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Will this be the downfall of man ?

 

Im not talking about those people who are by definition an atheist because they do not believe in a religion or god... but those specifically part of an anti religious movement, who are no longer tolerant to other people's beliefs and seem to be part of this new aggressive movement against those who do believe in religion.

 

and secondly is this becoming ironically like a religion with certain rules and beliefs to abide by and will those who don't abide by the atheist movement be persecuted for not doing so?

 

 

 

 

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No it's not becoming a religion.

What recent atrocities have been carried out in the name of atheism comparable to what's been done in the name of religion?

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I used to look at atheists like, "oh, this person must be quite intelligent..."

Now I'm like "oh, look at this dumb fuck..."

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No it's not becoming a religion.

What recent atrocities have been carried out in the name of atheism comparable to what's been done in the name of religion?

The topic was more inspired by the backlash against Christianity and the beliefs of a christian by atheists and the need for them to ditch there belief of what is told in the bible..... To follow the now more mainstream views of those who are atheists

And not a topic inspired by the backlash to islam because of terrorists

If that changes your view on the topic

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I used to look at atheists like, "oh, this person must be quite intelligent..."

Now I'm like "oh, look at this dumb f*ck..."

 

Really? Why?

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I used to look at atheists like, "oh, this person must be quite intelligent..."

Now I'm like "oh, look at this dumb f*ck..."

 

Really? Why?

 

intellectual bandwagon probably 

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By no means does Atheism translate into being intellectual imo

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Will this be the downfall of man ?

 

Im not talking about those people who are by definition an atheist because they do not believe in a religion or god... but those specifically part of an anti religious movement, who are no longer tolerant to other people's beliefs and seem to be part of this new aggressive movement against those who do believe in religion.

 

and secondly is this becoming ironically like a religion with certain rules and beliefs to abide by and will those who don't abide by the atheist movement be persecuted for not doing so?

 

I kind of agree with this. what it comes down to is there are not a lot of people willing to think for themselves they need that leader figure as an intellectual compass. 

 

And as soon as you are not thinking for yourself and blindly appeal to a few Bill Maher skits or a Ricky Gervais routine as your souce of reasoning you are just as bad as those that appeal to religion.#

 

The better word to use would be cult.

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Was going to call it a cult but I think within the atheist movement there are smaller cults.... Such as the new atheist movement

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its cool now to act like atheism is some tired old boring idea lol 

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Why do certain Christians think that they must have a sacred alligiance to the Israeli state?

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The downfall of man was being manipulated by extra terrestrials who convinced our ancestors they aliens were gods.

 

Now you have people even to this day, worshipping these beings.

 

The religious people, is who I feel sorry for.

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We live in the Century of the Self, watch the doc if you're interested.

 

Atheism, worship of the self, pursuit of selfish goals, will ultimately lead nowhere.

 

Part of the wonder of creation, the will that drove many of mankind's greatest works of art, scientific discoveries and much more was in many cases 'divinely inspired'.

 

Atheists don't admit that. I dislike atheists on a whole, I don't feel they're very trustworthy and tend to be more duplicitous. Western Europe has NOTHING to stand on without religion, we're all barbarians pretending to be enlightened. Look at America and Australia.

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We live in the Century of the Self, watch the doc if you're interested.

 

Atheism, worship of the self, pursuit of selfish goals, will ultimately lead nowhere.

 

Part of the wonder of creation, the will that drove many of mankind's greatest works of art, scientific discoveries and much more was in many cases 'divinely inspired'.

 

Atheists don't admit that. I dislike atheists on a whole, I don't feel they're very trustworthy and tend to be more duplicitous. Western Europe has NOTHING to stand on without religion, we're all barbarians pretending to be enlightened. Look at America and Australia.

 

So true

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Lol This this nonsense

I accept being spiritual

But beleif in abrahamic religion is farscial and embarrassing when you objectively look at the text on offer

How polluted and obviously human in origin it is

Religious people are utterly confused and I do not bandy words with those who have no insight into their own delusion these days

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Lol This this nonsense

I accept being spiritual

But beleif in abrahamic religion is farscial and embarrassing when you objectively look at the text on offer

How polluted and obviously human in origin it is

Religious people are utterly confused and I do not bandy words with those who have no insight into their own delusion these days

willful blindness

 

intellectually dishonest

 

lazy reasoning

 

logically impotent 

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New research: 49% have no religion, Anglican Church collapse continues, Islam increases ten-fold since 1983

Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:43

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New findings by the National Centre for Social Research have confirmed the long-term collapse in affiliation with the Church of England and the huge increase in non-belief.

Strikingly, the research also found that there had been a ten-fold increase in those identifying with Islam in the past 32 years. In 1983, Islam represented around half a percentage point of Britain's population but in 2014 it had reached 5%, the research found.

"The proportion of people saying that they are Anglican has fallen quite dramatically in the last ten years, coinciding with a rise in people saying they are not religious," NatCen noted.

The percentage of non-religious people has increased from 31% in 1983, to 49% in 2014. Conversely, the share belonging to the Church of England has fallen from 40% to 17% over the same time period.

This means that by-far the single largest group of people is the non-religious. Based on estimates from the Office of National Statistics, there are 24.7 million non-believers in the UK. The next single-highest group is Anglicans on 8.6 million. However, according to the NatCen figures, the "nones" have outnumbered Anglicans since at least 1994- when there were over 2 million more non-believers.

The picture is different for non-Anglican Christians however. Roman Catholics have dropped by only 2 percentage points, from 10% of the population in 1983 to 8% last year.

Immigration is thought to be propping up numbers of non-Anglican Christians. Naomi Jones, Head of Social Attitudes at NatCen Social research explained, "Members of other Christian and non-Christian religions have remained relatively constant and even increased.

"The numbers of Catholic and non-Christian people in Britain may have been supplemented by migrants with strong religious beliefs.

"We know from recent NatCen research that people are less likely than in previous years to see being Christian as an important component of being British. Therefore, fewer British people may feel that the Church of England is an important part of their identity nowadays."

NSS spokesperson Stephen Evans commented on the research, "new findings emerge almost every month confirming just how irreligious UK society is. This obviously strengthens the case for a secular UK. At the very least it goes to show how nonsensical it is to speak of the UK as a 'Christian country'- as NatCen point out.

"The collapse in affiliation with the Church of England continues to make its role as an Established church untenable and wrong. It would be better for both church and state if they parted company."

Other research, surveys and polling have found similarly high levels of non-belief. In April 2015, the National Secular Society criticised the Prime Minister for his claim that the UK was "still a Christian country" after polling from YouGov found that 62% of Britons said they were not religious.

http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2015/06/new-research--49-percent-have-no-religion-anglican-church-collapse-continues-islam-increases-ten-fold-since-1983

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