USA, dogma doesn't change and yet some famous atheists do change their mind like Anthony Flew but he's a deist so I get his god. I know that my 6 year old believes in santa but like every other educated person he will outgrow that belief like I did with god. I substantiate my lack of belief in god because of zero evidence or logic. Can you name one group of atheists that acknowledge Origin of Species is their holy book? How does one worship evolution? Do we pray over a fossil? Who are you talking to when you say "did everyone detect" ? It's just me and you and your imaginary friend god. Real men don't run from god but real stupid men believe in god.
December 2, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Bald is a hair color. How does an atheist worship ritual of no god play out? Your god drown everyone but noah's family like a good un-christian.
December 2, 2009 at 11:33 a.m.
TB, a counter point I have to fundies is the Thirty Years War was a religious war and while there weren't as many deaths it's because the world population was much less than today's 6 B plus.
December 2, 2009 at 9 a.m.
USA, atheism is a religion as much as bald is a hair color. We have no dogma, no deity, no holy book...not a religion. They were cruel dictators who killed for power, not atheism. Stan, maybe you should look up statistics for planned parenthood because 70% of the abortions are on white xians. I've never aborted a kid so I'm moral.
December 1, 2009 at 9:03 a.m.
USA, the Bush Administration tried to cover up Tillman's death because he was killed by friendly fire. You know the right that says they are moral but aren't just like Stan, the guy who can't understand morality comes not from a horrible book written 3500 years ago but teachers, parents, family and friends.
November 30, 2009 at 12:49 p.m.
USA, because there were no heretics alive. Ask Giordano Bruno or Thomas Paine or Galileo what happens if you speak out against the church? Of course xians are guiilty and they were bad humanists. I'm "angry" that we live in an industrialized society with access to information and yet many still don't realize god is imaginary and the bible just folklore. No Stan, only xians are bad. American Atheists are good and moral.
November 30, 2009 at 10:41 a.m.
No Stan, all the bad people are xians. USA, they were dictators who oppressed all freedoms. None of them killed for atheism, just control. The Holocaust, Thirty Years War, Inquisition and Crusades were bad too and done by theists but were freedom oppressors just like the atheist leaders.
November 29, 2009 at 7:05 p.m.
Stan, or correcting mccarthyism. Stan, no atheists don't go to prison or very rarely. USA, great job at a ad hominem on her looks. Life, I read that but my beliefs include not standing for a religious pledge. More will not stand? Fine by me.
November 29, 2009 at 9:14 a.m.
pitbull, the fundies have circulated a lie saying Darwin denounced evolution and accepted god on his death bed. The stories, yes stories, of jesus are influential and mostly because of one very important fact. Contstantine declared xianity the official religion and MIthra was replaced as the one true risen savior god in the 4th century. Had that not happened xianity would as popular as wicca at best. The ideas of jesus have influenced us greatly and usually for bad. The do gooders would be good with or without religion but I get your point. When xianity is presented as mythology like any other religion I"m fine but when it's the "true" religion and others are false I explain why that's arrogant. Stan, the FF were Deists from the Enlightenment Era who read Voltaire and John Locke and were aware of the Inquisitions and Crusades so they purposely created a secular government with freedom of religion and freedom of speech so it' s clear they saw the need to not create a xian nation. Life, when I do go to fourth of july parades or veteran ceremonies I do wear my blue Navy baseball cap that say's Navy Rescue Swimmer and my friendly neighborhood atheist t-shirt. I don't cower because of my atheism/veteran status. Why would I want to find god? I don't see any need. Sam Harris makes good points about watering down god. Life, standing up for atheists and gays is not about attention, it's about standing up to bigotry. STan, I cross out god on my paper currency. Stan, there aren't atheists on death row because we actually do understand morality. paulb, my 7th grade nephew's parents can't understand the material for his science class, we NEED public schools. firstname.lastname@example.org
November 28, 2009 at 11:16 a.m.
USA, if you believe the bible is history you don't have any common sense. It tells me you are ignorant with regards to science and a disgrace intellectually.
November 25, 2009 at 3:40 p.m.