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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 09:30 PM
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Is anyone else tired
of being told that atheism means exactly what a religious person wants it to mean, and that it can't possibly be the simple definition we here seem to have agreed upon? I seem to recall that there was a link posted by the illustrious BMUS which showed a list of religiously intolerant behaviors, and constantly redefining someone else's position in order to pigeonhole it was on that list. Now I can't find the link...

(If anyone has it, that'd be great...)
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 11:45 PM
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1. I never saw that link, but I do recall BMUS saying so at one point.
Edited on Fri Sep-16-11 11:59 PM by laconicsax
BTW: Yes, it's tiring.

What happened to BMUS? I feel like I should know what happened, but for the life of me, I can't remember.

edit: Strong Atheist and Cosmik Debris too. What happened to them?
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 11:57 PM
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2. I haven't heard a thing, and it's been quite a while since BMUS has graced the board.
I miss the Cthulu Kitty, and the wit that often preceded it as well.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 12:01 AM
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3. I was editing when you posted this.
Do you know what happened to Strong Atheist and Cosmik Debris?

I've been reading old threads to try and find that link.
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 12:04 AM
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4. I wish I knew. I remember enjoying Cosmik's posts.
Sadly, I know no DU'ers in real life, and my participation patterns are sporadic enough that I miss out on a lot of personal stories.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:41 AM
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14. cosmik gave up and left DU.
He had had enough of the religious idiocy and bigotry.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:10 AM
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5. Yes.
Atheism =/= skepticism

Atheism =/= anti-theism

Atheism =/= science

Atheism =/= assertion about the nature of the universe

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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 01:41 PM
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6. So what you're saying is that atheism is all of those and whatever straw man I want.
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 05:34 PM
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7. Apparently, atheism is whatever theists want it to be. nt
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 06:45 PM
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8. Even when presented with clear logic that shows otherwise.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 08:57 PM
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9. It's overt bigotry for the majority to refuse to let a minority define themselves.
Oh well.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:41 AM
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13. I suppose atheists aren't a true minority though.
I admit, I put sugar on my porridge.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:00 AM
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10. Those following in R/T tonight know what I'm tired of.
I've been a bad boy (and, yes, I know he-who-shall-not-be-named is reading this) tonight. Felt good though.
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:05 AM
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11. Eh, you weren't alone.
I think a little clearing of the air was necessary. :)

When is Festivus again?
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:15 AM
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12. I enjoyed the
tag-team cage match.

I'm looking forward to the feats of strength.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 09:28 PM
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15. Yes. You have no idea how tired I am of not letting a theist define me.
It's a constant battle and one that I find insulting. Everything is about them. And if it isn't, it should be! :eyes:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 12:24 PM
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16. You're just angry at God.
Tsk. Tsk. :hide:

:sarcasm:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 01:25 AM
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17. Yes
I'm tired as hell of being told what I believe, correcting the false information, then having the person come right back at me essentially tell me I don't have the right to define myself. :banghead:
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