Skip to comments.Are atheists really fundamentalists?
Posted on 12/06/2009 6:47:01 AM PST by Schnucki
If you had to come up with a subject for a debate, one that would persuade more than a thousand people to leave their firesides on a wet winter evening to sit in a draughty sports hall, what would you plump for? It would have to be something pretty charged, you would imagine. Or at least salacious. About Katie Price, perhaps, or Tiger Woods.
But no. The motion that had them standing in the aisles and dangling from the rafters at Wellington College was: "Is atheism the new fundamentalism?" True, this was an Intelligence Squared debate, and there was a good line-up: Lord Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford, and Charles Moore of The Daily Telegraph for the motion, Professors A C Grayling and Richard Dawkins against. But still. Atheism? When did this become such a crowd-puller?
The answer seems to be: "After September 11." At one point, indeed, Dawkins said that the next atheist slogan he would like to see on the side of a bus is: "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings." He got a cheer for that, as he did for most things, the atheists in the audience outnumbering the believers by a wide margin. That didn't surprise me. What did was their lack of courtesy. There was even the odd jeer when the Christians were speaking. I had assumed that part of the point of being an atheist was that you were tolerant of the views of others.
In fact, while it was a gripping debate, I was struck by how little empathy there was between these two groups of wise and worldly men. The professor of philosophy seemed to have no idea how insulting he was being to the bishop when he compared his belief
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I had assumed that part of the point of being an atheist was that you were tolerant of the views of others.
Wrong, the whole point to being an atheist is hating the God you insist doesn’t exist.
Atheism is the belief that there is no grand deity. You cannot PROVE a negative (That’s that logic type stuff that Dawkins loves so much). Hence, athiests cannot prove their beliefs. To adoopt their beliefs, one must have....faith. And thus we arrive at religion.
I do not understand how people CANNOT believe in God. There seems to be an overwhelming amount of evidence. The Bible is not only just a religious book that forms the basis of the entire Christian religion, it is also a book of HISTORY. Denying there is a God is like denying the Holocaust ever happened.
"Do we really want that fellow in our church?"
"I tell you one thing: I'd rather have them making us look bad from the outside than them making us look bad from the inside."
It is true, Atheists have nothing to prove. The burden of proof is on those who believe in the supernatural.
What did atheism have to do with flying men to the moon? Weren’t some of the astronauts religious men? I mean, I’d want a little faith in a God if I was flying in some of those frightening contraptions...
“Wrong, the whole point to being an atheist is hating the God you insist doesnt exist.”
So instead of the athiest saying calmly “There is simply no God” (Of which Isaiah calls a fool), the athiest is really saying, with great anger, “No, God!”
There is no logic in this sentence but there are two misspellings.
The father of the Wright Brothers was a Minister.
My definition of atheism: people who get worked up over nothing.
Oh....And they are the strongest defenders of compulsory attendance, compulsory tax-funded, atheistic, Marxist-driven government K12 schooling.
Quick! Call 911! We need the spelling police immediately!
When you have no argument, go for grammar. Nice to see you keeping that tradition alive. Douchebag.
Wrong, the whole point to being an atheist is hating the God you insist doesnt exist.
So instead of the athiest saying calmly There is simply no God (Of which Isaiah calls a fool), the athiest is really saying, with great anger, No, God!
The way I see It,
LIKE an Angry Child Standing With A Clenched Fist in Defiance,the Atheist Must Not be Subjected to ANY Constraints , Laws or Law Giver.
In a Benny Hill bit there was a wall with writing on it. The writing on the wall said “God id dead.” - Fred. Then the camera pans down to more writing on the wall and this writing says: “Fred is dead.” - God.
I ain’t gotta Prove Nuttin,
just hope atheist have Asbestos Underware!
The vast majority of ‘atheists’ have no clue and less consistency since they invariably go for the Christian God without mentioning or even considering other religions/deities including Buddha, Vishnu and especially Allah.
One would THINK that post 9/11 Allah would be highest on the list for atheists to disdain especially given the attendant level of violence from Islamists but ‘atheists’ here would rather carry on their childish campaign against their Christian neighbors.
I see that more as a poke against organized religion than against God.
Try to lern the dipherence betwene BAD spelling and BAD typing. That is why publishers actually have PROOF REEDERS.
I reed FR because of idears, not correkt spelling.