Nature is not a 'god'. Nature just is.
Nature is a lot more powerful than us, yes. We are nothing more than very tiny and insignificant lifeforms inhabiting a little rock orbiting a small and very ordinary star which is just one among countless billions of stars. If the Earth was destroyed tomorrow, it would be a disaster for us (to say the least), but a very minor and insignificant event as far as the universe was concerned.
But nature is not a being. Atheists don't believe that nature has any 'intelligence'. If you believe that the power of nature is directed by an intelligence or a purpose of some sort, then you are not an atheist.
5/26/2011 10:50:40 AM
AHHHHH!! It's Navaros!! Quick, someone put a stake throught it's heart and kill it again!
5/26/2011 10:53:08 AM
Navaros, you are wrong as usual. I have no gods. None.
I don't revere or worship nature, I accept it for what it is. We are a intricate part of it and this is the only planet we will ever know.
What I don't accept is the supernatural, which you have accepted in full without the benefit of any evidence.
Now who is the delusional one?
5/26/2011 11:06:45 AM
Try reading a fucking dictionary. That way, i don't have to rewire your brain to make your stupid ass not function like a fucking neckbeard.
5/26/2011 11:20:16 AM
I do have a religion, but it's not nature and it doesn't lend itself to discussion in polite society.
5/26/2011 1:50:16 PM
I can't tell you how incredibly happy I'd be if all Christians understood that we atheists didn't worship anything. If it's not nature, then they claim that we worship ourselves, material items, science, or whatever. Seems they just can't understand the concept of going through your day without worshipping something.
5/26/2011 2:33:55 PM
[Everyone has a religion and a god. ]
No they do not.
[Yours religion is atheism and your god is nature...]
There are various religions that worship nature, atheism is not one of them.
5/26/2011 2:36:28 PM
All this shows is that you have been completely brainwashed into thinking that religion is necessary to live, and your use of the term "darwinist" shows you are uneducated.
5/26/2011 2:49:56 PM
"Everyone has a religion and a god. Yours religion is atheism and your god is nature...."
Navaros, you are really displaying ignorance here. Didn't you ever go to school and study Latin and Greek? Atheist is from Greek, 'a' being a negativing prefix, 'theist' being to do with a god. Put them together as 'atheist' and you get someone who does not have a belief in a god. No god = no religion. The Latin 'religio' originally means a superstition. It says a lot about religion, although the meaning has changed for some.
So stop twisting language because of your ignorance. You should be ashamed to make such a naked display of it.
5/26/2011 3:19:56 PM
Fundies Make Me Sick
Atheism is not a religion. And personification of Nature as a deity/Mother Goddess goes back thousands of years. If you're referring to Evolution, that's scientific fact, not a fabrication.
5/26/2011 4:06:51 PM
5/26/2011 4:56:21 PM
Clearly, you do not understand what "atheist" means. "Atheist". An-theistic. IE: Non-religious. And if you honestly believe evolution is not a valid scientific concept, I cordially invite you to go bathe in a MRSA culture and see how well you fare against evolved bacteria (I may add, bacteria that evolved after only a few decades selection pressure from man-made pharmaceuticals).
I think Navaros'll be a goldmine of stupidity for the quotes section.
5/26/2011 5:00:18 PM
5/26/2011 6:59:37 PM
Why do we keep bothering to argue with people who don't even know the definition of the very words they use?
5/26/2011 7:01:12 PM
I know this guy. If we accept quotes from him, pretty soon he'll overrun this board. And frankly, between him and Schlafly, I may lose all will to live.
5/26/2011 7:05:09 PM
5/26/2011 8:09:36 PM
Everyone has a religion and a god.
No, they don't. You are simply taking your own view on life life and imposing it on the world, as if everyone must be just like you. But it is simply not true and to insist that it is just because you say so is the very height of arrogance coupled with abject ignorance.
Yours religion is atheism
Atheism is a descriptor for those people who respond "no" to the question "Do you belive in a god or gods" and nothing more. Atheism has no tenets, no theology, no scriptures, no inherent or inviolable precepts. In short, there is nothing that atheism has in common with anything that carries the label "Religion".
and your god is nature
Then by all means, point out what part of atheism advocates or requires the worship of nature.
albeit a false version of nature, one based on the fabrications darwinists make about nature which give it powers that it does not have in reality.
Darwin is not the father of atheism, nor is the theory of evolution integral to atheism. Atheism exists independent of evolutionary theory. Atheists have existed for as long as people have created gods for them to not believe in. If the theory of evolution were roundly disproven there would still be atheists.
5/26/2011 8:22:31 PM
...atheism is a religion like not collecting stamps is a hobby.
5/27/2011 12:20:11 AM
wow, this guy again? he's been busy...
5/27/2011 1:59:57 PM
I suppose one could say, in a metaphorical sense, that my "god" is nature. I certainly do pay close attention to it and know I will be injured if I break any of it's laws. Your god can't even cure a hangnail no matter what you sacrifice to him, but we have these rituals called "scientific procedures" that have given us some nifty superpowers, like nuclear fission and space flight.
5/27/2011 2:19:57 PM
"I can't imagine a reality without a higher power existing therefore I believe nobody else can either."
5/28/2011 4:29:58 AM
Words don't come easy............specially when you're concocting something last time.
5/28/2011 11:19:53 AM
It's easy to make statements when you don't care about its accuracy. Watch:
Everyone is gay. You are gay for Christians and people of the opposite sex.
5/30/2011 3:53:44 PM