Atheist ``Mmega-Cchurches`` Ttaking Rroot [Pic+]

Submitted by: 747Pilot 3 years ago in Entertainment

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Male 14,867
"Preachy atheists" <- lol.

Atheists are just starting to push back against oppression by the majority and their false doctrine based entirely around imaginary friends.

Silence is no longer acceptable. Atheists need to point out how goddam stupid religion is, especially to children of religions people, before indoctrination can take hold.

True atheists have no need for "atheist churches"; organised religion is to achieve and consolidate indoctrination through group brainwashing. Atheism is self-evident and requires no such thing.

However, if people want to meet and discuss ways to convert religious people to apostacy by joint effort, then why not? Go for it!
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Male 5,890
@papajonOs1,
Clearly you`re wrong since there are no gods.

@McGovern1981,
My apologies. I don`t like preachy theists or atheists. I just felt I had to respond to papajon`s comment.

@CrakrJak,
I think that comparison was brilliant! And quite funny!
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Male 17,512
This is akin to setting up a "Motorcycle Club" of hikers. It`ll never last.
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Male 14,334
I think the point would be some Atheists have become as preachy and set in their ways as the religions they constantly go on about.
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Male 184
@McGovern1981- You could easily substitute the word "atheist" on this kids shirt with almost any similar idea, and the joke would remain. What is your point? The fact that people can have strong convictions in their beliefs and worldviews is universal. So I ask again, what is the point you are trying to make? Is it that people in general can be annoying? I would have to agree with you there. Is it hypocrisy? This is also universal.
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Male 184
@Zuriel- What exactly are the fundamentals of atheism? As far as I understand it, there is but one unifying factor. How does a singular position on a singular subject qualify as fundamentalism?
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Male 554
a fundamentalist atheist is no better than a fundamentalist religious zealot

the world could do with less of both
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Male 14,334
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Male 14,334
Fitting they`re pretty preachy to those who don`t think how they say too......
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Male 5,811
These Sunday Assemblies are ridiculous. If you want to start an atheism club or coffee klatch or whatever, that`s fine. But why mimic the organization of something you don`t believe in, and even on the day they have their ceremonies? To make a transition to atheism from Christianity somehow more palatable? Do you miss all the singing? I think this muddies the water to an unacceptable degree; you try to get people to understand that simply rejecting claims of divinity is not a belief system, and then people go and do something like this. While I`m sure they are atheists, they are also stupid atheists.
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Male 579
A sense of community? Enjoying songs and music and other`s company? Sorry folks but as much as you are doing all you can to move away from God, it is clear to me that He is already working through you, whether you like it or believe in it or not.
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Male 4,746
There is a difference between being an Atheist and being anti-religious. They are two different things. An Atheist is non-religious but can also be anti-religious. The idea of having a "mega-church" for Atheists is not a bad one. It doesn`t go against what an Atheist stands for. Plus, it helps spread the word and let other Atheists know that the aren`t alone. The biggest issue would be how long it would take for the crazy Christians to come and burn the place down.
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Male 99
i don`t know howto feel about this - i`m about as atheist as they come and this just seams odd, oh well their not hurting anybody so let em keep at it
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Male 2,332
A few years ago I mentioned the gist of this article to a friend of mine who is now a scientist and somewhat militantly atheist. He didn`t think my argument held any water.

People like that Richard Dawkins fellow are so militant in their beliefs that they ironically are becoming the very thing they set out to be against.
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Male 5,874
`Theism` by definition is the belief in a god or gods, from the Greek `theos` meaning `god`
`Atheism` is derived from a Greek word meaning `without gods`.
I am an atheist: I do not believe in any gods. I am a godless person.
This does not necessarily make me a bad person, it is a choice that I have made because I got pissed off with people at all of my schools telling me to sing praises of something intangible, and to my young mind, illogical. I was hauled up on stage in front of the whole school during morning `worship` for not singing hymns, and made to sing along. That clinched the deal for me, I would eschew religion from then on.
I have no problem with anyone else doing religion, that is their choice. Just don`t feel sorry for me and try to `induce` me into your way of thinking, it only serves to irritate me.
I will not `go to heaven` or `hell`, because to me they are only words in a dictionary, and mean nothing to a non-participant in religion.
So there!
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Female 1,467
This is what I missed going from being around Church people to being an atheist, a sense of community. Though I think assemblies as this is showing is a case of belief then assembly. Not assembly fosters the belief. No matter how many churches you go to if you don`t believe it you don`t believe it. By doing the trappings of religion hopefully people CAN see it as another view of religion and not an attack to their person beliefs.
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Female 631
I have a feeling almost none of you actually read the article. good job.
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Male 2,880
All`s this tells me is you don`t have to be superstitious to be stupid; I have eyes,I already knew that.
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Male 7,775
Where do I sign? They only take 42% of my earnings!
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Male 676
Atheism is the absence of belief. How can that in itself be a religion?
Most schools have banned religion anyways. Let`s not teach them to be nice to one another, let`s teach them to watch the Kardashians.
Christianity doesn`t teach most of the crap that it`s portrayed to teach. It`s some zealot`s interpretation of Christianity that`s skewed.
And careful Atheism, wanting to be a "religion" will get you banned from all of the things you piss and moan about Christianity for.
Can`t have it both ways. The irony is thick and imitation is the most sincere form.....never mind, it`s lost on them.
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Male 334
never really understood why any religion, which in a sence is no more then a bunch of ideas, give the right of tax exempt status. but hee, jesus was a big fan of the rich back in the days, right?

Oh no, wait, he wasnt.

But keeping what you got is more important, right? Right??

well, think for yourself i guess
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Male 38,774

So atheists are copying the stupid behavior of deists.

face palm

I`m sleeping in on Sunday.
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Male 25
Saying Atheism is a religion is the same as saying unemployment is a job.
"...and can no longer be taught in our schools. And it has no place on public property"
It is not taught in schools. There are plenty of "christian schools" i have never heard of "Atheist school" and demanding it be removed from public is a violation of Americans freedom of speech. If I want to stand on the corner of the street and tell everyone that i am Atheist, i can. If i want to go door to door spreading the word of free thinking, i can. that is our right as Americans
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Male 987
I don`t care if "Atheism" cannot be taught in schools. It might even be better if no dogma was allowed in schools. It would divorce science from atheist beliefs so science can be taught as reality, regardless of your system of spiritual beliefs.
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Male 1,059
If these nut jobs apply for, and get, tax-exempt status, then it`s official: Atheism is a religion and can no longer be taught in our schools. And it has no place on public property.
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Male 312
They are just as crazy as those that are god-fearing and ironically making a religion of their own.
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Male 1,454
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