Comment by Scott Howard on March 4, 2012 at 12:03am
Guilty as charged, Kris! And laughing at myself for breaking the cardinal rule about assuming!
Comment by James Morgan on March 4, 2012 at 2:09am

If I had a nickel every time I heard the phrase "You overthink too much..." around an atheist... I would be rolling in as much dough as a Texas Christian pastor. Although, desipte how depressing it is that I had to join this gay club just to comment on a picture, it makes me all the more aware of how underdeveloped atheists are.

Would you make Albert Einstein or Hulk Hogan President by that logic? Aside from this awesomely viral screenshot displaying just how smart atheism is! Would you not, as a species, find it extremely credible for a weaker or dumber animal to reign supremacy over it's enemies by merely having a good heart for the existence of all life supporting that?

Atheists pretend like the world is flooded with hippie-loving christians from the 60's when in Reality, the problem you all have is with yourself, not God... who the fuck cares about God, he can suck my nuts dry when I go to heaven. Y'all need a better cause for humanity, besides sitting on your ass mocking religious loopholes which have existed for centuries, why don't you start a future, instead of sitting on your past?

 Fucking Atheism

Comment by kris feenstra on March 4, 2012 at 2:49am

Y'all need a better cause for humanity, besides sitting on your ass mocking religious loopholes which have existed for centuries, why don't you start a future, instead of sitting on your past?

Posting comments and pictures on internet communities doesn't generally detract from our ability to do both.  Heck, some of us can even walk and chew gum at the same time!  Ain't it grand?

Comment by James Morgan on March 4, 2012 at 3:06am

You are human, as am I.. we* not us... I like you Kris, your a clever fellow

Comment by archaeopteryx on March 4, 2012 at 4:24am

RE: Satan is more powerful than God

Which is more round, a non-existent ball or a non-existent orange?

pax vobiscum,

Comment by Rob Lippmann on March 4, 2012 at 7:27am

I've noticed a lot of complaining about mean ol' atheists on this thread, but no direct refutations or rebuttals to the picture.  Looks like sound theology to me, and explains well the attitude of many Christians (including LDS, Kelly) and Muslims towards a world they see as fearful and threatening.  Given the defensiveness of some posts here, the consolations of faith seem to be absent in the face of unpleasant truths.

Comment by Simon Paynton on March 4, 2012 at 7:37am

I think the biggest problem is that it teaches people to emotionally evaluate evidence rather than rationally or logically.  It teaches people that, if they want something to be true hard enough, then it *must* be true.  That is, I believe, one of the biggest problems with our political system in this country.  WAY too much of it revolves around delusional superstitions rather than looking at what is actually productive for a healthy society.  

@ Keith -  you make a very good point.  Seeking the objective, uncoloured truth tends not to be valued as the most important goal by people who have a strong ideology or belief system.  People are afraid of contradicting it and thereby weakening it (like any inflexible structure), or they assume that things have to be done a certain way, with, perhaps, no clear understanding of why they believe this.  The thing with any belief system is, it's not reality.  Reality is truth, belief systems are fantasy, at the end of the day.  They don't always get to match up.  It is a tragedy for the world, you're right.  

@ Kris, Scott -  seconded.  

@ James -  I think you've had enough whisky.  I agree with you that atheists love to complain all day long about religion, but they don't have too many ideas about what to put in its place.  Religion still does a better job in many ways than the atheists' alternative of science and "rationality".  For me, the two can actually be completely compatible, and can learn from each other.

Comment by James Morgan on March 4, 2012 at 8:55am

@ Simon... This is what is so compelling and flabbergasting to observe... are you aware of this hit new character, "The Troll" kids are talking about nowadays? That's what I think about Atheism in Religion.

Of course the 2 are completely compatible, because like you, I am also a human being and can conclude ideologies from both perspectives. I agree with rationality but discovering God isn't exactly an impending doom for any of us from now until the end of existence. so Who bloody cares? Besides those that want to make a fuss about things. In an atheist world, do we still play Santa at Christmas? what's the difference if it keeps someone's hopes up until death?

I am all for rationality and scientific data but even the dumbest of scientists would never clarify "there is no God" because we can't prove it, and we can't boldly explain everything in life so there is always going to be a question whether or not it is existent and how much that affects our lives. I used to consider myself Atheist but realized I was polarizing my catholic faith from disappointment. Religion really isn't that big of a deal to me, but it really does bug me to see a Religion created denying the existence of what at least 50% of the world believes in. At what cost? angering the underdeveloped cultures of humanity? Creating an uproar of disbelief across the world? Losing our childhood aspect of belief? Or just so you can have your name up in lights in 10 centuries when and if it were proven?

You might as well make a global announcement to children of the world, "Kids.. there is no mystery in this world but rather a system of system of systems, we have no idea where you came from or where your going but while your here, remember, there is no God, so don't do anything for anyone but yourself, your family and the people you love... If you feel like this is just an endless loop, well yes, it is, thank-you." if "God" wanted us all to jump off a bridge, you can count on me right up until we actually make that leap, then I would just back up and go home and mate with the sane people left on Earth. For me, everything should work in the world... but Atheism, God it just boils my skin... If you're smart, your likely not that religious but if you're smart, would it be smart to entice the underdeveloped's core beliefs by mocking God's existence. Apathy doesn't hurt people, but atheism does.. and the jokes, the mockery of religion is just... so friggin childish.... If Atheism was Apatheism, I would see no harm in your religion, if you don't believe and don't care, then say what you want! But because you clarify (and I mean strictly/not branches) that there is no God, it makes me wonder if any of you were ever loved as a child and because you try to give the impression of intelligence, reason, and science, I'd expect some manners and respect for religion if you want to see it inexistent but Atheism's approach to the situation is just so childish, and douchy.

You make cracks about God(s) like "no biggie, we're totally respectable and everyone else does it!" meanwhile you can piss a guy like me off who uses God's name in every context possible, I can only imagine how a truly religious person feels about atheists and what that anger can lead to in instability, no matter how negative that sounds for religion, it's just... why did you even go there in the first place?

If you truly believe that God doesn't exist, why don't you believe it to yourselves? I mean, I don't really know because there isn't enough information on Earth for me to figure that out but I'm sure as hell not about to tell the people on this planet that I love regardless of their belief that the only thing in this entire world that you are allowed to believe in that everyone else wants to believe in, doesn't exist.

I'm looking at the bigger picture, I just don't know how you or any atheist for th

Comment by James Morgan on March 4, 2012 at 8:56am

aw man, not typing that again.. oh well, the rest was compelling.. but RARRR atheism sucks, blahblahblah,i have to pee

Comment by Hank Hell on March 4, 2012 at 9:48am

@ James Morgan

It sounds like your applying really good empathy in regards to how the religious feel, and how the impartial feel, but not so much in regards to how atheists feel. The douchery you speak of is a reactionary fervor that can be found along side any controversial subject, there are a great many people who feel oppressed by religion, can you imagine how they feel toward the religious, how that anger might build up, similarly to the way you describe religious peoples anger toward atheists building up? The way you talk about religion it sounds like your talking about some kind of personal philosophy, like atheists are people who knock over birthday cakes and pop balloons, and ruin the "mystery" in life. A religion is not a personal philosophy, it's an organization, typically one that uses money and power to try and shape the world in accordance with its beliefs. I don't care if you want to be catholic, good for you, have a lot of fun with it, but I'm not going to be catholic, and I'm not going to live in a catholic world. Joseph Ratzinger is the one who needs a better "cause for humanity". You say atheists should keep their atheism to themselves but what about the religious? People are not angry with religion because it's a fun way to feel, or because they want to have some "I told you so" attitude. It's an earned anger, Religions are real tangible forces and they cause suffering for a lot of innocent people every day.        


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