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glowby
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Message 16 of 32 (665848)
06-18-2012 2:00 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Dr Adequate
06-18-2012 2:54 AM


Atheism can be a belief
Quite right, Dr. A. However, I hear "atheism is a belief" asserted much more often than "atheism is a religion". Don't you? I understand that it can be and is a belief for some people. But it doesn't seem that folks who say "atheism is a belief/religion" see any distinction: "Those atheists are all the same."

I think they're usually sincere in this opinion (except for some trolls who are just trying to get a rise). I think it's hard for them to imagine living life without supernatural beliefs influencing most or all aspects of it.


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glowby
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Message 17 of 32 (665850)
06-18-2012 2:07 PM
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06-18-2012 10:45 AM


...not playing golf is a sport

I hadn't heard that one. I like it!

Although as Jon joked, it may not be the sportiest of sports!


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glowby
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Message 18 of 32 (665856)
06-18-2012 2:20 PM
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06-18-2012 11:20 AM


Phat writes:

Atheism is a belief in oneself.


The evidence that I exist is pretty solid, at least compared to the evidence for Him.

We just don't deify ourselves consciously.

Some people certainly do deify themselves. Personally, I see it much more in believers than non-believers.

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Message 19 of 32 (665864)
06-18-2012 4:26 PM
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06-18-2012 2:07 PM


glowby writes:
...not playing golf is a sport

I hadn't heard that one. I like it!

Although as Jon joked, it may not be the sportiest of sports!

I remember Bobby Fisher getting ready for the Reykjavik games against Boris Spassky. He was photographed horseback riding and in the article I was surprised to learn how much physical training he was doing to prepare for sitting across the board from Boris. I then read accounts of previous opponents who remarked at how Bobby would stare you down and playing against him was physically exhausting and ruined any chance of getting good sleep for the next game.


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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glowby
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Message 20 of 32 (665867)
06-18-2012 6:14 PM
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06-18-2012 10:45 AM


...not playing golf is a sport

This punchline is nice because it could be adapted to the culture of the person who says "atheism is a belief/religion". If it's a Londoner, you could say, "...then not playing football is a sport", but if it's a Chicagoan, you could say, "...then not playing football is a sport".

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Message 21 of 32 (665868)
06-18-2012 6:41 PM
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06-18-2012 2:39 AM


If atheism is a belief then... Creationism is a science.

I don't think creationists would get the message from this one...

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glowby
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Message 22 of 32 (665870)
06-18-2012 11:02 PM
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06-18-2012 6:41 PM


If atheism is a belief then... Creationism is a science.

I don't think creationists would get the message from this one...

True. I just threw it in for my own satisfaction.

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Message 23 of 32 (665871)
06-18-2012 11:23 PM
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06-18-2012 2:39 AM


Not flying planes into buildings is an act of terrorism.

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glowby
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Message 24 of 32 (665872)
06-19-2012 1:18 AM
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06-18-2012 11:23 PM


Or "...loafing is an act of terrorism"

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Message 25 of 32 (665874)
06-19-2012 2:58 AM
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06-19-2012 1:18 AM


...or "Being unemployed is having a job."

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 26 of 32 (665879)
06-19-2012 9:41 AM
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06-19-2012 2:58 AM


xongsmith writes:

...or "Being unemployed is having a job."

Well the unemployed do have a union so.....

Edited by rueh, : No reason given.


'Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat'
The mind is like a parachute. It only works when it is open.-FZ
The industrial revolution, flipped a bitch on evolution.-NOFX
It takes all kinds to make a mess- Benjamin Hoff

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Message 27 of 32 (665887)
06-19-2012 11:15 AM
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06-19-2012 2:58 AM


This is getting 1984-ish...
George Orwell writes:

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

--Percy


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glowby
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Message 28 of 32 (665921)
06-19-2012 5:26 PM
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06-19-2012 2:58 AM


One might also say "... unemployment is a career path."

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Message 29 of 32 (666013)
06-20-2012 8:33 PM


If atheism is a belief then stand up comedy is a job.

- Oni


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glowby
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Message 30 of 32 (666022)
06-21-2012 3:20 AM
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06-20-2012 8:33 PM


If atheism is a belief then stand up comedy is a job.

I suppose that would hold true for many of the arts, not just comedy. Does anyone do stand up tragedy?

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