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What's wrong with there being theists in the world? As long as they're not forcing you to join them, it's ok, right? ..Wrong.. This group is to share thoughts about the dangers of theism -- and through the discussion, to be armed to enlighten others.

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A happy median?

Started by Noh Name. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Jan 23. 9 Replies

I've tried not to be hostile towards theism, not that I think it is something to be tolerated or protected, but bc I once was a theist.  I know that if an anti-theist like Hitchens would get going I…Continue

My new Youtube channel "Saving You From Your Religion"

Started by Shane Starr. Last reply by Tonya Wynn Dec 19, 2013. 2 Replies

So I had a run in with one of those bible thumping "I'm going to save the world for jesus" types today in a restaurant and after much debate I decided to start a YouTube channel to vent some of my…Continue

Atheist v Anti-theist

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Good blog to read http://imaginarygods.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/atheist-v-anti-theist/I feel it’s time I clarify…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2018 at 4:11am

"Sikhism has a concept of the Just War. It's called Dharam Yudh, meaning war in the defense of righteousness."

Buddhism and violence: "in Myanmar, avowed Buddhist monks have led a “new trend that largely disregards the basic beliefs and practice of Buddhism.” Ethno-religious civil strife in Myanmar has taken on an especially ugly character as a result."

Jainism and violence:

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2018 at 2:43am

I agree that a civil war should be fought out by the ones in civil war, except for the suffering caused by war. families are torn apart, homes and communities wrecked, infrastructure damaged, and for what? Wars to end slavery have not ended, even in the U.S. The subordination of women continues, even after mighty struggles. 

Oppression and domination have to be confronted wherever it occurs, even if people don't like to have their peace disturbed. 

"Peace without justice is tyranny."

- William Allen White

"There can be no justice without peace and there can be no peace without justice."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2018 at 11:34pm

I agree Andrew.

India and other parts of Asia are  in the midst of  religus wars.

I've heard people say that Islam needs to go through a reformation such as Christianity did.    Islam is going through a reformation right now.    I think it would be best if the West wasn't involved in the Islamic civil war.

Comment by Andrew on January 25, 2018 at 10:37pm

Chris, your point is well taken that some schools of thought are inherently more peaceful than others. However, if I'm not mistaken, I have read accounts of  violence perpetrated by Sikh followers. The point is that any dogma is subject to manipulation that creates victims, whether by violence or otherwise.

Patricia, that video clip is hilarious!

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2018 at 12:06am

Some religious philosophies are less dangerous than others.

For example have you ever met a Sikh, or a Jane that proselytized?

Comment by Patricia on January 23, 2018 at 5:42pm

I did wonder....now we know......

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2018 at 2:49am

AtheistTech, I like your vim and vigor; it feels good after a difficult year for me. I am ready to get back in the saddle and ride into whatever the future holds. 

I trust this religious fanaticism thing will calm down, just as the Great Awakening mellowed out, only to rise again in our era. 

Well, people can lean on the Bible all they want, it is not an instrument I use knowing what i know now. Freedom from religion opens up all new vistas for me and since the barn door is open, I intend to explore and experiment with all my senses. 

See you all in the morning. 

Comment by Cane Kostovski on January 22, 2018 at 10:46pm

Thank you Bertold. Andrew, not to be a theist-wanna-be, I recommend we be more social. If that means taking the best from theists, then so be it. I am all for taking the best, if any, of a thing and use it to our benefit. That's how science works. Science builds on previous studies. We have millennia of data on religion. Why not learn from religion since it is so successful?

Comment by Andrew on January 22, 2018 at 8:51pm

AT, what you describe sounds an awful lot like the same strategy the theists use: proselytizing. I know there needs to be more education and rationality, but I don't think rationality sells to the masses very well.  If you doubt this, please review who's sitting in the oval office. Our society is much better at knee jerk reaction and emotional appeal. I think it may well be centuries before religion is completely discredited and abandoned. Sorry to sound so pessimistic, but people just don't change that much. Meanwhile, the battles we fight and the ideals we hold must never be given up. Religion is the single greatest force against human progress in our history, and the responsible must always resist.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 22, 2018 at 6:26pm

Welll said, AT.

 

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