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Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cole Aug 28. 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 replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"I don't think so.  Truth is objective when the word is being used properly."
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Mo Trauen replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"I am not sure what you mean.  If something isn't a fact, then it is not the truth. "
Sunday
Mo Trauen replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Creationists are extremists.  I never speak to them anymore.  I would advise you to avoid this person and definitely don't tell him what you really think.  Drop some things for him to think about into the conversation if you must…"
Sep 12
Mo Trauen replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'God Fearing is a Sign of Respect?'
"I cannot respect anyone who doesn't know the difference between fear and respect."
Sep 12
Mo Trauen replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"One might as well ask what is the value of truth to humanity.  Without objective standards for determining the truth anything can be justified."
Sep 12
Mike Cole replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/28/prayer-for-injured-teen-sparks-atheist-outrage/?intcmp=latestnews Yes, some atheists are asshats.  We have no more right to bully the religious than they have to bully us.  If someone doesn't…"
Aug 28
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"I think that is an awesome answer.  Thank you.   It is very honest about our own ability to figure it out and it fits into the kind of agnosticism that I think I gravitate towards.  Maybe my problem is I am a big "what if"…"
Aug 26
A. T. Heist replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
Aug 26
A. T. Heist replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
Aug 26
Mo Trauen replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"When it comes to understanding the universe--especially its origins--humans are not well equipped.  Our brains evolved to understand life here on earth and not how the universe came to be.  Human attempts to understand the universe often…"
Aug 25
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
""More important, he might understand the notion that non-falsifiable hypothesis must be assumed to be false in the absence of evidence for such propositions.  That is, the lack of evidence tells us that the null hypothesis is the…"
Aug 25
Mo Trauen replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"I think the article explains rather well why most people believe in electrons and not fairies:  evidence.  The evidence for electrons (or something very like our understanding of what electrons are) is overwhelming.  There isn't…"
Aug 25
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"I would agree with you but then we would both be wrong."
Aug 25
Roy Plisko replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Mo,You shared some articles with me and now I found an interesting one:Why do we believe in electrons and not fairies when both have not been observed?http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~kuipers/opinions/electrons-vs-fairies.htmlIt is explaining the…"
Aug 25
Mo Trauen replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"steenkh wrote:  (Although, funnily, I have been accused of preaching when I answered questions about atheism truthfully without having started the subject myself) This is exactly the sort of scenario that I have experienced and which, in part,…"
Aug 24
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About Me:
Long time atheist. Have experienced discrimination on several occasions.
Age
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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