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Thread: Why is atheism so poorly represented in American politics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathaariancode View Post
    Not when you're already in a society that values these concepts. They may be rooted in religious belief, but it doesn't take religious belief to accept them. This really does show how important culture is for determining things like values and human morality.
    Exactly. All religions do is take normal humans needs and desires captive.

    It is a convenient deceit that preys upon the ignorant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathaariancode View Post
    Not when you're already in a society that values these concepts. They may be rooted in religious belief, but it doesn't take religious belief to accept them. This really does show how important culture is for determining things like values and human morality.
    We already value them because our thinking is steeped in Christianity. We inherited such notions and have a essentially biblical worldview. I don't want to give the old bag a heart attack but that's the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awryly View Post
    Exactly. All religions do is take normal humans needs and desires captive.

    It is a convenient deceit that preys upon the ignorant.
    Oh yeah? "normal humans needs"?

    Is that correct?

    Why don't you take a fuckin English class if you want to act like such a pompous stooge? Talking about my mental capabilities... pfft.
    Just because you read it that way doesn't mean that's what it says.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kathaariancode View Post
    I doubt GRC personally runs any mental facilities. I think what you meant is what I edited above.



    Ironic post of the year?
    Hey ho. A faculty delivers a facility.

    But the distinction here is entirely unnecessary. We are talking about pond life where such distinctions are irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awryly View Post
    Exactly. All religions do is take normal humans needs and desires captive.

    It is a convenient deceit that preys upon the ignorant.
    Not what I said. I have no problem conceding that our modern views about human equality are rooted in religion. Religion does not prey on the ignorant, instead it glorifies the beliefs of the faithful. It has been and continues to be a useful force in society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awryly View Post
    Exactly. All religions do is take normal humans needs and desires captive.

    It is a convenient deceit that preys upon the ignorant.

    So equality and progress are to be understood as human needs and desires. IOW, they're nonsense. Thanks for agreeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    The little moron is so flustered he can't even explain to me that he means "to" instead of "do", poor moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    We already value them because our thinking is steeped in Christianity. We inherited such notions and have a essentially biblical worldview. I don't want to give the old bag a heart attack but that's the case.
    Right, but since Christianity has permeated our worldviews with these notions so strongly, they aren't ridiculous outside a religious context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathaariancode View Post
    Not what I said. I have no problem conceding that our modern views about human equality are rooted in religion. Religion does not prey on the ignorant, instead it glorifies the beliefs of the faithful. It has been and continues to be a useful force in society.
    My thanks ain't working so I'll post it instead. Right on.
    Last edited by Mister D; 11-09-2012 at 07:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awryly View Post
    I am tired of your simple mind. Join Master D.
    Because I call out all your typos?

    Ha. Coward!!!!
    Just because you read it that way doesn't mean that's what it says.


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