Are atheists against religion or against Christianity?

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Are atheists against religion or against Christianity?

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I've noticed the atheists on here just knock one religion... I've never seen a whole mess of anti-Muslim cartoons or quote after quote from Muslim-hate websites... does this mean the atheists on here are fine with Muslims and other religions but just not with Christians?
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I am an atheist. I'm not against any religions. Just choose not to participate.
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If there were muslims on here, I'd be the first one to draw a picture of the prophet mohammed and upload it. It's all bunkum.

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I am against neither.

Where I see a problem, as with anything else, is when it is used to justify any harm done to others.
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Just remember, when they come for my head, you made me do it zontar.

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zzontar wrote: does this mean the atheists on here are fine with Muslims and other religions but just not with Christians?


I Think I posted something about flesh eating hindu mystics a while back, not to mention the whole female genital mutilation thing. :9923:

Edit*Aaand witch-killers in africa.
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As with most things, it's a matter pf perspective. If one is not "for" something, that does not necessarily mean they are against it. I have a problem with any belief system that holds itself above others, it's all personal choice as long as we stay within the boundaries of law and respect for the rights of others. What business is it of anyone else's what thoughts I care to harbour when it comes to the existence/non-existence of some sort of higher power, as long as no harm comes to others as a result of those beliefs? I think that any religion (or lack thereof) that see itself as absolute has seriously missed the boat somewhere along the line. "Thou shalt have no other Gods before me"? This coming from a religion that holds acceptance and tolerance among its virtues?
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soulra wrote:Just remember, when they come for my head, you made me do it zontar.

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So are you saying the power of belief works, but only for bad negative things?
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No I'm saying that African witch sticks don't work on me. Boogabooga.
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zzontar wrote:I've noticed the atheists on here just knock one religion... I've never seen a whole mess of anti-Muslim cartoons or quote after quote from Muslim-hate websites... does this mean the atheists on here are fine with Muslims and other religions but just not with Christians?

Militant atheists (the kind I suppose you are referring to) operate in western countries only, for obvious reasons. Since these countries were in part founded on judeo-christian concepts, these are the obvious religious concepts to point at. Also, christianity is an easy target; christians don't behead their critics or take them to "human rights" commissions.
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Religion- "because my beliefs dictate reality." Atheism - "because reality doesn't give a frak what I think about it."
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There is some arrogance in not being open to possibilities outside ones own current beliefs.
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Which possibilities are you referring to? How do you know that I haven't given them a chance at one point or another in my life, only to find them bunkum? My current beliefs are subject to change if and when the evidence changes.
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I'm talking about people who perceive any belief set but their own as "bunkum". All anyone can do is make their decisions based on evidence gathered to date, but to assume at any point that you have all the information needed to discount any and all alternatives completely is a little conceited isn't it?
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But if I have already found them to be bunkum, through experience and research, why should I? What if I take the good and throw away the trash.
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