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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:21 AM

60. Just another ridiculous attempt

to slam atheism by trying to create a false equivalency between atheism and religious faith.

Atheism is a lack of belief in gods...period...end of story. An atheistic worldview says nothing about how you should live your life or treat other people, any more than preferring butter to margarine or being an advocate of vinyl records over CDs does, and it doesn't need to in order to justify itself. The only relevant issue is whether having an atheistic worldview precludes discovering and practicing ethical principles or makes it less likely that someone will do so, and you have never offered ANY evidence (here or elsewhere) to that effect. As to where the atheists were during the civil rights movement...right there among the rest, but unable for the most part to be vocal about their lack of belief because of the stigma attached to atheism (by religious people, surprisingly enough), and seeing no need to in any event, since that was not why there were there. And one hardly needs to point out (or maybe one does in this case) that the violent opposition to the civil rights movement (and to women's rights and gay rights) has come entirely from religious people.


BTW, short vacation, wasn't it? And I guess we'll have to count this post of yours as one bashing atheism, since you were determined to add those up.

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