality or ethics. I wouldn't trust him to walk my dog.

Militant atheist: "Believe in nothing, or die!"

12/17/2008 7:49:09 PM

Marc

militant atheist 'revolution'

We're revolting? Why didn't anyone tell me?

sniffs

Yeah, I guess I do need some deoderant...

12/17/2008 7:55:17 PM

lumax

Benny Hinn and the rest of the crackpots on TBN must be closet atheist. They are the biggest "severe materialists" out there.

12/17/2008 8:12:08 PM



I agree, why don't you show us some of these people, or are you going to stop humping that poor strawman??

12/17/2008 8:18:29 PM

thejebusfire

[Otherwise, why the so called militant atheist 'revolution'? ]

You're the one that wants to force prayer back into school, force us to display religious dogma on our courthouses, and deny people their constatutional rights based on your religion.

12/17/2008 8:19:28 PM

Wackadoodle

Theirs a possibility of bigfoot being real. Why? because we've found footprints and people claim to see it despite not being brainwashed from the day their born to believe in bigfoot or else. God on the other hand...

12/17/2008 8:51:04 PM

Osiris

Why? Why should I believe in God? Why should I believe in Jesus? Why should I believe in Heaven and Hell? Why should I believe in the devil? Why should I believe that if I believe in those things I am saved?

Until you can answer those questions I'm going to be an atheist. Because unlike you I've questioned what I believe and I have very much thought about the possibilities of God. And I always come back to the same question: Why should I?

12/17/2008 9:25:15 PM

solomongrundy

What?
You don't believe the n-teenth re-translation of the edited highlights of the paranoid campfire-tales of a tribe of belligerent bronze age nomadic goat-herds is the literal truth about the universe?
There must be something deeply wrong with you.

12/17/2008 10:02:49 PM

doomie 22

I dismiss the possibility of God for the same reason I dismiss the possibility that there may be cyanide in my corn flakes.

12/17/2008 11:04:49 PM
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