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Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cole Aug 28, 2014. 82 Replies

It has been suggested in discussions, both here and elsewhere, that there are "atheist fanatics" and that they are "just the same" as religious fanatics.  Personally, I find this assertion ludicrous…Continue

Resolved: Pride is the primary motivation behind religion.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hope Jan 27, 2011. 3 Replies

I have long thought that pride and the related competition for social status did more to explain religion than fear.  Fear is the hook they use to reel the fish in, but it is pride that motivates the…Continue

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Mo Trauen commented on Carol Foley's photo
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"Beautiful child; beautiful thought."
Apr 12
Mo Trauen commented on Carol Foley's blog post 'An Honest Moment- My BPD'
"Rewrite your story in your own mind as told from the viewpoint of someone who is on your side completely.  Let this new version be your truth. I am sorry that you have so much to deal with.  Take comfort from the fact that you are not…"
Apr 12
Mo Trauen replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"Ple"
Apr 4
Mo Trauen replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I boil it down to one tenet:  Atheists believe in objective truth.  Religious people are pathological liars who can't even tell themselves the truth.  The rest is commentary."
Apr 4
Mo Trauen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I need a village'
"It is difficult to know what is going on with your son based just on what I have read here, but I suspect two possible sources of difficulty.  First, he might very well feel rejected by his father.  That would definitely explain the…"
Apr 4
Mo Trauen replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'Is Christianity a cult'
"Like I said, when it is small and new, people call it a cult.  When it is large and old like the Catholic Church, people call it a religion."
Apr 2
Mo Trauen replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'Is Christianity a cult'
"Like most religions, christianity is a cult.  The only real difference between a cult and religion is that cults are relatively new and small.  You don't see the cult characteristics because you are so used to them.  Just try to…"
Apr 2
Mo Trauen replied to umar's discussion 'Afghan woman lynched in Kabul after burning Koran'
"She didn't suffer from mental illness and she didn't burn a koran.  She was falsely accused of doing so by street vendors selling amulets because she told her friends that the amulets didn't work.  In other words, she was…"
Mar 27
Mo Trauen replied to Tammi L Coles's discussion 'BREAKING: Atheist Slaughters Three of Muslim Family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina'
"I found a great article for you. Buddhist extremist cell vows to unleash tranquility on America"
Feb 11
Mo Trauen replied to Tammi L Coles's discussion 'BREAKING: Atheist Slaughters Three of Muslim Family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina'
""Actually saying"?!!!  No.  What they are actually saying is what their words actually say, not the slanderous interpretation given to their words by politically correct dimwits."
Feb 11
Mo Trauen replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Sorry, gotta call bullshit on this one.  Religion doesn't require the rejection of tribalism; it is tribalism writ large."
Jan 21
Mo Trauen replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"You are arguing that this one case "proves" something, are you not?"
Jan 20
Mo Trauen replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"You didn't really reply to my point, which was a direct response to your post.  I suspect your attempt to change the subject is a result of your implicit recognition that I am right on that point. Every society makes decisions about what…"
Jan 20
Mo Trauen replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.  It's ridiculous to think that one incident "proves" anything about this issue.  Casuistry is a dishonest and fruitless form of reasoning--especially with regard to…"
Jan 20
Mo Trauen replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"No law can stop all of those who wish to break it.  But the fact that people break laws does not support the notion that the laws are ineffective or that they should be eliminated.  It is a fact, strict gun laws result in fewer gun deaths…"
Jan 20
Mo Trauen replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"No amount of revising could salvage the bible.  The very notion of a racist god who will forgive anything as long as you are on his side is immoral.  The very notion that someone else can take your punishment for you and thereby relieve…"
Jan 14

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Long time atheist. Have experienced discrimination on several occasions.
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47-52
Why are you here?
To find a community. To learn.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I reached the age of reason and realized religion was a lie.
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Drunk priest propositions cops

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 12:31pm 1 Comment

It's impossible to come up with a comment that tops the story headline:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/03/drunk-ohio-priest-ignatius...

 

I will simply add that this is yet more proof that the clergy are a bunch of sick, twisted parasites.

 

If you click on the link, hit play right away.  I noticed that it seemed to disappear…

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At 6:29pm on May 11, 2012, Leslie Ann said…

Thanks!

At times I'm more than ready to run as far as I can from the belt but then there's a lot more that I love here. Hopefully I'll end up in a more accepting place than where I grew up.

At 10:04pm on February 23, 2012, kevin searley said…

thanks x

At 12:31pm on February 11, 2012, Helen Pluckrose said…

Thanks Mo! Its one of those weird English surnames which come from a job in medieval times - one peasant on a large estate belonging to a nobleman would take responsibility for overseeing the work of the others and in return when the other tenants paid their rent in produce or money he would symbolically present the Lord or whatever with a rose from his garden in lieu of rent. He would be known by the surname Pluckrose so everyone knew he was a sort of supervisor. Has unfortunate rhyming possibilities when my husband was at school tho!

At 10:11pm on November 24, 2011, Becca said…

Hello from Oregon! In response to your curiosity about my comments in the "God in School" topic I posted some articles about religion in Oregon in my Oregon Atheists group.

At 10:06pm on June 15, 2011, Robin said…

Thanks for your input.

Better off with weed I'm not.. I have made the decision to stop, my life was consumed it.. The love affair is over. Time for a new hobby...

It's time to grow up and smell the roses...and the dog shit if it needs picking up...

 

At 10:07pm on June 8, 2011, Gloria Stevens said…
Oh, in that case, sorry about that.  I thought, WOW, that was pretty harsh - LOL.
At 2:21pm on June 2, 2011, Spacey said…
Yay my first friend! :)
At 11:26pm on May 9, 2011, Andrea said…
Hey Mo! The "thing" on my head is a vintage rabbit-fur pillbox hat with a veil. And, holy crap, I love your pic!
At 2:38pm on May 6, 2011, randy brooks said…
Greetings. Thanks for the friending, you are my first. Stay free.
At 6:14pm on March 27, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

Hi, Mo. Thanks for adding me as a friend, nice to meet you.

Also, thanks for your kind comment about my status message. Yes, it's my original thought, it was originally a tweet. You can read the original version here.

 
 
 

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