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What happens if a religion decides to operate under a single ideal and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Butorovich Aug 10, 2011. 23 Replies

What happens if some major event happens and one religion unifies and makes it their mission to convert all others? Millions, possibly billions of supremely motivated religious zealots fighting a war…Continue

Tags: kill, convert, jihad, crusade, islam

Are there any atheists that are against equal rights for LGBT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Eckert Jan 4, 2012. 110 Replies

Are there any atheists that are against equal rights for LGBT? If so what are your reasons? I'd be fascinated to find out.Continue

Tags: homophobia, equal, rights, homophobic, homophobe

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19-24
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Christian, Catholic
Why you left your religion.
At the age of eight my Uncle then aged 24 was diagnosed with cancer. He wasn't just my uncle though, he was the most awesome big brother I never had. I witnessed this upstanding, deeply religious, and extremely fit example of what I thought any person should strive to be; suffer and slowly and painfully die. He struggled with chemo and innumerous biopsies for three and half years until his body couldn't take it any longer. He was the literal definition of the ideal Christian. Loved his family, loved his god and most of all loved life. He went to church multiple times a week and volunteered whenever physically possible. When he died it felt like the world was gonna end. At the age of 11 I started pondering about the existence of a god that would make one his most true and loyal followers suffer immensely for almost four years. At age 12 I was almost certain that god did not exist and we we're on our own. It didn't scare me though. I realized that our lives are finite and that we should enjoy them as much as possible.

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Barry Eckert replied to Daniel's discussion 'Are there any atheists that are against equal rights for LGBT?'
"Someone recently apologized on behalf of the LGBT community for the damage to traditional straight marriage, and cited the Britney Spears case, as well as Newt Gingrich's three marriages. We are so powerful! lol"
Jan 4, 2012
Barry Eckert replied to Daniel's discussion 'Are there any atheists that are against equal rights for LGBT?'
"Rosemary, you rock!"
Jan 4, 2012
Barry Eckert replied to Daniel's discussion 'Are there any atheists that are against equal rights for LGBT?'
"bravo well said"
Jan 4, 2012
Barry Eckert replied to Daniel's discussion 'Are there any atheists that are against equal rights for LGBT?'
"Um, no. 8 US states permit same sex civil unions, a long way from being "most". Furthermore, these unions are not recognized by the Federal government, which is prohibited from doing so by the abhorrent DOMA."
Jan 4, 2012
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An ode to my uncle (The big brother I never had)

This is more just for me, but I was filling out my profile and explaining what my catalyst for question religion was so here it goes. It's nothing extensive but it's something that I've been meaning to write down for years but never go to. I hope to eventually expand upon this but due a falling out with that side of that family I am pretty devoid of further information other than my memories. At the age of eight my Uncle then aged 24 was diagnosed with cancer. He wasn't just my uncle though, he…See More
Dec 7, 2011
Daniel commented on Steff's blog post 'no childhood magic for Atheist children?'
"Wow this is a tough call. I think erring on the side of happiness is always better. :D Strip the stories down to basic lessons that the child can learn. Christmas is about a man a long time ago he did some good things, people thought he was a god…"
Dec 7, 2011
Daniel commented on Tatyana Harris's video
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Black Atheists "Act White"?

"Word for word things that I've been pissed off about for a long time! I think it is utterly ridiculous to say someone acts white because they speak properly. I grew up watching and listening to a lot of rap could talk like an idiot 24-7 if I…"
Dec 7, 2011
Daniel replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if a religion decides to operate under a singe ideal and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"I misspoke, I meant to say attacks would come suddenly and without warning."
Aug 10, 2011
Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if a religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"It has already happened.  It was called the Dark Ages. People learned to pretend that they held the prevailing religious beliefs.  Those who could not lie were killed, usually brutally.   Ironically, the original settlers in the U.S.…"
Aug 10, 2011
Ronald replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if a religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"New Age Inquisition"
Aug 10, 2011
Daniel replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if a religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"I didn't mean two religions combining. I meant one religion (one of the big ones) unifying under one crazy violent motto and seeing it through."
Aug 10, 2011
Daniel replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if a religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"It's a guerrilla movement though. You wouldn't know when or whom would strike."
Aug 9, 2011
Sassan K. replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if Islam, or another religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"I hope you all know that this is the goal of the Islamic Republic (of Iran) which is openly advocating for the return of the "hidden imam" which means as a prerequisite the conquering of Jerusalem as accorded by the Hadith and a…"
Aug 9, 2011
Daniel replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if Islam, or another religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"But I'm talking about constant random attacks. Every day there would be thousands of attacks world wide."
Aug 9, 2011
Daniel replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if Islam, or another religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"No but I was pretty baked when I thought of it. lmao"
Aug 9, 2011
Wayne replied to Daniel's discussion 'What happens if Islam, or another religion unifies and makes it their sacred journey to convert or kill all others?'
"I highly doubt it could be stopped without lethal force. Well, wait until they're on your property, then if they attack you, you are within all rights to DEFEND YOURSELF.  "
Aug 9, 2011

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An ode to my uncle (The big brother I never had)

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

This is more just for me, but I was filling out my profile and explaining what my catalyst for question religion was so here it goes. It's nothing extensive but it's something that I've been meaning to write down for years but never go to. I hope to eventually expand upon this but due a falling out with that side of that family I am pretty devoid of further information other than my memories.

 

At the age of eight my Uncle then aged 24 was diagnosed with cancer. He wasn't just…

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Mass perpetratation of lunacy

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

I had a bit of a "tiff" with another user on Buzz feed. Coarse language ahead. lol

 

I posted this picture as a response to an article making fun of the delightful people that think the world is going to end on the 21st.

And said the world would…

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God is a troll

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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Thanks for the add!  Not sure if I'm really smart or just good with words - but I'll take the compliment anyway, :D
 
 
 

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