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There’s a HUGE difference between
being RELIGIOUS and believing in God & The Word.

bridgetown on January 7, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Absolutly! Thanks for pointing that out. If one understnads that difference one sees that Atheists are becoming more religious over time.

MikeA, hotair 53 Comments [1/16/2009 7:10:35 AM]
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Jacob

Except that they aren't.

1/16/2009 7:12:13 AM

DevilsChaplain

"There’s a HUGE difference between
being RELIGIOUS and believing in God & The Word."

No, no there's not...And besides, I thought Bird was the Word.....

1/16/2009 7:15:05 AM

HoJuSimpson

Which god and its word? Idiot.

But ok, we can start taxing churches and cut out the religious holidays. Oh, didn't think so.

If us atheists are religious, I want a big church with free food and strippers and my own holidays, plz :D!

1/16/2009 7:17:26 AM

DarkfireTaimatsu

Right. The same way that...
...water is becoming drier over time.
...grass is becoming redder over time.
...fire is becoming colder over time.
...magic is becoming realer over time.
...dead people are becoming livelier over time.
...China is becoming Frencher over time.
...quotes on this site are becoming saner over time.

1/16/2009 7:20:40 AM

IndelibleSorrow

Religious:
1: relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity <a religious person> <religious attitudes>2: of, relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances <joined a religious order>3 a: scrupulously and conscientiously faithful b: fervent , zealous
— re·li·gious·ly adverb
— re·li·gious·ness noun


Atheism:
1archaic : ungodliness , wickedness
2a: a disbelief in the existence of deity
b: the doctrine that there is no deity


Case closed.

1/16/2009 7:49:34 AM

The Jamo

Do you mind mentioning what that difference actually is?

1/16/2009 8:10:53 AM

Eden

Considering the fact that there are much more religions than fundamentalist bible believing christianity he is right.
You can be religious without believing in God & the word.
Belief in God & The Word is, hoewver a subset of being religious.

And if I remember correctly buddhism, for example, can partly be called an atheist religion, so there are also religious atheists.

Of course MikeA fails when he tries to claim that all atheists are religious (maybe even hinting at his belief that atheism is a religion ;)) ;)

1/16/2009 8:19:28 AM

John-in_Oz

And yet I don't see any difference at all.

1/16/2009 8:55:26 AM

Paler_Face

There’s a HUGE difference between
being RELIGIOUS and believing in God & The Word.


Just as there is a HUUUUGE difference between shit and fecal matter.

1/16/2009 8:55:36 AM

aaa

Yawn.

1/16/2009 9:05:42 AM

Xotan

This is off the wall. HUmpty Dumty language if ever such existed!

1/16/2009 9:11:40 AM

E. A. Poe

Quoth the Raven, "While forlornly slumped upon her egg, her beak upon her breast, the largely sated Dumb-Dumb bird who'd only recently fed, heard, on the wing, aloft, Archibald Collins the Magpie. 'Have you seen Irene Turner-Cartwright, that malicious Daw of ill repute', he said as he flew into her view. 'No. What day is it?', the (cont. page 94)

1/16/2009 10:13:05 AM

David B.

@IndelibleSorrow:

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

Even your own definition doesn't mandate belief in a deity, so doesn't exclude atheists from being religious. In fact nothing excludes atheists from being religious, hence there are Buddhist atheists and even Christian atheists.

Atheism isn't a religion in itself, but it doesn't mean you can't have one.

1/16/2009 10:17:40 AM

a mind far far away

How in the hell does that work? I can't even wrap my mind around something this fucking insane.

1/16/2009 10:24:41 AM

anevilmeme

WTF is this, a conversation between Dumb & Dumber?

1/16/2009 11:13:19 AM

Mister Spak

Being RELIGIOUS is other peoples fairy tales, while believeing in God & Word is YOUR fairy tale.

1/16/2009 12:44:04 PM

Percy Q. Shun

Umm, no.

1/16/2009 12:51:34 PM

Katsuro

David B:

"hence there are Buddhist atheists and even Christian atheists"

I'm sorry but I fail to see how one can be atheist and Christian. Surely, by default, a Christian must beleive in the existence of god and that Jesus was devine? Atheists do not beleive in gods, so how can you be both?

1/16/2009 1:13:12 PM

Illuminatalie

Atheists are becoming more religious over time.
Your lies are becoming more obvious over time.

1/16/2009 1:31:01 PM

Dr. Gus

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, no.

1/16/2009 1:33:04 PM

Jackie

Never!!!!

1/16/2009 2:29:57 PM

Cirno

Thank you, DevilsChaplain. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

1/16/2009 2:32:09 PM

Damen

Right, I know this, it's the argument of Christianity Is Not A Religion®©™



David B.:

@IndelibleSorrow:

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

Even your own definition doesn't mandate belief in a deity, so doesn't exclude atheists from being religious. In fact nothing excludes atheists from being religious, hence there are Buddhist atheists and even Christian atheists.

Atheism isn't a religion in itself, but it doesn't mean you can't have one.


I'm sure you've seen this before, but:


1/16/2009 2:35:39 PM

freako104

Ok so what's the difference? And how are atheists becoming more religious?

1/16/2009 2:44:00 PM

David B.

@Katsuro: "I'm sorry but I fail to see how one can be atheist and Christian."

Treat Jesus as a wholly mortal, but transcendent, teacher, like Buddha.

See Altizer's book for more information. Or just read his credo.

Don't worry if it doesn't make sense, it is a religion after all. ;-)

1/16/2009 2:54:31 PM
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