NOTE: This thread does not flame against Atheism, but it does criticise it. It displays my definition of Atheism which seems to be not for the general public. If you can't deal with criticism towards Atheism you are in the wrong discussion.
Additionally the fear of extremism is directly linked to very seemingly possible distant futures NOT THE NEXT 2 YEARS.
First of all I would like to say I am mostly against all sorts of organized religions, but in fact I am agnostic. (meaning I dont admit defeat to any superpower untill there is enough evidence to support it)
In my opnion there is a big issue that does not tend to be adressed with religion in the right way. People always complain about how close minded religion really is and that most of their followers are just blindly pusuing the herd. Though how much "better" is atheism really?
Atheism is by my language's definition a religion itself. The translated definition of religion in German and Dutch state that a belief turns into a religion once the belief itself sets an definition of how the world works.
People think atheism is about the "we dont know" factor, but it is not. Atheism preeches the "We know YOU are wrong" factor.
I absolutely agree with the fact that atheism not being an organized religion (yet) gives it a higher level logical acceptance, but where is it going?
Atheism used to be the outcast lunatics hanged to death. Now there are groups forming all over the world with "logical leaders" behind it. I honestly think atheistm is goign in the same direction as all other religions are going right now. How far do you think you are of having atheism's jehovas whitnesses at your door? I have listened to my lesser educated/informed friends rampage about religion after having seen one biased documentary (Religulous). They were making statements such as, "I am gonna kill all those who believe in religion" etc. This is nothing more than atheist extremism. Even on this webiste it seems that some topics are purely places here ase a response to rage/anger against religious people.
This brings you to the discussion that should be here, maybe even istead of this entire website (not hating at the website, this place is great), "Are we too unintelligent?"
The reason people follow blindly what is set right infront of them is because they are uninformed and scared of complecated explanations that undermine the value of their own existence in this universe.
Religion is part of the problem, but education is in an infinitely worse state.
(Again I am not hating at atheism, as I am far more happy with it that even Buddism, but merely pointing out a more pressing issue. Next year Ill be attending univesity where I hope to find more who have brought themselves up to date with the real issues)
*EDIT: removed the word absolute from the definition of atheism, this is not correct.
Oh come on Thor is real- they just made a documentary/movie on him-
The Passion of Thor
Most famous line from movie:
-You think he's Thor?
-Oh yes he's Thor alright, but you should see how she feels...
Science is not a belief. It is a process of discovery. Inch by slow inch, we have found out some of how the universe works, no dieties needed.
"Atheisms roam more free"???? I won't pretend to know what that means- I'll guess that now after the Inquisition and the "Enlightenment", not to mention laws, we (atheists) can't be arbitrarily be mudered or tortured for speaking out and demanding evidence- yeah Freedom!!!
It's not an argument about Science vs. Religion. It's about Reality vs. Superstition. Facts vs. Fantasy.
What do you mean "there not being anything else"?
What about knowledge, learning, love, happiness, friends, cannabis, art, music, discovery, sex, food, travel, hobbies, philosophy, etc etc...the list can on and on of just "anything else" plus the science behind all of that- so much to learn, do, and care about.
Science need never be brought up in a conversation about religion to show the proofs of how irrational, unorganized, and untrue these systems of beliefs are. They are self-contradictory enough on their own. Rational thought and a the tiniest amount of skepticism is all that is needed to shred any argument put forth by believers.
The harder part is keeping a straight face while listening to a fellow adult citizen of the world say the most incredulous statements as ABSOLUTE facts.
freedom of mind is what it refers to. I really thought that was clear. My bad.
facts vs fantasy? Science is fantasy in it being fantasy to begin with that just ended up being proven true.
I do not believe in any of the gods of history. Is there a true god? I don't care. How does that make me part of a religion?
I am mostly against all sorts of organized religions... People always complain about how close minded religion really is and that most of their followers are just blindly pusuing the herd. Though how much "better" is atheism really? Atheism is... a religion itself. Atheism preeches the "We know YOU are wrong" factor.
Your entire post wreaks of superiority and lumps atheists and religious fundamentalist theists together just as the comic states. You claim agnosticism but probably do not understand the meaning of the term. It's a common mistake. Most atheists are also agnostic. If you can't name a god you believe in, you are an atheist as well.
Your atheist friends talking about killing theists were just assholes. You will not find atheists like that here. In fact, aside from internet trolls, I've never come across an atheist like that in my 20+ years of open non belief.