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Kevin Barton commented on CJoe's blog post 'Points of Unbelief: Rejected'
"One of the problems you'll have is that you will never convince those who are as deluded as they sound in your post, that they are wrong, by telling them that everything they bases their whole life on is false. Each person has to find this for…"
Apr 3, 2012
Ward Cressin commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"It seems like religions have been doing that forever: this god gets re-interpreted as that god by later people. The whole convoluted Sumerian/Babylonian/Akkadian/etc line (I don't the the correct order), Egyptian line (I know there's at…"
Mar 11, 2012
Ward Cressin commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@archaeopteryx (if I'm doing this correctly) Re: Asherah in the Hebrew Bible I took a quick look at Wiki and it quotes Jeremiah 7 & 44. (Yes I know Wiki is not 100% accurate.) I then followed a link to a page on sacred prostitution which…"
Mar 9, 2012
Mith Barnes commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@archaeopteryx: You're absolutely right about the dual nature of God for the Hebrews. Yahweh was not originally all that different from any of dozens of other tribal gods with sacrificial cults, and offhand I can't think of any others who…"
Mar 8, 2012
Colleen commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Kevin, Fox TV and the GOP primaries look just as crazy from the inside.  I would argue just the opposite in terms of your reason to claim agnosticism over atheism.  I, too, worry about and wish to refrain from becoming a fanatic, but I…"
Mar 7, 2012
Mith Barnes commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@Ward: Mith Barnes, thank you. I have been wondering if this was really happening or just my imagination. I have noted that the religious "right" has been denigrating science for quite a while now and that American test scores in math…"
Mar 7, 2012
Mith Barnes commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@archaeopteryx: In that instance, I'd rather not see, if you take my meaning. I've been interested in this topic/phenomenon/whatever since the first Bush term, and looking back, no one ever dreamed the conversation would get this far…"
Mar 7, 2012
Kevin Barton commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Mith, you make a lot of sense, I enjoyed reading your comments.  Thanks to the other commentators too, it’s interesting reading. My favourite quote is: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are…"
Mar 7, 2012
Ward Cressin commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Kevin, are you feeling pressure from other people in your life? I understand that very well – I have been too timid in talking with others (including my family). But I have not let that change my viewpoint. It is very influential but is not…"
Mar 7, 2012
Mith Barnes commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@archaeopteryx: Indeed. As an academic, I have been researching and writing on right-wingism in the US, and even in the academe, the extent of the dominionist activism and theocratic movement is stubbornly, resolutely ignored. One would expect that…"
Mar 7, 2012
Mith Barnes commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"You can be an agnostic atheist (I know, we just had this all out a few topics back!) A-theism is not believing, a-gnosticism is not having 100%, verifiable certainty. We may believe, and, for all practical purposes 'know' there is no God,…"
Mar 7, 2012
Skycomet the Fallen Angel commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Typical Crazy Conservative Christians and Atheist Discrimination: Boy tells his mother that he's an atheist: Atheist family run out of town: Girl harrassed for challenging prayer banner: Welcome to America."
Mar 7, 2012
Skycomet the Fallen Angel commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Atheism is a simple lack of a belief in god. Most atheists are agnostics as well. It is a state of doubt not certainty. Atheism is skepticism. As for the US Christian fanaticism... I can tell you (as an American Atheist) that yes... the situation is…"
Mar 7, 2012
Diane commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"I contend that I am both atheist and agnostic.  I do not believe that a god exists, and I believe that we cannot know whether or not one exists with our current level of knowledge.   It is difficult for me to look at my country…"
Mar 7, 2012
Jerod commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Kevin, I think you're right in recognizing that we can't by any natural means know for certain whether an all powerful being set the physical universe into motion or not. Agnosticism is always the reasonable approach in light of the fact…"
Mar 7, 2012
Gary Mueller commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"I think you need to define god before you consider the possibility it might exist. Is a thing a god merely because it is capable of doing things beyond our own capabilities? If so my toaster is a god. I am an atheist because I require proof of a…"
Mar 7, 2012

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USA - religious fanaticism?

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 5:46pm 20 Comments

As an atheist, I am doubting that atheism is the right answer...as Einstein considered, nobody knows the answer, and being an Agnostic is the only reasonable approach.

As a British atheist, I am also concerned that the USA is becoming increasing religious and towards an inevitable conflict with the Muslim world, and a modern day 'crusade'.

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At 8:18pm on January 8, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Kevin!

 
 
 

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