Is Atheism overrated?

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  1. SuperSpecialSuperStar

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    Nowadays, to be accepted in most circles as a youth you must be an "Atheist". This entails calling all religious people/institutions morons and rejecting whatever religious background/acquaintances they had. Obviously, this a a current fad that will be probably over when the current generation grow up/get a job.

    Worryingly, there are adults with respectable careers and positions in the government/military/scientific community who identify as "atheists", rejecting the religion their family gave them because of how "illogical" religion is because there is no "proof", despite the fact there is no "proof" any god(s) doesn't exist. This has risen to the level that "Atheism" has become a social norm among all members of society.

    Of course, something must be done about this faggotry.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Christianity is overrated.
     
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    Atheist tend to be very militant, almost fundamentalist. There are the "good Atheists" the "meh" kind who are just irreligious and don't care.
    Then there's the neurotic, militant type like Dawkins, Hitchens & co. Those guys lack even the most basic understanding of what philosophy or theology are about
     
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    In my country to declare that you're an atheist is like saying your a terrorist. Atheism most certainly is not accepted in most circles and often looked upon as hedonistic and sinful. There are a lot of people who says they're atheist so they can look down on religious people, but the militant atheists, like Dawkins don't retort to violence, they actually debate people, which is the main difference between most atheists and religious groups.
     
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    Religion is useful for controlling people. If I were to fight against the faith of my people then I would be surrendering a very powerful tool.
     
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    That is because the Atheist group is small and unorganized, ones they become more organized and numerous they will start treating religious peoples for not being "logical".

    After all peoples are power greed and will do anything to change other peoples for their ideals.
     
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    I heard what socialistic/anarchistic atheists did to clergymen during the Spanish Civil War. It's not pretty. But they were Catholic so they probably deserved it.
     
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    No.
     
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    Do you want me to show you pictures of what Catholic clergy were directly responsible for? Be forewarned, you'll probably get squeamish unless you have a strong stomach.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Now this is a thread I can relate to, people consider me an atheist because I don't take under the wings of any religion, so why not have nothing to do with any religion or atheism even?
     
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    I am an Atheist and I will go to a church if the rest of my family is for something like an Easter Service. I also accept the fact that other people have different views so I do not shove my beliefs down their throat. Its always a few people that always fuck a Religion (Islam)/Belief (Atheism)
     
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    THE WORLD WOULD BE BETTER WITH OUT RELIGION!!! THERE WOULD BE NO WARS!!!! NO CONFLICT!!!! AND NO TROLLS!!!
     
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    When you man the fuck up, you'll start shoving your not religion down everyones throat.
     
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    It's interesting how people see "faith" as a tool to control people, but never nations, nationality, the state.
     
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    In my country, if you say you're religious, you're pretty much committed political suicide. Nobody votes for religious politicians, not even the religious people. So we're in a very different situation, I realize. When I see American neurotic atheists, I'm just like ... what? I mean, my parents are Catholic and they're the most tolerant people I know. Anyway, the problems with Dawkins & co is it's OK that they're defending atheism. But why attack religion in childish, angry ways? ("religion is creating all wars without religion there would be no wars!") - they're doing a disservice to the cause with that anger and resentment. Hitchens always talks with an angry face full of resentment, I don't know why people like him. There needs to be some understand what God is about, what the Absolute Being is about. It's not like "WHERE'S PROOF? SHOW ME THE FOSSILS MATE!" - an Absolute Being doesn't exist like a chair or an animal does. It's not a "thing". Anyway, Dawkins admits he's emotional and angry (not just rationally against religion) in this video:





     
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    The difference is that religion keeps you dumb and science tried to educate you.
     
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    No to young .
     
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    LOL My physics teacher is Christian . Being dumb is a personal choice . Your point is invalid .
     
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    Anecdotal evidence, isn't really evidence at all.



    Goddamn those scientists and their numbers!
     
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    Well your evidence that ALL Religious people are Dumb Ignorant is anecdotal . Actually its also a blatant generalization witch makes it a statement of ignorance . An interesting double standard in the atheist community to point ignorance in a large percentage of religious people ,and lump all the people who chose to educate them selves in with the rest .

    As I said being dumb /Ignorant is a personal choice philosophy /religion has nothing to do with it .
    But regardless I know you are likely making a satire of the extremes of atheism. Well trolled good sir.
     
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    I never said all religious people were dumb. Religion just tries to keep you dumb, but doesn't always succeed. Say, you have a book that says it has all the answers, what incentive do you have to find out more about the natural world?
     
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    You do have a point . Of course we do live in the 2,000's so no one really takes their religious choices seriously any ways . Its usually a case of trying to appease parental figures ,or society , or just Psychodrama that is therapeutic .Un less you are brought up in the more extreme views that only take up a small percentage of the given religion .

    Most of the religious people not doing their Science homework are using their religion as an excuse for ignorance. In the same way E diagnosed autistics use their disorders as an excuse for their faggotry.
     
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    By people you mean people other than me, right?