Skip to comments.Atheism as the new World "Religion" (ZOT!)
Posted on 02/08/2013 3:30:15 PM PST by JaneAnna23
Hello fellow free republicans! I've been reading more and more online about how Atheists have started a movement to have Atheistic Churches the way doctrinal/theological religions do. Regardless of where you stand it's certainly a thought-provoking movement seeing as Atheism has long been an intellectual perspective of DOUBT in any religion. But I found an interesting video on youtube/cleantv.com about it. It's only 3 minutes so it is well worth your time. So check it out! I'm interested to see what others think about atheistic movements in our culture.
It’s called Unitarianism.
Have you ever met or even listened to someone professing to be an atheist? Have you any idea how farcical ity is to claim you KNOW there is no God, no Creator?
Sorry but the GOP isn't exactly popular round here right now Ms. "I signed up yesterday to post this"
Having just signed up yesterday your first post here is about atheists? Don’t be surprised if your stay here on FR (under your current screen name,at least) is a short one.Like hours...if not minutes.
Atheists are kooky.
The “Agnostic Church” just doesn’t know about those other guys
I’m not a republican.
“Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long years
Stole many a man’s soul and faith”
You can’t trust some of these so-called atheists, most of them are faking it...try the Vlad the Impaler test and give them a seat on a ten foot sharpened stake, and see if they cry out for Nobody, Oh my Nobody, for Nobody’s sake help me Nobody, Nobody save me I promise I’ll change, I swear to Nobody. Aieeeee.
Now, that hardly ever happens.
Here’s my take, and I understand everyone has a first post....
The fool has said there is no God.
And, everyone believes in something....be it a deity, money, power...
And no, the world will not embrace atheism as it’s religion. There’s a guy out there, probably right now, just waiting to be the messiah for the masses. And they will lap it up like dogs.
Atheism is the sincere belief in DOUBT.
Unitarians? Oh, you mean like those people last week who came and knocked on my door, but didn’t know why?
If you burn a question mark on a Unitarian’s lawn, is that a hate crime?
Why go to the bother of starting a church that doesn’t believe in God when there’s probably quite a few to choose from in any decently sized city already?
No, Agnosticism is a sincere position of doubt.
Old religion... there were two trees in the garden of Eden. Anyone with half a brain cell could figure out which tree the self professed knowers of absolutely the unkown worship. I know, I used to be an aetheist.. then I grew up and understand that at least I can humbly admit I know, that I do not.
I went to an old, stately looking church in Concord, MA a year or two ago. It was a craft show or something, and I went with my wife.
What I saw there really startled me, and, well...horrified isn’t really the right word, but...I had never been in a church like that before.
It LOOKED like a church...had all the trappings of a church, had posters all over the place indicating a lot of interaction and engagement of youth, but...it wasn’t what it appeared.
My wife was looking at jewelry and crafts, so I was perusing the posters on the wall, and there was one, a list of guiding principles, bigger than the rest, aimed at kids and one of the numbered principles said: “Don’t let anyone tell you what is right and what is wrong. You are free to decide, it is your own personal decision.”
I stood there for a long time looking at that and wondering about it. Don’t let anyone tell you what is right and what is wrong? A “principle” aimed at kids?
As I started really reading stuff, these people didn’t believe in God. They believed in sunshine, flowers. trees and feeling good as God.
I still cannot believe it. Now, I know God is in all of those things, but these people excised God cleanly out of it. It was a real shock to see that.
It was a Unitarian church.
Worldwide Atheism is required for worldwide communism.
The democratic republic set up here by the Founding Fathers requires Godly people.
Who’s winning this round?
“Mental parasites, they took up a universal vague religion”—WH Auden
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”—Paul
Wild and wonderful, as I lit my rotors to a hot and glowing adventure of freedom and potential.
Coming down the mountain,
Stomp the gas
Stomp the brakes
again and again, till you discover
Something is on fire.
They might win the Round, but ultimately, the fight will be won by the good guys.
"Fellow free republicans"? Hello, Democrat!
Since Feb 7, 2013
The fool says in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.
-- Psalm 14:1
Exactly! I would contend that true atheism doesn’t exist, as worship is integral to our identity as humans. Those who do not believe in a divinity that teaches humanity the difference between right and wrong, do one of two things.
A)They worship themselves,dictating that if they desire it, it cannot be wrong. They are only accountable to themselves, because they are the center of the universe.
B)They worship another human. You could apply this to most Democrats and loyal Norks.
Has anyone else wondered if this is an attempt to get some sort of benefit for atheists?
No, thanks. I’d say you’re wasting your time here.
Secular Humanism is even more openly religious than Marxism. The first Humanist Manifesto described the agenda of "religious" Humanists.
The 1980 preface to the Humanist Manifestos I & II, written by Paul Kurtz says, "Humanism is a philosophical, religious, and moral point of view.
"Among religions in this country...[is]... secular humanism"
Supreme Court Justice Black, 1960
Torasco v. Watkins
Humanism believes that mankind should evolve into a world community, and that such a community necessitates a world government. Corliss Lamont declares, "a truly Humanist civilization must be a world civilization."
This sentiment is reiterated in the Humanist Manifesto II: "Each person's future is in some way linked to all. We thus reaffirm a commitment to the building of world community, at the same time recognizing that this commits us to some hard choices." One of these hard choices involves calling for a world government."
It’s an interesting little wrinkle in their strategies. On the one hand, many atheists are quite the mockers of religion and its trappings, imagining that they are far too intelligent to be seduced by such pageantry. Yet, one of the express purposes of the Atheist churches is to mimic the effects of the religious rituals that they view as silly and superstitious. They want to try to obtain the benefits of religion without giving up their high horse attitudes on the matter.
They’ve also been contending that religions are detrimental and not a benefit to society and communities. Yet, if that were true, then there would be no sense in Atheists trying to mimic any of the habits of the religious in order to build up their community. So it seems to betray the hidden truth that their atheism has left at least some void in their lives, even if they are not willing yet to admit that the void is a God-shaped one.
You need to read this statement from the site founder:
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I somehow doubt your stay will be very long.
” Regardless of where you stand it’s certainly a thought-provoking movement”
No. It isn’t. I know that sucks for you, but really, it just makes you attention seeking trash.
-- Psalm 14:1"
That particular Scripture has been on my mind all afternoon. I went to town to do some shopping (town happens to be Lynchburg, VA, where Thomas Road Church is based). Folks who go to that church often have "Not I, But Christ" decals on their vehicles.
Well, I saw a car with a decal that said, "Not I, NOT CHRIST, but Mother Earth." I should probably be unshockable by now, but seeing that was like a kick in the stomach....it actually made me feel sick. That person was denying Christ and putting her faith in a rock....she chose the creation over the Creator.
What an arrogant fool.
Don’t be so shortsighted.
Dostoevsky said, if God is dead, everything is permitted
The atheist has accountability to no one and is free to live a completely selfish, useless life.
You are unaware of the rules. I’m here to help your little n00bie hide.
If you post an article, and it is full of falsehoods, silliness or ridiculous claims, the title should be followed with a Barf Alert in parenthesis.
My daughter in college loves Dostoevsky.
Can you help point me to the source?
Maybe she gets more than I think.
Either way, it never hurts to be prepared.
“There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware”
The actual quote is, “If there is no God, everything is permitted.”
Not sure, but it might be Brothers Karamozov, where the atheistic brother discovers God.
Yes, while believing they are somehow superior. But that feeling of self-satisfaction is going to vanish when they kneel before the Christ they spent so much time mocking.
She gave me “The house of the dead” and “notes from the underground”
I will be all over the link/reference you sent.
I just discovered that she also gave me “Brothers Karamazov”
I’m off to read it.
There is no reason why an agnostic cannot be as good or better a member of the Judeo-Christian community as any avowed true believer.
An athiest, not so very likely.