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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:06 PM

How to shove atheism down people’s throats in 10 easy steps.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Stop shoving atheism down my throat!” from non-atheists. We’ve also heard, “Stop shoving your religion down my throat!” from others.

This is a figurative phrase. I means something like, “stop imposing your beliefs on me in a way that is threatening, hostile, oppressive, or inescapable!”

Well, what if we want to shove atheism down some throats?

Here’s a few suggestions, formatted in 10 easy steps.

1. Go after your family: It’s easy to shove atheism down the throats of family members. Make your family a captive audience, especially children. Don’t let your children question atheism. Ban them from going to church or playing with religious children. Hinge important privileges like computer time or time with friends on them going to atheist meetups with you. Let them know that no theist is part of your family. Teach them that all theists lack morals. Withhold your love and affection from your theistic child. Punish them severely and physically if you catch them reading any theistic material or engaging in anything theistic.

2. Go after the children in schools: Children in schools are another captive audience. Make sure your school recites The Atheist Mantra during the morning announcements, daily. Make the children pledge allegiance to godlessness. Invite atheist speakers to give presentations during school assemblies about the virtues of godlessness and the vice of theism. Hang quotes about the evils of the Christian god in the hallways.

3. Go after language: Use language to marginalize theism. Tell people that theism is a slap in the face to this great nation. Define theism and atheism in moral terms: atheists are moral, theists are immoral. If theists try to work toward having more rights, say that giving them rights will take away your religious freedom.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2012/11/how-to-shove-atheism-down-peoples-throats-in-10-easy-steps/


The last 7 are at the link. You're welcome.

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Reply How to shove atheism down people’s throats in 10 easy steps. (Original post)
cleanhippie Nov 2012 OP
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #1
Goblinmonger Nov 2012 #3
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #5
dimbear Nov 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #6
EvilAL Nov 2012 #7
Hydra Nov 2012 #8
rug Nov 2012 #9
Hydra Nov 2012 #10
rug Nov 2012 #11
Hydra Nov 2012 #12
rug Nov 2012 #13
Hydra Nov 2012 #14
rug Nov 2012 #15

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:36 PM

1. I truly hope the sarcasm flag was implied

Because the last thing you should want is to encourage people to be like what they hate.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:22 PM

3. I certainly hope you aren't that clueless.

Each one of the things listed is what the theists do in this culture.

Tell me you got that. Tell me satire isn't dead.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:53 PM

5. satire yes

But sadly , in our day and age, what used to be satire happens, like people going to comedy central because it is the one place to get the news.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:13 PM

2. One good idea is to mostly only talk about God when you hit your finger or drop some food, etc.

Or when you are scolding your children.

That associates theism and harm. Only atheists should do this.


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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:53 PM

4. When is the Cult book coming out??

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:50 AM

6. I wouldn't be suprised

If somebody religous took it seriously, or at least presented it seriously as evidence against athiests

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 03:41 PM

7. If only it was that easy..

They got a 5000 year head start...

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:52 PM

8. You know, the worst part is

This is EXACTLY what they are claiming atheism is doing to them.

Proof of it? They don't need it- they "feel" persecuted by the people who don't believe what they do.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:38 PM

9. Who is they, non-atheists?

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:52 PM

10. Xtians mostly, but most people of even passing faith

Seem to be threatened by the empty space suggested by atheists.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:32 PM

11. I think you need to narrow down your complaint.

Xtians mostly is much different than most Christians or many Xhristians.

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Response to rug (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:24 PM

12. Not really, no

I'm a pagan. I don't advertize it, but because I'm also science minded, a fair number of people assume I don't believe in "God." As such, I've seen and heard the hate that Atheism gets.

I don't question what the people doing the freaking out believe. Some of them are christians, some are mormons, surprisingly I've even had buddists freak out at me for my supposed "sin" that they didn't bother asking me about.

The christians fit this laundry list best, but almost everyone invested in their mythos gets upset at the people who aren't with it, or worse, not buying into ANYTHING.

Should I fudge the facts I run into during my daily life to suit your preconceptions?

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Response to Hydra (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:15 PM

13. The preconception is entirely yours.

Regardless of your peculiar circumstances, to say mostly Christians, or mostly anything, is a broad brush statement supported by nothing more than your experience.

Whatever slight you feel, it is not a license to replicate it against other groups.

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Response to rug (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:56 PM

14. Ok, just so we have that straight

You believe that most Christians(or other religious minded people) would not burn me or an atheist at the stake, so therefore they wouldn't.

I'll keep that in mind while my toes are on fire and the crowd is cheering.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:01 PM

15. You think most religious people want to burn you and atheists at the stake?





I think you take the term flamebait too literally.

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