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Meshuga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 02:08 PM
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69. No, from my understanding...
...atheism is merely the lack of belief in whatever god/gods idea is presented. Why would that be considered bigoted?
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  -Is atheism an inherently bigoted belief system? laconicsax  Oct-28-11 04:42 PM   #0 
  - A) It's not a belief system according to any atheist I've ever spoken at length with, and B)  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-11 04:45 PM   #1 
  - I've read posts to the effect of a "yes" answer on this board. I'm just curious what people think.  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 04:46 PM   #3 
  - Well, I know it rubs people the wrong way when others start in with the "sky daddy" thing. I suppose  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-11 04:55 PM   #9 
     - You could back that up with a "no" vote.  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 05:00 PM   #11 
     - D'oh, I forgot to vote. Brb!  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-11 05:01 PM   #12 
     - Isn't it possible for a believer to be similarly bigoted against believers?  Boojatta   Oct-28-11 07:12 PM   #34 
        - Of course. We see it all the time when people try to exclude others on the basis of  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-11 08:04 PM   #37 
           - I'm talking about bigotry against people who believe the right doctrine, and  Boojatta   Oct-28-11 08:10 PM   #38 
  - Then you don't know many atheists. nt  bananas   Oct-29-11 11:29 PM   #60 
  - What kind of loaded question is that? A-Theism: without belief in a deity.  qb   Oct-28-11 04:45 PM   #2 
  - See #3  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 04:46 PM   #4 
  - I think it gets a bit more complex than that.  Chan790   Oct-31-11 07:57 PM   #82 
  - Just how bored are you today?  Warpy   Oct-28-11 04:46 PM   #5 
  - Not terribly.  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 04:48 PM   #6 
  - How do you do this poll thingee  beardown   Oct-28-11 04:53 PM   #7 
  - Yes and no.  cleanhippie   Oct-28-11 05:19 PM   #16 
  - Bigotry, predjudice, bias is human nature  notadmblnd   Oct-28-11 04:54 PM   #8 
  - What she said!  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-11 04:55 PM   #10 
  - g*d d*mn...i coulda swore i saw boojata around here somewhere!  ret5hd   Oct-28-11 05:04 PM   #13 
  - The options were "yes" and "no," not "up" and "kittens." n/t  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 05:07 PM   #14 
     - well, yeah, there is that. But the question itself...classic boojata.  ret5hd   Oct-28-11 05:10 PM   #15 
     - !  cleanhippie   Oct-28-11 05:20 PM   #17 
  - No, atheism is not a belief system, it is non-belief.  cleanhippie   Oct-28-11 05:20 PM   #18 
  - What a stupid question.  ChadwickHenryWard   Oct-28-11 05:43 PM   #19 
  - You might be...  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 05:46 PM   #21 
  - Atheism is a belief.  Eddie Haskell   Oct-28-11 05:45 PM   #20 
  - Sorry, wrong.  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 05:48 PM   #22 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-29-11 11:32 PM   #61 
  - Wait.. didnt you just prove him right?  quakerboy   Nov-05-11 01:35 AM   #85 
     - No.  laconicsax   Nov-05-11 02:42 AM   #86 
        - Walk me through this  quakerboy   Nov-05-11 02:56 AM   #87 
           - You're confusing terms, but that's ok.  laconicsax   Nov-05-11 03:41 AM   #88 
              - Interesting  quakerboy   Nov-05-11 04:36 AM   #89 
                 - Yes, it should be gnostic atheists. That was a typo.  laconicsax   Nov-05-11 01:17 PM   #90 
  - You'll probably keep repeating that...  Silent3   Oct-28-11 06:41 PM   #26 
  - Eddie, pay attention my friend...  cleanhippie   Oct-28-11 06:45 PM   #28 
  - No you listen!  Eddie Haskell   Oct-29-11 06:55 AM   #47 
     - Hahahaha! Well, Eddie, since you are not doing your own reasning to begin with...  cleanhippie   Oct-29-11 09:09 AM   #49 
        - It is definitely a belief system, whether or not that belief is in a diety.  humblebum   Oct-30-11 12:20 PM   #66 
           - From my point of view...  rexcat   Oct-31-11 07:37 PM   #80 
  - I am an atheist  NMMNG   Oct-28-11 08:00 PM   #36 
  - I vote double no.  darkstar3   Oct-28-11 06:26 PM   #23 
  - It looks like no one who answered "yes - please explain" has come forward to actually explain.  iris27   Oct-28-11 06:29 PM   #24 
  - I think they're hiding behind the anonymity of poll votes. n/t  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 06:33 PM   #25 
  - Just like few were in a hurry to explain their "spiritual sense"...  Silent3   Oct-28-11 06:43 PM   #27 
  - Those who answered "yes" WON'T explain it.  cleanhippie   Oct-28-11 06:46 PM   #29 
     - Oh, I'm sure they have no difficulty explaining anything.  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 07:00 PM   #30 
     - Blah blah ORGANIZED ATHEISM  NMMNG   Oct-28-11 07:09 PM   #33 
        - Spot on! You are a great understudy!  cleanhippie   Oct-28-11 07:14 PM   #35 
        - You forgot the mysterious "other ways of knowing"  Rob H.   Oct-31-11 11:02 PM   #83 
           - Discussions on this forum have revealed two of the other ways of knowing:  laconicsax   Oct-31-11 11:39 PM   #84 
  - How could it be?  NMMNG   Oct-28-11 07:02 PM   #31 
  - Maybe one of the 6 who voted "yes" could explain their rationale. n/t  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 07:06 PM   #32 
  - Some think their god is SOOO special that we had to start a new religion to not believe in it.  beam me up scottie   Oct-28-11 08:51 PM   #39 
  - This poll is bigoted nt  alp227   Oct-28-11 11:49 PM   #40 
  - In what way?  laconicsax   Oct-28-11 11:52 PM   #41 
     - it makes atheism seem like a bad thing  alp227   Oct-28-11 11:54 PM   #42 
        - You contradicted yourself.  laconicsax   Oct-29-11 12:08 AM   #43 
           - Lemme correct myself, calling atheism bigoted is an excessive broad brush  alp227   Oct-29-11 12:17 AM   #44 
              - Yes, it is an excessive broad brush.  laconicsax   Oct-29-11 12:39 AM   #45 
  - Babies are atheists, but they are not bigots, so no. nt  ZombieHorde   Oct-29-11 12:48 AM   #46 
  - No  LeftishBrit   Oct-29-11 09:05 AM   #48 
  - No, I think it's just the opposite...  Rhiannon12866   Oct-29-11 03:40 PM   #50 
  - As do I. This poll isn't about what I think.  laconicsax   Oct-29-11 05:43 PM   #51 
     - Well, that makes sense, doesn't it?  Rhiannon12866   Oct-29-11 05:59 PM   #52 
     - That's because your seven are shit stirrers and trolls. Thats my opinion  riderinthestorm   Oct-29-11 11:21 PM   #59 
     - Oh they're real, and I'd lay dollars to pesos that they post in this forum regularly.  darkstar3   Oct-30-11 01:26 AM   #62 
        - They can say no and then change the question, though.  Iggo   Oct-30-11 12:42 PM   #67 
     - ONLY IF it is "bigoted" to favor facts over fantasy, or to follow the  MarkCharles   Nov-05-11 03:14 PM   #91 
  - Atheism is Theism dependent  Edward Palamar   Oct-29-11 08:35 PM   #53 
  - Completely untrue  NMMNG   Oct-29-11 08:50 PM   #54 
  - Sure  Edward Palamar   Oct-29-11 09:13 PM   #55 
     - Reply with links to a few archived threads where you would prefer to post ...  Boojatta   Oct-30-11 02:34 PM   #70 
  - hey! the stupidest, most uniformed response on this thread! congrats!  piratefish08   Oct-31-11 06:27 AM   #77 
  - Not a belief system. Can't be bigotry if it's true.  Deep13   Oct-29-11 09:38 PM   #56 
  - "Saying that no evidence of god has ever been produced is likewise a fact."  Boojatta   Oct-29-11 10:14 PM   #57 
     - response  Deep13   Oct-29-11 10:27 PM   #58 
        - a bag of cocaine and the New Testament  Boojatta   Oct-30-11 03:25 PM   #71 
           - With each exhibit, one proves that said exhibit exists.  Deep13   Oct-30-11 04:02 PM   #72 
              - "One must decide based on the believability of the cop who found it or the authors who wrote it."  Boojatta   Oct-30-11 04:11 PM   #73 
                 - Then how do we verify anything that happened before living memory?  Deep13   Oct-30-11 04:48 PM   #74 
  - From Wikipedia.  LARED   Oct-30-11 08:49 AM   #63 
  - It's not a belief system.  Iggo   Oct-30-11 10:43 AM   #64 
  - To say that atheism is an inherently bigoted belief system would be false.  humblebum   Oct-30-11 11:11 AM   #65 
  - Not a belief system, as previously noted. nt  amyrose2712   Oct-30-11 01:47 PM   #68 
  - The only ones who believe that are atheists. Obvious to everyone else. nt  humblebum   Oct-31-11 02:28 AM   #75 
  - No, from my understanding...  Meshuga   Oct-30-11 02:08 PM   #69 
  - atheism is the polar opposite of a belief system, but you knew that.....  piratefish08   Oct-31-11 06:26 AM   #76 
  - laconicsax is an outspoken atheist n/t  NMMNG   Oct-31-11 04:24 PM   #78 
  - Tell that to the 9 who answered "yes"  laconicsax   Oct-31-11 05:38 PM   #79 
  - Nothing bigoted about atheism...  rexcat   Oct-31-11 07:42 PM   #81 
  - At the top of this thread is an advert, asking if I want a Divinity degree!! ...  MarkCharles   Nov-06-11 06:37 AM   #92 
     - Google AdSense works with keywords  NMMNG   Nov-06-11 06:55 AM   #93 
        - And, of course, I was thinking it was God at work, speaking to me  MarkCharles   Nov-06-11 07:29 AM   #94 

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