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27 Responses to Atheist “Mmega-Cchurches“ Ttaking Rroot [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of 747Pilot
    747Pilot Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Link: Atheist ``Mmega-Cchurches`` Ttaking Rroot - with more to come!
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    They are just as crazy as those that are god-fearing and ironically making a religion of their own.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    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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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    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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    KryptCeeper Male 18-29
    25 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35655 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    So atheists are copying the stupid behavior of deists.

    face palm

    I`m sleeping in on Sunday.
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    Modwain Male 40-49
    334 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    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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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7701 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    Where do I sign? They only take 42% of my earnings!
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2285 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    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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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    633 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    I have a feeling almost none of you actually read the article. good job.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    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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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 2:45 am
    `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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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 4:57 am
    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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    HarryDresden Male 18-29
    99 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 5:12 am
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4747 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 5:59 am
    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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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 7:24 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 7:25 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 9:44 am
    Fitting they`re pretty preachy to those who don`t think how they say too......
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 9:44 am
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 10:25 am
    a fundamentalist atheist is no better than a fundamentalist religious zealot

    the world could do with less of both
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    jinxjinx34 Male 30-39
    183 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    @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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    jinxjinx34 Male 30-39
    183 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    @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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    November 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    This is akin to setting up a "Motorcycle Club" of hikers. It`ll never last.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4660 posts
    November 23, 2013 at 9:02 am
    Clearly you`re wrong since there are no gods.

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

    I think that comparison was brilliant! And quite funny!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14449 posts
    November 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    "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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