automaticwriting1:

Atheism (noun): the irrational belief that Richard Dawkins is an important or interesting thinker.

Shut up idiot.

Anonymous asked: You are like a genius. I read everything I post because it's just impressive to see someone so logical minded for a change. Most other atheists I see on here fall into the trap of anti-theism and get themselves into pointless arguments. I'm rambling here but keep up the good work.

I find anti theism to be pointless since morality isn’t an attribute of religion or lack of religion. Both empathy and evil are facets of human nature and eliminating religion from this equation does nothing. 

You cannot expect a world population, in which over 90% of it’s individuals possess average intelligence, to suddenly become secular. It will not happen. That’s aiming for a utopia.

The Logical Handcuff

deconversionmovement:

The logical handcuffTM is applied when one exposes someone’s cognitive dissonance and puts someone in a logical bind; in other words, it is applied when one exposes the contradictory views held simultaneously by a given individual.  For example, it is true that most creationists deny evolution whilst accepting biblical archaeology.  However, this poses a glaring issue and their cognitive dissonance is rather obvious.  They accept carbon dating methods when concerning things like King Solomon’s mines but they reject carbon dating methods when concerning anything in support of evolution—especially findings in the field of paleontology.  It’s either accurate in both cases or inaccurate in both cases.  They can’t have it both ways.

You're lush :): 'Having faith is more important than arguing about it'

inyourlovingarms:

my philosophy teacher said this today.
We were talking about when people like Richard Dawkins try to convert everyone into atheists. And how his book ‘the God delusion’ starts out by saying that the book will definately make you a atheist. But my philosophy teacher, who is a christian, said that…

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."

It’s very odd to blame atheism for the School Massacre, or to blame a lack of god in the classroom as the reasoning behind it occurring. But consider this. If Adam Lanza killed all of those children, and said to himself “I’m sorry Jesus” literally seconds before he had died, he would be in heaven right now according to your own book.

aelur:

i-killed-god:

Your book is not justice. Your god is not about morality. Your god is about being exalted above all else, otherwise there is no way in hell so many murderers and rapists could scream out for forgiveness, right before the chair and lethal injection, and gain access to heaven.

But that’s besides the point.

Religion has NOTHING to do with this. Atheism has nothing to with it. This happened because we have awfully lenient gun control laws, and because we legally prohibit anyone from doing anything about the mentally ill until after they’ve committed a crime. 

Small reminder that human morality isn’t the same as divine morality in Christianity, and therefore an imperfect being such as a human can’t judge the actions of a perfect being such as God. Which makes sense, if you think that our moral judgement relies on us always seeing the smaller picture while God is all omniscient and all powerful and thus can see the workings of the world in a way we can’t. So even if you can’t justify his actions maybe he can.

"Human morality isn’t the same as divine morality." Last time I checked man is to follow codes/laws/ethics passed down through "prophets" from god himself. The moral laws mentioned in the bible came from god himself did they not? There is no separation or….alternative set of morals. Produce a biblical verse supporting that claim.

"therefore an imperfect being such as a human can’t judge the actions of a perfect being such as God." God supposedly follows an alternative set of morals and for that reason humans cannot judge his actions? That makes no sense. The description of god and the description of what he views as being right and wrong is very clear. Your Christian morality is derived directly from him. furthermore an individual is REQUIRED to judge his actions otherwise that individual would be incapable of discerning right from wrong entirely. But I’ll let that go I can tell that was a throw away argument.

Next point. God is supposedly a perfect being. A perfect being need not do anything aside from exist. The very act of creating, gives birth to imperfection. What’s more, creating billions upon billions of imperfect beings, shows that the supposed perfect being, was never perfect in the first place.

On top of that your perfect being creates children that are born blind, deaf, mentally challenged, with destroyed facial structures, a plethora of defects and diseases, god apparently screws up on a regular basis and quite frequently.

And it’s not so much about screaming ‘lol im sorry man’. The whole thing about the free ticket to eternal life is about real repentance.

It doesn’t matter that did nothing to refute my point. You can still commit atrocities and face no punishment for it. Meanwhile you can be a moral person but if you don’t believe in god you go to hell. God does not care about morality, he cares about being exalted and having followers. 

Which… actually echoes the current legal system in most of the world, which is “reformatory” for a reason - meaning that if you kill someone you’re sent to prison to learn the error of your ways so one day you’ll join society as a productive member again. 

….That was incredibly stupid. Our prison systems are not meant for reformation. Rehab is for reformation. Mental health facilities are for reformation. The purpose of prison is to remove undesirables from society for the sake of safety and order.

Or are the shower stabbings, rape, and gang fights reformation?

I understand getting mad at the whole christian loons running around in the world, but before criticizing a religion’s dogma you have to understand said religion’s dogma. 

No, you’ve failed to understand entirely. I don’t care about christian loons. I care that the christian loons are saying that atheism is the cause of the school shooting, when it is actually an attempt at furthering their agenda of having biblical verses taught ins schools. I care that the real cause is being purposely ignored.  

skepticalavenger:

But…mad engineers just doesn’t sound as intimidating.  O.o

skepticalavenger:

But…mad engineers just doesn’t sound as intimidating.  O.o

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It’s very odd to blame atheism for the School Massacre, or to blame a lack of god in the classroom as the reasoning behind it occurring. But consider this. If Adam Lanza killed all of those children, and said to himself “I’m sorry Jesus” literally seconds before he had died, he would be in heaven right now according to your own book.

Your book is not justice. Your god is not about morality. Your god is about being exalted above all else, otherwise there is no way in hell so many murderers and rapists could scream out for forgiveness, right before the chair and lethal injection, and gain access to heaven.

But that’s besides the point.

Religion has NOTHING to do with this. Atheism has nothing to with it. This happened because we have awfully lenient gun control laws, and because we legally prohibit anyone from doing anything about the mentally ill until after they’ve committed a crime. 

goodreasonnews:

yeah…but, what? Is it just me or do atheists seem to end up the scapegoat for things they don’t deserve to be blamed for more often than anyone else?

goodreasonnews:

yeah…but, what? Is it just me or do atheists seem to end up the scapegoat for things they don’t deserve to be blamed for more often than anyone else?

sociallyaawkward:

Listen.  I’m just going to come out and say this.  If you’re an atheist, that’s fine.  I have no problems with your personal beliefs because that’s your business.  But, when you start saying things like, “There is no way to defend Christianity without sounding like an idiot,” I take offense. 

That’s perhaps the main issue with having a conversation with theists. Their emotions precede logic. They perceive being offended before they perceive themselves as being irrational. 

If the Westboro Baptist Church tried to protest the funeral of my child that was killed in the Connecticut massacre…I would probably respond with some sort of violence.

Someone, or several of them would be visiting a hospital. Someone’s face would be unrecognizable to their family.