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#1 6 years ago

A large group of Atheists are grouping around D.C., and Richard Dawkins is leading the charge.

Atheists holding Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., this weekend | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News

Is looks as if the anti-religion movement is going in full-force.


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#2 6 years ago

I subscribe to a wide variety of channels from both sides of the fence and I've been watching youtuber's gear up for this over the past few weeks. The Westburro Babtists are planning on making an appearance to "picket". Taking a break from funerals of soldiers I guess.

On another note, a national ad to be aired soon. Something that's rarely if ever been done.

And lastly... Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence | Psychology Today

As for the Rally. It's good to see organized & active opposition to religious hokum.




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Sedistix;5625414 And lastly... Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence | Psychology Today

As for the Rally. It's good to see organized & active opposition to religious hokum.

The main reasons Europe has a heavily declining number of people going to Church compared to past history is due to a number of factors not mentioned in that article.

1) People are no longer executed as heretics, tortured, imprisoned, fined or otherwise punished (legally or via social exclusion) for not going to church or expressing belief in the dominant religion in Europe.

2) The substantive majority of children are not indoctrinated at Birth to "beleive" in a religion, and are taught:-

2a) To be wary of conmen, and lying and potentially abusive adults.

2b) They are also taught the scientific process in science, and religious beliefs in religious education, following which kids can make up their own minds on religion.




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#4 6 years ago

Saw this on the headlines for yahoo. Curious timing. Did Belief in Gods Lead to Mayan Demise? - Yahoo! News




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#5 6 years ago

Atheists who dont believe in God and just think they have this one life to live, then waste that "one life" by concentrating vast amount of energies being against something they say is "aload of crap".

Freyr;5625421 2b) They are also taught the scientific process in science, and religious beliefs in religious education, following which kids can make up their own minds on religion.

Ive never got the huge deal in America the big Science Vs Creationism in school thing, lts like "one or the other". While in Europe, we just learn about them both. Then again in England, R.E or Science most kids find it all boring, infact alot find most lessons boring, no wonder they can spell properly in their teens.




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#6 6 years ago

I read one of Dawkins' books once - I think he going about it the wrong way. He makes a lot of good points, but he makes them so aggressively that a knee-jerk response by anyone who isn't a die-hard atheist is programmed. Kind of annoying for tolerant atheists who don't necessarily want to be grouped in the same category.

Also, one of the great things about atheism so far was that there was no doctrine - and these movements are destroying that aspect rapdily (ok, there are a number of good reasons for organizing yourself as long as you are the minority, but many of the faults of religions arise due to dogma, in my opinion).




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#7 6 years ago
Crusader;5625458Atheists who dont believe in God and just think they have this one life to live, then waste that "one life" by concentrating vast amount of energies being against something they say is "aload of crap".

Not all of us. As far as I care, people can believe whatever the hell they like, I only have a problem with people prophesying and preaching stuff needlessly to others. For this reason I die a little inside every time Richard Dawkins makes an appearance.




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#8 6 years ago
The One and Only;5625467Not all of us. As far as I care, people can believe whatever the hell they like, I only have a problem with people prophesying and preaching stuff needlessly to others. For this reason I die a little inside every time Richard Dawkins makes an appearance.

Well of course the people in question are the ones who go on marches and cause a fuss. Sorry If I made it sound like I was refering to all Atheists and have offended you.




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#9 6 years ago

Is it an atheism rally or an anti-theism rally? As years pass it seems the only absolute difference between theists and anti-theists is a belief or disbelief in god. Which isn't a significant difference because god isn't the only aspect of religion.

I just hope one day people realise that religion isn't a problem; respect and the lack of it is the problem.

I'm not a fan of Richard Dawkins, and like O&O, I die a little inside every time I hear him talk. If you ever read one of his books - and you should, despite your beliefs - you'll find that he comes off as extremely aggressive and angry towards anyone who isn't atheistic or anti-theistic.




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#10 6 years ago

Sedistix;5625414

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence | Psychology Today

The Bible is coming true.

It's funny how much Atheists push not realizing they are the ones proving the Bible correct.