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humblebum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 05:27 PM
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32. where are you getting all this stuff? Who said I feared "organized atheism"?
You're the one who asked me to define it and there are organized atheist groups all over the country and world.
And the "Atheist League" you are referring to, I know nothing of that particular group. If you mean League of Militant Atheists - the group by that particular name has had several names i.e., the Godless, Society of the Godless, Union of the Godless, etc. It had several million members and thousands of local chapters in the 20th century, and since the fall of Communism, when state atheism lost it state status in communist countries, it has morphed into an organization that still exists today called "Znanie." Loosely translated it is "Knowledge" or "Knowledge Society."

Similar organizations existed in China, South Asia, and East Block countries.
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  -Church Fight! onager  Jul-13-11 09:52 PM   #0 
  - For me, religion has always been about politics and domination, and I think history bears  RKP5637   Jul-13-11 09:58 PM   #1 
  - And atheism hasn't? Organized atheism has a political history going back  humblebum   Jul-13-11 10:03 PM   #5 
     - Yep, I think they're all in the same bucket. n/t  RKP5637   Jul-13-11 10:06 PM   #7 
     - You mean like the Constitution?  immoderate   Jul-13-11 10:08 PM   #8 
     - More like the Cult of Reason or the League of Militant Atheists,  humblebum   Jul-14-11 02:13 AM   #12 
        - You skipped some details.  immoderate   Jul-14-11 10:51 AM   #16 
           - I skipped no details. I merely answered your question honestly, but  humblebum   Jul-14-11 12:11 PM   #18 
           - I didn't dimiss getting beheaded.  immoderate   Jul-14-11 01:23 PM   #21 
              - You're just kinda all over the place aren't you? And  humblebum   Jul-14-11 01:55 PM   #22 
                 - You, OTOH, know ALL ABOUT history, so...  immoderate   Jul-14-11 02:04 PM   #23 
                    - Your straw men are just kinda standing in line aren't they? You have  humblebum   Jul-14-11 02:14 PM   #24 
                       - I want to know what you fear from "organized atheism."  immoderate   Jul-14-11 04:56 PM   #29 
                          - where are you getting all this stuff? Who said I feared "organized atheism"?  humblebum   Jul-14-11 05:27 PM   #32 
                             - It's the domination.  immoderate   Jul-14-11 05:34 PM   #34 
                                - One straw man down and another takes his place. nt  humblebum   Jul-14-11 05:39 PM   #36 
                                   - OK, I thought you said atheism was about "politics and domination..."  immoderate   Jul-14-11 09:38 PM   #38 
                                      - The phrase "politics and domination" is yours. I think you're talking to yourself. nt  humblebum   Jul-14-11 10:53 PM   #40 
                                         - Really? See post #1 and your reply (agreement) #5.  immoderate   Jul-15-11 06:31 AM   #41 
                                            - That's better. You were quoting me on something I never said.  humblebum   Jul-15-11 10:07 AM   #42 
                                               - I hope you write the book.  immoderate   Jul-15-11 06:13 PM   #43 
           - "Not typically atheist"="no true Scotsman"  okasha   Jul-14-11 05:32 PM   #33 
              - Cute.  immoderate   Jul-14-11 05:38 PM   #35 
                 - Just pointing it out  okasha   Jul-14-11 08:31 PM   #37 
                    - Heaven forfend!  immoderate   Jul-14-11 09:40 PM   #39 
     - WTF is "Organized Atheism"?  Humanist_Activist   Jul-14-11 12:28 AM   #11 
        - He's talking about communist dictatorships.  laconicsax   Jul-14-11 12:37 PM   #19 
           - So American Atheists isn't an organization of atheists, or the  humblebum   Jul-14-11 02:43 PM   #25 
              - Oh, so you're adding advocacy groups to the argument. Good to know. n/t  laconicsax   Jul-14-11 03:50 PM   #28 
                 - I didn't add anything. I was asked to give some examples of organized atheism.  humblebum   Jul-14-11 05:00 PM   #30 
                    - You were replying to someone else in a response to me?  laconicsax   Jul-14-11 05:14 PM   #31 
  - What do you want to bet that this is not an un-usual model in not-for-profits of various kinds?nt  patrice   Jul-13-11 10:00 PM   #2 
  - Churches can be absolute snake pits sometimes.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Jul-13-11 10:01 PM   #3 
  - I was close friends with the spiritual coordinator of the Tibet Buddhist center in my town.  ZombieHorde   Jul-13-11 10:01 PM   #4 
  - Sounds just like the So.B church I use to attend.  SoutherDem   Jul-13-11 10:05 PM   #6 
  - I'm going to hell...  ElboRuum   Jul-13-11 10:10 PM   #9 
  - Me too! The Head Pastor was a real Ass. Pastor n/t  checks-n-balances   Jul-13-11 11:00 PM   #10 
  - I don't think it was unintentional.  jeepnstein   Jul-14-11 09:28 AM   #14 
     - That's what made it so funny. n/t  ElboRuum   Jul-14-11 10:03 AM   #15 
  - Chruch fights can get really ugly.  jeepnstein   Jul-14-11 09:26 AM   #13 
  - Most of us will happily feed the poor, if they can pry our jumbo-burgers from our cold dead fingers,  struggle4progress   Jul-14-11 11:09 AM   #17 
  - I sweat that whole judgment thing...  jeepnstein   Jul-14-11 02:44 PM   #26 
  - One of the drawbacks  frogmarch   Jul-14-11 12:57 PM   #20 
  - Why megachurch? The bigger the church gets, the higher the salary the preacher can claim  Taverner   Jul-14-11 02:50 PM   #27 

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