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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
archaeopteryx commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"I believe Ward, that the order is Sumerian, Akkadian, Amurrite, then the whole thing (as regards the Hebrew Bible) was transplanted to Canaan, where it was further mingled with their gods."
Mar 11, 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
archaeopteryx commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"I'm sure you're right Ward - Jeremiah and Isiah are right next to each other - I knew it was one of those whose name ended in "iah." The Bible gives us Asherah, but the biblical characters originated in Ur, a city in Mesoptamia…"
Mar 9, 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
archaeopteryx commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"Sorry for the mith-nomer - I'm staggering around on very few hours sleep. My brain stopped typing before my fingers got the message. pax vobiscum,archaeopteryxwww.in-His-own-image.com"
Mar 8, 2012
archaeopteryx commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@Mithra - RE: "But I digress...." -- Ah, my most oft-used phrase. I believe it is in Isaiah, but I could be mistaken, that all of the monuments to Asherah were ordered torn down. (She was a fertility goddess, her monuments were poles,…"
Mar 8, 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
archaeopteryx commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@Mith - RE: "the very foundation of the patriarchal claim to authority comes from the fact that God, a male being, has power of and over procreation" But here's the rub Mith - the original god of the Hebrews, "El Shaddai,"…"
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
archaeopteryx commented on Kevin Barton's blog post 'USA - religious fanaticism?'
"@Mith - but you would think that those on this site wouldn't be apathetic, still there was only one response to the forum in the space of a week, and that I solicited, so, as I said, I took it down for lack of interest. Maybe as Santorum edges…"
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

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USA - religious fanaticism?

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 5:46pm 28 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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