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Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Plisko yesterday. 56 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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Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Yes according to Einstein's theory if matter is not there, gravity becomes undetectable.  But the dark matter problem is causing some people to rethink that assumption.   They suggest that the absence of matter over vast distances may…"
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Yes, I suppose dark energy but could “dark E” and “dark M” not be interchangeable like “normal” “e” and “m” so it would be the same thing??"
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Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Don't you mean that dark energy is pushing the universe not dark matter?  Dark matter is the halo around galaxies that is somehow gravitationally preventing them from flying apart.  Dark energy is the strange springlike behavior that…"
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Emily Elizabeth replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Yes-you're post brought a thought to my mind-last time I checked, there were no "Atheist Missionaires", nor has an Atheist knocked on my door, or gotten on my TV telling me there would be a hurricane if I didn't become an…"
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Emily Elizabeth replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"I appreciate the analysis, but I think the people slaughtered under Stalin were slaughtered to get rid of the "useless eaters", and any excuse was a good one for such a regime. It was more political than religious, imho."
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Emily Elizabeth replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Yes-Atheists are supposed to walk on eggshells around theists, and if we so much as respond to a  repeated interrogation with "I'm an Atheist", we are accused of being "radical" or "fanatical". It is absurd. A…"
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Dark Matter:  The only evidence is that SOMETHING is having a dark matter effect.  To be a little tedious – Gravity: the only evidence is that something is having a gravitational effect. To imagine that Gravity does not really exist…"
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Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
">>> That is what I am trying to say:  Extraordinary proposition, no evidence in favor, much evidence against, not falsifiable under any circumstances--logically there can be only one conclusion.  The proposition is false.…"
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Mo Trauen replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"The god hypothesis is the extraordinary proposition."
yesterday
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"When you study the origin of religion it is a little more complex than just a conspiracy.  The superstition involved created the motivations that led to government, astronomy, architecture, medicine and the natural sciences.   Some of the…"
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James Cox replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Some where along the way, the folks that came before us established the hypothesis that there must be a being behind the sky that created and sustains the full arc of existence and ourselves. I expect that polytheism was rather a hard system to keep…"
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Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"OK fair enough.   I wasn't aware of any extraordinary proposition in the conversation unless you mean that being agnostic requires it somehow.   I also wasn't intending to pull some sort of agnostic Jedi mind trick on atheists.…"
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Mo Trauen replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"I am referring to the bearded man in the sky versions of the god hypothesis for the most part.  Scientific theories, even new and strange ones, don't count. Don't forget we started this discussion with the question of whether atheist…"
yesterday
Mo Trauen replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
""OK I read the articles.  I'm not sure how I am insisting that the lack of proof against God is proof.  That's what each of these articles is answering." I am not sure what you mean here.  I was not trying to say…"
yesterday
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"OK I read the articles.  I'm not sure how I am insisting that the lack of proof against God is proof.  That's what each of these articles is answering.Religious people, frankly, often don't understand enough about science to…"
Wednesday
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"I'm not sure which God hypothesis you refer to.  I'm sure most of us could beat up the typical bearded man in the sky hypothesis with a fly swatter but that doesn't mean new evidence won't raise new and deeper implications…"
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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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