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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 12:49 PM
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Atheism is a belief based on religious faith
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Edited on Wed Dec-15-10 12:58 PM by cleanhippie
The stupid..it BURNS!!!

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Atheism is a belief based on religious faith
Published: December 15, 2010

Atheists in New Jersey, displaying that special clairvoyance reserved only for themselves, have erected a billboard telling America that not only is the Nativity a myth, but that the rest of us know that it's a myth. Further, they assure us, reason is on their side but not ours. But when atheists make these sorts of claims, they're either lying to us or lying to themselves. I suspect the latter.
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Philosophically, atheism is founded on a contradiction. Ask the atheist why he doesn't believe in God and the standard reply comes in the form of an objection to evil or suffering, such as: If God exists, then why did He allow the Holocaust? or God doesn't exist because when I was 12 my Mom died of cancer. In other words, God doesn't exist because He could do a better job at being God. Got that? He isn't because He is ... (stupid, or uncaring or incompetent). This is clearly a contradiction, which just as clearly refutes the assertion that atheism is based on reason.

Rather, it's as faith-based a claim as that of any religion. That is, any other religion, because atheism is itself a religion. I should know. Not so long ago, I was calling myself an atheist. However, unlike my brethren in New Jersey, I wised up. May they, too, follow the star that shone so brightly over Bethlehem and understand the truth that it reveals.

Terry Mirll, Midwest City

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