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The Myth of Militant Atheism
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March 3, 2012 - 10:24 am
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Nine bullets fired from close range ended the life of Salman Taseer last month, making the Pakistani governor the latest high-profile victim of religious violence. Taseer had the audacity to publicly question Pakistan's blasphemy laws, and for this transgression he paid with his life.

Taseer joins a list of numerous other high-profile victims of militant religion, such as Dr. George Tiller, the Kansas abortion doctor killed by a devout Christian assassin in 2009, and Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker whose provocative movie about Islam resulted in his being brutally murdered in 2004.

With this background, it is especially puzzling that the American media and public still perpetuate the cliché of so-called "militant atheism." We hear the disparaging term "militant atheist" used frequently, the unquestioned assumption being that militant atheists are of course roaming the streets of America.

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Especially for you, Greeney :thumbup:

"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."

- Sam Harris

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March 23, 2012 - 9:39 pm
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On the contrary, you're basing your entire life on a lie.

Living your life according to ancient man, chained to a book, is a wasted life.

Your time on Earth is lost -- that's what you lose.

You are the ones losing everything; we lose nothing.

How have I lost time on earth? please.. let me know how believing in a loving , just, Creator and Redeemer , has wasted anytime at all ?

Even if I was wrong about there being a God, which I know I am not, how would choosing to live a life where you forgive those who do you wrong, and pray for them, possibly wreck my life? How could having the serenity ,and peace of mind that God knows every little detail of your life, and knows what you have wrongly been accused of , and is there to offer you consolation and help you offer up any sufferings united to His sufferings for the conversion of sinners, be bad for me?

How could believing deeply that any wrongs I have done, can be totally forgiven if I sincerely repent, confess them, and try to make amends for them , totally wreck my life ?

I wasted many years chasing the things of the world even_horizon. They left me feeling empty and unsatisfied.

I feel like I have found my true best friend, one that is showing the beauty in the simple things of nature , and music , and a sincere and compassionate love that reaches much deeper than human love ever could.

Let me ask you this event_horizon. How has denying the existence of God enriched your life ? You seem like someone who is very sad ,angry and bitter , and not enjoying life much at all. ūüôĀ

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March 24, 2012 - 4:42 am
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It flew over your head like a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier.

I didn't say it's "wrecking" your life. Simply put -- you're living a lie. To me it's a wasted life. You don't need to read into it any more than that.

"OraProNobis" wrote: How have I lost time on earth? please.. let me know how believing in a loving , just, Creator and Redeemer , has wasted anytime at all ?

Again..."loving and just creators" don't advocate slavery, bashing children's heads against rocks, and murdering millions of innocent people, including babies, in a flood. Not only that, but just go to this link and read about all the murder your evil "God" wants humans to commit against their fellow man:

http://www.evilbible.com/Murder.htm

You call this being "loving and just?" What's wrong with you?

"OraProNobis" wrote: Even if I was wrong about there being a God, which I know I am not

You're certainly wrong about there being a "Biblical God."

"OraProNobis" wrote: Let me ask you this event_horizon. How has denying the existence of God enriched your life ?

Denying the "Biblical God" certainly has. I don't have to worry about me or my friends and family suffering in "Hell" for all of eternity. Anybody that would WANT something like that to be true is sick in the head.

"OraProNobis" wrote: You seem like someone who is very sad ,angry and bitter , and not enjoying life much at all.

I don't know where you people get these impressions from. I haven't said a word about my personal life in here, yet Christians have this stereotype towards atheists that they must be "sad, angry and bitter." I guess you think that way because we aren't living in an ignorant fantasyland bliss like you all are. It's nothing more than a crutch to help you get through and cope with life.

I don't need a crutch. Other than the usual annoying daily grind of making ends meet, I'm quite happy with my life and enjoying it very much thank you. It doesn't take much to make me happy -- as long as there are no stupid a**holes in my life, I'm fine.

The only thing I'm angry and bitter towards is the religious war that's going to destroy most if not all of us.

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The only thing I'm angry and bitter towards is the religious war that's going to destroy most if not all of us.

You mean the imaginary religous war?

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March 24, 2012 - 5:23 pm
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Only on Greeny Planet.

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"greeney2" wrote: You mean the imaginary religous war?

The religious war is very real. But little do the militant atheists know, they are fighting a losing battle.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

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"frrostedman" wrote: [quote="greeney2"]You mean the imaginary religous war?

The religious war is very real. But little do the militant atheists know, they are fighting a losing battle.

Oh snap, it is ON ūüĎŅ

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"humphreys" wrote: [quote="frrostedman"][quote="greeney2"]You mean the imaginary religous war?

The religious war is very real. But little do the militant atheists know, they are fighting a losing battle.

Oh snap, it is ON ūüĎŅ

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March 27, 2012 - 7:54 pm
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Oh be nice you big silly!

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March 27, 2012 - 8:10 pm
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Enough! :hand:

Though I know your personal ... "inclinations" get the better of you at times... if you would, please refrain from posting your softcore pron in the form of scantily clad "construction workers." I'm sure it makes you long for the days of Village People.

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